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post #31 of 49
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Originally Posted by Purity
People like that drive me nuts What astounds me is that they're asking on an internet forum, so they have a computer and internet connection, and yet they have no money

It's amazing the amount of people who have asked how much the vet bills for my two have been regarding the recent surgeries and appointments, my reply is always the same - it doesn't matter. Whatever the bill is, it's a small price to pay for having my kittens home and healthy.
It does seem pretty ironic that they can have a computer and in internet connection and have no money - I want that connection!!

To pay for the vets bills here, I save up all my change and bank it in the 'Cats' Account' I only use it for them and there is always sufficient for anything that may crop up!! You don't even miss the money you put into in!!
post #32 of 49
i am still in a bad financial situation, but that doesnt mean i shouldnt be allowed to own pets though, I can still deal with my bank if anything happens, and i still have my tv to sell incase i need money.
post #33 of 49
exactly Fwannnie bebbie,, but we know you adore your pets enough to really want to do that It's the horrid people in this world who claim not to have money and yet they have all these luxuries that they simply don't "want" to part with.
post #34 of 49
It's very sad - I must admit, Tania, to doing a pretty thorough search to try to find this site and this woman, and let her know exactly what I thought of her attitude. Although I believe that is known as trolling in some parts...lol lol

I find it very depressing that people can watch their animals suffer and die and yet don't even consider calling a vet to see if they can work something out to save their animal. I don't know a vet alive that wouldn't help you out in a situation like that. It's just pure ignorance, thoughtlessness and indifference, nothing else. Poor baby kitty, I hope it's ok.
post #35 of 49
You know Sarah, normally I'd not endorse trolling... but I suspect you speak for every one of our 12000 members when you tell her what you think of her. So I think I could make an allowance for you. I think there are lots of people who would!
post #36 of 49
Yes but I'm feeling a bit cranky, grumpy and altogether narky and vengeful today anyway...so probably better not!!
post #37 of 49
Well iv been putting money away in the bank for some time now and its for emergencys vet care only. Anyone can save up money,iv got a baby to look after but i still make sure all my pets are well.
post #38 of 49
I agree, granted I DON'T take my cats to the vet for every little sniffle, and won't lie and say I do, but when they are really sick, hurt or just acting strangely I do... I've even had to beg my vet to let me pay him payday or have him hold a check (holds checks gladly, but makes you resort to tears to not pay up front) luckily I've been with him long enough that he (sort of) trusts me to pay up.... find a darn vet and stick with them and they'll take care of you, you would have one anyway if you truly cared about your pets.
post #39 of 49
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Originally Posted by Kumbulu
A lady posted on an Australian forum I'm on, that her cat is off his food, is drooling, drinking TONNES of water and won't let her go near him. She was worried that he had eaten a baited rat and also stated that she couldn't afford vet care.

I replied, "How is the cat now? Do you own a TV, mobile phone, microwave, stereo? You can get cash for these and take him to the vet. Please do it soon - it sounds like he is really suffering. You wouldn't let a child continue like this."

I was told to get down off my soap box and perhaps she should sell one of her kids.

I am so, so sick of people describing their ill cats symptoms and it's obvious the cat is very ill or really suffering and they end the post with, "But I can't afford to go to the vet." It's so very sad when the cat ends up dying. Surely you can budget for veterinary expenses or have a credit card especially for this purpose? Something.

*End whine.*
I don't understand what people are hoping their responses to something like that will be. Are they hoping someone has a magical home remedy to make their cat better--that's free? Why even bother posting it if there's nothing you can do about it? Obviously her cat is not nearly as important as her stuff.

I'm curious what other people replied with...? Did they just offer sympathy with no advice? I can't imagine that anyone's response could be anything BUT "do what you need to do to get your cat to the vet!"
post #40 of 49
Unfortunately, I see that kind of behavior evey day. At my clinic, we do not euthanize for convenience. Rather, we encourage people to test their animals to "see what ails them," an go from there. If they don't have the money to care for them, they have to find another vet that will euthanize for their convenience. It may sound harsh, but we started having people bringing in their elderly mother's cats to euthanize, without the mother even knowing! Or people think that if they have to get rid of their cats, the cats "just can't live without me, they love me so much" and want them put to sleep just so the cats don't have to live without them. It got to be rediculous so we don't do it anymore.
post #41 of 49
You know, it's funny, but we don't have an account set up for our vet bills. We just sort of suck it up when they happen ... adjust the grocery/eating out/whatever budget, but I think that account thing is a great idea.
post #42 of 49
We have 6 cats, 4 horses, and 1 dog to provide for and they do not go without anything. There is no way my babies are going to suffer for my financial well being. I spent $$$$$$$$$ when my Bud (RIP) had fatty liver disease and I rang up a big credit card bill but there was no dollar amount to tag on my precious one! I never regretted it one minute, even when strapped to pay it off. If you have animals, care goes hand in hand with ownership.
Hopefully she sees the light and gets that poor soul to the vet ASAP!
post #43 of 49
I'm lucky to have a vet who lets me make payments on my balance due. Since I got my third cat, it went up to $655. I have paid $250 of it so far and I guess they know I'm good for the rest, because I wouldn't hesitate to take any of the girls back if they needed care, even if I already owed.

The account is a good idea! Maybe I'll start a cookie jar fund for the vet.
post #44 of 49
Thread Starter 
The cat has an infected back leg. The lady didn't say when or whether she went to the vet but I'm hoping she did.
post #45 of 49
Thread Starter 
Here's the thread for those who asked. Be nice now!

http://www.emailcash.com.au/benefits...tp=312875&ca=8
post #46 of 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kumbulu
Here's the thread for those who asked. Be nice now!

http://www.emailcash.com.au/benefits...tp=312875&ca=8
Hey, I don't intend any offense here, Kumbulu, but though I have seen some people post who clearly have no intention of taking their animals to the vet, this woman doesn't appear to be one of them. She just posted that she wanted to take her cat to the vet, but was broke at the time—I think most of us know how it feels to be broke—and couldn't seem to catch the cat (I think THAT'S probably happened to all of us, too).

Not taking your animals to the vet when they need it is pretty lousy, I agree, but I think in this case you jumped to conclusions a bit. I know sometimes it's difficult to be objective when dealing with the suffering of animals, but it never hurts to try to look at a situation from someone else's point of view before judging. She was, after all, concerned with the fate of her cat. Lots of people wouldn't have even bothered posting.
post #47 of 49
Wow - that was pretty harsh. Sounded like she was going to try but I really don't think that kind of a response was necessary. Jeepers, I would never speak to anyone like that whether it was a forum, someone I knew or someone I just met in the street! I'm shocked!
post #48 of 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kumbulu
A lady posted on an Australian forum I'm on, that her cat is off his food, is drooling, drinking TONNES of water and won't let her go near him. She was worried that he had eaten a baited rat and also stated that she couldn't afford vet care.

I replied, "How is the cat now? Do you own a TV, mobile phone, microwave, stereo? You can get cash for these and take him to the vet. Please do it soon - it sounds like he is really suffering. You wouldn't let a child continue like this."

I was told to get down off my soap box and perhaps she should sell one of her kids.

I am so, so sick of people describing their ill cats symptoms and it's obvious the cat is very ill or really suffering and they end the post with, "But I can't afford to go to the vet." It's so very sad when the cat ends up dying. Surely you can budget for veterinary expenses or have a credit card especially for this purpose? Something.

*End whine.*
I agree 100%!!!
post #49 of 49
Ok - just joined! Now I'm gonna say something (but I will be nice....I hope....)


Er...okay...have to do some stupid points for cash thingy can't work it out therefore can't post....oh well when I've got more time and THEN I'm gonna say something!! Lol....
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