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Stfu Squirrel District of Columbia 8554 posts
29th Jan '13
Quoting Uncle Obama's Banana:" But that's why this is so bad. He COULD get better. If I only had some f**king money. If I wasn't so ... [snip!] ... had the f**king money but the vets wont even work with me to save him because in the end it all comes down to money for them."


I totally understand.
My 13 y.o. cat was a similar situation. He could have had surgery and lived a few more years, but I couldn't afford it. My mom actually talked me into putting him down because I just couldn't do it. My hands were really full though, and I didn't have any extra money for anything. He had been through a lot - he was found in the woods as a kitten, near death. Had every parasite possible. I adopted him and got him healthy, then he was the biggest, fattest, loudest purring thing ever. So dear. At one point, his eardrum burst and he had to get the whole ear amputated, so after that I referred to him as my pet unicorn because he just had one pointy ear. My god, he was the best. He was the greatest living thing ever. I cried for about 6 months straight after he died. I still miss him so much, and he died 6 years ago. But I know now, in hindsight, that I did the right thing. I swore I'd never put another animal down, but in April my last kitty died at home, which surprisingly wasn't much easier.



Sometimes you just have to make the hardest decisions for the best interest of your animals. They can't ask you for anything. All they do is love you, and the burden of their care is all on you, and that's enormous by the time they get to their end. But if he isn't going to just get better, then you know what needs to happen. And it's horrible. But suffering is worse. Better for you to suffer than him, right? That's how I had to look at it. I'd rather be the one to do the suffering.

October2011 2 kids; Pennsylvania 6715 posts
29th Jan '13

could you call any other vets and ask if they do payment plans or something.?

user banned 17 kids; Boston, MA, United States 9473 posts
29th Jan '13
Quoting Uncle Obama's Banana:" Yeah, they can. They would. But I don't have any more money. And I got denied for the care credit. They ... [snip!] ... credit. They also don't do payment plans. On top of that I don't have any friends or family that will help me with the costs."


can you find another vet that does?



there are programs here that you have to specifically ask the vet for assistance. ours is called the pet emergency fund, they dont advertise it you have to ask for it. call local rescues and shelters and see if any can spare funds!



im so sorry, my bunny broke his leg too. i thought we would have to put him down :(
it was like 1500 for the surgery, then would need post op and everything...
we decided not to do it and see what happens.



so far he is doing well but its so much stress knowing you have an animal that is like family but you cant save them like you could a child. the cure is there but you dont have access and they have to suffer because of it.
i dont think im ever going to own a pet again :cry::cry::cry:

Belle De Jour Due October 8 (boy); 2 kids; Kentucky 17887 posts
status 29th Jan '13

A friend of mine found something that might help. I'm looking into it now.

user banned 17 kids; Boston, MA, United States 9473 posts
29th Jan '13
Quoting Uncle Obama's Banana:" A friend of mine found something that might help. I'm looking into it now."



please let us know!

Belle De Jour Due October 8 (boy); 2 kids; Kentucky 17887 posts
status 29th Jan '13
Quoting cunning cuniculi:" please let us know!"


I sent them an E-mail. Hopefully I will see something by tomorrow.

user banned 3 kids; Lincoln, Alabama 10353 posts
30th Jan '13

I hope you can find something. I will pray