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Kathy74
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posted 03-15-2004 09:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kathy74     Edit/Delete Message
Just got home from taking our 4 ye old tabby, Nike to the vet for his annual checkup. While I'm waiting to pay, a lady comes in with 2 cats, 7 mths old. One was there to be spayed, the other to be put down. The reason she wanted the one put down was because it meows too much. Gee, a cat that meows alot, imagine that!! The vet suggested a full checkup in case she was meowing for a reason, but the lady would not pay for anything but putting it down. The vet said she would take a look at her, and if she was fine would look for a home, and call the nearby rescue shelters. The lady had the nerve to say that she didn't have the time to drive it to a shelter (we're an hour away from a larger city) and that if the vet wanted to look for a home, then the vet would have to deliver it to the shelter!! PEOPLE DRIVE ME NUTS SOMETIMES!! Thanks for listening!

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lucidity03
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From:Pittsburgh, PA, USA
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posted 03-15-2004 10:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lucidity03     Edit/Delete Message
I cannot believe that someone would do that! Do you know what ended up happening? I hope the vet kept the kitten and can find it a home.

My husband and I were at a flea market last year and saw someone selling kittens that were in rusted metal cages. It was over 90 degrees that day and the kittens had no shade. One had diarreah all over the cage.

I was so upset that my husband and I walked a lap around the booths and decided to check on the kittens again. We had enough cats but wouldn't let a kitten needlessly suffer (and they looked very sick).

When we got back around, the kittens were gone and the cage was collapsed. Everyone was cooing around the kittens earlier so we assumed that someone adopted them. If they weren't gone when we got back, we were going to take them home with us.

What are people thinking when they do these things? Do they have no common sense? How could that woman allow a kitten to die because it was an annoyance to hear to hear the mewoing?

I hope the kitten found a better home and is appreciated for being a cat.

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Kathy74
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posted 03-15-2004 10:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kathy74     Edit/Delete Message
Well, had Nike not made it very clear that he is KING and will be the one and only cat in our home, the kitten would be on my lap right now!! I know the vet pretty well, and I think she will find a home for her provided she's okay. It was just the coldness of this lady that blew me away!! I mean, spring is just staring here and Nike doesn't meow, he YEOWLS the night away!

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MaryNH
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From:Campton, NH USA
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posted 03-15-2004 11:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MaryNH     Edit/Delete Message
I knew a vet tech who once told me that some of the reasons why people brought pets in to be PTS (mostly cats...sometimes a dog but not as often) were absolutely ridiculous. This woman started her own rescue this way. She would offer to pay the vet bills for the pet if the person would sign the animal over to her and then she would spend her own money (again) caring for the animal until she could rehome it...she was going broke doing this but she just couldn't let an animal be put down that deserved better.

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susan_cude@hotmail.com
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From:Santa Maria, Ca.
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posted 03-15-2004 03:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for susan_cude@hotmail.com     Edit/Delete Message
That is just HORRIBLE! I'ts a good thing I wasn't there! People like that, are why it should be o.k. to shoot them! just kidding of coarse. The nerve of some people just amaze me.........

I hope the vet was able to help, and some day soon find him a deserving family...

Susan

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nern

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posted 03-15-2004 05:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nern     Edit/Delete Message
That is horrible!! That woman should not own any pets....how lazy of her to try and have it put down rather than at least taking it to the shelter.

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Chessmind
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posted 03-15-2004 06:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chessmind     Edit/Delete Message
That's sad. I'm sure the kitty that went home with the lady will be wondering where their pal is. I feel bad for that kitty as he/she now has to be alone with that lady and no friend. As for the other kitty he/she may find a happy ending. At least I hope so.

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Kathy74
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posted 03-15-2004 06:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kathy74     Edit/Delete Message
Oh, I know! A good friend of ours just got a 3 mth old pup the same way. Local couple got 2 puppies, they got away as they were just tied outside, they got them from the pound, they got away again, they went to the pound, told the dog catcher they could only afford to get one out, picked one, and left the other there to die! Our friend's wife overheard the dog catcher at "coffee" at the local diner. He was upset that he had to put this poor pup down, and that night the pup went to live with his new family. It's ironic that the "lucky" one ends up being the abandoned one!

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Chessmind
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posted 03-16-2004 09:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Chessmind     Edit/Delete Message
Hi Kathy74. I know, it is ironic. Let us know if you find out what ended up happening to that kitten. Too bad his/her little buddy couldn't have a second chance elsewhere too.

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