Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Sick Cat update

I called to speak to the owner of this cat today and ask how the cat is doing. The woman said that when her husband came home and they spoke about it, her husband said that there was no need to bring the cat to the vet. The woman claims that the cat is well and is now walking up and down the stairs. She also said it had stopped bleeding a while ago.

I explained that the cat might have internal injuries that could not be seen, especially as the cat may have been beaten, and that I strongly advised her to take the cat to the vet. She said that she would monitor the situation and get her domestic help to force feed the cat some more. I somehow don't think she will take the cat to the vet. Rebecca, JaQ and I are just discussing what to do now about this case. I don't think it's a question of being in dire straits financially as they live in a maisonette which seemed pretty nicely furnished.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

dawn, can i bring the cat to the vet and bring it back to the owner? i will also pay for the medical fees. the owner can also come with me, not a problem. all at the owner's convenience. let me know, i'll contact you privately. thanks.

20/3/07 12:01 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Anonymous, that's really kind of you.

We're going to try something else first though - because if she's irresponsible now, it's likely she'll be the same in the future. It's not so much the money but her attitude which is worrying.

20/3/07 12:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

these people are plain irresponsible suckers!

20/3/07 12:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i suspect there are ppl who keep pets purely for their own amusement. there are the ppl who will not sterilise, not bring the pet to the vet, not bother to do anythg that is for the good of the pet, even if it endangers the pet's life, and especially if it means inconveninece and expenditure for themselves.

i hope what u have in mind works, Dawn, because as u say, someone else taking the responsibility of bringing the cat to the vet now will not change this couple's attitude. worse, they may take advantage of it in future, knowing that there are bleeding hearts (no offence to the 1st annonymous) out there who will step in and do the dirty work for them.

20/3/07 1:27 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Thanks - I hope so too.

20/3/07 1:34 PM  

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