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Cat hit by a car and hind legs broke what can i do to help him? cant afford to take him to his vet

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dross1958

I can't even give you a proper answer without getting it pulled down.

GO TO A VET

and then never ever ever ever have a pet again.

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dross1958: I agree to that!
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I'm surprised that answer wasn't removed...
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Tell me about it - I know the one I wanted to type would have been.
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Please call your vet. I know you said you can't afford to take him, but they may be able to work something out with you as far as payment is concerned. Talking with your vet on the phone to find out what options you may have available is usually free and they can possibly recommend places to take your cat that have reduced or even free care.

If broken legs are not set right, they can lead to ongoing problems and there is also the possibility there is internal bleeding. The pain involved with a broken bone can be immense and even if your cat is not showing it, it may be in a lot of pain and suffering.

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Please help your cat. He's in pain. Honestly, if you don't and someone calls the authorities, you could face animal cruelty charges.

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Well, we aren't in the 1800's and it's not a horse, so you can't just shoot it!
How about taking it to a vet or even the animal shelter would take it, fix it's legs and adopt it out. If it was put down after a length of time because it didn't get adopted, that would be better than letting it suffer until death or it heals wrong in about 6 to 8 weeks.

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If you love your cat,and i love mine very much,do what everyone above said.It would be so cruel to let him/her suffer so much.I doubt a vet would turn away from an injured pet.If they do,they shouldn't be a vet.PLEASE do this NOW. Worry about the bill later.Please let us know that you did it,ok? P.S, keep the cat inside for now on.

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Goin off of what you said about the vet.... They did have to take an oath in school saying they would always help animals no matter what so I bet ur right.
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RicciBilotta: I like your comment on "Your response fits your user name". It does fit.
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yes it does,thanx
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if you can't take him to vet then just look for some gauze... if you do have some gauze then rap it securely around wound. then let the cat rest in a warm area while drinking some milk:)

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Put it down.

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Many vet office have donated funds or good plans to help out. Also ask about care credit. No interest health based loans.

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Vet schools are another option too. Sometimes they take on cases for free.
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Call your vet and explain your financial situation. They may be willing to help the cat without requiring payment (or allowing a reduced payment on a payment schedule).

I don't want to be rude, but if you can't afford to take care of your cat, you shouldn't have one. What would you do if you were run over by a car and broke YOUR leg?? I'm pretty sure you'd be taking your broke heiny to the ER, whether you could pay or not!!

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He is suffering, if you care for him even a little you need to put him out of his suffering. Take him to a vet and let them put him to sleep peacefully...if you have what it takes you can do it yourself. Gun will be the fastest most humane.
Never get an animal if you can't take care of it! they are a responsibility.
be a pal and don't let it suffer.

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An animal and a child are no different . If you cannot afford to have ether one, don't have them. I believe that no animal should ever suffer due to incompetency of the owner or "pet parent". Please take the cat to the vet and sign over ownership to the vet. They will help the animal and then turn it over to someone to find it a happier home. Think of the animal and not yourself.

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I don't like it either when animals suffer, but animals and people are not the same and should not be treated as if they were. If a person was sick and needed medical help, then one would need to go get medical help whether they could afford it or not. But if it's an animal that needs medical help but one can't afford to get it, then i would say that it would be best to put the animal down rather than leave it in pain or leave yourself in debt if u get the medical help.
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call your vet and talk to him/her about working something out financially, if he/she wont do it then find a wayk, borrow or beg if you have to, and if you still "cant afford it" take it to the closest animal shelter they will take the cat have its leg fixed up and then adopt it out to a family or person who loves it enoiugh to care for it, even if they have to sacrifice something to be sure it is happy healthy and not suffering

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The answers above sound good. I hope something works out :)

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Our neighbors cat who is consistently at our house was hit by a car.
We took it to the Vet as my neighbor did not care just as we have had to have 3 neighbors cats fixed.

Anyway because they are irresponsible with there animals including there dogs who are consistently wandering the neighborhood we took it to our vet who referred us to an emergency pet center. We could not afford it but the vet worked with us and we volunteered
our time to clean kennels and other chores in conjunction with small payments weekly. Remember this was not our cat and these neighbors are irresponsible.The Total bill was $1, 600 but was reduced to $500 .

Almost a year later (we adopted the cat ) she is amazing. She had to have a plate
and pins , has made a nice recovery and is the friendliest companion.
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In closing!
Any Vet worth there going into this field for the right reasons will work something out
with you. The cat could have been put down and shame on these people who
want pets but do not take care of them. The laws in this county are very lax
and there is no laws (which we are working on to get changed ) to
have a dog consistently tied in a yard in all kinds of weather.

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