2 years ago
Last edited at 6:36AM on 6/1/2011
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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
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. . 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.