|Purred: Sat Aug 31, '13 6:25pm PST |
|I'm very happy to see all these places who are willing to help people in dire straits with veterinary care. However, in my situation I don't feel like I have the time to wait to get approved by one of these groups and I do not qualify for CareCredit or anything similar. I have called many vets in my area and nobody wants to work with me as far as a payment plan or billing me for services. I realize my cat is 18 years old, but I still think it's pitiful to think that I will most likely have to have her euthanized simply because I do not have $65 for a urinalysis. At best, she will just have to wait until I get paid again in 15 days. I have had medical issues myself with surgery, missing lots of work, losing my job a few months ago, losing my car, and then being evicted from my home. Right now my son and I are homeless and living with an old friend of mine temporarily until we can get back on our feet. So as a lot of people like to say, it's not that I just haven't wanted to take her to the vet because I'm lazy or just don't want to spend the money. If you have 85 cents to your name and the vet wants $130 before they will even TOUCH her, what in God's name options do I have? Because of her age, I have not taken her to the vet in several years because I just didn't have the heart to put her through that unless she was honestly sick and of course this means that her rabies shot is not up to date, and guess what? The vet won't do a DAMN thing until she is vaccinated. Add $25 for a rabies shot to the growing list of what she needs done.
I feel like the only thing I can do at this point, until I get paid again, is sit here and watch her suffer. I do not have a "smart phone" or any electronics, including a computer, that I can sell. I am working two jobs as it is. I'm sorry I vented, I really didn't mean to. I just feel like I'm at my wits end and I can't get anyone to just simply hear what I need to say. Thanks for reading.
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