GRRRRR! Just my luck!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by gritsar, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I now officially have four cats, having checked around for the owner(s) of the two newest feline family members and coming up empty. Bug needs to be neutered and perhaps more importantly at this time, Cuatro needs to be spayed.

    Bug is still a few weeks younger than my vet wants him to be before she'll neuter him. My vet is inexpensive for every single thing, except altering, though I don't know why. Right now I can barely afford to get the one altered, let alone two. State law requires that they get their rabies shots at the time of altering, plus I'll need to start them on flea meds. if they are going to be in the house.

    We live between two small towns and rarely get news from either. I asked DH to make a point of finding out when the next spay/neuter clinic would be in the town to the south. Turns out it's today and tomorrow, but they are full up for this time. So I called the humane society in the town to the north. Theirs is tomorrow and Friday, but they are also full up. Neither humane society is hosting another spay/neuter clinic until spring.

    If only I had checked for the clinics last week, but the one neighbor that I though Cuatro might belong to was out of town last week. [​IMG]

    So I guess they are going to be altered at the vet, expensive as it might be. No new winter shoes for me this year and one less Christmas gift for my hubby, but ya gotta do what you gotta do.

    I'm frustrated. [​IMG]
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] That's the story of my life - always a day late and a dollar short. [​IMG]
     
  3. trailchick

    trailchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Bless your heart for taking them in & doing the right thing by them.
    Wish I could help. I dont think I have seen any one with more posts than you!
    Do you have a paypal account?
    Maybe everyone who sees this thread could donate a dollar to help you???
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Ain't it always the way? [​IMG]
     
  5. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Perhaps your luck might just change within a few days, just for a small window of time. I mean, miracles are miracles no matter how small they are!
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  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Ah, I'll get it done. Just get frustrated with myself for putting things off.
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:I did leave my name and number with the one humane society that starts tomorrow and friday. Maybe they'll get a cancellation for Friday. [​IMG]
     
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    As I was just telling Imp, we have taken both dogs to the vet to get everything they need including their microchips, their heartworm and flea meds and it was only around $115. Spaying a cat is $80 and neutering a male cat is $60. I just don't understand it. [​IMG]
     
  9. ChickenfootDuckbutt

    ChickenfootDuckbutt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Because spaying/nuetering a cat can be "risky" alot of cats don't tolerate the junk they use to put them under well (I know what it's called, but I can't think of how to spell it,l so I'm not even gonna try [​IMG])

    that and Spaying IS a major surgery, much different that poking a tiny micro chip into an animals skin.


    In all honestly, if your male cat is under 6 months, you CAN wait until spring to get him nuetered, male cats, RARELY start spraying before 12 months, and are not usually interested fully in females until about 2.
     
  10. ChickInDelight

    ChickInDelight Never an Empty Nest

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    You could drop them at the shelter. Wait until they are neutered. Then adopt them at a lower fee.
     

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