Isn't $600 a bit expensive??? Wow!

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On Jan 20, 2011, at 1:04 PM, Emeraldkittee <emeraldkit...@yahoo.com> wrote:

> Hey Natalie and everyone,
>  
> I know, just for me to take this guy and do everything it would be over $600 
> ($750 for a home visit) – and I just can’t do that with all my own special 
> needs babies.  I completely thought she was affiliated with a rescue group 
> and I could do this at a discount.   The $600 would be full blood panel, 
> exam, fecal, check urine, western blot and IFA.  I’m going to call the woman 
> who referred me and see if we can do something under her rescue group.  My 
> vet works with a group but they won’t let me process him under their name. 
> even with a donation.  
> 
> --- On Thu, 1/20/11, Natalie <at...@optonline.net> wrote:
> 
> 
> From: Natalie <at...@optonline.net>
> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] opinions on strange situation(kitty to adopt)
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> Date: Thursday, January 20, 2011, 7:53 AM
> 
> 
> First of all, instead of sedating the cat to use a carrier (can't be that
> bad), spray some Feliway into it about 1/2 hr before; add some catnip to the
> bedding, and maybe a treat or two.
> I suspect that the "problem" with vet(s) could be non-payment....that's what
> I usually come across with people who rescue on their own and don't get a
> price-break, getting themselves into a hole and switch vets all the time
> (unless it was an incompetent vet).
> I would just take the cat to a vet ASAP, that's the only way to get some
> definitive answers about the cat's health.  Is the cat neutered?  I bet he's
> not masturbating - it's probably something completely different - maybe
> sucking on fabric, etc.
> Natalie 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
> [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Emeraldkittee
> Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 9:27 PM
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> Subject: [Felvtalk] opinions on strange situation(kitty to adopt)
> 
> An acquaintance in rescue put me in touch with a person whose dying relative
> has a supposed double positive- FeLV and FIV.  She can't take him because of
> the amount of other pets the relative has and will add to her own bunch.
>  We've had a few conversations.  I have been told the following: the kitty
> hasn't seen a vet in 2 yrs, hasn't had a check up in over 4, has always been
> very thin, gets overstimulated, masturbates on his bed (I mention because to
> me it's behavioral/lonely/frustrated); has escaped from the room he's in and
> never attacks the other cats.  The kitty is around 5 or 6 and has been in
> supposed perfect health.  There's never been an IFA or Western Blot.  
>  
> I don't feel comfortable bringing a kitty in without some knowledge of their
> health - I offered to pay for a check up and IFA, and said we could
> certainly use their vet.  She mentioned she no longer goes to that vet and
> didn't know 'who we could use' but knows some 'dr who can draw blood'. Today
> she said she doesn't want to make that dr mad (?) and wants her permission
> to do the IFA . I offered to send a home visit vet, but she 'doesn't know'. 
> It's not a problem with this home, because I am invited there.
> 
>  
> When I offered to take the kitty to a vet myself she said he doesn't like
> carriers and might need a shot to be sedated.  That wasn't mentioned the
> first few conversations.
>  
> Stating the obvious, this is not making sense to me.  I know this person is
> overwhelmed with alot of big life issues, and I can appreciate that. BUT.  I
> am going to meet this kitty to see how I can help/what the situation is, but
> why would someone resist this chance for care, even if it doesn't lead to an
> adoption?  She did agree it's possible he'd come up negative, but doesn't
> know about doing this.
>  
> I did meet another kitty I know I want to adopt but these illogical
> conversations and this cat have been weighing on my mind and I feel I need
> to see what's going on.  I got the impression there was a problem with the
> vet she originally used, like she can't go back. Most people this deep into
> rescue have a vet or two they know and use....so, what is the real story?
>  How can I best help...
>  
> Thanks, I really appreciate any opinions or guidance from all your varied
> experience.  
> 
> 
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