I totally agree!  Many people don't have anyone else but their pet and they 
love them dearly so if you can help them with vet bills, food, or taking the 
animals if they can't keep them anymore then it means the world to them.

“I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are 
profitable to the human race or doesn’t….the pain which it inflicts upon 
unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me 
sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further.” – Mark Twain
 Date: Tue, 8 May 2012 13:55:29 -0700
From: create_me_...@yahoo.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] What could it be?

A lot of times you ARE helping people by helping animals. When you do 
spay/neuter for low income people or take animals from people who have fallen 
on hard times & can no longer care for their animals you are helping the 
animals & the people.
Beth
 Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org   
        From: GRAS <g...@optonline.net>
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
 Sent: Tuesday, May 8, 2012 8:24 PM
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] What could it be?
   

When people ask me why I rescue cats and help animals, and why I don’t help 
people instead (accusingly, of course), I tell them that the two are not 
mutually exclusive and besides, there are plenty of people who help people. My 
question to them is, “do you help people?”,  which often catches them off guard 
because they probably don’t…I’m so glad that I never came across a veterinarian 
like that, although I’ve heard of some jerks like that around 
here….NatalieFrom: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org 
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Maureen Olvey
Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2012 1:58 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] What could it be?  Had to send this again because it 
bounced back the first time.  I hate it when it does that.

From: molvey...@hotmail.com
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: RE: [Felvtalk] What could it be?
Date: Tue, 8 May 2012 13:40:59 -0400Ha, ha - I love it!!!  You sound as
 pissed off as I was.  Believe me he is on my shitlist too.  I was boiling 
about it for days.  Matter of fact I was just telling my co-worker about him 
this morning and I got pissed off again thinking about it.

I guess he just wanted me to take her home and watch her die.  I don't know.  
He never did go as far as to say that exactly because I said I wanted him to 
give her fluids and do a blood test and then e-mail this other vet so I could 
get this experimental drug for dry form of FIP.  I didn't give him a chance to 
send me away with nothing.  Course, at the time other than the fever she was 
doing okay.  Although she was wobbly on her back legs she was still eating and 
everything although she had lost some weight.  So she wasn't in any pain.  But 
I think with a temperature of 104 he would have wanted to do something about 
that anyway.  The thing is that like toxoplasmosis shows the same
 symptoms as the dry form of FIP and if it was that it could be treated with 
some antibiotics that aren't even that expensive.  He's such a dumbass.  I 
didn't know that the symptoms were the same until a couple days later and when 
I asked him about it he said he had thought about it when he was looking at 
her.  So if he thought about it and didn't suggest a test for it then he didn't 
care.  He figured with FeLV she's going to die sooner or later so why spend 
money doing any kind of tests or treatments on her.  I'm surprised he didn't 
suggest killing her.  BTW - it's not euthanization unless it's to end suffering 
so at that point it would have been just killing her.

I like your answer about doing what you do for the animals.  I'm going to steal 
it.  Most everybody just thanks me for helping the animals (I feed ferals so I 
run into different people that see me doing it plus going to adoptions, etc.) 
but every
 now and then I get someone who asks why I do it, as though it's a bad thing or 
beneath me or something.  I'll use your answer for those folks.  It's probably 
better than what I normally say to them, if you know what I mean!

Maureen
From: marciabmar...@gmail.com
Date: Tue, 8 May 2012 12:14:58 -0500
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] What could it be?What the hell is wrong with this vet, 
that he didn't even want to help a little helpless suffering animal feel 
better? And he has the knowledge and power to do just that!! I'm baffled. Not 
tooting my own horn by any means, but when people ask me why I do what I do for 
animals, the only answer I have for them is "because I can, and that obligates 
me".  I make no money of course, but I spend plenty. I guess it all boils down 
to caring enough. That vet would and is on my shitlist and I don't even know 
him.

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