You got that right.  And they don't turn down the help or act like they don't 
need it.  It's harder to help people because half the time they won't accept 
your offers of help.  A cat or dog would never turn down charity.  You put food 
in front of them and they're going to eat and not be too prideful or act all 
offended or something like us humans have been known to do.

“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 16:50:26 -0400
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] What could it be?

I help both and the kitties are much more 

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2012 4:24 PM
  Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] What could it 

  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….
  [] On Behalf Of Maureen 
Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2012 1:58 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] What could it 
  Had to send this 
  again because it bounced back the first time.  I hate it when it does 

  RE: [Felvtalk] What could it be?
Date: Tue, 8 May 2012 13:40:59 -0400
  Ha, 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 
  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!


  Tue, 8 May 2012 12:14:58 -0500
  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 
  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.

Sent from my iPad that my most 
  awesome kids surprised me with, Christmas 

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