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posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 12:53 PM
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Hey, just wanted to share my 2 cents with you folks complainin about fees for spaying and neutering and vaccinating kitties...i used to work for a local vet who pretty much only spayed and neutered kitties. 35 dollars but we required the vaccines....iirc it may have been 150 or so total for everything. Vaccines are required so they dont get other peoples animals sick....i dont personally agree with that but im not a veterinarian either.

The clinic i worked at is no longer in business....but...the doc has a location in indiana that i think is still in business. Regardless, im sure there are others. We were fixing 20 to 30 cats a day and we were infact turning a profit based on sheer volume. Not much of one, the doc lived in a tiny studio apartment :p




posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 01:06 PM
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If you're near Buffalo, NY, I'll take at least one! It'll do the puppy some good to have a young friend to play with. Both my cat and dog are older, and so get annoyed with the puppy a bit. xD



posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 01:42 PM
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Thats messed up. But thank god you found them! I want more pictures of the kittens.


heres my little girl we saved.

She looks like a jungle cat. lol





posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 08:18 PM
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Thanks for all the great comments and pictures guys.

I was just notified by the local paper I contacted and they said after talking to the Humane Society, the paper is going to run a story about it later this week. When it happens I'll update with a link.

If they print the pictures, I hope someone will notice the bag and phone in to report who it may belong to.



posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 08:40 PM
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Ok this is just weird or what....

Your cat looks exactly like a cat we had 10 years ago, he passed on at 17 years old, I still miss him.

And my first car was a 1968 Camaro. Sorry no digital pictures of either one.



posted on Aug, 1 2012 @ 10:49 PM
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Originally posted by Grayarea
Thanks for all the great comments and pictures guys.

I was just notified by the local paper I contacted and they said after talking to the Humane Society, the paper is going to run a story about it later this week. When it happens I'll update with a link.

If they print the pictures, I hope someone will notice the bag and phone in to report who it may belong to.


That's wonderful! I bet if they put pics up, they will all find homes soon.

My last rescue was an all white, deaf, female persian kitty. The poor little thing was wandering around the woods around where my hubby and I worked. It was terrified of people and hard to catch, but we did it. I had already had two older cats and had no intention of keeping this one. We took her to the vets and found out she had a really bad ear infection and fleas. We paid for her shots and medicine and tried desperately to find her a home but never did.

I took her in and kept her seperated from my other two for a while. I communicated with lights and hand signals. I would flick the lights on and off to let her know someone was coming in the room. At first she would hiss and growl like a wildcat. I spent a lot of time going into the room and just lying on the floor near her without touching her. One day she actually let me pet her and she started to purr. That was when I knew we would be wonderful friends from then on.

She couldn't stand my other cats but they learned to give her space. The older cats ended up dying and to this day I still have that lovely big blue eyed charmer to share my life with. She turned into the most loving and trusting little soul.



posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 02:47 AM
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Originally posted by BrokenCircles
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Just curious....

  • Was there any evidence(such as cat hair) inside the bag?

  • Was it completely unzipped?

    I just can't imagine anyone intentionally doing that, with a distinct bag like that. Well, unless it was someone who was trying to frame the previous owner of the bag.


  • I got news for you.. I have seen much much worse. You would be shocked what people will do to animals like cats and dogs.

    Last summer I decided to walk to the corner store (so many of my stories start out this way lol). Anyway, right by my home is a river that I have always noticed because of the "Warning" signs posted. No swimming, no fishing, the river is polluted so badly. As I crossed the bridge I noticed a bag in the middle of the river that was moving as it floated, I stopped and watched. I found it odd, until a dog suddenly popped out. The embankment to this river is very steep and the brush is pretty thick with no shortage of thorns. This brush is thick enough that the dog got stuck near the side trying to get out and got tangled up in the vines. There is no easy access to this river, except several miles down stream.

    Long story short, someone threw that poor dog over the side and left it to drown in a bag. I spent 3 hours with a borrowed machete from a neighbor cutting through brush, then cutting the dog free. These kittens and that dog were the lucky ones.



    posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 10:03 AM
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    This is why I am such a huge advocate for spay and neutering.

    unfortunatley, this is not all that uncommon. They are found drowned in rivers. On some Indian reservations, they are found in landfills, both dead and alive.

    The ones you found are such cute little suckers too.



    posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 10:03 AM
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    If you can't afford it, don't get the pet. That is what I always say. I don't have cats or dogs because I can't afford pet bills. Plain and simple.



    posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 10:39 AM
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    Funny thing, we just found 2 tiny kittens in our yard as well. We're not sure if they were dumped or are just survivors of an outdoor cat's litter. I have coaxed one of them near and will be able to bring him to a shelter one of these days. Am hoping to coax the other one too so they can go together. The uber-shy one is completely black and is hard to find in the bushes, it's about half the size of the bolder one. Hope it survives.
    I'd love to keep them, but I can't bring them inside because my 2 big-fatty house cats wouldn't be very nice to them; they barely tolerate each other. And sometimes, 1 cat is too many (if you've ever stepped in cat-yack BAREFOOT, you know what I mean). Maybe we could provide a good enough outdoor solution for them; cat food is cheap. They could earn their meals by keeping the squirrels and voles away in the fall.
    edit on 2-8-2012 by primus2012 because: (no reason given)



    posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 10:45 AM
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    Originally posted by nixie_nox
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    If you can't afford it, don't get the pet. That is what I always say. I don't have cats or dogs because I can't afford pet bills. Plain and simple.


    That doesnt mean its ok for vets to price gouge. And so were just supposed to kill them instead? wtf



    posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 01:35 PM
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    I had a similar experience just this morning

    Found this bag outside the house


    Our first look inside the bag


    Taking the little guy for a ride



    posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 03:09 PM
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    Originally posted by nixie_nox
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    If you can't afford it, don't get the pet. That is what I always say. I don't have cats or dogs because I can't afford pet bills. Plain and simple.


    That's a tough one actually. Poor people can give many years of love and happiness to a homeless animal. Then again if the animal becomes very sick and we can't afford to help them that would be horrible. Many homeless animals in shelters have to be put down because they are so numerous.

    I have had years where I couldn't afford the expense of a vet and had my animals live long happy lives filled with love and joy. I have had years where I could afford not only vet visits for my cats, but others that I rescued and re-homed.

    Some animals are very difficult to find homes for. I have seen too many shelters filled to capacity where they could not possibly accept any more animals. It costs money now to drop an animal off, money that people just don't have and are forced to keep them or abandon them. Hmmm, I would rather give an animal a chance at a happy life filled with love, even if their new owners are poor.



    posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 03:40 PM
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    Not sure what's up but I can't edit the first post to add a link to the story so I'll just add it here.

    www.edmontonsun.com...

    A local TV station has picked up on the story and came out to talk to me about it, they said that they will be putting it on the news at 6:00 today. They are hoping a video of the bag and kittens will help find the person that did this. I hope the jerk gets nailed to the wall.

    I am going to try and record it but my TV card in my computer can do weird things when I try to save TV shows. If it does not work I'll put up a link to the video later. It will be on CTV News Edmonton.



    posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 03:40 PM
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    I didn't realize you were complaing about vet gouging, I thought it was reasonable. You are not just paying for the service, you are also paying for the vet's:education, the rent, the insurance, the pay of any people who work there, the utility bills, and the cost of the equipment that was used.

    Vets don't make a lot of money.



    posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 03:55 PM
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    It's so good to know that there are other people who are willing to take in a sick animal and give them the love they need, good for you.



    posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 04:08 PM
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    That is just sick, how could anyone do that to a puppy, great job saving the little pooch.

    I love cats and dogs but when it comes to puppies, my wife says I turn into a lump jello lol



    posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 04:11 PM
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    That is just too funny, thanks, I needed a good laugh. I really wonder what you use for a pooper scooper lol



    posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 04:22 PM
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    Originally posted by nixie_nox
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    I didn't realize you were complaing about vet gouging, I thought it was reasonable. You are not just paying for the service, you are also paying for the vet's:education, the rent, the insurance, the pay of any people who work there, the utility bills, and the cost of the equipment that was used.

    Vets don't make a lot of money.

    Spaying a cat takes $20 in materials, a veterinarian, and a vet tech. It only takes 15 minutes for the actual procedure. Wheres the other $100 going? I wasnt complaining about price gouging. Just sayin that there are vets that dont charge much. Sad thing though is wed have people try to talk us down at our clinic. We couodnt make a profit off a penny less than we charged. Medical care shouldnt be prohibitively expensive.

    The worst part was that if the critter went into cardiac arrest and we used life saving drugs we charged extra. Like 45 buckw :/
    edit on 2-8-2012 by phroziac because: (no reason given)



    posted on Aug, 2 2012 @ 04:38 PM
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    Neutering an animal is always a good idea if you only want one pet.

    All the pets we have had in the past have been fixed. We did not get my little hero done because we had plans on breading him with another purebred and keeping the puppies, but when we found out he has epilepsy, that idea was dropped fast. No way could we risk it getting passed on to another pup, it's horrible to watch him have a seizure and not be able to do anything about it.





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