As I posted earlier I took Star to the vet for her eye. When I was there a man came in with a crate and the woman asked how she can help him and he said "I have a bad cat" she said what do you mean a bad cat and he said "he pees outside the box" She asked did he have medical problems the man didnt even care about that possibility and said "He is just a bad cat and I want him put down"and the lady said ok do you want to bery the body and he said "no you can how much will it be".I was so mad and sad at the same time tears came down and the only thing the man had to say is "I need the crate back" He should not be allowed to have animals if he gives up and ends there life just like that.
What??? I had no idea you can go to the vet and say here take my pet put him down. WOW that is simply cruel! Maybe someone would have taken the cat. I am sorry but now this is really a tough spot for me. There are so many dogs and cats who are being mistreated by their owners. How easy it was for him to get rid of him. Some people just should not even bother..sad very sad!
The cat was beautiful it was orange and big and fluffy. He looked sad to me like he knew or something.The man was a jerk to put it nice and i couldnt hold back after i payed the lady and left he passed me up the street and I couldn't hold it in I gave him the finger. I didnt even feel bad because he didnt feel bad about the cat.
I didnt know that either but he paid the people and filled out this form I think it was called order and consent to euthinize noy sure was to mad to pay attention but I do know he paid $40 and left.The lady at the desk looked disturbed about it I hope she took the cat home.(don't know if she could)
So............Did the vet put the cat down? I know my vet will not do anything like that for any amount of money. He would have told the man............"give me the cat, you take the crate, there will be no charge for your visit and I will find the cat a home."
OK this is not what I need to hear first thing this morning. First my vet would not put a cat down either for that reason. Second How could you have kept your mouth shut just standing there !!!!! I would have giving that man a piece of my mind He would never have forgotton the day he brought the cat in to the vet !! HONEST!!! I would have have taken the cat my self !!! I mostly lurk here and don't say much to often but that is not me in real life...... That man would have not forgotton me that for sure !!!! Ok I gotta go hug my babies before I get to ticked Jubilee
Yes, I have to say I would have done more than cry. I could not just stand there and allow that to happen. My vet, too, would not put a pet to sleep simply because it was unwanted. The whole thing is very disturbing. Just remember...the animals do not have a voice so we have to speak for them!!! No one ever said the right thing to do would be the easy thing to do.
I asked for the cat and so did an older lady at the office but the lady working said he signed the order and a copy goes to the state and on and on and said she had to do what the owner requested.Also the owner put on the slip that it had behavioral problems(peeing)so she could not just let someone take it. Trust me i tried.
I think I would find another vet if I were you. I travel over an hour to see my vet, because I do not like the practices of the vets in my town, the next town or the town after that. I will not go to a vet that does not take priority of an animals interest over their own. They should not have taken the animal, they should have sent them to the humane society/shelter. That is where unwanted animals go. I do not think I would have even talked to the lady behind the front desk, I would've confronted the guy personally and chances are he would've seen a chance to save $40 and get rid of his cat. I am sorry but I would not have let that happen. I am a shy person and really do not speak up enough but in certain times, everyone needs to say something, no matter what the cost. I also would've tried to find out what his name and number was, most likely they wouldn't of given to me, so I would've told them to call him and see if he would sign the cat over to me. Man, I need to give my pups a hug and pet my kitties!
okay well though that is not exactly a great thing to do i have to say something. i can sympathize with the man. i have a cat, fox, who has litter box aversions also. it is the most frustrating thing in the world to deal with. i have honestly done everything in the world to stop this problem and nothing has worked. he started only doing it when he had bladder infections and now it is an everyday occurence. i have tried different litters, i scoop the box out everyday, i have added arm and hammer baking litter soda to the box so it doesn't smell, i have bought a product called cat attract that is supposed to attract cats to their pans, i've tried the two litter pan thing, the hooded and non hooded pans. nothing works. my last 2 options at this point is to either put him on daily medications, which would be extremely difficult since he is a 3 person has to hold him type of cat to have to pill. he is VERY VERY bad with giving meds to, or locking him up in scouts great dane size crate for the rest of his life with small amounts of time out each day under supervision. every room in my house is off limits to him except the living room, kitchen and bathroom because of this. my husband and son have been trained to pick up their clothing off the floor because that is what fox chose to pee on. and no matter how many times you wash it the smell does not go away so the clothes get thrown out. so now he pees on the bathroom mats, when his litterbox is in the bathroom 1 foot away from where he pees. ,y next trip to the pet store will be to buy the natures miracle and add it to the wash and hope to get the smell out of the mats to try and deter him but i am not hopeful. unless you have lived with a cat like this and have tried every option there is you have no idea how extremely frustrating it is and honestly the thought of euthanasia has crossed my mind on several occasions. i can't do it and i won't do it , but i can totally sympathize with that man.
Scout--you said it yourself--while you're frustrated so much that you may have considered euthanasia, you didn't do it. I'm sure it was just one of those thoughts that popped into your head and popped right back out. That terrible man thinks the answer is just to kill the cat!!! I have a few choice words for him that I cannot post.
I have lived with a cat like that too, and I tried everything too, my cat finally became an indoor/outdoor cat and she was never more happy. I was never more happy. My cat preferred to pee on my bed. We treated her like a puppy, she was only inside when she could be supervised and anytime we saw her start to dig or try to go potty on something she got squirted with water and vinager. Pretty soon, she learned that going in the litter box or going outside was 'safe' and it took about a month but pretty soon she was back to being an indoor only cat and she used the litter box again.
Well if the little cat is lucky the vet didn't put it to sleep and found a home for it where no one knew the circumstances. I know if I was the vet I would charge the a@@ for it and then find it a new home. He should be charged for being a jerk!!!!! It may not be ethical but I am sure that there are a few vets out there that feel the same way. Did anyone in the office ask the man if they could just have the cat or just talk to the vets office about it?
While I DO NOT agree with what the man did I do know it happens most shelters do the same thing if someone comes in with a cat and says my cat will not use a litter box the cat is then tested for a few days/weeks and if it is found that the cat does in fact have this particular behavioral issue most likely the cat is put down. Ultimately you as the owner of your pet have the right to walk into a vets office and say my dog/cat has serious behavioral issues I would like him put to sleep and not to many vets will say no.