Well I paid the vet a visit this morning. Let me tell you he was suprised to see me! Here is his explanation.
I authorized the euthinization (SP?) on Friday. He claims that by Saturday Abby started getting better and he felt that she had a fighting chance. He said that he tried to call me on Saturday but got my machine, but then the weekend got away from him and by Monday he figured it was too late to call me and tell me since I would have been grieving already.
So he claims he then handed the cat over to his technician with strict orders to watch the cat and if she started getting worse again to bring the cat back to him. Well he then brought the tech in. She says she was moving so she gave my cat along with her two others to a friend. Apparently the friends boyfriend was angry and bullied her into bringing the cats in to the humane society.
I have a feeling that the tech and the techs friend are one in the same because I called the humane society and described the tech, and they said she fits the description of the girl that dropped the cats off!
The vet was practically on his hands and knees begging my forgiveness. He said he will do anything I want to rectify the situation, he was on the verge of tears. He said he was only trying to save her life because he felt she had a fighting chance. He first offered to euthenize her for me again, I told him there was no way I could make this decision yet again then he agreed to wipe out all of our current bills, and send her to a specialist in the next big city and pay all of her bills. I am even more confused now and not sure what to do. I mean it was not his call to make!
I just pray that by some miracle my kitty recovers and this will all be a bad dream.
AJ
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Well I paid the vet a visit this morning. Let me tell you he was suprised to see me! Here ... make! I just pray that by some miracle my kitty recovers and this will all be a bad dream. AJ

Well, I'd take up the offer on the specialist. But man o man, this guy is reall something.
Karen
I agree about taking him up on his offer and trying to get the cat well. That would be my first priority. After this, however, I would never use this vet again.
Gail
AJ,
I have been reading your story with amazement. I have never heard of such a unbelievable situation! And this poor cat getting tossed around like this. I cannot believe the vet did not try harder to get a hold of you and wouldn't think you would be happy to find out your cat was better and he didn't have to put her to sleep. And what a heartless technician to drop a sick cat off at the humane society, why didn't she just bring the cat back to the vet if she couldn't take care of it. What a bunch of losers. I cannot imagine what a rollercoaster you must be on right now. You and your family.
What is the condition of your cat now? Is she still very sick? And if she is what is her diagnosis? I think this poor cat deserves a second chance after all she has been through. Of course I don't know how sick she is and if she is suffering or not.
My heart goes out to you...Janice
AJ, I have been reading your story with amazement. I have never heard of such a unbelievable situation! And this ... I don't know how sick she is and if she is suffering or not. My heart goes out to you...Janice

The Vet sounds like he is young and idealistic. After all, they go into the profession (usually) because they love animals. Doctors are not always good businessmen and they hire others to handle the business that is where trouble can appear. I am sure everyone has learned a valuable lesson do take him up on his offer. Purrs in abundance for kitty's wellbeing and recovery.
Please, even if a lawsuit is not necessary or warranted this vet just MUST be reported. This has got to go on his record. He is either an idiot or a jerk or a liar, but none of these bodes well for animals in his care.

You really need to visit an attorney, and contact the appropriate authorities. What if this guy has second thoughts about the bills AFTER you incur more? You haven't got anything in writing so you lose!

Please, take your kitty to the best specialist you can find, and go after this vet.
If more people did this, my animals wouldn't have suffered at the hands of an incompetent vet as they did!
Well I paid the vet a visit this morning. Let me tell you he was suprised to see me! Here ... make! I just pray that by some miracle my kitty recovers and this will all be a bad dream. AJ

This is getting a bit weird. You said this originally happend in December, 5 weeks ago. So, he could have given the tech the cat for a weekend and called you two days later. I do not believe his story. Why did he not call you on that Monday and say he thought the cat had a chance, knew you would prefer her alive, so he put off the euthanaisa? Why did he give the cat to the tech who was about to move? Why did he not follow up on the cat's health on the following Monday? I would take him up on his offers of wiping out the bill, and paying for subsequent treatment at his expense. You can do all that wihtout giving up your recourse to go after his ass once the dust has settled.
The Vet sounds like he is young and idealistic. After all, they go into the profession (usually) because they love animals.

I disagree. If he truly loved animals he would have followed up on the cats health. He should have asked the technician how the cat he entrusted to her was faring. She would have said it was sent to a shelter, and he would have retrieved it and took care of it; whatever that meant. No, he certainly wasn't thinking about the cat's well being or the owner's. I think he was passing the buck.
BTW, why is he so nervous and unhinged? Because he knows he did wrong and he is vulnerable. Don't let him off the hook.
I just pray that by some miracle my kitty recovers and this will all be a bad dream. AJ

If it were my cat, I would consider it a miracle, not a nightmare. I'd have given anything to have that kind of reunion with Cherokee. Forget about "whose call" it was, whose fault it was, etc. etc. The vet is paying for a specialist, and if I were you I'd take advantage of that offer and do everything in my power to tap into every resource and see what it will takee, what kind of chance there is to regain that cat's health. Good luck Sherry
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