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vet check for rescue charity - gobsmacked by vet comments

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IsletsOfLangerhans Fri 16-Nov-12 16:55:11

Hi. Feel like I've been punched in stomach over this. Yesterday, after 4 years of grieving and missing our lovely tom cat, we bit the bullet and decided to go to a local charity to find a new cat. Chose a lovely 4 month cat and left our details so they could do a vet check. Had a call earlier from charity saying they needed more info as we only saw that vet twice ( I daftly assumed they would have obtained previous records). They said all that the last visit recorded was, " brought cat in, lethargic, and owners asked for it to be put down". Am I the only person who would find that extremely upsetting, bearing in mind the vet told us he was dying and it would be the kindest option? He hadn't eaten for a few days, eye sight had severely degenerated and the vet told us his organs were failing. We spent an hour talking options over with the vet and then making the decision to put him to sleep - it was one of the hardest things I ever had to do, and the vet told us it was the right option. Am I overreacting over the brevity of the notes? I certainly don't think it looks good on paper. The vets also failed to tell the charity we had him cremated and ashes returned. Maybe I'm overreacting, but it's made me feel very upset and I'm concerned it will affect our plans to give another cat a loving home.

mayihaveaboxofchoculaits Wed 21-Nov-12 08:51:36

What a great looking kitty!

Fluffycloudland77 Wed 21-Nov-12 12:20:36

He's a gorgeous cat. I do have a soft spot for black cats though.

He looks like he's waiting for tummy fuss.

cozietoesie Wed 21-Nov-12 12:25:45

Bit like a pasha waiting for attention from his slaves if you ask me!

IsletsOfLangerhans Wed 21-Nov-12 13:06:54

He is very affectionate, although tummy fuss seems to lead very quickly to dabbing....

He already has the entire family as captive slaves! Although dd2 is a wee bit nervy around him....

cozietoesie Wed 21-Nov-12 13:09:11

That's OK. Better to be a wee bit cautious when you're young than too aggressive. They'll relax with each other soon enough.


Horsemad Wed 21-Nov-12 13:31:18

That is one handsome boy!

RedwingWinter Thu 22-Nov-12 21:56:44

Aw he's gorgeous!!

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