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AnonButRegular Mon 24-Nov-14 19:47:56

I have 2 cats. Both neutered, up to date with jabs etc and I consider myself to be a responsible and caring pet owner. I treat my cats as I do my children.

Both were insured from the day I got them up until last month when I lost my job.

So, Sod's law, both of them have developed health problems.

One has an eye problem and one has a joint problem.

I can't afford to take either of them to a vet and I just don't know what to do. I feel absolutely awful. I have phoned local vets and none are willing to see the cats unless I can pay half the bill immediately which I can't do.

I have nobody to borrow the money from. I can barely afford to feed us or put gas and electric on the metres.

Can anyone offer any advice at all?

enriquetheringbearinglizard Mon 24-Nov-14 19:49:55

Horrible situation to be in, I'm sorry OP.
How about trying the PDSA
https://www.pdsa.org.uk/pdsa-vet-care/eligibility

MyPandaisasecretmonster Mon 24-Nov-14 19:50:54

Try your local pdsa vets they may be able to help you

UncrushedParsley Mon 24-Nov-14 19:51:23

Or Blue Cross, I think that's what it's called.

chockbic Mon 24-Nov-14 19:51:34

Or cats protection.

AnonButRegular Mon 24-Nov-14 19:55:24

Thank you. I tried the RSPCA today but couldn't get through, so left two voicemails but not heard anything back.

I will try the pdsa, blue cross and cats protection too.

The vet that I've always used and never owed money to have been taken over by another company who refuse to help, even though I've been registered there for ten years with various animals.

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 24-Nov-14 20:26:17

If you receive benefits I'm sure pdsa can help you.

AnonButRegular Mon 24-Nov-14 21:50:37

I don't receive council tax benefit or housing benefit, so PDSA can't help

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 24-Nov-14 22:15:29

www.pets4homes.co.uk/pet-advice/getting-help-with-veterinary-treatment-when-you-cant-afford-it.html

It looks like they have to provide pain relief in whatever form.

thecatneuterer Mon 24-Nov-14 22:36:04

Are you in London?

AnonButRegular Mon 24-Nov-14 22:55:50

Fluffy - thank you, will look at that link now

Catneuterer - yes, I'm in London

thecatneuterer Mon 24-Nov-14 23:03:54

You can come to us: www.celiahammond.org It's not free, but it's more or less cost price.

chockbic Wed 26-Nov-14 17:27:04

Are you getting some help with the cats?

AnonButRegular Wed 26-Nov-14 17:32:30

Yes - thank you, did mean to update but had other things going on.

Managed to find a vet who was willing to take a small initial payment and let me pay the rest off weekly. I was so grateful!

One has a URT infection and is on antibiotics, pain killers and eye drops.

The other has suspected arthritis and has painkillers and anti inflammatory.

They are both looking much brighter today thank God smile

chockbic Wed 26-Nov-14 17:33:41

That's good to hear.

Thanks for the update.

Fluffycloudland77 Wed 26-Nov-14 17:43:01

Well done. I hope life improves for you very soon.

AnonButRegular Wed 26-Nov-14 22:45:23

Thank you thanks

Hopefully I'll be back in work soon and I can get their furry little butts re insured smile

UncrushedParsley Thu 11-Dec-14 20:13:51

Glad you got them sorted Anon. Little furry butts, lol.... fgrin

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