Vet bills for accidents

Kazuya 22 May 2014 6

On Tuesday 20/05 while I was driving I came across a cat that was hit by a coward driver who left him there to die. When I saw the cat laying, I quickly pulled up and carried it to the side of the road so other cars don’t run over it. I could see the cat was in so much pain, it was shivering, its jaws were smashed and it was bleeding from the head. That poor cat. As I held up the traffic behind me to carry it to the side of the road and look for the emergency vet number a lady offered to transport it to the nearest vet. I am very grateful to her for doing so. I carried the cat to her car and she left off. I couldn’t follow her as I had to move my car thereafter to clear the traffic.

I don’t know if the cat survived or the vet had to put it down. This situation made me think of who actually pays for the vet bills for any treatments or to put it down?

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6 Responses to Vet bills for accidents
JazzyJess JazzyJess 9:09 pm 23 May 14

Thumbs up to you and the other good Samaritan

scentednightgardens scentednightgardens 7:52 pm 23 May 14

Good on Kazuya (and your assistant). Job well done.

neanderthalsis neanderthalsis 11:05 am 23 May 14

Hopefully said kitty was micro-chipped and they can contact the owners.

Postalgeek Postalgeek 10:09 pm 22 May 14

I’ve scraped pets and wildlife, left for dead, off the road a few times over the years and taken them to the vet. The vet, in this case Inner South, have always waved me off when I’ve mentioned money.

Now I’m not saying that’s their policy and they’ll always do that, but it has been my experience, and I think they deserve recognition for that, along with all the other vets who take an animal off the hands of a rescuer with no mention of money, even if it’s just to put the animal down.

Still doesn’t stop me from skipping a breath when I get a normal vet bill for my pet, but the shock doesn’t linger so long.

Masquara Masquara 9:47 pm 22 May 14

Any vet I’ve ever come across would treat the cat – though minimally – and euthanase it quickly if it’s in pain and badly hurt. I’ve never heard of a vet charging for such treatment.

Primal Primal 9:14 pm 22 May 14

Can’t comment with any authority on the question, but a big thumbs up to you and the lady in question.

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