Dr kit slocum neutered my cat 5 days ago and now he is dead
Met a lady who feeds stray cats all around Tempe az.I mentioned to her if she knew how to get a voucher for neutering.
A couple of weeks later she called me and explained to me that she traps 7-8 cats a month and takes it to a vet, she had an opening for my cat to go with her at no cost not fully explaining to me the lies about to arise. So on Sunday november 11 2012 I met her on the strip mall and loaded him into a bigger cage then my pet carrier. I wrote my name, number, my cats name, breed, age etc. Monday afternoon she brought him to my apartment and I took him inside.
He looked groggy from being put under. Hours later he was still the same, the next day...same. He tried to walk and moved slowly dragging his right back leg. He had the look of confusion in his eyes and had no more ***.
He wouldn't eat only drink a little water. I called the lady who took him to the vet and she said he is probably is in pain and to keep an eye on him. On Thursday im frantic and called the lady again for the number of the vet. I waited another day got the number for the lady who has the number for the vet.
I called the vet explained who I was what my problem was and what do I do. The vet tech proceeded to tell me he was considered a stray along with the others she brought in and wasn't any different. They clipped an ear to identify him as neutered. She asked if he was eating I said no and she suggested baby food through a syringe.
If he is not better by Monday bring him in. I kept telling them there is something wrong with him he walks like he had a stroke. So late Saturday night I came home after being gone for 45 minutes to find him dead. When I told the person who took him to the vet she told me they don't do blood tests to strays only put them under spay/neuter the animal bring the stray where they got caught and release them groggy,sick, or in pain.
With the tragic death of my cat it makes me leary of what does happen to these poor helpless animals because they have no one to care for them. This whole procedure sounds so inhumane or cruel. No one can explain to me why my cat suffered this awful way of simply being neutered as so many are. Does anybody have any input on how to shut this program down?
No animal should be trapped, tranquilized, medically altered, and then released without conscious of how they are or what will happen to them thereafter.Please help me help these poor creatures not end up living a short life to gain popularity to the community for keeping the population of strays down.
Monetary Loss: $1000.