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Kind ways of doing the horrible deed

Post by Kim Dy » Tue, 04 Jun 1996 04:00:00



Quote:
>ask this, but I have a real problem that needs solving.  Overnight, my
>beautiful cat, Crystal, seems to have been run over by a car.  She's
>sort of okay, but she's in a lot of pain and I feel terrible for her.
>Unfortunately I'm a student and I'm absolutely without money and I can't
>afford any vets bills.

You could probably find money for beer or pizza if you wanted it.
You can find money for the cat if you wanted to.  And most vets
would be sympathetic and either give you a rate or arrange for a time
payment deal.

Your cat may not be as bad off as you think.  And a vet can give her
one quick shot that will put her out of her misery quicky and painlessly
if she is.  But GO to a vet, and be completely honest about your state.
If you could afford cat food, you can afford the vet.

 
 
 

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Post by Danielle Mckinla » Wed, 05 Jun 1996 04:00:00


Hi,

This is going to sound a bit harsh, and maybe this is the wrong place to
ask this, but I have a real problem that needs solving.  Overnight, my
beautiful cat, Crystal, seems to have been run over by a car.  She's
sort of okay, but she's in a lot of pain and I feel terrible for her.  
Unfortunately I'm a student and I'm absolutely without money and I can't
afford any vets bills.  I talked to my flatmate who said that the
kindest thing to do would be to put Crystal out of her mysery.  I don't
know if I can do this but my flatmate said she would do it for me.  
Somebody, can you tell me what the kindest, cleanest way of doing this
would be.  A friend suggested injecting with meths but that soundds like
it could be painful.  Drowning?  I really need an idea.  Please don't
reply to make me feel bad, I feel bad enough as it is, just give me an
idea somebody please.

Damon.

 
 
 

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Post by Lan » Wed, 05 Jun 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

>>ask this, but I have a real problem that needs solving.  Overnight, my
>>beautiful cat, Crystal, seems to have been run over by a car.  She's
>>sort of okay, but she's in a lot of pain and I feel terrible for her.
>>Unfortunately I'm a student and I'm absolutely without money and I can't
>>afford any vets bills.

>You could probably find money for beer or pizza if you wanted it.
>You can find money for the cat if you wanted to.  And most vets
>would be sympathetic and either give you a rate or arrange for a time
>payment deal.

>Your cat may not be as bad off as you think.  And a vet can give her
>one quick shot that will put her out of her misery quicky and painlessly
>if she is.  But GO to a vet, and be completely honest about your state.
>If you could afford cat food, you can afford the vet.

Smells like a troll to me!     Lana
 
 
 

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Post by Anthony Gary Brow » Wed, 05 Jun 1996 04:00:00


I'm not sure that a meths injection will work effectively.  You're
obviously a compssionate person, so why not get your friend to try it out
on you first?

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Post by Lisa Pavl » Wed, 05 Jun 1996 04:00:00



Quote:


>>>ask this, but I have a real problem that needs solving.  Overnight, my
>>>beautiful cat, Crystal, seems to have been run over by a car.  She's
>>>sort of okay, but she's in a lot of pain and I feel terrible for her.
>>>Unfortunately I'm a student and I'm absolutely without money and I can't
>>>afford any vets bills.
>Smells like a troll to me!     Lana

Possibly, but I'd really hate to assume that...

I know when I was a student, there WERE times that I was *really* broke
and we don't know what circumstances this person is in...

I can't tell you how many ambulance calls I've dispatched that didn't
sound REAL and then they turned out to be...different people have much
different ways of expressing themselves.

To the original poster...take the cat to a vet, the vet will do what is
best for you and the cat, given your circumstances.  I'm sure the cat
would be happy to arrange payment options or, if the cat needs to be
sent to the rainbow bridge (put down), the vet will do it for you in a
humane fashion.  My prayers go to you and the little kitty.

Lisa

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Post by BanBra » Wed, 05 Jun 1996 04:00:00


Quote:
>I'm not sure that a meths injection will work effectively.  You're

obviously a compssionate person, so why not get your friend to try it out
on you first?<

<vbg>

I have to agree with the poster of this message. Please don't mess around
with doing a "humane" act yourself!!!!  You may wind up putting the kitty
in more pain! Any compassionate vet will be understanding about your
circumstances and allow you to pay it off as you can. Check around with
vets in your area. But before you do this, please try to get a secind
opinion on if this is the only way to stop your cat's pain!!!  Think about
it: if one doctor told *you* this was the only way to end *your* pain,
would you just accept it or ask around?

Your cat deserves the same treatment you would expect for yourself.

                                                   Raven

 
 
 

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Post by Mich » Wed, 05 Jun 1996 04:00:00



Quote:

> This is going to sound a bit harsh, and maybe this is the wrong place to
> ask this, but I have a real problem that needs solving.  Overnight, my
> beautiful cat, Crystal, seems to have been run over by a car.  She's
> sort of okay, but she's in a lot of pain and I feel terrible for her.  
> Unfortunately I'm a student and I'm absolutely without money and I can't
> afford any vets bills.  I talked to my flatmate who said that the
> kindest thing to do would be to put Crystal out of her mysery.  I don't
> know if I can do this but my flatmate said she would do it for me.  
> Somebody, can you tell me what the kindest, cleanest way of doing this
> would be.  A friend suggested injecting with meths but that soundds like
> it could be painful.  Drowning?  I really need an idea.  Please don't
> reply to make me feel bad, I feel bad enough as it is, just give me an
> idea somebody please.

For God's sake, TAKE HER TO THE VET.  If he can't fix her within your
budget, she might stand a chance of being adopted by someone who can
afford her vet bills.  If that doesn't happen, at least they can put
her down humanely.  DON'T let your 'friend' near her if they're going
to do anything as senseless as injecting her with meths and please
don't drown her - it's a terrifying, slow death.

Take her to the vet.  Please.

Miche

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Post by Lan » Wed, 05 Jun 1996 04:00:00



Quote:
>I'm not sure that a meths injection will work effectively.  You're
>obviously a compssionate person, so why not get your friend to try it out
>on you first?

Good one Gary-----------Lana
 
 
 

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Post by Jessica L. Hand » Wed, 05 Jun 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

>Hi,

>This is going to sound a bit harsh, and maybe this is the wrong place to
>ask this, but I have a real problem that needs solving.  Overnight, my
>beautiful cat, Crystal, seems to have been run over by a car.  She's
>sort of okay, but she's in a lot of pain and I feel terrible for her.  
>Unfortunately I'm a student and I'm absolutely without money and I can't
>afford any vets bills.  I talked to my flatmate who said that the
>kindest thing to do would be to put Crystal out of her mysery.  I don't
>know if I can do this but my flatmate said she would do it for me.  

>Damon.

Is there really no one you can ask for money to help you out? What about your
parents? Or friends? Call a nearby vet and/or shelter and explain your
situation. They may be able to help you and your cat.
 
 
 

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Post by Cour » Wed, 05 Jun 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

>You could probably find money for beer or pizza if you wanted it.
>You can find money for the cat if you wanted to.

Oh this is so typical of the way this ng is going lately.  Start off a
response by insulting the person.  URGH!  Not to mention insulting the
rest of us students.  NOT ALL STUDENTS ARE PARTY ANIMALS!  and yes I
am yelling.  It really hacks me off when people lump us all into one
category of beer guzzling idiots.  

Sorry for the rant but it really annoys me.
Court

Give it to Mikey...he'll eat anything!

 
 
 

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Post by Chauncey William » Wed, 05 Jun 1996 04:00:00


I'm sorry to hear about your cat. I think the best way is really to go to
the vet, because it sure would be terrible if you botched the job so to
speak. I think drowning or injection by non-professionals would just be
inviting problems. Not the most humane way. I think that you can certainly
find a Humane Society or Pound that will do the service for a really
nominal charge.


Quote:
> Hi,

> This is going to sound a bit harsh, and maybe this is the wrong place to
> ask this, but I have a real problem that needs solving.  Overnight, my
> beautiful cat, Crystal, seems to have been run over by a car.  She's
> sort of okay, but she's in a lot of pain and I feel terrible for her.  
> Unfortunately I'm a student and I'm absolutely without money and I can't
> afford any vets bills.  I talked to my flatmate who said that the
> kindest thing to do would be to put Crystal out of her mysery.  I don't
> know if I can do this but my flatmate said she would do it for me.  
> Somebody, can you tell me what the kindest, cleanest way of doing this
> would be.  A friend suggested injecting with meths but that soundds like
> it could be painful.  Drowning?  I really need an idea.  Please don't
> reply to make me feel bad, I feel bad enough as it is, just give me an
> idea somebody please.

> Damon.

 
 
 

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Post by Jennifer McGe » Wed, 05 Jun 1996 04:00:00


Please, Please..If you feel this is the best choice, take her to the vet.
Tell the vet your situation and they will more than likely be willing to
help.  Either that or an animal shelter, but don't let your roomate do it
the "oldfashioned way".  You will come to really regret it.

 
 
 

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Post by Kim Dy » Wed, 05 Jun 1996 04:00:00


Quote:
>>You could probably find money for beer or pizza if you wanted it.
>>You can find money for the cat if you wanted to.
>Oh this is so typical of the way this ng is going lately.  Start off a
>response by insulting the person.  URGH!  Not to mention insulting the
>rest of us students.  NOT ALL STUDENTS ARE PARTY ANIMALS!  and yes I
>am yelling.  It really hacks me off when people lump us all into one
>category of beer guzzling idiots.

Doesn't matter whether the original poster is a student or not.  It
seems to be a growing attitude.  I have co-workers in their 50s who
moan about "I can't afford to go to the dentist", "I can't afford to
get glasses" or "I wish *I* would afford to go on a vacation" ... but
then they manage to find the money for $100 pairs of jeans and expensive
car stereo systems.  The guy was suggesting injecting meth ...so it
appears he can find money for recreational ***, but not to take his
cat to the vet.
 
 
 

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Post by Kathleen Lyon » Thu, 06 Jun 1996 04:00:00


I was a bit dubious about this original message, however, for the sake
of the cat I assumed it was an honest enquiry, I emailed this person,
also suggesting calling the Vet, and also included the numbers for the
SPCA in Christchurch - today I had a message on my email, saying the cat
hadn't been run over, but was covered in dye, and they thought it was
unconscious but it was really asleep and then describing how they
injected the cat anyway, and how it took so long to die - so from the
tone of the reply it was pretty obvious to me that this was just some
moron's idea of "fun".  If I thought the reply was serious I would have
contacted the SPCA who are able to prosecute in cases like these - but
like you, Michelle, I thought better to assume the posting was serious
until it was proven otherwise.  Honestly, you would wonder how people
like this - with the mentality of a demented gnat - would ever qualify
for University!

 
 
 

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Post by illumina » Thu, 06 Jun 1996 04:00:00


On Jun 04, 1996 15:39:01 in article <Re: Kind ways of doing the horrible

Quote:

>>Hi,

>>This is going to sound a bit harsh, and maybe this is the wrong place to
>>ask this, but I have a real problem that needs solving.  Overnight, my  
>>beautiful cat, Crystal, seems to have been run over by a car.  She's  
>>sort of okay, but she's in a lot of pain and I feel terrible for her.  
>>Unfortunately I'm a student and I'm absolutely without money and I can't
>>afford any vets bills.  I talked to my flatmate who said that the  
>>kindest thing to do would be to put Crystal out of her mysery.  I don't  
>>know if I can do this but my flatmate said she would do it for me.  

>>Damon.

>Is there really no one you can ask for money to help you out?

I have to ask the _exact_ same question!  Sadly enough, I believe an old
cliche is really fitting here----"Where there's a will, there's a way."
You say you are a student, so I will assume that you are reasonably
intelligent.  Use your head, but follow your heart, too.  Do the right
thing.
--
Tracy Kierpiec

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His wife could eat no lean.
A real sweet pair of neurotics! ---Jack Sharkey
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