Many appear to have the attitude that many cats are unnecessarily spayed or even neutered, but so what? They are only cats. This happens all the time so it is o.k. Mistakes are made.
But what if it happened to your cats Would you just say, "Luck of the draw," or would you be mad as hell?
What if a surgeon performed a hysterectomy for some condition and two years later, when the woman was unconscious and despite the pleas of the mother to the effect her daughter had had a hysterectomy, they did exploratory surgery to see is she had had her uterus removed as they thought the bleeding came only from that source instead of a hernia condition?
Would not everyone been outraged instead of saying the luck of the draw?
Mason told the adopter and WV personnel the cats had been spayed. No one there checked, not even the attending vet who had been their attending the cats for five months. he didn't take the time.
Wouldn't it have been a dead give away that if Mason had told everyone the cat had been spayed, and a scar was seen, that it was a hysterectomy scar? Did anyone communicate with anyone, including Sergio who sent the cats to Porter? He didn't bother to tell Porter the previous owner said the cats had been spayed?
There are just too many screw ups here not to look to who was responsible.
It is my opinion that Porter never be allowed to perform any procedure on any shelter animal. A cat is not just a cat, but a living being.
The Porter blurb they post on their site said the speutered cats would be given pain medication. There is no mention on the invoice that one had been given and the pain relief medication had been administered.
Therefore, is this a lie on their part? I will apologize for saying this if they provide proof that they did and noted in their surgery notes, if they made any.
Lastly, I am waiting for explanations for what went wrong either from Rao at at Animal Services or Newman at Porter. I will post their response fairly and completely.
I know I will not get a response. I emailed my old friend Steve Feldman, Animal Services' Chief vet, who didn't respond. He is under a gag order from Ed Boks not to talk to me. Therefore we will never receive an explanation from either.
I'd also like to hear from Natalie why she was going to charge the adopter/Mason for the emergency visit on the cat they did the procedure on.
Mason told me that after he said in a full waiting room, "You mean you did two surgeries they did not need, which then caused an infection, which you fixed, you are now charging me?, about ten people got up from the waiting room and walked out.
Natalie, to get $64.50, ended up losing business far more valuable.
Does not anyone else see the magnitude of the injustice here, and possible incompetence even in the lack of communication because they were just cats? No wonder so cats die in LAAS from disease and neglect. They are only cats.
Do you know how many unweaned puppies were euthed?: 67 or 22%.
Do you know how many unweaned kittens were euthed?: 2,856 or 53%.