Affordable Veterinary Care
So far this year over £800 has been spent at the vets surgery regarding Gizmo. The latest saga was him getting bitten through a haematoma on his ear. The vet administered antibiotics and after about a ten minute consultation we were handed a bill of £91.98. The vet said that the antibiotic may not work and the only way to get rid of the haematoma would be to operate at a cost of £500.00. There is a chance that the haematoma will reoccur after an operation. Well, that's not happening then so it seems that Gizmo will spend the rest of his life with a cauliflower ear.
I get so fed up with T.V programmes encouraging people to take on a pet without stressing how much they could potentially cost to keep. Gizmo was born in the wild and taken in with his Mum and siblings by Cats Protection. When we went to view him he was in the foster carers garden in a cage. The foster carer said that he needed to be handled a lot to get used to humans. She used to lay him on his back and stick her fingers in his mouth. Today Gizmo will want to attack a person if they put their hands anywhere near his face. When we brought Gizmo home he would hide behind the sofa for weeks and only come out when forced. Even as a tiny kitten he would leap up at me and bite me at every opportunity. I even phoned Cats Protection up for advice and they said to give it time. I don't think he has ever really been suitable as a house cat. I wouldn't buy an animal from a rescue centre again. I know these centres have the animals best interests at heart but they don't always judge things right. Gizmo is a fighter. I don't think he should have ever been offered up as an indoor cat.
Anyway, to get back to the main title of this post, if you was standing for election what one thing would you put in your manifesto?