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Sep. 1st, 2005 @ 08:19 am well priced vets?
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I have a cat that adopted us, semi wild, outdoor living cat. Who appears to be rather sick. Sneezing and coughing a bit and sounding awfully croaky the last 3 days.

problem number 1: She doesn't do indoors, or being picked up or captured. Even if it is for her own good.

problem number 2: I am a skint student

problem number 3: My Mum is in hospital, and is really far too unwell for me to be bothering her with this, so can't help out on the finances, or suggestions of what to do.

Does anyone know of a good vet in the Fife area, who'd even do some kind of payment plan? I could spread the cost of whatever she might need sorted on a weekly or monthly basis. I just think my bank manager will have a fit if I try and pay vets bills up front. Oh, they also need to be able to come to me, or give me extra strong sedatives so I can drug her and put her in a cat carrier. Or even a vet that wouldn't mind me calling them up to ask. Maybe she just has a cat cold, and maybe that's no big deal, but none of my other cats have ever had this, and it seems strange that she has human cold sypmtoms in a warmer season.

If not a vet, if anyone knows of a charity, or cat shelter, or something/someone that might also be able to help. Hell, if have a book on looking after cats and want to read me a paragraph that'd certainly be a help.

Apologies for the garbled nature of this message. Not much sleep has been had here, can you tell? :)

Many thanks in advance.
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Date:September 1st, 2005 12:52 am (UTC)
Phone the Cat Protection shelter in Clackmannan. I adopted a stray and they ended up paying for her to be spayed even though I didn't adopt her through the shelter - I don't know if they would pay for anything else but they might well have information.

Also, this cat's two kittens went to the shelter, and I think it was the shelter that provided a special cage to allow them to be trapped (they wouldn't come anywhere near humans). Which might help the 'getting her captured' part.

The PDSA have some kind of funding for low incomes, so you might want to look into that. I'm not sure that 'skint student' is enough - I think they want council tax benefit or housing benefit - but it can't hurt to ask.

I use Betavet in Alloa - which is where I saw the PDSA information - so if all else fails you can call them. I don't know about payment plans but again, it can't hurt to explain your situation and ask what they might suggest.

Hope this helps!
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Date:September 1st, 2005 12:55 am (UTC)
There is the £10 vet in aberdour, who used to be a vet, stopped being one due to excessive alcohol consumption and is off the booze (has been for quite a while) and now will work as a vet and generally helps those with not much cash. My parents used them for our dog a while back. He's quite good, I don't have contact details though.

For proper vets, I'd give St Clair vets in Kirkcaldy a buzz. They're nice peeps. Dunno about prices.
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Date:September 1st, 2005 12:55 am (UTC)
oh and the vets in Rosyth, Vetrica, the vet there called bob who seems to be the only vet on the premises is a miserable git.
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Date:May 3rd, 2007 12:44 am (UTC)
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