That said, I stuffed my poor, unsuspecting cat into the carrier last night and headed on over to Tri-County Animal Clinic.
I will not forgive myself for doing this for quite some time. I understand that cats need to be spayed or neutered, really, I do – but mishandling during the process is something I don’t understand.
I do understand that as an emergency clinic, things can get a little crazy – but waiting until 5:30a.m. in the morning to put my cat under and perform surgery on him when I am required to pick him up by 8am (the other choice is leave him there with no one to tend to him all day and a $25 charge) is something I cannot understand.
So I called this morning at 7am on my way to go pick him up and asked how he was. Please keep in mind – I have NEVER ever seen my cat angry. Give him a bath in the tub – no problem, he purrs. Accidentally step on his tail? No problem, he meows to remind you he’s there… then purrs. Drop him off at the animal clinic and see him the next morning? He hisses and spits like there is no tomorrow when you go to pick him up.
I was actually scared of him.
So the anesthesia was and is still wearing off of him this morning. He walks crooked and falls down, he’s vomited twice, he’s angry and showing it and to top it all off, when they neuter the male cats they don’t even stitch them up! Just leave it open for it to heal.
I feel like a horrible person this morning.