Ela we all work to capacity and more,
I was not for one minute suggesting otherwise.
I am going to point out that not only were national Rspca called who offered a help pack in post ,the inspector was also notified both said to put the cat outside.
Obviously I can only speak as I find and I have to admit that I am not great lover of our RSPCA branch or inspectorate in many caases , I know branches have said to leave or put back outside, in fact I know of one branch who uses that comment constantly. But I have to say when anyone has phoned the inspectorate (I hear of loads a week) they do always authorise for a vet visit, although it may be the first £60 and then a vet will ask us if we will take it on.
I also find that people sometimes tell me they have tried everyone when I find out they have not or tell other charities they have tried everyone, when I know for a fact they have not rang me.
As for CP a rather large branch they too declined help the reason being every Christmas and summer holiday they empty out because of a mysterious virus isnt that strange ?.
I would find it suspicious if it happens often and at the same time of year. I know of a branch of a very famous rescue who I shall not name who does this every August and every December.
As to telling people to leave cat at vet if its out of hours they have to agree to pay call out over the phone,
That would not be a problem here as I ring the vet and authorise a MOT + treatment and if the little one can ‘go home’ and finder is willing to keep the little one until we have room fine but if not it can be left at the vets.
but as this little one needed an anaesthetic I was trying to do what was best for him as a second anaesthetic in a short space of time is not fair on him.
Quite right, if we have any that need an anaesthetic I too would authorise neuter immediately. I know of some vets though that would not at this time, fortunately our vet will.
I am so pleased that the little one seems much better.