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Re: Call today "Am I entitled to"
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2009, 20:14:03 PM »
Just a case of desperate, illiterate youngster I imagine.

Just no sense of the difference between the words "entitled" and "need" or how hurtful the wrong word can sound to overworked, underfunded rescues :(
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Re: Call today "Am I entitled to"
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2009, 09:53:30 AM »
tbh insurance on cars is compulsory but loads of people don't have it

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Re: Call today "Am I entitled to"
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2009, 11:49:02 AM »
Before I start, I will say this was a decent person who did the right thing but I just don't understand people's perception of rescues.

Hello, My cat was knocked over 2 days ago and is at the vet. He is going to lose his tail and may have a broken leg. The vet has estimated the bill at £400. I am a 3rd year student at xxxxxxx. Please could somebody let me know if I am entitled to anything towards the vet bill.

I should have said he was entitled to a lesson in common sense and should have got insurance which costs in student talk 10 smokes or 1/2 lager a week  :-:

Another thing is he said he phoned HQ first and they gave him our number. I hope they don't have call centre staff like another charity where they don't know which way is up  :tired:

I think what it is Mark, is that many branches have a 'discrecenary' fund and will often offer a fixed percentage to help cases like this. Our is 25% and only goes to deserving cases- that's probably why HQ forwarded him to you. It's certainly not an entitlement though!!! At least he did the right thing and got the cat to the vet though which is a lot more than some would do.

I agree with Desley too on this one- 3 of mine are insured but there was absolutely no point insuring Monty because he already had so many pre-existing conditions that the £30+ per month I was quoted wouldn't actually have covered very much! I do think it is the sensible option for most though and can't push it enough to our adopters but you can only lead a horse to water.... Plus different people have their preferred ways of doing things.

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Re: Call today "Am I entitled to"
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2009, 13:32:38 PM »
I agree its the people that wouldn't imagine spending any money on their pets if an accident happened, but then why would they consider insurance if they already think this?  :shy:

I dont have insurance cant afford it at the moment and yes I have learned my lesson with Ollie  :doh: On the other hand I know my animals are going to get the vet treatment they need, even if its a lifelong commitment- that would be the downside of not having insurance  :shy: but at the end of the day I know Im still going to pay to keep my animals alive, thats my duty  :)


I do have a savings account with a "few" in it, so if anying major came up I would be able to deal with that. I think thats why Im not too bothered about insurance for now.....

Although I do have to get Macey insured again as the stupid beggers messed it up, and I got mad so left that!
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Re: Call today "Am I entitled to"
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2009, 10:24:34 AM »
i disagree with compulsory insurance and it isn't always feasible - I have had to keep Sam due to changing rescues, but he was already borderline hyper-t, possible calici+ and his liver values weren't great, so insurance isn't worth it for him. And, there are so many insurance companies that someone might go with the cheapest and not be covered for everything anyway.
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Re: Call today "Am I entitled to"
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2009, 13:27:17 PM »
I have met people who are adamant that anyone on benefits can get extra if they have pets

I wonder if this rumour still persists?
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Re: Call today "Am I entitled to"
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2009, 13:03:08 PM »
The point is, the less money people have, the more important it is. Maybe you are 0.00001% of the pet owning population it wouldn't work for (but you would treat your cats one way or another anyway  :hug: )
The compulsory insurance would be for the people that don't plan for possible problems.

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Re: Call today "Am I entitled to"
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2009, 12:21:57 PM »
Insurance would cripple us - noone wants to give us a discount with 42 cats and 2 kittens - and 3 dogs!

We have a slush fund - OH's credit card and have always fixed first and worried about cost later and just to add our "normal" vets fees are about £400 a month for all injections. wormers etc for all of the Clan furry crew

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Re: Call today "Am I entitled to"
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2009, 11:40:53 AM »
Some people have the impression of if it's broken, dont bother fixing it  :shy:

Yes maybe they should  :)
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Re: Call today "Am I entitled to"
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2009, 10:17:34 AM »
There was never any mention of PTS - he just thought he was "entitled" to help with the bill is all.

Maybe there should be a law saying all pets must be insured.

« Last Edit: September 11, 2009, 10:23:52 AM by Mark »
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Re: Call today "Am I entitled to"
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2009, 10:05:01 AM »
I would say its better to phone around and see if you can get help first, rather than just have the animal pts  :shy:
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Call today "Am I entitled to"
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2009, 18:31:29 PM »
Before I start, I will say this was a decent person who did the right thing but I just don't understand people's perception of rescues.

Hello, My cat was knocked over 2 days ago and is at the vet. He is going to lose his tail and may have a broken leg. The vet has estimated the bill at £400. I am a 3rd year student at xxxxxxx. Please could somebody let me know if I am entitled to anything towards the vet bill.

I should have said he was entitled to a lesson in common sense and should have got insurance which costs in student talk 10 smokes or 1/2 lager a week  :-:

Another thing is he said he phoned HQ first and they gave him our number. I hope they don't have call centre staff like another charity where they don't know which way is up  :tired:
« Last Edit: September 10, 2009, 18:34:02 PM by Mark »
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