Ive just taken a position, a large part of which, is persuading folks, that they really do need to go to hospital. One of the barriers to my success, is pets. It seems no matter how undone your psyche is, you will still worry over your pets happiness and welfare, as the woman did yesterday. She and her cats were going to haven together. (all very loveable notions) only she'd forgotten she had a child, who was dirty, hungry, and flea/lice infested. Child Protection deal with the children rapidly. So no issues there. But they dont/cant give a rats arse about the animals.
What i need, is an organisation/group/persons that would be willing to foster for the duration of the patients hospital care.
Yesterday, i had 7 cats to put into care. And nobody would help. Lort Smith took them, for a fee, that will be unable to be paid by the patient when she gets out.
Most of my patients are very poor, very sick, not thinking straight, making plans that are not viable e/g. The animals yesterday, would be fine, as the angel Garbriel was going to watch them for their owner. Those sort of loose plans.
One of the cats yesterday i thought, looked in bad shape. mucky eyes, scrawny as. But this turned out to be a healthy, other than conjunctivitis, ancient cat, at least 14yrs old. I know nothing about cats. I'm very scared of cats, and had to handle 7 of them yesterday. I nearly messed myself, but you do what you gotta do sometimes. Thankfully, none of the cats attacked me and i got out of that with no injuries.
When its a dog that needs a short term home, this is where my heart hurts. And i want to take it home. I am unable to do this for medico-legal ethics reasons.
Does anyone know of an organisation,that can help me in these situations?
a charity that will help the person pay the cattery/kenneling bill.