When Triston was picked up by his foster, she kept him with her as she had to stop by another fosters home. She was showing him to that foster and saw blood on his bed. They immediately saw too much red, assessed him and off they went to the vet. SSK shutters to think what would have happened if he’d remained at the shelter overnight.
Saving Southern Kitties sent out the plea for donations on their Facebook page March 23
“This is a kitty we saved today and picked up from the shelter after his neuter surgery. He sits in an emergency hospital now where his estimate is $411-$1, 000. He may need a blood transfusion. It isn’t clear what happened exactly, but I’ve seen a lot of neuter sites pop open but none like this.”
As long as Triston is stable in the morning, SSK will get him up to Charlotte to visit their regular vet.
Not only is Triston running up expensive vet bills for what should have been a simple surgery, SSK also saved a cat named Uno (not a GCAC rescue) whose eye is popping out after what was most likely an attack. He too is hospitalized and will undergo surgery in the morning.
Saving Southern Kitties is at the end of their sanity rope. Does Greenville County Animal Care believe rescues will continue to step up and save these cats and dogs with the low quality of surgery being performed, which in turn is costing area rescues thousands of extra dollars in vet bills after the pull?
This would be almost unbelievable, except for a comment made in this recent article published on Examiner back on March 8 stating
“I Have rescued a handful of dogs there. They have had botched neuter jobs that required medical stay for a week, signs of abuse and neglect, and the majority of them are malnourished.”
Apparently, the Greenville shelter is doing something very wrong. Who is performing these neuters? There are simply too many dogs and cats having complications after surgeries to sweep this under the rug and pretend this isn’t a problem.
Have any other rescues had to deal with a botched surgery from Greenville County Animal Care? Please feel free to tell your story in the comment section.