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Feeling worse ... coughing quite a bit, and it's extremely painful. Had to work last night, as no one was willing to come in. No, work on saturday night, who could imagine. Don't even consider that Kasey covers for other people ... the one girl I know that would have covered it was already working the afternoon shift, covering for someone else.

So it was incredibly busy of course, with a relief vet who couldn't do his own paperwork. I came on in the middle of a bloat surgery, with another surgery in the rack to be done. During the bloat sx, animal control brought in one of the most disturbing cases I've ever seen.

Little fat grey cat, quiet and nice. Erin (the animal control officer) told me what happened. The neighbors had called the police, thinking the guy was beating his girlfriend. When the police arrived, the found the guy beating the hell out of this poor cat. According to Erin, the room all this happened in was destroyed, stuff smashed up everywhere. The guy broke a full size wooden unbrella into three pieces beating this cat with it. Erin found the cat with six inch screwdriver stuck 5 inches into its side. The screwdriver came out when she transported the cat into the hospital. I found another puncture where the cat had been stabbed as well. So this creep stabbed the cat, pulled the screwdriver out, and stabbed it again. People are so disgusting. Not to mention the lumps and bumps all over this cat from the beating with umbrella. Poor kitty was so sore, too.

The lovely creature that inflicted this torture upon the kitty told the police that he was "disciplining" the cat for not using the litterbox. He told them this is how he always disciplines the cat.

The cat (Kiwi, its name is) did remarkably well. We gave it pain meds, started an IV, took x-rays, and ran bloodwork. The cat was saved by its fat.

The creep owner is in jail. Erin said he looked like he could be in a boy band, maybe 23 years old. I once briefly dated a guy with the same name. Hoping (and pretty sure) that it's not the same guy. Mexican names are oft repeated in OC.

If anyone needed another example as to why I hate people.

Work just never slowed down last night. People kept coming in last night, and everyone was different, and had their issues. The surgery dog crashed, and we had to do CPR on it (CPR on a large akita is quite the workout)but it died anyway. The owners had waited two hours between onset of symptoms and bringing it in, so the prognosis was grave from beginning.

I ended up leaving at about 9:30 this morning. We never even got close to catching up, and the place was still a disaster when I left. I was pissed off, too. I was totally sick last night, shouldn't have been there in the first place, but I at least get my stuff finished before I go, Katrina leaves on time, regardless of what is done, because she has to get to church. Grr. I found after I clocked out and walked outside to smoke with Joe that she hadn't gone through patient rounds, which is a bad thing. You have to go through rounds. One more Saturday with the dingbat.

I have to come in tonight if it's busy. I feel like crap. No one is even available to cover for Sunday grave. Ack.

Comments

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alexvdl
Feb. 23rd, 2003 10:51 pm (UTC)
People who hurt animals shoudl DIE. DIE. Then again. I'ma gainst the killing of stupid people too.
allthingsshiny
Feb. 24th, 2003 02:04 am (UTC)
Normally I'm a passive, pacifist kind of person, but this kind of thing inspires so much rage ... death would be too good for this guy. Slow torture of my choosing would be appropriate.
(Anonymous)
Feb. 24th, 2003 12:37 am (UTC)
i think that we should just remove safety labels off stuff and let the stupid people die, but the cruel ones are just f*ed up, we should find them and do bad things to them, and not fun bad things either. i hope you feel better =\ anything i can do, lemme know -Devil's Bitch Boy
johnangel
Feb. 24th, 2003 01:54 am (UTC)
I think that is the worst thing I ever heard. How long did he have this cat for? Sometimes I wish there was a credit report animal care... "Yes, he had hampsters as a child and he was good with them.." Or "No way... He tryed to put the cat in the microwave..."
allthingsshiny
Feb. 24th, 2003 02:01 am (UTC)
So many people that shouldn't have pets, do ...

As far as I know, the cat was more of the girlfriend's cat than his, they had been fighting or somesuch, and that may have been part of the cause of this.

There is no excuse for this kind of shit, in my mind. Ever. This all happened last night, and I'm still pretty upset about it.
johnangel
Feb. 24th, 2003 02:05 am (UTC)
Re:
People who own pets should not date people that have it in them to do that... Just as people wish children should not date people who do not like children...

They are endangering there pets... If they love them, they should never put them in danger.
allthingsshiny
Feb. 24th, 2003 03:32 am (UTC)
I have a strict "love me, love my dog" policy.
alexvdl
Feb. 24th, 2003 08:22 am (UTC)
Heh...... I bet your bed gets crowded..... *G*
allthingsshiny
Feb. 24th, 2003 11:33 am (UTC)
It's only a chihuahua ... who does have to be kicked out of the bed sometimes ...
johnangel
Feb. 24th, 2003 08:49 am (UTC)
Re:
I think that is great!
rusty_sunshine
Feb. 24th, 2003 12:40 pm (UTC)
*chuckles* it's not only "love me, love my dog", but "love me, love the menagerie of dogs and ferrets I'm going to have once I'm out of this place".
allthingsshiny
Feb. 24th, 2003 12:49 pm (UTC)
Ferrets are tougher to love ... they get stinky.

I demand love of the dog, and accept cat indifference, as long as it's indifference and not malevolence. I know nobody is going to like the bird. That's ok.
rusty_sunshine
Feb. 24th, 2003 06:05 pm (UTC)
the stink can be dealt with.
Everyone loves Flea...I'm thrilled with any cat that doesn't latch onto me with teeth bared, and I dig the bird...it's fun to make it try to bite my finger. =)
allthingsshiny
Feb. 24th, 2003 06:14 pm (UTC)
Re:
I have shown you the piece missing from my thumb, right? I'm not even too fond of the bird some of the time.

And my kitties don't bite. As long as you don't try to give them injections. And I doubt you will.
rusty_sunshine
Feb. 24th, 2003 06:16 pm (UTC)
Re:
I have not seen this missing piece. *chuckles*
I'm not going to try to shoot the cats full of anything...and if I do, well...shoot me full of something. Like Thorazine.
alexvdl
Feb. 25th, 2003 08:08 pm (UTC)
My cat latchs on to EVERYTHING with her teeth. And now she's chaisn' invisible things in the water.
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