i was going thru the vet invoices tonight
Carol · Dec. 5, 2009
i thought i would share what some of these new guys have cost in terms of repairing lifetimes of neglect...i think it is interesting.
keep in mind that surgeries on seniors cost more than on younger animals because of pre-op bloodwork, special anaesthetics and IV's (and we do get a decent discount because we are rescue)
rose...(so far) $930
doris. archie..no surgeries..just on going skin issues...$500 each
bobby brown (geriatric dental/bloodwork only) $600
little mister (foster) $810
toni (just for bloodwork/wound debriding and re-suturing) $300
and shadow's 16 hour emergency visit was about $1000
plus..interesting to me...our longer term guys
apollo has cost more than $1100..he is ongoing!
lucky cost $1380 for her singular rock eating adventure
these are just a few from the 21 pages ($16,455.79 total for july-now) of account summary and does not count our 2 other fulltime vet clinics (cuz i don't have their invoices in front of me.)
the bloody little bastards are freaking expensive.
yuki probably weighs something like 6 pounds...so she is costing about $200 per pound of body weight,,haha, i think that is funny. she looked like an xmas elf today in her little red and green sweater..no wonder she is worth more than a thousand bucks...she is sooooo cute!!!
anyway, at least i know now why we never have any money...if we quit taking in new guys, the old guys would just cost us maintence fees! (except for apollo and lucky..they are special money needy cases..lucky cuz she is stupid and apollo cuz he is so sick.)