Originally Posted by valinors_sorrow
Way too many variables to tell from here Spike. Like was said on another thread, if you don't have the money to care for a pet then maybe you should reconsider your decision? Vet bills should be considered a routine part of the joys of being a cat owner.
If you can't get the kitty proper treatment, at least give it to an animal shelter who will. Sorry but that's my take on it.
ONLY shortsighted RICH suburban people say crap like that! I don't understand why some are so quick to condemn those who are poor. It is like all the affluent saying we ought to boycott Wal-Mart because it is destroying local businesses. I believe that everyone is entitled to new things, and pets if they are loving people. 1st the vet is a new invention in human-pet history, therefore we can expect there to be a large body of home remedies. 2nd antibiotics shouldn't be prescribed by you people (even savvy nurse-wantabes), it is not only necessarily prescription antibiotics that can solve this kitten's problem. SOAP and SALT WATER are NOT prescription antibiotics, but they still kill bacteria! (and no please don't put soap or salt into the kittens eyes)
Consider a trip to a developing nation for some perspective. I can't believe that you consider it normal to treat your property with more care than a majority of the world's children. And still won't donate the same considerable amount of money to those causes.
Consider a trip to your local factory farm that provides the meat that keeps you fat. Animals of intelligence are confined in small crates for most of their lives. Imagine a cage around your toilet where you can sit or stand, oh but don't worry, in some number of months you'll be moved or killed.
And for the record I found this website because my town (a city of 200,000) only has a rather lethal animal control, no Humane Society. I had a litter of kittens born under my deck. My dog loves kittens -no gravy needed. So we took the kittens in and set them up nicely in the garage. I do not have extra money to spend on vet bills (dogs arthritis med and special food take care of that nicely). But anyway, we are trying to get these kittens to an age where we can farm them out and then get the mother cat spayed. Stop judging people and contribute meaningful help.
I apologize for the rant but the attitude in some of the posts on this topic was too much.