“Hunter” was presented in an emaciated, dehydrated state. He was unable to hold his head up or stand. He was near death. His body temperature was less than 91 degrees (normal is 101.5). The thermometers will only read down to 91 and his temperature would not register. He weighed 3.3 lbs. His normal weight should have been over 7 lbs."
“Hunter” remained unconscious for several hours after surgery. It was multiple hours before we could remove his breathing tube. He remained on intravenous fluids and was fed with a syringe for several days"
"He was cared for in the hospital during the day. After about 3 days “Hunter” was able to stand, and while wobbly, was able to take a few steps and took his first bites of food. It was 5 days before his temperature elevated to a level where we thought he might survive."
The medical record revealed no attempts to stabilize the cat were made, no pre-surgical lab work obtained, no pre-surgical pain-management documented. The attending Veterinarian did not even sign her own surgical notes.
Hunter is a pure breed Siamese Cat . Ownership was surrendered over the phone with no signatures or documentation. 45 Days later, the Hospital owner alleged abuse and neglect. Allegations were recanted on July 16th 2014
"One of our nurses, Amy, provided 24 hour care for Hunter. She would take him home at night with all appropriate equipment and medications and provide care throughout the night"
Amy continued to care for “Hunter” as he grew stronger and still cares for him today. She loves “Hunter” very much and became very emotionally attached to him during his recovery.
I offered him a chance to see “Hunter” and meet Amy who now cares for him. I wanted him to see Amy as a human being who has tremendous love for “Hunter”. He declined. "
At 11:49 AM on February 28th, The new owner is shown dangling the poor animal in front a camera for a picture. The day and a half old incision is exposed, with no support for his lower extremities, the weight of his legs most likely stretching and pulling at the wound.
The employee was even confronted by a peer about this display of handling. Her response was "oh whatever" and proceeded to fish for compliments for her "exceptional' nursing skill.
Fortunately, the topic regarding her "Nursing" status has already been addressed quite sufficiently.