- He was operated on in a critical and no preventative measures were taken to stabilize him .
- His condition was exaggerated to support their reasons for the surrender.
“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. Comment: This required a long period of neglect ."
"he was crying out (vocalizing ), was unable to stand, walk, or even hold his head up. He was in shock and had very little blood pressure or circulation"
"He was in such a poor state of health due to his emaciation and dehydration that the doctors felt it was unlikely that he would survive."
Post Surgery 2/26/14
"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 . 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. 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. “Hunter” lives with her and her other cat and is now a healthy and happy cat in a loving home. "
DISPROVING THE CLAIMS
- Comments by an employee on Facebook Pictures leaked by an employee imply that the low body temperature was induced while under anesthesia, not at admission.
- The low body weight is significantly exaggerated. 4 months prior he was neutered with complete blood work by another clinic He was completely healthy at 4lbs and everything fully document in his chart.
- In a near dead state, low body temperature and in February. Amy is allowed to transport this cat between in doors and out doors in WINTER. She is also the one shown handling Hunter with disregard to his surgical incision. She is the one who was allowed to take Hunter home with her instead of sending him to the Animal ER he was supposed to be monitored at.
- Additional leaked pictures do not show a near dead cat as Dr. Sutton would like to have everyone believe.
- The medical is not signed and contain no information about Hunter's care.