We adopted a cat two weeks ago, but we realized the other day that her stomach was expanding. We took her to a veterinary hospital in the area and they told us that she was indeed pregnant, but both of the veterinarians and another hospital we called refused to spay her because she was pregnant.
We aren’t sure where to go now, one of our friends had a dog and looked everywhere but couldn’t find a vet that would give her an abortion and wound up with puppies, so we need to know where we can take our cat. We can’t take care of a litter of kittens and we don’t want to add more cats to the world since it means others that need homes dying.
So does anyone know a vet, ideally nearby Zhudong or Zhuzhong, that will spay a pregnant cat?
As of now this isn’t so much of an emergency; we probably won’t have them aborted, as we’ve found help with finding the kittens homes, and I think it’s okay so long as they aren’t taken instead of an adult cat that needs one.
That said, I still want to find a place that will abort kittens, so that they can tell us if complications are likely. It seems vets that won’t perform abortions won’t tell us if she’s likely to die or something else from the birth either…
[quote=“urodacus”]Be careful that the vet doesn’t take your money for the abortion/spay, and then later you find all those kittens running around somewhere else. Shocking!
Vets do things like that in Taiwan. Just ask the Australian ambassador.[/quote]
I hadn’t heard about that case, but I’m not sure what sort of comment you’re making anyway.
Regardless, when a vet yanks out the uterus of a cat, all of those kittens are never going to see the light of day. From what my girlfriend (who for a year was an official government 東保 worker) says, at least 30% if not more of spayings that involve strays turn out to be aborted pregnancies as well. I’m surprised you can’t find a vet who offers to help…