Treasure your local vet, especially if you know and trust the person who takes care of your animals. We join Brian on Thankful Thursday for a very special reason.
Your Local Vet – a Lifeline to Pet Health
Why do I say this? Well, we recently found out our own vet, Dr. Ian Hughes, who we know and trust with every fibre of our beings, is seriously ill. His heart of gold meant he treated cats and dogs in need when their parents could not afford the vet fees. This has left his practice at a low ebb especially as he can’t work. So we want to say what our vet means to us.
- He fought to keep Dash Kitten alive to the best of his ability when Dash was attacked by dogs. Dr Hughes tried, even if he couldn’t win, to keep Dash here for us.
- He never, ever, told us ‘your cat is too old/too sick/Not worth it’ – he always worked with us to heal, and fight the anipal corner.
- His ear surgery on Harvey and treatment afterwards was the world’s best. Reassuring and sensible even when Harvey looked a mess ‘post-op’.
- He helped us say goodbye to Sooty, Cuzz-Wuzz, Little ‘Un and Peanut with sensitivity and care. He also took care of the funeral arrangements and returned their ashes, working with a lovely sensitive company.
When Your Local Vet Needs You
Now our vet is in desperate straits and we are adding his appeal widget so his anipal friends, and humans can honour a kind, loving and wonderful member of the Veterinary Profession. There is a post on the New Zealand Herald that mentions a host of stories about our vet.
Here is the appeal launched on behalf of Dr. Hughes who went into debt so his patients might live. He is a wonderful man, we are thankful for his care. We are told every last cent goes to Dr Hughes and he needs it at the moment. (Amounts are in NZ dollars)
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