Community Animal Network maintains many cats' vet treatments and medication through our "life program." This pro-quality life program encourages people to adopt those animals with special needs while removing the customary fear of "adopting a vet bill."
The 9-year-old black Oriental Siamese mix named Sampson is one of the cats in the "life-program." He was diagnosed as a diabetic two years ago, and his disease is managed beautifully with twice-daily insulin shots.
At Sampson's yearly check-up, a single tooth became a priority that led to X-rays. Feline specialist Dr. Elaine Wexler-Mitchell found that every root was infected and believed the cat had been in considerable pain. A mouthful of dental extractions had to be performed and all his teeth were removed.
Two animals had dental surgery on Monday and one kitten was treated for a fractured paw. The bill for the day was $1300, which included our rescue discount of $409.