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There something wrong with these people very unprofessional the lady literally said the F word probably six times in a 15 minute conversation these animals are not taking care is like death row for cats it’s disgusting all they care about is stealing money from people they’ve already been in trouble with the Humane Society all the cats were removed .It is such a bad place..they let the cats get so sick some of them were near death this place needs to be shut down permanently no decent human being would allow something like this to happen I pray one day the state of Ohio shuts them up let me down permanently they need to lose her license no shelter what would allow cats to be very sick
I absolutely love my two fur babies that I got at WSC.. I had to move from a house to an apartment and needed to find the right place that would let me have my furry kids... I’m so happy and blessed to have these loves in my life. They definitely make my days better. The staff at WSC was very helpful and courteous, and so many beautiful cats there I wish I could give them all homes.. I can’t thank you enough WSC.
I love cats so when I was offered a chance to foster through wsc I was thrilled. I volunteer three days a week. They run completely on volunteers where each room is cleaned every morning. They always can use more help and are working hard to keep these kitties happy and find them forever homes. They have an on site clinic where they tale care of the sick kitties and work with a wonderful local vet. When surrendering a cat they ask for but do NOT require donations. Each cat gets tested and all their vaccinations along with a microchip and a spay or neuter as needed. I love these little kitties and am always extremely happy when one goes home.
Took my cat here a few years ago, told me he had a UTI. Kept him overnight, said he passed away from heart problems. Makes no sense. Also had a family member who took their cat here & did not make it. DO NOT GO HERE!!!
This place is so bad ..okay well we moved recently and there's no pets allowed so we were taking our to WSC and we walked in and the lady was like can I help you and we said we were dropping of our cat a day prior and they said that was fine.. we got there and she was like " why are you just dumping your cat" we were like "we moved and and we can't have our cat anymore " and she was like "did you forget about your cat while you were moving" and being a bitch about it .. and she said well he's been apart of your family for 2 years and now you want to leave him and we are just so confused bc we brought him to them to take care of them .. and after reading all these reviews I'm glad we didn't give him to these people .. unbelievable..
My experience is endless and ongoing. I spend six days a week here working as hard as I can within my physical limits. So do all of the other dedicated volunteers.We take in the cats and kittens that every other shelter rejects, we rehabilitate them, spay/neuter them, love them, and find them homes. Our volunteers kill themselves making sure the shelter is clean, the cats are fed & watered and receive proper vet care.
Adopted a kitty this past Saturday. Chose him Friday and paid. Went to pick him up Saturday he had abrasions by his mouth that weren't there before, his one toenail was clipped too far. We took him home, he explored a little and then went to sleep and stayed like that onto Sunday evening. He was lethargic, wouldn't move, when he did, he limped. His toe that was clipped too far oozed and appeared infected. He would not eat, drink or go to the bathroom. We contacted the shelter but they took too long to respond, as they do not have a phone currently operating. We took him to the ER. He had a fever, given fluids and was treated for an infection, and an anti inflammatory/pain pill for home.We brought him home and every two hours I carried him to the bathroom and food. He would not walk otherwise. We wrapped his foot and the meds in his system, he started to perk up and began acting as a kitty should. However, we noticed his ears were very dirty, huge scabs inside. He was itching and grooming, which then opened up his mouth wounds, his ear scabs and scabs that we hadn't noticed on his hind legs. He was bleeding from all. We took him to the vet who stated he still had a fever and further treated him for multiple infections and confirmed the ear mites. He was given a treatment and the vets soaked his severely infected toe. They placed him in a cone to prevent him from opening his multiple wounds. He is now on three medicines and a toe soak. We also had to treat our resident cat for mites. We contacted the shelter and informed them of these things, and because we spent $400 on vet care we were asking for our adoption fee back. However they told us we overreacted, then blamed our resident cat and are now blaming us, calling us animal abusers for our new kitty's injuries. Kimm Koocher literally called us "monsters." She was rude and unprofessional. WSC doesn't have enough money or workers to be taking care and keeping eye on the amount of cats that they have.
This is not an animal rescue. Any cat that comes in gets a bowl of food and maybe a filthy bed and litterbox. These poor animals are so sick, yet will never see a vet. West side cats claims they test and vaccinate, yet many have feline leukemia, distemper and calicivirus. You are charged for the tests and vaccinations, yet they never get them. Three yesrs after adopting my two cats from there, they are still requiring medical care as a result. I will do whatever they need. Three local veterinarians have told me they see many very ill cats come out of West side cats. They are a group of first class crooks. The animals get nond of your donations. That money is for Kimm and her 300 lb. Friends to go out to eat with. Please do not donate to these crooks!!!
The poor cats get no real medical care. Healthy cats go in there and come out near death. We adopted a cat who was so sweet, but very ill. We could not leave him there, as we were sure he would die quickly. He needed nearly $800 of veterinary care. He had pneumonia, calicivirus, three types of worms, an ear infection, ear mites, three open abcesses, fleas and ringworm. The poor cats suffer horribly in that place. There is no care, they are just thrown in a room to die. It is the equivalent of a puppy mill for cats. Awful, awful place.
WHAT? NO PAIN PILLS for a dog that just got spayed.Cut the skin, cut the stomach muscle, cut the uterus, cut the ovaries, poke the needle through to stitch everything back up.WHAT? STILL NO PAIN PILLS. My friend just went through that and was told twice the dog did not need anything for pain. RUN, RUN, RUN. Would you get stitched up and not take anything for your own pain?
Choosing the right vet for your pet can be tough. After all, your furry friend can't tell you how he or she feels about the doctor. Even though you're not the one treated by the vet, whoever your animal sees is obviously your decision. Since many veterinary diseases and injuries can turn into emergencies very quickly, it's important to have a go-to vet. This way, you can ensure you'll know whom to see when your animal needs care.
Speak to your friends and family about vets who've treated their pets. You can even talk to your groomer or an animal shelter worker for referrals. When you visit the clinics you've been referred to, check that the facility is clean, animals are separated and the staff is calm and courteous. Not all clinics are American Animal Hospital Association accredited. This accreditation isn't a legal necessity, though a clinic that's AAHA-accredited is guaranteed to offer high-quality medical care. To receive accreditation, the clinic has to meet the AAHA's standards in the areas of facility, equipment and quality care.
If you're looking for a specialist, you want to make sure he or she is board-certified to practice in that specific area of animal medicine. You'll want to make sure your vet is also convenient to visit, so there are factors to take into account.
The type of animal you own should play a part in which vet you choose as well. While your options are vast if you have a dog or cat, you may have to visit an avian clinic for your bird or an exotics clinic for your snake.
Just as there are many types of doctors, there are many types of vets. Some focus on livestock or house pets, while others may specialize in dentistry or surgery. They may work in a veterinary clinic or zoo, working specifically with the animals housed there, or travel to farms to work with livestock. Since horse racing and other equestrian activities are so popular, some vets are trained to work just with horses.
Diseases, like malaria and yellow fever are also transmitted through animals. Some vets have insight to diseases that affect both humans and animals. Vets have contributed to the treatment and cure of many diseases that plagued both humans and their furry friends.
Government agencies employ veterinarians as well. When an animal comes from a foreign land, these vets quarantine them and check for any diseases that may be present in an effort to control new diseases that can be brought into the country. Other Specific types of vets include:
A vet assistant works alongside the veterinarian and helps out around the clinic. In some cases, they may assist vets in surgery or restrain struggling animals during tests or lab work. The everyday duties of a veterinary assistant include; monitoring and caring for animals after surgery, keeping medical records, cleaning animals' teeth, feeding and bathing them, cleaning cages, sterilizing surgical equipment, giving animals medication, collecting samples for testing and performing laboratory tests, and offering grief counseling to pet owners.
It's a good idea to bring your pet to the vet regularly. This way, he or she becomes familiar and comfortable with the care providers, and you can stay on top of your pet's preventative care. If the animal is small enough, bring it to the office in a carrier. Just as you visit the doctor for a yearly check up, you should bring in your pet for regular check ups as well. During a routine veterinary visit, the vet will probably begin by asking you if there have been any changes in your pet's behavior or habits.
The vet will then take your pet's vitals, like weight, temperature, pulse and respiration rate, and perform a physical examination of the pet. During a physical exam, the vet checks the abdomen for swollen organs, and the legs, feet and joints for any potential problems. Depending on the age, breed or condition of your pet, your veterinarian may also check the eyes, ears and mouth.
When your vet conducts a full body examination, he or she will check out your pet's coat and skin, noting any hair loss, itchy spots or lumps. Keep note of your animal's shedding habits so you can let the vet know if anything seems abnormal. The vet will check for parasites, fleas, ticks, mites and heartworms as well.
Vaccinations are also important to your pet, especially if you have a cat or a dog, and your vet will suggest that you make sure they're current. Keeping up to date with vaccinations can prevent your furry friend from getting distemper, rabies, hepatitis and lyme disease. Some vaccinations last longer than others, so speak to your doctor about staying caught up with your animal's shots.
Just like your own health insurance, you want to make sure your animal is covered before he or she needs veterinary services. Some common animal surgeries can cost thousands of dollars, and you don't want to end up having to foot a surprise bill that costs more than your paycheck.
There's no set price for pet health insurance. Costs can depend on factors such as where you live, the age and breed of your pet, and how much coverage you want. Before you take out a pet insurance policy, you'll want to meet with your vet to go over what he or she thinks your animal should be covered for. Many vets believe that you should make sure cancer, chronic disease, hereditary and congenital disease, and common breed-related medical conditions are all addressed in your policy.
Some pet owners can't afford insurance for their pet, so there are other options to make paying for surprise pet visits as easy as possible. Some pet stores have wellness plans - which tend to be much cheaper than an insurance policy - that offer shots, check ups, screenings and discounts on various procedures your pet may need. A lot of veterinary offices offer payment plans for pricey procedures as well, as long as you have decent credit history. For a last-ditch option, there are even privately funded organizations that offer pet owners financial aid for their pet's treatments.