Mean cat. No, REALLY mean. Find us a vet in Austin who can handle that?
June 7, 2014 1:40 PM Subscribe
Our cat is terrified of strangers to the point of serious violence. (We have both owned reasonably shy and standoffish cats before. This one is worse than any other cat we've known — the bites and scratches he gives people who pick him up are sometimes not just warning nips but serious attacks. We are almost certain he was abused before we adopted him, for this and other reasons.) We need to find a vet in Austin, TX where we can take him. We have already been asked not to return to Animal Trustees, the discount vet clinic in town, because he clawed a vet tech there, so we are worried that he will be unwelcome other places as well. Suggestions?
posted by nebulawindphone to Pets & Animals (18 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
To stave off a possible derail: Yeah, I recognize that it is completely fair for a vet clinic to tell us not to come back, and it was probably completely unfair of us to spring him on some random volunteer vet tech. But there's some medical care that he really does need. So we're hoping to find someplace that we can bring him without feeling like we're being unreasonable customers or demanding too much of the staff. Might there be someone here who specializes in difficult animals? Or at least someone who's known to be willing to handle them?