Siberian Angel NY Cattery — Death of a kitten due to fip
We picked up our kitten on August 15th 2020. Our kitten passed away on September 9th 2020 after only three weeks in our home. On September 4th we noticed he had an abnormal rounded belly. After playing phone tag with our vet we made the decision to bring him to an animal hospital on September 8th. The vet believed he had worms and treated him but felt he wasn't critical and sent him home.
Wednesday September 9th I found him hiding in our bathroom unconscious and rushed him to a closer animal hospital. He was diagnosed with FIP which is a fatal disease for kittens, and more common in catteries. I informed Lili that I was at the animal hospital so she could inform other owners from his litter. Her response was to inform me as my kitten was dying that if I wanted a refund or another kitten, I would need to spend another $600 for an autopsy.
My husband and I made the difficult decision to put the kitten down after draining his belly, multiple rounds of sugar injections, and fluids didn't help. We informed Lili on Thursday morning and her response was cruel and accusatory. She asked why we hadn't done more for the kitten when we spent nearly $1, 000 on treatment and watched him die in our arms the night before. She told other owners I warned on social media that she had not known a kitten was sick which was a blatant lie.