Stray Pets and Wildlife Guidelines at All Pets Animal Hospital
The mission of All Pets Animal Hospital is to treat every person's pet with the same love and quality care we would our own.
We feel morally obligated to use our skills to help animals and people. However, we must also run a solvent business in order to live up to our mission statement. With these facts in mind, we have developed hospital guidelines addressing the care of stray pets and wildlife. If there are any questions, then please contact me, Dr. Pat Choyce, Hospital Director, either in person, by phone, or email at email@example.com.
We will treat all wildlife free of charge as part of our commitment to our profession. We will also encourage using the resources of the Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Coalition and licensed wildlife rehabilitators.
We will provide a no charge exam for all non-emergency stray animals by appointment only.
Our veterinarians can scan a stray pet for a microchip if they are in-between appointments, but no charge consultation and examination services must be scheduled as an appointment.
We will stabilize any and all emergencies of stray pets on the spot so that every animal gets the emergency care it needs. This is regardless of the ability of the person presenting the animal to pay for services. However, the person presenting the pet is the owner of the pet as far as we are concerned. After the pet is stabilized, any further treatment, diagnostics, or hospitalization requires a deposit of 100% of the estimated fees plus a signed consent form. If the person does not have cash, a valid checking account, credit card, or any other acceptable method of payment, then we will not charge for exam and stabilization. However, we cannot continue to be expected to keep the pet and treat it. We have payment plans with Care Credit and accept all major credit cards. We also accept payment from relatives and friends.
We will perform humane euthanasia on stray pets when the owner cannot be found and the pet is suffering needlessly and has a poor prognosis.
Those who think we are not compassionate for refusing to take in an unidentified stray pet are misjudging our practice. We are a very compassionate and caring practice. We donate over $50,000 per year in services and products to humane societies and rescue groups.
If there are any questions about our guidelines, then please contact me in person, by phone, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Patrick D. Choyce, D.V.M.