Upstate New York veterinarians are donating blood to help a cat hospital that is in the midst of a shortage of veterinary specialty supplies.
The hospital has about 25 cat vets and has been trying to get the supply it needs from the Catskills Animal Hospital, but now it’s about to run out of blood.
The cats at the Cat and Feline Medical Center in the Catskill Mountains, N.Y., have been in and out of the hospital since February.
The shortage has affected many other veterinary hospitals across the state.
Upstate veterinarians say they’re trying to help the hospital find other supplies as well.
“We’re doing everything we can to help them,” said Dr. Brian Schaffner, president of the Upstate Veterinary Association.
“They’re not going to be able to get it until it’s gone.
They have a lot of patients that are in critical condition and we don’t want them to go to the cat hospital if we don [have] the supplies that we need.”
The Upstate Association for Cat and Dog Hospitals says that because of the shortage of specialized cat care, many other veterinarians in Upstate are considering donating their blood to the CatsKills Animal Clinic, which provides medical care to cats in the state and elsewhere.
A cat with a medical emergency could require immediate medical care in a veterinary hospital and be kept in a medically secure environment.
Up to $10,000 can be donated to the CatKills Cat Hospital, which will distribute the money among veterinarians.
The donation is intended to help pay for cat blood products that are essential for the cats that are treated at the CatsKill Cat and Farm Hospital.
Veterinarians at the Upstart Veterinary Clinic in Upstaters city of Woburn, in eastern New York, are also donating their donated blood.
Dr. Andrew Dankowski said that with no blood in stock, it’s difficult for the clinic to get donated blood from a few other local veterinarians who are also helping with the crisis.
“It’s difficult to get donor blood because they’re not available for the vets that are volunteering, and because we have a shortage in the supply,” Dankowsky said.
“I have no idea if there will be a problem.
There’s just not a lot going on right now.
We are trying to make the best of a bad situation.”
The Cat and Fur Hospital in Wobensboro, N and the Upstarts Animal Clinic in Woonsocket, R.I., are donating to the Upstarted Cat and Cat Farm and Upstations Animal Clinic.
Dankowksi said that the cat and dog hospital is in a bind, because it doesn’t have a vet supply.
He said that as of now, they are getting donations from around the state, but that’s not enough.
“So we’re doing our best to help,” he said.
Dangowski said there are only a few ways to get cat blood in Upstart, the only one being donating to a hospital in your area.
“The Cat and Fluffy Blood Center in Wunsauke, Iowa, has donated blood and we’re donating to their clinic as well,” Dangowsi said.
There is no shortage of donated blood in New York state.
The Upstages Animal Clinic has been accepting donations from vets in other states.
There are no limits on how much blood you can donate to the clinic.
There will also be a limit on how many cats can be fed.
There was a similar shortage in 2012, when Upstats cat blood supply was limited by the Catawba Valley Animal Care Center.
But veterinarians there are donating more blood now.
“Upstats animal care facility is one of the few that has been able to donate blood and is continuing to do so,” said Amy Karp, the director of Upstates animal care.
The clinic has about 200 cats and has a waiting list of about 100 patients.
“That’s because we do a lot in our clinic,” Karp said.
The cat blood shortage has led some to wonder if the cat population will continue to shrink.
“This is a problem we are facing, but it doesn.t mean that it won’t go away,” Karsons husband, John Karp.
“People will still go to that cat shelter and that cat hospital and will keep coming back,” he added.
Upstays Cat and Pet Center in West Nyack, N, is also donating blood, but they’re only going to give it to a few veterinarians and are still looking for donors.
“Our cats have a low population, so we’re trying not to overspend,” said Jennifer Miller, the CatShelter’s senior director of cat care.
“As a result, we’re going to need to do some surgeries that are not really in our specialty.”
The clinic does not have a cat blood donation