Often when we think about preventing animal cruelty, we imagine animals across the country in ghastly situations. But we recently received a claim where another’s cruelty sadly hit close to home for one of our customers.
Not long after the Miller family* bought coverage for their cat, Bingo, they noticed that his leg was injured. Initially, they suspected that the wound was a result of an animal fight, as Bingo spends some of his time outdoors. But, after close examination and a series of X-rays at their vet, it turns out that he had been shot with a pellet gun, evident from the remaining bullet fragments in his leg. Bingo required same-day emergency surgery to repair his femur, which was smashed into two pieces.
Extensive recovery followed, which equated to mounting vet bills—$1,500 to be exact.
“Even though our cat’s welfare was most important, in the back of our minds, the money was still obviously a major concern,” the Millers told us. “…We really appreciated not only ASPCA Pet Health Insurance’s prompt action on this terrible matter but also their professional manner all around. We love him and are so glad that our decision to do everything possible to make him well again was supported due to our coverage!”
The Millers ended up receiving more than $1,100 in return for their claim. And Bingo is back at his window perch, monitoring the backyard.
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