Fighting for Life

My name is Christina Carney. I do not want to be anonymous, but Hartz should want to be. The president/ CEO of this company should be mortified and ashamed every day of his/her life!! They are killing animals left and right. The Vet told me that they see 2-4 deaths a week with the products that are sold over the counter by HARTZ!!
I cannot believe that these products are still on the market. I found out too late. I have twin 7 month old kittens. I applied the Hartz flea cat drops on Saturday morning at approximately 8: 45 AM .

By 2 pm my smallest kitten was bleeding from her mouth, nose, her eyes were completely dialted, she could not breathe and was convulsing so violenty that the deep scratches on my arms from carrying her into the car are the only visible reminders of what took place. My cat sezed and convulsed inthe back seat of my car as I drove 90 miles an hour to the fire department hoping that they would be able to tell me where to go in my area. I finally found St. Francis Animal Hospital, put the car in park, left the car running and door wide open, running to save my kittens life, within 5 minutes of the Vet administering valium and an IV she was dead.

Her temperature was reported as being 108. Even if she had been saved, she would have never been the same, while cryinghysterically in the emergency room at the thought that I did nthis to my baby I remmbered that there was another Kitten at the house. I called by best friend Kim, and asked her to rush to my home and retrieve the other kitten, she arrived at the Vet with my other kitten who was seizing, yet mildly in comparison to what I had witnessed with my first Kitten.
The second kitten spent 12 hours inthe emergency veterinary hospital. I picked her up on Sunday Nov 4th only to realize that she was temporarily paralyzed. The fight for life began the minute we left the hospital until today. She came home to us in distress, not being able to wlk or go the bathroom on her own. I could not leave her for one minute. There were points during the day which I had questioned if I had done the right thing by bringing her home and not putting her to sleep, but then I would look at her in my arms and realize that she was trully fighting for life. I was going to do what i had to do to bring her back and recover fully. The hardest part in all of this horrific tradgedy waws having to come home and tell my 5 and 8 year old daughters that one of their cats had died. I am an adult, I knew that with time I would be able to erase the horific images that wer embedded and constantly running through my head. I hate fact that there was nothing that I could do to help the baby kitten. she had convulsed so badly that she had scrathced herself and bitten her tongue in half. She had lost control of her bowels when she was with me, and I knew in my heart that she was not going to make it, I am a medic myself. I found out too late about thie product that I had used. I had people telling me withiin 24 hrs of my animals death that I should sue Hartz, and that is when I found you site. My second cat is recovering well. She is walking 48 hours later and doing well. She is still a ittle wobbly on her feet, but she is progressing every hour. She is now noticing that her sister is gone and is extremely lonly. She cried last night and this morning. It is a deep very distinct cry that breaks my heart. I cry every time I hear it.
The word will not get out if we do not share our stories and do something about this. I do nt understand why vets have not issued statements or fight to get this taken off of the market? Is there something that I am missing in all of this?? Are there law suits out against HARTZ? Have they been sued? I am lloking to have my story heard and I am looking for answers. Please email me in refernce to thie situation. I would love to hear from andy and everyone. My name is Christina Carney. My cat that passed away in the 3rd of November 2007 was Brooklyn and the cat that was able to pull through is New York. I am not anonymous becasue I want people to know who I am , what I have been through and what i am wiilling to do to prevent others from dying. I can be reached at [email protected] .

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