08/15/2014 05:27 pm ET Updated Aug 15, 2014

Why This Woman Spent $20,000 To Save A Cat With Cancer

After one of her cats recently passed away, Courtney Vaudreuil — who said she is a "magnet" for sick pets — decided to do some research. She looked up every bill in a three-year span of cancer treatments and vet visits for her cat to see how much she spent.

The sum was astonishing: in those three years, Vaudreuil had spent nearly $20,000 on the cat.

"Luckily I did have pet insurance, so not all of that came out of my pocket, but I frankly haven’t added up the ones from the last two years because I just don’t wanna know," Vaudreuil told host Nancy Redd. "I just know that I have very little money left because it all seems to be going to the vet every week. Every time I think I’m out of the hole, I’m right back in it."

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