It's a male. Looks like he's OK until Friday (unless the nephew insists on them going ahead, which happens quite
often) and I'm hoping the weekend as well. There are also a couple of technicians who take animals home for the weekend, in a pinch.
The clinic really does try to avoid putting down healthy animals but I think they probably fail more often than they succeed
and then there are the legalities. Some people are not interested in seeing their animal re-homed, they just want it done.