YOU now have the moral AND legal obligation to get these animals to a vet, no matter the cost
Sorry to burst your bubble, but there was never a law passed to obliged us to take our pets to the vet. As long as humanity considers pets to be objects to the owners, we will have problems with that. I spent 750$ on vet bills for a roughneck who still died in the end. If I had to do it again, I would, only would try to spend the money on a vet who knows his stuff.