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Sophie’s Pyometra Story

Spaying female cats and dogs not only ensures they can’t have puppies and kittens but it also prevents the possibility of pyometra, a serious and potentially life-threatening infection of the uterus. 

In April, Sophie came into our clinic, desperately needing help. Her mom had taken her to another veterinary clinic after noticing something was off about Sophie. There she was diagnosed with pyometra. Sophie’s mom called around to get Sophie the surgery she needed but everywhere quoted her over $1,000. She knew she couldn’t afford that but wanted to get Sophie that medical attention she needed. That’s when she turned to Planned PEThood for help.

Luckily, our veterinarian was able to squeeze her into the schedule right in time as our surgery team finished the last dog. Sophie had a pretty bad case of pyometra but thanks to our amazing medical team and our fantastic supporters, she got the help she desperately needed.