10/4/18 – Fatgirl is a 13 year old rescue who had not been spayed. We were asked to pay for her to be spayed and, of course, I said, “at 13 — is it necessary”. Well, the doctor said yes to avoid her getting pyrometra. Pyrometra is a secondary infection that occurs as a result of hormonal changes in the female reproductive tract. It is a serious and life-threatening condition that must be treated quickly and aggressively.
So, I approved the spay and wouldn’t you know –– pyrometra was found along with mummified puppies in the womb. So what we thought would be a preventative spay turned out to be a life saving surgery. Who knows how much this girl suffered. Fatgirl is doing well after the surgery. Please, please spay/neuter your pets. If you have a little extra money, your donations would be very much appreciated.