4-year-old pit bull named Sandy owes her life to a spay surgery that came not a moment
too soon. Sandy’s guardian had learned from her veterinarian that Sandy had a
serious uterine infection, and while spay surgery would probably have cured it
immediately, the vet’s bill for the procedure would have been at least $900.
Sandy’s owner opted for far less costly antibiotic treatment, but two weeks
later, Sandy’s condition worsened. She stopped eating, and her distraught
guardian called PETA for advice.
that Sandy was gravely ill, the head of our Mobile Clinics Division rearranged the clinics’
schedules so that Sandy could be spayed the very next day (for free, a service that
we offer for all pit bulls). During the operation, PETA’s vet discovered that
Sandy also had an enormous ovarian tumor. Suffering from two serious diseases,
she almost certainly would have died, likely within days, without surgery.
Sandy been spayed as a puppy, she never would have developed the painful
infection and ovarian tumor that put her life at risk. She is a living example
of how spaying and neutering not only prevents unwanted animals from being born into a
world bursting at the seams with unwanted ones but also protects the health of
those who are already here.
two mobile clinics spayed or neutered 770 animals in May, including Kharma,
whose guardian was so grateful to have her spayed that despite his very limited
income, he donated $75 to the program:
We also spayed Muffin, who had already had one litter
of kittens for whom her guardian had difficulty finding homes:
stories like these occurring again and again each and every day, and you get some
idea of the vital work performed by our mobile clinics every month.
Article source: PETA Files