A Local Tragedy Reminds Us that February is Spay/Neuter Awareness Month
A tragic story this week in Abilene shows why everyone should spay and neuter their dogs and cats.
A young Dachshund was impregnated by the “dog next door” that jumped the fence.
All was well even during the pregnancy until it was time to give birth. The first puppy was delivered dead.
The poor mother could not deliver the others. The owner quickly checked with local vets and was told that saving her dog would cost up to $800 or more which the owner did not have.
The owner finally contacted Rescue the Animals, SPCA, and we found a vet that would take care of the dog for under $200. The little dog was rushed into surgery. Her uterus had burst and one puppy was “floating around in her abdomen,” according to the vet.
Despite severe damage, the dog survived surgery and seemed to be doing well. Unfortunately, she died overnight having sustained too much damage to survive.
If this poor little Dachshund been spayed, she would still be alive. Also, spaying the dog through Rescue the Animals, SPCA would have been much cheaper than the unsuccessful surgery.
February is Spay Neuter Awareness Month, but pet owners should think about spay neuter all year long and how it can save lives.
Call 698-SPCA for low-cost Spay/Neuter that everyone can afford.