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It has been confirmed, my second and only other dog, the sister of the same litter to the first one also has pyometra confirmed today by the vet, unfortunately we've exhausted all our financial resources last month saving the other dog and im afraid theres nothing we can do to help this one

i dont know what else to do, i started a gofundme page but i do not think i will raise enough in time which is unfortunate because i can afford $100 a month in payments, i just cant afford the upfront cost all at once and they wont do a payment plan and they dont take carecredit

any thoughts, ideas, or assistance would be much appreciated
 

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Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't this disease one of the uterus? Why don't you just get the dog spayed?
an emergency spay is the procedure they do for this, but its $400 as it takes extra care because its an infection, we were going to spay her normally this month but blindsided with other financial problems so we were planning to do it in early march.. unfortunately the infection happened before we could
 

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an emergency spay is the procedure they do for this, but its $400 as it takes extra care because its an infection, we were going to spay her normally this month but blindsided with other financial problems so we were planning to do it in early march.. unfortunately the infection happened before we could
Check with other vets, even if you drive some may have more feaisable plans.
 

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Have you contacted the animal shelter and asked if they have any programs you can use? The shelter in my town, and has such programs if the pet needs an emergency procedure. They'd rather help the owner get their pet the medical care they need rather then having the pet abandoned at the shelter, denied care, or put down for something that's correctable.
 
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As someone else suggested, try calling your local shelters, some of them do have vets which treat "hardship cases", or they may have a suggestion as to who to try calling. If your dog is any specific breed, and you can find a rescue group dedicated to that breed (or if not, you may try some all breed groups), they may have a rapport with a vet and be able to help you to get care, or be willing to help you raise funds. Will your vet "hold" a check for part of the amount? Can you pawn something you don't use daily (jewelry? etc- if things will get better for you, you'd be able to get it back)? I've seen people put all kinds of stories on craigslist and facebook regarding their own as well as rescued animals health needs, and people come out of the woodwork to help out, whether because they feel for the owner or the dog. Ask your vet first if they would accept payments like that, then most people will put the hospital's information so payment can be made directly to them which makes it look more legit.

There are a lot of financial assistance groups and ideas listed here:
Financial Aid for Pets | Best Friends Animal Society not sure if you've tried all these?
 

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Try applying for care credit: Healthcare Financing Credit Card | CareCredit

Most vet clinics will take care credit...It's basically a credit card for health care. For charges over $200, they will let you pay it off interest free if you can do so on 6 months. Otherwise the APR isn't bad at all. You can apply online and know if you get approved instantly.
i think says in OP post tehy wont take care credit
 

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its true, they wont, and i have a lot of my stuff listed on craigslist.. fortunately i did manage to borrow money to do the surgery last night, i still need to raise funds to pay them back, but it at least gives me a little more time
 

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up until last month i never even heard of pyometra or even knew such a thing was a problem, but myself personally the few female dogs ive owned were either breed or fixed but most my dogs have been male.. so when it hit the one dog last month that was the first ive ever heard of it, and it hit this other dog literally 2 weeks after the stitches came out of the last one
 

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Even dogs that are used for breeding can still get pyometra, since ethical breeders don'r breed on every heat throughout the dog's lifetime, though it's common in older dogs and dogs who have never had litters. It's just bad luck that both your girls developed it around the same time (though it wouldn't be much better for them to develop it months apart, you may have had time to have the second one spayed) though maybe a little less coincidental since they are littermates and their bodies are similar genetically. Hopefully her surgery goes well, and she's back to normal soon :)
 

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now im very angry, the vet decided to tack on another $144 dollars and says they wont let her come home unless we pay it, while threatening another $60 a day if we dont pay it.. is this legal? i feel like calling the police
 

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What was the $144 for?
 

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overtime fee or some load of crap like that

when my brother picks her up, i told him to get a copy of the signed agreement as well as their statement that they were keeping the dog until payment so i can look it over and see if i should be talking to the police or pursue legal action
 

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They didn't give you a copy of the contract when you signed it? That is odd, I always have been given a copy of everything without having to ask.
I know when they give you a price it is normally an estimate of the cost. And may be more or less(rarely) depending on how the surgery goes. It could be that the surgery took longer than planned, I don't know. Definitely get an itemized bill and read over your agreement.
 

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im having my brother get a detailed copy of the bill, a copy of the contract and if possible, a statement signed to the receipt that they were keeping the dog in exchange for the added costs
 

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im having my brother get a detailed copy of the bill, a copy of the contract and if possible, a statement signed to the receipt that they were keeping the dog in exchange for the added costs
so in other words you letting them keep her instead of paying for the extra cost?
 

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so in other words you letting them keep her instead of paying for the extra cost?
I don't know if he has it or not. But not everyone has extra money on them. I wouldn't jump on it just yet. There have been times I've had the money but not on me at that second and it took a little time to get it.
 
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