My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Pet Assistance, Inc., New Preston, CT, USA
My dog Sophie is approximately 10 years old. Before she came to live with me she was used as a puppy mill by an apartment breeder that never invested any of the money she made from the puppies into Sophie's health care. That woman abandoned both Sophie and Sophie's daughter Bella with me when I dog sat for her. It wasn't until the dogs were staying with me that I found out about Sophie being used as a puppy mill. I got the dogs vaccinated and micro-chipped then started saving to get the dogs spayed. Then I discovered that Sophie had a large mammary mass. In just a few months it doubled in size and a few new small mammary masses appeared so we went to see the vet. Her vet recommended that we remove the mammary masses and send them out for histopathology asap. I am disabled and on social security so saving up takes time which we didn't have. I only had $200 saved at the time of the appointment but the estimate was for $366 - $487. So I started searching the internet for help and found Pet Assistance Inc. Ruth got back to me quickly and was able to help with some of the bill. The vet only accepts cash or check so Ruth got in touch with the vet's office and made arrangements to send a check so there were no worries on the day of surgery.
Sophie's surgery went well although the planned surgery was changed to remove just the large mammary mass and send it out for histopathology and wait for the results before we remove the smaller masses and spay her. The results have come in and the mammary mass was not cancer. It was benign. So we will be moving forward with her second surgery as soon as she is healed from the first. We would not have gotten this far without help from Ruth at Pet Assistance Inc.