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If I Could Turn Back Time

This song was made famous by Cher, but not the Cher in this story. Cher was a six-year-old, 126 lb. bull mastiff who was suffering from a horrible uterine infection called pyometra as a result of not being spayed. This condition manifests itself when bacteria collect and multiplies in a female dog’s uterus and has no way to escape.  If left untreated, pyometra is almost always fatal.

Her owner had just lost her husband, and Cher was all she had left. She couldn’t afford the cost of emergency surgery required to save her beloved dog’s life. Did we mention Cher weighed 126 lbs.? Thanks to generous support from our donors, the HSMC Angel Fund was able to cover the cost of treatment. Surgery was a challenge for such a large dog, but Cher came through with flying colors, thanks to the skilled veterinarians here at HSMC, Dr. Ashley Gillett and Dr. Lindsay Rollend.

If she could turn back time, Cher’s mom would have had her spayed at an early age and avoided this close call. She is grateful to have her best friend back, healthy and happy.

 

Effective April 3, visits to the Adoption Center and Pet Food Pantry are available by appointment only.

Please call 941-747-8808 x 313 or email adoptions@humanesocietymanatee.org to schedule.

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