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Finding Free or Low Cost Pet Clinics in Florida

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Sometimes the cost of pet veterinary care can be prohibitive. Don't give up; many areas have low cost pet clinics. This is a guide about finding free or low cost pet clinics in Florida.
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May 31, 2017

My name is Kayla and my female Pit was just diagnosed with pyometra. She has been going on like this for almost 2 weeks now. The vets are surprised she is still living. I don't have 800-1200 dollars for surgery and no vet will help me in Miami Dade county unless I pay them upfront. This is a life or death situation and no one will help me. I'm desperate. Any suggestions?

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May 31, 20170 found this helpful
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Try:
SPCA Florida
5850 Brannen Rd S. Lakeland, FL 33813
(863)646-7722

I hope she gets better!

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June 3, 20170 found this helpful
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Hello Kayla,
I am very sorry that you and your baby are having so many problems. Pet care is expensive and veterinarians rarely do pro bono services but you may be able to make arrangements to pay over a period of 6 months through
https://www.carecredit.com./

You should first contact the SPCA:

https://www.spc … ida.org/contact/

Here is another link that may be able to offer information in your area:

http://www.miam … s/contact-us.asp
Another possibility is taking her to a veterinary college as they sometimes will take cases like this. There is a college for pre-veterinary students in Dade county so you might give them a call.

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Here is a link that offers information about pyometra for readers who are unfamiliar with this problem:

http://www.petm … etra_hyperplasia

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June 1, 20170 found this helpful

The Humane Society or the ASPCA can help you.

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June 1, 20170 found this helpful

I live in Massachusetts. My daughter brought home a 1 yr old cat that was being neglected by the two 21 yr old boys that owned her. She too had pyometra. It was horrible. I live in Massachusetts and we brother to a branch of Angell Memorial Hospital and we're told that because it was an emergency surgery it was going to be $3,000. I spoke to the financial woman & the doctor and just started crying. I don't have that kind of money to come up with last-minute. The doctor took me aside and said she was going to pump her up with antibiotics, she then also gave me a prescription for strong antibiotics that I could get filled at the local Walmart and take her home and then make an appointment for the surgery. It would cut the cost in half because if an appt can be made, it is no longer considered an emergency to the billing people. (crazy...) She also told me to get "Care Credit" https://www.carecredit.com. Even if you have horrible credit they tend to give it to you and most of the time you have at least 6 months to pay it off interest-free. Try it, it can only help. It saved my little 5lb kittys life (who btw, even though she is a female we tend to call her Napoleon because she's tiny and she walks around the house like she owns it and she's always swiping at the 20 lb cat who could care less .)

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