Sup' RC. I'm making this thread because I want to see how many people would donate a few bucks for a good cause. I was at the vet this morning for an appointment to get two cats fixed (a male and a female). The male needs to be fixed right away as he is 6 months and I don't want him getting a chance to ever spray in the house. The female starting showing signs of an infection of the uterus....I believe she has Pyometra, a life-threatening infection. She was oozing creamy stuff out her yahoo (sometimes normal when in heat) and it started changing color (not good). It was worse last week, but it seems to be better and has cleared up enough on its own that she can be fixed on Monday with the male. Now.......here is the deal. My cat was lucky enough to have had "open Pyometra", where the infection can escape. Once the uterus closes, the infection cannot escape and the cat can get really sick or the uterus can fill up, burst and then the cats dies. As my cat will be getting fixed, any residual infection will be removed during that process (fixing the cat is the recommended action to take when the cat has Pyometra). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyometra As I was discussing this with the vet, she told me a girl had a cat in this morning that had Pyometra so bad that whenever the cat laid down, it left a small puddle of ooze. That cat currently has open Pyometra - REALLY bad Pyometra. My cat was oozing a slight amount - nothing like what the vet described. And, the thing is when they get this infection, they stop eating, etc. Her kitty is really sick. This girl cannot afford to get the cat fixed apparently - so, the vet had to give this girl antibiotics for the cat and sent her home. Sometimes antibiotics don't do the trick. The cat needs to be fixed. As soon as I heard that, knowing what this girl is going through (her cat is lethargic, won't eat and she has to constantly keep cleaning up as it leaks infection all over the place), I wished I didn't have to shelve out the money I am going to pay on Monday morning for two cats to get fixed and that I could help this other cat somehow. On Monday, I am going to ask the vet what happened with this other cat......see if it is getting better. If it is, then good stuff. I'll also check to see if maybe the girl got the cat fixed at the SPCA or something, where she has no money to get it fixed. Do they do that, by the way? If it isn't....do ya'll think we can set up a paypal account linked to the Cobequid Animal Hospital somehow and see if we can't drum up enough cash to get this girls cat fixed? It's around $250.00 for a female cat. 20 or 30 of us at like $7-10 each should get us there. $10 is worth knowing you saved someone some major hard ache. If you would donate something, let me know in this thread and when I find out what happened with the cat, we can take it from there. **Summation or those who hate reading.....** - My cat was sick (Pyometra), but is better and is getting fixed. - Vet tells me of this other cat who is wayyyy more sick and really needs to be fixed or could die, but owner has no money. - I want to help, but need help helping. - Putting a feeler out to see who will help.