There are extreme cases of care and support at Manitoba Mutts. We've selected a few dogs to feature as super heroes. Their will to live, and our generous community of volunteers and donors save their lives. And along the way these dogs touch all the lives of those involved along the way. We call them our Super Troopers. Follow their stories. Share. Donate.
To donate to their care, please visit: http://manitobamutts.org/donate Background: Bliss, Cupid, Lovebug and Sweetheart came into care on February 12, 2015. All of the pups had parvo which caused Lovebug to pass away. Challenges: We are working out their tummy issues and the dehydration that comes with parvo but they’re looking better everyday. All of the pups have gained a lot of weight with their improved health and diet since coming into care but they still face some health hurdles as their immune systems are still weak. Bliss is the runt of the litter but came in healthier than her siblings. She’s a small and quiet girl who prefers to stay out of her siblings antics. She’s also very smart and has figured out the stairs and other challenges in record time! Bliss likes to stay inside and keep warm by cuddling and giving kisses to anyone in her vicinity, including the cat. Sweetheart is getting fluffier everyday! She loves to play outside but when it's time to slow down, she’ll snuggle right into your neck. Sweetheart was the weakest of the three but she’s perked up and loves to wrestle with her brother. She was also very skinny but is now eating like a champ and catching up. Cupid was also very skinny and weak when he came into care. He’s a handsome guy who loves snuggling with his sisters. Although he has the shortest hair of the three, Cupid is always on the top of the puppy pile to keep his sisters safe. As he becomes healthier, Cupid is starting to enjoy wrestling with his sister and running around in the snow. When Cupid slows down for cuddles, he usually snuggles with his siblings, but is always open to cuddle you too! Total vet bills to bring into care: Hospitalization, IV fluids, IV medication and take-home medication: $1500 to treat all three pups. [Funds raised: $542] Update: Bliss, Cupid and Sweetheart still have some tummy issues so they’re staying on a gastro diet for a little longer. They’re getting their first vaccinations this week and are working on their kennel and house training which are coming along nicely. Bliss, Cupid and Sweetheart can all sit for treats and Cupid is shaking a paw! They’re all super snugglers and Bliss is a big kisser, she thinks everything is better with a kiss. Sweetheart is learning to fetch but she hasn't mastered “drop it” yet.
To donate to Bruno’s care, please visit: http://manitobamutts.org/donate Background: Bruno was found in late January with a trapping snare around his neck. Challenges: Bruno’s neck wound is healing well but due to the nature of the trauma, he requires laser therapy. This will help stimulate cell regeneration and blood circulation to allow the area to heal. Total vet bills to bring into care and treat wounds: Neuter, hospital stay, surgical repair of neck wound, medication and laser therapy: $500. Funds raised: $170. Update: Bruno’s laser treatment went well and his wound is now only a scar. He still requires a harness while going for walks to keep his neck safe from damage. Plus, Bruno is now available for adoption!
To donate to Habanero’s care, please visit: http://manitobamutts.org/donate Background: In November 2014, Habanero first came into care as a stray from a small community, where he was being fed by local workers. Challenges: When Habanero’s foster brought him to the vet to be neutered, it was discovered that he had an old pelvis injury, and his right rear leg needed to be amputated. He also had a couple of fractured teeth that needed to be removed. Vet Bills: X-rays, leg amputation, tooth extractions: $939. [Funds raised to date: $939] Successes: Habanero’s surgery went well and he is learning how to live the good life in his foster home. Update: Habanero is doing fantastic! Having three legs doesn’t stop him from running around, being carefree and loving life!
In Memoriam This section is dedicated to the Super Troopers that have crossed over the rainbow bridge, run free sweet babies.
Run free beautiful Akira. We're glad we got to know you. To donate to Akira’s care, please visit: http://manitobamutts.org/donate Background: Akira first came into care in December 2014 as a surrender from a small community in Nunavut, where she used to be part of a sled dog team. Challenges: When Akira came into care, she had an infected, prolapsed uterus. The day after the corrective surgery and spay, she escaped from care. She ran through downtown Winnipeg with her cone still on her head, and got hit by a car. She continued to run all night and late into the next morning through several neighbourhoods. After a massive search by volunteers and people posting sightings online, Akira was finally caught. She was taken straight to the vet to be checked out and, miraculously, she had no new injuries and her stitches were still intact. Successes: Akira’s surgery went well, and she is resting in care after her big adventure. UPDATE: Akira began showing some symptoms such as watery eyes and lethargy so she was brought to the vet. Unfortunately she tested positive for Distemper, a contagious and serious viral illness with no known cure. Akira's foster family took her back home to allow her to spend her final days in a loving home. She passed away on January 14th. Vet Bills: Hospital stay, blood work, fluids, surgery, pain meds: $850. [Funds raised to date: $750] Thank you to all who donated towards Akira's care.
Rest in peace Miss Beazley. We're glad we could show you love. To donate to Miss Beazley’s vetting costs please visit: http://manitobamutts.org/donate.html Background: Miss Beazley came into care as a stray from a Manitoba community on October 31, 2014. She was living outdoors in a school yard, where the principal watched over her until we could bring her into care. Challenges: When Miss Beazley came into care, she had a broken hip, was severely dehydrated and underweight, had bloody stool, refused to eat, and was very lethargic. Testing revealed that she also had parvovirus, a life-threatening disease. Miss Beazley was so weak that she would not have been able to handle the surgery and intensive parvovirus treatment. She was beyond our help and the best thing for her was to end her pain. Vet Bills: hospitalization, IV fluids and meds, x-rays, euthanasia, cremation: $700. [Funds raised to date: [$460]
Rest in peace sweet Ace. To donate to Ace’s vetting costs please visit: http://manitobamutts.org/donate.html Background: Ace came into care as a stray from a Manitoba community on September 26, 2014. Challenges: While in his foster home Ace's foster mom noticed that he was lethargic and had difficulty breathing. He was immediately rushed to Southglen Veterinary Hospital. While in care we learned that Ace was suffering from pneumonia. He was immediately put on IV antibiotics and IV fluids. Success: After a couple days of treatment, Ace is getting better! He's currently in his foster home and he will be available for adoption soon. Vet Bills: $1750 for IV antibiotics, IV fluids, and boarding. [Funds raised to date: $960] UPDATE: Ace was introduced to you all as a Super Trooper last week and after rebounding for a few days he took a sudden turn for the worse. Ace's foster mom noticed that his symptoms were coming back and rushed Ace to an emergency vet hospital on Thanksgiving weekend. Ace then suffered from three grand mal seizures and it was apparent that whatever he had, he wasn't going to recover from. While we don't know for sure, his pneumonia-like symptoms now combined with seizures point to distemper being the likely cause of death. Run free Ace, we're glad we could show you love.