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.

Ni Zues’ Story

Background: Ni Zues came into care with part of his tail chopped off. 

Challenges: The vet was able to determine that someone had tried to dock Ni Zues’ tail with an elastic band. As a result, there was too much infection and dead tissue around the area so Ni Zues needed to have the remainder of his tail amputated.

Total estimated vet bills: Surgery and hospitalization: $550. Funds raised $0.

**If you would like to help Ni Zues, please donate to http://manitobamutts.org/how-to-help/donate/ and be sure to include a note in Paypal with his name, so your generosity goes directly to his care.**

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Abel’s Story

Background: Abel was very skinny when he was found and was walking with a limp.

Challenges: We discovered that Abel was limping due to some broken toes. He also has some baby teeth that need to be extracted.

Total estimated vet bills: X-rays, weekly splint and bandage changes, hospitalization and teeth extractions: $2000. Funds raised: $0.

**If you would like to help Abel, please donate to http://manitobamutts.org/how-to-help/donate/ and be sure to include a note in Paypal with his name, so your generosity goes directly to his care.**

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Captain’s Story

Background: Captain was found during a rescue run with her brother and sister. 

Challenges: When Captain was picked up, she had an elastic band wrapped tightly around one of her ears, cutting off her circulation.

Total estimated vet bills: Ear repair surgery, IV fluids, hospitalization and pain medications: $700. Funds raised $120.

**If you would like to help Captain, please donate to http://manitobamutts.org/how-to-help/donate/ and be sure to include a note in Paypal with her name, so your generosity goes directly to her care.**

Take a look in the comments to view more pictures of Captain's injury.

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Mellow’s Story

Background: Mellow was found living outside of a fire hall.

Challenges: During Mellow’s intake exam, we discovered that she has a fractured leg that needs FHO surgery.

Total estimated vet bills: X-rays, surgery, IV fluids, hospitalization and pain medications: $1500. Funds raised $50.

Update: Mellow’s surgery went well and she is recovering in her foster home.

**If you would like to help Mellow, please donate to http://manitobamutts.org/how-to-help/donate/ and be sure to include a note in Paypal with her name, so your generosity goes directly to her care.**

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Alyssa’s Story

Background: Alyssa was hit by a truck when she was two-months-old and started walking with a hop to compensate for her injury.

Challenges: Alyssa’s body tried healing the fracture in her right hind leg from the accident but unfortunately it wasn’t healing properly so her leg needed to be amputated.

Total estimated vet bills: X-rays, amputation, IV fluids, hospitalization and pain medications: $1250. Funds raised $113.

Update: Alyssa is now recovering in her foster home and is doing well. The little girl really wants to motor around with her three legs but she needs to sit still to rest.

**If you would like to help Alyssa, please donate to http://manitobamutts.org/how-to-help/donate/ and be sure to include a note in Paypal with her name, so your generosity goes directly to her care.**

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Marbles’ Story

Background: Marbles was picked up by a town worker who noticed that she was alone and that she may have mange.

Challenges: During Marbles' intake exam, she tested positive for parvo.

Total estimated vet bills: Parvo test, IV fluids, hospitalization, antibiotics: $620. Funds raised $20.

**If you would like to help Marbles, please donate to http://manitobamutts.org/how-to-help/donate/ and be sure to include a note in Paypal with her name, so your generosity goes directly to her care.**

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Macy’s Story

Background: Macy was very skinny when she was found limping with an injured leg.

Challenges: Macy tested positive for parvo during her intake exam. She was hospitalized but continued to decline in health. Macy received multiple blood transfusions and eventually became bright enough to go home with her foster.

Total estimated vet bills: X-rays, parvo test, IV fluids, hospitalization, antibiotics, bloodwork and blood transfusions: $3000. Funds raised $30.

**If you would like to help Macy, please donate to http://manitobamutts.org/how-to-help/donate/ and be sure to include a note in Paypal with her name, so your generosity goes directly to her care.**

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Ruffles’ Story

Background: Ruffles was found outside of a nursing station. 

Challenges: Ruffles was not feeling well and was walking wobbly so she was taken to the vet where they found that she was having some neuro symptoms. She has been to multiple vets for testing; her distemper test was negative; Nothing is showing up in her blood work either. Ruffles may have some sort of damage or malformation in her brain but no doctor can say for sure.

Total estimated vet bills: Multiple tests, bloodwork/chem panels, IV fluids, hospitalization: $800. Funds raised $113.

**If you would like to help Ruffles, please donate to http://manitobamutts.org/how-to-help/donate/ and be sure to include a note in Paypal with her name, so your generosity goes directly to her care.**

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Auggie’s Story

Background: Auggie was found after a forest fire and it's unknown how he was injured.

Challenges: Auggie’s leg was fractured and the doctor wasn’t sure if surgery would prevent long-term problems so Auggie’s leg was amputated.

Total estimated vet bills: X-rays, amputation surgery, hospitalization and pain medications: $1000. Funds raised $350.

Update: Auggie’s surgery went well and he’s currently resting in his foster home.

**If you would like to help Auggie, please donate to http://manitobamutts.org/how-to-help/donate/ and be sure to include a note in Paypal with his name, so your generosity goes directly to his care.**

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Ziggy’s Story

Background: Ziggy was living under a teacher’s deck for almost a year.

Challenges: Ziggy has a lot of crystals in his urine and a very enlarged prostate from an infection. He’ll also require tooth extractions.

Total estimated vet bills: Urinalysis, bloodwork, x-rays and a surgery with tooth extractions: $1100. Funds raised $200.

**If you would like to help Ziggy, please donate to http://manitobamutts.org/how-to-help/donate/ and be sure to include a note in Paypal with his name, so your generosity goes directly to his care.**

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Veto’s Story

Background: Veto was in the Altona pound when he was picked up by Furever Friends Cat Rescue and brought into our care.

Challenges: Veto went into surgery to have some teeth removed but when the doctors tried to wake him after surgery, Veto stopped breathing. Thankfully Veto began breathing again but it’s on and off and he's currently on oxygen. Veto is not stable enough to leave the vet. 

Total estimated vet bills: Surgery with teeth extractions, x-rays, hospitalization and bloodwork: $1250. Funds raised $226.

**If you would like to help Veto, please donate to http://manitobamutts.org/how-to-help/donate/ and be sure to include a note in Paypal with his name, so your generosity goes directly to his care.**

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Noelle’s Story

Background: Noelle was a community stray before coming into our care.

Challenges: During Noelle’s intake exam, we found kidney worms and one of her kidneys is too far gone so it’ll need to be removed. She also has a fractured tooth that will need to be extracted during her surgery.

Total estimated vet bills: Surgery, tooth extraction, medications and hospitalization: $1500. Funds raised: $275.

**If you would like to help Noelle, please donate to http://manitobamutts.org/how-to-help/donate/ and be sure to include a note in Paypal with her name, so your generosity goes directly to her care.**

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Barbie’s Story

Background: Barbie was very skinny when she was picked up on a rescue mission with her daughter Skipper. Barbie has had several litters in the past but has recently been spayed by K9 Advocates.

Challenges: Barbie’s tests came back positive for both heartworm and kidney worms. To top it off, poor Barbie also has bone shards in her stomach so she'll need to be hospitalized for a couple days. The shards have been passing through her stool but she’ll need more x-rays to ensure that they are moving through fine.

Total estimated vet bills: Hospitalization, x-rays, ultrasounds, medications, surgery to remove her kidney, heartworm treatments: $4000. Funds raised: $248.

**If you would like to help Barbie, please donate to http://manitobamutts.org/how-to-help/donate/ and be sure to include a note in Paypal with her name, so your generosity goes directly to her care.**

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Chevy’s Story

Background: Chevy (His Mutts name is Stud) was born in care in 2013 and had been adopted out as a young pup. Sadly he's been returned to our care at no fault of his own.

Challenges: Shortly after coming back into care Chevy's foster noticed that he didn't put very much pressure on his hind leg and had difficulty going up the stairs. We sent him to the vet to get him assessed, it turned out he has a fully ruptured ACL and will need TPLO (Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy) surgery.

Total Estimated vet bills: Hospitalization, surgery, medications: $2600. Funds raised: $1004.

**If you would like to help Chevy (a.k.a. Stud), please donate to http://manitobamutts.org/how-to-help/donate/ and be sure to include a note in Paypal with his name, so your generosity goes directly to his care.**

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Sarabi’s Story

Background: When Sarabi was found by community members they thought she was pregnant, but after a day realized that she already had her puppies! They followed her into the community so she could lead them to her babies. They found nine puppies who were roughly five weeks old, that were living under an abandoned house. One of Sarabi’s babies had a neck wound and two others were found to have heart murmurs.

Challenges: During Sarabi’s intake exam she was diagnosed with lyme disease, anaplasmosis, and heartworm.

Total estimated vet bills: X-rays, heartworm treatment and medication: $1000. Funds raised: 100%.

Update: Big thanks to Jon G. for donating $940 towards Sarabi’s care!! Sarabi’s medical fees are now completely paid off thanks to you and everyone who supported our Super Troopers!! This gorgeous girl is now ready for her treatments.

**If you would like to help Sarabi, please donate to http://manitobamutts.org/how-to-help/donate/ and be sure to include a note in Paypal with her name, so your generosity goes directly to her care.**

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Woody’s Story

Background: Woody has been living outside his entire life but thankfully the people in the community were feeding him. He waited patiently for 3 years to be rescued.

Challenges: Woody has tested positive for heartworm.

Total estimated vet bills: Pre-treatment medications, tests and heartworm treatments: $1000. Funds raised: 100%.

Update: Woody has finished the first round of heartworm pills but he definitely doesn’t mind since they’re hidden in roast beef - Yumm!

When Woody first came into care, he wasn’t interested in toys but now that he’s comfortable in his foster home he loves to play! He also likes having his paw held while being pet.

Woody likes to howl at sirens if he’s outside for a walk but is nice and quiet once he’s inside. He’s also a gentleman who doesn’t make any accidents while he’s loose all day in the house. This smart guy has recently started moving his leash around when he wants to go out too! 

Woody had his first heartworm injection and is now taking it easy on his foster's couch. 

**If you would like to help Woody, please donate to http://manitobamutts.org/how-to-help/donate/ and be sure to include a note in Paypal with his name so your generosity goes directly to his care.**

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In Memoriam
This section is dedicated to the Super Troopers that have crossed over the rainbow bridge, run free sweet babies.

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Rest in peace Jasko

Background: Jasko was hit by a car a couple days before coming into our care. 

Challenges: Jasko’s back leg was dangling - he had one shattered femur and another broken femur. Jasko was suffering and recovery would have been too hard for him, so sadly we needed to euthanize him.

Total estimated vet bills: Hospitalization, pain medications, x-rays and euthanization: $710. Funds raised $113.

**If you would like to donate towards Jasko’s memory, please go to http://manitobamutts.org/how-to-help/donate/ and be sure to include a note in Paypal with his name, so your generosity goes directly to his memoriam.**

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Run free little ones

Background: Fire and Rain were found outside of a nursing station.

Challenges: Both Fire and Rain started showing signs of canine distemper which is a contagious and serious viral illness with no known cure, so both girls needed to be euthanized before their suffering worsened. 

Total estimated vet bills: Parvo and distemper tests, blood work, IV fluids, antibiotics, hospitalization and euthanization: $1450. Funds raised: $70.

**If you would like to donate towards Fire and Rain's memories, please go to  http://manitobamutts.org/how-to-help/donate/ and be sure to include a note in Paypal with their names, so your generosity goes directly to their memoriam.**

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Run Free Rusty

Background: Rusty was found tied up at a dump with no food or water. He has a tattoo but the WHS can’t trace it to anyone.

Challenges: Rusty is having stomach issues and either his leg or hip may have artheritis because he is walking very stiff. Rusty is house trained but he has bladder issues. He has scar tissue in his ear and two bald spots in his armpits from licking which is caused by pain. When Rusty eats too fast he vomits and he’s fighting an infection as his white blood cell count is extremely high. 

Total estimated vet bills: Daily pain medications, urinalysis and multiple blood work panels: $1000. Funds raised: 100%.

Update: Rusty passed away in his sleep on June 2. For the short time that Rusty was in care, he’d like to stick his nose in the grass and have his big fluffy butt in the air. On the way to his vet appointments, Rusty would bark like a seal because he wanted his foster to drive with her hand on him. Rest in peace Rusty, you were very loved in your final days. Thank you to Rusty’s foster family for giving him a peaceful and loving home.

**If you would like to help Super Troopers like Rusty, please donate to http://manitobamutts.org/how-to-help/donate/ and be sure to include a note in Paypal with the Super Trooper's  name, so your generosity goes directly to their care.**

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Unfortunately the news we have to share this morning is not what we were hoping for.

Lexi's surgery was sadly unsuccessful. Her bladder had completely detached from her ureter and the attempt to reattach it, didn't work as she was such a small girl. Urine filled her abdomen and she was in a lot of pain, so the decision was made to let her go.

We want to thank to Alicia from Strays That Can't Pay Inc. who alerted us of this poor baby and for transporting her to the vet. 

Another thanks goes to Dr. Carla Loewen and her team from Virden Animal Hospital for doing all they could to save her, and for comforting her as she passed. 

Run free over the rainbow bridge little Lexi, may you feel no more pain.

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Rest in Peace Sweet Perry

Background: Perry was a stray who was seen hanging out in a group of other dogs.

Challenges: Perry was in rough shape. He was extremely skinny, had some missing teeth and had mange disease.  

Total estimated vet bills: Antibiotics for a severe skin infection and UTI, bloodwork, urinalysis and kidney worms removal: $360. Funds raised: 100%.

Update: Unfortunately we had to let Perry go over the weekend. He had multiple medical issues including mange, UTI, kidney worms, and severe separation anxiety that was so hard for him that he couldn't even handle being in a kennel for a few minutes. He ate through an indestructible kennel and had metal shards in his stomach and lost his teeth after being alone for under an hour. Poor fellow spent too many years without a home. We thank his foster home for showing him love his last few days, and for being with him as he crossed the rainbow bridge. Rest in peace sweet Perry.

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Run free sweet Hally

Background: Hally was very emaciated when found; There was no contact information through her tattoo but records show that she was spayed in 2010 and had no other vetting since.

Challenges: Hally was brought to the vet because she was lethargic and wouldn’t eat. Her bloodwork showed us that she had elevated liver enzyme levels which means that she most likely had liver damage. Hally also tested positive for heartworm.

Total estimated vet bills: Bloodwork, x-rays, IV fluids, hospitalization and euthanasia: $660. Funds raised $100.

Update: It was too dangerous to do a biopsy since Hally was extremely sick and severely emaciated so she was let go on August 31, 2016.

If you wish to donate to Hally’s memoriam fund to help cover the bills, you can donate online or by mail. We thank everyone who donates to help us give each animal we bring into care, the best chance for a healthy life. Sometimes even the best efforts can’t win, but we invest the funds to give them each the best shot at life.

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Run free Benny,

Benny first started coming to a lady's house in Black River for food in October. He was too timid for her to take him inside, so she fed him and gained his trust for the next two months. Eventually Benny ventured inside to eat and we planned to bring him in. 

However, Benny disappeared for four days until finally the day before his ride was coming, he returned but it looked like he had been attacked because he had fresh cuts. Benny came into care with serious internal injuries, hernias, multiple puncture wounds, trouble breathing, broken ribs, a raging infection and was euthanized that same night on January 16, 2016. 

Total vet bills: $700
Funds raised: 100%

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Rest in peace sweet girl

This little girl Kia was very sick when she arrived at the Southglen Veterinary Hospital. She was diagnosed with parvo and was so weak that she could barely lift her head. Her owners  surrendered her to MMDR because they couldn’t afford the large treatment fees. She was there for one night and passed away.

If you wish to donate to her memorium fund to help cover the bills, you can donate online or by mail. We thank everyone who donates to help us give each animal we bring into care, the best chance for a healthy life. Sometimes even the best efforts can't win, but we invest the funds to give each animal the best shot at life they can.

Total vet bills: $230
Funds raised: 100%

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Rest in peace little Iggy

Iggy came into care of Manitoba Mutts for three days before she became lethargic, started vomiting, had diarrhea and was diagnosed with Parvo. She was immediately placed on IV fluids, IV medications and was given transfusions. 

Despite the best efforts of the staff at Southglen Vet, poor Iggy continued to deteriorate to the point it was necessary to make the decision to end her pain and suffering. Iggy was let go with her foster parents by her side on April 19, 2015. 

Total vet bills: $1450
Funds raised: 100%

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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: 100%]

Thank you to all who donated towards Akira's care.

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Rest in peace Miss Beazley.
We're glad we could show you love.

To donate to Miss Beazley’s vetting costs please visit:
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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: 100%]

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Rest in peace sweet Ace.

To donate to Ace’s vetting costs please visit:
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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: 100%]

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.

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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.

Chica’s Story

Background: Chica was surrendered into our care at no fault of her own. 

Challenges: Chica’s foster noticed that she was limping so she was brought into the vet for x-rays. The x-rays show that Chica has an abnormality on her right femur, which may be due to an old injury that did not heal properly. However, this does not appear to be the cause of her limping so she’s getting a couple more x-rays to send to a specialist to analyze. Since we are still trying to figure out what the problem is, Chica’s next step is doing a biopsy of her bone marrow to help us find the source to her pain.

Total estimated vet bills: X-rays, medications and biopsy: $300. Funds raised: 100%.

Update: Chica had another x-ray done on her biopsy and everything appears to be fine on her x-ray this time! It may have been a super weird fracture that is almost fully healed now. We aren’t  sure why there were such strange findings for the past two x-rays but the doctor feels she will make a full recovery! Since Chica no longer needs a bone biopsy, the vets have decided it’s safe to spay her and to give her, her final vaccine. However, in three weeks Chica will need to go back for follow-up x-rays to ensure everything is still looking good with her leg so she can fully enjoy life with her new forever family.

**If you would like to help Chica, please donate to http://manitobamutts.org/how-to-help/donate/ and be sure to include a note in Paypal with her name, so your generosity goes directly to her care.**

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Champ’s Story

Background: We were notified about Champ via Norway House Animal Rescue. She was found crawling around, unable to use her hind legs, they suspected that she had been run over. NHAR contacts were able to get her on a plane and send her down to us, her prognosis was not good.

Challenges: After coming into care Champ (who we originally were told was a boy, hence the name) was taken straight to our friends at McLeod Veterinary Hospital for assessment and x-rays. They discovered that she had 2 broken femurs and a fractured pelvis! Thankfully Dr. Scammell at Pembina Veterinary Hospital is confident that he can fix her broken legs and that her fractured pelvis will be able to heal on its own. She will require at least 3 weeks of strict kennel rest, but we have the perfect foster home for her to help with her rehabilitation. Champ is scheduled for surgery on Sunday morning, in the meantime she will be kept comfortable and in the capable hands of the veterinary staff.

Total estimated vet bills: hospitalization, x-rays, pain medication, surgery and after care: $1900. Funds raised: 100%.

**If you would like to help Champ, please donate to http://manitobamutts.org/how-to-help/donate/ and be sure to include a note in Paypal with her name, so your generosity goes directly to her care.**

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Lexie’s Story

Background: Lexie is an older gal who has come back into our care at no fault of her own.

Challenges: Lexie is due for a good dental cleaning as it’s possible she has a few cavities that may need to be removed during surgery. Her gums are also very inflamed and she flinches away when someone touches them.

UPDATE: Huge thanks to the The Ian & Rochelle Laing Family Foundation for donating $625 towards Lexie's care! 

Total estimated vet bills: Surgery: $1050. Funds raised: 100%.

**If you would like to help Lexie, please donate to http://manitobamutts.org/how-to-help/donate/ and be sure to include a note in Paypal with her name, so your generosity goes directly to her care.**

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Deputy’s Story

Background: Manitoba Underdogs Rescue found Deputy while scouting for a spay/neuter clinic. They reached out to us as they didn't want to leave him behind and we luckily had an open spot.

Challenges: During Deputy’s intake exam he tested positive for parvo which is a highly contagious viral illness that can cause vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss and lack of appetite.

Total estimated vet bills: Hospitalization, parvo treatment (IV fluids and medications): $1600. Funds raised 100%.

**If you would like to help Deputy, please donate to http://manitobamutts.org/how-to-help/donate/ and be sure to include a note in Paypal with his name, so your generosity goes directly to his care.**

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Donations saved my life!

The Super Troopers are happy to announce the recruitment of Deputy!

Deputy is doing amazing in his new fur-ever home, and his new family says that he quite the gentleman with their girls and his big furry brother Sheriff! Deputy loves outside as long as he has some company, he social and is very sweet to other dogs he meets. He is quite talented and is learning a bunch of tricks; he can sit, shake a paw, lay down, and stays in his bed during the families meals at the table. Although Deputy has some food aggression at the start he has been working with his family and he’s come along way, he only has a little bit of it now when he has a bone that his big brother wants. 

Deputy has recently found his husky voice and he loves to let the neighbors hear it! He’s a pretty laid back guy for his breed and age, he sleeps right through the night and is quite hard to rise in the morning. Deputy loves to play with his brother Sheriff any chance he gets and doesn’t like to be separated from him. He has had no accidents in the house, sleeps on his bed un-kenneled for up to 8 hours, and is a good boy in his kennel during the day. 

His new fur-ever family is so happy to have this ham join their family. They also say that the cat thing still stands, he LOVES them, but they don’t love him back :p. 

Congratulations Deputy on finding your forever home!

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Lloyd’s Story

Background: Lloyd (LTI) was found in a field with his mom and his eight siblings from the Virgin Radio litter.

Challenges: Unfortunately, Lloyd got in between another dog in the foster home and his supper. Lloyd was rushed to Pembina Veterinary Hospital and had to have eye removal surgery.

Total Estimated vet bills: $1150. Funds raised: 100%.

**If you would like to help Lloyd, please donate to http://manitobamutts.org/how-to-help/donate/ and be sure to include a note in Paypal with his name, so your generosity goes directly to his care.**

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Donations saved my life!

The Super Troopers would like to welcome Lloyd (LTI), now Orbie to the Alumni’s!

Orbie is now 5 months old and already over 40 pounds! He loves running with those long, long legs of his, he’s a very happy boy and will always run to the door to great his new fur-ever family. Orbie is being socialized more and more with other dogs and people; he’s always looking for someone to play with. He’s not too sure about kids, but he is curious about them. 

Orbie has a chinchilla brother and sister which he gets along with well and is never aggressive towards them. Some things Orbie loves are peanut butter, carrots, and strawberries as treats. Orbie is learning every day! He’s learning not to jump up when he gets excited, he knows sit, stay and if you tell him to “go lay down” he makes his way to his bed! He’s currently working on plain old’ lay down.  At night Orbie loves to sleep in his parents’ bedroom but sleeps in his own bed and is pretty good at sleeping through most of the night. 

We’re so happy that Orbie has found his forever home and is settling in nicely.

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Ajax’s Story

Background: Ajax was napping under a car and since he is so small the driver didn't see him there and accidentally backed over him. His family called for help and asked to surrender him so he could get to Winnipeg for the medical attention he needed.

Challenges: One side of Ajax’s abdominal wall is damaged all the way from his legs to his ribs.

Total estimated vet bills: Diaphragmatic hernia repair surgery, hospitalization, antibiotics and pain medications: $1500. Funds raised: 100%. 

Update: It's been a couple weeks since this little land-shark's surgery and he's such a happy little guy!
 
**If you would like to help Ajax, please donate to http://manitobamutts.org/how-to-help/donate/ and be sure to include a note in Paypal with his name, so your generosity goes directly to his care.**

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Ajax has found his fur-ever family and has joined the Super Trooper Alumni!

Ajax has been a great addition to his new fur-ever family, and although one of her new family members is allergic to him, the whole family loves him so… much!

Ajax is well mannered for a puppy but does like to get into trouble sometimes. When he knows he has done wrong he hides under the coffee table. Ajax is also amazing with kids – he’s patient and stays close by. 

Congratulations on finding your fur-ever home Ajax!

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Missy’s Story

Background: Missy was once owned but once her family learned that she has heartworm, they decided to  surrender her to MMDR in hopes of being able to cover the medical fees. Missy has two surviving puppies Taco and Burrito - This is either her second or third litter.

Challenges: Missy has tested positive for heartworm. 

Total estimated vet bills: X-rays, heartworm treatment and medication: $1000. Funds raised: 100%.

Update: Missy has begun her heartworm treatment and is eating much better now. She isn’t fond of other dogs, most likely due to previously having to defend her pups. Missy is currently continuing her treatment and recovering in her foster home.

**If you would like to help Missy, please donate to http://manitobamutts.org/how-to-help/donate/ and be sure to include a note in Paypal with her name, so your generosity goes directly to her care.**

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Missy has joined the Super Trooper Alumni!

Princess Missy (as her new fur-ever family likes to call her) is such an amazingly sweet girl. She is happy to be able to walk and pick up some speed since her recovery. Missy is the boss in her new fur-ever family’s home! She loves her walks so much that when it’s time to go home, she notices and picks up on that fact and will drop to the ground and won’t budge. She is a very happy girl that loves people, cuddles, car rides, walks and most of all treats! 

Missy has brought so much joy to her new family they are all very happy!

Congratulations on finding your fur-ever home Missy!

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Melon’s Story

Background: Melon was found wandering in a community with her sister Grape.

Challenges: Melon was having diarrhea and her foster home noticed there was blood in her stool. We instantly thought it could be parvo. After the test came back negative, she was sent for x-rays and the vet found a foreign object in her stomach. Melon went for  immediate surgery to remove it, and it was discovered to be glass! Poor girl was getting cut up from the inside.

Total Estimated vet bills: Parvo test, x-rays, medications, hospitalization and surgery: $1750. Funds raised 100%.

**If you would like to help Melon, please donate to http://manitobamutts.org/how-to-help/donate/ and be sure to include a note in Paypal with her name, so your generosity goes directly to her care.**

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Melon has found her fur-ever family and has joined the Super Trooper Alumni!

Melon is doing great, growing like a weed – she’s doubled in size!! She is goofy and has all her energy back. Melon loves to talk to everyone and follows her new momma around everywhere, she loves to chase her tail, and get lots of belly rubs.

What her new momma loves most about Melon’s personality is that she is so playful but yet laid back; she’s smart, sneaky and full of attitude.  

We’re so happy that Melon has found her fur-ever home.

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Kahlua’s Story

Background: Kahlua’s owner wasn't able to take care of her or her siblings Malibu and Pimm, so an RCMP officer drove them into Winnipeg to come into care with us.

Challenges: Kahlua had an elastic band wrapped around her tail causing it to become highly infected. Unfortunately Kahlua's tail is so damaged that it will need to be amputated.

Total estimated vet bills: Hospitalization, amputation, IV fluids, medications: $500. Funds raised: 100%.

**If you would like to help Kahlua, please donate to http://manitobamutts.org/how-to-help/donate/ and be sure to include a note in Paypal with her name, so your generosity goes directly to her care.**

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Kahlua now Stella has joined the Super Trooper Alumni!

Stella has found her fur-ever family and they are so happy to have Stella join them as the newest member of their family. 

It took Stella a couple of weeks to become completely comfortable in her new home. Stella fell in love with her sister Sophie almost immediately and Sophia fell in love with Stella equally. They love to snuggle and wrestle, and often run into their humans! She loves to chew so her fur-ever family ensures to have constant supply of raw hides for her. 

From Stella’s fur-ever family: “What we love most about Stella is her loving nature, her beautiful floppy ears and how much she loves to snuggle. 

We are forever grateful for our Stella!

Thank you!
Leah, Will, Marley, Clover and Penny Simmons”

We’re so happy that Stella has found his forever home.

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Shira’s Story

Background: Shira was accidentally run over and was showing a slight limp so she was flown into our care. 

Challenges: After further examination and x-rays during her intake appointment at McLeod Veterinary Hospital, we discovered her femur is completely broken and she has a trauma-induced diaphragmatic hernia - a hole in her diaphragm that allowed her abdominal contents to move into her chest cavity.

Her breathing was very compromised and her liver couldn't even be seen in the x-ray, she needed immediate surgery that unfortunately couldn't be done at McLeod Vet. Thankfully Dr. Skakun at Transcona Veterinary Hospital was available and Shira was transferred right away.

Shira luckily made it through surgery, it was the biggest hernia hole Dr. Skakun had ever seen, and  Shira's entire liver was crammed inside her chest cavity!

Shira's not out of the woods yet, she needs a second surgery to repair her broken femur, which is scheduled for Monday as long as she's strong enough.

Total estimated vet bills: Pain medications, x-rays, hospitalization and surgery for her diaphragmatic hernia, internal injuries and her leg: $2000. Funds raised: 100%.

Update: Shira is doing great and is still smiling! She saw the vet last week and they said that Shira's leg is healing well and her range of motion is as it should be. Ten more sleeps until the hardware comes off!

**If you would like to help Shira, please donate to http://manitobamutts.org/how-to-help/donate/ and be sure to include a note in Paypal with her name, so your generosity goes directly to her care.**

Take a look in the comments below to view pictures of Shira's surgeries.

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Shira is doing great and is still smiling! She saw the vet last week and they said that Shira's leg is healing well and her range of motion is as it should be. Ten more sleeps until the hardware comes off!

**If you would like to help Super Troopers like Shira, please donate to http://manitobamutts.org/how-to-help/donate/ and be sure to include a note in Paypal with her name, so your generosity goes directly to her care.**

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Shira has joined the Super Trooper Alumni!

Shira’s new family says that she is doing great and fitting in really well with her new family and is loving having a big sister (Alumni Addie – formerly Marley) to play with and learn from. 

Shira is really goofy and curious, always giving the most adorable head tilts, fun and loving. She loves to tear around her new backyard and play fetch. Shira and Addie are doing really great with sharing toys and they even bring the Frisbee back to their family together!

Her new family loves that Shira is so silly, playful, full of energy! They think she is a great addition to their family. 

Congratulations on finding your fur-ever home Shira!

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Bouncer’s Story

Background: Bouncer was found alone as a stray.

Challenges: Bouncer has a skin infection and demodex mange disease. He also has a heart murmur that will be re-checked in a month to see if it’s from being anemic. Bouncer may have rickets or club foot as well. Plus, on top of all of this, Bouncer tested positive for parvo.

Total estimated vet bills: Mange treatment, convenia injection for his skin infection, blood work, x-rays, hospitalization, IV fluids and parvo treatment: $2250. Funds raised: 100%.

**If you would like to help Bouncer, please donate to http://manitobamutts.org/how-to-help/donate/ and be sure to include a note in Paypal with his name, so your generosity goes directly to his care.**

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Bouncer has joined the Super Trooper Alumni! Bouncer has been renamed Presley and his new fur-ever family feels so lucky to have him as a part of their family! From his fur-ever family: “He's a super-puppy! Very well-behaved, he's shy at first but still loves getting to know others if you give him some time, loves to play, pounce and dig but equally loves relaxing and cuddling. He astounds us with how fast he learns and how much he steals the heart of anyone who meets him. We call him our old man cause of how miraculously good he is for a 4 month old... and he's a wrinkly pup!” 

Presley has made it very easy for his fur-ever family to fall in love with him.

Congratulations on finding your forever home Presley!

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Jordy’s Story

Background: Jordy came into care with Gemma and Solia who were all brought in with K9 Advocates.

Challenges: During Jordy’s intake exam the doctor noted that he will need dental surgery because he has a very crooked tooth. He’ll need the surgery before it becomes worse and starts to cause problems.

Total estimated vet bills: X-rays, dental surgery: $1200. Funds raised: 100%.

Update: Jordy’s dental surgery went well yesterday and his crooked tooth has been extracted! He’s all set to enjoy a healthy life with his new family. 

Jordy is recovering quite well from his dental surgery and is napping in a sunbeam in his new home. He took his first post-surgery walk in the morning, (just a short one down the street and back), and while he was so excited to be outside exploring again, it appears to have tuckered him out!
Jordy has taken to carrying his blankey around the last couple of days too. Because of his tooth extraction, his new mom had to put away his chew toys temporarily, which was so sad because he loves his toys! He often carries them around and sleeps with them. His blankey has become his new comfort item! His mom says "He looks so big, but he's still a baby, my baby. 💓"

**If you would like to help Jordy, please donate to http://manitobamutts.org/how-to-help/donate/ and be sure to include a note in Paypal with his name, so your generosity goes directly to his care.**

Take a look in the comments below to see Jordy's tooth.

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In mid-May, Jordy who was 6 months had to have a complicated dental surgery to remove one of his upper canine teeth which was impacted and causing swelling and pain in his mouth. This surgery had to be performed by a veterinary dental specialist, and following the surgery Jordy’s new fur-ever family had to administer antibiotics and anti-inflammatories several times per day and rinse his mouth daily with antiseptic solution to ensure he didn’t get an infection.  Poor little Jordy couldn’t eat solid foods for several days and this normally exuberant and frisky boy wasn’t even allowed to play with his toys for two weeks as they could have aggravated his incision site! This wasn’t a happy time for little Jordy who’s normally such a happy puppy. 

Though it was a long recovery, we are pleased to report that with the help of his fur-ever family Jordy came though his dental surgery with flying colors! His mouth has completely healed now, and he is able to eat and play and chew to his heart's content! 

He has been with his fur-ever family for over 4 months now, and they cannot imagine life without his energetic, goofy presence! He is such a loving dog that he can always be found close by, asking for a belly rub. His human sister loves to groom him, and takes good care of his teeth, brushing them every day. He loves all of his toys, but is especially fond of balls, and just loves when his human brother plays hockey outside with him, or football in the play room downstairs. He especially loves nothing more than to go on leash adventures with his little humans, and has made friends with the other children in the neighbourhood too. Everyone knows Jordy!

We are so happy that Jordy has found his fur-ever family!

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Chase’s Story

Background: Chase is from the Modern Family litter.

Challenges: Chase ingested a foreign object and then had some blood in his stool. We were concerned about a blockage but thankfully it turned out to be a bacterial infection which has since been treated.

Total estimated vet bills: X-rays, bloodwork, CBC, fecal smear and antibiotics: $458. Funds raised: 100%.

**If you would like to help Chase, please donate to http://manitobamutts.org/how-to-help/donate/ and be sure to include a note in Paypal with his name, so your generosity goes directly to his care.**

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The Super Troopers would like to welcome Chase to the Alumni’s! 

Chase is doing great! Chase is a pretty chill guy. He loves belly rubs and likes being with the whole family. He likes to hang out around the house and take naps or chew on his favorite toys. Chase is also a big fan of tug-of-war. 

Chase is super smart and can learn tricks and commands in just a couple of sessions. He loves going to for walks and sniffing all that there is to smell along the way. Chase’s fur-ever family takes him to the dog park frequently and he really enjoys running around, and loves meeting and playing with other dogs. The only complaint Chase has about his walks are his harness, and he makes sure to tell his family so by saying “Roo, Roo, Roo, Roo, Roo” and pacing around whenever it’s walk time. But Chase is putting up with the harness and learning his leash manners so that one day he won’t need to wear the harness. 

Chase started K9 education at Woofs n’ Wags not too long ago and we’re sure he will do fantastic! Chase always tries his best to behave and is great with his human siblings. What his family loves most about him is that he is low-key, fun loving, and a good-natured guy who is always a pleasure to have around. 

Congratulations Chase on finding your perfect fur-ever family!

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Wendi’s Story

Background: Wendi was found with her sibling living under a house, and her mom hadn’t been seen in weeks.

Challenges: Wendi has an old eye ulcer and corneal scarring in her eye. While she was in care, the doctor thought she had healed so she was adopted and is now known as Rizzo. Unfortunately, Wendi/Rizzo is now having huge problems with more eye ulcers. 

Total estimated vet bills: Vet visits, medications, eye smears and tests: $738.42.
Funds raised: 100%.

Update: Wendi/Rizzo is scheduled to see a specialist at an eye clinic. Her vet costs will increase once that is completed and a treatment is determined.

**If you would like to help Super Troopers like Wendi, please donate to http://manitobamutts.org/how-to-help/donate/ and be sure to include a note in Paypal with the Super Trooper's  name, so your generosity goes directly to their care.**

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Rizzo (previously Wendi) has joined the Super Trooper Alumni!

Rizzo is doing very well! She recently visited the eye clinic for an ongoing ulcer but has been given a clean bill of health! Way to go Rizzo! Way to be a Super Trooper!

Rizzo is a loving, cuddly puppy who loves to have her belly rubbed. When Rizzo found her fur-ever home she had lots of anxieties about her surrounding and strangers but she is becoming more and more trusting and comfortable every day. 

Her fur-ever family is so thrilled with their puppy Rizzo and their whole Manitoba Mutts experience!

From Rizzo’s fur-ever family: “Thank you so much for all of the volunteer work you do to make this happen for the dogs and the adopting families!”

We are so happy that Rizzo has found her fur-ever home, has a clean bill of health, and is on her way to a very happy carefree life.

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Siouxsie’s Story

Background: Siouxsie was found wandering outside of a community mall.

Challenges: Little Siouxsie has tested positive for parvo during her intake exam.

Total estimated vet bills: Hospitalization, treatment, medications and fluids: $1200. Funds raised: $608.

Update: Siouxsie was quite sick and needed to stay two nights in the hospital. But throughout her treatment, this tough girl was acting happy and energetic. Her good attitude helped her through the process and Siouxsie is now parvo free! 

She’s currently loving life in her foster home where she’s made a new buddy with the other dog. She brings out his playful spirit and they play all day together - did we mention he’s 14! He has really taken a liking to Siouxsie since he's generally not fond of other dogs. (Who wouldn’t love this adorable face!)

Siouxsie is a total husky - she loves being outside in the fresh air and is an independent girl who isn’t a big cuddler. 

**If you would like to help Siouxsie, please donate to http://manitobamutts.org/how-to-help/donate/ and be sure to include a note in Paypal with her name, so your generosity goes directly to her care.**

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Siouxsie now Kina has joined the Super Trooper Alumni!

Kina has been a lovely puppy for her new fur-ever family. She’s very playful with other dogs and has made good friends with her new fur sibling  Cooper. She’s energetic but has been quick to learn new tricks. 

Wherever Kina goes, her new mom gets stopped by people who just really want to meet her. She’s been just the best puppy and a wonderful addition to her new family.  

Congratulations on finding your fur-ever home Kina!

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Elka's Story

Background: Elka, a year old shepherd mix, was found by a concerned community member, limping and in obvious pain.

After closer inspection, it was discovered that the toes on her front right paw had been severed off, most likely from a trap or snare.

We were asked to take Elka into our care and we searched for a foster home, once secured we were able to bring her in.

Challenges: Elka was immediately brought to St. Norbert Animal Hospital to assess her injury. As expected, she will require amputation, but luckily all of the 3 legged Mutts we've had have all bounced back and recovered well, so we are confident Elka will do the same.

She is currently relaxing in her foster home, awaiting her surgery Monday (April 3).

Total estimated vet bills: wound wrapping, surgery, medications etc.: $1300 
Funds raised 100%.

Update: Elka had her surgery yesterday and it went well! During her surgery the vets removed two kidney worms out of Elka that were luckily found in her stomach cavity before they reached her kidneys. Elka went for a short walk outside to go to the washroom and did great on three legs! She was wagging her tail and cuddling with some of the staff and accepting the treats given to her. Elka slept overnight at the vet to help recover and is due to go back for a urinalysis in four weeks to ensure that there are no eggs in her kidneys from the worms. 

**If you would like to help Elka, please donate to http://manitobamutts.org/how-to-help/donate/ and be sure to note her name so your generosity goes directly to her care. 

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The Super Troopers would like to welcome Elka to the Alumni’s! 

As you may remember, Elka was brought into care after she was found by a concerned community member. It was discovered that that the toes on her front right paw had been severed off, (most likely by a trap or snare). Elka had her leg amputated and she rebounded quickly. 

Elka was quickly adopted by her new fur-ever family and she fills their hearts with joy and their home with more happiness than they could have imagined. She’s an inspiration to her family because she doesn’t let her past define her. Elka is a young female dog, full of life, energy and curiosity. Her family says that you may be drawn to her because she only has three legs, but her wonderful temperament, and outgoing personality hooks you in. She approached every new person, every new adventure without fear or hesitation and she is always look for her what’s next to come. 

Elka loves her new pack, especially her dog sister Piper who outweighs her by 50 lbs, but treats her with a kindness that suggests that she knows Elka isn't as stable on 3 legs as she is on 4.  Elka loves to chew antlers, bones and things that dogs are allowed to chew.  She is into a nice schedule and seems to be comforted that twice a day there will be a bowl of food for her and who are we kidding, small treats in between.  Although she likes to be comfortable, she has found true comfort on her owner's bed and will take any opportunity she can to greet her human pack members in the morning and snuggle whenever she can in the evening.  

Elka is an attentive dog and absolutely loves the challenge of chasing the birds in the yard when she gets a chance.  The outdoors is her favorite place to be. 

Elka was fortunate enough to have had a brief stay at her foster Mom and Dad's while her new fur-ever family went for supper and although it was nice to visit she was so happy to be in the car and heading for her home and her pack.  Her new fur-ever family feels so fortunate to have a wonderful girl; they cannot thank Manitoba Mutts enough for the wonderful support, as well as St. Norbert and Fort Garry Vets for the amazing care Elka has received.  

Fur-ever family: ‘Feeling so blessed to be a part of her pack.”

We’re so happy that Elka has found his forever home.

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Shenzi’s Story

(Brown puppy in photo)

Background: Shenzi was adopted in early April but has since become very sick.

Challenges: We thought Shenzi might have parvo but thank goodness it came back negative. She still needed to stay overnight at the vet to do some bloodwork etc. 

Total estimated vet bills: Tests, hospitalization, IV, medications, blood work: $500. Funds raised: 100%.

Update: Turns out Shenzi had a bad case of worms that were causing her to become incredibly sick. She’s currently in her home and recovering very well!

**If you would like to help Shenzi, please donate to http://manitobamutts.org/how-to-help/donate/ and be sure to include a note in Paypal with her name, so your generosity goes directly to her care.**

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Shenzi, now Jersey has joined the Super Trooper Alumni! Jersey has finally caught her break; she was adopted a couple of weeks back in April, and is settling into her fur-ever home. She is recovering from a very bad case of worms but has been making great progress. Jersey has an incredibly sweet nature, but don’t let the sweetness fool you; she can be a rowdy one too. She loves to follow her big brother Scout around and copy everything he does. Jersey likes to play tug with Scout as well as run between his legs, nipping at his ankles to instigate more play time! Jersey can hear the food bag a mile away and eats like a little shark. Jersey is a very smart little girl, she knows to sit before receiving her food bowl or a treat. 

Jersey has growing into the most playful puppy! She loves all the people and animals she meets and tugs at everyone’s heartstrings with her puppy dog eyes. She has been the perfect addition to her fur-ever family!

Congrats Jersey (Shenzi)!

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Miley’s Story

Background: Miley was found walking alone until a driver made a 7 hour trip to pick her up and bring her into care.  

Challenges: Once Miley made it into care, she continued to get sicker and sicker. She not only has tested positive for parvo but she also has rickets, a defective mineralization or calcification of bones that can lead to fractures and deformity. The poor girl also has chewing lice, a tape worm, a skin infection, some balding and a urinary tract infection.

Total estimated vet bills: Medications for parvo, uti, lice, tape worm, mange treatment and skin infection meds: $1500. Funds raised: 100%.

Update: Now that Miley’s lice are gone, her skin is healing and her hair is beginning to grow and thicken. Miley has more than doubled her weight since coming into care! That’s because she’s eating good food to help with any nutritional deficiencies that may have led to her rickets. Miley is now a strong and energetic puppy who loves to play with squeaky toys and balls! She’s even able to keep up to her 70 pound foster sister! 

**If you would like to help Miley, please donate to http://manitobamutts.org/how-to-help/donate/ and be sure to include a note in Paypal with her name, so your generosity goes directly to her care.**

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Miley (now Murphey) has joined the Super Trooper Alumni!

Murphey has found her forever family and is doing really well and settling in nicely. She just loves her little humans so much! She loves to meet new people and really enjoys when people come to see her. 

Murphey is full of energy and loves to play with her toys. Her favorites are a frozen Kong with peanut butter and her rope. Just look how happy she is!

Congratulations on finding your forever home Murphey!

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Wally and Wilson’s Stories

Background: Wally and Wilson were living outside together for the past three years where they were being fed by people in the community. 

Challenges: Both Wally and Wilson have tested heartworm positive.

Total estimated vet bills: Pre-treatment medications, tests and heartworm treatments: $2000. Funds raised: 100%.

Update: Wally has started his heartworm medications and has fully adapted to living inside - although he’s still a little fearful of loud noises. Wally’s appetite has improved, allowing him put on some weight. The medications are also improving Wally’s energy but he still prefers to sleep most of the time. He’s a very relaxed and gentle dog, so relaxed that his foster has never heard him bark! 

His foster says, “Wally is the most loyal pup I have ever met and loves attention from those in his pack. He is respectful of everybody including kids, cats, other dogs and everybody loves him back.”

Wally will continue his medications in the coming months and is scheduled for his final round of vaccinations soon. Once this is complete Wally will be a loyal and loving companion. 
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Wilson has started his heartworm treatment and he’s doing fantastic! His energy is a little bit higher but he’s still a pretty relaxed dog. Wilson gets excited when his foster dad comes home and he loves to roll in the snow when he goes for short leash walks. 

Wilson has also made a couple new friends, Robbie a fellow mutt and Stu the cat. Wilson’s latest accomplishment is mastering the sit. Wilson is scheduled to have his first full round of medications near the end of March.

**If you would like to help Wally and Wilson, please donate to http://manitobamutts.org/how-to-help/donate/ and be sure to include a note in Paypal with their names so your generosity goes directly to their care.**

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Wally has joined the Super Trooper Alumni!

Wally is recovering great from heartworm and has found a family to call his owns. 

Wally is such an amazing friend, he follows his new dad around everywhere he goes. He’s always smiling, he’s gentle and caring. Wally is the first dog to ever be allowed to lick his dad and everything about Wally makes his dad smile, and he’s always able to brighten up those tough days. 

Wally is very welcoming to everyone and just wants to be everyone’s friends. He’s considerate, very loving and extremely loyal.  His new mom loves that she can give Wally the biggest hugs, and he always greats her with a smile. 

From Wally’s new family: “We went from a couple to a family. We could not be happier and ask for a better companion!”

Congratulations Wally on finding your fur-ever home.

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Wilson has joined the Super Trooper Alumni!

Wilson had a rough go dealing with heartworm, but his energy is starting to pick up with each and every day that goes by. His favorite things to do are; sleep, roll in the grass, and get belly rubs. 

Wilson is such a well-mannered sweet dog. He makes sure to say “hello” to everyone and makes everyone feel included.  Wilson is very intuitive; he’s gentle and caring and ensures he’s there when one is feeling down. Wilson really is a gentle giant. 

From Wilson’s new mom “I am so happy that Wilson made me part of the foster fail club! My family cannot imagine life without Wilson being part of the adventure ahead.” 

We’re so happy Wilson has found his fur-ever home!

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Gizzy’s Story

Background: Gizzy was hit by a car in a northern community and was instantly paralyzed.

Challenges: Once Gizzy was flown into Winnipeg and was rushed to the vet, his x-rays revealed that he had a severely broken femur. Surgery was attempted to plate the femur and save little Gizzy’s leg but since his bones were too brittle, he ended up needing it amputated. During surgery Gizzy went into cardiac arrest which has caused him to become blind.

Total estimated vet bills: Surgery, medications, wheelchairs (he’s still growing so he may need 2), halo, rehabilitation- possibly hydrotherapy, acupuncture, laser therapy etc.: $4825. Funds raised: 100%

Update: Gizzy can currently see shadows but we're not sure if he will fully recover his sight. He will need major rehabilitation treatment once he's been cleared by the vet.

Gizzy still cannot see and the vet is sure he will be permanently blind. An update from his vet tech foster home says he is getting stronger every day and even starting to play with toys! 

Gizzy is walking! His wheelchair came and he's a pro! He's definitely not paralyzed which is amazing news. It means he doesn't need as extensive rehab as we first thought. His funding needed has been reduced to coincide with this news.

Gizzy has been given the go ahead by the vet and is now available for adoption! 

**If you would like to help Gizzy, please donate to http://manitobamutts.org/how-to-help/donate/ and be sure to include a note in Paypal with his name, so your generosity goes directly to his care. 

Or donate through Gizzy's gofundme page: https://www.gofundme.com/manitobamutts to help this little guy out directly**

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The Super Troopers would like to welcome Gizzy to the Alumni’s! 

Gizzy had a rough start, he was hit by a car which caused paralysis, he was flown to Winnipeg and after x-rays, it was revealed that he had a severely broken femur. The vet tried to plate the bone but because his bones were so brittle, the decision to amputate was made. During Gizzy’s surgery he went into cardiac arrest which caused him to go blind.  But even with the rough start to Gizzy’s life, the thing that his fur-ever family loves most about him is that he is an incredibly happy dog and doesn't let anything he's been through hold him back. He can run fast, loves walks, loves playing with his toys, and has no problems going up/down stairs. He can do anything any other dog could do. He really is a special guy. 

Gizzy is doing great! He has a big, loving personality, and is quite the character. His favorite thing seems to be spending time outside, whether it's walking, running or just lying down somewhere taking in the sun. His second favorite activity is playing with all of his toys. He loves whipping them around while in his mouth and trying to rip off all those darn tags on them. Gizzy also loves sleeping and cuddling. Some nights he manages to take up most of a king sized bed, and always likes to be lying against a human while he's sleeping. 

We’re so happy that Gizzy has found his forever home.

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Hendrix’s Story

Background: Hendrix was born in care by his mom Stevie. 

Challenges: Hendrix developed a skin disorder called puppy strangles at only 2.5 weeks old. He has a walnut-size lump on the side of his throat. Little Hendrix was rushed to Southglen Veterinary Hospital where he had x-rays done to make sure it wasn’t putting pressure on his trachea and preventing him from eating.

Total estimated vet bills: X-rays, medications: $500. Funds raised: 100%.

Update: Hendrix’s lump was drained of some fluid and he was released to his foster home with some antibiotics and steroids. The lump hasn’t grown or gone down but Hendrix is still active and eating well. 

Update: The first night after Hendrix left the vet, his foster mom sat with him all night because she was concerned about his breathing.  She measured his neck and checked it twice a day so that she knew the lump was going down. She also checked his siblings daily but thank goodness they never got strangles too.

Hendrix needed both liquid and pill medications to help the lump on his throat go down. He was able to take the liquid medication easily but the pills were a little tricky since he was still quite young. To help him, his foster mom crushed the pill medications and mixed them with water, so Hendrix could take them using an eyedropper. Hendrix also needed to take his meds with food so he had his own private nursing area with Stevie before and after he got his meds. But now that Hendrix is old enough to eat on his own, pill time is much easier!

After two week’s of being drained and taking his medications, Hendrix’s lump is almost completely gone! Right now at 5 weeks old,  Hendrix is a happy, energetic, playful pup who loves to be cuddled (all that holding paid off!) and he loves to give kisses. His foster mom says, “He’s a wonderful pup and just a joy to have around. I love him to bits!”

**If you would like to help Hendrix, please donate to http://manitobamutts.org/how-to-help/donate/ and be sure to include a note in Paypal with his name, so your generosity goes directly to his care.**

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(Jimmy) Hendrix has joined the Super Trooper Alumni!

Jimmy keeps his new family on their toes, that is, if he’s not nibbling on them! His new fur-ever family loves him but he is reminding them that a puppy has its challenges. He is learning new behaviors every day, and then he pushes the boundaries. Jimmy has a cat sibling, who lets him sniff her. He’s busy learning new tricks; sit, lay down, wait and come. Next, he’s going to learn shake a paw. He had a play date with a 7 year old standard poodle and she was teaching him some manners, his mom says they are going to continue the play dates.  

Jimmy received a buffet of chew toys from his new forever family, but he always manages to find better logs and sticks in the yard. He has already gone hunting, tracking through grass and chased wild leaves with his new family and had a blast! 

His new mom says he looks twice the size from when they adopted him two weeks ago, and that he has a very unique look; a Rottweiler stance in front, a rear like a Shepherd and husky colors. 

From Jimmy’s new mom “I feel that if things are this good only after two weeks than we can expect years of great memories with Jimmy in our family”. 

Congratulations on finding your fur-ever home Jimmy!

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Baxter’s Story

Background: Baxter's family noticed that he had a hernia as a young pup and they are located in a community with limited veterinary resources. They wanted the best treatment for him so they surrendered him to rescue to have him seen by a Winnipeg vet.

Challenges: Baxter has a hernia on his belly.

Total estimated vet bills: X-rays, major blood work, hospital stay, IV fluids, antibiotics: $1000. Funds raised: 100%.

Update: Baxter is septic and is currently fighting for his life at Fort Garry Veterinary Hospital.

Baxter has recovered and is thankfully back at his foster home.

Baxter’s hernia is still the same size as when he came into care but he's made a full recovery from being septic three weeks ago. This little guy will be four months old in April so he’s scheduled to be neutered on April 10. Baxter is full of energy now and is constantly harassing his big foster brother Perry, so he’s definitely feeling much better. 

**If you would like to help Baxter, please donate to http://manitobamutts.org/how-to-help/donate/ and be sure to include a note in Paypal with his name, so your generosity goes directly to his care.**

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Welcome to the Super Trooper Alumni’s Baxter (now Obi Wan)!

Obi Wan’s new family would like everyone to know that he is the perfect addition to their family. Obi had surgery for his hernia last Wednesday and did extremely well! He's healing fantastic and feeling great! 

Obi loves being outside with his new fur-sister. They really like digging in the mud and cuddling with the whole family! Obi is a little rascal who gets into everything. He loves to welcome people to the home with a wagging tail and show everyone all his toys! He's getting really good with sharing his toys and treats now too! 

Obi is still learning his manners, but he is very smart and learning quickly. He's even house trained now! 

Obi’s new furever family just can’t get enough of the little guy and loves him. Here he is pictured with his new fur-sister Kylo Ren and his little human.  

We’re so happy that Obi Wan has found his forever home.

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Joburg’s Story

Background: Joburg was found under a car.

Challenges: Joburg had severe mange when he came into care and needs to have some big papilloma warts removed. 

Total estimated vet bills: Mange treatment, papilloma growth removals: $600. Funds raised: 100%.

Update: Joburg’s mange is gone and his warts have been removed. You’d never know he’s the same pup who had such a terrible start to life. He’s always happy and ready to play, and has a ton of energy! He’s learning about manners, sometimes he can be bratty but even his bad behaviour makes you laugh. Joburg’s goofy little face just melts your heart. He loves dogs and people. All in all, Joburg is a delightful, curious, sweet pup who will make a fantastic buddy for someone.

**If you would like to help Joburg, please donate to http://manitobamutts.org/how-to-help/donate/ and be sure to include a note in Paypal with his name, so your generosity goes directly to his care.**

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New to the Super Trooper Alumni group is Jo'burg, as in Johannesburg, South Africa. 

Some of you may know Jo'burg's story, but if you don't. Jo'burg was born in Cross Lake and found under a car, malnourished, freezing, and covered in mange. He was a very itchy boy! He was brought into care under Manitoba Mutts and treated by Fort Garry Vets and patiently allowed to recover and stay safe in his loving foster homes. And now, Jo'burg is home for good… and he even has a new sister, Lexi!

In the words of Jo'burg: 
"I have impressed my new family, already!  I sit VERY well, which makes everyone see how obedient I want to be.  I don’t like getting in trouble.  Although I’ve had a few accidents in the house, I do give signals to my family that they usually catch.  I found a piece of paper towel one day, but other than that haven’t chewed or eaten anything I wasn’t supposed to.  I RUN into my kennel/crate when I see the treat and hear the signal.  I was excellent in my kennel my first night and slept through the night.  I go into my kennel when my family leaves the house and have never had a problem.  I’ve adapted to my new kibble/food, and although I think it’s a race to see who can eat the fastest, I never bug Lexi while she’s eating.  

Lexi and I get along great.  She’s older but was looking for someone to play with, and that I am!  I could play with her all day, every day!  I’ve been to the dog park, and again, have impressed my family.  The first time I stayed by my mom’s feet mostly and then began warming up.  My mom says it’s all about socializing and after my 3rd time I was allowing dogs to get to know me so I could get to know them.  I still stay close to my mom as she has treats and rewards me when I come back and sit like a gentleman.  I’ve been recognized at the park, so if you see me, please come say hi!

Things I’m still working on – Being comfortable meeting new humans and dogs, greeting people quietly at the door, not making sounds/barks at people I see through the window, holding my bladder inside the house, not running away from the vacuum, not using my mouth as hands when I’m all excited and playing, not jumping up in excitement, and not using my paws at the door in excitement. You know, typical puppy things! 

What my new family loves most about me is my ears!  They go up when I’m curious or hear a funny noise and they go down and back, like bunny ears, when I’m happy and playing.  My ears tell everybody what I’m thinking!  They also love how well I get along with my new sister, Lexi, and how I keep her busy and happy playing.  They also think it’s funny that I really don't like puddles, but my mom says it keeps me cleaner anyways!

Congratulations Jo'burg on finding a loving furever family and home to call your own.

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Pam’s Story

Background: Pam came into care with pellet wounds and her seven week-old puppies Dwight, Stanley, Michael, Toby, Angela and Andy. 
 
Challenges: Pam had a couple pellet wounds and it looks like she has an old leg injury that didn’t heal properly. She has also tested heartworm positive and has a few rotten teeth that will need to be extracted. 

Total estimated vet bills: Heartworm treatment: $1000. Funds raised: 100%.

Update: The vets managed to remove a pellet from Pam’s back but the rest will remain in her body as they aren’t causing her any pain or problems. Pam is currently getting some well deserved relaxation in her foster home and is starting her heartworm treatment. 

Pam has been taking pre-treatment pills before she goes for her first round of heartworm treatment on December 27. Some of the pills were giving Pam an increase in appetite but now that she’s finished them, she’s back to her normal eating habits.  

Her hair has regrown where her pellet wound was surgically removed but when you look closely, the mark itself is still there. Pam also has a scar on her leg but we’re not sure if it was caused by another pellet.

Pam is enjoying a relaxing life in her foster home where she is learning to trust again. She’s gradually becoming less skittish but if Pam is taken off-guard, it’s back to square one. 

**Take a look in the comments below to view Pam's pellet wounds.**

To donate to Pam’s care please visit http://manitobamutts.org/how-to-help/donate/ and be sure to include a note in Paypal with Pam’s name so your donation goes directly to her care.

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Pam has joined the Super Trooper Alumni! From the very first day of Pam finding her furever home, she has been making herself comfortable and at home. 

Pam is very gentle, and is still a little timid. She enjoys lots of snuggle time on the couch and if her mom stops petting her, Pam isn't afraid to let her know she has not had enough snuggles or pet. Pam has had lots of visitors since she has moved in and has done very well with all of them, and she made friends with her moms friends three year old son. Pam is definitely not a guard dog, if someone comes over she doesn't make a noise, she barely gets off the sofa; if you happen to know her name she might, just maybe get off the couch to visit you. 

Pam loves to go to for walks and cries when it's time to go head home. Since she's still recovering from heartworm, she has to be cautious of how much activity she does. Pam is heading in for her spay and dental work next week and by the time she is recovered from those procedures she should also be fully recovered from heartworm and will be able to resume normal activity which means, long walks/run in the nice weather that is sure to come. She's a bit afraid of the stairs but one morning when her mom was taking too long to come down she ran up the stairs, whined to get attention and then ran back downstairs to wait. 

 We’re so happy that Pam has found her forever home.

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Vanelli’s Story

Background: Vanelli was a stray who came into care with lice. 

Challenges: Along with the lice, Vanelli sadly also has a lot of rotten teeth that need to be removed.

Total estimated vet bills: Tooth extractions: $800. Funds raised: 100%.

Update: Vanelli has found her forever home but still needs to have her rotten teeth removed. 

**If you would like to help Vanelli, please donate to http://manitobamutts.org/how-to-help/donate/ and be sure to include a note in Paypal with her name, so your generosity goes directly to her care.**

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Vanelli has joined the Super Trooper Alumni! Vanelli has found her furever home and even received a name change (Micah) to go with her start at life. Micah has warmed up nicely to her new family, although she's still quite shy around strangers. Micah loves to play fetch and run in the yard. She's very intelligent and learns new tricks very quickly. Micah has already learned, high five, shake a paw, roll over and she even taught herself a new trick; she taught herself to open the pocket door to allow her access to the whole house when no one else is home!

When Micah came into Manitoba Mutts she not only had lice but a lot of rotten teeth she needed to have removed. Her forever family would like everyone to know that she is healing nicely from her surgery. 

The thing her furever family loves the most is how affectionate she is. She thanks you with a rub and a kiss after every meal, she cuddles up next to them when they are relaxing or when it's time for bed, and every morning starts with a Micah kiss. 

Congratulations Micah on finding a loving furever family and home to call your own.

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Prue’s Story

Background: Prue was living with her mom and siblings when her mom attacked one of the pups. The injured pup was urgently taken to a nearby vet but unfortunately needed to be humanely euthanized. We aren't completely sure if the Prue’s mom injured her leg as well but it is likely.

Challenges: Prue’s leg is fractured but fortunately it isn’t severe. Since she’s young, it should heal without surgery. 

Total estimated vet bills: Splint, radiographs, bandages, and progress exam: $400. Funds raised: 100%.

Update: Prue now has her splint off and has full use of her leg again thanks to the physiotherapy she’s been doing to help heal.

*Not available for adoption.

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New to the Super Trooper Alumni group is Stella (formerly Prue)!

Stella has been adopted and she is making herself right at home with her new fur-ever family. She has an 8 year old human brother, and a feline sister Zoey – non alumni (inset photo)!

Stella is spunky and fearless, and her human brother thinks that she must be part kangaroo! Stella loves to skip along when she’s happy and well that is pretty much all the time. She loves to curl up next to her family, but equally loves racing through the snow. She’s currently learning how to play fetch in her new backyard.  Stella adores all humans, no matter their size (big or small).  

Stella is almost 4 months and weighs in at 20lbs, and although she’s still working on her puppy manners she had a great adventure with her family over the holidays. She got to stay over-night at a pet-friendly hotel and she did great!

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Beauty’s Story 

Background: Beauty came into care as a pregnant stray from Sioux Valley. She was in care for 21 days before giving birth to the Beauty and the Beast litter. 

Challenges: Beauty was walking funny since she came into care but we thought it was because of her pregnant belly. Once Beauty gave birth to four lovely kittens, she still continued to walk weird so her foster took her to the vet. Turns out Beauty had a broken hip all along - She’s one tough lady!

Total estimated vet bills: X-rays, hospital stay, surgery, medications: $800. Funds raised 100%.

Update: Beauty is scheduled to have her surgery on August 10 at Transcona Vet , so until then she’s resting in her foster home. Her foster says, “Beauty is the sweetest cat and you can't even tell she's in pain.” 

If you would like to donate to Beauty’s care, please go to  http://manitobamutts.org/how-to-help/donate/ and be sure to include a note in Paypal with her name, so your generosity goes directly to her care.

**Take a look at Beauty’s x-ray in the comments below.**

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The Super Troopers would like to welcome Beauty to the Alumni’s! 

Beauty was a little bit scared when she was adopted earlier this month but she is now settling into her new home nicely and getting to know her feline sister! Beauty loves to play but she’s also a laid back lady who loves to snuggle and receive ear scratches. 

We’re so happy that Beauty has found her forever home.

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Mandy’s Story

Background: Mandy’s owner left the community, leaving Mandy on her own. Luckily Mandy was fed for awhile but the people in the community didn't know she was pregnant at first. The fire station in the community also kept Mandy safe while she was waiting for transportation to the city.

Challenges: Once Mandy came into care, she tested positive for heartworm during her intake exam.

Total estimated vet bills: Pre-treatment medication, x-ray, hospitalization, heartworm treatment, IV: $1000. Funds raised: 100%.

Update: Mandy escaped her foster home and went missing for a few days. During that time, Mandy birthed her puppies and once the Mutts team found her, there were no puppies in sight. We searched the area for many hours with Mandy on a long lead to see if we could find them, but no luck. We even tried using tracking dogs to help. We assume the babies had already passed away since Mandy had no drive to search for them. Mandy is safe and back at her foster home and will be undergoing her first treatment soon.

Mandy just visited the vet again because of a concern with her breathing and the vets have found that her lungs are not healthy so she is now on antibiotics. The prednisone is causing her to drink like crazy and consequently, pee like crazy too. 

Physically Mandy  has gained weight and her coat is much better since birthing her puppies. She still eats like a starving dog, but only time will help with that. 

Mandy is a very sweet girl who is very attached to her foster mom. Her energy level is still low but that is great considering the condition she is in. She loves to cuddle whenever she can and really loves attention. 

**If you would like to help Mandy, please donate to http://manitobamutts.org/how-to-help/donate/ and be sure to include a note in Paypal with her name, so your generosity goes directly to her care.**

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Welcome to the Super Trooper Alumni’s Mandy! Mandy has gone home for the holidays! She was adopted on December 7 and is now with her fur-ever family. 

 Mandy is a very sweet and loving girl. She loves to find a cozy spot on the couch to sleep during the day and loves cuddles and all the attention she can get. Mandy is settling into her new home very nicely and has even learned a new trick! She can now shake a paw and is learning the difference between her left and right, what a smart girl!

Congratulation Mandy on finding your fur-ever family just in time for the holidays.

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Doodle’s Story

Background: Doodle was found near a farm so he stayed in the barn while the people in the area looked for an owner. Sadly they had no luck so Doodle came into care.

Challenges: During Doodle’s intake exam, he came up heartworm positive and needs entropion surgery which involves tightening of the eyelid and its attachments to restore the lid to its normal position.

Total estimated vet bills: Hospital stay, surgery, medications: $1000. Funds raised: 100%.

Update: Doodle is doing very well now that he’s had his first heartworm treatment and his energy seems to be slowly picking up. He's drinking lots of water which is a side effect of the anti-inflammatory drugs he’s on. It’s probably why he had his first accident in the house last week; He peed on the carpet at the door and then rolled the carpet up into a ball as if to hide it. Poor guy.

He won't have his eye surgery or neuter until his heartworm is gone as the vets say his heart and lungs might not be able to take the anaesthetic. 

It’s been almost seven weeks since Doodle started his heartworm treatment and he’s starting to take short walks. However, it might be another month or so until his heartworm is completely gone so he can have his eye surgery and be neutered. 

This big guy can’t seem to catch a break - We found out that Doodle also has hip dysplasia so we’re currently waiting to hear from the vet on whether he’ll need surgery. 

Doodle is such a good boy and although he’s going through a lot right now, he never complains and is always up for a neck or belly rub. 

If you would like to donate to Doodle’s care, please go to  http://manitobamutts.org/how-to-help/donate/ and be sure to include a note in Paypal with his name, so your generosity goes directly to his care.

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Doodle has joined the Super Trooper Alumni! Doodle has finally caught his break; he was adopted November 21, and is settling into his fur-ever home. Doodle is still recovering well from heartworm and we got word that his hip dysplasia won’t require surgery! He still has yet to go through his eye lid surgery and neutering but this big fella’s life is only going to get better. 

Doodle has a big heart and loves to show his affection. He loves to hang out with his people and his fur siblings, and enjoy lots of neck and belly rubs.

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Grizzly’s Story

Background: Grizzly’s owner was no longer taking care of him when he was wandering outside and hit by a car. 

Challenges: The car crash broke Grizzly’s leg, resulting in amputation.

Total estimated vet bills: Surgery, pain medications, neuter: $1123. Funds raised: 100%.

Update: Grizzly’s leg was amputated at Transcona Veterinary Hospital on September 28th and he is currently recovering in his foster home.

**Take a look in the comments below to view Grizzly’s x-ray.**

To donate to Grizzly’s care please visit http://manitobamutts.org/how-to-help/donate/ and be sure to include a note in Paypal with Grizzly’s name so your donation goes directly to his care.

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Grizzly is now a part of the Super Trooper Alumni! He’s settling into his new home quickly with the help of adding area rugs and carpet runners so he doesn’t slip on the hardwood and linoleum floors!  

Grizzly is a happy-go-lucky guy who loves nothing more than walking around the neighbourhood and visiting local parks. He’s friendly with everyone and will sit in front of them waiting to be petted so he can lap up all the attention.

He loves staring up at the trees in the backyard waiting for the squirrels to make an appearance so he can spend quality time barking at them!  He’s keen to go for car rides and when left alone at home, he’s very well-behaved and doesn’t disturbs anything. His new family says, “We look forward to enjoying Griz for years to come!”

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Tessa’s Story

Background: Tessa had an injured foot and was found during an implant clinic. Those in the community have seen her near the nursing home and women's shelter many times.

Challenges: It looks like Tessa has an old injury that didn't heal properly so she’ll need leg surgery. During her intake exam Tessa also had bad infections in both of her ears.

Total estimated vet bills: X-rays, medication, FHO surgery: $850. Funds raised: 100%.

Update: Now that Tessa has had her FHO surgery, she’s beginning to sleep throughout the night with less pain medications and is starting to put a little weight on her injured leg. 

**If you would like to help Tessa, please donate to http://manitobamutts.org/how-to-help/donate/ and be sure to include a note in Paypal with her name, so your generosity goes directly to her care.**

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Tessa (now known as Nala) has found her forever family and has joined the Super Trooper Alumni! Nala is four weeks post operation and is doing great! She’s still on strict rest from the veterinarian for three more weeks but you'd never know it by watching her as her mom has been constantly holding her back and telling her to lay down in the house.

Nala is a fun loving dog who wants nothing more than to chew on her bones, destroy her stuffed toys, and to get love and attention from everyone around her.  When it's play time she's high-energy but when she's alone with her mom, she's sweet and loves to curl up beside her to sleep in complete ease.

Her mom says, “I love how Nala charms everyone she meets and that she is such a smart girl - she already knows sit, lay down and shake a paw. If I had to chose one thing, I'd say what I love most is the quiet times at home when it's just us and you can see the complete trust she has in me.  Some days she's a bit more independent than I'd like but that's just another reason each day is a new adventure. I'm so happy that Manitoba Mutts rescued Nala and brought her into my life.  I couldn't imagine not having her greet me at home every day so I happily joined the foster fail club!  I can't wait until she completely healed up and we can move on together.”

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Neil’s Story

Background: Neil was found with a bag over his head.
Challenges: When Neil came into care, he was lethargic, had severe diarrhea and wasn't eating or drinking. Neil’s bloodwork showed us that he was battling an infection. 

Total estimated vet bills: Hospital stay, blood work and medications: $550 Funds raised: 100%.

Update: Neil was kept overnight at Fort Garry Veterinary Hospital where he was on fluids and antibiotics. He’s now recovering in his foster home, is doing great and ready for adoption!

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Super Trooper Neil has joined the alumni and is known as Dave. Which is fitting because he thinks he's a human, or a cat, depending on the day! 

He is very affectionate and loves to tear around the yard with his big brother Bentley (MMDR alumni Haruki from the Spring litter of 2015). You could say they are both military "brats" because his parents have left their assignments in Winnipeg and now live in Perth, Ontario.

Dave loves his new home now that it’s on the lake where he gets to swim and chew sticks. His favourite thing is belly rubs and he enjoys sitting on the back of the sofa to watch the ducks on the lake. 

Dave’s parents say, “Our favourite thing about Dave is his playful personality and the way he snuggles up to us in the morning.”

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Rusty’s Story 

Background: On August 2, Rusty was hit by a car.

Challenges: The trauma from being hit left Rusty with a bleeding eye and nose, as well as a dislocated elbow and a ton of road rash.

Total estimated vet bills: X-rays, hospital stay, surgery, medications: $1700. Funds raised 100%.

Update: A splint was being used to keep Rusty's elbow stable while it heals. However, Rusty is still in pain and his elbow became dislocated again. He will have a full leg amputation at Fort Garry Veterinary Hospital.

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Rusty has found his forever family and is now a Super Trooper Alumni! Rusty is now known as Captain Jack and he’s full of energy. He loves going for runs and can outrun both his parents! He does love to be lazy as well, by making himself comfy on any couch or bed that his mom or dad are on. His best friend is their cat Bently, and they’ll chase each other around the house forever. 

Jack goes anywhere his parents go and never let's them out of his sight. He joins mom and dad on hikes, runs, trips to the grocery store and is always excited to go see the kids in the family. The kids in the family get so excited to see Jack and he plays with them endlessly. Jack’s parents say, “We love his personality and loyalty the most - he fits perfectly into our family.”

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Frank’s Story

Background: Frank was living outside of a community mall when found. He was very skinny, had a cut under his eye and was limping.

Challenges: During Frank’s intake exam, his x-rays showed that he had an old fracture that healed abnormally which was causing him a lot of pain. 

Total estimated vet bills: Hospital stay, surgery, medications, and x-rays: $950. Funds raised: 100%.

Update: Frank’s leg needed to be amputated but he’s adapting quickly to life on three legs, and is currently recovering in his foster home.

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Super Trooper Franke has found his forever family and is now an alumni! He’s getting pampered in his new home and enjoys his spa days at Woofs n’ Wags, where he walks out of there looking like a stud! 

Franke loves affection; he’ll jump on the bed and put his head his parent’s laps. He enjoys playing ball and is bonding beautifully with his new playmate Tana. His parents say, “He’s come a long way and we love Franke beyond words.”

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Beasley’s Story 

Background: Beasley was a stray who started roaming around someone’s house. 

Challenges: We’re not sure how Beasley originally injured her leg but she came into care with a limp.

Total estimated vet bills: X-rays, hospital stay, surgery, medications: $1300. Funds raised: 100%.

Update: Beasley’s leg has been causing her pain so she’s going into surgery on August 18 at Transcona Veterinary Hospital.

You would never guess Beasley had a leg surgery since she’s always on the go! She still has a limp and probably always will, but it doesn’t slow this girl down.

Beasley is a gentle dog with a sweet personality who is now living on a hobby farm with four other dogs and a few other animals. Her new owners dote on her and she’s a very spoiled pooch!

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Super Trooper Beasley is doing great in her new home; she's opened up a lot and is getting better with her fear of loud sounds. She loves to cuddle most nights but still enjoys her space. Beasley is a smart girl who now knows how to sit, shake-a-paw, and lay down. 

Beasley has finished her post-surgery medication and doesn't seem to have any pain in her leg. However, her leg now has next to no muscle so she’s going on daily walks to help slowly rebuild her muscle mass. 

She's become very close with the other dogs in her new home and is definitely a part of their pack. Beasley has become very close with her new mom who says “I enjoy her company when she follows me around the yard. I also love her awkwardness, the way she plays and gets excited. It’s so innocent and just plain adorable.”

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