There are extreme cases of care and support at Manitoba Mutts. We've selected a few dogs to feature as super heroes. Their will to live, and our generous community of volunteers and donors save their lives. And along the way these dogs touch all the lives of those involved along the way. We call them our Super Troopers. Follow their stories. Share. Donate.

To donate to Archer’s care, please visit: http://manitobamutts.org/donate

Background: Archer first came into care in September 2014. 

Challenges: Archer is a big, playful puppy who doesn’t know yet how to react to new dogs and people.  

Successes: Archer has been tested by one of our behaviouralists, and there is lots of potential for this big boy. He will be attending two weeks of boot camp to learn how to act around people and other dogs. 

Vet Bills: Boot Camp: $850. [Funds raised to date: $0]

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To donate to Valour’s care, please visit: http://manitobamutts.org/donate

Background: Valour first came into care as a stray from a rural community about 6 hours north of Winnipeg on November 10, 2014.

Challenges: Valour had an infected gunshot wound to his rear left leg that was already a few days old. The staff at Southglen Vet are determining how much damage was done and whether the leg will need to be amputated or not.

Successes: MMDR volunteers and supporters came together to quickly bring Valour to Winnipeg to get the care he needs.

Vet Bills: Vetting, x-rays, bloodwork, fluids, pain meds, and amputation: $1675. [Funds raised to date: $400 donated towards vet bills at Southglen Vet.]

UPDATE:

Because of the damage done by the bullet and the infection, Valour’s leg had to be amputated. The surgery went well and he is on the road to recovery, resting comfortably in his foster home.

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To donate to Apple’s care, please visit: http://manitobamutts.org/donate

Background: Apple first came into care as a stray in November 2011. She was adopted but returned in February 2014 because the burn wasn’t improving and her family was unable to devote the time needed for her recovery.

Challenges: When Apple came in, she had a severe burn on her back. Because the burn was so deep, it has been really hard to heal. Apple has been through laser therapy, various creams and bandages, medication, and dermatologist appointments. 

Success: Apple has had excellent care from Dakota Veterinary Hospital, and a wonderful foster. Her burn is healing well and she goes back for her second dermatologist consultation in January. 

Vet Bills: Vet and specialist appointments, treatments, creams, medications, and bandages: $600 to date, expected to rise to $1,000. [Funds raised to date: $0]

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To donate to Bella’s care please visit:
http://manitobamutts.org/donate.html

Background: Bella came into care as an owner surrender on September 25, 2014.

Challenges: At Bella's intake veterinary appointment at Dakota Vet she was found to suffer from a severe Urinary Tract Infection (UTI). Also her eyelids were turning in and causing her a lot of pain and irritation so she requires entropion surgery to fix them. Eyelid issues are are commonly found with Mastiff breeds. Unfortunately this condition may not be resolved with one surgery, she may require another 1-2 surgeries to fully fix her eyes.

Success: Bella's UTI has cleared up well with the antibiotics. She also underwent her first entropion surgery at Dakota Veterinary Hospital which went well. We've also been told by the vet that she'll need at least one more surgery. 

Vet Bills so far: $1250 [Funds raised to date: $600]

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To donate to Titan’s care please visit:
http://manitobamutts.org/donate.html

Background: Titan came into care after he was left with a couple of his buddies (who are also in care) on a porch in a Northern community.

Challenges: Titans intake appointment revealed a bad skin infection so he was given antibiotics to help clear that up. A few days after coming into care, his foster mom noticed that he was lethargic and didn't really want to eat, he was taken to Southglen Veterinary Hospital where they performed a parvovirus test and it came back negative so he was sent home under strict supervision. The next day he had diarrhea with blood in it so he was rushed back to the vet where they tested him again for Canine Parvovirus, but this time it was positive. We're not sure why it was negative the day before but if left untreated, parvo has a 91% mortality rate. Even with aggressive treatment, there is still a 5%-20% chance that the pup will succumb to the virus. Titan was immediately hooked up to IV's and underwent antibiotic treatment. 

Success: Titan responded well to treatment and he is now back in his foster home to recover and get his strength back. Please keep him in your prayers as he's not fully recovered yet.

Vet Bills: Testing, treatment, vet boarding, and aftercare totals: $500 [Funds raised to date: $250]

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To donate to Trigger’s care please visit:
http://manitobamutts.org/donate.html

Background: Trigger came into care after he was left with a couple of his buddies (who are also in care) on a porch in a Northern community.

Challenges: Triggers foster mom noticed that the day after he arrived he was lethargic, had diarrhea and was vomiting so he was rushed to Southglen Veterinary Hospital where he tested positive for Canine Parvovirus. If left untreated, parvo has a 91% mortality rate. Even with aggressive treatment, there is still a 5%-20% chance that the pup will succumb to the virus. Trigger was immediately hooked up to IV's and underwent antibiotic treatment. 

Success: Trigger responded well to treatment and he is now in his foster home to recover and get his strength back. He's even starting to wag his tail! Please keep him in your thoughts as he's not out of the woods yet.

Vet Bills: Testing, treatment, vet boarding, and aftercare totals: $550 [Funds raised to date: $250]

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To donate to Hope & Chance’s care please visit:
http://manitobamutts.org/donate.html

Background: Hope and Chance were part of a group of 10 puppies in a rural Manitoba community that Mutts was attempting to bring into care once enough foster homes were available. Unfortunately the litter started to perish one by one seemingly overnight. Even though we didn't have enough secured homes we made a mad dash to save what we could. Sadly, when our volunteer arrived there were only 2 survivors. We've named them Hope and Chance. 

Challenges: Hope and Chance were rushed to Southglen Vet on Sept 26th where Chance tested positive for Canine Parvovirus. Hope's test was negative, but the vet believed she would eventually contract it as well. If left untreated, parvo has a 91% mortality rate. Even with aggressive treatment, there is still a 5%-20% chance that the pup will succumb to the virus. Both pups were immediately hooked up to IV's and underwent antibiotic treatment.

Success: Both pups responded well to treatments and are now in their foster home to recover and get their strength back.

Vet Bills: Testing, treatment, vet boarding, and aftercare totals: $1,015 [Funds raised to date: $650]

UPDATE: Both Chance and Hope have found their furever homes!

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

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To donate to Miss Beazley’s vetting costs please visit:
http://manitobamutts.org/donate.html

Background:  Miss Beazley came into care as a stray from a Manitoba community on October 31, 2014. She was living outdoors in a school yard, where the principal watched over her until we could bring her into care.

Challenges: When Miss Beazley came into care, she had a broken hip, was severely dehydrated and underweight, had bloody stool, refused to eat, and was very lethargic. Testing revealed that she also had parvovirus, a life-threatening disease.

Miss Beazley was so weak that she would not have been able to handle the surgery and intensive parvovirus treatment.  She was beyond our help and the best thing for her was to end her pain. 

Vet Bills: hospitalization, IV fluids and meds, x-rays, euthanasia, cremation: $700. [Funds raised to date: $0]

Run free Miss Beazley, we're glad we could show you love.

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Rest in peace sweet Ace.

To donate to Ace’s vetting costs please visit:
http://manitobamutts.org/donate.html

Background: Ace came into care as a stray from a Manitoba community on September 26, 2014.

Challenges: While in his foster home Ace's foster mom noticed that he was lethargic and had difficulty breathing. He was immediately rushed to Southglen Veterinary Hospital. While in care we learned that Ace was suffering from pneumonia. He was immediately put on IV antibiotics and IV fluids.

Success: After a couple days of treatment, Ace is getting better! He's currently in his foster home and he will be available for adoption soon.

Vet Bills: $1750 for IV antibiotics, IV fluids, and boarding. [Funds raised to date: $360]

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.

A huge thank you to everyone who bought something on our Flea(less) Market page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/340485732794482/ or donated online.

You’ve helped us pay off vet bills for our Super Troopers which means Arendlle is now a member of the Super Trooper Alumni group and is living the good life in her forever home!

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To donate to Arendelle's care visit:
http://manitobamutts.org/donate.html

Background: Arendelle is a 3 year old Collie X that was found as a pregnant stray in rural Manitoba. She came into Manitoba Mutts care May 12th, 2014. She gave birth to 8 beautiful babies on May 14th, 2014, all named after the popular Disney movie Frozen. They have all since been adopted.

Challenges: During a routine examination at Southglen Veterinary Hospital we learned that Arendelle suffers from heartworm disease. Heartworm is a serious disease that can cause a variety of health problems and can be fatal if left untreated.

Success: Arendelle has started her heartworm treatments and is currently resting in her foster home. Once we know the treatment is working, she will be available for adoption.

Vet Bills: $1,500 for blood tests, heartworm medication, and treatment.
[Funds raised to date: 100%]

Update: Arendelle had her first heartworm treatment on July 7 and there have been some complications. We are closely monitoring her and keeping her comfortable. Prayers and positive thoughts that she will pull through.

Update: Arendelle is doing a lot better, her foster mom says she has her "sparkle" back! Great news!

Update: Arendelle went in for her spay and everything went very well and her bills have all been covered by wonderful donations! She is now recovering in her foster home, just awaiting that perfect family- is that you?

Update! Arendelle has been adopted!! We're so happy this girl is all recovered and has found her forever home.

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A huge thank you to everyone who bought something on our Flea(less) Market group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/340485732794482/ or donated online.

You’ve helped us pay off vet bills for our Super Troopers which means Loopsy is now a member of the Super Trooper Alumni group and is worm-free and loving life in her forever home!

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To donate to Loopsy’s care please visit:
http://manitobamutts.org/donate.html

Background: Loopsy is a 2 year old mixed breed dog that came into Manitoba Mutts care on August 21st, 2014 from a rural community in Manitoba.

Challenges: On Sept 1st she underwent routine spay surgery at Fort Garry Veterinary Hospital where the vet discovered kidney worms that had made their way into her stomach. Kidney worms can be a devastating and intrusive parasite that can grow to take over entire organs. Unfortunately, that specific veterinarian was unable to perform the removal of the kidney at that time and a second surgery was scheduled at Southglen Veterinary Hospital for later that week as the removal surgery is quite time sensitive.

Success: Loopsy underwent her kidney removal surgery September 6th and sadly this girl cannot catch a break. The surgery was much more complicated then originally thought as they found more worms free in her body and one of her adrenal glands had to be removed. She is currently staying at the vet for observation.

UPDATE: During Loopsy's stay at Southglen Vet  while recovering from her second surgery, they discovered she was having trouble going to the bathroom. An ultrasound revealed that there were kidney worms in her bladder! This is an extremely rare occurrence, which is why it wasn't caught previously. After Loopsy recovers, she will have to undergo another surgery to remove those worms, unless she miraculously passes them on her own. Loopsy, despite all of this is doing well in her foster home.

Update: Loopsy had a follow-up appointment today (Oct 21) and she unfortunately still has a kidney worm in her bladder. She will be going for surgery on Thursday to have it removed, please keep her in your thoughts!

UPDATE: Loopsy went in for her surgery this morning (Oct 23) and the vet surprisingly found NO worms! Turns out, there was just a bunch of debris which they cleaned out and miss Loopsy is back on the recovery train.

Vet Bills: Blood profiles, major surgery and aftercare totals: $1,400 [Funds raised to date: 100%]

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Thank you to all who have donated lately, whether it was supporting our garage sale, bidding in our auction or just buying some merchandise.

Ice is now part of our Super Trooper Alumni group and she's been adopted and is in a wonderful forever home living the best pirate life.

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To donate to Ice’s care please visit:
http://manitobamutts.org/donate.html

Background: Ice is a 4 month old Shepherd X that came into Manitoba Mutts care on August 15, 2014 all the way from Nunavut.

Challenges: Once she arrived in our care, she immediately was taken to Southglen Veterinary Hospital to examine her bulbous right eye. The vet believes that it is a form of glaucoma and that she would never see out of that eye. To save the stress of two surgeries, Ice would have her eye removed at the time of her spay at 6 months old. Removal is the only option to ensure she has a healthy and pain-free life. Unfortunately her eye did not want to wait another 2 months and it ruptured on August 27, speeding up the surgery date to that day. 

Success: The surgery went well and Ice did great during the process. She’s currently sporting some pretty blue stitches and a very flattering plastic cone and recovering well in her fantastic foster home.

Vet Bills: $700 for surgery, pain medication, and x-rays. [Funds raised to date: 100%]

Update: Ice's bills have now been covered and she's been adopted!

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Thank you to those who went to RONA Home and Garden and donated to Mutts while enjoying popcorn throughout the month of July and to those who attended our BBQ and Adoption event held at their Sargent Avenue location in early August. The funds raised helped pay off Kanada's heartworm treatments.

Kanada is now a Super Trooper Alumni as she's been adopted into a wonderful family that waited patiently for her until she was done her HW treatments. Have a happy life sweet girl!

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To donate to Kanada's care, visit:
http://manitobamutts.org/donate.html

Background: Kanada is a 2 year old Lab/Husky X that was found in rural Manitoba with her adolescent puppy. She came into Manitoba Mutts care on June 25th, 2014. She had over 200 ticks on her when she was brought in.

Challenges: During a routine examination at Southglen Veterinary Hospital we learned that Kanada suffers from heartworm disease. Heartworm is a serious disease that can cause a variety of health problems and can be fatal if left untreated.

Success: Kanada will be starting her heartworm treatment on July 21st, and is currently resting in her wonderful foster home. Once we know the treatment is working, she will be available for adoption.

Vet Bills: $1,500 for blood tests, heartworm medication, and treatment.
[Funds raised to date: 100%]

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A huge thank you to those who purchased a raffle ticket, bought something at our garage sale or donated online.  You've helped us pay off vet bills for our Super Troopers which means Zak is now a member of the Super Trooper Alumni group, is all recovered and loving life in his forever home!

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To donate to Zak's care visit:
http://manitobamutts.org/donate.html

Background: Zak is a 3 year old Lab X from rural Manitoba. He came into Manitoba Mutts care in March, 2014

Challenges: While in his foster home Zak had developed a kennel cough. His 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 Zak was suffering from pneumonia. He was immediately put on IV antibiotics, IV fluids, and oxygen therapy.

Success: After a couple days of treatment, Zak is getting better! He no longer has a cough and only needs to take antibiotics for one more week. He's currently in his foster home and he's available for adoption! 

Vet Bills: $900 for IV antibiotics, IV fluids, and oxygen therapy. [Funds raised to date: 100%]

Update: Zak is fully recovered and has been adopted into a loving family.

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A huge thank you to those who purchased a raffle ticket, bought something at our garage sale or donated online.  You've helped us pay off vet bills for our Super Troopers which means Elvis is now a member of the Super Trooper Alumni group and is all done his Heartworm and Lyme treatments and loving life in his forever home!

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To donate to Elvis's care visit:
http://manitobamutts.org/donate.html

Background: Elvis is a 2 year old Chow/Rottie X that was found as a stray in rural Manitoba. He came into Manitoba Mutts care April 8th, 2014.

Challenges: During a routine examination at Southglen Veterinary Hospital we learned that Elvis suffers from heartworm and lyme disease. Both lyme and heartworm are serious diseases that can cause a variety of problems and be fatal if left untreated.

Success: Elvis has started both treatments and is doing better! He's currently resting in his foster home and is available for adoption. 

Vet Bills: $1,900 for blood tests, heartworm medication, and treatment for lyme disease.
[Funds raised to date: 100%]

Update: Elvis has found his forever home!

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A huge thank you to those who purchased a raffle ticket, bought something at our garage sale or donated online.  You've helped us pay off vet bills for our Super Troopers which means Gilda is now a member of the Super Trooper Alumni group and is all done her mange treatments and is doing amazing in her forever home!

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