There are extreme cases of care and support at Manitoba Mutts. We feature these animals as super heroes. Their will to live, and our generous community of volunteers and donors save their lives. And along the way these dogs and cats touch all the lives of those involved along the way. We call them our Super Troopers.
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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: 100% **If you would like to help Barbie, please donate to https://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.**
UPDATE! Sasha no longer requires surgery, so her Super Trooper status has been revoked! Super Trooper – Sasha Background: Tiny Sasha was found abandoned by some good Samaritans and was handed over to MMDR for care and treatment of her cherry eye. She was taken to Transcona Vet for treatment. Challenges: Sasha also has a torn ACL and needs TPLO surgery, which can't be repaired until she is approximately 1 year old and her growth plates have closed. She will need to be kept on pain medication until the surgery to keep her comfortable, which will be in about 4 months at Transcona Vet. Total estimated vet bills: Surgery, x-rays and medications N/A- Yay!! Funds Raised: $793 - transferred to Barbie’s funds. If you’d like to help this cutie pie, please donate to https://manitobamutts.org/how-to-help/donate/ and include a note indicating Sasha’s name so that your generosity goes directly to her care.
Super Trooper – Kendo Background: 3-month old Kendo was found sleeping outside a gas station in a northern community. After he hadn’t moved for a few days, concerned residents contacted Manitoba Mutts Dog Rescue Inc. about him. Challenges: Kendo is a strong positive for parvo and is currently fighting for his life at Southglen Veterinary Hospital Update: Kendo has beaten the odds and kicked parvo’s butt! Total Estimated vet bill: parvo test, antibiotics, blood transfusions $2000 Funds raised so far: $530 If you’d like to help this handsome little man, please donate to https://manitobamutts.org/how-to-help/donate/ and include a note indicating Kendo’s name so that your generosity goes directly to his care.
EMERGENCY Super Trooper : Watson Background: Watson was found last evening under a porch in a rural Manitoban community. It appears he was struck by a vehicle sometime yesterday. Challenges: Watson was quickly brought in today to see our friends at Pembina Veterinary Hospital. His x-ray reveal a severe fracture in his distal left tibia and requires immediate surgery to hopefully save his leg. UPDATE: Watson's surgery to repair his leg was successful! The pins that were used do need to be shortened sometime this week, but he will be going home on Friday to his foster family. In approximately 3 weeks he will have the pins completely removed. UPDATE: Unfortunately our good news about Super Trooper Watson was short lived. Watson went back into surgery to shorten the pins that were placed in his leg yesterday and everything had shifted overnight rendering his leg unfixable, so they will have to amputate. Thank you to all who have donated so far! Total estimated vet bills: X-rays, surgery, hospitalization and pain medications: $2000 Funds raised: $1100 Please help Watson, by donating! https://manitobamutts.org/how-to-help/donate/ Be sure to include a note indicating Watson’s name so that your generosity goes directly to his care.
Super Trooper: Jacob Background: Three-month old Jacob was found alone in a northern community in Nunavut. A nurse kindly took him in and discovered he had a fish hook through his tongue and lip! We quickly got him on a plane to bring him into care. Challenges: Once Jacob arrived, his foster family noticed that Jacob was vomiting and having loose stools so he was rushed to our friends at Southglen Veterinary Hospital and our suspicions were confirmed... Parvo! He was immediately hospitalized and put on an IV drip. Total estimated vet bills: parvo test, IV fluids, antibiotics and hospitalization: $730 Funds raised: $100 If you’d like to help Jacob, please donate to https://manitobamutts.org/how-to-help/donate/ and include a note indicating Jacob’s name so that your generosity goes directly to his care.
Super Trooper: Crackle Background: Crackle came to Mutts via our friends at Earthdog's Reason Initiative. He was found limping during one of their missions, he appeared to have a broken leg. Challenges: Crackle was brought into care and went straight to Winkler Veterinary Clinic for examination. After examination and multiple x-rays it was determined that his leg and pelvis had been broken at some point but have healed past the point of corrective surgery. The breaks healed improperly so one leg is shorter then the other giving Crackle a slight limp. He was prescribed pain medication and sent for a physiotherapy assessment. The physio exercises given will hopefully get his knee joint moving better in hopes of getting rid of his limp or to improve it and avoid pain down the road. Total vet bills: multiple x-rays, exams, pain meds and a physio consult $1107.46 Funds Raised: $400 If you’d like to help Crackle, please donate to https://manitobamutts.org/how-to-help/donate/ and include a note indicating Crackle’s name so that your generosity goes directly to his care.
Super Troopers: The Cows: Sampson, Clarabelle, Annabelle, and Henrietta. Background: Sampson, Clarabell, Annabelle & Henrietta came into care from a Northern Community in Manitoba. Challenges: Shortly after arriving into care, the pups foster home noticed they were unusually lethargic, had loose stools, and decreased appetites. The pups were rushed to our friends @Southglen Veterinary Hospital where they tested positive for parvo. They were immediately put on IV's to help them fight this deadly virus. Total vet bills: parvo test, IV, hospital stay, medication and plasma transfusions. Estimated cost so far: $4000 Funds raised: $1340 If you'd like to help the Cow litter, please donate to https://manitobamutts.org/how-to-help/donate/ and include a note indicating their name so that your generosity goes directly to their care.