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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*Graphic Photos* Emergency #Supertrooper! Vortex was found in a northern community in terrible condition, covered in blood. Thankfully Norway House Animal Rescue was able to get him on a plane down to Winnipeg fast and off to our friends at Bridgwater Veterinary Hospital and Wellness Centre. He is currently being assessed and we should know more about his condition soon. UPDATE: Vortex had a broken nose, which has healed and he will be fine. His anemia has cleared up and other than regrowing his fur and some skin on the pads of his feet and his nose he is a healthy, happy boy. UPDATE: Jan 30 - 11am. Vortex had X-rays on his head and lungs. There are no skull fractures but his head is still quite swollen. His lungs are okay so far and his breathing is better this morning. He isn’t eating but he is drinking a bit. Not sure about his eyes yet but he’s surviving so far. UPDATE: Jan 31 - 9am. Vortex has more energy today and is starting to act like a dog! The swelling on his head has come down quite a bit but he still doesn’t want to eat, so he is being syringe fed. Since he was vomiting up blood over the first 24 hrs in care, we want to make sure he is capable of eating before sending him to his foster home. His red blood cell count is low and we would like to see those go up as well. It’s amazing that he has no broken or fractured bones, but we still don’t know the extent of the damage to his internal organs, esophagus or his eyes, but we’re keeping positive! Update: Feb 1 - 5pm. Vortex is stable today. Very low red blood cell count but it hasn’t gone down any further. He hasn’t regurgitated his force feeds overnight, which is a good sign. He will possibly need a blood transfusion, but that won’t be decided until they don’t see any improvements in his cell count. Still no update on the condition of his eyesight. On the bright side, he loves all the techs and being snuggled more than anything else. Update: Feb 2 - 12:30pm. Vortex is eating! This is great news as it means he is capable of swallowing. Vets still aren’t sure about his eyesight as his head is still swollen, the tests they’ve been doing show limited vision. We just need him to have a bowel movement and he can continue his recovery at his foster home. Update: Feb 3 - 1pm. Vortex got to go home!! He is eating on his own and has his first bowel movement. We’ll keep a close eye on him and hope he continues to improve. Thanks everyone for your support! His assessment and immediate care estimate is between $1700 and $2400. *EDIT* - Please note that the above estimate was for an overnight stay, xrays, blood work and his initial assessment with minor treatments. Vortex has a long and uncertain road ahead of him, and the expenses for his treatment are continuing to grow. Funds raised so far: $2595 THANK YOU DONORS!!! To help us with Vortex’s treatment, https://manitobamutts.org/how-to-help/donate/ Please do not call the vet to make a donation, they are unable to do so.
WARNING! GRAPHIC IMAGES!! Update: Melfie's skin grafting surgery took longer than expected but it was considered a success. Now is the waiting period and we are hoping that he will be able to go to his foster home soon. Due to the fact that the surgery took longer than expected they were unable to chip and neuter him, so this will have to be done at a later time. Melfie was brought in to the care of MMDR after the RCMP in a Northern Community discovered him wounded after being attacked by an animal. The altercation left him without his ears, and an open wound so gaping that his spine is visible. Our amazing volunteers have been keeping him company while the vet team at Fort Garry Veterinary Hospital deliberated on how best to proceed. Melfie will be undergoing skin grafting and reparative surgery tomorrow! Despite his battle wound, Melfie is a happy boy who loves people. We are hoping for a full recovery but need your assistance in the process. Actual vet bills: $3362.89 Funds Raised: $2757.50 If you'd like to donate to Melfie's care, please go to https://manitobamutts.org/how-to-help/donate/ and leave a note with Melfie's name with your donation. We will post updates after Melfie goes in for surgery!
Update: Boondox is out of surgery! It went well so we are hoping for a speedy recovery! Our 3rd #SuperTrooper of 2019 is this handsome little man, Boondox. Boondox was found in a Northern Community before being brought in to the care of MMDR at only 6 months old. He has a broken femur and will be under going surgery in order to fix it. He is quite the charmer and we are rooting for him to pull through so that he can find his forever home and know what unconditional love and the good life truly is! If you'd like to help Boondox find happiness, please go to https://manitobamutts.org/how-to-help/donate and along with your donation please leave a note with Boondox's name so that your generosity goes directly to his care Estimated Costs: $4000 Funds Raised: $2429.50
SUPER TROOPER KOONA This handsome little man is Koona. He's spunky, energetic, and a happy little man but there's something very sad and unique about him. Koona is completely blind. He was born without one eye while his other eye has been overgrown with a cyst. He has almost no eye on the left, which is a congenital malformation. The right eye is a bit smaller as well and has some inflammation and what looks like an old healed ulcer centrally. He is blind As per the doctor's recommendations, we are going to get his one remaining eye removed (as the cyst will continuing growing) and then have both eye sockets closed shut to avoid any infection, etc. His surgery is scheduled for today and we are hoping that all goes well! Estimated vet bills: $1400 Funds raised: $1400 If you would like to help out Koona please go to https://manitobamutts.org/how-to-help/donate and include a note with your payment that includes Koona's name so your generosity goes directly to his care. We will give an update once he is out of surgery.