Mutt Hut Rescue, Inc.

          Changing The World... One Paw At A Time

These are pups that are currently in our care, that are in Urgent need of Donations. 

Please take a second to read their stories.....

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This is little Ruckus. He was dumped in a box at a gas station. A good samaritan heard his cries, opened the box and discovered this tiny little Husky Baby inside. She took him home and noticed that he didn't walk right, wobbled to one side, curved his feet inward, was having a hard time picking his head up, and his eyes weren't able to focus and would roll upward. A post went up on Facebook for help and a Board Member happen to be in the same area. We couldn't say no. He was rushed to the vet the next morning. We suspect he is the result of an 'At Home' backyard breeder who probably sold his siblings for money and quickly dumped this little cutie at the first sign of a health issue. This is what 'buying a dog on the internet from a nice stranger' looks like behind the scenes. We can only imagine what health issues his siblings have, but are being sold anyway.        

Ruckus had his appointment with Access Specialty Animal Hospital. Dr O'Neill suspected that Ruckus has Hydrocephalus, which consists of Fluid in the brain. He noticed Ruckus's head shape was irregular towards the top front, along with the other symptoms we described to him. We did receive medications to start him on. 

An MRI and Full Blood Panel ($150) was ordered. Once we have the MRI results, Dr O'Neill will be able to tell us if Ruckus has Hydro, how severe the spinal fluid buildup is, if there is anything else shown in the brain, and what treatment he recommends. His quality of life is of the utmost importance to us. Rest assured, that Ruckus is not in any type of pain (also confirmed by Dr O'Neill). He's a happy and curious puppy. If you can please help us with any amount, it would be greatly appreciated. Total medical costs estimated at $3,000-$5,000 for his next visit alone. Any amount helps! 


12/8/17 - Little Ruckus had his bloodwork done and MRI appointment ($1,666 invoice posted on our facebook page). He was a brave little guy, but very scared. The MRI did show that Ruckus does Not have Hydrocephalus. We were so happy to hear this news! The Specialist did however notice, that Ruckus's brain looked abnormal. While Ruckus was under anesthesia, the Vet recommended a Spinal Tap test. Yikes! But, it had to be done. The Specialist at this point is as baffled by Ruckus's symptoms as we are. The MRI did show some signs of dead brain tissue and brain damage. While no official diagnosis has been made, the Specialist continues to run tests to see why Ruckus lacks some motor skills and has a hard time walking straight and other debilitating symptoms. Brain damage is the current suspicion, presented by the Specialist. Possibly caused by some trauma either inside the womb, after birth, or by an infection. Ruckus has responded very well to the new medications the Specialist gave us. He seems to be feeling better and able to be a little more active.   


12/13/17 - The Spinal Tap test results are in today! Spinal fluid came back all clear! We are again so relieved, but still very confused. More in depth blood work has been ordered. At this point we are still doing exploratory testing to see what we can find to help us see why Ruckus is presenting with such damaging symptoms. Our Vet bills have totaled approximately $4,180.00 and there's much more to come. Any donations for little Ruckus's continued testing, would be greatly appreciated! 


2/15/18 - Ruckus is doing great with his Foster mom! He is eating great, growing, playing with his dog and cat siblings and recovering his puppyhood. He is still on medications and further tests are being done. So far, Ruckus's condition is still under the watchful eye of our wonderful and amazing Vet Specialist, and he is working with us to keep Ruckus healthy and without episodes. Ruckus is responding so well to the medications, that his symptoms have gone down tremendously. 


4/15/18 - Oh our little Ruckus! My how he has grown! Early on Ruckus loved water and mud! He tries to fit himself in his large water bowl, with no success. She goes outside and rolls in moist mud, hoping to go swimming. He loves his bath time! 

Ruckus is doing great! No relapses so far. The medications given to him by the Vet Specialist have helped immensely. Ruckus is growing everyday, he loves playing with other dogs, cats and rope toys. Help with his bills and ongoing medical visits and medication refills is appreciated!  

 

This poor baby is Chloe. She is a 4 year old English Bulldog. Unfortunately, she was the victim of abuse and overbreeding in her short four years of life. She was used as a means to make money off of the several litters she had, was exploited for profit and treated as a piece of property, instead of a living animal. Why would anyone treat any animal this way!? 

When she came into our rescue, she was emaciated, 
suffering from bronchitis, needed to have mostly all of her teeth removed and she was riddled with several skin infections all over her body and face. She was undoubtedly checked into our vet where she underwent several tests and diagnostics that would unfortunately come back with a long list of ailments. 

She has had several visits to our Vet and a Bull Dog Specialist, with more on the way. She has been in and out of our Vet's office for the past few month's. She has been on antibiotics, skin treatments, had dental surgery, several tests and much much more. Chloe is a sweet girl. She loves people, cats and other dogs. We are trying our best to provide this girl with all the necessary ongoing treatments that she will need for the next few months and unfortunately, the rest of her life. She didn't deserve what her so called owner did to her, just for money. No animal deserves this.

Dec 2017 - Chloe has been placed with a wonderful foster family. She has finished another course of antibiotics and is doing well with her recurring skin fold infections. So far, Chloe's Vet bills have numbered in the thousands. We are in urgent need of funds for her vet bills, the ongoing vet visits, medications and progress testings she needs. Any amount helps. Your donations and support are very appreciated.

1/1/18 - Chloe is doing better after several treatments of antibiotics. She has more vet visits and exams, but the antibiotics have helped her heal a little better. Her foster is continuing her unconditional love and round the clock care. We are determined to get her healthy. Your support is still needed for continuing medical care and medications. Chloe has had Soft Palate surgery and did great! 

2/15/18 - Chloe had another visit with the Vet Specialist. She has an upper respiratory infection (due to intubating her for her previous surgeries), and the Vet has given her another round of antibiotics and some ointments for her eye, which seems to be a bit swollen. She has a follow up appointment in the next two weeks to make sure her upper respiratory infection has gone away and to see if her eye is any better. The Vet Specialist will determine if Chloe is healthy enough to undergo sedation for additional dental procedures that had to wait, due to her previous infections. Back we go! We are so close to having this poor girl completely healthy. We are hopeful. 

4/15/18 - It has been a long journey, lots of vet and specialist appointments, tears, medications, pain and long nights. Our Chloe has finally tested negative for the several infections and ailments she has has for over a year. Thousands of dollars later, your help is still needed and appreciated to help us pay off all of Chloe's vet bills for medications, visits, tests, and much more!  

 
 

DONATIONS URGENTLY NEEDED!!


Mutt Hut Rescue, Inc. is a 501c(3) foster based, Non-Profit, No-Kill Rescue. 100% of all donations go to help care for, rescue, feed, give medical care to, and save the life of a dog. We love helping those in need, whether we have funds or not. We find a way, we make it work, we "wing it"! Our own staff spends countless hours, resources, gas and transport, even paying out of pocket to help when it's needed. But we dan't do it alone... we need your help!

Adoption Donations are also used to help cover the cost of fully vetting each dog that comes into our rescue. While one dog only needs a few hundred dollars of vetting, another can urgently need thousands worth of medical costs.  Our adoption fees don't fluctuate based on medical care received. We cover the full cost of each dog. 


There does come a time when we are low on funds and we cannot take dogs in need, into our Rescue. We never want to have to turn a dog away, because of lack of funds, therefore, Donations and your support are always urgently needed and greatly appreciated.  *Donations are tax deductible.



ITEM DONATIONS

You can also help us by donating your unused doggie stuff; beds, toys, bowls, collars, leashes, old towels, blankets, dog food, dog sweaters, kennels, play pens, baby gates and treats.  

We also accept orders and deliveries from Petsmart, Petco, Walmart, Target, Amazon and any other store that delivers. If you'd like to donate Costco supplies, we will pick up or direct you to our nearest donation location. Email us at mutthutrescue@gmail.com to donate items.


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Mutt Hut Rescue, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Non-profit Organization. All donations are tax deductible!