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.
Ruckus has an MRI appointment on 11/8 ($1,666 MRI estimate is posted on our facebook page). The Specialist has also ordered for Ruckus to have a Full Blood Panel ($150) before the next visit. 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 MRI appointment today. 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 more to come. Any donations for little Ruckus's continued exploratory diagnosis testings, would be greatly appreciated! We will update again as soon as the blood work results are in.
Meet Gypsy. She had been living in the streets for over one month, in front of someone's house. We don't know why that particular house or that neighborhood. People just passed by, the home owner never paid attention to her or thought to feed her.. didn't care that she was in heat, or even when she eventually got pregnant (yes, gypsy is pregnant and she is a puppy herself, under one year old). She was finally rescued by our good friend Faith at Dream Fetchers Project Rescue, and as it turns out, at her Vet exam, Gypsy was found to be pregnant! You can't tell in the first picture. She was about 45 days pregnant there. She was very skinny and small. Her hips, spine and ribs would stick out. Malnourished? Not Fed? Why did no one care? We can only pray that all the puppies are developing, healthy, and born with no complications.
11/24/17 - Gypsy is about 60 days pregnant. Her Foster mom is anxiously awaiting her due date. The puppies should be arriving any day now. Gypsy had a Vet exam and she is progressing nicely. Donations are needed for Gypsy and her pups; vet exams, puppy food, puppy pads, DHPP vaccines, spay/neuters, dewormings, bordetella, rabies and more. Any donation is appreciated. Supplies are also needed and appreciated. See methods below.
11/26/17 - 8 puppies have been born! 4 girls and 4 boys. Everyone was taken to the Vet for an exam the day after being born. Unfortunately, 1 girl passed away the next day. A second puppy was rushed to the Vet 2 days later when she was having difficulty breathing. She was found to suffer from underdeveloped lungs and a hole in her umbilical area. She passed from congenital defects. What we feared, congenital and unknown causes have taken the life of two babies. 6 puppies are left. A runt was also born into this litter. She is extremely tiny. The Vet didn't expect the runt to make it because of her size. Gypsy's foster mom spent countless hours, dedication and love to make sure the runt wasn't lost as well. Supplemental feedings, one on one feedings with Gypsy and first feedings were applied every hour or so for the Runt. More Vet visits to come. Donations are welcome and very much appreciated.
12/7/17 - It was a tough day, and past few days of nursing the little runt. Little Pebbles has passed away. Her body just couldn't take it anymore. We hate losing a puppy... In this case 3 girls so far. Congenital defects are no joke. Our fear was that Gypsy's puppies would be born underdeveloped, unhealthy or with illness. We know it happens, but it doesn't hurt any less when we lose an innocent little life. The Vet told us little Pebbles wouldn't make it passed the first night. She made it 11 days. She is a miracle! She was loved.
12/13/17 - Gypsy and the remaining puppies are doing as well as can be. Gypsy suffered severe malnourishment, made painfully obvious after she gave birth. She was underweight, skinny and had protruding ribs, hips and spine. She also suffered from severe diarrhea and dehydration. She is recovering nicely and is on a high calorie puppy diet and some puppy safe meds. So far, everyone is doing well. The puppies's eyes are now open. The family has another Vet appointment to check on the diarrhea and dehydration. Your donations and support are needed.
1/1/18 - Gypsy and puppies are doing well. Growing and getting bigger everyday. Vetting will soon start for everyone and your help with vaccine, deworming, exams, fecal testing, spay/neuter, bordatella, rabies, and other costs, are needed. Gypsy is still extremely boney and skinny, but with a high quality puppy food and vitamins & supplements, we hope to have her back to a healthy weight soon.
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.
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