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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Ruckus 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 dead brain tissue and brain damage. While no official diagnosis has been made, the Specialist continues to run tests to see why Ruckus lacks motor skills and has a hard time walking straight and other debilitating symptoms. Brain damage is the current cause, based on the MRI, possibly due to trauma either inside the womb, after birth, or by an infection.
12/13/17 - The Spinal Tap test results are in! Spinal fluid came back all clear! We are 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.
4/15/18 - My how Ruckus has grown! Early on Ruckus has loved water and mud! He tries to fit himself in his large water bowl, with no success. He 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.
7/1/18 - Ruckus is growing into such a handsome boy! He is doing well on his meds and hasn't had any episodes. He is due for his Specialist Vet visit in two months. He might be in need of an MRI to check that there is no additional swelling or brain damage. If none are visible, he will get his refills and head home until his next appointment.
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 can'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. No matter how much in medical bills we spend on a specific dog, the adoption fee never fluctuates. We are not in the business of making money, but rather to save the life of a dog in need. Please also keep in mind that most of the dogs in our rescue were RESCUED from a bad situation and have needed extra medical care, medications, testing, surgeries, hospitalization, and more.
There does come a time when we are low on funds and we cannot take in dogs, 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, all year round. *Donations are tax deductible.
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 [email protected] to donate items.
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