It's no secret that Mutt Love Rescue is known for taking dogs with major medical issues. We do it because we know they would surely not make it out of the shelters without our help. The only way we can do it, is with your help!
We were asked to save Stanley, a young hound of less than a year old, because they thought he was a hermaphrodite (a dog with both male and female anatomy). After taking him to a board certified surgeon, it was determined that he was not a hermaphrodite but they found he has a birth defect which caused his urinary tract to not develop correctly. He needed to have a very rare and complicated surgery called preputial reconstruction. Before his surgery, Stanley required extra blood work, a urinalysis and an ultrasound because they were also concerned about his kidney function. Stanley had his surgery on Mar 9th and he will be in the hospital for a few days to make sure his plumbing is working properly. We will update you on his progress. His surgery estimate, including all the extra testing and hospital stay was $4,061.
Fannie and Floyd are an older pair who came to us both heartworm positive, neither one spayed or neutered, both with horrible dental disease, and Fannie also has a huge inguinal hernia which was originally thought to be a mammary tumor. They have both had their first heartworm treatments and are doing fine. Floyd is lucky to be living in a loving foster home. Fannie could use one too to see her through her treatment and surgeries. Between the two of them, their heartworm treatment, extensive dentals and Fannie's boarding and hernia/spay surgery estimates are $5,528.
Poor Thelma. She came to us unspayed, with a heavy load of heartworms, mammary tumors, a suspicious growth on her leg and horrible dental disease. We pulled her because we knew she deserved a chance for a better life. During her heartworm treatment, Thelma became very sick and required intensive care at both the regular vet and also at the emergency vet. Sadly, sweet Thelma did not make it and we had to make the difficult decision to let her go over the Rainbow Bridge without her failing body to hold her back. It is so frustrating that a beautiful girl like Thelma lost her life because someone couldn't give her a pill once a month to prevent the heartworms from growing inside her. At least she had a wonderful foster home and she knew she was loved in the end. Thelma's hospitalization and treatment was $3,291.
Any help is appreciated for our lovable Mutts. Help us continue our mission so we can continue to give these pups, and future Mutts the lives they so richly deserve.
If you prefer, you can mail a check to Mutt Love Rescue, P.O. Box 1005, Fairfax, VA 22038.