Miracle Mutts...

 

 

Our "Miracle Mutts" program changes the world for desperate dogs who are most at risk.  These dogs, who are in danger of euthanasia for various reasons, are rescued throughout Desoto, Manatee & surrounding counties.  When a sick or injured dog arrives at animal services, the county does not usually have the funds or resources for treatment so rescue is needed.  This accounts for over half of our major medical cases.  The remaining dogs come from families who are unable to afford the life-saving care needed.  Each dog we save receives love and is treated by an incredible team of veterinarians who are always there when we need them for emergencies.  Our "Miracle Mutts" may require extensive diagnostic testing, surgery and/or days of hospitalization.   Many of these dogs need an orthopedic surgeon to repair their broken bones followed by 8 weeks of recovery and rehabilitation.  Once they receive clearance from their doctor, we seek their "Happily Ever After" with a forever family.

Thanks to your donations we have saved a lot of dogs’ lives through the years!  Although all of them will forever have a place in our hearts, below are some who truly had miraculous recoveries.

2007

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TRIXIE

2008

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  • RESCUED FROM COLLIER COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES

  • SPINAL INJURY

  • MYELOGRAM PERFORMED

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DENVER

2009

  • BURNS DOWN BACK

  • EARS CUT WITH SCISSORS

2010

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MAKO

2011

  • BROKEN JAW

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WILEY

2011

  • HIT BY A CAR

  • BROKEN PELVIS

  • BROKEN LEG

  • ORTHOPEDIC  SURGERY 

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ASPEN

2012

  • BROKEN NECK

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2012

  • BROKEN JAW

NIKO
DALLAS

2013

  • HIT BY A CAR

  • OWNER SURRENDERED

  • BROKEN PELVIS

  • BROKEN LEG

  • ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY

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FREEWAY

2013

  • HIT BY CAR

  • DIAPHRAGMATIC HERNIA

  • EMERGENCY SURGERY REQUIRED

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SHAGGY

2014

  • HIT BY CAR

  • OWNER SURRENDERED

  • MAJOR WOUNDS REQUIRING LONG TERM BANDAGE CHANGES

  • BROKEN REAR LEG

  • ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY WITH EXTERNAL FIXATOR

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  • OWNER SURRENDERED

  • PARVO VIRUS

  • WEEK OF CRITICAL CARE HOSPITALIZATION

OLAF

2014

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 TOM
THUMB

2015

  • RESCUED FROM SEVERE                  HOARDING SITUATION 

  • HEARTWORM POSITIVE

  • PDA DISCOVERED AT ECHO                      WITH CARDIOLOGIST 

  • OPEN HEART SURGERY                     REQUIRED

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  • FELL FROM THIRD FLOOR WINDOW

  • RESCUED FROM MANATEE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES

  • RUPTURED GALL BLADDER

  • EMERGENCY SURGERY REQUIRED

ADEL

2015

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LEILANI
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2015

  • 1.5 LB, 6 WEEK OLD PUPPY

  • HIT BY A CAR

  • RESCUED FROM MANATEE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES

  • BROKEN LEFT FEMUR

  • BROKEN PELVIS ON RIGHT SIDE

  • INFESTED WITH FLEAS, TICKS & INTESTINAL PARASITES,

  • ANEMIC, REQUIRED BLOOD TRANSFUSION

  • TWO ORTHOPEDIC SURGERIES

JASMINE

2016

  • FOUND ON THE SIDE OF A ROAD

  • RESCUED FROM DESOTO COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES

  • FUR MATTED OVER EYES AND REST OF HER BODY

  • SEVERE INFECTION IN REAR LEG

  • REQUIRED EMERGENCY AMPUTATION TO PREVENT SPREAD

  • BLOWN ACL IN OTHER REAR LEG

  • SKIN GRAFT REQUIRED

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  • HIT BY A SEMI-TRUCK

  • RESCUED FROM DESOTO COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES

  • MULTIPLE BREAKS IN PELVIS

  • HOSPITALIZATION TO STABILIZE

  • ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY

  • REHABILITATION

JEWELIA

2016

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  • HEART DEFECT DISCOVERED AT FIRST PUPPY EXAM

  • OWNER SURRENDERED

  • REQUIRED OPEN HEART SURGERY

SPICE

2016

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  • DIAGNOSED WITH PARVO 

  • OWNER SURRENDERED

  • SEVERELY ANEMIC

  • REQUIRED BLOOD TRANSFUSION

  • CRITICAL CARE HOSPITALIZATION FOR A WEEK

MADISON

2017

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OTIS

2017 & 2019

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  • CONFISCATED DUE TO ANIMAL CRUELTY (STARVATION)

  • RESCUED FROM HIGHLANDS COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES

  • DIAGNOSED WITH EXOCRINE PANCREATIC INSUFFICIENCY

  • RETURNED IN 2019

  • DIAGNOSED WITH A RUPTURED ACL

  • ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY REQUIRED

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SPARKY

2018

  • HIT BY A CAR, LEFT ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD

  • FOUND BY GOOD SAMARITAN

  • EXTREMELY THIN

  • BROKEN LEG

  • ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY

  • REHABILITATION

JANIE

2018

  • HIT BY A CAR

  • BROKEN FRONT LEG

  • ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY

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MEADOW

2018

  • HIT BY A CAR

  • MAJOR WOUND WITH SWELLING

  • BLOOD TRANSFUSION REQUIRED

  • BROKEN LEG

  • ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY

  • REHABILITATION

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KARMA

2018

  • HIT BY A CAR, LEFT ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD

  • RESCUED FROM MANATEE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES

  • BROKEN LEG

  • ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY

  • REHABILITATION

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PUFF

2018

  • DIAGNOSED WITH PARVO AT ONLY 6 WEKS OLD AND WEIGHING LESS THAN 1 LB

  • OWNER SURRENDERED

  • SEVERELY ANEMIC

  • REQUIRED BLOOD TRANSFUSION

  • CRITICAL CARE HOSPITALIZATION FOR A WEEK

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  • DIAGNOSED WITH NO RECTUM AT INITIAL PUPPY VACCINES

  • OWNER SURRENDERED 

  • MAJOR URINARY TRACT INFECTION

  • MULTIPLE SURGICAL PROCEDURES REQUIRED TO RE-ROUTE INTESTINES AND CREATE A RECTUM

BOBBI

2018

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ROO

2018

PACO

2019

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  • HIT BY CAR

  • OWNER SURRENDERED

  • BROKEN REAR LEG

  • ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY 

  • HEARTWORM POSITIVE

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PATCHES

2019

  • HIT BY A CAR

  • RESCUED FROM DESOTO COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES

  • MULTIPLE BROKEN BONES

  • ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY

  • REHABILITATION

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2019

SABRINA
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  • HIT BY A CAR, LEFT ON SIDE OF THE ROAD

  • RESCUED FROM MANATEE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES

  • BROKEN  PELVIS

  • ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY REQUIRED

  • OPEN PYROMETRA REQUIRING EMERGENCY SURGERY

AUSTIN

2019

  • HIT BY A CAR, LEFT ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD

  • RESCUED FROM DESOTO COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES

  • RUPTURED BLADDER REQUIRING EMERGENCY SURGERY

  • HOSPITALIZED FOR SEVERAL DAYS

  • MULTIPLE BROKEN BONES

  • ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY

  • REHABILITATION

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NEO

2019

  • HIT BY A CAR

  • RESCUED FROM MANATEE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES

  • LARGE WOUND ON REAR LEG WITH SHREDDED TENDON

  • WOUND PUMP USED

  • BROKEN REAR LEG

  • ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY TO REPAIR BREAK AND TENDON

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MOLLY

2019

  • HIT BY A CAR

  • RESCUED FROM MANATEE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES

  • MULTIPLE OPEN WOUNDS

  • BROKEN FRONT LEG

  • ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY

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LINDA

2019

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  • OWNER SURRENDERED, THOUGHT HIT BY CAR

  • SPINAL INJURY, NO USE OF REAR LEGS

  • X-RAYS REVEALED SHE HAD BEEN SHOT

  • NEURO SURGERY TO REMOVE PELLET IN SPINE

  • REHABILITATION

SHAKIRA

2020

  • HIT BY A CAR

  • RESCUED FROM DESOTO COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES

  • EMERGENCY X-RAYS & HOSPITALIZATION

  • BROKEN BACK & DISLOCATED HIP

  • MULTIPLE ORTHOPEDIC SURGERIES PERFORMED

  • PREGNANT REQUIRING C-SECTION

  • PUPPIES HAD TO BE BOTTLE FED

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RAVEN

2020

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  • RESCUED FROM DESOTO COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES WEIGHING ONLY 2.5 POUNDS

  • TONGUE DANGLING BY A SMALL PIECE OF FLESH

  • EMERGENCY SURGERY REQUIRED TO REMOVE TONGUE

  • DAYS OF HOSPITALIZATION WITH NASAL FEEDING TUBE

  • ESOPHAGEAL FEEDING TUBE SURGICALLY PUT IN PLACE UNTIL SHE LEARNED HOW TO EAT AND DRINK WITHOUT A TONGUE

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MULAN

2020

  • ATTACKED BY A LARGER ANIMAL

  • RESCUED FROM MANATEE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES

  • MULTIPLE WOUNDS ON NECK AND BODY

  • LARGE INFECTED WOUND ON FRONT LEG REQUIRING WEEKS OF TREATMENT & BANDAGE CHANGES

  • BROKEN FRONT LEG

  • ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY

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KANDI

2020

  • HIT BY A CAR & HEARTWORM POSITIVE

  • RESCUED FROM HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES

  • BROKEN FRONT LEG

  • REQUIRED 2 SURGERIES TO REPAIR

  • HEARTWORM TREATMENT

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QUESO

2021

  • HIT BY A CAR & HEARTWORM POSITIVE

  • RESCUED FROM HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES

  • BROKEN PELVIS

  • REQUIRED FHO SURGERY

  • HEARTWORM TREATMENT

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PAXTON

2021

  • HIT BY A CAR

  • RESCUED FROM HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES

  • BROKEN REAR LEG & PELVIS

  • ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY PERFORMED

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JONAS

2021

  • HIT BY A CAR

  • RESCUED FROM MANATEE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES

  • BROKEN REAR LEG & PELVIS

  • ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY REQUIRED

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WILLIE

2021

  • JUMPED FROM PERSON'S ARMS

  • RESCUED FROM MANATEE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES

  • BOTH FRONT LEGS BROKEN

  • ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY DOEN ON BOTH LEGS

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MONA

2021

  • RESCUED FROM MANATEE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES

  • LARGE BLADDER STONES REQUIRING SURGERY

  • MULTIPLE MAMMARY MASSES

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ERIN & PATTI

2021

  • RESCUED FROM DESOTO COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES

  • BOTH HAD MASSIVE DENTAL INFECTIONS REQUIRING ALL TEETH BE REMOVED

  • LARGE WOUND ON ERIN'S FACE REQUIRING SKIN GRAFT

MOCHA

2021

  • RESCUED FROM MANATEE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES

  • MULTIPLE INJURIES DUE TO ABUSE

  • BROKEN PELVIS & RIBS, TORN TONGUE, RIPPED VULVA

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MEYER

2021

  • RESCUED FROM MANATEE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES

  • SEIZURES REQUIRING NEUROLOGIST CONSULT

  • SPINAL TAP PERFORMED

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CHEETO

2021

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  • RESCUED FROM MANATEE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES

  • ATTACKED BY LARGE DOG

  • LARGE WOUND ON SIDE REQUIRING SURGERY TO CLOSE

TRIXIE

2021

  • RESCUED FROM HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES

  • FOUND IN A SWIMMING POOL

  • SEIZURES

ASHLEY

2021

  • RESCUED FROM DESOTO COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES

  • OWNER SURRENDERED

  • BROKEN FRONT LEG

MARISSA

2021

  • RESCUED FROM MANATEE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES

  • HIT BY A CAR

  • BROKEN PELVIS

2021

  • RESCUED FROM 

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