Unfortunately, both her ear canals have masses, which could be benign cysts or cancerous tumors. As long as these masses remain in her ear canals, Cuddles will be subject to ear infections leading to total deafness.
Although Cuddles' treatment, up to now, has been expensive the shelter has been able to cover the costs. Unfortunately, she is desperately in need of a specialized Total Ear Canal Ablation Surgery, as soon as possible! This surgery is usually curative but the estimated cost is an overwhelming $6,000.00, which is way more than our little shelter can take on alone.
Cuddles Needs Your Donations!
We have NO paid staff and our facilities are donated.
100% of your donations will be used to provide care for Cuddles.
Our mission at the Shih Tzu Rescue, Adoption & Education Safehouse is to provide love and care for dogs with serious medical issues, whom others have given up on.
We do our best to rehabilitate Shih Tzu, like Cuddles, to give them a fair chance at a happy life with good health so they can be successfully placed in “forever homes.”
Your donations will help save her from living a life of total deafness. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts and hers - for your donation and for sharing her story with your friends.
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