Unfortunately, both her ear canals have masses arising from the ear canal wall. We cannot determine the nature of the masses -- these could be benign cysts or potentially cancerous tumors. As long as the masses remain in her ear canals, Cuddles will be predisposed to ear infections. Although Cuddles’ treatment has been expensive, to this point the shelter has been able to cover the costs. Unfortunately, she is now in need of specialized total ear canal ablation surgery. This surgery is usually curative and eliminates future infections. The estimated maximum cost is an overwhelming $6,000, which is way more than our little shelter can take on alone.
Part of our mission is to provide loving adoptable dogs with serious medical issues, whom others have given up on, a fair chance at a happy life with good health. PLEASE help us give this gentle, loving, wonderful little dog a second chance at life and a loving home. Six months ago we rescued Cuddles from the streets of Chicago, and now we need to save her again. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts and hers for your donation (straes.petfinder.com) and for sharing this page with your friends.
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