Brutus Needs Your Support
The surgery Brutus had to repair his liver condition was successful. He recovered very well and we are happy to announce that he was adopted into a loving home (pictured right with his new family)!
Thank you for your support of the Help Me Heal Program.
The Animal League recently rescued Brutus from a puppy mill where he suffered from a dangerous condition that went untreated.
We placed this tiny Yorkshire terrier in the life-saving Help Me Heal Program so that he can get the extensive care he needs to be well.
Brutus has a life-threatening congenital liver condition, called a portosystemic shunt (PSS) or a liver shunt. This condition causes toxins to build up in the body. Among many severe symptoms, a liver shunt can also cause seizures, which Brutus is experiencing.
Brutus needs surgery to help him survive. In addition to the surgery, he will need months of aftercare and may need lifelong medication to manage this condition.
The comprehensive level of care that Brutus requires would never have been provided in a puppy mill, and as a result, he would have been euthanized.
Your dedicated support of the Help Me Heal Program helps us provide the life-saving care that animals, like Brutus, need to heal. Please donate today.