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Help Mitska Fight a Rare Fungal Infection
$270 raised
5% of $5k goal
7 contributors
4 Years running

Mitska entered my life just over a year ago. I was looking for a friend for my other girl and I stumbled across Mitska adoption profile on Arctic Breed Rescue now SHAMROQ. It was love at first sight!

Just recently I noticed a small puncture wound on her back leg which was leaking these small black granules. We rushed off to the vet to have it checked out immediately.

This was not something seen before ... she was prescribed antibiotics which cleared the wound up within a week. Then out of nowhere the wound re-opened and the black granules appeared again, so off to the vets!

Exploratory surgery revealed a much worse problem then we could ever have imagined. These black granules were all throughout the muscle tissue so we sent off a rather large chunk for biopsy.

Results - Phaeohyphomycosis [deep seeded fungal infection] The vets noted that this is extremely rare and only pops up ever 10-20 years ... bad luck right!

I was faced with 2 options - amputate the leg or begin treatment [if it hadn't already reached the bone] and hope for the best.

Of course I wasn't going to jump straight to amputation while she still had a chance to beat this! Only problem ... treatment is somewhere up in the 10's of thousands!

We are approximately $4-5000 in already and we need your help! My other husky decided that she wasn't getting enough attention and has now been diagnosed with epilepsy. The vet bills are flooding in and I am drowning in debt. Mitska requires her next bottle of anti-fungal [$800] and in the coming week will be going in for specialist surgery to remove all of the affected muscle tissue. I would appreciate any donation to help these two girls live the happy healthy life they deserve. Mits has had a rough start to life and deserves all the love and care she's entitled to...


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