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New hope for dog so badly frostbitten she could not open her mouth, or move her ears, paws or tail

By The Siberian Times reporter
20 March 2018

Ruta needed her paws amputated after being left outside in -30C but kind-hearted people are raising money for treatment.

Volunteers are seeking artificial limbs to help Ruta.

WARNING! GRAPHIC IMAGES

The forlorn dog was found abandoned in Mirny, Russia’s diamond capital in the region of Yakutia, the coldest in the country. 

The seven year old Malamute was spotted by a driver on the outskirts of the town. 

Severely damaged by the deep cold, animal rights activists took her in and began to raise funds and some $2800 was collected.

Frozen paws


Frozen paws


Frozen paws

Severely damaged by the deep cold, animal rights activists took her in and began to raise funds and some $2800 was collected.

The dog was flown around 2,000 kilometres to Novosibirsk and admitted to a special animal clinic. 

The next day surgeon Roman Tomilenko amputated Ruta's front legs, and a week later her rear legs and tail were partly amputated too - because they were too damaged by frostbite. 

Volunteers are seeking artificial limbs to help Ruta.

But her 32 kg weight means a special solution is needed.

Ruta in hospital


Ruta in hospital


Ruta in hospital


Ruta in hospital

'All her organs work normally, she's generally feeling well.'

‘We are not giving up, we're fundraising money and looking for options, perhaps some removable prothesis,’ said a post from Ruta’s fan club. 

‘We will help her walk again.’

For now the dog - a pure-breed Malamute - is carried out for ‘walks’ in the snow each day. 

Ruta and her owner


Ruta and her owner

‘She has plenty of human contact, attention and care, she's a happy dog.'

'All her organs work normally, she's generally feeling well,’ said her supported.

‘She has plenty of human contact, attention and care, she's a happy dog. 

‘She's enjoying life.’

The dog is even wagging the stump of her tail.

Comments (7)

Sorry...in quickly writing my comment...I called Ruta a he...when she is definitely a "She".
Jaker, Dundalk
23/03/2018 09:50
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If a business man Ruta's neck of the woods could sponsor Ruta's flight to Britain this brilliant vet would be the one to give Ruta the best possible future for the injuries done to his body.

This vet is truly one of the greatest vets in the world & I am sure he would help Ruta, If anyone could help this dog, Dr Noel Fitzpatrick would or he could advise the vet who's looking after her treatment. He does wonders for all sorts of animals & people bring their pets to him from all over the world. In Britain, he is called the "Bionic Vet" because his work is the most advanced in the world.

Here's his personal page. https://www.fitzpatrickreferrals.co.uk/n His phone number is on there.


PS. The vet who is caring for Ruta would have to refer him to Dr Noel & send the details of what happened to him & his treatment to date & the way financially they are & I am sure he would help. I think he has anonymous friends who would help pay for treatment if its a good cause...so he might think this story is a good enough news story to help Ruta. So just a thought from me to pass along.

PPS. To the Russian Vet/s you too did a great job to get this lovely dog this far & I heap loads of praise on you. & Ruta has shown what a strong character of dog he is. Hope there's even a greater ending to this, his story. Best of luck to all involved in Ruta's story.
Jaker, Dundalk
23/03/2018 04:54
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I'm just sickened at the cruelty of the no longer owners, who should never be allowed to own another dog again and I hope they're found out, that left such a sweetie outside. As usual the vets are amazing, many thanks and love to them and the person who found her. Ruta looks pretty resilient and happy in spite of it all, now all she needs is a warm hearted soul willing to give her the best life possible with lots of love, belly rubs, a comfy bed inside a toasty warm house and some tasty beef stew. Much love to you Ruta, may the rest of your life be as comfortable as possible!
Sean Hanns, USA
22/03/2018 00:09
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nice to see that there ARE still animal lovers around!
Benedikt MORAK, Moscow
21/03/2018 23:23
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Thank you Ksusha.
Pamela K Tetarenko, League City, USA
21/03/2018 16:58
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Pamela K Tetarenko, this is the page of local zoo activists, they gather money for Ruta: https://www.instagram.com/mirny_animals/
Ksusha, Omsk
21/03/2018 09:51
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Ohhhhh, Awe and Wow, Thank you to everyone helping Ruta. She has a wonderful spirit. Is there a link to her Fan Club page to make a contribution to helping her hopefully be able to be equipped with prothesises?
Pamela K Tetarenko, League City, USA
21/03/2018 08:04
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