Age: 14 weeks





Suspected of having Liver Shunt as she has tested high on two 

BATs (bile acid test) which were done recently.

We got the call to take in this sweet little 14 week old female Yorkie who is suspected of having a liver shunt. She’s testing very high on two BAT (bile acids tests) she’s had done.  We’ve named her Ruth, in honor of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. It fits her perfectly... she’s feisty, “tiny but fierce”!

The next step for Lil Ruthie will be imaging with an ultrasound to confirm a shunt. Then a plan for surgery to repair the shunt. Liver shunts are a fairly common problem in Yorkies. The surgery and imaging are expensive so we are asking for your help.


If you’d like to donate and become a “Friend to Ruthie” please use the button below. All friends will be listed. And please keep her in your prayers, and check back for updates as we get them.


Thank you

Friends of Ruth

$2,655 raised

Nancy McCannell 

James Smith

Cheryl Cimini

Carol Leronimo

Margaret Curletti

Mary Lawrence 

Nancy Joslin

Jill Garvey 

Barbara Smith 

Mary Ann Kelly 

Kayla Ramsay

Janet Shiels

Marvin Reckart

Norma Fossumn

Nancy Torres

Christine Corcoran

Sarah Turner

Merri McNeil

Diane Coffey

Alice Pitcher

Chelsey Mayerick

Glenn Sumner

Eric Kittell

Melissa Cieto

John Foley
Debra Vogt

Paola Mello Grant

Angela Brown


Pam Donner

Ann Marie Marshall

Audra Esper

Joanne Eddy

Lynn Colbert

Debra Lucey

Jenna Fuld

Janet Rochlin-Germanton

Deborah Pollina

Harriet Stich

John Foley

Tiffanie Trieger 

Hidayet Simsek

Lori Wirvin