Breed: border collie
Elvis is proof that sometimes the best things come in small packages. Adorable, cuddly, and smart, Elvis is a special little man looking for that special family.
Unfortunately, Elvis was not always made to feel special, as he was rescued after being thrown from a truck and suffering a serious back injury and broken clavicle. Veterinarians weren’t sure if Elvis would be able to walk again, but thanks to The Arrow Fund and specialized vet care, today Elvis is re-learning how to walk through physical therapy and also has a spiffy set of hind-end wheels to take him wherever he wants to go. Right now, Elvis LOVES to walk, but he does best showing off his walking skills on grass, as he drags his paws a bit.
When he’s not spending time outside taking in the sights and sounds, Elvis loves cuddling inside on his heated throw blanket. Elvis is also a good friend to other dogs, preferring to let them be the leader. He loves hanging out with his dog foster brother, Owen, and learns by watching him. A smart little guy, Elvis also already knows basic commands.
Elvis will be happiest in an active family that is eager to care for his special needs. His ideal home is one where he has a doggie door to a fenced-in yard or someone who can take him out on regular bathroom breaks, as his previous injuries make long days with no bathroom breaks difficult.
Elvis is ready and excited to meet the forever family that will continue to remind him just how special he truly is.
To fill out an application to adopt Elvis, visit our website at http://thearrowfund.org/adoption-application/. You can also help this deserving boy by sharing Elvis’ post with your animal-loving friends.
You too can make a difference in an animal’s life by choosing rescue: foster, adopt, sponsor, volunteer.
As always, thank you for caring and sharing!
UUpdate – Elvis
Elvis was thrown from a silver mustang in Inez , Kentucky at the beginning of October . He has been hospitalized and still is at VCA Advanced Veterinary Care Center in Fishers , Indiana . The damage was to his thoracic region – most damage was to T9 and he had a broken clavicle . These injuries were from impact from being thrown ! It was our hopes that he would regain use of his back legs . That most likely will not happen . We have indeed ordered him a wheelchair that is being calibrated especially for him from Eddie’s Wheels For Pets . He does need to heal for another 5 weeks before he will be able to use his cart .🐾
Elvis is so amazing and has charmed anyone who meets him . He is under the care of a Neurosurgeon and a Vet who specializes in physical therapy . Elvis is receiving physical therapy every day . He is starting to ( with supervision) pull and scoot himself around . We still need to be careful because his clavicle is still healing . 🐾
Thanks everyone ! By working together we are helping these victims of extreme torture, abuse , and neglect one baby at a time. We simply could not do what we do without you …. 🐾
Humanely yours ,
The Arrow Fund
Update – Elvis- thrown from car
Still unable to use hind legs
Pup thrown from silver Mustang in Inez , Kentucky . The Arrow Fund flew in thanks to Jeff And Valerie Allen . Impact from being thrown caused a severe fracture to T9 and fractured his clavicle . The neurosurgeons felt that surgery was not the best course of action . We are now past the surgical marker and waiting to see if he regains movement. Sometimes the damage is great and with time movement comes back – other times not . Because of the clavicle break Elvis has been reluctant to move, we certainly understand , plus he needs to heal . Once the clavicle starts to heal he will be able to pull himself around and be more mobile . Elvis loves to be hugged on and gives lots of kisses ! Elvis is a complete love ! ❤️
Elvis will start rehabilitation this week . It is the opinion of all that even if Elvis does not regain full use of his back legs that he will make be an excellent candidate for a cart . We want to thank Dr. Cross , his Neurosurgeon and staff for all of the special attention he is getting . Elvis is at VCA Advanced Veterinary Care Center in Fishers , Indiana . This is a two hour one way trip for us and we feel he is in very capable hands . We will need a foster for Elvis when we get him to a point when he can recover in a home environment. Fosters applications are on our website Thearrowfund.org 🐾
We truly want to thank you all for your support . Many times The Arrow Fund is the last hope for these victims of extreme abuse . Thank you for partnering with us – together we CAN and DO make a difference in the lives of these innocents. ❤️
Humanely yours ,
The Arrow Fund
An update on Elvis – we are on our way up to Fishers , Indiana now to see him and have a consult with the Neurosurgeon. See below .
Elvis had his CT late last evening to diagnose the extent of his trauma. There are two significant abnormalities. The first is a right scapular fracture that hopefully can heal functionally with just a splint. There is also a fracture of the T9 vertebrae. This fracture could be managed medically or surgically. For now he is in a splint to help provide some stability to his spine while we decide the best course of action, weighing risk versus benefit.
As always, we thank all of our supporters .
Humanely yours ,
The Arrow Fund
Update on Elvis – He is still at VCA Advanced Veterinary Care Center in Fishers , Indiana under the care of the Neurology staff. This is 2 hours away from us. He is being kept totally still. We are hoping we see improvement through complete rest , but other testing is to be done. Elvis is eating and drinking. He is urinating on his own and he has anal tone and does feel deep pain sensation in his back legs . All of this is good.
Tomorrow we travel back up to VCA to take Soldier for his amputation surgery . We will then visit Elvis and hopefully will have more news. Hopefully good news !
Neurosurgery is still very much a possibility on Elvis .
Thanks to you all for your support . We appreciate you so much !
Update – Elvis – condition deteriorating-being rushed for Neurology Consult – in transit now.
Elvis was thrown from a car in Eastern Ky . We were alerted at least 4 days after incident . We immediately flew to get him – thanks to our wonderful friends Jeff and Valerie Allen who flew us up to get him .
We got him to Blue Pearl last night and radiographs were done . Elvis is unable to use his back legs – he has anal tone and felt deep pain but that is diminishing some . We felt we needed to move him ASAP where more advanced testing could be done and also where a Neurologist was on staff .
Elvis is on transport at this time to VCA Advanced Veterinary Care Center in Fishers , Indiana . This is a two hour transport from Louisville . Our thanks to Kendra Wiese for quickly offering to transport our sweet baby this morning !
We are doing all we can and as fast as we can . This is a very difficult case and we knew we had to get him to a place that has more advanced diagnostic equipment . We have been up most of the night setting up this transport and plans to get him a Neurology consult .
What we do know is his pain has increased during the night . Per report from Radiologist – he has a fractured right scapula . The first 2 thoracic spinous processes are fractured , as well as the 7th.
The main issue is spinal cord trauma could be present . That is why we felt the urgency to get him to a place that had a full Neurological Team on staff .
In honor of the first Arrow Fund flight on the newest addition to Jeff and Valerie Allen and their fleet of planes – they gave Elvis his name . In honor of Elvis and this first mission- this Cessna 340 will be named Elvis . Thanks Jeff and Valerie you literally have saved so many lives assisting these Arrow Fund babies . A thank you also to Baxter Eaves ! Go “Air Arrow ” !
We have 2 very critical cases at present – Elvis and Soldier – plus over 23 other medical cases at present . So donations are needed – please consider a donation of any size – if you are able . Donations can be made at thearrowfund.org or checks may be sent to The Arrow Fund P.O. Box 1127 Prospect, Kentucky 40059 .
We never know what we will be called on to take as far as cases . We never know when . What we do know is with your help and support and all of us working together WE CAN and DO make a difference in the lives of these innocent victims of such horrid abuse .
From my heart – thank you ❤️,
Humanely yours ,
Incoming case – flying now to get him
This pup was thrown from a silver mustang 4 days ago in Inez , Kentucky. This was witnessed at Collins Branch Road off of Coldwater Road in Inez, Kentucky .
We have named him Elvis .
A Good Samaritan rushed to help him . Another person proposed shooting him because of the extreme pain and circumstances . The Good Samaritan took him home – to see if he would recover . He did not . They then called the Martin County Shelter . Mary Blanton then asked for our help. Our focus is on this dog and what The Arrow Fund can do now and not what should have happened-
so please no negative comments .
Thanks to Jeff and Valerie Allen for volunteering to fly get this sweet boy . Baxter Eaves and I will be accompanying them on the flight . Due to an airport closing we must fly to Pike County . We will then be heading to Blue Pearl in Louisville, Kentucky.
We will most likely need a foster . Foster applications are on our website.
Donations would be appreciated and are always needed . Donations can be made on our website at thearrowfund.org and checks may be mailed to The Arrow Fund P.O. Box 1127 Prospect, Kentucky 40059 .
Thanks to you all for your support .
We need you and appreciate you all !
The Arrow Fund