Jethro is a true survivor. Hit by a car in southeastern Kentucky, he suffered two broken legs on the same side of his body, front and back. Left on the roadside for days, he also experienced tick infections. Upon rescue, the experienced vets at Blue Pearl placed rods in both of Jethro’s legs, treated his infections and found him a wonderful foster home with Josh and Allie. Jethro learned to reuse his injured legs through physical therapy and now enjoys playing with this foster sister and being an active, happy, and incredibly loving boy.
Under Josh and Allie’s care, Jethro’s true personality as a complete and total love bug has emerged. Jethro loves other dogs and people. He is happiest when sprawled across his person’s lap and seems genuinely happy all of the time. His foster mom jokes that he is a “Velcro” dog because he loves to be right next to you. Jethro is proud to show off his tricks of “sit” and “down.” He is also a big fan of all toys, and would do best in a home where other dogs are okay with sharing their things, as he assumes sharing is caring:)
Jethro’s ideal family will continue to give him daily opportunities to exercise and be outside. A fenced-in yard is important. His new family will also need to help monitor his exercise to make sure he doesn’t overdue it for the next few months as he continues to heal. Jethro seems to get a little queasy on car trips, even though he loves the adventures that come after them. Jethro is doing really well eating a grain-free diet, and would do best remaining on that diet.
Update – Jethro. Hound mix left in ditch for days with multiple fractures and wounds .
Jethro is slowly healing from his multiple surgeries. He goes back and forth for bandage changes and physical therapy.
Our thanks to his amazing foster parents Josh and Allie Lawhorn.
Update – Jethro
Hound mix found in ditch with multiple fractures and wounds . He was in that ditch for days suffering…
After close to 2 weeks at Blue Pearl following multiple surgeries to treat severe fractures Jethro has gone to his foster home ! Please welcome new fosters Allie and Josh Lawhorn to our foster family .
Jethro who loves everyone , was thrilled with his new foster mom and dad and his new cushioned bed in his private nursing suite at their home . 🐾 ( see picture )
Sweet Jethro will need to have restricted activity for 6 weeks and will go to weekly physical therapy with follow up radiographs in a month .
Update – Jethro- Hound mix found in ditch with multiple fractures and wounds . He was in that ditch for days suffering…
8 days post op –
Jethro is still at Blue Pearl recovering from surgeries done to stabilize multiple fractures . Today his right back leg was evaluated and his cast was replaced . His right front leg was evaluated as well . Jethro is hesitant to place his front leg on the ground . He will receive physical therapy today and we are watching closely . Jethro tested positive for several tick borne diseases and is starting treatment for that . He was covered in ticks !
I can’t begin to tell you how wonderful the personality of this boy is ! He just wants to love and to be loved .
Update – Jethro. Hound mix found in ditch with multiple fractures and wounds . He was in that ditch for days suffering….
Yesterday Jethro had multiple surgeries to plate his front right Olecranon Ulna fracture and his back right leg was plated as well to stabilize the multiple fractures . Our thanks to Dr. Josh Bruce and the staff at Blue Pearl .
Jethro is doing well day 1 post op . Through all of this pain and suffering this boy is just a delight . His personality is so loving !
The Arrow Fund – New Intake
Hound mix found in ditch in Pulaski County , Kentucky with multiple fractures. He was there for days suffering in the ditch … He is unable to stand .
The Arrow Fund was contacted and we said we would help this sweet boy . We have named him Jethro . Jethro was in extreme pain . He is now at Blue Pearl and under 24 hour advanced care . He will be stabilized and surgeries will most likely take place Monday . Jethro has an Olecranon Ulna front leg fracture. His right rear leg has a fractured ankle and broken metatarsals. He has several surface wounds . He is on adequate pain meds to cover his pain , antibiotics, and fluids . This poor boy was also covered in ticks .
I want to thank his transporters Harry Evans and Rick Jervis . Also thanks to Cheryl Noggle for meeting transport. A big shout to all who reached out to help Jethro ! I just came from visiting him and he is so sweet. We are so honored that we were able to say yes to this precious baby !