Before they come to us our animals experience incredible hardship so they frequently require special care, including extensive surgery, specialty veterinary care, and physical or emotional rehabilitation. For most of our animals, that recovery occurs in a foster home where they can be supported by loving people while they complete their veterinary follow-ups and learn to trust. Below are the animals currently under the supervision of a veterinarian or recovering in a foster home.
P.S. – Foster homes are always needed. If you are interested in fostering, please see our information about fostering here .
Mercedes – This beautiful girl came to us along with four other siblings fearful and borderline feral. Per our trainer, Top Dog Training, it will take a couple of years for these dogs to adjust to normal life. Dexter – It was reported that this poor boy was hit by a car and laid in a ditch for more than 4 days as people passing by assumed he was dead. Unfortunately his front leg was damaged beyond repair and required amputation. He also had FHO surgery to repair his fractured hip. He is now in a wonderful foster home and undergoing physical therapy to build up the strength in his hip. Please keep Dexter in your thoughts as he has a long road of recovery ahead but we are confident he will have a long happy life! Carol Ann – This beautiful girl was found abandoned in rural dry creek bed with a body scale 2 of 9. She suffered from demodectic mange with oozing lesions. She has been shot in the past and has metal in her abdomen. Her hip is also completely out of socket and she will require surgery to repair when she is in better physical condition. She is now thriving in a foster home so she can gain a little more weight and her skin can heal. She is a playful young girl who is now beginning to enjoy life! Finn – The surgery to remove the aortic branch constricting his esophagus was a success. The prognosis for Finn is dependent on how well his esophagus, which functions solely to deliver food to the stomach, recovers from the damage done by the constriction. He must be fed upright and stay on a slurry diet for the next 4 weeks. Finn may never be able to tolerate a normal, dry kibble diet and he may always need to be fed upright to prevent regurgitation. Despite all his issues, he is a sweet and happy boy who loves everyone he meets Chase – TWO BROKEN FEMURS AND BILATERAL PELVIC FRACTURES! This poor boy was found crawling by the side of the road late at night. The surgeons at Blue Pearl have determined he has been SUFFERING FOR MORE THAN A WEEK!! His surgery was successful but he will require physical therapy before he is ready for adoption. Reign – What this boy has been through is unimaginable. We suspect that he was used as a bait dog based on the injuries. Unfortunately the break in his leg is very severe and will not be able to be saved. Reign will be having surgery soon to amputate the leg. With all he has suffered, he is a sweet, calm boy who just wants to be loved on! Victoria – Found in a trash can severely emaciated with multiple puncture wounds and lacerations. We suspect she was also used as a bait dog. She has a couple of mammary tumors that will need to be removed once she gains some weight. She is a kind and gentle little girl! Treasure – Treasure is in our Hospice program and is thriving with love and veterinary care. Chewbacca – This sweetheart is in our Hospice program and is thriving with love and veterinary care. They have reconstructed his nasal passages, but some teeth were lost and more surgery may be required. Chewbacca is a sweetheart; he nuzzles and loves to be cuddled. Felix – This tiny boy had surgery to repair a fractured femur with an external fixator. His fractured tail was amputated while he was under anesthesia as well . He is seen here recovering in the incubator which helps him maintain a stable temperature while recovering.We will report later on his progress. Leo – This tiny kitten, weighed 8.9 ounces when was found unconscious by himself. His mobility was not normal but has improved quite a bit since intake. Leo now weighs 2.4 lbs but needs to weigh at least 3 lbs before he can be neutered. He is such a sweet boy! Hawthorne – Hawthorne had a large testicular tumor removed. He is also being treated for Babesiosis (a tick borne disease that affects red blood cells). This sweet baby has joined our Hospice program where he will have a chance to love and be loved in return!