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 .
Meatball – This precious one-year-old boy is unable to walk more than a few feet without collapsing due to possible spinal fracture and muscle wasting. Meatball has been in this condition for quite some time based on the muscle atrophy in his back legs. 85% of his weight is being carried by his front legs. We are hopeful the orthopedic surgeon and the physical therapist can give this boy the life he deserves! Chewbacca – A sweetheart in our Hospice program who 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. Josie – A tragic case whose back paws were severed by some type of barbaric trap. Josie underwent a ground breaking surgery that transplanted a portion of her front paw pads to the back in the hopes that she will be able to walk pain free without the need for prosthetics. The transplant is making great progress but has been slow in healing. One paw is doing great the other, which was cut off farther up, is progressing but still has a way to go. She can walk with her boots on but prefers to be carried by her fosters – she may be a bit spoiled! Penny – All three legs were broken at least a week prior from being thrown from a car in a plastic bag. One leg was so badly broken it could not be saved. She had surgery on the other two legs and those breaks have been repaired. This poor girl has clearly suffered enormous abuse in her short life. Penny is recovering in a wonderful foster to adopt home. Max – Max is approximately 9 months old and came to us malnourished, dehydrated with pneumonia. The family who had been trying to help realized he needed more than they could give and reached out to us for assistance. Max has been examined by several veterinary specialists and was diagnosed with megaesophagus which means he is unable to swallow food normally because his esophagus lacks the muscle tone needed to move food and water down. His foster has another dog with a similar condition and he has kindly offered the use of his Bailey Chair to Max. We are currently working with Max to learn exactly which food combinations will work best. Sunny – Sunny was dumped in a rural shleter overnight drop box with a partially delivered puppy stuck in her body. Sunny is still fighting for her life – her uterus had gone through the abdominal wall as she has been pushing so hard to deliver her puppies. Sadly, the puppies did not survive. She has gone through multiple successful surgeries and is now being treated for heart worm. Durango – Durango had an abscess on his neck and was struggling to use his back legs. He is also heart worm positive. He was picked up by animal control and taken to a local shelter, it is clear he has suffered in his four years of life. He is thriving in a loving foster home while he undergoes treatment for heart worm. Henry – Henry is a one-year old chocolate lab, his owner passed away and he has suffered ever since. He is severely emaciated, dehydrated and has a skin infection so severe that he is bleeding just from moving. He was covered in ticks and fleas and had the worst case of hookworms the veterinarian specialists have ever seen – this alone could have killed him. Henry is now thriving in a foster home and will be available for adoption soon. Jet – This less than a year old baby was found to be in active labor but was unable to deliver. The emergency hospital contacted us for help! We could not say no! During surgery they discovered it was too soon for the kittens to be viable and unfortunately they could not be saved. Jet made it through surgery and is recovering in a foster home. Blu – One pound Blu was found in a drainage ditch with a ruptured eye. He had emergency surgery to remove the painful eye and is recovering in a foster home. His foster tells us he is sweet and playful. Blu will be available for adoption soon! Coleen – Four week old kitten who experienced a traumatic event that resulted in losing her tail. The result of this trauma resulted in a prolapsed rectum, her colon was coming out where her tail used to be. Surgery has corrected these problems and she is recovering in a loving foster home! Grover and Oscar – These two bonded brothers were abandoned in a box by a rural shelter. All seven of the siblings were suffering from severe starvation. They were near death but received the treatment needed and are now ready for a foster to adopt home. Pip – This sweet boy was abandoned in a box by a rural shelter. All seven of the siblings were suffering from severe starvation and were near death. Pip was one of the more critical cases and he spent 10 days in the ICU. Two of his sisters Emma and Ella did not survive. He was recently released and is gaining strength in a loving foster home. Hazel Fern – This beautiful girl was abandoned in a box by a rural shelter. All seven of the siblings were suffering from severe starvation. They were near death but received the treatment needed and are now ready for a foster to adopt home. Thomi – Thomi is suffering from severe malnutrition at the very least. His history is unclear but it is obvious he has not had a great life. He will be undergoing a battery of tests to determine a treatment plan. We will update you as soon as we know more.