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 .
Ellie – This poor girl was shot with a bb gun multiple times, covered with over 100 ticks (some the size of a dime). The chronic fracture of her right back leg has been surgically repaired. Ellie is now recovering in a loving foster home! 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! Tilly – She is a sweet girl who was brought into Blue Pearl after being struck by a truck. Her foot was degloved, and her ligaments and pulsing artery were exposed. We were asked to help this baby, who was in great pain, and could not refuse. Unfortunately the damage to her leg was too severe and her leg had to be amputated. Tilly is recovering in a foster home and will be ready for adoption soon! Dusty – Diagnosed with Cryptosporidium, a parasite which causes severe gastrointestinal distress. This poor fellow has been fighting hard against violent, watery diarrhea. He is slowly getting better, his appetite has returned, and he is getting stronger every day. He is now recovering in a wonderful foster home! Belle – This precious girl came to us with a large hernia, her intestines were inside it. She also had multiple mammary tumors. A successful surgery was performed but unfortunately she was also diagnosed with chronic Pancreatitis, arthritis, and diabetes. Belle is now being spoiled in a loving hospice foster home! Hawthorne – Hawthorne came in with a large testicular tumor. He had endured a tragic life of abuse and neglect but with a safe re-feeding plan, mass removal surgery and neuter while he was under, treatment for the many gashes all over his body, chronic pancreatitis and GI treatment, dermatology care, eye infection treatment, prostate abscess surgery (likely necessary as a result of that longtime giant mass hanging from testicles), long term prostate infection treatment (it’s a difficult infection to target and stay on top of), and most recently he’s been diagnosed with Cushings, so now Cushings treatment for the rest of his life. This sweet baby has joined our Hospice program where he will have a chance to love and be loved in return! 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. Oreo – This beauty is an unowned cat who was giving birth to kittens when attacked by a neighborhood dog. Luckily, a Good Samaritan witnessed the attack and quickly took Oreo into her home. This courageous mother gave birth to four kittens – three boys and a girl. We have named them Crosby, Stills, Nash and Joni since the actions of Oreo show she surely has a “Heart of Gold”- one of the legendary rock group’s biggest hits (without Joni of course)! Oreo and her babies were taken to a specialty veterinarian as the end of her tail had been seriously injured in the attack and had to be amputated. She is now recovering in the home of a loving foster family. Gabriella – This beauty was brought to us when she was three weeks old, with a severe upper respiratory infection and a malformed back leg. Her wonky leg doesn’t quite function like a normal leg, but has normal bone structure feeling in it. She uses it to clean her face, scratch her head, and for climbing. Gabriella would be a good fit for any home but she would prefer a home with playmates. Lovey – We were notified by a concerned citizen of two stray kittens who needed medical attention. Lovey has severe issues with her eyes. We are hoping one eye can be saved! Tiny – We were notified by a concerned citizen of two stray kittens who needed medical attention. Tiny weighs 560 grams and was very weak. He, as well as his sister, are being cared for by the specialists at Blue Pearl. Liberty – This darling was found with internal and external parasites eating her alive. Poor Liberty has suffered so much during her short give months of life. She is a “mystery pup” because with almost no hair, it is hard to tell her breed. We are guessing this sweet little gal is a lab mix but time will tell! She also has rotting baby teeth and a severe bacterial infection. We will give her all the veterinary care and love she needs to recover and thrive. Lucy – This approximately 2-year old cat was taken to the hospital by a couple who believe she was hit by a car. We were contacted to see if we could help and could not say no to this pretty girl. Her veterinary team say she is so loving despite the pain of her leg. They thought amputation would be required but fortunately, Lucy’s surgeons were able to repair it! She is recovering in a great foster home. Forrest – SIX-MONTH OLD PUP WITH GRAND MAL SEIZURES. Forrest was surrendered by his owner to a Good Samaritan who had him in boarding kennel while she tried to find a rescue that could help. He was not doing well in the boarding situation and had multiple seizures even though he was on medication. He will be undergoing a battery of tests and X-rays and will most likely need an MRI to determine the cause of these episodes. Forrest is a sweet gentle little man who loves to be loved! Louie – This homeless cat was wandering in a neighborhood when he was shot in the leg. A Good Samaritan tried to help Louie but realized he needed more care than they could provide and contacted The Arrow Fund. Louie, a young, male cat, was immediately rushed to our veterinarian for assessment. Unfortunately, the damage from the bullet was too severe and his leg required amputation to save his life The Good Samaritan that found Louie is fostering this happy and loving cat while he recovers. His days of wandering are over and he will now be an inside cat!