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! Moon – This handsome boy suffered for many days when his foot was was caught and crushed in a steel, leg hold trap. Due to the length of time this horrible injury was left untreated, the severe infection spread and his leg had to be amputated. Happily, the surgery was successful and complication-free and Moon is now recovering in a loving foster home! Franklin – The Emergency Veterinarian at BP contacted us in the early hours about this 2-year-old boy. Franklin was going be euthanized due to a painful bowel obstruction. He has a history of swallowing foreign objects and funds were not available for any more treatment. We could not say no to this sweet young boy! Figaro – This baby boy came to us with a right front leg that was beyond repair and required amputation. He is a lover of all living creatures and his purr never stops. He has absolutely no problem being a tripod and jumps from the backs of the office chairs at Blue Pearl to snuggle different associates throughout the day. He will be an easy addition to any family and only needs to finish his vaccines before he is ready for adoption. 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. Tilly is currently under 24-hour care and the surgical team is hopeful that the foot can be saved. Astro – Approximately 10 weeks old, he was found dragging his back legs from a fractured pelvis. Astro is too young for orthopedic surgery because his bones are still developing. He is currently undergoing rehab to help keep his back legs from spreading out to the sides and will be evaluated again in a couple of weeks. 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 and continues to nurse her sweet babies in the home of a loving foster family. Once the kittens are weaned and reach the right age and weight, they and Oreo will be spayed/neutered, receive all appropriate vaccinations and will be ready for adoption. Gabriella – Only three weeks old, this beauty was brought to us with a severe upper respiratory infection and a malformed back leg. Surgery will be performed on her leg when she is a bit older!