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 .
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. 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! Ollie – Starved and dehydrated, horrific painful skin infection as well as internal and external parasites. He was treated with IV meds and fluids to address infection and pain issues, his eyes were so painful and swollen. You can see by the photos that this small boy has been suffering for quite some time. All that is over now Ollie – nothing but love and comfort ahead! Belle – This precious girl came to us with a large hernia, her intestines are inside it. She also has multiple mammary tumors. Belle is at Blue Pearl where she is being kept comfortable until treatment options are determined. We don’t know much about her story, but we do know she will be loved from here on. 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 Comet – A 6 month-old collie mix with severely broken leg. Comet was found as a stray so the exact nature of his injuries are unknown. Surgery was done on his leg and he is resting comfortably in a foster home. He has a recheck in a couple of weeks to ensure the leg is healing properly. He is a sweetheart! Sydney – This precious puppy was found in an alley. He is currently being treated at Blue Pearl, but will require an MRI to make any further diagnosis. He bunny hops when he walks and also has tremors. We are hopeful that we will have a positive treatment plan for this sweet baby after further testing Reese – This sweet adult male cat, came to us limping on his back right leg. He was immediately rushed to the hospital where x-rays revealed the limp was caused by having been shot by BB’s! He also has several more BB’s lodged throughout his body. He is currently in a foster home where he is being showered with love. We have sent the x-rays to a specialist to find out if any of the BB’s can be safely removed. 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 was very severe and had to be amputated. With all he has suffered, he is a sweet, calm boy who just wants to be loved on! 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. Hawthorne – Hawthorne had a large testicular tumor removed. This sweet baby has joined our Hospice program where he will have a chance to love and be loved in return! Buster – this gentle giant was shot, close range with buckshot. His eyes were beyond repair and had to be removed. He is recovering in a wonderful foster home! Poe – this baby came from Somerset, KY , where the local veterinarian recommended he see a specialist. He was transported to Metropolitan Veterinary Specialists and immediately put on IV pain meds and fluids. We are hopeful these amazing specialists will be able to repair the horrific damage! We anticipate that this will be a complicated surgery Mickey – We were contacted by a wonderful rescuer in Whitesburg, Ky who needed our help with these two babies who were dragging their back legs! We will update as soon as we know more about their condition. Minnie – We were contacted by a wonderful rescuer in Whitesburg, Ky who needed our help with these two babies who were dragging their back legs! We will update as soon as we know more about their condition.