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! 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 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! 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! 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. Thor – This handsome boy spent nine years on a four foot chain surrounded by filth mud and water. This beautiful dog has been neglected and abused his entire life. We are unsure as to what type of health and behavioral issues he may have after all this time, but we are committed to helping Thor both physically and mentally. Noah – This sweet man is fighting hard! His veterinary team is doing everything possible to get him through the neglect he has suffered. Hopefully this feeding tube will give him the strength that his body needs to heal! He has many teeth that will need to be surgically removed but he must be stabilized and gain strength before this can happen! Penny – This sweetheart had multiple masses as well as a skin and ear infection. Her surgical team at removed these masses as well as her spleen, which also had nodules. Samples of the spleen, uterus, lymph nodes and masses were sent out for pathology – we are anxiously waiting for the results. Her skin and ear infections are being treated aggressively. Through all this, Penny has remained sweet and loving. Ruby – This precious puppy was found dumped in a ravine and tested positive for Parvo. Her rescuers took her to Blue Pearl but could not take financial responsibility for her care. We were contacted to help as euthanization was the only option – we could not say no to this precious pup. Dillon – This boy is estimated to be about 2-years-old, and had been suffering for quite some time with a collar that had grown into his neck. Surgery to repair his neck is complete! Hopefully he will be released from the hospital soon!