Help Pearl recover from long-untreated disease!
A Reservation Rescue team received an email about an injured nursing dog with puppies on the Navajo Nation. They would not survive the night without immediate medical attention, but rescuing them would be a challenge.
Taking every coronavirus prevention precaution, the team arrived on the scene to find a makeshift kennel, rotten food, and dirty water. The puppies were happy for affection, but momma Pearl couldn’t stand. She dragged her hind legs, covered in sores and filth, and tried her best to nurse but had nothing to give. At the nearest ER vet, the family was treated for dehydration and parasites. Pearl tested positive for Valley Fever. The fungus had spread throughout her body to her back legs and joints, which had become swollen and painful, limiting her ability to move.
Pearl needs six months of treatment, as X-rays show an active infection that has been ongoing and untreated for a long time. She became pregnant, gave birth, and nursed her puppies in excruciating pain, not being able to walk or protect them from the harsh desert. Though it must have been terrifying for her, she is a survivor, and like all proud mommas, she gave everything to her puppies to survive.
Now it’s time for us to give back to her. Long after her puppies are adopted, Pearl will remain in foster care, healing, getting stronger, and one day, she'll find a family of her very own.
You can help Pearl get the treatment she needs to heal from long-term illness! Your gift will directly fund Pearl's medical needs. Soon, she will be back to enjoying quiet evenings at home with snacks and cuddles.
Help us meet our goal of $3,500 to save Pearl and treat her illness so she can be a joyful snuggle-buddy again. Funds raised over the goal amount will go to help provide medical care to other shelter pets.
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