Friend of the Week is a regular feature to introduce furry Friends in the community who need loving and caring homes. While currently not available for adoption, Momma Pearl is fighting to get her and her pups to that point. Consider helping Pearl towards her happily ever after.
Pearl was found as a stray on the streets of Cleveland by Animal Control. Cold, starved, neglected, and clearly abused, Pearl was desperate. In the short 18 months of her life, it was clear Pearl had never known a day of kindness. But Pearl was not just fighting for her life; she was also pregnant and ready to deliver at any time. On November 25, 2012, Pearl gave birth to 12 puppies. Due to malnourishment, two puppies were stillborn.
In a brief bright moment, Pearl was brought into the world of animal rescue that same day when she was picked up by All Dogs’ Heaven Rescue. They jumped into action fast, doing all they could to save Pearl and her remaining pups. Volunteers started to tube feed the babies and get Pearl stable. The next morning, the entire family was rushed to the veterinary office for emergency care. Pearl was suffering from a raging uterine infection, anemia, dehydration, and malnourishment. She was immediately placed on IV fluids and IV antibiotics. Sadly, three of her puppies could not survive and passed on. It was also discovered Pearl is heartworm positive.