Prince was rescued from a puppy mill in Arkansas. He was old and in bad health, but a kind woman at our affiliate Vet hospital adopted him and gave him a wonderful and safe home. His final years were full of love and peace, something much deserved for Sweet Prince.
Tid Bit was rescued from a hoarding situation along with her sister, who was adopted into a great home. Unfortunately, Tid Bit did not react positively to her spay and passed away.
With an infectious smile, and a heart made out of gold Sammie was adopted into a wonderful home, where he quickly learned a new lifestyle of snuggles and love. Unfortunately, Sammie was found to have a pre-existing condition. Emerald City Pet Rescue and his new family worked valiantly to save him. Unfortunately the damage was far too much to heal even with our help, Sammie unfortunately passed as a result of his pre-existing conditions. but he will not be forgotten.
Oreo was rescued from California and brought to Emerald City Pet Rescue to be fostered by a very kind woman. Oreo became very ill due to infection and was taken to a specialty vet. We tried everything we could to save him but unfortunately his body could not fight the infection.
Good night sweet Oreo!
Charlie was a 10 year old Shih Tzu mix with very limited vision and a few other limitations. You wouldn't know it though, because the last thing on charlies mind seemed to be his issues. Charlie was taken in by a wonderful foster who was able to provide a sweet and calm home for dear Charlie. He was able to live the rest of his years knowing he was loved, and thanks to his foster, he even got some special shades that actually helped him with his vision!
Charlie was a wonderously cheerful and upbeat pup who will always be remembered for his extra cute look but also his preserverance, always looking on the light side even on the darkest days.
Sabor was found inside the basement of an apartment, trapped in a crate. He was left without food or water, for an unknown amount of time. We worked with Veterinary Specialist to get him back to health but due to the conditions that arose from severe neglect his body was not able to pull through.
Xena (Warrior Princess)
Xena and her sister Gabby was rescued from a horrible situation and were brought to our affiliate veterinary services where we immediately tried out hardest to help her body get better. Unfortunately the damage that resulted from both her and her sister being left alone for so long was not only torturous but past the point where her body would be able to bounce back in any degree. We tried to fight with her, trying to fill her body back up with nutrients but it was too late and her body was already letting go.
Xenas' case is an currently an ongoing investigation, where the extent of neglect and responsibility are being determined.
It is incredible that her sister Gabby was able to pull through, Gabby is the blue heeler. She now lives with her foster family, the very vet tech that helped her and her sister.
Cali was brought in as an owner relinquishment, while Cali looked calm and healthy, a quick trip to the vet provided information that helped us understand just how bad a state Cali was in. We began working diligently to bring nutrients into Calis body and letting her know that he was loved even if we only just met. It was incredibly unfortunate but due to the severity of Calis condition he had to be put down as his pain became more and more evident.
Additionally, due to the quickness of degradation to his health, we were never able to take the opportunity to photograph him (as all our attention was focused on getting him better and more comfortable).
Joey was rescued from a southern california shelter in early 2013. He was a tall handsome warm blood breed. Joey was confiscated from his owners by animal control due to neglect and cruelty.
He had been living in a stall, locked up to his knees in his own feces with no sign of how long.
As a result Joey was also very thin, and his health was very fragile.
Joey came to the ECPR stables in Washington finally and began the battle to restore his health. We did everything we could to help Joey get better. Unfortunately, when we thought we was making progress, we would then suffer another setback. Just when we would see progress, Joey would face another set of challenges. Joey always tried his hardest and fought with great spirit.
Finally in February of 2015 Joey suffered from a bacterial infection from within the bones of his foot causing it to erode his bone strength and tendons. We agonized over our decision to finally stop his suffering and let him go, it was not an easy decision to say the least. The vets we were working with said they could not treat his infection without destroying his ability to walk in any normal degree, or even to ease his pain in the future. We said our loving goodbyes with Joey in February, but he will live on in the hearts of those he met.
Rosie was an older mare who was dumped at a Southern Calif ornia shelter in 2013. She had a branding mark, and we believe she was most likely someones cutting horse, or a similar type of western discipline.
She was beautiful with exquisite conformation, with obvious signs of being very well mannered.
She had arthritis/ring bone and some severe mobility issues that Emerald City Pet Rescue tried to help with. We tried to make her more comfortable with special shoes, and prescribed medications.
For a time it helped her deal with the pain management. When Rosie became unable to live her daily life without constant pain, we had to help her end her suffering as mercifully as we could in 2014. Emerald City Pet Rescue helped Rosie spend her last years and days with dignity and love.
Rescued from Romania along with her family, Eve was very under-socialized. Through much work we were able to get her to a foster at our Wisconsin Satellite branch. Eve was smart, cheeky, and tough as nails - yet, her best friend was a feral cat! It is very unfortunate but Eve was murdered by an unknown individual(s) but she will never be forgotten. A True free spirit.
It is with immense sadness that we report that Cindy has passed away. She had experienced an unknown neurological event in November of 2014. She was a supremely dedicated dog. Very bonded to the adopted family. Fiercely loyal, and a bit of a task master too! She was funny, clever and of course, resilient. In the short time her adopter had with her, she was so touched by her life, her depth and her kindness. We love you, Cindy!
Lucy the dog arrived at Emerald City Pet Rescue with her bonded mate Bentley. They were truly an adorable pair, with their big brown eyes and curly white fur! It was obvious that these two dogs cared greatly for each other. It took longer for Lucy to adjust to her new situation than it did for Bentley, but Bentley was always there by her side, always as dear friends. You could always find the two sweet seniors practically joined together as they shuffled around the playroom.
Lucy was an easy dog to love. She had a sweet demeanor and a gentle heart. She loved to sit in the sunshine and just as much loved to be cuddled by her people friends. Lucy was an older gal, but she loved being outside. She liked to take slow lingering walks, enjoying the scenery. Lucy was definitely one to stop and smell the roses, and it was evident that was her approach to life.
We at Emerald City Pet Rescue will always remember Lucy, for her great cuddling skills, her adorable face, and her extra kind hearted demeanor.
Big things really do come in small packages and this tiny young girl taught us many lessons, besides the fact that her precious life was cut so short. She never let her limitations stop her, she taught preserverance, endurance, and most importantly to be joyous in the face of adversity. Give love unconditionally, and relentlessly, you will find your life will be more full. Thank you, Mona.
The world will mourn the loss of a beautiful soul today. Miss Mona passed away due to a genetic defect that she had been born with. All of us at Emerald City Pet Rescue are proud to have had her in our lives, even for a short time. Thankful to Jane, for giving her a loving and warm place to stay, and thank you to Vivian for helping all our animals.
You will be missed, little one, may the heavens are keep you warm. Run and play like you did on Earth, but unbound from your wheels.
Amrita was a very calm kitty that got along with other cats and even the dogs. Amrita came to our California Division with a plethora of health issues, after a long battle she was no longer able to put up enough of a fight and it was easy to see how much pain she was in. She could take no more, this ball of love was a great friend with a great heart, we are happy to have had her touch our lives and hope she can finally rest in peace.
Buster was a nine year old Jack Russell Terrier. A dapper older gentleman who was as nice to snuggle with as he was just plain old nice! Always sweet and gentle, with a calm, slow, and humble demeanor. Buster got along with other gentle dogs, and well-behaved cats! Unfortunately Buster also had an aggressive form of cancer which continued to advance, ultimately requiring us to evaluate his quality of life.
Bob the Builder
Yesterday afternoon we were introduced to two tiny kittens which were found near by.
A construction worker came across a mother and litter of kittens on his work site and noticed something was wrong.
The mama cat had unfortunately rejected two of her kittens.
A hero without a cape, the man immediately brought the two babies into our facility and asked for our help.
The sad news we wish we didn’t have to bring you is that one of these special little troopers, an orange kitty named Bob did not make it through the night… The other little kitty is hanging in there and seems to be doing well!
We wish he had more time with Bob, we will think of him and continue to take care of his sister.
Amber was a special needs cat who was very close to her owner that passed away and unfortunately had no one to take care of Amber. We took her in around January and quickly learned of her issues and to deal with them as best we could. She didn't like other animals and had a very short list of people who she trusted, so we always made sure to make her as comfortable as possible. While still letting her have fun and roam freely at times.
Unfortunately her situation was made worse by her anxiety and asthma that would cause a vicious cycle of being stressed out by someone unfamiliar or something she didn't like and would require medical attention, which would stress her out more. She acted like a tough kitty but to her the world is a frightening place full of dangers.
Amber also had Stage II Kidney disease, on a strict Renal Diet. She came across as a bit edgy and a cantankerous little lady, but she was very choosy about her friendships. It is with a heavy heart that we report that she is no longer with us. We fought with her and knew how much of an amazing lady she was, but we are happy she is at least no longer in pain - and for those that wish to believe - reunited with her momma [owner] once again.
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