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When little Blossom, a 5 month old terrier, was thrown out the window of a moving car last November, this little puppy was beside herself with grief. (Read Blossom's full story here.) What had she done wrong to deserve such treatment? Why had her family let her down like this? On the other hand, since it was right around the time of Thanksgiving, Blossom also had some things to be thankful for also. She was thankful that someone witnessed these awful people toss her to the ground, and that they called the authorities right away to get her help. She was thankful that she was taken to our Associated Humane Societies Newark facility right away, where she received immediate medical treatment. She was also thankful to be away from the people that never really deserved her to begin with.
Blossom was in such poor condition when she arrived after that fateful night. She had a terrible case of demodex mange, which is most likely the reason that her owner did not want to deal with her. She was nearly hairless and had such awful, itchy skin. This was one miserable little puppy, yet she was so bright, loving, and outgoing. She began treatment for the demodex immediately and soon, Blossom was feeling better and had completely put her past out of her mind. She was transferred to our Popcorn Park facility to begin the search for a wonderful new life.
The longer little Blossom was with us, the more we noticed that something just wasn't quite right with her hind legs. Our veterinarian did a very thorough examination of young Blossom and found that she had a severely luxated patella, and also showed signs of hip dysplasia. Could her owners have known? Was this another reason that they tossed her away? We'll never know, but we know that Blossom needs our help now.
We took Blossom for an evaluation with an orthopedic surgeon at North Star Vets, and it was discovered that Blossom has a severely deformed hind leg, most likely the result of the injuries that she sustained when she was thrown. The deformity is such that we are unsure if surgery will correct the luxated patella, so more testing and evaluation will be necessary. We are so thankful that we have our Res-Q Fund for animals in need such as Blossom. Blossom will need continued care for now, until a resolution to her problem is determined. You can help us to continue to help Blossom by contributing to our Res-Q Fund.
6/17/14 - BLOSSOM UPDATE!
Our little girl Blossom is done with her physical therapy and she's ready to go HOME! Now she just needs a loving, caring family to take her home! We took her for several weeks of water therapy with Dr. Russell Howe-Smith at Pet PT in Cherry Hill, and now Blossom gets around like a perfect little puppy again! Unfortunately, she is having a tough time getting over her skin infection, but we are working on that too and expect her to be itch-free in the near future.
As you can see, Blossom has not let any of her hardship's get her down at all. She is about 10 months old now and is just a joyous, happy, bubbly little girl that loves life and just wants to have fun. Blossom runs, plays, jumps, and does all the things that young pups do, and she would absolutely love a family to grow up with. She loves other dogs and all people, and just wants someone to give her the wonderful home that she never had. Come on in and meet our bubbly Blossom ….. we know you'll love her too!