This is the picture that was shared with me on Facebook the night he was found on the streets in Watts, CA. The people who 'found him' were asking for help to save him because they didn't have the money to take him to a vet.
Imperial night one at my house...
It was about 11 p.m. at night when I got home with little Imperial. I did the best I could to keep him comfy (pain meds, electrolytes, capstar for the fleas, and organic molasses). All things considered, he didn't appear to be critical. I knew he had to be taken off the streets or he would die, and at least if he didn't make it until morning, he would be with me and loved and know that his life mattered.
Imperial day 2 at the vet, getting immediate medical attention.
Imperial was given IV fluids and pain meds to make sure he was stabilized. He was monitored closely while they decided next steps.
Imperial day 3...
I finally got to hold him again, he was alert and seemed so grateful to be getting love, a warm bed, and nourishment. He was a fighter for sure!
Imperial head and jaw xrays...
The horrible truth finally could be seen. This poor baby had either been terribly abused or possible hit by a car. Multiple jaw fractures (4) were now showing us why he was so think and malnourished and couldn't eat. This appeared to be something he had been living with for more than just a few days prior to us saving him.
Imperial pelvic xrays..
More horrible proof of his abuse. His pelvis was fractured in 2 places and would require surgery to help him, but not until he could be stabilized and was healthy enough to survive it.
More pelvis rads...
Ticks removed from his body and worms coming out of his rectum..
Imperial day 4...setback with a rupture in his face
Just when we thought things might start looking up, his face ruptured from all the infection in his mouth and jaw. Continued pain meds and IV fluids to keep him comfy, poor angel.
More pix of his face after it ruptured.
Imperial Day 5...resting in his kennel, but not eating now.
He was no longer eating on his own, so vet staff needed to gently syringe feed him to keep his strength up. We were still hopeful for his improvement as long as he wasn't declining.
Imperial day 6...surgery to insert a feeding tube.
Picture of early stages of his surgery to insert the feeding tube into his neck.
Imperial resting comfy after feeding tube surgery
Imperial day 9...saying goodbye
Although Imperial appeared to be improving and was scheduled for one of his surgeries on day 11, his little body couldn't fight any longer and he passed in his sleep at the hospital.
Goodbye sweet Imperial...your life mattered
Imperial home with me in his beautiful urn and paw print
Saving Imperial t-shirt memorial campaign
Mr Peabody...on rescue date at our vet
YooHoo aka Phoebe
Freedom day from Carson Shelter
foster parents picking her up
freedom day from Carson Shelter
15 year old Rat Terrier who was surrendered to us when her parent died. Behavior and medical/health pending as she is currently on her way to us now from out of state. Stay tuned for updates.
Rescued from Carson Shelter, a seizure baby that nobody wanted. She used to love to spend time with us in Palm Springs before she went on to her forever family.
Little Annie and sister Haven
We rescued Little Annie from Carson Shelter. After getting her home she began having seizures. I am happy to report that once we got them under control, one of my very dear friends adopted her and she is truly living a blessed life now. Sadly, her sister Haven (white fluffy) recently passed. :-(
Rescued from Carson Shelter, this poor baby was adopted out and returned a few times. It wasn't until one of my good friends in New Jersey stepped up for him to give him the patience and care he needed...he was just very misunderstood. He's living a great life now on a farm in New Jersey.
Milo on his first airplane ride!
Milo flew in cabin with one of the volunteers with the Delta Animal Rescue Transport team.
Milo with his new mom....
These are some pictures from the day we rescued her from the shelter. That first image really tore at us and we knew we needed to do something to get her out of that horrible shelter situation. Laying in her kennel with her food and poop mixed together. Just no words.
Rescued from Carson Shelter, she is now living the good life with one of my best friends.
Meeka was at the Carson Shelter and could not walk. After seeing our specialists and having her MRI, it was deemed she may only have a 10% of walking again. But one of our amazing fosters wanted to take a chance on her, and now she's really shown people that even pups with challenges can go on to live an amazing life. This is her on her official adoption day with her brother Charlie.
Rescued from Carson shelter as part of a hoarding case (10 in total were confiscated). Little Diva / Saving Imperial took 3 of them but also assisted in pulling the remainder for other rescues we work with.
Kricket and her sister Kimber are totally loving life and each other!
Josie - ADOPTED!!!! 6/13/18
This little 4.3 lb cutie pie was rescued from Carson Shelter. She was listed as RO (rescue only) due to fear. We are assessing her personality but so far she is nothing but love, and so grateful to be safe now. She is listed as 5 years old with no medical issues. She is chipped and up to date on her vaccinations, and will be ready for adoption very soon.
Josie on a meet and greet - ADOPTED 6/13/18
Josie is just a bundle of love! She was RO at Carson Shelter, but since we rescued her she has shown nothing but gratitude and love. She couldn't stop smiling the entire time she was meeting with her Foster Mom. Now that's one lucky pup!
Estimated to be 5 years old, up to date on all shots and is micro-chipped. Very healthy and sweet.
Timido aka Timi
Hi just loves his toys
That's her on the far left, with her fur siblings!
Lola Blu...sick and dying
Rescued from Carson Shelter. We got her out early on medical foster for life saving medical care.
Living the good life after battling diabetes for months before she was healthy enough for adoption.
The day we rescued her from Carson shelter, she was hospitalized for 2 weeks and spent months on a medical plan to recover from years of neglect and diabetes.
Bambi... loves her naps
Rescued from Long Beach Shelter
Our little tap dancing doodle bug...
Passed over time and time again at Carson Shelter...she was in pretty bad shape and was there over a month.........
Getting ready to meet her new mommies...
Dandelion aka Dandi
A SEAACA survivor
A Ramona Humane Society survivor
Rescued from Carson Shelter, another medical emergency who left with us on emergency foster.
Carson Shelter survivor
Loving the beach
Ready to be euthanized at Riverside Shelter...
We intercepted him when his owner surrendered him at Carson Shelter
Long coat Chihuahua was an owner surrender. Sweet as can be she is about 10 years old with a grade 3 heart murmur and luxating patella in both hind legs. But that doesn't stop this gorgeous gal from getting around on her own. She's only got a couple teeth left so her tongue sticks out at you, but that just makes her more endearing.