In Los Angeles, California, a five-year-old very sweet dog was rescued from the Downey Animal Care Center in February 2023, after her photos circulated through social media. It took little time before Foxy and the Hounds decided they wanted to help.
WHAT WE SAW, WAS A BEAUTIFUL PIT BULL THAT DESPERATELY NEEDED OUR HELP. IT’S UNFATHOMABLE TO ALL OF US TO EVEN IMAGINE THE PAIN AND SUFFERING SHE WAS FORCED TO ENDURE! IT WILL ONLY BE LOVE AND KINDNESS FOR THIS DESERVING GIRL FROM HERE ON OUT!Facebook
The mass on Pearl’s face was huge and distorted the side of her face and eye. In just a few weeks, while at the rescue and receiving treatment, the biopsy results showed Pearl had a very aggressive bone cancer. Surgery was not an option because of the location, and it was feared the tumor would grow back.
The tumor had not invaded her brain; it was only affecting her eye area where the mass had been pressing on her nasal cavity. Her lymph nodes were fine, and her lungs were clear. She has received radiation treatment which has aided in extending her life.
Even though her tumor remains inoperable, it had shrunk and everyone was thrilled. She is very sweet and not in pain and on June 5 was officially adopted by her foster mom, Lisa Perry.
It has been nothing short of amazing to watch her transform from a broken and defeated dog into a happy, playful, sweet and loving family member.Foxy and the Hounds
Check out Pearl’s latest video:
Definitely not the news anyone wanted to hear a week ago, but Pearl’s cancerous tumor has grown even though her condition had been stable for the last few months.
On Tuesday, Pearl arrived for her follow up oncology appointment, and she walked in with her head held high, tail wagging, greeting everyone with excitement. Yes, people do stare at her, but everyone falls in love with Pearl; she is happy and living every moment of her life with a puppy smile and that great “doggone” attitude of everyday is perfect.
Her oncologist, Dr. Quarterman said her tumor is still growing, but it didn’t grow as much as it had three weeks prior. She said Pearl looked even brighter and more alert than at her last visit, and her eye is a little more open again. She was pleased that Pearl was in such good spirits, gave her another injection, and refilled some meds, and said… see you in two weeks.
Pearl doesn’t understand the word “cancer” and doesn’t know she is very sick. She never complains and greets each new day as belonging to her. We could all learn a lesson from Pearl, don’t you think?
Don’t let those struggles get you down – be a Pearl!
Thank you Foxy and the Hounds.
If you’d like to donate for Pearl, here is the rescue’s payment information:
PayPal: [email protected]
Mail: 6520 Patt Ave., #222, West Hills, CA 91307