Where Are They Now - Blossom
Meet Blossom. On July 4, 2016, while everyone was BBQ-ing and preparing for evening festivities, Springer Spaniel Rescue, Inc. (SRRI) was contacted by the Animal Foundation/Lied Animal Shelter (Las Vegas) about a critically injured one-year old female Brittany (mixed with golden retriever or lab). A Good Samaritan brought this poor baby to the shelter after seeing her struck by a hit & run driver! SSRI immediately contacted National Brittany Rescue & Adoption Network (NBRAN) about this severely injured female. NBRAN immediately committed to the pup's medical needs and offered to take the pup into rescue. SSRI offered monetary and volunteer assistance as well.
Two SSRI volunteers sprang into action and travelled to the shelter to pick this young pup up and take her to a local rescue-friendly vet. Unfortunately, their first stop was not to be their last, as the poor girl's fractured pelvis was too complicated for this vet to handle. These seasoned volunteers immediately transported the pup, now known as Blossom, to the only 24/7 surgery facility in Las Vegas, where she was evaluated, stabilized with pain medications, and put under round-the clock care while waiting for the orthopedic surgeon to arrive the next morning. The SSRI volunteers stayed as long as they could with Blossom, but finally had to leave for the evening.
Once Blossom's orthopedic surgeon examined her, he found her fractures were worse than initially thought - she had fractures on both sides of her pelvis. Fortunately, the surgeon felt the fractures were both totally repairable. Blossom's devastating injuries dictated that she undergo surgery as quickly as possible, which left no time to fund-raise prior to critical surgery.
Blossom's emergency surgery was a huge success! The surgeon had to implant a plate on one hip and screws in the other hip. Blossom now has enough metal to set off the security alarms at the airport!
Long time NBRAN Volunteers, The Everson Family, stepped up and Fostered Blossom through her healing. Blossom’s back right foot, that had gotten run over by the car and was knuckled under for a long time. It was brought up that they may need to amputate it at one point. Her foster mom and sister worked really hard with her. And at every doctor’s appointment they were impressed with how well she was healing. And eventually she started using that back foot more and more. At the end of the two months she was allowed to start walking on her own. We “walked” on a leash for the next month and slowly started giving her more and more freedom to act like the puppy she was. Now she runs like the wind! You would never know she was hit by a car or has metal rods in her legs. She is such a trooper and truly amazing!
In addition to her Foster Humans, Blossom lives with Bronco and Bear. Bear lived through Blossom and her presence has given her humans a lot of comfort since Bear went to the Rainbow Bridge.
With that – we are happy to announce that Blossom was officially adopted by the Everson’s on February 10, 2018!
Welcome to the best FOREVER, sweet girl.