Who We Are
Vision & Mission
Fig and Friends is a pet rescue that strives to help cats and dogs, kittens, and puppies have a chance at a better life, just like the chance Fig got. We believe all animals deserve rescue, especially the hard cases. We take in bottle babies and those with medical needs, after that we take in all the others we can.
We heard about a French Bulldog puppy sitting at a local shelter who was – well – something wasn’t right.
Something was very very wrong.
This puppy had been found on the side of the road and she couldn’t walk.
It was early Covid, we weren’t able to do our usual fundraisers, it was a scary time to take on a major medical case - but we knew we had to pull this dog. We were concerned without rescue pull she would be adopted as a “French bulldog puppy” by someone financially unable or without full understanding the amount of care she would likely need. We jumped in head first with no idea what we were facing – would we end up euthanizing or was there was some kind of vetting miracle that could give Fig quality of life.
Fig went into foster and we started diving into her medical. She had major surgery in Detroit to unfuse and decalcify some of her cervical spine. She went through rehab. Little by little Fig learned to walk. She potty trained to the point she isn’t sitting in a wet diaper. This was a huge turn for us as far as enabling her quality of life. She has her favorite toys and learned to play. She goes outside with her doggie brother and sister and has been on so many adventures in her stroller in the last few years.
Fig is pure innocent joy. She brings that joy and genuine smiles to everyone she meets. Her little “arf arf” bark can melt even the coldest heart. She’s our miracle. She won’t ever be “normal” – she won’t ever be some people’s definition of “perfect” – but to us she is a perfect miracle.
Fig’s future is a medical mystery. We have no idea if or when her spine might recalcify or if that will affect her mobility. All we can do is take every day and give her the best day ever for as long as she’s ours and maintains quality of life.
Fig’s mama has returned thousands of dollars in pop cans to provide for her care. Fig has been on adventures to the beach, the pool, and she has snuggled and brought happiness to so many people.
One vet that saw Fig said she should be euthanized, that she would never walk, but many saw the potential in her. Throughout all of her trials, Fig has shown that she is HAPPY, that she loves LIFE, that she wants to FIGHT. If she is willing to continue on this journey, we are right there with her. We fought to give her a chance and feel every pet deserves that. Thank you for helping us give Fig and others like her that chance.
Fig has found her forever home with her foster mama who can't imagine life without her.