Koah was surrendered by her owner to the Maryville/Alcoa Animal Rescue Center. She is such a happy girl that she ruined her tail by wagging it so much that she literally beat it to death inside her crate. It was so bad that the owner couldn’t care for her. Unfortunately, her tail had to be amputated, but she’s even happier now and not in pain. We were glad to sponsor this beautiful girl!
Bubba was running at large for a few weeks and was eventually hit by a car and taken to the Campbell County Animal Shelter by a good Samaritan. He was examined at the shelter and taken to the vet for x-rays and further evaluation. Thankfully, Bubba’s only injury was a broken toe, and he had some road rash on his chin. Bubba’s broken toe was wrapped at the vet and he was given pain meds. We paid for the exam and x-rays.
Campbell County Animal Shelter cat, Jaws, wasn’t a happy boy. Shelter staff discovered he had pretty significant injury/wound on his back foot. They took him to the vet for further evaluation and x-rays. It’s believed he had some type of traumatic injury to his paw, resulting in his toes being out of alignment. One toe is completely over the other one and the claw is pressing into the open wound. We were able to sponsor his needed treatment, and he’s doing better!
Sassy was taken to the Campbell County Animal Shelter after being hit by a car on the interstate. She was taken to Jacksboro Veterinary Services for evaluation of her injuries. She had x-rays after sedation and pain meds. She had multiple broken bones and was in critical condition. She was brought back to the shelter where she received antibiotics and pain meds. Unfortunately, Sassy never never recovered, but she was loved on and cherished by shelter staff. She knew love and didn’t pass alone. Roaming dogs are like roaming toddlers. They don’t know to stay away from cars. It is our responsibility as their custodians to keep them safe from harm!
Lady Justice has had a hard past, being passed from one person to the next, over and over. She was finally surrendered to the Union County Humane Society (UCHS) where shelter staff have confirmed that she is one of the sweetest dogs. Unfortunately, she has tested for heartworms since she hadn’t been on monthly prevention. Yes, mosquitoes can get through all that fur to bite and transmit this horrible and deadly parasite. We were very happy when UCHS asked us to sponsor the medication to rid heartworms from the sweet heart of Lady Justice.
These bonded girls could no longer be cared for by their elderly owners and were surrendered to the Tennessee Valley Golden Retriever Rescue. They had been lacking in basic vet care and had skin issues that had to be dealt with. We were able to contribute $250 for each of the girls to help them get on a path of wellness and prepared for their new home.
Penny and her kitten, Benny, were abandoned to fend for themselves. Thankfully, they were rescued by the Maryville/Alcoa Animal Rescue Center. We assisted with sponsorship of their vet needs and boarding requirements until they could be ready for adoption.
Eli and Ronan were pulled from death row in southern shelters where they had been diagnosed with heartworms. Their savior, Fighting for the Bullys Pit Bull Rescue, asked us to partner with them in making the boys well. We kicked in $300 per dog for the treatment of ridding worms from their sweet hearts.
Jake was reluctantly surrendered to the Campbell County Animal Shelter after numerous attempts to convince his owner that he needed a better life. Lucky for him, too, because he had never been loved, and he had been neglected for years. He had a nasty case of heartworms slowly killing him, and the shelter reached out to us to help with his treatment. Just look at the difference in this boy from the time he was brought into the shelter until now, where he is recovering in loving foster care. As soon as Jake is clear of heartworms, he will be adoptable. THIS is why we do what we do at HPAN.
Almost Home Animal a Rescue took in all of these kitties and a dog from owner surrenders or because they were strays. All of them have now received their basic vetting and some specialized treatment thanks to our sponsorship. A few of them have since been adopted, and others remain in foster care awaiting homes of their own.