Lucas was taken to the Roane County Animal Shelter with what seemed to be either a broken thigh or dislocated hip. He was sore to the touch, so the shelter had to act quick. They got him to the vet for evaluation. The leg wasn’t broken, but the doctor did detect some nerve damage, which can sometimes happen from blunt force trauma. Rest and anti-inflammatories are the protocol for now, so we went ahead and sponsored his neuter, vaccines, exam, heart worm test, and deworming for $300. Lucas is currently in foster care.
Snowflake was pulled from a shelter by A Chance for Champ. She needed to be spayed and treated for heartworms. We sponsored these needed services so she could live a full life.
Opossum came to Spay it Forward East TN as a stray and in terrible shape. Considering how he looked at the beginning, he looks really good in this photo! His life was touch and go for months, yet he kept defying the odds. After many weeks of TLC, he was ready for the ear removal and teeth extraction he needed to improve his quality of life. We contributed $300 to the vet bill.
Ozzy was surrendered to a shelter by his owner because he was old and lame. Local rescue group, A Chance for Champ, saw Ozzy’s potential and thought he deserved to live out his life, so they pulled him into rescue and whisked him off to their vet for evaluation. Ozzy needed his ACL repaired to the tune of nearly $600. We paid the balance they weren’t able to cover, which was $288.
Elly from Young-Williams Animal Center, Panda from Anderson County Animal Shelter, and Frances from Roane County Animal Shelter, all with different medical needs, found their way into safety with Halos Second Chance Animal Rescue. We helped with Elly’s mange treatment, Panda’s initial vetting, and Frances’ leg surgery. All of these babies will be adopted into loving homes when they are fully healed.
Petunia was being kept illegally in the Knoxville city limits. Animal control got wind and seized her. Lucky for Petunia, she landed at Hooves & Feathers, Farm Animal Humane Society, who asked us to sponsor her spay surgery. Pigs are pets, too!
This little cutie was found behind the Dollar General of a rural county in East Tennessee, obviously dumped and not very happy. He was hateful and in bad health. Thankfully, the Senior Dog Lodge & Animal Rescue agreed to give him a place to land in hopes that an owner would show up. When that didn’t happen, plans were made to have him vetted. That’s when we stepped in to help them pay for his needed services: vaccines, dewormer, heartworm test, pre-op blood work, and neuter.
Fiona was found wandering the streets in North Knoxville and had not been well cared for. She was emaciated, covered in tumors, and inflicted with mange and skin infection. It was obvious she’d had multiple litters of puppies in her life. RescuesForJoJo took her in, treated her skin and ear infections, had the tumors removed, and improved her overall health, yet Fiona has degeneration of both hips due to malnutrition and neglect over the course of her life. The rescue group asked us to chip in on the cost of her needed hip surgery, which was over $1,000.
Moses was weaving in and out of traffic when a Good Samaritan picked him up to save his life. None of the nearby residents had ever seen him before and considered him a dumped dog. He was taken to a local vet’s office and held for a few days in hopes that someone was looking for him. With no collar, no microchip, and nobody looking, the Tennessee Valley Golden Retriever Rescue stepped up to take responsibility of this dog. We offered to cover his vaccines, deworming, neuter, and boarding cost. He already has an interested adopter.
Sassy, Sweetie, and Buddy were owner surrenders from a family in East Tennessee to A Chance for Champ rescue. They needed vaccines and spay/neuter, which we sponsored. All puppies will be adopted into loving homes very soon.