Almost Home Animal Rescue is required to have insurance in order to show their animals at Petco Farragut, where many of their animals are adopted. We were happy to help pay this quarter’s premium, relieving their administrative burden a little.
Chico landed at the Roane County Animal Shelter after being found wandering. Nobody claimed this old lad, so Halos Second Chance Animal Rescue took him into their program. We sponsored his vet visit, senior blood panel, and teeth extraction.
Puffin was taken to the Roane County Animal Shelter as part of a cruelty case. He jaw was injured and swollen, and he couldn’t open his mouth. Enter Halos Second Chance Animal Rescue. They took Puffin straight to the vet. He needed four teeth pulled and tumors in his mouth removed. Puffin will recover, thanks to Halos and our sponsorship.
Roscoe was surrendered to the TN Valley Golden Retriever Rescue when his owner realized she could not afford his needed hip surgeries. The rescue reached out to us for a grant to be applied to the $2,600 needed to make Roscoe mobile again. We were able to chip in $300.
Lilly and Lucas were born of a feral mother and captured by Almost Home Animal Rescue. We sponsored their initial vetting.
DJ was rescued by the East TN Pit Bull Rescue even when there was no room at the rescue. She spent a while in boarding and received basic vet services. Unfortunately, DJ tested positive for heartworms. Once she was out of boarding and into a spot at the rescue, the heartworms could be treated. We sponsored the treatment for $156.
Holly was found by a good Samaritan in LaFollette on Dec 7, 2019. She believed she had been hit by a car since she was lying in a ditch. She kept her until she could get her to the Campbell County Animal Shelter (CCAS) on Monday morning. Upon being surrendered to the shelter, they immediately took her to the UT vet hospital. They also believed she had been hit by a car. She had a significant injury to her right jaw, face and mouth. They were hopeful that her injuries weren’t significant despite the appearance. Her will to live was so apparent. Holly was examined by the doctors at UT, and it was determined that she was not hit by a car and had some other significant trauma from a gunshot. Her injury likely didn’t happen on Saturday as the remaining bone was already dead and significant infection had set in. She was also very dehydrated despite the finder syringing fluids. Holly was given hydromorphine and sent back to the shelter for a decision as to what path to take with her. Unfortunately, UT estimated her immediate future care to cost between $5500 and $10,500. At the last minute, Big Fluffy Dog Rescue agreed to take her and her future medical expenses into their program. Shelter staff drove her to meet them late that night. She is now in the care of Big Fluffy Dog Rescue and will receive the multiple surgeries that are necessary. CCAS requested we assist with Holly’s initial medical evaluation for $128.80.
Storm was neutered and placed for adoption at the Campbell County Animal Shelter. He began feeling lethargic and not acting like himself. He was sent to foster for closer observation. Mid-week he stopped greeting his foster and lost all interest in interaction. Storm was taken to a private veterinarian who diagnosed him with a blood infection. He was sent home with medication and special food. Storm began throwing up and wouldn’t eat. As the hours progressed, his foster decided to take him to UTVMC. At UT, Storm was diagnosed with what is believed to be wet form FIP. Storm has good days and bad days. His prognosis is unknown as is his foster/adoption situation. We believe he may be a hospice type of placement. Nonetheless, we were able to contribute $124 toward his initial care.
Sam and Simon were brought to the shelter in Campbell County with their mom and two other siblings. When they fell ill with gastrointestinal distress, shelter staff took them to the vet for treatment. We paid the bill of $56, and they are now in foster care, getting better and waiting on a spot to open at the adoption center.
Darlin was brought to the Senior Dog Lodge & Animal Rescue after being found roadside. She had lots of road rash and a terribly injured tail to the point that bone was showing. To prevent a spinal infection, the tail had to be amputated. We were able to chip in $300 on the $445 bill.