HPAN Sends $400 to the German Shepherd Rescue of East Tennessee
Any time a rescue pulls an animal from a shelter, there are costs. There could be a fee to pull the animal, and there are always costs to vet the animal. Sometimes those costs prove to be high if the animal has a health issue. Such was the case with Midnight, who was recently pulled from the Oak Ridge Animal Shelter by the German Shepherd Rescue of East Tennessee (GSRET). Midnight was surrendered by her owner because she was literally chewing her tail off. Anyone who owns German Shepherds knows they need a job to do, and they need socialization, or they can be destructive. Midnight was either kenneled too much or left alone too long, and she was bored. Her tail was in such bad shape that it had to be amputated. The GSRET had to eat those costs, which directly influences how much they are able to provide additional help. Now that Midnight has been all fixed up, she is ready for a foster family and will eventually be rehomed at a place where she is given much-needed attention.
Duke is another German Shepherd in GSRET’s rescue operation. He has an autoimmune disorder that requires ongoing medical care. With monthly maintenance, he lives a great life, but again that doesn’t come free of charge.
The Helping Paws Animal Network wanted to assist our “German” friends with a contribution to help them with all these costs so they can continue in their mission.