Almost Home Animal Rescue took in a beautiful boxer, Molly, with a terrible double eye infection and glaucoma that medicines would not correct. Because of her pain, it was recommended by two vets that both eyes be removed, since Molly had been practically blind anyway. The rescue tells us that Molly has a new attitude, that she is lively and playful and getting around great. She is ready for a new family!
The Smoky Mountain Animal Rescue of Tennessee (SMART) recently took in two orphaned kittens in poor condition. They called us to help with their initial vetting. We paid $158 for their exams, vaccines, fecal testing, and needed medications. As soon as they’re a little older, we plan to help with their spay/neuter costs.
When we heard of the barn fire at the Little Ponderosa Zoo & Rescue, we had to help. There are so many immediate needs before they can even think about rebuilding. Although some of the animals were lost in the fire, there are many survivors. All the supplies needed to care for them were lost in the fire. We felt that a small grant of $500 would help them with some immediate supply needs.
Minnie was hit by a car and sustained a broken jaw and palate. Her owners took her to a local vet to be euthanized because they couldn’t afford the required surgical repair. The vet just couldn’t do it with Minnie standing there wagging her tail with blood pouring from her mouth. She asked the owners to surrender Minnie so that rescue could step in. At Risk Intervention (ARI) intervened!!! They took Minnie under their wing, set up an appointment with a surgical specialist, and got Minnie taken care of ASAP! ARI called on us to help sponsor the large surgery bill. We kicked in $300. Once she’s healed, Minnie will be sent to a northern Lab rescue where she will find an excellent home.
Both Pugsley and Sebastian were rescued from the Roane County Animal Shelter by Pet Path, a relatively new non-profit rescue organization in Roane County. Both dogs had received their initial parvo/distemper vaccines and were heartworm tested at the shelter. Pugsley was in good shape and needed only his rabies vaccine and a microchip. Sebastian, on the other hand, tested positive for heartworms and was riddled with intestinal worms. We sponsored the vetting of both dogs, paying for their exams, all remaining vaccines, microchips, Sebastian’s neuter, and the prophylaxis needed before Sebastian’s heartworm treatments can start in another month. These dogs will definitely be on a better path, thanks to Pet Path.
The East TN Miniature Horse & Donkey Rescue was contacted to take in a small mini stud their kids had left behind when they moved during the summer. Bumble would not stay in the pen they had set up for him, so they chained him to a tree. When the Rescue arrived, they realized his tether was completely embedded in his body. To help Bumble get well, we agreed to sponsor his medical care for $300.
The Humane Society of East Tennessee (HSET) is currently stifled because of the number of rescue animals they’ve taken in and helped over the last several months. Brutus, Foxy, Winnie, Harlee, Grizzly, Hiccup, Salem, Will Jackshund, and their latest rescue Jeb have all been saved by HSET, received their basic vet care, and are available for adoption. Left in their wake is a bill of over four grand. We decided to pay $1000 of their bill at Tri County Veterinary Clinic to relieve a little bit of their burden. Donations can be called in to (865)428-5795.
Diesel is a 6 year old male Boxer mix who came to Young Williams Animal Center (YWAC) as a stray. They noticed he was sitting oddly and seemed to be in pain. After some x-rays, they found that he had torn two cruciate ligaments, requiring surgery in both knees to repair them. We contributed $300 toward the high cost of his November 20th procedures. They still need over $2,000 to cover the cost. Donations can be called in to YWAC.
Ace was taken to the Roane County Animal Shelter and found to have an injured leg. The shelter staff reached out to Roane County Paws (RCP) who came to the rescue. Ace was immediately taken to the vet for evaluation. The vet believes his leg injury is the result of a gunshot. HPAN sponsored Ace’s x-rays, exam, pain medication, and vaccines. Ace will likely end up having surgery on his leg, and then he will be available for adoption through RCP.
Fighting for the Bullys Pit Bull Rescue (FFTBR) recently rescued Diva from deplorable living conditions in an outside kennel. They also rescued Puff, who had a terrible case of Demodex mange, from a Tennessee shelter. We sponsored spay surgeries, vaccines, heartworm tests, and microchips for these girls to the tune of $170 at the Young Williams Animal Center’s clinic. Both dogs are adoptable through FFTBR.