One of our capital improvement grants last year was awarded to the Friends of Campbell County Animal Shelter. We sent them funds for a surgery table and 100 spay/neuter kids. Their in-house spay/neuter clinic is now up and running! They now have better capacity to ensure shelter animals are altered prior to adoption.
Senior Dog Lodge has been flooded with kittens. They reached out to us for assistance. We were able to sponsor nine kittens with initial vetting. This will put these babies on a path to wellness and eventual adoption.
Pugsley needed medical attention her family could not afford, so they surrendered her to. We were able to sponsor her tumor removal, and she will be adopted locally or sent north to a wonderful rescue and be adopted from there. Either way, Pugsley’s future looks bright!
It is unfortunately kitten season, and rescue groups are being flooded with litters upon litters. Senior Dog Lodge and Animal Rescue is no exception, although they mostly take in dogs. Out of the goodness of their hearts, they pulled in a couple of mama cats with their kittens. We were able to sponsor needed antibiotics, exams, and eye ointment for two sickly adult cats. Once they are well, they will be spayed.
Whiskey came to the Campbell County Animal Shelter with a high load of heartworms. Plus, he hadn’t been neutered. The shelter group reached out to us for help, and we were able to sponsor his surgery and treatment. Recovery will be long and difficult, but he is expected to make it.
Earlier this year, we awarded four capital improvement grants. One was to A Chance for Champ. We awarded them $3K to set up intake kennels and an AC unit for their shelter. They sent us pictures recently to show the progress on their project.
Hooves & Feathers Farm Animal Humane Society recently took in three emaciated horses found in deplorable conditions. Quickly, they were taken to the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine where doctors begin to treat them. The bill for Faith, Hope, and Love was over $1,000, and we were able to contribute $900.
Onyx and Opal were owner surrenders to Pet Path Rescue. They hadn’t had a single vaccine, so they were taken immediately to a low-cost clinic for their services. We were asked to sponsor their basic vetting, so now they are all vaccinated, fixed up, and ready for adoption!
Little Orphan Annie was taken in by The Stray Connection. While in foster care, she developed a luxating patella, which is a displaced kneecap. The surgery cost over $1,400. We were able to chip in $300.
Pistachio came to Young Williams Animal Center (YWAC) with what appeared to be chemical burns on his head, neck, and back. He was miserable and in need of medicine and TLC. YWAC reached out to us to help with this. We sponsored his medication and wound treatments. Pistachio is improving daily!