Someone found a litter of puppies at the cemetery nursing on their deceased mother. All were taken to the animal shelter in Campbell County. The puppies were placed in foster care and bottle-fed around the clock. These two, Casper and Jacoby, needed a little extra care at the vet, and we were able to sponsor them for $104.
Almost Home Animal Rescue took in Finn, Bonnie, Clyde, Sandy, Ned, Callie, Lily, Bess, Nancy, Cupcake, Bronson, Todd, and Bruno from shelters or as owner surrenders. All of them needed exams, vaccines, dewormer, spay/neuter, parasite testing, etc., and some needed medicine and additional services. All of these dogs are now happy and healthy, and we were able to pay their vet bills totaling $2,164.67.
Ten-year-old Dakota found himself at the Maryville/Alcoa Animal Rescue Center as a stray. After two weeks and nobody looking, the rescue decided he belonged to them, so they took him to the vet for an exam, blood work, vaccines, medicine for seizures, etc. We paid $500 toward Dakota’s bill. We are happy to report that he has since been adopted!
The Tennessee Doberman Rescue Plus took on a dog with extensive medical needs, although they didn’t know it at the time. Arlo needed eye and liver surgery. The bill ended up being over $6,000, but Arlo is worth it. We contributed $500 toward the bill.
The Blount County Animal Welfare Society was made aware of a hoarding situation. The dogs were chained and sickly. They convinced the owner to surrender Sissy, Gordo, Trixie, and Snowball, and then they asked us to sponsor their vet exams, testing, vaccines, and needed medication. All four of these beauties are now in New York awaiting their forever homes.
Chester was a well-known stray in a neighborhood of Campbell County. Problem is, neighbors did not want him there. One night recently, someone chased him down and stabbed him three times with a knife into his hind quarter. Animal control was called, and he was taken to the shelter. They took him to their vet the next morning and had him treated. They asked us to sponsor as much of the bill as we could. Chester is all stitched up and recovering at the shelter, and he has become a favorite among the staff. He will soon be available for adoption, and he will finally live the life he deserves.
Prince Coco, Fiora, Boots, Dexter, Tigger, and Spooky are all new to rescue due to being strays or owner surrenders. All of them needed vet care. Almost Home Animal Rescue to the rescue! They called on us to help cover not only initial vetting for these six, but we also covered the remainder of vetting on 15 kitties we sponsored a few weeks ago and posted on our blog. Those pictured here are the newbies! We were so glad to help all the cats!
Basil, Justinian, and Theodora were living in a hoarding situation when they were relinquished to Almost Home Animal Rescue, who asked us to cover their initial exams and first vaccines. The rest of their needed vetting will happen in due time while they are safe and secure in rescue.
Arthur was returned to the Campbell County Animal Shelter when he became sick. Shelter staff, thankfully, believed he was worth fixing. A vet visit and diagnostics confirmed that he had a urinary tract blockage, requiring surgery. They asked us to help sponsor his vet charges at the University of Tennessee Veterinary Medical Center. As soon as Arthur recovers, he will be on his way to rescue!
Berry was a stray kitten in foster care with Almost Home Animal Rescue. They had been treating him for two months for FIP, a serious feline disease. He began to present with unrelated symptoms that required a visit to the emergency clinic. There they found that his lungs were filled with fluid, and his abdomen was filled with air. His blood had nearly no platelets. Doctors agreed that he would not survive further treatment, so the rescue had to let him go. His brother, also pictured, is lost without him. All we could do was help the rescue with the emergency bill. Berry deserved a chance.