Nebo has a sad story. His name was Dog. Not only did his owner not give him a proper name, but he was keeping Nebo on a short chain in Blount Co. with a tarp for shelter. He obviously didn’t want Nebo and threatened to shoot him. Sweetwater Valley Dog Rescue saved the day and took in the hound and gave him love, a name, and proper medical care, which we sponsored for $112. A small price to pay for such a great dog. Nebo will be adopted out to a great home in no time!
Doc was surrendered by his owner. To keep him from spending time at the shelter in Anderson County, Sweetwater Valley Dog Rescue (SVDR) stepped in and saved him. We helped them get Doc all vetted up and ready for adoption. Our $88 contribution paid for Doc’s neuter, vaccines, microchip, and one month of preventions.
Biscuit was brought to the Roane County Animal Shelter and was adopted within the hour. As her new owners were taking her out of the building, Biscuit got away from them and ran straight for the highway and got hit by a car. She sustained a broken leg and some head injuries. Shelter staff rushed her to the vet where she received an exam, x-rays, fluids, and pain medicine. We paid $300 toward the hospitalization bill. Biscuit’s adoption was redacted, and she was pulled into rescue that day by Homeward Bound Dog Rescue.
Paul showed up as a stray at a lady’s house. He had an injured leg and was not using it. She posted a call for help on social media. Homeward Bound Dog Rescue got wind of it and took him into rescue. He was taken straight to the vet and had an exam, x-rays, and pain meds. We paid $201 for these services. Paul will receive complete vetting before he is available for adoption.
Rob, Brindi, Bella, Lucy, and Sarah were pulled from a high-kill shelter by Pet Path. We sponsored their vaccines, dewormer, testing, and spay/neuter at a low-cost clinic for $347. These beauties are now up for adoption!
The Campbell County Animal Center (CCAC) is one of two rescue organizations to receive our 2018 capital improvement funds. We believe that the lack of spay/neuter is the root of the animal control problem. When CCAC described their plans of incorporating a low-cost spay/neuter clinic into their center, we wanted to help. The clinic will primarily be used for the shelter animals, but it will also be made available to the public. We were able to purchase two used surgical tables from a neighboring shelter at a reasonable price, and we are sending $1,000 worth of spay/neuter kits. Hopefully, funds generated at the clinic will create a sustaining program for this community.
Neighbors of Julie and Jasmine noticed that their owner was not caring for them. In fact, the neglect was so bad they were slowly dying. The authorities were called, and Animal Control of the Campbell County Animal Center (CCAC) seized the dogs. They were in horrible shape. At the vet hospital, the girls began to thrive ever so slowly, and their vet is now fostering them. CCAC asked us to help pay the vet bill, so we contributed $600. As soon as the court case is over, Julie and Jasmine can be adopted. This one took a village!
Animal Control was called to a home in Knox County where the owners had 40 cats in an attempt to run a rescue, got in over their heads, and could not adequately care for the animals. The cats were confiscated and taken to the shelter. Young Williams Animal Center asked us to contribute to the $3,200 cost of caring for the cats and getting them ready for adoption. We gladly sent them $1,600 to help with this great need.
Jackson was found as a stray with a terrible leg injury. For the Love of Paws graciously took him into their rescue. According to the vet, the injury is irreparable; therefore, amputation has been recommended. While it’s always hard to see a three-legged dog, Jackson will be without pain once the leg is gone. We contributed $300 toward the surgery cost.
Fred and Wilma were slaughter bound horses that were bought by a lady from a kill lot. She paid for them then never picked them up. Their care was more than she knew how to handle. They have not seen good care in a very long time. The East Tennessee Miniature Horse & Donkey Rescue stepped up to help. Both Fred and Wilma were severely foundered and needed medical and farrier care before they could be put into an adoptive or foster home. They are both very sweet. Wilma is probably in her late 20s and will need a special diet the rest of her life. Both Fred and Wilma were both sick with an upper respiratory infection requiring antibiotics. Fred needed to be castrated, get his vaccines, and his teeth floated. Wilma is very old and in desperate need of dental work; she also needed vaccines. We sponsored all this needed care so the rescue wouldn’t be left with a huge bill to pay.