Sidney, Toby, and Rex were rescued by the East TN Pit Bull Rescue and placed into foster care so they could get their initial vetting before being up for adoption. We were asked to sponsor their vaccines and spay/neuter surgeries.
Four pups, Nala, Sheba, Carmella, and Dora were tied out with no shelter in freezing temperatures when the Blount County Animal Welfare Society stepped in and offered assistance. They literally erected a fence and took dog houses to the owner in the middle of the night! Thankfully, they were able to convince him to surrender the dogs to rescue. That’s when we were contacted about sponsoring their basic vetting and health certificates required for a northbound transport.
Oliver, Toulouse, Bugsy, and Honeybee have received our sponsorship before, but we continue to help their rescue, Almost Home, in getting them healed and/or fully vetted before they can be adopted. $147.37 was what it took this time. Soon these babies will have their own homes!
Billy the hound needed a mass removed, but his rescue, Rockin’ Community Cats, who also takes in dogs, needed our help. We kicked in $500 on his surgery bill.
Delilah was hit by a car and taken to the Roane County Animal Shelter. The Humane Society of Roane County stepped in, took Delilah into their program, and rushed her to the animal ER where she had to spend the night. HPAN paid $595 on her $1787 bill. She is continuing to receive care for her injuries.
Copper is a beautiful redbone coonhound who has lived in a pen for two years with no attention. His owner got him as a puppy and was going to hunt him. Never happened. They decided to rehome him with a hunter, but the Blount County Animal Welfare Society convinced them to surrender him. Good decision – he is heartworm-positive. We were able to help the welfare group get the needed medication to help rid Copper of this deadly parasite.
Tony Macaroni and Love Muffins were surrendered to the All Breed Rescue of Spay it Forward East TN by a lady who used them for breeding. They had lived most of their lives in a crate with little human interaction, and they were way behind on their vetting. The rescue got them all fixed up, and we sponsored the cost of the testing and exams, vaccines, parasite prevention, and spay/neuter. Thankfully, the cycle will stop with these two!
Lilah James came to Spay it Forward East TN with a litter of feral-born kittens trapped in Anderson County. They were all very sick, underweight, and infested with fleas. Lilah struggled with ear and upper respiratory infections. After seeing three vets and being sedated for in-depth exams, one vet found her problem to be a large polyp in her respiratory tract. We sponsored her surgery and associated costs for $411, and now Lilah is on the road to recovery.
Tootie, Hocus, and Hex, three senior dogs abandoned in Morgan County, were lucky enough to be rescued by MoCo Mutts. They had skin and eye issues, and they needed blood work, vaccines, and spay/neuter. We were able to sponsor all their needs so they can spend the rest of their days healthy and loved.