Harper was surrendered to the Anderson County Animal Shelter. She was covered in flees, had a bad skin infection, needed to be spayed, and had a bum leg from a former surgery gone wrong. Slumdog Rescue Crew pulled this tiny darling into their program and got her straight to the vet, who said her back leg was causing her more trouble than it was worth and that an amputation would be needed. They asked us to help with the cost of surgery, which was nearly $1,600. We were at least able to pitch in $300. Payments can be called into Powell Animal Hospital, 865-938-7008.
Norma Jean was found as a stray on a rural back road. When her owner couldn’t be located, Spay it Forward East TN took her in. She had a mouthful of rotten teeth and terrible skin. We paid for necessary teeth extraction and vaccines. She already feels so much better and is ready for adoption.
HPAN recently celebrated a $250,000 fundraising milestone. This means we have been able to sponsor over 1000 local rescue animals with medical needs, food, and emergency boarding since we began in 2011. The story was featured on Knoxville news station WATE, channel 8. We are excited to work toward the next milestone, half a million!
We recently purchased 100 microchips for the Campbell County Animal Shelter. This will help them jumpstart their chip program so adopted animals are more likely to return home if they are lost and brought in for scanning.
Brooks was surrendered by his owner to Spay it Forward East TN. He was in desperate need of having his teeth extracted due to infection. He’s a much happier boy, and we were glad to give him his spunk back by sponsoring his surgery.
Biddy, Max, and Peyton were taken in by Almost Home Animal Rescue as strays. Hercules and Frosty were abandoned by their owners and were saved by the same rescue. We had the opportunity to sponsor their basic vet needs. These little sweeties have a bright future!
The Maryville/Alcoa Animal Rescue Center asked us for help with Copper and Romeo. We sponsored Copper’s exam, deworming, blood testing, and vaccines. We sponsored Romeo’s x-rays and blood testing. We also purchased an initial dose of flea/tick/heartworm prevention for the 14 cats they rescued this week.
The Maryville/Alcoa Animal Rescue Center has pulled several kitties from the Maryville City Animal Shelter into their rescue program. We sponsored testing, vaccines, and spay/neuter for these seven (Charity, Courage, Faith, Hope, Jack, Jill, Prudence). Money well spent! Happy tails, babies!