Lola and Reese were living outside in a muddy mess. Their owner contacted the Blount County Animal Welfare Society (BCAWS) to rehome after realizing she couldn’t care for them. BCAWS asked us for help, so we paid for their exams, parasite testing, vaccines, and spay surgeries for $373.50 each. These girls will be heading north soon and will be adopted through the Homeward Bound Dog Rescue of NY!
Bennie is a 4-year-old male cat who was brought to Young-Williams Animal Center as a stray, after a good Samaritan saw him walking with trouble and pain. Digital radiographs found that Bennie had a separation in his hip joint, which required surgery to eliminate hip pain associated with chronic hip arthritis and potential hip fractures. We paid $500 toward the cost of surgery, and Bennie is recovering well.
Teddy was surrendered to a local shelter by a family who could no longer care for him. He was underweight at 142 pounds. His tummy was upset and he couldn’t keep his food down. Shelter staff took him to the vet for evaluation and treatment of his stomach issues, and we were able to pay for the vet bill of $161.03.
Josh is a super-friendly, uncoordinated goofball who was taken to the Campbell County Animal Shelter as a stray. He lacked self confidence and was scared of everything. He was absolutely terrified and didn’t adjust very well to being indoors. Josh tested positive for heartworms and was immediately started doxycycline to prepare him for treatment. The shelter then asked us to sponsor his heartworm treatment.
Ace was taken to the Campbell County Animal Shelter by animal control. He had been hit by a car and was unable to get up. This sweet and gentle boy stole the hearts of shelter staff and his veterinarian. After an exam and x-rays, which we sponsored, the vet described the extent of Ace’s injuries, which could not be afforded by this small rural. Thankfully, another and larger rescue group in Nashville agreed to take Ace into their program and help him get the extended care he needs.
Almost Home Animal Rescue (AHAR) takes in mostly stray cats and owner surrenders, but this boy, Tigger, was a shelter kitty that spoke to an AHAR volunteer foster. She talked the rescue into taking him into custody, getting him all fixed up, and available for adoption. We covered his basic vetting (vaccines, snap testing, and neuter) for $50. We think Tigger’s grrrreat!!!
Dolly was a stray who had obviously been on her own for a while. This sweet girl was taken in by the Maryville/Alcoa Animal Rescue Center. Her skin allergies were out of control, causing significant hair loss, and her teeth were in bad shape. They took her to the vet to help her get healthy, and we paid $500 on the $800 bill.
The Blount County Animal Welfare Society was contacted by a Maryville woman asking for help with her father’s dogs. He was no longer living at his residence, and the dogs were outside with barrels for shelter. Their water was frozen and they were being fed sporadically. Precious and Beauty were skinny had little protection from the cold. With temps in the teens and low 20s predicted for the next few nights, the family surrendered the dogs to to rescue. Both girls were transported to the vet for boarding and required vetting. They will be sent to a northern rescue for adoption. We were glad to be a part of the girls’ journey!
Almost Home Animal Rescue took in 39 cats and kittens that needed various vet services. We had the opportunity to sponsor their spays and neuters, snap tests, parasite testing, vaccines and needed medications for $1,816.91.
Luna came into rescue as an owner surrender to the Blount County Animal Welfare Society, and Duke was taken in as a stray. The rescue had their basic vetting completed and we paid for it. Win win for the animals!