Ten dogs from the Campbell County Animal Shelter are happier and healthier from our sponsorship. Funds were needed to care for Shiloh’s flea allergy, Shrek’s injuries from being hit by a car, and for Ruffie and Bunny’s skin infections. Additionally, we sponsored a health certificate so a little terrier family of six, Huckleberry, Harley, Biscuit, Izzy, Katie, and Roscoe, could travel to their northern rescue. All it took was $189 to help all these!
We recently had the opportunity to sponsor four Campbell County Animal Shelter kitties. Glenna needed vetting for a terrible intestinal parasite. She’s thriving in foster care awaiting her forever home. Pumpkin and Paul needed vetting for an eye infection they both contracted, and they are also in foster care. Ginger was exhibiting signs of a urinary tract infection. We sponsored her exam and diagnostics, which revealed a kidney issue that is being managed.
Gunner had been running the roads of Morgan County with no apparent owner. He was seen scavenging for food on about a 2 mile stretch. A volunteer with Senior Dog Lodge pulled him into their program and into safety. Gunner is no longer crying for food and warmth! We sponsored his neuter, exam, vaccines, parasite testing, and antibiotics for a Lyme disease diagnosis for just under $300.
Almost Home Animal Rescue is required to have insurance in order to show their animals at Petco Farragut, where many of their animals are adopted. We were happy to help pay this quarter’s premium, relieving their administrative burden a little.
Chico landed at the Roane County Animal Shelter after being found wandering. Nobody claimed this old lad, so Halos Second Chance Animal Rescue took him into their program. We sponsored his vet visit, senior blood panel, and teeth extraction.
Puffin was taken to the Roane County Animal Shelter as part of a cruelty case. He jaw was injured and swollen, and he couldn’t open his mouth. Enter Halos Second Chance Animal Rescue. They took Puffin straight to the vet. He needed four teeth pulled and tumors in his mouth removed. Puffin will recover, thanks to Halos and our sponsorship.
Roscoe was surrendered to the TN Valley Golden Retriever Rescue when his owner realized she could not afford his needed hip surgeries. The rescue reached out to us for a grant to be applied to the $2,600 needed to make Roscoe mobile again. We were able to chip in $300.
Lilly and Lucas were born of a feral mother and captured by Almost Home Animal Rescue. We sponsored their initial vetting.
DJ was rescued by the East TN Pit Bull Rescue even when there was no room at the rescue. She spent a while in boarding and received basic vet services. Unfortunately, DJ tested positive for heartworms. Once she was out of boarding and into a spot at the rescue, the heartworms could be treated. We sponsored the treatment for $156.
Holly was found by a good Samaritan in LaFollette on Dec 7, 2019. She believed she had been hit by a car since she was lying in a ditch. She kept her until she could get her to the Campbell County Animal Shelter (CCAS) on Monday morning. Upon being surrendered to the shelter, they immediately took her to the UT vet hospital. They also believed she had been hit by a car. She had a significant injury to her right jaw, face and mouth. They were hopeful that her injuries weren’t significant despite the appearance. Her will to live was so apparent. Holly was examined by the doctors at UT, and it was determined that she was not hit by a car and had some other significant trauma from a gunshot. Her injury likely didn’t happen on Saturday as the remaining bone was already dead and significant infection had set in. She was also very dehydrated despite the finder syringing fluids. Holly was given hydromorphine and sent back to the shelter for a decision as to what path to take with her. Unfortunately, UT estimated her immediate future care to cost between $5500 and $10,500. At the last minute, Big Fluffy Dog Rescue agreed to take her and her future medical expenses into their program. Shelter staff drove her to meet them late that night. She is now in the care of Big Fluffy Dog Rescue and will receive the multiple surgeries that are necessary. CCAS requested we assist with Holly’s initial medical evaluation for $128.80.