The Roane County Animal Shelter recently reached capacity, especially on the cat side. The Humane Society of Roane County stepped in to pull as many as they could, knowing we’d be there to help them. We sponsored basic vetting and needed medication for Tank, Steve, Penelope, Asriel, Parker, and Dana. These six get to live because we came together to help.
The East TN Miniature Horse and Donkey Rescue asked us to help cover testing, vaccines, dentals, and castrations for seven of their rescued minis. We gladly said YES! In just four years, this wonderful rescue organization has saved 330 minis!
Magneto, Storm, Phoenix, Professor X, Mesquite, Beans, and Rice were pulled from the Roane County Animal Shelter by the Humane Society of Roane County. They needed a myriad of vet services in order to be healthy enough for adoption. We gladly provided the needed funding for these little fuzzy critters.
The Campbell County Animal Shelter recently called on us to help with these three babies:
June Bug was brought to the shelter with a coat matted to a point that it was hard to distinguish which end was her head and which was her tail! She couldn’t move her legs and whimpered constantly. They took her to the vet for sedation and shaving, and for her basic services, all for a total of $173.
Suzie was brought in by animal control after being found roaming the streets. They were unable to determine if she was a male or female due to significant matting. She was moving very slowly and seemed to be in a lot of pain. Once at the vet, she was shaved down and examined. She also needed a dental and two teeth extracted. Suzie’s sponsorship was $300.
Talulah has the saddest story of all. She was brought in with what appeared to be a snake bite/severe infection to the eye. She was in a lot of pain and had a significant amount of swelling. She was immediately taken to the vet for evaluation. It was determined she had been shot in the lower eye lid with a .22 caliber bullet. She was placed on antibiotics and pain medicines. We sponsored her exam, x-ray, and meds for $155.98. The care for this baby’s injury is going to be a very long, very expensive undertaking. Talula is being transferred to SOS Beagle Rescue where she can get more individualized care.
Journey was a pregnant stray when she was lucky enough to find Fighting for the Bullys Pit Bull Rescue. Her vet check revealed heartworms, which is so typical for dogs in the south that are not on prevention. To avoid a sure death, her heartworms had to be treated, but she had her babies first, and they were all adopted. The rescue group reached out to us to sponsor the heartworm treatments, which we were glad to do! Journey’s journey is looking brighter by the day!
Louie had been wandering around a neighborhood in the City of LaFollette for a few days. Then he showed up with a severly broken foot. Animal Control brought him to the shelter and he was immediately transferred to Jacksboro Veterinary Services for evaluation and x-rays. He couldn’t stand on it or walk and his little foot was curled under and wouldn’t straighten. He also had some mouth injuries. After a long stay at the veterinarian, Louie is back at the shelter to finish healing. We were able to pay $300 toward his vet care.
Oliver was found by a kind gentleman who was picking up empty cans on the side of the road. He initially thought Oliver was just a dead dog in the ditch but as he got closer, Oliver’s head popped up, and he started whining. The man scooped Oliver up and brought him to the Campbell County Animal Shelter. He believed Oliver had been hit by a car due to his injuries. Oliver couldn’t stand or walk and had some mouth injuries. Once at the shelter, he was immediately taken to Jacksboro Veterinary Services for evaluation and x-rays. It was determined that he had been shot in the mouth and leg, not hit by a car. After a ten day stay at the veterinarian, Oliver is back at the shelter to finish healing. We were able to contribute $300 to the vet bill.
Ransom landed in a shelter with little chance of getting out due to his terrible skin condition and the fact he had heartworms. Fighting for the Bullys Pit Bull Rescue ensured he got out, and we ensured he got the vet care he needed to thrive. Teamwork at its best!
This litter of five was found as strays and taken to a local shelter. The kittens found their way to Almost Home Animal Rescue. We sponsored their initial vetting for $278.
Lucky for “Chucky,” he was pulled from a shelter, where there was little hope for him, by Fighting for the Bullys Pit Bull Rescue. Chuck had a cherry eye that needed removal, and he needed to be neutered. We sponsored both procedures for the rescue.