Two litters of puppies and some adult dogs were taken to the Roane County Animal Shelter. The dogs were in horrible shape. Soon the puppies started to break with illness. Some made it, and some didn’t. Hershey and Big Boy were two of the ones treated for parvovirus and are starting to get well. Thanks to K9 Lifeline Rescue, the puppies had a chance to live. We were happy to help them with this big endeavor when they asked us to chip in.
Gloria originally came into the Roane County Animal Shelter as a stray. They immediately contacted the Humane Society of Roane County for help. She was diagnosed with cancer and the prognosis was grim. The rescue decided to make her last months some of the best outside of the shelter. As a hospice dog, Gloria has had many medical needs arise to help keep her comfortable as long as possible, including tumor removal, blood work, medication, etc. The rescue asked us to help with the cost of her care.
The Roane County Animal Shelter wants to save as many animals as possible. One prerequisite to sending dogs to northern rescue organizations is a negative heartworm test. The shelter had no way to test the dogs, so we purchased a box of 100 tests for them. That ought to help some of the sweet faces you see here.
The East TN Pit Bull Rescue asked us to help with a few of their dogs. George required emergency boarding to the tune of over $800. HPAN kicked in $200. Eros has an appointment for neutering, etc. HPAN kicked in $125. Other dogs have had illnesses requiring treatment, leaving the rescue with a large vet clinic balance. HPAN kicked in another $125.
Shelter dogs, Slim Shady and Jasper, were destined to die either from humane euthanasia or from inhumane heartworms. Thankfully, Fighting for the Bullys Pitbull Rescue saw value in their life and offered them a chance to live. Because the rescue organization has been so hammered with vet bills lately, they asked us to sponsor heartworm treatments for these two beautiful dogs.
Banjo and Fiddle are two hound puppies of a litter taken to the Roane County Animal Shelter. These two suffered from a terrible skin condition causing them lots of pain. Enter K9 Lifeline Rescue who immediately took the pups to the vet for skin scrapes and treatment, which we sponsored.
The Humane Society of East Tennessee is one of our newest sponsored rescue organizations, whose mission is to find homes for animals that are abandoned and homeless. They reached out to us for assistance with two dogs in their care. Luna, an owner-surrender, came to the rescue very sick at 10 weeks old. She was in desperate need of liver surgery. Our sponsorship helped them on the vet bill. Rio’s situation was self-inflicted, as he ingested a blanket, which required surgery to clear the blockage in his body. Again, our sponsorship helped them on the bill.
The East Tennessee Mini Horse and Donkey Rescue reached out to us for help with two of their mini horses, Luna and Jupiter. Both needed exams and dental work. Without it, their health would have been severely impacted. HPAN loves hooves, too!
Meet June! She was a Roane County Shelter pick up because she was sick. K9 Lifeline Rescue stepped in to help and asked for our assistance. June tested positive for parvovirus and requires treatments. We were glad to help!
Fighting for the Bullys Pitbull Rescue pulled Joey Mac from an animal shelter. When the transporter got there to pick him up, he was found to have a prolapsed rectum. It required immediate surgery, but the surgery didn’t hold, and he prolapsed again. A more extensive surgery was required, which is when the rescue called on us for help. The $300 we contributed is only a small portion of the entire bill. Tax-deductible contributions on Joey Mac can be sent to the rescue.