Cloud is one of ten kittens taken from the streets of Rockwood by Roane County Paws. One of Cloud’s rear legs had been severed at the bend from an injury or attack. After she was nursed to health by a foster, Cloud had the injured leg amputated because there was no better alternative. We sponsored the cost of surgery.
The East Tennessee Miniature Horse and Donkey Rescue was asked to help an elderly couple that could no longer care for their minis. The husband is completely bed bound and the wife said she could not handle the responsibility. The minis kept getting loose, and the neighbors were getting angry with them etc. The rescue ended up taking in nine wild minis because they were at risk of being hit by cars and needed care badly. All the mares have foals and are pregnant again; there are two stallions that need castrated; one mare has an injury to her tail; at least one mare needs her teeth done; another one needs x-rays for foundered feet; and they all need vaccines and coggins pulled. For this initial vet visit, covering Red Rover, Checkers, Clue, and Jenga, we sponsored the stated needs.
Fighting for the Bullys Rescue asked if we’d sponsor Preacher’s neuter, rabies vaccine, and microchip, and spay surgeries, vaccines, and microchips for Splash and Jada. We did!
Sugar is a Campbell County Animal Shelter cat that was close to giving birth when she came in. A foster took her home on Saturday, and she went into labor on Sunday evening and labored until around 10PM. She struggled and pushed until 5AM and still no kittens. At 5AM she began to cry and her foster took her to the vet as soon as they opened at 8AM. The doctor examined her and immediately performed x-rays. They discovered from the x-ray that she had a previous injury to her hip and was unable to have the kittens. She was rushed in for an emergency cesarean section. They delivered four beautiful kittens, and Sugar is an excellent mother! HPAN sponsored the required C-section because we love us some Sugar!
Lovely little Lesa is a 48lb red tick hound who can’t stop smiling and wiggling. Yep, a full front teeth smile when she first meets you! She’s a total sweetheart. Lesa was pulled from a kill shelter for At Risk Intervention (ARI), and she has heartworms. She was spayed and vaccinated, and now she’s ready for her heartworm treatment. HPAN sponsored $300 of the cost.
Leo had been neglected and discarded at the animal shelter. His story touched the hearts of rescue individuals, and he ended up under the care of Slumdog Rescue Crew (SRC). He had a horrible case of Demodex mange, secondary yeast infection, was heartworm positive; the list goes on and on. When the vet finally gave SRC the okay to treat his heartworms, they reached out to us for help. Leo is on his way to a better life!
The Campbell County Animal Center is trying to get on the right track. Their new shelter director is working very hard to ensure the animals are healthy and adoptable. When she reached out to us asking for a grant for vaccines and combo tests, we were thrilled to help. We sent them a $500 donation for this purpose.
Opal, an approximately 10-year-old Rat Terrier mix, was pulled from the shelter by Rescues for JoJo. At the shelter, she was aggressive toward the staff and would not allow herself to be examined. She was so frightened, and her only means of protecting herself was to snap at anyone who came near her. Thankfully, the shelter released her to rescue after they signed a waiver. Once out of the shelter environment, she has transformed into a different dog. Opal comes to her foster mom for loves and pets. She loves all her foster fur siblings and even her foster human sibling! Unfortunately, Opal tested positive for heartworms, but we all agree she deserves a chance, so we sponsored her heartworm treatments.
Oak Ridge Animal Shelter dog, Zoey, came in with a lump on her rump. The Friends of Oak Ridge Animal Shelter took her to the vet to have it checked out. They paid for the initial visit and the pre-surgery blood tests. The vet thought the lump should come out and be sent off for pathology. HPAN paid $300 toward the cost involved. Zoey has since been adopted and is doing well.
Lizzie is a 1.5 year old, terrier mix who was surrendered to Slumdog Rescue Crew (SRC) by her owner. When they arrived to pick up Lizzie, she was running around the property, unvaccinated and blood/infection oozing from open wounds. Her owner told them at the time that Lizzie did not have an eye. Once they were able to get Lizzie bathed, an infectious scab fell off the front of her eyelid exposing her damaged eye. Lizzie had not received treatment for this eye, nor her Demodex mange. She was riddled with fleas and ticks, and she had not been spayed and certainly not vaccinated. Lizzie had sat in this condition waiting on someone to help for a total of eight months. Lizzie has now been with SRC since the end of March. She has tested negative for Demodex mites. Her skin and hair have made a miraculous recovery.
Now, it is time for Lizzie to have her eye removal surgery and spay, which we were asked to sponsor. We were happy to help this wonderful dog, who is reported to love everyone she meets-cats, kids, and dogs included. SRC says that by meeting her, you would never know she has suffered an ounce of abuse. SRC looks forward to finding this special girl a fabulous home.