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.
Almost Home Animal Rescue asked us to help with these 10 animals. All had been either abandoned or surrendered by their owners and needed vet care. We helped them pay for basic vetting for all 10 for $939. Flossy, Petey, Waylon, Lou, Elvis, Bomean, Loki, Buddy, and Cooper will live better lives because of their rescue.
Joy, Ralfie, Noel, and Peppermint were rescued from a shelter by Almost Home Animal Rescue. We sponsored their vaccines and combo testing.
Wendy, a little sweet stray, was taken in by Almost Home Animal Rescue. After she was vetted, they sent her to a northern rescue. We sponsored her exam, vaccines, ear medicine, and dewormer.
Sometimes rescue groups need us for more than just basic vetting. That was the case recently for Almost Home Animal Rescue (AHAR). Over the last several months they’ve rescued some dogs that came with complicated issues and steep medical bills. Ali came to AHAR as a puppy from a backyard breeder. She was undernourished and sick. She was diagnosed with parvo and spent a week in the hospital and racked up a $1,200 bill. She’s now healthy, happy, and ready for adoption. Frederick came to AHAR as a stray. His initial vet visit revealed a urinary tract infection and leptovirus, and he has a pre-cancerous tumor. His bill was over $1,000. Then there was Sierra, who was surrendered after being neglected by her owner. She was found to have heartworms, leaving the rescue further in debt-over $1,300, in fact. Thankfully, Sierra is now heartworm-free and in her new home. HPAN contributed $300 per dog, so $900 in total to AHAR!
It’s sad to us that so many dogs are heartworm positive when prevention is a reasonable effort. The dogs that find their way into rescue are the lucky ones. Mozzie is one of them. He is a one and half year old Boxer mix who was pulled from a local shelter in January by Almost Home Animal Rescue (AHAR). Mozzie was very underweight and needed vetting. He is a very active and happy boy, and he deserves to live out his life. When AHAR asked us to help them with treatments, we decided to contribute $350 to Mozzie’s vet bill that is over $1,000. Donations for Mozzie are being accepted at Broadway Veterinary Clinic, 865-687-2651.