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.
Almost Home Animal Rescue recently took in two shelter dogs, Annie and Alvin, with parvovirus. Annie didn’t make it, but Alvin did. Alvin’s vet bill ran in the hundreds, so HPAN contributed $300 to his vet to help the rescue be in a better position to assist another animal. Now that Alvin is out of the hospital, back into rescue, and feeling better, they can fatten him up while they search for the perfect home. We hear he loves children. We wish little Alvin well!
HPAN heard that Buddy, in the care of Almost Home Animal Rescue (Blount County), needed medical care. We stepped up to contribute toward his vet costs. Buddy is a three year old, 92lb, Flat-Coated Golden Retriever who is full of love. He has a large hematoma in his right ear caused by his pawing at a very bad ear infection. If the hematoma is not removed, he will be disfigured for life and will suffer pain. The surgery will cost a little over $300. Buddy is the sweetest guy you will ever meet. He was horribly neglected. In addition to the ear, has some skin problems due to flea infestation. He is heartworm negative and neutered. Buddy is now up-to-date on vetting and on heartworm and flea preventative. When Almost Home first received him, he moved around like an old dog; now he plays with toys and is interested in everything around him. He takes a toy out of a basket and returns it when he gets out another one. He is a very smart boy! Some family will be very lucky to adopt Buddy. Anyone interested should message firstname.lastname@example.org.
Three month old Lincoln was rescued by Almost Home Animal Rescue just in time on January 13th from an area shelter. He had a cough and received two rounds of antibiotics and cough medicines. His cough persisted, and on January 29th he suddenly became very ill. He was hospitalized immediately. A few days later, the vets still did not know what was wrong with him and were just trying to save his life.
After five days of being gravely ill, Lincoln finally started to get better. He was released February 7th from the hospital and has since been adopted and is doing well in his new home.
Almost Home Animal Rescue saved a little Border Collie mix, who turned out to have a cyst on her tooth, which affected her sinuses. HPAN contributed $500 to the vet to assist with her treatment and get her shots updated. The money also went toward the care of rescued Casio who tested positive for heartworms.