Callie and Cassie are two more dogs in one of the worst hoarding cases we’ve ever heard of, recently given up to the Blount County Animal Welfare Society. We were able to sponsor their basic vetting and path to wellness, so they can be adopted into a home where they are given the love and attention they so deserve and need.
The Blount County Animal Welfare Society has been convincing an owner to surrender animals to them two, three, and four at a time. With 30 animals still on property, they were able to rescue five dogs last week. We sponsored basic services like blood tests, vaccines, wormer, and spay/neuter for Fluffy, Cricket, Daisy Mae, Jesse, and Rusty. Life is already much better for these five!
Petunia and Tulip are two more dogs from a 50 dog hoarding case in Blount County. The Blount County Animal Welfare Society (BCAWS) has convinced the owner to surrender a few here and a few there. These girls are the most recent surrenders. They were almost untouchable at first (reference dog house photo), but loving foster care has taught these beauties to trust humans (reference other photos 🙂). BCAWS asked us to sponsor their basic vetting, so the girls are now ready to be adopted into loving homes.
The Blount County Animal Welfare Society was made aware of a hoarding situation. The dogs were chained and sickly. They convinced the owner to surrender Sissy, Gordo, Trixie, and Snowball, and then they asked us to sponsor their vet exams, testing, vaccines, and needed medication. All four of these beauties are now in New York awaiting their forever homes.
Lola and Reese were living outside in a muddy mess. Their owner contacted the Blount County Animal Welfare Society (BCAWS) to rehome after realizing she couldn’t care for them. BCAWS asked us for help, so we paid for their exams, parasite testing, vaccines, and spay surgeries for $373.50 each. These girls will be heading north soon and will be adopted through the Homeward Bound Dog Rescue of NY!
The Blount County Animal Welfare Society was contacted by a Maryville woman asking for help with her father’s dogs. He was no longer living at his residence, and the dogs were outside with barrels for shelter. Their water was frozen and they were being fed sporadically. Precious and Beauty were skinny had little protection from the cold. With temps in the teens and low 20s predicted for the next few nights, the family surrendered the dogs to to rescue. Both girls were transported to the vet for boarding and required vetting. They will be sent to a northern rescue for adoption. We were glad to be a part of the girls’ journey!
Luna came into rescue as an owner surrender to the Blount County Animal Welfare Society, and Duke was taken in as a stray. The rescue had their basic vetting completed and we paid for it. Win win for the animals!
Zeus belonged to an older woman who could not care for him. He came to the attention of Blount County Animal Welfare Society (BCAWS) and volunteers began going to feed him and clean his water bucket. They realized his ears were in terrible shape. The volunteers took Zeus to the vet. They got his basics done – neutered, vaccinated, and heartworm tested, as well as meds for the current ear infection. The ear infection would not clear and their vet recommended a proceedure to help heal his ears. At that time, they had no place for Zeus and were at the end of what they could do without a placement for this boy. Enter East TN Pit Bull Rescue, who took him into their program, and that’s when we were asked to provide sponsorship. Zeus will be adopted once his condition is under control.
The Blount County Animal Welfare Society (BCAWS) pulled Lucy from the Blount County Animal Center. She was heartworm positive and had a low grade mast cell tumor on her rump. They had her heartworms treated, had the mast cell tumor excised, and found her a wonderful foster home. Then they discovered a hole in her palate. Without repair, Lucy could have had problems with aspiration, infection, etc. BCAWS asked us to sponsor her palate surgery for $300. Now Lucy is all fixed up and back in foster care.
Molly and Trixie were living outside in less than ideal conditions, tethered, and with no shelter when they were surrendered to the Blount County Animal Welfare Society. We sponsored their vet checks, vaccines, and needed meds for $188.50 so they can head to foster care and get on a path to a better life!