The Campbell County Animal Shelter gets it. They understand the underlying cause of too many unwanted animals is lack of spay/neuter. They are changing that in their county. A few years ago, they were the recipient of one of our capital grants for the purchase of surgery tables. Their spay/neuter clinic, ensuring no shelter animal is adopted without being altered, has been in operation for about a year. The surgery room is almost in constant operation, which proves a need for surgical instruments that have been sterilized and replaced in sterile packages. Their veterinarian expressed that more surgeries could be performed if they didn’t have to stop so much to sterilize instruments between surgeries. That’s when the Friends of Campbell County Animals approached us. Showing us the necessary statistics of the number of shelter animals helped in this way, we saw their need and quickly jumped on board. Although this is not classified as a capital grant, it is a grant that will keep on giving as each and every animal is spayed or neutered before leaving the shelter for years to come. That is something to celebrate!
The Campbell County Animal Shelter recently called on us to help with these three babies:
June Bug was brought to the shelter with a coat matted to a point that it was hard to distinguish which end was her head and which was her tail! She couldn’t move her legs and whimpered constantly. They took her to the vet for sedation and shaving, and for her basic services, all for a total of $173.
Suzie was brought in by animal control after being found roaming the streets. They were unable to determine if she was a male or female due to significant matting. She was moving very slowly and seemed to be in a lot of pain. Once at the vet, she was shaved down and examined. She also needed a dental and two teeth extracted. Suzie’s sponsorship was $300.
Talulah has the saddest story of all. She was brought in with what appeared to be a snake bite/severe infection to the eye. She was in a lot of pain and had a significant amount of swelling. She was immediately taken to the vet for evaluation. It was determined she had been shot in the lower eye lid with a .22 caliber bullet. She was placed on antibiotics and pain medicines. We sponsored her exam, x-ray, and meds for $155.98. The care for this baby’s injury is going to be a very long, very expensive undertaking. Talula is being transferred to SOS Beagle Rescue where she can get more individualized care.
Oliver was found by a kind gentleman who was picking up empty cans on the side of the road. He initially thought Oliver was just a dead dog in the ditch but as he got closer, Oliver’s head popped up, and he started whining. The man scooped Oliver up and brought him to the Campbell County Animal Shelter. He believed Oliver had been hit by a car due to his injuries. Oliver couldn’t stand or walk and had some mouth injuries. Once at the shelter, he was immediately taken to Jacksboro Veterinary Services for evaluation and x-rays. It was determined that he had been shot in the mouth and leg, not hit by a car. After a ten day stay at the veterinarian, Oliver is back at the shelter to finish healing. We were able to contribute $300 to the vet bill.
Finn was seized by Campbell County Animal Control from an abuse/neglect situation with his buddy, Pumpkin. Finn was treated for malnourishment and an urinary tract infection. The shelter group, Friends of Campbell County Animals, asked us to pay for Finn’s vet check, vaccines, testing, medication, and hospitalization. He’s doing so much better!
Brandon, Freda, and Cassie were taken to the Campbell County Animal Shelter and needed some specialized vet care. For a variety of conditions from infections to needed surgery, these babies needed our help. We were glad to be there for them. All kitties are in foster care while they await adoption.
Millie was seized by animal control in February 2020 because of neglect and taken to the Campbell County Animal Shelter. She was evaluated by a vet for her skin condition, which was diagnosed as demodex mange. The shelter group asked us to sponsor her exams and testing for $37, and they had the prescribed medicine at the shelter. Millie is already on her way to a better life!
Ellie Mae was taken to the Campbell County Animal Shelter after her human mom passed away suddenly. Not knowing any of her previous history, they took her to the vet after noticing seizure activity. The seizures have subsided due to a prescribed regimen, and Ellie Mae is doing well. We were asked to sponsor her exam, blood work and medicine.
Lucy Lou was taken to the Campbell County Animal Shelter when she was seized by animal control in February 2020 due to neglect. She was housed outside with her source of shelter being the glass picnic table she was chained to. Lucy Lou was a tad skinny, but her main problem was a significant heartworm load. The shelter got her heartworms treated, but she had some complications and had to be taken to the vet for additional medication. We were able to sponsor this needed care. The first photo was taken when she was taken to the shelter. The second photo is of her smiling in her foster home. Lucy Lou finally knows she’s loved.
We recently purchased 100 microchips for the Campbell County Animal Shelter. This will help them jumpstart their chip program so adopted animals are more likely to return home if they are lost and brought in for scanning.
Ten dogs from the Campbell County Animal Shelter are happier and healthier from our sponsorship. Funds were needed to care for Shiloh’s flea allergy, Shrek’s injuries from being hit by a car, and for Ruffie and Bunny’s skin infections. Additionally, we sponsored a health certificate so a little terrier family of six, Huckleberry, Harley, Biscuit, Izzy, Katie, and Roscoe, could travel to their northern rescue. All it took was $189 to help all these!