Blue came to the Campbell County Animal Shelter a very sick kitty. He was taken to the vet for testing and medication. We sponsored his bill, and he’s doing doing much better.
Barb got herself tangled with a barbed wire fence, causing very serious injury to her underside. Thankfully, she was found and taken to the Campbell County Animal Shelter. Their vet was able to stitch her up and put her on a path to recovery. We were glad when shelter staff asked us for help!
Midnight came to the Campbell County Animal Shelter with a bummed back leg. She wasn’t putting any weight on it at all, so the shelter staff took her to their vet where she received an exam, x-rays, and pain medication. She is now in a medical foster home recovering until she is available for adoption. We were able to sponsor Midnight’s vet bill.
Bubba was running at large for a few weeks and was eventually hit by a car and taken to the Campbell County Animal Shelter by a good Samaritan. He was examined at the shelter and taken to the vet for x-rays and further evaluation. Thankfully, Bubba’s only injury was a broken toe, and he had some road rash on his chin. Bubba’s broken toe was wrapped at the vet and he was given pain meds. We paid for the exam and x-rays.
Campbell County Animal Shelter cat, Jaws, wasn’t a happy boy. Shelter staff discovered he had pretty significant injury/wound on his back foot. They took him to the vet for further evaluation and x-rays. It’s believed he had some type of traumatic injury to his paw, resulting in his toes being out of alignment. One toe is completely over the other one and the claw is pressing into the open wound. We were able to sponsor his needed treatment, and he’s doing better!
Jake was reluctantly surrendered to the Campbell County Animal Shelter after numerous attempts to convince his owner that he needed a better life. Lucky for him, too, because he had never been loved, and he had been neglected for years. He had a nasty case of heartworms slowly killing him, and the shelter reached out to us to help with his treatment. Just look at the difference in this boy from the time he was brought into the shelter until now, where he is recovering in loving foster care. As soon as Jake is clear of heartworms, he will be adoptable. THIS is why we do what we do at HPAN.
Titan was taken to the Campbell County Animal Shelter by someone who reported him to be feral. He was anything but feral, and he proved to be a total sweetheart, but he had a bad limp. Shelter staff took him to a local vet for x-rays, which showed an old fracture. We were able to sponsor the appointment and radiographs, and he is healing and headed to a kitten rescue!
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.