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!
We recently had the opportunity to sponsor four Campbell County Animal Shelter kitties. Glenna needed vetting for a terrible intestinal parasite. She’s thriving in foster care awaiting her forever home. Pumpkin and Paul needed vetting for an eye infection they both contracted, and they are also in foster care. Ginger was exhibiting signs of a urinary tract infection. We sponsored her exam and diagnostics, which revealed a kidney issue that is being managed.
Holly was found by a good Samaritan in LaFollette on Dec 7, 2019. She believed she had been hit by a car since she was lying in a ditch. She kept her until she could get her to the Campbell County Animal Shelter (CCAS) on Monday morning. Upon being surrendered to the shelter, they immediately took her to the UT vet hospital. They also believed she had been hit by a car. She had a significant injury to her right jaw, face and mouth. They were hopeful that her injuries weren’t significant despite the appearance. Her will to live was so apparent. Holly was examined by the doctors at UT, and it was determined that she was not hit by a car and had some other significant trauma from a gunshot. Her injury likely didn’t happen on Saturday as the remaining bone was already dead and significant infection had set in. She was also very dehydrated despite the finder syringing fluids. Holly was given hydromorphine and sent back to the shelter for a decision as to what path to take with her. Unfortunately, UT estimated her immediate future care to cost between $5500 and $10,500. At the last minute, Big Fluffy Dog Rescue agreed to take her and her future medical expenses into their program. Shelter staff drove her to meet them late that night. She is now in the care of Big Fluffy Dog Rescue and will receive the multiple surgeries that are necessary. CCAS requested we assist with Holly’s initial medical evaluation for $128.80.
Storm was neutered and placed for adoption at the Campbell County Animal Shelter. He began feeling lethargic and not acting like himself. He was sent to foster for closer observation. Mid-week he stopped greeting his foster and lost all interest in interaction. Storm was taken to a private veterinarian who diagnosed him with a blood infection. He was sent home with medication and special food. Storm began throwing up and wouldn’t eat. As the hours progressed, his foster decided to take him to UTVMC. At UT, Storm was diagnosed with what is believed to be wet form FIP. Storm has good days and bad days. His prognosis is unknown as is his foster/adoption situation. We believe he may be a hospice type of placement. Nonetheless, we were able to contribute $124 toward his initial care.
Sam and Simon were brought to the shelter in Campbell County with their mom and two other siblings. When they fell ill with gastrointestinal distress, shelter staff took them to the vet for treatment. We paid the bill of $56, and they are now in foster care, getting better and waiting on a spot to open at the adoption center.
Early morning on November 22, 2019 the Campbell County Animal Shelter received a 911 dispatcher call for a dog hit by a car on Interstate 75N. An animal control officer went to the scene and found a precious lab mix in the median. He was immobile but awake. He was docile even though he was in a great deal of pain. He was taken to a clinic for exam and diagnosis. Initially, they thought he only had a wound on his right shoulder from being hit by a car. He appeared fairly stable. After x-rays, it was determined that the right front leg was in fact broken as well. Additional x-rays were done to determine if his leg would heal with casting or if an amputation would be necessary. The other x-rays showed he had been shot multiple times by two different weapons, one shotgun and another type of bullet firing gun. Rambo had been shot in the mouth with the bullet fragments lodging in his neck/shoulder area. This would account for the loss of teeth and his inability to eat. Rambo’s right hip was broken (presumably from being hit by a car) and his left hip and back area had a lot of lodged buckshot. Unfortunately, Rambo didn’t make it, but the shelter and vet staff did everything they could do to help him. We eased their burden a little by paying $300 on the $500 bill.
Raven was hit by a car and taken to the Campbell County Animal Shelter, then rushed to the vet for emergency treatment for a head injury. Raven is in a medical foster home where she is still recovering. She has learned manners, is learning what it is like to be spoiled, and is a staff favorite at the shelter. She gives the best hugs! We were able to sponsor Raven’s initial vet costs, and the Friends of Campbell County Animals sponsored her specialty costs at the UT Vet Hospital. Raven has some balance issues, but her overall health is good. She seems quite happy to be a bit wonky!
Susie came to the Campbell County Animal Shelter very pregnant. She was one of 49 dogs seized from a hoarding case. We sponsored her ultrasound and x-rays to evaluate how far along she was in her pregnancy and to attempt to guess at viability of her puppies. She was malnourished and is not good with most people. She went into foster care where she delivered eight puppies. Seven puppies have survived and are thriving. Susie will be in foster care for the foreseeable future, as she is still not trusting of humans.
Buster was found locked in a parked car at the lakeside. A kind police officer attempted to locate his owner but was unsuccessful. She busted the car window and rescued Buster. Upon arriving at the shelter, it was noted that Buster was happy but seemed to be in pain and wouldn’t put weight on one of his legs. He was taken to the vet by Campbell County Animal Shelter staff for treatment and x-rays. He received treatment consisting of pain meds, x-rays, multiple splints, hydrotherapy, and physical therapy. Buster has a slight limp, but he still has his leg! So glad we had the opportunity to play a part in his recovery!