Winnie is one of several dogs from the Campbell County Animal Shelter with heartworms. The Friends of Campbell County Animals asked us to help sponsor her treatments, so we applied $500 because her sweet heart is worth it.
Baby Mae was a stray and in obvious distress when the Friends of Campbell County Animals took her to the vet. They suspected she might be pregnant and in labor. The radiographs we sponsored determined she had given birth very recently, but her puppies were not found in the area. Baby Mae was pulled by a rescue and is getting the love and care she so needs.
Boss was found on someone’s porch bleeding from the mouth and nose. Staff from the Friends of Campbell County Animals took him directly to Jacksboro Veterinary Services for an exam and evaluation. They believe Boss was hit by a car before finding his way to someone’s porch. Thankfully, he doesn’t have any broken bones and just has some serious bruising. He is recovering at the shelter before being adopted. We are so glad to help Boss make a full recovery!
CJ was brought in as a stray by animal control to the Campbell County Animal Shelter. Unfortunately, she tested positive for heartworms. CJ began a 30 day regimen of doxycycline at the shelter and went for heartworm treatment injections and a spay on January 25. She will complete 30 days crate rest in foster care and will be re-evaluated at that time. HPAN covered CJ’s heartworm treatment and spay.
Ivy was brought in by a good samaritan who found her on the side of the creek in Ivy Dell. She was freezing, had very long nails, and seemed to be in overall poor condition. Campbell County Animal Shelter staff rushed her to the vet where she was warmed up and received a blood glucose test which revealed high blood sugar. Ivy’s nails were trimmed to a managable length, and she was given a kenalog injection. HPAN paid for Ivy’s vetting.
Ivy is described as sweet, loving, and having a most humble and grateful soul. She is starting to play and feel good. Because Ivy is estimated to be 10+ years old, she will go to local rescue.
Cassie was surrendered with her littermates by their owner to the Campbell County Animal Shelter. The reason for their surrender was “not enough time to take care of them.” This was painfully obvious since a collar was embedded in Cassie’s neck! Fortunately, the siblings didn’t have collars on! Sadly, the skin had started to grow into her neck, and the situation was very painful for Cassie. The shelter staff removed the collar and started her on oral antibiotics. The veterinarian sedated Cassie and cleaned her wound. She is on continued oral antibiotics and will get sugar wrap changes every other day. HPAN paid for Cassie’s treatment, and she is recovering nicely! We were so happy to help!
Rocky was brought in as a stray to the Campbell County Animal Shelter. He had a wound on his face and at the base of his ear. The wounds were horribly infected. Rocky was taken to the vet for evaluation and treatment by Friends of Campbell County Animals. After sedating him, the wound was clipped and cleaned. HPAN paid for Rocky’s wound treatment.
After 14 days of oral antibiotics, his wounds are almost completely healed! After Rocky is better, he will go into rescue and will be looking for his fur-ever home!
Sam was surrendered to animal control after being hit by a car. He was in a great deal of pain and was taken to the vet for evaluation by the Friends of Campbell County Animals. After being examined and receiving x-rays, it was determined he has multiple pelvic fractures and was in need of an approximate $6K surgery, including five plates. Sam was taken back to the shelter for euthanasia, but in the meantime, a rescue called and agreed to transfer him to their program. He was transferred to Nashville later in the night. Sam is so very lucky, and we were glad to sponsor his local vet bill of $124.
Sassy was taken to the Campbell County Animal Shelter after being hit by a car on the interstate. She was taken to Jacksboro Veterinary Services for evaluation of her injuries. She had x-rays after sedation and pain meds. She had multiple broken bones and was in critical condition. She was brought back to the shelter where she received antibiotics and pain meds. Unfortunately, Sassy never never recovered, but she was loved on and cherished by shelter staff. She knew love and didn’t pass alone. Roaming dogs are like roaming toddlers. They don’t know to stay away from cars. It is our responsibility as their custodians to keep them safe from harm!
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!