The German Shepherd Rescue of East TN asked help with their rescue dogs, Heidi and Duke. Heidi was up for annual vaccines, and Duke has a condition where he needs medicine each day. We sent their vet $135 to cover these fees.
A volunteer with the German Shepherd Rescue of East Tennessee (GSRET) pulled Mya from the shelter April 3, because her time was running out, and she was at risk of being euthanized. They had cat–tested her at the shelter (the volunteer has three cats), and she seemed to be fine with them. Fast forward a few weeks, and it turns out that once Mya got comfortable in the home, she decided that she wanted to chase the cats. GSRET ended up having to move her to boarding since they are short on available foster homes at this time. Mya is being boarded at Catatoga Kennels in Knoxville at $11.00 a day and has been there since 4/24/14. Her boarding bill will be nearing $400 soon. HPAN paid for half of this unexpected expense and donated $200 to Catatoga Kennels.
Any time a rescue pulls an animal from a shelter, there are costs. There could be a fee to pull the animal, and there are always costs to vet the animal. Sometimes those costs prove to be high if the animal has a health issue. Such was the case with Midnight, who was recently pulled from the Oak Ridge Animal Shelter by the German Shepherd Rescue of East Tennessee (GSRET). Midnight was surrendered by her owner because she was literally chewing her tail off. Anyone who owns German Shepherds knows they need a job to do, and they need socialization, or they can be destructive. Midnight was either kenneled too much or left alone too long, and she was bored. Her tail was in such bad shape that it had to be amputated. The GSRET had to eat those costs, which directly influences how much they are able to provide additional help. Now that Midnight has been all fixed up, she is ready for a foster family and will eventually be rehomed at a place where she is given much-needed attention.
Duke is another German Shepherd in GSRET’s rescue operation. He has an autoimmune disorder that requires ongoing medical care. With monthly maintenance, he lives a great life, but again that doesn’t come free of charge.
The Helping Paws Animal Network wanted to assist our “German” friends with a contribution to help them with all these costs so they can continue in their mission.