Maci the Beagle was labeled as being aggressive toward other dogs, so she was being passed over at the Oak Ridge Animal Shelter week after week. Homeward Bound Dog Rescue (HBDR) decided to give her a chance, and lucky for Maci, HBDR has a foster who loves Beagles. HPAN gladly paid the $55 pull fee, and the rescue is paying the transport fee, wellness check, etc.
Sophie is a little senior gal found running the streets of Oak Ridge. After failed attempts to find her home, she was pulled into rescue by Homeward Bound Dog Rescue. It turned out to be a huge blessing for Sophie because of her medical needs. She needed to be vaccinated, dewormed, spayed, and microchipped. Plus, she needed several teeth pulled, a dental cleaning, tumor removal, and bladder stone treatment. The rescue and Sophie’s foster paid for a large part of this, and they only asked us for $200. In early January, Sophie will ship to HBDR’s headquarters in New York, where she will go into a fabulous foster home while she awaits the perfect forever family.
Secret was found abandoned in a home with a litter of brand new puppies. She was fearful and insecure. A neighbor knew she was there and contacted authorities. The owner was found and agreed to give up Secret and the pups, so they immediately went to the Oak Ridge Animal Shelter for evaluation and onto foster care with the Special Needs Rescue of East Tennessee. Homeward Bound Dog Rescue (HBDR) agreed to take ownership of Secret and all her little “secrets,” who have since been weaned, vaccinated, and transported to HBDR’s NY headquarters. It’s now Secret’s turn, but first, she needed to be spayed and get a health certificate. That’s what HPAN sponsored for a total of $150.
Homeward Bound Dog Rescue pulled a surrendered momma dog and nine of her puppies from the Oak Ridge Animal Shelter. One puppy didn’t make it, and the momma turned on some of the pups, so HBDR had to bottle feed them. We sent about half the funds needed for vetting needs for all ten dogs.
Stanley and Scooter are eight week old pups that were found on the side of the road. They came to Homeward Bound Dog Rescue when they were about five weeks old. Because they did not come from a momma dog and may have been lacking in basic antibodies, they had their vet prepare a blood serum from a healthy mom, dewormed the pups, and gave them two rounds of shots. HBDR’s expenses on these little guys were up there, and when they reached out to us to help with the remaining costs ($125 per puppy) for final exam, neuter, and health certificate, we were happy to pitch in and help.
Shelby was pulled from the Blount County Animal Center by Homeward Bound Dog Rescue (HBDR). She’d had five puppies, and only two, Peter and Paul, survived Parvo after much supportive care, paid for by HBDR. Once the three were well and ready for rescue, they needed to be spayed and neutered and given booster vaccines. That’s where HPAN came in. We paid for these services for all three.
Homeward Bound Dog Rescue (HBDR) took in seven 3-day-old pups from the Blount County Animal Center. They’d been dropped off without their mom. HBDR bottle fed them around the clock, but they needed their mom’s nourishment, so all but two passed away. The two survivors are strong and old enough now for vaccines and altering. HPAN paid the $250 fee needed for George and Noorey.