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.
Homeward Bound Dog Rescue (HBDR) recently opened up their rescue to take in two litters of shelter puppies. One litter of eight puppies was surrendered by the owners when HBDR was made aware that the mother and her 4-week old babies were in subfreezing weather with inadequate shelter. The owners wouldn’t give up the mother dog, so with the help of a lactating dog whose pups had just been sent to HBDR’s New York rescue, feeding the puppies wasn’t a problem. The second litter is from Oak Ridge Animal Shelter. Kali was taken to the shelter very pregnant and, thankfully, taken into foster care to have her babies – 12 of them! HBDR agreed to pull them into rescue as soon as they’re weaned. They’re taking care of all vetting the puppies will need. Our donation is assisting with exams, shots, dewormer, spay/neuter, etc. before all 20 puppies are sent to their freedom ride in New York!
Jazz was very pregnant when Homeward Bound Dog Rescue (HBDR) was approached about rescuing her from a bad situation. Evidently, Jazz had been dumped and found her way to a house begging for food. The homeowner didn’t want her around and was seen actually kicking Jazz to make her leave. Thankfully, a dog lover found out about it and got Jazz into rescue two days before she delivered five puppies. So far, HBDR has spent over $100 on Jazz’s vet care. Plans are to have her spayed and vaccinated, along with plans to also have the puppies vetted. All this will cost in the hundreds of dollars, even at rescue prices.
April is another dog recently rescued by HBDR. They recently pulled eight dogs from the Blount County Animal Shelter and sent seven to their New York rescue, but April has heartworms and was not eligible for the transport. The cost for her treatments is going to run $300.
HPAN felt that a $500 donation to Homeward Bound Dog Rescue would be prudent in light of all the work they’re doing for homeless dogs and all the costs they’ve incurred as a result.