Thistle, Latke, Buttercup, Mistletoe, and Holly were left unattended and starving after their owner passed away. Law enforcement was called in, and they called Senior Dog Lodge & Animal Rescue. There was no room for the dogs at the rescue, so they called Homeward Bound Dog Rescue and the Humane Society of Roane County who stepped up and immediately took them to the vet. All the dogs were given an exam, medicine where needed, vaccines, dewormer, and all have now been spayed/neutered.
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.
Holly and Christian were rescued by Fighting for the Bullys Pit Bull Rescue. Holly was a new mom with a litter of sick babies. Christian was pulled from a shelter. Both needed to be altered, chipped, and vaccinated. We sponsored the needed services.
Late last year we entered a blog post when we helped the Loudon County Friends of Animals with a new rescue start-up. We recently received this from them:
Just wanted to check in with you and say thank you AGAIN for your support of our cause. Thanks to your generosity we were able to pull every available kitten that the shelter did not fix for PetSmart into rescue since we officially started in late December. A collaborative effort of LCFOA and the shelter left no kitties in the shelter on Christmas Even or New Year’s Eve!! You helped us to pull and vet so many babies. Pictured are the individual babies we pulled into foster! From Prancer, Addison, Honey, Hope, Holly, Haley, Maryann (and babies!!!),Ginger, Gilligan, Lacy, Chase, and Audrey…..THANK YOU!!!!!
The Happy Paws Kitten Rescue, of Loudon County, needed help to assist with vetting a mother cat and her kittens, rescued from the shelter. HPAN sent $100 to assist. We received the following note from Jill Coffey of Happy Paws:
Dear Helping Paws Animal Network,
Thank you so much for your generous donation to Happy Paws. We used the money to help pay the vet bill of Holly (no pic of this one). Without kind people like you, we could not do the work we do. Thank you so very much! Sincerely, Jill Coffey
According to Kimmey Goodson, a Happy Paws volunteer and rescuer with Loudon County Friends of Animals, Jill has pulled all of the pregnant cats from the Loudon County shelter this year and all but one nursing mother. You can see all the available cats and the work they’re doing at www.happypawskittenrescue.org.