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.
Biscuit was brought to the Roane County Animal Shelter and was adopted within the hour. As her new owners were taking her out of the building, Biscuit got away from them and ran straight for the highway and got hit by a car. She sustained a broken leg and some head injuries. Shelter staff rushed her to the vet where she received an exam, x-rays, fluids, and pain medicine. We paid $300 toward the hospitalization bill. Biscuit’s adoption was redacted, and she was pulled into rescue that day by Homeward Bound Dog Rescue.
Paul showed up as a stray at a lady’s house. He had an injured leg and was not using it. She posted a call for help on social media. Homeward Bound Dog Rescue got wind of it and took him into rescue. He was taken straight to the vet and had an exam, x-rays, and pain meds. We paid $201 for these services. Paul will receive complete vetting before he is available for adoption.
Homeward Bound Dog Rescue (HBDR) takes in a lot of needy dogs from our local area. They are known for taking in pregnant momma dogs and moms with litters. They always adopt out the puppies after they’re certified healthy and all “fixed” up. They never leave the mom dogs behind; they get good homes, too. HBDR requires two rounds of vaccines before adopting out the puppies. Recently they had 10 puppies break with parvo, even after the vaccines were administered. Merck, the vaccine company, said the vaccines must have been ineffective. They will never know for sure, but what they do know is that it is EXPENSIVE to treat parvo. One pup can run into the hundreds of dollars very quickly. HBDR has amassed a huge amount of debt caring for these 10 puppies. One thing we know is that debt stifles rescue, so we contributed $2,000 to HBDR’s enormous vet bill so they can continue to rescue in our area.
Homeward Bound Dog Rescue pulled Rhea from the Roane County Animal Shelter a day before she would have been euthanized. When shelters are overcrowded and there are old and sick animals, those are the first to go. Rhea showed a will to live, so the rescue organization gave her that chance. We sponsored her veterinary exam and the medicine is needed to help her get on a track to wellness.
Homeward Bound Dog Rescue has been hit hard with parvo pups lately. The latest case was a momma dog and her four puppies in Roane County that were taken to the shelter. They were going to euthanize them, but a foster/volunteer wanted to give them a chance. They are on now at the vet being treated. Parvo is hard to treat and very expensive, at around $500 per dog. We contributed $1000 to help with this huge need.
Floyd was found in the street, hit by a car, and was taken to the Blount County shelter. An x-ray revealed a broken femur, which required surgery. HPAN kicked in $300 to help Homeward Bound Dog Rescue on the bill.
These two babies were at the Roane County Animal Shelter for ten days and contracted the parvovirus. Immediate vet care was needed, so Homeward Bound Dog Rescue stepped in to help. We kicked in $400 to cover the vet bill.
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.