A litter of puppies was found abandoned at the Anderson County Animal Shelter at 2 weeks of age, after the mother was hit by a car and killed. Halos Second Chance Animal Rescue took them in, and fosters immediately began bottle feeding them. They unfortunately lost two of the male puppies very quickly overnight. At about 5 weeks of age, one of the other males in the litter began having upper respiratory problems and passed away within 15 minutes of arriving at the emergency vet. And most recently, the last male presented with upper respiratory problems and was rushed to Pellissippi Vet, where he also passed away within 15 minutes of arrival. Halos volunteers are treating the three girls, Hope, Grace, and Faith with antibiotics and nebulizer breathing treatments. We paid a good portion of their vet bill.
The East Tennessee Pit Bull Rescue has had some tough cases lately. Daisy came in with a bad case of Demodex mange and one of her puppies. They were in such deplorable conditions that none of the others survived. Both mom and baby needed full vetting. Tink, another shelter rescue, needed vaccines, spay surgery, testing, etc. Wonky has heartworms, and former shelter dog, Hope, also needed work on her mange. All these cases are taxing to the rescue, so we stepped in to help them with a donation to their veterinarian.
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!!!!!