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.
Blackie has a sad story. He was a stray for many months. He is missing an ear, and his back paw is pretty mangled. He’d also been shot many times. Blackie is a survivor, yet he couldn’t evade the trap set by the Humane Society of Roane County when they lured him in with tasty wet food. Blackie is now at the vet receiving wound care, and he’s been neutered and vaccinated. His bill is in the hundreds. We contributed $300 toward his care because he’s worth it!
Ivy’s owners left her after their house burned. She was literally with nobody to take care of her. To the rescue was the Humane Society of Roane County! They have taken Ivy to the vet for a thorough check-up, which revealed heartworms, a parasite caused by mosquito bites. We sponsored Ivy’s treatments, and we are glad her future is brighter than her past.
Bobo and Smokey were surrendered by their owners. They were fortunate enough to find their way to the Humane Society of Roane County. We were happy to help by covering their initial vetting.
Kenny was surrendered to the Roane County Animal Shelter. He had a prolapsed rectum and needed surgery to survive any longer. He was taken to the vet immediately under the Humane Society of Roane County. So many people and groups tried to help Kenny, but unfortunately, the surgery wasn’t successful and Kenny didn’t make it. We contributed $300 to the fee in order to give him a fighting chance.
Gloria originally came into the Roane County Animal Shelter as a stray. They immediately contacted the Humane Society of Roane County for help. She was diagnosed with cancer and the prognosis was grim. The rescue decided to make her last months some of the best outside of the shelter. As a hospice dog, Gloria has had many medical needs arise to help keep her comfortable as long as possible, including tumor removal, blood work, medication, etc. The rescue asked us to help with the cost of her care.
Hazel came to the Humane Society of Roane County from Morgan County after being picked up as a stray by a good Samaritan. She needed immediate medical treatment and ended up being diagnosed with demodex mange. Now that Hazel is healthy, it is time to have her spayed. HPAN paid $55 to Animal Works for the surgery.
Hazel was found wandering the streets of Morgan County and was picked up as a stray by a good Samaritan. She contacted the Humane Society of Roane County (HSRC) who graciously took her. Upon vetting, they learned that Hazel had an eye infection, a bad skin infection, worms, and needed to gain weight. After her initial vetting was completed, Hazel did not show signs of improvement for her skin infection. She has been diagnosed with demodex mange. The rescue reached out to HPAN for help on Hazel’s medical expenses, as demodex mange takes a long time to heal and requires medicine.
Morgan was picked up as a stray and held at the Roane County Animal Shelter. Sad and depressed at the shelter, this sweet boy was pulled by the Humane Society of Roane County in hopes of lifting his spirits and helping him to find a wonderful home. Upon vetting, they learned that he was heartworm positive. Morgan’s chances at adoption were nil until the heartworms were gone, so HPAN was happy to kick in funds to clear them up so he can live out the rest of his life. Morgan will be ready for adoption later in January.
This is one of those rescues that took a village effort. Double Dog Rescue in Connecticut saw Tori on the Roane County Animal Shelter’s Facebook page. She pulled at their heartstrings, so they requested her, which meant that a local rescue needed to facilitate the pull. Enter the Humane Society of Roane County. They were able to make connection with the local K9 Lifeline Rescue and set up the foster care needed before the transport to Connecticut coming up in January. Tori had already been spayed, so we sponsored her vaccines and antibiotics to clear up her skin issues. Tori will soon be on a north-bound train to a better life!