Think heartworms can’t happen to your dog? Think again. Dogs not on prevention will likely contract heartworms from a mosquito bite. It’s a deadly condition if not treated, and treating it is way more expensive than preventing it. Treatment is also very hard on the dog. Noah, here, was rescued from the Roane County Animal Shelter by K9 Lifeline Rescue, and we paid $300 for his treatment.
Two litters of puppies and some adult dogs were taken to the Roane County Animal Shelter. The dogs were in horrible shape. Soon the puppies started to break with illness. Some made it, and some didn’t. Hershey and Big Boy were two of the ones treated for parvovirus and are starting to get well. Thanks to K9 Lifeline Rescue, the puppies had a chance to live. We were happy to help them with this big endeavor when they asked us to chip in.
Banjo and Fiddle are two hound puppies of a litter taken to the Roane County Animal Shelter. These two suffered from a terrible skin condition causing them lots of pain. Enter K9 Lifeline Rescue who immediately took the pups to the vet for skin scrapes and treatment, which we sponsored.
Meet June! She was a Roane County Shelter pick up because she was sick. K9 Lifeline Rescue stepped in to help and asked for our assistance. June tested positive for parvovirus and requires treatments. We were glad to help!
Ringo was hit by a car and taken to the Roane County Animal Shelter. Because of damage to his face and mouth, he was unable to eat normally and required surgery to repair his damaged palette and removal of several loose teeth. K9 Lifeline Rescue pulled Ringo from the shelter and asked if we could sponsor his required surgery. We paid $300 on the bill, and now Ringo is resting at the rescue’s Dog House and is getting the love and attention he needs, and he’s SAFE!
Mandi was rescued from the Roane County Animal Shelter by K9 Lifeline Rescue. It was soon noticed that she had a tumor on her leg about the size of a marble. Being that it was on a joint and causing inflammation, the vet recommended removal. Mandi has a lot of life to live, and we thought she was worth helping.
Daizee was taken to the Roane County Animal Shelter by her family. They couldn’t afford to have her euthanized at the vet, and a relative was pushing to shoot her, so they brought her to the shelter. The staff called K9 Lifeline Rescue, who rushed to the shelter to get her. Daizee is 14, blind in one eye, and has a huge untreated mass on her rear leg that had ruptured. HPAN contributed $300 to the $719 needed to remove the tumor. Daizee has a way to go before she is complete again, but she’ll get there, and she will live out her life with people who love and care for her. We are pulling for you, Daizee!
For the second year in a row, HPAN has had the ability to offer sponsored rescue organizations the opportunity to bid on grants for capital improvements. This year, we are proud to announce that there were two recipients who were awarded a total of $10K in January. The East Tennessee Miniature Horse and Donkey Rescue (ETMHDR) and K9 Lifeline Rescue, Inc. (K9LR) presented proposals covering their needs for sustainable areas of refuge for their rescue animals. ETMHDR, a fairly new organization rescuing mini equines, had a huge need for separate paddocks, dry lots, and adequate shelter. Our grant enabled them to get busy on this worthy goal. K9LR had already built “The Dog House,” where all of their rescued dogs live with a caretaker, but they had a goal to add on to the house an area for indoor play, meet & greets, dog training/socialization, etc. Our grant enabled them to finish The Dog House.
Both of these fine rescue organizations are doing an excellent job saving animals in dire need. We are happy to be partners in their mission.
Both Wiley and Mandi contracted heartworms. They were thankfully rescued from the Roane County Animal Shelter by K9 Lifeline Rescue. We sponsored the treatment needed. These dogs will go on to live a great life.
K9 Lifeline Rescue (K9LR), Inc. had a vision to clear the Roane County Animal Shelter for Christmas, so they went in on Christmas Eve and pulled 18 dogs, knowing these would add to the expense of the last group they pulled. Of the last group, five had special needs. We assisted with the expenses associated with Bobo’s laceration repair, Dottie’s lumpectomy, Annie’s benign tumor removal, Sky’s parvo treatment, and Toby’s x-rays and needs from being hit by a car. All of these precious babies are on their way to a happy ever after and are available for adoption through K9LR, Inc. in Kingston, Tennessee.