Oak Ridge Animal Shelter cat, Clover, was fine one day, and then she wasn’t the next day. Staff and volunteers noticed she stopped eating. In fact, she didn’t eat for four days. At that point, Loudon County Friends of Animals agreed to take her into their program and try to help her. They knew that diagnostics and possibly exploratory surgery would be costly, so they asked us for help. We kicked in money for the initial vet visit, medicine, and testing. We are hoping Clover is on the mend!
Louie was very sick when the Loudon County Friends of Animals took him under their wing. He was rushed to a vet and diagnosed with a urinary tract infection so severe that he needed fluids, medicine, blood work, and an overnight stay. We were asked to sponsor his care, and he’s now recovering in a foster home.
The Loudon County Friends of Animals has a soft spot for long-term shelter cats, which is what the Oak Ridge Animal Shelter has in their possession. They met Simone while picking up another cat and fell in love with her. Contingent on our sponsorship of the pull fee, Simone had a chance of breaking her 4+ month shelter stay, and now she’s out! All it took was $55, and we were happy to help.
Sophie had been at the Oak Ridge Animal Shelter for nearly nine months. When a shelter volunteer asked Loudon County Friends of Animals if they would cross county lines and help Sophie, they agreed if we could pay the $55 rescue pull fee. We agreed!!
The Loudon County Friends of Animals helps cats in more counties than just Loudon. They recently got an urgent call for help about a cat at the Roane County Animal Shelter. Candy had been surrendered by her owner with an ulcerated tail oozing with infection. They immediately pulled her and rushed her to the vet where she is receiving hydrotherapy and medication. We contributed $300 to her bill. Candy will soon be on her way to a sweeter life.
The Rockwood City Animal Shelter director resigned with no notice, leaving the shelter with no operating staff. The city ordered the shelter shut down and all animals euthanized if not out within hours. The Loudon County Friends of Animals (LCFOA) rallied troops and stepped in to pull nine cats. All the cats were taken straight to the vet for exams, diagnostic testing, and rabies vaccines. LCFOA treated them for fleas, ear mites, worms, and administered other vaccines. Only one cat, Miss Priss, was too sick to make it. All others are in foster care and will be adoptable as soon as they’ve all been spayed/neutered. We helped LCFOA with the needed costs for the initial services, and Greyson, Grizzly, Harry, Olga, Oreo, Raven, Thumbalina, and Twinkle will go on to live wonderful lives thanks to this great rescue.
The Loudon County Friends of Animals (LCFOA) is doing miraculous work for needy cats. They asked us for $200 to be used for 10 tubes of Terramycin and $50 for antibiotics for Roane and Rockwood Shelters. The shelters have a lot of sick kittens with upper respiratory infections. LCFOA has pulled kittens, pregnant momma cats, momma cats with kittens and adults from four shelters (Loudon, Roane, Rockwood, and Blount) and taken from the community. They have taken more into foster care than any other year and have 97 currently. Only 27 have been spayed/neutered and are ready for adoption. They asked us for $1,250 to vet some of the remaining cats. Hopefully, adoption fees will fill the remainder of the funds needed. Pictured are some of the babies that are now old enough for surgeries.
The Loudon County Animal Shelter was overflowing with cats and kittens. The Loudon County Friends of Animals (LCFOA) had a goal of saving enough cats and their kittens to avoid the need for euthanasia. Our $1,500 donation (~$53.57 per cat) was needed to ensure proper vetting of each cat, and then they can be adopted from LCFOA’s no-kill facility.
The Loudon County Friends of Animals (LCFOA) organization is doing tremendous work caring for sick and injured cats and saving shelter cats, not to mention the active trap/neuter/release (TNR) program in Loudon County. LCFOA is currently working on five feral colonies and performing TNR on roughly 40 cats per month. When asked if we could help them with a $750 donation on achieving their mission, we were glad to do it.
When the Loudon County Friends of Animals called on us in a panic to help them save seven very adoptable cats from their county’s shelter, we jumped on it and sponsored testing, vaccines, dewormer, and spay/neuter. All seven are now in loving foster homes and ready for adoption.