Oak Ridge Animal Shelter dog, Nutmeg, had started to grow “shelter weary” and had begun to show some aggression. The shelter was referred to a boarding facility, The Pup Tent, in Friendsville, Tennessee, that has a history of boarding aggressive shelter dogs, showing them they don’t have to be that way. They provide positive and playful socialization techniques to help dogs build confidence and see how fun being nice can be. The Friends of Oak Ridge Animal Shelter asked if we could sponsor this “therapy” for Nutmeg, aka Meggie, and we were glad to give her this chance.
Baby is an 11 month old “apartment sized” pit bull, who was brought to the shelter with her sister, Maggie. She came in with a very large cherry eye that needed to be addressed immediately. We paid $300 on her surgery bill. Another darling pup was brought in reportedly hit by a car. He could not walk on his hind leg. We paid $286.94 on his vet bill.