Melinda and Max are two standard donkeys pulled from auction by the East Tennessee Miniature Horse and Donkey Rescue. Melinda became sick first with a very bad cough and probably a viral infection. Max did not have a fever at that time, but by the evening he had a very high fever of 103.4. Their vet was able to get the fever down to 101.8, and both beasts were transported to UT vet hospital. Melinda was not allowing Max to nurse either, only to find that her milk was almost dry. The rescue reached out to us for help on life saving treatment. We chipped in $600.
Max and Tex luckily showed up at one of our board members’ homes. While we are not a rescue, sometimes we find ourselves in a position serving as a rescue, but only on occasion and when there are no other alternatives. Max and Tex were dropped in a county where there is no shelter. After unsuccessful attempts to place the dogs in rescue, we had to do what we had to do, which was get them vetted and ready for adoption. We sponsored their initial exams and testing, vaccines, dewormer, neuters, and preventives for one month. Both boys are healthy, happy, and needing forever homes. Anyone interested should request an application by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now that the Roane County Animal Shelter is on the rescue bandwagon, we are assisting rescues as they pull animals left and right. Our grant to vet 20 animals is being used a couple animals at a time. This week it was Max and Sonny’s turn. They were taken to Animal Works for the works! They will be going to The Sanctuary at Haafsville in Pennsylvania in a few days! Have a good life, boys!
Maxum was found wandering on a county road, apparently abandoned. Thankfully, he was picked up and taken into foster care. Homeward Bound Dog Rescue of New York heard of his story and offered to pull him into rescue. We agreed to pay for his vetting (exam, dewormer, vaccines, neuter, and health certificate). Max is on his way to a great life!