Senior Dog Lodge took in Mya along with three other dogs who were abandoned in Morgan County. In August, we sponsored Mya’s antibiotics and vaccines. This month, we sponsored her heartworm treatments.
Please don’t forget to give your pets their heartworm prevention!
Senior Dog Lodge & Animal Rescue (SDL) took in Sophie, Mya, Oliver, and Olivia after it had been confirmed that they were abandoned in Morgan County. Their owner had the gall to move and leave all of them, plus puppies belonging to one of them. Unsurprisingly, some of the dogs had parasitic disease. We sponsored antibiotics and vaccines for these beautiful animals.
Mya was captured by the city of Rockwood Animal Control and taken in by Roane County Paws, as was Gracie, who was surrendered by her owner due to his illness. Both of these beautiful dogs have not been protected against heartworms, so their hearts are riddled with them. Treatment will be long and painful, but they deserve a chance to live. We are helping the rescue group with these large bills that could have been easily avoided with a monthly dose of heartworm prevention.
A volunteer with the German Shepherd Rescue of East Tennessee (GSRET) pulled Mya from the shelter April 3, because her time was running out, and she was at risk of being euthanized. They had cat–tested her at the shelter (the volunteer has three cats), and she seemed to be fine with them. Fast forward a few weeks, and it turns out that once Mya got comfortable in the home, she decided that she wanted to chase the cats. GSRET ended up having to move her to boarding since they are short on available foster homes at this time. Mya is being boarded at Catatoga Kennels in Knoxville at $11.00 a day and has been there since 4/24/14. Her boarding bill will be nearing $400 soon. HPAN paid for half of this unexpected expense and donated $200 to Catatoga Kennels.