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!
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!!
Oak Ridge Animal Shelter dog, Zoey, came in with a lump on her rump. The Friends of Oak Ridge Animal Shelter took her to the vet to have it checked out. They paid for the initial visit and the pre-surgery blood tests. The vet thought the lump should come out and be sent off for pathology. HPAN paid $300 toward the cost involved. Zoey has since been adopted and is doing well.
Edith was taken to the Oak Ridge Animal Shelter just before Christmas. The shelter vaccinated her and put her in the required quarantine. She was covered in fleas and yeast, and she was terrified. Thankfully, the Secret City Animal Rescue (SCAR) pulled her into rescue. After a veterinary exam, it was determined that Edith needed to be spayed and have some teeth pulled. We were happy to help this sweet little lady.
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.
Freida was pulled from the Oak Ridge Animal Shelter by the East TN Pit Bull Rescue. Before leaving the shelter, she was vaccinated, spayed, and heartworm tested. Unfortunately, her heartworm test came back positive, but that doesn’t stop a rescue in progress. The only thing to do was forge ahead. Thankfully, we were there to help the rescue with $300 of the $500 needed to get sweet Freida well again. She is currently in loving foster care and onto a better life. Her new name is Honey!
Lilac was an Oak Ridge Animal Shelter resident not thriving as a shelter dog. Homeward Bound Dog Rescue of New York got wind of her and offered to pull her into rescue. HPAN paid the $75 to the shelter, which covered Lilac’s dewormer, vaccines, spay surgery, and microchip. She is now guaranteed a great home!
Secret was found abandoned in a home with a litter of brand new puppies. She was fearful and insecure. A neighbor knew she was there and contacted authorities. The owner was found and agreed to give up Secret and the pups, so they immediately went to the Oak Ridge Animal Shelter for evaluation and onto foster care with the Special Needs Rescue of East Tennessee. Homeward Bound Dog Rescue (HBDR) agreed to take ownership of Secret and all her little “secrets,” who have since been weaned, vaccinated, and transported to HBDR’s NY headquarters. It’s now Secret’s turn, but first, she needed to be spayed and get a health certificate. That’s what HPAN sponsored for a total of $150.
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.