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.
The Secret City Animal Rescue (SCAR) has a mission of saving as many Oak Ridge Animal Shelter cats as possible. Their vet bill runs in the thousands of dollars. A successful fundraiser whittled the balance, but not enough where they felt like they could continue to vet the sick cats. We felt that by paying down their balance, which covered multiple cats, they would be able to focus on saving more, so that’s what we did with a $1000 donation to their veterinarian. In addition, we donated $390 to this newly-formed, non-profit rescue, so they could spay two shelter cats and purchase some combo tests. It’s all about prevention!
Homeward Bound Dog Rescue pulled a surrendered momma dog and nine of her puppies from the Oak Ridge Animal Shelter. One puppy didn’t make it, and the momma turned on some of the pups, so HBDR had to bottle feed them. We sent about half the funds needed for vetting needs for all ten dogs.
Reed came to the Oak Ridge Animal Shelter with nothing but bones under his twelve pounds of matted fur. Once he had gained some weight and started to become the beautiful dog is truly is, he was adopted by a nice family. However, when they found out he had heartworms, they returned him to the shelter. Reed is now in foster care and getting the care he needs, thanks to the Friends of Oak Ridge Animal Shelter, and he is expected to make a full recovery. We contributed $300 to the $508 needed for his treatment.