Precious will forever be a rescue dog because of her condition. She’s now been with Roane County Paws (RCP) for over a year. Before being fortunate enough to land in their care, she was tossed out of a moving vehicle. Thankfully, an RCP foster saw it happen. Precious wasn’t expected to live, but she’s had a pretty good year despite her long recovery. Because of some breathing issues, the vet ordered an ultrasound and blood work to rule out cancer and make sure her treatment regimen is correct. We sponsored these diagnostics for Precious and RCP.
Second Chance K-9 Rescue (Roane County) called on us to help with a poor dog surrendered to the Rockwood City Shelter. The dog had a rope so tight around its body that it had become embedded. The shelter staff contacted Second Chance who immediately stepped up and took the dog to a vet. Fees were over $500, but the vet discounted $100 and a good Samaritan donated $200. HPAN kicked in $208.63 to cover the balance. After all this dog has been through, she’s as Precious as ever, and that just happens to be her name. So glad we could help her!
The Happy Paws Kitten Rescue called on us asking for help with vet bills for Buddy, Precious, and Miley, three cats they rescued. The vet bill was $181, but because of all the work they do in rescuing shelter cats, and because they have a goal to spay/neuter all of them, we sent them $300. Below is a “thank you” note we received from Jill Coffey of Happy Paws.
“Dear Helping Paws,
Thank you so much for your generous donation to our spay/neuter program. This will help us out a lot! We charge just $65 for all our kittens. By the time we pay for all medical and spay/neutering, it takes every dime. That’s not counting the food and vet bills if they get sick, and many coming from the shelters do. I spent $18,000 of my own money last year. I am a teacher and my husband is a welder. We are not rich by any means, but we love those fur babies. Thank you so much for helping us to save these little darlings. It means the world to me. ~Jill Coffey”