Biscuit was brought to the Roane County Animal Shelter and was adopted within the hour. As her new owners were taking her out of the building, Biscuit got away from them and ran straight for the highway and got hit by a car. She sustained a broken leg and some head injuries. Shelter staff rushed her to the vet where she received an exam, x-rays, fluids, and pain medicine. We paid $300 toward the hospitalization bill. Biscuit’s adoption was redacted, and she was pulled into rescue that day by Homeward Bound Dog Rescue.
Snow Bell was either mauled or caught in a trap; her back leg was mangled and severely injured before she was taken to the Roane County Animal Shelter. Shelter staff called on The Stray Connection, who immediately stepped up and had Snow Bell rushed to the vet. Unfortunately, her leg had to be amputated, but she’s already doing so much better. This turned out to be a blessing in disguise because she also had a raging infection in her uterus that is being treated. It may have ultimately killed her. We paid $300 on her bill. Snow Bell will be available for adoption through The Stray Connection as soon as she has fully recovered.
The Loudon County Friends of Animals helps cats in more counties than just Loudon. They recently got an urgent call for help about a cat at the Roane County Animal Shelter. Candy had been surrendered by her owner with an ulcerated tail oozing with infection. They immediately pulled her and rushed her to the vet where she is receiving hydrotherapy and medication. We contributed $300 to her bill. Candy will soon be on her way to a sweeter life.
Ace was taken to the Roane County Animal Shelter and found to have an injured leg. The shelter staff reached out to Roane County Paws (RCP) who came to the rescue. Ace was immediately taken to the vet for evaluation. The vet believes his leg injury is the result of a gunshot. HPAN sponsored Ace’s x-rays, exam, pain medication, and vaccines. Ace will likely end up having surgery on his leg, and then he will be available for adoption through RCP.
Roy was surrendered to the Roane County Animal Shelter when his owner lost his home. Roy was thin and sickly. The shelter called on Halos Second Chance Animal Rescue who gladly took in Roy and asked us for help. Roy’s medical exam revealed heartworms, so we sponsored his treatment for $300. He will be resting in foster care until the heartworms are eradicated, and then he will be available for adoption.
The Roane County Animal Shelter has recently experienced a change of leadership, and they are working hard to ensure the health and well being of the animals. This means all animals will now be vaccinated upon intake. Because of their slim vaccine budget, they asked us to sponsor an order, which will cover them for about two months. We paid $500 for a shipment of dog/cat vaccines.
On Saturday, October 7, 2017, a small badly injured dog found in a field was brought to the Roane County Animal Shelter. Phoenix, an approximately two year old, neutered male Papillion mix, had numerous lacerations. He required immediate vet care and was rushed to Governor John Sevier Vet Clinic (because they were the only one available on Saturday afternoon) where he received basic treatment until surgery could be performed the following week. They cleaned the wounds, bandaged, took X-rays, gave fluids for dehydration, gave a shot of antibiotic, and sent home in foster care with pain meds and Clavamox. The following week he was taken to Volunteer Vet Hospital in Knoxville for surgery. We sponsored $300 of the total bill from both clinics. Phoenix is expected to make a full recovery.
Homeward Bound Dog Rescue pulled Rhea from the Roane County Animal Shelter a day before she would have been euthanized. When shelters are overcrowded and there are old and sick animals, those are the first to go. Rhea showed a will to live, so the rescue organization gave her that chance. We sponsored her veterinary exam and the medicine is needed to help her get on a track to wellness.
The Stray Connection took in another kitten who needed an eye removed. Harvey hails from the Roane County Animal Shelter. We are so happy he was given the chance to live through rescue!
Think heartworms can’t happen to your dog? Think again. Dogs not on prevention will likely contract heartworms from a mosquito bite. It’s a deadly condition if not treated, and treating it is way more expensive than preventing it. Treatment is also very hard on the dog. Noah, here, was rescued from the Roane County Animal Shelter by K9 Lifeline Rescue, and we paid $300 for his treatment.