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.
Two litters of puppies and some adult dogs were taken to the Roane County Animal Shelter. The dogs were in horrible shape. Soon the puppies started to break with illness. Some made it, and some didn’t. Hershey and Big Boy were two of the ones treated for parvovirus and are starting to get well. Thanks to K9 Lifeline Rescue, the puppies had a chance to live. We were happy to help them with this big endeavor when they asked us to chip in.
Gloria originally came into the Roane County Animal Shelter as a stray. They immediately contacted the Humane Society of Roane County for help. She was diagnosed with cancer and the prognosis was grim. The rescue decided to make her last months some of the best outside of the shelter. As a hospice dog, Gloria has had many medical needs arise to help keep her comfortable as long as possible, including tumor removal, blood work, medication, etc. The rescue asked us to help with the cost of her care.
The Roane County Animal Shelter wants to save as many animals as possible. One prerequisite to sending dogs to northern rescue organizations is a negative heartworm test. The shelter had no way to test the dogs, so we purchased a box of 100 tests for them. That ought to help some of the sweet faces you see here.
Banjo and Fiddle are two hound puppies of a litter taken to the Roane County Animal Shelter. These two suffered from a terrible skin condition causing them lots of pain. Enter K9 Lifeline Rescue who immediately took the pups to the vet for skin scrapes and treatment, which we sponsored.
Ringo was hit by a car and taken to the Roane County Animal Shelter. Because of damage to his face and mouth, he was unable to eat normally and required surgery to repair his damaged palette and removal of several loose teeth. K9 Lifeline Rescue pulled Ringo from the shelter and asked if we could sponsor his required surgery. We paid $300 on the bill, and now Ringo is resting at the rescue’s Dog House and is getting the love and attention he needs, and he’s SAFE!