Scout had been living alone and without a family on a rural water tower road in Morgan County for over a year. A volunteer with Roane County Paws hadn’t been able to get within six feet of him, but she had been feeding him twice per day for months. Two weeks ago, on a very cold night, he showed up at her back door, which is two miles away from his feeding location. Scout followed her scent and knew where he might find the beginning of a better life. He allowed her to bring him inside, and he is learning to be a part of a family. We sponsored Scout’s neuter, vaccines, and other basic vet needs this week, and he will be available for adoption soon.
Roane County Paws was called by Harriman City to take in a little dog they thought had been hit by a car. After a vet exam, it was determined that he’d been shot. They got him all taken care of, and when it was time for his neuter, we sponsored the low-cost clinic fee of $30. Reese is available for adoption through Roane County Paws.
On a cold winter night, these two dogs were spotted at a boat ramp in rural Roane County. They had obviously been dumped, as they were terrified of anyone who tried to help them, and there were no houses around. After days of trying to capture them, Roane County Paws was finally successful with a couple dog traps and some smelly food. They were named Buddy and Girlie, and they both breathed a sigh of relief once they realized they were safe. The rescue reached out to us for help, so we sponsored their vet exams, heartworm tests, dewormer, vaccines, and spay/neuter. Buddy and Girlie are available for adoption through Roane County Paws.
Roane County Paws rescued Ruby and Annie from the streets of Morgan County and pulled Lily from the Roane County Animal Shelter. We sponsored “the works” for these girls, paying for their vaccines, dewormer, heartworm tests, exams, needed medications, and spay surgeries for a total of $636.85.
Roxy came to Roane County Paws as a stray nearly a year ago. She was placed in foster care and quickly became slated for two different transports, but her adopters fell through both times, so she is still in rescue. Roxy had a spot come up on her head that antibiotics did not clear up. Further diagnostics revealed cancer, so we paid for removal of the lesion to the tune of $153.80.
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.
Emory was surrendered to Harriman city animal control, who called on Roane County Paws for assistance. Emory wasn’t walking normally. A vet check revealed pelvic and femur fractures, possibly from being hit by a car. The vet recommended leg amputation due to the extensiveness of the injury. Crate rest will heal the pelvic fracture. We kicked in $300 toward the cost of surgery, which is expected to be $1,200 at Admiral Veterinary Hospital in Knoxville. Donations to the Roane County Paws account there are welcome!
Cloud is one of ten kittens taken from the streets of Rockwood by Roane County Paws. One of Cloud’s rear legs had been severed at the bend from an injury or attack. After she was nursed to health by a foster, Cloud had the injured leg amputated because there was no better alternative. We sponsored the cost of surgery.
Chance was a stray form Morgan county who was rescued by Roane County Paws. That day he had to have emergency surgery on his ear. It is unknown what caused the injury, but the vet believed it was due to something tied around his ear. He has recovered well from this, but sadly Chance is heartworm positive. We believe Chance deserves to live, so we sponsored his treatments.
Suzy is the stray taken in by Roane County Paws back in June. We committed to sponsoring her needed vetting. Part of it occurred in June, and the other half happened in July. This second stent was for her second round of vaccines, dewormer, and spay surgery. No more puppies for Suzy! She will soon be all healed and ready for adoption.