The Blount County Animal Welfare Society (BCAWS) has taken in over 50 dogs from a local hoarder over the last two years. Jack, Susie, and Mary were holdouts, continuing to live in squalor. The owner’s health has deteriorated, so he agreed to surrender these three. BCAWS asked us to sponsor, so we paid their vet for services to prepare the dog fam for a northbound transport. We covered exams, vaccines, heartworm tests, medication for tickborne disease, and two nights of boarding prior to transport. Happy trails, sweet ones!
Susie came to the Campbell County Animal Shelter very pregnant. She was one of 49 dogs seized from a hoarding case. We sponsored her ultrasound and x-rays to evaluate how far along she was in her pregnancy and to attempt to guess at viability of her puppies. She was malnourished and is not good with most people. She went into foster care where she delivered eight puppies. Seven puppies have survived and are thriving. Susie will be in foster care for the foreseeable future, as she is still not trusting of humans.