Royal came to Young Williams Animal Center (YWAC) in an emergency transport from South Carolina because her shelter had been evacuated due to Hurricane Irma. Royal had been brought to her original shelter after being hit by a car, and the evidence of her trauma could be seen in the road rash on her face and legs and by her pronounced limp. Even after enduring a traumatic injury, being taken to a shelter, and then taking a six hour van ride to another shelter, her spirits were high. She had nothing but kisses for the people helping her off the van and patience with the excited dogs rushing up to smell her. In addition to the basic vet care YWAC provides every new shelter pet, Royal needed multiple radiographs, an orthopedic consult, surgery to repair two dislocated joints, pain medicine, antibiotics, and a special brace. We kicked in $300 on her significant vet bill.
Raja is a 2-year-old male hound mix who was picked up by Knoxville animal control on July 17, after he was hit by a car. He was placed in the care of Young Williams Animal Center where they took x-rays and found he had a fractured pelvis. His owners never came to look for him, so after his ten day stray hold, they sent him to heal in a foster home for a month. He finally got his needed procedure – a femoral head ostectomy in order to prevent long-term pain. We contributed to the extensive bill. Raja’s life is worth it!
When thirty cats from a hoarding situation were taken to Young Williams Animal Center, the outlook was not good. However, through networking and fundraising, most all of the cats were saved and picked up by rescues. HPAN was able to send $245 to sponsor the adoption of the cats pictured here. This paid for the needed pre-adoption vet care. All these kitties are doing well!
The six cats pictured here from left to right are Henry (in the basket), Candace (in a box), and Prince Edward. The bottom row features Tia (also in a box), Oreo, and Layla.