Kirby was brought to Young-Williams Animal Center (YWAC) in early July as a stray and was adopted by a family soon after. Nearly three weeks after adoption, Young-Williams received a call from the Anderson County Animal Hospital that he had been hit by a car and abandoned at their office. YWAC staff had to make a quick decision on treatment, as Kirby was in a significant amount of pain. He had a broken pelvis and broken hind leg, but the worst part of his injury was a trapped sciatic nerve in one of the fractures, causing pain. We sponsored half the cost of the amputation. If only Kirby’s family had kept him safe…
Ringo was taken to Young-Williams Animal Center with an injury that left him presumably paralyzed. The staff contacted the Tennessee Valley Golden Retriever Rescue who agreed to take Ringo into their program and get him some medical help. The University of Tennessee Veterinary Medical Center evaluated Ringo and started therapy. Ringo is learning to walk again! We chipped in $500 on his vet bill.
Bennie is a 4-year-old male cat who was brought to Young-Williams Animal Center as a stray, after a good Samaritan saw him walking with trouble and pain. Digital radiographs found that Bennie had a separation in his hip joint, which required surgery to eliminate hip pain associated with chronic hip arthritis and potential hip fractures. We paid $500 toward the cost of surgery, and Bennie is recovering well.
Sven was brought to Young Williams Animal Center (YWAC) at only two weeks old. He and his littermates had multiple birth defects. When Sven became old enough for treatment/surgery, YWAC requested our help. We applied $300 to the cost of Sven’s procedure.
Pistachio came to Young Williams Animal Center (YWAC) with what appeared to be chemical burns on his head, neck, and back. He was miserable and in need of medicine and TLC. YWAC reached out to us to help with this. We sponsored his medication and wound treatments. Pistachio is improving daily!
Bug and Kin are 3 month old kittens who are part of a litter of four taken to Young Williams Animal Center. This litter had a pretty rough bout of upper respiratory infection that caused eye irritation and infections so bad that their eyes were swelling from inside their head, causing pain and permanent blindness. YWAC reached out to us for the required eye removal surgeries. Luckily, these spunky kittens have not let that slow them down. Bug and his brother eat and play just fine and love to explore using all their other senses.
Elly from Young-Williams Animal Center, Panda from Anderson County Animal Shelter, and Frances from Roane County Animal Shelter, all with different medical needs, found their way into safety with Halos Second Chance Animal Rescue. We helped with Elly’s mange treatment, Panda’s initial vetting, and Frances’ leg surgery. All of these babies will be adopted into loving homes when they are fully healed.
Young Williams Animal Center contacted Halo’s Second Chance Animal Rescue when they received a puppy who needed to be bottle fed. During this time in rescue, Elly developed an upper respiratory infection and needed an antibiotic. The sneezing and runny nose did not clear up, so she was given a second round of medicines. The rescue group contacted us to sponsor the $53.90 bill. Elly is now well and beginning to thrive.
Willow was brought to the Young Williams Animal Center as a stray. She had a procedure to correct entropion, a condition in which the eyelid is rolled inward against the eyeball causing irritation from the lashes. The center asked us to kick in some funds to make this happen. Willow is recovering in foster care.
Canelo came to the Young Williams Animal Center with a painful knee injury that is preventing him from living his best life. He has a torn cruciate ligament that needs surgery in order to heal. When asked, we were happy to chip in on the $2,000 cost.