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…
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.
Dolly was a former breeder dog living in horrible conditions. Her owner would ween her puppies at just 2-3 weeks old to make a quick dollar and get her started on the next litter. When Dolly developed a severe uterine infection and could no longer breed, her owner took her to Young-Williams Animal Center (YWAC) for euthanasia. YWAC staff convinced the owner to instead surrender her to them, and their team jumped into action to make Dolly as comfortable as possible. Animal control was able to track down her babies from that horrible owner. He mentioned he was weaning this last litter at two weeks! We sent funds for Dolly’s spay surgery, which will happen as soon as the puppies are properly weaned, as well as medication for her uterine infection. Our funds will also help pay for initial puppy vetting. Dolly will remain with YWAC until they match her with the perfect home where she will never be treated as disposable ever again.
Tripp, the beagle mix, was hit by a car and suffered a broken hip and leg. His owners took him to the vet, but they evaded the vet’s calls, so the vet performed the minimum care and sent him to Young Williams Animal Center (YWAC) to be listed as an abandoned dog. Thankfully, YWAC has their own vet and a robust rescue program. Tripp has received the needed surgery, but it hasn’t come without cost. We kicked in $300 on the $800 fee.
Diesel is a 6 year old male Boxer mix who came to Young Williams Animal Center (YWAC) as a stray. They noticed he was sitting oddly and seemed to be in pain. After some x-rays, they found that he had torn two cruciate ligaments, requiring surgery in both knees to repair them. We contributed $300 toward the high cost of his November 20th procedures. They still need over $2,000 to cover the cost. Donations can be called in to YWAC.
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.