Tazewell Humane Society for Razor & Ruby's Medical Expenses
Organized by: Tazewell Humane Society
Razor is at HOME
October 25, 2016
Meet Razor. He's a fun loving pit mix. Razor met a loving family tonight that would like very much to adopt him. However, Razor has tested positive for heart worms. ~Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease in pets in the United States and many other parts of the world. It is caused by foot-long worms (heartworms) that live in the heart, lungs and associated blood vessels of affected pets, causing severe lung disease, heart failure and damage to other organs in the body. https://www.heartwormsociety.org/pet-owner…/heartworm-basics ~Razor cannot officially be adopted until he has been treated for the heart worms. This is a very expensive treatment and takes months for Razor to recuperate ~Tazewell County Animal Control has a limited budget for medical. So, that's were we step in. Tazewell Humane Society is going to help pay Razor's medical bills. Can you help? Razor's bill is $300 -------------------- Please help us help Ruby! Ruby was found by one of Tazewell County Animal Control Officers doing a welfare check requested by a citizen. The complainant stated that she was unable to walk. After making contact with the owner we found out that they were unable to provide care for her due to the costs. Our officer made a call to Rescued Heart Animal Hospital to get her checked out before bringing her back to the shelter. Turns out she has a dislocated hip and the procedure is going to cost nearly $800. Tazewell Humane Society will be covering the costs, but we are definitely need some help. If you are in a position to donate to help Ruby. ---------------------------- Flea Treatment As many of you know with your own pets, fleas have been very bad this year. Tazewell County Animal Control does not have enough money in the budget to treat all the animals for fleas. They only treat the ones who go to foster homes or off-site adoptions clinics. The animals do get flea baths. If an animal is infested severely, they will get treated. A bad infestation of fleas can cause the animal to become anemic from the blood loss and not able to fight infections, including the dreaded kennel cough. Fleas also carry tape worms and can cause your dog or cat to need treatment for that as well. We'd like to raise enough money to treat the animals throughout the year to keep the frail shelter animals healthy as best we can. This is a great website for information on fleas: http://princetonvet.net/how-do-fleas-hurt-my-pet/ We believe $900 can get us a good jump on the fleas and keep us strong through the next kitten season in the spring.