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The animals featured here are some of the hundreds Homeward Trails is asked to rescue each week. Space and money are the greatest barriers to us saying yes to each request. As a supporter of HT, you can help a great deal by making a donation to offset the costs to rescue one of these animals. On average, it costs approximately $150 to rescue each dog and $100 to rescue each cat. This includes basic vet care provided by the shelters, fuel for transport, staff time, additional vaccines and housing once they arrive at HT.

We are now offering our wonderful family of HT supporters the opportunity to donate to a specific animal and help us bring him/her to safety before time runs out. Every donation will save the life of a specific animal…and any donations over the amount needed will be applied to others in need.

Please, consider a tax-deductible donation today to help these animals. They deserve a 2nd chance at life. And together, we can give them that.


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Pebbles is a lovely grey tabby kitty who’s looking for a human to love. She is a friendly kitty who loves people, loves cuddles and loves to purr but there’s something that’s been holding her back from finding a home to call her own.

When Pebbles first came to us she was diagnosed with Stomatitis and had to have 11 teeth extracted. It did not slow her down one bit but we saw that her gums continued to be red and cause her discomfort.  It was decided that her remaining teeth needed extracted as well. We’ve got a wonderful volunteer who will pay the full bill over the first $225.  Please consider a donation of any size to help us get her the surgery so very much needs.  We know she’ll feel better and will then have a better chance for finding her forever home.  Thank you!

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Emma is a young kitten who came to us from a rural WV shelter.  She had a bad upper respiratory infection and urinary tract infection.  Her cold quickly cleared up but she keep squatting in the litter box and the normal UTI meds weren’t helping.  She had an ultrasound and sure enough she has a mass on her bladder.  Poor girl is really uncomfortable and shouldn’t suffer any more.  Please consider a donation to help us get her into surgery right away so she can feel better and ready for adoption!

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These kittens were dumped by the side of the road in rural WV by some uncaring person. Luckily, a woman who works at the shelter there found them. Sadly, one had died but these others were friendly and wanting food and someone to help them! Please help sponsor these poor babies so that we can save them from the shelter and find them a forever home!

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Meet Pancake and Ducky! Pancake is a beautiful little girl with the most striking markings. Ducky is a handsome little boy who is the perfect orange tabby. He has big ears that he’s still growing into. These two adorable kittens are looking for their forever home and humans willing to give them the love and playtime they deserve. Please help sponsor these two babies so we can pull them from the shelter and find them a forever home!

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Timmy is a really sweet kitty who snuggles up to his humans and gives hugs! He’s been getting beat up by a more assertive cat in the cat room at the shelter so he will be happy to get out of there. Please help sponsor Timmy so that we can rescue him from the shelter and find him a forever home!

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Peter came from a rural high-kill shelter where his time was nearly up. We had to make a split decision to take Peter with his broken hip or leave him to be put down that day.  Medical Cases at the shelter are usually the first ones to be euthanized as the shelters just don’t have the resources to provide the necessary care but the team at Duplin Animal Shelter in North Carolina really thought Peter needed to live, reached out to us for help, and we got him out just in time.   Peter is a sweet hound boy with many years in front of him now.  Please donate so we can get Peter the surgery he needs and continue to help more pups like Peter.

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Ms. Aubrey came to Homeward Trails from a High Kill Shelter, we got the whole litter right before their time was up.  She is sweet as she can be but she came down with Parvo which is a life threating virus.  She did get her emergency care here in Northern Virginia which is very expensive and she is doing so much better now and ready to go home. With that said we would like to ask folks to help contribute to her care, so we can keep up the good work and get these puppies well and in new homes.

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Fisher is a very friendly husky mix who was found wandering alone and brought to a rural shelter.  He’s already neutered so at some point in his life, he was cared for but not lately.  Poor Fisher has heartworm. This is totally curable but expensive to treat. Help us rescue Fisher and save his life by making a contribution toward the cost of his heartworm treatment. This lovely dog deserves a second chance and with your help we can give it to him!

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Bear is a 1 year old husky mix who was dumped at a rural high-kill shelter by his owner. A good samaritan reached out to us and explained to us how wonderful of a dog Bear is, great with other dogs, cats and kids! We knew we had to save this poor boy and are ready to get hm out of that shelter this week! We know Bear will get adopted in no time once he arrives at our adoption center.

Your sponsorship will help us cover the costs of transportation, boarding and any medical care he may need upon arrival.

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Sampson is a 2 year old black lab mix who has been stuck a rural high-kill shelter for 8 months now. He has been continuously overlooked by adopters because he gets so excited to see people that he jumps up on his kennel doors. Sampson has survived 8 months at the shelter because staff knows how wonderful he truly is and how much he deserves a second chance. We are ready to give Sampson that second chance and help him find the loving forever home he deserves.

Help us rescue Sampson by sponsoring him today! Your donations will help cover the costs of transportation, boarding and medical care.

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Odie is a 7 month old boxer mix who has wound up at a rural high-kill shelter in WV. This means the shelter will euthanize when space is needed, and because they are at a constant state of overcrowding, time is of the essence for Odie. Help us rescue Odie from this uncertain fate of shelter life and get him to our adoption center where he will find his fur-ever home in no time!

Your sponsorship will help cover the costs of transportation, boarding and any medical care he may need upon arrival.

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Sunflower is only 4 months old but has somehow already found herself stuck in a rural high-kill shelter. She is constantly getting overlooked at the shelter because she is so terrified that she cowers in the back of her kennel all day. Help us rescue Sunflower from the scary shelter and get her up to our adoption center where her days will be filled with play time and she can start to act like a puppy again!

Your sponsorship will help cover the expense of transportation, boarding and any medical care she may need upon arrival.

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Cookie wound up at a rural shelter after her owner was threatening to shoot her and a good samaritan stepped in to save her life. Unfortunately, shortly after her life was saved, she found herself facing another life threatening battle, this time against the deadly disease Parvo. Cookie is continuing to receive treatment and getting better every day. We have not given up on this girl and will be getting her up to our care as soon as she is healthy enough. We need help to cover the unexpected costs of Cookie’s Parvo treatment! She is worth every penny but we need to ensure that we can continue to help other sick dogs just like her.

Please make a tax deductible donation today to help us save Cookie’s life.

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Tandy is a sweet, little cattle dog mix who was brought into a rural shelter after being found living on the street. Tandy has been extremely scared in the loud, cold shelter environment but has remained extremely sweet with everyone she meets. We would love to rescue Tandy from the scary shelter and get her up to our adoption center where she can start to relax and focus on finding her new family!

Your sponsorship will help cover the costs of transportation, boarding and any medical care she may need upon arrival.

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Roseanna is a 2 year old little terrier/shih tzu mix that has found herself stuck at a rural high-kill shelter. She is a sweet little thing just looking for a lap to lay in and someone to carry her around! We know Roseanna will be snatched up in no time at our adoption center so please help us get her there. We know she will be eternally grateful as will the lucky family that adopts her!

Your sponsorship will help cover the costs of transportation, boarding and any medical care she may require upon arrival.

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Happy (Shaggy) is a 3 year old Husky mix who is currently stuck at a rural WV high-kill shelter. He was found with no front teeth, top or bottom and he is a little on the timid side. This tells us that he likely had a really rough start to life, unfortunately we don’t know his exact history. Even worse, it was just discovered that this poor boy is positive for Heart Worms! This is an entirely preventable disease, sadly, it is clear that this boy did not have someone caring for him like he deserves. Luckily, heart worms is completely curable, it’s just very expensive to treat. We know he is worth it and will make a great addition to one lucky family some day!

Help us rescue Happy from this shelter and get him to our shelter so he can begin his treatment and focus on finding that perfect family!

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Vanilla was rescued from a neglectful situation nearly 6 months ago. When we rescued her she had a horrible, contagious form of mange. Despite curing the mange, Vanilla’s skin had really taken a beating and was in very rough shape. Vanilla finally got to continue her healing in a loving foster home where she was steadily improving and it was wonderful to see her beautiful fur start to grow back. Unfortunatley, she hit a plateau in her recovery and then slowly started degressing. She was itching herself constantly, sometimes to the point of making herself bleed. We knew something wasn’t right and sent her off to a specialist.

It was found that Vanilla is suffering from a severely antibiotic resistent staph infection and fungal infections. She received new antibiotics, medicated shampoo and medications to help with her ear infection and itching. Her foster reported that soon after her new meds were started her itching decreased by more than 50%. We are so happy Vanilla is back on track but need your help to cover this unexpected cost. Specialists are not cheap and we need your help to ensure we can continue to help special cases like Vanilla in the future. Please consider a tax deductible donation today!

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Polar is a sweet and playful dog that has found himself stuck at a rural high kill shelter. This means the shelter will euthanize as space is needed and Polar is at risk of being euthanized at any moment. At only 2 years old, Polar has his whole life ahead of him and deserves a loving home with a caring family. We know we can help him find this once we get him out of the shelter and up to our adoption center. Please help us rescue Polar!

Your sponsorship will help cover the cost of transportation, boarding and any medical care he may need upon arrival.

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McGyver is a sweet beagle mix who is currently suffering from a non-contagious, yet severe, skin allergy. He is currently stuck at an over-crowded, rural shelter and has little hope of being adopted there due to the skin condition giving him the appearance only a mother could love. We are hoping to rescue McGyver from this shelter and get him up to us and in the care of a loving foster home where he can focus on getting better. Once his skin allergy clears up and he’s back in tip-top shape we know he will find the loving home he deserves!

Please help us save McGyver and get him the medical care he needs to recover and look his best!

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Prissy is an adorable little 1 year old beagle/spaniel mix who was recently rescued from a hoarding situation down in WV. She is now stuck in the WV shelter which has found itself extremely overcrowded due to the recent flooding that has ravaged the area. Due to the sheer number of dogs & cats going into the shelter, all the animals are at immediate risk of being euthanized for space. Please help us save Prissy from this uncertain fate and get her up to our adoption center where we know she can find that loving fur-ever home she deserves!

Your sponsorship will help cover the costs of transportation, boarding and any medical care she may need upon arrival.

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Duke is a sweet 1 year old basset hound mix who was rescued from a hoarding situation and is now stuck in a rural WV high-kill shelter. Due to the recent flooding that has ravaged WV, the shelter is extremely overcrowded which is placing dogs at immediate risk of being euthanized. Duke has had a rough first year of life and we would love to rescue him and help him find the loving forever home he deserves.

Your sponsorship will help us cover the expense of transportation, boarding and any medical care he may need upon arrival.

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Cody is a 1 year old beagle mix who has found himself stuck at rural WV high-kill shelter after being rescued from a hoarding situation. Due to the recent flooding that has ravaged WV the shelter has found themselves extremely overcrowded causing dogs to be at immediate risk of being euthanized. Please help use rescue Cody from this uncertain fate and help him find the loving forever home he deserves.

Your sponsorship will help to cover the costs of transportation, boarding and any medical care he may need upon arrival.

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Sue is a sweet 5 month old shepherd mix puppy who has found herself stuck at a rural high-kill shelter in WV. Due to the extreme flooding that has ravaged WV, the shelter is extremely overcrowded placing dogs at immediate risk to be euthanized. The shelter is no place for a young puppy and Sue deserves a warm & loving forever home. We need your help to save Sue from the uncertain fate of living in a shelter and get her up to our adoption center where we know she can find the home she deserves.

Your sponsorship of Sue will help cover the expenses of transportation, boarding and any medical care she may need upon arrival.

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Batman is a laid back border collie mix who found himself at a rural high-kill shelter after being hit by a car. Once in the shelter it was determined he had a broken leg which required casting. We rushed to rescue Batman from the shelter knowing they were unable to provide the care he required therefore putting him at risk of being euthanized. Upon arrival to our care we soon realized that Batman’s leg was horribly infected and in terrible shape. We need to get him to a vet to have his leg cleaned and re-splinted. He will need continuous care to ensure the infection subsides and that his bones heal correctly.

Only with your help can we continue to rescue dogs like Batman that require ongoing medical care.

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These adorable kittens will be ready for adoption soon. Who will be the lucky family who will get to enjoy thee precious kittens. They are available as a pair only. Please help sponsor these two babies to ensure they find a forever home!

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Jakey is a fun, playful cat! He gets along with everyone – loves people, other cats and does well with dogs. We’d like to see him go to a home with another feline friend. Please sponsor Jakey so we can ensure he finds a forever home!

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These pretty fluffy babies spent the first months of their lives outside so they are still learning to trust humans and need to go to a home with someone willing to be patient as they come out of their shells. They are improving every day! They are currently at a shelter in rural WV but can be brought to the DC area for an approved foster or adopter. Kittens must be adopted in pairs or go to a home that has a friendly, playful cat companion already. Please help sponsor these kittens to ensure we can find them a forever home!

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This adorable baby is Margo. She is a very sweet and social kitten! She still needs a few weeks before she’ll be ready for adoption but we’d love to line up her forever home now!! Margo must be adopted into a home where she will have a young feline friend to keep her company. She loves other cats but would be find with dogs too. Please help sponsor Margo so that we can ensure she finds a forever home!

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Rogan is a sweet and affectionate young male cat. He is super social with people and described as a ‘loverboy’ by the shelter where he is currently located. Rogan will be coming into rescue in the upcoming weeks and we’d love to secure a home for him in advance! Rogan is great with other cats and dogs and would do best in a home with a feline friend to play with. Please help sponsor Rogan so that we can find his forever home!

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Steve is a complete lovebug. He is young and sweet and just about the nicest cat you’ll ever meet. He loves to give kisses and is happiest when he is getting attention. He is playful and would love to have a friend to pal around with! If you are looking for a gentle playmate for your current kitty, Steve would make a purrfect choice!! Help sponsor Steve so that we can place him in his forever home!

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Grayson is a sweet mom cat who recently had a litter of three kittens. This little family ended up in the shelter and we swooped in to save them. Each one of these cuties has a different personality that we are just starting to learn about. These kittens MUST BE ADOPTED IN PAIRS, or to a home with another young, playful cat. We would also LOVE to have Mom adopted with one of her babies. Please help sponsor this mom and babies in order for us to find them their forever homes!

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Meet Momma Missy and her two baby girls. They are still at a shelter in rural West Virginia and will be ready for adoption in late May. Kittens must be adopted in pairs and please don’t leave Momma Missy out! She will need a home too! Please help sponsor this mother and babies in order for us to find them forever homes!

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We are working with a Thai rescue organization to help save 5 dogs that have been spared from the dog meat trade. These dogs have lived their entire lives jammed into small crates with several other dogs. They have been treated like objects, not animals. They have lived their entire lives in fear and at risk of being slaughtered at any moment.

We are specifically helping some of the most terrified and shut down dogs, dogs that are considered the least adoptable, because we know we can help them find the loving forever homes they have always deserved!

This is an extremely expensive rescue as we need to transport these dogs from Thailand, pay for vetting and also prepare for the extensive training and rehabilitaiton they will need once they arrive.

Please help us offset this huge expense and help us give these dogs a second chance at life!

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This gorgeous boy is Butterscotch. He is currently at a rural shelter where space is tight and time is limited. He is young and playful and also sweet and affectionate. He is good with other cats and dogs. If you are open to adopting two, please consider him with his buddy Meow Meow. Please help sponsor Butterscotch so that we can rescue him and find him a forever home!

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It costs $700 to cure one dog of heartworm, more than shelters & rescues can afford. So, sadly, heartworm is a death sentence for many dogs in shelters.

 

But you can help.  By making a contribution of $5, $10, or more together we can raise the funds to treat and cure dogs infected with heartworm.

Roughly 30% of dogs in rural shelters have heartworm.  Heartworm is a parasite transmitted by mosquitos.  Left untreated, the worms migrate into the dog’s heart and lungs and destroy these organs.  Luckily, there’s treatment to kill these parasites and dogs cured of heartworm live long and healthy lives.

But because the treatment is expensive for shelters and rescue groups, heartworm can be a death sentence for dogs in rural shelters.

Please help change this.  For every $700 raised by this razoo, Homeward Trails can rescue a heartworm infected dog, kill the worms with treatment and give this dog a new life.  Please help.  Please share this razoo so we can save more lives!  thank you!

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This gorgeous girl, Virginia, is all love!! She adores people and loves to be held and will knead in your arms. She is incredibly sweet and gentle! She is great with other cats and would likely be ok with a dog that would leave her alone. She is available for adoption as a single or would be a great companion cat for a household with other felines. Please help sponsor Virginia so we can find her a forever home!

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Fayette is our oldest shelter partner and also one of our most overcrowded. Fayette cats and kittens sit patiently caged waiting for rescue and sadly a huge number are euthanized. We strive monthly to rescue as many as we can. Please help sponsor our efforts in rescuing as many cats as possible.

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This posts represents the many cats and kittens at King William Animal Shelter we are desperate to help save. Adopters, fosters and donors help these cats and kittens leave the shelter and come into rescue on a weekly basis. Your financial support pays for spay/neuter surgery, vaccines, blood work and many other critical services.

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