Sponsor These Shelter Animals & Bring Them to Safety
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.
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!
Cruz is a 1 year old dog that has found himself stuck at a rural high kill shelter in WV. This means he faces the risk of being euthanized on a daily basis for no other reason but overcrowding. Cruz has a long happy life ahead of him and deserves to live that out in a loving home with a wonderful family of his own. Help us save Cruz from the scary, uncertain future of living in the shelter and get him up to our adoption center where he doesn’t have to worry about anything but finding a family of his own.
Your sponsorship will help cover the cost of transportation, boarding and any medical care he may need upon arrival.
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.
Denzel is a sweet dog that was absolutely terrified when he first arrived at the shelter. He was so scared of all the noise that shelter staff had to carry him outside every day to go to the bathroom because he was too afraid to walk out of his kennel. With time, patience and lot of love from shelter staff Denzel has slowly come out of his shell and become the playful dog he is meant to be. He loves playing with other dogs and is ready to find the loving forever home he has always dreamed of. Help us rescue Denzel from the shelter and make his dreams come true!
Your sponsorship of Dnezel will help cover the cost of transportation, boarding and any medical care he may need upon arrival.
Dexter was originally adopted out of a shelter in WV to what seemed like a good home. Sadly, shortly after being adopted he was brought to a vet by neighbors who knew that he was not in good shape. When he arrived at the vet, just weeks after being adopted, everyone was horrified at his condition. He was skin and bones and was suffering from severe chemical burns on 3 of his legs and paws. The burns were so severe he required laser treatments to heal all the muscle, tissue and ligament damage. Dexter was placed in a wonderful foster home in WV and has been nursed back to health. It was a long, slow, time consuming process but Dexter is ready to find the safe and loving home he has always deserved. Despite all the cruelty he has faced at the hands of humans he is a playful and loving dog who does well with other dogs, kids and cats!
Please help us rescue Dexter so we can ensure he finds the best home this time around!!!
Lance is a shepherd mix who is one of the most severe neglect cases we have ever seen! Lance was tied up with a wire cord outside for a lengthy period of time. This cord became so embedded in his neck that it caused a severe open wound which was left untreated and became infested with maggots. He was also found with no shelter, food or water and was extremely emaciated when rescued from one of our shelter partners. He was rushed to an emergency vet when found and has since been able to gain over 20lbs and his neck wounds have healed wonderfully! Despite facing such cruelty from humans, Lance has learned to trust again and is a total love, even doing great with kids and cats!
Help us rescue Lance from the shelter and get him to our adoption center where we know he will find the loving fur-ever home he has always deserved.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Zeke is an adorable puppy, but he somehow wound up at a rural high-kill shelter very early in life. The shelter will euthanize as space is needed and this poor pup was actually scheduled to be euthanized immediately. We jumped into action as soon as we heard this and rushed down to the NC shelter to save his life! Zeke is out of the woods and on his way to safety but still needs sponsorship to help cover the costs of transportation, boarding and medical care.
June is a very friendly dog who somehow found herself stuck at a rural high-kill shelter. This means the shelter will euthanize as space is needed and June was scheduled to get euthanized the day we heard from the shelter asking for help. We sprung to action and rushed to save June’s life and are happy to report she is on her way to safety.
Please consider sponsoring June as it will help us cover the cost of her transportation, boarding and medical care so that we can continue rescuing dogs just like her.
Duckie is a lovable Jack Russel mix who wound up in a rural high-kill shelter with a terrible injury to one of his hind legs. He was unable to put any weight on the leg and it was just dragging behind him causing an open wound to form. Upon his arrival to the shelter it was learned he had severe nerve damage and the leg would need to be amputated. The shelter did not have the funds to provide him with the care he needed and therefore Duckie was slated to be euthanized immediately. We jumped into action and Duckie is on his way to safety, however he will still need surgery and a lot of care after he arrives with us.
Please help us cover the costs of saving Duckie’s life!
Benji is a sweet and friendly little terrier mix who found himself at a rural high-kill shelter. Benji was slated to be euthanized and we rushed down to save him and get him up to our Adoption Center where he will have no trouble finding that loving forever home. Saving Benji was extremely last minute as he did not have a minute to spare.
Your sponsorship of Benji will help to cover the costs of transportation, boarding and any medical care he will need upon his arrival.
Noah is a sweet and playful 2 year old lab mix who wound up at a rural WV shelter. He is at great risk because he is one of the longest residents at the shelter! The shelter he is in will euthanize as space is needed and the long term residents are usually the first to go. Noah deserves so much more in life and has been at the shelter longer than any dog should. Please help us rescue Noah from this sad life and give him a chance at a better one!
Your sponsorship wil help cover the costs of transportation, boarding and any medical care he may need upon arrival.
Calvin is a sweet beagle who came to us from rural WV and unfortunately had some pretty terrible teeth. He has already had some teeth extracted but needs to go back to get more dental work done. His back teeth are rotting which is likely causing him some discomfort and this dental work needs to be ASAP.
Please help us offset this unexpected cost with a tax deductible donation!
Sweet, little Rosemary had a hard life before she came to Homeward Trails. She was found running on a busy road in a rural community. Her teeth tell us that she probably never got wonderful care – they are worn down and her gums are fairly inflamed.
This sweet little dog is in dire need of a dental to reduce the chance of infection which could hurt her organs. And oh, how much better she’ll feel when the inflammation is gone.
Please help us help Rosemary by making a tax deductible donation!
Dolly, a a sweet, slightly shy petite beagle mix. She was rescued by Homeward Trails and went to a loving foster home. She refused to eat. But this isn’t uncommon for shy dogs in a new setting. We waited a couple of days, then a couple more but when she still wasn’t eating, her foster alerted us and off to the vet she went. We discovered she was suffering from very severe case of pneumonia! She was a very very sick dog. We were so surprise because she showed so few symptoms – – no difficluty, breathing, no nasal discharge, barely any coughing. And we were also relieved that with treatment, she’ll make a complete recovery.
Dolly is on a couple antiboticis now and will need to stay on them til a chest xray confirms that the infection is completely gone. Would you help us help Dolly by helping us cover the cost of the x rays and medication? With her on going treatment, Dolly has a chance for a great life, hopefully in a new forever homes soon.
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!
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!
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!
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!
Truman came to a rural shelter in Virginia after he was picked up as a stray. Homeward Trails was able to help by bringing him up to the metro DC area and found him what we hoped was a loving home.
Unfortunately, this time we were wrong. Truman’s adopter neglected him and didn’t provide him with the medical care he required. Truman was found running loose by local animal control officers. This poor boy was clearly neglected for a while – he is very very skinny and now has heartworm. In addition, he really needs a dental. Despite his ordeal, Truman remains the gentlest, sweetest dog imaginable!
Happily Truman is now back with Homeward Trails and we are working to put some meat back on his bones. We need your help to cure him of heartworm. Please consider making a tax deductible donation to help this incredibly sweet dog. Thank you!
Mike is an awesome and resilient little corgi/beagle mix who is currently in a shelter in WV. He’s about 4 years old and was hit by a car in early April. He was brought into the local shelter in WV where they looked past his injuries and decided to give him a chance! It was originally thought he was paralyzed but this little guy has surprised everyone. He has been outfitted with a little wheelchair and does great getting around with his new wheels. With regular therapy, Mike is beginning to regain mobility in his hind legs. He now wags his tail and loves to go swimming to build up strength in his legs.
We have agreed to rescue Mike from the shelter as we know he has a much greater chance of finding a loving family once he gets up to us! However, due to his special needs and ongoing medical care we really need help raising funds for this little miracle pup. Mike will need continued swim therapy to continue to gain the strength he needs in his legs so that someday he might be able to walk again. He also needs continued vet care to ensure his recovery is going well. Please help us offset the expense of saving this very special dog!
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!
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!
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!
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!
Sonny found himself stuck at a rural high-kill shelter. We agreed to help this sweetie and then learned that he was heartworm positive! Heartworm is completely preventable, unfortunately, Sonny did not have the loving home to provide him with those preventatives. We have no way to know how long Sonny has been suffering with this painful disease, but we do know that with your help we can help him! Heartworm is potentially deadly but treatable, unfortunately the treatment is very expensive.
Please consider donating to help Sonny get the treatment he needs so he can get better and find that loving home he needs and deserves. Every little bit helps and will go directly to saving this boys life!
Sadie came to Homeward Trails as a stray and was adopted fairly quick. About two weeks later a visit to the vet revealed an abnormality on her hip that gave her a slight limp. Unable to pay for the surgery the family decided to return her to back to us in the hope that we could get the surgery done. Please help us by donating whatever amount you can so we can get Sadie ready for a new home and a pain free life. She will be forever grateful.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.