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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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Precious is a sweet 1.5 year old Labrador Retriever who has three mammary masses in her chest that need to be removed.  This poor pup came to us from a rural high kill shelter and we are attempting to improve her health and well being until she can find a forever home.

Please help us offset this unexpected cost by making a tax-deductible donation. Precious will be so thankful!

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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!

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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!

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Howie is a cute little pup with big ears and a big personality! He is great with kids, dogs and cats but for some unknown reason his owners dumped him at a rural high-kill shelter. Sadly, owner surrenders are the first to get euthanized at these shelters so we need to save Howie as soon as possible. Please help us get Howie out of this scary shelter and up to our adoption center where he can focus on finding a new family that will love him forever.

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

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Jordan is a 1-2 year old beagle who is stuck at a rural WV shelter. He was very scared when he got to the shelter, particularly of all the other dogs, but with the love and compassion the shelter staff has shown him he has gained some confidence and even made some 4-legged friends. Unfortunately this pup keeps getting overlooked and just doesn’t have great odds of getting adopted in a such an overcrowded shelter. Help us bring Jordan up to our Adoption Center where we know his chances of finding the loving fur-ever home he deserves will increase drastically.

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

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Destynea is a sweet little Norwegian Elkhound mix who has found herself in a rural high-kill shelter. The shelter will euthanize as space is needed, and due to severe overcrowding, time is of the essence. Help us change this beautiful girl’s destiny and get her up to our Adoption Center where we know everyone will fall in love with her and she will have no trouble finding her new family.

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

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Biggin is a big sweetie who has found himself stuck at a rural high-kill shelter. This means that the shelter will euthanize as space is needed and, at a constant state of overcrowding, time is of the essence for this boy. We would love to get this guy out of the shelter and into our adoption center where his chances of finding a loving fur-ever home will sky rocket. Please help us save this big love!

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

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Nadia is a very sweet and happy 15 lb dachshund.   She’s happy because she was rescued from a home where she was neglected and now she is pampered. Years of eating a poor diet and getting no medical care has left her with a mouth in need of a dental. Dentals are so important for comfort – infected teeth can be painful – and good health.  Poor dental hygiene can lead to other serious health problems and organ damage.

Would you consider helping Nadia by helping us give her the dental she so needs?

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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. 

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Coco is a 6 month old lab mix that was surrendered to a rural high kill shelter with her 2 brothers. Coco is absolutely terrified at the shelter and who could blame her considering she faces the risk of euthanasia every day due to overcrowding. Please help us rescue Coco from the scary shelter and get her to our adoption center where she can relax and start focusing on finding a loving forever home.

Your sponsorship of Coco will help to cover the expense of transporting her to us, boarding her and providing any medical care she may need upon arrival.

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Stella is a sweet 9 month old collie mix who has found herself stuck at a rural high kill shelter. This means the shelter will euthanize if space is needed and since they are constantly overcrowded time is of the essence for Stella. Please help us rescue this sweet girl from the scary shelter and get her up to our adoption center where she can find her new family!

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

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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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This gorgeous girl is Cheesecake. She is a DLH pure white beauty. She is great with people – super social and super sweet. She is still young and playful and she loves to investigate everything, but mostly she just loves to snuggle. She would do well as a single kitty or would also be happy with a cat friendly companion. Please help sponsor Cheesecake to ensure we find her 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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Oliver is an adorable 9 year old Cockapoo who has found himself stuck at a rural high-kill shelter in WV. Oliver is entering his golden years and really deserves to live out his days in the comfort of a warm and loving home, not a cold and scar shelter. Please help us rescue Oliver and help him find that fur-ever home he deserves!

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

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Jasper is a sweet 3 year old PBGV/goldendoodle mix that has found himself stuck at a rural high-kill shelter. Time is of the essence for Jasper as the shelter will euthanize as space is needed and they are constantly struggling with over-crowding. Please help us save Jasper from this scare, uncertain fate! We know this little scruffy guy will have no problems finding a loving fur-ever home once he arrives at our adoption center.

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

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Bella is a cute little terrier mix, only 8 months old, that has found herself stuck at a rural high-kill shelter. This means the shelter will euthanize as space is needed. The shelter is no place for this young little girl, please help us rescue her and get her up to our adoption center where we know she will have no trouble finding a wonderful forever home.

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

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Barney was rescued with his friend Austin from a very crowded shelter in North Carolina. Both were inches away from death as no other rescue wanted to help them. They are very very shy and scared of people, but do not have a mean bone in their bodies. Both are hands shy and scared, but we have seen this before and dogs like this just take some extra time, patience, and love. Unfortunately Barney has also contracted heartworms- a deadly disease that his owner neglected to protect him against. He will need expensive treatment to get better.

We think Barney is worth it, but need help with this unexpected cost so we can continue to rescue others like him!

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Missy is an extremely sweet pit mix who was surrendered to an overcrowded high-kill shelter with her 4 puppies. Missy comes from extreme neglect and is so emaciated you can see almost every bone in her body. On top of that, she is heartworm positive! Despite being in such poor condition, Missy remains to be a very loving and caring mom to her pups. This families shelter hold is up on 5/19 and they could be euthanized any time after that date due to overcrowding.

Please help us save this adorable family! Missy seems lost and unsure at the shelter and she is just desperate for a safe and secure place to raise her family.

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Saint John is a gentle 1 year old hound mix who has wound up at a rural high kill shelter. He is a very sweet and loving boy and deserves so much more in life! Please help us rescue Saint John out of the shelter and help him find the loving forever home he deserves!

Your sponsorship of Saint John will help cover the expense of transport, boarding and medical care.

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Clara is a sweet, social 1 year old hound mix who has found herself stuck in a rural high-kill shelter. The shelter will euthanize when space is needed so we have to work quickly to save Clara! Please help us get Clara out of the scary, cold shelter and up to our adoption center where she should have no trouble finding a loving family to call her own.

Your sponsorship of Clara will help cover the cost of transportation, boarding and medical care.

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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!

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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!

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Fathead is an exceptionally sweet and affectionate orange tabby male. He loves pretty much everyone and everything he has ever met!!! He is a confident male cat who is young and playful and very social. We think he’d be great with kids! He definitely would do best in a home with a feline friend! Please help sponsor Fathead so we can find him 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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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!

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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.

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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 handsome boy is Meow Meow. He’s super cute and very sweet with people and loves being around all the action. He is young and playful and needs to be adopted into a home where he’d have a feline friend. He is good with cats and dogs. If you are looking for two cats, consider Meow Meow with his great pal Butterscotch. Please help sponsor Meow Meow so that we can find him a forever home!

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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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Susie, is an incredibly kind & sweet 8 year old chow/golden retriever mix who ended up on the streets in rural WV when her owners didn’t want her anymore.  She has a terrible skin allergy all along her back from years of food allergies ignored & a flea allergy she’s had for months of life on the street.

Picked up by Animal Control in WV, after being sumped on the streets to fend for herself, her owners went to claim her but said they didn’t want her and relinquished their rights to her.

But this girl is a heart stealer.  She’s sweet and great with other dogs.  We took her in immediately!

It was quickly discovered she suffered from large masses all over her body which the vet likely thinks is a form of Cancer.

We need help covering the cost of her diagnosis so we can let Susie live out the rest of her life in a home full of warmth and love.  Please consider donating today!

 

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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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