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The animals featured here are some of the hundreds who have treatable but costly illnesses and injuries that Homeward Trails rescues every year. We have limited resources and must make life and death decisions weekly. Too often, these animals are left behind in shelters simply due to cost. We need extra help to take in animals whose care will cost more and for animals who may be with us longer as they recover.

Your sponsorship of an animal will save a life in real time. Every donation helps save a life.

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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JR is a 7 yr old chihuahua mix who was surrendered by his owner to a shelter in rural Virginia. We are unsure why he was surrendered, as he is seemingly very sweet. Unfortunately, JR is also in desperate need of a dental, and medical expenses like this often leave dogs overlooked, especially in rural shelters that have low resources, low foot traffic, and higher euthanasia rates. JR’s shelter has been able to provide a partial sponsorship for the dental he needs but we still need to cover the rest of this cost as well as the vetting he needs to get him ready for adoption. Can you help bring JR to Homeward Trails so he has his best chance at finding the loving forever home he deserves?

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Tiffany is a 5-year-old beagle who hasn’t had the easiest road. She’s heartworm positive and living in a shelter. We need to get her into a home and get her treatment so she can recover and start to live her best life. Can you help this sweet girl get her life back on track?

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Bandit’s story is almost too painful to think about. This roughly six-month-old beagle/feist mix was hit by a car while living in rural Virginia. He then was left in the driveway hurt for three days before his owners got him care. He spent seven weeks at the vet healing and now is finally doing better. It’s time for Bandit to find the loving home he so deserves. We know he can truly thrive with owners who care about him. But he’ll need some more medical care when he arrives so we need to raise the funds to cover his costs. Can you help out?

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Porky and Froggy arrived to Homeward Trails a week and a half ago. Things were going well, when suddenly Froggy took a turn – he was struggling to breathe, lethargic, and wouldn’t eat. We tried supportive care, but it didn’t help so he was rushed to the emergency vet over the weekend. They immediately put in an IV to work to stabilize him while running tests to see what was causing his symptoms. While Froggy was at the vet, his brother, Porky, started to decline quickly. He was also sent to the emergency vet last night. While they were working on stabilizing him, Porky crashed. He began vomiting blood and his airway started swelling. Despite CPR and the vet’s best efforts, Porky didn’t make it. And they don’t know why.

Froggy is still hanging on, but the vets are no closer to a diagnosis. They’re just treating his symptoms, hoping they’ll find an answer. While our hearts break for Porky, he can still help his brother (and potentially other siblings if they become sick). We’re hoping to have the state vet perform a necropsy on Porky to see if they can find a cause. By getting answers, we’re hoping we can treat Froggy accordingly and potentially keep their other siblings from becoming critically ill. Please consider donating in Porky’s memory and to help Froggy have the chance at a full recovery.

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Neptune was neutered last week, but several days later something went wrong. He started bleeding uncontrollably. The vet was able to get the bleeding under control after giving him fluids and medicine to help him start clotting. He needed blood work to see if there was something causing the hemorrhaging. He will need to be rechecked to make sure his incision is healing and that there aren’t additional complications.

We know this is a little set back on Neptune’s journey to find a forever home. We’re hoping you can help Neptune get back on his feet and help cover his medical expenses.

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Marcus and Spot are fighting for their lives! These puppies started having seizures, their small bodies limp and lifeless. We rushed them to the emergency vet to get a hold of their symptoms — to give them a fighting chance.

We don’t know what’s causing the seizures. But they’re only 8 weeks old. They are so young and their bodies so delicate. The odds are stacked against them. They could die if we don’t get to the bottom of it. Time is of the essence.

The vet put them on IV fluids, antibiotics, and round-the-clock care. The expense of their treatment has hit us hard, but we know they’re worth every penny. Marcus and Spot are fighters who deserve every chance to survive and beat the odds.

Please help us cover their bill so that we can continue to get them the help and support they need.

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Poor Della has been plagued with chronic ear infections. She can’t get any relief despite a few courses of medicine. It’s so bad she has to wear a cone to keep her from bloodying her ears by scratching. At this point, she needs a vet to see what’s going on in there and to come up with a treatment plan to give her some much needed relief. And with the heat, wearing her cone is even more unpleasant. Please help us get the answers she needs.

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