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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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We recently told you about Yoda and you helped us send him to the vet for blood work. Well, poor Yoda’s results are in and he’s anemic and it seems he has an infection somewhere in his body. He started on antibiotics and a special diet to help with his diarrhea. So far there’s been no change in his symptoms and he seems very uncomfortable. He will wake up from sleep to run to the litter box, but he often doesn’t make it in time. The diarrhea is so taxing for him and we haven’t been able to give him any relief. One of the next steps in his diagnostics would be an ultrasound – but those are very expensive.

This imaging is likely the only way we can get answers to what is causing his severe diarrhea. But we can’t book his appointment until we get the cost covered. It’s a hit we just can’t take right now with so many animals in need.

And to make matters worse, Yoda’s mouth is in terrible shape. Last week one of his teeth fell out! He’s been having trouble eating and his gums are significantly inflamed. He will need a dental ASAP.

Please help Yoda continue to fight and harness the force!

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You may remember Pearl – she lost the only home she’d ever known and arrived with us at the age of 12 years old. She had broken teeth and we wanted nothing more to get her back on her feet and give her the best years of her life. But when she recently went in for a check up, it was determined Pearl has lymphoma.

That’s the bad news. But the good news is she’s a candidate for chemotherapy. This type of treatment is a big financial commitment, but how do you tell Pearl no? She will be going in for weekly treatment and we want Pearl to beat it! Pearl should have more golden years ahead of her with no more pain, soft beds, and relaxation.

We will keep you posted on her progress through treatment. Please help Pearl with the fight of her life.

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These two big boys were hit hard with parvovirus yesterday! They arrived last week and by Sunday morning, they were in the hospital fighting for their lives. At only 3 months old and coming from a crowded shelter, their fragile immune systems didn’t stand a chance. Once they started developing symptoms – extreme lethargy, vomiting, diarrhea – the clock is ticking. We rushed them to the emergency vet and they have been hospitalized. They are receiving intensive supportive care (IV fluids & medication and careful monitoring) in hopes that they’ll be able to survive this potentially deadly virus. We need to give Finley and Morgan every chance to survive.

Parvo is a huge blow to not only the puppies who get it, but also our medical fund. Their hospitalization is expensive and without your support, it means we can’t help as many other dogs and puppies who need out of the shelter. We can’t turn our backs on the puppies who need us, but we need to be able to help the ones who will cross our path in the weeks to come.

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Life definitely hasn’t been a party lately for brothers Vinny, Ronnie, Mike, and DJ Pauley. Over the weekend they became very sick – likely calicivirus. This virus can hit kittens like the boys really hard and it can create a real situation for their health. The boys are drooling, have ulcers on their tongues, their gums are bleeding, and they’re lethargic. All 4 have lost weight – and that’s especially dangerous for kittens.

While calici is a virus, we need to get them into the vet for supportive care to stop their weight loss and make it more comfortable to eat. The vet can also make sure they don’t develop secondary infections. If left untreated, calicivirus can be deadly. Please help us get these boys the help they need!

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Something was up with poor Zeus. One day he was fine, the next he seemed out of it. He had labored breathing and his temp just kept climbing until it was over 104 degrees. Zeus was lethargic and had a hard time standing up. We tried to cool him down, but his fever wasn’t coming down and Zeus started having a harder time swallowing. We knew we had to get him to an emergency vet before it was too late!

As he arrived at the vet, green discharge started pouring out of his nostrils and he started shivering uncontrollably. He was rushed to the back and then diagnosed with a bacterial infection. The vets worked to get his temperature to stop rising and give him some relief. Finally the medication they gave him started to work and his fever started receding.

Luckily, Zeus is on the mend, but that wouldn’t have happened without a trip to the emergency vet. We’re giving him the TLC he needs while he gets back on his feet, but that still leaves us with a big bill. We don’t want to have to tell other animals that we can’t help them or get them out of shelters, but spring has already been rough with medical cases like Zeus’. Please help us cover his vet bill so we can continue to help more animals!

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Parvo kills. And fast. And it’s devastating to see little puppies struggle against it. Just as they feel safe and have a chance away from a shelter, or a cardboard box where they were found, their lives are suddenly threatened.

This is the plight of 3 puppies who came to us just last week. Just when we thought their futures were secured they were hit with parvovirus.

Now struggling to live, we have to face difficult decisions when a $4,000 bill is in front of us. While we want to give them the “sky’s the limit” care… it’s just not possible when we have so many animals to save.

Donations will help us give them every chance we can.

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Over the weekend, Andy started drooling and won’t eat any type of food. He’s losing weight and the drooling is especially concerning. He seems to be having trouble breathing through his nose. And he’s lethargic – not wanting to leave his cat bed or even raise his head when we call to him. We have rushed him to the vet to get evaluated – he’ll need blood work, medication, and potentially an IV. We don’t know what is wrong, but we know it could get even worse really quickly. Once they’re able to figure out what’s causing all of his symptoms, he’ll need treatment. Please help us find the answers that Andy needs so we can get him back on his feet.

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