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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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UPDATE 9.26.2021–Serafina went to the vet again this weekend. She had to be sedated so we could get the x-rays we needed to determine whether there were any masses obstructing her nose or ears. After a thorough examination, we’ve decided to try a different, long-course antibiotic. She will also have her ears packed, which means a veterinarian will use a special tool to place a thick ointment-like medication deep within her ear where it can be absorbed slowly over time. We’re hopeful the combination of treatments will be the key to ending Serafina’s suffering.

Serafina has a URI that she just can’t shake! The poor girl came to us with an infection. She has been to the vet, she has been on different antibiotics, but nothing has resolved her issues. It’s gotten so bad, that she is experiencing nose bleeds!

Serafina is heading back to the vet tomorrow, so we can hopefully resolve her URI once and for all. She will need bloodwork sent off to the lab, so we can better understand what we are up against, and what support she will need to recover.

There is nothing Serafina wants more than to find her loving forever home, and we’re desperate to make her dreams come true! But we just cannot adopt this sweet girl out until we know she is feeling better. Your support will ensure her access to veterinary care, along with lab work and whatever medications may be needed to get her on the mend and into a home ASAP.

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Molly is a 5 yr old beagle mix whose heartbreaking story is obvious from one look. This poor, sweet girl is struggling from a lack of medical care and needs to be treated right away. She should have been with someone who could care for her and make her feel safe and loved but when she was in need she was surrendered by her owner in West Virginia. Her medical needs meant they couldn’t keep her any longer. Molly could use some help with her teeth and will need surgery to repair her cherry eye.

Molly went from having a home to being sick, in pain, and all alone. She is currently in a shelter with a concrete floor hoping that someone can help her. This kind of environment can be so traumatic and left untreated she will get worse. Molly has so much love to give and needs someone who cares enough not to leave her behind. Please help us get Molly to Homeward trails. We can get her the treatment she needs so we can get her to a loving family who will not abandon her.

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UPDATE 9.26.2021–Sharon made it to Homeward Trails. Now we need to get her heartworm disease under control, before those worms multiply and clog poor Sharon’s organs, causing untold pain and damage. She’s made it to safety. Now let’s get her healthy.

Little Sharon is too tiny to be homeless! This sweet 2 year old chihuahua mix was found wandering with her puppy friend in southern VA. We have no idea how she survived! Who knows how long Sharon went searching for food and water. Her little body was likely infested with fleas and worms, and worse–heartworms. Her condition would have deteriorated more the longer she was alone. Fortunately, Sharon was brought into a rural shelter and is safe for now, but she needs treatment for her fleas and worms–she needs treatment for her heartworms before they can wreak any more havoc on her poor little body.

All Sharon wants is a warm lap to cuddle up on. With winter coming, she will no doubt be shivering all night long if left in the cement dog run at the shelter. Please don’t let this little one spend a cold winter behind bars. Your donation can make the different between a warm heart or cold bones for poor Sharon.

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When Franco first came to us, he was in such terrible shape. He was missing a leg. One of his front wrists appeared to have been broken and allowed to heal (badly) on its own. He had an open wound on his elbow. He needed a vet to understand his condition and provide some much needed relief. So we asked for your help. (See MC: https://www.savingpetschallenge.org/story/Franco-Cant-Walk)

As we got his test results, and we learned the severity of his injuries, we knew he would be needing even more help. So we increased his goal, and asked for your help again.

Now, we’re here to ask for your help one more time. Hopefully the last time, for sweet Franco. Given the shape he was in when he arrived, it has taken some time for his body to heal and for us to better understand the potential long-term effects of his injuries. As you can see in his photo, the stump of his back leg is still raw and painful! After several consultations, his veterinary team has determined the best thing for Franco will be to amputate and remove the difficult limb entirely.

While this will provide relief, it will leave Franco with only two working legs. To give him some mobility and independence, we are looking to fit him with a prosthetic from Bionic Pets! With the painful, broken limbs removed and a quality prosthesis in place, Franco will finally know the comfortable, pain-free life we’ve dreamed for him.

After all he has been through, the finish line is so close! And we can help him get there. With your help, at long last Franco will be able to run, and play, and be the dog he so desperately wants to be.

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Bentley is four months old. He’s a kitten, a baby, still new to this world. Yet during his short time, he has only known suffering. This poor boy was orphaned, and left to fend for himself. He wasn’t faring too well outdoors. Gratefully, a good Samaritan took him in and he found his was to Homeward Trails. Now, his nose is crusty and he’s struggling to breathe. We’re worried Bentley has pneumonia! If we don’t get help soon, his little body might not have the strength to fight it off.

What’s more, Bentley’s eye needs attention. Because of a serious infection when he was tiny, it has permanent damage that will need to be repaired during his neuter surgery. But in order for that surgery to happen, we need to get to the bottom of what’s going on with his breathing now. He needs x-rays and tests while he is at the vet to check for pneumonia.

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Buster has not been feeling well at all. He’s afraid to wander too far from the litter box! After all, he knows before too long, he’ll just have to go again. He is going to the bathroom frequently, and seems to be in some pain. We won’t know for sure until we get him to the vet, but we strongly suspect that Buster may have some sort of infection.

Not to worry! With your help, and a quick trip to the vet, we’re sure he’ll be feeling better in no time.

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