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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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Sweet kitty, Chili, was at a pet store when we were notified by the staff that she had very labored breathing. She was rushed to the emergency vet for immediate diagnostic tests and treatment which included blood tests, x-rays, fluids, oxygen, catheter, antibiotics, and hospitalization. The vet assessed that she likely had aspiration pneumonia which compromised her lungs and breathing. While trying to provide Chili the best care, the hospital bills added up quickly. Please consider a donation for Chili’s emergency medical needs so that we can continue to help other animals in crisis.

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Charity came to Homeward Trails and we quickly noticed she had an issue with her back legs. Our vets determined she had ACL injuries to both back legs and would need surgeries to correct the issue. This poor pup needs your help and wants to be on the road to recovery!

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SPONSOR ME PARVO – you hear us say it often, because unfortunately, we’re faced with it all the time. It makes sense that Parvo is one of the deadliest diagnosis’s for a puppy – since it’s one of the MOST EXPENSIVE to treat. Animals MUST go to a hospital – they MUST be monitored 24/7, and they MUST have continuous fluid/medication/food supplementation during their treatment. Even though we always face staggering costs – well into the thousands for EACH puppy – we will ALWAYS fight as long as the puppy holds on. Today’s fundraiser is no different.

Shelly has been fighting for her life for three long days already at Columbia Pike Animal Hostpital. She originally came to us from an overcrowded shelter in North Carolina. This sweet girl was even adopted out – but was sadly relinquished upon diagnosis. Parvo is a massive undertaking and treatment is an extremely urgent medical necessity. We do not know whether she will survive, but we will continue to do everything we can as long as there is hope and a fighting chance – even if it costs us thousands in vet bills. Every puppy is worth it. Now that Shelly is 100% focused on getting better, we need to focus on replenishing our funding from such big medical bills. We have to be ready for the next puppy, because sadly, there will be another one. Please help us by spreading the word about this unlucky little girl!

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Poor sweet Kitty Daphne is having a rough, rough life. She first was discarded at a rural shelter facing euthanasia when they ran out of space. Thankfully, we rescued her in the nick of time.

And we hoped things would look up for this girl, but it was not to be. We could see the stress and anguish in her face and soon knew why. After initial testing, we found that she is shedding bladder cells. But we still didn’t know why. Could’ve been an inflamed urinary tract or cystits – both painful and stressful. There has been so much bloodwork with so many tests.

Now, it appears that Daphne has asthma, AND she is suffering from gall stones. On top of it all, she has a very severe infection. Our sweet Daphne is currently hospitalized on an antibiotic IV to treat the infection. She will need to stay on antibiotics for several weeks, and we will continue to need to treat for her ongoing issues hoping for a good resolution.

Daphne just amazes us. Despite her health travails, this dear cat wakes up every morning happy to spread joy with her humans and cat friends. We have GOT to get this girl out of pain and on the mend. Please, please help us to get Daphne moving in the right direction. We can’t give up on this girl.

Please make a donation toward this Daphne Medical Fund so we can help this girl get well. Thank you.

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Jill needs our help once again! She was rescued over a year ago from life on a chain and despite her awful start, she had proven to be the sweetest girl ever! Unfortunately, Jill’s adopter fell ill and thus Jill was recently returned to us. Jill has been struggling with health issues for a few months – and we really need to help her get better. The problem is that we don’t know exactly what is wrong! She is having to use the bathroom many times throughout the day, to the point where she cannot settle and rest. Jill has undergone a bloodwork, urinalysis, and ultrasound. Her bloodwork indicates incredibly high platelet counts. The next step is some very specific tests to rule out certain diseases. These tests are expensive and her bills are already piling up. We really need help in order to get to the bottom of this and get Jill feeling better. Please help us get her better!

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Penny was rescued from Puerto Rico on the side of a highway. It looked like she was hit by a car, but turned out to be an old injury. Her leg needed to be amputated and she is now recovering from surgery. Please help us cover this unexpected medical bill!

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