Vivvy – Just 4 Weeks Old and Had to Go to the Emergency for Heat Stroke

7/3/19 – Last Thursday, I received a 911 call from a supporter of 4p1h in regards to a 4-week old kitten who we had already agreed to back when old enough for vaccines and spaying. When the rescuer got home from work, Vivvy was lethargic and trembling. Shawn, the rescuer, took her temperature and it was a little over 104 degrees. It was assumed Vivvy had heatstroke. She was taken to our great doctors at Advanced Animal Emergency where she was immediately put on fluids and spent the night in order to remain under observation. The following day, Vivvy was picked up and today she is back to her old self and playing with her three other siblings who we will also be taking care of when the time comes. ~ diana

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Cinnamon – Abandoned at a Bus Stop

7/3/19 UPDATE: Cinnamon is having surgery on her tail today. She was seen yesterday. We’ll get an update later.

7/2/19 – Please say a little prayer for this very sweet dog. A very kind man was picking up his daughter at a bus stop and two people drove up and said they were being evicted and let the dog out of the car and drove off. The man took the dog home and contacted Animal Control who referred him to us for help. Cinnamon had a swollen paw and was chewing at her tail. The family, who couldn’t afford a vet visit, put a cone on her in hopes of keeping her away from her tail. The swelling in her paw got better but the tail was a concern. Unfortunately, one day she hid in the rescuer’s garage and it appears she chewed her tail off. She will be seen by our great doctors at Patterson and hopefully we can find out what happened. It is obvious that Cinnamon had been neglected by her previous owners. Here are before and after photos. ` diana
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Jax – Born on the Street, Needed Emergency Medical Care

6/30/19 – So many of these little babies are being born on the street and dying on the street. This poor, very sick kitten — 3 to 4 weeks old– was taken into our great partners at Advanced Animal Emergency. The second kitten needing to be seen at emergency since Thursday. He was put on fluids and antibiotics for the day and then returned later to his rescuer with more fluids, medication, and food for syringe feeding. I spoke to the rescuer last night who reported that this little guy is a fighter and was starting to eat. We will keep on top of this and he will be treated as necessary. Prayers for this sweetie. –

“Keep this little peanut in your prayers. Will be leaving the vets soon to take him home. More later. Huge thanks to 4Paws1heart for all their help. – Patricia”

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Dexter – Rescued with an Injured Leg

6/28/19 – Dexter was rescued from the streets. His leg was severely swollen, possibly from a bite wound. He is also intact. We were contacted by a friend of 4p1h advising us of the situation and we approved Dexter’s visit to one of our partner vets. Dexter was seen and treated — thankfully in time. He will also be neutered and vaccinated once recovered.

Please consider the fact that the Spring and Summer months can be the worst for animals on the streets. They get hit by cars, they contract heart worm, and get severe upper respiratory infections. I know that many people are quick to donate during those harsh winter months because they can’t imagine being left in the cold suffering. But, unfortunately, cases tend to be worse this time of the year. Please donate today if you can. Thanks, diana

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Chance – The Miracle When a Village Comes Together

6/27/19 – Chance is so right. Our village makes miracles happen every day. – diana

“Ahhhh, it’s good to be King! And it’s good to be able to walk, climb & jump!!! You know that clubhouse on my page that say CHANCE on it? Mom made that for me out of the box that this Cat Tree sent to us by Auntie Debi & Uncle Dave came in. Know why? Cus she felt terrible that all the other cats had something new to play with and I couldnt climb up here cus I couldnt walk. Mom says it broke her heart to see everybody having fun but me. Mom put a lot of love into that SuperHero Clubhouse and I adored it!!! And all the other cats came to play with me in it. But that Cat Tree was incentive, and look at me now!!! That’s what happens when dedicated individual fosters Team up with 4 Paws 1 Heart, miracles happen!!!
By the way, if you didnt see the update on Isaac’s post..Auntie Di approved an emergency visit to one of our fave vets and Isaac has a pretty serious UTI which is not uncommon with paraplegic cats. He was given antibiotics & anti inflammatory meds and has a recheck in a week.
Well Team, this King is getting ready to go snuggle with his Queen Mother!!! 😉 Sweet dreams everybody, see you in the morning. Love, purrs & woofs Chance & the Gang
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Abigail – Hit By A Car

6/26/19 – I received a call late Saturday night about a cat found on the street “in very bad shape”. The cat was said to be bleeding from the nose and mouth and her eye seemed to protrude. Our friend Shelley Emerson, contacted me and I approved her to see our great doctors at Advanced Animal Emergency. Thankfully they were able to see her pretty quickly.
The doctor called me a couple hours later to say Abigail was stable and it appeared she had been hit by a car. They treated her with antibiotics and suggested a follow-up visit in a few days.
Shelley tells me that Abigail is doing much better and will be scheduled for a follow up visit this week. ~ diana

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Belfor – Found on the Streets with Heart Worm – Now Recovered and Loved

6/25/19 – Happy Update – It was early May when Belfor was rescued by a kind man while he was working on an electric circuit. Belfor was skin and bones and his hip bone kept popping out. Efforts were made to find an owner but none could be found. Belfor was taken to the vet where is hip issue was treated but he was found to be heart worm positive. That’s when we were called in to help. Belfor has completed his treatment and the only thing left is another visit to confirm the hear worm has gone. He has gained weight, has his energy back, is being taken for walks in the park and just made a new friend. The neighbors recently rescued a dog and the couples are positive the dogs must have known each other before because they have become best friends. Look at the difference that medical treatment and love can do in just a little more than 6 weeks.

As anyone knows, who has had the misfortune of a pet being diagnosed with heart worm, heart worm treatment is very expensive but it can be avoided by providing year-round preventative. As they say in the commercials, it only takes one mosquito to infect your dog with the deadly worms.

We have helped with several heart worm dogs, broken legs, and eye removals this past Spring– not to mention all of the neuters/spays. Without the support of our donors and our community businesses, these animals would not have a chance. We are sincerely thankful; but, as always, must ask that if you find yourself with a little extra money, please consider making a donation to save a life. ~ diana 6:24:19 belfor w:lauren 5:16:19

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Vinny – RIP – May Have Been Poisoned

6/24/19 – RIP Vinny. Life on the streets is not an easy one for innocent animals. Vinny was a community cat born on the porch of a independent rescuer we have helped before. He collapsed the other night on her porch, totally jaundiced. Vinny was the second community cat to show up in the past week who was severely ill. The rescuer is concerned that someone may be poisoning cats. We approved to have him seen by one of our partner vets who immediately started him on fluids and ran tests. Unfortunately, Vinny did not make it. Outside of him being found to be FeLV positive, there was no other definitive diagnosis. He is now running free and pain free. ~ diana

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