Smokey – Needs Life Saving Surgery

12/24/18 – Smokey, one of the baby Sharks, was adopted a couple of weeks ago as was reported recently by me. The adopters were referred to Smokey’s rescuer by a volunteer for Ferndale Cat Shelter. Last night Smokey was taken to an emergency hospital. Because the adopters have worked with Ferndale Cat Shelter and there was some confusion in the adoption process, Ferndale chose to take on the emergency medical costs and whatever further treatment which may be needed. 4 paws 1 heart had been taking care of the baby sharks’ medical needs and because of a lingering upper respiratory infection, Smokey had not been neutered or vaccinated; 4 paws 1 heart was still committed to completing that medical need.

I post this for those who were wondering why Ferndale Cat Shelter was seeking donations for a kitten we had been helping. Without getting too technical, Ferndale did not recognize the adoption because the kitten had not been neutered and vaccinated; their policy dictates that the adoption agreement is not valid until that happens and until then the family is considered as fosters. Ferndale posted a request for donations because they have taken responsibility for Smokey’s emergency stay and potential surgery. Over the years we have worked closely with Ferndale and we will continue to do so. We will be there if they need us because all of us put the animals first. Thank you to all of our supporters who contacted us over the confusion. – diana.
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“touch with Apollos mom all night and the Drs suspect a Portosystemic Shunt. All of Apollos test so far are normal with the exception of a high level of ammonia. That is what is pointing to the Portosystemic Shunt. We will know more after they do imaging tomorrow, Apollos Dad says hes currently much more alert and doing better then when he arrived at the hospital. We hope to know more in the morning and as soon as we do, we will let you know. – Denise (Chance’s Mom)”smokey w:rosie roo 12:3:18

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Jackson – Found Outside With an Upper Respiratory Infection

12/21/18 – Jackson was 12 weeks old when a friend of 4p1h was asked to take him in. The original rescuer had planned to have him treated for an upper respiratory infection and then put him back outside. Our friend, Melissa, then took responsibility, which meant a few more visits to our vets because the URI just wouldn’t go away. Now Jackson is doing well. An upper respiratory infection can be very serious and, left untreated, can result in eye removals. Unfortunately, we have seen too many of these over the years. Thankfully, Jackson had two people who cared and took action with our help. But, without our donors, we could do nothing. ~ diana
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Feebe – RIP Very Sweet Girl – Found With Mouth Ulcers, Positive for FIV and FeLV, and Many Other Issues

12/19/18 – RIP Sweet Feebe. She showed up on the rescuer’s porch at the end of October. After seeing one vet, we were contacted for help and we sent this very sweet girl to one of our favorite doctors, Dr. Zalac of Orion Animal Hospital. The doctor found many issues with little Feebe — she had ulcers in her mouth, she tested positive for FIV and FeLV, and required syringe feeding. But through it all, the rescuer and 4 Paws 1 Heart was committed to doing whatever we could for her as she was putting up the good fight. Today I got the following message from her rescuer:

‘I just wanted to let you know that Feebe crossed over the rainbow bridge last night. She fought so hard but in the end she just couldn’t keep fighting off everything she had going on. She responded really well after the last round of antibiotics and she was doing so good for about 2 weeks and then it all came back and it wasn’t fair to her. Poor girl was so sick but I never left her side through the whole thing and was with her until the very end. I know I showed her more love in the 2 short months I had her then she had ever experienced in her little life. I ended up taking her to Bristol rd vet last night so we didn’t have to make the drive down there. Dr.Z and her staff are amazing and so is 4paws1heart!! Thank you very much for helping me help her. It truly is amazing there are people like you and the rest of your staff and from the very bottom of my heavy heart I thank you.- Danielle”feebe 11:13:18 feebe w:danielle judd 10:24:18

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Ember – Rescued and Required Surgery for a Prolapsed Rectum

12/19/18 – Ember, at about 4 weeks old, was rescued from the streets. She had a prolapsed rectum and the rescuer made several visits to the vet to get her help. Finally it was determined that surgery would be required and we were contacted for help. Ember will be seen tomorrow and probably have surgery. She is very sweet and deserves a pain free, healthy life. We wish her the best because she will be seeing one of the best vets. ~ dianaember w:sunshine 12:18:18 ember w:sunshine 12:16:18

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Samantha – Surrendered by Her Owner; 7 Months Later, Remains in a Shelter

12/16/18 – samanthaSamantha is now at the I Heart Dogs Shelter; she’s been there for about 7 months and Gina visits her with homemade chicken every few weeks. Her mentally ill owner brought her to the vet to be euthanized but Gina asked that she be surrendered to 4 Paws 1 Heart. The first year of her life was very poor and the second year of her life has been in shelter. I pray for a Christmas that she can find her forever loving home for 2019. If you would like to meet Samantha and possibly be that savior, contact I Heart Dogs in Warren. ~ diana
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Meeko – Rescued With A Severe Upper Respiratory Infection – His Owners Could Not Be Found

12/15/18 – Meeko showed up at a house and no owner could be found. This little beauty had runny eyes and when he was taken to the vet, it was obvious that he had not been neutered. Meeko was treated for an upper respiratory infection (thankfully caught in time) and was tested, vaccinated, neutered, and treated for fleas. Another kitty off of the mean streets. ~ diana
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Marshmallow – RIP Sweet Boy – They Searched for Days But Then It Was Too Late

12/14/18 – RIP Sweet Marshmallow. Heroes of animal advocacy spent days looking for this very sick and injured cat. The 14 year old caretaker of the cat colony from which he came was devastated when he showed up in this condition. After several days of searching through vacant homes and neighborhoods, he was finally captured and we authorized him to be taken to the emergency vet. Although he appeared to be at death’s door, for awhile it looked like he might make it. But then the blood work came back. The red blood cell and platelet count was closer to that of a deceased animal. He had feline leukemia and, if he survived, he would need surgery for his broken jaw. But that surgery couldn’t happen for weeks, if at all, because of his blood results. So amongst the tears of his hero, Kimberly Wiley, a very caring veterinarian, Dr. Stomack, and mine, it was decided to release Marshmallow from his suffering and to let him peacefully cross the rainbow bridge. – diana
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