10/23/19 – In early October, 7 cats were dumped in a Petsmart parking lot. One organization took 4 and our friend, Lori, took in 3 — Sparky, Natasha, and Boris. 4 Paws 1 covered all of their medical including spay/neuter, testing, vaccinations, flea/parasite treatment. Sparky has since been adopted but Boris and Natasha are still looking. If interested, contact Lori at: email@example.com
Please keep in mind that every ‘healthy’ cat we help costs a minimum of $150 to ensure they continue to be healthy and do not contribute to the over population of cats. Although we had a successful fundraiser last weekend, that money went out faster than it came in. If you can, please consider donating today so that we can continue to make a difference. Thank YOU ~ diana
10/22/19 – Please pray for Baby Ryan who has been diagnosed with Panleukopenia which is feline distemper or parvovirus. Although the virus carries a high mortality rate, Ryan’s rescuer is trying to save him and we are helping with his medical bill. He has been in the hospital and he appears to be turning the corner. There is no cure; only hope that his own immune system will kick in to fight off this deadly disease. ~ diana
UPDATES FROM HIS RESCUER:
Dawn Marie Peters 10/25/2019: update Ryan was supposed to be coming home today. Sadly, he took a turn for the worse over night/early this morning. Ryan was given a blood transfusion as the last attempt to save our precious boy. We desperately need more prayers please.
Dawn Marie Peters We want to thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts that is with 4 Paws 1 Heart! Without your support Ryan would not be getting the care he has received! We are so unbelievably grateful for the generosity and kindness that has been given to him by so many wonderful and kind people. Ryan is the sweetest little guy and he is a fighter. He loves life and is fighting so hard to beat this! Thank you again so much! We will keep you posted as we hear more from the hospital.
10/20/19 – An update from Chance:
CHANCE: Soooo, while mom is on her way to todays pawsome 4 Paws 1 Heart Drag Queen Bingo Event I wanted to take this opportunity to swoop in on her computer andshare these great updates from our awesome foster Ellen. Guess who these gorgeous hunky cats are???
Its Waylon and his Dad and Rick and his fur brother!!l! Dont they look amazing in their forever homes???
That’s what these fundraisers and your donations are all about! Happy life boys, we love you! ❤
10/21/19 – A huge thank you to the 121 people who attended our first ever Drag Queen Bingo Fundraiser. I believe everyone had a great time. We plan to have another in April. In the mean time, here are more of the babies we’ve helped this past Spring/Summer. It’s been an overwhelming year and, as always, your donations make a difference every day. Here is Lola, Garfiled and Louie. All babies found on the streets needing the help of independent rescuers and 4 Paws 1 Heart. As we go soon into winter, my heart breaks for all of these animals who are left to fend for themselves in the wild. ~ diana
10/18/19 – Magnolia Update — Magnolia had her surgery today. It took a little longer because her bones are so soft. She has some extra splinting to protect her bones. The doctor also found a couple of other fresh fractures. She is now home with her very knowledgeable licensed vet tech foster mom and is comfortably resting. If you have a little extra money, we would very much appreciate your help The doctor told me that it was a good decision not to amputate her leg and to follow up with surgery. Thanks, Diana
10/17/19 UPDATE: I look at that face and can’t find it in my heart to have her arm amputated. Consequently, even though we could definitely use donations, I have authorized orthopedic surgery tomorrow. Patterson Veterinary Hospital will also help by having a donation jar in the office and by covering the work on her jaw. ~ diana
10/17/19 – Please say a prayer for this very sweet girl who was dropped off at Patterson Veterinary Hospital, one of our partner vets. I was contacted yesterday to see if we would help with some of her medical. Magnolia is about 10 weeks old and it appears she was hit by a car. Her jaw and elbow is broken. One of our favorite doctors will take care of her jaw but she suggested that Magnolia see a specialist if we want to try and save her leg. We know that kittens are very adaptable but we would like to give her a chance if at all possible. Of course, orthopedic surgery is not cheap. So we will see what the specialist says. Fortunately, one of the licensed veterinary technicians took Magnolia home with her last night and she will take care of her and eventually find her a good home. May God bless all of the doctors, vet techs, and good samaritans who don’t turn their backs on animals in need. If you can, please consider making a donation to help Magnolia with her medical treatment. ~ Thanks, diana
0/16/19 – This is Louie. He showed up unable to walk, eyes crusted shut, but very friendly. Upon examination by one of our partner vets, it was found that Louie had an upper respiratory infection, had not been able to move his bowels, and appeared to be a kitten with cerebellar hypoplasia (CH) which I explained in yesterday’s post. After Louie received treatment for his URI and bowel issue, the finder was able to find a CH Rescue and we pray Louie finds his forever, loving home very soon. ~ diana
10/15/19 – Prayers for Miracle — Ask anyone in rescue and they will tell you the same — this has been a terrible time for cats/kittens. This is Miracle. He is 12-14 weeks old and was rescued late last week. He is very tiny for his age and was found very emaciated and at times lethargic. He’s been on fluids and yesterday he was taken to one of our partner vets. His rescuer said that he seems to go in and out of awareness and his head started bobbing. Upon examination the doctor found that Miracle has an ear infection and his glucose level was higher than normal. He also may have cerebellar hypoplasia (CH) which is a neurological disorder that occurs when a cat’s brain did not develop properly in the womb. The cerebellum is responsible for coordination, spatial awareness and fine motor skills. This is the second cat in a week that we are helping who is suspected of having this disorder. We don’t know for sure if the ear infection is causing Miracle’s issue or if it is CH. Miracle is on antibiotics right now and is holding his own although not improving. He continues to be on fluids. Miracle came from a mobile home park where there have been an overwhelming number of stray cats/kittens. Today six more went in for TNR (trap, neuter, return) which will be covered by 4 Paws 1 Heart. Without our supporters and are rescuers, we could not make a difference for these innocent animals. ~ diana
10/15/19 – Over the past 9 years we have assisted many community cats whom we haven’t had the opportunity to post or take photos of. B.A. was one of those. 5 years ago we paid for B. A. (which stands for Bad A_ _) to be neutered and vaccinated. Yesterday, with our assistance, B.A. was taken to a vet and was found to have an ear infection and received treatment. Much to his caretaker’s surprise, B. A. was found this morning, passed away. His caretaker is having him privately cremated because after 5 years, although he was feral, he meant a lot to her. RIP B.A. — you will be missed. ~ diana
10/14/19 – Blackstar was rescued by a kind woman who had found him roaming alone on the street. An owner was not found and the finder was concerned about the cat being outside when the weather starts changing. She contacted us for help. We paid for Blackstar to be neutered, vaccinated, tested, and treated for an infection. Thankfully, he will not have to worry about the upcoming freezing temperatures and living on the streets. ~ diana