Mac, Cheese, and Cookie – They Lived in the Woods Until They Were Finally Captured

3/13/30 – I told you that we have many more stories to tell than days in the week. Here is Mac, Cheese, and Cookie. The rescuers tried for weeks to trap them. A kind woman fed them several times a day while they lived in the woods. But finally, at about 14 weeks, they were all captured. And, with the help of 4 Paws 1 Heart, all have been tested, vaccinated, spayed/neutered, AND, Mac and Cheese have been adopted and Cookie has been placed with a foster. Again, we thank all of the wonderful people who donate to use and the amazing people who rescue these innocent animals. May God Bless You All, especially in times like this when everything has been so intense. ~ diana 3:13:20 cheese 3:13:20 cookie 3:13:20

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Sammy – Showed Up in a Cat Community; Either Abandoned or Escaped

3/11/20 – Sammy showed up in a cat community being cared for by a friend. It was thought he was a feral cat and we were asked to cover his neuter and vaccines. After the surgery, it was determined that Sammy wasn’t a feral cat at all but was very friendly and affectionate. So, we paid for him to be tested. Unfortunately, after two tests, he was found to be positive for FIV. But, as you may have read in one of our earlier posts, this should never be a death knell. FIV positive cats can live long and healthy lives within a loving home environment. FIV is typically transmitted through bites and once a cat is brought inside and spayed/neutered there are much less reasons for fights. Sammy is being fostered by our friend Debra. He is about approximately 3 years old. If you are interested in giving this very loving boy a home, please contact Dee at:
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Ollie – Showed Up at a House Looking for Shelter; Ears Frostbitten During the Winter

Ollie 3:9:20 w:debra3/10/20 – Ollie showed up at an elderly couple’s home during one of our recent, very severe snow storms. He was crying, wanting to be let in to safety. Fortunately, our friend, Debra B. lives just a few houses from the couple and jumped into action. Ollie has been taken to the vet twice for treatment for frostbitten ears. He is very friendly and is currently being kept in the couple’s heated porch. It appears that the couple’s daughter will adopt Ollie and give him a furever home. 4 Paws 1 Heart took care of all of his medical needs so that he will be ready to go. – diana

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Smokey – Almost Got Hit by a School Bus

3/9/20 – Smokey had been seen in the neighborhood for about a week when one day he was almost hit by a school bus. Fortunately for Smokey, a kind person who was seeing her son off to school was able to save him before he was hit. The rescuer has been trying to find his owner without success. Smokey is very sweet and with our medical help, Smokey will be given a forever home with his rescuer. – diana w:dezza 3:6:20

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Cleo and Momma Monica – Showed Up on a Porch and Wouldn’t Leave

3/6/20 – Cleo and Momma Monica both showed up on different porches in late December and they would not leave. Unfortunately, owners could not be found. Cleo actually walked through the front door when the owners opened it. We were happy to pay for both of them to be spayed, vaccinated, and snap tested. Again, a huge thank you to those who rescue these abandoned/lost animals. – diana w:scott almberg 2:20:20momma monica 2:2:20

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Snape – Found With Multiple Injuries Requiring Multiple Surgeries

3/3/20 – Snape showed up on a very kind woman’s porch drinking the water she kept out for strays. He was in very bad shape and had to be taken to an emergency hospital. Snape immediately had surgery to remove his eye and have two pins put in his upper and lower jaw. This very kind woman was able to raise money to pay for 2/3 of the surgery and she paid the rest. An unbelievable act of kindness for a stray cat. Well, yesterday, Snape was scheduled to have his pins removed and we were contacted to see if we could cover that surgery. We were happy to pay for that. Snape will also need tooth extractions in the future but it is one issue at a time. Because of the significant commitments we have already made, I couldn’t promise additional assistance at this time but asked Snape’s now mom, to keep in touch. Snape’s savior and mom, Janet, said that Snape is the “very sweetest boy ever”. – Diana
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Angel (aka Enzo) – Update

2/28/20 – A Happy Update for a a fun Friday. It was back in October when I was contacted by a long-time friend of 4p1h about a cat she had found in some bushes. His fur was missing in many spots, his tail was swollen, and he was limping. She named him Angel and we authorized him to be seen by one of our partner vets. Angel had to be put under to have x rays taken, so, while he was under, the vet took advantage and neutered him. In the mean time, it was discovered that Angel’s pelvis was broken. The doctor said the tail might have to be amputated because at the time Angel was not moving his tail. It would be a wait and see situation. Angel was given antibiotics and pain medication and our friend, Tonya, was told to keep him on crate rest. Well, this week, Tonya sent us an update. She has fallen in love with him and has renamed him Enzo because he reminds her of a “Grumpy Sicilian”. He gets along with the other cats, his tail healed and he’s ‘moving it like crazy’. Enzo is now living the great life. We are so very thankful we were able to make a difference in Enzo’s life. I told Tonya that I also have 3 Sicilian cats — Nunzio, Sophia, and Luigi and they’re only grumpy when they want to eat. Thank YOU, once again, to our many supporters, our amazing vets, and, as always, the caring people who don’t turn their back on an animal in need. ~ diana

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Sketch – Found with a Severe Eye Infection

2/27/20 – Please say a prayer for Sketch who will be having his eye removed today. Last week we received an e mail from a woman who has been feeding Sketch as an outdoor stray. One day he showed up with his eye badly infected. When Sketch was just a little guy she had actually trapped him and had him neutered but now she was concerned that he needed serious medical help. She did take him, again, to a vet who recommended eye removal and that is when she contacted us. Sketch went to one of our favorite vets yesterday and they scheduled his surgery for today. The rescuers have committed to socializing Sketch and making sure he never goes back into the wild. We’ve had several serious cases over the past few weeks and any financial help you can afford would be much appreciated. – diana
P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI . 48080

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Raggedy Ann – Found with a Severe Leg Infection

/26/20 – A week ago today I received the following message:
“2 years ago a beautiful cat started coming around my work. It was winter at the time and very cold. So, I made the cat a house to stay in and eat. Well he/she is still with me at work. Last week I noticed when I pulled up in the morning that she was not there. I looked over and the house next door has a wooden fence. And I saw the cat hanging from its back-left leg. I couldn’t believe it. I took my coat off, ran over to a waitress that works next door to my office and asked her to help me. I put my coat over the cat, and she didn’t even fight me. I lifted her and the girl lifted the back leg out of the wood fence. I wasn’t thinking and I let her down. I don’t know why I did that. I guess I never thought she would be hurt. Well I watched her run off dragging her back leg. I was crushed. I don’t want to see her suffer in pain. So, every day I put out food and clean her house and haven’t seen her since until today. So, I wanted to see how her leg was and when she walked away she wasn’t dragging it anymore but she was raising it, not putting weight on it. Can you help or tell me of my options. – Cindy”
Well, the difficulty was to first trap this beautiful cat and find permanent placement if she was domesticated. If she was truly feral, options would be different. I advised the finder that if the leg needed to be amputated, I would not support her going back outside. The two of us worked to find a rescue and in the mean time Cindy was able to get her into a room in her office. Fortunately, a couple of days later, I had a meeting with a 4p1h friend who has recently opened a low cost clinic in Redford, Comfort’s Place. Debbie, the owner, agreed to pick up Raggedy Ann, we agreed to pay for all medical, and Debbie worked on finding a rescue. Fast forward to today. Raggedy Ann has been seen by a vet and her leg is so infected, it needs to be amputated. Unfortunately, because of the infection the doctor doesn’t want to do that until the infection is clear. She is now on antibiotics and pain medication. Debbie will be fostering Ann until her surgery and throughout her recovery; Ann will then be transferred to our friends at the Ferndale Cat Shelter. If anyone thinks they are interested in giving Raggedy Ann a home prior to that transfer, please let me know at:
Please keep in mind that we have had several serious cases lately and your donations and fundraising support is critical to our ability to give these animals a second chance at life. Without the caring of Cindy, our relationship with Debbie, and your support, Raggedy Ann would have died a horrible death on the streets. – diana

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