Copper – She Was Found in the Middle of a Dirt Road, Encrusted in Dirt and Mud

3/6/19 – The world of animal advocacy is filled with many ups and downs. Yesterday, I received the sad news about Violet and just a little later received this very happy update about Copper. Just to remind everyone, here is Copper’s story when she was initially rescued in November, 2018:
“My co-worker found Copper in the middle of a dirt road (of County Line Rd.) on her way to work two weeks ago. She thought he was dead in the road but then saw him move so she stopped and picked him up and brought him to work. When she told me about him and said he was out in her car I went out to see him. His face was covered in mud and grass, eye’s almost completely closed with infection and mud. Mud was up his nostrils and green drainage coming out as well from infection. His right eye was severely swollen open. The blades of grass were stuck to his open eyeball. He was lethargic and just wanted to sleep. After a day of medicine and kitten formula he perked up significantly.”
After visits to the vet and treatment for all of Copper’s medical needs, Copper’s eye was eventually removed after it ruptured. When he was rescued, he was only 1.74 lbs. so he had to wait for the eye surgery. Today he is much loved and lives with two cats and one senior dog who is blind. His rescue mom tells us that the dog and Copper love playing and chasing each other. Here are Copper’s photos when he was found and how he is today. May God Bless the rescuer. ~ diana
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Violet – RIP Sweet Girl

3/5/19 – RIP Sweet Violet. She was rescued and kept inside although she was still feral. We initially paid for her spay and vaccines. And although she tested positive for FIV, Violet was given a safe place to live her life where she could receive love and warmth. We were contacted a few days ago because Violet’s face became terribly swollen and she was severely matted. At her first trip to the doctor, she was given antibiotics and her mats were shaved. Yesterday she was again taken to a vet where she again was treated. But, sadly she died during the night. Our hearts break when we can’t save all of the innocents who come into our lives but we are thankful for those who open their hearts and try. Violet is now running free without pain. ~ dianaviolet 3:5:19

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Shadow and Max – Rescued During Frigid Temperatures

3/5/19 – Shadow and Max were rescued during the frigid temperatures. The finder brought them in to keep them from the cold. Max appears to be domesticated and may be an escapee or was abandoned. Shadow appears more feral because he hisses although he just might be afraid. We are happy to help his rescuer get these sweeties neutered, vaccinated, tested, and treated for any fleas/mites. We very much appreciate The Paws Clinic in Taylor who will be taking care of these boys. Anyone interested in these two, should contact Scott at: salmerg@gmail.com
Thanks, diana
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Carla – Update

3/4/19 – Here are photos from March 2017carla ----3:4:17 carla when rescued 2017 carla--3:4:173/4/19 – It’s hard to believe this was 2 years ago. Carla has continued to work hard in rehabilitation therapy. She’s a big girl now. And we are very thankful a village came together to save her. But, this could not happen without the support of our donors. Every visit for rehab is $150 and that doesn’t include all of the other medical issues that can crop up with a special needs pet. And, once we make a commitment, we do everything possible to honor it. If you can, please consider donating so that we can continue to meet the needs of so many homeless and unwanted animals. Thanks, diana
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P.O. Box 84, St.Clair Shores, mi 48080

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Smokey – Rescued at 4 Weeks Old, Having Seizures

2/27/19 – Smokey was rescued last year — he was only 4 weeks old. I’ve waited to post him because I wanted to know how he was doing today. When Smokey was rescued he was taken to the emergency vet because he was having seizures. Smokey was found to have low blood sugar and a very low body temperature. He was treated and sent home with instructions to follow up with further tests. That is when we were called.
We made arrangements for Smokey to be seen and tests were donealthough it could not be determined what caused the drop in the blood sugar. The doctor thought that Smokey might not have been able to ‘fight’ his siblings for food and was not able to get enough nutrients. He received more treatment and although he had another seizure the next day, Smokey was responsive and walking. In that I had not heard back from the rescuer for a few months, I followed up with the finder. It took a little while but I finally learned that Smokey is doing good although still very small. Smokey is being loved and well cared for. ~ diana
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Dyson – Adopted

2/26/19 – Another animal who will not have to fend for himself in below freezing temperatures and heavy snow. – diana

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dyson 2:26:19 dyson 2:26:19== dyson adopted 2:26:19“CHANCE: Hey Team, my sweet foster sissy Trixie is home from her dental…whew!!! Poor baby girl 😞 Dr. Z did an amazing job, and she really had a job on her hands. Poor Trixies mouth was horrible! She had 8 extractions, she had an abscess, and a whole lot of infection. Dr. Z said she was for sure in pain. We all know how bad teeth pain can be, and unfortunately these innocent sweet babies cant tellus when something hurts. Trixie has oral stitches and will need 2wks to heal from all her dental work today and then she will go back to Dr. Z for a recheck. Thankyou Dr. Zalac and your awesome staff at Orion Animal Hospital, you all are so amazing & care for these babies as if they were your own. You have no idea how much that means especially when they’ve already been through so much. Thankyou 4 Paws 1 Heart and all Trixies fans & donors.”

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Trixie – A Broken Pelvis, Needed 8 Teeth Removed and Had an Abscess

2/26/19 – Trixie was rescued by Warren Animal Control. She was taken to emergency and found to have 3 breaks in her pelvis. We assisted with the emergency bill and then had her go to Dr. Natalie Zalac. As you will read, our poor girl had an infection, an abscess, and needed 8 teeth extracted. She will probably need more dental work in the future. Can you imagine the pain this 12 year old had to be in while on the streets. My heart breaks thinking about it. As always, we are committed to Trixie and any help in the way of donations you can make will be much appreciated. – diana
4paws1heart.org/donations
P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, mi 48080
Thank youtrixie 2:26:19“CHANCE: Hey Team, my sweet foster sissy Trixie is home from her dental…whew!!! Poor baby girl 😞 Dr. Z did an amazing job, and she really had a job on her hands. Poor Trixies mouth was horrible! She had 8 extractions, she had an abscess, and a whole lot of infection. Dr. Z said she was for sure in pain. We all know how bad teeth pain can be, and unfortunately these innocent sweet babies cant tellus when something hurts. Trixie has oral stitches and will need 2wks to heal from all her dental work today and then she will go back to Dr. Z for a recheck. Thankyou Dr. Zalac and your awesome staff at Orion Animal Hospital, you all are so amazing & care for these babies as if they were your own. You have no idea how much that means especially when they’ve already been through so much. Thankyou 4 Paws 1 Heart and all Trixies fans & donors.”

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Hero – Found in a Cat Community with a Severe Eye Infection

2/26/19 – Hero was discovered in a cat community. He had a severe eye infection and was obviously someone’s pet at one time. It took awhile for him to be rescued but when he finally was, we were able to pay for his neuter, vaccines, deworming, and treatment for his eye infection. Hero also tested negative for FIV and FeLV. He is a very sweet boy. Unfortunately, he did have some scarring on his eye. He is doing great although I don’t know if he has found his forever home. If you would like to check into it, contact Sherry at: sherryabate@live.com ~ diana
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