12/1/18 – This past Wednesday I received the following e-mail:
“So my cousin gave me a kitty she found outside, about a year old I think, super skinny, looks like she has a little road rash on her back legs, and has a limp where she steps on her toes and THEN her actual paw (front left)
SHE does a weird thing where her head shakes almost like she’s shivering but just her head, (I’m afraid it might be neurological) and I can see her heart beat through her chest and it feels and looks really irregular, but
she’s super happy and loving and sweet and is purring, I want to rescue her and turn her life around but i can not afford a bunch of the large vet bills that I am now anticipating with her. She’s seriously the
sweetest cat ever and I’m just heart broken. Her name is Callie and although this is the second night having her, she already has a spot in the family and gets along great with her brother and sister, my other two pups.
Please let me know if you know anybody who can help! – Trevor”
Of course we were the ones to help. Callie saw one of our favorite vets, Dr. Zalac, the following day. Dr. Z ran a number of tests and found Callie to be severely dehydrated to the point where she needs a few days in the hospital receiving fluids. Please keep Callie in your prayers so that she can soon be reunited with her rescue family as a healthy, loving kitty. ~ diana
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12/3/18 – UPDATE — Pumpkin Spice is back with her rescuer/foster and is doing great. She came through her surgery with flying colors. Anyone interested in adopting Pumpkin Spice, should contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
11/29/18 – Before you fall asleep tonight, please say a prayer for Pumpkin Spice. She will be having FHO (femoral head ostectomy) surgery tomorrow morning. You might remember that Pumpkin Spice was rescued from a cat colony. She is approximately 6 months old and can lay in a human lap for hours. She will be up for adoption upon recovery. I will let everyone know when she is back with her foster day. ~ diana
11/29/18 – We have had more feline eye removals and femur surgeries than I can remember over the last eight years. It truly has been a horrible period for felines over the last few months. This is Toots. He showed up Friday night (11/23/18) on a friend’s front lawn, limping. Our friend took her in and contacted us. He was taken to a vet the next day where it was determined that he had a broken leg. A splint was put on and he was given pain medication. Toots will be seeing one of our other veterinarians this week. It is very likely that he will also need surgery. The rescuer has not been able to find an owner at this time although all sources have been utilized. Toots appears to have been well taken care of so we suspect he either escaped or was thrown out because of her injury.
Your donation can be doubled this week during the $2,000 Giving Tuesday Max Match Campaign. Thank YOU for your support. ~ diana
11/28/18 – One more life saved …..One more second chance…..One more happy ending…
I have some pretty great news about Binx aka Halloween Kitten!
A friend and supporter of 4 Paws 1 heart contacted me last week after she saw my post about him being ready for a forever home.. She came to meet him last Saturday and of course fell in love. He is a special little guy. I’ve had to do bandage changes on his wound since Halloween.. This pic was 2 days ago and it looks beautiful! I feel that he is more than ready to take the next step in his journey and bond with his forever mom. I’ve done my part.. Thank you all for the prayers which totally worked! Don’t forget that during this week of “Giving”, your donations will be matched up to $2,000. We couldn’t make these miracales happen without your support ~ Gina
11/29/18 – UPDATE — Venus had surgery to remove her eye yesterday. Dr. Zalac determined that the surgery was necessary for Venus’ health and comfort. She was also spayed and will be picked up this morning. Her foster mom, Debra B, will be giving us an ‘official update later on. ~ diana
11/28/18 – Prayers for Venus who will be seeing Dr. Zalac this morning. And, although it doesn’t appear so from the photo, her foster reports that her eye is worsening and appearing to sink back more into her head. She has been treated with steroids since she was first found in a cat community and brought into an emergency hospital when we were asked to help. Dr. Zalac will decide whether Venus’ eye can be saved or if she will be healthier and happerier having it removed. Our decisions are always based on what is best for the animal and we take all surgeries very seriously. We will let you know. P.S. Debra B. is fostering Venus and she tells us that Venus is just a sweetheart. If you are interested in her, please contact Debra at: email@example.com . ~ diana
11/27/18 – Pumpkin Spice is one of the many examples of how your donations give the abandoned the second chance at life. Here is her story:
“This past Thursday a kitten was found outside near Brownstown, MI and the girl who found + brought her in couldn’t keep her so I volunteered to foster and find her a home! Pumpkin Spice is a SWEET 6ish month old Calico kitten who loves to snuggle, purrs almost constantly, and will sit in my lap for hours at a time. Tuesday I took her to Dearborn Family Pet Physicians (in Dearborn) for a check up, blood work, and age appropriate shots. I remembered that I’d noticed a small, almost undetectable limp in her left hind leg, so as an afterthought I called the vet back in to take a peek. We got X-rays and found out that Pumpkin has a fractured femur neck. The head of her femur is in place, but it’s broken and jagged along the neck. The vet said it’s an old injury, possibly from a car accident or other trauma, that is unable to heal but will most definitely require surgery sooner rather than later. We can even see in the X-ray the loss of muscle mass in her injured leg. She referred me to a surgeon for a femoral head ostectomy (although they wouldn’t have to cut the bone since it’s already completely separated – so not sure if the procedure has a different name at that point). Despite all this she’s still just as playful and sweet as can be. She tested neg for feline leukemia/aids and is otherwise healthy! Can you help? -Wynston”
Although we have had so many serious cases, how could we refuse. Pumpkin Spice has now been seen by one of our favorite veterinarians, Dr. Zalac, and she will have surgery (including spay) this Friday, November 30. Please say a little prayer for this sweetie. And, please donate whatever you can afford. We couldn’t do it without you! Pumpkin Spice will be looking for her forever home once she recovers. contact Wynston at: firstname.lastname@example.org — diana
11/25/18 – Meet Felix. Saved from a life on the streets. 4 Paws 1 Heart paid for him to be neutered, vaccinated, tested and make sure he was ready for his forever home~ diana
11/24/18 – Another 4 paws 1 heart MATCHING CAMPAIGN will begin on Giving Tuesday, November 27, 2018. More details will follow. In the mean time, here is another sweet kitten who was found on the streets but now will be ready for her forever home. Nova is scheduled to be spayed and vaccinated, complements of 4paws1heart. Anyone interested should contact Cortney at: email@example.com We are doing our best to stop the overpopulation of felines. ~ diana