11/4/18 – Little Grey showed up in a cat community be cared for near a local restaurant. The security guard noticed that he kept crying and seemed to be walking with difficulty. We had Little Grey seen by one of our vets who noticed that the little guy’s paws were raw. Little Grey was provided with antibiotics and was eventually vaccinated, tested, and neutered — all complements of 4 Paws 1 Heart and our great supporters. What would all of these abandoned and abused dogs and cats do without our Village?? ~ diana
11/2/18 – Bandit was wandering the streets, his chest raw from something unknown. We were happy to help Bandit see a vet today. He was treated for an allergy, tested, vaccinated, and will be neutered when appropriate. Anyone interested in Bandit should contact Animal Sanctuary at: animal firstname.lastname@example.org~ diana
11/1/18 Update on Halloween kitten..
Today he has made baby steps of improvement. He is less painful and definitely more alert. To be honest, I wasn’t sure if I’d wake up to a deceased kitten and I was so relieved when he was looking up at me with those big beautiful eyes this morning.. He can sit up and stand today, but he can’t walk yet. He is not weight bearing on his right rear, and I think he has some broken ribs. Yesterday he was in shock and I was really worried he might be paralyzed or bleeding internally. I’m syringe feeding because his appetite isn’t great. He is also on a handful of other treatments ( stool softener, topical antibiotics, anti inflammatory, pain medication, and fluids). He is very delicate, but I’m hoping that every day he gets stronger. The prayers DO work. Thank you all and I’ll update tomorrow. Gina
11/1/18 Happy Update! – You might remember that little Billy had several breaks requiring FHO surgery (find his journey on our website4paws1heart.org). He is now in his forever home with a great family. – diana
Prayers needed for a baby who needs all the prayers he can get right now.
On this Halloween, I took an injured stray kitten home from work. He has what looks like road rash or a burn on his belly, some bruising, and some internal trauma, and he can’t stand. Not sure what happened, but I REALLY REALLY REALLY want to see him pull through! 4 paws 1 heart will cover all medical needed, but as of right now he needs pain meds and time to heal within. I’m hoping by morning I will see some baby steps of improvement. I will not force him to suffer, and I cannot expect him to make a miraculous recovery overnight. Just looking for baby steps in the right direction. Paws crossed..
11/1/18 – Prayers for Copper. Here is his story:
“My co-worker found Copper in the middle of a dirt road (off 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, eyes almost completely closed with infection and mud. Mud was up his nostrilsand 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. Dr. K removed tons of ear mite dirt from both ears and cleaned him up as best he could. I took Copper home with daily antibiotics (liquid) and eye ointment and kitten food too. He was lethargic and just wanted to sleep. After a day of medicine and kitten formula he perked up significantly. He is now a member of our family (2 adult cats 6 and 17 yrs old and 1- 14 year old dog (blind for 2 years now). Everyone is getting along well together. I am reaching out to our organization to see if you would be able to provide any financial help with Copper’s upcoming surgery. Thank you. Linda N”
10/31/18 – It was a few weeks ago when I was contacted by our friend, Shelley Emerson. She had been contacted about a small kitty hanging outside of a local animal shelter. Unfortunately, as a municipal shelter, this little one wasn’t taken in because he appeared to be blind. Shelley contacted me to see if we would back medically, then she called our other friend to see if she would take him in if she was able to capture him. Well, all of that was done and Stevie (aka Oliver) was taken to the vet where he was examined, vaccinated, tested, and neutered. It could not be determined if Stevie was totally blind and we decided to have our Stevie seen by one of our favorite doctors, Dr. Natalie Zalac. who now has her own practice, Orion Animal Hospital. Dr. Z found that Stevie is totally blind which was probably the result of an earlier disease never treated. Because his eyes were partially open, they would be susceptible to infection and would need to be cleaned and treated with ointment three times a day. Dr. Z. believed that Stevie would be much more comfortable without his eyes, which were gradually shrinking. Also, we all felt it might be easier to find him a forever home if the adopter didn’t have to worry about cleaning his eyes multiple times a day. And, we thought it would be easier for Stevie if he didn’t have to poked and prodded three times a day and take a chance on further issues.
Stevie had both eyes removed yesterday and was picked up this morning. He is doing great. He is very lovable and knows how to use his litter box. We would love to see him get a nice, quiet, loving home. Anyone interested in Stevie should contact his foster mom, Debra at: email@example.com – diana
10/29/18 – Meet Lennon. He was found on the street and required emergency enucleation. During surgery he arrested four times then stayed hospitalized and later had surgery with another form of anesthesia. 4 Paws 1 Heart helped Paws For Life Rescue with his medical bill. We are grateful for all of the great rescues who take on these tragic situations daily. ~ diana
10/27/18 – The other night I was contacted by our friend, Megan, asking if we could assist in having Fatty humanely euthanized as his body functions were breaking down and she didn’t want him to suffer.. Here is his story. RIP Sweet Boy ~ diana
“This is Fatty. He was already neutered and not really feral. He had been in a cat community and when it was discovered that he was domesticated, he was taken in by an awesome family who knew that they would have to foster him until his last day because of his age. It appeared he had been abandoned by his family. Fatty claimed his new rescue family as his own. Over the last few years he has started to slow down and show his age. The vet estimated him to be around 20-22 years of age. Today Fatty told us that it was time to cross the bridge. With the help of 4 Paws 1 Heart, he peacefully crossed the bridge being held with love and care.
Rest in heaven sweet boy.- Megan”