5/12/18 – 99.9% of all dollars donated to 4 Paws 1 Heart go directly to the medical care of abandoned and stray animals. Gina’s phone is the only expense paid by 4p1h, all other operating expenses are paid by my husband and I. Our Board also generously donates items for raffles and volunteers their expertise and time. Through May 14, we have a generous donor who will match all donations to a maximum of $1,500. That may seem like a lot of money (and it is) but when you consider that one animal’s visit can cost $500, that kind of money can be easily eaten up.
At this time, I would like to remember a very sweet kitten who was eventually named Mac. Mac was only 8 weeks old and he had already had 3 siblings die. The rescuer thought he was out of the woods but then a few days ago, Mac became very lethargic and wasn’t eating or drinking. When Mac wasn’t improving, the rescuer took him to a local vet where he began to have a seizure. We were then contacted for assistance. I immediately contacted the vet and spoke with the doctor and put Mac under our name. The prognosis was not good but I felt we had to at least give Mac a chance. So, after just a few hours in the hospital, being given fluids, and having his blood tested, and x-rays, Mac’s prognosis continued to be very poor. His blood results were off the charts and the doctor, whom we’ve known for a long time, believed that Mac’s chance of stabilizing, let alone having a good quality of life, was very poor. So, only a few hours and a $550 later, our poor little Mac was allowed to cross the Rainbow Bridge. I don’t mention the dollar amount in an attempt to try an monetize the life of an animal but just to show our supporters of the magnitude of medical treatment. And, sometimes, no matter what is spent, it doesn’t save the animal. Prayers for sweet Mac and the rescuer. Though, on a positive note, we learned of other animals with the rescuer who need our help and we will be doing that.
Again, thank you for your support. ~ diana