Our mission is to reduce the number of homeless cats & dogs by paying for needed medical treatment and assisting with the permanent placement of these animals through our partnerships with local rescue groups.
9/26/22 – Update on our appointment at Oakland Veterinary Referral Services. Today we saw the internal medicine specialist, Dr Kustaz. She was very nice and spent time listening to the history on Muffins as we talked about a plan.
The next step is to put her under anesthesia and examine for a polyp. If there is one remove it, but depending on where it stems from and how invasive it is the surgeon may have to do a separate procedure which involves going through her ear. If the internest can remove it easily that would be done the day of. If no polyp is seen a CT scan will be done to look for evidence of a foreign body or a cutereba larva. If something is suspicious on CT then a separate surgical appointment will need to be made when she is bigger and can be guided with a scope. Right now she is to small for a scope. If there is no polyp and CT is normal then nasal biopsy of the tissue to see if she has immune meditated rhinitis, fungal, or a bacteria infiltrating her nasal passages. She is tentatively scheduled for the procedure on Tuesday Oct 4th if private funds can be raised. The estimate is $2800. The consultation today was just under $200. If you would consider donating to help this sweet girl donations can be made or check can be mailed to our P.O. box on our website under donations. Thank you – Gina
9/26/22 – This past summer we covered the removal of more botflies than we have had in our 12 years operating as 4 Paws 1 Heart. This is what one looked like on a recent rescue and what it looked like after the removal. Hopefully, though a little graphic, this is meant to help with anyone coming across such a ‘thing’. For more information, look up ‘botfly’ or the ‘Cuterebra’ through your favorite search engine. You’ll be surprised that cats are not the only hosts of this invasive parasite. – diana.
9/26/22 – These babies were found by our rescue friend, Bonnie C. Zara and Prince needed more than just a snap test, vaccines, and spay/neuter; Prince had sever diarrhea and Zara had an upper respiratory infection. Again, many of the stray cats we helped this past summer and who will find their way into furever- diana
9/26/22 – This past summer 4 Paws 1 Heart took on more cases of multiple cats/kittens needing help than ever before in 12 years of our existence. This is a group of kittens the rescuer saw on facebook being offered for free. One of the babies had a huge botfly and needed special attention for the removal. Thankfully, we were able to take care of everything needed and the rescuer worked to find them forever homes. – diana.
P.S. I want to thank everyone who has been donating as we are still on hold until we can get all of our invoices in for prior commitments. BUT tomorrow I will be announcing an exciting new offer from a long-time friend of 4p1h.