5/15/23 – On May 4 I received the following e mail:

“I have a beautiful feral female cat, Aruba, that went in for TNR this week but it was noted that she has a severe ear infection and severe dental disease. Her colony caretaker is expecting her back soon but I don’t feel that I can release her in this condition. I wanted to at least reach out and see if anything can be done for her. She is 6 years old, has been having litters of kittens her entire life. I was so happy for her to be spayed so she can retire from taking care of so many babies and finally be her own cat. She has a very kind man feeding her, good shelter and has a sister cat she mainly hangs out with. Her kittens were about 8 weeks old so they ended up being placed with a rescue. Aruba won’t allow being touched or picked up so I came out to TNR her & her sister. If there anything you can do I would be so grateful, my heart is breaking for this cat. I mainly fund my own TNR so I can’t afford any additional care for her like dental surgery but I want to help her if there’s hope. – Lisa Marie”

On May 10, Aruba was taken to one of our great partners, Patterson Veterinary Hospital, where, as Lisa Marie said, “Aruba received amazing care”. All of her teeth had to be extracted and she was treated for parasites. She was provided with meds as well as an injection for diarrhea and is reported to be doing great. She is staying with Lisa Marie until she can return to her caretaker. Here’s her photos from pre and post surgery. – diana P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI. 48080


5/15/23 – Manny and Shep were both rescued while a friend of 4 Paws 1 Heart was trying to trap others. Manny had a wound and was limping on one leg. Shep looked in very bad shape, very thin but friendly. We approved both to be seen and treated. Poor Manny had a embedded nail which was badly infected. It was bleeding with green pus oozing. His foot was swollen. He was foot was treated and he was also treated for ear mites. His one ear was in really bad shape; the ear was folding which made it look tipped but he wasn’t. So, he was neutered while there. Shep was able to be tested for FIV and FelV (negative), vaccinated, and neutered. Both are now resting comfortably and Manny is able to walk, although gingerly.

Usually the warmer months bring many more cats and serious injuries. Although, since the shut downs resulting from the pandemic, the ‘kitty season’ has become year round and the serious injuries have been continuous. Only because of your donations and participation in our fundraisers have we been able to positively respond to so many serious requests for help. Thank YOU. We hope to see many of you at our Bowling Fundraiser on Saturday, May 20. But, if you can’t make it, we thank you for your support!! – diana P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI. 48080