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.
His rescuer contacted us because she was concerned about FIP which can be fatal. His belly is bloated and can sometimes be an indicator. We sent out a test which should be back on Monday. Please keep Paws crossed that he is healthy. He is an adorable baby. This week has been brutal with stray animals in need of emergency attention. Gina
I was contacted about an emergency with a stray kitten who was having severe diarrhea and not gaining weight. Fortunately, I was able to get him into the vet for an exam and a treatment plan. His name is Pewter and he only weighs 1 pound. He is a little lover and 4 Paws 1 Heart is covering his medical care. He is too little to be adopted and he still needs to be tested and vaccinated, but if you are interested in information about adoption please contact the rescuer Andrea Dow .
8/18/23 – Gimp was rescued with a suspected broken leg by our Board member, Melissa. He was taken to Orion Animal Hospital where it was determined that the break had already been healing. A person who fosters for our friends at Tigerlily Cat Rescue took in Gimp while she continued to heal but the other day she noticed that Gimp had a sore on her leg which was oozing pus and her leg was very tender to the touch. She was taken back to Orion yesterday where the sore was cleaned and treated for an infection. The sore is now being watched closely in that if the infection travels into the bone, it could require surgery. – diana
8/18/23 – So, you’ve seen the story of Snow and his updates, and the story of Mama Rose, and now here is the story of Hazel. They all happened this past week. Thankfully, Gina was able to take in Snow at Moore Vet and Five Mile Animal Hospital was able to get in Mama Rose to save her life and I was finally able to get the help Hazel needed from our caring veterinarian at Patterson Veterinary Hospital in Clinton Twp. Here is Hazel’s story from when we were contacted on August 15:
“I have a 2 yr old pregnant cat we rescued 5 weeks ago. She delivered one kitten 9 hours ago we took her to the emergency vet but they will not do the c-section that she needs to live without $3400 up front. Please anyway you could help even just pointing me in the right direction. I received your email from a longtime friend that I knew had cats. I’m messaging every person I’ve ever met that has a cat for any info please any help would mean the world. She needs to have a c-section. I know we are probably going to lose the rest of the kittens and I’ve prepared myself and kids for that but this little girl has been the best cat even though we were the first humans to ever show her love and compassion she even made my boyfriend a not cat person.. melt.-Ashleigh”
Well, to make a long story short, we worked together from early morning until 4:30 p.m. Through telephone calls I learned that the first baby had been half way out of the birth canal when she was taken to the emergency hospital; Hazel was given medication and returned to the two amazing women working together to save the lives of the babies and the mom, Hazel. After watching her all night, the baby was born and miraculously lived but Ashleigh and her friend were able to feel two more babies. Hazel continued to try to birth the babies as we continued to get her into one of our partner vet hospitals. At the point of danger, Hazel was projectile vomiting and in serious distress. Unfortunately, Snow was with one of our partner vets who squeezed him in earlier, our other partner vet, Orion’s Dr. Zalac was involved in an exploratory surgery and even with that the hospital would be a 40 minute drive for Ashleigh. I then called our amazing friends at Patterson Veterinary Hospital in Clinton Twp. where Dr. Lynch advised me to have Hazel brought in asap. Ashleigh already had the bags packed and Hazel and her baby ready to go and they were at Patterson sooner than I could tell the vet they were on their way. Dr. Lynch stayed over time to perform the c-section and unfortunately, the two babies were already dead. It was life saving for Hazel because the babies’ excrements had already been seeping into Hazel’s body and she would have died from sepsis had she not had the immediate surgery. And, today, all is good. I spoke with Ashleigh yesterday and Hazel is doing great and so is her baby. I reported back to the staff at Orion because they were concerned and sorry that they could not help. So, once again, it takes a village of caring people, caring veterinarians and their staffs, and our caring donors. Thank YOU from Ashleigh, Hazel, and 4 Paws 1 Heart.
P.S. Hazel will be going to Ashleigh’s friend when she is finished nursing and the baby will be with Ashleigh’s family. – diana