9/6/23 – Last night I received a call from our friends at Streethearts Animal Rescue. They had gotten a call from a good Samaritan about a dog seen in a Genessee County park. The dog had been seen wandering the park for several days but about 3 days ago the dog was seen with what appeared to be a severe slash to his hip. The wound was infested with maggots of all sizes. The good Samaritan put the Park Ranger on the phone who confirmed the condition and Streethearts went into action to rescue him. The dog, who is very friendly, was picked up and immediately taken to Wilson Veterinary. The medical team reported that they had never seen a worse case of a maggot infestation. (the photo of the wound is much too graphic to post but you can spot some of it in the corner of his hip in one photo.

Gill continues to be in the hospital and we are thankful that because of the generosity of our donors we are able to help Gill with what will be a very significant medical bill. I will update as provided by Streethearts. – diana P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI. 48080


9/5/23 – Dropped off at a person known for saving cats in her neighborhood. Queenie was very lethargic, malnourished and wouldn’t eat much. It turned out that she needed 8 teeth removed!! And, one tooth had been knocked sideways completely and was hanging only by a root. The doctor was pretty sure this was all due to an injury. Jennifer, the person who took in this sweet ‘drop off’, believes the person who dropped off the cat knew who Queenie belonged to but no one was willing to help her with her pain which was assumed to be going on for months. Although, Queenie was not in our usual network of veterinary partners, she was taken to a vet who works with rescues and we were very happy to help her get the help she needed. – diana P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI. 48080

Thank you Diana! Queenie was officially adopted a couple weeks ago. She loves her new momma and her furbrother. – Jennifer


9/5/23 – On August 14 we were contacted about a beautiful stay who was found, very thin, looking very sick, but very friendly. Her finder thought she was abandoned because she was so very friendly. She appeared to have an upper respiratory infection but she also seemed to have “issues with her private parts” and a possible urinary tract infection. At first I authorized Broccoli to be seen at one of our partner veterinary hospitals who was faster to get into. The doctor there was able to provide antibiotics for a possible infection and calicivirus which resulted in mouth ulcers.. For follow up treatment, Broccoli was seen at Patterson Veterinary Hospital. She was kept overnight to prepare her for surgery the following day. Broccoli had a severe uterus infection which was treated with her spay. She will have one last follow up with our doctors for deworming and, I should also note, that Broccoli was found to be negative for felv/fiv. It appears that Broccoli will be kept as a permanent member of the family in that everyone has fallen in love with her. That wasn’t the original plan but I think we can all relate to how that can change. Wishing Broccoli the best life. – diana P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI. 48080