Bear – His Owner Died

7/31/20 – On this last day of July, I really can’t explain what the past 4 months have been like for the stray animals being born and left on the streets and the many rescuers (as well as 4p1h) who have been trying to address the many serious issues of an overpopulation of kittens, serious injuries and illnesses, and the difficulty in getting into veterinary hospitals who were either closed or had to have restricted services. I have never been so appreciative of our partner veterinary hospitals and their staffs who have gone above and beyond to fit in our strays along with their regular patients in need of medical care. This past two weeks have been especially daunting.

This is Bear. Last week I received the following message:
“Good morning. My name is Mary. I made a post on Facebook looking for referrals for a Veterinarian who can possibly work with me. I’m on Social Security Disability so I’m on a fixed monthly income. I have a senior cat who is 17 years old. He was my Aunt’s cat but sadly she passed away so I took him in. He needs to be seen right away and treated. I believe he has an abscess tooth and has tried to get it out on his own. He has a big open wound under his chin and it smells horrible. He definitely needs an antibiotic and possibly an extraction. If there’s possibly any information or help you can provide, please send me a message. Thank you so much for your time ❤️ – Mary”

So many animals are abandoned or sent to the municipal shelter when a relative dies and leaves behind a pet so I had to help this kind niece who didn’t turn her back on this beautiful senior cat. Bear did have surgery for the wound under his chin and did have an abscessed tooth removed. He also had blood work to test his vitals before having surgery. He was then treated for the infection and he is now resting comfortably with his new family. Thank you to all of our donors for giving us the resources needed to help these animals who would otherwise die on the streets or in shelters because they have no one else. – w:mary terese 7:25:20

Drag Queen Bingo 2020 – Rescheduled Due to the Covid 19

3/14/20 – In the best interest of all of our supporters, the April 5, 2020 Drag Queen Bingo fundraiser has been cancelled and will be rescheduled. I will be in contact with all of those who have already paid. We can either keep your payment for the rescheduled event or refund your money. If you paid by check, I will send you a letter or you can contact me at: [email protected] to let me know what you would like to do. I will be talking with the venue later today to come up with another date. We are thinking late September/October because we know how busy the summer is. Also, don’t forget that we still have the May 16 bowling fundraiser planned. Thank you for your understanding and support. – diana

Otis – Found With a Swollen Paw, Broken Tail, an Upper Respiratory Infection, and Flea/Mites Infested

2/15/20 – On Thursday I received the following message about this little guy:

“I have found a hurt kitty on my porch. I do not believe he is anybody’s. I live in an area where apparently some people drop their cats off in the field across the road. The lady across the street stated she had seen someone do this I do not know if this is one of those cats. I do not know. We do have coyotes that have been unfortunately taking them out. This cat’s foot is swollen three times the size and his tail looks as if it could be broken; he has ear mites, a runny nose and his tail seems to only be half there. I do not know what happened or when it happened; it looks like it might could have healed. I am just worried the poor guy has an infection and I cannot keep him as my cat will not allow him to enter my house and I do not want to risk them for any sickness. He is in my pool room, as you see in the picture. I do not have much wood ready to burn for him left. Maybe overnight if I’m lucky. He needs medical attention that I am unable to afford is there anyway you could take him and please help him. Amanda”

She named the poor little guy Otis. Our dilemma was that we are not a rescue and she did not live in an area I’m familiar with. I told her if she could find him a rescue, we would pay for the medical. May God Bless this wonderful woman, after searching high and low and making many calls, she found an amazing veterinarian in a small town near Frankenmuth, who also has a rescue and a sanctuary for cats who are not adoptable. I spoke with one of the staff members and Otis was taken there that day and we paid for his medical needs. I am confident that Otis will be well taken care of. Once again, the village comes together and Otis will be safe and free from danger and the frigid temperatures. – diana

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Lil Bit, Precious, FeeFee, Garfield, Little Lady – Found on Streets

1/7/20 – I try not to overload with our stories but there are so many to tell. Here are five beauties, all found on the street, their spay/neuter had already been scheduled but they needed immediate help for upper respiratory infections. In some cases, the first round of antibiotics did not work and additional meds were prescribed. Also, FeeFee may have pneumonia and may need a chest x-ray. We are following up on that. Here is Lil Bit, Precious, FeeFee, Garfield, and Little Lady. Only with your donations can we possibly afford to help all of these animals. – Diana
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Miura – After Being Rescued With Her Siblings, His Spay Surgery Resulted in Complications

12/27/19 – Ocso, Sally, and Miura were all born to a feral mom. The mom was trapped, spayed, and released but her kittens were rescued with hopes of finding forever homes. We were contacted to back the kittens’ medical needs. The three went for their pre-spay/neuter appointment and received their basic vaccines; all were healthy and an appointment was made for their spay/neuters. On Monday, December 23, the surgeries were completed but, unfortunately, Miura had complications. He was treated as long as possible at the day practice but because the hospital was to be closed for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Miura had to be taken to our partner emergency hospital. Miura spent the night in the hospital with a high fever and a low red cell blood count but by the next day he was able to go home. As with humans, there are no guarantees with surgeries–things can happen. We are just thankful to have a great relationship with the emergency hospital doctors who always come through for us. ~ diana

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Jack – Found With Bite Wounds, Flea, Mite and Worm Infested

12/7/19 – jack 12:7:19 jack 12:7:19-- jack 12:7:19++ jack 12:7:19==Make a difference in the life of an animal. Jack is one of those. He was a friendly stray who was ‘tnr’d’ (trapped, neutered, released) at one time. He showed up at the home of a person who was familiar with rescue. He had a wound on his neck and was very lethargic. We were contacted for help. Jack was seen by a doctor and two, infected bite wounds were found on his neck (see photo #2). The doctor drained the wounds and provided medication. Jack also was infested with ear mites, fleas, and worms. A once feral cat in a cat community became very domesticated over the course of his recovery. His rescuer is trying to find him a forever home. Without you, abandoned/stray animals like Jack would not have a chance. Without the rescuer and our medical help, Jack would have died from the infection. Thank YOU for making a difference. ~ diana
P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI . 48080

Patches – Dumped in a Park and Rescued by the Police; She is Heart Worm Positive

6/10/19 – A woman who is on the ‘Animal 911 Contact List’ in Genesee County contacted us about a dog found in a park. The police contacted her about two dogs they felt were dumped in the park. Unfortunately, only Patches could be caught. Patches was taken to a vet to be spayed, vaccinated, and tested. Unfortunately, she was found positive for heart worm and we were contacted for help. Patches is only about 1 year old and we are thankful that we can help this beautiful, abused dog get a second chance at life. ~ diana 6:10:19

Dyson – Adopted

2/26/19 – Another animal who will not have to fend for himself in below freezing temperatures and heavy snow. – diana

dyson 2:26:19 dyson 2:26:19== dyson adopted 2:26:19“CHANCE: Hey Team, my sweet foster sissy Trixie is home from her dental…whew!!! Poor baby girl 😞 Dr. Z did an amazing job, and she really had a job on her hands. Poor Trixies mouth was horrible! She had 8 extractions, she had an abscess, and a whole lot of infection. Dr. Z said she was for sure in pain. We all know how bad teeth pain can be, and unfortunately these innocent sweet babies cant tellus when something hurts. Trixie has oral stitches and will need 2wks to heal from all her dental work today and then she will go back to Dr. Z for a recheck. Thankyou Dr. Zalac and your awesome staff at Orion Animal Hospital, you all are so amazing & care for these babies as if they were your own. You have no idea how much that means especially when they’ve already been through so much. Thankyou 4 Paws 1 Heart and all Trixies fans & donors.”

Gina I – Being Fed as Stray but Was Probably a Pet at One Time; Now Safe

9/1/18 – This beauty was being fed by a young girl in Metamora, MI. The kitty was very sweet but the family couldn’t bring her into the home because of severe allergies. For two months, Gina, begged everyone she knew to take in this sweetie whose owner was never found. Finally, our good friends at Midwest Small Breed Rescue, came to her rescue and will find her permanent placement. And, before we could even write this post, two more kittens no photos available) were surrendered to Gina and Midwest gladly took them in. We were happy to pay for everyone’s vetting. Three more cats taken off the streets by working together. ~ dianaGina 1 9:1:18 gina 1 -- 9:1:18 gina 1 w:9:1:18