Opie – Finds His Furever Home

OPIE: Soooo, I know everybody’s been waiting for my big news and foster mommy says I can tell you tonight.
I have decided to adopt a very special family who needs me. I know you all remember my sweet foster brother who came before me..Scout/Jinx. Well, you might remember Jinx was FeLv+ but that didn’t detour his family from adopting him! Mom’s friend Kim and her hubby and their sweet kitty loving dog Gemma gave Jinx an amazing love filled, adventure filled, joy filled life. Although Jinx life was short, his family filled it with a lifetime of love.
Now…in just 6 more sleeps I’m going to officially adopt this wonderful mom, dad and fur sister and help heal their hearts and we’re gonna make wonderful new memories and have awesome adventures together!
Now of course no one could take the place of my angel brother Jinx, but lucky for me my family has decided to expand their hearts to make room in there for me. Yep, they need me and although I’ll miss foster mom, Aunt Shelly and the Gang..I can’t wait to romp and play with my sister Gemma, and get lots of love and kisses from mom and dad! I’m super excited for our first family vacation together! ❤opie 10:6:21
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Baby – Was Being Cared For as an Outside Stray – Now Inside for Good

10/6/21 – This is Baby. She is a friendly stray our Board member’s mom has been feeding for quite some time. Baby, is thought to be about ten years old and has been in the neighborhood for years. Denise, our Board member, and her sister have convinced their mom to bring her inside and let her become a ‘house’ cat so they are in the process of making that happen. Unfortunately, the other day she snuck past mom and got out. While she was out she did something to her right front leg and is limping pretty badly on it. Baby will be seeing one of our partner vets to have her leg examined and to get her vaccines. We are assuming she has been spayed because her ear is tipped. The family thinks Baby is getting too old to spend another winter outside and the mom has gained her trust and is willing to give her a forever home. We will do everything we can to make that happen. – diana
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Tux – No One Claimed Him; Emaciated and Soaked

10/5/21 – A kind woman was feeding Tux for about a month while trying to find his family; unfortunately, nobody claimed him. He initially showed up very thin after a torrential downpour. He loves to be petted and sits next to her when she is feeding him. But, because she already has a number of cats, she can’t take him in. 4 Paws 1 Heart covered his medical needs but the finder would love to find him a furever home before winter sets in. Anyone interested should contact Diane at: dmw1100@yahoo.com
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BlackJack – Cared For as an Outdoor Stray; Showed Up With a Neck Wound

1blackjack before and after 9:27:21 blackjack after vet visit0/4/21 – BlackJack was either dumped or is an escapee but he knew the right house to go to. He showed up very scraggly (as you can see) but the family cared for him and eventually allowed him to go inside at night. He recently showed up with a lump under his jaw and we were asked for help. We authorized BlackJack to see a vet and it was determined that the lump was a puncture wound. BlackJack was already neutered and when the infection is cleared, he will be vaccinated and the family who has fallen in love with him will try to keep him inside full time. – diana
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Aurora – Found Near a Railroad Track, Emaciated and Dehydrated

9/30/21 – Meet beautiful Aurora. She was found by the railroad tracks at E. Warren and St. Jean in Detroit. She is about 8 weeks old and was all alone. She appeared to be very emaciated and dehydrated and was very scared in an area where there were no houses, just open barren land. Thankfully, she is now with a foster and has a foster sister who likes very much like her. She is scheduled for her check up, puppy vaccines, heart worm test, flea/tick prevention/treatment, and will be spayed after her first heat which is recommended by our doctors. Then, she will be put up for adoption. – diana
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Gus Gus – Rescued With Severe Eye Infections Caused by Entropion

9/29/21 – Meet Gus Gus – We were contacted in late August by the Cat Ambassador Rescue requesting assistance to pay for entropion surgery for a very sweet, special needs, 8-month old kitty. He was originally rescued in February, 2021 (along with three siblings and his mother who had already had 10 or 11 litters) from a “filthy” house full of human and animal feces. Gus Gus had horrible eye infections and was on several courses of oral and topical antibiotics but he continued to squint, keeping his eyes totally closed most of the time. The rescue’s vet advised that Gus Gus see a specialist, in that he had a heart murmur, to determine what might be wrong with his eyes. It was there that Gus Gus was diagnosed with entropion of both eyes. I’ve written about this condition several times for both dogs and cats. It is a very painful condition where the eyelashes are growing inward and touching the eye. The surgery was very expensive because Gus Gus was considered a high-risk patient. He was diagnosed with hydrocephalus (water on the brain) and is on several meds to control his seizures. Because of his heart murmur, only specific anesthesia was safe for the vets to use. And, his blood work revealed an extremely high platelet count.
Well, the good news is that Gus Gus had his surgery, he’s been without a seizure for five months and is in his furever home with one of his siblings. His eyes are doing great and although some might say that this little guy was ‘a mess’, he was a very sweet ‘mess’ worth saving and deserving of a second chance at life. – diana
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Maximus – Found Covered in Blood

9/28/21 – Maximus was found covered in blood. From the bite marks on his face, it was believed that he was being taught to fight. Part of he ear had been cut off, his tongue was cut and he showed signs of being electrocuted. He also had a hole in the bottom of his jaw. He continues to have seizures from the electrocution and has emotional issues from being tortured. When he was rescued he was very weak, malnourished, and dehydrated. His physical health has been addressed but he suffers from the torture and is definitely fearful of most humans, especially men. And throughout all of this, he, for whatever reason, loves cats. His rescuer has been working with him and will do what is necessary to give him a better quality of life. He will remain with the rescuer and we have committed to taking care of his medical needs. Unfortunately, this is the life of far too many animals used for the sick pleasure and greed of humans. Without your donations, we could not be there for the most vulnerable. Thank You for your continued support. – diana.
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Stormy – Born to a Feral Mom. Required Surgery for a Prolapsed Rectum

9/25/21 – Even though our major fundraiser since 2019 was cancelled due to the rains of this past week, the medical needs for stray and abandoned animals never seem to wane.
Meet Stormy. He was born to a feral mom who had been cared for over a two year period by a very kind couple. Like so many people (my husband and I included), the couple was not familiar with the idea of TNR and just kept rescuing the kittens the female would have and then find them homes. About a week ago they found that the mom had another litter of 4 kittens. The couple found a rescue to take 3 of the kittens but one of the kittens, Stormy, was found to have a prolapsed rectum and the rescue could not afford to take him. The couple tried every veterinary hospital whom we work with along with some of their own and finally they were able to get into a veterinary hospital where a friend is employed. Stormy was able to have surgery and he is doing well. We were happy to help with Stormy’s surgery and the couple may be keeping him. If not, they will find him a furever, loving home. Also, the feral mom is now scheduled to be spayed. – diana
P.S. I normally don’t show graphic photos but thought this was a clear photo that showed what a prolapsed rectum looks like.
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Tinkerbell – Has 9 Babies; 7 Survived

9/22/21 – On July 28, 2021, I posted about Tinkerbell. She had been adopted out to what was thought a good family but was later found to have been kept on a chain 24/7 and possibly pregnant. She had a severe yeast, skin, and ear infection and had blood in her urine. I realize that most rescues will make sure their rescues are spayed/neutered before adopting out but there are a few, if they feel the adopter is trustworthy, will make other arrangements if the female had not had her first heat. We approved Tinkerbell to be treated for her infections and to get an ultra sound to determine the stage of her pregnancy. Well, now I’d like to report that Tinkerbell had 9 babies on September 14. One puppy was still born and another puppy had severe jaundice and died two days later. There are now 7 puppies who are doing well who will eventually be looking for their furever homes. – diana
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