Tiny – Getting Better

1/1/21 – Tiny Update. Please say a prayer that he starts eating on his own. – diana
Hi Team, its me….Tiny!!!
Guess what?! I made 💩 annnnd I’m eating a little bit on my own!!! I’m still getting supplemented with syringe feeding of A.D. and still getting my meds. I even played a little bit with toys and made biscuits on my new blankets Chances mom brought me. Chances mom and Aunt Deb are taking great care of me until I’m all better and able to go home. Dont mind my eyes, that’s just the camera and my eyes are watery cus I’m super congested but I’m headed in the right direction so far so please still keep me in your prayers.

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Baby Girl – A Victim of a Hit and Run is Out of the Hospital

12/31/20 – A Happy Update! Baby Girl left emergency yesterday morning and spent the night sleeping next to her rescue mom. You might remember that Baby Girl is the victim of a hit and run. She suffered trauma to her lungs which resulted in vomiting blood, trauma to her bladder which resulted in blood in her urine, and trauma to her hips and back legs resulting in bruising and pain when walking. Baby Girl also is suffering from road rash. She is now safe in her new temporary home being treated for pain and the road rash. She is being well fed, and is now warm and loved. As so often is the case in the City, no owner could be located. She will be up for adoption when she has healed.
And, as a tumultuous 2020 ends, I would again like to express my sincere appreciation for the amazing people in our community who give up so much of their lives to save animals, our professional and caring veterinary staffs who work with us, and, without whom we could do nothing, our very generous supporters. In a year when so many were out of work, shut down, or facing illness, we were able to give help to more animals than ever before in any one year. The Board of 4 Paws 1 Heart and I wish everyone of you a 2021 filled with much love, laughter, and good health. God’s blessings to all. – diana
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Kiki – She Jumped Into Her Rescuer’s Car and Wouldn’t Leave

12/30/20 -I think many of us will be very happy when this year is behind us and we can just pray that 2021 is an improvement. The good news, though, is that we’ve been able to meet the needs of every request we have received, even the most difficult. And, as I’ve said so many times, we can only do what we do because of our amazing supporters, veterinary staffs, and rescuers.
This is Kiki. A long-time friend of our co-founder, Gina, contacted us about a “skinny” black & white cat who came out of nowhere and jumped into her car and wouldn’t leave. A person in the neighborhood said that the cat had been hanging around the neighborhood bothering dogs and didn’t belong to anyone. The rescuer couldn’t get Kiki to leave the car and while the rescuer was trying to catch her, Kiki ran into the car’s hatchback which the rescuer couldn’t get into. The rescuer gave up and just drove off with Kiki still in the car. The minute she started driving, Kiki jumped into the rescuer’s arms and just sat there looking out the window and purring — calm as could be. Kiki, obviously, was not a feral cat and had either escaped from her home, or, like so many other cats we help, was abandoned by her owners. Well, Kiki was pretty smart because now she has her furever home with 4 siblings and is much loved.
We are thankful that we could help the rescuers get Kiki ready for her new home (which turned out to be theirs) and to make sure she will never have babies or be on the streets again. – diana
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Baby Girl – Victim of a Hit and Run

12/29/20 – Baby Girl is the victim of a hit and run. It was mid afternoon when i received a call from an amazing rescuer who we’ve helped often. Baby Girl was limping and bleeding from the mouth. We authorized her to go to our emergency partner and that’s where she’ll be through the night. She’s had blood work and x rays. We are not sure of her injuries but the doctors want to make sure there is no internal bleeding. Prayers for these poor stray animals. Thank you for your support. Without you, these animals would have no hope. – diana
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Tiny – He Continues to Recover

12/29/20 – Update on Tiny. A huge thanks to our Board member, Denise, for managing Tiny’s recovery.-diana

A Second Chance For Chance

Hey Team, Mom here with an update on Tiny!
So last night I spoke at length with Dr. Z, my go to amazing vet at Orion Animal Hospital and also spoke to “Auntie Di” at 4 Paws 1 Heart this morning and the decision was made to transfer Tiny to Dr Zs this morning. Tiny was stable enough to leave our great friends at Advanced Emergency but not well enough to go home. And we wanted Dr. Zs experience and expertise and she agreed to take Tiny and also administer an Abdominal Ultrasound. Thankfully the ultrasound found nothing and Dr. Z believes that Tiny is now at the tail end of a pretty bad viral infection. All the supportive care at the emergency hospital pulled her through that. But with any cat who hasn’t eaten for 6 days, the worry now becomes fatty liver disease and having to insert a feeding tube. But the amazing Dr. Z and her crew were able to get a syringe feeding into Tiny. With another holiday weekend coming up we want to make sure Tiny could eat on her own if sent home so we agreed it would be best that Tiny stay at Dr. Zs tonight recieve more feedings and see if she will eat on her own overnight. But Tiny is definitely doing better and hopefully coming home tomorrow! Obviously although we were sure we had met our goal for Tinys care, she spent an extra day at the emergency hospital and was then transferred to Dr. Zs where she recieved an ultrasound, supportive feedings and hospitalized for tonight so any donation you can make on Tinys behalf would be so greatly appreciated at this time of covid and no fundraisers for so long. And with winter and this next storm coming there will be more emergencies requiring help and your donations assure that there will be funds for that next emergency. Thankyou Thankyou Team, your donations save lives ❤
Annnd the great news about Tiny turning the corner was a wonderful Birthday present for her caretaker who turned 90yrs old today! ❤
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A Second Chance For Chance

Hey Team, Mom here with an update on Tiny!
So last night I spoke at length with Dr. Z, my go to amazing vet at Orion Animal Hospital and also spoke to “Auntie Di” at 4 Paws 1 Heart this morning and the decision was made to transfer Tiny to Dr Zs this morning. Tiny was stable enough to leave our great friends at Advanced Emergency but not well enough to go home. And we wanted Dr. Zs experience and expertise and she agreed to take Tiny and also administer an Abdominal Ultrasound. Thankfully the ultrasound found nothing and Dr. Z believes that Tiny is now at the tail end of a pretty bad viral infection. All the supportive care at the emergency hospital pulled her through that. But with any cat who hasn’t eaten for 6 days, the worry now becomes fatty liver disease and having to insert a feeding tube. But the amazing Dr. Z and her crew were able to get a syringe feeding into Tiny. With another holiday weekend coming up we want to make sure Tiny could eat on her own if sent home so we agreed it would be best that Tiny stay at Dr. Zs tonight recieve more feedings and see if she will eat on her own overnight. But Tiny is definitely doing better and hopefully coming home tomorrow! Obviously although we were sure we had met our goal for Tinys care, she spent an extra day at the emergency hospital and was then transferred to Dr. Zs where she recieved an ultrasound, supportive feedings and hospitalized for tonight so any donation you can make on Tinys behalf would be so greatly appreciated at this time of covid and no fundraisers for so long. And with winter and this next storm coming there will be more emergencies requiring help and your donations assure that there will be funds for that next emergency. Thankyou Thankyou Team, your donations save lives ❤
Annnd the great news about Tiny turning the corner was a wonderful Birthday present for her caretaker who turned 90yrs old today! ❤
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Delphine – Her Owners Gave Her Up Because They Couldn’t Pay the Needed Vet Bills

12/29/20 – Delphine was from an accidental litter. The owners were giving her up because they couldn’t take her to the vet. She had an upper respiratory infection, conjunctivitis, ear mites, and intestinal parasites Thanks to 4Paws 1 Heart’s generous donors, Delphine was able to be taken almost immediately to the vet and look at her just 3 days after taking antibiotics. – diana
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Taco – Found During a Snow Storm, Limping

12/28/20 – Taco was seen limping and loose during our snow storm in mid-December. It took awhile for the rescuer to catch him but she did and although she is willing to give him a furever home, she couldn’t afford to have him seen for what appears to be an injured paw. We were contacted and Taco was authorized to see one of our partner vets. Taco saw the vet last week but it was determined that he would have to be put under in order to have x-rays taken. Taco was vaccinated and had a general wellness check and is now scheduled for next week to be not only x-rayed but to also be neutered. Unfortunately, Taco did not have a microchip nor did an owner come forward. We will update after Taco’s next vet visit. – diana
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Tiny – Has Not Been Eating or Drinking

12/27/20 – The goal for Tiny’s care has been reached but your prayers are still needed. Our friend, Lu, whom we’ve helped with many strays over the years, would be devastated if she lost this guy. – my sincere thanks to all. – diana

A Second Chance For Chance

Hey Team, Mom here. Ok…so heres the scoop.
Tiny appears to have something in her small intestines that is causing large gas patterns and a great deal of inflammation. That explains why Tiny is not eating or drinking and vomiting phlegm. The plan is for her to stay in the hospital overnight. She will stay on IV fluids and also she will be given barium. She will have xrays and gas tests every 3hrs to see if the obstruction is moving so it can be passed. She will also be given antinausea meds and appetite stimulant to try and get her eating to also help with the process of getting the obstruction moving. As I told you earlier, Tinys caretaker is 90yrs old and is physically disabled. Staying in the hospital is the best option to get Tiny back on her feet. But it comes at a pretty high cost. The current estimate for Tinys stay is between $830-$1130. We really, really could use your help on this one Team. Your donation would be greatly, greatly appreciated!!! Please, please if you are able..go to 4paws1heart.org/donations/ and on the line that says “Special Instructions” please type in “TINY” Thankyou Team. Your donations saves lives. I will keep you all posted ❤

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Pecan – Update – Beginning to Eat

12/26/20 – “My Christmas Eve rescue made a babystep of improvement tonight.
In between the constant nasal discharge she was able to smell food. I had to put the camera down to help and it was a mess, but this is good! It’s been a struggle to syringe feed every few hours because she couldn’t breathe well. She also finally pooped and urinated on her own this morning! The left eye is just an empty socket and the right eye is very cloudy. She will rarelpecan 12:26:20y open it but the inflammation is beginning to go down.. Pecan will need to see an eye specialist and she may be blind, but she can still live a quality life with the right person. If you would like to help towards her care please visit our website www.4paws1heart.org. – Gina”
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Sadie – Her Mom Was Killed by a Dog

12/26/20 – There continues to be so many cats in the cold and snow needing the help of humans. Christmas Eve we were contacted about Sadie. A very sweet, 8-9 weekd old kitten whose mom was attacked and killed by a dog. The finder didn’t have any shelter for Sadie and contacted an independent rescuer we have helped several times. Sadie also has 2 siblings who still need to be rescued. We have authorized the works for these sweet orphans and pray the siblings can be caught. Thank you to our many donors who continue to believe in us and donate their hard-earned dollars to help the abandoned and abused. – diana
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