We’ve taken on two very serious cases this past week-end and both little ones need your prayers and support. Although individual donations have been very slow, we continue to be thankful for all of our wonderful supporters who attend our fundraisers. Here is one of the babies brought into Cats Veterinary, Clinton Twp. and thanks to our partnership and medical funds provided by 4P1H, Thunder will have any treatment necessary, including a visit to a specialist if needed. Stay tuned. ~ diana
“Here is “Thunder” (named for the gloomy day and thunderstorm we are having). He has been surrendered to us by a good Samaritan. His right eye is incredibly inflamed. It is difficult to tell what the eye globe itself looks like underneath all the conjunctiva swelling. We will try medical management here- but he could possibly need an eye enucleation surgery. He also came in infested with fleas. He has been tested negative for FeLV and FIV. We will keep you up to date on the eye and what the doctors feel will be needed- for now we are trying antibiotics both orally and ophthalmic. Very sweet little boy, but nervous and probably feeling uncomfortable ( we are also giving him pain medications!)” Jessica, Cats Veterinary
1/18/14 GOOD MORNING FRIENDS: Our little Helena again went to the veterinary again yesterday. She was treated and remained under the doctor’s watch until 6:30 p.m. when Nicole picked her up. Last night Nicole sent me the following message and some photos. We’ll get some clearer photos later but I thought all of you would like to wake up to the news. ~ diana
“She is all tucked in and resting. She ate good when we got home, and is a bit more lively. She cuddled with me before getting all curled up in her bed♡
Thank you again!!” ~ Nicole
1/13/14 STEVIE HAD A FANTASTIC WEEK: Stevie, our little guy who had his eye enucleated due to a horrendous infection, recently visited Veterinary Vision of Rochester to have his remaining eye and vision evaluated. We are happy to announce that although his vision is limited, the vision he does have should remain the same and not deteriorate. He has also found a forever home where he has two older kitty brothers. His new owner reports he is adjusting well and still purrs non-stop.
Stevie was helped with the the funds created by the 4 Paws 1 Heart/Cats Vet partnership. We are so thankful to Jessica, Licensed Veterinary Technician at the Cats Vet, who took Stevie on her own time to the specialist. We are very thankful to Veterinary Vision for their willingness to work with us and trust us. They took care of our Snickers and our Keller and Dr. Easton and the staff our wonderful to work with. I also want to thank the good people who adopted our Stevie who will now have a loving family to care for him. And, as always, I want to thank our generous supporters who continue to donate so that we can make a difference in the lives of the abandoned and abused. ~ diana
10/7/13 Sweet Keller after his surgery to remove his eyes. He is loving his new mom, brother, Taz, and his new life.~ diana
9/12/13 – 9/12/13 First let me apologize — some people have been asking for an update on Keller and I wondered why. As soon as I talked to his mom on Tuesday, I posted the update. But, as I look through our timeline I can’t find it; the only update is Pat’s. So let me let everyone know what is going on. Keller is doing great. His eye surgery went well and he is to have the stitches taken out of his eyelids on September 24. At that time he will also get his vaccinations. Keller wasn’t able to get neutered in that only one testicle could be found so there is a chance that there is a testicle that hasn’t descended. The doctors suggest that Keller have surgery for this condition in about 6 months. In that there is no danger of Keller using his manhood to “get in trouble”, we all feel it’s best to wait. 4 Paws 1 Heart will keep the donated money aside to make sure all expenses up to the neutering and potential surgery for the testicle is covered. Pat will be signing papers to make our little Keller a permanent member of her household. I’ve asked Pat for an update. Thanks again to all of our friends for your prayers and support. ~ diana
9/9/13 – PRAYERS AND POSITIVE ENERGY NEEDED: Early tomorrow morning our little Keller will be having surgery to remove his eyes. He will be taken to the vet today so that he will be ready first thing in the a.m. Our good friend, Dee (mother of Snickers), feels very strongly that Keller will be fine and that her dad, whose birthday is September 10 and is now in heaven, will be watching over Keller during his surgery. Here was Dee’s posting two weeks after her dad passed away last year. ~ diana
“Last night I decided to ask Dad to send me a sign that he is at peace, is happy and to see if he is smiling again.
I go to bed, wake up, go feed the 4 black feral kitties that hang in our lot next door. These cats true feral cats, they run when you get near them (but I’m working on them). So anyway, I get my coffee, going to lounge in bed for a few and Rick comes in with his coffee and says – there is a black kitty sitting under the patio table. I jump up and I say “HANK” – that was Hank spot when she wanted fed. Hank was the first feral kitty we started feeding –that was last winter -she came near us but never touched us. We haven’t seen Hank for 2-3 months, right after she moved her kitties from a short stay in our woodpile.
I run out to feed Hank, to see if it was Hank – AND IT WAS! She did her little dance around rubbing on the patio chairs & table. I love Hank. (remember, Hank is a black color kitty)
So I go back into the house all elated. Hank is safe. Then I started to think about it…Dad sent Hank to tell me he was happy. How do I know this?? When we were home 2 weeks ago, My sister Sharon Brown Furbee was going through pictures she brought and she says “here do you want this one, I have an extra one” (it is the only one she had a double of)
The photo here is the one that my sister gave me.
If you don’t believe….maybe you should start.” dee
7/11/13 More help for our rescue friends who help us so much when a sick or abandoned animal comes our way. Meet Nia. Nia lost an eye as a result of her owner using an inexpensive flea treatment. She has been through a lot but thankfully when Tigerlily received the call from the veterinary’s office advising that her owner had surrendered her. Tigerlily, once again, came through. 4 Paws 1 Heart is thankful that we could help with her medical bills. Anyone interested in adopting this sweetheart should contact Tigerlily Cat Rescue. ~ Diana
Snickers update (from his mom, Dee): We have changed his name to….
Sir Snickers Licks-a-lot. Oh, it’s all fun and cute until he wakes you up by licking your ear and neck at 3 a.m. in the morning.
Snickers LOVES to perch on your shoulder. He is doing great and he has a potential home in the near future lined up! We are going to arrange a meet-n-greet this week so I’ll keep you posted:) ~ Gina
UPDATE ON MISSY: She is making baby steps of improvement every day:) Having only one eye left has not stopped her at all!! Her jaw will take another 5 weeks of healing before we can remove the wire, but she is eating great. We have to go get her coat this week. It’s just to cold for her little body.. ~ Gina