This poor dog was found as a stray over the weekend. The person that found the dog called to tell Animal Control Officer (Lisa) that he (the dog) had been having repeated seizures overnight while he stayed at her house. Lisa picked him up and took him to the vet where they held him for two days. Some medications were tried to tone down the seizures. All hoped that an owner would come forward, however the seizures were uncontrollable and the dog was deemed to be suffering and was humanely euthanized. (May You Rest In Peace) “I’m very grateful to 4P1H for making the funding available for that care like this so that animals in the situation do not have to suffer in a shelter” ~ Lisa
2/6/13 Update on the Mobile Home Kittens from our friends at Tigerlily Cat Rescue. Please continue to pray for the remaining. Although the initial rescuer thought she was doing these cats a favor by bringing them into her home, the conditions were ripe for infectious diseases to run rampant to the point at which those with the weakest immune systems, succumbed to the deadliest. Here is the update ~ diana
“Hi Diana, sad news… we lost the little orange bobtail last night. He was the first one admitted, and in addition to the panleuk symptoms, was also showing elevated ALT/SGPT (liver) on blood work that they hadn’t yet determined the reason for. He had been the one with the consistently higher temps and when the fever finally broke, his temp plummeted to 98. He went into cardiac arrest around 6pm. They had been able to initially get the heart beat back, but it was fading and they could not get him to breathe on his own…. we had to make the difficult decision to put him to sleep….
The other two that are still in the hospital, as of 2am this morning, are holding normal body temps and blood glucose levels. and are both eating some, so we are hopeful.
Of the 4 at the foster home, 2 are showing no signs, 1 has to be coaxed to eat but then will on her own, 1 we are concerned about – but he did hold down the syringe fed food and is holding down the antibiotics. He is getting subcutaneous fluids once a day. He will go into the vet if he stops holding down food and meds or shows any other negative changes. The foster reported all were playing late last night.
Just wanted to give you an update, as I know you have a lot invested in these kitties too… Sometimes we just cannot win the fights but we will keep fighting. Tigerlily Cat Rescue”
These kittens were 5 of 13 cats in a mobile home. 4P1H has paid to neuter and spay 7 of them and Tigerlily Cat Rescue has taken them into their organization.
UPDATE:On February 3, 2013, Tigerlily Cat Rescue informed me that all 7 kittens have contracted the Panleukopenia Virus which is highly contagious and deadly. It is very often called “feline distemper”. It is within the same family of viruses as parvovirus in dogs and operates similarly — diarrhea, vomiting, fever, dehydration, lack of appetite, etc. It is not often seen because it is the “P” in the “RCP” vaccines that cats get. Like parvo, there is no “cure” and its a matter of supportive care with IV fluids, antibiotics, etc. and hoping that their little bodies can fight it off. Three of the cats were immediately hospitalized and are in serious condition; the other four are being treated at home. Please say your prayers for these babies; they have been through so much already. 4 Paws 1 Heart will be sending some medical dollars for their care but the hospital bill will be pretty substantial. ~ diana
Lewis is sick and our friends at Better Life Canine Center needed help!! Lewis was saved from a shelter, went through Heartworm Treatment a few months ago, and is now sick :-(. He’s was tested to determine if he still has a few live heartworms, and for some reason he’s lethargic, vomitting, and has other stomach problems too. 4 Paws 1 Heart is happy to send some medical dollars to help Lewis.