Chelsea Update

Chelsea:  It’s truly a wonderful thing when animal advocacy groups can keep their focus on the animal and work together towards one goal. I truly admire the rescue groups who we have been fortunate enough to help. May God always watch over them. ~ diana

“Please help us welcome Chelsea to NBS Animal Rescue! This poor little girl was found by a wonderful supporter who contacted us to see if we could help give this little lady some much needed TLC. 

Chelsea was so badly matted and dirty that she couldn’t move freely, was barely able to see around the matted fur on her nose and face, had horrendously painful mats in her armpit area, her tail was completely matted to the bone with lots of burs, sticks and dirt stuck to her fur. Her ears were 2-3 times as thick as they should be because of the matting on both the outside and the inside of her ear canal, and the poor darling had matted fur that made a sort of “boot” around all of her paws that left her paw pads completely covered and long nails poking through starting to curl under. 

She was kind enough to let our volunteers try to remove some of the burs, but it was quickly evident that in order to help this little one feel better she was going to need to be completely shaved under anesthesia to help her avoid the pain of removing the mats. Our wonderful friends at 4 Paws 1 Heart very kindly agreed to help us get Chelsea the grooming care she needed so that we could further assess her medical needs. The amazingly awesome Gina and staff at the Animal Urgent and Critical Care Center anesthetized Chelsea and worked diligently for over an hour to carefully remove the severely matted fur that was causing Chelsea so much pain. After waking up from her anesthesia Chelsea was a MUCH happier girl – she got down on the vet’s office floor, ran around the room, hopped up on our volunteers legs to say hello, shook off the remaining little fluffy hairs, and wagged her tail like all was well with the world again! 

Chelsea is HW negative, received her DHPP and Rabies vaccine, and visited the wonderful folks at Bingo Pet Salon today for a bath and nail trim. Because Chelsea’s matting was so incredibly severe and painful, she has a bit of a patchy coat right now as some areas of her body had to be shaved down to the skin just to remove the mats as they were literally pulling her skin taught. Once Chelsea’s bruises, minor scabs, and skin irritation begins to heal and her her starts to re-grow our friends at Bingo will giver her a full body groom to even her out and make her even more beautiful than she already is.

Chelsea slept well after her big day, and is happily romping with her foster fur friends, enjoying playing with new toys, and doing well with figuring out this potty outside thing. =)

Chelsea will be available for adoption after her vetting is completed next week. She’s a sweet little lady who sends her love out to Jess, the wonderful woman who found her and sought help for her, Gina and the staff at Animal Urgent and Critical Care Center for making her so much more comfortable, 4 Paws 1 Heart for generously covering the anesthesia fee and vet visit to help this little one feel no more pain, and Bingo Pet Salon for their patience and gentle touch. ~ Rebecca”

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Saddened News….Angel Lost the Battle Today

This is from Missi Bellottie of Detroit Bully Corps just in case our 4P1H friends are not following the Angel and Shiner facebook page. ~ diana
Update 11/22/12 9:30pm 
It was with a deeply saddened and angry heart that we informed the world that Angel lost the battle today. As I kissed her head and told her how much everyone loved her, with a steady stream of tears, I promised her that with my anger filled heart I would fight for justice. With that being said…..We ordered a Necropsy so that we could document everything. Right now we

 are compiling all the evidence and will be taking it to the DA . I made a promise that sweet innocent soul that her death would not be in vain. I will make this a personal mission to see that the “person” that did this to her will pay. I will seek tougher laws for people like her.During her Necropsy it was found that our little Angel passed from a perforated esophagus. This lining of the esophagus was so thin that you could see through it. There was about 6” of damage but only one perforation. You ask why was there damage and perforation? It was due to her not having food for a long period of time and the stomach acid eating away at it. 
Please continue to follow their page as we, will be updating about Shiner and the future court case.

Rest In Pease my sweet Angel. Run Free and Never go hungry again.

Love you 
Mommy

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Welcome Chelsea to NBS

It’s truly a wonderful thing when animal advocacy groups can keep their focus on the animal and work together towards one goal. I truly admire the rescue groups who we have been fortunate enough to help. May God always watch over them. ~ diana

Please help us welcome Chelsea to NBS Animal Rescue! This poor little girl was found by a wonderful supporter who contacted us to see if we could help give this little lady some much needed TLC. 

Chelsea was so badly matted and dirty that 

she couldn’t move freely, was barely able to see around the matted fur on her nose and face, had horrendously painful mats in her armpit area, her tail was completely matted to the bone with lots of burs, sticks and dirt stuck to her fur. Her ears were 2-3 times as thick as they should be because of the matting on both the outside and the inside of her ear canal, and the poor darling had matted fur that made a sort of “boot” around all of her paws that left her paw pads completely covered and long nails poking through starting to curl under. 

She was kind enough to let our volunteers try to remove some of the burs, but it was quickly evident that in order to help this little one feel better she was going to need to be completely shaved under anesthesia to help her avoid the pain of removing the mats. 

Our wonderful friends at 4 Paws 1 Heart very kindly agreed to help us get Chelsea the grooming care she needed so that we could further assess her medical needs. The amazingly awesome Gina and staff at the Animal Urgent and Critical Care Center anesthetized Chelsea and worked diligently for over an hour to carefully remove the severely matted fur that was causing Chelsea so much pain. 

After waking up from her anesthesia Chelsea was a MUCH happier girl – she got down on the vet’s office floor, ran around the room, hopped up on our volunteers legs to say hello, shook off the remaining little fluffy hairs, and wagged her tail like all was well with the world again! 

Chelsea is HW negative, received her DHPP and Rabies vaccine, and visited the wonderful folks at Bingo Pet Salon today for a bath and nail trim. Because Chelsea’s matting was so incredibly severe and painful, she has a bit of a patchy coat right now as some areas of her body had to be shaved down to the skin just to remove the mats as they were literally pulling her skin taught. Once Chelsea’s bruises, minor scabs, and skin irritation begins to heal and her her starts to re-grow our friends at Bingo will giver her a full body groom to even her out and make her even more beautiful than she already is.

Chelsea slept well after her big day, and is happily romping with her foster fur friends, enjoying playing with new toys, and doing well with figuring out this potty outside thing. =)

Chelsea will be available for adoption after her vetting is completed next week. She’s a sweet little lady who sends her love out to Jess, the wonderful woman who found her and sought help for her, Gina and the staff at AUCC for making her so much more comfortable, 4 Paws 1 Heart for generously covering the anesthesia fee and vet visit to help this little one feel no more pain, and Bingo Pet Salon for their patience and gentle touch.

 

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Emma (Snow) Update

A week after going to rescue Emma a.k.a. Snow continues to improve. The inflammation has subsided and she is not scratching as much and is more relaxed and comfortable.  She is getting very spoiled with her daily sponge bath and massage when I apply ointment to her affected areas.  She deserves all the spoiling after what she has been through ~ Cynthia

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Rescue the Chihuahua

One of our long-time friends contacted us recently about a Chihuahua whose owner was going to just let him loose!! Here’s some of her message AND YES, you can believe that 4 Paws 1 Heart will help this little guy be in a loving home by paying to get him neutered and vaccinated. That’s what we do – making sure there’s one less animal walking the streets and even less animals getting killed in shelters. We wish this little guy a long and happy life with Minnie’s family. ~ diana

Hi Diana,
“I can’t believe they were just turning him loose. It just happened that I was showing a condo (it looks like an old apartment complex they turned into condos) and she was outside with the dog. I spoke to the dog and said “you need to come home with me” and she said, “take him, we are turning him loose anyway” – My jaw dropped and I said WHAT?? And she said, somebody will find him………..aaaaaaggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhh – I told her I would be back in an hour, so I took my daughter down with me since the “baby” would be staying with her and we picked him up. He snarled and growled and showed his teeth to the owner but he has been at my daughter’s with her kids overnight and hasn’t snarled or growled once!!! He also needs all his shots. He is so precious. He is just skin and bones, I can’t believe how skinny he is!!! We went directly to the pet store and bought him a harness and a leash and some tiny bites food and some treats.

Anyway, my daughter’s husband has been laid off from Ford for some time now and I know they can’t afford a large vet bill, so if they could find a way to get him neutered and get his shots, I believe they may keep him. Any help you could offer would be wonderful. They would be willing to pay, they aren’t looking for “free” but I know they can’t afford a large vet bill. Here’s a photo of her children who have already fallen in love”.

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Bruiser (aka Rusty)

UPDATE: Remember Rusty?? Nicole, one of our fb friends, found him on the side of a highway; dirty, matted, intact, and a lump near his abdomen. She had been trying to find the owner but without success; was willing to keep the little guy but couldn’t afford the initial vetting and potential operation. 4P1H is all about funding medical treatment with the goal of finding a forever home, so we offered to pay for Rusty’s medical needs. We are so very happy for Nicole, her family, and Rusty (aka Bruiser) Here is an update from Nicole:

“I have some very exciting news!!!! Rusty’s owner found him and I was heart broken, thinking she would try and take him away from me. But luckily she just offered him to me. She told me she didn’t want him and she was just going to “get rid of him anyway” because she can’t take care of him. He has NEVER been to a vet or been groomed, she was a younger girl and I think she had no idea how to care for the animal. I found out he will be one in July, she didn’t know the exact date. His name was Bruiser, which I have been calling him. She told me occasionally he was left alone for a few days because she didn’t have time for him. Today has been a rollercoaster ride of emotions for me. From thinking he was going to be taken away from me, (which is equivalent to taking one of my kids away) to the joy and relief of hearing her say I can keep him, then learning the dreadful way he spent the first year of his life. But right now Bruiser and I are at ease knowing we are together for good now, it’s the greatest feeling in the world This dog is so bonded to me and vice versa. He refuses to leave my side, but that’s fine with me. I love this dog and I am so thankful for all you have done to make it possible for him to be a permanent member of our family. I am working on collecting some donations from my co-workers, who are all animal lovers, since you have helped me. I will let you know when we have it ready for you.Again, I really cannot thank you enough! I will be for ever grateful to you.Nicole and Bruiser!

7/23/12 Update:  Bruiser has been neutered and his hernia has been repaired compliments of 4P1H and the love of Nicole and her family.  Happy Beginnings!!

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Sweetpea

Update July 23, 2012 from NBS Animal Rescue
Sweetpea McGee is doing fantastic!! He’s settling into the routine quite nicely, has learned if he nudges his foster mom’s arm when she stops petting him that she magically starts petting again, is gaining weight, and his sores are almost completely healed.

He will be having surgery on Wednesday to have two masses removed (one from his belly and one from his neck) as well as having a dental treatment. We’re so very thankful to all of the wonderful people at 4 Paws 1 Heart who are generously covering his medical treatment. ♥


July 11, 20012 AN UPDATE ON SWEETPEA; OF COURSE, 4P1H WILL COVER ANY MEDICAL TREATMENT SWEETPEA NEEDS TO MAKE HIM A HEALTHY BOY —

“Hi Diana! THANK-YOU so very much for letting us go and visit with Sweetpea tonight! He’s a precious little fella who we all quickly fell in love with. The staff there were fantastic – they were very busy and allowed us to sit in the lobby for over an hour with Sweetpea as we just gently petted him, fed him some tasty treats, and started to get to know each other. The red areas of the skin shown in the first pictures you posted originally have started to heal nicely and are now flaking off into little scabs. The larger wounds are still pretty nasty looking but the vet said it was improving daily. He shook like a leaf for the first 30 minutes, but then he started to get comfy and we saw the slightest little wag of his raw little tail. Once I stopped petting him for about 3 seconds he even nudged my hand with his nose asking for more! Aaron got kisses from him and Jaime got lots of good ear scratches and petting in too. I can’t wait to get him home to start showing him how wonderful life can be! He does have two issues that I wanted to discuss with you, we were able to talk with the vet tech and dr. on staff tonight about his teeth and two rather large lumps he has. His teeth are badly in need of a dental treatment with sadly, quite a few extractions probably necessary. He has a large lump on his belly/chest and one just under his chin/neck. The vet on staff recommended a dental treatment and a needle aspiration of the larger lump to assess what we were dealing with. She said she would talk with Gina when she got back on Sunday about his progress thus far.” Rebecca, NBS Animal Rescue


July 6, 2012
7/6/12 The Eastpointe Animal Control Officer (ACO) was contacted by a groomer in Eastpointe reporting a case of serious neglect/abuse. He had a Pomeranian mix, male, neutered, 10 lbs. and about 7 years old. The dog was matted with feces with flies stuck to it and totally consumed with hundreds of maggots who had actually at holes in his poor little body; his nails were 1 and 1/2 inches overgrown. The ACO immediately took the animal to the East Detroit Animal Hospital who kindly stepped up to the plate without an advanced payment. There the maggots were removed and the dog was shaved but the dog still required additional veterinary care. The ACO contacted the owner to advise of the dire condition of the dog and to tell her that the dog needed additional medical treatment. She claimed that she had been in the hospital with a heart condition and her dog, Sweetpea, had been in the care of a friend. She also said that she didn’t have the money to take him to a vet or to pay the vet the ACO had taken him to for initial treatment.

The ACO contacted Gina and asked if 4P1H could help. Gina told him that if the woman could produce proof that she was, in fact, in the hospital and proof of who had been caring for the dog, that 4P1H would help with the medical bills (although that is not typically what 4P1H does). The woman could not provide proof and obviously had been lying; it further appeared that the dog had just been neglected and kept in a crate. The woman wanted the dog back but the ACO miraculously talked the woman into surrendering the dog and brought the dog, after hours on his own time, to the Animal Urgent and Critical Care Center. At the Center, Sweetpea was further treated for his infestations, stabilized, and put on IV fluids. He is totally traumatized by what he has been forced to go through. Charges cannot be pressed in Eastpointe because it turns out that the woman is a Detroit resident. If the City of Eastpointe does not pay the vet bill at the East Detroit Animal Hospital, 4P1H will pay that bill as well as the costs for the medical treatment and Sweetpea’s stay at the Critical Care Center. He should be ready for adoption in about a week.

If one of our rescue friends could take on the adoption of Sweetpea, it would be greatly appreciated. For now, if anyone is seriously interested in adopting him, please contact me at diana.4paws1heart@gmail.com.

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