TODAY'S UPDATE ON HEILO
Felicity, as her Foster Mom calls her, (aka Heilo) continues to do great. Here are a couple of new pics of her. Her Foster Mom says she loves to be petted. When she is really content, she lays on her side and doggie paddles with her front paws. She purrs a lot. She doesn't like to be picked up, but that will probably come with time. Like essentially all cats, she loves to be warm. The pad she is laying on is a cat heating pad and she loves it. In one of the pics, you can see the space heater behind her. She figures she has had enough cold for a lifetime. She is a sweet girl and is going to make someone really happy. Heilo is available for adoption but should probably not go to a home with young kids as she startles when trying to be picked up.
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UPDATE ON HEILO -- We were very encouraged that Heilo had recovered from her hypothermia but she wasn't eating or thriving. She was seen by the vet yesterday and bloodwork was normal so she was given fluids and an injection. Today she seemed even worse so the vet did an X-ray. She is obstructed!! Most likely she became obstructed prior to the hypothermia but now requires surgery. 2014 is starting out to be quite a challenging year for GPAAS!
We have great news to report this morning........"Heilo" has survived hypothermia!! In the past few weeks GPAAS has received 3 animals rescued by the Police Departments that were hypothermic. The first was a cat. Despite all efforts by Urgent Care and Harper Woods Vet to save him, once warmed up, he couldn't stop seizuring and had to be humanely euthanized to end his horrible suffering. The second was a dog. Once warmed up, this dog also started seizuring, was incoordinate, blind and then aggressive. She was also humanely euthanized to end her suffering. When "Heilo" arrived early Friday morning, we were worried that we would lose her as well. Perhaps we got this one in time, but she responded well to the treatment and as you can see in the photo. We are very encouraged.
These animals that come in to us in these terrible weather conditions, and despite the fact that they are "strays" GPAAS provides immediate urgent care at our expense. We are unable to collect from the cities for any veterinary care provided and we utilize the donations of our supporters to help treat these unfortunate cases. These are very difficult times in Michigan for animals that are outdoors. We are grateful to be able to help our community thanks to all of our supporters and dedicated volunteers.