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.