WHAT'S UP - HEARTS' RECENT GOOD WORKS

After consulting with the shelter manager of Pawsitively Cats, it was determined that the best way H.E.A.R.T.S. could help more cats find their forever homes was to provide financial assistance for veterinary care – specifically dental work.  Cats with dental problems live in constant pain.  This prevents them from eating well, which negatively impacts their outside appearance, and the pain keeps them from showing their true selves to potential adopters.  The result is they live a miserable life and may never be adopted.  Cats that undergo dental procedures are changed forever.  They can eat well, their coats regain a healthy sheen, and they are playful and affectionate.  This leads to more adoptions.  More adoptions make life better for the adopted cats, and frees up more space in the shelter so that additional cats can be rescued and not face euthanasia or other dangers as homeless animals.

12/12/2017
H.E.A.R.T.S. provided funding to control seizures that started abruptly for Hank the dog.

10/25/2017
H.E.A.R.T.S. provided funding for Chloe the dog to undergo surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon. Here is an update from her "Mom": "I can't thank you enough for your contribution to Chloe's medical expenses. You are a true lifesaver! Her surgery went well. The following 8 weeks of splint changes and having to be crated and wear a cone were tough for all of us. We are now in the therapy phase of her recovery. After weekly splint changes and lots of cage rest she now needs to gain back her flexibility and strength. Hopefully she will be back to normal in a few more weeks. Right now she is still hobbling along and mainly avoiding using her leg because she wants to go faster than she should."
Chloe

8/2/2017
H.E.A.R.T.S. provided funding for Gizmo the cat to be treated for a throat blockage.

7/6/2017
H.E.A.R.T.S. covered the euthanasia fee for Mekka the dog who was suffering from cancer.

5/10/2017
H.E.A.R.T.S. provided funding for Gizmo the cat to receive imaging testing and antibiotics.

4/21/2017
H.E.A.R.T.S. covered the veterinarian fees for Lilly the dog to be tested for Valley Fever.

4/13/2017
H.E.A.R.T.S. was contacted by a woman who found a severely injured dog on the road.  His injuries were so extensive that leg amputation became necessary.  Sadly, Odie, as she named him, did not survive the surgery.

4/10/2017
H.E.A.R.T.S. provided funding for Valley Fever testing and treatment for Bella the dog.

4/3/2017
H.E.A.R.T.S. provided funding for medical treatment for Jersey the dog who was suffering with a severe case of Valley Fever.  Unfortunately, Jersey did not survive.

2/22/2017
H.E.A.R.T.S. provided funding so that Charlie the cat could be treated for a laceration on his neck.

12/13/2016
H.E.A.R.T.S. paid for Don Vito the dog to get extensive bloodwork done because he was unable to eat and had an enlarged abdomen.  He was diagnosed with Cushing’s Disease and is now being treated with medication.
Don Vito

9/21/2016
Paid for Brooklyn the cat to be hospitalized because he was unable to urinate.  Brooklyn underwent surgery to have his urethra reconstructed.

8/19/2016
Paid for Canelo the dog to get a chest X-ray.

8/8/2016
Paid for Lily the cat to get an ultrasound and medication.

7/27/2016
Paid for Kizmet the dog to get an EKG and ultrasound.

7/26/2016
Paid for Buddy the cat to undergo an exam and needle aspiration to diagnose a growth.

7/23/2016
Paid for Misfit the dog to get lab work done because of joint pain.

7/22/2016
Paid for Dude the cat to get dental work done.

7/14/2016
Paid for dog who was lame to get a radiograph.

7/8/2016
Paid for Tortilla the cat to get bloodwork and a Valley Fever test.

6/3/2016
Paid for Chiquita the dog to get an ultrasound for an enlarged uterus.

5/4/2016
Paid for an exam for Snoopy the cat.

4/15/2016
Paid for vet visit for Bobcat the cat, who was severely dehydrated.

4/11/2016
Helped pay for a recently spayed kitten at Pawsitively Cats, who developed gangrene, to have diseased tissue removed.

4/4/2016
A puppy named Snow was attacked by another dog and required stitches and additional emergency medical treatment.

4/1/2016
A dog named Gigi was thought to have swallowed a tennis ball so H.E.A.R.T.S. paid for an examination.  Follow-up medication was necessary when it was determined the dog had intestinal problems, but had not swallowed a tennis ball.  Ultimately, it was discovered that Gigi had cancer, and H.E.A.R.T.S. covered the cost of euthanasia.

2/16/2016
JellyBean the Cat ingested Adderol and required emergency medical intervention.  JellyBean has since made a full recovery.

1/29/2016
BobCat was presenting with kidney problems and H.E.A.R.T.S. covered the costs of a full renal panel.

1/22/2016
Marmalade the Cat required emergency intervention for a dislocated jaw.

12/21/2015
Gray the cat was in pain and required multiple tooth extractions.

12/7/2015
Tigre the cat required emergency intervention to stabilize his condition as he was found to be diabetic.

8/28/2015
H.E.A.R.T.S. paid for limb amputation surgery for Lucky the cat.  Lucky was found by a woman who regularly rescues animals.  She believed that someone had intentionally injured Lucky.  The good news is the surgery was successful and the woman who rescued him placed Lucky with a person who had recently lost her cat.
Lucky

8/20/2015

H.E.A.R.T.S. paid for a resident of Pawsitively Cats, Turbo Girl, to have a tumor removed.

8/5/2015
H.E.A.R.T.S. paid for Gizmo the cat to receive an antibiotic injection to treat an abscess on his tail.

7/30/2015
H.E.A.R.T.S. paid for a resident of Pawsitively Cats, Fiona, to have her tail amputated.

7/24/2015
H.E.A.R.T.S. paid for emergency treatment for Harley, a five-month old puppy who had been attacked by a javelina.

7/21/2015
Over the course of a couple of weeks, beginning 7/21/15, H.E.A.R.T.S. paid for numerous vet visits for Misty the cat who had a severe eye ulcer and who was having difficulty breathing.
Misty

7/16/2015
H.E.A.R.T.S. paid for imaging and treatment for Pepper the cat who had an intestinal blockage.

6/2/2015
H.E.A.R.T.S. paid for lab work for Jelly Bean the cat who lacked an appetite.  Her “Mom” reports that she has regained her appetite and is doing well.
Jellybean

5/1/2015
H.E.A.R.T.S. paid for lab work and treatment for Clarisse the cat who had blood in her urine.

4/8/2015
H.E.A.R.T.S. paid for an abdominal ultrasound for Chui the cat.  His “Mom” reports that our assistance has helped Chui live a pain-free life.
Chui

3/7/2015
H.E.A.R.T.S. paid for urgent care services and x-rays for Snoopy the cat who had an obstruction.

3/2/2015
H.E.A.R.T.S. paid for an exam for Isabel the cat who lacked an appetite.

1/9/2015
H.E.A.R.T.S. was contacted about a stray cat that had been taken in but was in need of extensive dental work.  We’re happy to report that the dental work has been completed, and Rosie the cat is now happy and healthy.  Thanks to her new "Mom" for giving her a loving home.
Rosie

1/9/2015
H.E.A.R.T.S. paid for Mouser the cat to have a swollen ear treated.
  
11/20/2014
H.E.A.R.T.S. paid for eye-removal surgery for Baby the cat.

9/11/2014

Paid for two cats, Jonathan and Keiko to have dental work.  Both are residents of Pawsitively Cats No-Kill Animal Shelter and have leukemia.   These two kitties were adopted together and have found their forever homes!  Incidentally, kitties with leukemia seem to be especially affectionate, but some people are reluctant to adopt.  Many leukemia kitties live long, symptom-free lives and can bring a special richness to one’s life.  Thank you to their new pet parents for taking a chance on them!  This gives them the home they deserve, and frees up more space in the shelter.
Jonathan_1
Jonathan_2

9/4/2014
Paid for Chelsea the cat, a resident of Pawsitively Cats, to have dental work.  Chelsea is available for adoption at Pawsitively Cats.

8/26/2014
Paid for Isobel the cat, a resident of Pawsitively Cats, to have dental work.  Since receiving dental care, Isobel has been adopted and has found her forever home.

8/18/2014
H.E.A.R.T.S. paid for the veterinary care for a cat that was previously adopted, but returned to the shelter because he was not eating.   Simon the cat was successfully treated and we’re happy to report that he is back with his adopted family.
Simon

6/17/2014
Donated $1,500 to Pawsitively Cats, to help them meet a matching grant award goal.

5/27/14
Paid for Peter the cat, a resident of Pawsitively Cats, to have dental work.  Peter is available for adoption at Pawsitively Cats.
Peter

5/27/2014
Paid for Tuck the cat, a resident of Pawsitively Cats, to have dental work.  Tuck is available for adoption at Pawsitively Cats.
Tuck

5/14/2014
Paid vet bill for Melanie the dog.  She was drinking excessive amounts of water and had cataracts.   Her pet parents needed financial assistance.

3/20/2014
Paid for Sonic the cat, a resident of Pawsitively Cats, to have dental work.  Sonic is available for adoption at Pawsitively Cats.

2/12/2014
Paid vet bill for Froshus the cat – displaying signs of liver failure.  Froshus was kept overnight for observation and treatment.  His pet parents needed financial assistance.

1/8/2014
Paid for follow-up vet care for Gizmo the cat who was emaciated.  His pet parents needed financial assistance.

12/19/2013
Provided funding for a resident of Pawsitively Cats, Honey, to receive dental work.  Honey is ready for her close-up now (and ready to be adopted).

12/18/2013
Provided funding for a resident of Pawsitively Cats, Chessie, to receive dental work.   Living pain-free Chessie may be smiling like the Chesire Cat the next time we see him.

12/17/2013
Provided funding for additional lab work for Gizmo the cat.  Gizmo was a stray taken in by a kind woman who said that he came to her door, friendly, but emaciated.  Since Gizmo’s initial vet visit, he has gained 2 pounds and is getting stronger every day.

12/12/2013
Provided funding for two residents of Pawsitively Cats, Noir and Alfonso, to receive dental work.  These cats were living in pain, with their ability to eat and enjoy life severely hampered.  These procedures drastically improve their lives and increase their likelihood of being adopted.  When cats are in pain, they tend to hide, which may give the appearance that they are unfriendly.  I was informed by the Sheryl, the shelter manager, that Noir was running around and playing the day after his procedure.  They’re both ready for their forever homes now!

12/5/2013
Provided funding for lab work for Gizmo the cat.  Gizmo was a stray taken in by a kind woman who said that he came to her door, friendly, but emaciated.  H.E.A.R.T.S., Inc. paid for the lab work to determine the appropriate treatment for Gizmo.

11/2013
In November 2013, Raytheon employees donated dog food that they had collected during  a food drive.  The donations included 292.50 lbs. of dry dog food, one case and other assorted cans of wet dog food, and Milk Bone dog biscuits.  All of this food was then delivered to an organization that is caring for the abandoned dogs in the Dog Patch area.  This group is attempting to find homes for these dogs, but in the mean time provides food on a regular basis.  This donated food was greatly appreciated.  Thank you Raytheon employees!!!!

11/1/2013
Provided funding for emergency medical care for two dogs, Chuy and Baby who accidentally ingested rat poison.

10/26/2013
Purchased and delivered 400 lbs. of litter and 12 cases of food to Pawsitively Cats.

10/19/2013
Provided funding for emergency medical care for a kitten named Tinkerbell who had a collapsed lung.

9/14/2013
Purchased and delivered 400 lbs. of litter and 15 cases of food to Pawsitively Cats.

8/3/2013
Purchased and delivered 320 lbs. of litter and 12 cases of food to Pawsitively Cats.

6/22/2013
Purchased and delivered 320 lbs. of litter and 13 cases of food to Pawsitively Cats.

5/25/2013
Purchased and delivered 400 lbs. of litter and 13 cases of food to Pawsitively Cats.

5/15/2013
Paid for vet exam and treatment for Charlie the cat who had a large lump on his neck.

4/12/2013
Purchased and delivered 400 lbs. of litter and 14 cases of food to Pawsitively Cats.

3/23/2013
Purchased and delivered 400 lbs. of litter and 10 cases of food to Pawsitively Cats.

2/16/2013
Purchased and delivered 320 lbs. of litter and 10 cases of food to Pawsitively Cats.

1/7/2013
Assisted with emergency vet bills, including an overnight hospital stay for Juno the cat, who was experiencing a painful intestinal blockage.  Juno recovered and has returned home to be with his family.

1/7/2013
Paid for the removal of one of Midnight the cat’s eyes.  Someone had shot this stray cat in the face, and eye removal surgery was necessary to save his life.  The kind woman who found him has since adopted him and he now lives indoors, as all cats should so that he can live a long, healthy and happy life.

12/22/2012
Purchased and delivered 320 lbs. of litter and 8 cases of food to Pawsitively Cats.

12/3/2012
Delivered two 20-lb. bags of dry cat food to an individual who is caring for cats being dumped in his neighborhood.  He is currently feeding 13 cats.  Provided spay-neuter information so that he can get some assistance in preventing this number from increasing exponentially.

11/28/2012
Assisted with vet bills for Token the cat, to alleviate a urinary blockage.  Token’s pet parent is a disabled vet who required financial assistance.

11/24/2012
Purchased and delivered 440 lbs. of litter and 11 cases of food to Pawsitively Cats.

10/28/2012
Delivered two 20-lb. bags of Science Diet dry cat food to Wee Care Animal Shelter, Inc.

10/27/2012
Purchased and delivered 440 lbs. of litter and 10 cases of food to Pawsitively Cats.

9/29/2012
Purchased and delivered 440 lbs. of litter and 11 cases of food to Pawsitively Cats.

9/1/2012
Purchased and delivered 400 lbs. of litter and 11 cases of food to Pawsitively Cats.

8/4/2012
Purchased and delivered 480 lbs. of litter and 11 cases of food to Pawsitively Cats.

7/13/2012
Provided assistance with vet bills for a cat rescued from home where he was not receiving medical care. LaLa the cat was diagnosed with a thyroid disorder and is now being treated.

7/7/2012
Purchased and delivered 400 lbs. of litter and 10 cases of food to Pawsitively Cats.

7/6/2012
Paid for the surgical removal of a mass and spaying for a Cocker Spaniel named Autumn, rescued by Mostly Cockers and Poms. Autumn has since been adopted.

6/15/2012
Purchased and delivered $106 worth of cleaning supplies to Pawsitively Cats.

6/14/2012
Purchased and delivered 320 lbs. of litter and 7 cases of food to Pawsitively Cats.

5/17/2012
Paid for the removal of salivary glands for Wilfred the cat, a resident of Pawsitively Cats no-kill shelter.

5/5/2012
Purchased and delivered 480 lbs. of litter and 7 cases of food to Pawsitively Cats.

3/24/2012
Purchased and delivered 440 lbs. of litter and 8 cases of food to Pawsitively Cats.

2/14/2012
Paid for vet visits and medication for Mau Mau the cat who was abandoned and in danger of losing one of his eyes. A neighbor found him and took him to the vet. After several vet visits and multiple applications of the medicine by his rescuer, his eye healed and he is ready to be adopted. Thank you Andra!

12/23/2011
Purchased and delivered 560 lbs. of litter to Casa de los Gatos (CDLG), a no-kill cat shelter.

12/17/2011
Provided the funds for CDLG to purchase 40 lbs. of litter and 3 cases of food.

12/10/2011
Provided the funds for CDLG to purchase 12 cases of food.

12/1/2011
Provided the funds for CDLG to purchase 60 lbs. of litter.

11/29/2011
Provided the funds for CDLG to purchase 1,280 lbs. of litter.

11/28/2011
Provided the funds for CDLG to purchase 80 lbs. of litter.

11/23/2011
Purchased and delivered 400 lbs. of litter and 8 cases of food to CDLG.

11/12/2011
Purchased and delivered 480 lbs. of litter to CDLG.

11/5/2011
Purchased and delivered 440 lbs. of litter and 8 cases of canned food to CDLG.

10/27/2011
Purchased 375 lbs. of dry food and cleaning supplies for CDLG.

10/26/2011
Purchased and delivered 552 lbs. of litter and 5 cases of canned food to CDLG.

10/26/2011
Paid for Della the cats’ dental work (CDLG).

10/25/2011
Paid for Gale the cats’ dental work (CDLG).

10/24/2011
Paid or Blaine the cats’ dental work, GI lab work, hospitalization and special food (CDLG).

10/19/2011
Paid for Erika the cats’ dental work and hospitalization (CDLG).

10/17/2011
Paid for dental work for cats Salisbury, Website and Mel Torme (CDLG).

10/16/2011
Delivered 440 lbs. of litter to CDLG.
Delivered 6 cases of cat food to CDLG.

10/14/2011
Paid for Jordan the cat’s dental work (CDLG).  Jordan was subsequently adopted after her dental surgery.

10/11/2011
Paid for Apple the cat’s dental work (CDLG).

10/9/2011
Delivered 546 lbs. of litter to CDLG.
Delivered 4 cases of food to CDLG.

6/16/2011
Paid for x-rays for Maggie the dog.  Maggie’s pet parent was unable to pay the vet expenses.

4/15/2011
Paid boarding costs for cats Baby and Cesar who had lost their permanent home.   Baby had recently tested positive for feline leukemia and they were being boarded until a permanent home could be found.  Thanks to their new adoptive family, they avoided the stress of being introduced into the shelter environment. 

3/18/2011
Paid vet bill to have fluid removed from Cricket the cats’ lungs.  Cricket was struggling to breathe and her pet parent had recently lost her job.

2/18/2011
Paid for dental work for Patrick the cat.  Patrick was in extreme pain and his pet parent could not afford the vet expenses and was considering surrendering him to the shelter system.  His dental surgery was a success and he was able to go home.

2/9/2011
Paid for amputation for Mayo the cat.  Mayo was subsequently adopted and is very happy (CDLG).