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Sunday August 17, 2014
1340 Atwater St, Detroit, Michigan 48243
Dog walk along the beautiful Detroit River
The Riverfront Canine Club is a guided dog-walking group led by Canine to Five staff.
Walks start at Rivard Plaza and typically go to Joe Louis Arena and back.
This walk takes anywhere from 60-90 minutes. Be sure to bring plenty of water for you and your 4-legged friend.
Free PFP water Bottle with the minimum donation of $10 or bag of dog or cat food to the first 200.
Please come Walk, for Jasper and all the voiceless.
Link to Jasper's Walk on Facebook
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Monday August 18, 2014
10% Donation Night
Come out and get your car washed
Saturday August 23, 2014
Mobile Gas Station
1624 E. 11 Mile Rd.
Royal Oak, Mi 48067
California Wine Grapes Co.
We are gearing up for our 13th annual OPEN HOUSE on
AUGUST 23, SATURDAY @ 12:30 TO 3:30.
FOOD AND WINE FOR TASTING
PLEASE R.S.V.P. BY AUGUST 20TH so we know how much food to order.
Looking forward to seeing you there!!
California Wine-Grape | 7250 W. Fort Street | Detroit, MI 48209 USA | Phone (313) 841-0590
Please Support Ayden!!
Please Support Ayden she is a wonderful young lady having a Lemonade & Cookie Fundraiser to support Providing for Paws.
Ayden normally goes between 2 locations
the park on Lincoln Rd. At Westchester Way (down the street from Seaholm High School) in Birmingham, Mi & On Sunday's, her stand is at the entrance of Booth park in Birmingham, Mi across from the Farmer's Market on Old Woodward.
Between 11am - 1 pm
Or if you're in the giving mood, she is taking donations through Paypal under the email, email@example.com.
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July 15, 2014
Providing for Paws is deeply sadden by the news we received last night. It is with very heavy hearts that we tell you, Momma Kohl was in for her nightly soaking at about 8:00pm last night, when she suddenly passed away. She was doing so well and Dr. Ruland was so excited because her jaw had fully fused back together this week. We had absolutely no indication this was coming and will never know the reason for her passing after doing so well the last month. Not only was this shocking to all of us, we are incredibly devastated by her passing. PFP is extremely proud to have been a part of trying to save her life, however we are even more appreciative of all the hard work and dedication that Dr. Ruland and her staff has done to do whatever it took to try and save her. We were only the go between to getting her to where she would get the exceptional care that she had and needed, along with her babies. We would appreciate all our followers to visit Emergency Veterinary Hospital of Ann Arbor's facebook site and thank Dr. Ruland for being so dedicated and loving to all the rescue animals that have come her way. PFP cannot thank her enough for all the love an attention EVH gives to each and every creature that is brought to her. R I P Momma Kohl, your babies are being so very well cared for, for you. EVH will be having her privately cremated and she will be forever in our hearts.
Update on Momma Kohl 7-2-14
These are photo's taken last week of Momma Kohl, who is recovering really well. Her babies are also doing well in their little incubator set up Dr. Ruland and the staff have set up for them. They have a chart numbered 1-51 and as they think of cool names for the babies they write them down next to the number. We will be looking for good homes for the babies and a special place for Momma can go to get taken care of once she is healed. Have made a call to the DNR and follow up call to Westland PD to see if anything was on the video to catch the person who put Momma in the trash can. Waiting to hear back from both.
Update on Momma Kohl 6-20-14
Momma Kohl had to be put in an e-collar because she is messing with her dental work. She was a little stubborn about getting it on by pushing her neck back inside her shell, and when she can't get her way, she kind of pouts about it. She really does have a little personality going on. She is doing amazingly well! What is left of her nose is beginning to heal really good and yesterday she was walking around trying to find a warm spot under the heat lamp. She still has 5 eggs that she still hasn't laid. Westland Police have not gotten back to me yet about anything on the video, so I will be doing follow up with them soon.
Update on Momma Kohl: Momma has not passed any more eggs since last night, leaving the count at 45 so far. There are more eggs in the birth canal that still need to come out. She has not been to active outside of water, however she does start moving around when they take her to water for a nice soak. She is not the best candidate for surgery since she is septic, however the wound to her jaw and face is in need of surgery to clean the infected areas and start rebuilding her jaw. The plan is to get her to surgery this afternoon with or without delivering all her eggs. If she has not delivered the rest by this afternoon, then they will be taken by C-Section when she goes into surgery. She is getting more IV fluids now and later will be given a feeding tub to help her eat. We are not sure of the long term plan as to where Momma or her eggs when hatched will go yet (60 days to hatch). We are looking into places that will give them all everything they will need and be in safe hands. Momma will most likely need a little extra care wherever she goes and possibly special foods that will soften in water when she is ready to leave the hospital.
Many of you have inquired about making donations and a chip-in for Momma Kohl. Since Dr. Ruland is doing the reconstructive surgery at her own expense (we love her for being here for all our animals, no matter how grave the situation is), we are asking for all of you to please make donations directly to Emergency Veterinary Hospital of Ann Arbor to help offset the cost of care for Momma Kohl and her babies. Donations to them can be made one of two ways. 1. Paypal will do donations to an email for them at: firstname.lastname@example.org or you can mail a check or money order to: Emergency Veterinary Hospital-Ann Arbor, 5245 Jackson Road - Suite E | Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Update on River 8-8-14
Can you tell River was ready to go home last night? He was even being very vocal if you walked away from him. So happy he made it through his ordeal and is now at his new foster home. We will be altering River soon and he will be ready for adoption right afterwards.
Update On River 8-2-14:
River was doing well all day yesterday, however last night he started to regurgitate again, and then again this morning while on the phone getting an update on his condition. They are going to start syringe feeding him and possibly putting a feeding tub in today if they cannot get him to start eating. He is still fighting to live, therefore so will we. Please make sure you continue to have healing thoughts and prayers for River. He needs all of us to help him through this.
Update on River
We went to spend sometime with River last night. He is holding his own, however is still in critical condition. He has not moved other then once when they were changing his bedding, because he is so weak. He still needs all our help with our thoughts and prayers in order to survive this. Please also consider helping PFP financially with his care. We have been hit hard the last several weeks with a number of emergency cases, especially parvo. We also helped another parvo dog yesterday as well as finding out that Sapphire, one of our recently adopted dog (adopted on Monday), who is FULLY VACCINATED is now sick and in the hospital as well with Parvo. This is a very bad strain of parvo we are seeing and even now our fully vaccinated puppy has gotten it. We never like turning away any animals with these types of illnesses, however we need ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT in order to help as many calls as we are getting right now. We have always been so incredibly blessed by the help we get from our supporters. Please continue to help us help as many as we can. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers for River. We are determined to get him through this. He is just a young pup, a big puppy (American Bulldog) that needs all of us right now.
Chip In Link for River:
This is River, he is one of three dogs we have helped in the last two days. River was found in an abandon home by a Ecorse city worker, who tried to get this poor boy to eat, drink and move a little. When they knew he was to sick to help him, they call River Rouge Shelter AC to come and get him. Within an hour, his kennel was filled with bloody diarrhea and Patty at RR knew she had to get him to safety. We just happened to call with an offer of some left over donated towels we wanted to share, when Patty asked if we could assist in getting River the medical care he needed. Not only does River have Parvo he also has pneumonia and could use all of our thoughts and prayers because he is in very, very bad shape. Our other dogs treated yesterday, one almost getting his tail looped off by a neighbor with a machete, as well as some near misses on his side and head. Plus another owned pet with a partial blockage that eventually passed. However, we are very concerned for this girls overall health because she is very emaciate. All three will be posted shortly with their own individual stories and chip-ins. In the mean time, we need your help to cover all of these emergencies the last two days. If you can help donate, please do here: http://providingforpaws.org/donate.html
Please Help Angel
Angel was brought in to Emergency Veterinary Hospital in Ann Arbor, on Tuesday evening because her owners said she had not urinated since the Friday before. She was being treated by her regular vet for a UTI but she had not gotten any better and in fact had gotten worse.
When Angel had gotten to EVH she had a very high fever and was lethargic. It was determined she had Kidney stones and was treated by EVH.
Providing for Paws had assisted with the family, who clearly cared for their cat, but just didn't have the money for an emergency visit. Please consider helping, as we have taken on several emergency cases in the past month that we would not have been able to do without our supporters. - See more at: http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/please-help-angel-/209984#sthash.1mk424KH.dpuf
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Update on Jasper
Jasper had a visit today from one of our wonderful volunteers who took him a nice new bed and blanket to lay on. I guess EVH has decided to let Jasper go naked now with no wrap, so that he can get air to his wounds. Laura said he seemed to be feeling a bit better today and enjoyed their company and his new bedding. Thank you, Laura and her husband for spending some time with our boy and making him extra comfy.
Update on Jasper
Jasper was very awake last night during our visit with him. Now that his wrap is off his head we now have a small section to pet him. The vet states he is doing well and was a champ again during his bandage changing. I think he looks a little bit better then he has the last couple of days.
Update on Jasper 8-8-14
Jasper was pretty sedated last night after his bandage changing, when we had stopped by to visit him. We wanted him to just get the rest he needed so we did not stay very long with him. Very difficult to find a place to pet him or touch him to let him know we are there. We just talk sweet to him and tell him he is very much loved and lots of people are pulling for him to get better. Dressing changes twice a day until we start to see some good new granulation tissue forming. We will not know if his eyes are damaged just yet, that is going to be day by day to see what happens. He is getting some gunky discharge from the eyes, however right now they cannot use the normal medication they would like to use for his eyes and have to just coat with an ointment to the eyes to help them heal.
We have some pretty disturbing news on Jasper. His surgery was performed last night and after shaving him down and cleaning him up, Jasper has burns covering 60% of his body. Dr. Ruland stated that she was trying to find anything else this could be besides what she suspected, however after ruling out any kind of mange, autoimmune diseases, flea allergy and everything else, she has come to the decision that Jasper has a chemical burn. She is sending in a skin biopsy to confirm, however at this point, she does not believe this is from mange.
Do to Dr. Ruland's findings, we have contacted proper authorities of the matter and gave them all the information they have asked for right now. We will let the proper authorities do what they need to do with the information we have provided and PFP will be concerning ourselves with getting Jasper back to good health. Since there may be an investigation started, we will not be making any statements or comments that may hinder any investigation. We will only be updating everyone on Jasper's overall health and spirits.
Jasper's owner contacted Providing for Paws asking for help with medical care. We had no idea just how bad he was until we went to pick him up. He has been suffering from mange for a very long time. According to his owners, only two weeks, however we do not believe this has happened in such a short time frame. Owners were willing to surrender Jasper and once we found a foster placement two days later we went to get him.
Despite treatment by our regular vet, Jasper became worse in just two days of seeing him. Once we got him to foster home, his breathing was labored, he was stumbling when walking with his emaciated body and his eye looked as if something had been eating at it the last two days. His eyes were bad two days prior, however not this bad. We decided to take him to the ER where he was found to be in shock, a temp of 105 and his body was completely shutting down.
Although we believe this is scabies mange, Dr. Ruland has never seen mange bleed so badly before. He had dried up blood caked on every wound on his body, which is almost every where accept the top of his head and neck. He is in a great deal of pain.
We will do everything in our power to get Jasper back to good health. We will need all of your support to help us get him there. He was with these owners for almost 3 years. I can only imagine how long he has been suffering. Please help us in our efforts to bring Jasper back to good health.
Rest In Peace
Marco was taken to Emergency Veterinary Hospital-Ann Arbor, where they found him to be positive for Parvo and began treatment. Providing for Paws really could not afford to take him on right now since we have had numerous emergencies in recent weeks. However we did and Sadly Parvo was stronger than Marco in the end....
We are all saddened by the loss of little Marco
Rest In Peace Sweet Baby Boy
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