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Our Dog of the Week is JASMINE!!!
Jasmine really, really wants to be a member of an active family.
She is a sweet 5 year old Staffordshire Terrier mix, full of energy and playful antics. She listens well and once she know you will not hurt her, she is very responsive to commands.
Jasmine is already spayed, housetrained, microchipped, up to date with shots, and she is not good with cats.
If you think I might be the perfect girl for you please fill out an adoption application for me TODAY!!
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UPDATE ON MOMMA KOHLS' EGGS
August 19, 2014
We are very excited to announce that the babies are here and even more waiting on them to be hatched. The proper authorities have been contacted since snappers are protected under the DNR. Dr. Ruland will be working with a local DNR approved rehabilitating facility to determine where these babies can be approved to go, once they are big enough to be let out into the wild. Momma Kohl would be so very proud of all her offspring and EVH on how well they cared for her babies
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
Chip In: http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/parvo-puppy-bryn-needs-help/235185
Bree & Bryn
Providing for Paws was called September 16, 2014 by our friends Detroiters Helping Each Other in regards to two puppies who were believed to have Parvo. When we arrived we were given two very small 6 week old puppies. One was very lethargic and very cold to the touch, while the other seemed to be very emaciated climbing over her sister to get attention from us, while her sib lay in the box very lethargic. Her sister obviously in much worse shape than she was, would barely lift her head. We named them Bree and Bryn. I was very worried all the way to out to Emergency Veterinary Hospital Ann Arbor (EVH) because Bryn was so very cold to the touch. Sandy took poor Bryn out of her box and tried to warm her up by holding her close to her for body heat, while I drove with Bree on my chest and laying in one arm. Bryn's body temperature was only 95 degrees when we arrived at EVH. Her body was starting to shut down, however you could see her will to live when she would open her sweet little eyes, she was fighting all she could to stay alive. Which only made us want to work harder to help her do that. We know she is a fighter and her will to survive will help her way through this bought of Parvo. Bree has tested negative for Parvo, however now has been exposed to it. Hoping her being lethargic is from being so badly emaciated and not the beginning signs of the virus starting. We are working hard to help Bree gain the weight she needs (only weighing in at 3.2 pounds), give her the recommended medications and SubQ fluids to help flush her system out in hopes of building up her immune system so she will hopefully fight off the exposure she has had to the Parvo, while hoping and praying Bryn can get past it already. Please consider donating for Bryn's medical care and her fight to survive, while we give Bree some much needed TLC at her foster home.
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Jasper has a foster home!!
How cute is this? It is our Jasper posing for a shot with his new foster fur brother. They were buddies even before he left EVH.
Momma Alyson took him to work with her at EVH so they could play together and now they are roomies.
We are so happy Alyson from Emergency Veterinary Hospital of Ann Arbor is fostering our boy Jasper.
Jasper is ready for a loving forever home. If you think you might be the family for him please fill out our adoption application today!
Update on Jasper
Jasper is looking wonderful his fur is growing back he is gaining weight and such a lovable boy.
Here is a picture of Jasper in his Hendrix Board Sweatshirt.
Update on Jasper
Jasper is looking better each and everyday! He absolutely loves going for walks. I wish we could be out much longer than we are with him. We could only stay out for about 15 minutes and those darn flies were all over him again and we had to cut things short. We hear that he is making all kinds of new friends at the salon next door. Employees come out and Jasper wants to go and meet them all. He is such a sweet and friendly guy. His tail up and wagging the whole time we were with him this evening. Cannot wait for him to heal completely so he can take a longer walk.
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.
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