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Kitten Rescued From Storm Drain

Early in September, a teacher from River Trail Middle School heard the cries of a kitty coming from a storm drain. The little kitten had no way to get out on its own and was stuck all by herself for days. The teacher reached out to the local fire department for help, but unfortunately, they had no success in a rescue. That is when she reached out to Planned PEThood desperately asking for help. She wanted advice on how she could rescue the stuck little girl. We told our Feral Cat Services Manager, Amy, and she rushed off to help the poor kitten. With some teamwork, Amy and the teacher were able to rescue the 4-week-old kitten. The kitten was a little dirty, but thankfully she was safe. The teacher was so attached to the kitten that she decided to bring her home and welcome her into her family. 

Weeks later, this sweet kitty is living with the teacher who reached out for help. She has three Planned PEThood rescue cats of her own, so this new kitten will fit right in. It’s messy work, climbing into the storm drain, but Amy was more than happy to do it in order to get this kitten a chance at finding a loving, furrever home.

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Rescue Anniversary and Reunion

You might remember a year ago when Brandy (the kitty) was saved. She had been surrendered to Newton County Animal Control in very bad shape, needing an emergency tail amputation and later, a leg amputation. While her first surgery was very successful, Brandy’s little body crashed late at night. She needed a blood transfusion, but there were not any kitties around. Our vet, Dr. Simpson, brought her dog Zeke to the clinic and his blood saved her life! Apparently, dogs can give blood transfusions to cats in life or death situations. Amazing! 

Fast forward a year and they got to have an adorable reunion in our offices! Zeke still loves his little friend and was very gentle with Brandy. Brandy swears she is part dog and plays fetch at home bringing her mom everything from ketchup packets to spoons. She does not let her tripod status slow her down one bit! This is the happy ending we love to share! 

GREAT DANE DONATES BLOOD �� TO SAVE KITTEN!

Earlier we showed you a video of a kitten receiving an emergency blood transfusion. Her name is Brandy, and she is a fighter!

Yesterday this little girl was pulled from Newton County Animal control while our Go Fix Georgia by Planned PEThood program was there on transport. She needed a tail amputation and possible leg amputation surgery. We decided to take her on as a project ��. Yesterday she went through surgery with flying colors to remove her tail and went home with a staff member for the night.

Well, this afternoon she decided to stop eating and she quickly declined. She became anemic and her gums went white. Unfortunately she declined after our medical team went home for the day.

We called local vets, but aside from emergency clinics no one could see her. So, we called our awesome veterinarian and clinic manager, and they both drove back to the clinic after an entire day of spay and neuter surgeries. #dedication They just needed a special piece of equipment we don’t carry to help her.

Time was not on our side as most clinics close at 6 p.m. but thankfully our friends at Duluth Animal Hospital were still open and gave us the piece we needed to complete a transfusion.

Dr. Simpson brought her great dane, Zeke, with her as a blood donor. Cats have blood types and need additional testing to match them for blood transfusions. However, they can receive a blood donation from a dog on a super rare occasion such as life and death. (Pretty cool!) 

Zeke generously gave his blood, and literally within 15 minutes you could see Brandy’s gums and nose brighten, and her eyes became more alert. She is not out of the woods, but she is a serious fighter.

Please consider a gift to help cover Brandy’s care and the care of animals like her at our clinic. We need your support, donations, and kind words to help her through this difficult time.

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Hello… Are you There?

Psst… hello… do you see me? Pay attention to me! Aren’t I cute? Wouldn’t I make a great addition to your family?

My name is Leonardo and I was found in a ditch behind my foster home’s house with my siblings as a little baby. Thanks to my foster home and Planned PEThood of Georgia I am safe and healthy, ready for adoption, but not every animal is as lucky as me. 

There are hundreds of other animals waiting in local shelters that need help, like I did. I did some research, and there are some very simple ways you can help homeless animals in Georgia! Do you want to hear about them?

GREAT! 

1. Become a foster home. If you have a spare bathroom to share with some kitties you could become a short-term foster parent, and become the first step on the road to adoption for animals in need. Foster homes for cats and dogs are needed for as little as two weeks, or longer if you’re able. Email foster@PEThoodGA.org with questions.

2. Adopt a pet, or two. Until September 30th adoption fees for our cats are 50% off the normal rates. Browse cats available for adoption and submit an application NOW! (Kittens always go better in pairs!) 

3. Support our efforts. There are many ways you can get involved without adopting or fostering an animal. You can donate needed supplies on our Amazon Wish List, follow us on Instagram and Facebook, or volunteer your time. 

4. Save the date. Join thousands of fellow Georgia nonprofits – and organizations worldwide – coming together for our state’s next annual day of generosity: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 is Georgia Gives Day. View our profile, mark the date on your calendar, and help us raise $25,000 between Nov. 1 and Dec. 3. If you think your business may be interested in sponsoring a matching gift challenge for GA Gives Day please e-mail us

5. Give the gift of life with a donation. Contributions in any amount help us in our mission to save lives through creative and innovative solutions like our working cat program, low-cost spay/neuter clinic, vaccination clinics and our newest spay/neuter and rescue transport program, Go Fix Georgia

So, what do you think about these ideas? Simple, huh? Which one of these can you do to help the organization that helped me so much? 

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