April is Pet First Aid Awareness Month!

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April is Pet First Aid Awareness Month!

Do you know what to do for your pet in case of an emergency?

 

Our pets rely on us, and our thumbs, to help them when they are in need. petcprMany of us have taken human First-Aid or CPR courses. However, dogs and cats don’t share the same anatomy as us. Although the concept is the same, the techniques differ. In addition, we can’t ask our dog or cat, “Where does it hurt?” or “Did you just eat something out of the trash?” Pet-specific training is therefore essential.

 

http://www.1800petmeds.com/educ…/pet-first-aid-awareness.htm

 

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Want to be prepared with a pet specific First Aid kit? This infograpic from Martha Stewart Pets tells you what you need to have on hand.

 

 

 

National Poison Prevention Week

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This is National Poison Prevention Week, and that includes your pets.

 

Do you know which foods are unsafe for pets? 

This poster is a great resource and you can even order a fridge magnet!
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Are your houseplants toxic to pets? check the ASPCA’s list. 

http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control/toxic-and-non-toxic-plants

What else can be dangerous to your pet? 

Here is an extensive list of possible poisons for pets.
http://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/poisons/

Need Gifts for the Holidays?

Order our calendar or ornaments today and help animals in need! Both make great gifts for friends and family.

For a minimum $15 donation you can have this beautiful work of art including pictures by SE Fulmer Photography taken of our lovely volunteers dressed as pin-up models, alongside some of the adorable animals we have helped to save. All proceeds go directly to helping more pets.

 

We also have beautiful, exclusive, special edition ornaments, handmade for Kreacher Konnections by Michigan in Metal. We are asking a $15 donation each and will ship them to you for $3 more.

Order yours today! Order online at the link below. We can ship it to you or you can pick it up at an event. You can also buy one from us at any event. check our event calendar for an event near you. Email kreacherkonnections@gmail.com to make other arrangements to get yours today!

www.kreacherkonnections.org/merchandise/

Pre-Order Your Calendar Today!

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Pre-order your Calendar today to support the many Furbabies in need.

Remember calendars make great gifts!

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Calendars are still available! NOW HALF PRICE! For a minimum $15 donation you can have this beautiful work of art including pictures by SE Fulmer Photography taken of our lovely volunteers dressed as pinup models, along side some of the adorable animals we have helped to save. All proceeds go directly to helping more pets. Order yours today! We can ship it to you or you can pick it up at an event. Email kreacherkonnections@gmail.com to make other arrangements for pick up.
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Meet our 3 Musketeers

Colour_Rectangles-PittyPuppiesYou want to meet our 3 musketeers! They are 10 week old pit bull mix puppies. They are neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, dewormed, and treated with flea preventative. All three are crate trained and working on potty training. To see more of their cute faces and crazy antics please visit their profiles by clicking on their name below.

 

Ripley’s Removal & Recovery

Ripley has lived an extraordinarily tough life. She had survived many hardships before being rescued, but is still facing a life-threatening obstacle.

Ripley was found living behind a Chuck E. Cheese and other resteraunts and eating from their garbage.  When she was first found, she was listless and lethargic, but perked up after a good meal and fresh water.  It was apparent that Ripley had been abandoned after being used and abused for breeding. Her nipples sagged and touched the ground, a symptom the veterinarian suspects is from multiple litters of puppies. Ripley was spayed and fully vetted, and we were glad that she was heartworm negative, but she did have an eye issue.  After several tests and trial and error to treat her eye, we took Ripley to an ophthalmologist and put her on an eye drop that she will need each day for the rest of her life.

Now she is facing a new challenge: two tumors have been discovered in nipples #3 and #5.  The vet says they need to be removed as soon as possible.  Unfortunately, the surgery and after care are more than the rescue can afford currently.  Ripley needs your help to get her patched up, so she can live a happy and healthy life with a furever family.

Thank you for helping this wonderful dog!

To donate: http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/ripley-s-removal-and-recovery/216820#sthash.MyH19oBZ.dpuf

Stevie

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Stevie is a wonderful 7 week old kitten who loves attention. She is friendly and curious, and very affectionate. She was surrendered to us by a good samaritan that stopped her from wandering into the road. It was clear that Stevie was extremely sick. However, she displayed the same symptoms as Sir Blinksalot and Sir Winksalot, whose condition greatly improved with antibiotics, because it was an upper respiratory infection. Stevie was diagnosed with the same, and is currently being treated. She has been bottle fed and needed fluid injected to keep her hydrated. It is amazing that she survived. Her recovery involved lots of TLC and various medications such as Antibiotics, antibacterial eye wipes and eye drops, fluids, etc.

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Unfortunately, Stevie’s infection was not treated soon enough, and caused damage to her eyes. One of her eyes has ruptured and the other is ulcerated. She is blind in both and will certainly require surgery. We will not know the full extent of repair necessary for both of her eyes, until Stevie visits a specialist. At this point we believe they may have to be removed.

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Stevie is a loving affectionate kitten despite her previous neglect she loves humans and is very well socialized with both cats and dogs. We very much would like to help her as best we can. As a nonprofit organization, we require donations for our rescue to operate, especially in dire situations such as this. We do our best to help sick and injured animals but we need your help too. We need to raise $500 for Stevie to see a specialist and possibly more for her surgery. We have limited resources and so many animals that need help. Please donate (www.kreacherkonnections.org/how-to-help) if you can or at least please let other people know about Stevie and her needs.

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Thank You!

June is Adopt-a-cat Month

June will be filled with cats to celebrate Adopt a Cat Month!

ADOPT-A-CAT MONTH®

Brought to you in June by American Humane Association

Each spring during “kitten season,” thousands of newborn kittens join the millions of cats already in shelters across the country. That means your local shelter has tons of cute, cuddly newborns, in addition to all the mellow, older cats and everything in between. And the shelter staff are ready to help you adopt your very first cat — or to bring home a friend for another beloved cat!

“TOP TEN” CHECKLIST FOR ADOPTING A CAT

http://www.americanhumane.org/animals/programs/special-initiatives/adopt-a-cat-month/

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