Wednesday, January 2, 2013


One of our fellow rescuers needs help! Please read her plea below. We at Hearts to the Rescue received this note from Trudy regarding a desperate plea for help for a fellow rescuer, Amy Meachum. Please crosspost, share and donate if you can. Every dollar can make a huge difference. 
*From Trudy: Amy Meachum is a stand out long time, seasoned rescuer. She is now needing our collective help for her rescues. She now as 40 cats...mostly Seniors, semi ferals and the ones who No One wanted. She and her husband have come upon Very, Very hard financial times. 
Let's rally a Huge Cat Food Collection on behalf of her beloved kitties. 
If you can purchase food or pet store gift cards she will be able to feed them one day at a time. This kind, compassionate woman needs help with cat food now. 
Contact Amy if you can HELP.
Please & Thank You, Trudy

*From Amy:  Dear All:

Today I lost the ONLY source of financial assistance that was allowing us to have the funding to feed our cats.  Literally, we have no way to continue to purchase food.  We are financially stretched to the max just affording to remain in our home, which we came very close to losing earlier this year.  We have NO CREDIT or credit cards.  After over 25 years of rescue and helping, I am now the one who needs help now - which I have always hated to ask for.  I work two jobs, literally 7 days a week - making substantially less money than I did several years ago at one job.  Richie's job has reduced his income by taking away commissions, approximately 15% (minimum) of his salary.  We need people with rescues and no kills to start taking cats from us.  Alternatively, we need regular food donations for 40 cats which is how many are now here (we do have a source of regular food donations for the dogs here, but that resource has no cat food).  I have tried adopting, no one wants cats - particularly adults or semi ferals.  One cat a friend managed to find a home for on our behalf is on the way back because she didn't get along with the other cats in the household that adopted her.  Plus, as you know I have a lot of seniors here and no one wants them at all.  Adopting out one cat here or there barely scratches the surface.  I am at my wits end and I really don't know what to do.  The idea of putting cats into kill shelters - many of whom also won't even take them anyway (other than to immediately euthanize) because they are full - is beyond heartbreaking.  Please, if there is anything you can do, contact me as soon as possible.  I am in a position to keep some cats, probably about 10.  But feeding (and vetting when they need something I can't do here myself) 40 cats is impossible without the financial assistance I was informed today is no longer available to us.  Please help!


Memphis, TN: Thrown out of a car - This Little Beauty Will Steal Your Heart

Little Ella was thrown out of a car in a rural area of Shelby county...

 2-3-13:  An update from Lynda.  Here are the pictures we promised!  "She is doing very well. She is starting to get some of her hair back she still has a rough place on the end of her muzzle and top of her nose that still has some little crusted stuff on it and some small bare spots on her hip area but she is doing very good. I went to see her the other night and she is the most loving dog. She is still a little skittish when you first pet her and she has a little accident where she sits but other than that she is learning the come command and the sit.  She is doing much better about getting her twice weekly bath.  She seems to actually like it.The man tells me he doesn't always give her two baths a week but she was getting two medicated baths a week.   Now she gets one most every week.   He said he some times skips it if it is real cold out.  We will be talking to the vet real soon about getting her spayed and finish all her other vetting.  She is HW NEG and no other worms.   Dr Snow said he didn't want to spay her with the mange and she had a secondary infection but she was clear of that now . There is a rescue interested in posting her for me to get her a forever home as soon as she is clear of the mange.

*From Elizabeth:  She had a bad case of mange all over her face and bite marks all over her body. Some were still wet with blood. She spent Christmas freezing, starving, and in great pain and loneliness. Despite this she managed to make it to one of the houses in the area and the man went and found Lynda Kent Together they took her to a local vet and were turned away because they wanted full payment up front. The next vet agreed to help and I made a down payment.

She is Golden / Sheltie mix as close as the vet could tell she is approx. 12 to 18 months old. She is HW neg! She has a great deal of healing to do. Thankfully, she is safe with an elderly couple fostering her temporarily and giving her her meds and medicated baths.  PLEASE - We need a rescue to step up and help this girl find a permanent home, or a longer term foster! We need donations to help this beautiful baby as she has more treatment needed .

To donate: contact the vet, Berclair on Summer and refer to - account Lynda Kent for Ella ( 901) 685-8204  Thank you Lynda for saving her!