Tails of HOPE

Raggedy Ann’s Story


"I have never felt so much love. For the first time, I know what it is like to be loved. I can eat without pain and feel so much better!"  ~ Raggedy Ann

My foster mom tells me that it wasn’t my mommies fault. That animal hoarding is part of a disease and that without treatment, can just get worse. Many people who hoard animals, do in fact love their animals, they just become overwhelmed. They also are in denial [...]

Itsa’s Story

Itsa's Story

"I was so hungry all the time but I just couldn't get the food to get into my tummy no matter how hard I tried."  ~ Itsa

Born:  September 20, 2016
Diagnosis:  Vascular Ring Anomaly
Treatment: Major Surgery to severe splinter vessel to eliminate constriction of esophagus
Medical Costs:  $3300

Hi there, my name is Itsa. My life started off a little rough. I was scared and hungry, stuck in a storm drain at a construction site. Miraculously, a kind worker found me and saved [...]

Body Slam Bob vs Kitchen Faucet

Body Slam Bob isn't just a WWF Kitty Champion. He is ready to take on his next rival...the kitchen faucet. Watch him as he goes head to head with the running water.

Posted by Saving One Life on Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Austin Family Tails of HOPE Medical Fund

Kitties in need of medical help are the most vulnerable ones we save, most in need within our rescue.  These are the kitties that despite their plight continue to persevere.  The Tails of Hope is a way to highlight the kitties that so dearly need the medical support of Saving One Life.  We are thrilled to officially kick off the Austin Family Tails of Hope Medical Fund to ensure that each of these precious kitties receive the much needed [...]

Butterscotch’s Story

Butterscotch's Story

"I want to run and jump like all the other kitties."  ~ Butterscotch

Born:  December 5, 2015
Diagnosis:  Grade 4 Bilateral Patellas
Treatment: Surgery
Medical Costs:  $2,300.00

Beautiful, loving and kind-hearted Butterscotch has a huge heart, loves    adventure and a determination to be like all the other kitties.  But he can’t.  He has limited mobility due to his congenital knee problem in both hind legs.  Currently, he can take a few steps and then sits down.  He cannot run.  He cannot jump.  But he sure [...]



"I am so happy! I can now run and play and do all the things other kitties can do!"  ~ Arya

Arya visited Dr. Stier every few weeks to check the medical intervention was helping at all.  Arya had to be on daily medication which was specifically shown to treat mycoplasma.  The hope was that it would keep the infection from creating more havoc in her small body (1.7 lbs).  But surgery was inevitable…or was it?  After several weeks, the [...]



"Now when I wink, it means I am happy and content, not ouch it hurts!"  ~ Felis

Felis was in constant discomfort. Hair was scratching his eye at all times.  This surgery gave Felis relief from pain.  It required tremendous precision and skill on the part of the doctor.  Since the surgery, Felis is healing well and appreciates the hair no longer being anywhere near his eye.

Felis's Story

"Ouch…There’s something in my eye.  I need your help to make it stop [...]


Anastasia's Story

"I want to eat kitty food like everyone else but when I do it just comes out my nose.  Then, I end up with an infection."  ~ Anastasia

Born:  March 1, 2016
Diagnosis:  Cleft Palate
Treatment: Surgery
Medical Costs:  $1000

Anastasia came to the rescue as a premature kitten found abandoned in a sewer drain.    Early on, it was discovered she has a cleft palate which means that despite being over 4 months old, she has to be bottle fed.  She was a Austin Family [...]