Coco – Hit By a Car on a Busy Highway

1/2/19 – Meet Coco. This past weekend, a couple was driving on Little Mack in St. Clair Shores and saw a kitten hit by a car. That car didn’t stop, but, thankfully, this caring couple did. They immediately brought the kitten to a local veterinarian and paid almost $400 (that they really couldn’t afford) in medical bills. They then contacted us to see if we could help with any future expenses. In just a short period of time, they fell in love and planned on keeping this injured kitten. We wanted to do more than just just take care of Coco’s future vetting and spaying. We took care of her emergency visit after she was hit by a car and had the wonderful couple reimbursed by the vet. I am confident that Coco will be safe and much loved. ~ diana 1:1:19 coco w:sharon hodgson 1:1:19 coco--1:1:19

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Peanut – A Very Special Dog

1/1/19 – Happy 2019 to our many friends! I never tire of the many miracles we have played a role in over the past 8 years. Peanut has a special place in our hearts and we are so thankful for the wonderful life he has been given by his mom, Mary. – diana

2017:  1/1/17 – Happy 2017! One of my many struggles (besides fundraising) is to balance the happy beginning updates with our current efforts. But, being it’s another new year and the fact that we have so many new followers, I thought I would start it off with an update on Peanut. It was 2010 when Peanut was brought into the emergency where Gina was working. As you can see from the photo, he was like a stuffed animal without the stuffing; he couldn’t even lift his little head to eat. Gina and the phenomenal staff helped Peanut survive and eventually the perfect mom was found. Peanut’s mom recently tagged us with this photo of Peanut and his grandma. ‘Mom’ said that Peanut is really not as big as he looks in that Grandma is so small. We are so very happy we were able to give Peanut that second chance at a Wonderful Life. Your donations at work. ~ Diana15780821_1361879800510981_2360478792957469744_n peanut 1:1:17

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Sunshine – Rescued By One Friend of 4P1H, Medical Paid by 4P1H, and Adopted by Another Friend of 4P1H

12/31/18 – Happy New Year’s Eve from another cutie saved by the 4 paws 1 Heart Village. – diana

sunshineLola Anne December 31, 2018 at 4:23 PM

“Sunshine is my most photogenic cat and my little sidekick. He was found by Marz Crisan and vetted by 4 Paws 1 Heart and I took him in to help find him a home. That was a good 2-3 years ago! Thank you, Marz and 4 Paws!”

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Happy 2019

12/31/18 – As we come to a close for 2018, we just want to thank our many supporters who continue to donate their hard-earned money, attend our fundraisers, rescue/foster the abandoned and abused, and the many who just spread the word about our mission. Without you and our generous veterinarians who work with us, we would not have been able to save thousands of animals and pay $734,000 in medical bills over the last 8 years. May your 2019 be filled with much love,laughter, good health, and doggie and kitties kisses. – diana

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Thank YOU

12/30/18 – A huge thank you toColleen’s Irish Pub for hosting our fundraiser. Thank you to Andy for the great food and for considering our vegetarians and vegans. And, thank you to the amazing 78 people who came out during the hubbub of the holidays to support 4 paws 1 heart. I truly can’t express how much fun I had meeting and talking with those who love animals as much as we do. – diana

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Juneau, Ollie, Kitty – Rescued from the Streets

2/28/18 – If you’ve been following 4 Paws 1 Heart for a while, you will know that 2018 has been one of the worst years for kittens/cats. We have had many eye removals and leg surgeries. But, while we are taking care of the serious issues, we receive many requests for just the ‘ordinary’ vetting which includes vaccines, testing, neuter/spay, and treatment for upper respiratory infections, fleas and mites. Here are three more of the many kitties we have helped recently. Juneau, Ollie, and Kitty. Thank you to all of our supporters and rescuers. ~ diana

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Tank – Loved at One Time Until He Was Left Behind in an Abandoned House

12/26/18 – Tank was left in an abandoned house. His leg was severely broken and he was in extreme pain. At one time, Tank was a much-loved puppy (see photo from one year ago) but his owner had made some bad choices in the past year which affected both him and Tank. The situation got worse when Tank got hit by a car and he was just tossed back in the yard. The owner could not be located and has seemed to vanish. Neighbor’s heard Tank’s whimpers and contacted a listed friend of the owner who then contacted Make A Difference Animal Rescue.

Tank was immediately taken to a vet who administered pain medication, took x-rays and determined that surgery would be required ASAP. 4 Paws 1 Heart was happy to help make it happen. ~ diana

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Fritz – One Year Later

12/25/18 – Don’t you just love Happy Christmas updates!! You can read about Fritz and his siblings’ journey by searching “Fritz”- diana.

ONE YEAR AGO:  FRITZ 12:25:18 Fritz 12:25::1712/25/17 – Merry Christmas to all of our loyal and caring supporters. Because of your generosity we have been able to make a difference in the lives of over 4,500 animals. This is Gizmo who was recently saved by our co-founder, Gina.
Gizmo is a 5 week old puppy who was surrendered to Gina.
Last Wednesday his owner found him barely alive because his blood glucose and his temperature were critically low. The owner made the unselfish decision to surrender him and give him a chance to receive the immediate and long-term care that she could not provide for him. He came from a home with 4 other puppies in the litter who are all thriving well. Unfortunately, he was the smallest one and we suspect that he wasn’t eating as often as he should’ve been.
He is now eating well and acting like a normal puppy. Every day he is getting stronger. This little Christmas miracle is so happy to be alive. He came in at 14 oz and yesterday he weighed 1 pound 1 oz. Please keep him in your prayers that he continues to thrive well. – Diana (p.s. I had the pleasure of meeting this tiny bundle the other day.)
Donations can be made by using the donate link on the left side of this page, on our website: or by mail at P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI 48080. – Diana

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