Pebbles – Her Family Lost Everything and So Did She

8/24/14 -Pebbles – Her mom contacted us and Gina could not say no. For reasons outside of her control, this 1 year old sweetie was going to be without a home. She is staying with a friend of 4p1h but she needs a permanent home to call her own. If any of our friends can help, please contact Gina at


9/2/14 – Pebbles is still in need of her forever home. ~ dianaPebbles:8:18:14pebbles8:24:14

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Gina’s Pigeon – How Do God’s Creatures Know Where To Go For Help?

Saturday about 3:00 in the afternoon this Pigeon slowly walked up to my porch as I was getting ready to leave my house. I actually thought it was a joke, so I looked around and quickly discovered it was for real. 

I wasn’t sure what to do, so of course I consulted Dr. Google and ended up making a buffet of food and water for the Pigeon to choose from, then I went and ran about my business for a few hours.

When I pulled up in my driveway the Pigeon was still there, along with a million ants on the food, and so was a neighborhood cat just glaring at Mr. Pigeon as if he was going to be a snack.

I felt that I should take the pigeon and put him in a safe area of my garage, so I did.
He let me pick him up and didn’t once try to fly away. He ate, drank, and looked good.

In the morning I checked on him and he had passed away:(

This was strange to me because I feel like he showed up on my step to die peacefully.
It sounds crazy, but he looked old and tired..just done with life..and it made me wonder if there was some significant reason. At least he died in peace…
Ginagina's pigeon

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Caring About All of the Creatures of this Planet – Gina’s Squirrel

4 paws 1 heart has a brand new addition. A very concerned family contacted the Animal Urgent Care tonight because this approximately 6 week old squirrel fell from its nest, and the family dog went after him. Fortunately, the family stopped the dog from doing severe damage, but there is one puncture wound on the hind end.. He is safe and doing well at the Gina inn, but I am looking for a name. If he continues to do good on antibiotics I will release him in my neighborhood.
The young man that brought him in was surprised that we would try to help this little squirrel, and he said, “wow you would do all that for a squirrel”? I said, “yes if we can help him we will”. Gina.
gina's squirrel8:25:14

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Bruno – A Hemingway Cat Left Behind

8/24/14 – Just In from Jo A: An 83 year old woman contacted Jo to report that her neighbors were evicted and they left this handsome boy behind. She has been feeding him but she has a hard time getting around. She said he is very sweet and rubs on her legs and purrs. She knows he is fixed but nothing else. Is there anyone that can take this guy in either as a foster or permanent or a rescue. Contact Jo at if you can help. 4 Paws 1 Heart will definitely have him vetted and vaccinated before anyone takes him. Thank You! ~ diana


8/25/14 Update:  8/24/14 – Happy Dance Time!!! Our six-toe guy found his forever home. 4 Paws 1 Heart will pay for his vetting, vaccinating, and testing before he goes to his new family.  ~ dianabruno8:24w:joadd

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Kittens Number 11, 12, and 13

8/24/14 – Last evening I received a 911 call from Jo A., that 3 kittens were found in a box in a New Baltimore Trailer Park. They were sick and flea ridden. Debbie N. picked them up and arrangements were made to have them taken to Emergency. These three babies are about 2 1/2 weeks old and have an upper respiratory infection, fleas, and are anemic. They were put on antibiotics and our friend, Tami, who will be picking up Brownie will be bringing them home with her today. BTW, Brownie is doing good. We’ll keep everyone posted. If any rescues can help us with these 4 babies once they are ready to be adopted, I would be forever grateful.~ diana

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WE ALL TRY – But Sometimes It Is Just Not Enough

8/24/14 – The Animal Welfare Society of Southeastern Michigan has been very kind to our friends and have taken in a few kitties rescued during TNR. I noticed that they needed help with the following, very sad and costly situation they are having with rescued puppies. Here is the story; we had to pay it forward and send them some medical dollars. Unfortunately two more puppies passed away since the original posting and there are only 3 remaining. RIP little ones and please say a prayer that Dr. Dawn of Dworkis Veterinary can save the rest:

“Our beagle/hound mix pups are very sick. We’ve lost 2 of the 8. They are now hospitalized at our vet. They do not have parvo but basically have all of the symptoms. They have a severe case of coccidia and we aren’t sure what else. They look like walking skeletons. They have vomiting and diarrhea, won’t eat or drink. So very sad. We are praying they all pull through. They look big in these pictures but they are really tiny and only weigh a couple pounds each.” ~ Animal Welfare Societyanimalwelfaresociety8:22:14

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HERCULES – What More Can Be Said — We All Love Him

8/23/14 A little happiness for this Saturday morning — I think we all need it. Here’s our boy Hercules.  Thank You, Dr. Kern of Pawsitive Steps Rehabilitation and Therapy for Pets and Dad, Chris.  xox – diana
“Hercules thought it would be a good idea to get outdoors for a walk to enjoy the beautiful evening. He walked a lot, went wading in the creek and practiced his climbing skills in his orthotic device. Looks like his plans worked out perfectly!” ~ Tari Kernhercules8:22:14-- hercules--8:22:14 hercules8:22:14 hercules8:22:14= hercules8:22:14===
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BROWNIE – Could She Be a Havana Brown

8/23/14 – Good Morning Dear Friends! Everyone in rescue has confirmed that this has been a horrendous year for cats and kittens. Last night, this little sweetie was rescued by Nicole and Lisa of Warren. We made arrangements for her/him to be taken to Advanced Animal Emergency to be treated for what appears to be an upper respiratory infection. We will need a foster and rescue with hopes that he/she will be OK. Prayers Please, and if you can, help just let me know. ~ diana
8/24/12 – Brownie is doing good and is ready for her foster mom, Tami, to pick her up.  Brownie 8:22:14
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Percy – Caught in a Trap

8/22/14 – Graphic Photos – Friends, the bad news is what happened to this innocent cat. The good news is that Percy is doing well after having his leg was amputated. I thank God that the Humane Society of St. Clair County/ S.N.A.P was ther See More
It was a beautiful Friday morning on August 8th. Playing messages off our recorder: the distress call was heard. An elderly woman in tears. A cat had crawled into her dog’s house with a metal leg trap attached to what was left of it’s leg. “Please help” “This is an emergency” Immediately we called for a location. Palms road in Casco Township.

Words cannot express what we found. A beautiful grey cat with large yellow eyes staring through the dog house door. A rusted metal trap attached to its leg. Bone and paw with no flesh attached. Looked like a skeleton leg and hand. The cat allowed us to pet his head but as soon as we attempted removing him from the house he tried to get away.

So amazing that this cat still had the fight and will to survive with his severed limb and newly attached rusted metal ornament.
He was rushed to Wilson Emergency Clinic in Romeo. He was dehydrated, approximately a year old.

Dr. Shanti and her team quickly went to work to relieve him of his pain with medications. Feline leuk test negative. He was in dire need of fluids, antibiotics and his leg ( what was left of it ) must be amputated.

We discussed , as a group what was the most humane treatment. He could be a feral? The medical costs will be high, can we afford this treatment? We just treated a heartworm positive dog in our program and another that needed extensive dental work and tooth extraction.

As a group the decision came very easy. This cat has fought to stay alive for approximately a week dragging a metal leg trap. He is a survivor – he does not pity himself – he wants to continue living. How far did he have to travel to find refuge in this dog house. The pain he has endured unimaginable.

The woman who found him that morning – her tears for his pain – she cared enough to call for emergency help.

We named him Perseverance. Percy for short. We will work to raise funds for his medical care and treatment. We will do all we can to give him a chance at a quality life.

We will learn from this experience. We will build awareness in our community to all pet owners whose animals wander out in the countryside. Metal leg traps are legal, and they are lethal.

We will keep updates coming on his journey towards a pain free quality life.

A big “Thank you” to Dr. Shanti and her staff. When an emergency arises there is great relief in knowing where to go for help” ~ SNAPpercyw:snap8:8:14 percy8:8:14

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