Cheeto – Found Outside in the Cold, Trying to Get Into a School for Warmth

12/11/18 – Update – Cheeto has been adopted through our friends at the Ferndale Cat Shelter. _ diana

cheeto 11:25:18“Facebook Nation,

This handsome fella is Cheeto. I found him outside a school in Detroit. It was cold, he wanted in the school. I couldn’t leave him and so I brought him home with a plan to find him a family. Cheeto is about 7 months old and is up to date on his vaccines and is neutered thanks to the generous support of 4 Paws 1 Heart.

Cheeto is super friendly and inquisitive. He wants to know what is always going on, particularly if it has to do with food. He is gregarious, likes to nap on heat vents, and is totally fine with other cats or going it solo. Cheeto doesn’t do well with our dogs. They make him really nervous.

Please SHARE this post so that Josh and I can find him a forever home without dogs. Email me at for additional information or to adopt Cheeto.- Angela”

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Gracie and Lucie – Left In the Cold Rain, in a Small Carrier, Next to the Garbage

gracie and lucie 12:10:18 gracie and lucie as found 12:10:18 carriers gracie+ lucie 1210:1812/11/18 – This story reminds me so very much of our Katniss Everdeen and how she was found in a carrier too small for her body, on a rainy, cold night, next to the garbage. A huge thanks to Chance’s mom, Denise, for rescuing these beautifies and our great friends, Marjorie and Martha for taking them in. They do need to find their forever home. It does take a village. ~ diana

“CHANCE: Ok Team, Here is the story of Gracie & Lucie. A few weeks ago mom was in the kitchen early in the morning getting her coffee. It was cold, windy and rainy…it had been raining all night. Star & Twinsie were out by the back step looking in wanting their breakfast, although now mom wonders if they weren’t trying to tell her something. Mom went out back in her nighty with their warmed food and sat it down. They started eating, but mom could still hear a kitty crying! She said “kitty kitty?” The crying got louder! Mom got the key to the gate and crept down the ally way calling kitty! Kitty! Finally there she saw them! Two kittys stuffed into a itty bitty blue carrier half the size of Carla’s purple one (see pic)! They were crying so loud, they were in the rain & freezing…and they were in someone’s yard next to their trash cans!!!! Mom grabbed the carrier, ran home, locked our gate, ran in the house and closed and locked the door. The kitties had pizza crust stuck through the front of the carrier. They were soaked with their own urine and rain and shaking with fear & cold. Mom set them up in a large crate and immediately reached out to Auntie Di at 4 Paws 1 Heart. Auntie Di was as shocked as mom and of course told mom whatever they needed 4 Paws would be there for them. Mom gave them both nice warm bubble baths, good food, flea meds…and then the panic set in that she had to get them into a safe home far away from “those” people. Well, Auntie Marjorie Treppa answered moms call for help right away! And her and Aunt Martha came and scooped them up and took them home. Today they are shiny, no longer thin & malnourished. They are flourishing at Aunt Martha’s house. And the horrible people? They have not been seen since a few days after the incident, we think they have moved out and abandoned the place. (Mom was worried about any retaliation because mom rescued those poor girls)
Arent they beautiful???? Aunt Marjorie feels they need to stay together, they are approx 6mo old and will get all their vetting on the 26th thanks to 4 Paws 1 Heart. Then they will be ready for a loving family! If you think that family might be yours, please contact us or Aunt Marjorie at These sweet girls are located in Harper Woods.Thank you Aunt Marjorie, Aunt Martha & 4p1h for coming to the rescue of Gracie & Lucie who needed you so desperately! It takes a village, we are beyond blessed with the best Mom rescued them, but that was the easy part. Auntie Marjorie continues to rescue them everyday by fostering & nurturing them. Teaching them that not all humans are horrible and they will never be treated like that again.”

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Toots – Update

12-10-18 – Toots update. Toots was transferred Sunday to his rescuer’s home. Today he had a care visit by Aunt Debra and Aunt Denise. Toots is on pain meds, so like humans, he may not have a good appetite yet. I know that I didn’t for a long time after my surgery. Toots has his own room where he can recover and be safe from jumping around. Continued prayers for our boy. – diana

“Good Morning & Happy Monday Team! Sorry we’re so late this morning. Mom got a call from Auntie Debra to give her a helping paw with Toots this morning. He’s not quite wanting to eat on his own so he got a nice warm breakfast syringed into him and then mom & Toots discussed the finer points of grooming and which side of the brush he preferred for his beautiful mane of fur
As you know, Toots is recovering from his leg surgery where he recieved a plate and screws to repair a broken leg thanks to 4 Paws 1 Heart and their amazing donors! No worries Toots, you’ve got a village of people who love you to help you recover! – Chance”toots == 12:10:18 toots 12:10:18

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Moose – Rescued With a Severe Wound on his Paw

12/10/18 – This handsome guy was rescued with a severe wound on his paw. When the rescuer returned home from work, she found this big, sweet cat in the wooded area behind her house. He was very friendly but also not neutered. The rescuer was able to get help with a foundation and Moose was taken to a vet. The wound, though, was so bad that Moose had to be sedated for them to clean it out and he required an over-night stay. While sedated, Moose was also neutered. The Foundation learned they did not have enough money to pay Moose’s bill and we were asked to help — which we did., Moose was sent home with his rescuer to recover. Moose is doing well although he did test positive for FIV which should not be a death sentence. Moose has a couple of potential adopters but if anyone is interested in this very sweet, mellow boy, please contact Angela at: ~ diana

“Update on Moose! He is doing so much better after the vet visit! He is healing and getting lots of love. He had his wounds cleaned, vaccinations and was neutered. ❤️
And the best part is his bill is now PAID !!! Thanks to 4 Paws 1 Heart for picking up his balance after we paid what we raised for him( TASKK)!
What a blsessing! ❤️❤️
Thanks to all who donated! 😘- Melissa”moose 12:10:18 moose--12:10:18

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Zoey and Ziggy – Zoey Had 6 Kittens But Only One Survived – Now Mom and Baby Have Been Adopted

12/9/18-Second Chances at Life because of you! ~ diana

zoey and ziggy 12:9:18 zoey & ziggy 12:9:18“This is the best feeling…when you see in your Facebook feed… the Twins being normal extremely happy kitties. They came from our work colony…at 10 months old – feral Tammy (now Zoey) had 6 kittens- one survived due to kitten super momma Denise Najera – The twins, Zoey and Ziggy (LOVE) are so happy and loved. Thank youSamantha Nicole for their perfect forever home – they have the best parents ever. Kati Gudenau job well done with co-fostering….so proud of you. Thank you 4 Paws 1 Heartfor all you do for in the feral world….sometimes happily ever afters happen. – Dee”

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Toots – Has His Surgery

12/7/18 – Toots, who was found limping in the driveway of a friend of 4 paws 1 heart, had surgery yesterday. After seeing two doctors, it was determined that Toots should see a surgical specialist. After the specialist examined Toots, two options were given to us — amputate the leg or have surgery to put in a plate and screws to join the broken bones together. We chose to not amputate — as the doctor said “You are 4 Paws 1 Heart, not 3 Paws 1 heart — and to approve surgery because the doctor was very positive about the outcome. Toots is a young adult, and he has already found his way into the hearts of several people, including his rescuer. His surgery was successful and the doctor believes he will be as good as new in about 8 weeks. It is only because of our recent matching campaign that we were able to pay for this surgery in that it was much more than we could normally afford. Toots is another animal, amongst many, who will have a second chance at life because of our generous and loyal supporters. ~ diana

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Herman – He Avoided Being Caught for 8 Months

12/7/18 – It took almost 8 months to get this little guy but finally it happened. As always, we are so happy to not only get another animal off of the dangerous streets but to also make sure they never procreate again. I have to share the ‘harrowing’ experience of the rescuer when he finally tried getting Herman to the vet. Herman has since also been neutered. ~ diana

“I attempted to wrangle Herman into the too-small-for-him plastic pet carrier I have but it’s difficult to do by yourself and it was easier to get him into a larger cardboard one I had instead. I get him loaded into the car and head off to the vet to get him vaccinated and a general check-up.

Not even a mile down the road, he is busting out of this thing like that little creature coming out of that dude in the movie “Alien.” He literally clawed his way out of the side of it and hops up onto the passenger seat. His mouth is half-open and he is completely wide-eyed as if to say, “WHAT IS THIS AND WHERE THE HELL ARE YOU TAKING ME?!?!”

Deep down I am freaking out but actually kind of impressed at the same time. This little guy really showed me something today and it’s probably why he survived outside during last year’s brutal winter. I continue on to to the vet because at this point what the hell else am I going to do and he retreats to hiding underneath the driver seat.

I get to the vet and explain the situation to the receptionist. They hand me a cardboard shipping box and shrug their shoulders. I go back out to the car and climb into the back seat. I had planned ahead just in case something like this happened and brought a small bag of treats with me. Eventually I’m able to coax him out, wrestle him into this box that was not made to carry a live animal and into the veterinarian office. The whole thing was a blur and now I am covered in cat hair.

Once inside, Herman started to calm down quite a bit while hiding under a chair in one of the exam rooms. According to the doctor, he was very well behaved when she took him back to get his shots and get his blood drawn. All his tests came back negative, which is great news.

He’s back home now and safely resting upstairs in the guest room. I’m just glad he’s healthy, will soon get fixed and he’ll live out the rest of his life in the comforts of a forever home (after today, I don’t think I can adopt him out-LOL).

This is fittingly how I spent National Cat Day. – Jeffrey”😹herman w:jeffrey moore 10:16:18-- herman w:jeffrey moore 10:15:18 herman w:jeffrey moore 10.29:18 herman w:j moore 10:29:18

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Stony and Tiger – Stricken with Panleukopenia – Fought for Their Lives

Please share and let’s get these sweeties into a foster/forever home. They have had a tough time and deserve all the live they can get. If you can help, contact:

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We currently have two kittens approx 6-9 months old in urgent need of a foster home. They have spent the week in emergency with panleukopenia fighting for their lives, and now they need a place to crash until they’re ready for adoption.

These little guys are fighters and they certainly don’t deserve to spend time in boarding after recovering from this awful illness. Please let us know if you’re interested in fostering and we will get you set up with supplies and food! The rescue will cover all expenses for these kittens until adoption.”

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