2/5/18 – Welcome to the first full week of February. Although most of us in Southeastern Michigan are once again dealing with about 3 – 5 inches of snow, I wanted to share this happy update to begin your week on a happy note.
Hopefully, you will remember our Simon. I was called during the evening of an 8″ snowstorm. The caller advised that a cat who his mom had been harboring in her rented room, kept being thrown outside by the landlord. And, the cat could not use his back legs. Well, with the help of the caller and our friend, Jo A., Simon was brought to safety and 4 Paws 1 Heart committed to doing whatever we could to give Simon a life he deserved. He has recently been seen by Dr. Kern of Pawsitive Steps Rehabilitation & Therapy for Pets and has been given exercises to do at home and a therapy plan has been developed. It turns out that poor Simon could not use any of his legs! But, the doctor thinks that with therapy, he will be able to walk again. Simon has proven to be a real love bug and enjoys living with some of his new buddies. The GREAT NEWS — SIMON actually stood on all four legs for a few seconds this weekend! Can you believe it? We know we have another little fighter on our hands and we will rejoyce the day he can again walk.
On another happy note, here is Simon with his best friend, Bob. From the day Jo took in Simon, Bob and him have been inseparable. Bob is another kitty helped by 4 Paws 1 Heart and helped by Jo A. Bob was left behind by his owners. He was treated for months for diarrhea that was so bad it would just spill out of his little body. He has asthma but gets better each day. I hope seeing these photos and reading their stories lift your spirits on this cold, wintry day. And, remember, it’s only because of the generosity of our supporters, can we continue to make miracles happen. ~ dianaSimo
12/19/17 – Astraya was left behind when her owner relapsed after years of sobriety and moved. She was severely neglected and although very sweet and loving, acts as if she may have been abused. She had severe mange-like symptoms and had a hole in her armpit from eating at it . There was also a sore on her neck that was so bad, she would yelp if anyone tried to go near it. Astraya would cry softly if anyone touched her poor neglected and abused body. Thankfully, we were contacted and Astraya was seen by one of our vets last week. Astraya was treated for what the doctor thinks was the result of a severe flea infestation and by the next day Astraya was feeling much better. She will have a follow-up visit on Wednesday. Astraya will be looking for her forever home once she is healthy and has had time to decompress and get some long overdue love. Anyone interested in Astray should e mail Sue at: firstname.lastname@example.org ~ diana
3/7/16 – Please share and let’s find Mickey the perfect home. This sweet girl has been through a lot — not only a horrible foster experience which resulted in her going blind but she was recently adopted and then given up because she had tapeworms. Here is her story as given by her rescuer:
“Mickey is doing very well. Her stitches from her recent eye removal have been removed and she is healing beautifully.
Mickey is a 4 1/2 month old kitten. Who had a very hard start in life…. She was first rescued by our rescue (No Dogs Left Behind) and sent to a foster home where she was thrown in the basement to starve to death. When our rescue received this information we called the police department and quickly went over to rescue Mickey. After rushing Mickey to the vet, we found out Mickey’s chances of making it was very low. We nurtured Mickey back to health the very best we could. It was a very slow process. Due to a neglected upper respiratory infection, Mickey needed her left eye removed. Knowing the vet bills were going to be extremely high 4 paws 1 heart kindly stepped forward to pay for Mickey’s vet bills.
Mickey successfully went through surgery and is now healing very nicely. Mickey is completely blind but she is a very strong kitten who fought for her own life. We are very excited to see where Mickeys health is today and we are very proud of Mickey. Mickey is up-to-date on shots and has been spayed, she is great with other cats, dogs and children. She is completely litter box trained and acts like any other kitten should, She loves to play, and is definitely a lap cat, She also loves to sleep next to you at night, Mickey is a very affectionate kitten. If you are interested in Mickey you can contact 248-881-7924 you can also find us on our website athttp://www.adoptapet.com/no-dogs-left-behind/
and fill out an application. The facebook page ishttps://m.facebook.com/No-Dog-left-Behind-Rescue-477808208…/
2/21/15 – We are very happy to be a part of the Village who helped with Dezi’s medical bills. This is what 4 Paws 1 Heart is all about — Reducing the number of homeless animals by funding medical treatment so that they will be adoptable. Thank You, Gabes Gang for rescuing her and for taking on so many touch cases. ~ diana
Yesterday, I was reminded why this gang, why each of you mean so much to me. Dezi went to the most amazing forever home with Lloyd and Janet.
Now, if you’ve read posts about Dezi in the past, you know how special she is to me (and to Tim and Karen). I woke up yesterday expecting to cry and feel such a sadness. I mean, we rescued Dezi a few months ago after she was left tied to a tire in a garage after her previous family was evicted from their house. She had tumors, a mouth full of rotten teeth, ear infections, hadn’t been spayed. When I picked her up from the shelter, she wagged her tail and looked at me as if to say “I’ve been waiting for you.”
We took her to the vet right away, got the surgery she needed, 19 teeth removed, the infections cleared up and after a while (and a visit to the emergency clinic) you could tell Dezi finally felt well.
And she was feeling such love from fosters Tim and Karen, from me, from all of you who wished her well and supported her care with you prayers, funds and well wishes.
She is simply the sweetest girl and most grateful girl imaginable. I love her. Truly.
Yesterday, I expected to cry.
But I didn’t. Instead I talked with two loving and compassionate and amazing people, Lloyd and Janet. We watched Dezi settle in on the couch next to Janet and cuddle. We watched her check out the backyard and her brother, Knox.
It was perfect. I firmly believe the steps to yesterday were guided by God. Dezi will live the rest of her days in a home filled with love for her and one that will care for her every need.
I expected to cry yesterday. I didn’t.
But this morning, typing this post. I’m in tears.
Not because I’m sad, but rather because I’m so happy for this special girl, Dezi.
I’m understanding on my journey with Gabe’s Gang that this whole thing is about dogs like Dezi’s journey. It’s about playing my part, our part, in this journey of theirs, and it’s about making sure their journey leads to love and happiness and wagging tails.
Love & Licks,
John, Gabe and the Gang.