10/14/18 – Trust me when I say that this has been the very worst period that I have experienced in 8 years. The number of serious illnesses and injuries have been overwhelming. But, some how we’ve been able to weather the storm — SO FAR. We have a number of commitments that are outstanding because the animals are either not old enough for all of their medical or because they have multiple appointments.
Maggs is a boy who was found on the side of the road, very flea infested. The fleas were literally sucking out all of his blood making him extremely lethargic. 4 Paws 1 Heart took care of Maggs’ medical needs but now he has recently been having seizures. He is scheduled to see one of our vets tomorrow, so please say a little prayer for him. He has fought hard and we are hoping that it’s nothing serious. Maggs will need a forever home.
10/12/18 – This past week I received the following e mail:
“I came across this little precious kitten a week ago and I am just broken hearted over her. She came to us loaded with fleas and worms. We have been trying so hard to help her but her poor little eye is ulcerated and I think it has popped. We live on a fixed income but would love to help and keep her. She is so playful and loving and has just stole our hearts but I am in fear of waking up to a dead baby. A veterinary clinic recommended I get ahold of you. Please help out little Sooki. Thank you for your time. – Cari”.
Sooki’s eye was removed and she is now home with her new forever family. She is doing great and purring up a storm. She will still need to be spayed but the doctor didn’t want to put her through too much at once.
REMEMBER – Without your donations, we couldn’t give the abandoned and abused that second chance at life.
Starting tomorrow, all donations (up to a maximum of $1,500) will be matched by one of our generous Board members.4paws1heart.org/donations/
10/11/18 – Meet Gracie. She was brought into the Macomb County Animal Control Shelter as an injured stray. She had a broken femur and required a leg amputation. As we’ve said many times, municipal shelters are not budgeted for such extensive medical treatment so they reached out to us for help. Gracie had surgery by one of our favorite veterinarians and she is doing well in her foster home. Anyone interested in adopting this very sweet beauty should contact Jillian at the Macomb County Animal Control shelter. ~ diana
10/10/18 – PLACEMENT NEEDED – Last week Dr. Van at Patterson Veterinary in Clinton Twp., had a cat signed over to the clinic; the owners wanted the cat euthanized because she had fleas. Dr. Van contacted 4 Paws 1 Heart in hopes we could assist with placement. She is a beautiful 3 year old, spayed tortious shell that is very friendly and loving. Dr. Van treated her fleas and dermatitis, tested her for FeLV/FIV (neg) and updated her vaccines. She is in perfect health and a really nice cat.
Unfortunately, the doctor cannot keep her or even foster her because her own cat is a bully and previous fosters have been miserable at her house. She ideally would need someone to foster her and hopefully someone to adopt her. She is living at the clinic currently but that availability is limited.
Please let Dr. Van (or me) know if you’d be able to help. Dr. Van is willing to cover the expense of all the veterinary care she’s had and anything she needs further before adoption. Dr. Van can be reached through Patterson at 586-791-6260 – Thanks!
10/10/18 – Fluffy was found on the street. The poor little guy was matted and loaded with fleas so bad that when he was shaved, he was red from blood from the fleas biting. He had a growth on the side of his face, along with a bite wound that had gotten infected. His system was full of bacteria which kept him hospitlized for over 2 weeks. His little system had formed little pimples filled with matter all around his penis area. He was treated aggressively with antibiotics and it eventually cleared. 4 paws 1 heart was happy to assist our friends at Make A Difference pay for Fluffy’s medical needs. If you are interested in giving Fluffy a forever home, please contact them directly. ~ diana
10/9/18 – RIP Sweet Boy. Ludo, a 10-month old cat, was rescued by Saved By Zelda, whom we’ve helped with amazing rescues in the past. He couldn’t walk or control his bowels, but had a love for life and a lot of fight in him. He spent three days at a veterinary clinic where he had bloodwork and an exam done. His blood work came back normal, and he left without a diagnosis. Although it became very obvious he was suffering from what could be neurological issues. As we were working to find Ludo help with a specialist, it was decided that euthanasia would be more humane as his conditions worsened. I have much admiration and respect for those who can make these very difficult decisions for the animals who can’t speak for themselves. We were thankful that we could help the rescuers in sending Ludo across the Rainbow Bridge. ~ diana
10/8/18 – WARNING: Sweetest Day is just around the corner – October 20, 2018. For those of you who don’t know, per Wikepedia, Sweetest Day was “started by Herbert Birch Kingston, a Cleveland, Ohio philanthropist and candy company employee. He wanted to bring happiness to orphans, shut-ins and under-privileged. His intent was to show these people that they were not forgotten. In 1922, he started this holiday by giving candy and small gifts.”
So in the spirit of the original Sweetest Day, one of our Board members has decided to match up to $1,500 in donations made during the week of October 13 through October 20. What better gift can you give to your ‘sweetie’ than the gift of life. Your donations have given many forgotten and abused a second chance, let’s keep it going. AND, if you give me enough time, I would be happy to email your Sweetheart a special acknowledgement. Just let me know in the remarks who and where to send. P.S. Here are three little souls saved by our friend Cortney and medically backed by 4paws1heart. Anyone interested in adopting Flash, Volt, or Piglet, contact Cortney at: email@example.com
10/5/18 – Popeye was surrendered to one of the veterinary hospitals with whom we work. Popeye’s mom could no longer care for him because she has dementia. Unfortunately, Popeye was in very, very bad shape and needed an eye removed. The veterinary contacted Devoted Friends Animal Sanctuary and 4 Paws 1 Heart to see if we could help. We agreed to pay for the medical and Devoted Friends agreed to take Popeye and try to find him a forever home. Popeye had his surgery, and once again, it was a considerable expenditure but we are confident Devoted Friends will find him a purrfect home. Anyone interested in this very sweet boy should contacted Devoted Friends. Here are two before photos and two after surgery photos. ~ diana