Lucy (aka Cookie) – Update

It was March, 2016 when Lucy (aka Cookie) was surrendered to Gina at the veterinary hospital where she worked. Her family had dumped her in a parking lot in a very dangerous area in Detroit. She followed the disgusting people to their nearby relatives’ home and for three weeks she lived on the porch, refusing to leave. The relatives decided to drop her off at the emergency hospital where Gina took over. By that time, she couldn’t walk due to an injury. She had a huge bruise on her leg, she wasn’t spayed or vaccinated, and had trauma to her back and neck. She was miserable for several weeks while Gina and 4 Paws 1 Heart assisted in her recovery. After 7 months with Gina, the perfect forever home was found. Our wonderful friends, Jean and Phil, came to our house to meet her and fell in love. Now Lucy is living the life of luxury. She lives on a lake, has a pontoon boat, has made trips to Florida, and is hugely loved. You can read Lucy’s story on our website. – diana
P.O. 84, St. Clair Shores, MI 48080
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Dash – The Little Guy Who May Lose His Leg Because of Neglect by a Backyard Breeder

“Dash” Update
He is a very good patient. In fact, he was so relaxed during his morning bandage change he fell asleep. He had lots of attention the last couple days, and he is a trooper throughout the cleanings. Your prayers are working and his foot is slowly getting better. Baby steps of improvement is all I care about. The pics are too graphic to show and we don’t know what the cause was, but we’re hopeful. Tendons and bone are exposed on the underside of his foot. I’ll post another update soon.♡Gina

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Sassy and Abigail – Left Behind By Their Owners After They Moved From Their Apartment

12/17/19 – Sassy and Abigail were left behind when their owners left their apartment. Why so many people who rent apartments believe it’s ok to leave their pets behind is beyond me!! Fortunately, a caring person contacted our friend, Jo, and she found a foster. We were able to get the girls spayed, vaccinated, treated for fleas, and tested. If you are interested in these sweet girls, please contact Jo at: – diaina
P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI . 48080Sassy 12:17:19 Abigail 12:17:19

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Bob and Simon – Two Very Special Needs Buddies

12/4/19 – bob and simon 12:4:19Bob and Simon are two very special kitties who we helped in late 2017. Simon (white kitty) was thrown out during a snow storm resulting in 8″ of snow. I received a call from the son of a woman who had rescued Simon but was renting a room from a woman who kept throwing Simon outside because he would escape the rented room and sometimes urinate/defecate outside his room. The rescuer was at work during this snowstorm when the son sent 4p1h a message. Poor Simon was out in the snowstorm and there was no where for him to go. I contacted our friend, Jo, who jumped into action and with some coordination was able to rescue Simon and bring him to her home. Little did we know that Simon could not walk. We did everything we could to provide Simon therapy but he just was not progressing so today he lives a life of love and warmth in Jo’s home. Until this day, I cannot imagine how evil you would have to be to throw out a totally paralyzed animal into the snow with no way to fend for himself.

Bob was left behind by his owners; probably because of his diarrhea. His diarrhea was so bad when he was rescued that feces would just spill out of his little body. He also has asthma. Again, our good friend, Jo, rescued him and has given him a forever home knowing he would be difficult to adopt to another family. Bob was diagnosed with IBS but he has a loving, warm home and a great buddy in Simon. They are constantly seen cuddling together. In both cases, 4 Paws 1 Heart has continued to be committed to Bob and Simon because they are not adoptable but we appreciate that they’ve been giving a loving home with our friend and independent rescuer, Jo.
We could not do it without our Village and supporters. ~ diana
P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI . 48080

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Diva – After Two Years, Her Owner No Longer Wanted Her and She Almost Died of Heartbreak

12/3/19 – It’s Giving Tuesday and long-time friends of 4p1h will be matching all donations up to $2,500 and will be giving us one week to meet that goal. Please help us so that we can continue to meet the needs of the homeless and the voiceless — those innocent souls, like Diva, who give us unconditional love, even when we, at times, turn our backs.

We posted Diva’s story two weeks ago. She was abandoned by her owner and returned to her rescuer after two years. She was in a deep state of depression which affected her liver because she would not eat. Since then, Diva had surgery to have a feeding tube inserted into her neck. She has be tube fed every 4 hours. Unfortunately, the amount of food and medication prescribed originally seemed to be causing some issues and we decided to have Diva seen by another doctor for a second opinion. That doctor reduced the amount of food and medication prescribed and took an ultra sound and did blood work to confirm the status of Diva’s liver. Diva will be on the feeding tube for the next six weeks and we will continue to satisfy her medical needs. The good news is that Diva now seems to be progressing and we all have our paws crossed that this sad little girl recovers fully and that her rescue mom can find Diva that purrfect home. Thank You in advance, diana.
P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI . 48080
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Syrio – His Breeder Wanted to Euthanize Him Because of a Cleft Palate

10/29/19 – syrio syrio-10:29:19 syrio -- syrio== syrio=== syrio----Dear Supporters, Syrio needs YOU. At just days old, Syrio was brought into a local veterinary clinic by his breeder. He was to be euthanized because he had a cleft palate and was no good to the breeder. Instead the staff had the breeder surrender Syrio to them and the licensed vet tech (LVT) called another one of her colleagues to see if she could take in this little guy. Amber, an LVT, with another partner veterinary clinic, took Syrio in. He could not eat on his own and she tube fed him for 6 weeks until he could eat on his own. It is now almost 5 months later and Syrio, at 4.5 lbs, is now in need of surgery. The surgery will cost between $2,000 and $2,500 and both doctors who have examined Syrio believe strongly that he needs the surgery. And this is why he NEEDS YOU.

My cousin and former Board member has offered to MATCH all donations in Syrio’s honor up to $1,000. Unfortunately, we have taken on many expensive commitments including another broken leg and heart worm, so if we are going to be able to help, it will have to be through this MATCH. Please, if you can, donate today. We will schedule Syrio to see the specialist as soon as we’ve raised enough money. Thank YOU in advance. – Diana
P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI . 48080

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Sparky, Natasha, and Boris – Dumped in a Petsmart Parking Lot

10/23/19 – In early October, 7 cats were dumped in a Petsmart parking lot. One organization took 4 and our friend, Lori, took in 3 — Sparky, Natasha, and Boris. 4 Paws 1 covered all of their medical including spay/neuter, testing, vaccinations, flea/parasite treatment. Sparky has since been adopted but Boris and Natasha are still looking. If interested, contact Lori at:
Please keep in mind that every ‘healthy’ cat we help costs a minimum of $150 to ensure they continue to be healthy and do not contribute to the over population of cats. Although we had a successful fundraiser last weekend, that money went out faster than it came in. If you can, please consider donating today so that we can continue to make a difference. Thank YOU ~ diana 10:23:19 natasha 10:23:19 boris 10:23:19

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October – RIP – Someone Shot Her in the Spine

10/7/19 – RIP October – She was about 5 months old and lived among other strays in a trailer park. Yesterday we were contacted by one of the kind people feeding the strays. October had showed up dragging her back legs and then went under a trailer huddled in a little ball. After removing the skirt of the trailer, one of the caretakers crawled under the trailer and was able to get October. Fortunately, Dr. Zalac of Orion Animal Hospital, was able to see October as soon as she got in. What was found was beyond disturbing. October had a bullet in her spine. Nothing could be done and October was humanely euthanized and we are so thankful that this sweet, innocent animal was no longer in pain and prey to humans and other animals. The rescuers feel very strongly that the neighbor of the trailer where October was found, shot her. He is already on record telling the trailer park management that “if they don’t get rid of the cats, he will”. The sheriff was notified and he agreed that the neighbor was the likely culprit but said nothing could be done without proof. The rescuers are very worried about the other cats in the park. The cruelty of humans is beyond our understanding. ~ diana
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