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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Smiley Smalls (aka Jane Doe) – We Assume She was Used as a Bait Dog and For Breeding, then Tortured

9/11/19 – Prayers and positive energy for this poor abused female. I will call her Jane Doe because she has been in the hands of far too many bad people. A couple of days ago I received a call from a long-time rescuer and friend about a dog needing medical attention. Unfortunately, at the time, our friend did not know the severity of Jane’s injuries. She was only told that Jane had been attacked by another dog and had injuries to her ear. Of course, I authorized the vet visit and yesterday, sweet Jane was operated on. I’ve only included photos that weren’t as graphic as others. They were sent to me by the vet but trust me when I say that her wounds were much greater than you can see here. She had several bite wounds to her head, one so great, the bite was into her scalp. She had three stab wounds, one slit was within an inch of her aorta. Her ear and side face was mangled and her stomach was laced with scars. Her teeth were either ground down, removed in some cases, or were damaged because, instead of having food to eat, she tried to eat rocks. While the doctor was trying to repair Jane, the staff was crying over thinking what this very sweet dog had gone through. Here is the very sad story of “Jane”.

She belonged to a woman who is now in prison for murder. Jane was kept outside the majority of the time and never had enough food. When the owner went to prison, Jane was in very bad physical health and the friend of the owner took her in and helped her get healthy again. But then the friend was told to give Jane to the ‘owner’s’ cousin. That cousin neglected/abused her and then gave her to someone else. This cycle kept up. Poor Jane went from place to place, each time with the owner’s demands and after each stay she would be returned in very poor physical condition to the friend. We suspect that Jane was used for breeding and possibly used as a bait dog. We do know that when she was eventually picked up by our rescue friends, Jane was kicked out of the way and then turned over to the rescuer in the horrible condition that was described.

Unfortunately, there are far too many ‘Janes’ in our communities being abused, used for dog fighting, or at the very least, neglected. The vet staff told me that although Jane has been to hell and back, she is one of the sweetest dogs they have met. She is happy, wagging her tail, and just wants to be petted. Without your donations, 4 Paws 1 Heart could not help all of these animals with their medical needs. We don’t know how much Jane’s surgery will cost and we will continue to work with her rescuer to make sure she gets all of the medical attention she needs. So, if you can afford a donation today, we would greatly appreciate it. A huge thank you also to the staff at Five Mile Animal Clinic, they are caring and just plain wonderful people. ~ diana

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George, Leo, Ali, and Flower – Dumped on the Porch with Ringworm and Upper Respiratory Infections

9/4/19 – This has been the worst Spring/Summer for kittens/cats that I have seen since we began 4 Paws 1 Heart. The first 3 kittens, George, Leo, and Ali
were dumped on the porch of someone who lives near the Flint, MI area. The 4th kitten, Flower, was later discovered from the same litter. The rescuers were willing to find homes but could not afford the obvious medical need. We made arrangements for their medical visit and they were all found to have upper respiratory infections and ringworm. Everyone has been treated and they are doing great. 4 Paws 1 Heart will pay for their neuter/spay and vaccines when they are old enough because we don’t want anyone to have more babies. The rescuers fell in love with the litter and between them and other family members, all of the kittens have found their forever homes. ~ diana
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Pancake – When They Learned She Had Heart Worm; Everyone But One Abandoned Her

8/28/19 – Pancake was being fostered by someone who thought she was fostering for a high-kill shelter. But, when Pancake was diagnosed with heart worm, no one at the shelter would claim her. The foster took care of Pancake’s first 30 days of antibiotics, but she could not afford the final treatment. And, that’s when we were called in. We were happy to take care of Pancake’s heart worm treatment; treatment will start soon. Without 4 Paws 1 Heart and Ashleigh, the amazing foster, Pancake would have been euthanized. Pancake may have a furever home after her treatments are complete. If you are interested, contact Asheigh at: As is usual, a huge thank you to our supporters who make our help possible. ~ diana 8:28:19

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Ramona and Beezus- Dropped Off at Midnight on the Porch of a Known Rescuer

8/27/19 – Meet Ramona and Beezus. They were dropped off at midnight at the rescuer’s home. Their eyes weren’t even open yet. We have since taken care of their vaccines, testing, and spay/neuter. But, shortly after her spay, Ramona was acting listless. We had her immediately seen by one of our partner vets and it was determined that Ramona had an infection resulting from her surgery. Everyone is doing great now. Ramona is the torti and Beezus is the striped cutie. ~ diana - 8:27:19 ramona--8:27:19 ramona==8:27-19 beezus --8:27:19 beezus 8:27:19

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Clara, Blondie, Hershey, Fera – Found on the Street Needing the Help of 4p1h

8/25/19 – A huge thank you for all of the love, votes, and donations. I sincerely can’t express how humbled I am, personally, by the support you’ve given us over the past 9 years. The number of animals we’ve been able to save has been more than we ever expected when we began this journey. And, what is not counted in the 6,000 animals who have been seen by our partner veterinarians, are the many animals who will never be born only to die on the streets because every animal we help is neutered or spayed.  Here are a few more of the kitties (Clara, Blondie, Hershey, Fera) we’ve helped along the way. ~ dianaclara 1:29:19 blondie 8:25:19 clara, blondie, hershey fera 8:24:19 fera 8:24:19

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