Pamela – Found on the Streets with Masses Seen Near Her Lungs and Abdomen

4/18/18 – Pamela is a senior girl who was found wandering the streets of a nearby city. We were asked to cover her vetting before a rescue took over. Pamela was seen yesterday and x-rays showed possible masses near her lungs and stomach; she tested negative for heart worm. The rescue will follow up with their vet and make a decision about surgery or hospice care at that time. Prayers for all of these abandoned and abused animals are always welcome. ~ dianapamela w:sandra a 4:11:18

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Bandit – Left Behind by Her Owners; Tested Positive for Feline Leukemia

4/17/18 – Bandit is another sweet pet left behind (intact) when his owner was evicted. Thankfully, our friend, Jo, was contacted and able to find a foster. Bandit will be tested, vaccinated, and neutered this week complements of 4 Paws 1 Heart. If you are interested in adopting this beautiful boy, contact: joadd18@gmail.combandit w:jo add 4:10:18

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Ellie – Update After Her Leg Amputation

Update on “Ellie”. She was initially found as a stray with a badly broken leg. We took her in under 4 Paws 1 heart to cover her medical care and give her the chance she would not have had. We decided amputation was the best option because this was an old injury that had already begun healing. Her surgery was done last Wednesday by our friends over at Patterson Veterinary Hospital. Ellie was also fixed and given her final vaccines. She’s a very sweet girl with a whole lot of energy and three legs has not stopped her or slowed her down. In fact, keeping her activity down so that she can heal has been quite the challenge. In about 2 weeks, Ellie will be going to a rescue group where we hope she will find a wonderful forever home! If you would like to help donate towards her amputation surgery we would greatly appreciate any assistance. As all of you know, the money goes out much faster than it comes in and without your help we could not continue to give animals like Ellie a chance at a forever home. ♡ellie.jpg 4:2:18

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Mia – Used For Breeding Until She Was Five; Then Dumped

4/16/18 – She was chained and used for breeding until she had her last litter of sick puppies when she was 5 years old. She was given up because she was too old to further breed. The rescuer found homes for the puppies and on Friday, Mia was seen for an eyelid tumor. She is scheduled for surgery complements of 4 Paws 1 Heart. Say a little prayer for this very abused girl.mia w:amy b 4:10:18

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Collages – Some of the Animals Helped Between February 22 and April 4, 2018

4/14/18 – The other evening I had to make a presentation about the animals we helped between February 22 and April 4. The total medical cost for these sweeties came out to approximately $10,000. A number of these cases involved amputations, heart worm treatment or other serious injuries; a couple of these sweeties crossed the Rainbow Bridge but not without us trying and being surrounded by love. I also spoke of the number of animals not born because, where appropriate, every animal was spayed/neutered. It is this time of the year when we are again reminded of the importance of stopping the overwhelming number of kittens from being born. If you want to learn more about the animals shown, please go to our website:4paws1heart.org and search using the animals name. Your donations make a difference~ diana
collage 3collage 4 collage 5collage 6collage pg 24/14/18 – The other evening I had to make a presentation about the animals we helped between February 22 and April 4. The total medical cost for these sweeties came out to approximately $10,000. A number of these cases involved amputations, heart worm treatment or other serious injuries; a couple of these sweeties crossed the Rainbow Bridge but not without us trying and being surrounded by love. I also spoke of the number of animals not born because, where appropriate, every animal was spayed/neutered. It is this time of the year when we are again reminded of the importance of stopping the overwhelming number of kittens from being born. If you want to learn more about the animals shown, please go to our website:4paws1heart.org and search using the animals name. Your donations make a difference~ diana

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Sky – Found in the Middle of the Road; Emaciated and Hungry

4/12/18 – I recently received the following e mail from the kind man who saved Rhue (see his story on our website 4paws1heart.org) after he was seen being dumped in a parking lot by two people.
“I was driving down the road and saw this little white pitbull in the middle of the road, just sitting there. I put the truck in park and I approached the dog. I could tell that she was really thin and hungry. As I got up close to her, I saw she had a collar on that was about 3 weeks to small–I couldn’t even get my finger underneath it, so, again, I brought another dog home. I don’t know why this happens to me but I was determined to save him. I cut the collar off his neck and gave him a bath. I’m not sure if you guys are able to help out with the medical attention. I plan to adopt Sky out to my daughter after I train him for her and she’ll have a really good Pitbull. I thank you so much for helping more than ever it warmed my heart in a world that’s heartless…. its a true blessing to have people like me and you; together we may change the world. God bless. – Craig”

In later conversation, I learned that the rescuer must travel through the area where Rhue and Sky were found and he believes that Sky was another ‘dumped’ animal. An owner never came forth. We were happy to support Sky and are very thankful for people like Craig. Here is a photo of Sky when first found almost 3 weeks ago and now with a nice full belly and with her new buddy, Rhue. ~ Dianasky w:craig lester 3:22:18sky w:craig lester 4:8:18rhue and sky4:9:18

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Bunny II – She Was Found Abandoned in a Home and Tested Positive for the Parvo Virus

4/11/18 – This little pup, about 10 weeks old, was found abandoned in a home the day before Easter. A good friend of 4 Paws 1 Heart, Veterinary Technician Amanda, immediately stepped up to foster her, and the rescue group, A Rejoyceful Animal Rescue, plans to find her a forever home. While we were taking care of her medical needs, she tested positive for the Parvo Virus and was immediately hospitalized. After 4 days in the hospital getting supportive care, Bunny, will be going home with her foster mom and will continue to get medical care there. As all of us humans know, it is better to be home than in the hospital.

This has been a very busy and expensive week for 4 Paws 1 Heart with three emergency cases and “just the business as usual”. Your financial support is always very much appreciated. Donations can be made through paypal by using the ‘donate’ link on the left side of this page or by mail at P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI 48080. _ diana

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Poppy – Locked in an Attic and Tested Positive for Heart Worm

4/11/18 – Poppy was locked in an attic and broke out a window to escape. Fortunately, a kind man rescued her and took her to the vet where it was found she had a wound on her paw pad and a nail was missing; she also tested positive for heart worm. We were happy to help this very sweet girl have a second chance at life. Poppy is now heart worm free and she is getting spayed today. Wishing this no-longer abused girl much happiness in a forever home. (Here is Poppy now and when she was rescued). ~ dianapoppy 4:11:18 poppy 4:11:18---

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Denny – RIP; We’re Sorry We Couldn’t Save You

4/10/18 – RIP Sweet Denny. I’m so sorry that your owners did you wrong. Thank you, Dee and Shelley for loving him in the end and making his passage easier. Love you both. – diana

“Our hearts are once again in pieces 💔 Poor Denny had so much going on. He had kidney disease, he was full of infection that would require one side of his face to be sloughed off. He required hospitalization with a feeding tube, even so we, along with 4 Paws 1 Heart wanted to give him a chance to fight. If he wanted to fight, we would fight with him. But, Denny was extremely Feline Leukemia positive which is why things went bad so quickly. Even the Emergency hospital couldn’t save Denny. Thankyou to all who donated, thankyou 4 Paws 1 Heart. Aunt Shelly and I held and loved Denny as he was helped over the Bridge. We will be dark on our page the rest of today as we try to process and grieve the loss of Baby Bunny and Denny today. It’s been a rough 2 weeks 💔
Mom~”denny 4:10:18

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Denny – He Had Been Dumped by His Owner and Then Found Very Wounded and Ill

4/10/18 – And while you’re at it sweet Angel Bunny, please watch over Denny. We are trying to get him into the hospital asap. ~ diana

“Good afternoon Team Chance, mom looked outside this morning to find our friend Denny (the orange kid) in horrible condition! His bottom lip appears to have some kind of infected injury, he has scratches all over, he wreaks of urine and has lost at least 2lbs. It’s been a little over a week since we last saw him.
Denny is a sweet, friendly boy and we’re heartbroken this has happened to him. With the help of our babysitter Paulette, Denny is now safe & sound in our cat tower and thanks to 4 Paws 1 Heart Denny will be going to our fave vets at Pattersons Patterson Veterinary Hospital tomorrow. For today, we are going to let him rest and feel safe. At best, Denny will need snap test, shots and neuter. But from the way he looks and feels today, his medical could be much more. Please, if you are able if you could make a donation to 4 Paws 1 Heart to help with Dennys medical it would be very much appreciated. 4paws1heart.org/donations/ Please keep Denny in your prayers We got you baby, you’re safe now.~ Denise”denny 4:9:18Denny w:denise 4:9:18

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