Lodge – Found on the Side of a Busy Freeway Unable to Walk

2/7/20 Update – Lodge is seeing Dr. Z today at 2:30.  His rescuer also reported that he is eating and drinking and even had a bowel movement all by himself.  Continued prayers. – diana

2/4/20 – Prayers for Lodge. He was rescued from the side of the Lodge freeway this past Friday. It was dark and the rescuer, Thomas, noticed Lodge’s little eyes gleaming in the dark. Thomas was on his way home from work. Thomas pulled back around and fortunately, was able to capture Lodge. The reason — little Lodge couldn’t use his back legs. After trying a couple of vets, we were able to get Lodge in to see a vet today who reported that Lodge’s pelvis and leg is fractured. He is also impacted with feces because of his injuries. The vet recommended euthanasia or a specialist. Lodge is a very sweet 1-year-old cat and we chose to consult with a specialist. This afternoon, one of our ‘go-to’ specialists will review the x rays and let us know what he thinks for next steps. We hope we can give Lodge a good quality of life. Thomas told me he has worked with animals his entire life, including elephants at the zoo, so he is ready for the challenge. I will update everyone as we hear. 100% of your donations are used to give these poor abandoned/abused animals a second chance at life. ~ diana
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Moonbeam – RIP – She May Have Been Poisoned

2/4/20 – RIP Sweet Moonbeam. A caring woman regularly TNR’s cats who find their way to her home. She then feeds them and builds them shelters as needed. Moonbeam showed up about 5 years ago with a mom and brothers and they’ve basically lived on her porch and in their shelters. The other night Moonbeam showed up appearing very sick. We were contacted and Moonbeam was taken to the vet but by then there was nothing that could be done. Moonbeam passed away and the doctor believes she was somehow poisoned. Run free, Sweet girl. ~ diana
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Dash and The Knotted Needle – Getting Big and Strong; We Think His Leg Will Be Saved But He Will Need Prosthetics as He Grows

2/2/20 – A huge thank you to the Knotted Needle, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI for hosting an amazing fundraiser for 4 Paws 1 Heart.  Dash was with us and he is so good and he’s getting so big.  His foster, soon to be mom, is training him to be a therapy dog. ~ diana
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Lucky – His 4 Claws Were Chopped Off and His Arm Had to be Amputated

1/31/21 – Most of the rescuers we help assume the vets let me know what treatments have been given to the animals we refer to them. But, that is rarely the case unless further approvals are needed. In my follow up with Jim the other day, I learned that Lucky’s arm was removed. I didn’t notice that in the second (updated photo). ~ diana

1/30/20 – Whenever you are feeling down and start thinking there are no good people left in this world, know this. 4 Paws 1 Heart has assisted nearly 7,000 animals in the past 9+ years. And, you know what, 95% of these animals came to us through amazing individuals who didn’t turn their back on a stray/abandoned/abused animal in need. Jim is one of those. On December 23, 2019 here is what he sent me:

“I run a feeding station at my home for the local feral cats. I participate in TNR. I had a stray come right up to the door and seek me out. It is then that I found I have a stray that requires medical attention. His left front paw has the first 4 claws chopped off. I was hoping you could at a minimum put me in touch with a vet that will not take me to the cleaners trying to help this cat. Maybe one who will take payments over time. I have minimal funding, most of which is spent feeding strays, but I want to help and am willing to foster this animal until a permanent home can be found. He is about 9 months old I would guess and needs to be neutered as well. My primary concern is to take care of the left front paw, that seems to be an open medical need – Jim”

Well, of course we said we would take care of everything; that is what we do. Today, Jim gave me an update (second photo). Lucky is doing great. He is gaining weight and looking healthy. Lucky did have to lose his arm.There were two options, remove the arm now or remove what wwould be like our hand be removed at the wrist. After consultation with several vets, it was decided that removing the arm would be the best option for Lucky. Jim said he is now ready for adoption and hopes to find him a permanent home before he gets to close; Lucky is very affectionate. A huge thank you to all of the amazing people who rescue and provide or find forever, loving homes. ~ diana
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Scarlett – Found on the Streets; Heart Worm Positive and Fungal/Bacterial Infections

1/27/20 – scarlett--1:27:20 scarlett 1:27:20Meet Scarlett. She was rescued from the dangerous streets by Streethearts. This beautiful girl had fungal and bacterial infections in her feet and skin and was severely emaciated. She also tested positive for heart worm. Although we often hear about the dire straits for animals in Detroit, there are serious issues in Flint and Pontiac. We are thankful, that due to the generosity of our supporters, we could help by paying for Scarlett’s heart worm treatment. Thankfully, she is no longer on the streets fending for herself. Anyone interested in Scarlett should contact Streethearts. – diana
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Sassy and Abigail – Left Behind When Their Owners Moved

1/26/20 – Sassy and Abigail were left behind when their owners moved. They were not spayed and who knows if they were ever vaccinated. It is sad and disgusting as to how many alleged humans do this to their cats. I honestly do not understand why people think a domesticated cat can fend for herself in the wild. These two kept trying to go inside any door that would open. Thankfully, they are now safe and warm and had all of their medical needs taken care of by 4 Paws 1 Heart. – diana
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Deevo – RIP – Rescued Before His Owner Took Him to a Shelter But He Couldn’t Be Saved

1/24/20 – RIP Deevo. As our followers know, we feel every animal (and human) deserves to be remembered when they leave this world. And, once again, it was humans who failed this very sweet little guy. On January 21, a friend of 4p1h intercepted Deevo when his ‘owner’ was going to take him to a local, high-kill municipal shelter. Yesterday afternoon I received an emergency call because Deevo had a seizure. Unfortunately, the rescuer did not have transportation and while we all worked to make that happen, Deevo continued to have seizures. With the help of Kimberly Willey, an amazing animal advocate, and the rescuer, Deevo was taken to an emergency hospital where he was immediately put on medications for the seizures and tested for distemper. Heartbreakingly, the seizures could not be stopped and Deevo passed during the night. The distemper test is still being processed and we should know by next week if it was distemper that killed this puppy. Distemper is highly contagious and it is why it’s so important that every animal be vaccinated. I’m sure he was the result of a backyard breeder and maybe was going to be ‘dumped’ because there were signs of medical issues already. We will never know but we do know that many tears were shed this morning. – diana
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Milky (aka Momma Kitty) – Tossed Out When Her Family Moved

1/22/20 – Milky (aka Momma Kitty) was tossed out when her family moved. She showed up one day pregnant and eventually had her kittens. A neighbor took the kittens but left Milky to fend for herself. A friend of 4p1h who lives in the neighborhood took in Milky and contacted us for help. Milky was riddled with fleas and had an injury to her paw. Milky saw one of our favorite vets and was spayed, tested, vaccinated and had her injured paw treated. Today she is doing great. ~ diana
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