Lulu – Rescued From a Hoarding Situation

4/5/18 – Lulu was rescued from a hoarding situation. She is 14 years old and only 4.3 pounds. She was pulled from a local shelter by Bully Love Rescue and they will be taking good care of her while we help with the medical. She is in dire need of dental care and vaccines and will be seeing the vet today. Prayers for Lulu that she can find her forever home once healthy. Lulu was just groomed and I’m sure she is feeling better with just her recent grooming. ~ dianalulu -- 6:5:18 lulu 6:5:18

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Freya – She Was Padlocked on a Short Chain 24/7

5/29/18 – This is the time of year when donations always seem to die down. I think because the temperatures are mild, there is a belief that the medical need for animals are reduced. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Summer brings more heart worm cases, upper respiratory infections, and more kittens and puppies who come with their own illnesses caused by the moms breeding too often.

This is Freya. She was one of a group of five dogs padlocked on short chains 24/7 behind a condemned house. The rescuer was brought in to try and help a month ago and everyone she reached out to couldn’t help. Freya had a piece of siding fall on her and she got so scared she slipped her collar. She was caught and brought into the rescuer’s home who will work at rehoming her. Freya visited the vet, complements of 4p1h, and she tested negative for heart worm and received all of her vaccines. She will be spayed in 3 weeks after she has had a chance to ‘chill out’. She is doing great in the rescuer’s home and bonding with the family’s pet.

It’s only with donations and support at our funderaiser can we afford to help animals like Freya. Donations can be made through paypal by using the link on the left side of this page or by mail at P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI . 48080

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Coco – Neighborhood Teenagers Were Trying to Set Her Tail on Fire

5/28/18 – Coco was rescued when neighbors noticed that young boys were trying to set her tail on fire. The neighbors took her in but their dog kept attacking her. We were contacted by the final rescuer asking if we could help with a vet visit; not only did Coco need her basic vet care, including spay, she was consistently leaking urine. Coco was seen by one of our partner vets and given antibiotics. She will be watched over the next couple of weeks and when healthy, she will be spayed and vaccinated. What makes young people want to torture defenseless animals???? ~ dianacoco 5:28:18

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Hercules – A Look Back

5/26/18 – I remember that first day that Gina brought Hercules to our home. Every time he bent down to eat food or drink water, his back legs would rise up. My heart broke for what he went through. A person walking through the neighborhood saw a two-month old dog lying on the grass, seemingly dead — that was the beginning of Hercules’ story.
This video is a little long but so is Herc’s journey. Like our feline mascot, Chance, Hercules is an inspiration to all. Since Hercules came into our lives, Pawsitive Steps Rehabilitation & Therapy for Pets (Dr. Tari Kern) has played an important role in many of the lives taken on by 4 Paws 1 Heart. Hercules will be at our July 14 5kWalk/Run for Fun and he (and his parents) are committed supporters of 4 Paws 1 Heart. 6 years later and when Herc sees Gina or I, there are licks all over. I can’t tell you how much I love this dog and respect our Board member Lori Jobak, Tari Kern, and Herc’s dad, Chris for all that they have done for this amazing boy. Shawn Ley, this was our first WDIV story. www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3c8VmPVipc&feature=share~ diana

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Kuz – Struggling Through Many Health Issues and Now Heart Worm

5/14/18 – Prayers for Kuz as he gets ready to start his heart worm treatment. We are thankful to our many rescue friends, veterinarians, and supporters who make a difference in the lives of the abandoned and abused. ~ diana

“A little over a month ago we found out this guy had a slew of health problems and heartworms to top it all off. Diana and 4 Paws 1 Heart are his saving grace. They are sponsoring the heartworm treatment. He had bloodwork and started doxycycline to begin treatment. He was started on milk thistle and cranberry for his liver and kidneys. And he was sent up north to be cared for.
Today he had the staging done and more bloodwork. His bloodwork looked good (greatly improved) and he will start the shots on Monday.
Thank you Linda for being his caregiver and making sure he gets to his appointments.
Thank you Diana & 4 Paws 1 Heart 💗~ Megan”
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Ruby – Found Covered With Scabs; One Half of Her Ear Was Missing

5/13/18 – Happy Mother’s Day from Ruby! Ruby was found wandering the streets. She was covered with scabs, one half of her ear was missing, and she was scrawny and malnourished. Ruby had a collar on that was so tight it was imbedded in her neck. Her feet were flat from spending her puppy life in a cage. It took several months for Ruby to no longer be afraid and to get healthy but here she is when she was first rescued and now with an update from our partners at Friends ofScooby. Working together is the only way we can make a difference. ~ Diana
“One more update for everyone! Rubyyyyy!
I paid for her shots and mange treatment.
Diana & 4 Paws 1 Heart paid for her spay.
A few months later she was adopted by an amazing family up north! I get an update on her every 6-8 weeks. She has made some amazing changes from the dog i first met. ~ Megan”
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Kuz – Found With Severe Mange, Emaciated, and Heart Worm Positive

5/14/18 – Prayers for Kuz as he gets ready to start his heart worm treatment. We are thankful to our many rescue friends, veterinarians, and supporters who make a difference in the lives of the abandoned and abused. ~ diana

“A little over a month ago we found out this guy had a slew of health problems and heartworms to top it all off. Diana and 4 Paws 1 Heart are his saving grace. They are sponsoring the heartworm treatment. He had bloodwork and started doxycycline to begin treatment. He was started on milk thistle and cranberry for his liver and kidneys. And he was sent up north to be cared for.
Today he had the staging done and more bloodwork. His bloodwork looked good (greatly improved) and he will start the shots on Monday.
Thank you Linda for being his caregiver and making sure he gets to his appointments.
Thank you Diana & 4 Paws 1 Heart 💗~ Megan”

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Mac – RIP; He Is Now With His 3 Siblings Who Died Before Him

5/12/18 – 99.9% of all dollars donated to 4 Paws 1 Heart go directly to the medical care of abandoned and stray animals. Gina’s phone is the only expense paid by 4p1h, all other operating expenses are paid by my husband and I. Our Board also generously donates items for raffles and volunteers their expertise and time. Through May 14, we have a generous donor who will match all donations to a maximum of $1,500. That may seem like a lot of money (and it is) but when you consider that one animal’s visit can cost $500, that kind of money can be easily eaten up.

At this time, I would like to remember a very sweet kitten who was eventually named Mac. Mac was only 8 weeks old and he had already had 3 siblings die. The rescuer thought he was out of the woods but then a few days ago, Mac became very lethargic and wasn’t eating or drinking. When Mac wasn’t improving, the rescuer took him to a local vet where he began to have a seizure. We were then contacted for assistance. I immediately contacted the vet and spoke with the doctor and put Mac under our name. The prognosis was not good but I felt we had to at least give Mac a chance. So, after just a few hours in the hospital, being given fluids, and having his blood tested, and x-rays, Mac’s prognosis continued to be very poor. His blood results were off the charts and the doctor, whom we’ve known for a long time, believed that Mac’s chance of stabilizing, let alone having a good quality of life, was very poor. So, only a few hours and a $550 later, our poor little Mac was allowed to cross the Rainbow Bridge. I don’t mention the dollar amount in an attempt to try an monetize the life of an animal but just to show our supporters of the magnitude of medical treatment. And, sometimes, no matter what is spent, it doesn’t save the animal. Prayers for sweet Mac and the rescuer. Though, on a positive note, we learned of other animals with the rescuer who need our help and we will be doing that.

Again, thank you for your support. ~ diana

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Bunny – Bounced Around; Heart Worm Positive

5/11/18 – Bunny was heart worm positive, full of parasites, and acted as if she never had one-on-one love. I took her in to foster her for several weeks and 4 paws 1 heart offered to cover her medical care. She has started the beginning treatment for heart worm and she is now with 313 K9 and Kitty Rescue. She is looking for a more permanent foster situation or a home while she undergoes her treatment. Please consider making a donation towards her care.
Bunny was found on the street, had a stay in boarding, then transferred to my house, and then transported to her foster family and then on to the next temporary foster situation, and now she is looking for another foster or permanent home. This poor dog has been bounced around so much in such a short period of time, I would love to hear of someone being interested in giving her a forever home! She is an amazing dog! I have fostered many dogs and there are only a few that I have considered keeping. She is one of them. Please contact the rescue group if you are interested in finding out more information or in meeting her. They sent me a photo of her with an adult cat, so apparently she gets along with felines. ~ Ginabunny 5:11:18 w:ginaBunny w:Gina 5:11:18

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