1/2/19 – Meet Coco. This past weekend, a couple was driving on Little Mack in St. Clair Shores and saw a kitten hit by a car. That car didn’t stop, but, thankfully, this caring couple did. They immediately brought the kitten to a local veterinarian and paid almost $400 (that they really couldn’t afford) in medical bills. They then contacted us to see if we could help with any future expenses. In just a short period of time, they fell in love and planned on keeping this injured kitten. We wanted to do more than just just take care of Coco’s future vetting and spaying. We took care of her emergency visit after she was hit by a car and had the wonderful couple reimbursed by the vet. I am confident that Coco will be safe and much loved. ~ diana
12/31/18 – As we come to a close for 2018, we just want to thank our many supporters who continue to donate their hard-earned money, attend our fundraisers, rescue/foster the abandoned and abused, and the many who just spread the word about our mission. Without you and our generous veterinarians who work with us, we would not have been able to save thousands of animals and pay $734,000 in medical bills over the last 8 years. May your 2019 be filled with much love,laughter, good health, and doggie and kitties kisses. – diana
12/30/18 – A huge thank you toColleen’s Irish Pub for hosting our fundraiser. Thank you to Andy for the great food and for considering our vegetarians and vegans. And, thank you to the amazing 78 people who came out during the hubbub of the holidays to support 4 paws 1 heart. I truly can’t express how much fun I had meeting and talking with those who love animals as much as we do. – diana
Thinking about some of the many animals who have been given a second chance because of our caring supporters. Thank YOU, diana
12/25/18 – We wish all of our friends a Christmas filled with friends, family, and many doggie and kittie kisses. Thank you to all of our supporters who have made a difference in thousands of lives. May the spirit of Christmas be with you always. ~ diana and the Board of 4 Paws 1 Heart
12/24/18 – Smokey, one of the baby Sharks, was adopted a couple of weeks ago as was reported recently by me. The adopters were referred to Smokey’s rescuer by a volunteer for Ferndale Cat Shelter. Last night Smokey was taken to an emergency hospital. Because the adopters have worked with Ferndale Cat Shelter and there was some confusion in the adoption process, Ferndale chose to take on the emergency medical costs and whatever further treatment which may be needed. 4 paws 1 heart had been taking care of the baby sharks’ medical needs and because of a lingering upper respiratory infection, Smokey had not been neutered or vaccinated; 4 paws 1 heart was still committed to completing that medical need.
I post this for those who were wondering why Ferndale Cat Shelter was seeking donations for a kitten we had been helping. Without getting too technical, Ferndale did not recognize the adoption because the kitten had not been neutered and vaccinated; their policy dictates that the adoption agreement is not valid until that happens and until then the family is considered as fosters. Ferndale posted a request for donations because they have taken responsibility for Smokey’s emergency stay and potential surgery. Over the years we have worked closely with Ferndale and we will continue to do so. We will be there if they need us because all of us put the animals first. Thank you to all of our supporters who contacted us over the confusion. – diana.
“touch with Apollos mom all night and the Drs suspect a Portosystemic Shunt. All of Apollos test so far are normal with the exception of a high level of ammonia. That is what is pointing to the Portosystemic Shunt. We will know more after they do imaging tomorrow, Apollos Dad says hes currently much more alert and doing better then when he arrived at the hospital. We hope to know more in the morning and as soon as we do, we will let you know. – Denise (Chance’s Mom)”
12/23/18 – Happy Christmas update from two of the baby sharks. Read about their journey on our website: 4paws1heart.org -diana.
12/21/18 – Jackson was 12 weeks old when a friend of 4p1h was asked to take him in. The original rescuer had planned to have him treated for an upper respiratory infection and then put him back outside. Our friend, Melissa, then took responsibility, which meant a few more visits to our vets because the URI just wouldn’t go away. Now Jackson is doing well. An upper respiratory infection can be very serious and, left untreated, can result in eye removals. Unfortunately, we have seen too many of these over the years. Thankfully, Jackson had two people who cared and took action with our help. But, without our donors, we could do nothing. ~ diana