Honey – Thrown Out by His Owner and Then Was Hit By a Car, Resulting in Two Broken Ankles

10/15/18 – I absolutely DO NOT understand the cruelty of some humans. BUT I thank God that there are more kind people than those who abuse. I received the following e mail last week and Honey was seen by one of our favorite vets. X-Rays were taken and it was determined that both of Honey’s ankles had been broken and had now ‘healed’ over. The doctor estimated Honey to be about 7-8 years old and gave us two options — have an orthopedic doctor see him or let “nature take its course”. In the end, the doctor believed the results would be the same. So it was decided to do nothing for the broken ankles. No other breaks could be seen. Honey was treated for an infection and we will make sure that if he needs anything else we will be there. Honey will finally be given lots of love and care.

“I rescued an older male cat a couple months ago. I ended up finding his owner which was my neighbor, and the owner had told me he didn’t want the cat and that’s why he was outside. His name is Honey. When I tried to pick up Honey, I noticed bones poking out. And when I met the neighbor I asked about the bones and the neighbor let me know that Honey was hit by a car. I have no idea how long ago this was (I asked and the neighbor didn’t tell me.) all I know is the vets told the neighbor to put the cat down and obviously he did not.
I have Honey updated on all of his shots and he’s totally clean of diseases! The only problem is he seems sick lately. I don’t have the money to get him the proper medical attention he needs. I wouldn’t mind keeping him, but he’s obviously extremely ill and I can’t help him. – Brianne” . ~ diana

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Maggs – Found on the Side of the Road; Flea Infested and Now Having Seizures

10/14/18 – Trust me when I say that this has been the very worst period that I have experienced in 8 years. The number of serious illnesses and injuries have been overwhelming. But, some how we’ve been able to weather the storm — SO FAR. We have a number of commitments that are outstanding because the animals are either not old enough for all of their medical or because they have multiple appointments.

Maggs is a boy who was found on the side of the road, very flea infested. The fleas were literally sucking out all of his blood making him extremely lethargic. 4 Paws 1 Heart took care of Maggs’ medical needs but now he has recently been having seizures. He is scheduled to see one of our vets tomorrow, so please say a little prayer for him. He has fought hard and we are hoping that it’s nothing serious. Maggs will need a forever home.
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Sooki – Loaded With Fleas and Worms, and an Ulcerated Eye

10/12/18 – This past week I received the following e mail:
“I came across this little precious kitten a week ago and I am just broken hearted over her. She came to us loaded with fleas and worms. We have been trying so hard to help her but her poor little eye is ulcerated and I think it has popped. We live on a fixed income but would love to help and keep her. She is so playful and loving and has just stole our hearts but I am in fear of waking up to a dead baby. A veterinary clinic recommended I get ahold of you. Please help out little Sooki. Thank you for your time. – Cari”.

Sooki’s eye was removed and she is now home with her new forever family. She is doing great and purring up a storm. She will still need to be spayed but the doctor didn’t want to put her through too much at once.

REMEMBER – Without your donations, we couldn’t give the abandoned and abused that second chance at life.
Starting tomorrow, all donations (up to a maximum of $1,500) will be matched by one of our generous Board members.4paws1heart.org/donations/Sooki w:carihutchinson 10:2:18

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Gracie – Brought Into the Shelter with a Broken Femur

10/11/18 – Meet Gracie. She was brought into the Macomb County Animal Control Shelter as an injured stray. She had a broken femur and required a leg amputation. As we’ve said many times, municipal shelters are not budgeted for such extensive medical treatment so they reached out to us for help. Gracie had surgery by one of our favorite veterinarians and she is doing well in her foster home. Anyone interested in adopting this very sweet beauty should contact Jillian at the Macomb County Animal Control shelter. ~ diana
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Tortie – Her Owners Wanted Her Euthanized Because She Had Fleas

10/10/18 – PLACEMENT NEEDED – Last week Dr. Van at Patterson Veterinary in Clinton Twp., had a cat signed over to the clinic; the owners wanted the cat euthanized because she had fleas. Dr. Van contacted 4 Paws 1 Heart in hopes we could assist with placement. She is a beautiful 3 year old, spayed tortious shell that is very friendly and loving. Dr. Van treated her fleas and dermatitis, tested her for FeLV/FIV (neg) and updated her vaccines. She is in perfect health and a really nice cat.
Unfortunately, the doctor cannot keep her or even foster her because her own cat is a bully and previous fosters have been miserable at her house. She ideally would need someone to foster her and hopefully someone to adopt her. She is living at the clinic currently but that availability is limited.
Please let Dr. Van (or me) know if you’d be able to help. Dr. Van is willing to cover the expense of all the veterinary care she’s had and anything she needs further before adoption. Dr. Van can be reached through Patterson at 586-791-6260 – Thanks!
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Ludo – RIP – He Couldn’t Walk or Control His Bowels – He Fought a Good Fight

ludo 10:9:18 ludo--10:9:1810/9/18 – RIP Sweet Boy. Ludo, a 10-month old cat, was rescued by Saved By Zelda, whom we’ve helped with amazing rescues in the past. He couldn’t walk or control his bowels, but had a love for life and a lot of fight in him. He spent three days at a veterinary clinic where he had bloodwork and an exam done. His blood work came back normal, and he left without a diagnosis. Although it became very obvious he was suffering from what could be neurological issues. As we were working to find Ludo help with a specialist, it was decided that euthanasia would be more humane as his conditions worsened. I have much admiration and respect for those who can make these very difficult decisions for the animals who can’t speak for themselves. We were thankful that we could help the rescuers in sending Ludo across the Rainbow Bridge. ~ diana

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10/5/18 – Popeye was surrendered to one of the veterinary hospitals with whom we work. Popeye’s mom could no longer care for him because she has dementia. Unfortunately, Popeye was in very, very bad shape and needed an eye removed. The veterinary contacted Devoted Friends Animal Sanctuary and 4 Paws 1 Heart to see if we could help. We agreed to pay for the medical and Devoted Friends agreed to take Popeye and try to find him a forever home. Popeye had his surgery, and once again, it was a considerable expenditure but we are confident Devoted Friends will find him a purrfect home. Anyone interested in this very sweet boy should contacted Devoted Friends. Here are two before photos and two after surgery photos. ~ diana
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Shadow – He Was Purposely Dumped in the Woods to be Left for Prey

10/3/18 – A kind woman contacted us about Shadow who had shown up at her front door the other day. She learned from the maintenance person that last February he saw her owners dumping her in the woods after they moved out of the complex. Once again, can you possibly imagine dumping your pet in the woods to be preyed upon and to live without shelter in the cold, snow, heat, and rain??? The maintenance guy said that he had seen the very emaciated cat chased by coyotes on a number of occasions and had actually hoped the coyote would catch her and ‘take care of the problem’. Thankfully, the good Samaritan brought Shadow into the home and contacted us. Shadow will receive all of the medical needed complements of 4 Paws 1 Heart. Thank God for good Samaritans. ~ diana
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Chester, Gus & Ziggy, Harley, Izzy, Jack, Josie, Moose, Rainy, Sassy, Sonny, Ben – Rescued from a Hoarding Situation

10/1/18 – Twenty Six cats were found in a home after the owner died. The animal control gave the person responsible for the estate 10 days to remove all cats but did not offer to take them into their shelter. Two rescuers chose to take on this responsibility to try and find them homes. Twelve of the cats had not been neutered/spayed, vaccinated, tested, or treated for fleas. 4 Paws 1 Heart paid for the entire medical treatment for 10 of the cats and for two of the cats, basic medical was provided. This effort cost 4 Paws 1 Heart almost $800.00 and though we are thankful that these cats will no longer reproduce, it is not an expense easily covered. So many hoarding situations such as this could be avoided if people who are made aware of situations like this, would just step up and get the animals spayed/neutered or seek help early before it becomes overwhelming. Trying to find homes for twenty six cats will be very difficult and we absolutely commend Lisa L. for working with a friend to bring all of these cats into All About Animals for help. Here is Chester, Gus and Ziggy, Harley, Izzy, Jack, Josie, Moose, Rainy, Sassy, Sonny, and Ben~ diana
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