Hero – Rescued from Hoarders – Spay/Neuter is Critical

5/25/17 – And this is why spay/neuter is so critical. When there is an overpopulation of animals, rescue can become hoarding and then it becomes animal cruelty. Donate, foster, adopt — it takes a village. ~ diana

“5/24/15 – Never Turn Your Back ~ diana

“On May 1 several TNR volunteers went to a residence in Garden City for TNR and discovered a “Hoarding House of Hell”. These volunteers worked diligently in hazmat conditions to pull 15 cats and kittens alive from the premises. Efforts are still underway regarding the aftermath of that day and to deal with the residents of that house. Hero is one of the lucky ones who made it out alive. Thank you to Tail Wagger’s and PAWS of Michigan for foster homes and to 4 Paws 1 Heart for assistance with medical needs ~ Jeanine D.”

“My name is Hero. I don’t know what that means – actually, I don’t even know what it means to have a name – but the ladies who pulled me from the garage from the Hoarding house of Hell said it was because I never gave up and I am their hero. I guess that is a good thing.

I remember that day. I couldn’t stand up. I wasn’t even hungry anymore, I had been hungry for so long that it finally went away. I heard all of these people voices. They were saying things like, “do we have them all?” and “where else should we look?”. I didn’t really like people voices because they were so mean, but these people voices were different. So I meowed. It was hard, but it made the voices stop and say things like, “did you hear that?” and “ I think I hear something, where is it coming from?”. So I kept meowing, and I kept meowing as loud as I could and suddenly the garage door went up and light came in and someone grabbed me and put me in something they called a live trap. I still don’t know what that was, but I could breathe. I couldn’t stand up, but it didn’t matter. There was food in there and the trap place was covered up and the ladies with the voices carried me away, away from where I could not get out, where there was no food, where it was dirty and hot.

I don’t remember a lot about the next few days. I saw lots of people called doctors and techs. I got lots and lots of something called medicine. And I got food…..and water….and it was warm, but not hot…….and clean……and there was a place called a litter box for you know what.

I started to see again, but I just kept my head down and looked down all of the time. It was too hard to hold my head up and it was still hard to walk. But the ladies had such nice voices and soft touches. My skin and fur was so, so dirty and itchy, but I got a bath and the hard parts called mats got shaved off. All of the bugs that kept biting my skin and my ears were suddenly gone. The ladies said medicine made them go away. And lots of medicine made it easier to breath and see and hear.

I am in a bunch of things called crates that are hooked together and I can walk now, and I walk from one end to the other. I am strong enough now to climb on these things called shelves. I can see – I love looking outside and feel the fresh air blowing on me. And I love looking at the ladies, they have soft voices and soft touches. It doesn’t hurt to go in the litter box anymore. And there is always food and water. Whenever I want. I don’t feel hungry anymore.
I hear the ladies talk sometimes about the Hoarding House of Hell and the garage there where I was. They call it a prison. I just remember that I could not get out, or move around, or have anything to eat or drink. And it smelled so, so bad.

The ladies say that when they pulled me out I was severely malnourished, had multiple infections, ear mites, fleas, impacted anal glands, eye and ear infections, deep respiratory congestion, balding spots, severe matting, and missing teeth. I don’t know what any of those things are. I think my teeth left my mouth when I got kicked or hit or something. That side of my face still hurts sometimes.
Sometimes I still remember the Hoarding House of Hell, but the ladies tell me that where I am now is what it is really like to live, that most people really are nice and take care of their animals. I didn’t believe them at first – it felt safer to just keep my head down and not look at anyone – but now I think maybe they might be right. And I love looking up! ~ Hero”

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Fundraiser – Thank YOU to Blackfinn Ameripub, Fox 2’s Roop Raj, and Tito Vodka

5/24/17 – Because of the Blackfinn Ameripub – Partridge Creek, Tito’s Handmade Vodka,our dear friend and celebrity bartender, Fox2’s Roop Raj, and our loyal supporters, we will be able to spay/neuter and vaccinate 87 community and adoptable cats. Remember that a female cat can have three litters a year, with an average of 5 kittens per litter — that’s 15 kittens a year for the nearly entire life of that female. And, if those kittens are not spayed/neutered, the awful cycle continues. We are committed to reducing the over population of abandoned and stray animals and this is why we are so grateful for our generous business community and faithful donors. Here are some of the cats we have recently helped. ~ dianakitten w:cristen jean w:5:24:17=== kittens w:cristen--jean 5:24:17 kittens w:cristenjean 5:24:17

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Grace (aka Jackie) – Rescued with a Severe Respiratory

5/23/17 – Grace was a very sick kitty when she was rescued by our 4p1h friend, Jeanine D. She had a severe upper respiratory infection and was very emaciated. With the help of 4 paws 1 heart, Grace was immediately taken to the doctor where they did blood work, tested her, and treated her for her upper respiratory infection. She was eventually spayed and vaccinated when she became healthy and now she is in her forever home with a new name — Jackie. It is only with your support and donations that we can continue to help the abandoned and abused. Donations can be made through paypal by using the donation link on this page or by mail at P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI . 48080 ~ dianaGrace w:jeanine dotson 5:7:175/23/17 Update from Grace’s (aka Jackie) Mom:

Jack is about as sassy as they come. She wants all of the attention all the time, has learned how to play with toys (and chase her own tail), and is obsessed with the 60lb dog. She had pretty gnarly eye and ear infections as well as the URI, was quite emaciated at 2.4 lbs, and tested FelV+, but she sure doesn’t let that slow her down. She has a cataract on her eye that has healed over- it will always look cloudy and she does not have full vision out of it, but I don’t think she knows the difference.

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Violet – Rescued from the Street; Now BFF to Carla

5/21/17 – Meet our little Carla’s new best friend – Violet. Little six-week old Violet was rescued by our dear friend and animal whisperer, Dee Najera. 4 Paws 1 Heart paid for her initial doctor visit and plans were made for Violet to go to our friends at the Ferndale Cat Shelter. When Violet was first brought into Dee’s home, Carla hissed and spit at Violet. I guess she was a little upset about having to share her ‘baby in the family’ status. But, guess what? The hissing stopped and the playing began and now the two are inseparable. Spunky Violet is showing Carla how to be a kitten and the family thinks that this is what Carla needs to help her recovery from ‘paralyzed kitty’ to ‘independent kitty’. So — Violet, mentor kitty, won’t be going anywhere right now. ~ dianaviolet w:dee najera 5:19:17violet w:dee najera 5:20:17

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Boomer, Blake, Bethany – Rescued During Trap/Neuter/Return

5/19/17 – 4 Paws 1 Heart’s mission is to “Reduce the number of homeless animals by funding medical treatment for abandoned and stray companion animals”. In keeping with our mission, we are always happy to support those who work tirelessly in caring for community cats. This includes feeding, trapping, transporting to and from veterinary clinics, finding homes for the non-feral, and more often than not using their own funds. Cristen is one of those many people who we’ve been honored to assist. This is Boomer, Blake, and Bethany. Boomer and Blake are thought to be the males who have been impregnating several females in a cat community recently found by Cristen. Five mothers have been found with kittens. The kittens are being placed while the moms and males are being spayed/neutered and returned to the community (as appropriate). Please remember that it truly takes a village to make a difference. ~ dianaboomer and blake w:cristen jean 5:15:17bethany w:cristen jean 5:19:17

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Phoenix – A Victim of Hoarding and a Fire Bomb

5/15/17 – Although we continue to help new animals each day, I wanted to share this happy update on this Monday morning. This was a horrific situation that we were contacted about and we did our best to assist with medical bills for the survivors. We are so thankful for our friends, Denise and Shelly, for taking in Phoenix and giving him the love and patience he needed. ~Diana

“Our dear Phoenix came to us over a year ago after the house he lived in Detroit was fire bombed. Out of 67 cats only 7 survived. If thats not horrific enough they were doused with firehoses and left in carriers for 2 days. Phoenix was in shock, suffered severe smoke inhalation and was beyond traumatized. We guess he was also pretty much feral. He stayed in a cat tower in our finished basement to decompress & heal his lungs. For 7 months he refused to leave the cat tower and basically just stared right through us for months, he was beyond traumatized. Slowly he allowed small petting by Aunt Shelly in the tower but still refused to come out. Aunt Shelly promised him he could do everything in his own time, he was safe and loved. We decided to make him a permanent member of our family about 4 months ago when we deemed him unadoptable. Slowly he started coming up to the kitchen and recently started taking chicken from our hands. He also recently started roaming the house after everyone was in bed with his best friend Bridgette always at his side. And then tonight when I went to turn off the lights in the cat room (yes, they have their own room) there he was..and he’s still there doing cat stuff…upstairs!!! We are to say the least overjoyed!!! He is finally, finally learning to trust and accept love ~ Denise”phoenix w:dee najera 5:14:17phoenix5:4:16

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Minnie – Found on the Streets Needed Socializing and Mentoring

5/12/17 It truly takes a village every day. Rescuers, fosters, donors, adopters, and 4 Paws 1 Heart ~ diana

“Minnie’s bootcamp stay is coming to an end today. She passed with flying colors even though she is still a bit hissy at times…wouldn’t you be??? look at that tummy and that isn’t all chicken! I had the pleasure of working with Minnie and she is definetly less feral….but not less pregnant. So Kim Wegner from Happy Tails Scs will be picking her up today ( Kim Harris see she IS getting her back!!!) Thank you 4 Paws 1 Heart for taking care of her initial medical when she was found, hit by a car. A Second Chance For Chance for helping with her food for her. It certainly does take people working together to allow animals to have a 2nd chance for a happy life. I can’t wait to see her babies…Minnie is going to be an excellent Mommy! And Happy Early Mothers day to ALL the ladies out there- whether you have children of your own or not, you have touched many lives along your journey. ~ Dee”minnie 5:13:17

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Blackfinn Ameripub Celebrity Bartender w/Roop Raj, Hosted by Tito Vodka

5/13/17 – A huge thank you to Fox2’s Roop Raj for being our Celebrity Bartender and the Blackfinn Ameripub – Partridge Creek and Tito’s Handmade Vodka for inviting us to the Cocktails for a Cause – Celebrity Bartender Showdown. Also, a sincere thank you to all of the friends who showed up and left significant tips. We don’t know the results of the night, but we are hoping we won. When a community comes together, great things happen. ~ dianaroop raj 5-12-17

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Cadbury, Thumper, and Peeps – Update

“The 3 adorable kittens that I’ve been fostering for the last 6 weeks (Cadbury, Thumper, and Peeps) are going to their new home this weekend!!! They were all adopted TOGETHER! :) Their new dad adores them all and he just couldn’t separate them.
Just before Easter, they were found in an abandoned home tucked into their deceased mother. The man who found them contacted me for help, and I bottle fed them until they were old enough to eat on their own. 4 paws 1 heart has covered their medical, hand-raised them, and now they are ready for their next chapter of life. I’m so happy for them ♡♡♡ – Gina”cadbury, thumper and peeps,

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