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.
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.
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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
10/9/18 – 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
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
9/30/18 – Meet Barb. This little beauty was found by a good Samaritan who reached out to us to assist with her basic medical needs which includes testing, vaccines, flea/parasite treatment, and spay/neuter when old enough. We are always happy to keep more unwanted babies from being born.