Buster – Found With Entropion In Both Eyes

12/30/19 – In two days we will be entering a whole new decade and there is still time to make a end of the year donation which will be used to save the abandoned, stray, and abused like Buster.
On December 20, 2019 I received a frantic phone call from a kind man who had rescued a cat who had showed up at his door. The cat could hardly see out of his eyes. The man took Buster to have him neutered, vaccinated, and to see what was wrong with his eyes. It turned out the Buster had entropion in both eyes. Entropion refers to inversion of an eyelid margin resulting in hair (eyelashes) rubbing against the cornea. It will result in blindness and is very painful. The poor rescuer was beside himself because as a cat dad he knew he had to help poor Buster but didn’t have the money. When I told him we would pay for the surgery, he literally cried. Buster had his surgery last week Monday and the Riverside Animal Hospital was absolutely wonderful. They took photos for me and called after his surgery was complete. He is doing good and because of YOU we can give these animals who are suffering on the street a second chance at life. ~ diana
4paws1heart.org/donations/
P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI 48082

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Jasper – Found on the Side of the Road Unable to Walk

12/29/19 – jasper 12:29:19¬†Your support can make a difference for little ones like Jasper who was found on the side of the road last night. Jasper is unable to walk but we don’t know why just yet. He is at the emergency hospital at this time awaiting x-rays. Please say a little prayer that we will be able to help him. Because of other animals in the household, he spent the night in a box in a garage and we thank his rescuers for not turning their backs on this kitten. We will keep you posted. diana
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Miura – After Being Rescued With Her Siblings, His Spay Surgery Resulted in Complications

12/27/19 – Ocso, Sally, and Miura were all born to a feral mom. The mom was trapped, spayed, and released but her kittens were rescued with hopes of finding forever homes. We were contacted to back the kittens’ medical needs. The three went for their pre-spay/neuter appointment and received their basic vaccines; all were healthy and an appointment was made for their spay/neuters. On Monday, December 23, the surgeries were completed but, unfortunately, Miura had complications. He was treated as long as possible at the day practice but because the hospital was to be closed for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Miura had to be taken to our partner emergency hospital. Miura spent the night in the hospital with a high fever and a low red cell blood count but by the next day he was able to go home. As with humans, there are no guarantees with surgeries–things can happen. We are just thankful to have a great relationship with the emergency hospital doctors who always come through for us. ~ diana

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Ryan and Judas – Ryan Recovered from Panleukopenia and Judas Found His Forever Home

12/26/19 – Happy Updates! I posted about Ryan and Judas this past October. Both had been pulled from a local municipal shelter. Ryan was just a newborn who lost two siblings and whose mom was hit and killed by a vehicle. After fighting other illnesses and parasites, Ryan contracted panleukopenia. After 12 days in the hospital, and 30 days in quarantine, Ryan is now out and about and doing great.
Judas is believed to be 14 years old. The poor guy was emaciated and after blood work was done, he was found to be in relatively good health. The challenge was to ‘fatten’ him up–carefully. The good news is that Judas was adopted this past Monday. We were thankful to be able to help in both of these cases – diana
4paws1heart.org/donations/
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Mister – RIP – His Injuries Were Just Too Great

12/24/19 – It is with a heavy heart and tears flowing that I must report that Mister was allowed to cross the rainbow bridge yesterday evening. Mister had surgery last week and his anal glands were removed (See earlier postings). He was kept over the weekend for observation and early yesterday morning it was determined that there were further complications – Mister could not move his bowels and the feces was blocked. Without giving more complicated details, the doctor advised that the colon or small intestines could be removed but there was no guarantee Mister’s quality of life would be good. Each option would result in other issues. After much discussion with the doctor and the rescuer and considering Mister’s age and what he has gone through already, it was decided to let him go. His rescuer and caretaker over the past 3 weeks wrote me the following:
“I spent a bit of time with him before he went . He went in my arms and with kisses all the way . It was peaceful. I hope you have peace of mind, diana, You made the right choice; he was tired, I saw it in his eyes.”
May God be with the rescuers. RIP Mister. You had many scars on your body and we don’t know the challenges you faced over the past 12+ years but you are now free to run, hiss, and play. – diana
4paws1heart.org/donations/
P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI 48080

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Mister – Post Surgery Update

12/20/19 – Update on Mister. Mister is the senior kitty who was recently rescued and found to have two abscesses on each side of his anus. We immediately had authorized Mister to see a vet and for a couple of visits the abscesses were drained while the rescuer was also draining the wounds twice a day. On Wednesday, Mister had surgery because the wounds would not heal. The doctor believed surgery in the colon was needed. We ok’d the surgery and yesterday I was contacted and told the surgery went well but Mister had to have his anal glands removed. Mister’s rescuer is committed to giving this senior a good home and lots of love. He is doing well but will be in the hospital for another day or two. Thank you to all he said a little prayer for this guy. ~ diana
4paws1heart.org/donations/
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Halo and Gidget – Found in a Cat Community

12/20/19 – halo 12:20:19 gidget 12:20:19The 4p1h Village Kitty Room at Pet Supplies Plus on Harper at 13 Mile Rd. in St. Clair Shores. In addition to our mission to reduce the number of unwanted animals by funding medical treatment for the abandoned and abused, is our commitment to assist our Village of rescuers who need assistance in finding forever homes for those cats and kittens they rescue. This is why, as a 501c3 non-profit organization, we offer courtesy postings on Petfinder, and have a separate fb page, Friends of 4 Paws 1 Heart, to promote those we help. We also offer generic adoption application and agreement forms to insure proper protocol is used when adopting out animals. Pet Supplies Plus has also allowed us to have a donation bin at the store where supporters can drop off food, litter, and other pet supplies. Again, although 4 Paws 1 Heart does not have animals, a few of our Board members are independent rescuers and care for cat communities. We also have a list of many independent rescuers and cat community caretakers, who we’ve assisted with medical needs, and they can always use assistance with food, litter, and winter shelters. So, as a Village, we all do what we can to help each other. Thank you to our many supporters – businesses and residents – who help make this happen. ~ diana
4paws1heart.org/donations/
P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI . 48080

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Clara – Found Roaming the Streets of southwest Detroit – Before and After

12/19/19 – Cali was found roaming the streets of southwest Detroit. She was brought into the family’s home and later another member of the family decided to give her a forever home. We were happy to get her ready for adoption by paying for her testing, spaying, vaccines, and wellness check. Thankfully, another baby is off of the dangerous streets. ~ diana
4paws1heart.org/donations/
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