Chance – May You Rest In Peace

9/29/18 – My heart breaks with Cortney. Her family gave Chance so much love and we tried so hard to give her as much time as possible. Our doctor warned that doing nothing could result in the tumor bursting, resulting in much pain and emergency euthanasia. Please keep Cortney, her family, and Chance in your prayers this morning. – diana

“Tomorrow is the day. The day Chance has to cross the rainbow bridge. 🌈 THE day, the day my heart is going to break 1000000 times over, the day I’ll remember every little thing you’ve done since you’ve been with me. Tomorrow is the day you’ll be put to rest my sweet Chance. I’ve never had to do this before so it is not going to be a good day. 😭 In the end, I know I loved you to the best of my ability, spoiled you to the best of my ability and had I not found 4 Paws 1 Heart I wouldn’t have been able to do a damn thing for you!

So when I say I thank you Diana Rascano from the bottom of my heart I truly mean it with every bone in my body. I loved chance I still do I’ve loved her until it hurt I’ve cried over her multiple nights when she first came to me and I didn’t think she was going to make it another day. I’ve had her for a little over a year now and she’s become part of my family. She fought, she fought so fucking hard, excuse my language but I’m pouring my feelings right now. She gained so much weight and she wasn’t supposed to and that was a good sign! She was my first rescue that needed medical, I poked her with a needle twice a day! I shoved antibiotics down her throat when she hated me, she scratched me, she fought it every time. I always said I can’t adopt her out and when her condition didn’t get any better I knew I really couldn’t adopt her out. I had to be her safety net. Now, i have to prevent her from suffering and it’s the hardest damn thing I’ve ever had to do!

I’m getting cold feet, like I’m a man at the alter but i know I can’t risk her tumor bursting and her being an emergency euthanasia and hurting, i can’t make her suffers. She’s been peeing on my Counters for 5 months we tried to treat her, we tried so hard to save her. She started peeing clots and her time is so near i can feel
It. I can feel it when she snuggles me tight, when she purrs in my ear from 11pm till 6am. I feel her pain and it’s killing me.

I hate that she had to suffer I have no idea how long she was on the streets when I found her, i don’t know what she’s endured, what kind of love she’s felt but I do know that I have loved her so hard and that I will always love her. 😪 p.s I do not do outdoor cats and her outdoor excursions were strictly monitored from the minute I took her out to the minute I took her inside, I just wanted her to experience anything and everything she wanted. – Cortney”chance - cortney 9:28:18 chance 9:28:18 chance w:cortney kleiner 9:28:18

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Charlie – Found With Half of a Tail, Weighing Only 12 Ounces

9/29/18 – Charlie was found with half of a tail, weighing only 12 ounces, and about 7 weeks old. He was covered in fleas and feces. He was dewormed over a 3 day period and bathed in Dawn. When healthy enough, he will be neutered, vaccinated, and tested. Anyone interested in this handsome boy should contact Cortney at: ~ dianacharlie - 9:6:18 w:cortney k charlie w:cortney kleiner 9:6:18 charlie w:cortney kleiner 9:6:18==

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Flower and Spock – Found Alone on the Streets

9/28/18 – Flower and Spock were found alone on the streets. Because of our amazing supporters, 4 Paws 1 Heart was able to pay for their medical treatment which included treatment for roundworms, spay/neuter, vaccines, and testing. AND, the great news is that they have found their forever home TOGETHER. Thanks to Shawn for rescuing these beauties and finding them a forever home. ~ dianaflower & spock w:shawna wilk 8:22:18 Flower:spock 8:22:18

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Cameron, Charlotte, and Catherine – Found on the Street with Upper Respiratory Infections

9/26/18 – Meet Cameron, Charlotte, and Catherine. They were all rescued from the streets by an independent rescuer who we’ve assisted on several occasions. They have all been neutered/spayed, vaccinated, tested, and treated for any upper respiratory infections.  Anyone interested in any of these cuties should contact Karen at:

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Putty – Update: New Infected Bite Wounds Continue to be Found

9/24/18 – WHAT A SUNDAY PART III – On September 20 I posted about this very little kitten who was attacked by a dog and couldn’t use her back legs. She was immediately taken to the vet where x rays were taken; no breaks or fractures were seen. She was given antibiotics and steroids. The next day Putty, under the care of our friend, Debbie, was starting to stand on one of her legs but the other leg was still just ‘hanging’. Although the veterinary staff thought Putty was feral, it became obvious by the next day that this little girl was just traumatized and in pain. Foster mom, Debbie, took the opportunity to examine her leg and found what appeared to be a deep bite wound. Putty was then taken to another veterinary hospital where not only that wound was treated but another bite was found and treated. On Saturday, now under the temporary care of our friend, Debra B., the deep wound opened and Putty was taken to the emergency hospital. Putty’s leg was very swollen and the wound was very infected; Putty also had a fever. She was again treated, her wound was bandaged and Putty was kept at the hospital for a few more hours. When Debra picked up Putty she was advised that the bandage would require professional changing every day. On Sunday, Gina was called in to duty. More antibiotics were applied and Putty will be seen where Gina works so that the bandage can be changed. We were told that this may have to be done over the next week or two. Please pray and send positive energy for this little girl. If we can’t get her infection healed, she could lose her leg. I’ll keep everyone updated. ~ diana

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Chancey/Chauncey – UPDATE — His Owners are Found

9/23/18 – WHAT A SUNDAY PART II – As I reported earlier, Chauncey was taken in by Ferndale Cat Shelter. He was scheduled to see a specialist today. But then, at about the same time I was getting a message from someone asking for their cat back and responding that I needed more information, I received a message from Ferndale Cat Shelter advising that Chauncey’s owner was found. It turns out that his name is Twinkie and he is 13 years old. The owner said that her daughter has had him since he was a kitten and that his injury was the result of being electrocuted when he was chewing on an electrical wire. The owner said that he recently started going outside. Chauncey was returned to the owner yesterday. It is amazing that in his deformed condition, he was able to survive. His Guardian Angel was definitely watching over him. – dianachancey:aka chauncey 9:24:18

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Trucker – Escaped While Traveling With His Owner

9/24/28 – WHAT A SUNDAY!! Before I even had time to report on this, an owner was found — but not before 4 Paws 1 Heart paid for a veterinary visit. We were contacted last Friday about a very thin kitty who was found outside of the woods near a vacant motel. His collar was severely imbedded into his neck and arm. The finder was able to cut off the collar and literally pull it out of the skin but the damage had to be treated. The collar did have a phone number on it and the finder called several times leaving messages. In the mean time, the kitty was taken to the vet where the wound from the imbedded collar was treated and he was vaccinated, treated for fleas, tested, and dewormed. Saturday night, the owner returned the finder’s calls. The owner lives in Ohio and travels with two cats in his truck. During one of his stops, the kitty escaped and he has been heartsick because he has been missing for awhile. The owner drove back to Michigan yesterday and picked up his cat and made a donation to 4 Paws 1 Heart. The lesson — don’t travel with unleashed animals because you never know what will happen. And, please, microchip your pets. ~ dianaTrucker 9:24:18 Trucker--9:24:18 trucker==9:24:18

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Chancey (aka Chauncy) – Taken in by Ferndale Cat Shelter

9/22/18 – He is now Chauncey (aka Chancey). Chauncey was picked up from the emergency hospital yesterday afternoon. And, once again, the Village came through. Chauncey is now being cared for by our friends at Ferndale Cat Shelter. Here he is already making himself at home on Deanne’s belly. I did get some photos that I may post a little later. In the mean time, Chauncey has an appointment with a specialist September 24. We will see if he is a candidate for reconstruction surgery. More to follow. Thank YOU for all of your prayers. 4 Paws 1 Heart is committed to helping Chauncey have a great life. ~ diana

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Chancey – Update

9/21/18 – Chancey Update – Last night Chancey arrived at the emergency hospital where it was confirmed that his upper lip and upper nose is, in fact missing. Of course we don’t know how or when it happened but we do know that he had been living like this at least for a few days. The doctor recommended he see a specialist for reconstructive surgery or be humanely euthanized. I sincerely doubt we can afford reconstruction surgery but after everyone told me how sweet he is, I just couldn’t choose the latter. I asked the doctor if reconstruction was not done, could Chancey have a quality life. She said “yes” but he would be Special Needs. I requested that the hospital treat his basic needs and run some tests over night while giving us all an opportunity to find a place for him. Right now, our friend, Debbie N. has offered to temporarily take him in and further assess his needs. We will still need to find a forever home. I will continue to update. ~ --9:20:18

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