5/30/18 – Here’s an update from Chance on some of the newbies in the Chance family. Both Ruby and Kid will be looking for their forever loving homes. Every day we continue to help the rescuers who contact us. Between authorizing medical needs, communicating with our supporters, and getting ready for our big fundraiser on Saturday, June 2 at Harbor Lanes, SCS, at 7:15 p.m., it’s been pretty crazy around here. We are just thankful that 4p1h can continue to assist during this very intense season where medical needs seem to be the highest.
“Gooood morning Team Chance, Happy Wednesday!!! Whew! It’s already very warm outside and it’s going to get muggy hot before the storms roll in tonight so dont forget those cool bowls of water outside please! Well, Ruby finally made her vetting weight 2lb 2.2oz. She can finally start her shots, shes 9wks old today.
And Cisco Kid is also all healed up and ready for his shots & neuter, yay Kid!!! Carla is on her second round of antibiotics for her UTI and will need to go back in next week for a recheck. Donations 4 Paws 1 Heart are very low this time of year as families begin planning their summer vacations ect, but the vetting needs rise as kitten season is in full swing, their mamas also need vetting, heartworm positive doggys are needing expensive treatment, so many needs! Your donations are needed more then ever so everybody can get the vet care they need & deserve. Wont you please make a donation today? Every dollar counts!
4 Paws 1 Heart
P.O. Box 84
St. Clair Shores, Mi. 48080
Have a SuperHero kind of Wednesday Team, stay cool & dry!”
5/25/18 – I honestly can’t express how happy this makes us all feel. The saying is that rescues are forever grateful. ~ diana
“Meet the Cisco Kid! This amazing boy was thought to be feral and showed up in my neighborhood a couple months ago and was being fed by a neighbor. A couple weeks ago he started coming to my feeding bowl. Becuse we recently found a severely felv boy in our area that was so sick he was unable to be saved, I wasn’t taking any chances with Kid. While discussing how we were going to tnr him, he showed up injured! No way, it already looked infected in one day! Long story short, he finally got in the trap and I’ve never seen a cat more grateful to be rescued!!! Thanks to 4 Paws 1 Heart he was treated for the abscess over his eye and other minor wounds. Snap tested, which came back extremely, very faint positive for fiv. Most likely due to his infection, but will need to be retested. In about another week again thanks to 4 Paws Kid will be getting his shots & neuter and will be ready for a rescue, foster or better yet a forever home. Gets along with cats & dogs, it would be hard to find a more loving boy! If you would like to open your heart & home to this grateful sweetheart please contact me at email@example.com. “
5/23/18 – RIP SweetPea. She was rescued from the streets. Then, suddenly a cyst began to grow on her face. She was taken to the vet but before surgery could be performed, she passed away. We really don’t know why or whether there was something more going on than what we could visibly see. Again, thank you to one of our dear friends for trying to save her. ~ diana
5/22/18 – A friend of 4 Paws 1 Heart received an urgent call about a female cat who was unable to move and appeared to be pregnant. Our friend immediately went to rescue the cat and brought her to one of the vets who work with us. It was confirmed that Savannah had a fractured pelvis and was indeed pregnant although no heart beats could be detected. Savannah had to have an emergency c-section; no babies were alive. Savannah is now with a foster and is doing well on crate rest. Please say a little prayer for her recovery. ~ diana
5/19/18 Some one is being cheesy… Uno rocking the cheese house.
Little Uno had her first shot and wellness check last Tuesday….besides being diagnosed as a little maniac….she is rocking this kitten thing too. Thank you 4 Paws 1 Heart for taking care of her medical. Uno says “pleasey cheesy donate to 4 Paws 1 Hearts so more animals can have the medical needs taken care of.
5/17/18 – Tuesday night I received an urgent call for help:
“Hi, about an hour ago I was contacted by a colony caregiver about a mama and 4 kittens. One kitten seemed to be weak and all kittens had uri’s. The finder was going to turn them over to the shelter but instead i took them in. I’ve only had them for about 2 hours but it is urgent they get to a vet, one
kitten is not doing good at all; the kittens are around 8 weeks old. one has poop falling from his bottom and he is very weak, the mama is not feral just a little scared…. I have begged rescue but all are full and time is of the essence
with the weak kitten… if I cannot find a rescue I am willing to keep this mom and kittens until they find great homes or until a rescue is found but I cannot fund their vetting. At any time I can take them anywhere if needed to be… If you could help I would forever be grateful. Ty Shawna” ~ diana
5/12/18 – 99.9% of all dollars donated to 4 Paws 1 Heart go directly to the medical care of abandoned and stray animals. Gina’s phone is the only expense paid by 4p1h, all other operating expenses are paid by my husband and I. Our Board also generously donates items for raffles and volunteers their expertise and time. Through May 14, we have a generous donor who will match all donations to a maximum of $1,500. That may seem like a lot of money (and it is) but when you consider that one animal’s visit can cost $500, that kind of money can be easily eaten up.
At this time, I would like to remember a very sweet kitten who was eventually named Mac. Mac was only 8 weeks old and he had already had 3 siblings die. The rescuer thought he was out of the woods but then a few days ago, Mac became very lethargic and wasn’t eating or drinking. When Mac wasn’t improving, the rescuer took him to a local vet where he began to have a seizure. We were then contacted for assistance. I immediately contacted the vet and spoke with the doctor and put Mac under our name. The prognosis was not good but I felt we had to at least give Mac a chance. So, after just a few hours in the hospital, being given fluids, and having his blood tested, and x-rays, Mac’s prognosis continued to be very poor. His blood results were off the charts and the doctor, whom we’ve known for a long time, believed that Mac’s chance of stabilizing, let alone having a good quality of life, was very poor. So, only a few hours and a $550 later, our poor little Mac was allowed to cross the Rainbow Bridge. I don’t mention the dollar amount in an attempt to try an monetize the life of an animal but just to show our supporters of the magnitude of medical treatment. And, sometimes, no matter what is spent, it doesn’t save the animal. Prayers for sweet Mac and the rescuer. Though, on a positive note, we learned of other animals with the rescuer who need our help and we will be doing that.
Again, thank you for your support. ~ diana