Clara – Rescued Before Being Euthanized in a “no kill shelter”

12/18/19 – Clara was going to be euthanized at a ‘no kill shelter’. Instead, a forever home was found and we took care of her testing, vaccines, and spay. Another huge thank you to our supporters and those who open their homes to the homeless. ~ diana
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P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI 48081

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Mister – He is Not Improving and Now Needs Surgery

12/17/19 – Please say a little prayer for this ‘old man’ and if you can afford a donation, it would make a big difference. It’s always so hard to make these decisions because we have limited funds and many upcoming commitments. But I decided that one way or another, we had to give Mister a second chance at life. He has been through so much. I posted about Mister not too long ago. He was a community cat who was TNR’d but he befriended his caretaker who, after months of feeding him soft food because he had limited teeth, decided to take him in. She discovered that he had what appeared to be abscesses on each side of his anus and contacted us. Mister has been to the vet twice now and each time had the abscesses drained. His rescuer also had to drain the abscesses twice a day. We had hoped he had turned the corner but Mister had to go back to the vet for the third time yesterday. Now the doctor feels that he needs surgery and the issue has to do with his colon. The doctor was pretty positive that this would be successful but if not done, he should be humanely euthanized. I have approved his surgery because even though he is an older kitty, he has been through so much and I’m hoping that this surgery will give him a second chance at a long life. Thank you for your prayers and support.
P.S. The photos of the abscesses are too graphic to post. ~ diana
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P.O. Bos 84, St. Clair Shores, MI 48080

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Sassy and Abigail – Left Behind By Their Owners After They Moved From Their Apartment

12/17/19 – Sassy and Abigail were left behind when their owners left their apartment. Why so many people who rent apartments believe it’s ok to leave their pets behind is beyond me!! Fortunately, a caring person contacted our friend, Jo, and she found a foster. We were able to get the girls spayed, vaccinated, treated for fleas, and tested. If you are interested in these sweet girls, please contact Jo at: joadd18@gmail.com – diaina
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Freckles – RIP – Found in a Cat Community With a Severe Upper Respiratory Infection, Leukemia, and a Mouth and Throat Filled With Ulcers

12/16/19 – RIP Freckles. I truly apologize for all of the sad news lately, but it’s important for our many supporters to know the dire straits every outdoor animal faces not only at this time of the year but every day. They are victims of heart worm, severe upper respiratory infections, broken limbs, leukemia, and so much more. This is Freckles. He was a member of a cat community cared for by a friend of 4p1h. He had a very severe upper respiratory infection that just wasn’t improving. He had feline leukemia and his mouth and throat was filled with ulcers. He had not eaten in several days. We tried but in the end, he couldn’t make it. May he now rest in peace without pain and be happily playing with those who went before him. No person or animal should live in this world without being recognized as they end one journey and begin the next. ~ diana
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P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI . 48080
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Bandit – RIP – Found in a Cat Community With a Shattered Vertebrae

2/15/19 – RIP BANDIT – The life of a feral cat, expecially a black one, is not an easy one. Bandit was a member of a cat community who showed up one day limping. We authorized x rays with one of our partner vets. The vet examined him and took x rays and said that there was nothing wrong with his leg; he thought Bandit may have jumped on it wrong. A few days later and Bandit was not improving so the community caretaker/rescuer took Bandit to another vet who took another x ray. Unfortunately, this x ray showed a shattered vertebrae, possibly the result of being hit by a car. The rescuer made the decision to put Bandit out of his pain and had him humanely euthanized.. This posting is not to condemn the first vet who saw Bandit just a learning that sometimes you do have to go with your gut and get a second opinion. If only they could talk to us. But also, please understand that options for feral cats are much less than with domestic cats. – diana
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P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI 48080

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Newman – RIP – His Injuries Were Just Too Severe But He Knew The Right Home To Go To

12/13/19 – RIP Sweet Newman. A long-time friend of 4 Paws 1 Heart and a lover of any animal, contacted me about a month ago asking if we could pay for a stray cat to be neutered. Unfortunately, this feral guy was elusive and then he stopped coming around for about two weeks. Yesterday he showed up in her mud room and after feeding him, she was able to trap him. Sadly, in that month he got very beaten up. His eyes were almost closed shut from an obvious upper respiratory infection and he appeared to be deaf. It was determined that even if the infection could be cleared, he could not live outside in his condition and could not be socialized. He went to the vet this morning and was humanely euthanized. He is in a better place where he will not be prey for other animals and humans. ~ diana
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P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI . 48080
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Sally, Ocso and Miura – They were Rescued After they Were Weaned From Their Mom

12/12/19 – Their mom was trapped/neutered/released and her babies were rescued. Sally, Ocso, and Miura are being spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and tested complements of 4 Paws 1 Heart. Then, they will all go to the Ferndale Cat Shelter and maybe show up at the Ferndale Cat Cafe (in case you want to meet them). I hate to think of all of the innocent animals who don’t get the chance at a second life. ~ diana
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P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI 48080

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Meme – Found Dehydrated with Pale Gums, a Bloated Belly and Slightly Jaundiced

12/11/19 – Thank you to the many supporters who helped us meet the goal during our $2,500 Match campaignI. And a huge thank you to our very generous, long-time supporter who hosted the Match. Once again, our Village has given many animals a second chance at life. Meme is one of those.
I was contacted about a sick feral kitten who the rescuer said had a horrible odor, pale gums, was dehydrated, had a bloated belly, and was slightly jaundiced. The rescuer thought the cat, Meme, might have to be euthanized. Fortunately, we were able to get Meme into a vet where she was examined and treated for parasites. She eventually recovered and was spayed and vaccinated and returned to the barn community from which she was found. She is doing very well with her barn buddies. ~ diana
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P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI . 48080
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Nam Nam – She Tried to Save Her Babies Who Were Being Attacked by a Wild Dog

12/10/19 – I want to share the story of Nam Nam. A person who we’ve helped in the past contacted us about this horrific situation he came upon. A mama cat was trying to save her babies from two wild dogs. The rescuer said “I have never witnessed carnage like that.” None of the babies survived and mama was traumatized. He brought her home and asked us for help. The rescuer is concerned that Nam Nam may have suffered some injuries while trying to save her babies; he started seeing blood in her feces and she was acting lethargic. Of course we agreed to help.
I just can’t say enough about the amazing men and women who never turn their back on an animal in need. And, with your help, we can help them give these animals a second chance. Please consider donating as we face the severe winter weather and the continued need of those who have no one but us. – Thank You, Diana
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By Mail: P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI . 48080
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Mister – Found With Two Holes on Each Side of His Anus

12/8/19 – Without our supporters and rescuers, many animals would have died on the cold streets or been born on the streets to fend for themselves — only to be hit by cars, freeze in the severe winter weather, or to be tortured by cruel humans.

Mister is an older boy who was being cared for in a cat community. His caretaker has mister 11:13:19 w:claudia hanner mister w:claudia hanner 11:13:19tnr’d some 79 cats and either found them homes or cared for them in the community. When Mister was first tnr’d (trapped, neutered, released), the rescuer was told he had no teeth so she made sure that he always had we food to eat. Last month he showed up and appeared to be in pain. the rescuer thought that he might have a blocked anal gland. She called on us for help.

Mister quickly saw a vet and poor Mister had two holes on each side of his anus. The doctor drained the abscesses and provided medication. The rescuer had to drain his wounds twice a day. Mister had a follow up visit with the doctor and he is doing great and no longer needs the abscesses drained. Mister has been living comfortably in the bedroom of the rescuer and she will make sure he has a forever home ~ diana
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P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI 48080

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