Coco, Pepper, and Gypsy – Found With Severe Upper Respiratory Infections

I’m sorry for the graphic photo but this is why your donations and your support means so much to our organization. Yesterday, A Good Samaritan found 3 very sick kittens on the street. They were brought into the veterinary hospital all in need of urgent medical care. Two of the kittens will need an eye removed due to the damage from secondary infection from a virus. 4 paws 1 heart will cover medical and an exam will be set up at Patterson Veterinary hospital. Next, surgery will need to be scheduled for the eyes, and then they will need all of their shots, and lastly spaying and neutering. If you would like to donate towards their medical care visit our website
The 2 larger special needs kittens are with a foster mom, but the smallest kitten is still in need of a more permanent foster. I currently have her at home with me. Thank you, Gina

coco, pepper and cypsy 5:31:18
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Chance, Cisco Kid, Ruby, Carla – Team Chance Update

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!”chance 5:20:18 Cisco kid 5:30:18 ruby 5:30:18 twyla 5:30:18

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Cisco Kid – He Showed Up Beaten and Sick

5/25/18 – I honestly can’t express how happy this makes us all feel. The saying is that rescues are forever grateful. ~ dianacisco kid ++ 5:25:18 cisco kid -- 5:25:18 cisco kid 5:25:18

“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 “


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Cubbie, Onyx, Gracie, Stormy, & Mouser – All Rescued During a Trap, Neuter, Return Project

5/25/18 – Our great friend, Debra B., has been helping elderly women who have been caring for a large population of ferals who have never been spayed/neutered. Realizing that one female cat can produce 3 litters a year for almost her entire life, you can imagine how ‘out of hand’ this has become. Although the City allows the care of community cats, the situation has become overwhelming for the neighbors and the caregivers. To date, Debra B. has captured 16 kittens as well as a few of the females. 4 Paws 1 Heart has committed to the medical needs of all who are trapped. The kittens are with someone who will try to get forever homes. Here are five of the kittens who will be getting their first round of vaccines and are schedules to get spayed/neutered in a few weeks. Cubbie, Onyx, Gracie, Stormy, and Mouser. Anyone interested in these beauties should contact Cathy at: ~ dianaCubbie Onyx 5:24:18 Gracie 5:24:18 Stormy 5:24:28 Mouser 5:24:18

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Sweetpea – RIP – We Wish We Could Have Saved You

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. ~ dianasweetpea 5:23:18

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Savannah – Rescued – Pregnant With a Fractured Pelvis – Her Babies Were All Dead

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. ~ dianasavannah 5:22:18

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Uno – He’s Getting Big and Loves His Cheesy Toy

5/19/18 Uno w:dee g 5:19:18Some 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.

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Mama and Four Kittens – Rescuer Was Going to Take to a Shelter

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

The very sick kitten was taken to a nearby emergency where the veterinarian actually provided care at no cost. Although, Shawna felt the kitten was beyond help, the doctor believed otherwise and the kitten was taken home. During the night he perked up but by yesterday morning he was again gravely ill. By the time he could be treated any further, he died. On the same day Mama and the other three kittens visited one of our partner veterinarians and all of them were treated for URI’s. We will continue with our commitment until the family is healthy, vaccinated, and able to be spayed/neutered. RIP Little One and please say a little prayer for the rest of the family. God Bless the Rescuers. ~ diana32655349_1905598819472407_7284337492625457152_n32643290_1905598999472389_7206336720411820032_n32679811_1905599162805706_3781334356094615552_n

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Mama Cat and Babies – Mom Was Frightened and the Babies Were Alone – Now Reunited

5/16/18 – You might remember our posting of last week regarding 4 kittens found abandoned in a home; they still had their umbilical cords attached but mom had been friightened off. The kittens were immediately taken in by one of our friends and a person who could bottle feed them was found. Our friend went back to the home and set traps for what she was told were 3 more cats who had been in the home. As luck (and prayers) would have it, the first cat to be trapped was the kittens’ mom. She was immediately placed with her babies and here they are. Of course, 4 Paws 1 Heart will be taking care of their medical needs when they are ready to be seen by a vet. Again, thank you to every person who works beyond the call of duty to save these animals.mama Kat w:kittens 5:16:18mama cat w:kittens w:james mazza 5:16:18mama cat w:james mazza --5:16:18mama cat w:kittens 5:16:18

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Mac – RIP; He Is Now With His 3 Siblings Who Died Before Him

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

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