10/12/19 – From our Board member, Dee:
““See this dude? Well we did too….he showed up at our feral colony this spring. His name is Fuzzy. A month or so ago…he decided to befriend a couple of our feeders….Kim Harris (his main Momma) and Janice Dangin. A plan formulated to pull this Fuzz Ball before winter hit. Kim applied flee treatment and a few days later she picked him up and put him in a carrier. I’m temporally housing him in a crate condo in our garage. Tomorrow evening we take him to the vet to get snap tested, thank you 4 Paws 1 Heart for paying for his vet visit. Also at that time he will be checked for a microchip.Andra Nagaitis-Shipley found a rescue to foster him- thank you Backdoor Friends Purebred Cat Rescue. They will finish his vetting and find the purrfect home for him.
Where did he come from? he is not fixed and is the most loving cat! He loves my hubby- Fuzzy will ignore me and go to him! Well we might not know where he came from but what we do know is that he will have a happily ever after. Thank you – every single one of you for making this happen. I love you Fuzzy Balls you stole my heart!”
10/11/19 – Meet Jack (mama) and her babies, Mookie, Bobbins, and Nori. Sam, an independent rescuer, was able to trap Jack when she was pregnant. Fortunately, she had her 3 babies in the safety of Sam’s home. All will be tested, vaccinated, spayed/neutered all because of our supporters. Can you imagine what it would be like to have babies on the streets and have to scrounge for food and protect yourself and your babies from predators and the harsh temperatures of the Fall and Winter? God Bless the Rescuer – Diana
10/10/19 – This has been a very difficult week for community cats. RIP Rebel. I received a call from a cat community caretaker. In the past, we paid for 10 community and domesticated cats to be neutered/spayed/vaccinated. Rebel was found in a neighbor’s yard, not moving and having defecated all over himself. The rescuer thought he was dead but he was still alive. We made arrangements for Rebel to be seen by one of our partner vets but it was determined that Rebel was too ill to save. Rebel was the oldest of the community cats — 8 years old. Our only comfort is knowing that Rebel did not die alone and is no longer in pain. ~ diana
10/7/19 – RIP October – She was about 5 months old and lived among other strays in a trailer park. Yesterday we were contacted by one of the kind people feeding the strays. October had showed up dragging her back legs and then went under a trailer huddled in a little ball. After removing the skirt of the trailer, one of the caretakers crawled under the trailer and was able to get October. Fortunately, Dr. Zalac of Orion Animal Hospital, was able to see October as soon as she got in. What was found was beyond disturbing. October had a bullet in her spine. Nothing could be done and October was humanely euthanized and we are so thankful that this sweet, innocent animal was no longer in pain and prey to humans and other animals. The rescuers feel very strongly that the neighbor of the trailer where October was found, shot her. He is already on record telling the trailer park management that “if they don’t get rid of the cats, he will”. The sheriff was notified and he agreed that the neighbor was the likely culprit but said nothing could be done without proof. The rescuers are very worried about the other cats in the park. The cruelty of humans is beyond our understanding. ~ diana
10/7/19 – Our friend, Alanda, was a foster for Happy Tails Rescue which is no longer in operation. She rescued Blaz (see 4paws1heart.org) and two other cats whom we helped with their medical bills. Well, this little sweetie knew where to show up — Alanda’s house. You don’t know how many times I hear how animals just seem to know where to go to find help. This is Baby. She is only months old and will be getting spayed, vaccinated, and tested. Baby will be looking for her forever home and if you are interested, please contact Alanda at: email@example.com
CHANCE: Well Team, 3 of our Littles have left the building..yep, I said three!!! Jewels, BamBam & Luke have all been adopted together!!!! And what lucky babies they are to have such a wonderful, loving mom and a beautiful new home filled with lot of toys, cat tree, beds, tunnel just for them. Their mom was soooo prepared, they took one look at their new home and said..See ya later foster mommy, we’re home now!!! Taking on 3 kittens is an amazing thing to do, reminds me of when “The Lil Stinkers” all were adopted together by our friend Tony LaPerna Jr..for those of you who remember. Mom Kayla is totally up to the task, and has been sending me beautiful pics all day. Here are just a few. Thankyou Kayla for choosing adoption and thankyou for choosing our babies and your generous donation to 4 Paws 1 Heart. Welcome to the Team Chance, 4 Paws 1 Heart Family of Adopters, we look forward to many years of happy updates!
Thankyou 4 Paws 1 Heart for always being there for the vetting of these innocent babies, making these happily ever afters possible!!!
Tomorrow….Quinns turn when he goes to join Everett!!!
Dont you just love a happy ending? 😍😍😍
10/3/19 – When I say this has been a ‘banner’ year for stray cats, I am not kidding. As mentioned in prior posts, we committed to assisting many Mama Cats who would be needing to be spayed along with their babies to be neutered and spayed. All of these babies are now becoming of age which means more medical needs. This is Mama Cleo (aka Chloe) who was found on the streets, pregnant. She was taken in by her rescuer and now her FIVE babies are ready for their ‘makeovers’. Remember, that a female cat can start having babies at 4 months old and she can have 3 litters a year for almost her entire life. No matter how much we all try, the need continues to be great. There has been much success in the many cat communities we’ve helped but unfortunately there are still those females showing up (either having escaped or abandoned) fully intact and easy prey for the males. This is Cleo (aka Chloe) with her babies, when she had her babies and now Cleo 3 months later with her babies who will be getting spayed/neutered/vaccinated as soon as they can get in. Meet Puffy (aka Boo), Gamora, Lilo, Sully (aka Stitch), and Aurora. Without your donations, we couldn’t make a difference. ~ diana
10/2/19 – This is Tigger. Tigger was abandoned on the steps of All About Animals this morning along with a note
“This is Tigger we cant take care of him.”
Tigger is approximately 5wks old and needs a foster, 4 Paws 1 Heart paid for his medical needs.
10/2/19 – RIP Sweet PW. He showed up in a cat community. He had a wound filled with maggots and his tail was half gone. He was very emaciated and we were contacted to help; which, thankfully, we were able to do. Unfortunately, this little guy was too far gone to help and the doctors and rescuers made that very difficult decision to let him cross the Rainbow Bridge. This has been a very difficult year for cats and I worry for the frigid months ahead. Thank you to the rescuers and thank you to our supporters. I’m sorry but we do not have a photo of PW to remember him properly but we needed to acknowledge his existence. – diana