Happy 2020 to All of Our Friends

1/1/20 – Happy New Decade to our over 13,000 Friends. I know most people make resolutions in the new year but the Board of 4 Paws 1 Heart has already resolved, back in 2010, to reduce the number of abandoned/stray/abused animals by funding medical treatment and thereby helping to find forever homes. For 2020, our prayer is that all of the work done by 4p1h and the many other rescuers in our State will result in less cats and dogs being born alone on the streets. 2019 was a very tough year with an unbelievable number of heart worm cases, broken limbs, eye removals, and not too mention the spay/neuter of any animal we touched.
Once again, we sincerely thank every person who has rescued, all of our financial supporters — small businesses and individuals, and the many great veterinarians who continue to work with us. We wish all of our friends a 2020 filled with much love, laughter, good health and many doggie/kitty kisses, Here is one of those animals who because of the Village will have an amazing life. He was left behind by his owners after they moved from their home. – diana
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P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI 48080
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Syrio – Had His Cleft Palate Surgery and is Doing Great

12/31/19 – Syrio Update. Syrio had a cleft palate and was surrendered by his breeder to a veterinary hospital. He also had a broken jaw. The generous veterinary staff covered the medical needs for his jaw and asked if we could pay for his cleft palate surgery. After waiting for him to gain enough weight, he had his surgery yesterday and here is the update from the veterinary technician who took him in and who will be his forever mom.
“Syrio’s surgery went well. He is will be staying the night. I will pick him up tomorrow! Thank you everyone for all your prayers, love and support. It means more than you will ever know. — Amber”
Thank you to our many supporters for making miracles happen. – diana
4paws1heart.org/donations/
P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI 48080

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Lucy (aka Cookie) – Update

It was March, 2016 when Lucy (aka Cookie) was surrendered to Gina at the veterinary hospital where she worked. Her family had dumped her in a parking lot in a very dangerous area in Detroit. She followed the disgusting people to their nearby relatives’ home and for three weeks she lived on the porch, refusing to leave. The relatives decided to drop her off at the emergency hospital where Gina took over. By that time, she couldn’t walk due to an injury. She had a huge bruise on her leg, she wasn’t spayed or vaccinated, and had trauma to her back and neck. She was miserable for several weeks while Gina and 4 Paws 1 Heart assisted in her recovery. After 7 months with Gina, the perfect forever home was found. Our wonderful friends, Jean and Phil, came to our house to meet her and fell in love. Now Lucy is living the life of luxury. She lives on a lake, has a pontoon boat, has made trips to Florida, and is hugely loved. You can read Lucy’s story on our website. – diana
4paws1heart.org/donations/
P.O. 84, St. Clair Shores, MI 48080
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Dash – The Little Guy Who May Lose His Leg Because of Neglect by a Backyard Breeder

“Dash” Update
He is a very good patient. In fact, he was so relaxed during his morning bandage change he fell asleep. He had lots of attention the last couple days, and he is a trooper throughout the cleanings. Your prayers are working and his foot is slowly getting better. Baby steps of improvement is all I care about. The pics are too graphic to show and we don’t know what the cause was, but we’re hopeful. Tendons and bone are exposed on the underside of his foot. I’ll post another update soon.♡Gina

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Dash – Surrendered By A Backyard Breeder Who Couldn’t Afford His Medical Needs

12/23/19 – We are calling him Dash. This past Saturday he was brought into a veterinary hospital with a litter of puppies.
He is 8 weeks old and his paw is very mangled. The owner surrendered the puppy so that he could get the care he needed and one of the veterinary technicians took him home for the weekend. Yesterday the tissue on the bottom of his foot came off and the bone is totally exposed. The injury will require daily bandage changes and supportive care. He will be with Gina beginning today and the goal is to prevent infection and let him get a little bit older to see how his paw heals.
Right now, Gina just wants to get him healthy. It will be at least a few weeks before we will know where he stands.
He is only 3 pounds and if amputation is required, it will be a big deal for a little guy like this.
He is very sweet and he will get tons of love and care from here on out.
Unfortunately, his injury is just too graphic to show but here he is after lots of love and a full tummy in his temporary foster home. Dash is just one of many animals this year who will have a second chance at life because of 4 Paws 1 Heart and our generous donors. Anything you can do to help will be greatly appreciated. ~ diana
4paws1heart.org/donations/
P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI 48080
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Gramps – 8 Years Old and Found On The Streets With a Severe Skin Allergy to Fleas

12/9/19 – gramps 12:9:19 gramps 12:9:19This guy, Gramps, (the dog in the back) is about 8 years old and was found on the streets with a severe allergic reaction to fleas. The rescuer was able to help him with that but needed help for an additional doctor visit. Gramps will have a heart worm test (pray it’s not positive) and be neutered if the doctor thinks it’s appropriate. The rescuer will be trying to find him a forever home or rescue to take him in. If you are interested in this senior, please contact Kaylie at: kayrae0525@gmail.com – diana

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P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI . 48080

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Bailey – Her Owners Were Never Found But Thankfully She Found a Loving Family

12/2/19 – This is Bailey. The homeowner was putting up Christmas lights when Bailey walked up to her. She had no collar, no tags, no license. Every time the homeowner tried to catch her, Bailey would run away, but, then she would come back. Finally, the homeowner was able to catch Bailey and hold her. She was shivering because of the cold. The homeowner brought her in and Bailey immediately took a liking to the mom (rescuer) and the kids but seemed a little skittish around the dad. Efforts were made to find an owner and calls were made to the the appropriate sources but no one has claimed her. Bailey is very thin and appears to have worms. 4 Paws 1 Heart will be taking care of her medical needs including a heart worm test. Paws crossed that it will be negative. The family will keep Bailey but with Christmas and 4 children, they just weren’t prepared for the unexpected expense of a lost/abandoned dog but they are ready to give her love and a warm home. – diana
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P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI . 48080
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Cody – Found on the Streets and When Rescuer Ran Into Health Issues, Was Going to Euthanize Him

11/8/19 – Cody was found on the streets and no owner could be found. The person who found him ran into some health problems and was going to euthanize him. Streethearts Animal Rescue stepped up and took him in believing they had a foster but everything fell through. Cody is now in boarding and he was also found to have heart worm. 4 Paws 1 Heart will be paying for his heart worm treatment and if anyone is interested in fostering or meeting him, please contact Streethearts at: streethearts.animal.rescue@gmail.com
My heart breaks for these poor animals who continue to be treated as disposable objects. If you’d like to help with Cody’s heart worm treatment, donations can be made to:
4paws1heart.org/donations/
P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI 48080
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Syrio – Update

Syrio’s breeder brought him to a veterinary clinic to be euthanized because he had a cleft palate. I guess he was considered damaged goods. He was only days old but thankfully a vet tech at the hospital asked the breeder to surrender him instead. She then called another vet tech at a different hospital and she agreed to take him in. Amber, the vet tech, syringe fed him for 6 weeks because he couldn’t eat on his own. He is now a little over 5 months old and weighs 5 1/2 lbs. Amber contacted us to see if we could help him get his surgery in that both doctors, who have been seeing Syrio, recommended it. We’re hoping that we can get Syrio into a specialist, who we’ve worked with many times, next week. Thank YOU for your consideration. ~ diana
4paws1heart.org/donations/
P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI . 48080

UPDATE:  Syrio saw a specialist and is scheduled for surgery in mid december.  Here are updated photos.syrio 2 syrio 1 syrio 10:31:19

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Syrio – His Breeder Wanted to Euthanize Him Because of a Cleft Palate

10/29/19 – syrio syrio-10:29:19 syrio -- syrio== syrio=== syrio----Dear Supporters, Syrio needs YOU. At just days old, Syrio was brought into a local veterinary clinic by his breeder. He was to be euthanized because he had a cleft palate and was no good to the breeder. Instead the staff had the breeder surrender Syrio to them and the licensed vet tech (LVT) called another one of her colleagues to see if she could take in this little guy. Amber, an LVT, with another partner veterinary clinic, took Syrio in. He could not eat on his own and she tube fed him for 6 weeks until he could eat on his own. It is now almost 5 months later and Syrio, at 4.5 lbs, is now in need of surgery. The surgery will cost between $2,000 and $2,500 and both doctors who have examined Syrio believe strongly that he needs the surgery. And this is why he NEEDS YOU.

My cousin and former Board member has offered to MATCH all donations in Syrio’s honor up to $1,000. Unfortunately, we have taken on many expensive commitments including another broken leg and heart worm, so if we are going to be able to help, it will have to be through this MATCH. Please, if you can, donate today. We will schedule Syrio to see the specialist as soon as we’ve raised enough money. Thank YOU in advance. – Diana
4paws1heart.org/donations/
P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI . 48080

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