Maggie Lu – Found Wandering the Streets – Flea Infested, Intact, and Both Legs Needing Surgery

7/26/17 – Our 4 Paws 1 Heart family has been unbelievably caring and generous in hearing of the death of my mom. Two days ago I received the following message “Hi Diana, we are so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. I hope you can find some comfort at this difficult time. also, my husband and I would like to do a March donation up to $500″.

So, over the next week all donations made up to $500 will be matched by this very caring supporter of 4 Paws 1 Heart. Please help us get to $500 by using the donation link on this page or by mail at P.O. Box 84, St.Clair Shores, MI 48080. It is only with your donations and support can we continue to help save the lives of the abandoned like Maggie Lu.

Maggie Lu was found not-spayed, horribly flea infested, with long nails, and with both knees needing cranial cruciate surgery. An owner could not be found. Although the rescuer was willing to give Maggie Lu a forever home, she could not afford the medical bills. We were contacted and Monday, Maggie Lu was spayed and had surgery on one leg. The surgery went well and 4 Paws 1 Heart, if money is available, will help Maggie Lu with the surgery on her other leg when the time comes. Here she is when first rescued and a little later before surgery ~ dianaMaggie Lu 5:12:17Maggie Lu w:angela atkinson 6:16:17

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Casper – Only 10 Months Old, Deaf, and Running the Streets

7/25/17 – Meet Casper. At 10 months and deaf, he was found running the streets. The rescuers found out who his owners were but when they were contacted, they chose to not take him. The rescuers could not afford to keep him and contacted our friends at Friends of Scooby Rescue. We have often helped this rescue, and in this case, we were asked again if we could help Casper with neutering, vaccinating, and testing. Of course we did. Casper is now in a loving foster home where the young son of the house and Casper have already bonded. The young man is already learning sign language to teach Casper. Casper will also be in training for the next six months and our prayer is that he will find the perfect loving home once ready. Who knows?? Maybe, he already found that. ~ dianacasper 7:25:17

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Nala – Left Behind By Her Owners and Was Left to Live in a Basement

Her family couldn’t take her with them and she was relegated to the basement. Today she has loving parents, a grandma who loves her, and lots of room to roam. I’m so happy we could play a role in Nala’s new journey. – diana

nala 7:22:17‘Hey Team Chance, Nala checking in! Fresh from the groomers after having a nice refreshing bath on this hot, humid day! Do I look great or what?!?! I wouldnt be living this fabulous life I have now if not for 4 Paws 1 Heart & some very special friends of Chances who stepped in to help me, not to mention all of you who shared my story! Dont ya just love a Fairytale ending? Happy Saturday, stay cool out there! Love ya, Nala ❤”

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Hercules and Family Attend Our Nautical Mile Fun 5k

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Remy – Rescued from the Hightway Suffering from Parvovirus

7/17/17 – Meet Remy. He was found roaming near an interstate highway, just a puppy. After two weeks, he became lethargic and his rescuer brought him to a vet. He tested negative for parvo and was sent home. The symptoms continued and we were contacted. We had Remy see the good doctors at Centerline Veterinary and because they could not watch him overnight, he was transferred to our friends at Advanced Animal Emergency where he continued treatment and this time was found to be positive for Parvo. Over the next few days, Remy was treated at the veterinary and watched by his loving new family. This past Friday, I learned that Remy has turned the corner and it appears that he will be ok. A huge thank you to his rescuers and new family and the wonderful vets who are willing to work with us. We are very thankful we could be there for Remy. Everyone at the vet’s office has told me about what a sweetheart he is. Another life saved!! ~ dianaremy 7:12:17remy 7:17:17

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A Second Chance for Chance and His Team

7/16/17 – And this, our dear friends, is what it is all about! – diana

Rosie RooOliverchancecarla 7:16:17“Hello Team, mom here. For our friends who are new to our page or didnt see the condition of our sweet Rosie Roo⚘the day I picked her up from the shelter, this is her picday 1 on her way home from the shelter. For so many of our angels like Rosie, Oliver, Chance, Carla & Phoenix the road to love has been dotted with issues both physical & emotional. But one look at their beautiful faces and we know theyre worth every minute of work, every sacrifice, every kiss, every tear, every sleepless night, every hug, every prayer said. They are beautiful souls and worth everything it takes to keep them happy & healthy. But I could never do it alone! Im blessed with my awesome sister (Aunt Shelly) who is right there sharing every struggle, triumph, dirty litter box, feedings, hugs, lullabys, fears, and joys with me & the gang, supporting, helping at every turn. Some very special family members who encourage our journey. Some amazing, amazing friends who’ve built special furniture, purchased items needed for their mobility and happiness. Come by the house and help with Carla, do Reiki on Phoenix, drop off donations, transport us to vets, petsit, encourage, so many things! Team Chance who donate not only for KittysHelpingKittys, but for our angels as well. And of course our beloved 4 Paws 1 Heart who without we could never, ever do what we do. So, I just want you all to know how very grateful I am and how much you all mean to me and the Gang, and to thankyou from the bottom of my heart for traveling with us on the this wonderful, crazy, emotional ROAD TO LOVE Sweet dreams everybody! Love, Mom (Denise Najera)”

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$3,175 Raised in Joanna’s Memory – Thank You

This morning I opened my personal page to find a “Happy Birthday” message to my mom. She loved my posts, especially when they were accompanied by a beautiful photo. Her birthday was May 2 so I thought it a little strange that the posting should come up this morning just after I completed going through all of the cards and donations made in her memory. This is mom on her honeymoon and “her” cat, Dolce, adopted from Gina.

I want to extend a very sincere THANK YOU from me, my family, and the animals who will be helped by 4 Paws 1 Heart. Because of the love of our many friends and family, $3,175 was donated in my mom’s honor. She would have been overwhelmed. Her legacy will live on in the many lives which will be saved in her memory. May God Bless all of you who said a prayer, donated, or came to the services. ~ diana20031802_1581506255215000_4962122345899341768_ndolce

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Rosie Roo – This Old Girl Needs Your Prayers

7/14/17 – please say a little prayer for our Rosie Roo. Read her story on this website. ~ diana

“Hi everybody, its me Rosie Roo⚘
Sooo, I went to see the vet and sure got poked and prodded. I was dehydrated so I got fluids under my skin. I got a shot for my nausea and two yucky prescriptions. Mom brought a bag of my…ummm….eeewy pooee and the vet is sending it out for testing…the indignity…eeewww!!! He also wrote out for mom a whole new diet of home cooked foods for me which mom made me some tonight and I ate a little bit. We’re really, really hoping all this helps my belly. The vet says if Im not better by Monday he will want to do an ultrasound, so we really hope Im better by then. So thats all the news we have right now about me! Carla’s poo issues are a bit better today, but not as good as mom was hoping for so we had to cancel her appointment with Dr. Kern. We’re all pretty “pooped” out tonight 😉 so we’re going to go for our nitenites now. We love you all sooo much!
Big thankyou to 4 Paws 1 Heart for my vet visit today & Auntie Debra for taking me & mom
Sweet dreams everybody…Love, licks, purrs, woofs & mews Rosie, Chance & the Gang”rosie roo 7:13:17

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Miley – Found on the Streets Suffering from Heart Worm

7/10/17 – Very often we will receive requests from our rescue/shelter friends who need a little medical assistance. We received such a call from our friends at I Heart Dogs Rescue and Animal Haven. Miley was found on the streets and tested positive for heart worm. She is being treated and will be available for adoption through I Heart Dogs. We wish Miley the best in her second chance at life.miley w:i heart dogs 7:10:17

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Life Gets In the Way

Dear Friends of 4 Paws 1 Heart, especially those who have followed us and supported us since our beginning. So many of you have become ‘facebook’ friends and, in other cases, people who I consider friends. Actually, there are too many of you to mention by name. I wanted you to know that our postings may be a little erratic in the next week or so because my mom is in her last days of life on this earth. This doesn’t mean that we are not still helping animals — yesterday we had 4 requests for help that we are working on . I ask for your prayers so that she can go in peace. She is at home under the excellent care of my super niece and RN, Elizabeth, and my dad. Tony and I are there as well as my brother, sister, and my other wonderful nieces and nephews. My mom has always loved animals and would actually take a wild boy, she named Sylvester, into her basement to clean him up and let him back out. We all used to crack up that he would tolerate that. Those were the days before we all knew about TNR. She has fed dozens of stray and feral cats over the years and had her heart broken many times when neighbors would kill them. Today mom and dad have three cats and for the first time ever, her cat, Dolce, actually jumped on her hospital bed and slept by her feet. Thank you for your prayers and your understanding. This sweet kitten, Lucky,  looks like the old Sylvester and was recently rescued and is now in a foster home. ~ diana unnamed-1

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