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

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Tobe – Running the Streets with Heart Worm

10/24/19 – Prayers for Tobe. He was found running the streets. The rescuers brought him to a vet to check for a microchip but there was none; they then posted and tried to find his owner, but without success. The rescuers contacted us and we arranged for him to be seen by one of our partner vets. Unfortunately, Tobe was found to be heart worm positive. So often, we believe that dogs are dumped when owners find out their pet has heart worm. Although, if a dog has been running the streets for a long time, they may contract heart worm while on the streets. Nonetheless, Tobe is a very sweet dog and the rescuers are committed to him. On Tobe’s vet visit he was given antibiotics to address a congestion issue. So, in reality he has already started the beginning of his heart worm treatment. We have committed to Tobe’s full treatment and recovery. This is another one of those cases that are expensive but we’re not going to turn our back. Thank you for anything you can do to support the abandoned, stray, and abused. ~ diana
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D.O.G. – Found Roaming the Streets

9/24/19 – The finder’s son named him D.O.G. He was found roaming the street and after 3 weeks of posting signs and information on For the Love of Louie, no owner could be found. And, although, it was against the finder’s better judgement, she did contact the Detroit Animal Control who said they were full and would not accept him. So, today D.O.G. will be taken to a vet, complements of 4p1h, and he will be heart worm tested (pray for negative results), scheduled for neuter, and vaccinated. The finder is desperate to find a rescue organization or eligible foster who can take him in while a permanent home can be found. Although D.O.G. is safe, the finder has two other dogs, one of which is not “fond” of strangers. If you can help, contact Dawn at: – diana 9:24:19

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Jane Doe (aka Smallie Smalls) – Update

9/20/19 – Jane Doe, now known as Smallie Smalls, is with a great rescue,Rebel Dogs Detroit. Here is an update from them:
“”Smallie Smalls is not letting her stitched up wounds keep her down. She is feeling great and is putting on a challenge:
“Show me a smaller pit bull with a bigger smile!”
We don’t think you can, but Smallie insists you try!
Thank you again to @4paws1heart for covering her medical bills! We are extremely grateful.””

Thank you to our many individual supporters and businesses who make our work possible. Can you believe this girl’s smile after all that she has been through in her short life? ` diana doe aka smallie smalls 9:20:19

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Blaz (aka Gus) – From Rags to Riches — Rescued When He Was Heart Worm Positive and Alone – Now the King of the Hill

9/16/19 – Remember Blaz (aka Gus) — If not, check out his story on our website. He went from an abandoned/stray, very emaciated and unloved dog with heart worm to king of the hill. A continued huge thanks to Alanda, whose yard he miraculously found. Alanda loved him, saw him through his heart worm treatment, and then adopted him to our friends Albert and Pauline. Gus is now much loved and spoiled. ~ diana 9:15:19 blaz:gus 9:16:19 blaz:gus 9:18:19

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Smiley Smalls (aka Jane Doe) – We Assume She was Used as a Bait Dog and For Breeding, then Tortured

9/11/19 – Prayers and positive energy for this poor abused female. I will call her Jane Doe because she has been in the hands of far too many bad people. A couple of days ago I received a call from a long-time rescuer and friend about a dog needing medical attention. Unfortunately, at the time, our friend did not know the severity of Jane’s injuries. She was only told that Jane had been attacked by another dog and had injuries to her ear. Of course, I authorized the vet visit and yesterday, sweet Jane was operated on. I’ve only included photos that weren’t as graphic as others. They were sent to me by the vet but trust me when I say that her wounds were much greater than you can see here. She had several bite wounds to her head, one so great, the bite was into her scalp. She had three stab wounds, one slit was within an inch of her aorta. Her ear and side face was mangled and her stomach was laced with scars. Her teeth were either ground down, removed in some cases, or were damaged because, instead of having food to eat, she tried to eat rocks. While the doctor was trying to repair Jane, the staff was crying over thinking what this very sweet dog had gone through. Here is the very sad story of “Jane”.

She belonged to a woman who is now in prison for murder. Jane was kept outside the majority of the time and never had enough food. When the owner went to prison, Jane was in very bad physical health and the friend of the owner took her in and helped her get healthy again. But then the friend was told to give Jane to the ‘owner’s’ cousin. That cousin neglected/abused her and then gave her to someone else. This cycle kept up. Poor Jane went from place to place, each time with the owner’s demands and after each stay she would be returned in very poor physical condition to the friend. We suspect that Jane was used for breeding and possibly used as a bait dog. We do know that when she was eventually picked up by our rescue friends, Jane was kicked out of the way and then turned over to the rescuer in the horrible condition that was described.

Unfortunately, there are far too many ‘Janes’ in our communities being abused, used for dog fighting, or at the very least, neglected. The vet staff told me that although Jane has been to hell and back, she is one of the sweetest dogs they have met. She is happy, wagging her tail, and just wants to be petted. Without your donations, 4 Paws 1 Heart could not help all of these animals with their medical needs. We don’t know how much Jane’s surgery will cost and we will continue to work with her rescuer to make sure she gets all of the medical attention she needs. So, if you can afford a donation today, we would greatly appreciate it. A huge thank you also to the staff at Five Mile Animal Clinic, they are caring and just plain wonderful people. ~ diana

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Symone – Found Laying in the Street with the Parvo Virus

9/2/19/ – Please pray for this baby. Symone was found laying on the streets in serious distress. She was found to have parvo virus which is deadly. We were thankful to send some money to the vet to help the rescue, Streethearts, with what could be some very high medical bills. Thank you to our many supporters who make this happen.- diana 2:streethearts 9:1:19

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Pancake – When They Learned She Had Heart Worm; Everyone But One Abandoned Her

8/28/19 – Pancake was being fostered by someone who thought she was fostering for a high-kill shelter. But, when Pancake was diagnosed with heart worm, no one at the shelter would claim her. The foster took care of Pancake’s first 30 days of antibiotics, but she could not afford the final treatment. And, that’s when we were called in. We were happy to take care of Pancake’s heart worm treatment; treatment will start soon. Without 4 Paws 1 Heart and Ashleigh, the amazing foster, Pancake would have been euthanized. Pancake may have a furever home after her treatments are complete. If you are interested, contact Asheigh at: As is usual, a huge thank you to our supporters who make our help possible. ~ diana 8:28:19

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Lucky – Found on the Streets; No Owner Could Be Found

8/26/19 – Lucky (the Husky) was found on the streets without any tags or identification. For several weeks, the rescuers attempted to find Lucky’s owner. When no owner could be found, they contacted us for help with getting Lucky vaccinated, tested, and neutered. Thankfully, Lucky tested negative for heart worm and he is scheduled for his neuter. He has become fast friends with the rescuers’ other dog and has taken over the hearts of the family. ~ diana
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