6/18/17 – Nala was left behind because her family moved into a home where she wasn’t allowed. Our very dear friend had been helping with Nala (with the help of 4 Paws 1 Heart) for quite awhile to make sure she received preventative treatments. When her family couldn’t take her with them, our friend jumped into action. And, here is the result. A brand new loving family who will give Nala all of the attention and love she deserves. Do you detect that smile on her face?? This is what it’s all about. Congratulations to all and may Nala have a long and loved life. ~ diana
6/16/17 – As I post these stories every day (sometimes more than one a day), I’m saddened to think of what would happen to these beautiful, loving animals if it weren’t for caring rescuers and 4 Paws 1 Heart. We are a very small organization — Gina and I supported, by a 7-member Board of Directors, and a village of animal lovers who will donate, foster, and support our fundraisers. This is Louie. He was pulled from a shelter by another shelter who then adopted him out. Not long after, Louie was returned to the shelter by his adopter because he had “stiff legs”. Fortunately, there was a person at the shelter who decided to take Louie in and because Louie seemed to be having trouble with his leg and was vomiting, she contacted us. Of course we took Louie under our wing. The doctor found that Louie has stomach ulcers, is very emaciated, and the problem with his legs is probably the result of being in shelters for so long. Louie is being treated and will have a follow up visit with the doctor. He is doing better already. ~ diana
6/13/17 – Little Smurf is going from my home to his new foster home soon. He will be going to one of our favorite rescues, Misfit Angels. He already has a potential home lined up with a friend and supporter of 4 paws 1 heart. Smurf survived Pavo Virus. Huge thanks to his Veterinarian, Dr Wright, and all of you who donated and kept him in your prayers. Here he has his new puppy stuffed animal that he loves so much. Gina
6/13/17 – Although the majority of animals we help our felines, the canines we are asked to help often require much more money — such as our recent gunshot victim Hope, our other Hope who is a victim of heart worm, King and Luna who both had FHO surgeries, and a few others with heart worm. And now, puppies are being born with the parvo virus. Gina recently took in a puppy and a couple of weeks ago we were contacted about this sweet boy, Hunter. He was rescued at seven weeks old and tested positive for the parvo virus. The veterinarian came in after hours to start treatment and saved his life. He is now out of the hospital and will be looking for a forever home. If interested, contact Terissa4293@gmail.com ~ diana
Last week he was diagnosed with parvo virus which is a nasty virus that puppies get when they are unvaccinated and unprotected. They will likely die without treatment, and they can die with treatment. It all depends on how their immune system fights off the virus, and it is generally very expensive. Supportive care is the treatment..
The owner made the very unselfish decision to surrender the puppy to 4 paws 1 heart, and give him a fighting chance. We took over financial care and he will be going to a rescue this week. He is now happy and healthy and over the virus. If you have not heard of Parvo Virus please read about it because it is extremely common. Please consider the cost involved in owning a puppy before adopting one. Not only do you need to consider the cost when they get sick, but they need 4 sets of vaccines, neutering/ spaying, flea/tick preventative, and heartworm preventative. Gina
6/11/17 – A beautiful morning in southeast Michigan and a happy Hope update. Hope was released yesterday from the hospital. She has not had any seizures since Tuesday when she started treatment. She is now in a quiet, loving foster home where she will be able to decompress from the trauma of this past week and take time to recover. It is not known whether Hope’s eye was damaged by the gun shot. If necessary we will have her see a specialist. Please pray that her eye will not need to be removed. Although there were no signs of a jaw fracture, Hope’s jaw is slackened so the doctor has ordered that she wear a muzzle when not eating. She is on pain and seizure meds and will be monitored closely. She is scheduled to see the doctor in three weeks. ~ diana
6/11/17 – It just keeps getting better! Our 5K Walk/Run Fur Fun has expanded to include a photo booth, a BBQ, swimming, vendors, and, of course, the ‘best dressed’ dog contest. Register today.
6/9/17 (9:13 a.m.) UPDATE: Hope has not had any more seizures. She should be ready to be released this afternoon. Nothing more regarding her jaw. The doctor is recommending that a muzzle be kept on as much as possible to allow healing. A quiet foster home is still needed. If you are interested, please contact Jayne (Michigan Animal Crew) at: email@example.com or 586-615-3526/586-596-4449 . ~ diana
6/9/17 – Hope Update: I spoke with the veterinary late yesterday and was told that Hope had no seizures yesterday or the day before — great news. But, the doctor was concerned because Hope’s jaw was was slack. The doctor was going to conduct further examination last night. More to follow. Please continue your prayers and keep in mind that Hope may still need a foster for the rescue who will be taking her in. She will need a quiet home where she can recover. More to follow. ~ diana