10/10/18 – Fluffy was found on the street. The poor little guy was matted and loaded with fleas so bad that when he was shaved, he was red from blood from the fleas biting. He had a growth on the side of his face, along with a bite wound that had gotten infected. His system was full of bacteria which kept him hospitlized for over 2 weeks. His little system had formed little pimples filled with matter all around his penis area. He was treated aggressively with antibiotics and it eventually cleared. 4 paws 1 heart was happy to assist our friends at Make A Difference pay for Fluffy’s medical needs. If you are interested in giving Fluffy a forever home, please contact them directly. ~ diana
10/5/18 – Popeye was surrendered to one of the veterinary hospitals with whom we work. Popeye’s mom could no longer care for him because she has dementia. Unfortunately, Popeye was in very, very bad shape and needed an eye removed. The veterinary contacted Devoted Friends Animal Sanctuary and 4 Paws 1 Heart to see if we could help. We agreed to pay for the medical and Devoted Friends agreed to take Popeye and try to find him a forever home. Popeye had his surgery, and once again, it was a considerable expenditure but we are confident Devoted Friends will find him a purrfect home. Anyone interested in this very sweet boy should contacted Devoted Friends. Here are two before photos and two after surgery photos. ~ diana
10/4/18 – Fatgirl is a 13 year old rescue who had not been spayed. We were asked to pay for her to be spayed and, of course, I said, “at 13 — is it necessary”. Well, the doctor said yes to avoid her getting pyrometra. Pyrometra is a secondary infection that occurs as a result of hormonal changes in the female reproductive tract. It is a serious and life-threatening condition that must be treated quickly and aggressively.
So, I approved the spay and wouldn’t you know –– pyrometra was found along with mummified puppies in the womb. So what we thought would be a preventative spay turned out to be a life saving surgery. Who knows how much this girl suffered. Fatgirl is doing well after the surgery. Please, please spay/neuter your pets. If you have a little extra money, your donations would be very much appreciated.
10/3/18 UPDATE: Snoopy needs a little more medical treatment than anticipated. He will need some tooth extractions, dental cleaning, treatment for mites and an ear infection.
10/2/18 – Meet Snoopy. Last week I received the following request for help: “A neighbor of my friend has had this dog outside for 6 to 8 months in all of the hot/ cold/wet weather. I have called animal control many times and they have done nothing. So I was over there and saw the lady outside; I walked up and asked if it was her dog. She said “yes do you want it?” I said yes and after her telling me the breed, name, and age and that she wont let him in the house because he peed on the floor, I took the dog home. He is matted badly. His feet look to be sore and bleeding and I’m unsure if he’s had shots or is fixed. He’s very scared but I have gotten him to eat and he’s doing ok. I just need help with his first vet checkup shots and fixed if need be and he needs a go hair cut and bath and i would love to keep him. I am aware i would pay for anything afterwards. Thank you for your time!”
Of course we said ‘yes’ and Snoopy saw the vet yesterday. I spoke to the doctor who discussed Snoopy’s medical exam with me and what would be done to take care of Snoopy’s horrible mats. Snoopy was given a heart worm test, had some blood drawn, and treated for possible infection. He was also treated for a serious infestation of fleas and the wonderful staff made arrangements for a groomer to take care of Snoopy’s mats while he was under and being neutered tomorrow . We are very thankful for the person who rescued this very scared and abused dog and for the many veterinarians who choose to work with us. ~ diana
9/27/18 – Jim was found wandering the streets. He was very emaciated, covered in wounds, and had severe diarrhea. He was taken to one of our favorite vets where he received medical treatment which included neuter, vaccines, and a heart worm test. Jim is now safe and loved. ~ diana 9/27/18 UPDATE: Jim is literally a hand full, but we still love him no matter what obstacle he throws at us. (Like finding every which way out of he yard, including scaling the fence between our house and the neighbors. Still slowly introducing him to our dog, but everything is working out pretty well! I can’t believe he’s been with us for over a month now! 💖
9/25/18 -A very emaciated and sick Skye was rescued from a neglectful home where there had been criminal activity. When Skye was taken to the vet by the rescue, she was found to have heart worm and we were asked to help. We did pay for Skye’s heart worm treatment which was completed in late August. As you can see, the rescue, Michigan Animal Crew, has done a great job in caring for Skye. Anyone interested in her should contact the rescue. ~ diana
9/19/18 – These puppies were rescued with their mom by A Rejoyceful Animal Rescue. For the past 6 weeks they have been going through treatment for ringworm and we were happy to help them get healthy. They are coming close to being ready for adoption and anyone interested in Logan, Stuart, Gus, Jacques, Valentina, and Loki should contact A Rejoyceful Animal Rescue. ~ diana
9/17/18 – Ford was only in his forever home for two weeks when he was hit by a car. HIs femur was fractured and he required surgery that his owners could not afford. The owners made the difficult decision to surrender Ford to Streethearts Animal Rescue. We were contacted for help and we were thankful that we could assist with Ford’s medical costs. Anyone interested in Ford should contact Streethearts Animal Rescue. ~ diana
❤Bubba is up for adoption! We think he is a Mastiff/Staffordshire terrier mix. 🐕
Bubba was rescued from a shelter he was extremely scared and shutdown.
When he came in his ears were eaten by bugs, he had 3 pinch collars too small digging into his throat, he was dirty with horrible skin and an obvious broken spirit. He shows many signs of abuse. 4 Paws 1 heart jumped into action giving him a chance and saved this sweet boy. They have paid for the medical bills and allowed his true personality to show by giving him a chance. He is placed in a foster with two dogs that he gets along wonderfully with, he’s been cat tested and he’s great with calm cats who have been around dogs.
When he first meets a new person he shuts down, gets scared, and won’t move. We suspect he was abused and due to this he trusts people very slowly. It took a month for the foster to fully get him out of his shell and even then loud noises and quick actions frighten him greatly.
He seems more fearful of men but with work he has shown he can happily cuddle with them.
He has met small children and he acts the same as with any new face, he begins trembling and not making eye contact. He’s never growled or attacked and he shows no signs of aggression.
This could be overwhelming thinking he’ll never open up, love you, or be a normal dog.
But, luckily that is not the case! He eventually will and when he does
he is a snuggle bug who loves to sleep in bed with you, loves relaxing lazy time, but also enjoys a Walk or run and his walking skills are amazing. He loves to play tug-of-war and fetch and he just loves baby talk.
He’s potty trained, knows basic commands, and has the best smile in the world.
All vaccines are up to date and he is neutered.
He’d do best in a home with someone looking for a loyal companion. Someone who needs a true friend and someone who is willing to take the time to help him open up.
Bubba is goofy, loving, and will surely complete a family if they are willing to give him the time and love he deserves.
He’ll happily return that in time.
If interested please email
WE’RE LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT HOME
So if you think you are please contact us.
He’s scared because someone hurt him
Now let’s heal him with love, time and understanding. _ Gina
9/15/18 – We just love to hear about the happy beginnings. Giving abused, abandoned, and stray animals a second chance always takes a village — the rescuers, the vets, the donors, and the adopters. Thank you – diana
I started providing food and straw… and started the vaccinations on him and his yard mate.
One month later Cuz and his yard mate were surrendered to me.
I teamed up with Diana and 4 Paws 1 Heart to finish up his vetting.
On the day of his neuter we learned he was heartworm positive. We opted to neuter and deal with the heart worms after.
He was immediately started on doxycycline for the heartworm treatment. He was then moved up north to get some one on one with a human and learn some house manners.
He has been taking it all in stride and gaining weight at a steady pace.
Today is the day we’ve been waiting for… he is officially heartworm negative!!!!
Because of 4 Paws1 Heart his quality of life has greatly improved. – Megan”