Rosie Roo Celebrates Her One Year “Gotcha Day”

“Gooood morning Team! Its me Rosie Roo⚘ WoooooHooooo!!!! Its my 1yr Gotcha Day!!!!
It was one year ago today I came to live with Mom, Aunt Shelly and Chance & the Gang! Mom saw my pic on Facebook someone had posted they had found a dog and the dog was going to Animal Control. I was horribly matted, could barely walk from my nails being so long, my teeth were rotting! Mom sent that pic to Auntie Di with a simple message “Please call me” Well of course Auntie Di called right away. Mom told her I feel so bad, this dog is suffering. Shes old and wont do well in a shelter. Auntie Di said “If you can get her, get her! 4 Paws 1 Heart will be there for her.” And here I am 1 yr later! Thanks to 4p1h I got 22 rotted & infected teeth pulled, got all my vaccines, have had lots of vet visits for various ailments, but here I am now! Im a treasured member of the Gang, and a beloved little jewel in our family. I get good homecooked food, regular grooming, treats, toys, soft beds, tons of kisses and all the love in the world. Im approximately 16yrs old now and thanks to a wonderful aco officer, 4 Paws 1 Heart, lots of loving caring people and my loving family…Im living the dream! WoooooHooooo!!! Its my Gotcha Day!!! ~ Chance”Rosie Roo 10:6:17

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Jolly – Allowed to Run the Streets; Not Spayed with Heart Worm

10/5/17 – Meet Jolly. Poor Jolly was owned by an irresponsible pet owner who had an intact male and refused to let the neighborhood pay for her spaying. Jolly would keep escaping from her yard and roam the alleys where the concerned citizens would feed her. She eventually ended up with 9 babies; 2 of whom died, and God only know the fate of the rest. We also don’t know how many babies she had prior.

No matter what the neighborhood would do, her owner refused to let her bespayed or treated for fleas, etc. Then, finally, the owner told her neighbor ‘she’s yours’ and the neighborhood paid for her spay at All About Animals where they spayed her but also found her positive for heart worm.

I was contacted by one of the caring neighbors who was asking for help in getting Jolly’s heart worm treatment. I advised that as long as the caller was committed to Jolly and would keep her until a good home could be found, and get a signed surrender, we would pay for the heart worm treatment.

Jolly has since been seen by our awesome veterinarians and was treated for her skin infection and fleas. She was also started on her pre-heart worm treatment. She is a very sweet girl who will be under treatment for a while but if anyone is interested, please contact Janet at: jray@umich.edu. ~ dianaJolly1 10:5:17jolly 10:5:17jolly 2 10:5:17

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Nicko – Rescued with Heart Worm by a Tow Truck Drive – Now Safe

10/3/17 – Happy Update! Nicko was rescued in early September. A caring tow truck driver saw him running the streets and took him in. Because it was a weekend, Nicko was taken in by the family who then took him to a vet to be examined. At that time, Nicko was found to be heart worm positive and we were contacted. Nicko is just a couple weeks away from his final treatment and he is doing great. He has gained weight and now has two fur siblings and one human sibling. I truly thank God for all of the wonderful people in our world who truly care. Here’s some before and now photos. ~ diananicko 8:21:17nicko 8:21:17---

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Capone – In a Shelter and Required ACL Surgery

9/27/17 – capone 9:26:17Capone was adopted out to a family, even though the shelter knew he had ACL issues. Once the family had him home, they discovered the extent of his injuries. Our friend, Megan Blass of Friends of Scooby, contacted us to see if we could assist her with Capone. If Capone was returned to the shelter, he would have been euthanized. We were happy to be a part of this rescue effort. ~ diana

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Emma – At 10 Years Old Was Still Having Puppies – Found on the Streets Alone

9/20/17 Emma was found eating trash; she appears to be about 10 years old and looked like she had puppies in the last 8 weeks because she was still producing milk. Unfortunately, no puppies could be found. She had pus coming out of her vagina and her eye teeth were broken in the front and loose. She had some senior moles, fleas, and a sore on her back leg. Her rescuer was willing to keep Emma and let her live the rest of her life with love and comfort. Emma was seen by one of our great veterinarians and is doing well. ~ dianaemma:esther 9:20:17emma:esther 9:20:17 ---

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Luna – Update – Needs a Leg Amputation and is Heart Worm Positive

9/15/17 – Sweet Luna. Found on the street — maybe used for breeding and then dumped. We thought she would need a “simple leg amputation” but later learned she was heart worm positive. She saw a cardiologist who approved the surgery and yesterday her leg was amputated. When she is better, she will start heart worm treatment complements of 4 Paws 1 Heart. We could not help save these abandoned and abused without the support of our friends. Thank YOU so much for all of the donations being made during the $1,000 Match Challenge. Working together we will make a difference!!! ~ Diana . P.S. Thank You to Dr. Blasses of Patterson Veterinary and Dr. Patterson for working so closely with us on these difficult cases.luna 9:11:17

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Luna – Rescued from the Streets with a Broken Leg and Heart Worm Positive

9/11/17 – One of the vets we work with contacted us to ask if we could help with a dog just brought into the hospital. A couple saw this dog struggling to get into a commercial fenced in area. The dog was limping badly–forty minutes later the couple was able to get her. The vet asked if we could cover the medical and the couple was willing to foster and try to find the owners or an adopter.
We agreed to pay for x-rays and the exam and it was determined that Luna’s leg was broken and there were contusions to the lungs. Luna may have been hit by a car.
Luna was then taken to one of the hospitals we rely on for surgery and it was determined that Luna’s leg would need to be amputated and in another x-ray, the doctor saw what might be heart worm. YES, as if this poor girl hadn’t been through enough, she has what appears to be a high stage of heart worm. Two tests were taken and it was confirmed. The doctor did not want to put Luna through surgery, afraid her heart would not make it, and suggested Luna be seen by a cardiologist before any surgery. So, here we are — we have a very sweet dog, no owner, a couple willing to give her a forever home but who will need more than what we originally thought. The options??? Go all the way or euthanize. We are going to go all the way. We have also asked the couple to do whatever they can to try and raise funds. Please pray for Luna and share. ~ diana
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Sommerset (aka Sophia) – Trapped in a Recliner

9/7/17 – With a horrific hurricane threatening our Country and so many animals who continue to die because of neglect and cruelty, I wanted to share a happy update on our Sommerset, now known as Sophia. Here is Gina’s post from September 4, 2015:
“Sommerset is in need of a surgery that is “time sensitive”.
She is about 6 weeks old now, and she was brought to us after being found on the street 3 weeks ago. During the first week doctors noticed that a couple of areas on her skin began to blister and slough off. We don’t know the exact reason why, but due to her happy puppy spirit and daily improvement we decided to “try” everything within our means one day at a time.

Her body was healing very quickly with the treatment plan, and she was doing wonderful! All of the sudden, last Saturday we hit a set back when her affected leg began to swell. The swelling has gotten slightly worse every day, and I of course began to panic. I have watched this puppy thrive, play, grow, and heal from an injury so unexpected that I couldn’t imagine losing her now. I took her home the day after she was found, to foster, and she is literally a treasure..

One of our doctors recommended going to Michigan State University to consult with a Board Certified Specialist in Wound Care, so that’s what we did. Today we met with the amazing staff at MSU and everyone just adored Sommerset. They strongly feel that she will have a 100% positive prognosis with this surgery.
They believe that her body created this scar tissue during her healing process, and as a result it has caused so much tension on the affected areas (chest, shoulder, leg) that it’s now acting as a tourniquet which is causing the severe swelling and edema.

Surgery is necessary to relieve the existing pressure, accelerate the healing, and allow for complete granulation. If we don’t do this we are risking cutting off the blood supply to her leg, causing serious nerve damage, pain, and she could ultimately lose her leg. If you can find it in your heart to help us give this foster puppy every possible chance please donate towards her surgery. We love her to pieces and we want her to live.. Thank you, Gina”

Here are some photos from then and from just last month shared by her mom and dad, very good friends of 4 Paws 1 Heart. It is only with the donations and support from our friends that we can continue to make miracles like this happen. ~ dianasommersetsommerset 1sommerset 2sommerset aka sophia 9:7:17

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