6/25/20 – Happy News!! Zuni, who was rescued from the streets, is now heart worm free. We thank our many supporters who make this possible. If you are interested in Zuni, please contact our friends at Streethearts Animal Rescue. He is a beauty. – diana
Happy Father’s Day to all the good men who have furbabies in their lives. I’ve always said that there is something special about a man who loves and cares for animals. So, on this day to celebrate our dads, I wanted to give some updates.
Charlie – Charlie was rescued by the great people of Their Last Resort . Charlie was absolutely on death’s door and, thankfully, after days in the hospital is now doing great. We were happy to help a little and if you are interested in Charlie, please check out Their Last Resort Rescue’s page.
Caesar – Caesar was rescued from the streets of Flint, MI. Our friends at Streethearts Rescue work very hard to save so many. When Caesar was taken to the vet for vetting, he was found to have heart worm. We were happy to pay for his heart worm treatment and even happier to find out that he is now heart worm free and is now in his furever home.
Mina – We were contacted again by our friends at Streethearts. They had rescued Mina from the streets of Flint, MI and five days after she was adopted, it was found that she had tumors on her vulva. Streethearts continued their commitment to Mina and asked for our help with her surgery. Later, Mina’s doctor found more tumors and recommended Mina be seen by a specialist. We were able to find a sponsor for Mina to see one of the best oncologists in the area and she will be seeing the doctor this coming week. We don’t know what the outcome will be for this very sweet girl who already is much loved but at least she will be given a chance.
Thank you to all of our supporters who help us give stray and abandoned animals that second chance at life. – diana
6/11/20 – Cooper had to find a new home because he didn’t get along with the other dogs in the household. The person trying to help found a new home but needed help getting Cooper vaccinated. Of course, we said yes. – diana
5/13/20 – Buster was found on the side of the road in a very dangerous area. He was taken in by Hear My Cry Rescue & Outreach who reached out to us for help. Buster is scheduled for his neuter, vaccines, and testing this week. And the good news is that once this is all done, complements of our supporters, Buster may have a furever home. Theresa, who is with the rescue, tells us that they are being inundated with dogs found on the streets – abandoned and abused. Here is the only photo they had of Buster when they reached out to us for help. – diana
4/2/20 – A quick story about why I believe timing is everything and sharing via social media can SAVE a life.
March 3rd I posted a few pics of a dog that needed a home. Backstory: Owner had to give up dog because he and his wife split up and the dog wasn’t allowed at the new home. Alternatively, she would temporarily live in the garage, get put on Craigslist, or be taken to a shelter.
An acquaintance of the owner and friend of my stepfather, offered to take the dog, “Nala”, but he wasn’t prepared for giving her what she needed.
I was asked to help, and with little hope for a quick/immediate solution I posted her on my page March 3rd.
It wasn’t that I didn’t want her to be placed in a home on such short notice. It was that she was like the countless other large breed, bully breed, adult dogs in need of a home RIGHT NOW and realistically I didn’t think it could happen.
I posted on my page and in less than 24 hours a mutual friend shared with a relative who was in search for a rescue dog….a compatible large breed dog for her family.
I put her in touch with my stepfather’s friend who currently had “Nala”.
4 paws 1 heart offered to pay for the spay, vaccines, and check up for her and a “Meet and Greet”was quickly arranged between Nala and the relative of my mutual Facebook friend.
About 1 week later Nala went to her new forever family and this is what makes my ♡ happy. Here are the updated pics.
All I did was share and that ONE share changed the life of one dog forever. It changed the life of her new family forever. Timing is EVERYTHING and sometimes we r just here to be the person in- between a Miracle. Gina
If you aren’t aware of Blackie’s story, please check out our website,4paws1heart.org. Blackie was attacked by dogs at the vacant Packard plant in Detroit, and 16 pellets were found in his body. Can you imagine this poor animal being used for target practice?? And after emergency care, Blackie was found to be heart worm positive. 4 Paws 1 Heart paid for all of his medical needs and our friends at Michigan Animal Crew took him into their rescue. He is looking amazing and his foster mom said he is gaining weight and feeling very comfortable. The first two photos are of him now. The third photo is when he was brought into the emergency hospital. Thought everyone could use some happy news. – diana