2/20/18 – Rocco was found running the streets. The rescuer tried finding an owner but no one came forward to claim him. Rocco was taken to the vet where it was found that he was heart worm positive. Although the initial vet care was covered by the rescuer, she could not afford the heart worm treatment and neutering at a later time. We were happy to make it possible for Rocco to have a second chance and live in a loving home. ~ diana
2/16/18 – Dakota (on the left) found himself at a local municipal shelter, heart worm positive. As I’ve said many times, municipal shelters are not funded to care for animal’s medical needs, especially something as serious as heart worm. Consequently, Dakota was scheduled to be euthanized. But, before that happened, 313 K9 and Kitty Rescue contacted us to see if we could cover Dakota’s heart worm treatment. If yes, they could pull Dakota. And, because of the generosity of our supporters,the answer was ‘yes’. Dakota started his treatment yesterday. Let’s pray his treatment goes well and he goes on to living a healthy, loved life. ~ diana
2/14/18 – Happy Valentine’s Day! Gizmo is officially being adopted into his new home today. Fritz, his new big brother, was adopted on Valentine’s Day 2 years ago. They were both given a second chance thanks to 4 Paws 1 heart paying for their medical care. I fostered both of them as little bitty babies and I watched them grow into strong boys.
This is where your donations go ♡ so thank you so much for all of your support, and thank you for Lisa Madding and Scott Madding for giving these boys the loving home they deserve. ♡ Gina
2/14/18 – A Happy Valentine Love Story — It was 4 1/2 years ago when I was contacted about this beautiful Border-Collie mix found in a ditch by a police officer and animal control officer. Her jaw was broken in four places and her hip was fractured. Her injuries required more medical care than 4 Paws 1 Heart could afford but because of our friends, we were able to get her help at Oakland Veterinary Referral Services. It was there that Pistol Annie (because she was a fighter), who is now known as Lola, met the love of her life — Traci, a licensed veterinary technician who agreed to foster Annie through her recovery and later adopted her. I’ve thought about Annie often over the years and the other night, her mom, Traci, contacted me with an update:
“Thank you again for saving her! She is fabulous and very loved!! She is also the best “surrogate “ (she’s spayed of course!) momma dog to my foster puppies!!! She has endless patience and energy for them!! I’m sorry it took 4 1/2 years” (Lola is on the left) – Diana
2/12/18 – Hazel’s owner no longer wanted her and was taking her to a high-kill shelter. Beyond general neglect, Hazel had a cherry eye that needed surgery. There is no doubt that Hazel would have quickly been euthanized. An independent rescuer was able to find a small rescue group who agreed to take in Hazel if her medical could be covered. We did and Hazel had her surgery last week and she is doing very well. Wishing Hazel a new and pain-free life. ~ diana
2/11/18 – Did you get gift cards for Christmas that you can’t use?? Well now you can use them and help save animals at the same time. Go to www.charitygiftcertificates.org and follow the easy steps to donate to 4 Paws 1 Heart by using a store or restaurant gift card. ~ diana
2/8/18 – Meet Sarge. He was forturnate enough to be rescued by a caring Animal Control Officer. There is evidence that Sarge was kept outside his entire life but now he is in a loving foster home with a huge chance that it will be his forever home. Sarge is heart worm positive and the only way he could be saved, was to get a commitment for the medical bills which 4 Paws 1 Heart made. We wish Sarge the very best as he begins his heart worm treatment and his new life. Saving these lives would not be possible without our supporters. ~ diana
Gizmo is doing great!!! Here he is with his new big brothers Fritz and Razzy.
Two yrs ago I raised a litter of 5 orphan pups and Fritz was one of them. His mommy and daddy now want to make Gizmo a part of their home. We are planning to make it official on Valentines day which is the same day Fritz was adopted. Thank you Lisa and Scott for opening your hearts and home to our little Gizmo ♡ Gina
2/1/18 – I received the following message from our friends at Streethearts Animal Rescue. Please share and let people know that Dolly is still in need of a foster so that she can get going on her heart worm treatment which has been paid for by 4 Paws 1 Heart. She would do best as a single pet. Cassius is in a foster home and if all works well, he may be adopted by the foster. 4 Paws 1 Heart has also paid for Cassius’ heart worm treatment. Please keep these two beauties in your prayers. Here is their story. ~ diana
“An animal advocate/volunteer at Genesee County Animal Control witnessed Dolly & Cassius being brought into the building by someone. She overheard them stating they wanted to surrender the dogs because their owner had gone to prison. The shelter refused to take them & the person was very distraught & didn’t know what to do with the dogs so this individual offered to take the dogs from the individual & find help for them; so they turned them over to her. She called Streethearts and they took them in. We thought they were both about 10 months old but the vet estimated Dolly to be 2-3 years old after she was examined. They had evidence of being kept outside, they were filthy and coats were in poor condition.. Plus, a dog that is 10 months old usually does not often test positive for Heartworm. Dolly has evidence of being attacked by another dog & has scarring on her muzzle, plus, her jaw is slightly out of alignment. This may account for why she exhibits fearful/aggressive behavior toward other dogs. Anything you can do to assist would be much appreciated. – Streethearts Animal Rescue”