9/12/18 – Zeus is 18 months old and was surrendered to Friends of Scooby after the owner was jailed and the wife decided that she could not properly care for him. He likes to play and is very energetic. The rescue will be providing his training and he will eventually be ready for adoption, especially now that 4 Paws 1 Heart has taken care of his second round of vaccines and neuter. Anyone interested in Zeus should contact Megan at: email@example.com . – Diana
9/11/18 – Meet Reese. She was surrendered to Friends of Scooby Rescue when her elderly owner could no longer care for her. Upon being examined, it was discovered that her little body was loaded with worms, she also had an umbilical hernia and, it was learned that she hates having her feet touched. We were happy to take care of her medical needs and she is doing great.Update: Reese has found his forever home. ~ diana
Love happy updates! – diana
“I met this dog back in February. He was living on a chain in the middle of a backyard. He had a dog house but that’s it. No water, no food, no straw, no bone to chew on…
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”
9/6/18 – Happy Update for the Week – You might remember Ralph. He was a chained dog, left behind by his owners. Gabrielle and the homeowner found Ralph when Gabrielle was looking at the home to rent. Ralph was found positive for heart worm and 4 Paws 1 Heart paid for his medical. He is doing great and his new mom has discovered that Ralph loves to sleep with a pillow on his head. I just wish he would learn to relax (haha)!! Making Miracles Happen because of YOU. www.paypal.com/donate/
9/3/18 – Prayers for Zeus. He was found (firstname.lastname@example.org) walking the streets; very emaciated. He didn’t know what a treat was. Unfortunately, he tested positive for heart worm and has begun his treatment. Thank YOU to all of our supporters who have given us the opportunity to change the lives of those abused and abandoned, like Zeus.
8/29/18 – Hami was rescued from the streets and found to be heart worm positive. Hami has now completed his heart worm treatment, complements of 4 Paws 1 Heart, and is doing well. This has been a terrible season for heart worm and the parvo virus. Please be sure your pets receive their preventative treatment — you can’t afford to miss a month. Also, be sure your pets (especially those who go outdoors) are appropriately vaccinated. We are happy that we could save another life like Hami’s. ~ diana
8/26/18 – This is the last day of the $1,500 Match Campaign and the last of our 8th Anniversary Miracles.
This is Ali (now Bentley). It was 2016 when he was surrendered at just 2 days old after being caught in a recliner. I remember clearly the day Gina brought him over to the house and he was as big as her hand. His skin was torn off of his body along with injuries to his toes. He fought infections and several surgeries including some at the Michigan State Veterinary Hospital. Gina fostered him, loved him, and found the perfect forever mom. Bentley (aka Ali) is enjoying a wonderful life with a sibling and a loving extended family. Thank you to our supporters for making miracles happen.
8/24/18 – It was a Sunday morning in January, 2015 when I received a call from our friend, Melanie. She had been contacted by the Roseville, MI police about a dog who was tied up behind a local store — her paw had been eaten off. I immediately contacted the great staff at Advanced Animal Emergency and they immediately took in Courtney; as it turned out, it was necessary to amputate her leg. We could only assume that she had been tied up at some other location for a period of time and chewed off her own paw in order to get away. Although there was video of two men seen dumping and tying her behind the store, the case was never resolved Courtney was very sweet and recovered like a champ but probably because of prior abuse was never successfully placed in adoptive homes. Consequently, she was kept by her rescuer. Today, Courtney still has some food aggression issues and anxiety that she will again be dumped but after training, life has become much easier for everyone. Courtney watches over the baby, is a companion for her developmentally disabled son, and runs — YES runs – with her other son. She also accompanies Mel on visits to Meal on Wheels visits. Here is what Melanie recently told me: “She has chewed a new couch but couches don’t get excited to see you, they don’t have a heart that loves, and eyes that look for you. She is worth all we have been through with her. My oldest son likes to read to her and she doesn’t mind that he has such a limited vocabulary, most humans don’t have the understanding and patience she does. I would have loved finding her a home where she was the only dog but we don’t choose family, it just kind of happens. – Melanie” I have chosen not to share the very graphic before photos. ~ diana Donations: http://4paws1heart.org/donations/
8/22/18 – Another look back at 4p1h miracles. It was October 30, 2014, I remember like it was yesterday. Gina and I were meeting with a local TV station to tell the story of Katniss Everdeen. A very kind woman, moving out of the State, somehow saw a cage with a dog inside at a street curb during a horrible storm. The cage was next to the garbage left out for trash pick up. This very frightened and emaciated dog was brought into the emergency where Gina worked and then began the story of Katniss Everdeen. Not long after Katniss was brought in she had emergency surgery for an intestinal blockage; over 1 lb. of linen type material was found. When I saw her that morning, I cried. I have never seen an animal (at the time) with such dead eyes — no hope — obviously abused. Her spine was curved from being in a cage meant for an animal half her size; she must have been in the cage for a long time. But, once again, with love and care from Gina, our friend Carrie of Lil’ Dogs Resort, and the financial support of our friends, Katniss was adopted and today is a very happy and loved dog. Remember your donations will still be matched (up to $1,500)http://4paws1heart.org/donations/
8/21/18 – This poor little guy, was found wandering the streets, very emaciated with sores on his body (probably from fleas). Jim saw our vet yesterday and, thankfully, he was heart worm negative. He was treated for severe fleaI infestation and will be neutered when he’s gained some weight and is healthy. If all goes well, Jim will find his forever home with his rescuer. Remember that donations made this anniversary week will be matched up to $1,500; we’re still working towards the goal.http://4paws1heart.org/donations/