8/21/19 – During this Anniversary Week, some of our friends have been sharing stories about the abandoned, stray, and abused who we’ve helped in the past. We are thankful for the stories they are sharing because they tell us how we not only changed the animal’s life but how we changed their lives. I remember Fatboi so well it was 2015 when we were called on to help with his many medical issues. I was heartbroken when we had to say goodbye but thankful for the love he gave his rescuer and the love she gave him. Here is what Lauren wrote:
“You guys ROCK! I LOVE 4 Paws 1 Heart. My Fatboi would not be saved without you all. From a “FREE DOG” that was on Craigslist that lived only outside, I went and got him because I was scared for him. We know what happens to “free dogs” especially when they look like this. He was sick and I did not know what to do. Finally, I found 4 Paws 1 Heart and Miss Diana got him right to a vet, even got us a RIDE because I didn’t have a car. He already had arthritis at 3 from being kept outside in a concrete pen, plus double ear infections, a kidney infection, and an unhappy belly. With the help of 4 Paws 1 Heart Fatboi got back to his healthy self and honestly was the best FRIEND I have ever had. A piece of my soul went with him when he crossed the Rainbow Bridge 2018. Thank you to 4 Paws 1 Heart for saving his life, because in turn, he saved mine❤”
Remember that your donation can be doubled this week.
8/20/19 – Petey was found roaming the streets. This very sweet boy has a cherry eye and an eye infection, severe ear infections, and a wound on his hip. The rescuer attempted to find an owner without success. Petey was taken to one of our partner vets last week and he is scheduled to have his cherry eye removed and will also be neutered and vaccinated. He also had his infections and wounds treated. Every individual rescuer and rescue group we’ve helped, has regularly said “We don’t know where we could be without your organization. Thank YOU” – Diana
Please don’t forget about our $1,000 match campaign through 8/25/19.
8/19/19 – 9 years ago Diana Rascano and I began an organization to help stray cats and dog’s by paying for medical care. The idea was we would help that injured or sick stray on the side of the road so that he/she would not suffer. We would help alleviate their pain. Once stabilized that stray animal would be networked for placement if no owner was found.
Our 9th Anniversary was yesterday. Since then we have branched out and we have been able to help thousands of animals.
I have learned so much along the way..
Without the support of our board members, our significant others, the veterinarians, the hospital staff, the individual rescuers, the rescue groups, the shelters, the animal control officers, the law enforcement, and all of the hard work of Diana, we would not be where we are today.
Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.
This organization means so much to me…words can not describe.
I am just going to add a few pictures of the animals that 4 paws 1 heart has given a 2nd chance to. Each one of these animals has a back story.. It could be abuse, starvation, sick, orphaned, dumped, etc.. The important thing is they would not be where they are today without the support of “4 paws 1 heart” and that’s why we need to keep going. They need us.♡ Read the stories of Azela, Vortex, Izzy and Sox, Cannoli, Samantha, Brutus, Skippy, Onyx, Orphan Kittens, Annie, Bubba, Ellie, Hercules, Stray Kitten, Katniss. – Gina
8/14/19 – Another Happy Beginning as the Charity contest winds down and we get ready for our Fun 5k on August 17.
You might remember Ginger. We were contacted in early June about a dog who had been seen getting hit by a truck and no one claimed her. A kind couple rescued her, brought her to a vet and it was determined that her leg was broken. We were then contacted for help. Ginger had surgery and we hoped that would be the end of her suffering. But, unfortunately, not long after the surgery, Ginger broke her leg again and it required amputation. Yesterday I got word from her rescuer (new forever family) that Ginger is doing great and behaving as any puppy would — playful. She is still at that awkward stage when her legs are growing faster than she can handle. The family loves her and says they are forever grateful we were there for all of them. Here’s her now and before photos.
8/11/19 I wanted all of our friends to say a prayer for our Noelle. She was brought into the emergency where Gina worked in December, 2015. She was dying of the parvo virus, but of course, with Gina’s love and care along with the staff, Noelle survived and was adopted to a loving family. Unfortunately, I just learned that Noelle has lymphoma. She has had cancer treatments and is in remission but the doctors have said the cancer can’t be cured. We are so thankful to her loving family who has fought to take care of our girl. ~ diana
8/8/19 – Bug was rescued by a good friend of 4p1h. He was running the streets in a very dangerous area. Bug is now with our friends at Rebel Dogs Detroit and 4 Paws 1 Heart will be paying for his final medical needs — neuter, vaccines, heart worm test. Anyone interested in this handsome guy should contact Rebel Dogs Detroit, a great rescue who we’ve worked with from their beginning. – diana
8/4/19 – Dear Friends, We have had a lot going on this past Summer and Spring. We’ve had more serious cases than I’ve seen in the 8 years we’ve been in existence. But for every animal we are too late to help, there are hundreds more living in their furever homes, happy and healthy because of your generosity and support. And, even more importantly, no longer reproducing. Today I just got word about Rosey. Rosey had been in foster care for awhile and was receiving year-round preventative. But, somehow, she contracted heart worm. In early June we were able to get her into treatment, and today I was notified that Rosie is heart worm free!!!! Rosey is up for adoption but will need a home without other animals. She is 7 years old and 70 lbs. She loves children and is best suited to be the only pet in the home. She loves to play fetch & swim! If you are interested in meeting Rosey, please contact Streethearts Animal Rescue.
And don’t forget to vote for 4 Paws 1 Heart and get chance to win $500 while helping us meet the critical needs of abandoned/stray/abused animals. Thanks, Diana
7/30/19 – Coco was found roaming the streets. Her ears were mite infested, she was very emaciated, and had a wound on her body. She was in desperate need for a bath, some love, and medical attention. After trying all avenues, no owner could be found. 4 Paws 1 Heart was happy to cover Coco’s medical and she is doing well with her rescuer. Please keep in mind that there is no other organization in our region which will assist good Samaritans who don’t want to turn their back on an animal in need. Far too many times, people will just dump their pet for a variety of reasons. These “independent” rescuers have the love but they most often don’t have the finances for the unexpected cost. Please continue to make a difference by donating to 4paws1heart.org/donations/