4/3/17 – Winnie kept showing up at the rescuer’s home with a chain around her neck – broken. The homeowner posted on lost and found pages without results. Winnie looked like she had been beaten due to wounds and scars on her head. She also appeared to have been used for breeding. The rescuer held onto Winnie for 3 weeks and was ready to give up when our good friend, Sandra A., found someone who has since become a ‘foster failure. We were contacted and, of course, we paid for Winnie to be spayed, vaccinated, tested, treated for fleas and worms, and have her wounds treated. We are thrilled to see her being loved and happy. ~ diana
“Hi Team, its me…Rosie Roo⚘ Soooo, apparently its a good thing mom caught me doing the butt scoot boogie across the patio this morning. While I was at the vetsgetting my bootie…ummm…emptied out..they noticed something that they thought requires further examination. Further examination mom???
Seriously…back there??? They told mom they felt some polyps, what the heck are polyps???
Anyways, they want mom to bring me back to have these polyp thingys checked out. So mom called Auntie Di at 4 Paws 1 Heart and 4 Paws loves me sooo much that they authorized for mom to make the appointment for next week. Umm thanks Auntie Di…I think 😯 Mom says it will all be ok and I shouldnt worry, but please say a little prayer that shes right. Anyway, thankyou 4 Paws 1 Heart for always having my back….side! On that note, its time for all of us to get our treats, kisses & cuddles and climb into out soft beds. We love you all soooo much and will keep you posted on my bum! Love, licks, purrs, woofs & mews ❤ Rosie, Chance & the Gang”
3/30/17 – Happy Update!!! You might remember that we were contacted in early January about a very sweet dog who was dumped at a paint garage. Lucy, was ‘dumped’ by the owner’s daughter. She left for overseas and didn’t want the dog any more. The owner of the garage was going to offer Lucy for free on Craig’s list or just give her away to one of his customers; she was being kept chained in a bay. Our friend, Wendy, at C.H.A.I.N.E.D., was doing outreach in the area and couldn’t leave her to that fate. We were contacted and we agreed to some ‘simple’ vetting. Well, as is typical with ‘dumped’ dogs, this girl not only needed to be spayed, vaccinated, and tested, but her runny, painful eye is a result of Entropion. I’ve talked about this condition before in that it is very painful and can eventually cause blindness. Thank God for Wendy and her partner who rescued this girl. Lucy had her surgery for the entropion, was spayed and vaccinated (complements of 4 Paws 1 Heart) and now she has been ADOPTED!!! Just before the adoption was finalized, Lucy was again taken to the vet because of some fur loss. It was discovered that Lucy has demodex mange, so we again assisted for the final time before Lucy went on to her forever home. So here she is from living ‘chained in a paint garage’ to the home of a loving family. Your donations can make a difference in the lives of these forgotten, loving animals. Donations can be made through paypal by using the donate link on this page, or by going to our website 4paws1heart.org, or by mail at P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI 48080
I am half way done with my training for the bay shore marathon! Now it’s time to focus on WHY I do this. I run to support a cause. This year Ichose 4 paws 1 heart. I want to help reduce the number of homeless dogs&cats. This charity helps with the medical expenses and assists in finding their forever home. Please SHARE this and help me raise $2000! Anything helps! Thank you for your support 😊👍🐶🐱
“Bentley” formerly known as “Ali”, I get to puppy sit my favorite little man this weekend. He has grown into such a handsome boy and he is huge! He was the size of a 1 pound burger when his family abandoned him at only 2 days old. It was a blessing because he wouldn’t have survived without 4 paws 1 heart…. and without your donations. We were able to give him all of the medical care required along with the 24/7 care due to his injuries from the recliner which nearly sliced off his rear leg & 2 of his rear toes off. I am so blessed to have raised him and to have had the proper skills to do so. He is one pup I will never forget. ♡♡♡ Gina
3/24/17 – Happy Update! You might remember Axel. Axel was chained outside 24/7 suffering from Entropion. Entropion is a condition where the eyelid is turned inward resulting in the eyelashes rubbing against the eye. The condition is not only painful but without surgery, it can result in blindness. Fortunately, Axel was saved by a very kind woman who contacted us for help. Axel had his surgery and today he is doing very well in his new home where he is much loved. Here he is today and when he was first rescued. ~ diana
3/23/17 – RIP Sweet Cooper. It was three years ago that you were found tied up and dying from parvo. You were only 8 months old. With love and the help of 4 Paws 1 Heart, you survived but whatever experiences you went through in your early years never left you. You were much loved in your short life but you are now no longer in pain. ~ diana
3/20/17 – Molly is a very sweet 8 year old beagle. Even with her age and her recent surrender by her owners, she’s still a very happy, loving girl. An individual rescuer we have helped before contacted us seeking medical help for Molly. Molly had been neglected, not fed, and was very underweight. She was rescued from a very filthy and unhealthy situation. Once safe and in her home, Olivia noticed a bad smell from Molly’s mouth and when she checked found several rotted teeth and something which resembled a cyst. 4 Paws 1 Heart authorized Molly’s visit to the vet. Thankfully, her heart worm test was negative and she was vaccinated. The next step will be to have her teeth cleaned before it is determined what teeth may need to be removed. Also, a biopsy will be taken of the cyst.
Please say a prayer for Molly that her cyst is benign and that we will be able to get her healthy again. I will keep you informed of her progress. ~ diana
3/14/17 – Please say a prayer for Blue who had ACL surgery late yesterday. Blue is a 3 year old Mastiff who spent the first few months of his life in a very abusive home where he wasn’t fed and was often punished for getting in the trash. Eventually, the owners were jailed for some other offense and friends of the family took in Blue where he was loved for a while. Then the mom had to move and her son went into the Marines, leaving Blue to find another forever home. Some kind people heard of his plight and took him in only to find that the ACL in both legs were broken; one leg requiring immediate surgery. Poor Blue spent months in pain and unable to put weight on his back legs. He could only ‘hop’ around. Fortunately, with the partnership of some friends we were able to give Blue the help he needed and we are praying that his first surgery goes well so that the other can be scheduled in a timely fashion. ~ diana
3/7/17 – Her owners were dropping her off at a local high-kill shelter where she would have surely been euthanized. They no longer wanted her. Fortunately, the dedicated animal advocates who have been picketing at this shelter, were able to get the dog surrendered to them and they contacted 4 Paws 1 Heart for help. We were happy to help save another precious animal. She has seen a vet and will return to be spayed. Her name is now Lexi. It’s hard to believe what a difference a little care and love can make. We couldn’t keep saying “YES” without the financial support of our friends. ~ diana