12/28/17 – So, as scheduled, Jacob Savoie and Family met Tony and I at the Macomb County Animal Control Shelter. Unfortunately, Chief Randazzo, who was to meet us and conduct the tour, was called out on an emergency rescue. Thankfully, Ryan stepped up to do the tour. As you can see, we presented Jacob, who raised $1,705 and hundreds of pounds of food which was donated to the Shelter and to 4 Paws 1 Heart for distribution to our rescue partners, with a certificate recognizing him as the 4 Paws 1 Heart “Rescuer of the Year”. Everyone toured the shelter, the young ladies, Brook, Emma, and Aly (Jacob is allergic) spent time playing with some kitties and then — Chief Randazzo returned before we left. There he was with the duck rescued from the freezing waters in Harrison Twp. This very traumatized duck had a fishing line around his legs and he was trapped in the ice. Between the County and Chesterfield Twp, this sweet animal was saved.
A huge thank you to Jacob and his wonderful family who collected so many cans/bottles, blankets, food, and toys. It’s not easy to turn in so many cans/bottles let alone collect them. I also want to thank the City and Township of Armada and the residents who came together to make a difference in the lives of so many animals. This was truly an effort of a family and their community and it could not have been a better Christmas Story (especially with the rescue duck). What we all learned in touring the shelter was to make sure you microchip your pets, a tag or license is not enough. Also, when you adopt an animal, understand that it is a commitment for life. So many of these animals were surrendered or found in horrible conditions. Municipal shelters are not equipped or funded to take on all of the animals ills of the world. They can’t clean up after us and we must all work together to be the caretakers for those sweet souls who God put on this earth. ~ diana
12/27/17 – Today Chief Randazzo of the Macomb County Animal Control Shelter will be giving a tour for the young man who collected bottles, cans, food, and supplies for 4 Paws 1 Heart and the animals we help. Jacob, his mom, and family will be presenting some food and supplies to the shelter and I will have the joy of meeting all of them.
Also, if you are interested in making a difference in the lives of abandoned animals, our calendars are now available. $10 of every calendar sold goes directly to the animals. The calendars are $15 each and if you would like me to mail you one, please add $3 for shipping. Payments can be made through paypal on the left of this page or by mail. If you would like more than one or two, we can make arrangements for delivery. It’s a great way to remind yourself of the many animals whose lives have been saved because of a community who cares.
2/23/17 – A huge thanks to all of you who have been donating during our $2,000 Secret Santa Match Challenge which ends December 25, 2017 and to the many supporters who participated in our fundraisers during the past year. Although it took awhile, I finally got the group photo of the over 100 people who attended our August, 2017 United Shore Professional Baseball game fundraiser. ~ diana
12/14/17 – Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to our many supporters. Jacob has restored my faith in young people and humanity. He started off with a goal of collecting donations and cans/bottles that would allow him to donate $500 to 4 Paws 1 Heart. BUT, the whole town of Armada, MI came together to support this 12 year old young man. At this time, he has surpassed $1,000 and he and his family have collected hundreds of pounds in dog and cat food and supplies. May God Bless Jacob and his family and all of the good, caring people of Armada for their generosity. Many animals will be helped because of their generosity and many bellies will be full for the holidays. www.gofundme.com/jacobs-act-of-kindness-fundraiser
11/4/17 – It’s that time of the year again — Christmas Craft Shows!!! We are truly blessed to have so many supporters who continue to help us in any way they can. Colleen Parker is one of those people. Colleen and her mother-in-law, Elaine, are donating their sales during the Craft Show to 4 Paws 1 Heart in memory of her animal-loving sister-in-law, Terry Kamphorst. Look for the table – TERRY’S LEGACY and make a purchase and say HI as a friend of 4 Paws 1 Heart.https://www.facebook.com/warrenmottbandcraftshow/photos/a.1670720293214605.1073741829.1628255447461090/2023174914635806/?type=3&theater~ diana
/17/17 – A huge thank you to all of our supporters who donated during the $1,000 Match Challenge. I’m happy to report that we met our goal and that our generous donor will be donating $1,000!! Without your support we could not make the difference in the lives of so many animals like Luna who not only had to have her leg amputated but was found to be heart worm positive. Luna had to see a cardiologist who approved the surgery and once she recovers, she will start heart worm treatment with the funds from 4 Paws 1 Heart. ~ diana
8/27/17 – If you haven’t signed up for Kroger Community Rewards, please do!! And, when you do, select 4 Paws 1 Heart (91069) as your charity partner. In the past year, the donations from Kroger paid for 80 animals to be spayed/neutered, vaccinated and tested. And now, we have doubled the number of households enrolled so we expect to do even better in the future. We just have to get everyone SHOPPING! Thank you to all who shop at Kroger and have enrolled. Please share with your friends. Kroger is a great community partner. ~ diana
8/20/17 – Thank you to our 120 friends who attended our event last night atJimmy John’s Field. It was an absolutely beautiful night that went by too fast. We will look forward to next year!! ~ diana
7/19/17 – A huge thank you to our friend, Scout Austin Hammer, for conducting a bottle drive that raised $216.00 for the animals helped by 4 Paws 1 Heart. It’s because of the kind hearts of people like Austin that we are able to give so many, like this little one trapped in a garage and recently rescued, a second chance at life. It was a pleasure meeting Austin and his wonderful family at our recent Alex and Ani fundraiser.