1/23/19 – My husband, Tony, has played an integral role in the work of 4 Paws 1 Heart. He delivers donated food and supplies to rescuers and shelters, he runs to the bank and the post office, works the fundraisers, etc. And, yesterday, the two of us went to visit our friends at the Wedding Shoppe in Berkley. The Wedding Shoppe has chosen 4p1h as their Charity Partner for December and January. Shawn Spears-Vilk, who we’ve assisted with her rescues, has been our avid supporter. The Wedding Shoppe is absolutely amazing. Their gowns are like nothing I’ve seen. It made me want to go back 46 years and get married all over again. I would encourage anyone looking for a wedding gown to make the Wedding Shoppe your first stop.
On our way home, Tony and i once again talked about how one of the best things to come out of the 4p1h journey (besides assisting over 5500 animals) has been the wonderful, kind, and caring people we have met along the way — many of whom have become dear friends. Here is Shawn, Michelle, and I in front of the ‘Paw Wall’ and some of the kitties we have helped Shawn with. In fact, Michelle is the proud mom of two of them. ~ diana
1/15/19 – The Wedding Shoppe in Berkley, MI has once again chosen 4 Paws 1 Heart to be their Charity Partner for January. A portion of the sales from wedding gowns will be donated to funding the medical treatment for abandoned and stray animals. If you are getting married or know someone who is, please check out this beautiful shop. theweddingshoppe.net
We are so thankful for all of the many local businesses who host fundraisers for us. ~ diana
12/30/18 – A huge thank you toColleen’s Irish Pub for hosting our fundraiser. Thank you to Andy for the great food and for considering our vegetarians and vegans. And, thank you to the amazing 78 people who came out during the hubbub of the holidays to support 4 paws 1 heart. I truly can’t express how much fun I had meeting and talking with those who love animals as much as we do. – diana
12/2/18 – Over the years we have assisted a very kind person in her efforts to spay/neuter (and sometimes find homes) and care for a cat community. And now, she and her employer, The Wedding Shoppe,https://theweddingshoppe.net/ in Berkley, MI want to give back. 4 Paws 1 Heart has been selected as the Wedding Shoppe’s “charity to bless” by donating a portion of the December gown sales to 4 Paws 1 Heart. If you or a friend are planning a wedding, please check them out and tell them 4 Paws 1 Heart said “thanks”. ~ diana
12/2/18 – Mere words aren’t enough to thank the many businesses who have consistently supported 4 Paws 1 Heart. One of those businesses is Girlie Girl Salon and Boutique in Grosse Pointe Woods, MI. Once again they held a winter sale where a portion of their proceeds was donated to 4 Paws 1 Heart. Because of their generosity, 64 cats or 26 dogs will be spayed/neutered thus resulting in hundreds of unwanted cats/dogs from being born to die alone on the streets. Please support our generous business partners who do so much for us. ~ diana
12/2/18 – A huge thank you to our friends at the Utica Education Association Staywell (UEA) Committee for once again including 4 Paws 1 Heart in their Howl O Ween Hustle. Their support will allow us to spay/neuter 40 cats. When you consider that one female will produce a litter (averaging 5 kittens) three times a year for most of her life, that is 15 kittens a year who will not be born to live and die on the streets. – diana
Almost $800,000 paid in medical bills since August, 2010 for over 5,000 animals and we are still counting. Thank you Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers!
4 Paws 1 Heart helps finance the medical needs of homeless cats and dogs found by good Samaritans. By helping save local animals and encouraging other to help as well, Diana and the rest of the 4 Paws 1 Heart team have earned a spot in the#ChevyDetroitChampions ranks!
We have had so many serious cases this month — eye removals, amputations, and pending is a broken jaw. We couldn’t do it without our supporters. So, once again, I am reminding our friends of our upcoming fundraiser on November 15. It will be a fun night filled with great music and good friends. We have about 20 spots still available. We will be reserving seats and will be checking those of you who have paid already at the door and giving you a raffle ticket for a 4 Paws 1 Heart swag basket. Send your money in today to:
or mail a check to P.O. Box 84, St.Clair Shores, MI . 48080
10/21/18 – ELVIS IS BACK and tables are going FAST. Get your tickets today. We have tables for 10 and 4. And, of course we can always reserve your seat with other animal lovers. Hope to see all of our friends. Tickets can be purchased through paypal: 4paws1heart.org/donations/
or by mail — P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI 48080
Mark your payment as for Elvis. ~ diana
10/8/18 – WARNING: Sweetest Day is just around the corner – October 20, 2018. For those of you who don’t know, per Wikepedia, Sweetest Day was “started by Herbert Birch Kingston, a Cleveland, Ohio philanthropist and candy company employee. He wanted to bring happiness to orphans, shut-ins and under-privileged. His intent was to show these people that they were not forgotten. In 1922, he started this holiday by giving candy and small gifts.”
So in the spirit of the original Sweetest Day, one of our Board members has decided to match up to $1,500 in donations made during the week of October 13 through October 20. What better gift can you give to your ‘sweetie’ than the gift of life. Your donations have given many forgotten and abused a second chance, let’s keep it going. AND, if you give me enough time, I would be happy to email your Sweetheart a special acknowledgement. Just let me know in the remarks who and where to send. P.S. Here are three little souls saved by our friend Cortney and medically backed by 4paws1heart. Anyone interested in adopting Flash, Volt, or Piglet, contact Cortney at: firstname.lastname@example.org