11/29/16 – BE A HERO ON THIS GIVING TUESDAY by donating today to 4 Paws 1 Heart. With your support we can continue to make miracles like this happen.
It was a freezing January 20, 2015 afternoon when I received a call from our friend at Hopeful Heart Animal Rescue. She had been contacted by the Roseville Police about a dog found tied behind the Walmart store in Roseville, MI. The dog was found with her paw chewed off. She needed to be taken to emergency immediately — “Could 4 Paws 1 Heart cover the bill”. Our answer was yes and Courtney was taken immediately to our friends at Advanced Animal Emergency. Courtney needed emergency surgery before her leg became infected and before the bones in her intestines would cause a rupture. Within just a couple of hours, Courtney’s leg was amputated and the bones within her intestines were removed and she was on the road to recovery. It was surmised that the freezing cold had actually saved Courtney from actually bleeding out and dying while tied up and unable to escape.
After some investigation, video of the area showed two men get out of their car and tie Courtney to a structure two days before she was found. As you could see them pulling away (although unable to see the license plate), Courtney tried to chase them but was restrained by the rope. We don’t know when Courtney actually chewed her paw off; it could have been before she was dumped at the Walmart store in that no other remains were found near her. Fortunately, a kind employee found her and contacted the police. Her story went viral all over the world (check out 4paws1heart.or) and within days her story was aired on WDIV.http://www.clickondetroit.com/…/dog-left-chained-u…/30844982
Almost two years later, she is a happy, healthy dog living with a great family with two teenage sons who are very much in love with her.
You can be someone’s hero today by donating on this Giving Tuesday. Use the the link on this page, or on our website, 4paws1heart.org, or by mail at P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI 48080. Thank you for being our HERO. ~ diana
YOU CAN BE A HERO!! YOUR $40 DONATION WILL SAVE LIVES!!
10/27/16Did you know that 1 female cat (starting at 4 months old) can have 1 to 8 kittens, 3 To 5 times a year?
Did you know that 1 female cat can have 100 kittens in one year, and can reproduce almost her entire life?
Did you know that one pair of cats and their kittens can produce as many as 420,000 kittens?
AND, did you know that with a $40 donation we can spay/neuter one cat?
As of today, we have requests for 40 cats to be spayed/neutered and every day we get more. For every “NO”, 210,000 cats may be born and eventually die on the streets or in the shelters.
What else could you possibly do to make a bigger difference! Donations can be made on this page by using the donations link, by mail at P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI 48080. ~ diana
Dear Friends, our fundraisers are an integral part in our ability to save the abandoned and abused. Please sign up and share our Painting With a Twist fundraiser being held November 10 in Shelby Township. Get your tickets early because last April it was a sell out. Take the opportunity to make this a fun night with friends. We’ll have appetizers and wine to enjoy while your creating a great work of art; and, as always, we’ll have great raffle prizes.~ diana
Are you ready for another good party?? Get out of the work week doldrums by joining us for our first ever SOCK HOP on Thursday, October 27. And, if you are anything like our Gina and don’t know what a Sock Hop is, just check out Happy Days. Thank you to the WaterMark, the newest restaurant on the Nautical Mile, St. Clair Shores, for hosting us. All for a great cause — animals who have been abandoned and abused. Wristbands are purchased at the door.
Dear Friends of 4 Paws 1 Heart,
We are at another critical juncture where our bank account balance is at the lowest it has been in the last few years and we need your help.
As all of you have seen from our postings, we have saved the lives of many animals this year and took on some very serious cases. This is in addition to the hundreds of cats and kittens we have spayed/neutered and vaccinated. The total number of cats and dogs we have helped so far this year is a little over 800 at a cost of $106,000 ($11,778 per month) !! In 2015, we spent $125,000 (10,417 per month) in medical bills. And, as many of you know, we never spend more than we have. So unless donations increase, we will have to turn away from some who need our help.
I will continue to report on the many who we’ve helped up until this point. There are more animals to report on then there are days in the year.
Please consider making a donation today. It is only with the generosity of our supporters that we can make miracles happen. A donation link can be found on this page, on our website www.4paws1heart.org, or donations can be paid through the mail at P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI 48080. Thank YOU.