Bowling Fundraiser

4/15/17 – Before you know it, our bowling event (Saturday, June 3, 8:00 p.m.) will be here. Anyone who has attended can attest to the great fun we all have. Raffle baskets are typically valued from $75 to $600 and sometimes there are special surprises. There’s a 50/50, music, and great people. What more can you ask for. Get your checks in early because this event sells out early. Checks can be mailed to P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI . 48080. Just include your e mail so that I can acknowledge receipt of your check. Or, you can pay through paypal on the donate link here or our website 4 If you pay through paypal, I just ask that you include the 3% (60 cents per ticket) carrying fee which is what paypal charges us. Hope to see all of our friends!!bowling flyer 6:3:17

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Fundraiser to Benefit 4 Paws 1 Heart

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 😊👍🐶🐱


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Honoring Women Who Make A Difference

3/8/17 – International Woman’s Day – Make a donation today in honor of that special woman in your life. She may be a mother, a manager, a teacher, a business owner, a veteran, a rescuer — any woman who has made a difference in this world. My donation today will be in honor of one of the strongest women I have ever known, my grandmother. Born in 1904 and finding herself pregnant at just 17, spent time in a home for unwed mothers until her child was born. Her son went on to be a WW II veteran who was like a second father to me.

And, talking about women who have tried to make a difference. 4 Paws 1 Heart was founded by two women. Me, (Diana Rascano, retired Director from DTE Energy), and Gina Deluca, Licensed Veterinarian Technician (extraordinaire). With the help of four phenomenal business women, our organization became a 501c3 and a Board was put in place. Today our Board consists of 9 very smart, hard working, and caring women who go above and beyond to raise funds that will be used for medical treatment for abandoned, stray, and abused animals. Since August of 2010, 4 Paws 1 Heart has paid $480,856 in medical bills for over 4,000 animals. And, we couldn’t have done it without the financial support of our followers. Donations can be made through paypal on this page, on our website,, or by mail at P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI . 48080. Please share and remember that 99 cents for every dollar donated, goes directly to the medical care of the animal.

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3/5/17 – Please join us for all or some of our future events. Remember that our Bowling Event sells out fast. The cost is $20 per person for 3 games, shoes, and pizza. I will be posting flyers over the next few week. Also, we will be looking for lane sponsors and sponsors for our fun 5K. Contact me at if you have any questions.16938772_1420751381290489_4931731270812073808_n

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Fundraising – The Perfect Gift for that Special Someone

2/14/17 – Give your special valentine a gift of life and make a donation to 4 paws 1 heart. A $40 donation will save hundreds of cats from being born in a single female’s lifetime. An $80 donation will spay/neuter a dog. And, just a $25 donation can be used to vaccinate an abandoned dog/cat. Donations can be made on the 4 paws 1 heart Facebook page or the Please share.2017 calendar cover

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Fundraising – Charity Gift Certificates – More Ways to Help 4 Paws 1 Heart

2/13/17 – You may have gift cards that were Christmas presents. Maybe from places you don’t frequent. Or you may a few dollars left on a gift card. You can now donate the dollars on those cards to 4 Paws 1 Heart by going to this site. It’s very easy. Just remember to choose 4 Paws 1 Heart as your charity.

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Giving Tuesday

1/23/17 – Dear Friends, Many of you donated money during the Giving Tuesday Gates Foundation Match. Unfortunately, Facebook Donations through Network For Good does not provide names nor addresses of the donors. As many of you know, when we receive a donation, I almost immediately send personal thank you letters or e-mails. I feel bad about not being able to respond to all of you because what I received from Network For Good was just a listing of anonymous donations. Please, if you donated to 4 Paws 1 Heart during this campaign and you would like a receipt or acknowledgement for your donation, please private message me. Once again, I continue to be humbled by the generous friends we have been able to make over the past 6 years. ~ diana

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Giving Tuesday 2016 – Be A Hero

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.…/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,, or by mail at P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI 48080. Thank you for being our HERO. ~ diana

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