$3,175 Raised in Joanna’s Memory – Thank You

This morning I opened my personal page to find a “Happy Birthday” message to my mom. She loved my posts, especially when they were accompanied by a beautiful photo. Her birthday was May 2 so I thought it a little strange that the posting should come up this morning just after I completed going through all of the cards and donations made in her memory. This is mom on her honeymoon and “her” cat, Dolce, adopted from Gina.

I want to extend a very sincere THANK YOU from me, my family, and the animals who will be helped by 4 Paws 1 Heart. Because of the love of our many friends and family, $3,175 was donated in my mom’s honor. She would have been overwhelmed. Her legacy will live on in the many lives which will be saved in her memory. May God Bless all of you who said a prayer, donated, or came to the services. ~ diana20031802_1581506255215000_4962122345899341768_ndolce

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Joanna Jelsone’s Legacy Will Live On in the Animals Helped in Her Honor

7/9/17 – Dear Friends, it is with a heavy heart that I tell you that my loving mom passed away last night while my dad was holding her hand. We had all been there earlier as well as all week. We thank you for all of your prayers and words of support. They meant a lot to my dad. The family has decided that in honor of my mom’s love and devotion to animals, we will ask our friends and family to make donations to 4 Paws 1 Heart in lieu of flowers. Her legacy will live on in the many animals who will be saved because of this. As always, donations can be made through paypal on the facebook donate link or by mail at P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI. Never take a day for granted. May God bless all of our friends and the animals we help. ~ dianamom and dad

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Life Gets In the Way

Dear Friends of 4 Paws 1 Heart, especially those who have followed us and supported us since our beginning. So many of you have become ‘facebook’ friends and, in other cases, people who I consider friends. Actually, there are too many of you to mention by name. I wanted you to know that our postings may be a little erratic in the next week or so because my mom is in her last days of life on this earth. This doesn’t mean that we are not still helping animals — yesterday we had 4 requests for help that we are working on . I ask for your prayers so that she can go in peace. She is at home under the excellent care of my super niece and RN, Elizabeth, and my dad. Tony and I are there as well as my brother, sister, and my other wonderful nieces and nephews. My mom has always loved animals and would actually take a wild boy, she named Sylvester, into her basement to clean him up and let him back out. We all used to crack up that he would tolerate that. Those were the days before we all knew about TNR. She has fed dozens of stray and feral cats over the years and had her heart broken many times when neighbors would kill them. Today mom and dad have three cats and for the first time ever, her cat, Dolce, actually jumped on her hospital bed and slept by her feet. Thank you for your prayers and your understanding. This sweet kitten, Lucky,  looks like the old Sylvester and was recently rescued and is now in a foster home. ~ diana unnamed-1

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Canadian Goose – Hit By a Car

Thank you, Bree and Patricia, for your huge hearts. We will always be there for you as long as we have money. Rest In Peace sweet Daisy. – Diana

 “Rough start to our day. A Canadian Goose was struck by a car by Wal-mart and Bree saw it and immediately stopped to assist getting her off the road to assess her condition. Of course no one stopped and buzzed by her and the goose, damn people. Thanks to Diana Rascano, 4 paws 1 heart, and the caring people at the Animal clinic of Sterling Heights, she is no longer in pain and suffering. She was assessed and found that the head injuries were too extensive and was humanely euthanized. We named her Daisy. RIP Sorry that we have such heartless human beings in this world. – Patricia”goose w:patricia brown
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Precious – Adopted from a Texas Rescue Only to Find She is Heart Worm Positive

5/16/17 – Prayers for Precious. A friend of 4 Paws 1 Heart contacted us in hopes we could assist. Her grandmother recently adopted this sweetie from a rescue in Texas (no judging). Unfortunately, when she had Precious examined by her vet, she learned that Precious has heart worm. When she contacted the rescue, the rescue ignored her and Precious’ need for treatment. Obviously this was not expected and the grandmother could not afford the medical and would have had to give up Precious. We will cover Precious’ heart worm treatment but I also want to use this situation as a warning to those looking for an animal to adopt. Please make sure you do your homework and work with reputable rescues and shelters who are local. There is no reason to search out of State when there are so many abandoned and stray animals in our rescues and shelters. ~ dianaprecious w:nikki rackley - heart worm 5:6:17precious wnikki rackley 5:6:17

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Dasher and Blitzen – Found in a Barn; Very Sick and Emaciated

Blitzen before 1:26:171/26/17 – Before and After pics of “Dasher and Blitzen”. Just before Christmas I got a call from a friend in Yale Mi. He was trying to save these 2 kittens that were running inside the barn, it was cold, and they were very sick. They wouldn’t have survived much longer. My mom drove me there and with the help of my friend Doug and my mom, we were able to catch them. I took them home and got them fattened up and healthy. The girl went to her new home a couple weeks ago and the boy went this week. Both homes that I couldn’t be happier with. Now they will live wonderful lives and that’s what it’s all about. ♡ Ginadasher 1:26:17Blitzen after 1:26:17Dasher after 1:26:17

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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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Holiday Tips for Keeping Your Pets Safe

12/24/16 – As we continue to celebrate the upcoming holidays of Christmas, New Year, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, here are some helpful tips to keep your pets safe. A huge thank you to the St. Clair Shores Communications Department for giving the Animal Care and Welfare Committee the opportunity to make a difference for our pet residents.~ diana
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Mis Daisy – RIP Sweet Girl

I’m so sorry to share this very sad message. Miss daisy was an inspiration to many. RIP sweet girl

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A Second Chance For Chance

We are beyond sad to have to tell you my good friend Miss Daisy Donkey passed away last night. She was my first animal friend at Pawsitive Steps when I started my therapy and I loved her. She was such a gentle sweet soul. Our deepest condolences go out to her wonderful parents, and all those who had the great pleasure of knowing & loving her. RIP Miss Daisy, Love you Love Chance

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