4 Paws 1 Heart Mission & Restrictions

Please share and help us remind everyone that 4 Paws 1 Heart is restricted to assisting only abandoned, stray, and abused animals. Very often owners who need medical assistance will be referred to us but we cannot help them. Unfortunately that results in a disappointed and sometimes angry owner. When we incorporated with the State of Michigan and filed for our 501c3, we knew we could not afford medical care for all. Consequently we restricted all expenditures to animals without owners. We truly wish we could help every animal but we are a very small organization which relies totally on individual donors and small fundraisers. We do not receive grants and are just thankful that we have been able to help as many animals as we’ve had because of the generosity of our community. – diana

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Gracie and Lucie – Left In the Cold Rain, in a Small Carrier, Next to the Garbage

gracie and lucie 12:10:18 gracie and lucie as found 12:10:18 carriers gracie+ lucie 1210:1812/11/18 – This story reminds me so very much of our Katniss Everdeen and how she was found in a carrier too small for her body, on a rainy, cold night, next to the garbage. A huge thanks to Chance’s mom, Denise, for rescuing these beautifies and our great friends, Marjorie and Martha for taking them in. They do need to find their forever home. It does take a village. ~ diana

“CHANCE: Ok Team, Here is the story of Gracie & Lucie. A few weeks ago mom was in the kitchen early in the morning getting her coffee. It was cold, windy and rainy…it had been raining all night. Star & Twinsie were out by the back step looking in wanting their breakfast, although now mom wonders if they weren’t trying to tell her something. Mom went out back in her nighty with their warmed food and sat it down. They started eating, but mom could still hear a kitty crying! She said “kitty kitty?” The crying got louder! Mom got the key to the gate and crept down the ally way calling kitty! Kitty! Finally there she saw them! Two kittys stuffed into a itty bitty blue carrier half the size of Carla’s purple one (see pic)! They were crying so loud, they were in the rain & freezing…and they were in someone’s yard next to their trash cans!!!! Mom grabbed the carrier, ran home, locked our gate, ran in the house and closed and locked the door. The kitties had pizza crust stuck through the front of the carrier. They were soaked with their own urine and rain and shaking with fear & cold. Mom set them up in a large crate and immediately reached out to Auntie Di at 4 Paws 1 Heart. Auntie Di was as shocked as mom and of course told mom whatever they needed 4 Paws would be there for them. Mom gave them both nice warm bubble baths, good food, flea meds…and then the panic set in that she had to get them into a safe home far away from “those” people. Well, Auntie Marjorie Treppa answered moms call for help right away! And her and Aunt Martha came and scooped them up and took them home. Today they are shiny, no longer thin & malnourished. They are flourishing at Aunt Martha’s house. And the horrible people? They have not been seen since a few days after the incident, we think they have moved out and abandoned the place. (Mom was worried about any retaliation because mom rescued those poor girls)
Arent they beautiful???? Aunt Marjorie feels they need to stay together, they are approx 6mo old and will get all their vetting on the 26th thanks to 4 Paws 1 Heart. Then they will be ready for a loving family! If you think that family might be yours, please contact us or Aunt Marjorie at matreppa@comcast.net. These sweet girls are located in Harper Woods.Thank you Aunt Marjorie, Aunt Martha & 4p1h for coming to the rescue of Gracie & Lucie who needed you so desperately! It takes a village, we are beyond blessed with the best Mom rescued them, but that was the easy part. Auntie Marjorie continues to rescue them everyday by fostering & nurturing them. Teaching them that not all humans are horrible and they will never be treated like that again.”

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Dear Supporters, I was hoping that I’d be up and running but unfortunately that is not the case. I’ve been in the hospital the past couple of days for hip surgery and things have not gone as smooth as last time. We’ve had many serious cases that I still have to report along with the many ‘standard’ cases we take care of. Hopefully, we’ll be back to normal in a few days. Thank you for your understanding – Diana

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Logan, Stuart, Gus, Jacques, Valentina, and Loki – Found With a Severe Case of Ringworm

9/19/18 – These puppies were rescued with their mom by A Rejoyceful Animal Rescue. For the past 6 weeks they have been going through treatment for ringworm and we were happy to help them get healthy. They are coming close to being ready for adoption and anyone interested in Logan, Stuart, Gus, Jacques, Valentina, and Loki should contact A Rejoyceful Animal Rescue. ~ dianastuart 9:19:18 logan 9:16:18 gus 9:18:18 jacques 9:18:18 valentina 9:19:18 loki 9:19:18

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Chance – Super Hero with an Important Message

9/8/18 – A beautiful message from our boy, Chance, on a cool September morning.

“Well Team, it’s that time again…time for all of us to get ready for nitenites. We’ll all get our treats, mom will give all a cuddle & kisses. We’re so lucky, all we know is love. It wasn’t always that way, every one of us were scared, alone & unloved at one time. But that’s all been replaced by unconditional love, full tummys & warm beds. If you see an animal or human needing your help, please dont turn your back on them….you may be their last hope! We’re all in this together, we have to take care of each other.
Sweet dreams Team, we love you!
Love, licks, purrs, woofs & mews Chance &
the Gang”chance 5:20:18

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St. Clair Shores Nautical Tales

7/8/18 – I love my City (St. Clair Shores) and the fact that our council people and City management continue to support our animal advocacy efforts. For over 4 years we have had an active Animal Care and Welfare Committee and with the support of Councilman Caron and our Communications Department, we have been able to provide helpful information to our residents. We have a pet food collection bin at City Hall and soon we will have a brochure rack with helpful information about pet care. And, here is one of many Nautical Tail segments hosted by our Committee member, Liz Nicosia and produced by our Communications Department.https://vimeo.com/278001881

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Aria – Rescued From a Colony; Partially Blind Due to a Cataract

4/24/18 – Beautiful Aria — Our friend Roberta K. was contacted recently about a cat in a feral colony who needed medical attention. Roberta was able to trap her and saw that there appeared to be something wrong with Aria’s eye. We were contacted and we had Aria seen by one of our favorite doctors at Patterson Veterinary. Aria was seen Saturday and it was confirmed that she has a cataract resulting in almost total blindness. Roberta will work with Aria in hopes that she can be domesticated so that a forever home can be found for her. Aria was already spayed so there is a good chance that she was a pet at one time. ~ dianaaria w:roberta kretz 4:23:18

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Denny – RIP; We’re Sorry We Couldn’t Save You

4/10/18 – RIP Sweet Denny. I’m so sorry that your owners did you wrong. Thank you, Dee and Shelley for loving him in the end and making his passage easier. Love you both. – diana

“Our hearts are once again in pieces 💔 Poor Denny had so much going on. He had kidney disease, he was full of infection that would require one side of his face to be sloughed off. He required hospitalization with a feeding tube, even so we, along with 4 Paws 1 Heart wanted to give him a chance to fight. If he wanted to fight, we would fight with him. But, Denny was extremely Feline Leukemia positive which is why things went bad so quickly. Even the Emergency hospital couldn’t save Denny. Thankyou to all who donated, thankyou 4 Paws 1 Heart. Aunt Shelly and I held and loved Denny as he was helped over the Bridge. We will be dark on our page the rest of today as we try to process and grieve the loss of Baby Bunny and Denny today. It’s been a rough 2 weeks 💔
Mom~”denny 4:10:18

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