Lil Bit, Precious, FeeFee, Garfield, Little Lady – Found on Streets

1/7/20 – I try not to overload with our stories but there are so many to tell. Here are five beauties, all found on the street, their spay/neuter had already been scheduled but they needed immediate help for upper respiratory infections. In some cases, the first round of antibiotics did not work and additional meds were prescribed. Also, FeeFee may have pneumonia and may need a chest x-ray. We are following up on that. Here is Lil Bit, Precious, FeeFee, Garfield, and Little Lady. Only with your donations can we possibly afford to help all of these animals. – Diana
P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI . 48080lil bit 1:7:20 precious--1:7:20 feefee 1:7:20 garfield 1:7:20 little lady 1:7:20

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Pet Supplies Plus – Assisting Independent Rescuers and Community Cat Caretakers

11/17/19 – As anyone who follows us or asks us for medical assistance knows, part of our mission is to also assist with finding that forever home. That is why we offer courtesy posts on petfinder and why we will collect food to help those we’ve helped medically. This partnership will help our village with their cat adoptions and help the many cat and dog rescuers feed their rescues while in the process.
The Village should never be taken lightly in that together we can make miracles happen. – Diana

4 Paws 1 Heart is partnering up with Pet Supplies Plus – St. Clair Shores, MI – Harper Ave for some exciting adventures to be announced in the near future….but for now – we have a donation food bin in the store! How easy is that to donate and help animals in need! So when you go there to buy for your furry love ones….buy a little extra for us!
Stay tuned for more exciting news! – Dee”75603917_10162488080755253_2724980848926392320_o

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Street Beat – Interview with Diana Rascano, Co-Founder and President

11/2/19 – It was an honor to be invited with three other important organizations — Leader Dogs, Southfield Canine Police, and Paws With a Cause. My interview is during the final 6 minutes of the show. A huge thank you to CW50 and Streetbeat. – diana…/…/25/street-beat-service-animals/

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CW Detroit Street Beat – 4 Paws 1 Heart is Featured

CW50​ – A huge thank you to Street Beat’s producer, Meggan Jacobs, and anchor, April Moss for having me on the Street Beat program which will air at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, October 26. It was an honor to be one of 4 very amazing organizations interviewed for the show — Paws With a Cause, Southfield Canine Unit, and Leader Dogs, of course, 4 Paws 1 Heart. If you don’t catch it, I will be posting the link to the video next week. If you have WOW, it’s channel 5. Thank You to our many supporters. ~ diana

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Infinity/Ovation – Summer Cruise July 30, 2019 Benefitting 4 Paws 1 Heart

I love this photo of Infinity and Ovation Yacht Charters in Lake St. Clair, MI. Check out their Summer Cruise Series, especially their July 30 Old World Wines Cruise which will benefit 4 paws 1 Heart. The Infinity and Yacht Charters have been great supporters and we are very thankful! -Check out their website – infinity:ovation diana.

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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 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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