5/15/17 – Although we continue to help new animals each day, I wanted to share this happy update on this Monday morning. This was a horrific situation that we were contacted about and we did our best to assist with medical bills for the survivors. We are so thankful for our friends, Denise and Shelly, for taking in Phoenix and giving him the love and patience he needed. ~Diana
“Our dear Phoenix came to us over a year ago after the house he lived in Detroit was fire bombed. Out of 67 cats only 7 survived. If thats not horrific enough they were doused with firehoses and left in carriers for 2 days. Phoenix was in shock, suffered severe smoke inhalation and was beyond traumatized. We guess he was also pretty much feral. He stayed in a cat tower in our finished basement to decompress & heal his lungs. For 7 months he refused to leave the cat tower and basically just stared right through us for months, he was beyond traumatized. Slowly he allowed small petting by Aunt Shelly in the tower but still refused to come out. Aunt Shelly promised him he could do everything in his own time, he was safe and loved. We decided to make him a permanent member of our family about 4 months ago when we deemed him unadoptable. Slowly he started coming up to the kitchen and recently started taking chicken from our hands. He also recently started roaming the house after everyone was in bed with his best friend Bridgette always at his side. And then tonight when I went to turn off the lights in the cat room (yes, they have their own room) there he was..and he’s still there doing cat stuff…upstairs!!! We are to say the least overjoyed!!! He is finally, finally learning to trust and accept love ❤ ~ Denise”
5/13/17 Happy Mother’s Day! It doesn’t matter if your children are human, felines, or canines. It doesn’t matter if you are a foster mom, an adoptive mom, or a birth mom. What matters is the unconditional love and guidance moms bring to their children. Here is a photo from last year of one of the best foster moms in our Village — Gina’s Angel. Angel has fostered week-old kittens, puppies, recovering animals, and animals, like Cookie (now Lucy), who have been so emotionally abused. Today, Angel continues to be there for any lost or broken animal that Gina DeLuca rescues and Lucy is in her forever, loving home with our good friends Jean McAlees Winteringham and her husband, Phil. Much love to all of our friends who make our work possible. ~ diana
5/12/17 It truly takes a village every day. Rescuers, fosters, donors, adopters, and 4 Paws 1 Heart ~ diana
“Minnie’s bootcamp stay is coming to an end today. She passed with flying colors even though she is still a bit hissy at times…wouldn’t you be??? look at that tummy and that isn’t all chicken! I had the pleasure of working with Minnie and she is definetly less feral….but not less pregnant. So Kim Wegner from Happy Tails Scs will be picking her up today ( Kim Harris see she IS getting her back!!!) Thank you 4 Paws 1 Heart for taking care of her initial medical when she was found, hit by a car. A Second Chance For Chance for helping with her food for her. It certainly does take people working together to allow animals to have a 2nd chance for a happy life. I can’t wait to see her babies…Minnie is going to be an excellent Mommy! And Happy Early Mothers day to ALL the ladies out there- whether you have children of your own or not, you have touched many lives along your journey. ~ Dee”
5/13/17 – A huge thank you to Fox2’s Roop Raj for being our Celebrity Bartender and the Blackfinn Ameripub – Partridge Creek and Tito’s Handmade Vodka for inviting us to the Cocktails for a Cause – Celebrity Bartender Showdown. Also, a sincere thank you to all of the friends who showed up and left significant tips. We don’t know the results of the night, but we are hoping we won. When a community comes together, great things happen. ~ diana
“The 3 adorable kittens that I’ve been fostering for the last 6 weeks (Cadbury, Thumper, and Peeps) are going to their new home this weekend!!! They were all adopted TOGETHER! Their new dad adores them all and he just couldn’t separate them.
Just before Easter, they were found in an abandoned home tucked into their deceased mother. The man who found them contacted me for help, and I bottle fed them until they were old enough to eat on their own. 4 paws 1 heart has covered their medical, hand-raised them, and now they are ready for their next chapter of life. I’m so happy for them ♡♡♡ – Gina”
Another sweet animal found on the street. Our good friend, Patricia Brown rescued him and we were happy to pay for his medical needs. Patricia has been working with him so that he can be happily adopted some day. Anyone interested in this hunka, hunka, burning love should contact Patricia Brown at email@example.com. ~ diana
5/11/17 – UPDATE: Bobbie had surgery late Tuesday and it was necessary to amputate his leg. He is doing well after surgery.
5/9/17 – Please pray and send positive energy today for this very sweet kitty who was roaming the streets with a broken leg. He will have surgery today when it will be decided to either place a pin in the leg or amputate it. The rescuer and the doctor will be determining the best route so that Bobbie will have the best chance of adoption and quality of life. ~ diana
5/8/17 – Please pray for our Rosie. She is the sweetest dog I have ever met. I can’t imagine what would have happened to her had our friend, Denise, did not see of her plight. We love this sweet senior and will do whatever is necessary to make her last year’s, happy years. – diana
“Helloooo Team, its me…Rosie Roo⚘ Im home from the vet and ready for a nap. Soooo, I got my ummm, you know…back there cleaned out and my polyps checked and that was allll good 😊 I got medicine for my legs aches when its cold & rainy. Then my awesome vet looked in my mouth….sorry about the bad breath Doc. And yep, I got yucky teeth again. I only have 11 left, hope they dont take too many! So my dental is set for this Friday pending the results of my bloodwork from today. Also I got some antibacterial pads for mom to clean the little corners of my mouth that get red & irritated and a little skin infection going on from my hangy lip skin. Sheesh! My fatty tumors have not grown and my heart & lungs sound good. So we’re praying all goes well with my dental. Its always scary giving a girl my age anesthesia, but becuse 4 Paws 1 Heart and their generous donors love me so much Im able to get excellent veterinary care and they take extra special precautions with us seniors. Thankyou 4 Paws 1 Heart! Sooo, now Im going to have myself a well earned nap before dinner time. Love you, Love Rosie Roo⚘”
5/8/17 – A huge thanks, again, to Cristen Jean. who has been spending all of her free time rescuing and tnr’ing these beautiful kittens and cats. We are thankful that we can play a small role in reducing the number of stray animals. ~ diana