Fatgirl – Almost Died Because She Was Never Spayed

10/4/18 – Fatgirl is a 13 year old rescue who had not been spayed. We were asked to pay for her to be spayed and, of course, I said, “at 13 — is it necessary”. Well, the doctor said yes to avoid her getting pyrometra. Pyrometra is a secondary infection that occurs as a result of hormonal changes in the female reproductive tract. It is a serious and life-threatening condition that must be treated quickly and aggressively.

So, I approved the spay and wouldn’t you know –– pyrometra was found along with mummified puppies in the womb. So what we thought would be a preventative spay turned out to be a life saving surgery. Who knows how much this girl suffered. Fatgirl is doing well after the surgery. Please, please spay/neuter your pets. If you have a little extra money, your donations would be very much appreciated.

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Shadow – He Was Purposely Dumped in the Woods to be Left for Prey

10/3/18 – A kind woman contacted us about Shadow who had shown up at her front door the other day. She learned from the maintenance person that last February he saw her owners dumping her in the woods after they moved out of the complex. Once again, can you possibly imagine dumping your pet in the woods to be preyed upon and to live without shelter in the cold, snow, heat, and rain??? The maintenance guy said that he had seen the very emaciated cat chased by coyotes on a number of occasions and had actually hoped the coyote would catch her and ‘take care of the problem’. Thankfully, the good Samaritan brought Shadow into the home and contacted us. Shadow will receive all of the medical needed complements of 4 Paws 1 Heart. Thank God for good Samaritans. ~ diana
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Snoopy – Left Outside for Months; Matted, Emaciated, with Many Teeth Needing Extractions

10/3/18 UPDATE: Snoopy needs a little more medical treatment than anticipated. He will need some tooth extractions, dental cleaning, treatment for mites and an ear infection.

10/2/18 – Meet Snoopy. Last week I received the following request for help: “A neighbor of my friend has had this dog outside for 6 to 8 months in all of the hot/ cold/wet weather. I have called animal control many times and they have done nothing. So I was over there and saw the lady outside; I walked up and asked if it was her dog. She said “yes do you want it?” I said yes and after her telling me the breed, name, and age and that she wont let him in the house because he peed on the floor, I took the dog home. He is matted badly. His feet look to be sore and bleeding and I’m unsure if he’s had shots or is fixed. He’s very scared but I have gotten him to eat and he’s doing ok. I just need help with his first vet checkup shots and fixed if need be and he needs a go hair cut and bath and i would love to keep him. I am aware i would pay for anything afterwards. Thank you for your time!”

Of course we said ‘yes’ and Snoopy saw the vet yesterday. I spoke to the doctor who discussed Snoopy’s medical exam with me and what would be done to take care of Snoopy’s horrible mats. Snoopy was given a heart worm test, had some blood drawn, and treated for possible infection. He was also treated for a serious infestation of fleas and the wonderful staff made arrangements for a groomer to take care of Snoopy’s mats while he was under and being neutered tomorrow . We are very thankful for the person who rescued this very scared and abused dog and for the many veterinarians who choose to work with us. ~ diana

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Chester, Gus & Ziggy, Harley, Izzy, Jack, Josie, Moose, Rainy, Sassy, Sonny, Ben – Rescued from a Hoarding Situation

10/1/18 – Twenty Six cats were found in a home after the owner died. The animal control gave the person responsible for the estate 10 days to remove all cats but did not offer to take them into their shelter. Two rescuers chose to take on this responsibility to try and find them homes. Twelve of the cats had not been neutered/spayed, vaccinated, tested, or treated for fleas. 4 Paws 1 Heart paid for the entire medical treatment for 10 of the cats and for two of the cats, basic medical was provided. This effort cost 4 Paws 1 Heart almost $800.00 and though we are thankful that these cats will no longer reproduce, it is not an expense easily covered. So many hoarding situations such as this could be avoided if people who are made aware of situations like this, would just step up and get the animals spayed/neutered or seek help early before it becomes overwhelming. Trying to find homes for twenty six cats will be very difficult and we absolutely commend Lisa L. for working with a friend to bring all of these cats into All About Animals for help. Here is Chester, Gus and Ziggy, Harley, Izzy, Jack, Josie, Moose, Rainy, Sassy, Sonny, and Ben~ diana

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Chance – May You Rest In Peace

9/29/18 – My heart breaks with Cortney. Her family gave Chance so much love and we tried so hard to give her as much time as possible. Our doctor warned that doing nothing could result in the tumor bursting, resulting in much pain and emergency euthanasia. Please keep Cortney, her family, and Chance in your prayers this morning. – diana

“Tomorrow is the day. The day Chance has to cross the rainbow bridge. 🌈 THE day, the day my heart is going to break 1000000 times over, the day I’ll remember every little thing you’ve done since you’ve been with me. Tomorrow is the day you’ll be put to rest my sweet Chance. I’ve never had to do this before so it is not going to be a good day. 😭 In the end, I know I loved you to the best of my ability, spoiled you to the best of my ability and had I not found 4 Paws 1 Heart I wouldn’t have been able to do a damn thing for you!

So when I say I thank you Diana Rascano from the bottom of my heart I truly mean it with every bone in my body. I loved chance I still do I’ve loved her until it hurt I’ve cried over her multiple nights when she first came to me and I didn’t think she was going to make it another day. I’ve had her for a little over a year now and she’s become part of my family. She fought, she fought so fucking hard, excuse my language but I’m pouring my feelings right now. She gained so much weight and she wasn’t supposed to and that was a good sign! She was my first rescue that needed medical, I poked her with a needle twice a day! I shoved antibiotics down her throat when she hated me, she scratched me, she fought it every time. I always said I can’t adopt her out and when her condition didn’t get any better I knew I really couldn’t adopt her out. I had to be her safety net. Now, i have to prevent her from suffering and it’s the hardest damn thing I’ve ever had to do!

I’m getting cold feet, like I’m a man at the alter but i know I can’t risk her tumor bursting and her being an emergency euthanasia and hurting, i can’t make her suffers. She’s been peeing on my Counters for 5 months we tried to treat her, we tried so hard to save her. She started peeing clots and her time is so near i can feel
It. I can feel it when she snuggles me tight, when she purrs in my ear from 11pm till 6am. I feel her pain and it’s killing me.

I hate that she had to suffer I have no idea how long she was on the streets when I found her, i don’t know what she’s endured, what kind of love she’s felt but I do know that I have loved her so hard and that I will always love her. 😪 p.s I do not do outdoor cats and her outdoor excursions were strictly monitored from the minute I took her out to the minute I took her inside, I just wanted her to experience anything and everything she wanted. – Cortney”chance - cortney 9:28:18 chance 9:28:18 chance w:cortney kleiner 9:28:18

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Charlie – Found With Half of a Tail, Weighing Only 12 Ounces

9/29/18 – Charlie was found with half of a tail, weighing only 12 ounces, and about 7 weeks old. He was covered in fleas and feces. He was dewormed over a 3 day period and bathed in Dawn. When healthy enough, he will be neutered, vaccinated, and tested. Anyone interested in this handsome boy should contact Cortney at: cortney.kleiner@outlook.com ~ dianacharlie - 9:6:18 w:cortney k charlie w:cortney kleiner 9:6:18 charlie w:cortney kleiner 9:6:18==

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Flower and Spock – Found Alone on the Streets

9/28/18 – Flower and Spock were found alone on the streets. Because of our amazing supporters, 4 Paws 1 Heart was able to pay for their medical treatment which included treatment for roundworms, spay/neuter, vaccines, and testing. AND, the great news is that they have found their forever home TOGETHER. Thanks to Shawn for rescuing these beauties and finding them a forever home. ~ dianaflower & spock w:shawna wilk 8:22:18 Flower:spock 8:22:18

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Jim – Found Emaciated and Covered With Wounds – Now in His Forever Home

9/27/18 – Jim was found wandering the streets. He was very emaciated, covered in wounds, and had severe diarrhea. He was taken to one of our favorite vets where he received medical treatment which included neuter, vaccines, and a heart worm test. Jim is now safe and loved. ~ dianajim w:christiedenoyer 9:3:18 jim--w:christie denoyer 9:3:18 jimw:christiedenoyer 9:4:189/27/18 UPDATE:  Jim is literally a hand full, but we still love him no matter what obstacle he throws at us. (Like finding every which way out of he yard, including scaling the fence between our house and the neighbors. Still slowly introducing him to our dog, but everything is working out pretty well! I can’t believe he’s been with us for over a month now! 💖jim 9:27:18 jim--9:27:18 jim::9:27:18

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