Watson – Rescued From a Barn With Several Medical Issues

12/4/18 – Watson was rescued from a barn at 4 weeks old. The poor little guy had several issues that the rescuer took care of until the family was just tapped out. Watson started having issues with his urinary tract and they contacted us. We were happy to help Watson and will be there if he needs us in the future. Thank you for your donations during this $2,000 Matching Campaign which ends tonight at midnight. ~ diana
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Smokey – Was Looking For His Forever Home But Now Has Been Adopted

Little Smokey is looking for his forever home. Please share and let’s make it happen. Contact: deenajera@yahoo.com
We know he will miss his brother and sister when they leave. -diana

smokey w:rosie roo 12:3:18A Second Chance For Chance

SMOKEY: Roo, can I tell you a secret? Ashley told me her & Dusty have a wonderful Together Forever home waiting for them. I dont have a Forever Home waiting for me…do you think someone will want to dopt me???
ROO: Are you kidding me kid??? Have you seen you??? Why you’re absolutely purrrrfect!!! Dont you worry for one little minute about such things, mom will make sure your purrrfect family finds you. Until then we love you to the moon and back, you come ere and snuggle with ole Roo kid. I’m gonna tell you a story, and then I’m gonna tuck you in with your brother & sister and you’re gonna close those lil peepers and not worry anymore.
Silly kid, can you imagine Team??? We know his purrrfect family will see him any day now! I didnt want to stress the kid out reminding him he needs his shots and neuter first anyway and that’s all happening this Friday thanks to 4 Paws 1 Heart. That boy is purrfect I tell you, a little shy, but purrrfect! Sweet dreams Team, see you all tomorrow. Love Roo, Smokey, Chance & the Gang

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The Wedding Shoppe, Berkley, MI – Thank YOU

12/2/18 – Over the years we have assisted a very kind person in her efforts to spay/neuter (and sometimes find homes) and care for a cat community. And now, she and her employer, The Wedding Shoppe,https://theweddingshoppe.net/ in Berkley, MI want to give back. 4 Paws 1 Heart has been selected as the Wedding Shoppe’s “charity to bless” by donating a portion of the December gown sales to 4 Paws 1 Heart. If you or a friend are planning a wedding, please check them out and tell them 4 Paws 1 Heart said “thanks”. ~ diana

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Girlie Girl Salon and Boutique – Thank YOU

12/2/18 – Mere words aren’t enough to thank the many businesses who have consistently supported 4 Paws 1 Heart. One of those businesses is Girlie Girl Salon and Boutique in Grosse Pointe Woods, MI. Once again they held a winter sale where a portion of their proceeds was donated to 4 Paws 1 Heart. Because of their generosity, 64 cats or 26 dogs will be spayed/neutered thus resulting in hundreds of unwanted cats/dogs from being born to die alone on the streets. Please support our generous business partners who do so much for us. ~ diana

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Utica Education Association Staywell Committee – Thank YOU

12/2/18 – A huge thank you to our friends at the Utica Education Association Staywell (UEA) Committee for once again including 4 Paws 1 Heart in their Howl O Ween Hustle. Their support will allow us to spay/neuter 40 cats. When you consider that one female will produce a litter (averaging 5 kittens) three times a year for most of her life, that is 15 kittens a year who will not be born to live and die on the streets. – diana

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Callie – Found Severely Dehydrated Requiring a Hospital Stay

callie 12:1:1812/1/18 – This past Wednesday I received the following e-mail:
“So my cousin gave me a kitty she found outside, about a year old I think, super skinny, looks like she has a little road rash on her back legs, and has a limp where she steps on her toes and THEN her actual paw (front left)
SHE does a weird thing where her head shakes almost like she’s shivering but just her head, (I’m afraid it might be neurological) and I can see her heart beat through her chest and it feels and looks really irregular, but
she’s super happy and loving and sweet and is purring, I want to rescue her and turn her life around but i can not afford a bunch of the large vet bills that I am now anticipating with her. She’s seriously the
sweetest cat ever and I’m just heart broken. Her name is Callie and although this is the second night having her, she already has a spot in the family and gets along great with her brother and sister, my other two pups.
Please let me know if you know anybody who can help! – Trevor”

Of course we were the ones to help. Callie saw one of our favorite vets, Dr. Zalac, the following day. Dr. Z ran a number of tests and found Callie to be severely dehydrated to the point where she needs a few days in the hospital receiving fluids. Please keep Callie in your prayers so that she can soon be reunited with her rescue family as a healthy, loving kitty. ~ diana
Double your donation through Tuesday, December 4 at:4paws1heart.org/donations/

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Hope – Found With a Prolapsed Rectum Requiring Surgery

11/30/18 – Two weeks ago I received the following request: “My neighbor rescued a little kitten who has a prolapsed rectum. I have started calling her/him hope. Hope is a spunky little thing and was rescued from the cold and brought inside. She likes snuggles and playtime. If you never saw the rectum you would swear she’s perfectly healthy; she eats and drinks food and water normally. She also somehow manages to potty and play throughout the day. My neighbor can’t afford the surgery needed to fix her rectum so we hope that someone can help or bare minimum point us in direction where hope can get the medical care needed.”
4 Paws 1 Heart paid for Hope to be seen by one of our many veterinarians who was able to push back the rectum, although he wasn’t confident it would last. And, he was right — it didn’t last and Hope had to have surgery. She is now doing great and will have her stitches removed this week. Unfortunately, the woman who took responsibility for Hope recently lost her cat and Hope has been there to fill the hole in her heart. ~ diana
Remember that your donations can still be matched up to $2,000 through next Tuesday. Only with your help can we continue to make miracles happen.

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Pumpkin Spice – Update — Surgery Completed

12/3/18 – UPDATE — Pumpkin Spice is back with her rescuer/foster and is doing great. She came through her surgery with flying colors. Anyone interested in adopting Pumpkin Spice, should contact: wynston.mccreary@gmail.com

11/29/18 – Before you fall asleep tonight, please say a prayer for Pumpkin Spice. She will be having FHO (femoral head ostectomy) surgery tomorrow morning. You might remember that Pumpkin Spice was rescued from a cat colony. She is approximately 6 months old and can lay in a human lap for hours. She will be up for adoption upon recovery. I will let everyone know when she is back with her foster day. ~ diana
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Toots – With a Severe Broken Leg, He Wandered Over to the Right House

11/29/18 – We have had more feline eye removals and femur surgeries than I can remember over the last eight years. It truly has been a horrible period for felines over the last few months. This is Toots. He showed up Friday night (11/23/18) on a friend’s front lawn, limping. Our friend took her in and contacted us. He was taken to a vet the next day where it was determined that he had a broken leg. A splint was put on and he was given pain medication. Toots will be seeing one of our other veterinarians this week. It is very likely that he will also need surgery. The rescuer has not been able to find an owner at this time although all sources have been utilized. Toots appears to have been well taken care of so we suspect he either escaped or was thrown out because of her injury.

Your donation can be doubled this week during the $2,000 Giving Tuesday Max Match Campaign. Thank YOU for your support. ~ diana
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