Rosie Roo – Update

1/13/19 – rosie roo 1:13:19“Hi Team, it’s me…your girl Roo! Soooo, Dr. Z got my test results back and almost everything looks great for a girl of my maturity 😊
I dont have a uti, my kidney values are the best they’ve ever been!!! The one thing that was off was my T4, which is my thyroid. If my thyroid is off that can throw everything off just like with humans. So when I go back to see Dr. Z this Friday she will do a Thyroid Panel and send it out to MSU, it takes 7-14 days to come back. Dr. Z says if it’s my thyroid causing my issues that’s a super easy fix with meds!!! Course, still I’m no youngster so I’m going to have things come up due to my age and we just have to deal with that. But we prefer thyroid meds to doggy dementia, although..Dr. Z has supplements for that too! Mom thinks my eye bulge is coming down so my eye pressure is probably getting better with the drops & I’m pacing less with the pain meds for my eye. I had 2 accidents Friday night, but guess what??? Last night I didnt have any!!! So here’s hoping for great sleep & peaceful nights ahead, seems like Dr. Z,4 Paws 1 Heart & mom have got everything under control & heading in the right direction for me! And on that note, it’s time to for some of that great sleep right now! Sweet dreams everybody, we’ll see you all tomorrow! Love & Licks Rosie Roo – Team Chance”

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Soup – Update

1/13/19 – Remember Soup? His mom shared this memory with us. You can follow his journey on our website–4

” 1/14/15 – Remember Soup? He was found as a stray 1year ago with his head stuck in a soup can? The shaved area on his hind end was because another animal crushed his pelvis. Unable to defend himself, he cried and crawled until someone heard him and contacted us for help. I took him home to recover from his shattered pelvis (12 weeks to officially heal), and this December made one year fostering him. Longest foster ever in my home. I’m very happy to report that Soup will be going to his forever home this Friday. I will miss him dearly, but this family is wonderful for him! They are perfect, he is perfect, and he will get the love and attention he deserves. We are so blessed to have given him a 2nd chance especially after being found on the street unable to walk.. Gina”Soup 1:13:15-- soup 1:13:19
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Rosie Roo – Has High Pressure in Her Eye

1/11/19 – We absolutely love this senior girl. Rosie was found on the streets, you can read about her journey on our website –, what you need to know is that we are committed to Rosie as long as she needs us. She is such a little love bug. ~ diana

“Hey everybody, it’s me Roo! I’m home from Dr. Z’s, had my food & ready for a nap! Soooo, Dr. Z did bloodwork & urine test and we have to wait till tomorrow for the results of those tests. She also tested my eye pressure becuse my left eye (which I really cant see out of anyway) is a bit bulging this morning and very red. My pressure was a bit high so Dr. Z gave me eye drops & pain meds. Shes very concerned that Glaucoma could be the cause of a lot of my problems. It could be causing me pain and that would keep me up at night, cause my to drink more water, which causes me to have to pee more. Part could also be a bit of dementia as well. But we dont know anything for sure till my bloodwork & urine come back tomorrow. I have to also go back in a week to get my eye pressure rechecked. Hopefully the drops will control the pressure, if not..we have to talk about how to relieve the pressure pain. What we do know is my heart & lungs sound pawesome and moms super happy about that!
One thing is always a constant… my happiness, well being and quality of life is and will always be the #1 priority to both mom and 4 Paws 1 Heart. Sooo, stay tuned and we’ll keep you all posted when my test results come back Love yous, Love Roo – Mom”rosie roo 1:11:19

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Samantha – Adopted and Out of the Shelter

1/10/19 – My Christmas Wish came true and it happened only 3 days after Christmas!! I have hesitated to make this post because I wanted to give it time, but I think it is safe to say things are going GREAT in her “foster to possibly adopt” home.
Six months ago Samantha was surrendered to “4 paws 1heart” to save her life and then she went to our friends at “I heart dog rescue and shelter” until permanent placement could be found. Her first 2 yrs of life with her previous owner was unhealthy, but I wont get into that.
I’ve gone to visit her every few weeks bringing her toys and chicken. I was the one she immediately bonded with, and I couldn’t just drop her off in an unfamiliar place and never look back. I promised her I’d visit until she left the shelter.
I left EVERY shelter visit either crying, feeling sad, helpless, or questioning if I’d done the right thing. She’d always try to get in my car or frantically pull towards me when being taken back to her area. Most days she just looked sad, scared, and lost. Only certain people could handle her and they were truly AMAZING. The shelter volunteers helped her on so many levels that I couldn’t. They built her shattered spirit. They gave her confidence. They taught her trust. She was broken down on every level…
OK, so very quick about her potential HOME. A family came to the shelter to offer fostering a dog. They sounded like a good fit for Sam, so they were then introduced. She immediately felt comfortable and greeted them with kisses (it took several weeks to show a sliver of that trust with most new people). Then she tried to go home with them!!! A home check was set up and after that a pick up day was scheduled which was on Dec.28th.
I was contacted about the AMAZING news and of course went to visit her 2 hours before the big moment!! I was given more kisses that visit than any other and I could feel her vibe was DIFFERENT! Almost like she knew that her time for a forever chance at LOVE had now come. The family has sent 3 updated pics and all is going GREAT! Samantha has a furry friend that has a history of anxiety and she is adjusting to her new life very well. I’m happy for not giving up and mostly for the shelter staff who worked with her and gave me hope. Samantha could not just be placed in any home. She was special needs do to her history of abuse. There is a loving home out there for every animal. Just because they are broken doesn’t mean they should be destroyed. Thank you all for the shares and for hearing my story♡. This is a video of my visit several weeks ago where I felt she was so sad…Ginasamantha

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Lion King, Pumpkin, and Catt – Found on the Streets

1/11/19 – Cortney has been a God send for many caring animal lovers and cats/kittens. She has been working with other friends to trap/neuter/release cats who will have their medical paid for by 4 Paws 1 Heart and she has been doing individual rescuing and trying to find foster families to care for the abandoned and lost so that permanent homes can be found. Here are three of the many who have been rescued who will be looking for their forever homes. Again, all medical was taken care of by 4p1h. Here is Lion King, Pumpkin, and Catt. Anyone interested should check out Meeko’s Mission Animal Rescue. ~ diana king 1:11:19 pumpkin 1:11:19 catt 1:11:19

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SweetPea – Found Running the Streets After Being Thrown Out of a Car

1/10/19 – Meet SweetPea. She was found running the streets. The neighbors told the rescuer that she was thrown out of a car. SweetPea was rescued by a long-time supporter of 4p1h and she offered to foster while a rescue could find another foster home. A huge thank you to our friends at Rebel Dogs Detroit for taking SweetPea under their rescue. 4p1h was happy to cover SweetPea’s visit to the vet. It truly takes a village. ~ diana 1:10:19

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Orion – RIP Sweet Boy – Found in a Field Unable to Move

1/9/19 – RIP Sweet Orion – The rescue community came alive when it was reported that this poor cat was laying out in the harsh weather of yesterday, seemingly unable to move. Our good friend, Shelley Emerson, contacted me and I approved for Orion to be taken to one of our favorite veterinarians, Dr. Zalac. Shelley made it to the office before closing and Orion was found to be nearly paralyzed in all four legs. X-Rays were done — all negative of breaks; basic blood work was done — all negative of any obvious issues. Dr. Z put Orion on general antibiotics and planned to test for toxoplasmosis in the morning. Just a little while ago, Dr. Z called me to say that Orion passed away during the night. The staff did everything to make her comfortable and warm. We are beyond thankful to our many vets who work with us and most importantly, people like Shelley who drove all of the way from the far east side of Macomb County to Fenton to Lake Orion. May God Bless her and all of the caring rescuers in our community. We can only be comforted by the fact that Orion did not die alone in that field. ~ diana
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Snickers – Happy 5th Rescue Year

1/9/19 – I can’t believe it’s been 5 years since Snickers was saved on that freezing, miserable night. I had the pleasure of seeing Snickers New Year’s Day and he is as handsome as ever. Although, I did miss him climbing on our shoulders. It seemed to be a lazy day for him and he was busy watching the Penn State game. ~ Diana

 “1508198_10153710503150253_678783666_n snickers 1:9:191/9/14 – Dear Snickers.
Today is the day, one year ago you were found by a boy with a big heart… you were in an alley, freezing, sick and hungry. His Mom put out a plea on Craigslist for help for someone to come get you to get you to medical treatment…this is where Joey got his big heart. The plea was answered by Joanne who braved the horrible weather to get you and take you to the vet Gina DeLuca (from 4 Paws 1 Heart) was working at. Tears come to my eyes when I think about how Gina didn’t know if you would even survive, but they did everything they could and you fought so hard. Every baby step you made there was a whole Facebook community cheering you on and praying for you, including me, your Mom.

Huge thank yous go out to Joey, his Mom and Joanne for their life saving actions . Thank you 4 Paws 1 Heart who paid for his medical expenses to save him and his eyesight. Thank you Gina for saving him and fostering him. Thank you David Jeniofor giving Snickers someone to climb up and attack. Thank you Diana Rascano for all your time and effort for updating all of us on Snickers during his medical treatment. Thank you all for the love, prayer and support you gave Snickers.

Please consider donating to 4 Paw 1 Heart so they can continue to save lives of injured and sick helpless animals….they deserve a chance.
In honor of Snickers, his Dad & I will be making a donation in his name.
We love you so much buddy! – Dee (MOM)”

You can read the beginning of the story here….…/snickers-you-have-a-community-pra…/

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