10/20/21 – Zena was rescued by Streethearts Animal Rescue, a rescue who typically works the streets of Flint saving dogs who have been abandoned and, too often, abused. Zena is one of those dogs. She was being starved by her owners and when rescued she was very emaciated and lethargic. She was in the hospital for about 4 days and is now in a foster home slowly eating, gaining some strength, and learning to trust humans. We were happy to help our friends with her very large medical bill. – diana
10/19/21 – RIP Sweet Wren – A good friend of 4p1h rescued Wren and her littermate one month ago yet she only weighed 7 oz. I was contacted today because Wren had what appeared to be a severe upper respiratory infection — she couldn’t eat and was very congested. One of our favorite doctors took her in almost immediately and determined that Wren had pneumonia and it was far too severe for her to recover. She was humanely euthanized. Wishing God’s blessings on Patricia, her rescuer, and the many amazing people who continue to rescue even though they are often faced with such heartbreak. – diana
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10/18/21 – A HUGE thank you to the 150+ friends of 4 Paws 1 Heart, the six bands who performed, Jill Guzek and Bobby of the Bobby Black Band (who coordinated the bands and venue), and the generosity of everyone who joined in the raffles and had a good time. Freddy’s Bar and Grill in Clinton Twp is a great venue and we are very grateful for their donation of food and space for our event. And my personal favorites of the day was seeing Katniss Everdeen for the first time since she was first rescued in 2015 (Thanks, Mom Rochelle, Katniss looks amazing) and dancing with my 4 year-old great nephew to Bobby Black’s music. The 20 raffle baskets and 50/50 raffle have all been distributed and now I’m taking a day to relax (haha) – diana
10/14/21 – Leo had his dental surgery yesterday and we are praying that this little guy can once again eat without pain and start gaining weight. I was first contacted about Leo and his sister Callie after we had helped his sibling, Tiger, who unfortunately died. Here is Shannon’s first message to me:
“Hi Diana, This is Shannon again, you helped me with Tiger and these 2 are Leo and Callie they are his siblings.. I know I mentioned them awhile back to you but real quick just to give you a quick recap of their story.
The 3 of them, these 2 and brother Tiger, who we recently lost to cancer, were feral cats who I was feeding In Birmingham. They were fixed, etc. and I started getting complaints from these idiot business owners that didn’t want them there. During COVID someone killed a random cat and placed it in a garbage bag next to their feeding station. During that time I was trying to trap Tiger; I knew he was not well and was hoping to find somewhere to possibly relocate his siblings if possible. They ended up going into the traps before him so I decided to take that opportunity and get them out of there. Well, as I’m sure you know it isn’t very easy to find a place for them to go and I haven’t gotten very far with them as in domesticating them. They are inside they have been in my master bedroom and since they were spayed and neutered a few yrs ago, they haven’t been back to the vet. I’m reaching out because I need to get them into the vet. I’m really worried especially about Leo you can see his mouth doesn’t look good and he smells awful. They are barely eating and she has a missing tooth. This is recent I have been caring for them for sometime now and other than obviously not being thrilled being inside they still always would eat and show their faces. Now they are barely coming out and eating very little. I know you’ve helped me a lot, so I hate to ask but now I’m so worried. I have to wash his blankets every other day. At first he got pretty chubby and I’ve noticed that’s he’s losing the weight. I’m concerned he has the same issues his brother did and she’s not too far behind him. If there’s anyway you can help these two maybe even if he could go first if that helps. Whatever you can do sorry again to have to ask. – Shannon”
Leo’s mouth was highly infected and all of his teeth needed to be extracted which was done yesterday. He is now on antibiotics and should be on the road to recovery. This type of surgery is needed far too often and is very expensive. Most cats requiring such extensive dental care would quickly be put down. Hopefully, we will be successful with our Sunday (October 17-see events) fundraiser and can then assist with Callie. Donations of any amount are always very much appreciated. – diana.
He is in his foster to adopt home and if everything goes well it will be official after his trial period. He has a new girlfriend. I am so happy for him! Natalie Hillock thank you for opening your heart and home!
I have very sad news..
Midnight had to0 many things against her and despite all efforts she took a turn for the worse. Her kidneys were in failure and upon x ray the doctor discovered her pelvis was broken, so she could’ve been hit by a car.. Thank you to everyone involved who gave her a chance. Rest peacefully Midnight. No more suffering.
10/13/21 – Please say a prayer for Midnight. A friend found her lying lifeless in the grass at an apartment complex known for dumping their cats when they ‘leave’. Our friend gave her fluids through the night as she was obviously dehydrated. The poor baby was declawed and would have been unable to defend herself or capture food. Fortunately, we were able to get her into the veterinary hospital where Gina works. She’s had blood work and x rays done. Her numbers are very elevated and the doctor is concerned that she was either poisoned or in her search for water/food drank/ate something toxic. She is on fluids and resting on a heated cushion; she will be spending the night in the hospital. May God be with these poor animals. – diana
10/13/21 – Great News!! Remember Walter? He had heart worm which we were covering and he was being fostered by a great friend of the 4 Paws 1 Heart Family. Well, the family failed — so to speak. They couldn’t stand to see Walter leave and they have decided to make him a member of their very loving family and fur family. We wish Walter the very best! You can read his story by searching “Walter” on this fb site. – diana
10/13/21 – Abby was trapped with a very severe upper respiratory. At the same time, another kitten was trapped who was in even worse condition and died before the rescuer could get her into a vet. Abby was about 5 weeks old and was seen by one of our favorite vets who quickly treated her and saw her with a follow up visit. Bonnie went on to her foster family and will be up for adoption. – diana
10/11/21 – Dino was found caked in his own feces. He had several skin issues as well that his rescuer was able to treat. We were asked if we could cover his neuter, vaccines, and testing. He will be going in for a desperately needed makeover this week. Another beautiful abandoned/stray animal is off of the streets! – diana
P.S. With the cancellation of our first major fundraiser in almost 2 years, we are in great need of donations. If you can spare any amount to help these orphans with a second chance of life, it will be greatly appreciated.