4 Paws 1 Heart is now an Official 501c3

ANNOUNCEMENT – LET THE PARTY BEGIN! 4 Paws 1 Heart is now an official 501c3. That means that all donations made from August, 2010 through the future will be tax exempt. Great thanks go to our Vice President, Cheryl Wojtowycz, for doing the research and taking the lead on the application. Also much thanks to my friends and fellow Board Members: Gina DeLuca, Licensed Veterinary Technician and Operating Manager for giving us the inspiration and the knowledge; Cynthia Wojtowycz for web, internet, computer savvy and foster experience; Pam Willer for her accounting knowledge; and former Board members, Jimetta Lewis and Jenn Maurin. I also thank my husband for his generosity and willingness to deliver food and goods to our partner rescues as well as other duties. And, last but not least, David Jenio for his role in rescuing and fostering and supporting our lead person, Gina. ~ Diana

Mr. Tippy

Mr. Tippy had been living outside and being fed by someone. Then, one day he showed up with lameness in his rear leg, and he seemed to be in severe pain.  A local friend was contacted who does rescuing; she contacted me to see if 4 Paws 1 Heart could help and, of course, we did.  X rays were done on the leg and he was diagnosed with an abscess probably the result of a bite wound.  Bite wounds are very painful and they cause infection.  He was sedated so the infection could be cleaned out, we tested him for feluk/fiv, vaccinated him, checked for parasites/treated, and neutered him.

Mr. Tippy is doing great and  went to a co-worker for fostering and adoption.   Good Luck Mr. Tippy!!!

p.s. he got his name because of his white-tipped tail.

4 Paws 1 Heart Giving Spree Hosted by Circare

Title: 4 Paws 1 Heart Giving Spree Hosted by Circare
Location: 23024 Greater Mack • Saint Clair Shores, MI 48080 • 586-771-8510

Beginning on Monday, April 16th and continuing through Saturday, April 21st, Circare is pleased to offer you, your friends, family–even casual acquaintances– Savings of 10% off everything you buy at full price. Equally important, at the close of the giving spree week, Circare will donate an additional 10% of all your combined purchases to 4 Paws 1 Heart! We at Circare are excited to be hosting your group to a Giving Spree!

Come to the Kick Off Party!
Enjoy Wine & Cheese and Good Fellowship
Monday Evening, April 16th, 6:30-8pm

All you have to do is Show Up and Shop! Plan ahead for Mother’s Day, birthdays, all your spring occasions. Shop up a storm! Remember that not only do you SAVE 10%, you’re also GIVING 10% to 4 Paws 1 Heart!
Just remember this number: 41612. This is the Discount Code for 4 Paws 1 Heart’s Giving Spree. Anyone who mentions this code during your Spree Week will receive the 10% discount and have another 10% go to 4 Paws 1 Heart. So spread it around! Forward this e-mail to your friends, family, your whole e-mail address book!

Not familiar with Circare? Check out our website: Click here

See you there!
Start Time: 6:30pm
Date: 2012-04-16
End Time: 8:00pm

Maggi – Please Help — Owner wants to euthanize her!

Just because she has a special need doesn’t mean she isn’t deserving of a home! If u can help contact me at [email protected]. Here is her story: This is Maggi. She is a SUPER SWEET wonderful girl who is nine years old. She was overweight until recently, she became diabetic due to her weight, she has now lost most of that weight and is on a little bit of insulin which she takes her two shots a day like a champ, never even flinches. Until we can get a little bit more weight off her and possibly off the insulin, she cannot get her fatty tumor removed. Once she is off the insulin we have a vet who will remove that tumor. She is great with cats, dogs, little kids and is the absolute perfect pet. Her owners got her from a pet store when she was a pup, they divorced and the husband would not take her, the wife moved to a apartment where no pets are allowed. She has kids her husband will not support and she was going to euthanize Maggi to have to avoid the medical bills of which she cannot afford. We took Maggie in because she was such an exceptional dog with such a loving personality, she didn’t even go through an awful transition when the owner dropped her off. We think she was unhappy being left alone for so many hours with her original owner that she was happy to be with a family who was making a fuss over her and was going to be home with her, she seemed almost relieved to be out of the original owners care. But Maggi is a wonderful, sweet girl who doesn’t deserve to be put down just because she is diabetic. She had been left alone 12 hours a day and has some separation anxiety with her original owner. At her fosters home, they are home with her 24/7 and have four dogs, nine cats and two little kids and Maggi’s anxiety has come to a halt. She sleeps in the foster’s family bed and is just a charm to be with. We need to find a family who is looking for a perfect companion who can either adopt her or foster her that can spend time with her. She needs a loving person to let her spend her senior years with who can deal with a special needs dog. The rewards she will give are priceless. She is housebroken, trained to do some tricks, calm demeanor, gentle with everyone around her. In fact she would make a GREAT pet she loves everyone!  


Olive is an owner surrender and we’re not quite sure of her history other than she needs a loving home. She’s about 2 – 3 years old. Anyone interested in adopting her should contact Gina at 586-383-3282.

Bloat – The Mother of All Emergencies


“There are many injuries and physical disorders that represent life-threatening emergencies. There is only one condition so drastic that it overshadows them all in terms of rapidity of consequences and effort in emergency treatment. This is the gastric dilatation and volvulus – the bloat.”  www.veterinarypartner.com

Update on Nugget

March 1, 2012
Nugget is now 7 weeks old:)  She is doing great, on eye medication still, but in a foster home  where she is getting lots of love.  I think the are going to fall and love and want to keep her.

Sadie, A Stray Cat

Sadie was a stray cat who was shot at within close range.  Her injury was brought to the attention of, “4 Paws 1 Heart”, and we paid for her surgery and care.

Upon exploratory surgery tonight it was determined that the pellet put a hole in her abdominal wall causing internal organs to slip through. Our doctor fixed the hole, and spayed Sadie.  Now she is recovering at the hospital, and she will go into foster care in a couple days.  Then, Sadie will be put up for adoption looking for her forever home…  Another happy ending for a homeless stray…

Update: March 2, 2012 Sadie was discharged today.  She recovered well from her surgery, and she went to a rescue who will place her in a loving home.