Captain needs a Rescue Group

Dec 30, 2012 3:37pm
Urgent: Captain needs a rescue group to take over. He was signed over to 4 paws 1 heart after being found on the streets cold and hungry. We are treating some neglected sores on his body but he checked out healthy otherwise. If you can give Captain a warm cozy home for the new year please contact me asap! [email protected] (he is fixed and feluk/fiv tested negative).. ~ Gina

Tax Deductible Donations

BEFORE 2012 COMES TO AN END, consider a tax deductible donation to 4 Paws 1 Heart (we are a 501c3). A donation can be made through paypal on our website or fb page or by mail to P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI 48080. ~~ IT was 2 1/2 years ago that I had some money donated through a family bowling party and contacted Gina so that she could use it for her small cat rescue at Moore’s Veterinary. It was then that she told me that she had moved to the Animal Urgent and Critical Care Center in Harper Woods. We started to talk about how we could utilize the money and Gina told me that almost nightly injured/sick animals were brought in who were abandoned or stray. Sometimes the doctors would treat the animals without compensation and someone on staff would adopt them but, obviously, that was not often the case. The animal would most often have to be euthanized. This is when we came up with the idea for 4 Paws 1 Heart. If we could fund the medical treatment for the injured animal and work with rescue groups to find forever homes, just think of the animals we could save. To date we have either saved or contributed to the medical needs of over 500 abandoned, abused, and stray animals — not to mention the number of unwanted animals we have kept from being born. Gina’s Angel, who is pictured here, is one of our earliest rescues (or in Gina’s case — foster failures). Angel was brought into emergency dying of Parvo and the owners wanted to euthanize her. Instead, they agreed to surrender her to 4 Paws 1 Heart; Gina nursed her back to health and today she is living in Gina’s loving home. Every little bit makes a significant difference and goes a long way. Thank You ~ diana

Hercules with Santa

HERCULES UPDATE from one of our favorite doctors, Dr. Tari Kern ~ diana

“Hello everyone!
Hope that you all enjoyed your Christmas festivities. I had a great holiday. I got to see Santa a few weeks ago, so I am sharing my photo today with all of you. There was a long line to see him, but it was worth it! I got to catch up with old friends and also met lots of new dogs and people while we waited. It seems that the humans get very busy at this time of year and spend lots of time in the kitchen cooking and eating. This usually means good things for me, so I can’t complain! We had lots of company on Christmas so I was sure to be on my best behavior. There were presents for me too – a new cushy orthopedic bed, a new squeaky toy and some special yummy treats from the bakery. I am enjoying the snow…boy what fun! I love to run through it and eat it too. My folks say that I am hard to see outside with all the white stuff on the ground, but it makes hide and seek more exciting. Hope you have the chance to play in the snow too.
Wishing you all a happy new year!
Hercules (and Dr. K)”

Dr. Tari Kern
Certified Veterinary Medical Acupuncturist
Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner

Tari Kern, DVM, CVMA, CCRP
Pawsitive Steps Rehabilitation & Therapy for Pets

Little Vincenzo Update

Remember our little Vincenzo. He was rescued by people who were visiting down South and then surrendered because he had worms. I can’t believe this guy was laying on a blanket on our kitchen island not that long ago. How wonderful to know that he has found a family who loves him so much. Merry Christmas, “Vincenzo” and May God Bless NBS Animal Rescue and his new family. ~ diana

“Does anyone remember “Vincenzo” the puppy? He was saved by the wonderful ladies at 4 Paws 1 Heart and entrusted into our care as a puppy. This Christmas he is thankful for his wonderful family and the rescuers that got him there. What a handsome boy he has grown to be (and his parents say he is still growing). His new name is Sully.  ~ NBS Animal Rescue”

Doc Rescued from Detroit

12-21-12:  This handsome man, 5 months old, was found in Detroit with a terrible injury to his tail. 4 Paws 1 Heart was contacted for help with medical care because the kitten was in pain.  Dr. Lutz had to amputate the tail on Doc because it was injured and infected. We fixed him and made sure he was healthy for adopting.  Doc is a LOVER and he will make a wonderful family member. He is currently living with his rescuer who will foster him. ~ Gina




From our Friends at Misfit Angels Rescue:  Bruno is an 8-month old Pit/Lab/Short guy mix! He was found by a concerned citizen after being hit by a car. The ladies from 4 Paws 1 Heart took him on and donated all his vetting, Thank you 4 Paws 1 Heart! Bruno’s tail had to be amputated and his leg had some bad wounds also, but are healing well, with antibiotic and daily bandage change. He is high energy, but a very happy boy. Bruno gets along with kids, cats and dogs, big and small! ~ Misfit Angels Rescue

12/19/12  4 Paws 1 Heart is happy to provide additional medical dollars to our friends at Misfit Angels Rescue as they continue to care for Bruno and find him his forever home. ~ diana

Wyatt Starting Heartworm Treatment

Look at Wyatt’s sweet smile! ♥ ♥ ♥ He is happy because not only is he excited for Christmas this year……… but he is getting ready to start his Heartworm Treatment! His first shot will be after the new year and that’s the first step to this boy’s new beginning! We are so blessed be able to help this boy, We might of been the one to find Wyatt, but Wyatt was the one to save us. ♥ ~ A Rejoyceful Animal Rescue

12-19-12  4 Paws 1 Heart is happy to send medical dollars to help Wyatt with his heartworm treatments. Thank You to A Rejoyceful Animal Rescue for saving this sweetheart. ~ diana

Update on Louie the Silver Persian

Update: December 13, 2012 – Louie was adopted!!
Louie was surrendered to 4 Paws 1 Heart in August due to problems with not getting along with dogs. He was fostered by A Scooter’s ResQ, and now has got his Christmas wish, a home all to himself. He will be the only cat in the household and will be treated as the prince he is. He loves his new home, he immediately felt comfortable and began exploring every nook and cranny.

Update: August 11, 2012: Louie is currently being fostered by A Scooter’s ResQ, anyone interested in him can fill out an application at ASRQ Adoption Application

Louie is a 6 year old male, front de-clawed, and neutered silver Persian who is in need a home.  He is SUPER SWEET and just one heck of a lover.  Louie requires a special diet called C/D because he occasionally gets urinary tract infections.  Louie needs to be in a home where he can get all the love another wards he prefers to be the king:)

Mobil Home Cats

Before the Christmas holidays 4 Paws 1 Heart received a call for help from a person who had approximately 13 cats in her mobile home; she had lost her job and was going to be evicted. After many contacts were made Tigerlily Cat Rescue came to our aid. It was not an easy process, we took care of some neutering and spaying and vaccines and finally 7 kittens made it out. Unfortunately, they all contracted the deadly disease, Panleuk but because of the great foster families of Tigerlily, 6 survived. But the medical bills were beyond all of our abilities and we were able to find an Animal Angel who helped with the serious bills. Today they are looking great and looking for their forever homes.. Please check them out on the Tigerlily facebook page. Thank You Tigerlily and Animal Angel and all of our donors for giving these sweethearts a chance ~ diana