R.I.P. Sabs

5/31/13  I cannot begin to tell you how heartbroken we are that Sabs just wasn’t strong enough to make it. Although he was eating he just couldn’t keep it within his digestive system. It was not for lack of trying by Gina or by all of you who kept praying and sending positive energy to our little boy. Today Sabrina, who Sabs was named after, was buried and maybe it was just fate that they all meet up together with all of our loved ones who have gone before us. Rest In Peace, Little Sabs – you were much loved and we all so much enjoyed meeting you and holding you just a short week ago. ~ diana

Sabs Update – Prayers are Helping

5/30/13  Sabs Update: Thank you all for prayers because it is helping. There has been a tiny amount of improvement this evening. He made it through the day which earlier was unexpected. Everything possible is being tried to help keep this kitten going but the rest is up to him now to respond to treatment. He is eating very tiny amounts at a time and I’m tube feeding him a very high calorie nutritional supplement. We will see how he continues to do on a hourly basis. ~ Gina

Junior Got Out and Was Injured

5/31/13  As I’ve said, it’s been a very emotional week. Charlie continues to be alive with the possibility of a rescue and an adopter taking him in. Thank You, Jeff Randazzo, Macomb Count Animal Shelter, for putting up with our many calls and caring about our Charlie.

We’ve also cried for our Sabs who fought so hard but sometimes it just isn’t meant to be. But now, I want to introduce you to Junior. Here’s Gina’s story: ~ diana

“Junior was named after our Hercules because they could be brothers. Junior was purchased off of Craig’s List for a small re-homing fee. However, the man that purchased him could NOT take care of him. Junior got out and was injured. When Junior’s owner contacted us, I gave the man an option to surrender him to us so medical could be taken care of. Jenn from Misfit Angels Rescue made the connection and her foster delivered Junior to us. We thank this kindhearted man who saved Junior knowing that he probably couldn’t keep him. It takes much love and courage to do this. We also thank two great friends of 4 Paws 1 Heart who will more than likely take Junior into their home forever.” ~ gina

Tyler The Miniature Pinscher

5/14/13  Meet Tyler — He is a really nice Miniature Pinscher that was hit by a car in Eastpointe about 11pm tonight (5/12/13). His leg is badly broken and the pelvis is also broken in 2-3 areas. We made sure he was stabilized and medicated and not in pain while I tried to find his owner.

I posted a photo and the story on For the Love of Louie and the owner responded. It turns out that the owner had just adopted Tyler a week ago. He had seen him at the ‘pet store’ at Gibraltar and purchased him just to save him. It is unknown how this pup escaped from the yard he was in. The owner decided to surrender Tyler to 4 paws 1 heart because his main concern was giving Tyler the care he required.

4 Paws 1 Heart will continue to cover the needed medical treatment and then Tyler will be placed in a home that is the perfect fit for his long-term needs. It is always difficult when something like this happens, but I’m a believer that everything happens for a reason. Thank you all for sharing his story on For the Love of Louie and many thanks to Leah who created the page for lost and found animals. If there are any questions about Tyler I can be reached at [email protected]I also want to clarify that Tyler is NOT suffering. He is hospitalized and supported by veterinary professionals. His injuries are fixable and we are willing to give him a chance to live a long happy life by paying for his surgery). Our group is here to give animals like Tyler, “claimed or not claimed”, a second chance by paying medical bills and making sure he is placed with the best rescue to help his find his forever, loving home. As always, donations are always welcome because it is the only way we can continue to help with animals like Tyler and Scruffy. ~ gina

 5/16/13  Tyler Update< Tonight Tyler was doing well recovering from the major surgery that took place this early afternoon. His femur was amputated due to the extent of his injuries, but Tyler is a strong boy who has the will to move forward. We all realize that accidents happen but too many preventable injuries are costing the life if not permanent damage long term for the pet. Please.. Neuter your pet so that they are less likely to run off or supervise when not home by putting them in a safe environment. ~ gina

5/19/13: Our sweet little Tyler is waking up from another anesthetic procedure that needed to be done tonight because he decided to try and remove some of his stitches. Not to worry he is all patched up again and full of energy! ~ gina

Lola Hit by a Car

5/21/13  This poor little girl dog was hit by car on 8 Mile Road near Mound this morning and found lying in an alley by one of Warrens finest.

She was taken to Hoover Animal Hospital, where it was determined that she has a jaw fracture and a dislocated rear leg. 4 Paws 1 Heart offered to help with funding medical treatment but the Hospital felt they didn’t have the expertise. Consequently, 4 Paws 1 Heart paid for the initial examination and medications to keep Lola (our name) comfortable through the night.

Through our networking, transportation was found with the daughter of the the police officer who found Lola: Lisa Taylor, the animal control officer who refused to let her die, found a veterinarian with a rescue organization who will take her in and pay for her recovery costs, find her a foster and a forever home; and 4 Paws 1 Heart found medical backing through a very kind Animal Angel who has made arrangements for Lola to be seen by a specialist. At 1:24 p.m. this afternoon Lola was taken to the hospital. We will report any updates. Please remember that none of this could be done without donations from our friends. Thank You ~ diana

5/23/13  Lola Update: She’s in surgery now. They will call me when she’s out. Please keep your prayers and positive energy going her way. She’s having a lot done but you know that I will let you know when I hear something. Thanks! ~ diana

5/24/13  Quick Lola Update: I spoke with Lola’s surgeon last night. Lola was recovery well after surgery which was extensive. Lola’s jaw had been broken into 10 pieces plus she had a broken tooth. She also required hip surgery because her hip would not stay in place. She also had several wounds on her body. The doctor believes she had been hit by a car at least one week ago. Only God knows the suffering this little girl must have been through.I’ll be talking to the doctor who will be covering her road to recovery and again we thank the police officer who rescued Lola, the animal control officer, Lisa, who contacted us, and Jessica (the police officer’s daughter) who transported Lola to the hospital. ~ diana
5/25/13 LOLA UPDATE: I talked to Nancy who is the person responsible for the rescue at Parkway Hospital yesterday and she was preparing for Lola. Today I again talked with Dr. Hewitt. She was very excited to report that Lola is doing just wonderful. Her wounds are healing nicely and one of the drainage tubes was removed. She is being hand fed as a precautionary measure but is eating well. Everyone at the hospital just loves her. She will be staying at the hospital until Tuesday so that she can be watched 24/7 and then move to Parkway Veterinary on Tuesday. I will be visiting her next week and bringing her a present. I’ll be sure to take some photos. ~ diana
5/29/13  Update on Lola:   The bright spot of the day is that I did go to the Every Animal Rescue League which is the rescue sponsored by Parkway Hospital in Clinton Twp. I wanted to meet Lola and give her a new bed pillow. Well, I didn’t get to meet Lola; the manager told me that a veterinary technician in the emergency area of OVRS offered to foster her while EARL tried to find her a forever home. I was actually thrilled because the vet tech knows exactly what Lola needs and will keep Lola in her sight 24/7. I was disappointed in not meeting her but I will be in contact with her new foster. I also gave the bed to this shelter that I just became aware of. I also promised that I would be back with linens from our friend, Jo , who is alway dredging up fine linens for our abandoned and abused. I will be reporting more~diana

Good Samaritan Rescue

5/28/13  This little sweetheart was found walking on the freeway. The good Samaritan stopped traffic to save him and brought him into emergency. He had severe diarrhea and would have died had he not been brought in. 4 Paws 1 Heart took care of his medical needs and he went home with his rescuer to find his forever home. Another life saved!!! ~ diana

Personal Sponsorships

5/26/13   We want to thank our personal friends for also sponsoring our upcoming Bowling fundraiser. Mr. and Mrs. Russell not only are sponsoring a lane, but Mrs. Russell has been visiting businesses for gift card donations. We are so sorry for the loss of their dear companion, Buddy. Buddy’s legacy will live on in all of the good Mr. and Mrs. Russell do for our abandoned and abused. Many thanks! ~ diana