Now Saved, Loved and Recovering

Dear Friends of 4 Paws 1 Heart, Please don’t forget that we continue to need your help so that we can help the abandoned and abused who either are brought into the emergency hospital or rescued by our rescue friends. We rely totally on individual donations and fundraisers. Today I wrote the check to honor a commitment that kicked off a major effort to save this suspected bait dog who was rescued by an individual. And, I’m proud to say that with the help of Dr. Dawn, the tenacity of the rescuer, Leah W., and another organization, Tail Waggers, who put out a call for monetary help, we were able to save this dog who will now have a second chance to be loved. Here is the message that began the effort:

7/22/13 “Dear Diana and Gina, I’m writing to you because I’ve taken in a stray dog who is in need of urgent help. I found him in my northwest Detroit neighborhood hanging out by an abandoned school. He was whimpering and clearly in rough shape, with swollen front legs and part of his mouth hanging limp, so I brought him in to my vet. She speculated that he was likely a bait dog in a dog fighting ring. She also said that she believed that while his injuries were serious and would require surgery, he could be treated. Of course, given all he has been through, his psychological wounds would need a lot of attention as well. One of the vet techs told me about your organization, and I wanted to see if you would consider taking this very sweet boy on. I am currently keeping him in my back yard, feeding him and giving him the antibiotics and pain med prescribed by the vet.” ~ LeahI contacted Leah immediately and, although, we could not commit to paying the entire cost of what would be extensive surgery, we could at least get the ball rolling. Thankfully Dr. Dawn trusted that we would honor the dollar commitment and an appointment was made for the next day. There were two critical issues beyond having the money for the surgery and those were knowing Charlie’s mental state and what his quality of life would be after surgery. Dr. Dawn was going to include that in her assessment before performing surgery. Dr. Dawn and Gina spoke and later that day Dr. Dawn saw Charlie and felt strongly that he could be saved. Surgery was then performed based on our promise and Leah’s commitment to seek additional funds (which was successfully accomplished with the help of Tail Waggers who got Charlie’s story out which resulted in more donations for the surgery and after care). ~ diana

Maggie, a Lab Mix

7/22/13 This is Maggie. She is a lab mix; 13 weeks old and eleven pounds. A super sweet female. The family that had her didn’t want her because they “thought” she was sick, (although they changed their story several times) I offered to have them sign her over to 4 Paws 1 Heart to get her out of their possession, so that we could save her from the life no puppy deserves. Maggie is happy and healthy. Thank you to our good friends at A Hopeful Heart Rescue for taking her in to find a loving, forever home. ~ gina

Harley, the Puppy Was Hit by a Car

7/22/13  I read about Harley who was rescued by our friends, Providing For Paws, and, again, knew we had to help. This poor little guy has been through so much. Here is his story. He had his surgery today which involved a leg and tail amputation. Please pray that he finds a wonderful forever home — Thank You PFP for saving him.: ~ diana”THE PUPPY (NOW NAMED HARLEY) WAS HIT BY A CAR. WE IMMEDIATELY BROUGHT HIM TO THE VET WHO FOUND HE HAS A BROKEN PELIVS THAT WILL HAVE TO HEAL ON ITS OWN. HIS FEMUR IS CRUSHED AND CAN NOT BE REPAIRED. HIS LEG WILL BE AMPUTATED AS WELL AS HIS TAIL. HIS TONGUE HAS ROAD RASH AS WELL AND WILL BE LOOKED AT WHILE HE IS IN SURGERY. HE WILL ALSO BE NEUTERED WHILE HE IS ASLEEP. ” ~ PROVIDING FOR PAWS
UPDATE:  Little Harley after surgery. May God Bless You, little guy and make you all better. ~ diana
Many thanks to 4 Paws 1 Heart for once again helping our organization out with medical dollars for our animals we are struggling to help. We appreciate all they do not only for our organization, but the many other organizations and animals they help. Harley thanks you as well