2/23/15 – The many ways your donations are spent. I was contacted late last week about a situation where a home was “overrun with cats”. I spoke with the person looking for help and was told that an animal control officer had just advised him that a complaint had been received and that something needed to be done with the cats. In our conversation I learned that there were at least 30+ cats. I contacted A Hopeful Heart Animal Rescue and with the 4 Paws 1 Heart’s commitment to pay for the medical bills, it was decided to take a planned approach to rescuing the cats and working behind the scenes to find rescue groups who could assist by taking in some of the cats. On Friday, ten cats and eleven two-week old kittens were removed from the house. Today fourteen cats were removed. Nearly all of the cats had some level of health issues; some worse than others. There are still more cats who need to be rescued and besides continuing the effort to get those cats out of harms ways, the next critical step will be to trap many of the ferals who are going in and out of the house and getting them neutered/spayed. If anyone is interested in fostering, please contact Melanie at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact her on the facebook page of A Hopeful Heart. I respectfully ask that judgement not be made and that we just focus on saving the cats and, hopefully, assisting the family in getting help for their issues. Donations are very much appreciated and can be made on the ‘donate’ link on this page or by mailing a check to 4 Paws 1 Heart P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI 48080. Here are some photos of some of the babies rescued. ~ diana (P.S. I want to thank the rescues who have already stepped up to take in some of the animals. I will let you know more as we go along).