Bonnie – Left Alone; Heart Worm Positive

7/22/16 – Bonnie was rescued from the streets and found to be heart worm positive. We were contacted to see if we could pay for Bonnie’s heart worm treatment. We were happy we could. Bonnie has started her treatment and she is doing great. A huge thanks to her rescuer, Erin, and the great veterinarians who are so willing to work with us. ~ diana

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Bailey – Almost Died After 12 Dead Kittens Were Removed

7/21/16 – Bailey was rescued by Angels for Animals, a very small rescue who was in the throes of also trying to save three kittens with distemper. Bailey was pregnant and eventually needed an emergency c-section where it was found that all 12 kittens were dead. Bailey is doing well. My heart breaks when I see what all of these poor animals go through because of so many humans who fail them. We were happy to be there for Bailey. ~ diana

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Midnight, Coal, and Butterscotch – Found During a Rain Storm

7/19/16 – Some of the many kittens who have been rescued by our dear friends who work all day and trap abandoned and stray cats and kittens at night. This is Butterscotch, Midnight, and Coal; found under a mobile home during a rain storm. All of their medical needs have been taken care of by 4 Paws 1 Heart which will also include spay/neuter. Anyone interested in these sweeties, should contact Jo at [email protected]

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Daisy Mae (aka Baby) – Happy Update

7/18/16 – Dear Friends, We need you now!! This has been a very expensive year filled with many serious cases of parvo virus, heart worm, hit and runs, upper respiratory infections, and downright cruelty. As of July 17, we have spent $82,230 in medical bills!! In 2015 we spent a total of $127,000 in medical bills. Our bank balance is now at an all-time low and we will not be able to offer any assistance other than spay and neuter at low-cost clinics; and that may be limited. If you can, please consider making a donation through the ‘donate’ link on this page, by mail at P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI 48080, or through paypal on our website,

You might remember Daisy Mae (now Baby) who was found in the middle of I-94 in St. Clair Shores, MI. Daisy Mae, was dying of parvo virus. Her hero stopped traffic and eventually she found her way to the Macomb County Animal Control who got her to an emergency hospital and contacted 4 Paws 1 Heart to pay for her medical treatment. Daisy Mae recovered and has since been adopted by the hero’s brother and look at her today! Your donation truly makes miracles happen.

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Reggie – Happy Update

7/17/16 – Happy Update: You might remember Reggie. He was rescued by a good Samaritan and brought to an emergency hospital. Poor Reggie had a prolapsed rectum resulting from diarrhea. He was released to another veterinary who contracts with the city Reggie was found in and although the stray hold was not up, Reggie was going to be picked up and humanely euthanized. A number of groups and people came together and finally Reggie was released to our friends at 313 K9 and Kitty Rescue. While under their care, Reggie required surgery which was paid for by 4 Paws 1 Heart. Poor Reggie went through a lot but the good news is that today he is in his forever home with another buddy that he made while in foster. We wish our Reggie the very best! ~ diana

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Brutus – Blind and Feline Leukemia Positive

7/15/16 – I received a call from a person who works at one of the great veterinary clinics we work with. The person was interested in adopting a blind kitten/cat. She explained that she had always tried to save the special needs kitties and her 15 year old cat who was born without eyes, now had an aggressive form of cancer. Even though her baby had already had two surgeries, the prognosis was not good.
I put the call out to our friends who we’ve helped in the past with their rescues. Someone responded that she did have a 4 month old kitten (Brutus) she had rescued who had one eye which would need to be removed once he was old enough and healthy, and another eye where he was partially blind.
I put the rescuer in touch with the potential adopter and the adopter fell in love and took Brutus home. Unfortunately, when Brutus was taken to the vet to be checked, it was determined that he was positive for feline leukemia. Fortunately, for Brutus, his new mom wasn’t going to let him go. The veterinarian will be retesting Brutus in three weeks to make sure this was not a ‘false positive’; he will also do additional blood work. When test results are back, a decision will be made as to whether the one eye will be removed. In any case 4 Paws 1 Heart is committed to doing whatever is necessary to give this sweetie the best life possible with his new mom. Please keep in mind that Brutus’ sibling has always been vaccinated and the mom is working closely with the doctors.
I loved this statement from Brutus’ new mom — “he will always have LOTS of love no matter how long he my have. I can’t put him to sleep because he may or my not have a healthy future, in that case everyone would worry about their future because we don’t know ourselves if we will ever develop an illness that may or may not take our lives.” Please say a little prayer for this very sweet kitty. ~ diana

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