Kenzie, Dyson, Tamsin, and Evony – Rescued from the Streets

2/10/17 – More of God’s creatures who will never again be out in the cold, snow, and rains. They will never be responsible for the birth of kittens or have kittens. Two females who could literally have hundreds of kittens over a lifetime and two males. 4 Paws 1 Heart is gearing up for kitten season. As all of our friends know, we do not turn away any animal needing our help — as long as we have the funds. Our primary goal will always be to spay and neuter as many animals as possible and to stop the overpopulation of stray and abandoned animals – cats and dogs. The killing of abandoned, surrendered, and stray animals in municipal and private shelters continues to be of grave concern and we all need to work together to stop the proliferation of kittens and puppies. This is Kenzie, Dyson, Tamsin, and Evony. ~ dianakenzie 2:10:17dyson 2:10:17tamsin 2:10:17evany 2:10:17

Sky – Rescued from a Cat Colony

2/9/17 – Look at this beauty. Her name is Sky. Our great friend and kitty whisperer, Debra Berolatti, has been caring for a colony behind a local hotel. She has been feeding them daily and has built and maintained shelters and feeding stations for all of them. All with the cooperation of the great management of this hotel. The other day, this beauty came along. It was obvious she was not feral because Debra was able to get her into the carrier during yesterday’s torrential rains. Yesterday she was taken to the vet to be tested, vaccinated, and spayed. Not only was one life saved, but every kitten she would have had in the wild has been saved from what too often is a hard life filled with many dangers. It truly takes a village. ~ dianasky 2:9:17

Mickey – Found Near a Cemetery, Drinking from a Muddy Puddle and Heart Worm Positive

2/8/17 – A few weeks ago we received a call from a friend of 4 Paws 1 Heart who we’ve helped in the past with animals she has rescued. She had been on her way to a local cemetery when she noticed a very thin dog drinking from a muddy puddle. Her first reaction was to go buy a burger and feed him but when she approached him, he was so kind and he looked so pitiful, she knew that she had to save him. Although Shayla and her family are doing the best they can to keep Mickey rested because of an extreme case of heart worm, she could really use some help because with her animals and an active family where both adults work, she worries that Mickey is not getting all of the attention he would like and need. Thus far, 4 Paws 1 Heart has paid for Mickey’s initial visit where it was discovered that he would need surgery for his cherry eye and also need treatment for heart worm. He will also need vaccinating and neutering.; although, it will be at least another month before treatment can start. On Sunday, I received another call from Shayla because her dog caught Mickey’s cherry eye and his Mickey’s eye was swelling. We made immediate arrangements for Mickey to see a vet that day. 4 Paws 1 Heart is committing to helping Mickey get happy and healthy again. ~ dianamicky w:shayla weston 1:15:17

Dusty – RIP Sweet Baby – Born from an 18 Year Old Barn Cat – Genetically, He Just Couldn’t Make It

2/7/17 – RIP Sweet Dusty, you were much loved! Jennell, Thank You for the beautiful, heartbreaking post. The vet told me she had never seen anything like it in her life. Her intestines took up her entire inside. It is the ultimate love when you no longer want to see a baby suffering who has no hope of being better. It is so sad when barn cats are not fixed because we know that a female can continue to give birth until the day they die. I can’t imagine Dusty’s poor mom who must have had so many litters by the time she was 18 years old. Some barn/farm owners won’t fix the barn cats because they want a steady supply of cats. And this is what happens, deformed babies that can die horrible deaths early in life. May God Bless You and your family. ~ dianadusty 2:7:17

Ginger – Crying for Help

2/7/17 – This is the time of year when so many dogs and cats are trying to find warmth and food. This is Ginger. A friend of 4 Paws 1 Heart, who has rescued many cats whom we’ve helped with, contacted me and asked if we could help with this very young, skinny and cold kitten who needed to see a vet. One night, a kind man, whose bedroom window was over the neighbor’s driveway, heard meowing from under the hood of the neighbor’s truck. After several days, he was able to catch this baby and took her up to his vet for a wellness check. The doctor told him she would not have survived had he not caught her. They estimated her at 8 weeks old. Ginger appears to have had an injury to one of her front legs that healed. It might have been a dew claw injury or a broken leg that healed. Our friend has taken Ginger under her wing and once 4 Paws 1 Heart has her leg examined, and has Ginger vaccinated and spayed (when she is healthy enough), she will look for Ginger’s forever home. Anyone interested in making a donation to help us continue to meet the medical needs of the abused and abandoned, can do so by using the link on this page or by mail at P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI . 48080. Anyone interested in adopting this sweetie when she is finished with her medical needs, should contact Lori at: [email protected] ~ dianaginger 2:7:17

Baby – Very Emaciated and Wandering Through the Woods Dying of Leptospirosis

2/6/17 – RIP Baby. Last Wednesday I received a call about this very sweet, emaciated dog who was found wandering in the woods. We immediately authorized a visit to the doctor where it was found that he was heart worm positive. He was so emaciated it was difficult to withdraw blood for further tests. Yesterday, I received the call that Baby was not eating and he had been vomiting and had diarrhea. My concern was Parvo. With the help of another rescue, we were referred to Dix Animal Hospital who was very willing to work with us and arranged for Baby to be seen asap. Upon examination and testing, the doctors suspected that Baby had contracted leptospirosis. This poor sweetheart had so many issues, it was recommended and we (the rescuers and I) agreed that Baby should not be put through any more suffering. He was humanely euthanized and now will no longer suffer or have to search for food and love. Upon finding Baby, the rescuers, deep in their hearts, felt that Baby would not survive but they wanted to make sure that he would not die alone and suffering in the woods. God Bless all of those wonderful people who don’t turn their backs and thank God for all of our donors who make our mission possible. ~ dianababy 2:6:17

Horace – Rescued Before Being Given to a High-Kill Shelter

2/5/17 – Another Super Bowl Happy Update: Horace before love and after love. Horace was being taken by his owner to a local, high-kill shelter. Fortunately, protestors at the site were able to get Horace surrendered to them and we were contacted about paying his medical. We did that but in the process found out our poor Horace is heart worm positive. Horace’s heart worm treatment will be covered by 4 Paws 1 Heart. Your donations give abandoned and abused animals a second chance at life. ~ dianahorace 2:5:17horace---2:5:17

Ozzy – Showed Up in a Cat Colony but Wasn’t Feral

2/4/17 – Just because a cat has been outside does not mean they are feral. My oldest baby was outside for 10 months and had already had a litter before we were able to bring her in. Today she is loving, although she doesn’t like to be held, and is always with us in every room. This is Ozzy. He was actually part of a colony living behind a commercial building and who was tnr’d a year ago. Lo and Behold, Ozzy is actually very domestic. The people working at the building were able to get Ozzy into a carrier and 4 Paws 1 Heart again took care of any current medical needs. She is now looking for her forever home. ~ dianaozzy w:roberta kretz 2:1:17

Sosa – Rescued from an Abandoned Home

2/3/17 – This beautiful girl, Sosa, was rescued from an abandoned home. Unfortunately, in so many urban neighborhoods, dogs are left to fend for themselves and, worse, very often their dead bodies are left on the streets. They are either the victims of accidents, dog fights, and neglect. Fortunately, Sosa, is one of the lucky ones who was rescued from certain death. Sosa’s medical treatment was paid for with donations made to 4 Paws 1 Heart. She is one beautiful dog. Please wish her a life of love. ~ dianasosa 2:3:17