6/18/17 – Nala was left behind because her family moved into a home where she wasn’t allowed. Our very dear friend had been helping with Nala (with the help of 4 Paws 1 Heart) for quite awhile to make sure she received preventative treatments. When her family couldn’t take her with them, our friend jumped into action. And, here is the result. A brand new loving family who will give Nala all of the attention and love she deserves. Do you detect that smile on her face?? This is what it’s all about. Congratulations to all and may Nala have a long and loved life. ~ diana
6/17/17 – Making a difference!! Thank you Denise and Michelle
“Helloooo Team Chance, Mom here. Im showing you these pics so you can see how far these very special babies have come. Rosie Roo, Chance, Phoenix, Bridgette & Carla. Being a mommy to a houseful of special needs babies is a full time job ( not to mention 4 others who are not special needs) and at times can be heartbreaking like when we lost our beloved hospice boy Carlos and at the very least, stressful. But thats what we do, we take in special needs, hospice, and seniors. When we take on these special kids under the loving wing of 4 Paws 1 Heart, they commit to them forever as long as they have the funds to pay for their medical. In our house…its been thousands of dollars. Today we took Rosie Roo in for her every 3 wks anal gland cleaning and there was a problem. Rosie has an infected anal gland and needed to see the Dr, a anal infusion, meds and a recheck in 1 week. I messaged Diana Rascano at 4 Paws and within minutes she called the vet to approve what Rosie needed. In a million years we could not do what we do here without 4 Paws 1 Heart. Every week somebody needs something. Currently Carla goes once a week to Dr. Kern so she can get her physical therapy, & accupunture so she will be able to walk again like Chance. And this is just our house alone! We are beyond thankful for 4 Paws 1 Heart for all they do for these kids, the others we help like Nala and the many, many cats & kittens who have come through here that have went on to wonderful, loving homes. If you havent already, please go to their Facebook page and give them a like and their website to see many more stories of lives saved and how you can help!
6/17/17 – Another heartwarming photo of Gina’s former foster and patient, Dewey. Dewey was found in October, 2013, under a van, starving and terrified. The finder contacted Gina and she took him under the medical care of 4 Paws 1 Heart. Dewey was originally treated for a small laceration and the typical needs of a kitten left to fend for himself. But, shortly afterwards, Dewey’s health became critical and it was determined that Dewey had a hole in his diaphragm. It was a few months of recovery under Gina’s expert care and then a miracle happened and the purrfect family adopted him. Thank You Cory and family for taking in our baby and always sharing his happy updates. ~ diana
6/16/17 – As I post these stories every day (sometimes more than one a day), I’m saddened to think of what would happen to these beautiful, loving animals if it weren’t for caring rescuers and 4 Paws 1 Heart. We are a very small organization — Gina and I supported, by a 7-member Board of Directors, and a village of animal lovers who will donate, foster, and support our fundraisers. This is Louie. He was pulled from a shelter by another shelter who then adopted him out. Not long after, Louie was returned to the shelter by his adopter because he had “stiff legs”. Fortunately, there was a person at the shelter who decided to take Louie in and because Louie seemed to be having trouble with his leg and was vomiting, she contacted us. Of course we took Louie under our wing. The doctor found that Louie has stomach ulcers, is very emaciated, and the problem with his legs is probably the result of being in shelters for so long. Louie is being treated and will have a follow up visit with the doctor. He is doing better already. ~ diana
6/15/17 – We continue to thank and admire all of the people who spend hours trapping and fostering cats and kittens. 4 Paws 1 Heart is happy to partner with all of these caregivers by providing medical coverage — whether the medical treatment is for just spay/neuter and vaccines or as serious as upper respiratory infections, wounds, and injuries resulting from being hit by cars. This is Peter Parker (before treatment and love and after) and Aries. Both of these sweethearts are with Heather who can be contacted at: [email protected]
6/14/17 – One of the independent rescuers we work with referred this situation to us. A female cat just had kittens; two were dead, one appeared to be healthy. By the next day the healthy kitten was dead. The mama was lethargic and seemed to be in distress and there was a concern that other stillborn kittens might be in the birth canal. We had the female taken to our great doctors at Advanced Animal Emergency and it was determined that Dakota was suffering from retained placenta. She was given antibiotics and is now safe and resting in a home. ~ diana
6/13/17 – Little Smurf is going from my home to his new foster home soon. He will be going to one of our favorite rescues, Misfit Angels. He already has a potential home lined up with a friend and supporter of 4 paws 1 heart. Smurf survived Pavo Virus. Huge thanks to his Veterinarian, Dr Wright, and all of you who donated and kept him in your prayers. Here he has his new puppy stuffed animal that he loves so much. Gina