Mandy – Found on the Streets; Very Ill

2/22/18 – This little beauty was found on the streets by an independent rescuer responsible for saving dozens of cats who have been abandoned and left to fend for themselves. Mandy was found in a feral colony but she was not feral and appeared to be very sick. We approved Mandy’s medical visit and here is the report from her rescuer – diana

“She had a really bad cold, sinus and eye infections when I picked her up off the streets. Now she has roundworms. Without the help of 4 paws she would not have made it through the worst of the winter. Thank you for your help. – Francine”
Anyone interested in adopting Mandy should contact: [email protected]

Twyla – Update

2/21/18 -Positive update on Twyla.

 “A Second Chance For Chance added 3 new photos.

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Wooooohooooo!!!! Yippeeeee!!!! Yay!!!!!
Dr. Z just called with the results of Twyla’s bloodwork…her fatty liver episode is over!!!!
Her jaundice is gone, her leg looks good, she is off all meds!!! We just have to monitor her food intake and her body weight closely, but….YAY!!!
This is what your donations to 4 Paws 1 Heart are for, saving lives! If not for 4p1h and their amazing vets Dr. Zalac & Dr. Blasses, Twyla would 100% not have survived her ordeal. Thankyou 4 Paws 1 Heart, and thankyou to your wonderful donors for all you do! ❤”twyla 2:21:18twyla 1:30:18twyla 2:21:18---

Rocco – Found Running the Streets

2/20/18 – Rocco was found running the streets. The rescuer tried finding an owner but no one came forward to claim him. Rocco was taken to the vet where it was found that he was heart worm positive. Although the initial vet care was covered by the rescuer, she could not afford the heart worm treatment and neutering at a later time. We were happy to make it possible for Rocco to have a second chance and live in a loving home. ~ dianarocco w:kathryn lorenz 2:14:18

Spice Family – Spice, Hazel, Cinnamon, Ginger, and Chili – A Mama and 5 Kittens

2/19/18 – Meet the Spice Family. We received a call from our friends at 313 K-9 and Kitty Rescue. They had rescued a mama and her 5 newborn kittens that were found as strays. One kitten had developed some pus-filled bumps on her and there was a concern that it could spread because one kitten had died that evening. We were happy to have them seen by the doctor at Five Mile Veterinary and it was found that the the pus-filled bumps, had been caused by a bite infection from the mom. That baby was treated and is doing well as is everyone else. Their names are Spice (mama), Hazel, Cinnamon, Ginger, and Chili. If you are interested, please contact 313. Can you imagine what would have happened to this family if not for the rescue and the donations to 4 Paws 1 Heart? Please consider donating today. Every day we get several calls for help and we can only do what our purse will afford. Donations can be made using the link on the left side of this page or by mail at P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI . 48080. Thank YOU – Dianaspice family w:313 2:19:18

Clark, Burt, Louis, Minnie Lou, Dale, and Kalie – Their Owner Had Dementia and Could No Longer Care for Them

2/17/18 – clark, burt, louis w:dee g 2:17:18minnie lou w:dee g 2:17:18dale w:dee g 2:17:18Kali w:dee g 2:17:18More lives changed because of 4 Paws 1 Heart and the phenomenal friends we’ve made along the way. May they find their forever homes some day soon. – diana

Dee Brown Gudenau added 4 new photos.

Plan A wasn’t happening…I was contacted by a previous adopter (I’ll call her AK) concerning 6 cats that needed to find a rescue due to the owner has dimentia and her daughter needed help rehoming them. I contacted 4 Paws 1 Heart and agreed to have my back for updating their shots, snap test and wellness visit. AK meriaculously found a rescue Providing for Paws that had a foster that would take ALL OF THEM! So…Thursday morning vetting, take them back to their home, and pick them back up Saturday and deliver them to Nadine Pyne-Dochenetz the foster. PERFECT PLAN! so we thought…..

After a lot of Blood (mine), Sweat (hubby’s & mine) and Tears (of joy once they all were in carriers) we were on our way to Rescue Vet. I said to hubby….”Hubby, there is NO way I’m going to be able to get them in carriers Saturday again NO WAY” so plan B it is! Texted Nadine – she could take them after 4 (an hour away from us) – great. Texted the daughter that I wasn’t coming back with them – FINE! Text my boss – need a full day vaction instead of half- OK! They were purrfect, sweet angels at the vet….all tested negative! All on their way to their new chapter in their lives! Thank you all, 4 Paws 1 Heart, AK, Nadine Pyne-Dochenetz and Providing for Paws and most of all my hubby….who helped during capture, transport and my life.

Please contact Providing for Paws for adoption info. The kitties, the vet determined are 3 years old.”

Dakota – Scheduled to be Euthanized Because He was Heart Worm Positive

2/16/18 – Dakota (on the left) found himself at a local municipal shelter, heart worm positive. As I’ve said many times, municipal shelters are not funded to care for animal’s medical needs, especially something as serious as heart worm. Consequently, Dakota was scheduled to be euthanized. But, before that happened, 313 K9 and Kitty Rescue contacted us to see if we could cover Dakota’s heart worm treatment. If yes, they could pull Dakota. And, because of the generosity of our supporters,the answer was ‘yes’. Dakota started his treatment yesterday. Let’s pray his treatment goes well and he goes on to living a healthy, loved life. ~ dianadakota w:DACC dog with 313dakota--2:15:18

Gizmo – Happy Update!! Adopted Today.

2/14/18 – Happy Valentine’s Day! Gizmo is officially being adopted into his new home today. gizmo w:gina 2:14:18gizmo w:gina:lisa 2:14:18Fritz, his new big brother, was adopted on Valentine’s Day 2 years ago. They were both given a second chance thanks to 4 Paws 1 heart paying for their medical care. I fostered both of them as little bitty babies and I watched them grow into strong boys.
This is where your donations go ♡ so thank you so much for all of your support, and thank you for Lisa Madding and Scott Madding for giving these boys the loving home they deserve. ♡ Gina

Pistol Annie (aka Lola) – She Was Found in a Ditch — Broken Jaw and Displaced Hip

2/14/18 – A Happy Valentine Love Story — It was 4 1/2 years ago when I was contacted about this beautiful Border-Collie mix found in a ditch by a police officer and animal control officer. Her jaw was broken in four places and her hip was fractured. Her injuries required more medical care than 4 Paws 1 Heart could afford but because of our friends, we were able to get her help at Oakland Veterinary Referral Services. It was there that Pistol Annie (because she was a fighter), who is now known as Lola, met the love of her life — Traci, a licensed veterinary technician who agreed to foster Annie through her recovery and later adopted her. I’ve thought about Annie often over the years and the other night, her mom, Traci, contacted me with an update:
“Thank you again for saving her! She is fabulous and very loved!! She is also the best “surrogate “ (she’s spayed of course!) momma dog to my foster puppies!!! She has endless patience and energy for them!! I’m sorry it took 4 1/2 years” (Lola is on the left) – Diana

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Calvin – Rescued with a Leg Wound

2/13/18 – He showed up in a cat community but Calvin was not feral — just scared. He also had a wound on his hind leg. We were happy to send Calvin to our favorite doctors at Patterson Veterinarian where Calvin was tested, neutered, vaccinated, and treated for his wound. Intact animals left to fend for themselves in the wild are targets for fights and rape. A whole different dynamic occurs when everyone is spayed/neutered. Anyone interested in adopting Calvin should contact: [email protected] ~ dianacalvin 2:9:18