7/18/17 – The neighborhood knew her, as well as the owners’ dogs, who are also allowed to roam the neighborhood. This very sick cat, Trish, was finally taken off the streets and, with the help of 4 Paws 1 Heart, has been treated for dehydration, fleas, mites and wounds incurred by other animals. She is now in a safe home and will get the love and care she deserves. ~ diana
7/17/18 – Izzy and her babies. Izzy and her 4 kittens were found in an abandoned house by people who were there to clean the house. Izzy was very malnourished and had an upper respiratory infection. Izzy was taken to the vet and treated for her infections. When ready, Izzy will be spayed and the babies will also be spayed/neutered and vaccinated when they are old enough. Tonight, when you go to bed, please say a little prayer for these many animals who are sick and alone on the streets. ~ diana
7/16/18 – Colby (orange and white) was an owner surrender that 4 Paws 1 heart took in. He is in a foster home with Cheddar and I am looking for a more permanent situation for them ( individually). Colby had some trouble with constipation and we have him on medication to try and regulate that. We don’t know if it was an issue of diet or maybe a combination of things. He is about 7 weeks old and super super adorable. Doing great!
Cheddar (mostly orange) might also be a special-needs kitten because she is a bit slower in the developing process. Her vision doesn’t seem that great and she requires closer one-on-one attention. She is eating and drinking fine on her own. She loves to be held and snuggled . I have had her since she was about three days old after she was found as an orphan hanging by her umbilical cord. If you would like more information about Colby or Cheddar please email me at: [email protected]. They have also been feline leukemia and fiv tested negative. ~ Gina
7/15/18 – There are over 5,000 stories in the 4 Paws 1 Heart Community. If you have been touched by 4 Paws 1 Heart in any way, please share your experience on our Great Non Profit page. Thanks! ~ diana
7/18/18 – Max continues to recover.
“The story of Max —
I rescued your cat yesterday. The one you took the time to micro-chip and even update your information. The one you shaved huge chunks of fur off of for the hell of it. The one you discarded like yesterday’s trash when he needed you the most. He had horrible diarrhea with a belly full of worms. He had wounds and when rescued, one burst open and about 7 tablespoons of ooze came out.
Despite all pain he is in, he still purrs. He wants to be our friend, he wants to trust us. I’ve never seen a cat eat so much, he acts like we’re going to starve him too.
Never again Mr Max. You made it this far – I will fight for you.-Megan”
Max was seen yesterday and had a drainage tube inserted to get the poison out of his wounds. He was treated for the many other wounds he had on his poor emaciated body and provided with many medications. Unfortunately, we found out, after receiving extensive treatment, that Max is FIV positive. BUT, that will not be his death knell. A sanctuary has been found for Max. He does have a place where he can safely recover until moving on to the sanctuary. The rescuer plans to file charges against the owner who when called about finding his cat said, “Oh, I thought that he died by now”. The owner has verbally surrendered Max in front of two witnesses at the vet who are working with us to ensure there is a signed surrender form. I continue to wonder about the cruelty in the hearts of so many people. ~ diana
7/18/18 Update – After two visits to the E.R. and one visit to a day practice, Thor is now eating solid food and seems to have turned the corner. Continued prayers for this boy.
7/13/18 – Prayers for two very sweet animals who needed very serious medical attention this past week which was ( and is) being funded by 4 Paws 1 Heart.
“The story of Thor–
What used to be my neighbors, were evicted from their home around 2 weeks ago. Thor was their dog from a little puppy, when they were forced to the streets they regrettably abandoned him in my yard knowing that I did fostering and rescued many strays. I’ve watched this loving dog come up from a puppy into a well trained companion. Even though I understand how they came to the decision to leave him behind, it still baffled me. I knew I had to take him in under my wing and protect him because he would not have the 1st clue about being locked in a cage/kennel nor living in the streets. After him being in my home for the last 13 days he fell ill. From a playful puppy full of energy on Friday to a dead dog walking on Saturday, I could tell just by looking at him Saturday morning that he was just not the happy puppy he was just the day before something was seriously wrong that’s when I emailed 4 paws one heart asking for help. Who in turn replied and graciously offered to help us. – Abigail”
Thor was taken to the emergency hospital where he spent 24 hours being treated for the parvo virus. He was then sent home with meds and the rescuer has been working closely with Gina to ensure he is getting the best medical care. He is scheduled to visit one of our other doctors today to be examined and for use to be assured that Thor is on his way to full recovery. ~ diana
7/13/18 – Samantha was adopted as a young puppy by an elderly woman. Starting at 4 months old, the woman started having issues because she couldn’t deal with normal puppy energy. Samantha was never socialized properly or exercised. She might have never been on a leash or outside prior to being surrendered. The owner could not care for Sam any longer and she wanted to put her down. She didn’t feel that she had any other option until Gina offered to take her. Samantha was saturated in urine which made Gina think that she was never let outside to urinate. She’s very fearful on a leash but she’s getting better. Our good friends at I Heart Dogs has taken in Samantha and is currently looking for a foster or forever home. Please contact them if you are interested. They say she is very sweet once she gets to know you. We were happy to take care of basic medical needs. ~ diana
7/12/18 – Taffy was ‘dumped’ at the door of a person known to be a rescuer in the neighborhood. Upon visiting the vet, it was found that she had been spayed and had a microchip. Unfortunately, the microchip had not been registered so an owner could not be found. The neighborhood children said that Taffy had been abandoned twice by her owners but fortunately she is now safe and has been examined, treated, and vaccinated. Praying that this sweet girl will find love and a forever home. ~ diana
7/11/18 – They were abandoned in a sweltering garage and found very malnourished. Thankfully, they were rescued and we were contacted for medical help. Thelma and Louise did see our vet last Saturday and were treated, vaccinated, and tested for heart worm. In about a month they will be spayed. Anyone interested in giving these beauties a forever home, should contact their rescuer, Lori at: [email protected]