The Wedding Shoppe – Fundraises for 4 Paws 1 Heart

1/23/19 – My husband, Tony, has played an integral role in the work of 4 Paws 1 Heart. He delivers donated food and supplies to rescuers and shelters, he runs to the bank and the post office, works the fundraisers, etc. And, yesterday, the two of us went to visit our friends at the Wedding Shoppe in Berkley. The Wedding Shoppe has chosen 4p1h as their Charity Partner for December and January. Shawn Spears-Vilk, who we’ve assisted with her rescues, has been our avid supporter. The Wedding Shoppe is absolutely amazing. Their gowns are like nothing I’ve seen. It made me want to go back 46 years and get married all over again. I would encourage anyone looking for a wedding gown to make the Wedding Shoppe your first stop.
On our way home, Tony and i once again talked about how one of the best things to come out of the 4p1h journey (besides assisting over 5500 animals) has been the wonderful, kind, and caring people we have met along the way — many of whom have become dear friends. Here is Shawn, Michelle, and I in front of the ‘Paw Wall’ and some of the kitties we have helped Shawn with. In fact, Michelle is the proud mom of two of them. ~ diana
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Rick – Wandered Into a Auto Repair Shop

1/22/19 – Prayers for Rick.

“Hi Team, well here’s Rick…the poor kid that showed up at the auto yard. Mom met Mike, the kind human who rescued him and contacted mom & 4 Paws for help, andRick at the vets today. The news is not what we had hoped for. Rick is feLv positive. He’s 7-8 yrs old, possibly older. He has a lot of dental issues and we’re not sure all what else. Because of his feLv status we have to be very careful as it’s much easier passed to other cats then fiv. We do know he’s not feral, but very nervous & scared. He was loaded with fleas and received flea treatment & deworming today. He also got blood work & that will determine how far advanced his felv is. We should get the results tomorrow. There a lot of complications that can arise from his illness. His immune system is low, he’s more likely to develop lymphoma. Just a whole host of things can effect his quality of life. Right now hes with a wonderful foster, safe & warm in quarantine till we know more. We’re hoping he will start to trust so he can at least be bathed and his beautiful white fur restored, but for tonight he’s resting. Right now Rick’s health & quality of life is what’s important and that he knows he is safe & loved. Thank Rick 1:21:19you 4 Paws 1 Heart and everyone involved in helping Rick especially his rescuer Mike & his foster mom Courtney. Please keep this sweet boy in your prayers & we’ll keep you posted.

Sweet dreams Team Chance, we love you ❤ – Denise”


People Reached



Lucky – RIP She Will No Longer Be Suffering on the Streets in the Bitter Cold

RIP Sweet Lucky – I received a request to assist a Vietnam veteran who cares for two cat colonies. One of his favorite cats was in very “bad shape”. The cat had fur missing and could not control her bowels. The caretaker had no transportation and was in an area where we do not have partner veterinarians. It took a couple of days but we were finally able to work out transportation and get Lucky into an emergency hospital where she was examined, had blood work done, and given antibiotics and dewormer. We were going to follow up with a day practice this week because Lucky seemed to have an issue with her mouth and her eyes. She just picked at her food and it appeared she couldn’t see it. The following day, Lucky was lethargic. Jennifer, the person who picked up Lucky and brought her to the emergency and spent 5 hours waiting to be seen, tried syringe feeding her but Lucky died in Jennifer’s arms. This is the second cat in the colony to die. None of the cats have been neutered/spayed/vaccinated. I told Jennifer that we would pay for spay/neuter/vaccines if she could trap the cats. In Lucky’s memory, we will be working on getting every cat in the two colonies spayed/neutered and vaccinated. ~ diana

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Ed Sheerhan & Ariana Grande – Found Just Days Old on the Streets

1/2019 – Although we are not a rescue, a few members of our Board, have opened their hearts and homes to foster and find homes for abandoned and stray animals. Angela has been a blessing for many. – diana
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“These babies, #EdSheeran and #ArianaGrande, were adopted today (Josh renamed them.) My co-worker found them when they were just days old and a fellow rescuer bottled fed them until they were big enough to eat solid foods. I started fostering them in early December. They’ve been sick with ringworm (hence the blue rubber gloves) for weeks now, but their new fur parents wanted them in spite of it. Josh and I take our last foster baby tomorrow to meet a potential adopter . Grateful for 4 Paws 1 Heartfor covering all of their medical treatment.
It’s so cold, if you see animals outside, stray or injured please don’t just drive by or ignore them. Call me, like my co-worker did, and I will help. Happy #caturdayeveryone! ~ Angela”

Venus – Brought to a Veterinary Hospital with an Eye Infection that Resulted in Removal – Now Adopted

1/18/19 – 4 paws 1 heart was contacted by a partner veterinary hospital about a kitty that needed our help. She was treated for a serious eye infection which eventually resulted in an eye removal. After being fostered by our friend, Debra, our friends at New Beginnings took her in to help with socializing and finding a forever home. The good news is that she was adopted!!! Who doesn’t live happy updates?? – diana venus 1:18:19

Chloe – Feral Cats Need Attention, Care, and Always Spay/Neuter

1/19/19 – No truer words — it takes a village. A huge thanks to our friend, Patricia, who has saved so many. -diana

Update on Chloe.” She went in for a recheck after her surgery due to finding a good deal of blood on her pee pad and a URI. She is healing fine and is safe and warm in a kennel and thanks to 4 Paws 1 Heart is on antibiotics. She will be staying here for 7-10 days til she is better. She is very feral but getting lots of love and care.- Patricia”chloe 1:191:19