Gabriel – Returning to the Vet; Has His Eye Removed

8/23/19 – Update:  Gabriel had his eye removal surgery and is doing great.gabriel w:candi lee 8:23;:19 gabriel 8:23:19 after surgery

8/22/19 – Please say a little prayer for Gabriel who I posted just a couple of days ago. He was to seen the doctor again tomorrow but today blood started gushing from his eye. He’s at the vet now and the doctor will try to fit him in for surgery today. If not today, he will be stabilized and have surgery tomorrow.

If you follow us regularly, you will know that we have had many serious cases this past Spring and Summer — everything from amputations to heart worm to eye removals. Our funds are going out faster than they are coming in. So, please if you can, take the opportunity to donate this week and have your donation doubled through the $1,000 match.

Only with your help can we make a difference for the animals and the people who save them. Thank You, diana

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Fatboi – Anniversary Updates

8/21/19 – During this Anniversary Week, some of our friends have been sharing stories about the abandoned, stray, and abused who we’ve helped in the past. We are thankful for the stories they are sharing because they tell us how we not only changed the animal’s life but how we changed their lives. I remember Fatboi so well it was 2015 when we were called on to help with his many medical issues. I was heartbroken when we had to say goodbye but thankful for the love he gave his rescuer and the love she gave him. Here is what Lauren wrote:

“You guys ROCK! I LOVE 4 Paws 1 Heart. My Fatboi would not be saved without you all. From a “FREE DOG” that was on Craigslist that lived only outside, I went and got him because I was scared for him. We know what happens to “free dogs” especially when they look like this. He was sick and I did not know what to do. Finally, I found 4 Paws 1 Heart and Miss Diana got him right to a vet, even got us a RIDE because I didn’t have a car. He already had arthritis at 3 from being kept outside in a concrete pen, plus double ear infections, a kidney infection, and an unhappy belly. With the help of 4 Paws 1 Heart Fatboi got back to his healthy self and honestly was the best FRIEND I have ever had. A piece of my soul went with him when he crossed the Rainbow Bridge 2018. Thank you to 4 Paws 1 Heart for saving his life, because in turn, he saved mine

Remember that your donation can be doubled this week. 8:19:19 w:lauren tipinski fatboi1:20:19

Gabriel – Found in a Garage With a Protruding Eye and Very Ill

8/21/19 – Two nights ago I received an emergency call about a kitten found in the garbage whose eye was protruding and he appeared very sick. Fortunately, we were still able to get him into a vet still open. Gabriel was stabilized but it was determined that his eye would need to be removed. His surgery is scheduled for this Friday. The rescuer took Gabriel home after the vet visit and he met another kitten who was recently rescued with a similar eye issue. The rescuer was a little apprehensive in introducing the two but, happily, they have become fast friends. Gabriel’s medical bills will probably be close to a little over $500 before all is said and done. We told the rescuer that if we can be successful in raising dollars during our Matching Campaign, we would help with Gabriel’s buddy (the black kitty). So, if you can help, it would be appreciated. Candice, the rescuer, said that Gabriel was immediately sleeping with her and was a purring machine. These animals would die a horrible death without all of us working together. – Diana
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Sweet Pea – Happy 9th Anniversary Update

8/20/19 – Since Gina posted her Happy Anniversary to 4 Paws 1 Heart, many of our friends have been posting updates of the animals we were able to give a second chance at life. You can read most of their stories on our website: or check out the ‘Notes’ on this fb page.

Here is Sweet Pea’s story from 2012:

7/6/12 The Eastpointe Animal Control Officer (ACO) was contacted by a groomer in Eastpointe reporting a case of serious neglect/abuse. He had a Pomeranian mix, male, neutered, 10 lbs. and about 7 years old. The dog was matted with feces with flies stuck to it and totally consumed with hundreds of maggots who had actually at holes in his poor little body; his nails were 1 and 1/2 inches overgrown. The ACO immediately took the animal to the East Detroit Animal Hospital who kindly stepped up to the plate without an advanced payment. There the maggots were removed and the dog was shaved but the dog still required additional veterinary care. The ACO contacted the owner to advise of the dire condition of the dog and to tell her that the dog needed additional medical treatment. She claimed that she had been in the hospital with a heart condition and her dog, Sweetpea, had been in the care of a friend. She also said that she didn’t have the money to take him to a vet or to pay the vet the ACO had taken him to for initial treatment. The ACO contacted Gina and asked if 4P1H could help. Gina told him that if the woman could produce proof that she was, in fact, in the hospital and proof of who had been caring for the dog, that 4P1H would help with the medical bills (although that is not typically what 4P1H does). The woman could not provide proof and obviously had been lying; it further appeared that the dog had just been neglected and kept in a crate. The woman wanted the dog back but the ACO miraculously talked the woman into surrendering the dog and brought the dog, after hours on his own time, to the Animal Urgent and Critical Care Center. At the Center, Sweetpea was further treated for his infestations, stabilized, and put on IV fluids. He is totally traumatized by what he has been forced to go through. Charges cannot be pressed in Eastpointe because it turns out that the woman is a Detroit resident. If the City of Eastpointe does not pay the vet bill at the East Detroit Animal Hospital, 4P1H will pay that bill as well as the costs for the medical treatment and Sweetpea’s stay at the Critical Care Center. He should be ready for adoption in about a week.

Our dear friends at NBS Animal Rescue took in Peanut, who went through so much more afterward. But, look at him today! Please remember that none of use could do what we do without the support of our community. Also, this week you can have your donation doubled by donating at: – diana

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Petey – Found Roaming the Streets with a Cherry Eye, an Eye Infection, Ear Infections, and a Hip Wound

8/20/19 – Petey was found roaming the streets. This very sweet boy has a cherry eye and an eye infection, severe ear infections, and a wound on his hip. The rescuer attempted to find an owner without success. Petey was taken to one of our partner vets last week and he is scheduled to have his cherry eye removed and will also be neutered and vaccinated. He also had his infections and wounds treated. Every individual rescuer and rescue group we’ve helped, has regularly said “We don’t know where we could be without your organization. Thank YOU” – Diana
Please don’t forget about our $1,000 match campaign through 8/25/19. w:robin through sharon 8:6:19 petey w:robin 8:6:19

Azela, Vortex, Izzy & Sox, Cannoli, Samantha, Brutus, Skippy, Onyx, Orphan Kittens, Annie, Bubba, Ellie, Hercules, Stray Kitten, and Katniss – Happy Update Photos

stray kitten 8:2019 Katniss (left)8:19:198/19/19 – 9 years ago Diana Rascano and I began an organization to help stray cats and dog’s by paying for medical care. The idea was we would help that injured or sick stray on the side of the road so that he/she would not suffer. We would help alleviate their pain. Once stabilized that stray animal would be networked for placement if no owner was found.
Our 9th Anniversary was yesterday. Since then we have branched out and we have been able to help thousands of animals.
I have learned so much along the way..
Without the support of our board members, our significant others, the veterinarians, the hospital staff, the individual rescuers, the rescue groups, the shelters, the animal control officers, the law enforcement, and all of the hard work of Diana, we would not be where we are today.
Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.
This organization means so much to me…words can not describe.
I am just going to add a few pictures of the animals that 4 paws 1 heart has given a 2nd chance to. Each one of these animals has a back story.. It could be abuse, starvation, sick, orphaned, dumped, etc.. The important thing is they would not be where they are today without the support of “4 paws 1 heart” and that’s why we need to keep going. They need us.♡  Read the stories of Azela, Vortex, Izzy and Sox, Cannoli, Samantha, Brutus, Skippy, Onyx, Orphan Kittens, Annie, Bubba, Ellie, Hercules, Stray Kitten, Katniss.stray kitten 8:2019Katniss (left)8:19:19hercules 2019ellie 8:19:19Bubba 8:19:19annie 2019 Orphan Kittens gina bottle fed 8:2019onyx 2019 skippy 2019brutus 2019samantha 2019finnandmini me 2019cannoli 2019izzy and sox 2019vortex 2019azela 2019– Gina

9th Anniversary – Celebrating the 4P1H Anniversary With Saving More Animals

8/18/19 – Dear Friends, Today is our 9th Anniversary. Hard to believe it’s been 9 years of funding medical treatment for abandoned/stray and abused animals. We are blessed to have many supporters which includes individuals, veterinarians, and businesses. We couldn’t have helped over 6,000 animals to the tune of $850,000 in medical bill payments without all of you.

Today, another one of our Board members has generously offered to match up to $1,000 in donations made between today and next Sunday, August 25, 2019. Please help us meet the goal. Your support saves lives. Here are a few of the many animals we’ve helped over the past couple of months. ~ diana 67872773_2611163848915897_2241737177757122560_n 68494023_2611163485582600_2553327550319296512_n 68870054_2611163155582633_8814858623382454272_n

Waylon – Found in a Walmart Parking Lot With an Injury to His Paw

8/16/19 – Waylon’s Story:

7/10/19 – This little guy was found in the middle of a Walmart parking lot. Fortunately, a good Samaritan rescued him and contacted Chance’s mom, Denise. Denise found a foster for Waylon and he was taken to the vet yesterday. Waylon is only 1 lb and is about 5-6 weeks old. We will be covering his medical expenses including neuter when he is big enough. Anyone interested in giving this boy a furever home should contact Denise at: [email protected] miracle w:lindsey 7:30:19miracle 8:15:19miracle w:lindsey 7:30:19miracle w:lindsey humel 7:31:19– diana