4/8/20 – I shared Raven’s story on April 5; two days later she had her babies. After eluding a trap for two years, she must have known she was close to giving birth because she finally allowed herself to be trapped. Mama and the kitties will be in the Kitty Room at Pet Supplies Plus (Harper/13 Mile, SCS) when it’s appropriate. – diana
P.S. Remember what I said about ‘Kitten Season’? In just a few days we’ve committed to helping three mom and their babies.Per Dee G: “Raven is taking a break from posting….pretty obvious why….but what isn’t obvious….how many did she have? (If you were already told….ssshhhh please) Raven Beauty is an wonderful mommy and the babies (clue more then 1!) are fat and squeaky. Born 4/5. 4 Paws 1 Heart“
4/8/20 – Had to share this photo of Little One. She is a little fighter. – diana
Update from Jo A.: “Little one is back home. Look how good she looks.
Many thanks to Gina DeLuca and 4 paws 1 heart for helping this sweet baby.
I was up all night last night checking on her to make sure she was still breathing. I know I will for the next few days, plus she needs to be fed and meds through out the night.”
4/8/20 – Update on Little One. Keep in mind that one of the babies who died was in a hospital and some $700 later still died. This baby went to our friend Jo A. who spent the night loving and caring for her and then she spent the day with Gina, again getting love and care. Last night she was back with Jo. Please keep your prayers coming. – diana
4/7/20 – Keep the prayers coming for this little one. He made it through the night and will again be spending the day with Gina. Thank You, diana
Update: I’m sorry but in my haste to post this I overlooked the fact that the 11 kittens came from two moms. I’ll provide more details as I get them.
4/6/20 – I know all of us our praying for our Country and every person impacted by the virus. But if you can add one more for this little one, it would mean a lot. A young woman, who has been tnr’g in a Shelby Twp. mobile home park, trapped a pregnant mom. The mom had 11 babies. Our friend Jo took in two. One of the babies Jo took died last night. And, one of the kittens with the rescuer also died last night. This little one made it through the night with all of Jo’s expertise and I talked with her this morning and offered to cover medical. Gina now has her at the vet she works at and she/he will be under her watchful eye. As I’ve said earlier, this will not only be a very tough time for humans but this will definitely trickle down to the animals. Again, May God be with us. – diana
4/5/20 – With the dedication of our Board member, Dee G., and the support of other Board members and long-time friends, the abandoned and abused will be given a second chance! – diana
“HI Facebook Kittyroom Friends….my name is Raven Beauty. My foster Mommy said that you can watch my journey right here on the 4P1H Village Kittyroom page.
The journey starts like this….I lived in a feral colony. The nice lady that took care of us put out a plea for help for someone to take me in….yeap, I got myself knocked up. Sure they tried to catch me for the last 2 years to get fixed but I never fell for the trap! Well this time I let her trap me (you’re welcome nice lady) and now I will be having my babies in a safe home…and my new foster Mommy said this will be my last litter of kittens ever…thanks to 4 Paws 1 Heart who will be paying my medical expenses to make that happen. Stay tuned for more updates from me! #ravenbueatykitty
Foster Mommy here- Please consider donating to 4 Paws 1 Heart to help with her medical, and her litter of kittens.
Raven and her kitties will be up for adoption too, so keep that in mind when you fall in love with them during Raven’s journey. And they will be making appearances at Pet Supplies Plus – St. Clair Shores, MI – Harper Ave – when they are old enough. Stay safe people!! – Dee G.”
4/2/20 – A quick story about why I believe timing is everything and sharing via social media can SAVE a life.
March 3rd I posted a few pics of a dog that needed a home. Backstory: Owner had to give up dog because he and his wife split up and the dog wasn’t allowed at the new home. Alternatively, she would temporarily live in the garage, get put on Craigslist, or be taken to a shelter.
An acquaintance of the owner and friend of my stepfather, offered to take the dog, “Nala”, but he wasn’t prepared for giving her what she needed.
I was asked to help, and with little hope for a quick/immediate solution I posted her on my page March 3rd.
It wasn’t that I didn’t want her to be placed in a home on such short notice. It was that she was like the countless other large breed, bully breed, adult dogs in need of a home RIGHT NOW and realistically I didn’t think it could happen.
I posted on my page and in less than 24 hours a mutual friend shared with a relative who was in search for a rescue dog….a compatible large breed dog for her family.
I put her in touch with my stepfather’s friend who currently had “Nala”.
4 paws 1 heart offered to pay for the spay, vaccines, and check up for her and a “Meet and Greet”was quickly arranged between Nala and the relative of my mutual Facebook friend.
About 1 week later Nala went to her new forever family and this is what makes my ♡ happy. Here are the updated pics.
All I did was share and that ONE share changed the life of one dog forever. It changed the life of her new family forever. Timing is EVERYTHING and sometimes we r just here to be the person in- between a Miracle. Gina
If you aren’t aware of Blackie’s story, please check out our website,4paws1heart.org. Blackie was attacked by dogs at the vacant Packard plant in Detroit, and 16 pellets were found in his body. Can you imagine this poor animal being used for target practice?? And after emergency care, Blackie was found to be heart worm positive. 4 Paws 1 Heart paid for all of his medical needs and our friends at Michigan Animal Crew took him into their rescue. He is looking amazing and his foster mom said he is gaining weight and feeling very comfortable. The first two photos are of him now. The third photo is when he was brought into the emergency hospital. Thought everyone could use some happy news. – diana