10/21/20 – Just days old and found in a storm drain. Can this be any sweeter??? One (Chance) was going to be euthanized at a shelter when he became paralyzed. The other (Scout) was found in a storm drain in Detroit. They have both been given a second chance at a beautiful life filled with love. – May God bless the Village. P.S.Stay tuned tomorrow for an upcoming donation match. – diana
10/27/20 – This past summer we were thankful to help our friends at Friends of Companion Animals Feline Rescue & Adoption Center by paying for Jeffrey Michael’s amputation. Without our great rescue groups and independent rescuers our help wouldn’t be needed. But, working together, we can make a huge difference. – diana
10/26/20 – There have been so many cats/kittens needing our help over the past 7 months that it’s been impossible to keep up without overwhelming everyone. Here are some of the beauties who have been given that second chance at life and who will no longer be responsible for the overpopulation of cats because they have all been spayed/neutered, vaccinated, tested, and treated for minor illnesses by 4 Paws 1 Heart. It is only because of you that we are able to make this happen so if you can, double your donation today by having your donation matched during our $1,000 Halloween Match which ends 10/28/20.
Bella, Bonnie, Boo, and Chesterfield — all rescued from the streets. – diana
10/2420 – Update on our baby, Scout!!! What would all of these babies do without you! Don’t forget about the $1,000 Halloween Match. Double your donation today!!! – diana
10/23/20 – The finder is a student of an independent rescuer we’ve assisted on several occasions. It appears that the kitten, Saturn, may have been thrown out of a car in that she was found in the middle of a busy road with a bloody face. She will be seeing a vet on Sunday where her face will be examined and she will be eventually vaccinated, tested, and spayed. Thank you to our many supporters who have already donated toward the $1,000 Halloween Match. The match continues until October 28. The need continues and we are forever grateful for your support. – diana
10/22/20 – Meet Maxwell (aka Max). It was in December that Max’s mom asked her friend, Zelma, to care for her beloved, elderly pet while she went through chemo/radiation treatment for cancer. Unfortunately, Max’s mom passed away in January and Zelma’s calls to the family went unanswered. Max developed some sores but as a result of the virus, she couldn’t get help for Max and the family continued to ignore her calls. Max’s sores got worse to the point that not even a groomer would take him in because of the horrible smell of his wounds. During all of this, Zelma and her family were falling in love with this senior who had only one tooth left in his mouth. Finally, Zelma received a text from her deceased friend’s family — “we don’t want him; keep him”. It was Zelma’s social worker who suggested she contact us. Zelma didn’t have the heart to have this poor old guy abandoned again and she contacted us for any help/advice we could give. Under the circumstances, we had to help. So, Max will be going to one of our favorite vets and anything needed will be done so that he can spend his remaining years loved and safe. – diana
P.S. Don’t forget about the $1,000 Halloween Match which ends October 28. It’s because of our generous supporters that we are able to make a difference for the Maxes of the world.
10/21/20 – $1,000 Donation Match Starts Today!! As our many friends know, fundraising in 2020 has been a challenge and meeting the needs of the stray, abandoned, and abused have been even a bigger challenge. The number of animals, especially cats, being born on the streets and then getting injured and seriously ill has been overwhelming. But, thankfully, our friends have continued to help us meet the challenge.
Last night I received an emergency call about Pee Wee. You might remember that he was found in late August and when the finder called our friend, it was thought that Pee Wee was already dead. Our friends, Jo and Debra, immediately jumped in the car and went to pick up Pee Wee. They were both confident that Pee Wee wouldn’t make it. His body was already cold. But with love and amazing vet care, Pee Wee has thrived. But, last night when Jo got home from work, she saw that Pee Wee was lethargic, vomiting, and in obvious distress. Jo also noticed that ‘something’ appeared to be protruding from his anus–later it was realized that it was a prolapsed rectum. Because Pee Wee had been to a vet the day before to get a vaccine, the vet agreed to see Pee Wee right away. Pee Wee was sedated while his rectum was pushed back in and a couple of stitches were used to keep the rectum in. Pee Wee was kept overnight and he will be ready to go home today.
In that most people will not be buying and distributing candy this Halloween, a former Board member thought it might be a good time to ask for donations that she can then match up to $1,000. Please consider doubling your donation today through October 28, 2020 and make a difference in the lives of those who need us. – diana
10/20/20 – Although very sweet, Angel was being used as a guard dog. Because of some medical issues, our friend was able to get her surrendered. 4 Paws 1 Heart will be taking care of her medical needs and our friend will be working to find Angel a furever, loving home. – diana
10/19/20 – Please say a little prayer for this boy, Fat Daddy. He was being cared for by a kind elderly lady who, unfortunately, had to be placed in a nursing home. The lady asked Brittany if she would care for Fat Daddy. Brittany noticed that Daddy appeared to have a claw missing. Also, she has been out of work and although she wants to give Daddy a permanent home, her funds have been depleted. Today Daddy was taken to one of our favorite vets who contacted me about this sweet guy. The doctor wasn’t sure the extent of the damage to the toe. She will do x rays and do blood work and determine next steps from there. The worse case is that he have his toe removed. Although donations have been very slow, we had to give this boy a second chance in honor of the kind woman who care for him for so many years. – diana
10/16/20 – Mind y was found in the rough streets of a very rough City. She had obviously been bred many times and had many scars over her entire body. The rescuers are confident that she was being used by a dog-fighting ring. Thankfully, she was rescued and is now safe and being loved but she was found to be heart worm positive. 4 Paws 1 Heart was asked to cover her medical needs and we were happy to do so. Thanks to Streethearts Animal Rescue for saving these very abused animals. – diana