5/30/21 – On this weekend when we remember those men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom and the world’s freedom, I would like to also remember the many military dogs who gave their lives to protect our military and fight for our freedom. I chose this story about the those who served in Vietnam because that horrible period was a part of my growing-up years. The story of the Vietnam military dogs is a sad one and I just want those who are too young to remember that war to know their story http://www.historynet.com/the-plight-of-the-military….
6/7/21 – Stripes Update. Stripes was rescued from the streets in late March. He was seen only using his 3 legs. After going to one vet for x rays and a diagnosis, he was taken to another one of our partner vets where his leg (arm) had to be amputated up to the shoulder. A very caring woman saw Stripes on our website and inquired about adopting him. The rescuer did the appropriate vetting and Stripes had a 3-week trial with the potential adopter. Here he is today, two months later, in his furever home. Don’t you love happy beginnings?? – Diana
6/7/21 – Frankie was rescued from a cat community. He was in a great deal of pain and was diagnosed with stomatitis. Last week he had his follow up appointment and had all of his teeth except his canines extracted. For the first couple of days after the surgery, Frankie was acted “down in the dumps” and not too interested in eating (no surprise). But after finishing his pain meds and finally eating some baby food, he began to act like a kitty again and is doing well. The rescuer is beyond herself with appreciation. Anyone interested in Frankie should contact Tina at: [email protected] – diana
6/4/21 – Over the years we have helped several individuals with their TNR projects. Shawna is one of those people. Here are 3 of her recent rescues who have been spayed/neutered and vaccinated complements of 4 Paws 1 Heart and the many caring people who donate to make this possible. – diana
6/3/21 – Prayers for Luna. Here is her story as reported by her rescuer:
“I just recently had a puppy dropped off to me asking me to foster her for a short while. I was told she has a fractured or broken paw although I’m not sure because she has been through two different homes where it was ignored and it’s not my dog or else I would be doing more. But, this puppy is in pain and constantly walking on her hurt paw possibly hurting it more. I can afford some of the vet bills such as getting her shots and possibly x-rays but I was really hoping for some assistance with the splint being that she may need one as soon as possible. Luna is 3 months old, she’s a pit bull/lab mix. Her previous owner said she doesn’t know how she hurt her paw and when she took her to the vet and they told her how much it would cost to get x-rays and a splint and she couldn’t afford it so she gave the dog to someone I know who has special needs. That person was kicked out of her house right after taking the pup in and she asked me to care for the puppy until she could get back on her feet. But, she lives with her parents and they said no to a dog. I don’t feel she’s a fit home for the puppy along with not being able to afford the procedures she might need and I plan on keeping the puppy if I can help her. – Joyce”
Joyce took Luna into her vet, which also happens to be one of our partner vets, and they referred her to us for assistance with the medical. More x-rays were taken and the doctor saw Luna again on May 10 and yesterday, June 2. The doctor is hopeful that Luna may be able to keep her leg as the leg appears to be healing on its own. She has a follow up appointment in two weeks. Paws crossed she has a clean bill of health. We will help Luna with any needed vaccines and spay. Joyce will keep us updated. – diana
6/2/21 – These babies were found in a mobile home park and will soon be ready for their makeovers. On June 17 they will be taken to the vet complements of 4 Paws 1 Heart. When you consider that a female cat can give birth 3 times a year and have an average of 5 kittens each time for almost her entire life, the investment made to have these babies neutered/spayed is a valuable one. A donation of $225 will ensure that these five will never be responsible for producing any more unwanted kittens. And, that is what it is all about. – diana
P.S. Anyone interested in these cuties should contact Beckie at: [email protected]
6/1/21 – Please say a prayer for little Abby. She was trapped yesterday with another kitten who was even sicker and passed away. She is about 5 weeks old and will be seen and treated by one of our partner veterinarians. There continues to be so many kittens being found on the streets with injuries and illnesses. We couldn’t be there for them if it weren’t for our supporters. – diana
5/31/21 – As we remember those men, women, and military dogs who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom and we celebrate the lives they lived, I wanted to share a happy update.
Little Foot was trapped one year ago while some TNR volunteers were trapping behind a local park in St. Clair Shores, MI. The rescuers saw that Little Foot was limping. They took Little Foot to the low-cost clinic they were working with and the vet confirmed that Little Foot had a possible fracture and a gash on his leg. It was recommended he be taken to a full service vet. That is when I got the call. Little Foot was taken to one of our partner vets who determined the leg injury was severe and that something had penetrated through his joint. To repair the breaks in the area consisting of many small bones would be very difficult and would eventually become arthritic at a very early age. The gash in his leg also was very infected and needed to be treated with bandage changes and antibiotics. The doctor recommended amputation once the infections had cleared.. Because of our amazing supporters, we were able to pay for all of Little Foot’s medical needs and eventually his foster family made him a permanent member of their home. Here is an update from Jessica, the person who contacted me, and two photos taken in Little Foot’s furever home. Also, two photos of when he was first trapped. – diana
Little Foot (now formally known as Roman) was adopted by Erin – who was the registered TNR person who assisted with the project. He has fully adapted to his new 3 legged life. He has many cat siblings who welcomed him in to their family. He has grown up to be a very handsome and surprisingly long cat! He’s very chatty now, full of energy and the biggest goofball!
Thank you for helping him get the life he has today. – Jessica”
It truly takes a village!
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5/29/21- Beautiful Sasha spent her entire 5 years of life in a basement until she was rescued by our friend Jo. She will be spayed, vaccinated, and tested this coming week complements of your donations. If you are interested in giving her a loving home, filled with windows for her to see the sun shining and the birds chirping,, please contact Jo at: [email protected] – diana