Our mission is to reduce the number of homeless cats & dogs by paying for needed medical treatment and assisting with the permanent placement of these animals through our partnerships with local rescue groups.
9/6/22 – Prayers for Bando. He was found just a couple of days ago by a very caring couple. He is only about 3 weeks old and he appeared to be very sick. The couple took him to the first hospital they could get into and the vet advised that both of his eyes needed to be removed. He was given antibiotics and the couple contacted us. We have authorized Bando to see one of our favorite doctors at Orion Animal Hospital and we will take care of whatever is needed. These amazing good Samaritans have decided to keep him because they know a shelter would have euthanized him because of his condition. Please keep Bando in your thoughts and prayers and I will report on him when we get more information. – diana.
9/5/22 – This morning I got this call from our Board member, and mom to the Second Chance for Chance Team, Denise N. She reported that yesterday she rescued this sweet, little (approximately 12wk old) male angel. She saw some kids in her neighborhood playing with him, throwing him up in the air, etc. and of course, she went out immediately to talk with the boys and learn what was going on with the poor little kitten. They said he came from a yard where the people had been gone for a number of days. While Denise and her sister got ready to investigate, the boys returned the kitten to the yard. When Denise and her sister got there they found 2 dead kittens and this poor baby snuggled on top of one of them. One of the neighbors said there is another kitten and a mama still missing and he will watch out for them and contact Denise if they show up. Denise contacted the police department and animal control to pick up the dead kittens and brought the little one who the boys were playing with to the house of Team Chance. He ate a good dinner and went right to sleep. Who knows how long this baby was searching for food and left on his own. Today he went to a foster mom and if and when the mom and other sibling are found, this foster will also take them in while everyone can find them permanent homes. Also, and most important, 4 Paws 1 Heart will be taking care of any and all medical needs and will pray that the mom and sibling are rescued. – diana.
9/5/22 – Today is Labor Day and I’m thinking of the many people who devote their lives as well as free time to helping the many stray and abused animals in our communities. I’m personally thankful to our many veterinary hospital staffs who are so amazing with the rescues we send their ways. Also, thankful for the many individuals who work so hard to rescue and give these animals a second chance at life. And, for the thousands of supporters who labor every day and donate their hard-earned money to help us in our mission which is: ” To Reduce the Number of Unwanted Animals by Funding Medical Treatment for Stray, Abandoned and Abused Animals.” It truly takes a village and here is a happy update from one of those couples who found a beautiful abandoned/stray cat with a serious illness — a diaphragmatic hernia. Lucy’s story can be found on our fb page and very soon on our website. But, for now, her is a happy update from her angels and now mom and dad: -diana
“Thank you once again for helping us keep Lucy in our life. She has grown so much, you won’t believe she is the same cat. She loves playing and being around us constantly and now we cannot get her to stop eating, she is always looking forward to the next meal hahaha. We call her out little potato of all the weight she gained. Kind regards, Johan and Manet”
Please continue your prayers for Muffin. And, please understand that all of these tests and various medications are not free. Anything you can do to financially assist would be greatly appreciated. – diana
I’m very sad to report that 1.5 days after finishing the antibiotic she sneezed out yellow/green snot. Back on the antibiotic we went, but it’s not recommended to exceed 20 days and we are now at 17. I have her scheduled for sedation again next Wednesday to do another culture her nose, flush her sinuses again, and look for a polyp again. Please and send positive vibes for an answer to the underlying cause.. Gina
9/3/22 – Waffles’ Hero, Courtney Chisholm, reported the following:
“WAFFLES HAS BEEN ADOPTED!!!
Congratulations to Waffles and her forever Family.
I can’t express how thankful I am for each and every one of you during this journey. A huge thank you to Diana Rascano with 4 Paws 1 Heart, Linda Yonish Gill with Royal Canin, Dr.Natalie Zalac at Orion Animal Hospital, Dr. Stanley at Animal Surgical Center, the staff and Dr. Alyssa Zoto at MSU, Tara Cascaddan at Cascaddan Lounge, Stephanie Skrinner and all of her fans! It literally took a village but WE DID IT! This was by far my biggest project I have ever taken on and I would do it all over again to save this sweet girl. She is going to be missed so much but I know I was just a stepping stone for her to live her best life possible. She is eating and drinking 100% on her own and gaining weight daily. She is a normal puppy doing normal puppy things thanks to all of us! WE DID IT, WE SAVED THE WAFFLES!!!!!”
And a huge thank you to Courtney and her family for all that they did for this sweet girl. – diana.
9/2/22 – Knight is another cat who often is seen in a cat community taken care of by our friend, Linda D., who we are currently helping with a cat who has FIP (Juno is on day 68 and is getting better every day from this deadly disease). So many of the cats/kittens who come and go are in desperate shape and Linda very often uses her own money to care for them but there are times she has needed us for assistance. Knight was seen with a horrendous wound on her forehead very near her eyes. Linda has tried for days to catch her and was finally successful. Thankfully, Linda works often with Orion Animal Hospital and she was able to get in the same day. Knight was very sick from the abscessed wound. She is about 5 months old but the doctor believes she will be alright now that the wound is being treated and she is on antibiotics. When Knight recovers, she will be vaccinated and spayed. These babies go through so very much it truly is heart breaking. We all do what we can in hopes that we are making a difference. – diana.
9/1/22 – Meet Ranger Milo. We were contacted by his finder who told us that after posting him on FB (to see if an owner could be found), she started to get a crowd of families from the town reporting that they had been trying to care for him the past few years and knew he had medical issues (dental only) but none of them tried to get him and help him further. So he probably has been suffering for several years in pain. Ranger Milo’s ‘angel’ took him to a vet and the doctor diagnosed Stomatitis (Gingivitis for cats) and advised that he needed to have several teeth removed to reduce the inflammation. This wonderful woman paid for his exam, blood work and a test for FIV/FelV which cost a considerable amount of her own money but she could not afford getting this very sweet, emaciated boy the surgery he needed to eliminate the painful infection in his mouth. She literally had to double bathe him because of the infectious drool that he licked himself with.
We couldn’t say no and the same day that we were contacted (8/31/22), Ranger Milo was seen by one of the great doctors at Orion Animal Hospital who confirmed the diagnosis and advised that all of his teeth would need to be removed. Poor 12 year old Ranger Milo had a significantly infected mouth. He received antibiotics to reduce the infection in preparation for surgery scheduled for the end of September. This dental surgery is very costly and it is about the third we’ve been asked to help with in the past couple of weeks. Your donations give orphans like Ranger MIlo a second chance at life and in his case he is already safe and being much pampered by his new, loving family. – diana