12/4/22 – In early November I received an e mail from a man who said he and his wife had been caring for a very sweet, neglected cat who was living outside. She had been coming around for food. They got him to a point of being healthy but noticed her “eye was missing and hadn’t been closed up”. She also was not spayed. The couple fell in love with her but couldn’t afford to get the veterinary help the little one needed but wanted to give her a furever home. They called her ‘One Eye’ and arrangements were made for her to be seen by one of our favorite clinics — Patterson Veterinary Hospital. She was seen by the vet shortly afterward and the doctor determined that there was an eye there but it needed to be removed. That was this past Wednesday. One Eye’s dad sent me the following message:

‘I want to thank you so much for what your organization did. Day one out of surgery and I can tell you they must have done an amazing job in there. It was pretty bad, and so extremely necessary to fix. She also seems happier like there’s some relief.

We couldn’t have done it without your help, and from the bottom of our hearts we want to thank you! When we can, how can we donate to the org? We’d like to give back some.- Brett”

There are many animals we are are asked to help that, although expensive, just need the standard vetting (testing, vaccines, spay/neuter, fleas/parasite treatment. But, unfortunately, there are still so many animals who are found needing very expensive medical care that too often is unaffordable for the good Samaritan or rescue/shelter. And, that is when 4 Paws 1 Heart is contacted and why your support is so critical. Without your support of donations and participation in fundraisers we would never have been able to help over 10,000 stray cats and dogs living in the streets or in abusive homes. And, that is why we are trying so hard to win the Detroit News Holiday Cheer for Charity worth $20,000! Just scroll down a couple of postings and click on the photo and donate what you can afford. I’ll try again to get an accurate link to the leader Board. At this time, we are in second place. Up until last night we were leading until a $5,000 donation was made to one of the other contestants who now leads. But, we know we can do it if we all come together. I liken us as a David vs Goliath and look what happened there. Thank You in advance and we will continue to be posting throughout the contest which ends December 16, 2022. – diana.

Donate to 4Pawsheart in the contest link

Detroit News contest leaderboard link

P.S. This is One Eye before her surgery; you’d never know there was an issue from the photo but very often photos can be deceiving.


12/3/22 – This is what 4 Paws 1 Heart is all about. To date, $1.7 million have been paid to local veterinarians to fund the medical treatment for the fur orphans in our communities. And everyone plays a role in our village. Of course $$$ are what keep us going because we are a very unique organization which only funds medical treatment for stray and abandoned animals. But, without good samaritans, fosters, rescuers and our veterinary staffs, there would be no need for the medical treatment. Over the years we have made a difference in the lives of over 10,000 animals and have kept thousands of unwanted animals from being born and dying on the streets because every animal we touch is spayed/neutered and vaccinated. And, just in case you think it’s not necessary — just recently we were asked to assist a litter of cats where one was found to have rabies. I have yet to hear the results of the other two kittens in the litter. This is the first time in 12 years that I have faced this situation. So, in short, please help us help those who have no one else. Right now we are working hard to get the word out and raise the most money in donations so that we can win $20,000 in the Detroit News Holiday Cheer for Charity contest. So, if you can, please share this with your family and friends and donate what you can afford because every dollar can make a difference. Just click on the Hercules banner.

Please donate here to 4Paws1Heart in the Detroit News Holiday Cheer For Charity contest by clicking this link