1/1/23 – Many hearts are broken over the very sad news that a beautiful friend of 4 Paws 1 Heart as well as the many cats she saved in her lifetime, Tonya Stoker, passed away last night. I reported on Tonya’s devastating survival struggle since August. Her cousin, Erika Robinson, and many friends came together to find homes for her cats when it became likely that she would not be able to care for her pets again. The last cat, Peanut, just couldn’t catch a break and spent days alone while Erika made sure he was taken care of in the lonely apartment. Then, with just a few days before the lease ran out, our Board member, Cynthia S. Wojtowycz stepped up and took Peanut into her home and started a private fb group so that Tonya could keep up with Peanut’s journey. This earth has lost a beautiful fighter but heaven has gained a pure soul. Rest in peace, Tonya, finally without pain. Here is a statement from Erika:

“I can’t find all the right words at this time. I wish we could wake up from this bad dream. My WHOLE family and some of Tonya’s friends are at a loss as we move into 2023.

We’re doing it without our Tonya.

Tonya L. Stoker passed away at 7:04pm on December 31st, 2022. She will be missed by many, but she’s no longer in pain and fighting to overcome everything that started august 25th, 2022.

She is being cremated and will go home to Tina in Ohio. We will not being doing anything at this time. Please be patient and kind as we’re trying to navigate all of this. Give Tina the time & respect to process all of this also, please. We’re Doing our best.

THANK YOU to everyone that has prayed for Tonya and helped us during this time through donations and everything. We appreciate you all more than you know. – Erika” P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI. 48080