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.
Meet “Burger” she is in recovery and doing great! 4 Paws 1 Heart covered her spay surgery today, and our good friends from NBS rescue have her lined up with Ferndale Cat Shelter for permanent placement. If anyone is interested in adopting please contact the shelter. It takes a village. Thank you to everyone involved. – Gina
3/31/23 – Crixus came to our attention in the summer of 2020 when he had a hurt paw. He received x rays and all of the usual medications which cost much more than it should have but…..He continued to be a community cat in Hamtramck, MI although the caretaker would try to keep him in at night to lessen potential fights. At that time Crixus was already at least 9 years old. Then, last summer Crixus was having issues with swallowing; again, we were contacted and Crixus was found to have an infection. We were happy to help again. In February of this year, we were again contacted about this very resilient boy. When his caretaker went to feed him, he was found to be throwing up blood. Again, Crixus was trapped and we were contacted. Crixus saw our great friends at Five Mile Animal Hospital where the doctor diagnosed Stomatitis and recommended a full dental extraction. On March 24 Crixus had his surgery and now will never see the outside again unless it’s through his caretaker’s window. His caretaker said that without 4 Paws 1 Heart, Crixus would have never made it to 13 years old. — We say, without the love of our supporters, thousands of animals would have never lived another day. – diana
3/30/23 – Prayers for sweet Claus with Run Around Sue Rescue. The doctor wants to run a PCR test because the little guy just can’t seem to kick his upper respiratory infection; it keeps coming back. The doctor wants to make sure it’s not something else she should be treating. The PCR test is a sensitive test for detecting the presence of the upper respiratory pathogens Chlamydophila felis, Feline Herpesvirus and Feline Calicivirus. The test is most reliable in cases with clinical disease. – diana
We can’t thank you enough 4paws, he’s such a sweet boy he tries to keep up, but sometimes he just gets too tired. I hate when he’s had a stuffy and his chest is readily so let’s hope we can find what the issue is and take care of it or hopefully it’s something he can grow out of. – Tina
Thank you to 4 Paws 1 Heart for helping me get this little doll sterilized instead of having to go through a t&r program. She is such a sweet girl and I’m certain will get adopted quickly throughFerndale Cat Shelter as soon as she is healed. . – Aaron
3/29/23 – On Saturday, April 8, 2023 at Colleen’s Irish Pubb, St. Clair Shores, the owners will be hosting a MOTOWN Night and some of the team from 4 Paws 1 Heart will be there having fun and selling 50/50 tickets to benefit 4 Paws 1 Heart. The party starts at 7pm with Dr. BB spinning the old school classics that so many of us grew up with. Hope to see many of our friends. Any questions, e mail me at: [email protected]
3/29/23 – Lena and Selena lived their entire lives outside in a pen; they are 10 and 9 years old. Then, thankfully, they were rescued by Make A Difference Rescue. They were found heart worm positive as so many of the dogs have been diagnosed lately and we were thankful that we could cover both of their second and third injections which will occur at the end of the month.
Your donations make the difference between life and death for so many stray and abandoned animals. Lena and Selena are very sweet dogs who are hoping to live their last days with love and care. If you are interested, please contact Make A Difference Rescue. – diana.
3/28/23 – RIP Sweet Smokey. She was ‘dumped’ in the driveway of a family who lives around 36 mile road in Macomb County. Unfortunately, far too many sick and unwanted animals are ‘dumped’ in areas where people believe they can live out their lives even when very ill. Smokey was taken to one of our vets last week with swelling and infection of her mammary glands and the doctor diagnosed it as a very severe case of mastitis. Unfortunately, Smokey had a high fever and abscesses were already developing. The doctor gave medications and an appointment was made for today. When she was seen today the doctor found that she had lost almost 20% of her weight in just a week and the abscesses and infection were worse and her skin around the area was already dying. After a conversation with the doctor, the rescuer, and the transporter we decided to follow the doctor’s recommendation and humanely euthanize sweet Smokey. We were all confident that she had been suffering and the doctor was concerned that her condition was so extreme that even if a total mastectomy was considered, the doctor believed Smokey would not have made it through the surgery because of her weakened condition. As I discussed with her rescuer, we were all just thankful that Smokey didn’t die on the streets being hit by a car or devoured by animals while she laid dying. Instead, this beautiful family with children, roosters, chickens, and other cats were able to give her love that she did not have otherwise. Every living creature deserves to die with respect and love. Thank you to this rescue family who brokenheartedly did what was best for Smokey. – diana.
3/27/23 – Gemma’s surgery was delayed until today. Her leg was amputated but her rescuer reported that she came through the surgery wonderfully and is doing great. She will be in a safe home while she recovers and will be looking for her furever home. Please contact Midland County Pit Stop Rescue https://www.midlandcountypitstop.org/ if you are interested in giving her a furever home. You can read her story on our fb or here on our website by searching Gemma. – diana.https://4paws1heart.org/2023/03/gemma/
These beauties are looking for their furever home. Our commitment sometimes goes beyond medical treatment. Because of our amazing Board, it often includes help with adoptions. Thank you, Dee Gudenau for all of your hard work! – diana
A few nights ago we went to see Hercules. We shared lots of wet slobbery kisses, belly rubs, and toy time. I’m pretty sure he remembers me. There are no words to describe the feeling when visiting animals who came from such a horrific abusive place, and then to watch them thrive over the last 11 years in a home showered with love is priceless! Thank youTari Kern and Chris Moceri for hosting an awesome dinner with great conversation and a much needed Hercules visit. – Gina
I cry happy tears every time I watch this YouTube video of his journey.