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.
5/31/23 – Please sign up for the Rite Aid Rewards and add 4 paws 1 Heart as your charity. We need 3 more members by 5 pm today to reach our first level. It’s easy to do and when you do use rite aid, you just have to put in your phone number and it will automatically attach to your charity— thanks, Diana
There are many ways to help us help them. Through the generosity of Rite Aid, you can now have all purchases (including prescriptions) made at your Rite Aid Store benefit 4 Paws 1 Heart. Just sign up by going to the following link and every time you purchase something that’s all you have to do is input your phone number and a portion of the sale will go to 4 Paws 1 Heart. Thanks!
5/30/23 – Happy update on our boy Koa. One more hurdle and he’ll be ready for a furever loving home. Email me if you are interested and i will connect you with his foster mom. Everyone him!! – [email protected]
Today we found out that Koa is heartworm NEGATIVE!!!
Koa is scheduled to be neutered and have his bad teeth extracted next week. It is time for us to come together and find this amazing boy a Family of his own Koa needs a patient Family that will give him the time he needs to come out of his shell. He would do best in a house without another male dog. Please share and PM me if interested! He is up to date on vaccines , microchipped, and will be neutered before adoption! – COURTNEY
5/30/23 – On Saturday, May 27, I received an email from a person trying to assist a cat who had showed up at a neighbor’s home trying to get into the home. The cat has discharge, pus, etc. from her vagina and needed help. I asked the person to have the neighbor contact me in that the person who e mailed me didn’t have the cat and couldn’t take the cat into her home. I also suggested that a rescue might be contacted who could actually follow through with the cat’s needs, even if we did help with the medical.
On Sunday, May 28, I heard from my friend who owns Comfort’s Place in Westland. She asked if we could help with a cat who had what appeared to be pyometra which is a bacterial infection in the uterus. This condition, must be treated quickly and aggressively in that it is a life threatening infection. It occurs more frequently in older, unspayed female cats that have had several heat cycles in their lives without getting pregnant. The cat in question turned out to be the same cat I had been earlier contacted about. I approved the surgery.
The surgery was successful and Storm is doing well. The rescue Awes, Paws, and Claws has taken her in to their rescue and will have her available for adoption when she has recovered. Another example for why spaying is so critical to cats who are left to roam outside, be exposed to male cats or just be left to have heat cycles. A huge thanks to our dear friend who responded on a holiday week-end, was able to get her veterinarian doctor to perform the surgery, and the person who didn’t stop to get the help needed. – diana
5/29/23 – Today is a day we remember and honor those heroes of our military who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. As an organization whose goal is based on giving second chances to our abandoned and abused, we thought it only appropriate to also remember and honor all of the military dogs who also paid the ultimate sacrifice to protect and serve our military and for our freedom. God Bless America
Muffins’ can finally breathe through her nose. It’s amazing what Veterinary Medicine is capable of. Dr Stanley at Animal Surgical Center is an incredible surgeon. It took almost 1 year to find a solution but she did it. We have a ways to go, but so far I’m pleased with the results.
I also want to say a special thank you to everyone who made this possible. You all know who you are and I’m so grateful.
I was able to get $2,500 in grant money, $5,000 from a good friend who wants to remain anonymous, my 2 Facebook fundraisers brought in over $4,000.
Not to mention, the countless supporters who donated through 4 Paws 1 Heart PayPal or did birthday fundraisers for Muffins’ and Mackenzie Sand who did a Christmas wreath fundraiser. Bambi Pesti Hartter and Caroline for helping with food, litter, supplies, chewey gift cards, my co-workers, friends, family, and followers… THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!
This is a perfect example of an animal who was given a 2nd chance. She is only here today because of love, support and true dedication. – Gina
This Huge 120 pound handsome fella had his neutering done yesterday. The checkup, vaccines, and surgery was all covered by 4 Paws 1 Heart. Because of our supporters we can help give animals like Bodhi a second chance. He was about 20 pounds under weight when rescued. He looks amazing. Thank you Moore Veterinary Hospital team for providing the best care to Bodhi! Gina
I’m sorry it’s taken a couple days, but this girl has kept me busy watching her closely. She was feeling no pain on her drugs, but it was to the extreme that I was worried she would hurt herself. She’s finally come down a lot and she is eating wonderful! There has been a small amount of blood from her nose which is expected. We have 4 – 6 more weeks to go with multiple trips to the hospital in Flint and anesthesia for nasal flushes, but I’m very hopeful this will all work! The doctors and team at Animal Surgical Center are incredible. Thank you all for continued prayers, calls, texts, and messages. I’ll update again soon!
5/24/23 – Billy was trapped by a very kind woman who, all alone, has been trying to control the cat population in her Senior Park. She had earlier had Billy (6 years old) neutered but some time later he showed up with an injured eye. It was infected, and swollen and Billy could hardly keep his eye open. She contacted us for help. Billy was treated at Orion Animal Hospital. – diana
5/24/23 -Brennan and Dale were rescued from the streets in Theresa’s neighborhood. They are being tested, vaccinated, and spayed at one of our great clinics, Patterson Veterinary in Clinton Twp. They will need a furever home. If you are interested, please contact: [email protected] – diana
5/24/23 – In February we were contacted about a stray who was being fed by kind people during the cold months but one day he showed up appearing to have a broken leg. The finder advised that pus was coming from his leg and he was breathing heavily. We arranged for him to see one of our local veterinarians and it was found that Joey had a severe wound on his leg and the heavy breathing was due to pain. His wound was treated and Joey was neutered, tested, and vaccinated. I recently got an update from Joey’s ‘angel’. Joey is doing great and although he didn’t work out living with the finder, they found him the purrfect home with friends and now Joey is living life with his own new buddy.
Let me just say, that whenever you feel there is no hope, there are so many kind people who truly want to make a difference in this crazy world. Whether it’s through donations, advocacy, or rescue — there is an amazing Village amongst us. – diana