6/22/23 – Great news from Koa’s foster mom, Courtney:

“From Rags to Riches, Koa officially has been ADOPTED! I can’t thank everyone enough that has supported us on his journey. We watched him transform from a neglected pup that was found homeless in Detroit, into an amazing companion! A huge thank you to 4 Paws 1 Heart for sponsoring this kind soul and bringing him into my life. Natalie Zalac , for your continued support and all that you did for him. My work Family for keeping me sane . To everyone that donated and sent him gifts, thank you! He took a piece of my heart with him today, but I know this is what it’s all about ! Thank you to Joseph E Bernier for opening your heart and home to my sweet, Koa. This is what rescue is all about ! WE SAVED ANOTHER LIFE!


The 1776 4th of July Match will help us to continue to save lives like Koa’s. He was very neglected and abused before being rescued, went through heart worm treatment, and had teeth extracted. — not to mention neuter, vaccines, etc. But now, he is on his way to a new life with a person who will give him the love and care he deserves. Thank you to our many supporters for considering a donation today. – diana

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It is with tears and a heavy heart that I post the passing of sweet Katniss. In October of 2014 I was working emergency when the call came in about a pup crammed in a tiny cage and left on the curb as trash. I told the good samaritan where we were located and I met her outside not knowing what condition this pup would be in. It was late, cold, raining, and I remember feeling the flood of emotions when the cage was handed over to me. I got her out and had to hold her up because she couldn’t even stand. It took days to regain strength just to move.

She was terrified, starved, and in critical condition. Plus, she had a towel in her stomach which required surgery.

I had her signed over to me and that’s how her journey began..

Her story is on our Facebook page, but for now I want to honor her beautiful life. Katniss went to a home where she was loved beyond words. She had a really good friend and sister named Zorah. Her yard was like a small park and she loved treats and walks with her mama. Over the years Katniss thrived. To see her go from the depth of darkness and cruelty to a glowing beauty with an incredible smile made my heart happy. She was loyal to her mom and sister. I was fortunate to keep in touch over the years and recently when her mom told me she was sick Dave and I went to visit. We spent quality time together with treats and toys. She remembered us. I don’t think they forget.

The hardest part is when they have to go.. I will remember her forever and always. She is a piece of my forever.

Please keep her mama in your prayers during this extremely difficult time.. Rochelle Dee thank you for giving Katniss the best home ever.

Rest Peacefully beautiful girl.. You will be missed. Gina

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6/21/23 – Coco is a female stray cat that had been ‘tnr’d’. Last week she had been missing for 3 days and finally when she was found by her caretaker she had blood on her back and wounds on her body. The caretaker also noticed that her leg was ‘twisted’. The caretaker raced home to get a cage and raced back but when she returned Coco was gone. The caretaker, Brittney, spent the night looking again for her and finally the next morning Brittney’s daughter was able to find her and get her safely in a cage. Coco couldn’t walk on her leg and that’s when we were contacted.

One of our partner veterinarians saw Coco two days ago and the x rays showed several bones shattered from what appeared to be bb’s. Once again, an innocent animal was used as target practice by cruel people The doctor recommended amputation and now Coco is scheduled for surgery tomorrow with our good friends at Comfort’s Place in Westland. Please remember this sweet girl in your prayers. Brittney has assured me that Coco will not be a ‘stray’ cat any longer and will be kept in her home.

Again, without our supporters, these orphans could not be given a second chance. Please remember our 1776 4th of July campaign where $1,776 in donations made between now and July 4 will be matched by a generous “Honorary Auntie” of our Feline Mascot, Chance. Thank you in advance. – diana

4paws1heart.org/donations P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI. 48080