7/31/23 – Another friend of 4 Paws 1 Heart, Kristin, who we’ve helped with the medical for TNR as well as BatKid (who you may remember and who ended up having an amputation but is doing great) contacted us about Chester. Chester had been TNR’d but was not acclimating well to being outdoors. Kristin, thinks that he was at some time an indoor pet at one time. Chester showed up with what appears to now be an eye infection. He is being seen this afternoon and will now be a permanent inside cat. Kristin found a foster and they will try to find him a furever home. Paws crossed and God Bless those who rescue and are willing to do so much to save animals. – diana P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI. 48080


7/31/23 – A friend of 4 Paws 1 Heart, Jennifer D., contacted us last week about Bailey. Here’s what Jennifer wrote:

“We just lost our 14 1/2 year old dachshund this past weekend so I was looking around online for another dog. We picked one out that we were going to pick up tomorrow; however, I came across this pup being given away for free. Her current owners were not able to keep her anymore due to their homeowners association policy. They were told they could have two dogs and then once they brought her home they found out that it meant ‘two animals’ although they had been told earlier ‘2 dogs’. They already had a cat and a dog. Bailey is almost 5 months old and has only had one set of shots at seven weeks. They were going to take her to the ‘Humane Society’ today at noon because the association was going to fine them a heavy fee today during a property check. I picked her up, but I’m afraid she’s a little bit too big for our property. She was purchased for $400 from some breeder as a mini Australian Shepherd. By the looks of her, I don’t think she’s a mini. She’s going to need a lot of room to run around and it’s something we don’t have. I am willing to foster her until an appropriate placement can be found. I think my son still has his heart set on the little dachshund we saw. He convinced me I had to save this dog before it went to the ‘Humane Society’ and possibly put down.”

We were happy to help and Bailey will be going to our partner vets to get her vaccines and heart worm test and when possible her spay. The last word from Jennifer today was that Bailey “may wind up being a foster failure”. – diana P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI. 48080


7/30/23 – Tipper was born three days before her mom had been scheduled for TNR — that was six years ago. She lived with her family in Dawn’s colony but over the years her mom and two siblings died of a genetic disease. Unfortunately, Tipper was finally another victim. It is unsure what the disease was but she became lethargic and stopped eating. She was seen at one of our partner vets where it was decided to let Tipper cross the Rainbow Bridge. She is now without pain and concern and living the good life with her family. Here she is at a better time in her life. – diana P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI. 48080


7/30/23 – This has been one tough Spring and Summer for our orphaned fur babies–heart worm, car injuries, amputations, enucleations, gun shot wounds, you name it. So your participation in our upcoming fundraisers will mean a great deal for the many needing our help. Make a difference in the lives of those who have no one else and have a good time in the process. There’s something for everyone! – diana P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI. 48080

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7/28/23 – On July 20, Myka was found on the street with a broken leg and missing paw. His rescuer, Jamie, contacted All About Animals and they referred Jamie to us. I authorized Myka to be seen at Patterson Veterinary in Clinton Twp. and today Jamie sent this update: “Myka is home, surgery went great. They removed the leg and were able to neuter him. I have to bring him back in 2 weeks to get stitches removed. They said it looked like the leg was like that for a little while and he was in some pain. So it’s a good thing it was removed. I also was able to find a home for him. My mom is going to take him in after he is healed and better. She fell in love with him and I’m happy that he will have a safe and loving home. I want to thank you SO much on helping with this surgery. I would not have been able to afford it and I am so glad Myka is taken care of. Patterson vet is a great office to work with. I appreciate you all. – Jamie”

Without our supporters we could not continue to make a difference in so many lives. Thank you to the rescuers, our vet partners, and our donors. – diana P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI. 48080


7/28/23 – Another friend of 4 Paws 1 Heart, was driving on I-69 and she almost hit him–standing in the middle of the highway. Another kind person stopped. He was able to pick up this baby and our friend, Sherri N., told him that she would take him in that she is a seasoned animal rescuer. Before leaving, they both looked for the mom but no other cats could be found. Freeway will be taken to the vet, spayed/neutered, tested, and vaccinated. Sherri will find him a furever home. – diana P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI. 48080

4P1H Village Kittyroom kitty event! 1st Saturday of every month! He can be there! – Dee


7/28/23 – This 6-weeks-old baby was seen standing on a rock near the Detroit River at Erma Henderson park. Our friend, Patricia, a veteran animal rescuer, had been contacted by the finder in that the baby’s paw was in horrible condition. Patricia contacted us and, thankfully, the amazing staff at Orion Animal Hospital was able to get him in this morning. Fortunately, the baby’s paw was not broken but it was severely infected and covered in maggots. The baby was treated and will have a follow up appointment in a couple weeks. 4 Paws 1 Heart will follow up with all of this baby’s medical needs and when appropriate he will be looking for his furever home. His name is now Erma but that will change now that everyone knows he’s a boy. Little Erma is in great hands and if anyone is interested in adopting him when he’s ready, please contact Patricia at: [email protected] – diana P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI. 48080

Thank you Diana for again stepping up to help this little guy. To see him in so much pain and misery just broke my heart. He is on the road to recovery thanks to 4Paws1Heart! – Patricia


7/27/23 – Kay Lynn was found during some earlier storms during the past couple of months and her rescuer thought she may have been hit by something. She was given a full examination including a test for fiv/felv, vaccinated, and spayed. She is healthy and nows lives with her rescuer. – diana P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI. 48080


7/27/23 – This sweet baby, Greer, was found in an alley and rescued by a friend of 4 Paws 1 Heart. We were thankful to help her get tested, vaccinated, and spayed. With the sever storm we had last night, I just can’t imagine how frightened these poor stray animals must get. Thankful for the many kind independent rescuers we’ve met over the past 13 years (almost). – diana P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI. 48080