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.
AKA Jack Frost/Blizzard. Forever in my heart.. Gina
The hardest part of rescuing is saying goodbye especially when they are one of the animals you really bonded with. December 2017, and three days before Christmas, this baby approximately 6 months old, was brought into my previous job after being found by a good samaritan. He was on the brink of death because he somehow wound up trapped in a garage in the dead of winter with no food, water, or an escape. There was nothing left to him other than fur and bones. He was frozen to the point his temperature and blood sugar did not register because they were to low for a thermometer to read. The shelter/animal control at the time was going to euthanize, so I asked to have him transferred into my care so he could be given a chance. 4 Paws 1 Heart was there to fund all of his medical needs and that night I brought him home. David Jenio and I kept him warm, fed, hydrated, and loved around the clock. It took several days for Jack Frost aka Blizzard to walk, regulate his temp, and swallow properly.
After many months we found him the perfect home with friendsAnn Kist and Lou Kist. They loved him unconditionally and he knew it. His new name became Noodles.
Yesterday Ann brought him to our doctors because he wasn’t feeling well and declining fast. On ultrasound he had large masses throughout his intestinal area and at only 6 years old he was diagnosed with suspected intestinal lymphoma. It was a heartbreaking goodbye, but I was able to hold him one last time and tell him how much he meant to me. I’m glad to have been there at the beginning and at the end.. I gave him a kiss from Dave and his mom held him during his last moments. Thank you Ann and Lou for being the best kitty parents to Noodles. Rest peacefully sweet boy.. Forever in our hearts..– Gina
8/7/23 – And, speaking of veterinary hospitals — our friends at Orion Animal Hospital contacted me to see if we could help a cat with a severe respiratory infection who was found under a car the morning of 7/22 and brought into the hospital by the rescuer. Bennie not only needed treatment for the infection first but also needed the ‘usual’ testing, vaccinations, and neuter. We took on the medical care and a staff member took on the responsibility of finding an adopter and fostering. Here is Bennie the morning he was saved and now after recovering. If you are interested in adopting this sweet boy, contact Courtney at Orion Animal Hospital. – diana
8/7/23 – There are so many cats and kittens on the streets needing to be spayed/neutered and vaccinated. The over population has resulted in a huge back up in the many low-cost clinics like All About Animals, The Paws Clinic, Humane Society of St. Clair, and Comfort’s Place. This results in the population growing even greater in that a feline cat can become pregnant at just 4 months old and have 3 litters a year. Also, many ‘standard’ vets will not spay/neuter a cat earlier than 6 months and by then a female could have already had one litter and be on her way to having another. And, when we get a request to help with more than two cats with one person, it is necessary to try to get into a low-cost clinic because of cost. In just the past 2 weeks we’ve been working with rescuers involved in 3 ‘hoarding’ situations not to mention those mamas found on the streets with their babies. I’m proud of the relationship we have with our veterinary hospitals and thankful for the help they give us in doing their best to get the animals treated when we get a request for help. These 3 babies are recent rescues who were just spayed/neutered and vaccinated at The Paws Clinic in Taylor. Max (the black guy) started sneezing and coughing shortly after his visit so he will be going to Orion Animal Hospital for further treatment.
You can always contact me at: [email protected] if you are interested in any of the animals we help and post here and if that animal needs a home, I will get you together with the rescuer. Again, thank you to our many supporters; your donations truly make a difference in the lives of so many.