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.
8/11/23 – I apologize for the multiple posts but the cases have been so overwhelming like no other year we’ve been in existence. I want to recognize Hammy. He was rescued in February, 2022 with another stray cat. He, along with the other cats, was a pretty bad shape and his poor ear appeared to have been infested with mites. His rescuer, Melissa, who we’ve worked with for multiple rescues, contacted us for help. Hammy, although a feral, was treated and Melissa decided she would not release him. Since that time Melissa shared her home with him and although never truly socialized, she gave him love. Over the past few months, Hammy’s health began declining and he was taken to the vet even though he was very difficult to trap — in the house!. This month, Melissa came home from work and Hammy was found passed away. Our belief is that the life of any living creature should be remembered at the time of death and so today we remember Hammy. May he rest in peace and be with our many fur babies who have passed before him. – diana
8/11/23 – Here is the e mail I received on August 7, 2023:
“My next door neighbor and I have been feeding and caring for some cats . On Saturday I had noticed that our sweet boy (my kids and I and neighbor can pet him ) had thrown up clear fluid in my yard and then he walked across the street and laid in the bushes and didn’t come . On Sunday morning I went and checked on him . He ran off but was stumbling, falling and looked like he was walking sideways . He took off to another neighbor’s deck . We tried to get him out but unsuccessful . This morning he was in my next door neighbor’s shelter since last night . He won’t eat or drink and is softly growling at us . He only is able to flip his body to get into a different position. He also has something going on with his eye. Both my next door neighbor and I don’t have the financial means to get him to a vet . I don’t want him suffering . It breaks my heart to see him like this, can you help?”
We were able to get Black Jack into one of our partner vets the same day. He had fluid in his abdomen so the doctor couldn’t get a clear picture of his organs and he wasn’t quite sure what was going on. Black Jack was given fluids and meds and was to return in 3 days for a follow up. Yesterday he was seen again by the doctor. He does show some signs of improvement but is still having issues opening his jaw (his jaws appeared to have been locked when he was found). The doctor thinks Black Jack may have consumed something toxic and will be seen again today by the doctor. We will continue our efforts to help Black Jack. – diana
I was trying to post a video but here is a pic instead . He was slowly walking to the food. – Jennifer
This was Black Jack at vet yesterday . This was a huge improvement for him . He has been unable to walk and his body was so stiff and contorted . Not sure what is exactly going on with him . Toxicity or trauma . The Dr today re-reviewed his X-rays . He believes he had trauma to his spine.
If it wasn’t for 4 Paws 1 Heart this sweet boy would never of had a chance. I can’t thank this organization enough.– Jennifer
8/11/23 – who will be seeing one of our great partner vets at Five Mile Animal Hospital to be fully vetted — tested, vaccinated, spayed/neutered, and anything else needed. They were both born under the porch of their rescuer in Hamtramck, MI. Knowing the neighbor poisoned cats, she immediately brought them into her home. Having seen multiple dead cats in the alley behind her home, she was determined to save these two babies. Now they need to be spayed/neutered and vaccinated and we are thankful we can help. – diana
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