8/29/23 – One day she showed up in a cat colony. Cleo was in pretty rough shaped and smelled of infection. For 3 days the finder tried finding a rescue but no one stepped up. Finally, Stevee P., who we’ve helped on several occasions, contacted the finder and secured Cleo. Stevee is a vet tech and was able to have her seen by a doctor but couldn’t afford the care she needed for a severely infected ear which was leaking pus and blood. We took care of the medical treatment for her ear and now that Cleo has recovered from the infection, she is being spayed and vaccinated with our assistance. – diana

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8/29/23 – “It’s too much sadness for me” they say. And my response is that every life matters. On a personal note, I have done many eulogies for family members because I’ve always believed that no one should leave this earth without their life being remembered. I feel the same for animals who give us so much unconditional love but are so often mistreated or left behind. Yesterday, I received a call from our friends at Orion Animal Hospital about a dog, Prince, who had been brought in by a very kind couple. Here is what Emilie wrote to me after we agreed to cover Prince’s visit:

“My fiance found 2 puppies on the side of the road in royal oak. I scheduled him an appointment for the vet for today at 5:20pn to get him checked out but Saturday night he started throwing up and having diarrhea and was not eating or drinking. We took him to an emergency hospital Sunday morning and they tested him for parvo which was negative. They gave him fluids and an anti nausea medicine but because we did not have $1000 for further medical services we had to take him home and wait for the vet appointment today. When we woke up this morning he had a seizure at 730am that lasted less than a minute and one again at 10:40 that lasted even less. Our vet nor any of the hospitals or vets we contacted between Farmington and Lake Orion would not see him without us paying for the treatment up front. I do not get paid until Wednesday and my fiancee doesn’t get paid until Thursday but I don’t know that he will make it that long without treatment. We finally reached out to Orion Animal Hospital and Courtney referred me to you. She stated she would call as well which resulted in her calling us back and telling us to bring him but I still wanted to reach out. – Emilie”

When Courtney contacted me after talking with Dr. Zalac I told her we would cover the exam and to let me know what was needed afterward. Unfortunately, it turned out that Prince was in the late stages of distemper and his prognosis was not good. The doctor spoke to Emilie and her fiancee and it was decided to end his suffering. Once again I want to thank the amazing and caring people in our communities who don’t ignore an animal in need and the many veterinary staffs who work with us. Prince is no longer suffering and will be resting in peace. – diana

P.S. I did ask Emilie about the other puppy and she advised that she was trying to reach the person who took that puppy to let them know what happened with Prince.

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I was contacted by a colleague for help with these 7 babies who were born on a roof in GPS. The mom was killed by a coyote and the kittens were taken in by a resident who offered to provide food and shelter until finding forever homes. There are males and females, all are very well socialized, and 4 Paws 1 Heart has covered exams, age appropriate vaccinations, and we will be scheduling spay/neuter surgeries next. If you are interested in any of the 7 please let me know and I will put you in contact with there rescuer. If you would like to help towards food and litter they are going through an enormous amount daily, and that would be super helpful for the rescuer.

Thank you, Gina. [email protected]

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This very sweet boy is still healing from his neck wound. I’ve been doing regular bandages and the wound is shrinking. Doctors suspect it was from some sort of trauma or infection. Some very awesome technician friends are helping me with watching him on days that I’m not available. He has the largest jowls I’ve ever seen and he is a ham. It will take a little time for him to adjust but I’m sure he will be an amazing pet. His rescuer is willing to keep him if he is not combative with ger existing cat. That’s how FIV is transmitted, and he is positive. For more information on Snow please Email me. [email protected]

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