9/9/23 – Posted on 9/7/23 and today I received this update from her rescuer:

“Hi Diana! Athena’s wound has healed to just a scabbed scar! She does not need any more treatment for it. Isn’t that amazing?

Thank you for paying for that big visit. The four bandage appointments after were only 20 or 30$ so I paid for those myself. I can’t begin to tell you how grateful I am for 4 paws and all of your help with all the stray cats and dogs. Here is a photo of Athena from yesterday. She is learning to trust again and now she has her sister with her.

P.S. Her tail looks different because it is all broken up and part of it was broken off but it is all healed. So she has half a tail and if you touch it you can feel all the bent and twisted bones. But it doesn’t seem to hurt. Thank you again!! Jennifer”

And, as always, a huge thank you to the many caring people who never turn their backs to an animal in need. – diana P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI. 48080


Although the mission of 4 Paws 1 Heart is to “Reduce the number of homeless animals by funding mefical treatment for stray, abandoned, and abused animals” many of our Board members have taken on individual projects. The 4p1h Village Kittyroom is one such effort started and coordinated by our Board menber, Dee Brown Gudenau. The room gives those individual rescuers, assisted by 4 Paws 1 Heart, an opportunity to promote the animals they have saved. A huge thanks to Dee and Pet Supplies Plus on Harper and 13 Mile, St. Clair Shores. Please stop in and meet your new best friend. – diana P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI. 48080

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9/8/23 – On August 10, 2023 Bandit was rescued from a colony and appeared to have only “one eye”. He was taken to our veterinary partner, Orion Animal Hospital, where his eye was removed. Yesterday the stitches were removed. Bandit now needs a home that can give him free home roam and love or Bandit will be returned to the colony. In an effort of transparency, I’m not sure we would have chosen this path had we known that Bandit would not have been kept, somehow, in a home. But now, this is where poor Bandit is. Unfortunately, many rescuers today are between a rock and a hard place — wanting to save animals but being overwhelmed because of a limited amount of availability for placement. If anyone is interested in this handsome boy, please contact Elizabeth at: [email protected]. – diana P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI. 48080

As disheartening as this post is, I won’t let it stop me from helping the animals I have the honor of helping. If it weren’t for me doing what I do as an independent rescuer, Bandit would not have had really any chance of survival. As I stated in the public post I made about Bandits story yesterday on my page: I am grateful for this organization, I would NOT have been able to help Bandit without you guys.(I’ll add the link to Bandits story in a comment here as well- in hopes of finding a helpful solution to mine & Bandits situation) For more transparency, I’ll add screenshots from our conversations about Bandit through email as well. As of right now, I still have not received a response back since the last email I recieved from Diana at 8:24 yesterday morning. I’m disappointed as well, Diana. – Beth

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9/8/23 – Creamcicle was rescued from a mobile home park. As you can see from the photo, a good part of his face had been ‘ripped off’ and turned out to be abscessed. We authorized his vetting as well as treatment for the wound with our veterinary partners at Five Mile Animal Clinic. Creamcicle is now with a rescue group and looking for his furever home. – diana P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI. 48080