9/28/23 – A cautionary story for anyone working in a store where items such as pumpkins or other large items are piled high outside. Pumpkin was rescued by an employee at a Kroger store. He was found buried under the pile of pumpkins. She took Pumpkin to a nearby vet who did some initial x rays and exams but his belly was extended resulting from some injury or illness and his leg appeared to be broken. We were contacted and Pumpkin was authorized to have additional imaging and tests done at Orion but before Pumpkin could get there, his rescuer contacted me with the following:
“Hello, so the vet that I was at ended up doing some imaging, and determined that this baby had many crush injuries, Including a ruptured kidney and his penis was necrotic and dying. We decided that it was best to humanely help him die. They didn’t charge me. Once again, thank you so much to you and to 4 Paws for helping the community so much. – Michelle”
Thank you to the clinic which didn’t charge Michelle and helped Pumpkin pass the Rainbow Bridge. – diana

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9/28/23 – Tonight is the night we root for the Lions to go 3 and 1 and root for all of the stray and abused animals who will be given a second chance because of the funds raised. We’ll have the beautiful authenticated Green Bay Packers football signed by the players of 2022; Jared Goff, Amron-Ra St. Brown, and Coach Dan Campbell bobbleheads, Lions swag, and a couple of other fun baskets. Hope to see our many friends! – diana

4paws1heart.org/donations P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI. 48080


9/28/23 – Leo was rescued from an abandoned building in Detroit. He was covered in wounds and he could hardly use his back legs. His rescuer, Cristin of Motor City Trappers, contacted us for medical assistance. Leo was taken to Dr. Mina at Five Mile Animal Hospital where he was x rayed, vaccinated, neutered, and treated for parasites and his wounds. Cristin send us an update yesterday because “Leo wanted to thank us for our help in saving his life.” Cristin said the Leo’s legs are getting stronger and is on the road to a full recovery. He will be ready soon for his furever home. If you are interested in this sweetie, contact Cristin at: [email protected] – diana

4paws1heart.org/donations P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI. 48080


9/28/23 – In late January, 2023 Bear was rescued from a vacant home in Flint. Bear was tied up and abandoned. At about 7-8 years old, no one knew how long this poor boy had spent his life on a chain. His rescuer, Kim T., whom we’ve worked with quite a few times, took Bear into All About Animals where he was found to be positive for heart worm. We were asked to help with the heart worm treatment and we were ready but Kim was able to raise enough money from other sources to start and complete Bear’s treatment. The other day, Kim contacted me to see if we could help with Bear’s follow up heart worm test and to have a lump on the back of his knee checked. We were happy to do that. Thankfully, Bear tested negative for heart worm and the lump turned out to be a cyst which the doctor said didn’t have to be treated unless it caused a future problem. Bear is now set with 6 months of preventative and hopefully a happy future. Here are the photos when Bear was rescued and today — what a difference love can make. – diana

4paws1heart.org/donations P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI. 48080


9/28/23 – On July 13 and 14 Marzipan’s story was posted on this page. Here is an August update from his saviors, Andrea Dow and Aimee Martin. Now this very sweet beautiful baby is still looking for a furever family. Please share and if you are interested, contact Aimee as indicated by Gina. – diana

Marzapan is 16 weeks old and 4.7 lbs!!! When I picked him up over a month ago he was dying and less than 1 lb. He had a terrible URI and round worms. We put out an urgent plea to get donations to keep him at Advanced Veterinary Care Center and than transferred him to Moore Veterinary Hospital for the rest of his care. 4 Paws 1 Heart has covered his medical over the last month. He is now vaccinated and his neuter is scheduled for 9/11/23.

He has been quarantined and is now looking for some kitten friends to socialize with. It literally took a village to keep him alive. I am so glad to be a part of that village. Aimee

4paws1heart.org/donations P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI. 48080