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.
10/31/23 – It was back in May when our relationship started with sweet Trezza rescued by Kim T. after she was contacted about a cat who supposedly had a broken jaw. Well, she didn’t have a broken jaw and after several visits to another vet, Trezza was taken to Dr. Zalac at Orion Animal Hospital. Bloodwork was done, and several visits incurred but in the end it appeared that kidney cancer finally took her life. Trezza passed away peacefully on October 29 and we are so very thankful to Kim for giving her so much love and care during her final days after she had suffered far too long on the streets. – diana
10/30/23 – It was September 25 when we were contacted to help a family found on the streets — mom and her babies. The rescuer tried to get them into a low cost clinic here in MI but as the families grew older, she couldn’t get them in anywhere. In the past we have worked with the Humane Society of Ohio and we were happy to do that again. Close to the border of MI, the family has been able to get spay/neutered and vaccinated and we were thankful we could help. Here is Claire, Midnight, Edwin, and Poe. – diana
These cats were tossed from their owners home when he went into assisted care. Thank you to 4 Paws 1 Heart for their support to ensure these 4 kitties were in good health and for very very much needed flea medication, negative combo test, shots, and all we’re previously fixed. Thank you to Moore Veterinary Hospital for all the care they have provided for them.
All are very sweet and loving. They’re a little shy until you can be trustes. It was just this man and his cats. You can tell he loved his cats and carried and snuggled them all.
They are currently residing in XL dog crates in my garage. Ultimately, I would love for them to go together and live their days together. Watching them together today brought me to tears. It was like a family reunion. Reputable rescues, fosters and forever homes, I beg of you. Help me, help them. – Aimeehttps://www.facebook.com/aimee.m.martin1
10/27/23 – On October 6th, Paul Z. was out golfing when half way through the round a little cat came limping out of the woods in front of him. As he got closer, the cat was meowing at him and let him get close. He was clearly injured and was asking for help, so Paul picked him up and immediately went to the vet to try and help the little guy. The vet did x rays as he could barely walk and it was determined that Socs had a dislocated back left hip and needed FHO surgery to recover. Unfortunately, the family had just adopted a 4 month old puppy who had just been to the vet and, of course, the x rays and snap test for rescue Socs was not inexpensive, so the family could not afford the surgery for this sweet ‘boy’. The vet recommended Orion Animal Hospital and 4 Paws 1 Heart. We were contacted October 12 and we authorized Socs surgery at Orion Animal Hospital. Paul promised to do what he could to help with the cost.
Yesterday, we were contacted and received the following update:
“Missy (formerly Socs) is recovering well from her surgery last Wednesday. We changed her name because we were originally told she was a boy cat, but Dr. Zalac confirmed she’s a girl kitty.
It’s been just over a week and she is starting to get a little more mobile and is able to put some pressure on her leg to walk around. We have been giving her lots of love and attention each day. She’s eats and drinks very well and has a few new toys waiting for her once she fully recovers. – Paul”
I have to say that Paul was good on his word and donated $600 yesterday. At a time, when we are on a temporary hold from helping new cases, this donation will absolutely make a difference. – diana
Oh my gosh, thank YOU and 4 Paws 1 Heart We are grateful beyond words to you all for helping us help our sweet Missy. The generosity and selflessness of your organization and the amazing care she received at Orion Animal Hospital has been such an unexpected blessing and we hope our contribution can help heal many other deserving animals We’d take them all in if we could! – Kirsty and Paul
10/27/23 – Ernie (see October 24 post) had amputation surgery. His rescue mom says that he is making progress and back to being a “purr machine”. Here are a couple of photos of Ernie when he got home. Thank you for your prayers and donations. – diana
10/26/23 – These 3 babies, Mickey, Donald, and Minnie were found on October 4 at about 3 weeks old. They were flea infested and their eyes were crusted shut. We initially approved their first visit to the vet for upper respiratory infections. The rescuer had treated their fleas and gave some medicine to start. Through the weeks, the boys had to return for follow up visits. Then there was some ‘confusion’ between a nipple and a penis and both boys had to see the doctor for swollen penises. But as of yesterday, they are on the mend. Rebekah, their rescuer, has kept them separated but kitty boys will still be kitty boys, soo she’s watching everyone closely. they are doing great and playing and jumping and will be scheduled for the rest of their medical when appropriate. They are absolutely adorable. These babies, again, are many of the outstanding cases.
Again, we are loyal to our commitments when we start a case and we hope people understand why we had to put a temporary hold on future cases. – diana
10/26/23 – In early 2023 we were the lucky recipients of one the ‘ First State Bank – Michigan‘s Banksgiving awards. All recipients were asked to participate in a video which would talk about how the money was spent. We very much appreciate our friends at Patterson Veterinary Hospital and our friend Melissa Palonis, rescuer of Piggy, a stray and abused dog who we helped with his heart worm treatment as well as standard vetting at Patterson with Dr. Lynch.
Again, we thank First State Bank which happens to be the bank of 4 Paws 1 Heart and has been for many years. They are truly a community bank always willing to provide a basket or giveaways for our fundraisers and they go out of their way to know their customers. We also thank all of our supporters who helped us get to the finish line. – diana
CHANCE: Happy Throwback Thursday Team! This is back in 2015 when a cat in a wheelchair met a donkey with a prosthetic leg! Now that’s a sight you don’t see every day. My friend Miss Daisy Donkey sadly passed away shortly after in a tragic accident. The news made me and mom so sad. But I’m so grateful to have been able to call her my friend.
10/25/23 – Grey was found and rescued from the streets with a hurt paw. His rescuer thought it might be broken. We authorized his visit to Orion Animal Hospital and the issue was a deep wound which was treated. Grey was also tested, vaccinated, and neutered and his rescuer reports he is doing well and that she is working very hard to socialize him so that he can find his furever family. – diana