2/28/24 – Tux showed up at the finder’s house, very friendly and very hungry. We authorized him to be seen at Groesbeck Animal Hospital where the doctor discovered that he had some severe wounds on his leg and that he had a slight upper respiratory infection. Tux’s wounds had to be stitched, he received treatment for the infection and he was neutered. His stitches will be removed in 10 days. Yesterday his rescuer, Alicia, contacted me to say that Tux is doing great although not crazy about the ‘cone of shame’. We offered to promote Tux on our courtesy petfinder site as well as our Friends of 4 Paws 1 Heart in that he may be looking for his furever home in the near future. – diana

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2/27/224 – Unfortunately, although we had hoped otherwise, 2024 is starting off the same as last year — far too many animals needing heart worm treatment, limb amputations, and eye removals. As well as just the ‘regular vetting’. Here are six kitties, some of whom came from hoarding homes that all need some level of medical assistance. Meet Lucy, Sally, Charlie, Bubba, Snowbilly, and Mouse. Some have already been spayed/neutered but need vaccine boosters, some need the ‘works’ (spay/neuter, vaccines, fiv/felv tests, and fleas treatment). They are all being treated today at All About Animals Rescue and will be available for adoption through Sheri H. at: [email protected]

I don’t know what thousands of animals, found on our streets, would do without clinics like All About Animals Rescue, The Paws Clinic, Comforts Place, and the Humane Society of St. Clair — all low-cost clinics that operate with grants and donations and play an integral role in our rescue communities. – diana

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2/26/24 – Tony is a 6 month old kitten who was born to a rescued mom kitty in an independent foster home. He unfortunately became very sick recently and found his way to the wonderful team at Orion Animal Hospital. Tony was emaciated and actively dying when he arrived there, his temperature was low, his liver was shutting down, and he was face down in his blankets that day. His bloodwork showed several major issues including a dangerously low white blood count and evidence supporting a diagnosis of both bacterial.infection and FIP. Because of his dire condition, Tony was moved to a medical foster home and was treated with multiple antibiotics, GS treatment for FIP, heat support, syringe feeds, and multiple medications for nausea. Today, he is 5 weeks into his FIP treatment and he is off all antibiotics. He has gained a significant amount of weight, and he is thriving and doing all of the wild kitten things again. He is a true warrior and we are so proud of his incredible progress as well as the amazing Village who once again came together to save this baby.

Here are some photos of day one, a few days in, and current, so you can see his progress. – diana

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2/2524 – Prayers for Grisette and her foster mom. – diana


MOM: Well, we have a visitor. You may recognize Grisette! She is the kitty you help with special food, recently diagnosed with a very aggressive cancer and she is now a hospice kitty. Grisettes foster mom loves Grisette sooo much but is currently unable to care for her, we are praying that changes very soon. Grisettes medical will continue to be paid for by 4 Paws 1 Heart. Meanwhile, we will be caring for Grisette and giving her all the love and care she needs until she can be reunited with her mom. Please keep them both in your prayers.

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Sweet tiny terrified little Kluka was trapped after her rescuer saw she was very injured and in need of help. Part of her tail was cut off and infection had set in. Yesterday we removed 3 vertebrae from her tail leaving her with a tiny nub and we spayed her. We estimate her age to be around 8 months. She will eventually need a home. Thank you Moore Veterinary Hospital for getting her in right away for the care she needed. If you would like to help Kaluka our link is

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2/23/24 – Miggy was rescued from a corner where his finder had been seeing him for quite some time. He is very sweet but was very neglected although at one time he had been TNR’d. He was taken to one of our partner vets where he was treated for an infection. Unfortunately, his mouth is still infected and his gums are very inflamed. We have authorized his continued treatment and continue to hope that his finder, Bonita, can find him a permanent, loving home. – diana

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2/22/24 – Harmony was dropped off in the middle of the road and it appeared to be missing her upper lip. Voices for Community Cats contacted us to see if we could help and if we could, they would take her in to their rescue. Harmony was seen at Orion Animal Hospital. Harmony was found to have an ulcerated paw pad, patchy alopecia, a wound on her mouth , and severe rodent ulcers.

According to Catster: “Rodent ulcer is an allergic reaction with any number of causes that results in unsightly, often painful lesions around a cat’s lips, chin, inside the mouth, and in some cases, other parts of the body. It’s most common in younger cats aged two and under, and female cats. If left untreated, this can result in permanent disfigurement.” Harmony did have a tipped ear. She is fiv/felv negative. Harmony did receive a steroid injection and will be seen again within the next two weeks. – diana

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2/22/24 – Smokey is one of approximately 16 stray cats being cared for by a kind woman on the west side of Detroit. Smokey has been on and off ill for the past month. He’s had bleeding paws and weight loss but then appeared to get well with antibiotics. But recently the bleeding started again and Smokey took up residence in a shelter kept on the finder’s porch. Roxanne, Smokey’s finder, took him to a vet where he was again treated with antibiotics but she couldn’t afford any additional treatment. She then contacted us. Smokey was seen yesterday by Dr. Mina, Five Mile Animal Hospital. Dr. Mina reported that both of Smokey’s paws were torn open and were severely lacerated and infected. Smokey was sedated and his paws were cleaned and sutured. Roxanne is hoping to find a home for Smokey. If you can help, please contact her at: [email protected] – diana

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2/21/24 – He was found a few nights ago, crying at the door wall of his rescuer. He’s very friendly but may have an eyesight issue. He was also very matted although had spots of lost hair. He will be seen at one of our partner veterinary clinics and his rescuer will find him a good home. – diana

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2/20/24 – Yesterday I got an e mail from a very kind man who had come across a dog lying, balled up, in a vacant lot. The man, Anthony, saw that Rocky’s front paw was severely swollen with multiple cuts on it. Fortunately, Rocky was able to get into one of our great partner veterinary clinics today where it was found that Rocky had been shot and a bullet was embedded in his paw thus causing a severe infection. Unfortunately, Rocky was also found positive for heart worm. This morning Anthony contacted me with the report, very upset because already he felt an emotional connection to this poor, abused dog. Once I advised Anthony that we would take care of Rocky’s surgery and heart worm treatment, he was elated with the news. Please remember Rocky in your prayers as well as Anthony and the many good samaritans like him who never turn their backs. Rocky is now on antibiotics and pain meds while we wait for the next steps. Anthony will keep us informed. – diana

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