4/2/24 – Prayers for Mamma (aka Martha/Koa). She’s been bred multiple times in Detroit and is not socialized. She tries to avoid humans and is very hesitant. When she was first rescued she wouldn’t even take a step or make a move in the rescuer’s presence. The rescuer said it was painful to watch. Mamma would turn her body as far away as possible and you could feel the energy she was giving off, basically begging the person to not look at her. She had no confidence and was completely shut down. She has been living in an abandoned house in Detroit for an unknown period of time (possibly a month or more), in a cage that was too small for her. A kind woman in Detroit found out about her and began to feed her and tried to let her out regularly, but the woman could not find a rescue or a place for Mamma to go so in the house the stayed. Unfortunately she is heart worm positive. Mamma is extremely sweet, not aggressive, but she is definitely the most shut down dog the rescue has ever encountered.

Mamma (aka Martha/Koa) will receive her heart worm treatment at Patterson Veterinary Hospital and we are praying that once she starts to feel safe and loved, she will no longer be afraid of humans and will find her way into a caring home. P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI. 48080


4/1/24 – She was a feral living at the Detroit City Airport. A friend of 4 Paws 1 Heart, who spends a good part of her life rescuing, contacted us after what seemed to be an upper respiratory infection got worse. This past Friday she was seen at Five Mile Animal Hospital. Dr. Mina contacted me to advise that Big Momma was severely ill and recommended she be allowed to cross the rainbow bridge. Her rescuer agreed with the doctor and Big Momma is no longer suffering alone on the very mean streets. – diana P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI. 48080

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