6/27/24 – Patches, very sweet, showed up an apartment complex and rescued by a very kind couple. Although friendly, no owner could be found and we authorized her to be seen by one of our favorite veterinary doctors, Dr. Mina, at Five Mile Animal Hospital. She was examined and treated for an upper respiratory infection but she appeared to be pregnant and Dr. Mina called to get my approval for an x ray. Yesterday I received an update from the rescuer, Brian. Patches is pregnant. Although she is being kept inside at this time, the rescuers are often out of town due to work and have asked if there is anyone willing for foster Patches through her birth and obviously help with adoption. 4 Paws 1 Heart will commit to making sure the family is spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and Patches is tested when appropriate. If anyone can help, please contact Brian at: [email protected] She is a beauty. – diana Donate Today during the $1,000 Match which ends July 4, 2024


6/3/24So happy for these babies!! It takes a village! – diana


Just like that, 5 kittens found amazing homes !

I can’t thank everyone enough that donated, shared and helped me along the way with these little guys

Huge thank you to 4 Paws 1 Heart for supporting me during this process

Our spice litter is in a much better situation thanks to all of us

Congratulations to the new Families of these amazing little muffins P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI. 48080


6/3/24 – Regarding a stray dog who was rescued with many issues, which included fleas, mange, an ear infection, heart worm, and neuter. 4 Paws 1 Heart was there for Sharif (Protector) throughout his medical needs. We love these happy beginnings!! – diana

“Hello Diana!

I just wanted to give you an update on Sharif. Your organization assisted him when he was a stray in October 2021. I ended up keeping him. The picture of him in the tire was when I brought him in and contacted you all. He’s absolutely spoiled. I just wanted to say thank you for helping him. He likes sitting on the porch and people watch. Playing with his Kong toys and walks. He’s not very fond of baths as you can see his face in when he’s in his robe – Ashaki” P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI. 48080


6/3/24 – On January 19, 2024 I posted the story of Smudge (search our website for the post). In short, Smudge was rescued from under a mobile home in a park overwhelmed with cats left behind. Smudge’s rescuer, Melissa, had earlier rescued others, some of whom we helped with medical. Smudge was about 8 weeks old when rescued and was first taken in quickly to get proper vaccinations and an exam. She was later scheduled to have everything else completed at Patterson Veterinary Hospital. But, between the time of her rescue and spay appointment, Smudge got very sick with an upper respiratory infection and suffered high fevers. After a few vet visits and medication, Smudge was finally ready for her spay and updated vaccinations. Here is an update from Smudge’s rescuer:

“Smudge had her spay surgery. Patterson Veterinary did such a great job I can’t even tell she had surgery at all (besides the shaved tummy lol). I have a 15 year old senior cat I rescued under a mobile home years ago, and a 4 year old cat I rescued from a garage with 6 others. Smudge has grown on our 4 year old. Giving him company and a friend. I couldn’t bare to take Smudge from him, sooo she has a permanent and loving home with us, we decided to keep her. I want to thank 4paws 1 heart for everything they’ve done and continue to do to help these babies.-Melissa”

The first photos were taken while Smudge was being treated and the last are from this past Friday. – diana


6/2/24 – Thankful that we can play a role in the rescue and the placement of animals who have been abused and abandoned. Your donation dollars change lives! – Diana

Location: Monroe, MI (but I’ll travel for a good prospective home and meet and greet).

Little Miss Aurora, aka Rory, has been with us for 6 days now. She went from an emaciated, neglected little girl who smelled like the rancid basement floor she went to the bathroom on, AND had to eat food from, to the cute little girl you see in these pictures.

She’s gained weight, gotten all of her shots and meds to make her feel better (thanks to 4 Paws, 1 Heart), and she got a puppy day at the spa yesterday and looks and smells so clean now!

She is so full of love and happiness and can’t stop giving kisses to Steve and I, almost in appreciation for getting her out of the hellhole she was in before coming to us. She did lose a big chunk out of her right ear, and I don’t even want to imagine how it happened.

She’s 6 months old, will be spayed soon, and will be ready for adoption! She is great with other dogs, cats, and kids. She’s almost completely potty trained and is crate trained at night and during the day when I leave for work, walks on a leash, (but has to hold a part of it in mouth like she’s walking herself ), and even knows how to sit and take treats nicely.

If I had to guess, I don’t think she’ll be much bigger than maybe 35 or 40 pounds. Please share her face with someone who may be looking for any awesome puppy to add to their family! P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI. 48080