Zoe – Safe and on her Ride to Freedom

7/10/21 – At 1:45 this afternoon, I received this update from the director of Shelter Angels “Freedom Ride”. Zoe is free and safe and on her way to a second chance at life. Thank you to Diane, Make A Difference Rescue, Ingham County Animal Control Shelter,
Amy Johnson of Teachers’ Pet (who contacted me), and especially Kathleen Hacker of Shelter Angels who picked Zoe up from the Shelter and who will be making sure she recovers and finds her way into a furever home. It truly takes a Village. – diana
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Zoe – Scheduled to be Euthanized for Lack of Isolation Space

7/921 4:30 p.m. Update – It appears we have resolution. I will update tomorrow if and when Zoe is picked up. Thank you to everyone who’s been trying to help.
7/9/21 – I inadvertently deleted the Posting on Zoe, the dog needing assistance at the Ingham County Animal Control Shelter. Here is what was posted. If anyone made offers to help on that post, please post here because unfortunately, when the post was deleted so was all of your comments. A rescue has been in contact with the Shelter and Zoe is safe at this time but placement has still not been worked out.
UPDATE II – Two rescue groups have stepped up, one in which works with that Countty shelter often. Also, the Shelter Director has been great and has been responding to the post on our main page, including mine, and knows that we have help and just a matter of coordinating it. The Shelter does not open until later in the morning but I will update when I hear something.
UPDATE: An experienced rescuer and person who we’ve helped often, has offered to pick up the dog. This person is about 2 hours from the shelter so if there is a rescue willing to pull or an individual who can assist her, please contact Diane: phoebe3657@yahoo.com.A message has been left at the shelter and she will be calling as soon as they open. We still may need a rescue to pull; we will see. Please understand that no one should be condemning the municipal shelter. I’ve said this numerous times, municipal shelters cannot refuse intake from their residents or strays found on the streets. They are limited by budgets and facilities. In this case, the dog had to be isolated because ring worm is very contagious. I will continue to keep everyone updated. -diana
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Walter – Starts His Heart Worm Treatment

7/8/21 – Walter Update..
This super handsome boy was in yesterday for his first round of “Heart worm Disease” treatment. We also took spine, hip, and knee x rays because his joints are stiff and he has trouble walking. His knees may have old ACL injuries, he has some arthritic changes in his knees and his back. His hip socket on the left is more shallow than it should be and he has a more noticeable limp on the left leg as well. He is on hip and joint supplements, pain medication, and anti inflammatory meds. We are looking into an “Assisi Loop” which would help him with his pain and stiffness. It’s about $300..
If you have not heard of Heartworm, here is a link explaining it.
Walter is 7 yr old and he will need a forever home. Moore Veterinary Hospital is treating him and once we are finished with his treatment he will be in need of a forever home. ♡ EVERYONE LOVES THIS BOY♡
Thank you, Gina

Kitty Room – Complements of Pet Supplies Plus and 4 Paws 1 Heart Villagers

7/5/2` The Pet Supplies Plus Kitty Room on Harper just south of 13 Mile in St. Clair Shores will be opening once again!!! Just in time to help get the many kittens we assisted with medical funding get their furever homes. These kittens are not the ‘property’ of 4 Paws 1 Heart. They are being adopted out by their rescuers/fosters and we are happy to make this happen. A huge thanks to our Board Member, Dee Gudenau, who got this going before the pandemic and is now starting it back up. And a big “Thank YOU” to Pet Supplies Plus for allowing us to have a donation box at the store and this kitty room. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer in maintaining the room or assisting with the adoption events, please contact Dee at: dee.4paws1heart@gmail.com – diana.
It’s exciting time at Pet Supplies Plus – St. Clair Shores, MI – Harper Ave! After over a year of the kitten room being empty due to the Covid Pandamic …. I cleaned and organized the room….And it was ready to …. JUST ADD KITTENS! So that is what we did. Meet the first kittens of 2021- Thank you Amiee for you fosters! They are all available for adoption. They are 12 weeks old, all vetted just need Rabie shots that will happen in the near future…..so now here they are!!! I will add names and contact information once confirmed….hey give me a break- it’s been a whirlwind day making this happen in the last minute! we are sooooo happy to be back!!!!!!! *update* names have been added! contact Aimee M Martin Lincoln for more info on these babies! (or me @ deegudenau@gmail.com and I’ll pass the message on) 4 Paws 1 Heart

Jasmine – The Long Fight for Life

7/5/21 – Jasmine is improving by the day. There was some vomit and regurging today but she is eating on her own, playful, and happy. I’m having a hard time deciding on a name, but I thought Darcy was cute. Please keep the positive thoughts coming this girl is a miracle survivor. We will check out her bloodwork tomorrow and make sure everything is ok. Thank you to everyone who has helped her recovery ♡ Gina
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Stevie Wonder – RIP – Couldn’t Survive the Surgeries

7/5/21 – My heart breaks to report that Little Stevie Wonder crossed the rainbow bridge on July 3 at 6:20 a.m. in his rescuer’s arms. It was just too much for his little body to have two serious surgeries in over just a few days. He now has sight in both of his eyes and is running around with all of the sweet innocents who passed before him. – Diana
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Ariana and Amelia – Update

7/4/21 – Happy Independence Day to our Amazing Supporters!
On this day when we celebrate freedom I want to give a happy update on Ariana and Amelia. They are both doing great as we continue to keep our paws crossed. In fact, Ariana has a furever home lined up when she is medically cleared. She will be trained as a service dog and be the companion for a young boy with autism. – diana
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Jasmine – Continues to Fight Parvo Virus

7/2/21 – Goodmorning ♡
My foster puppy is making huge improvements! She is a strong little fighter. There was a little setback yesterday with some blowout diarrhea, but around 7pm she started to show interest in eating some dry food. Thank u all for the positive vibes!!!!! Gina
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Walter – On His Way to His New Foster Home

7/1/21 – Walter 5:27:21Walter Update..
Today he went to his new foster family. Walter was saved by a very nice man who rescued him from the streets and from a bad situation.
4 paws 1 heart offered to check Walter out medically and he tested positive for Heartworm Disease. He was also emaciated and walked like a crippled old man. The rescuer provided love, kindness, shelter, compassion, and stability for Walter but he had to make a very hard decision to turn him over because his son was allergic. It’s was so hard because Walter was family and truly loved. Foster dad Jay, helped Walter reach the next step of his journey and that is so important. We will make sure he has updates and he can visit any time. Walter has a ways to go until being cleared medically, but we will make sure everything possible is done to give him the 2nd chance he so deserves.. ♡