Dennis – Looking for a Furever Home

6/30/21 – Dennis is begging to be bailed outta jail! He tested positive for FIV but it could be a false positive. He is very young and he might just be carrying the mom’s antibodies. Message me at gina.4paws1heart@gmail.com if you are interested in helping this guy out! He is a huge lover! We will retest in a month to see if there r any changes. Gina

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Miracle – Drowning in a Drainage Pipe

6/30/21 – The Miracle! This is the face of a man that climbed down into a storm drain to save a stray kitten trapped in the drainage pipe. The little thing was so scared and cold! After our hero got her out (with the help of his fellow employees and the mama), dried and cleaned her up, she cuddled right up to him for heat and comfort.
The beginning: As you can see from the prior post, Brad, our hero, contacted us on June 18 about a mama and 3 kittens who needed our help. The three babies all seemed to have upper respiratory infections and, later, everyone would need to be spayed/neutered and vaccinated. The guys at the shop didn’t want to see the babies lose any eyes as is what happened to Pecan. So plans were made to get the babies examined and treated right away and have everyone taken care of for other medical needs at a later date. The babies got in to one of our partner vets pretty quickly and were treated. Then, on Monday, June 28, when the employees showed up for work, they heard a soft crying. Upon investigating, they found one of the kittens in a drainage pipe.
Brad immediately went into the storm drain trying to reach for the kitten in the pipe. Every time he thought he could grab her, she backed up. The guys decided that maybe if they poured water down the drain, the flow of water would push her out. Well, that seemed to work as she came rushing toward Brad in the flow of water, but at the same time, mama showed up and started meowing. Between the water flowing out and mama calling for her baby, Brad was finally able to grab the baby. Unfortunately, though, while Brad was trying to rescue the baby, her brother, Bow, was seen floating in the water, drowned.
The guys in the shop decided to name the rescued baby Miracle because it was a miracle that they were able to save her. After a night of rest, Miracle was awake and feisty as “all get out”. She ate and drank some water and with a little coaxing allowed her Hero to pet her again. And, the over the top, GOOD NEWS — Little Bow, who had drowned, was to be adopted by the kind-hearted foreman’s son. When the son learned of Bow’s death and Miracle’s amazing rescue, he decided to adopt Miracle and give her a loving and furever home. Miracle was picked up by her new Dad yesterday, June 29. Brad received some videos that he might be able to post here later and the new dad said that Miracle is doing “just fine and will do well in her new home”.
Kudos and Hugs to Brad and his Co-Workers for all that they do for these babies. I’ve often said, you have to love a man who loves cats!!
P.S. Mama will be spayed and vaccinated along with her other surviving baby, Stamper. We will also cover Miracle’s spay, vaccines, and testing when appropriate. And, there is one other illusive cat who the shop gang will be trying to get so we can give him what will be needed medically. And, lastly, the storm drain has been appropriately secured for the safety of all. – Diana
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Mama and Her Babies – Suffering with Upper Respiratory Infections

6/30/21 – On June 23. I posted the following:
I know that all of us, at some time, have lost their faith in human beings. Well, there is an industrial shop in Fraser/Clinton Twp. filled with wonderful employees. A while back one of the employees contacted us about a cat who had a severe eye infection. He contacted us and ‘Pecan’ was seen by one of our partner doctors who determined the eye would need to be removed. Pecan is doing great and found her way into a furever home.
On Friday, June 30, the same employee, Brad, contacted me about another cat who unfortunately had a litter of 3 babies. The three babies seem to have upper respiratory infections and mama is still weaning them. Again, Brad asked if we could help, and because of our supporters, I said “Yes”. The babies are going in this morning to be treated for their possible infections and plans have been made for Mama and the babies to be spayed/neutered and vaccinated when appropriate. The foreman in this shop has made certain that the community of cats have a home and feed the cats daily. A huge Thanks to these wonderful people for caring so much. – diana
Check out our June 30 post for the Miracle Update. – Diana.
 
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Jasmine (Jazzy) – Dumped Behind A Fast Food Restaurant; Dying With Parvo Virus

6/29/21 – 4 paws 1 heart was contacted for urgent help after a good Samaritan found 2 puppies dumped in a field behind a Burger King. One of the puppies passed away overnight, and the other one was hanging on.. A friend of 4 paws 1 heart responded to my plea to transport this little baby to the team at Moore Veterinary Hospital. She is currently hospitalized and receiving aggressive care. Please send positive vibes and prayers that she turns the corner. We highly suspect parvo virus. Gina ♡
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Stevie Wonder, Dahlia, Biscuit, and Velvet – Surgery Updates

6/29/21 – Hopefully, you will remember the case of Fire (Stevie), Wind (Dahlia), Taurus (Biscuit), and Aquarius (Velvet). They were found at 5-6 weeks old without a mom and our friend, Patricia, had a mom without any babies. So, it was the purrfect match.
Unfortunately, 3 of the 4 babies needed eye removals. Stevie needed both eyes removed, Dahlia needed her left eye removed, Biscuit needed his right eye removed, and Velvet only needed treatment.
Last week the three had their surgeries but unfortunately, shortly after, Stevie was found to have more issues. Here is Patricia’s report:
“6/28/21 – Stevie had been dealing with diarrhea which was being treated but he wasn’t doing any better. After his surgery last Friday, his belly seemed to swell and upon examining him, I discovered what appeared to be a large bump in his abdomen. On Sunday, I called Diana and Stevie was seen by a vet the first thing Monday morning. The doctor found that his small intestine had developed what she described as a “telescoping intestine”. So it pretty much stretches out and retracts on a regular basis. Without surgery, his chances of survival were slim to none. With surgery, which would involve removing part or all of his small intestine, he could live a. quality life but might continue to have loose stools.
The condition and potential surgery was discussed with Diana and I volunteered to do everything I could to raise money to help cover his surgery. I was committed to ensuring Stevie would have a loving home. Diana agreed and surgery was done today and he is now home! Basically his small intestine which normally is quite long, was retracted to only a small portion of its normal size. The doctor literally cut it in half and removed a long, portion of his small intestine. Because it was so retracted they actually have no idea how much they cut out of the middle. Right now the poor baby is out like a light and the doctor said he did well. It is going to be a long road ahead as it will take at least 6 months for his stitches to completely dissolve. A special diet and temporary meds will be required to help him heal. I have to isolate him for a few days so as to not injure where he got the stitches which was very extensive. His whole entire underside is one long incision. My poor baby looks pitiful. As for his future, right now it is going to be with me and only time will tell if he has any issues with diarrhea which is a strong possibility. Without 4 Paws 1 Heart Stevie would never have had a chance at life. He has already undergone eye removal for both of his eyes as they were already gone when I rescued him. This little dude has already been through hell. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Diana and 4 Paws 1 Heart, for being there for us.”
Again, one never knows when to say ‘no’ or ‘yes’ in these cases. But how can you not feel for these little souls who have no one but us. Please say a prayer for Stevie and his siblings who have been through a lot in their short lives. Without your love and support they would not have a second chance. God Bless the rescuer, our veterinary staffs, and our supporters. – diana
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Dennis – Recovering from and Upper Respiratory Infection after Being Found in a Store Parking Lot

6/28/21 – dennis 6:25:21Nap time.. Dennis is showing a little improvement with his upper respiratory infection. For the most part, it does not slow him down. Today he spent time in the office with Auntie Brenda and he became tired for a moment. Dennis is looking for a foster mommy or daddy. If you would like more information please email me. Gina.4paws1heart@gmail.com

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Charlie – RIP – Victim of a Hit and Run

6/28/21 – RIP Charlie – And a sad post from this past week. Charlie was one of 6 kittens who we helped by paying for their TNR. Their rescuer Tina W. does a great deal of TNR in the city of Warren and contacts us when she needs medical assistance. Last Thursday, Charlie was run over by a speeding car in front of Tina’s neighbor’s house. Tina thinks that Charlie was crossing the street to get his daily meal. Unfortunately, Charlie is one of 3 cats who have been hit by cars this past week. The cats may have been feral, abandoned, or escapees but it’s never easy to see a dead animal on the side of the street. The speed at which so many drivers go down these side streets or even main roads is frightening, careless, and thoughtless. – diana
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Milo – Hitched a Ride in a Truck on a Construction Site

6/28/21 – More craziness on a Monday and why your donations are so important. Please keep in mind that we are one of the few organizations where 100% of your donations go directly to medical assistance for the stray/abandoned/abused animal.
This is Milo. Last week, I got this e-mail from Holly:
“I work for a construction company and a baby kitten hitched a ride from one of our job sites back to the yard. He is about 4-6 weeks his name his Milo, he is currently very, very sick. His eyes are swollen really bad and crusted shut, he is continuously sneezing, you can tell it’s very hard for him to breathe. When he was found his eyes has a crusted layer of dirt over them. I have been bottle feeding him that’s the only way he will eat. I got him eye solution and some medicine for his nose but I’m sure that’s not gonna see him all the way through to feeling better. – Holly”
We were able to get him into one of our partner vets almost immediately and Milo was given medication for an upper respiratory infection. Holly checked in today and reported that Milo has a little of his sense of smell back and did eat a little for the first time. It’s important to know that cats very much rely on their sense of smell for eating. That is another reason why it’s so important to address an upper respiratory infection asap. He is in good hands but Holly doesn’t think his eye is going to make it because it is bulging a little out of the socket. Milo will have a follow-up with our go-to doctor for eye issues/surgeries. Prayers for this very sweet baby. Here are photos of him when discovered and at the vet. – Diana
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Ace, Gracie, and Riley – Updates

6/26/21 – Here are a few of the cases I was contacted about over the past few days and the animals your donations will help to make a difference.
This is an update on Ace and Gracie. Ace is a dog rescued from a very difficult situation who needed the usual vetting but he also had a skin issue which we continue to help with through today. He is doing great and is enjoying life both around here and up north. The other photo is Gracie. Another rescue by the same independent rescuer. And, another photo with Riley who she was rescued with (back). Today she is doing great. She’s even learned to play fetch and makes sure time is spent each day fetching little balls. 4paws1heart.org/donations/
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