Trap/Neuter/Release – It Takes a Village

7/17/21 – These kitties will never be responsible for the over population of kittens again thanks to a wonder group of volunteers attempting to TNR a colony of 20-30 cats, a veterinary in the Lansing, MI area, and some help from 4 Paws 1 Heart. Here are some of the ten we helped with. Your donations and your attendance at our fundraisers save lives!!! – diana
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Porter – Births 9 Babies; One Stillborn

7/14/21 – It was June 20, 2021 when we were contacted about Porter. She was part of a cat community and the caretaker said that she had almost died after having two pregnancies. Porter is very small and her babies had been very big. Our 4p1h friend, Christina, was contacted and she then contacted us. First Porter was taken to one of our partner vets to determine her pregnancy status and to determine how many kittens were to be born and whether it would be best for a C-Section. 7 kittens were seen at the time and it looked like she was close to birthing; a c-section was not recommended. On July 13, Porter had 6 babies by 4 a.m. By 8 a.m. the expected 8th baby did not come out so we were ready to authorize an x ray to see if a baby was still in there. At 10:43 a.m. a stillborn kitten came out followed by a living baby. This poor mama!!!! Today she is doing well and caring for her babies. Porter will never have another litter in that we have committed to her medical care after she weans her babies. We have also committed to her babies. Anyone interested in adopting anyone when they are ready, should contact Christina at: houghchrst@sbcglobal.com – diana
“There’s nothing quite like a mother’s love, and moms from the animal kingdom are no exception. ” – Unknown
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Tommy – Caught in a Car Engine

7/13/21 – Tommy was caught in a car engine and was found with a bloody head and damaged ears. He also had an upper respiratory infection which delayed the ability to perform any surgery. Tommy was very feral and the delay to get him treated and neutered was very challenging for the rescuer. But finally everything was completed and Tommy is now in a sanctuary, never to be on the streets again. – Diana Rascano4paws1heart.org/donations/
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Oliver – One Ear Severely Infected and the Other Ear Filled with Mites

7/13/21 – ‘She’ was called Bella, then Penelope, and then she finally got to the vet and everyone learned ‘she’ is an Oliver. Oliver was found on the streets with one ear very infected and the other filled with mites. Both conditions were treated but the first vet believed the infection was the result of a polyp although he could not perform the surgery. Oliver is scheduled for the polyp surgery and neuter this Friday and it will be performed by Dr. Zalac at Orion Animal Hospital. Dr. Zalac did say that the polyp could return after removal. Oliver’s foster mom may be a ‘failure’ and she is fully aware of the potential. Oliver is one very handsome boy. – Diana Rascano
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Coco – Living the Life After Medical Assistance from 4p1h

7/12/21 – Coco was rescued in 2018 when a kind couple saw her getting hit by a car and being left for dead. Thankfully, the couple stopped and brought her to a vet hospital nearby. She was only 8 weeks old and weighed only 3 pounds. The family has been wonderful in updating us often so that all of our supporters can see what a difference their support makes. In the collage, the top picture is when Coco was rescued, the lower left hand photo is Coco at 6 months, and the third photo is of her on her one year anniversary of being saved. Coco is truly living the life. – diana
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Onyx – Found Covered in Ticks

7/12/21 – Onyx, a young, malnourished cat appeared one day at a caring woman’s home. The poor baby was loaded with ticks. The homeowner believes Onyx was dumped because she was too sweet to have been a stray/feral cat. The rescuer contacted us for assistance after contacting several rescues who said they were full. She couldn’t keep the cat in that her dog wasn’t a fan of cats. I authorized Onyx to be taken to the vet where the ticks were removed, she was spayed, tested, and vaccinated (negative, thankfully). And the really great news — the rescuer found a furever home for her. – diana
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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
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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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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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