October 7, 2013 – 4 Paws 1 Heart is happy to have helped our friends at Dog Aide 2012 – Community Awareness with some of their medical expenses. Only through working together can we all make a difference. ~ diana
When Dottie first came to us we weren’t sure she would make it – she was attacked by another dog after recently giving birth to puppies. She had SEVERE wounds and spent several says at the emergency vet.
She is now 100% healed, healthy and so grateful that she’s been given a second chance. Dottie is spayed and fully vaccinated. She will do well in any home with dogs, cats and kids. She is as sweet as it comes!
5/7/13 Once again, 4 Paws 1 Heart is very thankful that we are able to help our very good friends at Misfit Angels Rescue as they work hard to save this sweet boy. Please follow his progress on the Misfit Angels website or facebook page. ~ diana
“5/2/13 This is Bobby. Bobby is a 7 month old American Bulldog mix who has already had a rough start at life. He was born with a deformed paw on his left front leg and his right leg is severally bowed. Both front legs make it challenging for him to move around like a normal puppy but he does his best. Last week Bobby was the unfortunate victim of a dog attack. Unable to defend himself, this poor pup sustained major injuries around his neck and ears. He has open wounds under his chin and around his neck that require immediate medical attention. As you can imagine, this is very uncomfortable and painful for this little guy. Bobby will need surgery to properly clean up and close the open wounds. His owners surrendered him today because they were not able to give to take care of him and pay for medical treatment. Bobby will need surgery immediately before the open wounds become infected. He is a gentle spirit who just wants to be loved and he deserves a second chance at happiness. ~ Misfit Angels Rescue”
A reason to celebrate the new year. ~ diana
Thanks to your calls, emails and letters to your elected officials, Michigan now has the toughest dogfighting laws in the country. Under the new bills that were just signed into law by Gov. Snyder, dogfighters can be put behind bars for up to 20 years and be forced to pay a $100,000 fine. Before, dogfighters could get a maximum of 4 years and often received much less.
Thank you so much for all you do – this would not have been possible without you. Learn more:http://www.freep.com/article/20121231/NEWS06/312310070/Michigan-cracks-down-on-animal-fighting-with-tough-laws-new-penalties-20-years-in-prison-and-100-000-fine
THIS STORY TOUCHED MY HEART AND I KNEW WE HAD TO TRY AND HELP. HERE’S GINGER’S STORY FROM OUR NEW FRIENDS AT VIGILANTE DOG RESCUE ~ diana
“Meet Ginger, the newest Vigilante Dog Rescue dog. Only one year old, Ginger has seen none of the good things in life- but has seen just about all of the bad. Covered in bite wounds and scars in all stages of healing, chunks missing from one ear, the other torn halfway off her head, this sweet, gentle, beautiful soul was involved in fighting- whether as bait or a match dog, we may never know. What we do know is that on top of the ear half torn from her head that will need surgically amputated if unable to heal on its own- which is not looking very likely considering the rest of her physical state and how severely malnourished she is- she has many other issues both physical and mental that are breaking our hearts- and bank- to treat. But no matter what it takes, no matter the cost both monetary and emotional, we will not turn our backs on this scared girl who has already been so horrifically victimized by mankind. Our director, Lauren, drove her out to the incredible Jeremy Burgess’ house yesterday, where her new life has just begun, and the whole way there Ginger alternated between sleeping with her head in Lauren’s lap and looking out the windows with a look on her face that could only be described as awestruck, as though she simply could not believe she was in a warm car, with gentle humans, safe and secure on a cold autumn day- rather than being harassed by free-roaming owned male dogs while she tried frantically to lick clean a fried chicken bucket as she was when Lauren came upon her. So meet Ginger, starving, in terrible shape, in need of vetting, rehab, and plain old love and protection. Meet the face of pit bulldog rescue. The victim of the darkest forms of human entertainment. The reason we rescue and the reason we fight for this most abused, misused, misunderstood, and ignorantly feared breed. Looking at Ginger, at the scars covering her throat, face, head, ears, legs, chest, and flanks, you realize who the REAL monster is. And it sure isn’t the pit bull
Please take the time to read this and share this. It will turn your stomach but it’s important for people to know the cruelty of dog fighters, including Michael Vick.
Animal Legal Defense Fund Animal Fighting Case Study: Michael Vick
Please contact Speaker Bolger (Michigan) and tell him that you want Senate Bills 356, 357, and 358 to be scheduled for vote on the House floor. These have already been passed in the Senate. If passed in the house, the bills will go to the Governor for signing. These bills are sponsored by Senators Bieda, Jones, and Johnson. ~ diana