Sweet Mr Jim….funds needed for all abandoned animals…please??

In the past 2 weeks, 4 Paws 1 Heart has received several call outs for medical help. Mr. Jim is one of them. Here is his story and of course, we said yes (until our money runs out) ~ diana

“My husband, Jeremy, and I were contacted on May 28 by a friend about a dog that had been chained to the fence of an abandoned house near her in Detroit. He was barking non stop and way too nice for his own good. We have now had Mr Jim safe for over a week with no bites or even nibbles from our searches for an owner. Robin Nix of Solo Rescue agreed to take him (as well as another stray we found three days after Mr. Jim) as long as we could foster temporarily. Mr Jim is maybe 5 years old, unaltered male, all white pit/bulldog mix. After working with him for a week, I think he is deaf. We are cleaning and putting goop in the ears as well as working on attention training to be sure these are not the issues. He is the most LOVEABLE dog He gives kisses and cuddles and did like to play fetch. Unfortunately, we just learned that Mr. Jim is heart worm positive and is now on bed rest. Solo does not have immediate funds available for the initial blood work and x-ray to determine severity and treatment. The vet thinks it is a mild to medium case. Can you help?”

Truth be told…

Truth was to be sold on Craig’s List. His owner felt he was a ‘bad dog’ because he liked to jump fences so she kept him chained outside or in a crate. A volunteer with the Better Life Center heard of Truth’s story and rescued him from the owner who didn’t care. She spent her own money to neuter, vaccinate, and microchip Truth; BLCC donated training; all while trying to find him that loving home. A loving family has been found but Truth is in need of surgery. The rescuer is now seeking help with Truth’s surgery. 4 Paws 1 Heart was happy to help. ~ Diana

look at Truth’s face he wants love and wants to be loved…can you help others like him
please donate through our easy links, or mail! we love mail…as long as they are fixed ūüôā


Sneaking Snickers In….

Do you remember SNICKERS??? ¬†Just wanted to update you on my baby boy since I am- Snickers’ Mom ¬†updating you on all the 4 Paws happings….My Prerogative…for now .¬†Snickers is awesome and happy and we love him so. ¬† ¬†4 Paws 1 Heart does great work with the money donated by all you great people! Even Ginger, Snickers’ sister, says so…well most of the time. So please donate to
help of animals that are in need like Snickers was.


Can you donate to Ryker’s Recovery?

Ryker update, our strong little man has recovered from his surgeries after a major attack from dogs.. The last of his stitches come out in a couple days.  Athough we had to amputate his right rear he is doing great!!!! If you would like to donate towards the cost of his surgeries we are super greatful for any help. It allows us to keep giving second chances to strays in need of medical. Gina

Ryker Update

Update on Ryker. He had surgery this afternoon and he is resting comfortably tonight. Unfortunately, we couldn’t save his leg because of the damage from the bite wounds BUT he is on the road to recovery. Ryker is eating well tonight and we are keeping him on pain medication/antibiotics around the clock. He is a little lover and I just adore him. Our doctors are amazing! Huge thank you to Dr. Rivera and Dr. Pillsbury for doing this procedure and helping us give Ryker a chance of survival!! If you would like to donate towards the cost of medical care for him or any of the other cases we currently have, please see our donation page on our website www.4paws1heart/donations.org ¬†¬† Thank you, Gina


ACTION NEEDED: Attention to all of our friends who have chosen us for their Kroger Rewards. It is time to renew. Here are the instructions:

April 1st is here!! ‚ÄúHappy Spring‚ÄĚ
It is time to get the word out again for the Re-enrollment for Kroger Community Rewards.
For a member to re-enroll their card simply go to www.krogercommunityrewards.com
¬∑ Click ‚Äúsign-in‚ÄĚ
· Put in their email address and password that they used to enroll their card.
· Put in the group number or part of the name of the organization.
· Choose the correct organization.
· Click Enroll.
You are now enrolled for the May 1st 2014 to April 30th 2015 year of Kroger Community Rewards.
If you are having an issue with your password and or email address please call 1-800-KROGERS, press 5 for customer service, press 5 to speak to a customer service representative.
If it is the first time they are registering the member will need to set-up en account first.
· For a member to enroll their card simply go to www.krogercommunityrewards.com
¬∑ Click ‚Äúcreate an account‚ÄĚ
· Put in their email address and password. Confirm their password
· Enter plus card OR alt ID number
· Go to Community Rewards (near bottom)
· Follow through the steps. (name, address, etc.)
· Put in the group number or part of the name of the organization.
· Choose the correct organization.
· Click Enroll.
You are now enrolled for the May 1st 2014 to April 30th 2015 year of Kroger Community Rewards.

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Partnership with Cats Veterinary in Clinton Township

Our friends and partners at the Cats Veterinary in Clinton Township have created another way to help the animals this Holiday season. The Client purchases a kitty angel for various dollar amounts and the staff places that kitty on our charity tree with 100% of the proceeds going to the new 4 Paws 1 Heart/Cats Veterinary Fund. Thank You to our Board member, Sasha Oza, for leading the way in our new venture and thank you to the enthusiastic staff at Cats Veterinary. There will be many kitty kisses in your future. ~ diana

Connor’s foster dad Joe

As always, 4 Paws 1 Heart is blessed to know such great rescue organizations and to have such generous supporters who give us the ability to help with medical treatment. Please pray for Connor who was rescued from horrific conditions and then found to have lepto (contracted from rat urine). ~ diana
Here is the latest update from Connor’s foster dad Joe. We would also like to send a HUGE thank you to all the generous people that read about Connor and has donated to his medical care, we are very grateful to have such awesome caring fans on our page supporting our efforts to help these animals. Once again, our wonderful friends¬†4 Paws 1 Heart¬†has graciously sent $300 to the vet to help pay for Connors medical bills. PLEASE take a moment to click on the link and like their page. They have helped HFE and MANY other rescues as well as abandoned animals with medical funds.Kind of a bittersweet update, as he has come so far, yet he still has so far to go. We actually got to hang out for about 3 hours, as I think there was a shift change and they forgot about us somehow. I was very excited to hear he was out of isolation and could visit me in the normal exam room. However, they are still waiting on his lepto results.Anyway, he walked in under his own power and he was very excited to see me. I couldn’t believe how good he looked compared to last time. However, that must have been the extent of his energy, because he soon crashed into my lap. I told him how proud I was of him, and how good he is doing. And of course about all the wonderful people thinking of him and praying for him. Every so often, he would get up and take a few shaky steps, looking back at me as if to say “Look how strong I am now, Dad.”I got to speak with the doctor as well. He said that for only being there a few days, he has really improved. His kidney functions are still higher than normal, but they are steadily dropping. He has been responding to treatment for lepto since Day 1. He was quick to remind me though that things could still go either way. His kidneys may be fatally damaged; it is still too early to tell. Connor has lost a lot of weight and his steps are unsure. He sways a little when he stands. For all the progress he’s made, its clear that he still has a long road ahead of him. He didn’t end up eating the food I brought him, but the doctor said they’ll mark it and save it for him in the fridge. I also brought him a new tshirt.

We spent the rest of the time curled up on the floor together. He eventually fell asleep in my arms and drifted off into dreams (doing the “chasing rabbits” bit). I could only imagine he was dreaming of being back home with the pack playing in the yard. I
took some new photos, he’s more alert and hopeful in these pictures, but his struggle and weight loss is apparent as well. I’ll get the photos up as soon as I can, but that probably won’t be til tomorrow evening.

Thanks again for everyone’s thoughts and prayers. Connor still needs them more than ever.

My Painted Paws

9/23/13 – A BIG thank you to our friend, Brigette Weller of My Painted Paws, for three fun and beautiful paintings. We raffled off the smallest of the paintings at the Women’s Expo and raised $65 for our abandoned babies. This photo is the larger painting which we’re holding for the right event. Check out the My Painted Paws fb page. Brigette uses the paw prints of rescue animals (and will also use your animal for your own painting) for her paintings. Everyone loved it. ~ diana

Keller…Someone Heard his Cry Outside

8/11/13 ¬†Someone heard his cry outside… Imagine being lost, alone, scared, hungry, terrified, and not able to see. Well… This kitten about 10 weeks old was found with an abnormality to both eyes leaving him without site and more than vulenerable to the dangers surrounding him like cars, etc. When the good Samaritan called me because they wanted to know if “4 paws 1 heart” would help, I said yes, and met her in a parking lot where she delivered this scared helpless kitten to me… He is now being treated medically by us and he will go see a specialist soon. If there is someone who can foster him on a temporary basis for me please contact me asap. He is a “special needs” kitten and he will need daily eye meds until we know more. He is using the litter box, eating and drinking fine and in a small spare room. He loves to be held and he loves attention, and he is giving little kisses of appreciation. A true little angel.. Gina

8/11/13 ¬†Another picture of our stray kitten who can not see.. We are hoping that the specialist can help us get him through this with the goal to recover some vision. We anticipate this will mean surgery..maybe more than one.. Please read storybelow.. This is what “4 Paws 1 Heart” is about..helping give the stray injured animals a 2nd chance. If you would like to donate to our cause you would be helping us help them by continuing to pay medical bills. Thank you.. Gina
8/12/13 ¬†8/12/13 KELLER UPDATE: Gina was meeting with a potential foster tonight who is retired and is the mom of a blind dog. An appointment has been made with the eye specialist for Thursday morning. Keller is doing well under Gina’s care but we would like to know asap the prognosis for his eyes so that we can prepare to do what is necessary. Gina or I will post an update on the final foster decision and we sincerely thank everyone who stepped up to help us and this little guy out. Don’t forget that Bobby still needs a forever home and, like Keller, he is a little loverbug. ~ diana
8/17/13 ¬†Good Beautiful Saturday Morning! Thought that I would share Gina’s report on our little Keller: “Keller, is with his new foster mommy here. He is getting a ton of love and we have an appointment set up for next Wednesday with the specialist. After researching and talking to a couple veterinarians we believe that Keller has a rare congenital abnormality with both eyes leaving him blind. However, he is playful, eating, drinking, giving kisses, curious, and purring just like any other cat. Keller is very, very special and he deserves the best chance to experience all that life has to give him and we are going to make sure that happens¬†” ~ Gina
8/21/13  Keller goes to the doctor this afternoon to get a prognosis on his eyes. Wish our little guy luck. Thank You, Pat for taking him to the specialist and for taking good care of our little guy. ~ diana
Per Pat: ¬†“Blind little Keller is adapting very well and is getting all the love and attention he needs. Granddaughter Lily loves him too:)”
8/22/13 ¬†KELLER NEEDS OUR HELP: If every one of our friends could donate $1 (under the ‘donations’ button on this page or our website), we could raise enough money to help our Keller. Unfortunately, a bill like this would deplete our funds. Do we¬†give him a chance on life?? Here is the Specialist’s diagnosis and prognosis:

“Keller is going to require a double eye enucleation (both eyes removed). The cost is going to run about $1,500 and could be up to $2,000. Due to the severity of his condition of being born with eyes so small and then the way his eyelids formed abnormally, he will need surgery. The one eye has already ruptured, and the other will follow eventually. The specialist said this was congenital and could have been the result of the mom being exposed to viral or toxin during her pregnancy. Doctor Easton believes Keller will live a long healthy life but if the eyes are not removed he is at risk for aggressive cancer down the line. In the meantime, his foster mom, Pat, is administering medication to keep Keller comfortable. He isn’t showing any signs of distress at this time and continues to be playful and enjoying the attention of his foster family.:” ~ gina–

8/23/13 ¬†KELLER DONATIONS UPDATE: As of 5:15 p.m. we have $778 (net) with more coming in. I say net because paypal does charge a service fee. Thank You to all of our supporters for helping our baby. Here is a new photo from Mama Pat — Keller in¬†his new bed. I also heard that Keller and his little blind chihuahua buddy were sleeping together. Gina will be talking with the eye specialist to determine the best time to schedule surgery. We still need funds but, like I said, we will find a way!! Hugs to all of our supporters from Keller. ~ diana

Sweet Keller in his new comfy little bed. He loves it. ‚ô•‚ô•‚ô•

8/24/13 ¬†KELLER DONATIONS UPDATE; 24 Hours later and we now have a net of $1,250.80 for Keller’s operation. Gina has been in contact with the doctor and has asked when it will be safest to perform the operation. We could still use the help of our¬†supporters in that the operation may be between $1,500 and $2,000. Thus far, 51 of our friends have donated; I have sent 35 thank you letters, and will send out the remaining thank you letters tomorrow. We believe that every donation is meaningful and deserves acknowledgement. Tony and I donate all postage and office supplies so that none of your donations are spent on the superfluous — just our fur babies. To be able to help this little guy makes my heart swell and I know that many you feel the same. Thank you for sharing, caring, and donating. Again, I will keep everyone updated and Pat has promised to send us a current video. ~ diana