6/28/14 MEET “ONYX” a new 4 Paws 1 Heart kitten, found, as a stray, 12 weeks old with a horrible broken leg. Her Humerous bone (between shoulder and elbow) is broken and we have her on pain medication around the clock while waiting to do her surgery. We hope that her leg can be saved. If you would like to donate towards her surgery please use the link on this site and let us know you are donating to Onyx’s surgery. ~ diana
Our other serious case: This little sweetheart, named Ryker – which means Strength, was also brought in by a good Samaritan. He was attacked by two German Shepherds. He underwent two hours of surgery with Dr. Rivera due to severe wounds to his body; his intestines and bladder were actually on the outside of his abdominal wall and needed emergency surgery that night. Gina has volunteered her time to assist Dr. Pillsbury of Harper Woods Veterinary/Animal Urgent and Critical Care Center with his surgery for a broken femur which is broken in half — possibly Tuesday, May 13. It is a clean break so we are all praying that a pin can be inserted versus amputation. We will keep everyone updated. ~ diana
10/7/13 – Good Morning 4 Paws 1 Heart Friends – Here’s a photo of our Sebastian after his amputation surgery of October 6, 2013. Please continue to pray for his recovery. He will need a furever home when he is fully recovered. ~ diana
9/29/13 – Introducing Sebastian – Sebastian is an 8-week-old male kitten who has white socks, a white chin and a little bit of white on his chest. He was found as an injured stray and brought into the Emergency by a good Samaritan. Sebastian was probably hit by a car and has a broken femur and a little abrasion on his head. His little leg will require amputation. 4 Paws 1 Heart will take care of his medical bills until he is recovered. Any inquiries should be made to Gina at [email protected]~ diana
Meet Tyler — He is a really nice Miniature Pincher that was hit by a car in Eastpointe about 11pm tonight (5/12/13). His leg is badly broken and the pelvis is also broken in 2-3 areas. We made sure he was stabilized and medicated and not in pain while I tried to find his owner.
I posted a photo and the story on For the Love of Louie and the owner responded. It turns out that the owner had just adopted Tyler a week ago. He had seen him at the ‘pet store’ at Gibraltar and purchased him just to save him. It is unknown how this pup escaped from the yard he was in. The owner decided to surrender Tyler to 4 paws 1 heart because his main concern was giving Tyler the care he required.
May 14, 2013 – 4 Paws 1 Heart will continue to cover the needed medical treatment and then Tyler will be placed in a home that is the perfect fit for his long-term needs. It is always difficult when something like this happens, but I’m a believer that everything happens for a reason. Thank you all for sharing his story on For the Love of Louie and many thanks to Leah who created the page for lost and found animals. If there are any questions about Tyler I can be reached at [email protected]I also want to clarify that Tyler is NOT suffering. He is hospitalized and supported by veterinary professionals. His injuries are fixable and we are willing to give him a chance to live a long happy life by paying for his surgery). Our group is here to give animals like Tyler, “claimed or not claimed”, a second chance by paying medical bills and making sure he is placed with the best rescue to help his find his forever, loving home. As always, donations are always welcome because it is the only way we can continue to help with animals like Tyler and Scruffy. ~ gina
RUBY UPDATE: Ruby and Ashley…. Ruby is almost fully recovered. Three months ago she broke both of her front legs falling down a flight of stairs. We have been splinting her legs every week since. Now Ruby has her bandages off and we are going to schedule the pins to be removed. If all goes well Ruby has a very potential home lined up:) Keep paws crossed Ruby will make a full recovery!! ~ Gina