PRAYERS For Another Parvo Victim – COCO

8/5/14 – Prayers Needed for this Sweet Girl – Her name is Coco and she was found on the street, emaciated and seriously ill from Parvo. She is with a very small rescue named Friends of Scooby. 4 Paws 1 Heart is always happy to help individual rescuers and those rescues who haven’t the resources to take on serious cases. Wishing Coco a lifetime of hugs and kisses. ~ diana


8/10/14 Update – After being transferred to another doctor, Coco has for the first time in a while, ate — not a lot but it is a good sign.  Please continue your positive energy and prayers and follow her on the Friends of Scooby Animal Rescue page. ~ diana

Meet Freddy and Fawne

Meet Freddy and Fawne, siblings taken in by our friends at Home Fur-Ever Rescue. Freddy has been in the hospital since Wednesday fighting Parvo and shortly after, his sister, Fawne, also contracted this deadly disease. 4 Paws 1 Heart is very thankful for our rescue friends and happy that we can send some medical dollars to help Freddy and Fawne in their battle. Please say a few prayers and send some positive energy their way. ~ diana

Our Little Mattie

9/8/13 – Our little Mattie who was rescued by Animal Control Officer, Lisa, and taken in by our friends at Mutts of Motown. Please share her and let’s get her a forever home. ~ diana

Here’s our little monkey, Mattie!!!! She was stray, had parvo and a broken leg in the same two weeks. She’s totally recovered now, and waiting for you to adopt her! Thanks to our friends at 4 Paws 1 Heart, we were able to help her. They generously paid all her vet bills!!! Mattie is almost full grown and will be about 35 lbs. She’s 5 months old and a sweet girl. We see shepherd in her ears and she has the most beautiful blended red and white coat. Please call our main number to ask about Mattie the monkey!! 586 690 2808

Happy Tails for this Mama and Pups

We had been following the story of the Mom and her 6 babies rescued by our friends at Providing For Paws and knew we had to figure out a way to help. Unfortunately, the tail was not as happy as was thought when everyone was rescued; one puppy died early and two of the puppies have since died from Parvo and although a third is back home, she is still struggling. We will continue to look for ways to help our rescue partners by conducting fundraisers and encouraging support from our many friends and family. Here is the story: ~ diana

“Happy Tails for This Mama & Pups (9 photos)
Thanks to some folks that should have angels wings attached to them, this story has a happy ending. While in the vets office with PFP’s Grace, going over Grace’s surgery with the vet, we were told about an encouraging story of survival from one Mama that wasn’t expected to live after being found to have Pyometra. The vet told us this story because we were so worried about Grace not surviving surgery for her Pyometra, because she was so emaciated. The vet explained that after seeing this Momma make it through what she did, he will never doubt how strong our Pibbles are again. Momma was found six weeks ago by a family that lives in Westland. Not your typical home with houses on top of one another, they have lots of land that is a very wooded area. When this family mows their cleared portion of the lot, they then put their clippings into a compost in the wooded area. It was the family’s 20 year old daughter who was mowing on this day, six weeks ago, dumping the clippings back into the wooded area, when she spotted a small white object moving in the woods. Not knowing what this could be, she went out into the wooded area to find out what in the world this could be. To her surprise, it was a tiny little new born puppy. Not knowing where in the world this puppy came from, she looked even further into the woods and came upon a very emaciated Momma, who was laying on the ground covered in nothing but flies and maggots! Momma was licking the maggots and flies off of her so that her poor little new born pups could eat. The young lady then called her parents and told them to get over there immediately to see what she had found. Six pups and this poor Mama who was to weak to move and full of flies and maggots. The family got everyone gathered up and rushed to Nicolas vet clinic, where they began to wash everyone up and did testing on Momma. It was found that not only was Momma emaciated, she was suffering from Pyometra as well as being heartworm positive. Surgery had to be performed immediately to save Momma’s life from her uterine infection, and the family would now have to bottle feed the six babies. Shortly after getting to the vet clinic, one of the six pups had passed away and the vet was very worried that Mama would not make it through the surgery. Momma was now vomiting up black stuff with nothing but maggots and larva in it. They did the surgery praying for the best outcome or Momma would die a longer suffering death. Once on the table opened up, a massive amount of maggots were inside of Momma, which was now yet another obstetrical for her to get past. Despite all of this, and thousands of dollars later, Momma and all five of her pups have lived. It was touch and go for weeks as to any of them making it through this. The all working family was taking shifts to bottle feed the pups and help get Momma back to health. However, because the round the clock nursing from this wonderful family, all these fur kids have made it through. The family has decided that Momma is going to stay with them. Humans have done her wrong in the past and she is scared of every little new thing that comes her way. She loves her new family and they cannot do without her. PFP has offered to help with adopting out the pups and finding perfect bully adopters for them. Not to mention trying to help save even more expense with the pups who are now all ready for their vaccines as well as spay and neuters. We did not want this family to pay anymore then they already had to already to care for all of them, especially the cost of Momma. Happy Tails for this beautiful pibble family, thanks to some very kind citizens who did this all without any help from rescue. Momma is sure one lucky girl to be alive today, as well as those pups. Angels must have been watching over all of them that day.” ~ Providing For Paws

Please Help Save Mattie!!

July 30, 2013  PLEASE HELP SAVE MATTIE!!! She was picked up this week by Lisa, Animal Control, and tested positive for Parvo. She has been at Hoover Road Animal Hospital since then and is holding her own but she needs to get out of the hospital. Her spirits are very low which doesn’t help in her recovery. Our friends at Providing for Paws has been looking for a foster. If you could foster for PFP or our a rescue who could take Mattie, please contact me asap. [email protected] 4 Paws 1 Heart is paying for her hospital stay the hospital cannot keep her beyond tomorrow.
August 2, 2013  Update: Our good friends at Mutts of Motown have taken in Mattie for a few days to give us more time to find someone to help. We also think that we might have a foster if the foster’s two dogs get along with Mattie. She’s only about 25 lbs and is now on after care meds. ~ diana

R.I.P. Kip

6/24/13 – We are thankful for all of the hardworking and caring rescue organizations who continue to respond to calls for help, search the streets, and attempt to educate animal owners on the proper care of dogs and cats. This is Kip who, unfortunately, had to be humanely euthanized because of Parvo. He was rescued with two siblings who are doing better and are in the hospital. We’re sending medical dollars with prayers to help Fetch Dog Rescue. ~ diana

Charlie Before and After

5/8/13: An Update about our little Parvo Puppy, Charlie, from our good friend Anne-Marie Wilk I put Charlie’s photo in a “before and after” so you could see how he’s grown. ~ diana”Because it can never be said enough, how wonderful andamazing Gina DeLuca and Diana Rascano of 4 Paws 1 Heart are! Here are a couple of updated pics of puppy Charlie, the former Parvo pup that you helped get healthy. I don’t know who is happier, Charlie for the wonderful family that he is now a part of, or his dad, who takes him everywhere with him. These guys are best buds! You didn’t just save Charlie’s life, you gave his family a wonderful gift. You ladies are awesome!”

Lily Bear

A nice family found Lily Bear roaming the streets and brought her into the Emergency.  Lily Bear was dying from the Parvo virus.  It was touch and go for 7 days and many times we thought that we would lose her but she kept fighting.  After the 7th day, Lily Bear turned the corner.  She is now with a forever family with a fur sibling, skin siblings and a mom and dad who will love her. ~ diana