Lewis – Just a Puppy and Recently Adopted But Escaped

4/5/21 – After a beautiful Easter Sunday, I thought I would start your week with an uplifting story. This is Lewis. A young puppy recently adopted by a very kind family.
Last week, our good friend and animal whisperer, Debra Berolatti, was returning from helping an elderly woman who had reached out to us for assistance in trapping and medical. She was driving by the Selfridge Air National Guard base and a nearby junkyard where she has seen and helped cats congregating there. As she was driving she saw what she thought was a large black cat, near a ditch, trying to get under the barb-wired fence. She put her flashers on and stopped and found the animal was actually a puppy. Traffic was stopped, Debra got a leash out of her car, and cautiously approached the beautiful puppy wearing a bandana, a collar, and tags. The puppy smelled of sewage but he rolled over on his back and Debra picked him up and put him in her car. She brought him to one of our partner veterinary hospitals, Patterson Veterinary Hospital. The staff found a microchip which enabled Lewis to be reunited with his tearful owner. The owner said she had been frantically looking for Lewis who had obviously snuck out during a delivery at a shop she worked at. The mom tried insisting that Debra take a reward for finding their new baby but Debra insisted a donation be made to 4 Paws 1 Heart so that others who have no loving owners could be saved. And that is what the mom did. She sent a beautiful letter and a very generous donation. – diana
“There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face” – Bernard Williamslewis 4:5:21 lewis thank you 4:5:21
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Pecan – Continues to Fight For Her Life

Pecan Update!!!!
This little girl is doing well ♡
Great news is that she might have some vision in her right eye!!!
Time will tell.. The ruptured eye will need to be removed eventually. These animals amaze me..♡ Thank God “4 paws 1 heart” was able to give her a chance by covering her medical care after she was found in very critical condition by a good Samaritan. ♡
Since Christmas Eve Pecan has gained almost 1 pound, her discharge has almost cleared up, her fleas are gone, and her will to live is STRONG. ♡
I’m happy to be a part of her new journey. ♡
I am looking for a home for this special needs kitty. If you are interested in more information please email me. Please share with hopes to help me find her placement.
Ginapecan 12:31:20-- pecan 12:31:20
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FIV/FeLV Tests – Important Information

11/24/20 – Important information about FIV/FeLV tests. Please read and share if you have pets or are involved in rescue or animal advocacy. – diana
“Hello Team, Mom here.
Sooo, in rescue…and veterinary medicine it seems like theres always something new to learn, and I’m grateful for that. I was not going to post about Scouts test until he retested but I think its important for people to know. When snap testing there are 3 types of tests( I only knew about 2 until today). One is done with plasma, only takes a few minutes, and it is the most likely to give a false positive. The 2nd is with serum, it’s when the blood 1st has to clot and then is spun down( I did not know about this one). It is much more accurate but takes over 30min. And the 3rd and this one is the gold standard is the IFA test which is sent out and takes 7-10 days to come back. In the interest of saving time, and understandable most vets use the 1st. And a negative test as a rule means negative. But a positive test could very well also be negative. You should always ask that the positive test be re-run with serum. Some vets do not do the serum tests at all, and some no longer consider the 1st method reliable and only use Serum and if the Serum comes back positive an IFA test is the next step. So if your vet uses the 1st method, always ask for the serum test. Having said all that, Scouts test came back positive for FeLV ran with the 1st method. After gathering all this new information and speaking with Dr. Z (she no longer uses method one at all) and “Auntie Di” the decision is to obviously have the test rerun at Dr. Zs as soon as we can get him in. I dont know for sure that it will change the outcome, but we will keep you posted. I’m so grateful for 4 Paws 1 Heart who always have these kids backs and goes with the opinions of the experts. ❤ Stay tuned Team! – Denise”scout 11:25:20
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4 Paws 1 Heart – Video

9/1/20 – We want to thank all of you who have generously donated to save the lives of those who have no one else. In honor of all of you — the donor, the rescuer, the foster, our many veterinary partners, and all of you who have just shared our stories — Gina and her talented friend created this short video to remember some of those innocent souls whose lives have been forever changed because of 4 Paws 1 Heart. You can read about their journeys on our website, 4paws1heart.org
Wishing God’s blessings for all of you. – diana
https://drive.google.com/…/19tH8fWOxgD4vGUMNYXC69xpvg…/view…

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10th Anniversary Celebration

8/18/20 – Happy 10th Anniversary to 4 Paws 1 Heart!!! In honor of our mission which is to “Reduce the Number of Unwanted Companion Animals By Funding Medical Treatment for Abandoned, Stray, and Abused Animals” the 4p1h Board is sponsoring a $1,500 donation match. All donations made between today and August 25, 2020, up to a maximum of $1,500, will be matched. Because of our many supporters which include residents, businesses, and veterinary staffs, we have been able to pay $930,000 in medical bills for over 7,000 companion animals. This does not include the thousands of animals who will no longer be born on the streets because every animal touched by 4p1h is spayed/neutered.

This is the only ‘companion’ animal who was not a dog or cat and was helped by 4p1h. I recently checked in with the great veterinarian who took in this cutie after the surgery, and she tells me that “Pygmy” continues to be doing great on her farm and, by the way, actually isn’t a pygmy goat. Oh well, Pygmy was an animal in need in a horrendous pet shop which was eventually raided and the owner did end up doing some time after many of us showed up in Court to protest his existence as an animal abuser. Again, thank you to our Village. What we’ve been able to accomplish together is no less than life changing. – diana
4paws1heart.org/donations/
P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores, MI 48080

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Tails From Beyond the Paw Print – Stories of Love, Lose, and Lessons Learned

7/22/20 – I’ve been waiting for the right time to this book with all of our supporters. With so many animals in trouble these days and so many crossing the Rainbow Bridge, I realized that now might be the right time.

A few years ago I was asked to speak to a support group grieving from the loss of their pets. Dr. Mickey Golden Moore created the group and in May, 2020 she published her dream,
“Tails From Beyond the Paw Print”. The book has “22 stories of love, loss, and lessons learned from our adored animal companions”; one of which is my story about my beloved Knucklehead and Conner. Please check it out, I know you will find it inspiring, insightful, and, I hope, comforting. My story begins on Page 18. – diana

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Java Junk – A Great Supporter of 4 Paws 1 Heart

Java Junk, Clinton Twp,(Gratiot, just north of Metropolitan Parkway)100864540_386482202247289_1643141263521742848_n 101088608_386481958913980_7523268434562383872_n 101197068_386481938913982_4268384987490811904_n 100721513_386482242247285_916572812972392448_n is a great place to do some shopping. They have been strong supporters of 4 paws 1 heart since their beginning. And, after you have a coffee and do a little shopping, visit the Farmer’s Market just a couple doors down. They are also strong supporters of 4p1h. They have lots of annuals and vegetables and a great meat counter.

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Mama Cat Found With Four, One-Week Old Kittens – Two are in Furever Homes

mama 5:27:20 with 4 1 week old kittens kitten 1 kitten 2 5:27:205/27/20 – This little family will be going in to get ‘the works’. The mama was found with her 1 week old kittens. They are now 5 weeks old and two are already spoken for. But, before everyone gets their furever homes, they will be spayed/neutered/vaccinated, and mama will be tested for FIV/FeLV — complements for 4p1h. Unfortunately, we all knew this would happen when our great veterinarians were unable to spay/neuter and were restricted to emergency care only. Thank you so very much for all of your support. – diana
4paws1heart.org/donations/

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Co-Founder, Gina DeLuca, Gets Married

5/25/20 – Please wish our co-founder, Gina DeLuca Jenio and her husband, Dave Jenio, many years of happiness. Their wedding celebration had to be postponed due to the virus but they still said their vows in a private ceremony. On their wedding day, many friends, family and neighbors got together to wish them the best during a huge drive by which actually made the local news. Here is Gina and Dave with Skippy, best dog man, and Angel, maid dog of honor. Skippy was rescued after being surrendered. Angel, was dying from Parvovirus when Gina took her in and saved her. Angel has been a blood donor and foster mom for many kittens and puppies. The Jenio’s are a beautiful family. May God Bless Them! – diana982139gin15_3029524900446477_3191884763694628864_n

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