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,
Wishing God’s blessings for all of you. – diana…/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
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

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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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Parvo Virus – Protect Your Dog

Gina DeLuca

During the last 5 weeks we have seen SEVERAL new puppies brought into the vet hospital per day!!! If you or someone you know has a puppy please educate yourself about this virus. Also, check into pet insurance especially for emergencies! I have seen medical care range from $500 to $3000 on average and there is NO guarantee your puppy will survive because just like every virus it depends on how they respond to treatment.
A friend and LVT made the below post…

PARVO SEASON folks!! Don’t start walking your new puppies and showing them off until they are FULLY VACCINATED. Which is around 4 months of age after around 4 series spread out over 3-4 weeks between each series depending on the age they were initially vaccinated. Have questions? Call a veterinary clinic. Don’t ask google, your breeder, your best friend, your groomer, or tractor supply, etc. Seek people with knowledge and actual credentials for your questions. We love to help and we prefer you call us, don’t think you’re being annoying or silly ❤️🐾 We hate to see you in a few weeks, having to make difficult financial and emotional decisions because you got the wrong advice or were uninformed ✌🏻

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Drag Queen Bingo 2020 – Rescheduled Due to the Covid 19

3/14/20 – In the best interest of all of our supporters, the April 5, 2020 Drag Queen Bingo fundraiser has been cancelled and will be rescheduled. I will be in contact with all of those who have already paid. We can either keep your payment for the rescheduled event or refund your money. If you paid by check, I will send you a letter or you can contact me at: to let me know what you would like to do. I will be talking with the venue later today to come up with another date. We are thinking late September/October because we know how busy the summer is. Also, don’t forget that we still have the May 16 bowling fundraiser planned. Thank you for your understanding and support. – diana

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