Updates

9/7/21 – I just received this in our messages and I had to share it with our candi 1 9:7:21 candi 2 9:7:21 candi 3 9:7:21supporters because without the generosity of our friends, these stories would never exist. Thank You to the rescuers and our supporters! – Diana
“I just want to give you guys a little encouragement today. These are 3 three stray kitties you helped over the past 3-4 years. The grey one was the shy kitten with an eye hanging out sitting in the garbage at the curb I stopped for. The orange stray kitten was the one with a blind eye from an upper respiratory. And the black one was the one kitten laying in a friends driveway sickand dying. 4 Paws 1 Heart saved them all.. They all say THANK YOU for loving strays and helping them when they have no one ELSE to help them….. I love these babies and they are loved. Instead of living a life in the street sick or dead or terrified of people, alone and scared…they just got done munching on a snack of sardines in a warm and safe home together as siblings now. – Candi”
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4 Paws 1 Heart – Selected as the Macomb Daily’s Best of the Best Charity

7/27/21 – We are so honored to have been selected as the Macomb Daily Best of the Best 2021. It is only with the help of our generous donors that we have been able to fund $1.1 million in medical treatment for 8,500 abandoned/stray/abused animals since August, 2010. Thank you to those who voted for us and a huge thank you to the rescuers and the veterinary hospitals who work with us, especially Patterson Veterinary Hospital, Advanced Animal Emergency, Orion Animal Hospital, Five Mile Animal Hospital, All About Animals Rescue, Groesbeck Animal Hospital, the Humane Society of St. Clair, Comforts Place and The Kitty Clinic who are always there for us.
Best Charitable Organization First Place 4 Paws 1 Heart
P.O. Box 84, St. Clair Shores
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Kitty Room – Complements of Pet Supplies Plus and 4 Paws 1 Heart Villagers

7/5/2` The Pet Supplies Plus Kitty Room on Harper just south of 13 Mile in St. Clair Shores will be opening once again!!! Just in time to help get the many kittens we assisted with medical funding get their furever homes. These kittens are not the ‘property’ of 4 Paws 1 Heart. They are being adopted out by their rescuers/fosters and we are happy to make this happen. A huge thanks to our Board Member, Dee Gudenau, who got this going before the pandemic and is now starting it back up. And a big “Thank YOU” to Pet Supplies Plus for allowing us to have a donation box at the store and this kitty room. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer in maintaining the room or assisting with the adoption events, please contact Dee at: dee.4paws1heart@gmail.com – diana.
It’s exciting time at Pet Supplies Plus – St. Clair Shores, MI – Harper Ave! After over a year of the kitten room being empty due to the Covid Pandamic …. I cleaned and organized the room….And it was ready to …. JUST ADD KITTENS! So that is what we did. Meet the first kittens of 2021- Thank you Amiee for you fosters! They are all available for adoption. They are 12 weeks old, all vetted just need Rabie shots that will happen in the near future…..so now here they are!!! I will add names and contact information once confirmed….hey give me a break- it’s been a whirlwind day making this happen in the last minute! we are sooooo happy to be back!!!!!!! *update* names have been added! contact Aimee M Martin Lincoln for more info on these babies! (or me @ deegudenau@gmail.com and I’ll pass the message on) 4 Paws 1 Heart
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Congratulations to our Co-Founder – Gina DeLuca Jenio

5/23/21 – Yesterday, our co-founder Gina DeLuca Jenio married her best friend. The amazing Board of 4paws1heart was finally together again for beautiful Gina’s wedding which happened last night after two reschedules. Missing are Board members,Denise, who had to leave early to feed the Chance team, and Cynthia, who was not feeling well. It was a beautiful wedding for two beautiful people. Gina, a licensed veterinary technician, has saved so many lives, she absolutely deserves the very best in life. We congratulate our dear friend and animal advocate on her very special day. – diana
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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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