Our mission is to reduce the number of homeless cats & dogs by paying for needed medical treatment and assisting with the permanent placement of these animals through our partnerships with local rescue groups.
Meet this 4 kitten duo. They were rescued from a hoarding situation and all 4 were in desperate need of care. 4 Paws 1 Heart was on a hold at the time, yet we were able to do minimal diagnostics, dewormer, and antibiotics. Most of the care came from Deb, Jo, and Char. If you are interested in more information or adoption please message Char Dean – https://www.facebook.com/charlene.a.dean. These 4 babies will still need vaccines and fixing. If you would like to donate: Gina
12/1/23 – Yes, another generous supporter who does this annually contacted us to say it is time to raise more money for all of those stray and abandoned animals needing our help. The donor will match total donations made between December 4 and December 18 up to $2,500. 99.99% of all donations are spent on the medical needs of animals like Bosco and only YOU can give them that second chance at life.
I was contacted yesterday by Make a Difference Rescue. They had been contacted about two dogs needing to be surrendered but by the time the rescue got there, the people had let them out and one of the dogs got hit by a car and killed. The rescue was able to save the second dog and took care of the immediate medical needs but yesterday we were asked to help with the basic medical which included vaccines and neuter for Bosco. I’m sorry I don’t know which of these dogs is Bosco but I will get more information later and post an updated photo. – diana
Her mom is a feral cat that had 2 kittens born outside. Her rescuer, Amy, contacted 4 Paws 1 Heart a few months ago needing help with vetting for the babies. We offered to pay for vaccines, spaying and neutering. Sheila was seen by Dr Burcham this week and she checked out healthy so now we can schedule her surgery. Isn’t she adorable? Thank you Amy for saving her and her brother Timmy! Gina
11/30/23 – For this Christmas consider giving memories instead of giving gifts that will soon be forgotten. Join us on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at Little Caesars Arena to watch Detroit Red Wings Hockey! Here are some details:
– Tickets are limited to 100 seats in Section 228
– Cost $50 per person (includes a 4 Paws 1 Heart Stocking Cap)
– Attendees Only will have the opportunity to win a ZAMBONI ride by purchasing raffle tickets @$10 each.
The raffle will end one week before the game and the winner will be notified. (further details will be provided with each gameticket purchased). This will be a great event for an employee recognition night, a family fun night, or just a night with a couple of friends. We already have a couple of family groups lined up to purchase tickets. If you want any further information, please contact me at [email protected]
Sweet Queso is doing much better on his new anti fungal medication. You can follow his story on our facebook page or on our website here. His hair is growing back and his skin is looking better. He is feeling happy and that’s all because of our supporters who help us accomplish our mission. You can donate towards Queso here. – Gina
11/28/23 – Why is Soup so important to us??? Because in 2014, Soup was found on a lawn with his head stuck in a soup can (read about his journey on our website). It appeared he had been attacked, possibly by an animal, while being unable to defend himself and had a broken pelvis. Chance’s mom cared for him while he healed with crate rest and when he was fully recovered he was adopted by a wonderful family who continued to stay in touch with us. Of course, we care for all lost animals but Soup is in the hearts of everyone of us. – Diana.
And, he lived with Dave and I for a year until finding a forever home. Gina
Update: Soup was last spotted on Brys near Marter in Saint Clair Shores. Please keep looking and sharing. This very special boy needs to get home to his family! Gina
Update: Caught on a ring camera on Friday, Brys and Marter.– Mary Beth
It was end of October when this sick, old, emaciated male cat was found after wandering into a feral cat colony. Stephanie, had been caring for the colony for years and noticed Mr Kitty was not a regular, but no one claimed him. She desperately tried to get him medical attention and she was able to get him into a low cost clinic, but because they were not a full service hospital, they were limited as to what could be done. When she reached out to 4 Paws 1 Heart, my gut feeling was that he was very critical and needed to be helped.
We made arrangements for Mr Kitty to be seen. After the exam, blood work, and x rays, it was determined that the most humane thing to do was euthanize. He was suffering. The doctor feels he had cancer throughout his body and he was unable to eat and hold it down.
Thank God he didn’t die alone from starvation on the street, and this is why we need our supporters to help us continue to help them.
11/27/23 – Again, Jack Skeleton and Sally were rescued in late July and mid August — all in the same area. Both were “skin and bones” when rescued. Jack was only about 6-8 weeks; Sally was a little older. They have both had blood work, vaccinated, tested, and spayed/neutered complements of our donors who make our mission possible. – diana
11/277/23 – Lucy was initially rescued from a mobile home park on July 31. At the time it was thought that she had an upper respiratory infection. Eventually, it was discovered that Lucy had a polyp in her nasal passage. Lucy had the polyp removed and was vaccinated and spayed; she tested negative for fiv and felv. Although it appeared Lucy was getting better, she started having issues again and last week she was again taken to the vet and Dr. Zalac was surprised to see that a polyp had grown back. The polyp will again be removed and we are hoping that this will be the last of Lucy”s issues in that her potential adopters are waiting for a clean bill of health before they take her into their home. Please remember Lucy in your prayers. – diana