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.
1/30/23 – Priscilla, Duchess Stormy, and Pumpkin were rescued from a large colony of community cats. The rescuers are trying to start a non-profit called Run Around Sue’s Cat Rescue. There are over 30 cats they hope to save and we are working to help as much as possible. These four just needed basic spay/neuter and vaccines but Pumpkin had an upper respiratory infection so Pumpkin needs to return to the vet when he/she is better. I will be posting a few others from this rescue but in the meantime we are thankful to help Tina and Ehren with their rescue efforts. I’ll be reporting on Ozzy and Claus a little later in the week. If you are interested in adopting these babies contact: [email protected] – diana.
1/27/23 – Satin has been turned over to Dr. Ferstyl and Satin will have a permanent home at Catopia in Millington, MI. Satin is still on a feeding tube after his surgery but he will be in good, expert hands. Thank You to all who prayed for him and cared. – diana
Unfortunately, I probably will not hear anything more on this baby now that he has been permanently placed. Again, unfortunately, I rarely get follow up about the animals we help. In this case, the only way I found out about Satin was by contacting someone that I thought knew the rescuer of Satin and she gave me the update. – diana
1/27/23 – An independent rescuer who we’ve helped often, Jem, contacted us about a kitten she was contacted about who was born to an ‘owned’ cat. The kitten was born with a deformed leg and the pet owner did not have resources to get her help. The owner tried many rescues but no one could help. After Jem and I talked about the situation and also pursued a rescue — without success–we decided that if the owner fully surrendered the kitten to Jem, we would start with getting an assessment from a doctor. The owner was in agreement with surrendering Penelope because she just wanted what was best. The other 3 kittens born to her cat had been placed in furever homes; the disabled kitten was the only one of the litter left. Yesterday Penelope saw the veterinarian and Jem reported the following:
“Penelope is about four months old and was born with a congenital defect in her pelvis and spine that makes her left leg give out. She bunny hops instead of dragging that leg, so there is no friction burn. At this time her joints look very good so she does not require surgery. Penelope’s back end is in rough condition. She has very thick skin in her genital area and an infected laceration. After antibiotics, she will be able to get bloodwork, and ideally the genital issues will have improved. If necessary, medical correction of the tissue will be done during her spay to minimize discomfort. Penelope’s treatment goal is: antibiotics to eliminate the infection between her anus and vulva, along with the UTI. Once that is taken care of, she will be spayed and have reconstructive surgery done on her back end to remove abnormal tissue and make her vulva able to pass urine correctly. She will also be vaccinated. After that, she will be up for adoption. According to Dr Panchal at Southpointe Veterinary, Penelope should be able to live a happy life with the assistance of chronic pain management. She will be eligible for adoption after her spay.”
Anyone interested in adopting Penelope should contact Jem at: [email protected] – diana
Thank you for sharing Diana & for 4p1h doing everything to help Penelope! I encourage anyone interested to contact me through my email or if it’s easier, DM on messenger (facebook). She is already doing much better after only two days of antibiotics and an NSAID. – Jen
1/26/23 – Gimli was saved at a trapping location after being attacked by another male who the rescuers are still trying to catch. He turned out to be quite friendly but has a healing puncture wound on his head and a few other spots with scabs on his neck. His ears are impacted and infected with ear mites, bacteria, and yeast. He has an appointment tomorrow at a very caring clinic/shelter, Eaton County Humane Society. He will be neutered, vaccinated, tested, and treated for his ear issue as well as anything else the doctor may see. He seems to be a very young adult and when his ear heals, he will be up for adoption. Anyone interested should contact Julie at: [email protected]m We have assisted Julie with tnr for several cats and we are very thankful we can help her with sweet Gimli. – diana.
The FIRST “Show Me the Money” fundraiser is just two weeks from today. Over 90 animal lovers attended our November event and we hope to match that number and add a few more. Remember that the more people in attendance playing, means more $ in the ‘pot’. Food will be provided by the Firehouse Pub & Grill so all of the proceeds will be used to save the fur orphans on our streets. I’m also attaching the rules to give you a better idea of what to expect (just in case you missed the first event). Hope to See YOU There. – diana.
1/25/23 – Cutee Reba, now a sweet, 9 lb., black female kitten (under 1 year old), is spayed and up to date on vaccines. She was found in September, 2022 as a stray baby kitten with a Cuterebra found in her head. A Cuterebra is “a large, non-biting, fat fly that lays its eggs near rodent or rabbit burrows on grass, rocks, and vegetation. A cat or dog that passes by the area, maybe sniffing out a mouse, may pick up the eggs on her coat. The eggs hatch into larvae and invade the dog or cat through the mouth, nasal passages, or an external wound.” The Cuterebra was removed immediately. She is now looking for a forever home. If you are interested or want more information, please contact Moore Veterinary Hospital (586-466-6133) and ask for Kim. She will send you an application. – Gina
1/24/23 – Chloe was rescued from an abusive breeder situation. She is 6 years old and had a tail pocket for her entire life. “A tail pocket is essentially a small wrinkle found under a Bulldog’s tail. It is commonly found hiding under the dog’s tail but on occasion it could be on the top of the tail. It is a small hollow area or a type of indentation that can collect all kinds of dirt. The pocket can become infected so severely that the tail will require amputation”. After Chloe was rescued we were contacted for help.
Chloe was brought to one of our great doctors at Patterson Veterinary Hospital and she said that she had never seen a tail pocket infection so severe; the doctor determined that amputation was necessary. The surgery was done today and Chloe was also spayed. She is doing well in her foster home and has a furever home all lined up for when she is fully recovered. She is a beautiful girl who will never have to breed again and will be loved and not used for money. – Diana.
1/24/23 – Although I haven’t personally received notification, word has it that Amazon Smile will be gone for the majority of non-profits effective March 1, 2023. The last day of sharing a % of purchases is February 28.
The good news is that we now have a new partner, Rite Aid Pharmacies. If you are signed up, a percentage of pharmacy sales and most standard sales (not liquor, cigarettes, etc) will be donated to 4 Paws 1 Heart. Please go to: https://support.rxfundraising.com/4Paws1Heart and sign up. And, if you can, transfer your prescriptions to the great people of Rite Aid. I’ve been meaning to do that since they were so great to work with when we needed pain medication for Maddie. Thanks as always for your support! – diana.[email protected]