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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Our mission is to reduce the number of homeless animals by funding medical treatment for abandoned, stray, and abused animals and assisting rescuers find forever homes for those we help.

Results: 4 Paws 1 Heart was started in August of 2010. Since that time over 3,000 animals have been assisted with medical treatment. 99.9% of all donations go directly to the animals in need and payments are made directly to the generous veterinarians who will work with us. The animals we help come to to our attention through good samaritans who may find an abandoned, stray, or injured animal, rescue groups, and veterinarians/animal emergency hospitals. In 2014, $84,000 was spent on medical bills. As of November 7, 2015, over $110,000 has been paid to veterinarians and the need continues to grow.

Target demographics: fund medical treatment for abandoned, stray, and abused companion animals.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Since our beginning in August, 2010, over 3,000 animals have been assisted

Geographic areas served: Southeast Michigan but predominantly Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb Counties

Programs: Direct payments to veterinarians for services provided to rescue organizations and individual good samaritans who have rescued animals and have found them a forever home.

Community Stories

83 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Cindy M.1

Donor

Rating: 5

Where to start regarding 4 Paws? I have nothing but the utmost respect and love for this organization. On numerous occasions I have reached out for help regarding fur babies that I have learned about one way or another. Without hesitation 4 Paws has either fully vetted or partially vetted several of these babies that need help. When I've needed help with vet information, questions on adoptions, requests for help, I get an answer almost immediately. Almost every dime that is collected by Four Paws is used toward the care of these precious babies. I am very proud to contribute and happy to recommend them to anyone looking to donate and put your money to good use by a reputable nonprofit. They are a dynamite organization and I have nothing but high fives for them!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you 4 Paws 1 Heart! ❤️

Violet came into Macomb County Animal Control on June 22nd, 2017 as a stray, 3 week old kitten with what appeared to be an infected eye. The veterinarians at MCAC placed Violet on medications in hopes that the eye would heal while she was in foster. Weeks went by and her eye unfortunately did not appear to be improving and our veterinarian recommended seeking further treatment beyond our normal means. As many of you know, all of our animals at MCAC are completely vetted, however with situations such as Violets, we must reach out in hopes of donations for our 501 (c) (3) non-profit animal welfare fund to help cover major medical situations such as Violets. Officer Pylar reached out to Diana, Director & Founder of 4 Paws 1 Heart, in hopes of help with the surgical procedure. Without hesitation, Diana set up an apointment for Violets eye to be evaluated by a specialist. The specialist discovered that Violet had ruptured her eye in 2 separate places and removal would be the only option. Diana gave the go-ahead and the procedure was complete. Violet is now recovering in her foster home and will soon be available for adoption. Macomb County Animal Control would like to give an incredible thank you to 4 Paws 1 Heart, for everything you do for our community. Without your compassion, efforts and teamwork, amazing success stories such as Violets, would not be possible.

Diana P.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is pip, he was born with a very large hernia and needed surgery along with all his vetting! This precious little guy wouldn't have survived without 4 paws 1 heart, Thank you for all the precious babies you've helped me save, bless your wonderful heart ❤️!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

THANK YOU FUR YOUR HELP!! My rescue PAWtner and I spotted this little cutie pie Lucy, being given away to any taker at a paint car shop (left L pic) in a less than desirable area of Detroit. SO... WE BECAME THE TAKERS, on December 31st 2016, in order to make sure this little intact baby would not end up to be a puppy machine, chained out in a yard, or worse. She is a WONDERFUL dog and came potty trained, so at some point someone taught her right. GREAT with all cats, dogs, & kids Lucy made it to her better tomorrow and furever home on March 23rd, 2017 (left R pic) with the help of 4 Paws 1 Heart. Her new family LOVES camping so I'm sure Lucy will have many great adventures this summer! We could NOT have saved Lucy without vetting help from 4 Paws 1 Heart. 4P1H funded Lucy's wellness exam, vaccines, spay, AND her right eye entropion surgery, as well as a later Demodex Mange diagnosis. Nexgard, which is a flea/tic preventative that Lucy had just started on, is the treatment for that and 4P1H had already provided Lucy two dose of that, in addition to 2 doses HartGuard Plus to keep her HW neg status going. This little 13 month old sassy Sheeba Inu Mix got her better tomorrow with the help of 4 Paws 1 Heart. WE COULD NOT HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT YOU! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Wendy Stroup & Dianne Cauzillo! PAWer to the PAW! (''''')

Mary499

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A great big sincere "THANK YOU" to Diana, Rachel and Jo!! They rescued my little stray and found him a new home as well as much needed medical care. As posted earlier, every night he would sit on my step and look in my sliding glass door for hours - seeming to want warmth, light and companionship but also so afraid that it took me months to get within 3 feet of him. I put out a warming pad and a shelter from the winter wind and of course I would feed him when I fed my two (who can resist feeding a hungry kitty?). I really would have loved to keep him but with two rescues of my own and a husband who doesn't want another cat, I am so grateful he has found a loving home. Thank you, thank you, thank you 4 PAWS 1 HEART for the caring work you all do.

1 Debra103

Client Served

Rating: 5

4 Paws 1 Heart has covered the medical needs of so many of my fosters. I would not be able to save kittens and cats if they weren't here for me. These folks are angels in my book. I love them to the moon and back!

1 Tony70

Donor

Rating: 5

I found a dog that looked like she had been on the road for awhile on my lawn one day.. I took him in and shared her on Facebook to see if I could find her owners, Diana responded and offered to help being a fellow SCS resident. She did not know me at all but out of the goodness=s of their organization and her heart offered to have Lucky spayed thru 4 Paws and One Heart if I could keep her...I absolutely kept her and always kept her posted to see if she had owners looking for her... I cannot not say enough about the people at 4 Paws One heart...they are saints on earth for what they do to help our furry friends

1 Pam_132

Client Served

Rating: 5

I first encountered 4 Paws 1 Heart when one of my ferals was injured. I was desperate to get medical help for him, but had no money. A bunch of my friends led me to 4P1H and this organization has been amazing from the moment I first came into contact with them. They've funded TNR for 6 of my ferals, plus medical treatment for 2 others. Without 4P1H I would never have been able to provide this level of care for my outside feral community that I love so much. Whenever my ferals are in need 4P1H steps up.

1 Writer

Donor

Rating: 5

A momma and her 4 kitten's were rescued by a very kind person and 4 paws 1 heart cover all the vetting for this family I adopted one of the kittens 2 year's ago we just love our boy thanks to 4 Paw's 1 heart for vetting this family of 5

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Donor

Rating: 5

The awesome people at 4paws1heart always help they never turn thier back on a animal in need my favorite non profit

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

4 Paws 1 Heart is a wonderful organization. I found a kitten, that I thought had a broken leg
and when I contacted them, they immediately set up an appointment for the kitten. It
turned out the cat did not have a broken leg, as he started walking on it, so I cancelled the
appointment, but I was amazed at how they were willing to help!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first really comprehended what 4 Paws 1 Heart does when they saved a kitten's life, and enriched our lives. They give animals a chance that normally wouldn't get one. My Snickers was found as a tiny kitten, in a frozen alley crying for help with his eyes encrusted shut. then 4 Paws 1 Heart team went into action and ultimately saved his life, giving him a second chance....and we adopted him. Since then I have been a faithful supporter of 4 Paws 1 Heart, not just because of this one incident, but because of all the ones that followed. They work together with rescues and organizations in helping with these medical costs - so your donation to 4 Paws 1 Heart goes to many animal organizations - donate now and spread the love!

2 Brian152

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hello my name is Brian Dombrowski. I have helped rescue many cat's and dog's in the past few years. If it were not for 4paws1heart helping me help animals in need. I would not have been able to afford to help those animals. 4paws1heart is a blessing for animals that need pur help. Thank you for always helping caring people help afford to save precious animals lives. I appreciate all that you do for furry animals in need. Without 4paws1heart i would not have been able to rescue more then 18 cats and kittens. Around 10 dog's this is truly a great organization. Thank you with all my heart.

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Donor

Rating: 5

4 Paws 1 Heart really has their heart in the right place. They work to provide veterinary care for stray and abandoned animals in need through a network of caring veterinary professionals and wonderful volunteers. They generally do not conduct adoptions themselves, but work with other great rescue groups in the metro Detroit area to find these animals loving homes. They often answer the call of their rescue counterparts to assist with financing medical care also. They are a completely volunteer organization and use 99% of their donations to help the animals - the 1% covers a phone bill for the group.

2 Rose38

Donor

Rating: 5

wonderful people helping animals--- hurt--abandoned -lost--new born--24/7 --year around....good people ....they need the help of everyone out there, to turn the cruelty and non caring around...When you help animals you help people and your self...Good job folks..

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Donor

Rating: 5

Diana and her people are so full of love for all those poor animals, please donate as often as possible, please!!!!!

2

Donor

Rating: 5

They are absolutely wonderful and help so many animals in need. Thank you for your dedication to helping our furry friends!

2 Denise143

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had been following 4P 1H on FB for a couple years. I was amazed at the amount of animals in need that they had helped. I started to donate to them. Then in October 2014, I was doing a little TNR & trapped an 8 wk old all black, male kitten in a residential area in Utica that I suspected someone had dumped. I already had 3 cats in my home so I had hoped to find him a home. Did some looking but could not find him an acceptable situation. Contacted 4P 1H and they agreed to take him "under their wing" which meant getting him neutered and his shots, if I agreed to keep him. How could I refuse! His name is Chance and he has been with me for almost 2 years.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Gina, Diana and the rest of the 4 Paws 1 Heart team are awesome! They help so many animals in our area and help people (like us) find rescues to add to our family.

2 wineglass

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Im so blessed to be a part of this group , 4 paws 1 heart is so amazing they have saved and helped so many helpless animals. I truly just cant say enough about them .

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

4 paws 1 heart is such amazing and wonderful group they are so caring and has helped to save so many animals lives im vary greatful to be such a part of 4 paws 1 heart ♡

1 Charlotte Y.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

4 Paws 1 Heart is an amazing organization that has helped me with numerous feral and social cats. They help with spay/neuter and any other medical they may need like an open wound, upper respiratory, fleas, ticks, etc. The social ones have found amazing forever homes. The feral cats are returned to original site and will not be reproducing anymore. None of this would have been possible without their help!

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Donor

Rating: 5

This amazing non profit helps medically fund animals needs. Very caring organization and will help in any way they can. They have helped with medical for the feral cats I have trapped, who would have otherwise suffered and continued breeding. They have also spayed/neutered friendly cats and kittens that I have found or trapped and they are now in loving homes. Without their generosity, these cats/kittens would have suffered greatly! Thanks 4P1H!!!