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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

126 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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Must watch "The amazing story of Hercules". I fostered him when he came to us at 4 paws 1 heart and then he went to his forever loving home..

1 Andra N.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Meet Jimmy Junior. Jimmy was rescued from a farm in Armada in July 2018. He was in terrible shape, underweight, and anemic from severe flea infestation. 4Paws1Heart graciously offered to help me with Jimmy Junior, and 21 other cats that needed to be sterilized . Of the 22 cats at this farm, 10 were kittens. Six of the kittens were treated for flea infestation, received their vaccines, were sterilized, and have gone on to be adopted into their forever homes. Sadly, four kittens did not make it due to the anemia from the fleas and from severe upper respiratory issues.

Out of the 12 adult cats, eight were treated for fleas, vaccinated, and sterilized. The farmer owner was educated about the proper treatment and feeding schedule for the more feral cats that were not able to be adopted. She is visited monthly and is given an enormous bag of cat food, and the cats at the barn are now fat and healthy. The remaining four adult cats had outgoing personalities, and were able to be adopted. Jimmy Junior was one of the lucky ones. He was being fostered by a wonderful lady at Dirty Paws Pet Salon in Davison, Michigan. One of the groomers there fell in love with him, and he is being adopted into a loving home and will have an orange tabby baby sister. He will also get to travel to work with her to play with his buddies that he made while he was being fostered. None of this would have been possible without 4Paws1Heart! Thank you so much for your devotion to helping animals!

1 Christie D.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

4 Paws 1 Heart is an amazing resource for people who find sick, stray animals. we had seen this little guy running around our neighborhood for months and finally got his trust enough that he came into our backyard. I contacted 4P1H and they immediately helped with the burden of medical expenses because he needed tests, shots, etc. Jim’s now on the up and up, gaining weight, learning commands and being housebroken. He is absolutely the sweetest dog and I’m glad he Now has this chance in life to be happy and healthy!
4 Paws 1 Heart is an amazing group and we are lucky to have a resource like them in the Metro Detroit area.

1 Cortney K.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

4Paws1Heart has been a life saver in my rescue efforts. Over the past year I have worked closely with this rescue and I must say they are one of a kind! In July I was contacted about a pregnant stray cat, 4paws was very quickly willing to fund vet expenses for vaccines, spay/neuter, and also got me in touch with an Amazing woman that gets food donations for fosters. Momma Luna had 6 kittens! Her finder decided to adopt her! 4 kittens went to their forever homes after their vet visits and 2 are still searching for their forever homes!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

4 Paws 1 Heart is an amazing organization and I have quite a few stories to tell. However, I will just tell you all about one. Her name is Chance an estimated 5 year old black cat who I found in August of 2017, she was extremely emaciated, had superficial injuries, was dehydrated and was overall not in good shape. I immediately contacted Diana with 4 Paws 1 Heart. They had the funding available, they jumped at the opportunity to help me, help Chance and authorized an order for blood work due to her extreme dehydration. Thankfully we did that, Chance had fatty liver disease and was extremely anemic, these conditions require extensive around the clock care of SubQ injections for hydration, Vitamin B shots for anemia and a special diet to reverse the damage done to her liver. 4 Paws 1 Heart vetted all of her follow ups, her special diet and all of her medications including an appetite increaser. Chance went back for her follow up, her anemia had subsided, however we are still fighting with her liver enzymes in hope that there is no permanent damage to her liver. No matter what, at the end of the day, I would not have been able to help Chance survive, she would have died, starving, thirsty and alone in the street had I not found her, but she would not be as healthy as she is today without 4 Paws 1 Heart, Diana is truly a blessing when my strays need her the most.

Sincerely,

Cortney Kleiner

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I rescued a kitten who was living outside & his mom was hit by a car. He had an abscess & I needed help with the vet bill. Diana R wasted no time in answering me & 4paws1heart covered the bill. Zepplin is now a happy healthy kitten & will soon be ready for his forever home. Thank you 4paws1heart!!

1 Cindy M.1

Donor

Rating: 5

I first learned about 4Paws1Heart about 10 years ago. There was a news story about an animal that 4Paws was helping and the news station was asking for donations. From that time forward I have learned so much about 4Paws that it would take me days to write it all. All donations collected except one persons cell phone bill (that is used for 4Paws business) goes toward animal care. The bills get larger and larger each year and 4Paws continues to amaze me at the amount of generosity they have. There is no greater organization or anyone that has more heart then the founder Diana Rascano. I cannot say enough good about this wonderful organization. Absolutely no doubt they should win outstanding nonprofit.

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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!

3 Jecol T.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is the kitten, Gizmo, who would of never made it with out 4paws1heart's support! He's also Kato's baby so he thinks

1 Pairlee Kutzel C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Here is a picture of my two kittens that 4 Paws 1 Heart helped me with when my husband was laided off. They we wonderful, kind and very helpful. Now we are a happy healthy family!

1 walkinrover

Volunteer

Rating: 5

4 Paws 1 Heart is an amazing group in our area that goes above and beyond helping pets in all shapes and sizes receive medical care when they are found as strays, injured wildlife, and owner surrenders in need of immediate medical care. Ive seen the work they do first hand and every member is so compassionate about caring for all living things. They are a blessing in our community!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

4 Paws 1 Heart has always been there for me providing medical needs for my foster cats and kittens. With their medical backing I have been able to save hundreds of cats and kittens and found homes for those that could be adopted. We have a large rescue community that depends on medical backing for those animals that are found sick, abused and abandoned.
There is no other organization in our area that specifically provides medical backing and emotional support for those of us that rescue and foster. One case in particular was a rescue kitten named Jordan who came to me emaciated, flea ridden and with an upper respiratory infection so severe he had blood coming out of his ears. He was approximately 3 months old at the time and the size of a 1 month old. When evaluated by a vet, I was told it was hopeless, that he could not be saved. With Diana Rascano's backing, I took that baby home, spent 7 days hand feeding him and allowing the meds to clear up the infection. One evening after a feeding he nosed dived into a dish of food and I knew we had crossed an important threshold. My sweet Jordan ended up being deaf from the infection. He became a very healthy, playful boy and although it broke my heart letting him go, I found him a wonderful family that adopted him and gave him a chance at a loving home and a long life. Without 4 Paws 1 Heart there would be thousands of animals who would not have a chance at life. They are a God send to our community. Including before and after pics of Jordan.
Patricia Brown
Independent Foster

1 tabitha8

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a follower/donor of 4 Paws 1 Heart for several years now. During that time, they have amazed me over and over again with their dedication to so many animals cats/dogs/etc. There have been so many successful rehabilitation's....from near "death's door" to "happy/healthy" survivors. They will go "to the end" for an animal in their care...even when their appears to be no hope....they are sometimes the only hope to change these dire circumstances. All I can say is, without 4P1H, the animal world in our area, would indeed be without one of the finest animal organization that I can proudly say I wholeheartedly support.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I am a supporter of 4P1H. I believe in their mission, which in part is to help with the medical expenses of animals in dire need. They will go to the MAX to see that the animals in their care receive the necessary treatment for them to make a full recovery. I have cried with joy, when they make it and I have cried in sorrow when their bodies could no longer go on. They have touched and moved me with their selfless acts more than these words can express. While my participation is primarily monetary, I am proud to be a small part of this wonderful group of animal lovers.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is the story of meeting my new best friend, at a time when I needed it the most. My last pet, a beloved Maine coon cat named Maddie, was nearing the end of her life. I was so distraught and, frankly, in deep denial that the end was near. I remember visiting her while she was at Harper Woods Veterinary Hospital, overwhelmed with a broken heart as she was so frail and short in breath. I drove her to several animal hospitals, desperate for help, to no avail. This precious little kitten that I had adopted on Cinco de Mayo (which I forever will call Cinco de Maddie-o) passed away in June 2015. I was crushed and never thought I could bond with a pet that deeply again. My dear friend, Gina DeLuca, was supportive and caring to me during Maddie's illness and passing. Only a couple of weeks later, she mentioned to me a beautiful young cat that 4 Paws was saving. This little angel had nowhere to go and was yet to be adopted into a loving home. But anyone who knows Gina knows that she will never give up on a pet, and will make sure that animals like this receive special homes.

This gorgeous cat, Zelda, had been hit by a car and was taken into the vet to be assisted by Gina. I have no idea how Zelda could survive outside in the harsh conditions, especially given the busy roads nearby, cold weather, and the fact that she was pregnant as a stray (the kittens did not survive the car accident).

Yet, because of Gina and 4 Paws 1 Heart, Zelda's medical expenses were covered. Zelda was spoon fed and provided with love and constant care. Gina made sure she had somewhere to stay while she searched for her forever home. Many people do not realize the hours of effort and diligence this takes, but I could tell simply by listening to Gina share the story with me. When others give up, 4 Paws never does and goes the extra mile to find innocent animals the homes they deserve.

I will never forget the day, July 3, 2015, when Gina asked me if Zelda could stay with me. I took one look at Zelda's picture and, in my heart, I knew it was meant to be. Like Maddie, Zelda had a rough beginning in life and only because of wonderful animal lovers did she have a great life. I thought of the time Zelda and Maddie were both at the vet at the same time. I'll always believe that Zelda said hi to Maddie and Maddie told her "that's my cat mom...you should live with her--she's so nice!" It comforted me knowing that Maddie would want me to rescue another sweet girl, like herself. I called Gina and said "I'll take her!" and she said I could pick up Zelda that night.

In a whirlwind, from sobbing nonstop at the loss of Maddie, to bringing Zelda home that evening, I have been continuously grateful to 4 Paws. I, too, grew up being bounced home to home, dependent on the kindness and generosity of others. Knowing that animals face the same struggle is heartbreaking. But because of 4 Paws 1 Heart, the best organization I have ever known, Zelda is not a statistic! She lives the dream life. She spends her days looking out windows, laying on blankets and beds, eating snacks, and playing with toys. She loves toy mice, and I bought her 100 to spread all around the house. She's a fan of Christmas trees and playing with water, just like Maddie. I know Maddie is looking down and is very happy that her favorite perch and stuffed animals are being enjoyed by another sweet girl.

I will never be able to thank 4 Paws and my dear friend Gina for giving me this treasure. Zelda is my new best friend and she will live a healthy life with all necessities, love, and medical care, because of the commitment of 4 Paws and the special people who donate to this tremendous organization. Thank you for Zelda!

6 Emily P.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Late November of 2016 I encountered the strongest case of divine intervention I’ve ever experienced. My sister called me and told me that she is possibly going to adopt a third puppy (having already two 9month old Labs) Honestly I thought she was crazy, it wasn’t until hearing the puppy’s history did I understand why. This is the story of my sweet, yet absolutely insane, boy Bentley (aka Ali)
Bentley was brought to 4 Paws 1 Heart at the age of 2 days old, yes only 48 hrs old. He had a severe injury to his leg and it was questionable wether or not the newborn could even survive. The couple told the rescue he had somehow gotten away from his mom and pups and climbed into a recliner track. It wasn’t until someone sat in the recliner and heard his cry that they knew he had wandered. They rushed him to this specific rescue and handed his care over to the organization hoping they could help
He underwent 5+ surgeries to save his leg even flatlining during one yet Gina never gave up on him. Every single day for 7months she gave him 24hr care everything from the bottle feeding, changing bandages, making sure he had a passie so he developed self sooth, taking him to UM for more surgeries on his toes knowing he was in pain by the way he was starting to walk, by the time he was old enough hired professional dog trainer for proper obedience, she took him to work with her every day and home every night. I know I’m leaving so much out but they’ve done just so much for him it would take me a solid 24hrs to list it all. Bentley (Ali to the rescue) made it to 7 months old and the decision was made he was ready for his forever home. I know it wasn’t an easy one but Gina knew it was time and she was going to be very picky as to whom he gets his furever home.
Back to my sister possibly adopting this rescue. My family and I show up at her house for a party, the second I walk in the door she spits out “go upstairs and meet your new dog, he won’t work out here but he’s perfect for you and Skyy (14 yr old weimerreiner)
I rolled my eyes but was excited to see him. The very second I walked into the room this boy knocked me down pinned me on the ground and kissed me to the point I could barely breathe. That was the moment I knew he had to be mine. SOLD!
I contacted Gina and passed her interview, come to find out the house I had just bought was a street away
from her so a bonus she could see him anytime she liked.
Bentley is now 1 and a half and is brought so much laughter and love to my life I honestly don’t know what I would do without him. Thank you again to Gina, Diane and everyone involved in keeping my little miracle boy alive. I’m so beyond thankful that not only did you
Choose me as his furever momma but he did as well

3 Patricia B.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As an independent foster for stray, abandoned and abused cats and kittens, I rely on 4 Paws 1 Heart for all of their medical needs. I have never met such dedicated people as Diana Rascano and the board members of this organization who selfishly give up their time to help the sick, the homeless and abandoned animals in our community. I have nothing but a true respect for the selfless work that they do. If it were not for their help, my precious foster baby Jordan, was doomed to suffer and die alone a painful death from starvation and severe infection. Jordan was given the chance to live thanks to 4 Paws 1 Heart and although he is totally deaf from the infection, he is a healthy, loving boy and a total joy.
This is my Jordan today.

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

An amazing group of people. They really care about the animals they are helping.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Truly the best around!! Their love and compassion for animals is remarkable. What a gift to have them doing what they are doing, even when the task may seem impossible. We love you 4 paws 1 heart!!!!!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

4 paws 1 heart is a wonderful organization who has helped with so many animals in need that would be suffering or have died. Diana the president works so hard to raise money and keeps everything so organized. This is Finley she only weighed 2 pounds when we found her after she was left behind by her owners. 4 paws 1 heart paid for her vetting to get her well. She now weighs 7.6 pounds and has found her forever home, where she is so loved. Here are before and after pictures. I am so thankful and blessed to be involved with Diana and 4 paws 1 heart.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have seen them heal dogs and then find them good homes

4

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I was an emergency veterinarian for years and we worked closely with 4 Paws 1 Heart. They stepped up countless times to save animals in need. They were there to help strays brought in by Police and Good Samaritans, owner surrendered pets and sick animals brought in by rescues. They have even paid for kitten formula to help rescues who were unable to afford it for litters of orphaned kittens. Their caring and generosity has helped so many animals. They paid for the medical care of a dog who had been hit by a car. She was brought in by a good samaritan who saw her laying at the side of the road, she was very near death. Thanks to 4 Paws 1 Heart not only did the dog recover, she became the love of my life.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband was recently laid off . I found two abandoned kittens that I so badly wanted to keep. My cat of many years had passed away a couple of months ago. I email Diana of 4 Paws 1 Heart and she arranged everything so that they could be neutered and receive vaccines. with her help we are a happy family with my two gray fur-babies Luna and Sunny.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Amazingly caring advocates for our furry friends. Thank you!

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

4 Paws 1 Heart goes above and beyond to give stray and abandoned animals a new chance at life when many others wouldn't. After providing medical care for these animals through an extensively developed network of local veterinary hospitals, fostering these angels with their volunteers, they work with many other rescue groups to get them placed in their forever homes.

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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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Ruby was only a few weeks old when she was brought into the emergency clinic with two broken front legs.

Her owners claimed she fell down a flight of stairs and they were unable to pay for her care. The breaks were pretty severe and the veterinary questioned whether she would ever walk again. Euthanasia was considered. But then 4 Paws 1Heart stepped in and convinced the owners to sign Ruby over to them.

4P1H gave Ruby a second chance at life by paying for her care and surgery.

From there she faced a long road of recovery. Both of her tiny legs were bound in a homemade cast made from bandages and popsicle sticks.

When her legs finally healed and she was ready to be adopted our family gave her a home. Today she is very loved and dear to us.

Thank you Gina and 4 Paws 1 Heart for giving her the chance to live a happy and normal life.  This a truly a great organization that does amazing work.

Our family cannot say enough good things about 4Paws 1Heart. Thank you for saving Ruby and all these abandoned and abused animals just like her.

The Hoopes family

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have had the privilege of being a donor, board member and foster mom for nearly 3 years for 4 Paws 1 Heart. Ninety-nine percent of the funds raised go directly to support veterinarian bills for homeless, neglected and abused animals. We help and save animals that would have been euthanized while simultaneously contributing to the local economy. It has been an honor and a privilege to support the work of 4 Paws 1 Heart.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

4 Paws 1 Heart is a great organization. It has helped so many animals and contributed positively towards the animal welfare movement. There is great need and 4 Paws 1 Heart is helping to fill it. I am proud to be a part of such an amazing organization.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have had the privilege of being a donor, board member and foster mom for nearly 3 years for 4 Paws 1 Heart. Ninety-nine percent of the funds raised go directly to support veterinarian bills for homeless, neglected and abused animals. We help and save animals that would have been euthanized while simultaneously contributing to the local economy. It has been an honor and a privilege to support the work of 4 Paws 1 Heart.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Absolutely wonderful people who run this organization. The work they do is hands down amazing. They helped me out with a rescue I found, covering the cost of his check up and spay. Thank you 4 paws 1 heart!!!! You guys are the best.

1 Amanda R.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Awesome people with big hearts... I have fostered cats for them ... plus they have helped with 2 cats ,I found that needed help .

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

My girl was an owner surrender, dying of parvo and several broken vertebrea in her neck. She was nursed back to health by these wonderful people, and we were able to adopt her. She is a happy, healthy dog and we are so thankful. They have a great team of loving animal lovers, that go above and beyond.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

4 Paws 1 Heart is a very hard working medical rescue. My dog was an owner surrender to this group, dying of parvovirus and several broken vertebrae in her neck. She was lovingly nursed to health and was released to a local rescue, where my application was accepted to be her Mom. I am eternally grateful for the care my pet received and she is now healthy and happy. I am proud to attend their fundraisers to help other animals in need. They work tirelessly for the animals in their care. I can't say enough good things.

1 Lorri W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

4 Paws 1 Heart helped our family more times than I can count and more ways than it even seemed they could. 4 Paws 1 Heart saves lives. love love love!

1 Lianna B.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Thanks to this organization and the wonderful people who run it, so many animals are alive, well, and happy in their forever homes. One of mine included. I work at an animal emergency er clinic and I have worked with them and the animals they save numerous times. If it wasn't for their dedication and compassion so many sweet innocent animals that had a bad start in life would not be alive and able to know what true love and caring is about. 4 paws deserves more than 5 stars they are amazing!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

They always step up when no one else will. Angels!!

1 Jeff G.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This charity has given so much to so many animals. They stand on their mission to provide for those animals when they are in need and have no one else to help them. 4 Paws 1 Heart is a top notch organization!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

4 Paws 1 Heart is one of the best organizations in the area. Not only do they help so many animals each year get needed medical care, they also help place animals in loving homes and help people care for their pets as well. They have been helping animals in need in many different situations from abuse, neglect, stray and injured to puppies and kittens and senior pets. They are very compassionate and caring and are a big help to our community and the animals they care for.

1 Cory L.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our perfect miracle kitten, Dewey, has grown to a be a 4 year old cat. He brings joy to us each day and we truly cherish him. In the moments where we are so thankful for him, we are equally grateful to 4 paws 1 heart who took the chance on a kitten that many others wouldn't have.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I adopted two 6 week old kittens (brother and sister) from 4 paws 1 ♡. Pepper and Bobby are 7 years old now I am so happy I adopted both of them. 4 paws 1 ♡ was nothing but super nice to me. I love the mission the organization has to help injured and stray animals. If I ever want more animals I will defiantly adopt from this organization again. The grey and white is pepper, the black and white is her brother Bobby.

1 Karen C.2

Donor

Rating: 5

I was a feral cat raiser a few years ago, and 4 Paws 1 Heart was great in helping me with some of my kittens! They are wonderful human beings, and I contribute to them regularly for this very reason!

1

Donor

Rating: 5

We adopted a beautiful boy who was supported by 4 paws 1 heart. His mother was very ill and passed when he and his litter mates were only days old. Fritz weighed only 6oz. With the dedication and love of Gina at along with the financial support of 4paws1heart, they all survived.

1 Andrea A.1

Donor

Rating: 5

4 Paws 1 Heart is a wonderful organization of dedicated volunteers who work tirelessly for the welfare of animals. They do phenomenal work!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

There are truly no words to express my thanks & love for 4paws1heart! An amazing group of people who have come together for the all the right reasons, making such a difference in the lives of homeless & abandoned animals that everyone else gave up on! I feed strays & do outreach & rescue work which puts me in the right place at the right time for many needy/injured/abused animals, my most recent save with 4 paws BONES, bones was found at a gas station so sick he could hardly breath.. clinging to life completely emaciated, riddled with infection. The odds were against this kitten & i didn't think twice before rushing him home cleaning him up & doing what I could to get him through the night. I knew it wouldn't be enough & this babe needed a vet STAT! I wasted no time before reaching out to 4paws & with no hesitation was sent to the vet.... bones had such a bad URI it had traveled to his blood witch caused a tilt when he walked. The URI also made feeding bones & getting his body healthy enough to fight off this nasty infection hard. We tried so hard to save both eyes but one was just to far gone & needed to be removed. Again with no hesitation 4paws had the eye removed & bones continued to improve. After many meds/antibiotics, breathing treatments & eye surgery bones is a healthy boy who would be here today with out this wonderful group of people & their supporters! Thank you 4paws1heart we love you! *tried uploading pics it's not working:[*

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The orange cat is carrot cake and the skinny cat is Oreo .. this wonderful organization helped these 2 cats.. carrot cake had a nasty eye infection and URI which were both treated and Oreo was infested with worms both cats we also fixed and vaccinated from 4 paws 1 heart.. i could not take care of so many outside cats without the assistance of this organization... (added edit) I thought I could add more than story.. this organization has helped me with more than these 2 cats.. ok so the pic with the box of kittens all fixed along with mom and all fully vetted so mom went to live with a neighbor plus 1 kitten the others were accepted into a rescue because they were fully vetted I got them in fast...orange kitten in live trap is Stewie as you can see his health was bad he’s 1 years old now and I kept him.. he was treated for URI and eye infection fully vetted and fixed along with mom and 2 other siblings..the pic with Logan he was a kitten who has frost bite damage on an ear. Fixed fully vetted and lives in my yard with many other cats 1 day he was extremely sick and 4 paws1 heart came to his rescue once again and paid for him to see a vet.. he’s a part of my family now as well.. there are many more I can share but I can only post 4 pics and do 1 review. Without this organization I would only be able to feed the alley and yard cats but because of 4 paws 1 heart they are all fixed and vaccinated and flea and worm free. Thank you 4 paws1 heart!!!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hi I am currently 36 years old and have been fostering consistently, since I was 18 years old. In all the years I have been fostering, I've NEVER been associated with such an amazing program like 4 Paws 1 Heart! They're effective at so many things, from of course helping our furry friends to communicating with their fosters. I love working with them and I couldn't imagine a fostering life without them. My two daughters and I became acquainted with 4 Paws 1 Heart during the summer of 2016 and have been working very close with them ever since. We've fostered close to 75 kittens since that time and it has been 4 Paws 1 Heart who has covered the medical costs for our fosters. If you're looking for a wonderful cause, 4 Paws 1 Heart is it, hands down! We decided back in 2008 to never work with ANY orgs again, just due to the politics and hassle of everything. Frankly we were reluctant to work with 4 Paws 1 Heart and they QUICKLY changed our point of view. We thank them for that. This is the best group of people I've EVER had the pleasure of working with and then some!

1

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.

1 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 ❤️!

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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! (''''')

1 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!

3 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.

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!!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We were looking for a kitten to keep our older cat company. Saw a kitten on Facebook from 4 paws 1 heart. They said the one we picked would be a good fit for our lifestyle. Turns out, he was too much kitten for our cat and suggested an interim kitten, one that was still playful and could take the extra burden of entertaining off of our cat. We adopted both kittens and we couldn't be happier

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Nothing but amazing experience and awesome things to say about this group.. They have helped me rescue & also personally. They have made a huge impact in the rescue community in the best way possible, they seem to take on some of the hardest cases, and truly change lives... They are the definition of rescue..

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The gals of 4 Paws 1 Heart dedicate their lives to helping animals. They are true advocates for animal welfare. Each board member goes above and beyond for the animals in their care. When you donate, you can be 100% confidant that every dollar goes directly to an animal in need. Truly a worthy, local cause to support.

2 Harry11

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a fabulous organization. They do everything they say they will and sometimes more. They make it possible for smaller rescues to take in more dogs in a responsible way

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization always goes above and beyond to help animals in need. Always.