Heartbreaking: Hopeless pup knows no one is coming for him at shelter

He has no name and no one has come to the Clayton County Animal Control in Ellenwood, Georgia.  A volunteer at the shelter describes this young dog’s tragic plight:

“This Is The Face Of HOPELESS! A Dog Stuck In A Shelter Day After Day. At 1st They Are Excited To Hopefully Get A Family Or Rescue But Each Day That Goes By Hope Slowly Slips Away. This Pup Doesn’t Have A Name, Nor A Fundrazr & Isn’t o n A Euth List But Surely Deserves To Be Rescued Or Adopted.”

*Intake Number: #171393
*Intake Date: 6-16-17
*Available Date: 6-24-17
*Breed: Pit Bull
*Gender: Male
*Age: Adult
*Size: Large
*Weight: 60 lbs.
*Shelter: Anvil Block (AB)

*CLAYTON COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER ADOPTION CENTER (AB)
*3199 ANVIL BLOCK ROAD
*ELLENWOOD, GEORGIA 30294
*PHONE: 1-(770)-347-0210

*CLAYTON COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL
*Please Email Rescue: coordinator@claytoncountyga.gov
*FAX: 1-(770)-603-4199

If you need assistance in coordinating rescue please email:
Jmpartnersccac@gmail.com
Ccacpartners@gmail.com &
Amypartners@gmail.com

A Facebook page for this dog, described as calm and sweet, can be found here.  This boy is just looking for some love: he is available for public adoption. Please share his story with friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. Make sure to take a moment and watch his short video. This pup should not be “hopeless.” This boy should be home loving life and running and playing with his new family. Additional information can be found here.

(Photos and video courtesy of “hopeless” pup via Clayton County Animal Control volunteers)

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Dead thread means a dead dog – this puppy is in danger

What happens with a Facebook thread for a shelter dog is stagnant? A so-called “dead thread” can equate to a dead dog…a puppy named “Popeye” is in danger right now because nobody is sharing his adoption information.

The eight-month-old mixed breed puppy has been at the Riverside County Animal Control – San Jacinto Valley Animal Campus since July 5. Today, over a month later, he is still sitting in his lonely, concrete kennel run.

The puppy came to the shelter as a stray but his family never bothered to come and get him. Now, though he is described as “people and dog friendly” he may die. You can play a part in saving this adorable puppy’s life by taking a few moments to network his adoption information.

Networking saves lives – plain and simple. The more people who see his face, and hear about where he is, the better his odds are of being adopted or rescued.

Petharbor link for Popeye here.

Facebook thread here.

Riverside County Animal Control – San Jacinto Valley Animal Campus at (951) 358-7387
Ask for information about animal ID number A1376534

(Image of Popeye the puppy via Facebook)

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Dog run over twice and left for dead in Miami, Florida

Lucky, a medium sized brown and white male dog, was run over by a vehicle, not once but twice in the area of Miami, Florida. The vehicle ran over him once, then backed up and ran over him again. He was left for dead on the side of the road. Not only did he sustain severe nerve damage to his hind quarters which rendered him incontinent, but he also sustained blunt force trauma to his head and face breaking all of his teeth.

Lucky was taken to Miami Dade Animal Services where he was placed in isolation. It seemed the only option for Lucky was euthanasia until a kindly volunteer saw how sweet Lucky was and wanted him to be saved. She put out a plea to local rescues when JW Rescue and Friends of Coral Springs, Florida took Lucky under their wing.  Lucky was treated at the Pet House Animal Clinic where he had surgery to remove his broken and damaged teeth. He also underwent therapy for the inoperable nerve damage to his hind quarters. Unfortunately, Lucky did not regain control over his bowels and bladder and suffers blood leakage from his anus when overly active.  He had to wear diapers until they caused him an uncomfortable rash, so that was discontinued. JW Rescue and Friends worked very hard to help Lucky, but they eventually ran out of resources and options for him. No other rescue or sanctuary would take him in due to his disabilities.

Rescue Teamsters, the Florida division of Chinese Shar Pei Rescue, were Lucky’s next angels. They took him in and began their own therapies through a vet in Winter Haven, Florida who practices Eastern and Western medicine. The vet is quite optimistic that her methods will work as they have been successful in treating other dogs with similar problems to Lucky.

The therapy Lucky is undergoing is similar to acupuncture but on a constant basis. This same therapy was used on another dog who was incontinent, and he is completely continent now. On August 10th, 2017, Dr. Vargas reported that Lucky was doing very well. He is undergoing Aqua Acupuncture and walking on a treadmill to regain strength in his back legs.  Other therapies include going to the dog bone pool for aqua therapy. Eventually, 24k gold chips will be placed in Lucky’s body to help it realign. If the surgery is successful, he will be a normal dog and able to be adopted.

However, Lucky has a long road ahead of him.  Despite all he’s been through, Lucky is the true embodiment of resilience of spirit that dogs are known for. He loves to run, walk, play, and go to the beach with the volunteers and has an amazing zest for life. He doesn’t let his disability slow him down or dampen his will to live.

Rescue Teamsters has set up a page for Lucky on Pound Wishes for those who wish to donate toward his ongoing medical expenses. Although Rescue Teamsters is hopefully optimistic that the medical procedure and therapies will help Lucky regain his continence, there is a chance that it may not. If that is the case they will still be looking for a forever home or foster who is able to tend to the special needs of this very special dog.

If you are that special person, please email rescueteamsters@gmail.com.

To keep up with Lucky’s progress, visit his Facebook page

 

 

 

 

 

At 12 years of age, Rosie lost the only home she had ever known

At 12 years of age, a friendly dog named “Rosie” has lost the only home that she had ever known. On Wednesday, the Friends of West Valley Animal Shelter explained:

Rosie never thought that she’d lose the only home she’s known all her life. Life was good as she’s living her golden years with her family. But her world came to an abrupt end when her family had to surrender her and her siblings.

Adding:

Rosie is a victim of both irresponsible owners and an imperfect system. Her brother Buddy (A1642134) the suspect in the case, whose crime was that he got out of their home, scared a passerby and caused the person to fall and injure himself. (note: their family failed to keep them safely contained in their home and the dogs have gotten out in the past).

Rosie no longer at home – today she spends her time alone, surrounded by concrete walls and a metal fence. Rosie needs a second chance – a warm and loving home where she can spend her days in comfort, rather than in fear.

Rosie must be adopted outside of the Los Angeles city limits. You can help Rosie find her happily-ever-after by sharing her adoption information.

She’s at the South LA Shelter, 213-485-0214.
ROSIE – ID#A078661

Petharbor link here.

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Oreo shivers in shelter kennel: Dog thought she was going for a car ride

Poor Oreo; on Tuesday the sweet collie was grinning from ear to ear thinking she was going for a car ride. What dog doesn’t love the warm breezes sailing through their faces and having another chance to be with the humans they love? Tragically, Oreo’s day didn’t turn out as she thought. Volunteers found her shivering with fear in her shelter kennel at the Harris County Animal Shelter:

“Oreo is balled up in the corner shaking; at least it’s not in the back of the kennel. This girl is shaking for she is still having a hard time comprehending that her family just left her. She was all excited about the ride; that was until she realized something isn’t right. She was left here…,” a volunteer wrote on the Harris County Animal Shelter Volunteers Facebook page.

Click here for Oreo’s PetHarbor listing. My name is OREO. I am a female, black and white Collie. The shelter staff think I am about 1 year old. I have been at the shelter since Aug 15, 2017. For more information about this animal, call Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services at (281) 999-3191
Ask for information about animal ID number a490798. Share Oreo’s plight with friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.

Harris County Animal Shelter
612 Canino Rd. Houston, TX 77076
Monday-Friday 1p.m.-5:30p.m.
Saturday-Sunday 11a.m.-3:30p.m
281-999-3191
www.countypets.com

Adopt, foster or donate to attract rescue:
paypal.me/pupitforward
100% of your donation goes directly to the non-profit rescue that saves the animal. If they aren’t rescued, your donation is automatically refunded.

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Overlooked – she arrived as a stray, but her family never picked her up

She arrived as a stray…but her family never arrived at the animal shelter to pick her up. Perhaps it’s for the best, the senior dog came to the New York Animal Care and Control facility in Manhattan with dirty fur, looking quite bedraggled and truth be told, a bit neglected.

The nine-year-old dog is now being called “Daffodil,” and she could use a bit of attention – she came to the shelter facility on August 8 and the “safe” period of her stray hold expired on August 11. Now she is considered to be “super urgent.”


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Shelter notes on Daffodil seem to support the notion that her family will not be arriving to take her home – the notes read:

Observed Behavior – friendly, allows handling and examination with little restraint Evidence of Cruelty seen – appears to have been abandoned/neglected

Daffodil needs the help of strangers right now – she has nobody else. Please share her adoption information to help save her life.

Full shelter notes and information about how to help Daffodil at this link.

DAFFODIL – A1121233

If you are local to the Tri-State, New England, and the general Northeast United States area, and you are SERIOUS about adopting or fostering one of the animals at NYC ACC, please read our MUST READ section for instructions, or email helpdogs@urgentpodr.org. Our experienced volunteers will do their best to guide you through the process.

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Princess Tippi is on death row – please share to save her life

Tippi, or shall I say, Princess Tippi, is an adorable dog who has found herself on death row. In fact, this four-year-old dog, who is being held at the New York Animal Care and Control facility in Brooklyn, is on the “to be destroyed” list for August 14.

A shelter volunteer shared some insight about this homeless death row dog:

Oh my love bug Tippi, you are so small and stubby, gray and white, my favorite two colors on a dog. You surprise me every day, I mean that in a good way, when I first met Tippi, she was very stand offish and when I would approach her kennel, she would start barking. As a couple of days passed by, Tippi started to come to the front of her kennel and would have a loose, wiggly body and a wagging tail. When I finally decided to take his beautiful girl out, she walked so gracefully, as if she knew she was a princess. Once inside the play yard, Tippi stood right beside me and followed me everywhere I went, it was the cutest thing. She likes to get her rubbies and butt scratchies, she smiles with every touch.

The clock is ticking and Tippi needs help if she is to survive. Tippi deserves a home – she deserves to be loved. According to shelter notes, she is agreeable with other dogs – in fact, she has been utilized as a “greeter dog.”

Read more about Tippi (Animal ID # is A1121028)  including how she can be saved, at this link.

From the NYC Urgent Dogs website:

If you are local to the Tri-State, New England, and the general Northeast United States area, and you are SERIOUS about adopting or fostering one of the animals at NYC ACC, please read our MUST READ section for instructions, or email helpdogs@urgentpodr.org. Our experienced volunteers will do their best to guide you through the process.

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Photographer’s fostered pups featured in adorable photo shoot

When three newborn puppies were taken in as fosters by photographer Kelly Frankenburg, of 11 Sixteen Photography, they became the subject of some incredibly adorable photos – photos which Kelly hopes will find them awesome homes.

Kelly specializes in newborn photos – typically of the human sort. But after the two-week-old puppies (don’t worry, her family is caring for mama dog as well) came to stay at the Frankenburg home, she couldn’t resist doing a newborn puppy shoot as well.

She told People what inspired her (aside from the obvious – capturing amazing photos of these little ones),

I thought if people could see past them being homeless shelter dogs, if they could see how adorable they are, that they would be more likely to get adopted.”

She added:

“If I can use my talents to showcase them in a way that catches the eye of a potential adopter, then I’ve done my job. Shelter dogs are just as good as breeder dogs, and I want to raise awareness for all these wonderful shelter animals who need good homes. I hope that people see my pictures and click on the shelter website, whether to adopt these dogs or maybe they see another animal they might be interested in.”

The puppies, and Mama “Paris,” are available for adoption through Virginia’s  Richmond Animal Care and Control. Right now, Love Bug, Tito and Messi, are too young to leave their mom, but in just under six weeks, they will be ready to be adopted. Undoubtedly, their adorable photos will help them find amazing homes in no time at all.

Mama Paris

Kelly hopes that people will be inspired to not only adopt a shelter dog, but perhaps to open their home and foster dogs (puppies too!) in need.

You can visit the Richmond Animal Shelter’s Facebook page here. 

Find 11 Sixteen Photography’s Facebook page here, and website here.

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Last night alive – young dog to be destroyed on Saturday

Update 8/14/17: Achilles has been saved!!

Achilles, the smiling dog currently being held at the New York Animal Care and Control Manhattan facility, has no idea that this is his last night to be alive. The four-year-old dog is on the “to be destroyed” list dated August 12, 2017.

Achilles is described as an easy-going, friendly dog who has captured the heart of volunteers. A volunteer wrote:

It was pouring, so I asked Achilles if he really wanted to go out in that mess, and his answer was a resounding ‘YES’. He’s such a good sport, seems to be housetrained, has lovely leash manners, and didn’t mind being tethered for pictures, even in the wet. He smiles, and every once in a while his upper lip gets caught in a tooth–talk about goofy-looking! Tail waggy and friendly, he pulls towards other dogs we see, ready to have a play date.

Good sport, house-trained and lovely leash manners are no match for kennel cough. Yes, Achilles has come down with the common virus which impacts so many shelter dogs – often the virus is enough to put an otherwise sweet dog on the list to be killed.

Achilles urgently needs help – the following information is for people who are interested in saving this dog’s life.

Facebook thread here.

For more information on adopting from the NYC AC&C, or to find a rescue to assist, please read the following: http://urgentpodr.org/adoption-info-and-list-of-rescues.

If you are local to the Tri-State, New England, and the general Northeast United States area, and you are SERIOUS about adopting or fostering one of the animals at NYC ACC, please read our MUST READ section for instructions or email helpdogs@urgentpodr.org. Our experienced volunteers will do their best to guide you through the process.

More photos and additional information about Achilles at this link.

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Owner surrendered dog shakes uncontrollably at high kill facility

Update 8/10/17:  SAFE WITH POODLE & POOCH RESCUE.

A terrified, owner-surrendered dog is tearing the heart out of volunteers who are witnessing his terrible fear. The black and white dog, ID#A384699, is so frightened at the Orange County Animal Services facility in Orlando, Florida, that he is shaking in fear.

The volunteer-run Facebook page, Rescue Me Orlando Shelter Dogs wrote:

He’s an owner surrender sitting at the shelter, terrified!! Pacman (A384699) is only 4 years old and clearly has never known comfort or safety. He cowers in the kennel and tries as hard as he can to curl up in a ball & disappear. He shakes uncontrollably.

Adding:

Basically, he’s scared to death. As he should be…he’s in a high kill shelter. He’s heartworm positive and will need pledges for his treatment. Please help us share this baby!! Let’s find him some stability, safety and love

You can help this dog (Pacman) find comfort and safety by taking a moment to share his adoption information. Petharbor link here.

Orange County Animal Services at (407) 254-9150
Ask for information about animal ID number A384699

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