Shelter hopes to find owners of 27 dogs found in one household

An animal shelter in North Carolina is hoping to find the rightful owners of 27 dogs who were recently discovered in one household. According to WNCN News, the dogs were being kept in kennels at the residence for 23 hours per day.

All of the dogs were seized and taken to the Beaufort County Animal Control – the shelter staff has reached out via social media in an attempt to locate the rightful owners of the dogs. On March 23, the Facebook post regarding the large intake of dogs stated:

These dogs are posted in an attempt to reunite these dogs with their rightful owners. They are part of a large group of case dogs that came into the Beaufort County NC Shelter on the evening of March 22, 2017 from one household. They are not for adoption or rescue at this point. They will be in the future and we will add them to the adoptable list at that time. Right now they are for owner reclaim only.

Individuals who believe that they are the owner of one of the dogs featured in the album of seized animals are asked to email the facility, or stop by the shelter in person. The shelter advised that proof must be provided:

You must be able to provide proof of ownership, which includes vet records or pictures that clearly show you with your dog. Generic pictures of a similar dog are not proof.

If you have any questions regarding reclaiming a dog, please email the shelter staff at

Senior Gibson looked awful at the shelter when he showed up as a stray

Gibson looked terrible when he showed up as a stray, and what a neglected life the nine-year-old Shih Tzu must have had in his past. Now he has a chance at a new life – while he may be a senior, it certainly doesn’t mean he can’t enjoy his golden years. Staff members at the Carson Animal Shelter shaved this precious little guy to make him more comfortable; the matting and the knots pulled against his tender skin. Oh, how that must have hurt.

Click here for Gibson’s Pet Harbor listing. “I am described as a neutered male, white Shih Tzu. The shelter thinks I am about 9 years old. I have been at the shelter since Mar 23, 2017.” For more information about this animal, call Los Angeles County Animal Control – Carson at (310) 523-9566. Ask for information about animal ID number A5043654. A Facebook page for this dog can be followed here and here.

Check out Gibson’s brief video. Who can resist this little one who is depending on all of us to help him? His photo has been shared more than 2,500 times, yet no one has yet to come to his rescue. Please notify approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media. Sharing saves lives.

For more information, contact the Carson Shelter located at 216 Victoria Street, Gardena, California. Phone: 310.523.9566




Depressed and sick – homeless senior dog urgently in need of help

A senior Labrador retriever, housed at the Carson Animal Services facility in California, is depressed and sick. The eight-year-old dog, named “Rodney,” has been at the animal control agency since March 8 – during his stay, he has contracted an infection and it is readily apparent, in a recent video, that he is urgently in need of help.

On March 24, the volunteer-run Facebook page, Saving Carson Shelter Dogs, wrote:

RODNEY is starting to get depressed and isn’t feeling great. He needs help NOW< the Shelter is FULL and he may be in danger if he gets sick. The Volunteers love him. Please SHARE, a FOSTER or Adopter would save him now. Thanks!

Please help Rodney leave this facility and get the help (and love) that he desperately needs. Adoption information as follows:

  • Petharbor link here
  • Los Angeles County Animal Control – Carson at (310) 523-9566
    Ask for information about animal ID number A5039208
  • Facebook thread here
  • Carson Shelter, Gardena, California
    216 Victoria Street, Gardena, California
    310.523.9566, M-TH 12pm – 7pm, F-SU – 10am – 5pm

Severely injured puppy found in parking lot – read more here.







UPDATE: Volunteer pens angry message to owner after young Akita dumped at shelter and left to die

Just a few days ago, Andrea McNee, the animal rescuer coordinator for South Florida Animal Rescue Network, a Florida non-profit serving dogs and horses in need in the South Florida area, penned an angry message to the owners of a young Akita surrendered to Miami-Dade Animal Services – an extremely crowded open-admittance shelter. As Andrea watched the young dog shaking uncontrollably in his cage – knowing he had been abandoned and his family would not come back for him, she felt obligated to address that family and wrote the heart wrenching note:

“To the family who dumped Raiden #A1777880 at our local KILL shelter, I hope this post reaches you. Two years ago you thought buying an Akita puppy was the coolest thing ever but didn’t plan what to do with him in the event of having to move. Now he sits there shaking like a leaf, because even though he is a good boy he knows you have left him there to die. He has not eaten or potty; he simply can’t move because he is petrified. We want to help but we may not be able to. There are alternatives to a kill shelter that you probably didn’t consider because it is easier to think that another wonderful family will adopt him. Sorry to break the news but the REAL WORLD doesn’t work that way. The commitment you made to Raiden the day you brought him home as a cute puppy has been broken; you failed him.”

The volunteer’s words resonated throughout social media as Raiden’s photo, showed the dog sadly waiting behind the bars of his cage for the family who would never return. Just one day later however, Raiden’s future changed. On Wednesday, the lonely pup had already been neutered and adopted. Late that afternoon Raiden headed home with his new family.


Our canine companions are life long commitments. Be a responsible pet parent – spay and neuter and make sure you keep your promise to keep your pets safe. That’s how we roll!

(Photos of young Akita Raiden courtesy of Andrea McNee)

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Read Raiden’s previous story here.

Sad dog waits for a family who isn’t coming – read how you can help here.

Sad dog waiting for person who isn't coming

Neighbor’s cellphone video of dog being severely beaten leads to owner’s arrest

A concerned and compassionate woman used cellphone video to record her neighbor severely abusing his dog in Deuil-la-Barre (near Paris) France earlier in March; leading to the owner’s arrest. The disturbing video showed the four-year-old American Staffordshire terrier being kicked, punched and beaten with a stick as his owner cornered the defenseless dog in the corner of the balcony. 

On March 10, the woman begged the man to stop – yelling from the window of her apartment, however the man ignored her pleas and continued to abuse the dog named Loco.

“I tried several times to get this man to stop by calling out, but it didn’t work… Seeing the man continue these acts, I took my phone and I filmed it,” the woman who wanted to remain anonymous told the rescue organization, Foundation 30 Millions d’Amis, who came to Loco’s rescue.

When authorities arrived at the man’s apartment, Loco was immediately taken into custody and was taken to their shelter in Seine-et-Marne. According to a statement by the organization, although the dog survived his owner’s ruthless attacks, Loco was reported to be in “bad shape overall.”

“He was probably beaten for a long time and had a number of scars, notably on his ears. We suspect he was burned with acid,” stated volunteers at the shelter where Loco was being treated and helped.

The dog’s owner has been charged with animal cruelty and is scheduled to appear in court in September 2017. Loco is now available for adoption. Contact the shelter at 01 64 00 15 45.

(Photo of dog being abused via cellphone video courtesy of Foundation 30 Millions d’Ami)

Video is disturbing:

‘Just junkyard dogs’: Owner never bothered to leave their names

In Lancaster, California, a heartless owner arrived at the shelter on Thursday morning dragging a pair of seniors behind him he called “just junkyard dogs.” And to make the frightening ordeal even worse for the two pooches, the owner couldn’t even find it in his heart to leave the dogs’ names with the shelter. Tragically, the dogs were split up and then placed in separate kennels. Who can even imagine their sadness and confusion?

The ten-year-old  Labrador retriever mix and her eight-year-old brindle pit bull  cross have both been scheduled to be euthanized on Monday. The Labrador retriever can be released immediately if adopted; the pit bull mix will be required to pass a temperament evaluation before being released. Rescue volunteer, Sal Valdepena interacted with the dogs at the Lancaster Animal Care Center on Saturday morning:

“Surrendered as a “junkyard dog” completely terrified of the human hand, yet this beautiful girl loves human attention and affection. She warmed up quickly as I petted her; she wasn’t sure how to react. She was so happy running like a little old lady and getting sun on her beautiful frosted face. It breaks me inside knowing she’s euthanasia listed. I hope she felt love and happiness. I won’t give up until the last second. I love you Maggie, and I write this sitting on the floor of the shelter bawling my eyes out. You didn’t deserve the kind of life you had. I’ll keep fighting angel. I love you so much. Please share Maggie; she’s set for euthanasia without ever knowing love isn’t suppose to hurt.” Follow this dog’s plight here as her story is shared with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media.

Click here for Maggie’s adoption listing. A5041578 “I don’t have a name yet and I’m an approximately 10 year old female Labrador retr.  I am already spayed.  I have been at the Lancaster Animal Care Center since March 16, 2017.  I am available on March 16, 2017.  You can visit me at my temporary home at L429.”

And then there is her bonded brother. His life apparently had never been happy, and then he was dumped by his owner after years of abuse and neglect. Although he was also frightened when first touched, all he wanted was some kindness and an affectionate scratch or two behind his ears. Click here for his  senior adoption listing.  A5041572 “I don’t have a name yet and I’m an approximately 8 year old male pit bull.  I am already neutered.  I have been at the Lancaster Animal Care Center since March 16, 2017.  I am available on March 16, 2017.  You can visit me at my temporary home at L420.” 

A composite Facebook page for both dogs can be followed here.

Antje Stobbe “They are both fixed, there is no reason they should have been separated! and NO info was gathered on either of these poor seniors; their chances of getting adopted is virtually zero!”

The dogs remain at Lancaster Animal Care Center located at 5210 W. Ave I in Lancaster, California. Phone: 661.940.4191.

Photos and video of junkyard dogs courtesy of Sal Valdepena and Antje Stobbe.

(Please note the kennel reference number for the male may be incorrect. Please check with volunteers for corrections. All they have left is us. Please share their stories and help them find a safe home.

“Junkyard dogs” video:

Sad dog waits for someone who isn’t ever going to arrive

A dog named “Buddy,” is waiting at the Hempstead Town Animal Shelter (Wantagh, New York) for a person who isn’t ever going to arrive…the two-and-a-half-year-old American Staffordshire terrier mix looks longingly from behind the bars of his kennel run for any sign of a familiar face, but each day, he fails to find what he so desperately wants to see.

On the Facebook page which was created to help find Buddy a home, information was shared about the sad dog:

Every day Buddy looks to see if anyone is coming for him. It’s heartbreaking to see a loving dog without a person or family to love. 💔 Still a youngster at 2 1/2 years old, Buddy craves affection and a good game of fetch.

Buddy is a big boy with lots of energy so would do best with an active experienced owner.
Long Island, NY: Buddy is an awesome dog, young, playful and handsome. But he needs our help to find his adopter so please click share

Buddy facts:

Buddy is appx 2 1/2 yrs, 70 lbs, healthy, neutered and housebroken
▫️ He may be able to live with another dog with a slow intro
▫️ A meet and greet is required at the shelter with your resident dogs to determine if they are a good fit
▫️ Buddy is an American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
▫️ No cats or small dogs
▫️ Kids 13+
▫️ Buddy will thrive with someone who can work with him on leash manners
▫️ His potential is huge and he is willing to please
▫️ Found as a stray in Oct 2015

Please help Buddy find an adopter – he has been waiting a long time for someone of his very own to love.

(Facebook page for Buddy here)

Hempstead Town Animal Shelter
3320 Beltagh Ave, Wantagh, NY

Shelter Phone: 516-785-5220

Sweet boxer loves kittens so much that she got one of her own- read the heartwarming story here

Update on Hank: Dog holding his toy facing death at NYC shelter

It was a photo of a happy pooch named Hank, wagging his tail and carrying a favorite stuffed toy in his mouth, at the Brooklyn Care Center for New York Animal Care that attracted the attention of thousands and thousands of animal advocates. Following the dog’s viral photo came the question – “Could life be anymore innocent?” Sadly, the answer was sobering; Hank had been facing humane euthanasia on Wednesday afternoon.

After two days of nail biting pleas and thousands of “shares” on social media, Friday evening, however was one for celebration. Hank safely left the building. Not long after the pup happily padded out the front door of the shelter, Animal Care Centers of New York City posted the smiling pup’s photo with his new mom:

“Check out Hank! He’s spending his first night with his new family. Many thanks to Sav-a-Bull for making this wonderful connection!”

It wasn’t long before volunteer Julie Carner posted the good news on the dog’s Facebook page. Many thanks to all of the advocates who shared his story. Many thanks to everyone for caring about a dog, who because of his misunderstood breed and prejudice, always deserved a chance to be loved and cherished. And many thanks to the staff at Animal Care Centers of New York City who worked very quietly behind the scenes to help a dog in need. 




Check out Hank’s freedom video courtesy of Animal Care Centers of New York City:

Last call for suspected ‘bait dog’ named Fred

Update: Safe!

A dog, suspected of being subjected to torturous abuse as a bait dog, has been given a dire warning of “last call.” The dog, dubbed “Fred,” has been at the Miami-Dade Animal Services facility in Florida since January.

On Thursday, one of Fred’s social networking advocates wrote:

Sweet baby Fred was found as a stray with multiple bites on his body. Channel 6 promoted this sweet boy being used as a bait dog . He has since healed up but now he has URI. Now he is last call as in Code Red! Can this boy not get a break :'( he is sweet, gentle, docile and now just giving up. He needs a rescue or adopter.

After two months, locked away in a lonely kennel run, Fred has given up hope that anyone cares about him – much less that anyone will come to save him from his current situation. Please help turn Fred’s fate around by taking a moment to network his adoption information.

Petharbor link here.

Facebook thread here.

Miami-Dade Animal Services at (305) 884-1101
Ask for information about animal ID number A1847182


A  starving bear was found in a shed – and “he” had an amazing surprise. Read the story here.


Latest on dog scheduled to die in Texas animal control facility

Thousands of people have rallied behind a homeless dog at a Texas animal control facility – the dog, a six-year-old pit bull mix, was well past her “safe” period of time at the Harris County Animal Shelter and during her stay at the facility, she fell ill.

As of Thursday, the “E-date” for this dog was Friday morning. The Pet Rescue Report is happy to let readers know that the dog, now known as “Smiles,” is receiving much needed veterinary care. The volunteer-run Facebook page, Harris County Animal Shelter Volunteers, shared the news with page followers:

We have THE BEST FIRDAY NEWS EVER! Smiles is out and on her way to the vet! With the help of one of our awesome rescue groups and YOUR donations, she will start getting the vet care she needs. We have been told that she is EXREMELY ill, she has probably advanced to having pneumonia, so please pray that she will pull through.

The page noted the severity of Smiles’ health issues:

We have been fighting for Smiles for TWO WEEKS now. She is even worse off than before. She is high heartworm positive, has a potentially cancerous tumor, a severe upper respiratory infection, and who know what other health issues. Her vet bills will be well over $1,000, but we can’t give up on her. We have seen miracles happen before, and we are believing we can make one happen for her too!

Smiles is receiving care, but she still needs a local foster home. The volunteer-run Facebook page stated:

Smiles needs a local foster, and donations for her care. If she had enough donations though, we may be able to place her in boarding until she is well enough for adoption, but the cost there would be quite high.
As always 100% of your donation goes straight to the non-profit rescue that saves Smiles, and if she isn’t rescued, your donation is refunded. and say it is for Smiles!

They added:

All it takes is ONE PERSON in a county of FOUR MILLION to step up to save her life. If one person cannot step up for her, we have failed her, not the shelter.

Harris County Animal Shelter
612 Canino Rd. Houston, TX 77076

Dog left for dead “paws” letter to rescuer – read the touching story here.