Death row: Scared and hurt at facility that doesn’t keep ‘injured’ dogs

Scared, hurt and being held at an animal control agency that doesn’t hold injured dogs. It’s a sad situation for Rory, a mixed breed dog who is behind bars at a rural animal control agency in Nueces County, Texas.

On Tuesday, the volunteer-run Facebook page, Nueces County, TX: Dogs in need of Rescue, issued a post on Rory’s behalf – it highlights the urgency of her situation:

Rory is a sweet girl who has bad skin and an old leg injury that needs to be addressed! She is laying miserable, hurt and scared at a FULL kill shelter! This is beyond URGENT folks!

Adding,

“Must leave shelter TOMORROW or she will be EUTHANIZED! Rory still has love to give! This doesn’t have to be the end but it is if no one CALLS!!!

Rory needs a miracle – she didn’t ask to be hurt, she didn’t ask for a skin condition, and she certainly doesn’t want to die.

Information to help save Rory’s life:

Kennel 5

Nueces County AC

FMI:410-608-2195

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Thieving husky caught in the act – read (and watch) this sneaking bandit here!

Hurt, scared and out of time

Save Garvey: Lonely shepherd softly whimpers in his kennel at busy California shelter

One can only imagine how lonely Garvey (Snowpea) has been. For the last 72 days, he has been at the Carson Animal Care Center, yet no one has come to his rescue; neither a foster nor an adoption offer. When he arrived at the shelter, he was so frightened and overwhelmed, he just curled up in the corner – hoping he would wake up at his home, and all this would have been a bad dream. Sadly, that was not to be reality.  A volunteer, who has interacted with him, gives us a peek at this dog’s personality:

“GARVEY doesn’t bark or jump around but this week he started to gently cry when we stop by his kennel to visit. After almost 3 months in the shelter he is desperately begging for help in such a sweet, gentle, heartbreaking way. He is amazing and his shy personality is incredibly lovable. Please SHARE for his life, he’s SO special and a FOSTER or ADOPTER would save him. Thanks!”

Click here for this boy’s Pet Harbor listing.  “My name is Snowpea and I am described as a neutered male, yellow and white German Shepherd Dog mix. The shelter thinks I am about 5 years old.
I have been at the shelter since Mar 11, 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 A5040062. Follow his Facebook page here or here.

Share this dog’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. Even though the shelter has been crowded to capacity, the staff, friends and volunteers want this sweet guy to find a home. We are his only hope.

(Photos and video courtesy of Saving Carson Shelter Dogs)

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Given no chance, ‘fearful’ dog scheduled to die Saturday morning

A dog who displayed signs of fear when he was picked up by an animal control officer is being given no chance to be adopted. The dog, dubbed “Toby,” was scared when the dog catcher slipped a noose around his neck and hoisted him into an animal control vehicle – the fear he showed has resulted in a virtual death sentence.

On Friday afternoon, the volunteer-run Facebook page, Nueces County, TX: Dogs in need of Rescue, wrote of the urgency of Toby’s situation:

Toby is a handsome young lab mix. He was scared of the dog catcher so he got labeled “fearful” and he is being killed ON his review date meaning Toby had the legal THREE days! To find a family! We can still help Toby! He needs a firm adopter or rescue tag by 10 p.m. TONIGHT or he DIES at 8.m. Tomorrow!

Heavy networking needs to be done RIGHT NOW in order for Toby to have a chance to live.

Information:

Toby: A286791, male, 2 years, 58 pounds

Corpus Christi ACS (Texas)
2626 Holly Road

For more information – please call 410-608-2195

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Devastated face of dog who has been left behind – read more here.

Sad face after reality sets in

This is the face of a dog who realizes she has been left behind

Meet Electra – a two-year-old dog who was left at the Inland Valley Humane Society in Pomona, California, on May 17. Electra’s face speaks volumes – she realizes that she has been left behind at the animal shelter, she realizes that her family is gone.

It is sadly amazing how few people actually realize (or care) about what happens to their surrendered pet – how few people truly understand the emotional impact that being left behind has on a dog.

An advocate for Electra wrote, “ELECTRA represents the face of sadness and reality in the shelters. Sometimes I would like to understand owners surrendering their animals and I don’t like to judge them but when you see how the dogs come to the receiving department with their happy faces and they stand all proud I just can’t understand.”

The change in Electra’s face from the time that her intake photo was taken, to her face inside of the kennel run, is dramatic, and heartbreaking. Upon intake, the reality of what was happening had not taken hold – obviously, a short time later this intuitive dog realized her fate.

Before reality hit

Please share Electra’s adoption information before she becomes nothing more than a sad statistic.

ELECTRA
Pit Bull Terrier Mix
Age (approximate): 2 years
Sex Female
Color GRY/WHT

Available on:
(Subject to change) May 17, 2017
Rescue Date:
(Subject to change) May 25, 2017
Control Number: #I1272032

INLAND VALLEY HUMANE SOCIETY
POMONA CA
909 623-9777

Link to profile at shelter here.

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Dog vanishes – eight years later, something amazing happened. Read the heartwarming story here.

 

 

Pup was adopted at 3 months of age, returned to shelter when family moved

A darling brindle shepherd mix puppy was adopted from the Victor Valley Animal Protective League (VVAPL) in Apple Valley, California, when he was just three months of age. The pup, named “Jax,” had it good for a short while – but everything was turned upside down when his new family moved and he was not included in their moving plans.

Jax was returned to the animal shelter a month ago and now he sits and waits – no longer a tiny pup who everyone is clamoring to adopt, but an older pup who looks like an adult. Jax is a sweet boy who deserves to be living in a home with a loving family.

On Tuesday night, a volunteer photographer reached out to the Pet Rescue Report for help:

I have a sweet boy that could use some help. 10 month old neutered male Jax is a shepherd mix. He was adopted from VVAPL as a 3 month old pup back in September 2016. He was returned last month because family was moving and couldn’t take him. He’s been at the shelter a month now. He’s very friendly, loves to play and really needs a family.

Please help Jax find a committed new owner – one who will never leave him behind again.

9 month old neutered male Shepherd fusion
VVAPL Humane Society
21779 Zuni Road
Apple Valley, Ca. 92307
760-247-2102
Contact: vvapl62@yahoo.com

Facebook thread here.

(Image Susanna Roy)

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Abused dog takes comfort in a teddy bear – read more here.

Owners tell shelter that they don’t want their dog back – now he needs help

Update 5/19/17: Rescued!

On May 10, a handsome dog was picked up as a stray and taken to the Baldwin Park Animal Services facility in California. Fortunately, the dog, named “Otto” had a microchip which allowed shelter staff to contact his owner.

Rather than expressing relief and happiness that Otto had been found, the dog’s owners told the shelter employees that they didn’t want Otto back – now he is alone and in need of help.

On Monday, a woman who volunteers her time photographing the homeless dogs at the shelter posted a picture of Otto, along with a bit of information:

Otto is a very friendly 3 yr old male black/white Siberian Husky came to the shelter as a stray on 5/10/17. He is microchipped and his family was notified on 5/11/17. They don’t want him back. Otto weighs 80 lbs.

Otto is undoubtedly confused about his current situation – nobody that he knows will be coming to his rescue. Please share his adoption information and help him find a new, committed owner to take him home.

Petharbor link here.

Los Angeles County Animal Control – Baldwin Park at (626) 962-3577
Ask for information about animal ID number A5059375

Facebook thread here.

(Image via Pat Gregoire/Facebook)

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Puppy mill dog is happy for the first time – read the heartwarming story here.

14-year-old dog confused after family surrendered due to ‘personal problems’

A 14-year-old dog, named “Lucky,” is sad and confused after being surrendered to a busy open-intake animal control agency in Gardena, California. Lucky is not so lucky after losing her home and family – all that she once knew is gone and she is alone and in danger of losing her life.

Lucky’s family opted to leave their pet at the Carson Animal Services facility for “personal reasons.” Exactly what those reasons are is unknown – what is a known is that Lucky needs some help to find somewhere safe to go.

The volunteer-run Facebook page, Saving Carson Shelter Dogs, wrote:

#A1417463 My name is LUCKY and I’m an approximately 14 year old female Chow. I am already spayed. I have been at the Carson Animal Care Center since 5/13. I will be available on 5/13. You can visit me at my temporary home at C410. My former family who owned me for had to give me up because they had personal problems.

The animal control agency is full – Lucky needs to leave as soon as possible. INTERESTED IN FOSTERING? If you are in LA, OC, SB, or Riverside County and can foster this dog, please take a moment to email CarsonfosterS@gmail.com ASAP to request an application.

 

Petharbor link here. Los Angeles County Animal Control – Carson at (310) 523-9566/Ask for information about animal ID number A1417463

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Mutilated puppy dumped in park – read the story here.

Puppy mutilated and dumped in park

14-years-old, homeless and neglected – dog needs help

A 14-year-old dog, who appears to have lived alone for a great deal of time, or endured a life of neglect, is in need of help in Texas. The senior, dubbed “Val,” is being held at the San Antonio Animal Care Services facility in Texas.

Val is not the type of dog that adopters typically seek at animal shelters…she is a senior and her body shows signs of neglect. Though Val may not be someone’s “ideal” pet, she deserves the opportunity to know love and kindness.

Please help Val find a kind person by sharing her adoption information.

Shelter notes:
I am a female, red Shepherd blend.
*I am currently available for foster, rescue, or adoption.
*To adopt me, call (210) 207-6666 or emailacsadoptions@sanantonio.gov.
*To foster me, call (210) 207-6669 or email acsrescue-foster@sanantonio.gov.
*If you are with a rescue group, call (210) 207-8173 or email acsrescue-foster@sanantonio.gov.
*For more information about this animal, call: San Antonio Animal Care Services at (210) 207-4PET.
Ask for information about animal ID number A432409
Petharbor link here.

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