‘Court visitor’ left dog in car for 5 hrs – jailed after dog found dead

A court visitor at the Gwinnett County jail was arrested and jailed after her dog was discovered dead inside of her hot car on Wednesday evening. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, it was in the 80s on the day that 46-year-old Connie Wright Gomez decided to leave her Rottweiler, Rambo, inside of the car while she spent five hours at the jail.

The horrific discovery

A deputy went to check on Rambo after Gomez was overheard mentioning that she left her dog in the car. By the time that someone found Rambo, it was too late – he was dead. Gomez had only left the windows cracked an inch and Rambo was inside of the parked car for five agonizing hours.

The outcome

Rambo’s death resulted in Gomez being arrested and jailed – she is being held on a $16,700 bond. Gwinnett County Sheriff Butch Conway commented on the horrific situation, “I hope this poor dog’s horrific death reminds pet owners to make responsible choices for their pets.”

(Booking photo)

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Investigation launched after 2 teens drag heat-exhausted pony on road

In Clonmel, in  the county town of County Tipperary, Ireland, authorities are investigating a disturbing viral video posted on Facebook Wednesday afternoon that showed an exhausted Shetland pony being dragged down a country road.

According to the The Sun, the footage posted by witness Aneta Kopec, at the scene of the apparent animal cruelty situation, showed the small pony collapsing as it had been towing a cart carrying two teens. The two kids released the pony from its cart, but tried over and over again to get the heat-exhausted animal back on its feet. When the pony collapsed again, a third person grabbed the pony by the tail to lift him up.

“i hope the poor pony is dead now, this way it will never suffer again and can run free behind the rainbow bridge,” Aneta wrote below the video she posted.

When the woman confronted the teens, they threw large stones at her and her 11-month-old baby in her vehicle. She then called the authorities.

The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISPCA) is investigating and has renewed its call for regulation of all horse-drawn vehicles used on public roads.

“The pony was under serious pressure going up the hill, they should have gotten off the cart and helped the horse rather than driven it into the ground,” County Council Pat English stated.

The police are appealing for witnesses to this terrible incident.

As for the pony’s condition, the Deise Animal Sanctuary reported the pony has not been seized from the owner.

went out last night at eleven o clock to see the pony which was a fallebella it was on his feet and checked the pony for cuts , bollocked the lads for the state of the way they treated the pony , offered to take the pony away but was declined,, garda had also attended and checked the pony themselves,cruelty will keep on going while there is no law to stop it.and before anyone comments on what do i know about the pony, i was head of trading standards in south wales for animals health and welfare qualifications are real.pat.”

Warning – very disturbing; the video can be viewed here or here.

(Photos and video of  exhausted pony that collapsed via The Sun, and Facebook)

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Woman accused of attacking dog with golf club over dog poop situation – read more here.

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Teens accused of viciously attacking opossum

An opossum is fighting for his life after teens allegedly attacked him with a board. According to Tails of Possumwood Acres Wildlife Sanctuary, the male possum has “severe head trauma” from being viciously attacked by teens in Richlands, North Carolina.

On May 22, the Wildlife Sanctuary described what happened to the opossum:

This poor opossum was found being beaten with a 2×4 on Edgewater Lane in Richlands. A woman saw some teenagers beating this handsome boy when she stopped them and brought him to us.

The sanctuary added:

This opossum is now suffering from severe head trauma and several contusions all over his body, he is extremely terrified and in no way deserved that kind of treatment. We are still unsure if he will pull through as he may have skull fractures and severe brain trauma. He is currently on pain medication and being kept as comfortable as possible.

If a veterinarian recommends euthanasia, the possum will be humanely put down.

Action to take on this injured opossum’s behalf

If you have any information about this act of cruelty, please contact the NC Wildlife Commission and Onslow Animal Services.

Quick facts about misunderstood opossums

Many people incorrectly assume that opossums are pests which should be destroyed. It is important for the truth about these misunderstood creatures be shared. Opossums have a low body temperature which protects them from contracting rabies. They are scavengers who eat insects (estimated to consume 5000 ticks per year!), garbage, fruit and dead animals. Possums are the only marsupial in North America. Though opossums may look fierce, they rarely attack and if threatened, they are known to “play dead” in self defense.

Video of injured opossum

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Human kindness needed: Confused senior dog brings tears to shelter staff

Dara is a nearly blind ten-year-old dog. The confused senior needs human kindness; her struggle as she tried to understand what had happened to her at a noisy shelter brought tears to the eyes of the shelter staff. Details of her arrival at the Inland Valley Humane Society in Pomona, California are at the best quite murky, but her immediate future lies in peril. There won’t be a list of potential adopters, and doesn’t she deserve better?

“Today Dara and I experienced what we probably both needed. Human kindness. One of the kennel attendants ‘Jacob’ went out of his way to help me get pictures and video of sweet Dara. He got choked up, which in Turn got me choked up. We both witnessed a senior dog so confused. A terrible, terrible sight. The unfamiliar sounds of an animal shelter, the cries of other dogs is enough to make any animal sad, but for a blind senior the sadness is unbearable,” wrote shelter volunteer Sal Valdepena.

Dara struggles to walk and needs to be examined by a veterinarian. She can barely stand for any length of time. Most likely this poor dog has been neglected and needs to know that humans can offer much more than pain. An adopter would be ideal; a foster home would work too.

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(Photos and video of Dara who deserves human kindness courtesy of Sal Valdepena)

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Owner went swimming, dog left in hot truck

 

 

 

 

One of 13 dogs dead after being found locked in hot car

One of 13 dogs who was discovered locked in a hot car in Ellisville, Mo. According to KPLR News, employees at the Post-Dispatch Distribution Center called for help after discovering the dogs inside of the parked vehicle on a hot day.

Though the 13 dogs were pulled out of the car and doused in cool water, the sweltering heat proved to be too much for one dog who ultimately died from heat stroke – his temperature at an area veterinary clinic registered at 107 degrees. One other dog who had to be treated for heat-related complications recovered.

After the dogs were rescued from the car

All of the dogs have been taken to St. Louis County Animal Control and their owner is facing multiple charges for the cruel situation. Detective Joey Nickles with the Ellisville Police Department told the news agency, “We are looking at animal abuse charges and pretty serious misdemeanor charges. We are looking at 13 counts.”

What to do when you see a dog trapped inside of a hot car

If you see a dog trapped inside of a hot car you should note the make, model and color (and license plate number) of the car and go into nearby businesses to see if the owner can be found. If the vehicle is parked away from businesses, call the authorities and/or a local animal welfare agency. Be sure to stay with the vehicle until help arrives. Many states have passed laws which allow good Samaritans to break out a car window in life or death situations. Be aware of your local laws and respond accordingly to the situation.

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Woman accused of attacking dog with golf club over dog poop situation – read more here.

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Veterinarian provided free care to puppy with 3 broken legs thrown from car

In South Elgin, Illinois, a veterinarian provided free care to a seven-month-old puppy found on Sunday afternoon on 1-24 in Eddyville, Kentucky located near the Illinois border. The puppy was found lying in the middle of the road under an overpass. Someone must have thrown her out the window and as she landed flat on the hard pavement, three of her legs were broken in addition to contusions and abrasions.

According to the GoFundMe page, a good Samaritan stopped and picked up the dog now named Trinity. Another local veterinarian wanted a $600 deposit just to examine her.  The surgery and aftercare  were estimated to cost between $10,000 to $12,000.  Rescue group, K-9 Enrichment Initiative had been contacted, and Dr. Adam Conroy decided to take the case on for free.

“The reality is the majority of people would see the financial burden and probably put them down and in some cases this is going to be a lot work on our hands, but to give this dog a fighting chance and taking the financial burden out of it this is why we do it,” stated Dr. Conroy.

Trinity underwent surgery on Wednesday for two of her legs. On Thursday Dr. Conroy will repair the third leg. Funds are now being raised for a custom made cart with wheels so Trinity can become mobile and work on her physical therapy.

Trinity’s latest update included the following information:

“Her first night in the ER cost $1900 for fluid, diagnostics and pain meds (this was at a different vet). We will be covering the costs of her hardware for all of her surgeries and she will need extensive rehab when she is out of casts. 100 percent of the donations used will go to supporting her throughout these surgeries and for her rehab ahead to walk correctly again. She is the most laid back girl and will be up for adoption when she pulls through all of this. I still have the link for the fundraiser up. It is in Pudges bio. We are not out of the woods yet. We’re just starting to walk into them. For good or bad outcome I always appreciate you all supporting me in all of the ways that you do on these animal missions put in front of me.”

This young pup has not complained, whimpered or acted out in pain since she was found.

“While Dr. Conroy explained the damage to her legs and the course of action we would take to return her to a healthy, happy dog, her eyes followed the doctor, she tilted her head as if she was listening and understood. Trinity has soft warm brown eyes filled with sadness, yet at times we can see the mischievous puppy waiting to come out. It took her all of 3 minutes to remove her e cone and then settle into a sleep,” wrote Cynthia Guzman, with the K9 Enrichment Initiative.

Trinity will need a foster home where her caretaker is at home and able to keep her clean, change bandages and love on her with all their heart. Pleas@k9ei.dog.

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Video#2  (Feeling better)

Get well soon Trinity.

No one knows who could have done this terrible act of cruelty.

(Photos and videos of dog Dr. Conroy offered free care via GoFundMe and the K9 Enrichment Initiative)

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Ohio woman blames her kids for puppy starving to death

In Newburgh Heights, Ohio, police aren’t buying the story from a woman who blames her young kids for letting a puppy starve to death by not feeding him. Jasmine Bryant, 28, was arrested on multiple felony animal cruelty charges on Saturday – one day after one of the dogs died.

According to Newburgh Heights Police Department, a five-month-old undernourished puppy named Brownie was at Bryant’s home when officers arrived. The pup struggled to walk and a body camera video worn by the officer showed the dog barely able to stand. Brownie was rushed to a veterinarian for emergency care, but died shortly after his arrival.

Another dog found in the backyard was also too skinny and had no food available. That pup, named Lucky has been taken to the Pepperidge Kennels where he is expected to make a full recovery.

Bryant claimed she works two jobs – sometimes up to 18-hours a day and depended on her two children to feed the dogs. The children aged six and ten years of age are obviously too young to be solely responsible for caring for dogs. Surely Bryant noticed how emaciated the pets looked. She is being charged under Goddard’s Law which increases the penalty for companion animal abuse from a misdemeanor to a felony.

(Photos via NHPD)

Bryant’s case has been bound over to the Cuyahoga County Grand Jury.

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Woman accused of hitting neighbor’s dog with golf club over poop

A Florida woman is accused of attacking her neighbor, and her neighbor’s dog, with a golf club because she was angry that the dog pooped on her lawn. According to Click Orlando, Sylvia White confronted Gloria Stepp and her one-year-old dog on Monday morning.

Stepp detailed the alleged attack to a 911 operator, “I was walking my dog and she came across the street and she hit me across the back with a golf club and she hit my dog and she said, ‘The next time I see your dog I’m gonna shoot it.'”

Details behind the alleged golf club attack

White allegedly went after Stepp and the dog because of a “dog poop” incident the week before. According to Stepp, her dog pooped on White’s lawn last week and before she could return to clean up the mess, White confronted her verbally. The accused attacker apparently knew that she had done wrong…when the police arrived she appeared to be dejected and said “I’m in trouble.” White explained that she was upset because she had recently upgraded to St. Augustine grass in her yard.

(Booking photo)

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The latest on ‘Republic,’ dumped dog who is struggling to survive

Dog lovers have been anxiously waiting for positive news about Republic, the ailing young dog who was recently dumped on a road in Texas. On Wednesday morning, Chip N Snip posted a heartwarming video showing the pup up and walking – incredible progress given that Republic was on the brink of death when she was initially rescued.

On Tuesday, the rescue group provided a positive update indicating hope for the struggling pup:

Republic had her first food today! It wasn’t a steak dinner but she did manage to eat some baby food and keep it down. She is going outside now and loves rolling in the grass. Keep those prayers coming. We are moving the right direction.

What is known about Republic’s health

On May 21, the rescue group answered some questions about Republic for people who have been inquiring about testing and other health-related concerns:

No- she wasn’t fed drugs, yes we’ve checked.
She is underweight, so she is trying to gain.
She is still having leaky stool, so we are hoping that clears soon.
Vergi 24/7 has done every test imaginable, they are the best around and are doing everything needed for her.

Ailing Pup’s backstory

Last week, a woman was caught on video dumping Republic on a road in Texas. After being confronted by two people who were taking a video, the woman picked up the puppy and placed her in the back of a pick-up truck…all the while, the puppy who had been abandoned remains motionless in the bed of the truck. Though the woman in the video claimed that she would take the puppy to an animal control agency, the pup was later discovered abandoned once again. Read more here.

Chip N Snip is collecting funds for this puppy’s ongoing care via PayPal.

According to Chip N Snip, all information about Republic, and what happened to her before she was picked up and taken to safety, has been turned over to law enforcement.

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Adorable stray puppies given first ‘euth’ injection saved at last moment

In a rural Georgia animal shelter, no one came to adopt five adorable and healthy puppies. They had been on stray hold for eight days, and their time on earth was ending at 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon. The Australian shepherd mixes were unwanted puppies thrown away as if their lives didn’t matter. Neither one had been given a name. Their innocent lives had already been given the first ‘euth’ injection prior to a poison filled syringe to be jabbed directly into their chest walls.

Their story, however does continue:

“We wish we were never born. We were laid on a cold concrete floor and given the first injection to sedate us. Everything began to feel weird. We couldn’t stand, we felt sleepy and then we fell down and were totally sedated. The vet then came into the room to inject the second shot which would stop our hearts. That didn’t happen. A miracle took place. Our voices were heard.”

Office Manager, Kristin White at McIntosh County Animal Services shared the story of the puppies with Animal Aid USA. Volunteers rushed to the shelter, and from this day forward two lucky puppies will get to grow up and enjoy life – just as it should be. To donate please click here. 

Links and videos to the other three pups saved can be followed here or viewed below.

According to the ASPCA, new data shows decreases in shelter intake and euthanasia of homeless dogs and cats. Although there are still regional disparities, an estimated 3.2 million shelter animals are adopted each year which is up from 2.7 million adoptions in 2011. Please don’t shop for your next best friend. Be sure to spay and neuter.

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(Photos of puppies saved from ‘euth’ Animal Aid USA Facebook)

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