Help: Anti-tethering ordinance in Detroit NOT being enforced

The city of Detroit has an anti-tethering ordinance designed to keep dogs safe. Countless dogs still remain tied on chains – dehydrated, starving and completely lacking socialization. As a consequence many of the dogs become lonely, bored and aggressive.

The Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue has repeatedly informed Detroit Animal Care and Control (DACC) about numerous dogs placed in danger and in violation of the anti-tethering ordinance passed in April 2017. Unfortunately the problem continues:

“We have also been communicating with many of the DACC Animal Control officers who are also frustrated that they are not allowed or permitted to write any tickets to those dog owners in violation of ordinances in Detroit. There is only one animal control officer in the entire City of Detroit (where 700,000 people reside and there is still an estimated 5,000 chained dogs) that is currently allowed to write tickets, and he spends all of his time working on dog bite cases. So the other 9 Animal Control officers are not permitted to write tickets, which is a huge indicator as to why the animals in Detroit are treated so poorly. There are no consequences for mistreatment of animals in Detroit. We are asking for help from all of our awesome supporters,” the group posted on their Facebook page calling on animal advocates to use social media and their phones to help make a much needed difference in the lives of mistreated and neglected dogs.

Poignant and heartbreaking photos of dogs tied up with no access to shelter, food or water are left to fend for themselves in the heat and the cold. Dogs left tethered easily become victims of attack or injury by other stray dogs. Chained dogs are not pets; they are prisoners.

“And the idiots of the day award goes to the ‘dumbasses’ that have two puppies in a hot wire crate outside in the heat with no shelter and has the puppies’ mom tied to a car, again no shelter, no food and no water. The situation has also been reported to DACC. We may not be able to remove every single dog from their a**hole owners, but we can sure let everyone know that there are dogs suffering in Detroit.”

Advocates are asked to call and contact Mayor Mike Duggan and the Detroit City Council at 313.224.3400. Offer to send them photos as seen here of dogs left to suffer. Better yet – why not forward the following video?

Detroit’s Anti-Tethering Ordinance includes the following:

 

  • Continuously tether a dog for more than three hours per day.
  • Tether a dog using a tether made of anything but a coated steel cable at any length less than three times the length of the dog measured from the tip of its nose to the base of its tail.
  • Use a tether or any assembly or attachments that amount to more than 10% of the dog’s weight or that significantly inhibit the movement of the dog within the tethered area.
  • Attach a dog to a tether by means of any implement other than a buckle-type collar or harness, so as to risk injury, strangulation, or entanglement of the dog on fences, trees, or other obstacles.
  • Tether a dog without access to shade when sunlight is likely to cause overheating or without access to appropriate shelter for insulation and protection against cold and dampness when the atmospheric temperature falls below 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Tether a dog without securing its food and water source to prevent its being tipped over or spilled by the tether.
  • Tether a dog in an open area that does not provide the dog protection from attack from people or other animals.
  • Tether a dog in an area composed entirely of bare earth subject to becoming wet and muddy in the event of precipitation, and without any dry surface area for cover or protection.
  • Tether a dog under four months old.
  • Tether more than one dog to a single tether.Tether a dog to a stationary object that would allow the dog to come within five feet of any property line.
  • Tether a dog without a swivel attached or equipped at both ends.

Dog owners who do not comply with the ordinance face penalties up to $500 for each offense and possible relinquishment of the dog to Animal Control for a third offense.

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Donkey in Pakistan endured horrible abuse at hands of political opponents

An innocent donkey in Pakistan endured horrible abuse at the hands of political opponents on Monday. Social media users in the country were shocked at the torture the innocent donkey endured; the heartbreaking story was described on the Facebook page of the rescue organization Ayesha Chundrigar Foundation (ACF).

“With the upcoming elections looming upon us, no one is spared from the wrath of this time…not even the most helpless of animals. (June 25 election)

This is a hate crime. A donkey beaten to pulp, punched in the face and abdomen several times, nose broken, kicked all over his body until he collapsed, has rope marks and a car rammed into him….all of this to describe one political party as an “ass” by some hooligans as written on the poor donkey’s body.

We have blurred out the names on the donkey’s body as we will not involve ourselves in this mess. The rest is up to you all to decide.”

The donkey, now named Hero,  has serious wounds all over his body. An old injury near his flank was an old abscess left untreated which burst when the animal collapsed. His nostrils and face had been bleeding – ripped apart from having been tortured just for politics.

Hero was discovered on Monday by a Good Samaritan  who found the donkey on the ground trembling and in obvious pain. Animal advocates have been asking the rescue organization to identify the political party in order to demand an apology and condemn the deplorable conduct against an innocent animal.

On Tuesday morning, the group offered an update on Hero’s condition:

“We have named him Hero as it takes a true hero of the heart to stand quietly, collapse helplessly, and endure painfully as this donkey did.

Hero is very critical right now and under constant observation, IV fluids and treatment. He couldn’t even stand on his own, we had to lift him. He wants to eat but his mouth is full of wounds. He had severe respiratory issues, internal abdominal swelling due to the kicks and punches. He is still trembling. We are trying to help the trauma subside via rehabilitation methods to make him feel safe enough to trust us, hoping that will generate a will to live within him.”

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Animal cruelty laws in Pakistan were updated this year to ensure stricter punishments for the protection of animals. Somehow the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act has gone unheeded during this contentious election.

Get well soon Hero.

(Photos and video of Hero the donkey via Facebook)

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Betrayed: Duke is at Florida shelter and just look at him

Meet Duke. This German shepherd is at the Orange County Animal Services in Orlando. He is only six-years-old; betrayed and neglected – who could do this to any dog? What happened to “man’s best friend.”?

Duke is a neutered male and weighs 87.5 pounds. No surprise as Duke is heart worm positive in addition to his numerous medical issues, however notes indicate with proper medical care, treatment and attention, Duke may have a positive prognosis. A veterinarian examination at the shelter provides the following information:

“Age: Approx. 6 Years of Age Gender: Neutered Male Temp: 100.8F (Ear); Pulse: 100 BPM; Respiration: 30 BPM; Weight: 84.2lb(s) Microchip Scan: Performed by kennel Pictures: Yes (Unable to obtain ventral image due to painful when attempting to position); Taken by: CJS/CGO Physical Examination: Attitude: QAR Body Condition Score: BCS 1/9; Underweight Hydration: Euhydrated Mucus membrane color: Pigmented Capillary Refill Time: Normal Mouth, teeth, & gums: Tarter(Severe)/Gingivitis(Mild) Heart: 100 bpm; Normal Lungs: Normal Nose and Throat: Normal Eyes: Mucoid Discharge Ears: Infected; painful to touch Lymph Nodes: Other: Unable to palpate through skin (cellulitis/thickened) Coat and Skin: Severe generalized hairloss with cellulitis, scabbing, sores, and chronic skin changes. Abdomen: Normal Musculoskeletal: Other: Muscle atrophy Additional Observations: Copious live fleas; puritis Lab Work: Complete Blood Count (CBC): Collected By: CGO See Attached Print Out: Mild nonregenerative anemia with leukocytosis (bacterial/parasitic) Chemistry (CHM): Collected By: CGO See Attached Print Out: No significant abnormalities noted. Fecal Flotation: Collected By: CGO

Read By: CJS No Parasites or Ova Seen (NPOS) Heartworm test: Positive Other test(s): Type: Skin scrape: Negative Collected By: CJS; Read By: CJS/CGO Canine Diagrams/Notes: See Attached Print Out Assessment and Recommendations: Assessment: Severe chronic flea allergy dermatitis (FAD) with secondary skin infection and nonregenerative anemia. Emaciated with muscle wasting. Chronic skin changes related to chronic FAD and skin infection. Treatment and Recommendations: Gave Bravecto, Capstar, Baytril, Rimadyl, Benadryl. Request feeding twice daily. Rx Baytril and Rimadyl. Noted to be eating well. Repeat CBC in Q7days. Recommend posting. Recheck skin and ears for improvement on medications in Q5days. Impound Vaccines and Deworming: See ASO Exam” Please let us know if you can take him in!”

Because of Duke’s condition, he is only available to an approved rescue partner.  His Facebook page can be followed here. Please share his plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media. Sharing saves lives. Duke deserves better than this.

More information about rescue is available here.

This dog’s adoption listing can be found here. Make sure to reference A393963 when contacting Orange County Animal Services at 2769 Conroy Rd., Orlando, FL.  407-836-3111. 

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Oh come on! Owner surrenders 20-year-old spaniel to high kill shelter

On Monday, what has to have been a truly heartless owner, a 20-year-old spaniel was surrendered to the high kill Lancaster Animal Care Center in California. Oh come on! If only our own dogs could have been graced with such a long life, most of us would smile as we lovingly caressed them and fiercely protected them. A volunteer at the shelter told Arnold’s story:

“This poor 20 year old man was just surrendered by his family to LA county’s second highest kill shelter. 20 years old, and he’s now in an overcrowded animal shelter. Beyond heartbreaking. Please share him for rescue.

Hospice foster needed.”

#A5200758

“My name is ARNOLD and I’m an approximately 20 years old male cocker span. I am already neutered. I have been at the Lancaster Animal Care Center since July 16, 2018. I am available on July 16, 2018. You can visit me at my temporary home L722.”

According to Arnold’s description by the shelter, this sweet senior was turned in because he was “too old.” Please share this dog’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. A Facebook page for Arnold and rescue efforts can be followed here.

(Photo of Arnold the spaniel via shelter photo)

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Woman arrested – accused of killing puppy tied to vehicle

A woman was arrested in Selma, North Carolina, for allegedly tying her puppy to her vehicle and then driving around a motel parking lot until the puppy was dead. According to multiple sources, the woman accused of the heinous act of cruelty is identified as 45-year-old Gloria Mitchell.

What happened in the motel parking lot?

According to a witness, Mitchell tied the puppy to her truck and then got in and drove over the puppy. Vikki Latter, a resident at the Knights Inn where the cruel situation unfolded, told WRAL News:

She comes back around the door, gets back in the truck, and cranks it up and leaves. I stood up and started yelling, ‘You forgot your puppy! You’re dragging your puppy!” Latter said the woman backed up over her dog, then dragged the dog forward. She added, “That puppy is trying her hardest to keep up.”

Charges the accused woman now faces

Mitchell was arrested by the Selma Police and taken to the Johnston County jail – she is accused of animal cruelty and is believed to have been impaired while driving because alcohol, methadone and marijuana were found in her system.

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Villagers slaughter nearly 300 crocodiles at breeding farm after man killed

One man’s death led to the slaughter of nearly 300 crocodiles in West Papua, Indonesia. According to multiple sources, a local man was killed on July 13 by one crocodile, and the villagers proceeded to slaughter hundreds of captive crocodiles in retaliation on Saturday, following the victim’s funeral.

The captive crocodiles

As reported by the Guardian, the reptiles were held on a licensed breeding farm which was supposed to preserve and protect saltwater and New Guinea crocodiles. USA Today reports that the 48-year-old man who was killed had entered an area near the crocodiles’ breeding pond. It is believed that he was gathering grass for his own livestock.

The violent retaliation

The angry villagers who launched the deadly attack were armed with knives, hammers and clubs. TIME has reported that the local authorities were unable to stop the hundreds of people who were participating in the bloody slaughter.

The mob

Video of the violent mob shows the horrific scene which unfolded on July 14.

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Woman accused of dumping dog in viral video has been arrested

A woman, accused of dumping a dog along a road outside of Springfield, Missouri, has been arrested. On July 13, the Greene County Sheriff’s Office alerted its Facebook followers that an arrest had been made:

Remember the lady who dumped “Hope” the dog on the side of the road?😪 She was arrested!

Ashley Nicole Devine, of Springfield Missouri, was arrested this evening and booked in the Greene County Jail for Animal Neglect and Abandonment (Class C Misdemeanor)

The viral video

Devine was arrested after Glenn Blake posted surveillance video of the dog dumping on social media – the video, which shows the dumped dog chasing after the vehicle as it drives away, quickly went viral.  Shortly after the authorities reached out to the public for help to find the person driving the vehicle, an arrest was made.

The abandoned dog

The dog who was abandoned was eventually rescued. The female Labrador retriever mix, dubbed Hope, suffered burned paws and dehydration from being abandoned in the intense summer heat. Hope was turned over to Rescue One for care.

Read the original article about this animal cruelty situation at this link.

(Image via Greene County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page)

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Smiling owner surrenders full term pregnant dog to Texas high kill shelter

When an owner in Texas carried his full term pregnant dog into a high kill shelter with the tether still attached to her neck, the man smiled. Volunteers at the shelter stated the owner acted as if he was a proud father to be, and there he was adding to the over population in a world of unwanted puppies.

Shortly after the dog’s surrender, the unborn puppies were gone. A volunteer fills in the heartbreaking blanks:

 “Like a proud father, he surrenders his pregnant dog with a tether still attached to her neck. She must have been raped unable to escape. Smiling, his gift to the overpopulation and constant killing of dogs. At full term she was spayed and her babies are now gone. The death is not over, 21 dogs now sit waiting to be killed today, including her!”

Fort Worth Animal Care and Control 
Ask for information about animal ID 38966114

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Opus tried desperately to get back to his owner when surrendered to shelter

For nine years, Opus lived with his family, but on Sunday every dog’s worst nightmare became reality. Opus was surrendered to the Carson Animal Shelter because his family is expecting a baby. He knew something was happening, but how to explain to a loyal friend he is no longer wanted? Despite what his eyes perceived when his owner patted him on the head, swapped out his leash and collar for a rope and was being led away, Opus refused give up those last shreds of hope.

“You can see his heart break with confusion as he tries desperately to get back to his dad and stop what’s happening,” a volunteer videoing the sad situation posted on Saving Carson Shelter Dogs Facebook.

Watch this senior’s video as he is led away by the officer. His owner pats Opus on the head, and then he is gone.

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#A5200522 My name is OPUS and I’m an approximately 9 year old male St Bernard Rgh. I am not yet neutered. I have been at the Carson Animal Care Center since 7/15. I will be available on 7/15. You can visit me at my temporary home at C331. My former family who owned me for had to give me up because they were having a baby. He is HOUSEBROKEN, HAS TO LIVE INSIDE, LOVES LITTLE DOGS and BIG DOGS, LOVES THE DOG PARK and going to PET STORES> GREAT WITH KIDS!!

St Bernard Rgh  AGE:9 years
Male  ARRIVED:7/15
AVAILABLE ON: 7/15
Carson Shelter – 310-523-9566
M-TH 12pm-7pm, F-SU- 10am-5pm
216 W Victoria St. Gardena, CA 90248

Share this dog’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. INTERESTED IN FOSTERING? If you’re in LA, OC, San Bernadino or Riverside County and would like to apply to foster a Carson pup, please visit CarsonFosters.com to complete the online foster application.

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Arrest made in connection with horrible dog skinning video in Warren

In Warren, Ohio, a man was arrested on Saturday afternoon on separate charges although police are investigating the suspect’s connection to a viral dog skinning video released on social media just days ago.

According to Fox News, the unnamed suspect at this time, was arrested for an outstanding warrant on an unrelated case and is currently being held in the Trumbull County jail.  The man from Stark County is alleged to be the person in the video. Warren Detectives Mike Altiere and Brian Crites have been working on the case since Friday evening after the video went viral and animal advocates began calling into authorities.

Reports from people living in the area and acquaintances of the son who posted the video, state this happened months ago and had been reported to police as well as animal control authorities. The son, who owned the dog, wanted everyone to know what his dad and his girlfriend had supposedly done to his pet. It is not known if the pit bull was dead or alive when it was skinned.

The investigation continues; more updates to follow.

Read prior article here.

Anyone with information is asked to contact authorities at (330) 841 2512. Updates to follow as more information becomes available. Pet Rescue Report has opted not to show the video or the more graphic and disturbing photos.

Rest in peace poor dog.

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