Terrified Golden retriever attacked by pack of dogs as people watched

In Dallas, Texas a terrified Golden retriever was mauled by a pack of stray dogs at a rural trailer park. Residents from the mobile home development stated there was nothing they could do; everyone was afraid to get too close, and so they watched in horror as the gentle dog was nearly torn apart. When the crowd was finally able to ward off the attack and scare the dogs away, the injured retriever ran and hid underneath one of the mobile homes. Covered in blood and badly wounded, Goldie had no intentions of ever coming out.Goldie RDR

The helpless dog laid in shock until neighbors were finally able to get him out from underneath the trailer. Goldie was extremely weak and reeked of a rancid odor – the result of his multiple infected wounds. Brought to a local kill shelter, he never would have had a chance to survive without the help of animal advocate, Leslie Ysuhuaylas who called Rescue Dogs Rock NYC and asked if they would step up for the dog’s  survival and his emergency treatment.Goldie RDR2

Goldie has been transferred to the organization’s partner veterinarian hospital in the  Dallas/Fort Worth area. Once Goldie is treated and his condition is stable, he will need an approved foster home. If interested, please contact Rescue Dogs Rock NYC here.

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Photos and video  of Golden retriever courtesy of Leslie Ysuhuaylas and Rescue Dogs Rock NYC. It is not known who Goldie belonged to, but obviously his family didn’t care or was not financially able to help him. What we do know however is that Goldie will never be afraid again.

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Dog rescued with grotesque 20-pound tumor on his leg

There are few words to express the anger and disgust at such egregious animal cruelty and neglect. In southeast Dallas, Texas, Shadow was brought into a high-kill shelter by Animal Control with a monstrous sized tumor on his leg which weighs more than 20 pounds. At first glance, one would have thought there had been a black garbage bag tied around the dog’s lower leg – not so!  And this poor dog, whose growth weighs more than half of the emaciated senior’s body weight, was left to live like this for an unspecified amount of time. This condition didn’t happen overnight.

Rescued on Sunday by Dallas Dog RRR Rescue.Rehab. Reform, volunteers have expressed their anger directed towards anyone who may have seen Shadow and looked the other way. The words on the organization’s Facebook page addresses the appalling apathy and indifference to the needs of a  gentle and kind dog.

“… and no one to help. People staring at him in disgust and leaving him there to die, letting this tumor consume him. Shame on all of you who looked away. This senior should have been spending his golden years in front of the fireplace warm and loved. Instead, he was brought in by animal control to a kill shelter. No humanity of passion…”

Shadow’s tumor is bleeding and he will needs immediate medical care. Dallas Dog RRR have partnered with Second Chance Rescue NYC and Tall Tails Rescue to help with Shadow. According to the rescue organization, criminal charges are expected to be pressed against the dog’s owner.

To help with Shadow’s expenses, donations can be made by clicking here.

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Wisconsin pup rescued after floating on ‘iceberg’ in local river

In Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, a group of firefighters rescued a black dog spotted floating on an iceberg for hours along the icy waters of the Wisconsin River Monday. It was not known how long the black Labrador retriever named Milo had been caught on the ice floe, but witnesses had seen him several miles upriver earlier in the day.Kilbourn fd2

According to Channel3000, the Kilbourn Fire Department and Wisconsin Dells police officers worked together to rescue the dog from the 20 feet wide iceberg before he floated towards the spillway of the dam. The location where Milo was pinpointed had been south of Chula Vista in a narrow bend, popularly known as Devil’s Elbow and where rescuers were not initially able to reach him.

Rescuers decided on using a friend’s 14-foot boat and attached a motor after improvising a safe place to launch having to chop away more of the ice.  By this time, the sun had already set and night began to fall, making the rescue attempt even more difficult. Five firemen dressed in cold water safety gear left the shore using their flashlights to help them find Milo. When they approached the dog, he was frightened, and no amount of coaxing could get him off the ice. Finally firefighter Adam Hickey jumped on the ice and picked up the dog placing him into the boat.

Once back at shore, Milo was taken back to the fire station – warmed up and fed. The Dells Police Department posted Milo’s photo on their Facebook page, and it wasn’t long before his human, Toriana Gutierrez saw her dog’s picture. It seems Milo and his pal Kilo had escaped from their yard earlier in the day. Kilo returned soaking wet, but Milo never came home.

Luckily for all involved, Milo has been returned home safely, the firemen and the police officers are all safe and of course our heroes, and what could have been a tragedy turned out to have a happy ending. Welcome home Milo.

Photo of dog rescued from iceberg courtesy of Kilbourn Fire Department.

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Video of guard at Delhi university beating dog to death goes viral

A disturbing video went viral on social media Friday afternoon, showing a guard at Delhi Technical University brutally beating a dog to death with a stick. According to DNAIndia, the dog had harmed “10 to 12 students” when a guard for the school located in Rohini repeatedly hit the dog over the head.Guard beats dog cover

“We have registered a case in this connection under relevant provisions of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and IPC on complaint of an NGO. The accused guard of Delhi Technical University(DTU) is absconding,” said MN Tiwari, DCP Rohini.

Ayesha Christina of NGO Neighbourhood Woof , a non profit helping stray dogs, reported the egregious incident to the police and posted the video on her Facebook page which showed the guard hitting the dog’s head with a stick. Students at the university set up a protest stating  “right now, we will not compromise and are united on two points: the guard be handed over to police custody and that the person/ authority who instructed the guard be caught and booked as well.”

According to the Daily Pioneer,  the accused guard identified as Satish Kuman and other guards had killed many stray dogs at the order of the school’s administrators and security in charge. It is suspected the body of the dog had been buried somewhere on campus. Although school officials contend the dog may have had rabies and had bitten several students, advocates stated that in no way forgives the act of animal cruelty.

 “I explained to the administration that all dog and dog bite related issues can be discussed. As the organization responsible for this side of town, I will personally handle the issue. Neighbourhood Woof will get the dogs on the campus sterilized and vaccinated.”

Since then. the DTU administration has  conceded the crime is unpardonable.

(Photos and video of dog beaten to death at Delhi Technical University screenshots via Facebook)

(Warning: The video is extremely disturbing and may not be appropriate for all viewing audiences.)

 

Paralyzed dog from high kill shelter undergoes emergency surgery

Harley was abandoned at a high-kill rural shelter in Texas on Thursday where dogs with medical problems are the first to be euthanized. Just two-years-old, the tiny terrier was paralyzed; he dragged his hind quarters and had no control over his bladder, yet when volunteers met him, the pup was so happy and content, he didn’t allow his disability to interfere in his pure zest for life.harley the paralyzed 4

His advocate at the shelter took him home after he arrived, because she knew if she left him over night, she would never see him again… And then Rescue Dogs Rock NYC was contacted, and co-founder Stacey Silverstein coordinated rescue efforts to transfer Harley to South Texas Veterinarian Specialists:

“X-rays have been taken and they show no broken bones. The next step is an expensive MRI to determine whether Harley‘s spine is fractured,” posted Stacey on Friday, and then further testing was ordered.Harley the paralyzed2

It was not known if the injury was recent or if it had been an older injury. On Friday afternoon the diagnosis came in.

“Harley just had an MRI which revealed 2 bulging discs on each side of his spine. The only hope Harley has to ever walk again is to have surgery right this very moment to repair the discs. Since his injury occurred more than 24 hours ago, his chances are 50/50 that the surgery will help , but we must try,” Stacey updated the organization’s Facebook page. “Harley deserves every chance at walking again and we hope you agree. The estimate is attached, and the surgery will be between $3500 and $5000.”

And the decision was made to do all that could be done for the paralyzed dog, and just an hour later, surgery was performed. It was the dog’s only chance to regain feeling in his legs and be able to walk again. Harley will remain at the veterinarian hospital for a few days; it will be a wait and see if he gets movement in his hind quarters. No matter what the outcome, Rescue Dogs Rock NYC will make sure Harley lives the best life possible.

Photos and video of paralyzed dog courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC.

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This was Harley’s video when he was rescued on Thursday:

 

First used to breed: Then tortured as bait dog just to be thrown away

A seven-year-old American bulldog has never been treated with love or respect. First used to breed puppies to sell for a profit and when she no longer could produce litter after litter, she was forced into another victimizing role; Jessy became a bait dog. The scars on her face, her body and her legs bear the reminders of the misery she endured.Jessy cover

And then she was thrown away; no identification tags, no microchip and no one ever came looking for her. Brought to the Miami-Dade Animal Services Pet Adoption and Protection Center on February 1, Jessy is in need of a home or a foster family. A shelter volunteer offers the following observation:

“She is so gentle and wants to be loved so badly. She comes and sits with you hoping that you will scratch her all over. After being so abused, you would think she hates people, but she wants the attention of her very own human. She shouldn’t be so abused at her age.”

Sadly, Jessy is giving up on life. In her shelter cage, she barely lifts her head when anyone passes by. A Facebook page following her plight can be found here or here. Animal advocates have been pledging funds to help with veterinarian and other expenses to an approved rescue organization. Share this girl’s story with friends, family and social media contacts. Make sure to reference A1848583.Jessy 2

Contact: Pets@miamidade.gov with identification number to check: availability/status/request medical records. New location: 3599 NW 79th Avenue, Doral, Florida 33166. For information on transportation contact Steve Nash at (954) 774-0934 (by text or phone call); don’t allow a little distance stop you from saving Jessy.
(Photos of Jessy, the American bulldog used to breed and be bait dog courtesy of Urgent Dogs of Miami.)
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Neighbor rescues puppy left to die in Utica dumpster

In Utica, New York, a five-month-old puppy was stuffed in two plastic bags and thrown into a dumpster and left to die last Saturday. Had it not been for a man and his daughter, who heard the cries of the puppy from their apartment, the tiny Dachshund might not be alive today. The family immediately called 911 to report the puppy’s loud whines, but when no one arrived to help, the man and his daughter went outside to investigate for themselves. As reported by WktvNews, the two found the puppy wrapped in a quilt inside of two sealed trash bags shivering.

According to Christopher Thornton, who found the puppy now dubbed Oscar, the black and brown pooch’s tongue was already purple, and he was nearly lifeless when he first found him.

“When I opened the bag and saw him he was barely moving. He was yelping at a lower tone than what we heard earlier,” Christopher stated.

On the same day Oscar was rescued, Animal Cruelty Officer Bill Pulaski stated a call came in from a woman very early in the morning, who wanted someone to come to her home to pick up a puppy she stated she could no longer care for – just hours later Christopher Thornton found Oscar. A man and a woman have since been arrested and charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty for abandoning the puppy. During the interview, however the couple stated that the dog was already dead when they put him in the dumpster.

Oscar was named after Oscar the Grouch character from Sesame Street who lived out of a trash can. The puppy is currently in the custody of the SPCA in Central New York. Oscar is now very happy and healthy, and it might be that Christopher Thornton may want to adopt Oscar!

(Photo of Oscar the puppy found in Utica dumpster screenshot via TwcNews.)

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Play ball with your dog? You must read this terrifying story

Anyone who plays ball with their dog must read the following terrifying life-and-death story. Details of the near fatal situation were recounted by the owner of a dog named “Torch,” who wants other people to be aware of the frightening risk that can go hand-in-hand with a game of fetch.

The situation began innocently – Torch’s owner explained:

If you play ball with your dog(s), you probably want to read this. I did not particularly want to share this story because I didn’t want to relive it… However, it needs to be shared. This was, far and away, the most terrifying thing I’ve ever experienced.

Torch was chasing a ball yesterday, as he and my other dogs have done countless times over the years. After he caught it, he immediately laid down and pawed at his face. I ran out to him, saw his mouth open, and didn’t see the ball. It was lodged deep down in his throat and he was choking badly on it.

Torch’s owner, Kirby, described what happened next:

Jeff was there with Slayte playing disc on the other half of the field and ran over when I screamed at him. I tried to do some kind of Heimlich maneuver, but that didn’t work. We could feel it deep in the ribbed part of his throat. Jeff stood behind him and gripped the bottom of his throat. I stuck my hand down his mouth to get it. Despite trying to get my hands around it, there was no way I could get it. Jeff was able to push it up a bit, but it slipped back down. Torch couldn’t breathe the entire time. Honestly, I was convinced that Torch was going to die. His tongue was purple and eyes were rolling in the back of his head.

Finally, after great effort, the ball was successfully pulled from Torch’s throat; Kirby wrote:

Jeff pushed up on his throat once again and I stuck my hand back down. This happened to be a chuck-it whistling ball, which has a hole on each side (doesn’t go all the way through). I don’t want to think about if there had not been a hole. By some miracle, I got my finger in one of the holes and slowly pulled it while Jeff still had his hands clamped on his neck to prevent the ball from going down. It took what seemed like an eternity, but I finally heard air flow in and was able to pull the ball out. He came to, but wasn’t able to walk right away. He perked up while carrying him to the car. We immediately rushed to the vet.

16681453_10208772561133058_7759695946647884237_n (1)You may believe that this was a freak accident – something that you personally do not need to worry about. Not so reports Torch’s veterinary staff; Kirby stated:

I can’t fully explain how awful this was to experience, but I will tell you it’s enough to ban my dogs from any ball they have potential to swallow whole. I didn’t even think it was possible. Apparently, if it can fit behind their canines, they can swallow it. The vet tech at the animal hospital said it’s not uncommon at all and they get this type of case about 2x a month. I wish I would have known before poor Torch had to endure that.

Miraculously, Torch is okay – he spent a night at the veterinary hospital for observation, but he is back to himself. His owner is sporting some serious hand wounds from the terrifying ordeal, but it was a small price to pay for Torch’s survival. Kirby said, “My hand is a bit beaten up, but I would’ve let him chew both my hands off before I’d let him choke to death. I’m ecstatic to say he’s going to fully recover before I do.”16730625_10208772558853001_5289903138838089545_n (1)

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Note: Torch’s owner has commented on the hand injury:

Torch did not bite me purposefully. He has never attempted to bite me. I believe that he was trying to swallow the ball because he couldn’t breathe and in the process was opening and closing his mouth. In the midst of his panic from not being able to breathe, I cannot blame him for his reaction. This was not a situation where we could not get him to a veterinarian to remove the ball. We had only a couple minutes to get the ball out. The hand injury is not the concern of this post, but I really wasn’t trying to document the event for Facebook. I felt these few pictures were better included to bring attention to the issue here, which is to not throw a regular sized ball to your dog.

(Photos via Facebook)

Beagle dies despite rescue efforts after falling through icy pond

In Holliston, Massachusetts, despite heroic rescue efforts by the fire department and volunteers, a beagle did not survive on Friday after falling through the ice at Linden Pond. According to the Holliston Fire Department, a report came in about the dog struggling to get out of the icy water. When rescuers arrived, the dog had fallen below the surface.Holliston Fire Department 2

Personnel from Ladder 1 and Engine 1 deployed the Rescue Alive! sled to attempt a recovery. The men, dressed in cold water suits were quickly able to located the dog named Toby, using the sled to bring him back to shore. According to the WickedHollistonLocal news, a firefighter was able to resuscitate the dog and rushed him to the animal hospital just minutes away where two veterinarians tried to keep the dog alive. Tragically Toby died.

There is no way to tell how safe a frozen river or a pond is by looking at it. Even if one part is strong enough for people or their dogs to walk, there is absolutely no guarantee the next step won’t be the fatal one. Anyone who falls through the ice – our pets included, quickly face a life or death situation. The cold is capable of stopping one’s heart – just from the shock. At the very least, the icy fall can quickly render someone breathless and therefore helpless. Our dogs depend on their humans to be safe. Of course, it is human nature to want to allow our dogs to run free – they love it, but remember you could be signing your dog’s death sentence as well as your own. Be a good dog parent, and keep your dog leashed at all times when out for a walk this winter.

Rest in peace Toby.

Photos courtesy of the Holliston Fire Department.

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Rhode Island man sentenced to prison for beating Yorkie to death with cane

A Cranston man was sentenced on Wednesday to spend the next four months in prison followed by eight months home confinement after he was found guilty of beating his neighbor’s Yorkshire terrier to death with his cane. In November, a jury  found Nicola Patalano, 60, guilty of felony malicious injury to Missy, a ten-pound Yorkie.

Superior Court Judge Sarah Taft-Carter also ordered Patalano not to have any contact with the dog’s owner, to take anger management classes, contribute $500 to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and perform community service. According to the Providence Journal, the total sentence was for two years with one year suspended.

On November 21, 2014, Dolores Antonelli, 80, had been walking her Yorkie when she spotted Patalano walking his larger  terrier. As the Yorkie ran toward the other dog, the leash slipped out of Dolores’ hand. The dogs barked at each other, but never made physical contact. Patalano  hit the tiny dog multiple times over the head and body with his wooden cane until the dog was unconscious. A witness helped Dolores pick up Missy and rush her to an emergency veterinarian’s office where she died. According to the Cranston police, Patalano stated he hit Missy to kill her.

Patalano, however denies that, and according to Turnto10News, stated Missy ran into the cane.

“The small dog accidentally ran into the cane. And the cane hit the dog also. And it died,” Patalano stated insisting he had been swiping his cane to keep Missy away from biting his own dog.

Judge Taft-Carter didn’t buy into his story before passing down her sentence, stating:

“This was a malicious beating that no creature should ever endure.”

In a statement to the court, written by Mrs. Antonelli and read by Rhode Island Attorney General Special Assistant Jonathan Burke, came the questions:

“’Why didn’t he stop? Why didn’t he just pick up his dog? Why did he have to kill my dog?’”

Rest in peace Missy. Photo of Patalano and Yorkie screenshot via Turn To 10 News.

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