Family offers $10,000 reward for return of stolen dog

A family in Beverly Hills, California, has offered a $10,000 reward for the safe return of their stolen dog. According to KTLA 5 News, Charlie (Chucky, “Choo Choo”) the Pomeranian was taken from a driveway on Sunday afternoon.

Distraught owner Brandon Williams told KTLA, “I’m absolutely in love with this dog and I haven’t been able to sleep for the last 24 hours.” The dog-napping was captured on a surveillance camera – it shows a woman stopping to pick up the two-year-old dog, looking at her identification tag, and then walking away, with the dog in her arms.

Williams described his family’s dog, “She’s so precious and she’s so sweet. She’ll lick you to death and you know everybody’s her friend and I’m sure whoever has her right now the dog’s licking her to death.” Charlie was in the driveway because she managed to slip out of her house when Brandon’s wife was taking their two kids into the house…within less than 5 minutes, the woman in the video found the dog and walked away with her.

Reward for stolen dog

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Woman and 50 animals perish in fatal fire at Daleville animal rescue

In Daleville, Alabama, an early Tuesday morning fire broke out killing a woman and 50 dogs and cats at the All Breeds Animal Rescue. Jane Clancy, 75, died while trying to save the animals stuck in the building.

According to the Southeast Sun, the rescue had been  in operation since 2010. About 2:00 a.m., Police Chief William Powell, Assistant Fire Chief David Grubbs and the Daleville Fire Department responded to the call about a fire. By the time the fire department arrived, the building had been fully engulfed in flames.

“She heard all the animals – she had over 20 dogs and no telling how many cats inside the house, and she ran back in,” stated Chief Powell. “It (fire) was fully involved when she went in there.”

It has been reported 17 animals survived and have been placed with neighboring shelters. On the organization’s Facebook page, the only new post read:

“Sorry we are closed til further notice. Dogs will be going to other rescues, will let you know who is where. Thank you Dothan Animal shelter, wiregrass humane society, saveapet Dothan for your help.”

Followers of the rescue have expressed their shock and sorrow over Jane Clancy’s death.

“Jane Clancey passed away doing what she loved and only respect should be given right now. She gave her last dying breath for those animals.”

Chief Powell described Jane’s death as “devastating” and described the woman as a “pillar of the community and always someone you could lean on if you had an animal problem…”

Rest in peace Jane Clancy as well as the dogs and cats you so desperately tried to rescue. You are a hero, and you will be missed.

(Photo of Daleville All Breeds Animal Rescue via Facebook ESther Harrell Tartaglia)

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Senior dog, surrendered by owner, at risk because of respiratory virus

A senior dog, eight years of age, is at risk of being put down because he has contracted a respiratory virus at the Animal Care Centers of NYC. The dog, named Jade, was surrendered on January 6 by his owner who cited health issues as the reason for giving his dog up.

Jade is a good boy who lived in a loving home – he aced his behavior tests at the animal care center. A volunteer writes:

“You gotta love a guy who can snooze when all around him is going bananas. I did a double-take when Jade finally roused himself to see what the fuss was about. His pictures don’t do him justice — he’s long, lanky, and gleaming gold. He is a pleasure to leash and walk, and takes care of business right away. Though a bit reserved to start, he’s soon smiling back at you and then leaning against you for shoulder rubs, and likes playing fetch. He is dealing well having lost the only home he’s known since puppyhood, as his former owner was having personal problems. Jade was gentle with the small child there, didn’t mind being brushed, bathed or pushed off furniture, and didn’t guard his food or things. Jade aced his behavior exam, and is now ready for a lucky new home. Meet him soon at Brooklyn ACC.”

Jade has done nothing to deserve his current situation – he is a good boy who deserves a loving home. If help doesn’t arrive soon, he will become nothing more than a sad statistic. Read all of the shelter notes on Jade at this link. Read more about the New Home program for at-risk dogs here.

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Urgent help needed for Jade: Sweet dog with a bad cold in danger

On January 6, Jade’s life fell apart. The eight-year-old friendly pup was surrendered to a shelter by his family; they noted “personal health problems” as the reason Jade was turned into the Brooklyn Care Center in New York City.

This Tuesday morning Jade finds himself on the “to be destroyed list.” Notes from the shelter reveal the following about his health:

“Jade 17765 is at risk due to being diagnosed with Canine Upper Respiratory Disease Complex and will likely require home rest and a series of antibiotics for up to 14 days. This is a contagious illness to other dogs. He has shown no concerning behaviors.”

Since he was two-months-old, Jade lived with his family which included a young child. His family spoke Japanese, and of course Jade also understands his commands in the same language. Volunteers sing his praises:

“You gotta love a guy who can snooze when all around him is going bananas. I did a double-take when Jade finally roused himself to see what the fuss was about. His pictures don’t do him justice — he’s long, lanky, and gleaming gold. He is a pleasure to leash and walk, and takes care of business right away. Though a bit reserved to start, he’s soon smiling back at you and then leaning against you for shoulder rubs, and likes playing fetch. He is dealing well having lost the only home he’s known since puppyhood, as his former owner was having personal problems. Jade was gentle with the small child there, didn’t mind being brushed, bathed or pushed off furniture, and didn’t guard his food or things. Jade aced his behavior exam, and is now ready for a lucky new home. “

Who could ask for a sweeter dog?

JADE, ID 17765, @ 8 Yrs. Old, 73 Lbs.
Brooklyn Acc , Brown / White, Unaltered Male
Owner Surrender Reason: Parent’s Health
Shelter Assessment Rating: AVERAGE
Behavior Condition: 1. GREEN

There are five dogs listed today “at risk.” Follow their plights and share their stories by clicking here. Sharing saves lives.

From the shelter’s at risk site:

For anyone who wishes to adopt, there is a mandatory deposit fee of $200 plus a transaction fee per animal to place an adoption reservation. The $200 covers $50 toward the adoption fee and $150 for the spay/neuter deposit. If the animal has already been spayed or neutered or is permanently waived by one of our veterinarians, the $150 deposit will be refunded at the time of the adoption. If the animal does need to leave without being spayed or neutered due to his/her medical condition, the $150 deposit will be refunded at the time they are brought back for the spay/neuter surgery or when proof of sterilization being done elsewhere is provided to ACC. If you do not follow through with the adoption, the entire $200 deposit will be considered a charitable donation to ACC’s Special Treatment and Recovery Fund (STAR). Also, if the adoption fee for an animal is less than $50, the difference will be considered a charitable donation to the STAR Fund. Similarly, in-shelter pricing promotions do not apply to at-risk animals.

To complete an adoption, please click reserve on the animal of your choice. That animal will be loaded in your cart and you will have 15 minutes to complete the adoption process. In order to complete your reservation, you need to check out (top right corner). At this point, you will enter in your credit card information and a receipt will be emailed to you as confirmation of your reservation. If you have any issues, please email adopt@nycacc.org for help navigating the website.

Check out Jade’s video here: (Lovingly described as “super precious.”

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Mississippi man petitions government to use food stamps to buy pet food

If pets are so often referred to as part of the family, and families should not be separated when a financial crisis occurs, should the federal government modify the rules of food stamps to make it easier for low-income families to buy pet food for their pets? The idea has been picking up steam – to the tune of 80,000 people who have signed a petition asking the Department of Agriculture to modify the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

The petition, created by Mississippi resident Edward B. Johnson, states:

“I am one of those Americans. I have only been on SNAP benefits for a few months, but I have been unable to feed my little dog due to government regulations. Some argue that people should not keep pets if they cannot afford them, but the fact is that an individual or family’s financial status can change at any time. Should someone be forced to give up a pet they’ve had for years just because they hit a financial rough patch? Or should they be able to utilize federal aid to continue feeding their pet?

Pets are also important for emotional support. Being poor is hard enough without being expected to give up your companion. For most people, pets are considered family, not property.”

According to the Washington Post, the petition has little chance of succeeding, but in the long run, could the benefits of changing the SNAP program, which only allows food for humans, keep tens of thousands of animals out of shelters and help to keep the pet starvaton problem down?

In an examination of pet-owning households, 14 percent of pet owners earn less than $25,000 a year – basing this on a family of four, is seen as the federal poverty limit. How many pets get turned into shelters because their families can’t afford the veterinary bills? Even more basic however is the cost of food for dogs and cats – estimated to be $235 per year, according to a recent poll.

When families can no longer afford to buy pet food, they commonly share their own food; not always meeting the nutritional needs of dogs and cats. When that is no longer an option, families are forced to surrender their pets – even worse are the people who abandon their pets along roadways, deserted areas or leave them behind when they are forced to move.

How about the taxpayer cost communities must absorb for dog catchers and shelters? Once the stray pets are picked up by local animal control, how many are euthanized? Statistics from the ASPCA  show  approximately 3.2 million shelter animals are adopted each year (1.6 million dogs and 1.6 million cats).  Each year, approximately 1.5 million shelter animals are euthanized (670,000 dogs and 860,000 cats).

Since the origination of the Food Stamp Act in 1964, only food for human consumption can be included, and any changes would need congressional action. What are the chances of that? And so private organizations have continued to step up to help, although there are many areas of the country where no help is available. PetSmart Charities, the ASPCA and other charitable organizations have launched programs, knowing that pets are indeed integral to families and individuals who are struggling just to feed themselves, but who love their pets dearly.

Where petition organizer, Edward Johnson, 59, lives, the nearest food bank for pets is a two-and-a-half-hour drive. The closest animal shelter is in the next county.

“Being poor is hard enough without being expected to give up your companion.”

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Paralyzed with fear: Can someone help Juno?

Paralyzed with fear, Juno shivers in the corner of her kennel cage at the Harris County Animal Shelter in Houston, Texas. According to volunteers, the young stray is beyond terrified; the loud noises, the strange smells and the shock of a new environment have completely broken her spirit.

Picked up as a stray on January 19, Juno is heartworm negative and desperate to leave the shelter. Check out her video here. Poor gal won’t even pick up her head to look at anyone:

Click here for Juno’s PetHarbor adoption listing. “I am a female, black and white Setter/retriever. The shelter staff think I am about 2 years old. I have been at the shelter since Jan 19, 2018.” Follow Juno’s Facebook page here. Share this young dog’s plight with family, friends, approved rescue organizations and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. Make sure to reference A500779.

For additional information, contact:

Harris County Animal Shelter
612 Canino Rd. Houston, TX 77076
Monday-Friday 1pm-5:30pm, Saturday-Sunday 11am-3:30pm
281-999-3191

( Adopt, foster or donate to attract rescue:
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100% of your donation goes directly to the non-profit rescue that saves the animal. If they aren’t rescued, your donation is promptly refunded. Please note the animal’s ID or name in the notes section while checking out)

(Photo and video of Juno paralyzed with fear courtesy of Houston & Harris County Animal Volunteers)

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North Carolina man beat Lab puppy to death for ‘peeing’ on his shoe

In an alleged violent crime of animal abuse in New Hanover County, North Carolina, a 21-year-old man has been charged with   beating his girlfriend’s family Lab puppy to death.

According to Fox News, Christopher Simpson’s girlfriend’s family adopted the dog named Axel on December 1 from the New Hanover County Animal Services.  On Christmas day, Simpson went over to the family’s home to visit, but when they went on to visit other family members, Simpson said he preferred to stay behind and play with the xbox.

Later that day, Simpson called his girlfriend telling her the dog had urinated on the floor and his shoe, and said when he hit the dog on the butt, the dog bit him. When the family returned, Axel was nowhere in sight and when found behind the family shed, the dog was dead.  Simpson allegedly explained he didn’t know his own strength and when he punched the dog, he killed it.

Simpson was arrested on Monday and has been charged with felony animal cruelty. A necropsy performed on Axel determined the dog died of severe blunt trauma and internally bled to death. The veterinarian in charge of the postmortem exam stated this was the worst case of animal cruelty he had ever seen.

Simpson is currently free on $2,500 bond. In 2015,  he was charged with domestic violence and animal cruelty in Brunswick County; those charges were dropped.

(Photo of Lab puppy and Simpson contributed New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office)

Rest in peace Axel. We hope you get justice.

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Dog struck with machete just for being homeless

In the southernmost tip of Texas lies the Rio Grande Valley. Known to be an area where irresponsible owners toss their dogs aside,  the homeless and frightened dogs scavenge for scraps of food. Ironically the dogs too often pay the ultimate price with their lives – for having been abandoned by the families they loved.

A crew of dockworkers at the sea port have engaged lately in a brutal, inhumane practice. The men are slashing the dogs with machetes. Had it not been for a compassionate worker on Sunday morning, Merlin’s story would have already ended. When the Good Samaritan saw the dog, she rushed him to the nearest veterinarian.  She didn’t know what else to do. That doctor reached out to Rescue Dogs Rock NYC and asked if they could help.

Merlin is now receiving the best of care, however his injuries almost “severed him in two.” He will be undergoing surgery.

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Frightened pup crawls in shelter play yard: What happened to Daisy?

In the play yard of the City of San Bernardino Animal Control, a very frightened pup literally crawled along the fenced lawn. When in her kennel cage, the nine-month-old Daisy tries to hide behind her bed and in the corner – perhaps no one will see her? Sadly, Daisy is going to need a special rescue. A volunteer shared her story:

“Today I watched little, very frightened Daisy crawl around the play yard,” stated rescue volunteer Andrea Neyses. “So fearful that Steve Miller had to carry Daisey out to play yard for volunteers Wayne and Roni to visit. What happened to Daisy?

Video #1

 

In Daisy’s next video, she is approachable, but is just terrified. What happened to Daisy?

Video#2

 

According to the shelter, Daisy was an owner surrender who said she had entered a neighbor’s yard that day, picked up and killed a bulldog who lived there. No one knows the reason, nor has there been a police or an animal cruelty report made available. Her available date for adoption will be January 19.

For more information contact the San Bernardino City Animal Shelter located at 333 Chandler Place, San Bernardino, California. The shelter is closed on Sunday and Monday. Call 909.384.1304.

Share Daisy’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Without help, it is feared Daisy will not see many more tomorrows. If interested in helping this dog contact Vanness_je@sbcity.org. Make sure to reference ID #A510932.

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Update on shepherd shot: Petition ‘don’t let it happen to another dog’

A petition has been garnering thousands of signatures worldwide in support of an abandoned German shepherd shot and killed by police on Sunday after authorities failed to locate the dog’s owner. The Care2 petition was set up to prevent the treatment or lack of treatment for the “defenseless” dog and make sure it doesn’t happen to another dog.

“Justice for an alsation in Hartlepool that was cruelly left in freezing weather tied to a pole. Police couldn’t be bothered to put the work in to find his or her owners, so shot her twice, killing her. This petition is in the hope that we can get justice for this poor dog by hopefully not letting this happen again to a defenseless dog.”

In the last 24 hours there have been nearly 9,000 signatures.

In the disturbing account on Sunday morning of an elderly German shepherd abandoned and left tied to a telegraph pole in Hartlepool, England, police shot and killed the dog despite witnesses begging authorities to sedate and use a catch pole to rescue the extremely frightened dog instead. Police initially posted a public appeal hoping to find the owner

“Urgent Appeal to Trace Owner of Dog

Police responded to a report of a German Shepherd tied to a telegraph pole on Mainsforth Terrace in Hartlepool at 10.07am this morning. Officers are urgently appealing to trace the owner of the dog or anyone who may know who the dog belongs to, to contact them as a matter of urgency on 999. The dog is described as an elderly German Shepherd and it is behaving extremely aggressively towards anyone who approaches it. Police would ask members of the public to stay away from the area whilst they deal with the incident.”

Perhaps the most tragic description on the petition includes:

“Justice for a dog that was cruelty left in freezing weather tied to a post. Police couldn’t be bothered to put the work in to finds its owner so shot it… This petition is the hope that we can get justice for the dog by hopefully not letting it happen again to a defenseless dog.”

In the Hartlepool News & Alerts, a Monday morning update from authorities posted the following from Assistant Chief Constable Jason Harwin:

 “We are always saddened by the death of an animal, but the difficult decision to destroy the dog was taken in partnership with animal welfare experts. The decision was made at the end of a six-hour operation after we had exhausted all other options, including attempting to trace the owner and re-homing. Veterinary professionals told us that, even if the dog could have been successfully sedated, they couldn’t have rehomed the dog due to its aggressive behaviour and that this was the kindest course of action. If the dog couldn’t be rehomed then the likely outcome would have been that it would have been euthanised by a vet.”

Online criticism however questioned how anyone could accurately assess the dog’s disposition considering he had been abandoned and left tied to a pole for an unknown amount of time. Additional details followed:

“We also took on board advice from specially-trained officers at the scene and engaged with vets to try to attempt to resolve the issue long-term, however, sadly the only safe decision was to destroy the dog. It was a difficult balance, we were in fear that the dog could have got loose and potentially injured someone and the dogs’ welfare was a serious concern whilst it was tied up. If there could have been any other alternative ending, then of course we would have taken it. We would fully support the RSPCA in appealing for any information with regards to the owner of the dog to come forward.”

The search for this poor dog’s owner continues. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hartlepool Police at CVP/18/011857.

Rest in peace poor dog. We are sorry humans failed you.

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