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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Follow Dora’s Facebook page here. Share Dora’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. For more information, contact the Inland Valley Humane Society and S.P.C.A. 909 623-9777 —
http://www.ivhsspca.org/

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

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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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Labrador retriever previously adopted from shelter dumped after hit by car

A two-year-old black and brown Labrador retriever name Peaches had been adopted from Miami-Dade Animal Services when she was a cute and cuddly puppy. She thought her family would love her forever, but on Tuesday, Peaches was hit by a car. Instead of taking her to a veterinarian, her family surrendered her to the shelter – right back where she started from as a pup.

Although her family may have had financial limitations, the shelter does work with owners to help. Unfortunately Peaches’ leg was too badly damaged from the accident and had to be amputated by the shelter veterinarians. Her family never returned.

“What is most heartbreaking, is that despite the betrayal and the trauma that Peaches had been through, this baby is still the sweetest, most loving girl, and as you can see, she is able to get around on 3 legs,” a shelter volunteer posted on Urgent Dogs and Cats of Miami‘s Facebook page.

“Peaches desperately wants to love and be loved in return. We need everyone to please help this poor baby find the loving home she deserves. The only hope she has is us.”

PEACHES
(A1929639) I am a spayed female tan and black Labrador Retriever.The shelter staff think I am about 2 years old and I weigh 39 pounds. I was turned in by my owner and I am available for adoption.

Check out her video:

 

(Photo and video of Labrador retriever Peaches courtesy of Urgent Dogs and Cats of Miami)

For more information, make sure to reference A1929639.

Miami-Dade Animal Services Pet Adoption and Protection Center 3599 NW 79th Ave, Doral, FL 33166. Website can be referenced here.

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Pleading for help with his eyes, Balto rescued from Texas border shelter

A dog’s eyes plead for help. By no fault of his own, Balto happened to wind up in one of the poorest animal shelters along the Texas and Mexico border. Tragically there is little money, few volunteers and nearly no opportunity for dogs to be adopted; most pets brought in or found are euthanized.

Balto, however is one of the lucky ones. As his photos tell the story of abuse, neglect, sickness, abandonment and homelessness, this young dog has been rescued by Rescue Dogs Rock NYC and has been transferred to the organization’s partner veterinarian for life-saving care.

“Same old story over and over again,” co-founder of the rescue Stacey Silverstein posted on the group’s Facebook. “We are here to pick up the pieces of these broken angels and try to give them back their lives.”

Balto is one of the thousands who have become the innocent casualties of the endless plight of homeless dogs across the country. Approximately 3.2 million shelter animals are adopted every year. (1.6 million dogs and 1.6 million cats) About 710,000 animals who enter shelters as strays are returned to their owners.

Sadly, each year, approximately 1.5 million shelter animals are euthanized (670,000 dogs and 860,000 cats). The most common reasons pets end up in shelters are due to being surrendered by their owners or found on the streets as strays. Only 10% of the pets entering shelters have been spayed or neutered. Can you see part of the problem? Be a responsible pet owner – spay or neuter your pet.

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Sweet Bruno attacked by multiple dogs in need of emergency rescue

An emergency rescue organization is needed to help sweet Bruno, a two-year-old, injured American bulldog brought into the  Miami-Dade Animal Services on Saturday by Animal Control.

“Per shelter notes -pet was attacked by several dogs, very sweet, in pain, needing rescue/foster ASAP… If clinical signs worsen, humane euthanasia will be indicated to avoid further pain and suffering of pet. Beautiful dog with multiple bite wounds (new and old) and possible rib fractures.”

According to Bruno’s Pet Harbor adoption listing, (A1952459)

“I am an unaltered male, black and white American Bulldog mix. The shelter staff think I am about 2 years old.
I have been at the shelter since May 03, 2018. For more information about this animal, call Miami-Dade Animal Services at (305) 884-1101. Ask for information about animal ID number A1952459.”

Follow this dog’s plight on Facebook here. Share with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. More information can be shared here. Advocates have been pledging funds to help an approved rescue organization with the dog’s veterinary expenses. It is not known how Bruno was injured; some volunteers contend the young dog may have been used as a bait dog for dog fighting. At this time, however Bruno needs everyone’s help.

Also note, Bruno is being treated by the veterinarian staff at Miami-Dade Animal Services, however a plea has gone out to rescue organizations in order to provide this dog with the individual attention at a veterinary hospital he desperately needs.

Additional information available by contacting:

Miami Dade Animal Services
3599 NW. 79th Ave.
Miami – Doral Florida
305–884–1101 or 311
Email –pets@miamidade.gov

(Photos via Urgent Dogs and Cats of Miami)

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Give Princess another chance for her ‘Dear Diary’ new family

Princess is an “At Risk” dog listed to die on Thursday at the Manhattan Animal Care Center. On April 15, she was surrendered to the shelter because her owner said the dog was no longer permitted in their apartment. Now she is at risk of euthanasia this afternoon for medical reasons; she has been diagnosed with Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex, which is contagious to other dogs at the shelter. According to shelter notes, she will need to be administered antibiotics for two weeks.

Apparently Princess refuses to let her bad cold bother her; a volunteer sings her praises:

“Dear Diary, Today was the very best day. I ran and I jumped and I played! I made so many new friends and I ate so many delicious wonderful snacks. Today was the very best day. ‘Who ever said you needed Anne Hathaway or Julie Andrews to enjoy the Princess Diaries?’ Our four-year-old pooch is obviously royalty in her buttercream coat tailor made for a queen to be.”

This delightful dog has a cheerful affinity towards toys  (pink stuffies)  and bubbles over with enthusiasm. She is described as leash trained, takes her treats gently and her tail swishes at windshield wiper speed when she spots a toy. An experienced adopter would be perfect for this girl.

Share this dog’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Today could be her very last day to play. Help to fill in May 3 – below:

“Day unknown: “Dear Diary, Today was truly the very best day, my happiest day, the best day I have ever known. Today is the day that I found my new family. Today is the day I went home.” Princess is waiting in adoptions at Manhattan ACC.”

Notes:

Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 2. Blue

Behavior History
Behavior Assessment
Dog had a relaxed body and wagging tail. She allowed me to pet and collar her. She put her ears back as I took pictures and when I was done she gave kisses. She sat on cue. When putting her in her kennel she backed away. Once I placed water and food in, she walked right in.

Basic Information:: Dog is a spayed fawn brindle and white medium mixed breed. She was adopted from ACC 8 months ago. She was surrendered because her previous owner is moving to a place pets are not allowed.

Previously lived with:: 2 adults, 3 children

Click here to follow Princess’ adoption listing via NYCACC.

Information needed to help Princess below:

If you are a serious ADOPTER, and ONLY if you are able to go to the shelter in-person, please go to the NYC ACC website (https://newhope.shelterbuddy.com/Animal/List) ASAP to reserve a PUBLIC list dog.


If the animal is NOT available for public adoption site you must reach out to a rescue to adopt/foster. More information, as well as a list of rescues, can be found here: http://www.nycacc.org/get-involved/new-hope/nhpartners


Email our HELP DESK if you have any questions about fostering or adopting. You can do that by clicking http://nycdogs.urgentpodr.org/urgent-dogs-help-desk-form/ or emailing helpdogs@UrgentPODR.org
Along with the above (and not instead of) please email ADOPTION@NYCACC.ORG!! Again, only email if you are serious and can get to the shelter to adopt.


To Contact the NYC ACC, call (212) 788-4000 for automated information.
Please consider giving one of our dogs a home… adopt or foster today!

Check out her video here:

TO SAVE PRINCESS, please post on THREAD or PRIVATE MESSAGE Must Love Dogs pg. Death row pups only get 18 hrs to find a home. Killing starts anytime after 1:00.
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Best freedom ride picture of rescued dog EVER!

Never for even a moment think a dog doesn’t know his life has been saved. Meet Gregory, from Hancock, Ohio, in the best freedom ride picture of a rescued dog EVER! The adorable pooch’s life changed for the better on Tuesday – rescued from a scheduled euthanasia appointment at the local shelter because he tested heart worm positive.

HOUND Rescue and Sanctuary posted the photo of appreciative Beagle Gregory and much adored Joe on their way home from the shelter. He will be seeing the organization’s veterinarian soon and will be starting his heart worm treatment. Hopefully Gregory will recover and be made eligible for adoption to a family who will provide him with the love and care he deserves.

 “We are asking as well, for Prayers and Blessings for Healing for this sweet boy! It is a pleasure to be able to Welcome Gregory and Help him on his way to a Healthy and Happy Life!www.houndrescueandsanctuary.com. Please consider a tax deductible Donation to help Gregory! www.paypal.me/HOUND.”

“What a Great photo of Gregory and my Husband Joe on their way home from the shelter! This is what makes it all worthwhile! This is why we Rescue!”

Many wishes for Gregory’s complete recovery and hoping the photos made everyone smile today.

(Photos of  best freedom ride from HOUND Rescue and Sanctuary)

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Questions about NYC’s animal shelters dogs on ‘death row’

In a New York City Council meeting on Tuesday, members demanded answers to how long pets are kept before they are placed on “death row.” Every night at approximately 6:00 p.m., the dogs and cats allegedly sick or aggressive scheduled to die at 1:00 p.m. the following day, are listed. Every night, non-profit groups tells their stories hoping to find the dogs and cats last minute reprieves.

“Urgent” was created to help advocate for NYC’s death row dogs at NYC ACC. What started as a desperate attempt to save some dogs turned into an enormous community of caring people, just as outraged as we are. Together, we are fighting to reform the NYC shelter system and save the thousands of adoptable animals being needlessly destroyed each year. The battle is long and the list of casualties continues to climb but we will not give up… not until there are none,” has become the mission of Urgent Death Row Dogs.

Changes from Animal Care Centers have recently been launched:

“As of March 2018, the NYC ACC started posting all TO BE DESTROYED animals to their Facebook page. Based on this attempt to highlight the “at risk” animals, Urgent has stopped posting the animals to this folder. Instead, we will be offering direct links to the NYC ACC’s website and Facebook page where you can view all animals on the list to be destroyed. We encourage everyone to share, comment and pledge directly on their posts. Click here to learn more…”

According to the New York Post, Tuesday’s meeting discussed many problems with the “death row” list at Animal Care Centers,  including procedures and protocols put forward to decide which pets would be euthanized the next day and the trouble would-be adopters have trying to save one of these pets. Animal advocates have criticized many of the cats and dogs wrongly evaluated to be dangerous – thus only allowing “New Hope” rescue organizations to save them.  At times, videos of the dogs interacting with volunteers and other dogs are shown playing and acting respectfully and peacefully. And the trouble to successfully rescue the dog within the mandated 18-hours is not enough time before the dog is euthanized.

Manhattan Councilman Keith Powers addressed Animal Care Center CEO Risa Weinstock, asking the time period an animal spends at the shelter before being placed on the kill list. Weinstock was not able to provide a definitive answer and responded with, “It’s an individual determination.” Weinstock stated that 7% of animals taken into the shelters wind up on the kill list and have 18 hours to be adopted before they are euthanized. She added that any animal that is healthy and has a good temperament has no time limit at the shelter.

Before the dogs are placed on the kill list, they are evaluated by staff using the dog’s known history and a SAFER assessment test. Experts doubt the accuracy of the results and such close quarters admittedly can turn the sweetest dog into an aggressive mess. Many of the dogs could do better if they were placed in homes. Crowded conditions and the overall stress on the animals at the shelter  adds to the unreliability of the testing in some cases, and that winds up in the death of a dog who could have become someone’s beloved and gentle companion.

Additional problems are the amount of pets that get sick in the shelter and wind up on the kill list; even animals coming down with the benign kennel cough that can easily be treated with antibiotics, can wind up on the “At Risk” list. The New York Post revealed that over 300 groups called “New Hope Partners” helping the NYC shelters, only 55 rescue partners can help to pull dogs off the list; only 16 answered their phones.

In 2000, the City Council passed a law mandating every borough in the city have at least one shelter. That bill never made it, and now Queens Councilman Paul Vallone introduced the bill again.

Today’s death row dogs  can be found here. Directions to help are included.

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Geriatric blind senior whose time was up at shelter finds loving arms

A geriatric and blind senior, dropped off at the Baldwin Park Shelter, had nearly run out of time late Saturday afternoon. Animal advocates, however had no intentions of abandoning this pooch in her hour of greatest  need.

“… She needs proper medical care. She is blind!. This little girl should not be in the shelter; she should be in our loving arms poor little girl can’t even see. I can’t even imagine what she’s thinking…,” posted the rescue group Josh and his critters Sunday afternoon.

The shelter had performed emergency surgery and removed the dog’s right eye. Within hours, she had been rescued.

“First thing in the morning we will take her to the hospital where she can get the proper care she needs.”

If you would like to send in a donation to her the rescue’s address is 8705 Sunland Blvd., Sun Valley, CA 91352

Never give up. Check out her freedom video and follow her story on here. Now she needs a name.

 

(Photos and video of geriatric little Chi courtesy of Josh and his critters)

 

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Dozens of dogs shot in Morocco ahead of FIFA visit to host World Cup

Dozens of dogs have been shot and killed in Morocco ahead of the FIFA visit to assess the country’s suitability to host the World Cup. The FIFA World Cup is an international association football competition involving men’s national teams of the members of the  Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport’s global governing body.

When a video recently appeared on social media showing a pile of dead stray dogs and a  dying dog being dragged away in an apparent cull at the coastal resort of Tamraght, people were appalled. The video was posted by “Tierbotschafter” – a Swiss animal advocacy group claiming the heartbreaking images of the dead dogs had been collected shortly before a planned visit from the FIFA delegation to assess the country’s bid for the 2026 World Cup.

According to the Mirror, animal advocates and the rescue organizations stated the cull of the dogs had been unnecessary since many of the dogs killed had recently been vaccinated and sterilized as part of the animal control population programs.

“Since that night, [last week Thursday] dozens of dogs from our castration and vaccination programme have been shot, injured or taken away in a lorry while still alive,” Brigitte Post from the charity stated. “In a flagship project in and around Agadir, we castrated over a thousand dogs, vaccinated against rabies, tagged them with an ear tag and returned them to their territory.”

A nearby resident witnessed the heartbreaking murders and described how 30 to 40 men started shooting dogs in the middle of town paying no attention if the dogs had ear tags. Those same gunmen threatened or arrested onlookers who tried to video and take photos of the barbaric scenes. That’s when local residents gathered up dogs and safely hid them away.

As to the FIFA, a spokesperson has been in contact with Moroccan authorities and expects the animals will be treated humanely, however have not weighed in on whether the country will be chosen. In competition is a joint North American bid from Canada, the United States and Mexico.

(Photos screenshots via Golders News and Sports/ Tierbotschafter)

To watch the Daily Mail video click here. (Disturbing footage)

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