Bonded pair deserted at 14-years-old in desperate need of help

When their family moved, Oscar and Boba were deserted and sent to Carson Animal Care in California. The 14-year-old bonded dogs had never been away from their home or their family. And if life couldn’t throw any more lemons at these two sweet dogs, the shelter separated them – each in a different building. Neither one knows where the other dog is – neither one can be comforted by each other.

“#A5219560 My name is OSCAR and I’m an approximately 14 year old male Dachshund. I am not yet neutered. I have been at the Carson Animal Care Center since 9/16. I will be available on 9/16. You can visit me at my temporary home at C230. My former family who owned me for had to give me up because they were moving.”


“#A5219565 My name is BOBA and I’m an approximately 14 year old male German Shepherd. I am not yet neutered. I have been at the Carson Animal Care Center since 9/16. I will be available on 9/16. You can visit me at my temporary home at C109.”

Dachshund and German Shepherd  AGE:14 years
Male  ARRIVED:9/16
Carson Shelter – 310-523-9566
M-TH 12pm-7pm, F-SU- 10am-5pm
216 W Victoria St. Gardena, CA 90248


Video 2 for Boba:

Follow their Facebook page here. Please note the dogs’ status has been listed as URGENT. Share their plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.

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(Photo and videos of deserted seniors courtesy of volunteers at Saving Carson Shelter Dogs)

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These unlikely friends are too adorable for words

Emma tried to hide in the corner of Texas shelter: This puppy got lucky

Emma Tee tried to hide in the corner of a Texas shelter; this was to be her last stop in the medical ward before a cart arrived to move the neglected nine-month-old puppy to the back room for euthanasia.  On Friday, her story had been destined to begin and end as follows:

“Emma Tee sits in a Texas kill shelter, in horrendous medical condition.
She’s on the cold and dirty, germ infested floor which is so sad
She is at the end of the road here.
Hairless, her limbs are swollen from infection, deep sores and gashes all over her body
We don’t know who did this to her, who allowed this to happen to her
She lies curled up tight, in a little ball hoping she can hide away in the shelter walls
Sadly, it’s just the opposite, there’s no hiding as she’s in the sick ward , where those dogs are first to be Euthanized.”

Emma Tee is one of the lucky ones. Rescue Dogs Rock NYC were asked to help this puppy, and at that moment the puppy’s life changed. She is currently safe and recovering at the organization’s San Antonio veterinary partner. Her skin is badly infected, her legs and feet are so swollen, she can barely walk, and the open sores all over her body are just a small indication of the misery and neglect this young puppy has suffered in her short life.

Emma Tee is expected to make a complete recovery.

To help with Emma Tee’s recovery and the beginning of her new life, donations can be made by clicking here.

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Rescuers devastated as shelter orders euthanasia of healthy dachshund

Rescuers are devastated, but have promised to do  everything they can to save a healthy dachshund from euthanasia after the dog’s owner surrendered him to Devore Shelter in California. According to the owner, the dog has a behavioral problem including having bitten several people. The owner therefore made the decision, paid extra and ordered the dog be killed.

His story begins here:

“Heartbreaking as owner refused to allow the Doxie to go to a rescue. Paid to have it euthanized. The owners are the only people who can reclaim the dog and give the doxie to a rescue. There is no evaluation done by the shelter to re access, and verify signed statements to be true and substantiated . It is because the owner made a claim the dog has bitten before, the impulsivity (sp) of this owner’s action sounds retaliatory. If this bouncing loving dog has behavior issues there would of been many rescues willing to get the dog evaluated and rehabilitated. I hope they are never allowed to adopt another living animal again! Outrageous injustice without a fair assessment from a trained personnel.”

Check out the dachshund’s video as he was being surrendered. How sweet does he seem?

Approved rescue organizations have volunteered to rescue the dog, however Devore Shelter has refused. No explanations have been provided when and why the dog had been aggressive. Rescuers stating they would use a behavioral trainer have also been denied ownership of the dog. No official bite records have been made available.

When contacting shelter personnel, please be respectful.

“Devore Shelter: Doxie A669324
As you can see the dog is healthy and sweet
Please all call Devore and tell them not to do it
‭(909) 386-9820‬
Press 0 for operator. Be nice
Tell u are calling about Doxie and want him released to Rescue.ask for supervisor. Ask the name of the supervisor
Please also email and ask them not to kill the dog.””

Following is the information about the other dog available for adoption:

“KANE – ID #A669325 (available 9/13) **OWNER SURRENDER (the owner dumped this dog along with a doxie. The owner authorized euth of the doxie claiming the dog “was a biter.” The doxie is not on the website, and the shelter plans to klll the doxie based on the owner’s completion of the surrender form. If you can try and save the doxie, call Devore NOW and ask to speak with the supervisor.”

I am a neutered male, tan Pomeranian mix. (ADOPTION FEE = $25)

The shelter staff think I am about 9 years old.

I have been at the shelter since Sep 12, 2018.

For more information about this animal, call:
San Bernardino County – Devore Shelter at (909) 386-9820
Ask for information about animal ID number A669325

(Photos and video of dachshund via Facebook Cindy Sorensen)

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It was the end of the line for 18-week-old Bebe until fate stepped in

It had been the end of the line for a four- and-a-half-month-old puppy. Bebe seemed lifeless, rejected, shut down and homeless with no hope of ever finding a home. Barely beginning her life, the puppy had already suffered so much; one look at her, and it was apparent that she had been a victim of extreme neglect and abuse.

Video#1. Suddenly Bebe heard a voice, but was that human calling her?

When asked to help, Rescue Dogs Rock NYC didn’t hesitate. Co-founder Stacey Silverstein stepped forward to give Bebe hope.

“Lying on the dirty, germ infested shelter floor waiting to die, Bebe knew her fate. We assume Bebe was a happy puppy at some point in her life, but things certainly turned for the worse … and now she was left abandoned and sick in a kill shelter waiting to die,” Stacey posted on the organization’s Facebook page along with the puppy’s heartbreaking photo.

“We took one look at her video, and we knew we had to help.”

Bebe suffers from dehydration, a serious skin infection, anemia and dehydration. She is currently at the organization’s San Antonio veterinarian partner receiving urgent medical care.

“Her eyes are full of puss, her ears are cracked and stiff from neglect –
Her body hairless and covered in sores
She’s shaking from being so weak 
Thank goodness we rescued her when we did as she was in horrific condition
Bebe has already had IV fluids and a medicated bath to soothe her skin.”

Bebe, however was not the only innocent young victim of abuse and neglect at that shelter. Kennel mate Bobo, who is just eight months old, also has suffered. He looked up as Bebe was getting ready to leave. Look closely, and note this puppy’s eye is missing. How did that happen? And so Bobo would not be left behind.

“We plan to literally give them their life back by bringing them to a place of health peace and well being,” added Stacey.

Video#2: Bebe’s kennel mate Bobo would not be left behind.

Please help Bebe and Bobo

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To die: Bonded pup and deaf pal torn apart by NYC Housing Authority

In a cruel twist of fate, a bonded pup and her deaf pal have been torn apart by the New York City Housing Authority that restricts pets weighing more than 25 pounds. Who can even count the amount of dogs killed by euthanasia since the city’s inception of the weight restriction law?

And on Monday, one day before September 11 – a day no one will ever forget, Porsha will lose her life at Brooklyn Animal Care Center. For no behavioral reasons, both dogs have been separated from their families and each other. (Her bonded pal Max is not on the list to die today)

A volunteer writes about Porsha.

“Porsha is truly a doll! She is so friendly and sweet. She makes super cute piglet noises when she’s happy. She seems housetrained and walks nicely on the leash. Porsha is reportedly friendly with kids, likes to play with toys and was bonded with her deaf housemate, Max , also at Bacc. She’s a good girl.”

Max # 40223 and Porsha # 40224.


Video #2

Porsha ID# 40224 Brooklyn Animal Care Center
4 yrs old, 69.2 lbs
Gray / White Female
Large Mixed Breed Cross
Intake Date: 08-31-2018

No Cats
No dog parks

Came in with MAX ID# 40223


Upon Intake:
Upon intake Porsha was very friendly as her tail wagged she did lick me. She was also nice enough to allow me to collar her as well as scan her for a microchip. She did sit still for her pretty intake photo as well.

Means of surrender (length of time in previous home):
Owner surrender

Previously lived with:
2 adults, 1 dog

To adopt this dog, follow the instructions listed below:

Step 2: Go to the red menu button on the top right corner, click register and fill in your info.
Step 3: Go to your email and verify account
Step 4: Go back to the website, click the menu button and view available dogs
Step 5: Scroll to the animal you are interested and click reserve
Step 7: Fill in your credit card info and complete transaction Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC)

Shelter contact information
Phone number (212) 788-4000

Shelter Addresses:
Brooklyn Shelter: 2336 Linden Boulevard Brooklyn, NY 11208

“Thank you for your interest in adopting from Animal Care Centers of NYC. Our At Risk List is posted each day (except Saturday) at 6:00PM and remains viewable until 12:00PM noon the following day.”

The shelter starts euthanasia at 1:00 p.m. Follow Porsha’s Facebook page here.

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Houston we have a problem: Suffering stray dogs and few stop to help

Everything is bigger in Houston, but Houston we have a problem. On the exciting sides are professional sports programs, cultural opportunities and dining pleasures, but nonetheless there are many problems affecting man’s best friends; suffering stray dogs wandering around the city and few stopping to help.

On Thursday, animal advocate Laura Jean posted the collage of dogs found  and rescued within a two mile radius of a dog whose photo and story quickly went viral this week. Gus, a stray dog, whose head had swollen to at least twice its normal size, wandered through the neighborhood scavenging for food and relief from his pain. A shoelace had been tied tightly around his neck; he had been shot with pellets at least 25 times.

“All these dogs were found and rescued within 2 miles where I found Gus,” Laura Jean wrote. “All found over 3 years just by ME. In a TWO MILE RADIUS. This collage doesn’t include the ones I have seen dead, who got hit by cars – including a puppy with a collar just yesterday.”

“We don’t have a dog problem, we have a people problem,” Laura Jean explained.

Stray dogs wander the streets in 100 degree temperatures weaving in and out of traffic, begging for food and even approaching citizens practically begging to be helped. Hundreds of cars passed by as Laura Jean tried to help, yet not one person stopped. Some of the dogs rescued were found at gas stations, walking up to individuals, but no one even turned around.

In Houston, stray dogs are a problem. Drive through SunnySide, Fifth Ward or the Third Ward. Many people don’t even want to drive in these neighborhoods – imagine how a lost, abandoned or injured dog must feel? They shake in fright, hide in vacant basements and look like skin stretched over their skeletons, yet humans ignore them and leave them to suffer.

“Seeing a loose dog on the street in NOT normal,” states Laura Jean. Waiting 3-4 days for animal control to pick up a dead dog is NOT normal. Animal control coming out ONLY for bite cases in NOT normal. 100+cats/dogs on a shelter euthanasia list of ONE day is NOT normal. 300-400 animals at ONE shelter is NOT normal… “

And the list goes on.

“A puppy dead in the street is NOT normal. A public shelter refusing intake and asking rescuers/good Samaritans to leave suffering strays on the streets in NOT normal. Chaining a dog up to a tree is NOT normal. Picking up a stray and finding out it’s been shot with a bullet or even pellets is NOT normal.”

Just yesterday, Laura Jean had been out to rescue ONE dog at a local grocery store in SunnySide, and within 30 minutes spotted seven more strays in dire need of help. Tragically there are so few solutions for these pets – not nearly enough low cost or free spay and neuter services, few fosters available and shelters refusing to take strays. And so these innocent victims of irresponsible and neglectful humans suffer the consequences.

Houston – we have a problem. Rescued Gus was one of the lucky dogs, but there are many still out waiting for their day.

Check out Gus’ updated video here:

“I hope Gus’ Journey is a wake up call for our Mayor and city because it’s time for Houston officials to wake the hell up,” Laura Jean told Pet Rescue Report.

Laura Jean is part of Mush Mesh Animal Rescue,  however does much of her work independently. Donations for the rescue organization can be made here.

” If anyone would like to help Laura continue saving the forgotten street dogs

For anyone who is moved by what I do and would like to help me and all the dogs I rescue….

Most of the items are for trapping…. Always in need of Viennas the wysiwash is to sanitize from parvo/coccidia. Gotta stay safe, you know?

I don’t have the salary to be spending what I do on the items I need to rescue/trap dogs so if anyone would like to purchase an item, THANK YOU

And thanks Samantha for pushing me to make this list”

Make a difference in a dog or cat’s life. Get involved.

Read more on Gus’ story here.

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Senior shepherd Truman dumped at shelter because his back legs hurt

Meet Truman. His situation is listed as urgent after he was surrendered to the Carson Animal Care Center on Thursday. Here is a 15-year-old handsome German shepherd because they said “he has trouble with his back legs getting up and down.”

A5212433 My name is TRUMAN and I’m an approximately 15 year old male German Shepherd. I am already neutered. I have been at the Carson Animal Care Center since 8/23. I will be available on 8/23. You can visit me at my temporary home at C136.

German Shepherd  AGE:15 years
Male (N)  ARRIVED:8/23
Carson Shelter – 310-523-9566
M-TH 12pm-7pm, F-SU- 10a.m.-5p.m.
216 W Victoria St. Gardena, CA 90248

Watch Truman’s video. This boy appears to have been well cared for and he gently takes treats out of the volunteer’s fingers, however he cries for his family. Who can blame him? Share this dog’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. Follow Truman’s plight through his Facebook page.

(Photos and video of Truman courtesy of Saving Carson Dogs)

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From ‘Club of Five’ dogs found next to their deceased owner, last dog dies today

They were called the “Club of Five” – all family dogs found lying next to their deceased owner. No one knows how long the dogs had been left alone. On Saturday afternoon, the last of the “Club of Five” is slated to be humanely euthanized at Manhattan’s New York City Animal Care Center.

Thus far three of the five dogs have been euthanized; one lucky pup was just adopted. When the dogs were brought into the shelter, they were all separated. Sisters Tricia and Danicka (they were frightened) and brother Ranger (no one came to adopt him) are no longer alive. Now Bruin, who hoped to have found someone to love, may never see tomorrow.

A volunteer writes:

“I have met the Club of Five, most of us have experienced and loved ….to pieces. Nobody is perfect and he is not, just like you and me.Just like his 4 friends, he is dog reactive but who knows what was happening in that apartment before and after the death of their owner …”

And then there is only one.

“BRUIN has a lot of pluses. He is super handsome. That coat of his is gorgeous like a rare exotic wood. And his eyes, two enthralling amber gems. He is so mushy, loves caresses, closeness with a caretaker. What a face! He is not really a player but just enjoys to stay nearby or very close to his person. He is a bench boy! He pulls some on the leash. He likes to chase squirrels and may be cats might not be the best companions??”

Volunteers love this dog. If only someone could step up and help. Please share Bruin’s last wish with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Follow his Facebook page here.


TO SAVE BRUIN, 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.

” Hello, my name is Bruin. My animal id is #32108. I am a male brown brindle dog at the Manhattan Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 5 years 1 months 1 weeks old.
Weight: 72.2 lbs
Rated Experience”

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Breaking our hearts: Help needed for senior Chi Honey Bee

Little Honey Bee is breaking hearts. His sad little brown eyes look up at everyone as they pass by his shelter cage in the medical section of Carson Animal Care Center. His shelter information includes the following:

“He’s about 6 years old and he looks like he’s been outside for awhile. 

#A5206193 I’m an approximately 6 year old female Chihuahua. I am not yet spayed. I have been at the Carson Animal Care Center since 8/1. I will be available on 8/5. You can visit me at my temporary home at C408.

Chihuahua  AGE:6 years
Female  ARRIVED:8/1
Carson Shelter – 310-523-9566
M-TH 12pm-7pm, F-SU- 10am-5pm
216 W Victoria St. Gardena, CA 90248

Volunteer and animal advocate Cathi Perez has clarified the information offered by the shelter:

Cathi Perez This from Leave No Paws Behind, Inc.

“Honey Bee is breaking my heart. First and foremost Honey Bee is a girl and more like 15-16 then 6. Poor little one has mammary masses and a hernia and is in rough shape. She is not available till the 5th and we would like to help however we need a foster in place in the So Ca area before we can. Email”

Check out Honey Bee’s video here:

Follow Honey Bee’s Facebook page here. Please share this little one’s plight with friends, family and social media contacts to find her a foster home. Sharing saves lives.

(Photos and video of Honey Bee courtesy of Saving Carson Shelter Dogs)

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Rescuer of 14-year-old dog dumped at shelter pens letter to owner

A 14-year-old dog surrendered to an animal shelter just days ago had no voice, so how could she tell her story? Mandy’s owner raised her since she had been a puppy – just eight weeks old, and that day when her owner attached the leash to her collar, Mandy was sure they were going for a ride in the car. After all, is there anything better than to go for a ride in the car with the person a dog loved the most – perhaps more than herself?

When they pulled up to the building where Mandy heard other dogs barking, she thought she might be getting a friend, but that wasn’t the case.

“What was this place? You walked me in, signed some papers and told those people all the things you knew about me through these 14 years. I saw you hand them a few dollars, and just like that you were gone. I never saw you again.”

During the next few days, Mandy spent her time in a cage listening to the other dogs barking; all of the loyal dogs waiting for their owners to return.

“Every time the door opened, I lifted my head to see if it was you, but it wasn’t – just another stranger. I had food and water but no peace.”

Just days later, Mandy’s cage door opened again. This time someone put a leash around her neck, and Mandy thinking her owner had come back for her, wagged her tail happily.  Although she didn’t know who the rescue person was, everyone was so kind, they even let her take another car ride. The barking dogs were finally gone.

“This really nice woman made me a comfy bed in a crate, another dog sleeping next to it to keep me company; it was nice! She gave me food and water and I closed my eyes and got some rest.”

And one day later, Mandy slept in the house with the nice woman and still no sign of her owner, but it was fine.

“I want you to know something.  This letter I’m writing to you right now is from heaven. It’s beautiful up here. I’ve been running and playing since last night when I got here. Just know I did not die in the shelter. I got my last car ride and a walk too. I got some meals and water and a nice comfy place to sleep. I didn’t die around loud noises and chaos. I died surrounded by love; something you couldn’t give me – someone else did for the last and only 24 hours I spent with her.”

Mandy was rescued from a shelter in New York City by Pit of Our Souls Rescue just in time. When Mandy was no longer good enough for her owner, the rescue stepped in. Mandy died in peace when strangers were kind enough to reach out to a senior dog who deserved so much better than having been left alone at a noisy shelter filled with strangers who had so many other dogs to care for at the same time.

“It was my time to go to a better place where I will be surrounded by love for eternity… so to my owners Thank You. You were not good enough for me, those last 24 hours I was right where I needed to be. Mandy.”

Check out Mandy’s freedom walk just days before she died peacefully in her sleep.

Video #1

Video #2

Rest in peace Mandy.

(Videos of 14-year-old dog by Voula Parisis)

Pit Of Our Souls Rescue exists to rescue abused, neglected and homeless animals from the streets and shelters of Long Island, New York and surrounding areas and place them in loving homes.

516-308-6221 / email

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