Tears: Homeless dog’s unbearable heartache as she watched newborn puppies die

When a  very pregnant, homeless dog came into a rural Texas shelter, the least that should have been expected was to provide the mother dog with a clean kennel, a blanket and a safe place for her to safely deliver her puppies. Instead, “Momma Marble” as she would eventually be named, gave birth in a dirty cage – a place where no new lives should ever have been born.

And if it hadn’t been tragic enough that the emaciated Momma Marble had given birth to her puppies in an environment overrun with filth  and disease, the poor dog witnessed each and everyone of her newborn puppies die from the unsanitary conditions. One by one, someone would take them away from her as she  desperatelytried over and over again to lick them; hoping they would each just breathe again.

Days later there was nothing left for Momma Marble; the babies she coddled so lovingly were gone. Her fate had been set in stone on Monday, as she was scheduled to be euthanized. After all, she was filthy, missing clumps of her coat and gradually getting sicker day by day. As Momma Marble’s story went viral on social media, Rescue Dogs Rock NYC   had just been notified; Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of the organization, committed to saving the dog’s life.

“Tears, tears and more tears,” Stacey posted on the group’s Facebook page. “Marble is NOW SAFE and needs immediate medical care
She needs to feel love and to know her life is just beginning and her awful past is just a memory behind her.”

To help Marble, please click here:

Pay pal

(Photos of homeless dog Momma Marble courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

Follow the National Pet Rescue on Facebook.

Check out this poor dog’s video:



Rescued: Pile of puppies left on cold shelter floor for weeks

A pile of puppies huddled together in a Rio Grande Valley, Texas rural shelter for two weeks. When funds are scarce and families to adopt puppies are rare, decisions of life and death become stark realities – even for those so very young. Each of the six-puppies in the litter had been severely neglected, and each suffered with fleas, ticks, skin infections and mange. Each puppy was dehydrated and anemic – their skin itchy, red and raging; sadly there are few resources available for veterinarian care.

When Rescue Dogs Rock NYC was asked to help, co-founder Stacey Silverstein arranged to have the puppies transferred to the organization’s partner veterinarian hospital in Dallas.

“The shelter said it was easier to kill them and be done with it. We said no – not going to happen,” Stacey wrote as she posted the photos of the puppies on the rescue’s Facebook page. “So what did we do? We rescued them all!”


Five of the puppies have been treated and transferred to foster homes, however Jasmine remains in the emergency hospital in serious condition. Jasmine has already been given a blood transfusion costing $750; she remains on a 24-hour intravenous drip as her condition is so dehydrated and weak. Her prognosis is unknown, but she is being given every chance to survive.

Click here to donate:
Pay pal:

(Photos of pile of puppies left to die in shelter courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

Follow the National Pet Rescue on Facebook.




Dog reappears 14 hours after family buried his dead body

Man stays with wild animals at risk from raging wildfires

Two lonely dogs take comfort in one another at frightening shelter

Neither dog had ever seen each other prior to having been picked up as strays in San Antonio, Texas. No matter – it’s all the cold, lonely harsh truth of how abandoned dogs really feel when left at a shelter. Their expressions reflected their despair. Hopeless, depressed and scared to death what was slated to happen next, the two bonded together for comfort. Maybe they sensed it; both of them had been on the schedule to be euthanized at the overcrowded shelter.
Rescue Dogs Rock NYC‘s co-founder Jackie O’Sullivan is not unfamiliar with the heartbreaking expressions of the nearly broken souls.
“We took one look at this photo and couldn’t look away without taking action to help these two dogs,” stated Jackie. “We were able to get them to  safety, and they both need extensive medical treatment. Both have been transferred to the organization’s San Antonio vet partner.”
Welcome Barney the Basset hound and Raphael, the shepherd. You will never be alone again.
(Photo of lonely dogs via Facebook and RDR NYC)
Please help with their medical care
Go to rescuedogsrocknyc.org
Pay pal
Follow the National Pet Rescue on Facebook.

‘Jerk of the week’ surrenders 15-year-old dog to shelter because he was moving

On October 4, Shaq was surrendered to the San Bernardino City Animal Control because his owner moved into a new apartment whose policy prohibits large dogs. The unaltered male tan and black Chow Chow mix is 15-years-old. His chances of being adopted about about “zero,” angry shelter volunteers called out. Try to explain to Shaq why his owner, dubbed “jerk of the week,” abandoned him; no one has yet been able to logically explain to any of the volunteers who fight the endless battle for these loyal pets. Who can explain the betrayal they all must feel as they too often sit and wait to be euthanized in the busy, overcrowded shelter? For sure, they don’t want to die.

Perhaps you can help? Click here for Shaq’s Pet Harbor listing. “My name is Shaq and I am an unaltered male, tan and black Chow Chow mix. Shelter staff think I am about 15 years old. I have been at the shelter since Oct 04, 2017.” For more information about the adoption process, click here: Animal Control. Note that the last adoption will start at 4:30 pm. For more information about this animal, call: San Bernardino City Animal Control at (909) 384-1304
Ask for information about animal ID number A508460.

Share this dog’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. A Facebook page advocating for his rescue can be followed here. Help Shaq forget the “jerk of the week” who just dropped him off and  didn’t care enough to search for an apartment that permitted larger dogs.

Check out his video by Cindy Willis. Look how great he looks for an older guy. Please give this boy a chance. He was even wagging his tail at the volunteer while she was videoing him:

Discarded like trash: Weary and scared Misty needs a hero

In Tracy, California, Misty was discarded by her family as if she were just another weekly trash pickup. For most of her three years, Misty was tied by a leash outdoors; her ear tips had been chewed away by fly bites and her once beautiful coat matted and dirty. And when it was decided she was no longer part of the landscaping, she was surrendered to the shelter.

The long-haired, female black and tan German shepherd’s story continues. Many of the larger dogs that arrive at the Tracy shelter have trouble finding homes. When overcrowding becomes a problem, sadly the dogs are euthanized. Misty may not have been well socialized – after all most of her life she spent outdoors by herself, and when brought into the shelter  she was so tired and so frightened.

A few days passed and a volunteer noticed Misty. She sat down outside of her kennel and spoke softly; the dog’s demeanor changed. When she was finally able to relax, Misty took a long nap. It was heartbreaking to watch the young pup struggling to figure out what had happened. Where had her family gone and why did they leave her? Now trapped in a kennel, another surrendered dog’s life hangs by a thread.

Share this girl’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. Follow Misty’s story on Facebook here and here.

MISTY – ID#A029229
My name is MISTY.
I am a female, black and tan German Shepherd Dog.
The shelter staff think I am about 2 years and 9 months old.
I have been at the shelter since Sep 30, 207
For more information about this animal, call:
City of Tracy Animal Services at (209) 831-6364
Ask for information about animal ID number A029229

Follow the National Pet Rescue on Facebook.




Family’s rescued dog ballooned to dangerous weight – now she is getting life saving help.

Sneaky horse gets stuck in window – watch the video of the rescue effort here

Desperate to garner attention: Last chance for Sparky

In Pilot, Texas a two-year-old terrier named Sparky continues to be overlooked. Perhaps it is because this boy is deaf, but so what? He loves children and gets along fine with other dogs. Still – for the last six-months, volunteers and staff members at the All American Dogs Animal Shelter have had no luck finding Sparky a home.

This adorable little guy, weighing no more than 25 pounds has been in the shelter since February. Tragically the population of shelter pets has exploded to nearly 70 dogs and the shelter, who takes care of 17 local towns has become overcrowded.

“He is neutered, microchipped, heartworm tested (negative) and fully vetted,” reports the organization’s description of Facebook. He LOVES kids and other dogs. He cannot be left in a yard alone or he will try to escape. He must have another dog or human with him. He loves companionship of any kind.”

In addition, Sparky has his talents as can be seen by his desperate attempt to climb out of his shelter enclosure.

“He is very smart and a volunteer worked with him on agility training and thrived. He will chase cats so he does not need to go to a home with cats. Time is of the essence  now.”

For more information about Sparky, contact All American Dogs Animal Shelter 972-382-3647. Pilot Point TX.  Please share Sparky’s plight with friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. A Facebook page featuring Sparky’s story can be followed here.

Follow the National Pet Rescue on Facebook.

From the brink of death – firefighters save unconscious puppy.

Starving dog wanders onto woman’s porch before hurricane – family decides to give her a home.

Murphy the Lab set up to fail: Today he is slated to die

Murphy, a neutered brown and white Labrador retriever – barely two-years-old is scheduled to die at 1:00 Tuesday afternoon at the Brooklyn Center’s New York City Animal Care Center. Let down terribly by humans, every bone in his back is visible, and there’s so much more to this young dog’s story:

“Here we go again! You can see every bone protruding through his thin layer of skin, clearly starving and left alone with a child and peanut butter filled Kong, who tried to take it out of his mouth! Then this child was allowed to scream in his face and grab his collar to push him off the couch! But he was also failed by NYCACC who adopted him to a family in the first place (4 and 6 yr old children) who had NO CLUE about the responsibility that goes along with owning a dog,” explained a shelter volunteer.

Sadly, Murphy was set up to fail. He had just been adopted three weeks prior, but to a family who had no experience with dogs nor did his new family teach their new dog how to interact with very active children. Indeed, Murphy was sweet, wiggly, friendly and affectionate, but the playful pup hadn’t been taught any manners; nor were the children taught how to respect a dog’s space – at least until he acclimated to his family.

Most likely given the proper introductions, Murphy would have been a perfect partner and would not be on today’s list to die. A volunteer offers the following observation:

“You don’t let children hang on them, pull things out of their mouth or in this case ‘scream’ in the poor dogs face and order them off the sofa! Murphy was probably VERY confused and freaked out. Let’s face it, the bottom line was that Murphy was not set up to ‘win.” And he is so darn lovable, and has a sterling resume of skills too. He deserved a wonderful family who understand ‘new pet basics.’ Murphy is house trained, crate trained, well behaved home alone. He was relaxed and respectful with these children, ages 4 and 6. He would jump on visitors to give them a kiss. And he was a good boy on walks – never pulling on his leash. He even knew ‘sit’ and ‘come.’ He’s even respectful of other dogs. He got stellar scores on his safer, and he’s an all around good boy. Please don’t let the failure of his adoptive parent mean the end of his life.”

Follow Murphy’s Facebook page here.

Reference A1122261. Share this dog’s plight with friends, family and social media contacts. Murphy is listed as “rescue only” because of his past experience. Dogs are not toys. Someone should have known better. Sharing saves lives.

Publicly adoptable dogs can be RESERVED via http://www.nycacc.org/PublicAtRisk.htm if you can get to the NYC ACC “in person” within 48 hours to complete the adoption process and bring home your dog.

If you cannot get to the shelter in person, please message Must Love Dogs – Saving NYC Dogs for assistance with filling out applications with rescues to foster or adopt both publicly adoptable or Rescue Only dogs.

Follow the National Pet Rescue on Facebook.

Bride ditches traditional wedding flowers, carries rescue pups instead – adorable!

Nurturing dog takes on orphaned piglets as her own

Guardian Angels and animal rights activists march against NYC euthanasia policy

On Saturday, the Guardian Angels, joined by 50 animal advocates, marched from the East Harlem Animal Care Centers shelter to Gracie Mansion repeating:

“Mayor de Blasio, stop killing cats and dogs.”

According to the New York Post, the Animal Care Centers have euthanized 2,110 cats and dogs through August across the three New York City shelters. The shelter claims 90 percent of all animals have been placed in homes.

Kate Rivello, founder at New York Animal Rights Alliance America and organizer of the event, continues to advocate for “a proven no-kill organization. We’re at a turning point where the awareness is there …”  Kate’s Facebook page explained:

“After seven years of protesting, our most important protest, the First March in History from NY ACC to the Mayor’s Gracie Mansion, garnered the most provocative truth-telling statement yet: ‘The NY ACC kills healthy animals and lies about,'” Kate Riviello the march’s organizer stated.

One of the most controversial issues includes the time period given to dogs and cats scheduled to be euthanized each day. According to the New York City Animal Care Centers, the “At Risk Online” dogs and cats have less than 18 hours to be placed with approved organizations or adopted if deemed publicly available.

At Risk List Online

“Thank you for your interest in adopting from Animal Care & Control of NYC.  Our At Risk List is posted each day at 6:00 p.m. and remains viewable until 12:00 noon the following day.”

Euthanasia for the listed animals begins 1:00 the following day. Individuals and rescue groups often scramble trying to find suitable placement for those at risk. Tragically, it doesn’t always work since adoptions and foster arrangements can often take a longer period of time.

During the rally, some shelter volunteers blasted the marchers stating the rally discourages adoptions.  Many volunteers for the city shelters spend endless hours helping as do staff members. Rescue organizations are able to get extensions when working to save dogs and cats already on the list, and it’s not a “cut and dry” death sentence as the clock strikes the end of the waiting period. There just needs to be more work done, and protesters like the Guardian Angels and Kate Riviello are the people speaking out for those who have no voices.

Follow the National Pet Rescue on Facebook.

(Photo screenshot of Guardian Angels and protest via Facebook and the NY Post)

Homeless dog likes to sleep in cardboard box to feel safe – read more here.

Dog dressed up in adorable back to school outfit by mom suffering from ’empty nest syndrome’

Hug a puppy: Last chance to put the pieces back together before Max dies today

Someone must be out there to hug a puppy and put his broken pieces back together. Although little is known about Max, this adorable boy appears to be healthy, well-nourished and well-groomed. No one really knows what happened to his leg and why he limps? No one really knows if he likes children, other dogs or if he even likes to play with toys. Tragically, no one will ever know anything else about Max because he is scheduled to die this afternoon at Manhattan’s facility of New York Animal Care Centers. No one has stepped up to reserve him, and his hours are numbered – no more time for Max!

There’s more to Max’s story, and this boy needs a chance. Need to know something about this pup? A volunteer who interacted with him tells us more:

“Max is a gorgeous and plump puppy all shiny in his perfect oreo suit. He is quite timid in his kennel, laying quietly at the back and very hesitant to come out for a walk. After some coaxing, Max ventures forward and steps with caution into his ward, walking with a limp caused by an old injury according to his former family. Max does not do stairs as a result and needs to be carried into the yard. One could call him “lazy” as he does not do much. He prefers to sit or rather lay down in the grass next to me which gives me the opportunity to pet him plenty… I guess a combination of his shyness and his hurt leg. He is interested in other dogs and goes to salute one little dog and a big one at each side of our pen. His tail is a bit out then and he makes the cutest baby face.”

Follow Max’s last hope on Facebook here. Just 9-months old. How can we watch him die? More information is available here.

Manhattan Center
MAX – A1124876
9 month old neutered male black/white APBT mix, 53 lbs
Owner Surrender: Reason stated PERSONAL PROBLEMS
Behavior Rating is Rescue Only

(Photos and video via Must Love Dogs Facebook)

Follow the National Pet Rescue on Facebook.


Check out this baby’s video:



Owner dumps 15-year-old Poms ‘Chucky and Milo’ at crowded shelter

After 15 years of having a home, Chucky and Milo were surrendered to the Carson Animal Care Center; the reason – their owner didn’t want the responsibility of caring for the bonded little Pomeranians. The two bonded seniors need everyone’s help to either find an approved rescue organization, a home or a compassionate family to provide foster care. Otherwise their futures seem very bleak.

#A5106984 My name is MILO and I’m an approximately 15 year old male Pomeranian. I am not yet neutered. I have been at the Carson Animal Care Center since 9/2. I will be available on 9/2. Follow Milo’s plight here:

Pomeranian  AGE:15 years
Male  ARRIVED:9/2
Carson Shelter – 310-523-9566
M-TH 12pm-7pm, F-SU- 10am-5pm
216 W Victoria St. Gardena, CA 90248


#A5106985 My name is CHUCKY and I’m an approximately 15 year old male Pomeranian. I am not yet neutered. I have been at the Carson Animal Care Center since 9/2. I will be available on 9/2.

Pomeranian  AGE:15 years
Male  ARRIVED:9/2

A Facebook page for both of the dogs can be followed here.

Follow the National Pet Rescue on Facebook.

(Photos and videos of Chucky and Milo courtesy of Saving Carson Dogs’ volunteers)

Share their information, photos and video; we are their only hope. Sharing saves lives – help Chucky and Milo leave the shelter cuddled safely in a rescuer’s arms. Check out their video. Haven’t these two very frightened seniors been through enough? Surely someone can help: