Smiling owner surrenders full term pregnant dog to Texas high kill shelter

When an owner in Texas carried his full term pregnant dog into a high kill shelter with the tether still attached to her neck, the man smiled. Volunteers at the shelter stated the owner acted as if he was a proud father to be, and there he was adding to the over population in a world of unwanted puppies.

Shortly after the dog’s surrender, the unborn puppies were gone. A volunteer fills in the heartbreaking blanks:

 “Like a proud father, he surrenders his pregnant dog with a tether still attached to her neck. She must have been raped unable to escape. Smiling, his gift to the overpopulation and constant killing of dogs. At full term she was spayed and her babies are now gone. The death is not over, 21 dogs now sit waiting to be killed today, including her!”

Fort Worth Animal Care and Control 
Ask for information about animal ID 38966114

On Sunday,  the dog was tagged BY Urgent Animals of Fort Worth. Please donate via PayPal at https://www.paypal.me/UAFW

Please share the plight of these dogs with approved rescue organizations, family, friends and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives, and there are many dogs in desperate need of rescue at the Fort Worth Animal Care and Control.

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Pit bull and his owner still living a nightmare after 3 1/2 years

An ongoing case in Charlottesville, Virginia has pit bull lovers and animal advocates across the nation and around the world up in arms. Toni Stacy and her pit bull Niko have been living a nightmare since December 2014 when Niko was seized by the Albemarle County Animal Control in Virginia.  He has been imprisoned for three and a half years  based on allegations that he killed a cat.

According to Toni and other witnesses, it all started when Niko accidentally escaped from his home. Toni chased after him and found him at a neighbor’s house. The neighbor claimed her cat was dead, and Niko was the guilty one. However, no one saw the dog kill the senior cat, and there were no puncture wounds on the cat’s body, nor was there blood anywhere on Niko’s mouth to indicate he had attacked and killed another animal.  The cat was never taken to the vet nor was a necropsy performed to prove Niko was the killer.

Despite lack of evidence, Niko was deemed vicious and locked up in December of 2014. And he is still there today. The case has gone through the appeals process and is now awaiting a hearing in the Supreme Court of Virginia. According to Toni Stacy, Niko’s owner, who has owned the dog him since he was seven-weeks-old and he grew up alongside a four-year-old child and other animals, has never once showed any signs of aggression toward anyone. To prove Niko’s innocence further, Toni had him assessed by a dog behaviorist who also deemed Niko as non-aggressive.

However, the Albemarle County Animal Control Office is standing strong on labeling Niko a dangerous dog and want him killed. Many rescues have offered to take Niko in, but he is refused his freedom. To inflict further pain and suffering on Niko, he is no longer allowed out of his kennel for exercise thanks to a decision handed down by the Director of Animal Control. When Niko first arrived at the Charlottesville /Albemarle SPCA, he was allowed out of his cage for walks and play time with Toni. He was suffering from so much anxiety he needed to be medicated. Toni was only allowed to visit him once a week and when she did, Niko just looked at her through the cage and cried, his spirit broken and his anguish obvious.

This was nothing short of animal cruelty; keeping a dog in a cage all day and night. Even if a dog is accused of a crime, they still deserve to be treated humanely and their physical and emotional needs met. Human prisoners who have committed far more heinous crimes than allegedly killing a cat, are allowed time in the exercise yard. Why should a dog, another living being not be allowed these same allowances?

According to Toni Stacy and her attorney Elliott Harding, they went to court on March 29, 2018 and unfortunately, they did not win their case in the appellate court. However, they are appealing to the Supreme Court. On a good note, Toni did get outside visits granted for Niko when she visits him, and is allowed to take him out into the exercise yard.

Niko’s case is eerily like the case of Tony the Pit Bull in Clifton, Arizona who was executed in 2012 based on zero evidence that he killed a neighbor’s dog. He was made the scapegoat since he was a pit bull when all evidence pointed to a coyote killing the dog.  Once again there were no witnesses and no medical evidence linking the dog to the crime.

Many are taking a stand for Niko and have launched a petition on his behalf on Change.org

https://www.change.org/p/supreme-court-of-virginia-please-over-turn-niko-s-death-sentence

https://www.facebook.com/groups/prayersforniko/.

This injustice is happening repeatedly not only in this country but all over the world.  There is a certain breed specific prejudice and hysteria taking place which is causing countless dogs to be killed and the rights of their owners totally disregarded.

 

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Shame on Roxie’s owner: Neglected pup covered in fleas at crowded shelter

Shame on Roxie’s owner. This poor gal showed up as a stray at Carson Animal Care Center on Friday. Full of fleas, practically hairless from scratching and so scared, she cowers, but shows no aggression. Roxie has been placed in the medical section so she can be cared for and rest more comfortably.

#A5197383 My name is ROXIE and I’m an approximately 8 year old female Terrier. I am not yet spayed. I have been at the Carson Animal Care Center since 7/6. I will be available on 7/10. You can visit me at my temporary home at C404.

Terrier  AGE:8 years
Female  ARRIVED:7/6
AVAILABLE ON: 7/10
Carson Shelter – 310-523-9566
M-TH 12pm-7pm, F-SU- 10am-5pm

Video #1

Please be aware the shelter is full. It is not known how long Roxie will be available for foster or adoption. Share her plight with friends, family, approved rescue organizations and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.

Help this little gal find a loving home.

More information can be found here.

INTERESTED IN FOSTERING? If you’re in LA, OC, San Bernadino or Riverside County and would like to apply to foster a Carson pup, please visit CarsonFosters.com to complete the online foster application

(Photos and video of Roxie’s plight via volunteers at Saving Carson Dogs)

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Bailey was left in the lobby of a kill shelter to die

Bailey was left in the lobby of Brooklyn’s New York City Animal Care Center. His owner couldn’t be bothered to leave any information about him – how old, what he ate, did he have a favorite toy? When the staff veterinarians examined him, they found he had a heart murmur and a bleeding mass on his scrotum which was cauterized to stop the bleeding.

Someone in the shelter noticed Bailey’s calm energy and high tolerance; they made this sweet senior a “Counter Conditioning Helper Dog” for manageable reactivity. Sadly, however even that job for Bailey has come to an end – he is on the list to be humanely euthanized Tuesday afternoon.

A volunteer writes:

“I’ve walked Bailey a bunch now and it’s just heartbreaking that someone could leave this sweet older gentleman in the lobby. He was quite nervous when he first came, but he’s opened up and seems to like his volunteers. He is always easy to handle, always keeps his cage clean, loves to get snacks and go for his walks and is so cute!! He’s a bit chunky, low to the ground and has an infectious smile. Bailey does need some follow up medical care for a heart murmur and a lump on his scrotum that is bleeding.”

Video #1

Video #2

Follow Bailey’s plight here.

More information here. If you would like to adopt a dog on our “To Be Killed” list, and you CAN get to the shelter in person to complete the adoption process *within 48 hours of reserve*, you can reserve the dog online until noon on the day they are scheduled to die. Adoption hours at these facilities is Noon – 8:00 p.m. (6:30 on weekends)
HOW TO RESERVE A “TO BE KILLED” DOG ONLINE (only for those who can get to the shelter IN PERSON to complete the adoption process, and only for the dogs on the list NOT marked New Hope Rescue Only). Follow our Step by Step directions below!

PLEASE NOTE – YOU MUST USE A PC OR TABLET – PHONE RESERVES WILL NOT WORK!

STEP 1: CLICK ON THIS RESERVE LINK: https://newhope.shelterbuddy.com/Animal/List
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 6 ( MOST IMPORTANT STEP ): GO TO THE MENU AGAIN AND VIEW YOUR CART. THE ANIMAL SHOULD NOW BE IN YOUR CART!
Step 7: Fill in your credit card info and complete transaction Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC)nycacc.org

Shelter contact information
Phone number (212) 788-4000
Email adoption@nycacc.org

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

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12-year-old Oreo dumped at shelter when he didn’t get along with new husky

Meet Oreo – this 12-year-old senior is doing her best to remain positive, but how can we judge how she feels after the only home she has known for nearly her entire life has been exchanged for a wire cage at the Carson Animal Shelter? In an overcrowded shelter, a volunteer tells Oreo’s heartbreaking story:

“She’s beautiful and after 12 years living outside their home she was left at the shelter because she didn’t get along with the new husky they brought home.”

Check out Oreo’s video:

And for the last two weeks, Oreo has been making the best of a bad situation. #A5188386

“My name is OREO and I’m an approximately 12 year old female Pit Bull. I am already spayed. I have been at the Carson Animal Care Center since 6/11. I will be available on 6/11. You can visit me at my temporary home at C107. My former family who owned me for more than 5 years had to give me up because they just weren’t up for the responsibility of a pet. But they said that I spend time indoors and outdoors. I seem to be good with small children. I have begun housetraining, but I still need some work. I have not learned how to walk on a leash. I’m not sure how I feel about other pets. “

Pit Bull  AGE:12 years
Female (S)  ARRIVED:6/11
AVAILABLE ON: 6/11
Carson Shelter – 310-523-9566
M-TH 12pm-7pm, F-SU- 10am-5pm
216 W Victoria St. Gardena, CA 90248

Follow Oreo’s Facebook page here. INTERESTED IN FOSTERING? If you’re in LA, OC, San Bernadino or Riverside County and would like to apply to foster a Carson pup, please visit CarsonFosters.com to complete the online foster application. Please share Oreo’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. We are her only hope. Sharing saves lives.

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

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Dog defending himself from beating stabbed in face by cruel owner

In the Huntingdon Valley area of Pennsylvania, a dog was so abused and repeatedly beaten, he tried to defend himself. Instead his owner stabbed the dog in the face and then badly injured, thrown into a cage at the closest animal shelter.

And this is Hugo’s story. According to the Philly Bully Team Rescue, this dog’s story has become all too common. On their Facebook page, we learn more about a dog who deserved better:

“According to police reports, Hugo’s piece of sh** owner was beating him. Hugo defended himself, which caused the owner to start stabbing Hugo in the face. Hugo’s owner has the luxury of being in a hospital bed right now, while Hugo lays in a cold, damp loud kennel. He is a senior and does not deserve to die like this…”

Fortunately Hugo will be getting a new chance in life. The Philly Bully Team has committed to the dog’s rescue. On Monday, he will be transferred to the World of Animals at Bethayres where he will be assessed and his injuries addressed. After that, he will be heading to foster care. If only all dogs in similar circumstances could be so lucky.

To donate to Hugo (now named Papa) please click here.

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Dog euthanized by shelter, thrown away but found alive roaming the streets

A young dog in Texas had been euthanized by an animal shelter and thrown into a pile of dead dogs this week. Apparently the dose to kill the young blue heeler was wrong or the procedure incorrectly performed. The dog survived; he was found roaming the streets – mostly blind as a result of the botched euthanasia process.

According to the Pflugerville  rescue group Cuz I Matter, the dog, now named Valor, is on his way to recovery despite the unbelievably inhumane experience he survived. On the rescue’s Facebook page, they wrote about Valor’s plight and what his survival has meant:

“This poor dog was euthanized and his body discarded. They botched the dose somehow and he woke up. He was later found wandering on a highway and he is now blind. Humans failed him. We could not let them kill him again. He lived for a reason and deserves a chance. So we drove hundreds of miles to meet his transport and one of our wonderful fosters has taken him in and is giving him love and attention while we look for his forever home. He is a little scared of people right now but do you blame him ? He does so well with other dogs. Please contact us if you have room in your home/heart for this special guy.”

Kathryn Lippert, a foster family for Cuz I Matter, has taken Valor into her home. For days, Valor didn’t want to be touched, didn’t want anything to do with a collar or a leash and even refused to take treats by hand. Head scratches and turkey slices are slowly convincing Valor life is getting better, and even though his recovery will be a long one, the pooch has already been wagging his tail.

Valor will begin heartworm treatment as well as given positive reinforcement so that one day this very deserving pooch will have a home of his own, and the awful experience he had will only be a faint memory.

For more information about Valor and other dogs available for adoption through Cuz I Matter Animal Rescue, click here. Donations to the organization can be made here.

(Photo of dog euthanized and survived Facebook Cuz I Matter)

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Help needed for gentle-spirited German shepherd beaten up on the streets

An eight-year-old German shepherd, referred to by volunteers at the North Central Shelter in California as a gentle-spirited dog, needs urgent help. Virgil was found wandering the streets badly wounded after what appears to have been the result of a dog attack. Animal control officers think the dog may have been abandoned and wandering around looking for his home when attacked by the other dogs. Despite his deep wounds and the pain Virgil must have endured, not once did he complain, whimper or snarl as the emergency veterinarian staff cleaned and sutured his many wounds.

Sadly there is no room at the shelter for a dog in Virgil’s condition.

INFORMATION AS FOLLOWS:

“VIRGIL-ID #A1778320 MALE-8-YEARS-GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG
 Virgil Is 8 Years Old, & Weighs 70 Pounds. He Is Blue Alerted For His Injuries & At Serious Risk Of Being Humanely Euthanized.”

Pet Harbor listing:

“My name is Virgil and I am an unaltered male, black and brown German Shepherd Dog. The shelter thinks I am about 8 years old. I weigh approximately 70 pounds. I have been at the shelter since May 15, 2018. For more information about this animal, call Los Angeles Animal Services – North Central Shelter at (888) 452-7381. Ask for information about animal ID number A1778320. NORTH CENTRAL LA CITY SHELTER, 3201 LACY STREET
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA PHONE: 1-(213)-485-5767″

Check out his video. Please share this boy’s plight. He surely deserves better:

“Poor Virgil’s life is in serious danger, as the city shelter is no place at all for a dog in his condition to be recovering. We very much need to find a safe home for Virgil to rest and recover in. Please consider opening your heart and your home to him. Virgil deserves a happy ending after all that he’s been through.” Follow Virgil on Facebook here. Sharing saves lives.

(Photos of gentle-spirited German shepherd via Facebook)

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Save a life: Neglected 14-year-old shepherd hidden in quarantine

A neglected 14-year-old German shepherd has been hidden in quarantine at the Carson Animal Care Center. Whoever surrendered him on June 9 should be ashamed. A shelter volunteer writes this heartbreaking memo:

“He looks so neglected and sad and he needs some help now, he probably never felt loved and cared for in his 14 years of life. Please SHARE for his life, he’s SO special and a FOSTER or ADOPTER would save him. Thanks!”

And now we are sharing Tye’s desperate plight.

#A5187728 My name is TYE and I’m an approximately 14 year old male German Shepherd. I am already neutered. I have been at the Carson Animal Care Center since 6/9. I will be available on 6/9. You can visit me at my temporary home at C124.

German Shepherd  AGE:14 years
Male (N)  ARRIVED:6/9
AVAILABLE ON: 6/9
Carson Shelter – 310-523-9566
M-TH 12pm-7pm, F-SU- 10am-5pm
216 W Victoria St. Gardena, CA 90248

Meet Tye in his video. Doesn’t he deserve better – a soft place to sleep, good food and a loving hand to reassure him that there are good people in this world.

Follow Tye’s plight here. Share Tye’s photo and brief history with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social medial contacts. Sharing saves lives. Additional Facebook page here.

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Heartbreak: Sweet dog suffering from cage stress jumps in place for hours

In a heartbreaking video, volunteers and staff have been brought to tears as a sweet dog continues to display cage stress and jumps in place for hours at a time. Sadly, Robert has been at Miami-Dade Animal Services since February.

“He is slowly breaking down each day and is in grave danger of being killed,” a volunteer writes on the Urgent Dogs and Cats of Miami Facebook page. His behavior is like night and day once he is out of the kennel and in the loving arms of volunteers. You wouldn’t even think it’s the same dog.”

Check out Robert’s video and watch until the end:

Follow Robert’s plight on Facebook here.

Video #2 with Robert in the play yard:

DESCRIPTION:

ROBERT
(A1936588) I am a male black and white American Bulldog mix.

The shelter staff think I am about 2 years old and I weigh 60 pounds.

I was found as a stray and I may be available for adoption on 02/25/2018. — at Miami-Dade Animal Services.

Additional information for Robert here.

Share Robert’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. Robert’s future depends on us. Won’t you help by spreading his story?

(Photos and videos of dog suffering from cage stress via Urgent Dogs and Cats of Miami

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