Woman’s boyfriend accused of slamming 8-week-old puppy to ground

In Xenia, Ohio, a felony arrest warrant was issued on Saturday for the man accused of slamming an 8-week-old puppy to the ground after swinging the defenseless animal around on its leash. According to the Dayton Daily News, Matthew Bolen faces “causing serious harm to a companion animal” charges.

The puppy, named Willow was found last weekend after a neighbor called 911:

“One of my neighbors is throwing a dog around, and he’s like swinging him around and banging him on the ground,” the 911 caller told dispatch. “The dog is crying like crazy.”

Officers responded to the residence on Colorado Drive and arrested Bolen on an outstanding warrant. Bolen’s girlfriend  had been the original owner of Willow; she has since relinquished ownership of the puppy to Leah Lind, a victim’s advocate with the city of Xenia.

The puppy suffered serious injuries. A GoFundMe account described the puppy as having a broken knee, dislocated hip and fragmented bone in her hip socket. Willow is recovering from surgery and more procedures will be needed in the future. There is still a chance the dog may need to have her let amputated. And through it all, the puppy wags her tail, loves everyone and hops and plays as if nothing was wrong.

You can follow this adorable pooch’s recovery here. 

(Photos of suspect and 8-week-old puppy via Xenia Police and Saving Willow)

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Neighbor ran over dog with lawnmower for mating with his female dog

A friendly, three-year-old German shepherd mix was the victim of extreme animal cruelty recently after a neighbor pinned the dog to the ground and ran over his legs with a lawnmower for mating with the man’s female dog. Both dogs were just reacting to their natural instincts – shame on all owners who do not take the time to get their pets spayed and neutered.

It had been a fine summer day when the shepherd, named Mommam, ran and played in the residential neighborhood of Thanlang, Phuket, Thailand. Running over to mount the female dog, tragically the dog’s life changed for the worse in just a few minutes; the female dog’s owner became so furious that he grabbed Mommam, restrained him to the ground and ran over his legs with a lawnmower. Despite the dog’s intense pain and agony, he was able to pull away from his torturer and dragged himself over to the spot where he loved to take naps; he writhed in agony. Later that day when his owner found his dog – he was shocked.

Mommam’s injuries were severe and life threatening. Because his owner was not able to afford the emergency care for his dog, Soi Dog Foundation stepped up to help. The dog was rushed to a local veterinary hospital for treatment. His front leg had been completely severed, and it has since been amputated. His back right leg is currently being treated by Soi Dog vets, who hope they can save it.

As can be seen in the video below, once Mommam’s injuries were treated and his pain was brought under control,  his joyful spirit has returned. His tail is wagging, and he is able to walk – or jump – using his left legs alone.

An investigation by Thailand’s animal cruelty officials is currently underway. The person who attacked the dog is facing criminal charges.

Mommam desperately needs donations to cover his medical care. Please give today: http://bit.ly/save-mommam

 Mommam’s recovery would not be possible without you. Thank you for helping him.

(Photos and videos of dog run over with lawnmower courtesy of Soi Dog Foundation Facebook)

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Update: Roxie continues to fight for her life under emergency care

When a 911 call came into the Rescue Dogs Rock NYC organization early Monday morning from Manhattan’s New York City Animal Care Center, Jackie O’Sullivan was shocked and in tears. A friendly stray had been nearly strangled to death by her chain collar. The rescue organization asked the city shelter if they would release Roxie before her stray hold was over – this friendly pup needed emergency help.

Roxie was transported by Jackie, co-founder of the rescue group, from the shelter to the organization’s  Brooklyn veterinarian partner where the dog has been examined, assessed and treated. Her condition, although serious, continued to improve even though veterinarians stated Roxie would need surgery on both eyes. It is suspected she previously had cherry eyes and that is what ruptured as a result of the chain that had been strangling her. The staff believe her eyesight might still be viable – it’s just too soon to know for sure.

All was going well for Roxie, as she thoroughly enjoyed her first bath, and her future seemed to be taking a positive path, but on Thursday morning, Roxie took a turn for the worse:

“…. tongue swelling. She had been improving and you can see her eyes look better, but she’s been losing blood since (at least) Sunday when she entered NYC ACC after being strangled by that awful chain,” stated Jackie as Roxie was carried into the specialty veterinarian hospital in Brooklyn. “She bruises very easily and her blood is not clotting properly. That’s all we know as of now. She started to choke on her tongue when she arrived, and they rushed her into the back to start emergency treatment.”

Roxie has been receiving both blood and plasma transfusions. The latest update on Thursday evening indicates the dog will be administered another transfusion. Please say a prayer for Roxie – she didn’t deserve to be abused and mistreated. She deserves to live and be loved; we can only hope that is possible.

Help Rescue Dogs Rock NYC make the most difficult rescue situations possible; as Roxie continues to fight for her life.

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Dog run over twice and left for dead in Miami, Florida

Lucky, a medium sized brown and white male dog, was run over by a vehicle, not once but twice in the area of Miami, Florida. The vehicle ran over him once, then backed up and ran over him again. He was left for dead on the side of the road. Not only did he sustain severe nerve damage to his hind quarters which rendered him incontinent, but he also sustained blunt force trauma to his head and face breaking all of his teeth.

Lucky was taken to Miami Dade Animal Services where he was placed in isolation. It seemed the only option for Lucky was euthanasia until a kindly volunteer saw how sweet Lucky was and wanted him to be saved. She put out a plea to local rescues when JW Rescue and Friends of Coral Springs, Florida took Lucky under their wing.  Lucky was treated at the Pet House Animal Clinic where he had surgery to remove his broken and damaged teeth. He also underwent therapy for the inoperable nerve damage to his hind quarters. Unfortunately, Lucky did not regain control over his bowels and bladder and suffers blood leakage from his anus when overly active.  He had to wear diapers until they caused him an uncomfortable rash, so that was discontinued. JW Rescue and Friends worked very hard to help Lucky, but they eventually ran out of resources and options for him. No other rescue or sanctuary would take him in due to his disabilities.

Rescue Teamsters, the Florida division of Chinese Shar Pei Rescue, were Lucky’s next angels. They took him in and began their own therapies through a vet in Winter Haven, Florida who practices Eastern and Western medicine. The vet is quite optimistic that her methods will work as they have been successful in treating other dogs with similar problems to Lucky.

The therapy Lucky is undergoing is similar to acupuncture but on a constant basis. This same therapy was used on another dog who was incontinent, and he is completely continent now. On August 10th, 2017, Dr. Vargas reported that Lucky was doing very well. He is undergoing Aqua Acupuncture and walking on a treadmill to regain strength in his back legs.  Other therapies include going to the dog bone pool for aqua therapy. Eventually, 24k gold chips will be placed in Lucky’s body to help it realign. If the surgery is successful, he will be a normal dog and able to be adopted.

However, Lucky has a long road ahead of him.  Despite all he’s been through, Lucky is the true embodiment of resilience of spirit that dogs are known for. He loves to run, walk, play, and go to the beach with the volunteers and has an amazing zest for life. He doesn’t let his disability slow him down or dampen his will to live.

Rescue Teamsters has set up a page for Lucky on Pound Wishes for those who wish to donate toward his ongoing medical expenses. Although Rescue Teamsters is hopefully optimistic that the medical procedure and therapies will help Lucky regain his continence, there is a chance that it may not. If that is the case they will still be looking for a forever home or foster who is able to tend to the special needs of this very special dog.

If you are that special person, please email rescueteamsters@gmail.com.

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UPDATE: Hero saves Liverpool dog videoed being kicked in the face

His name is “Sconehead,” and this adorable little Jack Russell terrier mix brought tears to the eyes of online readers Wednesday afternoon after  viral video footage had been posted showing the dog being kicked in the face and terrorized by his owner.

Just moments ago, Michael Lamb, 42, of Liverpool was hailed a “hero” after news that he rushed to Sconehead’s rescue yesterday after the vicious attack w outside of his supermarket in Toxteth. According to the Liverpool Echo, Lamb has spoken out and revealed he has already been instrumental in finding a home for the battered pup now named Sconehead.

The dog’s owner was videoed kicking his dog in the face. The disturbing footage, videoed by a Good Samaritan and later posted on social media, showed the dog owner slamming his foot into the face of the brown and white pup along the street of Park Road late in the afternoon. The witness had been walking down the street when he saw the man drag the dog off the bus and kick it from side to side. The dog was terrified and was trying to wiggle out of its leash, but the man kept yanking the defenseless pooch.

And soon the dog’s hero felt it was time to defend the abused pooch and came to his rescue. Lamb, who owns  Maggie’s Farm Organics, has since been keeping the dog safe.

“My main care was for that dog. I’m a father and I’ve got a little daughter. I was getting messages after the attack saying, ‘Do you know about this fella?’ and I did. I thought ‘I’m not having this. I shut the shop and walked up there, knocked two or three times, and I could hear the dog barking. My first impression was ‘I am taking that dog away from you’,” stated Lamb.

All of this had been happening in public, and it was then Michael convinced the owner to surrender the dog after noticing blood on Sconehead’s face. And less than one day, Sconehead has changed from a terrified little pooch into a “chill lad” who doesn’t want to leave Michael’s side.   Although Michael can’t keep the little guy, even though the RSPCA said he can keep  Sconehead, a neighbor – just a few doors up from the shop has already fallen in love.

“I know the girl who is going to have him. I wouldn’t just give him to anyone. I have had many people asking and saying ‘I will have him, I will have him’ but this way I can see him every day,” Michael told the news media.

Kerry Thomas will be Sconehead’s new mom telling the Echo it “was love at first sight.” She will be changing his name and is thinking about calling his Mick after his rescuer.

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There has been no information if the previous owner will be charged with animal cruelty, however police have confirmed an investigation continues.

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The original video can be viewed here.

(Photos contributed and screenshot via the Echo)

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Dashcam captures dog being pushed out of car in Tampa, Florida

A local man witnessed a dog being pushed out of a car in a Tampa, Florida neighborhood.  Jarit Gaddis was driving through the South Seminole Heights neighborhood on August 7th, 2017 when he spotted a gold, four door, 90’s model Chevy Cavalier stopped in front of him. What happened next surprised him.

The driver’s side door opens and a male, fawn colored, red nosed Pit Bull jumps out. The door shuts and the Cavalier starts to drive away.  The dog, not sure what is going on, tries to run after the car but cannot keep up. Gaddis, a dog lover, tried to call the dog to him but the dog was frightened and took off running.

Gaddis was able to record the entire act on the dashcam in his car and posted it on Facebook. According to the video, Gaddis was going northbound on North Boulevard from River Heights Avenue when he spotted the Cavalier stopped in front of the Common Ground Christian Church. When Jarit Gaddis notified the local police, they informed him there was nothing they could do as the incident was not considered abandonment or neglect by their standards. Gattis then notified the Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center, the local Animal Control for the Tampa, Florida area.  Animal Control did contact him back advising they would be filing felony or misdemeanor charges if the driver of the vehicle was located,

Gattis contacted Fox 13 Tampa Bay News with the video hoping someone would recognize the car and the dog and come forward with information.

On August 8th, 2017 Hillsborough County Pet Resources Center issued the following statement:

“Animal Control officers are reviewing dash-cam video of the incident taken by a nearby motorist. Anyone who has information on the incident or the identity of the driver is encouraged to contact Animal Control at (813) 744-5660,” they wrote. “Pet Resources officials remind anyone facing difficulty caring for a dog or cat that the PRC shelter on Falkenburg Road is an open admissions shelter and accepts all dogs, cats, puppies or kittens regardless of age, breed, size, or medical condition. Abandoning an animal on the side of the road is never an acceptable option and could leave the pet owner facing animal cruelty or neglect charges.”

Meanwhile the brown pit bull is still at large. Local citizens have been searching the area as well as a P.I. Members of the Common Ground Christian Church are also helping in the search for the dog. The dog is described as a fawn colored male pit bull, 60-80 pounds and not neutered. Anyone who recognizes the car or dog needs to contact the Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center.

You can watch the video here.

Jarit Gaddis told Fox News 13 Tampa:

” It’s inhumane. It’s disgraceful. It’s horrible in my opinion. It’s just not okay. You don’t deserve an animal. I don’t think you deserve a child if you have one, if you could be that heartless to just put an animal on the side of the road.”


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Reward: $10,000 offered for info on puppy burned with acid and sodomized

The Animal Hope & Wellness Foundation is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the egregious abuse of a six-month-old Labrador/pit bull mix puppy. The puppy, now named Riley, was found by a woman on August 9 in the parking lot of Monterey Elementary School in San Bernardino.

“This puppy is only 6 months old. He was beat, sodomized, jaw shattered. As he was left to die, they poured acid on his face.

Currently he is being fostered at my home by my family, and will be going in for reconstructive surgery, where we will attempt to rebuild his jaw. He is only still a baby, and while he will live the rest of his life permanently disfigured, he is still beautiful too me,” the organization posted on their Facebook page Monday afternoon.

Riley was originally rushed to Loma Linda Animal Hospital for treatment and was reported to have been suffering from a trauma to his head. In addition he was beaten, sodomized, left to die and just before his torturer left the defenseless pup, – poured acid on his face.

Riley is now being fostered and will be undergoing surgery to repair his face and jaw.

Anyone with information is asked to call 714.955.3610. Help this puppy find justice and get a sicko off the streets; next the violence could involve a child.

(Photo of $10,000 offered via Facebook)

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Neighbor pleads guilty to killing two-pound Yorkie with pruning shears

In St. George, Utah, a tiny two-pound Yorkie who died will finally get some justice – although by most people’s standards, reading about this will think the punishment is by no means enough. On Monday, Kenyon Clark Benson, 74, pleaded guilty to killing the pint-sized Yorkshire terrier named Chewy with pruning shears.

According to the City Cedar News, Benson told Judge Douglas Whitlock in Washington County Justice Court, the dog’s death was an accident. He pleaded guilty to a Class C misdemeanor charge of aggravated animal cruelty.

In November, the St. George Police Department responded to a call from a woman, stating a man had beaten her little dog to death with a pair of gardening shears. The small dog had entered Benson’s yard while he was pruning his landscape after Chewy was let outdoors. According to Benson, the dog came running over to him barking and when he tried to “shoo the dog away” by swinging the pruning shears, it accidentally hit the dog in the head killing Chewy instantly. The youngster, Hailey witnessed the terrible attack and ran into her house screaming that the neighbor had killed her dog.

As part of Benson’s plea deal, he was sentenced to serve 90 days in jail with the time suspended, but would remain on a 12-month-bench probation instead. He was also ordered to pay $2,109.03 in restitution to the court and write a full page letter of apology to the 12-year-old girl who witnessed the brutal death of her beloved dog.

(Photo screenshot of Yorkie by Nancy Jean of St. George News)

Rest in peace Chewy. You deserved better.

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Update: Dog strangled with chain so tight her eyes nearly popped out

When a 911 call came into the Rescue Dogs Rock NYC organization early Monday morning from Manhattan’s New York City Animal Care Center, Jackie O’Sullivan was shocked and in tears. A friendly stray had been nearly strangled to death by her chain collar. The rescue organization asked the city shelter if they would release Roxie before her stray hold was over – this friendly pup needed emergency help.

Roxie was transported by Jackie, co-founder of the rescue group, from the shelter to the organization’s  Brooklyn veterinarian partner where the dog has been examined, assessed and treated. It was assumed the blood coming out of the dog’s eyes was a result of the trauma she endured while the pressure built up in her neck and face area because of the near strangulation. As tragic as the images appear, Tuesday morning’s update on Roxie lends rescuers some much needed emotional comfort:

“… taking some comfort that Roxie is safe and out of harm’s way. The bad is behind her and now we focus on treatment and recovery,” Jackie posted on the organization’s Facebook. “Roxy had a nice bath (she was a mess when we picked her up) and is now on IV fluids, pain meds and antibiotics. She’s also on medications for her eyes and ears.”

Bloodwork has been completed and veterinarians are waiting for the results to determine if she will need further testing including an MRI. Roxie will need surgery on both eyes. It is suspected she previously had cherry eyes and that is what ruptured as a result of the chain that had been strangling her. The staff believe her eyesight might still be viable – it’s just too soon to know for sure.

Check out her latest video as she quietly enjoys her first bath – in a longtime. Please keep Roxie in your thoughts. To help with her medical expenses:

PayPal: donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org or website: www.rescuedogsrocknyc.org/donate/ or mail:
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PO Box 101
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Bulldog strangled with chain so badly her eyes popped out

When a 911 call came into the Rescue Dogs Rock NYC organization early Monday morning from Brooklyn’s New York City Animal Care Center, Jackie O’Sullivan was shocked and in tears. A friendly stray had been nearly strangled to death by her chain collar.

“Yes… What you are seeing in these photos and video is real and happening right now,” the organization’s co-founder posted on the top of the group’s Facebook page to bring awareness to the horrendous situation and to ask for help. “Yes, that is blood dripping and oozing out of Roxie’s eyes. (previously named Salem) The shelter paperwork stated that Roxie was being strangled by a chain which was so tight around her neck that pliers were needed to cut off the chain.”

Roxie was transported by Jackie from the shelter to the organization’s New York City veterinarian partner where the dog has been examined, assessed and treated. It was assumed the blood coming out of the dog’s eyes was a result of the trauma she endured while the pressure built up in her neck and face area because of the near strangulation. At this time, it is unknown if Roxie has suffered brain damage or hemorrhaging.

 

“Who would do such a horrific act against an innocent life like this… intentionally strangling poor Roxie to near death?,” Jackie asked – not expecting an answer, but expressing the horror of such an egregious deed inflicted upon a defenseless animal.

Notes from the shelter estimate Roxie to be four years old and weighing 43 pounds. Brought in as a stray, the following information was included on her intake card:

“Chain collar too tight to be removed. Had to be cut off with pliers.

Suspect cruelty– strangulation

A:

– severe trauma with cervical swelling r/o possible brain damage

– periocular hemorrhage (suspect due to cervical trauma)

– OU cherry eye

– otitis external”

Roxie is currently listed in critical condition and is being administered pain medication to make her as comfortable as possible. We can only hope they are not too late and Roxie’s life can be saved. To help with Roxie’s medical care:

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