Stray pup survives unimaginable pain after ruthless acid attack

If the photo of Honey found near the village of Udaipur, Rajasthan, India, makes you wince in pain, who can even imagine the agony suffered by this dog after some ruthless individual apparently poured acid on her back? And what was Honey’s crime – nothing more than a friendly, stray Labrador retriever and German shepherd mix quietly searching the streets for food?

When a Good Samaritan called rescuers from Animal Aid Unlimited, they found Honey. Gently they picked her up and despite the dog’s excruciating pain, she never showed any aggression nor did she try to escape. Brought to the organization’s hospital area, veterinarians set immediately to work.

“Unimaginable pain seared through her when this sweet girl was viciously attacked with acid. All the layers of her skin down to the muscle dissolved. When we rescued her, we promised her she’d have our love forever,” veterinarians wrote on the organization’s Facebook page.

The dog was sedated, and the severe wound which covered nearly half of her back was cleaned to remove all traces of the acid. Gentle salves were applied; then came the clear plastic and bandages to keep the area clean and protected. Day after day, Honey’s wound was cleaned, and not one staff member could figure out why anyone would want to hurt this gentle dog.

After one-month, Honey’s back showed remarkable progress; pure honey was applied to her wound to promote healing. Rescuers worried that the dog’s emotional and mental health would not keep up with her physical improvement, but judge for yourself. Below is Honey’s life six month’s later. To help more animals who depend on the kindness of humans, donations to this organization can be made by clicking here.

Photo and video of Honey courtesy of Animal Aid Unlimited.

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Ex-con sentenced to prison for tossing child’s assistant dog off balcony

In Long Beach, California, the ex-boyfriend of a mother and her ten-year-old brother with special needs, will be going to prison. Jose Herrera, 24, was sentenced on Wednesday to nearly four years in state prison after pleading no contest to felony animal cruelty for throwing a child’s assistant dog off the balcony. According to MyNewsLA, Herrera is also banned from owning, living with or caring for any animal for ten years.

Herrera had been living with his ex-girlfriend in a home she shared with her mother and her ten-year-old “special needs” brother when on May 7, Herrera picked up the child’s one-year-old Chihuahua trained to be his assistant dog, and hurled it off the balcony. The dog named Pearl suffered a severe eye injury and needed medical care the family was not able to afford.

The dog is now in the care of Long Beach Animal Care Services, and is recovering from her injuries.

Herrera was convicted in 2015 of  second degree robbery.

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Nearly dead, emaciated dog left tied to fence in North Charleston

A Chow Chow dubbed Marley by the Charleston Animal Society ,was found nearly dead on Tuesday tied to a fence on Garrett Avenue in North Charleston, and authorities are asking for the public’s help finding whomever abandoned her in such neglected condition. The emaciated dog was covered in fleas and ants; she couldn’t stand and at first rescuers thought she was dead.

According to the rescue organization, Marley is now receiving advanced veterinary care and is listed in stable condition. She is 25% under her normal body weight; she currently weighs 31-pounds and should weigh 40-pounds. The dog estimated to be two to three-years of age underwent a blood transfusion; when found her lips and guns were nearly white indicating anemia. By Wednesday morning, however the dog had already been responding to the excellent care and seemed bright and alert.

“We need the public’s help to find out what happened,” stated Charleston Animal Society Director of Anti-Cruelty & Outreach Aldwin Roman on the organization’s Facebook page. “This didn’t happen overnight; someone must know something.”

Charleston Animal Society wants struggling pet owners to know there are resources to help if they can’t afford to feed or care for their pets:

· The Animal Resource Center (www.CharlestonAnimalSociety.org/getpethelp): This is an online resource center for animal owners that will help solve a variety of issues.

· Charleston Animal Society Food Bank: In 2016, Charleston Animal Society provided 55,000-pounds of food to families in need.

· Visit Charleston Animal Society: We can help find solutions for pet owners, in a judgment-free environment.

Anyone with information is asked to call Animal Control at 843.740.2815 or  Crime Stoppers at 843.554.1111.

(Marley found in North Charleston photos and video courtesy of Charleston Animal Society)

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Louie: Puppy survived 10 days in sewer with no food or water

In Ennis, Texas, no one knows how or why tiny Louie ended up roaming the woods, but the ten-pound terrier with the saddest eyes and huge expressive ears was too frightened to let anyone approach him. Barely ten pounds, emaciated and with his skin raw to the touch, he slept in a nearby drain pipe – hiding his face and trembling uncontrollably in fear. When a rescuer’s grandmother was finally able to coax the puppy to her porch and gain his trust, Louie was finally captured. Late Saturday night he was rushed to an emergency veterinarian hospital when Rescue Dogs Rock NYC were notified and agreed to help.

“The fact that he’s alive right now is attributable to life saving emergency intervention,” stated Stacey Silverstein, the rescue’s co-founder. “Louie is raw to the touch and on pain meds and will remain in the emergency hospital indefinitely,” she told Pet Rescue Report. “He was tossed out, alone and on his own for nearly starving to death. He is just an innocent ten-pound puppy who deserves our support.”

Louie survived the first night after having been administered intravenous fluid for dehydration and pain. According to veterinarians, his white blood cell count was extremely high, and he then received a blood transfusion in the early morning hours. After three nights in an emergency care hospital, on Tuesday  afternoon, Louie was moved to Rescue Dogs Rock NYC’s partner veterinarian in Dallas for continued medical care. Although he is still on intravenous medication for infections and pain relief, the good news echoed through the rescue halls when the tiny puppy began to eat and drink on his own.

This innocent little victim had truly been at death’s door – now it is anticipated and hoped Louie will continue to fight the fight and get stronger. Sadly it seems that animal cruelty and neglect never take a holiday. To help, go to http://rescuedogsrocknyc.org/donate or PayPal:donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org.

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Senior woman spared jail sentence for bestiality with three dogs

A 64-year-old woman filmed committing bestiality with a St Bernard, a black Labrador and an Alsatian, told a judge at Lincoln Crown Court she didn’t know it was illegal. Carol Bowditch, 64, was filmed at a disgusting sex party where owners watched their dogs having intercourse with women and then carrying on sexual contact with each other. 

According to Lincolnshire Live, the bizarre situation had been posted on an Internet forum specializing in bestiality resulting in a RAF Police investigation leading the authorities to Bosditch’s home where the video was discovered. The prosecutor, Victoria Rose described nearly nine minutes of video, graphically showing Bosditch having sex with the St. Bernard dog named Oscar. The defendant admitted the disturbing actions took place over several years.
Daniel Galloway, 65, admitted aiding and abetting Bowditch to have intercourse with the dog. He also admitted charges of making indecent images of children, possession of a prohibited image of a child, distributing 1,861 indecent images of children and possession of extreme pornography.  Judge Michael Heath sentenced Bosditch to  a one-year community service order with supervision and a four-month night time curfew. She could have received a two-year prison sentence. Galloway was jailed for 12 months, must register as a sex offender for ten years and was made the subject of a sexual harm prevention order.

“What you engaged in was first of all unlawful and secondly disgusting. I am told that you have received public humiliation as a result of the publicity that this case has attracted. That does not surprise me,” Judge Heath told Bosditch.
As for Galloway, Judge Heath had even harsher words:

“It is beyond me to understand how you having a female partner stood by, and further aided and abetted your partner to have sex with three dogs. But that wasn’t the end of it. You also downloaded indecent images of children.”

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Yogi and Bullet: Two pit bulls missing under suspicious circumstances in NC

Every dog rescuer’s worst nightmare occurs when the dog or dogs they work so valiantly to rescue, end up in the wrong hands or worst case scenario, dead. Yogi and Bullet were two male pit bulls rescued from Lisa Lewis Hendren, a well-known North Carolina dog flipper after a suspicious house fire at her home on September 17, 2015. They, along with 4 other rescued dogs, were sent to boarding at a vet in Thomasville, NC for two weeks. All the dogs rescued were extremely undernourished, had skin issues, sores, and all were terrified. Due to the high cost of boarding, Angie Allred moved the dogs to her groomer Lauren Hardy of Kustom K9 Grooming in High Point for continued boarding.

Angie did a fundraiser to cover the food boarding and the required heartworm tests. On October 4, 2015, Lauren asked to adopt Bullet and said she knew of another family friend that was interested in adopting Yogi. On October 24, 2015, the dogs were adopted into their prospective new homes under the condition both dogs would be neutered within 30 days and proof submitted.  Neither Lauren nor Yogi’s new owner followed through with this.

Around mid-December 2015, things began to unravel when Lauren stated her dog Tucker was not getting along with Bullet, and the family that adopted Yogi could no longer keep him either.  Yogi was brought back to Lauren, but when Angie Allred asked for updated photos of both dogs for a Facebook page, only photos of Yogi were supplied; none of Bullet who should have still been residing with Lauren Hardy were included. And, Lauren never made mention of the need to get Bullet re-homed.

On January 3, 2016 Angie was taking another dog to Lauren for boarding and asked to see Yogi and Bullet while she was there. Lauren stated they were spending the day with her brother. When Angie asked again about seeing the dogs on January 5 she was given the same story – that the dogs were with her brother. Then on January 7, 2016 a Facebook post stated Yogi and Bullet had been re-homed. This was all done without Angie’s knowledge or approval.  And to further add to the suspicion already surrounding the whereabouts of Yogi and Bullet, it was discovered that Lauren gave the dogs to a female named Elisha LeBaron Carranza on December 27 2015, yet lied to Angie on January 3 and 5 saying the dogs were with her brother. She did not divulge the name of the woman she gave the dogs to until February 9; almost two months after the dogs were out of her custody.  She gave Angie Elisha’s address on Wayne Avenue in High Point, NC but advised she did not have a home phone to call.

Angie could contact Elisha by phone at her work place. Elisha assured Angie that she had an appointment to have the dogs neutered the following week; gave an email address to send the adoption applications to and agreed to a home inspection. By February 25, Elisha still had not sent in the adoption applications for both Yogi and Bullet nor had she arranged the home inspection. When Angie messaged Elisha on Facebook she alleged she came home after being out of town for five days and found her back door open and both dogs missing. However, no police report was filed to corroborate this story nor was animal control called to see if the dogs were there.

A message from two witnesses gave the indication that something more sinister had happened to Yogi and Bullet, and Elisha invented the burglary lie to cover it up.The two witnesses Megan Justus and her boyfriend Jacob Ryan Oldaker, stated both dogs were found dead in Elisha’s home in late January 2016; cause of death unknown and both dogs were cremated in a bonfire. Elisha denies these allegations and thinks her ex-boyfriend Todd Gainey is involved in their disappearance. Todd Gainey refuted this by saying he had seen the dogs in Jacob’s vehicle and that Elisha and Jacob were romantically involved.

The plot becomes even more murky when Animal Control Officer Holly Lackey went to Elisha’s home on February 25, 2016 to see if Yogi and Bullet were still on the property. She advised Angie she had seized four dogs from the Wayne Avenue address due to animal cruelty sometime between December 2015 and January 2016, but none of the animals seized were Yogi and Bullet. One of the dogs removed from the property was an emaciated pit bull and another dog that had almost hung itself on a leash.

Something  is going on at Elisha’s property. Animals are allegedly being abused, sold and possibly killed. And to add to the mystery, Elisha LeBaron Carranza and those that claim to know the whereabouts of Yogi and Bullet all have criminal records. Per one of Elisha’s arresting officers, Officer Plount there is a strong likelihood Elisha sold the dogs for profit as she has had many charges of larceny in the past. Disturbed by this news and worried about the welfare of Yogi and Bullet, Angie Allred solicited the assistance of High Point Police Department and Animal Control; none of whom are willing to help find Yogi and Bullet.

High Point, NC Police Department Attorney Brian Beasley responded to Angie’s email on March 17, 2016 with the following.

“I appreciate your concern for these two dogs.  Certainly if we could prove that the owner neglected them or was cruel to them in violation of the law, we would rush to charge her.  But we would be required to prove the neglect and cruelty in court beyond any reasonable doubt. Unfortunately, based on the information provided to me by ACO Holly Lackey, we do not have nearly enough evidence to make a charge and no leads that have not already been followed up on.”

 Since Yogi and Bullet disappeared Angie has been running into brick walks trying to get assistance from law enforcement and animal control but to no avail. Lauren Hardy is refusing to cooperate with Angie by telling her the whereabouts of the dogs, and it has been alleged that Lauren may have profited from the sale of the dogs.  Why would a person who works with animals at her own business Kustom K9 Grooming willingly give two dogs who have already been abused to a known criminal? It does not make any sense.

Angie Allred just wants the dogs back safe, and has even offered a reward for their return with no questions asked. For updates on Yogi and Bullet and if you have any information on their whereabouts please visit their Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/Finding-Yogi-Bullet-High-Point-NC-975185599202242/.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tinsley dumped at shelter: Backyard breeding at its worst

In an open admission Texas shelter, where dogs who are sick or injured are the first to be euthanized because of lack of funds and space, Tinsley was dumped. It is suspected she had been part of an abusive backyard breeding operation. Her skin, raw to the touch, infected and filthy; the young dog surely had been treated like trash. The litter she gave birth to nursed from their mother – even though Tinsley must have been in agony as she did her best to care for her puppies.

Rescue Dogs Rock NYC stepped up for this dog on Monday morning. Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of the organization who often rescues the most severe cases of abuse, neglect and torture, couldn’t get past the look in Tinsley’s eyes:

“The abuse and neglect we see on a daily basis is heart wrenching. Why does this continue day after day? How could human beings allow this torture on innocent lives to continue like this?,” Stacey posted on the team’s Facebook page.  “Just look into her eyes, and you see despair on every level. There are just no words here. All we can do is pick up the pieces and help. This is what we plan to do.”

Ask yourself how many times has Tinsley been bred and re-bred? What has happened to her puppies? What would have happened to this dog today had Rescue Dogs Rock NYC not been able to help? The newest case of abuse and neglect will be heading to the organization’s partner veterinarian hospital today where she will be administered life saving care and treatment. Donate: Http://rescuedogsrocknyc.org/donate PayPal: donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org.

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Owner banned from owning pets after rolling sick dog in rug and abandoning him on side of road

The owner of a Golden retriever has been permanently banned from owning any pets after appearing before Cwmbran Magistrates’ Court and admitting he caused his dog, Max, “unnecessary suffering” after wrapping him in an old rug and abandoning him at the side of the road because the dog was ill. Paul James, 55, pleaded guilty to three animal welfare offenses.


According to MetroUK, James, from Abertillery, was also sentenced to 18 months in prison, suspended for one year and ordered to pay court costs and a victim’s surcharge.  The dog Max had been suffering from a severe ear infection, and instead of taking his dog to the veterinarian for treatment, James wrapped the ailing pet into an old rug and dumped him near Fochriw Mountain, Caerphilly, South Wales. When finally discovered, Max’s infection had poisoned his entire body; veterinarians humanely euthanized the dog.

 “It was heartbreaking that in this dog’s moment of need, instead of companionship and compassion, his owner chose to dump him like this, to die alone and suffering,” stated RSCPA Inspector Annie Simmonds.

Rest in peace Max. (Photos of Max rolled up in rug via MetroUK)

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Surrendered to shelter in garbage bag, but there’s more to Alexa’s story

Just a puppy and saved in the nick of time, Alexa is now resting comfortably at a partner veterinarian for Rescue Dogs Rock NYC. The organization stepped in on Friday when rescuers at a southern Texas high kill shelter spotted the dog as they were leaving. After having been surrendered, the puppy had been carried to the rear of the building to be placed in a kennel awaiting humane euthanasia; sick dogs at this shelter are killed immediately. The dog bled when touched; it was because of her raw skin. Of course, there had been no doubt Alexa had been neglected and mistreated, but there is more to her story. 

Just days before, two college women found the pup as a stray scavenging around looking for scraps. They picked her up and brought her home; the women wanted to help:

 “We actually found ‘Alexa’,” stated Clarissa – one of the young women who found the puppy. “She was a stray and we took her in but working full time and being full time students we knew we couldn’t care for her. I’ve never taken care of a dog with mange; we gave her penicillin but knew that she needed much more care than we could offer. I called the shelter, which in all honesty thought that they would help treat her. The reason she was in a bag was because we were just trying to avoid blood stains in the vehicle. As she has already left some blood stains on the couch at home. We were actually very relieved rescue was there when we got there. We didn’t know that they were going to put her down. I have a dog of my own and love it to pieces, took him the other day for pink eye. So before everyone thinks we were so horrible for leaving her in a bag, that wasn’t the case. That’s the day we got informed about the amazing work…”

Clarissa continued:

“I felt horrible for this dog. And in all honesty I would have left her in the shelter thinking they would have helped her out. I had called before taking her in. I was told that as long as she tested negative for heartworms they would treat her. Rescue was the one that informed us she would be put down. But the bag was the one thing we had at hand, children are in and out of our vehicles so the last thing we wanted was for there to be blood where they sit. Not that we meant it in a malicious way.”

The puppy is in serious condition and had been in excruciating pain. Her skin is completely devoid of fur; Alexa looks like a burn victim. While being transported in the car to the veterinarian, her rescuer described the puppy ” as just being content lying down and resting.” When they carefully picked her up out of the car to take her inside to the veterinary hospital, everything Alexa touched was covered in blood. She is now receiving life saving emergency care.

Rescue Dogs Rock NYC has again come to the rescue of a dog who would have been immediately euthanized had they not stepped in. To help, donations can be made via PayPal Via PayPal at donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org or www.rescuedogsrocknyc.org/donate/.

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Zeus: Dog with severed genitals survives surgery

In Wilson, North Carolina, the emaciated and severely injured dog who had been abandoned along a country road after someone despicable mutilated the pup’s genitals, underwent surgery on Thursday. According to Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC, Zeus survived surgery and is resting comfortably:

“Zeus is out of surgery! As you can see his tail was also mutilated. We are not sure what happened but his tail had to be docked. The penis was necrotic & in horrible condition, so the surgeon did a procedure called perineal urithrostomy which will allow him to urinate properly.

He’s awake and for that we are grateful. Now he will begin to heal both physically and mentally,” Jackie posted on the organization’s Facebook.

Zeus’ story  of rescue began on Tuesday morning when an  urgent plea quickly circulated on social media to help an injured dog; someone had slashed the pup’s genitals and then abandoned him. Although he wore a collar, there was no identifying information nor did he have a microchip A group effort, with a combined small but strong army of animal advocates, launched into action:

“Thank God for Talia Sutton who STOPPED and stayed with Zeus until AC arrived. Rescue Dogs Rock NYC for saying YES! Most importantly thank you to the gang at Wilson County Humane Society who jumped in feet first and never looked back. BECAUSE of ALL of you folks Zeus gets his miracle. I know he has a long road ahead of him, but I am confident he will live up to his name, and “shine” through his journey. THANK YOU again to everyone who stepped up,” animal rescuer Kim Edmondson posted on her Facebook page.

No one has come forward with information as to the dog’s previous owner, nor has anyone figured out what may have happened to the young pit bull, but that is all behind Zeus now, and he will never suffer another day. Rescue Dogs Rock NYC frequently accepts the most serious cases of neglect, cruelty, abuse and abandonment; most shelters do not have the funds to help these serious and costly cases. Had Rescue Dogs Rock NYC not stepped up for Zeus, the shelter would have had no other choice than to humanely euthanize him. Please help support this organization help Zeus and more dogs just as deserving.

(Photos of Zeus before and after surgery courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

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RDR NYC PO BOX 101 NY, NY 10028.

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