Justice demanded: Owner watched dog suffer day after day

Justice has to prevail in another heartbreaking case of animal cruelty in South Texas. Rescue Dogs Rock NYC helped to rescue Cami from her tormented life on Monday; her owners watched their nameless dog suffer day after day.

When her story of abject neglect began is unknown, but as her medical condition spiraled to near death, neighbors rallied animal advocates in the area begging for help.

“Skin and bones and never fed by her owners,” wrote co-founder of the rescue organization, Stacey Silverstein. “Her skin is like cement from pure and utter neglect for months, hairless! She has one of the worst cases of mange we have ever seen in our years in rescue.”

Neighbors had tried to feed Cami and watched with tears in their eyes as the loyal dog would take cover in a well just to escape the harsh weather outside where she lived. Often she would lie on the front mat of her home, and she thought her owners loved her. Never was she allowed in  the house.

“What a pathetic and sad existence of this ‘no name dog’ ,” Stacey added on Facebook Tuesday morning. “Finally the neighbors couldn’t stand looking at her anymore and called a fellow rescuer for help, who in turn, asked us to help.”

And now Cami’s story is perhaps even more heartbreaking as her callous owners watched from their living room window as dog fought not to leave her horrible home; obviously thinking this was her family even though they treated her like trash.

Cami has been transferred to the organization’s veterinary partners and is now receiving life saving treatment. This dog’s nightmare is over.  A complaint has been filed with the local sheriff’s office and all veterinarian records will be forwarded to prove the dog’s severe neglect.

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(Photos and video of justice needed for Cami courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

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Colorado couple alleged to having sex with dog in backyard ‘chamber’

A Colorado couple has been alleged to having had sex with their family dog, using their backyard motor home has a special sex “chamber.”  Frederick Blue Manzanares, 50 and his ex-girlfriend Janette Solana, 48, were arrested and face numerous counts of animal cruelty.

According to the Mercury News, an investigation began when the Aurora Police Department were notified concerning a domestic dispute. When authorities met Solana at a nearby gas station, she told the police officer she and Manzanares had an argument and he had been pressuring her to have sex with their Siberian husky dog named Bubba. Manzanares had been researching bestiality and insisted Solana keep an open mind.

Manzanares allegedly built a customized bench with padding to facilitate the sex acts with Bubba including spraying a hormone on the dog to arouse him. Police seized photos and videos of the couple and the dog having sex. Solano told police she had become “somewhat jealous” of her boyfriend’s relationship with the dog.

Each face four misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals, neglect and/or mistreatment.  In Colorado, bestiality is included in animal cruelty crimes. Additional charges are still pending.

Bubba has since been removed from the home.

(Photo of suspect who had sex with family dog in special “chamber” via Aurora Police Department)

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Dog fight trainer using shock collars in abhorrent cruelty jailed

A dog fight trainer in South Australia pleaded guilty to multiple charges of organizing and participating in dog fight training while using abhorrent techniques including shock collars, chains with weights and treadmills. Benn Christopher Hamilton, 39, pleaded guilty at Adelaide Magistrates Court and has been sentenced to seven months in prison in addition to the five-year, four month sentence he is presently serving for drug offenses.

According to AbcNews, RSPCA inspectors seized six of his American Staffordshire terriers found chained in Hamilton’s backyard in August 2016. The dogs suffered from broken teeth, fresh bite marks and scars all over their bodies. Veterinarians stated the bites and scars had been consistent with dog fighting. Tragically, the dogs were reported to have been so reactive, they were not able to cope, and the decision was made to humanely euthanize them.

In addition to the shock collars and other physical training equipment, injectable steroids, anesthetics and prescription drugs were found as well as dog fighting books and instructional videos. Marie Shaw, the attorney representing the RSPCA called Hamilton’s treatment of the dogs “abhorrent.”

“Dogs are often called man’s best friend and they rely on humans to feed them, house them and treat them well,” Ms. Shaw explained. “True it is that animals, and dogs in particular, can serve man in many ways so long as they are treated humanely and fairly. They do not deserve having man train them for entertainment and financial gain at the risk of injury and mortality.”

Hamilton’s lawyer told the court his client was remorseful and grieved over his dogs having been euthanized. The judge didn’t seem moved; extending Hamilton’s non-parole period to two years and seven months and ordering he be banned from owning any pets indefinitely. The RSPCA is seeking $35,000 for costs and compensation. That has been adjourned until June.

Hamilton is the first South Australian ever charged over dog fighting. The struggle to protect our dogs continues.

(Photos of Hamilton’s dogs with shock collars via Instagram)

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San Francisco man sought after he slammed puppy to ground

The San Francisco police are warning the public about a man wanted in a domestic violence, kidnapping and felony animal cruelty case alleging he slammed a four-month-old puppy to the ground; so hard the dog died just hours later. The suspect has been identified as Delos Pierre Gallon.

According to AbcNews, the disturbing incident occurred on Saturday night in a store on Turk Street where a couple had been engaged in a loud argument. By the time police arrived the suspect and female victim had disappeared, but witnesses stated the suspect had thrown canned food at the woman. Next he grabbed the victim’s four-month-old cocker spaniel from her arms and “forcefully slammed the puppy on the floor of the store.”

Officers located the victim and her puppy named “Prince” who died at San Francisco Animal Care and Control.

Gallon has a prior arrest for the possession of firearms violations and is considered dangerous. Anyone recognizing the suspect is urged to call 911 with his location and description. Anyone with information can contact sFPD at 415.575.4444 or Test a Tipe to TIP411 and begin the text with SFPD.

(Photo of man suspected to have slammed puppy to the ground via SFPD Twitter)

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Video of woman dumping dogs on dead end street goes viral

A heartbreaking scene caught on video by a Good Samaritan on Friday in San Antonio, showed a woman dumping four dogs on a dead end street. The dogs did not want to get out of the car, and the woman recording the video could be heard pleading with the other woman to take the dogs to Animal Control Services instead of just abandoning them. Even after asking for directions, the woman continued to pull the dogs out of the vehicle. With all the dogs just wandering around in an unfamiliar setting, the woman left.

The Good Samaritan called 311, after telling the woman she fosters for the shelter, and there is a stiff fine for animal abandonment and neglect; which is a Class A misdemeanor. The woman has not been named.

The female suspect was not driving the vehicle seen in the video, and the driver of the car is not a suspect, according to  the ACS spokeswoman Lisa Norwood. The suspect has since turned herself into authorities and went back to get the fourth dog, Animal Services were unable to trap.

“We share this information with you now for 3 main reasons:
1. If you are unable to care for your pets – please reach out to our organization. Dumping animals is ILLEGAL and there are serious consequences for this action.

2. These dogs have clearly had a very rough day. They appear to be friendly, seem to get along with each other, and most importantly, are in need of love and proper care. If you are able to open your home for at least one of these dogs by either adopting or fostering, please reach out to us.

3. If you see something, say something. We would not have been able to respond as quickly as we did if the Good Samaritan had not contacted 311 first. Always contact 311 and provide them with as much information as possible when you see any form of animal ordinance violation.”

Two of the dogs have already been adopted, and the other two are in need of temporary foster homes. If interested in helping, contact  ACS via email at acsrescue-foster@sanantonio.gov and those interested in adopting can call 210-207-6666 or email acsadoptions@sanantonio.gov. The dogs’ animal ID numbers can be found on ACS’ Facebook page.

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City Council apologizes to owners ordering them to muzzle dogs at home

The Christchurch City Council apologized on Monday morning to owners of dogs called “menacing” after ordering them to muzzle their dogs inside of their own homes. Dog owners in the city of Canterbury, New Zealand were enraged after a letter was sent to pet owners stating that dogs classified as “menacing” must be muzzled inside of their owners’ homes. Yes, you read that correctly; the Christchurch City Council sent the letter reminding dog owners of their legal obligations and to avoid “legal repercussions.”

Dog breeds listed as menacing included Brazilian fila, dogo Argentino, Japanese tosa, American pitbull terrier, and the perro de presa canario. The only exceptions to the dog muzzling order was if the animal was inside of a secured cage or vehicle.

On Monday, the Council Consenting and Compliance general manager corrected the order. According to Stuffnz the latest legal opinion states:

“The further legal opinion we have received supports the view that dogs classified as menacing do not need to be muzzled when they are inside their owner’s home or contained securely within their owner’s property. This is contrary to the information the Animal Management Team sent out to owners of menacing dogs earlier this month. We are sorry for any confusion and upset that we have caused.”

The city council will be writing to dog owners to update them.

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City council sends letter to ‘menacing’ dog owners to muzzle pets inside own homes

Christchurch is a city found in Canturbury, New Zealand, and dog owners are enraged after a letter was sent to pet owners stating that dogs that are classified as “menacing” must be muzzled inside of their owners’ homes. Yes, you read that correctly; the Christchurch City Council sent the letter reminding dog owners of their legal obligations and to avoid “legal repercussions.”

According to the NewZealandNews, the letter followed after a recent increase in dog bites and attacks. Christchurch City Council states they have the legal authority granted through the 1996 Dog Control Act to ensure regulations are being followed.

“A dog is classified as menacing either by breed (set by legislation) or if they have attacked or shown aggressive tendencies. Section 33E sets out the obligations of a dog owner whose dog is classified as menacing. The owner of a menacing dog must not allow the dog to be at large, or in a public place, or in a private way, without being muzzled.”

The Council has interpreted the legislation clarifying “at large” to mean when the dog is not tethered, unchained or unconstrained even if it’s in the owner’s home or on his property – regardless if the property is fenced. The only exceptions would be when the dog is properly constrained inside of a cage or a vehicle, but must be prevented from biting.

The letter was sent to 159 owners of dogs classified as “menacing” by breed. The owner of Christchurch Bull Dog Rescue, Abbey van der Plas, says the council has no authority to enter people’s homes to check on dogs muzzled. She also claims this is in direct violation of the Animal Welfare Act.

” A dog’s natural behavior is to clean its self, is to drink water when it needs to. A dog’s nose and muzzle are its arms and legs, and if I tied your arms and legs behind your back and told you to live a functioning life, you would have some questions for me,” Abbey wrote on the rescue’s Facebook page. “It’s not just the pit bulls they are saying have to be muzzled. It’s not just a pit bull issue; it’s breeder relevant. This could be anybody’s dog that’s forced to wear a muzzle in its own home 24/7.”

Breeds included in the muzzling legislation include the Brazilian Fila, American Pit Bull, Dogo Argentino, Peirro de Presa Canario and the Japanese Tosa.

Most people do not believe the muzzle rule will reduce the number of dog attacks, since it is more often the owner to blame for problem dogs, and these are the people who wouldn’t muzzle their dogs anyway.

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For residents of Christchurch, contacts are listed:

“BE THE VOICE FOR OUR DOGS – Below are the email addresses of every Councillor from every ward of the Christchurch City Council. These are the people we elect to stand for us. They represent the people of Christchurch. I urge you to contact your local representative and let them know how you feel about the Christchurch City Animal Managements policy regarding menacing dogs.

Riccarton – vicki.buck@ccc.govt.nz
Hornby – jimmy.chen@ccc.govt.nz
Halswell – anne.galloway@ccc.govt.nz
Harewood – aaron.keown@ccc.govt.nz
Waimairi – raf.manji@ccc.govt.nz
Papanui – mike.davidson@ccc.govt.nz
Fendalton – jamie.gough@ccc.govt.nz
Spreydon – phil.clearwater@ccc.govt.nz
Cashmere – tim.scandrett@ccc.govt.nz
Central – deon.swiggs@ccc.govt.nz
Heathcote – sara.templeton@ccc.govt.nz
Banks Peninsula – andrew.turner@ccc.govt.nz
Coastal – david.east@ccc.govt.nz
Burwood – glenn.livingstone@ccc.govt.nz
Linwood – yani.johanson@ccc.govt.nz
Innes – pauline.cotter@ccc.govt.nz

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Man’s best friend?: Clark left to die in dumpster behind school

If dog’s are man’s best friend, how could it be that someone abandoned Clark by tossing him into a dumpster in a rural corner of Blakely, Georgia? The terrified pup was left after having been tossed in the trash behind an elementary school while closed for Spring Break. Had it not been for a teacher who had come to work in her classroom, Clark would have died.

Welcome Clark to the Blakely Animal Shelter. Shelter volunteer Debbie begins his heartbreaking story:

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Clark’s body language shows a defeated dog. He makes little to no contact and is terrified. When he was rescued and brought to the shelter, he retreated to the corner of his kennel, hung his head low and barely moved.

“He is terrified of people but I did get a small amount of eye contact and a half a tail wag,” wrote Debbie Wise McDonald on the Friends of the Blakely Animal Shelter Facebook page. “Have I mentioned lately that we humans don’t deserve the far superior creatures known as ‘Man’s Best Friend’? They may be our best friend, but we sure aren’t theirs.”

If you know who put Clark in the dumpster, message Debbie. All information will be kept confidential.

(Photo of ‘man’s best friend’ courtesy of Friends of Blakely Animal Shelter freeze shot)

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Help: Heartless owner dumps 7-pound dog with huge tumor

We can’t look away at a helpless senior whose owner dropped her at a high-kill Texas animal shelter with a huge tumor. For eight years little Doris had been loyal to her family; tragically her owner never returned the respect.

And here Doris was nearly forced to face her nightmarish reality; that is until animal advocates asked Rescue Dogs Rock NYC to intervene and save the seven pound Chihuahua dragging a melon sized tumor growing out from her belly. She had no where to turn – an emaciated, dehydrated and anemic dog with a host full of medical problems.

“She has so many strikes against her, but we will do whatever we can to help Doris and see her through all of her medical needs,” the organization’s co-founder Stacey Silverstein wrote on Facebook. “She’s eight-years-old, suffers from Tick Bourne disease and is heart worm positive, but her life counts.”

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(Photos of dog with tumor courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

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Local man find Yorkie puppy in zipped plastic bag

A young Yorkie puppy was very lucky when a local man found him on a country road in Co Longford stuffed into a zipped plastic bag. The abandoned Yorkshire terrier was found in a “frozen and tramatised state” in Derryharrow, Ireland; the man cut open the bag so the dog wouldn’t suffocate and contacted the Irish SPCA.

According to the Independent, the dog, now dubbed Louis, suffered no injuries. He did not have a microchip as required by law, and it is not known who owned the one-year-old pooch. The dog is now in the care of the National Animal Center where he is being treated for parasites, will be vaccinated, neutered. microchipped and be made available for adoption.

“It’s disturbing to imagine what this little dog went through and despite his ordeal, Louis is such a kind, loveable (sic) and gentle little dog. This horrific act of cruelty is simply appalling,” stated ISPCA Inspector Karen Lyons.

The matter is currently under investigation. Please contact the National Animal Cruelty Hotline at 1890 515 515 with any information. Help Louis find some justice. People who are this irresponsible should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

(Photo of Yorkie puppy rescued via ISPCA

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