Injured stray dog found roaming near office building

An injured, stray dog was found roaming near an office building in Orlando, Florida. His appearance was that of a dog who had been horribly abused and possibly used as a bait dog. He had scars and wounds all around his front legs.

Kelli Ordonia and several other employees took pity on him. They called Orange County Animal Services (OCAS) who determined the dog was about a one-year old possible Boxer/Black Mouth Cur mix. OCAS took him to their shelter where they ministered to the injuries on his legs. He had to be housed in a separate area because of his fear of other dogs which triggers him to act aggressively.  This behavior is most likely due to previous experience as a bait dog.

Kelli and her friends were concerned for the dog, who they have since named Carder, because OCAS is a kill shelter and they felt with his fear and aggression towards other dogs, he would not stand a chance at being adopted. They decided to search for someone or a no kill rescue to take him in. Once they got him out of OCAS, he was placed at different co-worker’s homes for a few days at a time. None could keep him for an extended period.

Despite being aggressive toward other dogs, Carder is not aggressive towards people. He is more trusting of women than men; a hint at whom is abuser may have been. He starts shaking around men and takes a little longer to calm down.  He is very gentle and would eat out of Kelli’s hand. But sadly, Carder just wants to hide in a small, dark corner where he feels safe and no one can hurt him.

Happy Trails Animal Rescue in St. Cloud, Florida has stepped up to help Carder. They are a 501c3 non-profit animal rescue group. They do not have an actual facility but place their dogs with foster families across Central Florida. Their specialty is dogs like Carder; dogs who have been abused and victims of the worst-case scenarios.  Most of the dogs currently in their care are dogs that have been confiscated from their former owners and would most likely not stand a chance at being adopted from the shelters due to medical or behavioral issues.

Happy Trails has facilitated a foster home for Carder until August 1st, 2018. After that he will need more permanent placement.  While in his foster home, Carder will be learning basic house manners and be given love and rehabilitation, so he can learn to trust again and become a permanent member of someone’s family.

If you can help Carder, please email Erin Swilley at HappyTrailsAnimalRescue@yahoo.com for an application.

Carder will do well with someone who will be patient with him and allow him a tiny bit of space to call his own. He is okay if in a separate room from other dogs; just not face to face with them.

To learn more about Happy Trails Animal Rescue visit their website at https://happytrailsanimalrescue.com/

If you cannot help Carder, there are many ways you can help Happy Trails Animal Rescue by donating, volunteering, fostering, or adopting any of their current dogs.

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Puppy Phinn howled in pain but he is now safe and help is on the way

Meet Phinn. What a heartbreaking photo making its way through social media with one of the cruelest stories for a puppy barely three-months-old. On Wednesday morning, Rescue Dogs Rock NYC were notified about Phinn’s condition in a Texas shelter, as a plea went out asking them to help.

“It looks like burns, this is awful,” stated Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of the rescue organization. He arrived at our San Antonio vet late yesterday and the volunteer who transported him said he howled in pain.”

And now Phinn’s recovery will begin. As with so many animal cruelty situations, there are not enough investigations nor convictions to discourage the heartbreaking negligence and mistreatment as can be seen with Phinn.

This puppy’s story needs few words. The startling photos of Phinn’s physical condition tells it all. Veterinarians are now working to make this pup more comfortable. His new life begins today.

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(Photos of Phinn courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

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Pair of helpless dogs launched into traffic on busy highway

On the outskirts of London near Hertfordshire, a pair of helpless dogs were launched from a car traveling 60 mph, into traffic on a busy highway Sunday evening. One dog was killed instantly after several vehicles, although they tried to swerve to avoid him, collided with the dog described as a hound breed.

According to the Mirror, the second dog, a Jack Russell terrier, somehow survived the horrible disaster  and was captured by a motorist who stopped to help. The dog was not microchipped and was turned over to animal welfare. The RSPCA has named the seven-year-old pup Tarmax. Miraculously, he managed to get to the side of the highway without any injuries.

Tarmax is now in a temporary foster home and will soon be made available for adoption.

Witnesses have not been able to provide a clear description of the vehicle nor its license plate numbers.

Anyone with information that may help AWO Warne and the RSPCA investigate the incident can call the RSPCA’s inspectorate appeal line number, in complete confidence, on 0300 123 8018.

(Photo of dog launched into traffic via RSPCA)

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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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Arrest follows death of puppy in Turkey with its paws and tail cut off

Police in Turkey arrested a man suspected of torturing a defenseless puppy after the disturbing photos of the maimed animal went viral on social media Thursday. The puppy, whose paws and tail were deliberately cut off, was found in a forest in the Sapanca district in the northwestern province of Sakarya and rushed to an emergency animal hospital for treatment.

According to the AhvalNews, President Tayyip Erdogan addressed an election rally in Istanbul, stating that the detained suspect was a construction machine operator. With an election looming so close, both government officials and politicians on both sides publicly condemned the heinous act and are calling for stricter laws against acts of animal cruelty. At this time, current laws are said to be very lenient although legislation has been pending in parliament for months with little progress.

“Whether at home or on the street, we will take the law into consideration and evaluate it. This operator was arrested today. The authorities in Sapanca ordered his arrest,” Erdogan stated during a rally speaking with supporters in the upcoming elections. “There is nothing acceptable about this, but it is very important to show this awareness.”

Social media claims stated the pup’s legs and tail could have accidentally been hacked off accidentally by a bulldozer, however veterinarian reports stated the puppy had been intentionally tortured.

“This brutality against a small being is a painful manifestation of the loss of values in our country. I hope to God that those who hurt a small puppy find what they deserve in the afterlife,” Iyi Party leader and presidential candidate Meral Aksener wrote on Twitter.

The puppy died during surgery.

(Photos of puppy tortured in Turkey via Facebook and YouTube)

Rest in peace little one.

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Couple who burned and broke bones of Chihuahua left it in trash bag to die

In Morristown, Tennessee, an animal cruelty case involving a tiny Chihuahua, so disturbing and heartless, led to the arrest of the dog’s owners on Friday. The couple is accused of having tortured the Chihuahua – breaking bones and burning it in addition to failing to provide her with food, water, shelter or care.

On June 7, police were summoned to the home of Joshua Coffey, 35 and his wife Melissa Coffey, 26. Joshua had called authorities to report his wife had killed the family dog. When police arrived they found the dog in a black trash bag still alive. During the investigation, officers discovered the dog had suffered broken bones and had burn marks on her face.

The dog is now under the care of Morristown-Hamblen Humane Society where she is being treated at the Southern Care Veterinary Hospital. On their Facebook page, the Morristown-Hamblen Humane Society posted the following encouraging update on the dog’s condition:

“We appreciate all the calls on the Chihuahua’s welfare from the cruelty case. However, this is an ongoing criminal case and we cannot discuss it. But we can tell you she is safe and under veterinary care and will continue to receive the treatment necessary to improve her health. Any donations would be appreciated for her ongoing medical care that will be expensive. We will update as we can and any questions or concerns please contact the shelter and not the vet.”

Information concerning the Chihuahua’s abuse via Nbc4iNews.

Donations are being accepted to help with the dog’s medical care.

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St. Albans man accused of kicking and abusing 5-month-old puppy

In St. Albans, West Virginia, the owner of a five-month-old puppy has been accused of kicking and abusing a defenseless animal until it could not stand. Officers were called to a home on Knox Avenue on Wednesday evening.

According to WsazNews, Joseph Carl Massey, 42, faces animal cruelty charges. When police arrived at Massey’s home, they found a black puppy unable to stand. His little legs wobbled when he tried to get up and constantly fell over as he cried in pain.

Massey has denied hurting the puppy, however a witness reported to the police she had seen Massey through the privacy fence throwing the puppy as it landed on its back. She also observed the man kick the puppy up into the air and yell at the dog. A video accompanied the woman’s verbal report.

The puppy is currently being treated at the South Charleston Emergency Animal Clinic and appears to have sustained head trauma.

Massey is currently in jail in lieu of a $5,000 bond.

(Photo via screenshot Wvah.com)

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Couple in Malaysia videoed forcing poodle to walk only on hind legs

Another video of a dog being abused has gone viral- this time in Subang Jaya, Malaysia. A couple were seen forcing their small French poodle to walk on its hind legs at a shopping mall; the man was seen kicking the dog to stand on its back legs.

On his Facebook page, Deepan Kumar shared the disturbing situation using a video as proof:

” thought I had seen a wide range of the worst humanity has to offer until right about 10 minutes ago. Sunway Pyramid, H&M entrance, 20:09, 9th June 2018.

I AM UNCONTROLLABLY LIVID. It’s one thing to train a dog, it’s a whole other f***ing thing to train it for public entertainment through literal torture (read: KICKING THE DOG AND CANING THE DOG). The dog had been walking up and down the walkway for so long, it kept falling back to its 4 feet out of painful fatigue but EVERYTIME the dog kept falling back, this repulsive excuse of a woman kept shouting and caning the dog to continue standing on two feet to amuse people.

THIS IS HAPPENING IN MALAYSIA. HOW IN THE ****. FACEBOOK, DO YOUR THING. FIND THESE A**WIPES.”

The dog, whose coat had been dyed red, was dressed in a costume. The two-minute video showed the poodle entering the store and “entertaining” the audience of shoppers standing on its back legs. Social media erupted into angry criticism towards the couple with many people promising to contact animal welfare associations for animal abuse.

Veterinarians agree that making dogs walk on their hind legs and in such an unnatural position can affect their joints which can lead to muscle and joint disease.

The video can be watched here. Be advised the video is graphic and shows violence against an innocent little dog. Viewing may not be suitable for everyone.

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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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Is this really a dog? Years of neglect and abuse and thrown into a shelter

Is this really a dog? Sadly, this is nine-year-old Dustin who survived a lifetime of neglect and abuse. And when his owner no longer wanted to be bothered just feeding his dog, Dustin was surrendered to a high kill shelter in rural Texas – left alone on a cold, dirty floor with no one to care and soon to die.

 

And here is Dustin’s video introduction. Just check out his condition; he is matted, his skin is infected and he is filthy. Tragically, the dog is blind now because no one bothered to treat his dry eyes with a simple, inexpensive prescription.

Before it was too late for this tiny senior, Rescue Dogs Rock NYC stepped forward to save him on Monday.

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Early Tuesday morning, Dustin arrived at the rescue’s partner veterinarian; his condition was even worse than expected.

“We are absolutely horrified at Dustin’s condition which is even worse than we thought,” Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of the Rescue Dogs Rock NYC, posted on Facebook to update followers and animal advocates.  “Dustin is covered in fleas and ticks, bites, mats; his eyes are closed shut and completely infected. He’s sadly blind now from neglect and failure to treat his dry eye.”

Just look at the poor pup’s back and tail. He is hairless and his skin is red and infected. No nine-year-old senior dog should ever have been so neglected.

Today Dustin begins a new chapter of his life – he will be bathed, shaved and examined. His medical needs are the first priority. Welcome to your new life Dustin.

(Photos and video of Dustin’s neglect and abuse courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rocks NYC)

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