Pregnant Maltese dumped at shelter with grapefruit sized tumor

In another heartbreaking situation of neglect and abuse, a tiny white Maltese found herself at a high kill south Texas animal shelter this week because her previous owner didn’t want to deal with the grapefruit sized tumors on her belly. The dog, barely weighs 17-pounds; no one can even guess how long Lesli, had been carrying the tumors around as they oozed pus and blood.

Rescued on Thursday morning by Rescue Dogs Rock NYC, Lesli was rushed to the organization’s partner veterinarian hospital in San Antonio, and after her initial physical examination, came the shocking news. On top of all of Lesli’s serious medical issues, she is also pregnant and due to deliver her puppies within the week. Surgery to remove the tumors is not an option; that is until the puppies are born and possibly weaned.

“Obviously she’s had this tumor for a very long time, dragging it around and in the interim getting pregnant,”  stated Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC.

On Saturday, Lesli had settled into her foster home, however her condition demands 24/7 monitoring by an experienced medical staff.

“She has safely made it to her foster home where she will somehow give birth in the next few days. This is such a horrible situation, and we just cannot believe that poor Lesli has to continue this never ending nightmare. Giving birth while navigating an oozing tumor the size of a grapefruit with other tumors surrounding the largest one is so sad.

We wish it didn’t have to be this way for poor Lesli, and she could have had surgery to remove these nasty tumors and start her new life… She will be at the vet on Monday to monitor her condition,” Stacey added to the organization’s Facebook page updating the dog’s condition.

Please note, Rescue Dogs Rock NYC is in need of foster homes for two other pregnant dogs rescued within the last few weeks.

“We have 3 dogs that are pregnant right now, that we had no idea were pregnant when we rescued them 3 weeks ago from a kill shelter in Texas. We have secured only one foster Home for Lesli ( dog with tumor ) If you can open up your heart and home for these deserving dogs so that they can at least deliver their babies in peace then apply immediately. Go to http://rescuedogsrocknyc.org/ (Rescue provides everything you will need)

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(Photos of  pregnant Maltese with tumor courtesy of RDRNYC)

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Throwaway puppy nobody wants: Who can help ‘Pinky’?

The question continues to repeat itself over and over, yet the answer always seems to be fleeting. How can anyone allow their dog to get this way? Everyday, poor little Pinky’s condition deteriorated, yet her owners went about their own lives and never looked out for the welfare of an innocent puppy? Poor little Pinky roamed the streets trying so hard to survive.

And on December 15, Pinky arrived as a stray at the Polk County Animal Control in Winter Haven, Florida. Her Pet Harbor adoption listing states: “I am a female, brown Bulldog mix. I am a puppy. I have been at the shelter since Dec 15, 2017.” For more information about this animal, call Polk County Animal Services at (863) 577-1762. Ask for information about animal ID number A916716.

A Facebook page for Pinky can be followed here. Please note this dog can only be rescued by an approved animal rescue organization because of her health condition. Advocates have been pledging funds to help. According to information, there are several rescues interested in helping, however that has not been confirmed. Please note – no dog is safe until they are safely out of the building of any shelter. Pinky is currently on “stray hold” and cannot be released until next week.

“There are actually 3 already in, not sure who is first, but the pup will be released to rescued when her stray hold is up – which will be sometime next week. In the meantime she has already been given Bravecto, which has proven to work wonders as an initial mange treatment and has seen the vet and is on antibiotics and other meds, and being VERY well cared for by the shelter staff,” has been posted by shelter staff on Facebook.

More information to follow about Pinky as soon as it is made available.

For additional information, contact the Polk County Animal Services at 863.577.1762. (#A916716)

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Stray dog was being eaten alive by maggots before rescuers found her


Drowning puppy saved by unexpected hero

 

 

 

Shivering puppy left outside of school in cardboard box with note

It’s cold in Michigan, and for a 7-and-a-half week old puppy, it must have been a scary experience – especially for one so young. The Detroit Pit Crew, a nonprofit animal rescue organization had received a call from a teacher at Ronald Brown Academy located in Detroit’s east side. A child had abandoned a puppy on December 7; the note attached read:

“Sorry it didn’t have a home and it was cold so we’re going to give it to you. Please do let it go (sic) find it a nice home – thank you.”

With the puppy came her blanket, food and holes for breathing; she has been named Snowflake.

“Our sweet rescued girl has been named Snowflake by Detroit school teacher Jessica and her wonderful son Kassius who are our Heroes Of the Day!! We also want to thank the kind janitor of the school who found sweet Snowflake and made sure she could stay safe until help arrived. As everyone can see in the pictures Snowflake is now enjoying a new holiday friend and can look forward to having a happy life!!”

Fortunately the puppy is in good physical condition and according to the rescue, is very attached to his box. The founder of the rescue, Theresa Sumpter, states the pup is a “Heinz 57 Detroit Special.” And what does that mean? The adorable little ball of cuteness is thought to be part pittie, chow and terrier. Could her DNA have been anymore perfect?

For now, Snowflake is not available for adoption, but surely she will have a line at the door. In that case, the rescue has many more adorable candidates needing new homes for the holidays. Why not consider adopting your new best friend?  Contact the Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue to interest. Anyone living in the Detroit area, can also help by volunteering to be a foster .

(Photos of puppy left in cardboard box via Pit Crew Dog Rescue)

 

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Drowning puppy saved by unexpected hero

Emaciated dog abandoned in snow had only a few hours left to live

A cruel owner abandoned her emaciated dog in the snow earlier this week. The sad-faced, female Dogue De Bordeaux had been curled up in a ball in a Cradley Heath nature preserve in West Midlands, Birmingham, United Kingdom. The starving dog would have only survived a few more hours had she not been discovered by a passer-by.

 

According to the Animal House Rescue‘s founder Lin Reeves, a distress call came in early on Saturday asking for help, and when she arrived at where the dog named Elsa was located, Reeves was in shock at the dog’s condition. Elsa weighed only 38 pounds– less than half what a dog her breed should weigh.

“In 30 years of animal rescue work I have never seen a dog in such a state as Elsa, and I do not know how she still is alive. I did not think she would survive the next few hours let alone the night,” Reeves wrote on Facebook.

When the heartbreaking photos of Elsa were posted and the accompanying information described on social media, animal advocates eagerly came out to help and pledge funding for the dog’s emergency care.

“As soon as a picture of her was put on social media we began getting calls from people wanting to help or donate cash, she really captured the imagination. I don’t know whether it is her sad little face or just the shocking neglect she has suffered, but people wanted to know how she was doing, I have had calls from South Africa, Jersey and all over the UK,” stated Reeves.

Elsa remains in the care of Your Vets in Smethwick where staff workers saved her life.  Tests are being done to determine if there are any underlying reasons why the dog was so emaciated. If her health proceeds to improve, it is hoped Elsa could be adopted and in her new home by Christmas – still it is a day to day situation as the dog’s progress is carefully monitored.

Elsa’s progress can be followed on The Animal House Rescue Facebook page .

There has not been any information as to Elsa’s owner. Anyone who recognizes this dog, please contact the rescue organization. Elsa deserves justice.

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(Photos of Elsa the emaciated dog via The Animal House Rescue Facebook)

The video tells her story in pictures:

Starving stray with severe infection rescued off streets of Puerto Rico

Just ten-days ago, the Humane Society of Puerto Rico received notice of a stray dog with severely infected wounds and in desperate need of rescue. Nearly three months after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, the island still continues to bring in help to restore their power grid.  As difficult as it has been for the citizens, it has been even harder for the dogs left behind when residents were forced to evacuate.

When the Humane Society of PR reached out to the New York Bully Crew, asking  if volunteers could track the dog down and get him to safety, the ground director tracked him and rushed the dog, dubbed Bendito, to the veterinary hospital for life-saving, emergency care. Once upon a time, Bendito had been someone’s dog; his ears had been cropped, but sadly by the appearance of his emaciated body and overgrown nails, the bully breed had been scavenging on the streets for a long time.

Bendito continues to be under the care at Paseos Veterinary Center. When discovered, he was immediately placed on intravenous fluids, antibiotics and pain medications. A mass or an abscess has corrupted his sinus cavity – his face and head had been disproportionately swollen. The cause of his swelling has not yet been positively identified.

“Remember he’s in Puerto Rico and they still are having issues with electricity, so the testing we would normally do cannot be done yet,” the organization posted on their Facebook page to update followers about Bendito’s critical condition. “Infection has to be treated first, and he has to be made stable and strong enough to go through any further testing as well. In order to do anything like an MRI, he would have to go under anesthesia, and at this time he could not survive that. He is still fighting the infection he is being treated for and is still very weak and malnourished.”

Each day Bendito is becoming stronger, more alert, eating and even wagging his tail. His recovery is still considered quite slow, and the cause for his swelling still remains unknown. A radiograph shows the swollen area, and it is being monitored.

“He is slowly responding to the antibiotics and the affected area is draining out from his sinus cavity via his nose and both eyes, in turn the swelling is slowly coming down. They will repeat the X-rays this week to see if the mass vs abscess has shrunk. If so, it’s an infection. If not then we could be dealing with a mass in the sinuses which is not what we are hoping for.”

Bendito is being kept comfortable. Advocates have made sure the very popular pooch has a comfortable bed to relax and get well. Although it is a day by day situation, it is hoped Bendito will be heal – a new life awaits this boy.

To donate: https://goo.gl/7gFbMD

(Photos and video of dog rescued in Puerto Rico via Facebook New York Bully Crew)

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Graphic: Shocking injuries to attacked dog now being prepped for surgery

We have come to find out there are very few quiet days for animal rescue organizations, and Wednesday was no different for Rescue Dogs Rock NYC, a non profit whose goal focuses on the needs of urgent animals and provide them  emergency or specialized medical care they need and deserve.  A dog with shocking injuries arrived at a partner veterinarian hospital in South Carolina.

What happened to Foxy is heartbreaking; the senior Labrador retriever is currently receiving pain medication and is being prepared for surgery. Her story begins:

“Seeing this made our hearts literally hurt,” stated Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founder of the rescue organization. “Foxy is a sweet 12-year-old Lab mix who was attacked by another dog in South Carolina. She came into our vet, and there were two options – she could have been euthanized or admitted to the hospital for surgery.”

Foxy’s owner brought her to the veterinarian to be euthanized, however the hospital asked the owners to surrender her, and they would reach out to a rescue organization for help. The owners agreed.

“Foxy is being prepped for emergency surgery now because we could not say no! This is not her fault! She is an otherwise sweet, happy family dog!,” Jackie wrote on Facebook. “We understand this is graphic, but we could not let Foxy die because of this. She is an innocent victim who deserves to get help.”

Updates as to the dog’s condition will be provided as soon as possible. To help:

PayPal: Donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org or www.rescuedogsrocknyc.org/donate/ or
RDR NYC
PO BOX 101
NY NY 10028

Video is extremely graphic and may not be suitable for all viewing audiences. It is what happened to a dog – the victim of having been attacked.

(Photos and video of Foxy’s shocking injuries courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

 

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Albino dog receives special care to avoid injury or worse…

 

Family dogs almost died after neighbor used rat poison to kill squirrels

In Bloomfield, Colorado, a family’s dogs almost died after ingesting rat poison spread around by someone in the neighborhood  to kill squirrels. According to the Denver Channel, dog owners, Michael Hendricks and Joan Yates knew something was wrong with their Corgi-mix, Molly when she vomited.

The couple rushed their two dogs to the veterinarian where it was confirmed the dogs had ingested rat poisoning in the form of colorful green pellets. And therein lies the problem explained the family’s veterinarian, Liz Filbert:

“They make it nice and tasty, so the mice and rats will eat it, and unfortunately, those same tastes are exactly what our dogs want to eat. It’s surprising how even just a small amount can really cause severe damage.”

Fortunately, the dogs are expected to survive since the poisoning was found early on, however the dogs will have to take Vitamin K orally.

The neighborhood has been on alert for months worried someone has been trying to kill the squirrels. The squirrels carry the colorful little pellets to other areas, and it is concerning that young children could mistake the rat poison for candy lying on the ground.

Stay alert … our children and our dogs count on us to keep them safe.

(Photo via screenshot Channel 7News)

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Owner neglected once beautiful Basset Hound and then dumped her

Once upon a time, a beautiful Basset Hound made her family proud; a patient breed known for their intelligence, their loyalty and their incredible hunting instincts. Sissy had that distinct look; being low to the ground with her big floppy ears, but somewhere along the line, she was betrayed.

On Thursday morning, Rescue Dogs Rock NYC rescued Sissy from a South Texas animal shelter. Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of the organization, posted her photos; they were enough to make anyone cry:

“Heartbreaking and infuriating,” wrote Stacey. “This sweet soul, we have named Sissy, spiraled into this condition by some sub human who permitted this to happen and then dumped her into a South Texas kill Shelter.”

Sissy’s eyes are severely infected and are bleeding. Her skin, raw to the touch and the folds on her neck that should be so endearing and indicative of her proud and friendly breed, lie flat, lifeless and completely devoid of fur. Who can even tell what her coat colors might have been “once upon a time”?

“Shameful to the owners that allowed this,” Stacey continued. “The good news is, that Sissy is out of the shelter and is already at our Texas veterinarian partner receiving life saving medical care.”

The dog’s recovery is anticipated to be a long one, but isn’t every life worth saving? To help with this girl’s veterinarian expenses, see below:

http://rescuedogsrocknyc.org/DONATE
Paypal
Donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org
Mail a check
RDR
PO BOX 101
NY NY 10028

(Photos of  Sissy the Basset Hound courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

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Two-month-old puppy crushed by iron fence receiving emergency care

A two-month-old puppy is currently fighting for his life at an emergency south Texas veterinary hospital after having been crushed under an iron fence. On Tuesday, Rescue Dogs Rock NYC intervened, after having been told the heartbreaking story of an innocent puppy who fell victim to the severe accident according to his owners, as told by a rescuer:

“A family of low income brought me this pitbull. They said an iron fence fell on top of him. He had two wounds. Last night I fed him. He does drink water. He can’t stand on paws he tries to stand with support. As of this morning he refuses to eat. I believe when pooped hurts him. He started coughing this morning. I cant afford to keep him since I already took in a stray pup with mange. This pup needs emergency help. I believe damage could be internal.” (edited for reading clarity)

Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of the rescue organization, has promised to help in any way possible to save the life of this nine to ten-week-old  puppy, now dubbed Bales. By Wednesday morning, x-rays showed no broken bones, yet Bales cannot move nor can he stand; earlier in the morning he urinated on himself. It is still not known if he suffered internal injuries. More tests are currently being performed although the positive signs include his body temperature remains normal.

The puppy is currently on intravenous hydration. and veterinarians are awaiting the results of the sonograms and a full blood panel.

 

“This innocent baby does not deserve this pain and agony. He certainly didn’t deserve to have been crushed by an iron fence,” Stacey added after posting the latest video of a puppy in need of a miracle and the help of kind and compassionate supporters. “We hope we can help him, and we will not stop at anything to try.”

 

(Photos and videos of puppy crushed by iron fence courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

Ways to help:
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Donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org
Mail
RDR
PO BOX 101
NY NY 10028

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Deformed dog or not? Strange photo is driving people crazy! I’ll admit, this one took me awhile to figure out.

 

 

Dozens of dogs ill from ‘bone treats’: FDA issues warning

More than 90 dogs have been reported falling ill to “bone treats.” As holiday celebrations pick up speed, the Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning for dog owners.

According to the FDA, there have been  68 reports of pet illnesses related to “bone treats,” which differ from uncooked butcher-type bones because they are processed and packaged for sale as dog treats.  Fifteen dogs have died after eating a bone treat. A variety of commercially-available bone treats for dog which includes treats described as “Ham Bones,” “Pork Femur Bones,” “Rib Bones,” and “Smokey Knuckle Bones” have been listed in the report. The products may be dried through a smoking process or by baking, and may contain other ingredients such as preservatives, seasonings, and smoke flavorings. These treats could send dogs to veterinarians with blockages, cuts, vomiting, diarrhea or bleeding.

Below are some tips to keep your beloved companion safe this season:

  • Chicken bones and other bones from the kitchen table can cause injury when chewed by pets, too. So be careful to keep platters out of reach when you’re cooking or the family is eating.
  • Be careful what you put in the trash can. Dogs are notorious for helping themselves to the turkey carcass or steak bones disposed of there.
  • Talk with your veterinarian about other toys or treats that are most appropriate for your dog. There are many available products made with different materials for dogs to chew on.

Make sure to always supervise your pet when giving them a treat, and if your dog just “isn’t acting right,” make sure to consult your veterinarian.

To report a problem with a pet food or treat, please visit FDA’s Web page on “How to Report a Pet Food Complaint.

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