Dog died of a ‘broken heart’ after her owner abandoned her at airport

Despite efforts from veterinarians and soft-hearted people, a dog abandoned at Bucaramanga Airport in Columbia,  died from a broken heart after pining away for her owner’s return over four weeks.

According to the Daily Mail, people concerned about at the airport named the black and white dog with the saddest face, Nube Viajera, which means “traveling cloud.” Everyone  tried to care for the dog; as she waited and waited. During her first month, Nube Viajera would slowly walk through the airport as if searching for someone; most people believed she continued to look for her owner.  And as the days and weeks moved on, she stopped eating – she was just too sad. Alejandro Sotomonte Nino, a local veterinarian from the Colombian Animal Protection Foundation, set her up with an intravenous drip for hydration and nutrients.

“Apparently, during the first month that the dog was at the airport, it was going through the halls looking for someone, possibly the owner. That state of waiting deteriorated its health, to the point that she no longer received food.”

“The dog showed a detriment in a matter of 48 hours, even though we gave her food and medicine via intravenous injection, she fell into sadness and depression and did not survive,” stated Dr. Nino.

Oh how this poor girl suffered emotionally and physically when she just gave up, crawled into the corner and passed away. After she died, vets examined her body and stated she died from extreme depression.

Rest in peace Nube Viajera. We are saddened by your untimely death. You were a good dog.

(Photos of dog died of a broken heart via screenshots Daily Mail)

Follow the National Pet Rescue on Facebook.

Did you know that if you want to get updates from a Facebook page, you need to do more than “like” it? To get recent postings in your Facebook feed, you must also hover your mouse over the word “following” and then click “see first” from the drop-down menu. You may want to check back with your favorite pages on occasion because Facebook often changes your settings, no longer having your having your favorites among those to “see first.”


Rescuers rappel over steep cliff to rescue a stranded cat


Owners brought ailing dog to vet to be put down, but veterinarian decided to save dog’s life instead

 

 

No one stopped to help street dog hit by car and scrounging to survive

Sylvie had been tossed onto the streets like yesterday’s trash. For months, residents in the San Antonio, Texas neighborhood ignored the street dog who had lacerations all over her body, barely any coat with scabs covering her raging red skin and emaciated body. Still Sylvie scrounged around for food; she so wanted to live and find her way home.

And then the unthinkable happened. Sylvie had not been paying attention to the dangers of the street and was struck by a vehicle – injuring her hind leg so badly, she couldn’t put any weight on it. Still no one stopped to help her; that is until a Good Samaritan spotted her on the streets and called for assistance. Animal Control officers arrived, and Sylvie was brought to the San Antonio Animal Shelter; at the very least she was finally off the streets, given some food and had a safe place to sleep – at least for a few days.

Who would want a nearly bald Border collie mix; a poor suffering dog only one-year-old? That was when animal advocates contacted Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC and asked for help:

“As we know, the shelter is not a safe haven and without help from a rescue to save Sylvie, she would not survive,” explained Stacey on Wednesday afternoon after posting the photos of the emaciated and hairless young dog on the rescue organization’s Facebook page. “We saw Sylvie and decided we could not let her suffer another moment and contacted the shelter and agreed to help her – just an innocent puppy who didn’t ask to be disregarded like dirt.”

Sylvie has been transferred to Rescue Dogs Rock NYC partner veterinarian, where for the first time in a long time, Sylvie is being treated with kindness and able to sleep  a full night without fear of being harmed. At this point, Sylvie is listed in critical condition.

To help Sylvie:

Go to http://rescuedogsrocknyc.org/donate
Pay pal
Donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org

(Photos  of street dog Sylvie courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

Follow the National Pet Rescue on Facebook.

Did you know that if you want to get updates from a Facebook page, you need to do more than “like” it? To get recent postings in your Facebook feed, you must also hover your mouse over the word “following” and then click “see first” from the drop-down menu. You may want to check back with your favorite pages on occasion because Facebook often changes your settings, no longer having your having your favorites among those to “see first.”


 

 

Rescuers rappel over steep cliff to rescue a stranded cat


Owners brought ailing dog to vet to be put down, but veterinarian decided to save dog’s life instead

 

 

 

 

Husky stray with massive tumor rescued in Miami

When GTS Husky Rescue was founded in 2014, their goal and mission was to save arctic breed dogs from high kill shelters across the nation. Although specializing in these breeds, they have also taken in and helped other non-artic breeds when space allows.

Located in Jupiter, Florida, GTS Husky Rescue is a 100% no-kill shelter, strictly run by volunteers with no paid staff members.  All dogs stay either on the ranch or with a foster until they can be adopted. Those dogs that are deemed “unadoptable” due to behavior problems or medical issues, are either kept at the ranch or placed in long-term foster homes while they are rehabilitated.  According to the statement on their website, they are; “Dedicated to improving the lives of helpless dogs.”

The organization has taken on  many dogs with extreme medical conditions and behavioral issues that require training that funding has become scarce. Because they are a 501©3, they strictly rely on donations.

The most recent hardship case taken on by GTS Husky Rescue is Nala, a six-year-old female Siberian Husky, picked up as a stray by Miami Dade Animal Services (MDAS) in early November. Nala was found with a huge, bloody mass hanging from her chest. She was also heartworm positive.

MDAS called in an emergency request to GTS Husky Rescue, and of course they couldn’t say no. It appears that Nala had been abused and starved her entire life. She has never known love or a warm bed. Upon getting Nala, there was no time to waste.  The surgery was performed to remove the deadly mass. The mass was then sent to pathology and the rescue is currently waiting for the results.

Now this girl is sweet and loving and has the will to live. And she deserves a second chance; a chance to enjoy a home, a warm bed and people that love her.

Please help GTS Husky Rescue pay off Nala’s medical bills by visiting her fundraiser page.

https://www.gofundme.com/4nw06oo.

Donations can also be sent via Paypal to helpgtshuskyrescue@yahoo.com.

For updates on Nala and to see other dogs rescued by GTS Husky Rescue. Please visit their website https://www.gtshuskyrescue.com/.

And their Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/gtshuskyrescue/.

GTS Husky Rescue, like any other rescue, needs angels that they can rely on to help them provide proper vetting, including pricey surgeries, keep the ranch running and all of the animals fed and up to date on all medical.  No donation is too small.


Rescuers rappel over steep cliff to rescue a stranded cat


Owners brought ailing dog to vet to be put down, but veterinarian decided to save dog’s life instead

 

4-year-old pens letter to God after her 14-year-old dog Abbey died

The story about 14-year-old Abbey goes back more than a decade, but a five-year-old little girl,  devastated after someone shot her pet pony “Chicken Nugget” last week at the family’s home in Liberty, Texas, brings back memories. Rylee Brett and Chicken Nugget had been best friends since the little girl was born. By six-months old, Rylee had been riding on the dwarf pony’s back – and loving it. Four-year-old Meredith had the same kind of love for her dog, Abbey.

Abbey was 14-years-old when she died in San Antonio (just 200 miles away from Liberty) in 2006. The black and white pooch had also been a beloved part of the family; she showered Greg and Joy Scrivener and their three children with love and loyalty her entire life. And when Abbey died, four-year-old Meredith was concerned about her dog’s welfare; so much so, she dictated a letter to her mother so she could send it to God. With the note, Meredith included two photos, addressed it after pasting on lots of postage stamps.

“To God in Heaven” – the envelope included  the family’s return address and was mailed through the Brook Hollow post office. The letter stated:

Dear God,
Will you please take special care of our dog, Abbey? She died yesterday and is heaven. We miss her very much. We are happy that you let us have her as our dog even though she got sick. I hope that you will play with her. She likes to play with balls and swim before she got sick. I am sending some pictures of her so that when you see her in heaven you will know she is our special dog. But I really do miss her.

Love,
Meredith Claire

P.S.: Mommy wrote the words after Mer told them to her.”

Just two weeks later, a package wrapped in gold paper and addressed “To: Mer” had been left on the family’s front porch. In the package, accompanied by a letter from “God,” was a book by Fred Rogers, When a Pet Dies (a book that “helps children share feelings of the loss of a pet while offering reassurance that grieving is a natural, healing thing to do”).

Taped to the inside cover of the book was the letter written to God, (which had been returned for “insufficient address,” but on the opposite page one photo of Abbey had been taped under the words “For Meredith.” On the back cover,  was the other photo of Abbey along with a handwritten note on pink paper:

“Dear Mer,
I know that you will be happy to know that Abbey arrived safely and soundly in Heaven! Having the pictures you sent to me was such a big help. I recognized Abbey right away.

You know, Meredith, she isn’t sick anymore. Her spirit is here with me — just like she stays in your heart — young and running and playing. Abbey loved being your dog, you know. Since we don’t need our bodies in heaven, I don’t have any pockets! — so I can’t keep your beautiful letter. I am sending it to you with the pictures so that you will have this book to keep and remember Abbey.

One of my angels is taking care of this for me. I hope the little book helps.

Thank you for the beautiful letter. Thank your mother for sending it. What a wonderful mother you have! I picked her especially for you.

I send my blessings every day and remember that I love you very much. By the way, I am in heaven and wherever there is love.

Love,
God, and the special angel who wrote this after God told her the words.”

And for young Rylee, who wept on the spot where Chicken Nugget was laid to rest on the family’s farm Saturday afternoon, another little playmate has joined Abbey – who surely will show her the way.

 “Rylee woke up this morning and ran straight outside to see if Chicken Nugget had come back home. We had to explain that Jesus needed him way more then us and he was staying with him. Rylee said,  ‘why can’t he just come back alive, doesn’t he miss me momma?’ It shattered my heart all over again,” wrote the little girl’s mother, Kylee Brett.

“Rest in peace,” the pony’s owner wrote on Facebook. “You now have your wings and are flying high. You will never be forgotten, you will forever be missed. My heart is absolutely shattered as I try to find the words…”

An investigation as to the person who shot Chicken Nugget continues.

Read the heartbreaking story of a little girl’s pony shot at close range.

Follow the National Pet Rescue on Facebook.

Did you know that if you want to get updates from a Facebook page, you need to do more than “like” it? To get recent postings in your Facebook feed, you must also hover your mouse over the word “following” and then click “see first” from the drop-down menu. You may want to check back with your favorite pages on occasion because Facebook often changes your settings, no longer having your  having your favorites among those to “see first.”


Dog belonging to reality star’s family bites child – but family decided to keep their pet


Owners brought ailing dog to vet to be put down, but veterinarian decided to save dog’s life instead

Over a year after disappearing, family’s dog returned home

It’s a doggone mystery how an Arizona family’s dog wound up living in a small New York town, 2300 miles away from home. According to KVOA News, in September 2016, nine-month-old Max, a German shepherd mix, disappeared from his home with the Escarcega family.

After being gone for so long, hope of ever seeing the beloved pup again was lost. Max’s owner, Janet, told KVOA, “I can’t explain. I can’t explain. It was like a piece of me had gone missing.”

But fate intervened, with the help of the almighty microchip, and Max’s identity was revealed. Recently, Janet got an early morning phone call which let her know that Max the pup was alive and well – albeit very, very far from home. The news was so out-of-the-blue that Janet almost didn’t believe it – she told KVOA, “I couldn’t believe it I thought it was a dream.”

But it was true – Max was (is!) alive and he has already been flown back to Arizona to be reunited with his family. As for where he has been for the past 13 months…it will probably remain, a doggone mystery.

Is your pet microchipped? If so, is the information on the chip up-to-date with current contact information (this is critical!)?

(Screenshot via KVOA)

More news and updates at the National Animal News Facebook page

New today: Cancer-stricken senior dog in need of a home – find out how you can help.


Did you know that if you want to get updates from a Facebook page, you need to do more than “like” it? To get recent postings in your Facebook feed, you must also hover your mouse over the word “following” and then click “see first” from the drop-down menu. You may want to check back with your favorite pages on occasion because Facebook often changes your settings, no longer having your favorites among those to “see first.”


Police make heartwarming discovery after chasing down stolen truck


This special chair is keeping family’s dog alive

 

Rescued Chihuahuas chewed on dead owner’s feet while locked in trailer

In Casa Grande, Arizona, 61 rescued Chihuahuas are lucky to be alive after they were rescued from a mobile home where the man who lived there died. According to officers from the Pinal County Animal Care and Control, the owner, who had died approximately a week ago, had been an animal hoarder and been keeping dogs, birds and goats inside of his filthy trailer home.

Photographs from the interior of the mobile home showed the animals lived in their own feces, urine and trash. After the man died, there was no food or water for any of the animals leaving them all locked inside of the trailer for days with nothing to eat or drink. The AZFamilyNews reports the dogs had been chewing on the dead man’s feet to survive.

A friend in the area had done a welfare check on the man when he made the grisly discovery found the animals.

“It was like a sea of Chihuahuas inside the house,” stated Audra Michael with the Pinal County Animal Care and Control. “It looked like the floor was moving, there were so many. I’ve seen quite a few hoarding situations, and this is probably one of the worst I’ve seen.”

The dogs are now recuperating at the Pinal County Animal Care and Control shelter. Other rescue organizations are helping out. Anyone interested in adopting one of these rescued Chihuahuas is asked to contact the shelter at 520.509.3555.

(Photos of 61 rescued Chihuahuas via the Pinal County Animal Care and Control)

Get well soon all of you adorable little ones.

Follow the National Pet Rescue on Facebook.

Did you know that if you want to get updates from a Facebook page, you need to do more than “like” it? To get recent postings in your Facebook feed, you must also hover your mouse over the word “following” and then click “see first” from the drop-down menu. You may want to check back with your favorite pages on occasion because Facebook often changes your settings, no longer having your favorites among those to “see first.”


Police make heartwarming discovery after chasing down stolen truck


This special chair is keeping family’s dog alive

At least one dog involved in multiple cat attacks will be put down

According to a Florida dog owner, at least one of the dogs behind a rash of cat attacks in the Murray Hill area of Jacksonville, will be put down. According to First Coast News, several dogs have been roaming the area for some time and over two dozen cats in the neighborhood have fallen victim.

Just last Friday, seven cats were killed by the mixed breed dogs – Elizabeth Breting, the owner of one cat, saw a surveillance video of the dogs attacking. She told First Coast News, “They were just basically eating my cat,” adding, “I cried for about 24 hours. I miss my cat terribly.”

According to News Jax 4, police records indicate that the dogs belong to Brandon Carlisle, a man who lives not far from where the attacks are happening. It is believed that animal control picked up the dogs, but returned them to Carlisle.

Why the dogs are allowed to continually roam the neighborhood, without supervision, is unknown. The city is currently investigating the situation.

(Image/screenshot from surveillance video)

More news and updates at the National Animal News Facebook page

New today: Man accused of stomping small dog to death during family dispute


Did you know that if you want to get updates from a Facebook page, you need to do more than “like” it? To get recent postings in your Facebook feed, you must also hover your mouse over the word “following” and then click “see first” from the drop-down menu. You may want to check back with your favorite pages on occasion because Facebook often changes your settings, no longer having your favorites among those to “see first.”


Police make heartwarming discovery after chasing down stolen truck


This special chair is keeping family’s dog alive

Renton man accused of stabbing his dog at least a dozen times

A Renton, Washington man is currently being held in custody in lieu of $75,000 bail after authorities claim he stabbed his dog more than a dozen times and burned his pet rabbit alive. The five-year-old black Labrador retriever, named Lola, is alive and is currently recovering from surgery on reported deputies from the King County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday morning. 

According to Q13Fox News, on October 20, deputies responded to the home of Christopher McCabe, 37, after his estranged wife reported seeing photos of the family dog in a bathtub covered in blood posted on Instagram.  Deputies found Lola in the bathtub and stated she appeared to have been stabbed on her face, legs and body with a pitchfork and a knife which had been attached to a flagpole. In the backyard, authorities found the family’s pet rabbit had been burned to death in a fire pit in the backyard.

Lola was rushed to the Blue Pearl Veterinary Hospital where she underwent surgery.

When authorities caught up to McCabe, he was reported not to have shown any remorse; telling deputies that “God had  given him insight and that dogs contained evil spirits and referenced a scripture in the Bible – Matthew 8:31 which is when Jesus cast demons out of man and into a herd of pigs.”

McCabe has been charged with two counts of first degree  animal cruelty.

(Photos of Renton man arrested and photos of Lola via screenshots from Fox and Instagram)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Follow the National Pet Rescue on Facebook.

Did you know that if you want to get updates from a Facebook page, you need to do more than “like” it? To get recent postings in your Facebook feed, you must also hover your mouse over the word “following” and then click “see first” from the drop-down menu. You may want to check back with your favorite pages on occasion because Facebook often changes your settings, no longer having your favorites among those to “see first.”


Check out this awesome under-stair doghouse!


This awesome dog helped save two teens sinking in the mud!

Family claims baby died because dog sat on him

An investigation is underway after a baby boy died in Crosby Township, Ohio. According to Cinncinati.com, the two-month-old baby boy died overnight – his mother claims that the infant suffocated when the family dog sat on him.

The infant has been identified as Haze Goins – he was pronounced dead after being taken to an area hospital. It was the baby’s mother who frantically phoned 9-1-1 just after 3 a.m. to report that the baby was blue and not breathing.

According to the mom, who is not identified, the dog, identified as a possibly pregnant pit bull mix, sat on the infant and caused him to stop breathing. The dog has been taken to the SPCA Cincinnati where she will undergo a veterinary exam.

Mike Retzlaff, vice president of operations at the animal shelter, stated, “Our officer said it was a little skittish, scared, not knowing was going on. It was not aggressive at all.”

(Stock image via Pixabay)

In similar news: Two-week-old baby girl died in Ohio after family dog bit her on the head

More news and updates at the National Animal News Facebook page

New today: Remains of Ollie, dog found stuffed in a suitcase, taken to landfill


Did you know that if you want to get updates from a Facebook page, you need to do more than “like” it? To get recent postings in your Facebook feed, you must also hover your mouse over the word “following” and then click “see first” from the drop-down menu. You may want to check back with your favorite pages on occasion because Facebook often changes your settings, no longer having your favorites among those to “see first.”


Police make heartwarming discovery after chasing down stolen truck


This special chair is keeping family’s dog alive

 

Family dog blamed for newborn baby’s death

A newborn baby in Cleveland, Ohio, is dead after a family’s dog escaped from a barricaded area and attacked. According to Cleveland.com, the 14-day-old baby, identified as Sophia Booth, was in a bedroom when the German shepherd got loose on Friday evening and bit her on the head. The baby was transported to an area hospital where she died from head trauma.

Tommy Varga, a neighbor, told News 5 Cleveland that the dog was “like a junkyard dog” who was known to be aggressive. Reporters were told that the dog in question was often kept outside.

The local animal control agency was called to the home and removed the four-year-old shepherd. No word on whether or not charges will be filed over this tragic incident.

(Stock image of baby crib via Pixabay)

More news and updates at the National Animal News Facebook page

Did you know that if you want to get updates from a Facebook page, you need to do more than “like” it? To get recent postings in your Facebook feed, you must also hover your mouse over the word “following” and then click “see first” from the drop-down menu. You may want to check back with your favorite pages on occasion because Facebook often changes your settings, no longer having your favorites among those to “see first.”

New today: Dogs held at Texas animal shelter are suffering, but there are no funds to help


Check out this awesome under-stair doghouse!


This awesome dog helped save two teens sinking in the mud!