Owner wanted to euthanize puppy for mange

In South Carolina, ten-month-old Jagger had been curled up on a tarp in a trailer park just waiting to die. His owner decided the puppy’s bad case of mange was a valid reason to put an end to his life. When an advocate reached out to Rescue Dogs Rock NYC for help, Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of the all volunteer organization, sent a volunteer to rescue the pup:

“Message said that the owner wanted to euth the puppy due to mange,” wrote Stacey on the group’s Facebook page. “Due to his condition, missing fur, compromised immune system & living outside in the elements, we knew he wouldn’t survive long. There was snow just a few miles away.”

It wasn’t long before Jagger was rescued. He is now at the rescue’s partner veterinary hospital where he is receiving the treatment and care he needs and deserves. More dogs at that same trailer park need rescue also. Contact Rescue Dogs Rock NYC if you can help.

The most common cause of mange in dogs is exposure to another infected animal, as mites, responsible for the condition move from animal to animal. Read more about mange and how to manage the condition.

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Family’s pit bull a hero – saving them from carbon monoxide poisoning

A family in Lakeview, New York, is calling their pit bull a hero after she saved them from carbon monoxide poisoning. According to WIVB News, it was Thursday night when Ruby uncharacteristically started barking…and she wouldn’t stop.

Ruby’s owner, Ronene Ando, told WIVB, “Typically she only barks for one reason, and that’s if someone is at the door.” The incessant barking was enough for Ando and her husband to investigate – sure enough, there was a problem.

A propane heater recently placed in the basement turned out to be the source of the problem – thanks to Ruby, a well trained (and obviously intuitive!) therapy dog, a crisis was avoided. Ando said, “Probably if it weren’t for Ruby, I can’t say, I don’t know. Dogs are typically intuitive. I believe that breed is even more so with all the research I’ve done, and I think that was it hands down.”

 Good girl Ruby!

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Police shoot and kill abandoned elderly German shepherd left tied to pole

In a disturbing account on Sunday morning of an elderly German shepherd left tied to a telegraph pole in Hartlepool, England, police shot and killed the dog despite witnesses begging authorities to sedate and use a catch pole to rescue the extremely frightened dog instead. Police initially posted a public appeal hoping to find the owner:

“Urgent Appeal to Trace Owner of Dog

Police responded to a report of a German Shepherd tied to a telegraph pole on Mainsforth Terrace in Hartlepool at 10.07am this morning. Officers are urgently appealing to trace the owner of the dog or anyone who may know who the dog belongs to, to contact them as a matter of urgency on 999. The dog is described as an elderly German Shepherd and it is behaving extremely aggressively towards anyone who approaches it. Police would ask members of the public to stay away from the area whilst they deal with the incident.”

Eyewitness Joanne Twizell expressed her grief and experience as she arrived at the scene:

“… Cleveland Police have shot and KILLED an elderly GSD [German shepherd dog] left tied to a pole. It was f***ing tied up you could have approached it and darted. If you owned this dog you need a bullet straight between your eyes you scummy POS.”

Earlier Joanne stated she had tried to jump the fence to get to the dog, but couldn’t get over to help.

“Paul White Clare Pittman did all we could. I sat in car covered my ears and sobbed evil barbaric ****,” Joanne posted.

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In the update, the Hartlepool News & Alerts stated that despite hours of working together with the police and the RSPCA, trying to calm the dog, the panicky dog became more aggressive. Cleveland Police posted the following account:

“The decision to destroy the dog has not been taken lightly and this was the very last course of action that we wanted to take. All attempts to calm the dog failed. Vets advised that they were unable to sedate the dog due to not being able to approach it and not having equipment to sedate from a distance. Unfortunately, veterinary professionals advised that the dog could not be rehomed due to its aggressive behavior. The decision taken, in conjunction with the RSPCA and veterinary professionals, was that the kindest thing to do for the dog would be to destroy it. This has been a difficult decision and one that we had hoped we wouldn’t have to make.”

Social media criticism has been quick and condemning, with animal advocates not understanding how a dog’s disposition could be judged in such a stressful situation.

(Photo of elderly German shepherd tied to polce and video via Cleveland Police and Joanne Twizell)

Rest in peace sweet dog. We are sorry that humans let you down.

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Lost pooch traveled 113 miles by train and even changed stations

Who is he? That’s what volunteers at the Hilbrae Kennels in Telford, Shropshire were anxious to find out earlier this week when a homeless pooch, who traveled 113 miles by train, could be reunited with this family. Keep reading because the ending of this story promises to make you smile.

According to the Daily Mail, the Doberman Pinscher is believed to have traveled alone from Huddersfield to Birmingham by train – by himself! Even more amazing, the pooch changed trains at the Manchester station and was found wandering at the Birmingham station.

So where does this beautiful dog who travels by train hail from? His microchip indicated he lives in Hudderfield – a three-hour, 113 mile journey away from where he was found. No one knows how or why he had to have changed trains at Manchester – adding the total time traveled to more than seven hours riding by himself on a train.

On the Hilbrae Kennels Facebook page, the dog was described as wearing a silver chain collar, but it offered no identification or an address. The microchip owner was notified.

“…We have informed everyone we can think of and now we are turning to Facebook to trace his owners,” the rescue posted. “He is a lovely boy and we would love to get him home.”

On Saturday afternoon, the kennel posted the happy update. The pup’s name is Diesel and he has been reunited with his family. Isn’t social media wonderful?

“We are delighted to be able to tell everyone that Diesel the Dobermann has now been collected by his owners and has gone back home to Huddersfield. He was in the care of a relative who apparently let his owners down. Thank you to all the people who shared his story and offered advice on how to find his owners. Don’t you just love a happy ending!”

(Photo of dog who traveled 113 miles by train via Hilbrae Pets Hotel and Stray Kennels)

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Anguished owner rams his car into dog killer after finding his pet dying

An anguished owner who discovered his beloved dog dying in his front yard in a Chinese city after a suspected dog killer shot the dog with a poison dart and fled, climbed into his car to chase the culprit who had taken off on his motor bike. Moments later the distraught owner rammed the assailant into a pillar through a brick wall of a shop; killing the man at the scene. The disturbing situation occurred in Yangzhou in Jiangsu province.

Security footage showed the man on his scooter entering the dog owner’s yard and shooting the dog with a dart. The dog whined and cried – alerting the dog owner who rushed out only to see his dog paralyzed on the ground dying. In December, police discovered hundreds of dead dogs killed by poison syringes in cold storage. The syringes contained a muscle relaxer capable of killing even large dogs quickly. The men had frozen the meat and planned to sell it in China and other Asian countries. Eight men were arrested after authorities confiscated more than 200,000 poisoned syringes. The Telegraph reported the dog meat was to be sold to restaurants.

The dog owner’s family claims the man was so devastated after finding his dog dying that he became confused with the pedals and accidentally stepped on the gas instead of the brakes at the moment of impact.

(Photos of anguished owner accused of manslaughter via Metro New screenshots)

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Climber who left injured dog on mountain to die blasted by critics

A climber from North Lanarkshire, Scotland is being blasted by critics on social media after he left his injured dog to die a slow, painful death on a Scottish mountain after she collapsed during a hike.

According to the Daily Mail, Paul Finnegan had been hiking along the 3,073 feet Beinn Squlaird mountains with his 12-year-old border collie, Meg when the dog collapsed and lost the use of her legs. When a storm began and the wind and rain violently tore through the rough and dangerous terrain, Finnegan and his friend said they could no longer carry Meg and abandoned her. The pair said they had no other option.

A mountain rescue team sympathized with Finnegan’s decision to leave Meg, but did not say it was either the right or wrong choice. Social media, however has had a different view and have accused Finnegan of being “heartless and a coward.”

On Facebook, Karen Mills posted the sad news after a five-day intense search to find the dog:

“The owner and his friend appeared on the hill at 2pm and set out on foot to their last know location from that fateful night and I received a simple message from them stating they had found Meg and it wasn’t good news. We haven’t had any more contact about this since and as you can appreciate, everyone who I’ve been liaising with and sharing the work load on the mountain, are as gob-smacked as I am. I am not casting aspersions or making assumptions…this is what has happened.

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart, that I share my last update, that Meg is no longer with us. I’m sorry it is not better news. It’s a devastating piece of news after days of hard work, community, well wishing, support and team work.”

The posts kept coming – calling the dog’s abandonment “pure cruelty” to raging and sad. In an attempt to mitigate the flood of criticism, Finnegan’s family members responded:

“Paul never left Meg for dead. Paul had no signal and tried his hardest to carry her. Between him and his friend he carried her for as long as possible while falling and fighting against the wind and the rain.”

Despite claims that Finnegan never went for help or searched for Meg, the post from his relatives disagreed and stated that Finnegan has had to cope with his decision. Still some basic questions remain unanswered. Why would any responsible dog owner take a senior dog on a grueling hike up a mountain? Surely there were health signs – perhaps arthritis? Astute owners can see the changes in the condition of their dogs as their best friends age. Why didn’t Paul Finnegan pay attention to the signs?

A Justice for Meg group has been created on Facebook in order to give everyone a place to discuss their thoughts.

Rest in peace Meg.

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Too old to adopt a puppy: 70-year-old woman denied Yorkie mix

All she wanted to do was adopt a one-year-old Yorkie mix from Fluffy Dog Rescue,  but she was denied. The dog rescue organization that adopts dogs to people living in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois just didn’t think Mary, who is a 70-year-old vibrant woman, would be a suitable pet parent.

According to Fox News, Mary sent in an application to adopt the adorable pooch who was being fostered  near her Illinois home. The response from Fluffy Dog Rescue was, to say the least, a bit unsettling with them stating the organization has “a philosophy of ‘adoption for life’… we feel there are other dogs that may be more suitable for you. In your case it would be a dog aged three or older.”

Mary had been searching for a little companion to travel with her – even to place under an airplane seat while she went visiting. Her husband had passed away a few years ago, and Mary thought a little dog could give her that companionship to help with the lonely days.

” I think they made a very poor judgment, in the fact they don’t know me,” stated Mary.

Mary’s daughter couldn’t believe the pup wasn’t to be adopted by her mother obviously because of her mom”s age, but the rescue was unrelenting in its own defense stating. In a response to her daughter’s questioning, the rescue wrote:

“… we have established a formula for our older applicants to do our best to accomplish this. With that said, your mother fits into a category of only being able to adopt a dog that is three years or older… There are many rescues out there that will sell anyone a dog without a care of what might happen to them. We are not that rescue.”

For so many of us involved in animal rescue, we know that age should never be the deciding factor. After all, animal lover Betty White has just celebrated her 96th birthday. Did any of the representatives from the rescue ask Mary questions about her health if age was a concern? Tragically, young people adopt dogs and young people die before their dogs. The positive part of adopting out to retired people is the time they can devote to a forgotten pet. Get real Fluffy Dog Rescue – you might want to reconsider such narrow mindedness.

(Photo of 70-year-old Mary and the dog she wanted to adopt via FB)

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Update: Raffle info for dogs seized in 13 children Turpin torture home

On Sunday morning, David and Louise Turpin were arrested after their 13 children were discovered neglected and handcuffed to their beds in Perris, California. The couple’s two family dogs, however were found in perfect health.

The two dogs seized from the Turpin home will be adopted out via a raffle to a city resident officials from the Perris area animal control announced on Thursday. According to a news release, the one-year-old Maltese dogs – one white and one black are healthy, friendly and leash trained. Before being offered for adoption, they will be spayed, immunized and micro-chipped.

Interested parties are asked to submit their request in an email addressed to cavila@cityofperris.org between Friday, Jan. 19 and Friday, Jan 26. Include in the request your name, address, contact information including a phone number and an email address.

An inspection of any potential homes for the two dogs will be conducted by animal control officers. People deemed acceptable will then become part of a raffle and on Feb.5, an adopter is expected to be chosen.

(Photos of dogs from Turpin home via FB)

Read the previous report here.

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Update: Arrest made in case of abused Hudson Valley dog ‘Penny’

In Coxsackie, New York, the Greene County Sheriff’s Office announced an arrest has been made in the case of an abused and neglected dog named Penny.

According to a press release issued by the sheriff’s office, Paul C. Bull, 47, has been charged with one count of misdemeanor animal cruelty under the Agriculture and Markets Law of New York. On January 12, the three-year-old pitbull mix had wandered up to a home where the owners immediately called authorities. Dubbed Penny, the friendly dog was taken to the Columbia-Greene Humane Society in Ghent and examined. 

Penny is currently being treated for multiple infections and a severe case of mange.

“Penny is a gentle, sweet dog that deserves a better life than she’s had so far,” stated Columbia Greene Humane Society/SPCA president Ron Perez.

Although Penny’s condition is very painful, she is responding well to treatment and is expected to make a full recovery.

Read prior report here.

(Photos of Hudson Valley stray dog Penny via CGHS)

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact Greene County Sheriff’s Office at (518) 943-3300.

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Family dogs in Turpin hell for 13 tortured kids in perfect health

On Sunday morning, David and Louise Turpin’s 13 children were discovered handcuffed to their beds in Perris, California. The couple’s two family dogs, however were found in perfect health.

According to the Sun, Animal Control Officer Christina Avila stated both of the one-year-old female Maltese type dogs were leash trained and very friendly.  They will soon be made available for adoption with the City of Perris who plans to hold a raffle to re-home the dogs together.

In direct contrast to the dogs however, police found the children so malnourished their growth had been stunted both physically and mentally. The siblings ranged in age from two-years to 29. David Allen Turpin, 57, and Louisa Anna Turpin, 49, denied 75 charges of child abuse, torture and false imprisonment after appearing in court on Thursday in Riverside.

Had it not been for the 17-year-old girl in the family who managed to escape from the “house of horrors” and notified police, how much longer would the egregious abuse continued? The children had been routinely shackled with padlocks after one of them had tried to escape when tethered with ropes. Most of the time, the children remained chained up and were only allowed to shower once a year. Forbidden to use the toilet, they were forced to urinate and defecate on the floor besides them. If at anytime they washed their hands “above the wrist” they would be accused of “playing with the water” and beaten.

As for eating, the children were starved while their parents would tease them with delicious pies and treats they were never allowed to have. And the tortures continued.

The teen who escaped told authorities she and another girl had been planning to leave for two years  – the other girl turned back in fear.

The couple pleaded not guilty to 12 counts of torture, 12 counts of false imprisonment, six counts of child abuse and six counts of abuse of a dependent child. David Turpin also faces a charge of performing a lewd act with a child under 14.

Both defendants are being held in jail in lieu of $12 million. If found guilty of all charges, they could spend the next 94 years in prison.

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