Brokenhearted owner surrendered puppy wearing Christmas sweater to pound

A brokenhearted owner surrendered his six-month-old Labrador retriever puppy to the Harris County Animal Shelter on Saturday. The puppy, named Taz was dressed in his Christmas sweater. A volunteer at the shelter was present when Taz and another dog were surrendered. Their heartbreaking story is reported as follows:

Ali Gallegos Harris County Animal Shelter Pets In Need 
“I was there when Taz was surrendered with his mom yesterday because their owner had to leave the country to care for his mother, her health deteriorated and they’re facing hospice care. The owner begged his friends in town to pet sit but no one wanted to help. The owner sat outside the shelter crying and holding tight these two dogs and begging them for forgiveness. Then once he handed them over to the shelter staff, he was crying more while looking at the kennel admission forms with their intake pictures. It was so heartbreaking seeing a tough man cry and it was so disappointing knowing none of his friends/family offered to help him with Cookie and Taz.”

Taz is an owner surrender, and therefore can be adopted immediately. The adoption fee is  $50 dogs, $80 puppies, $20 cats, $35 kittens (includes spay/neuter, vaccinations, rabies and microchip) Seniors and military ½ off adoption fee. A Facebook page can be followed by clicking here. Please share Taz’ plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.

(Photos and video of dog wearing Christmas sweater and Cookie courtesy of volunteers for Harris County Animal Shelter Pets in Need)

The Harris County Animal Shelter is located at 612 Canino Road in Houston, Texas. Additional photos of the pets can be seen here:
www.countypets.com
Please call the shelter staff with questions: 281-999-3191; Press 0

Check out Taz’ short video here: 499093 (description included)

 

Check out Cookie’s short video here: 499090 (description included)

 

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2-year-old pup lucky to be alive after witnesses saw her thrown onto street

Goldie is a two-year-old pup lucky to be alive. On Saturday, the tiny Chihuahua, with the radar-sized ears, had been thrown out into the middle of the street. No one saw who did it?

According to the Carson Animal Animal Care Shelter, Goldie will be available for adoption by midweek. Her PetHarbor listing states the following:

#A5137371 I’m an approximately 2 year old female Chihuahua. I am not yet spayed. I have been at the Carson Animal Care Center since 12/16. I will be available on 12/20. You can visit me at my temporary home at C316.

Chihuahua:  AGE:2 years
Female:  ARRIVED:12/16
AVAILABLE ON: 12/20
Carson Shelter – 310-523-9566
M-TH 12pm-7pm, F-SU- 10am-5pm
216 W Victoria St. Gardena, CA 90248

A Facebook page organized by volunteers for Saving Carson Shelter Dogs can be followed here. Share Goldie’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. Tragically, it is just hard to believe anyone could be so heartless as to throw this defenseless little dog into the middle of the street.

(Photos and video courtesy of Saving Carson Shelter Dogs)

Check out her  short video here:

 

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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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Go to
Http://rescuedogsrocknyc.org/
Pay pal
Donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org

(Photos of  pregnant Maltese with tumor courtesy of RDRNYC)

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Beckley man caught on video kicking, dragging and throwing dog to ground

A Beckley, West Virginia man was caught on video abusing his dog on Friday. The Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office immediately responded ending in animal cruelty charges and the dog having been safely rescued.

According to the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office Facebook, Jerry Hommey III, 35, was caught on camera kicking his dog, dragging it by the neck, picking it up again, throwing the defenseless animal to the ground and then dragging it some more.

“A male subject was observed by a citizen abusing a dog. The dog was kicked, drug by its neck, picked up and thrown to the ground and drug some more before it was hooked to a chain. The incident was captured on video, and the video was provided to the Sheriff’s Office. The male subject was identified as Jerry Hommey III.”

A warrant was later issued for his arrest. In addition, Hommey has other outstanding warrants for other crimes.

The dog is currently in the care of the Raleigh County Animal Control.

(Photos of Beckley man caught abusing dog via video and Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office)

The video can be viewed here.

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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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Baltimore veterinarian charged with animal cruelty

A Baltimore veterinarian practicing at the Boston Street Animal Clinic faces several charges of animal cruelty after an investigation of several related complaints. On December 12, Gregory Burbelo, 57, was arrested and charged with animal cruelty, aggravated animal cruelty and witness intimidation.

According to the Baltimore Sun, on November 20, police responded to alleged animal cruelty complaints committed by Gregory Burbelo while working at the animal hospital. Investigators say videos were made available showing the vet hitting dogs with his hands or using a clipboard on three different occasions during the month.

Burbelo’s attorney stated his client had been having health problems which led to additional stress making him “very short tempered.” None of the animals were reportedly harmed. In the first incident, the vet struck a dog in the hospital with his hands. In the second reported act, he used his clipboard to hit another dog. The third incident happened in late October when a dog was also attacked while under the Baltimore veterinarian’s care in the hospital.

In addition to the animal cruelty charges, he also has been accused of threatening several employees if they reported the attacks.

Burbelo no longer works at the hospital.

(Photo of Baltimore veterinarian arrested via booking photo)

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Dog sitter beat dog, sprayed it with water and locked it in freezer

There has to be a special kind of hell reserved for a suspected animal abuser in West Monroe, Louisiana who had been a dog sitter for a friend and “mutilated” it. The accused is said to have injured the dog, sprayed it with hot water and then locked it the freezer.

According to MyArklamiss.com, Samuel Smith, 24, was arrested Thursday evening by the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Department who stated the owner of the Yorkshire terrier had left her tiny pup in the care of Smith at her apartment on December 13. The dog’s owner said she received a call from Smith that morning claiming the dog had left the apartment, and when the dog returned, there were injuries to the dog’s face, eyes and head as well as some of the dog’s fur missing.

The dog was rushed to an emergency veterinary clinic, and at this time it is not known if the damage to the dog’s eyes will be permanent.

When questioned by authorities the next day, Smith admitted to spraying the dog with  hot water in the bathroom and then putting the dog in the freezer for about 30 seconds. Remnants of the dog’s coat were discovered in the freezer section of the refrigerator at the owner’s apartment. Smith told police he didn’t like the pet, but had not meant to “mutilate” it and had just been “messing with the dog.”

Smith has been charged with aggravated animal cruelty and bond has been set at $5,000.

(Photos of Smith and the dog via screenshots MyArklamiss.com)

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Paralyzed puppy found in Brooklyn housing project dumpster

What happened to a paralyzed puppy, discovered thrown away in a trash bag in a Brooklyn housing project dumpster, is currently under investigation by New York Police Department detectives. Few details have been shared, but when the photo of the young dog, dubbed Hope, was posted on the Facebook page of Kristina Sembler  on Thursday evening, animal advocates immediately became involved hoping to help with the tragic situation.

Along with the heartbreaking photo of Hope, came Kristina’s first observations:

“You can’t help but hate people sometimes, and this is one of those times. Tom was just informed of a dog thrown away with the garbage at the Housing Project in Brooklyn. (He was told the dog moved its head.)”

Hours later, an update followed:

“update as of 3:00 a.m.- Because it’s an animal cruelty case, dog went to the ASPCA to see their veterinarian and be documented. Police gave Thomas Colwell all the info he needs to track dog’s progress and make sure that she doesn’t go to AC&C. A seasoned rescuer is also involved and wants to pull Hope, she will also be in contact with the ASPCA to ensure that nothing bad happens to this puppy. Once we find out more information, I will update this status again. Let’s root for Hope the puppy, we all want her to find the love and happiness that she deserves.”

Sadly, Hope was originally reported to have been bloodied and unable to move except for her head. She remains in the care of the Harlem ASPCA.

“…Hope is getting medical treatment …. Hope will not be going to the ACC. We all want her to know and love and happiness; no more abuse and neglect for her,” Kristina posted early Friday morning.

This is a developing story, and we will update as more information is made available as how to help Hope.

(Photos of paralyzed puppy Hope via Kristina Sembler and Thomas Colwell)

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Family dog shot in face by car thieves eluding police

In Dover, Florida, it is unknown if a family dog will survive after having been shot in the face protecting his family on Thursday after two strangers ran through the yard running from authorities.

According to WflaNews, Jim Ryans had been doing yard work at his home located on Blackjack Road with his three-year-old red-nosed pit bull named Roscoe, when the dog spotted two men running through the yard and went to the defense of his family. The men shot the pup in the face and kept running.

“Couple of young guys came running through and shot my dog in the head. I don’t know where they came from,” Jim stated. “I’m overwhelmed by it all. I couldn’t believe it happened like that.”

Ryans had no intention of letting the men get away with the heinous deed, and he chased them to a swampy area. Soon deputies from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office arrived to help. They were accompanied by K-9 officers who helped to apprehend the suspects, identified as Thomas Nolasco and Jonathan Lozada, who had been fleeing from authorities after stealing a truck.

AbcNews reports Lozada faces two counts of grand theft motor vehicle and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and one count of carjacking with a deadly weapon, robbery home invasion, discharged firearm from occupied vehicle, felon in possession of a firearm, carrying concealed weapon, aggravated assault with deadly weapon, and resisting officer without violence.

Nolasco is charged with grand theft of motor vehicle, resisting officer without violence and three counts of probation violation.

It has not been made clear if an animal cruelty will be added to the list of charges.

As of the last report, Roscoe had been bleeding through his nose. His condition remains critical. We can only wish and hope the dog survives. He is being treated and cared for at the Hillsborough  County Pet Resource Center.

(Photos of family dog shot in face via freeze shots AbcNews)

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Disgruntled boyfriend tosses dog and cat out second floor apartment window

In San Antonio, Texas a disgruntled boyfriend tosses his girlfriend’s dog and cat out of an apartment window during a domestic argument.

According to the City of Antonio Animal Care Services, Fernando Morgan, 46, was arrested on Thursday after stunned witnesses saw the pets being flung into the parking lot at the Warren Inn Apartments located on Magic Drive. Morgan became irate after this girlfriend told him to leave and never return.

Witnesses reported to Animal Care Services, that the six-year-old rat terrier named Ruby was pushed down the concrete stairway and then thrown out of the second story window twice, landing on the girlfriend’s car and shattering the windshield upon impact. Ruby suffers from multiple injuries, including a cracked pelvis, ribs and two broken legs. Ruby will most likely be sent to a rescue group after recovery.

The cat, whose name is Midnight, thankfully suffered only minor injuries and has since been adopted into a loving home.

Felony animal cruelty in Texas is punishable by a $10,000 fine and a maximum of two years in prison. Currently Morgan remains in jail in lieu of a $15,000 bond.

(Photos of disgruntled boyfriend via booking photo. Photos of dog and cat Facebook)

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