Help: Anti-tethering ordinance in Detroit NOT being enforced

The city of Detroit has an anti-tethering ordinance designed to keep dogs safe. Countless dogs still remain tied on chains – dehydrated, starving and completely lacking socialization. As a consequence many of the dogs become lonely, bored and aggressive.

The Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue has repeatedly informed Detroit Animal Care and Control (DACC) about numerous dogs placed in danger and in violation of the anti-tethering ordinance passed in April 2017. Unfortunately the problem continues:

“We have also been communicating with many of the DACC Animal Control officers who are also frustrated that they are not allowed or permitted to write any tickets to those dog owners in violation of ordinances in Detroit. There is only one animal control officer in the entire City of Detroit (where 700,000 people reside and there is still an estimated 5,000 chained dogs) that is currently allowed to write tickets, and he spends all of his time working on dog bite cases. So the other 9 Animal Control officers are not permitted to write tickets, which is a huge indicator as to why the animals in Detroit are treated so poorly. There are no consequences for mistreatment of animals in Detroit. We are asking for help from all of our awesome supporters,” the group posted on their Facebook page calling on animal advocates to use social media and their phones to help make a much needed difference in the lives of mistreated and neglected dogs.

Poignant and heartbreaking photos of dogs tied up with no access to shelter, food or water are left to fend for themselves in the heat and the cold. Dogs left tethered easily become victims of attack or injury by other stray dogs. Chained dogs are not pets; they are prisoners.

“And the idiots of the day award goes to the ‘dumbasses’ that have two puppies in a hot wire crate outside in the heat with no shelter and has the puppies’ mom tied to a car, again no shelter, no food and no water. The situation has also been reported to DACC. We may not be able to remove every single dog from their a**hole owners, but we can sure let everyone know that there are dogs suffering in Detroit.”

Advocates are asked to call and contact Mayor Mike Duggan and the Detroit City Council at 313.224.3400. Offer to send them photos as seen here of dogs left to suffer. Better yet – why not forward the following video?

Detroit’s Anti-Tethering Ordinance includes the following:

 

  • Continuously tether a dog for more than three hours per day.
  • Tether a dog using a tether made of anything but a coated steel cable at any length less than three times the length of the dog measured from the tip of its nose to the base of its tail.
  • Use a tether or any assembly or attachments that amount to more than 10% of the dog’s weight or that significantly inhibit the movement of the dog within the tethered area.
  • Attach a dog to a tether by means of any implement other than a buckle-type collar or harness, so as to risk injury, strangulation, or entanglement of the dog on fences, trees, or other obstacles.
  • Tether a dog without access to shade when sunlight is likely to cause overheating or without access to appropriate shelter for insulation and protection against cold and dampness when the atmospheric temperature falls below 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Tether a dog without securing its food and water source to prevent its being tipped over or spilled by the tether.
  • Tether a dog in an open area that does not provide the dog protection from attack from people or other animals.
  • Tether a dog in an area composed entirely of bare earth subject to becoming wet and muddy in the event of precipitation, and without any dry surface area for cover or protection.
  • Tether a dog under four months old.
  • Tether more than one dog to a single tether.Tether a dog to a stationary object that would allow the dog to come within five feet of any property line.
  • Tether a dog without a swivel attached or equipped at both ends.

Dog owners who do not comply with the ordinance face penalties up to $500 for each offense and possible relinquishment of the dog to Animal Control for a third offense.

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Betrayed: Duke is at Florida shelter and just look at him

Meet Duke. This German shepherd is at the Orange County Animal Services in Orlando. He is only six-years-old; betrayed and neglected – who could do this to any dog? What happened to “man’s best friend.”?

Duke is a neutered male and weighs 87.5 pounds. No surprise as Duke is heart worm positive in addition to his numerous medical issues, however notes indicate with proper medical care, treatment and attention, Duke may have a positive prognosis. A veterinarian examination at the shelter provides the following information:

“Age: Approx. 6 Years of Age Gender: Neutered Male Temp: 100.8F (Ear); Pulse: 100 BPM; Respiration: 30 BPM; Weight: 84.2lb(s) Microchip Scan: Performed by kennel Pictures: Yes (Unable to obtain ventral image due to painful when attempting to position); Taken by: CJS/CGO Physical Examination: Attitude: QAR Body Condition Score: BCS 1/9; Underweight Hydration: Euhydrated Mucus membrane color: Pigmented Capillary Refill Time: Normal Mouth, teeth, & gums: Tarter(Severe)/Gingivitis(Mild) Heart: 100 bpm; Normal Lungs: Normal Nose and Throat: Normal Eyes: Mucoid Discharge Ears: Infected; painful to touch Lymph Nodes: Other: Unable to palpate through skin (cellulitis/thickened) Coat and Skin: Severe generalized hairloss with cellulitis, scabbing, sores, and chronic skin changes. Abdomen: Normal Musculoskeletal: Other: Muscle atrophy Additional Observations: Copious live fleas; puritis Lab Work: Complete Blood Count (CBC): Collected By: CGO See Attached Print Out: Mild nonregenerative anemia with leukocytosis (bacterial/parasitic) Chemistry (CHM): Collected By: CGO See Attached Print Out: No significant abnormalities noted. Fecal Flotation: Collected By: CGO

Read By: CJS No Parasites or Ova Seen (NPOS) Heartworm test: Positive Other test(s): Type: Skin scrape: Negative Collected By: CJS; Read By: CJS/CGO Canine Diagrams/Notes: See Attached Print Out Assessment and Recommendations: Assessment: Severe chronic flea allergy dermatitis (FAD) with secondary skin infection and nonregenerative anemia. Emaciated with muscle wasting. Chronic skin changes related to chronic FAD and skin infection. Treatment and Recommendations: Gave Bravecto, Capstar, Baytril, Rimadyl, Benadryl. Request feeding twice daily. Rx Baytril and Rimadyl. Noted to be eating well. Repeat CBC in Q7days. Recommend posting. Recheck skin and ears for improvement on medications in Q5days. Impound Vaccines and Deworming: See ASO Exam” Please let us know if you can take him in!”

Because of Duke’s condition, he is only available to an approved rescue partner.  His Facebook page can be followed here. Please share his plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media. Sharing saves lives. Duke deserves better than this.

More information about rescue is available here.

This dog’s adoption listing can be found here. Make sure to reference A393963 when contacting Orange County Animal Services at 2769 Conroy Rd., Orlando, FL.  407-836-3111. 

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Oh come on! Owner surrenders 20-year-old spaniel to high kill shelter

On Monday, what has to have been a truly heartless owner, a 20-year-old spaniel was surrendered to the high kill Lancaster Animal Care Center in California. Oh come on! If only our own dogs could have been graced with such a long life, most of us would smile as we lovingly caressed them and fiercely protected them. A volunteer at the shelter told Arnold’s story:

“This poor 20 year old man was just surrendered by his family to LA county’s second highest kill shelter. 20 years old, and he’s now in an overcrowded animal shelter. Beyond heartbreaking. Please share him for rescue.

Hospice foster needed.”

#A5200758

“My name is ARNOLD and I’m an approximately 20 years old male cocker span. I am already neutered. I have been at the Lancaster Animal Care Center since July 16, 2018. I am available on July 16, 2018. You can visit me at my temporary home L722.”

According to Arnold’s description by the shelter, this sweet senior was turned in because he was “too old.” Please share this dog’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. A Facebook page for Arnold and rescue efforts can be followed here.

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Smiling owner surrenders full term pregnant dog to Texas high kill shelter

When an owner in Texas carried his full term pregnant dog into a high kill shelter with the tether still attached to her neck, the man smiled. Volunteers at the shelter stated the owner acted as if he was a proud father to be, and there he was adding to the over population in a world of unwanted puppies.

Shortly after the dog’s surrender, the unborn puppies were gone. A volunteer fills in the heartbreaking blanks:

 “Like a proud father, he surrenders his pregnant dog with a tether still attached to her neck. She must have been raped unable to escape. Smiling, his gift to the overpopulation and constant killing of dogs. At full term she was spayed and her babies are now gone. The death is not over, 21 dogs now sit waiting to be killed today, including her!”

Fort Worth Animal Care and Control 
Ask for information about animal ID 38966114

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Starving and full of ticks, two shepherds wandered the streets for weeks

Two starving dogs – one just an eight-month-old puppy, covered in ticks, roamed the streets in San Bernardino, California for weeks. The shepherds dodged getting hit by vehicles in traffic, scavenged for food and searched out human companionship whenever anyone would approach either one. Sadly, no one stopped, until finally an unnamed hero, who had seen the dogs wandering in the area, sent animal advocate, Andrea Neyses the photos of the two beautiful young German shepherds in dire need of rescue.

“Someone did stop,” Andrea wrote on her Facebook page. “a hero who had seen these shepherds wandering too long sent me these pics and called animal control who picked up last night and the animal control truck was VERY full. Not everyone has room to take strays home, but we can all do something.”

So what can we do if we are not able to bring a lost, abandoned or injured dog into our home?

“Stop and call for help,” Andrea added. “Share these dogs so they go to good homes, donate to your local rescues and shelters. Visit shelter dogs. I take pics and visit them – no greater feeling than when I see how happy the animals are to see me.”

Video #1

Video #2 Check out how friendly she is in this short video.

 

For more information on these two dogs, email the San Bernardino City Animal Shelter rescue coordinator, Jennifer Van Ness at Vanness_je@sbcity.org. Reference the following identification numbers:

A516120  and A516107

Black shepherd Pet Harbor

“I am a female, black and white German Shepherd Dog. Shelter staff think I am about 8 months old. I have been at the shelter since Jul 12, 2018. If I am not claimed, after my stray holding period, I may be available for adoption on Jul 19, 2018.

Tan shepherd Pet Harbor

I am a female, tan and black German Shepherd Dog. I have been at the shelter since Jul 12, 2018. If I am not claimed, after my stray holding period, I may be available for adoption on Jul 19, 2018.

San Bernardino City Animal Shelter is located at 333 Chandler Place, San Bernardino, CA. They are closed on Sunday and Monday. Telephone: 909 384.1304.

Both dogs have been examined and treated by veterinarians. Follow their Facebook page here.

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Over two dozen French bulldog puppies rescued from back of sweltering truck

Two Houston men have been jailed and charged with animal cruelty after authorities rescued more than two dozen French bulldog puppies from the back cargo area of a sweltering truck on Thursday. Adam Darwish, 19, and Mahmoud Eid, 18, were arrested and transferred to a Texarkana jail.

According to WloxNews13, the Texas Department of Public Safety troopers stopped a Penske moving truck Darwish and Eid had been driving for a traffic violation. Troopers noticed the roll gate in the back of the truck was partially opened and when they walked to the rear of the vehicle to investigate, found 14 pet crates holding 28 French bulldog puppies. There was no food or water available for the puppies and temperatures registered up to 121 degrees. The puppies were struggling to breathe – one pup had already died.

Animal control officers were called, and the puppies were rushed to a nearby school where officials tried to cool them down before transporting them to a local veterinarian hospital.

The puppies are not expected to be available for adoption until the investigation is completed reported the Texarkana Gazette. Darwish and Eid are charged with 28 counts of animal cruelty.Bail was set at $2,500 on each of the 28 misdemeanor counts. Both defendants have been released on bond.

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Greek social media condemns cruelty of dyeing puppy red

When photos of a defenseless, friendly little puppy dyed bright red appeared on Facebook Thursday afternoon, Greek animal rights advocates condemned the action calling it animal cruelty.

According to the Facebook page of Μαρία Βαζούρα, the stray puppy was found wandering the streets of Halkida in Evia,  covered in what was originally thought to have been red spray paint. The three-month-old puppy was captured and rushed to an emergency veterinarian.

“SOS
Puppy has been examined!
Luckily she’s healthy!
The color off k probably is hair dye! We don’t know how long she’s been like this because she’s soaked his dermataki!
She’s a 3-Month-old girl, and she’s estimated to be a medium
He got into a clinic. I’ll be there! I can’t bore it in hospitality houses that will be last a few days! That’s enough from here.
Today won’t be in the sun, on the road!
I’m looking for her home!
Because with the little one I’m not going to be, I just want serious people, people who know what they want and how they see these creatures!
It’s been a long time,” as translated by Google appeared on the rescuer’s Facebook page.

Video #1 Getting a bath:

The puppy is expected to make a full recovery, although it’s not certain how long it will take for her coat to return to its natural color.

Video #2 Check out how adorable  and friendly this little dog is to everyone she meets.

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Woman’s rescued pit bull saves her from home invasion

A rescued pit bull is being credited for saving her owner from a home invasion in Louisville, Kentucky on Monday. Kelsey Leachman had been watching television on Monday evening when her pit bull named Layla became agitated and ran into the kitchen.

According to WAVE News, Layla started barking and growling indicating to Kelsey something was just not right. Moments later Kelsey stood facing an intruder in her kitchen, and as she ran for the door to escape, the intruder knocked her to the floor.

“The whole time Layla was barking and biting his legs and going crazy, and I was kicking and screaming,” stated Kelsey.

Fortunately Layla biting the man while Kelsey struggled and forcibly pushed him out of the door worked. Police were able to track the man to a nearby high school parking lot where he likely left his vehicle and walked over to Kelsey’s home. What really mattered, however is that Layla knew something was wrong and protected her human companion.

Layla was adopted two years ago, when at the time, she had been starved and covered in fleas and ticks.The two are always together, and one could easily say they have lovingly rescued each other.

The suspect has not been apprehended, but has been described as a six-foot male, mid 30s with a buzz style hair cut.

You’re a hero Layla. Good job!

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Starving puppies abandoned on side of road in cardboard diaper box

Had it not been for a Good Samaritan who noticed a cardboard diaper box on the side of the road in San Bernardino and stopped to investigate, two tiny puppies would have died. For days the eight-week-old pups sat in feces, urine and filth. They had no water, food or shelter. Who can even imagine anyone having such disrespect for life?

 

“The man found the puppies and reached out on Facebook when someone told him to contact me,” Faith Easdale, founder of the rescue group Dream Fetchers stated. “Can you imagine how thirsty they were in this heat? Can you imagine how hungry these already starving babies were? Scared and wondering what’s happening? Feeling weak and fading. And a kind person takes you out of that box!”

The puppies had spent at least two days in the box and when rescued were dehydrated and lethargic. They were rushed to the  Camino Pet Hospital.

Video #1

When the puppies arrived at the hospital, the brindle collapsed from dehydration; he was able to be revived with intravenous fluids. Both are very weak, but reported to be in stable condition. They are also being treated for hook and round worms. It may be premature to guess at their breed, but thus far the majority has leaned towards Boxers.

“I guess at the point someone can do this they really aren’t human anymore,” Faith added. “We all have a battle. We are their only chance. Use your voices and fight the abuse.”

Updates to follow.

To help these puppies and others in need, donations can be sent to:

#Dream Fetchers: Project Rescue

http://www.dreamfetchers.org/dreamfetcher…/DF_Donations.html

(Photos and videos of puppies found in diaper box courtesy of Faith Easdale)

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Update: Dog with broken jaw waited in Texas parking lot for help

In the middle of the night on Tuesday, a dog with a broken jaw hovered near a parked car in McAllen, Texas; his jaw stuck open and bleeding profusely. The pain was so excruciating, there seemed to have been no relief; that is until a kind couple spotted him and called out for help. Rescue Dogs Rock NYC immediately agreed, and the little dog whose life was saved outside of Little Caesars Pizza, was rushed to Pet Doctor 911 on Tuesday evening.

Caeser has since been transferred to the rescue organization’s San Antonio veterinarian at Callaghan Road AnimHospital.  Surgery is scheduled for Friday morning to repair his severely fractured mandible in three places. It is estimated the dog will need at least two surgeries to repair the damage.

“Caeser is lucky to be alive,” Rescue Dogs Rock NYC co-founder Stacey Silverstein stated on the dog’s update. “Caeser cannot eat or use his mouth even to drink water and is being fed through a feeding tube at this time.

According to the veterinarian evaluation, Caeser is only four months of age. It has been stated the puppy has been a victim of blunt force trauma with experienced medical professionals saying there can be no other explanation consistent with the injuries the dog has suffered.

Read previous article here.

More updates to follow.

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