Human kindness needed: Confused senior dog brings tears to shelter staff

Dara is a nearly blind ten-year-old dog. The confused senior needs human kindness; her struggle as she tried to understand what had happened to her at a noisy shelter brought tears to the eyes of the shelter staff. Details of her arrival at the Inland Valley Humane Society in Pomona, California are at the best quite murky, but her immediate future lies in peril. There won’t be a list of potential adopters, and doesn’t she deserve better?

“Today Dara and I experienced what we probably both needed. Human kindness. One of the kennel attendants ‘Jacob’ went out of his way to help me get pictures and video of sweet Dara. He got choked up, which in Turn got me choked up. We both witnessed a senior dog so confused. A terrible, terrible sight. The unfamiliar sounds of an animal shelter, the cries of other dogs is enough to make any animal sad, but for a blind senior the sadness is unbearable,” wrote shelter volunteer Sal Valdepena.

Dara struggles to walk and needs to be examined by a veterinarian. She can barely stand for any length of time. Most likely this poor dog has been neglected and needs to know that humans can offer much more than pain. An adopter would be ideal; a foster home would work too.

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Follow Dora’s Facebook page here. Share Dora’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. For more information, contact the Inland Valley Humane Society and S.P.C.A. 909 623-9777 —
http://www.ivhsspca.org/

(Photos and video of Dara who deserves human kindness courtesy of Sal Valdepena)

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Owner went swimming, dog left in hot truck

 

 

 

 

Ohio woman blames her kids for puppy starving to death

In Newburgh Heights, Ohio, police aren’t buying the story from a woman who blames her young kids for letting a puppy starve to death by not feeding him. Jasmine Bryant, 28, was arrested on multiple felony animal cruelty charges on Saturday – one day after one of the dogs died.

According to Newburgh Heights Police Department, a five-month-old undernourished puppy named Brownie was at Bryant’s home when officers arrived. The pup struggled to walk and a body camera video worn by the officer showed the dog barely able to stand. Brownie was rushed to a veterinarian for emergency care, but died shortly after his arrival.

Another dog found in the backyard was also too skinny and had no food available. That pup, named Lucky has been taken to the Pepperidge Kennels where he is expected to make a full recovery.

Bryant claimed she works two jobs – sometimes up to 18-hours a day and depended on her two children to feed the dogs. The children aged six and ten years of age are obviously too young to be solely responsible for caring for dogs. Surely Bryant noticed how emaciated the pets looked. She is being charged under Goddard’s Law which increases the penalty for companion animal abuse from a misdemeanor to a felony.

(Photos via NHPD)

Bryant’s case has been bound over to the Cuyahoga County Grand Jury.

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Owner went swimming, dog left in hot truck

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Adorable stray puppies given first ‘euth’ injection saved at last moment

In a rural Georgia animal shelter, no one came to adopt five adorable and healthy puppies. They had been on stray hold for eight days, and their time on earth was ending at 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon. The Australian shepherd mixes were unwanted puppies thrown away as if their lives didn’t matter. Neither one had been given a name. Their innocent lives had already been given the first ‘euth’ injection prior to a poison filled syringe to be jabbed directly into their chest walls.

Their story, however does continue:

“We wish we were never born. We were laid on a cold concrete floor and given the first injection to sedate us. Everything began to feel weird. We couldn’t stand, we felt sleepy and then we fell down and were totally sedated. The vet then came into the room to inject the second shot which would stop our hearts. That didn’t happen. A miracle took place. Our voices were heard.”

Office Manager, Kristin White at McIntosh County Animal Services shared the story of the puppies with Animal Aid USA. Volunteers rushed to the shelter, and from this day forward two lucky puppies will get to grow up and enjoy life – just as it should be. To donate please click here. 

Links and videos to the other three pups saved can be followed here or viewed below.

According to the ASPCA, new data shows decreases in shelter intake and euthanasia of homeless dogs and cats. Although there are still regional disparities, an estimated 3.2 million shelter animals are adopted each year which is up from 2.7 million adoptions in 2011. Please don’t shop for your next best friend. Be sure to spay and neuter.

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(Photos of puppies saved from ‘euth’ Animal Aid USA Facebook)

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Owner went swimming, dog left in hot truck

 

 

 

UPDATE: Man beat his dog with bat for eating his Whopper burger

In Dartmouth, Massachusetts, the owner of a dog arrested and charged with animal cruelty is alleged to have beaten his dog with a bat because the pooch ate his Whopper burger. On Friday, a press release posted  on the Dartmouth Police Department’s Facebook,  stated Greg Ostiguy, 50, had been witnessed beating a dog inside of a vehicle with a baseball bat. When authorities arrived, they determined the dog had been injured.

The dog was found in the front seat of the vehicle and noticeably frightened and physically shaking. He was transferred to the Anchor Animal Hospital in Dartmouth and is expected to make a full recovery.

According to the Providence Journal, Ostiguy’s public defender stated her client is a former Marine and suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder  (PTSD). Past criminal records indicate Ostiguy had been convicted of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault on a police officer as well as a past animal cruelty offense.

Bail was set at $5,000 cash and Ostiguy ordered not to own or care for any animals until the case is resolved.

Read previous article here.

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Puppy loses eye after children pelted her with rocks

 

Neglected 16-year-old Tigger left at shelter by his owner to be euthanized

A neglected 16-year-old poodle named Tigger was surrendered on Monday to Carson Animal Care. His family asked that their dog be euthanized because he was old. Of course, Tigger doesn’t understand. Once the only family he has ever known walked out of his life, and the frightened pup was placed in a shelter kennel, he huddled into the corner and shook.

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A volunteer at the shelter has asked for Tigger to be moved to the medical ward where it is quieter and much more personal.

“We asked them to put a blanket but he won’t go inside…He needs help as soon as possible.”

INFORMATION ABOUT TIGGER:

“#A5180830 My name is TIGGER and I’m an approximately 16 year old male Poodle Toy. I am not yet neutered. I have been at the Carson Animal Care Center since 5/21. I will be available on 5/21. You can visit me at my temporary home at C246. My former family who owned me for had to give me up because they felt it was time for me to be euthanized.”

Poodle Toy  AGE:16 years
Male  ARRIVED:5/21
AVAILABLE ON: 5/21
Carson Shelter – 310-523-9566
M-TH 12pm-7pm, F-SU- 10am-5pm
216 W Victoria St. Gardena, CA 90248

Follow Tigger’s plight on Facebook here.

Share his photo and video with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. Dogs that are surrendered can be euthanized at anytime. There are no mandatory holding periods.

If you’re in LA, OC, San Bernadino or Riverside County and would like to apply to foster a Carson pup, please visit CarsonFosters.com to complete the online foster application.

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Abandoned in parking lot with note, ‘I can no longer take care of’

In the vicinity of Baxter, South Carolina, a frightened and extremely neglected four-pound dog was left in a pink carrier and abandoned in the Starbuck’s parking lot on Saturday. Next to him was a handwritten note stating:

“I can no longer take care of.”

The dog was brought to the Humane Society of York County where the staff and volunteers were shocked at how abused and neglected he had been. For hours, volunteers worked to shave away his terribly matted fur where his overgrown toenails and open wounds had become raw and embedded. He was dehydrated and anemic – almost impossible to draw his blood to determine his health status. And even worse – the dog now named Latte, suffered a severely broken leg that had been left untreated for an unknown length of time.

“It’s hard to look at, but it’s reality. IF YOU WERE AROUND THE STARBUCKS IN BAXTER TODAY AND MAY HAVE SEEN SOMEONE DUMP THIS BOY IN A PINK CARRIER PLEASE CALL US 803-802-0902,” the Humane Society of York County posted on their Facebook page.

 

On Monday afternoon, Latte’s condition was updated.

“One of his legs is completely detached/snapped at the bone and will need amputation. Thankfully his blood work came back great and he’s heart worm negative!

That being said, he cannot have his amputation until he has gained weight, and he is still lashing out behavior-wise (which is understandable due to his treatment in the past)”

Latte will be going to a foster home where he will be loved and can gain weight. To help this dog, donations can be made using the link below. You can specify “medical fund” in the special purpose field, and put “Latte” in the dedication section.

https://humanesocietyofyorkcountyorg.presencehost.net/…/don…

(Photos of abandoned dog in parking lot via Humane Society of York County)

 

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Teacher accused of drowning animals has retired

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Puppy loses eye after children pelted her with rocks

 

 

 

Police search for man seen on video kicking dog as it yelps in pain

In Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, authorities are searching for a man captured on video kicking and yelling at his dog. Police released the surveillance video stating the incident occurred on May 12 after several witnesses in the area of Herr and Front Streets heard a dog yelping and a man yelling.

According to LocalNews21, a resident checked his security camera that showed a man walking his dog along the sidewalk and then kicking the dog twice – once in the face and then again on the side of its body.

Anyone recognizing the dog or the owner is asked to contact the Harrisburg Animal Control at 717.558.6900.

The video can be viewed by clicking here. (Warning – some viewers may find this video extremely graphic and offensive)

(Photo freezeshot via video)

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Teacher accused of drowning animals has retired

 

Humans failed this dog miserably: Rescue group hopes to restore his faith

On Thursday afternoon, Rescue Dogs Rock NYC responded to an urgent plea for help from a high kill animal shelter in Texas. Edwin’s humans failed him, and there he was – at the end of the road with no where to turn. Critically injured and left to lie on a dirty shelter concrete floor, who would even want to adopt him?

Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of the rescue organization shared Edwin’s plight on Facebook after posting the following heartbreaking video:

“Scared, alone and not feeling well all because his humans failed him so miserably,” Stacey wrote. “We just cannot sit back, watch this video and not help poor Edwin. He’s got a lot of strikes against him.”

“If you looked at this video and it made you angry, the hate only belongs to his hideous owner who allowed this…”

And indeed Edwin does have a number of strikes against him. Arriving at the organization’s partner emergency veterinarian hospital, Edwin suffers from heart worms, anemia, eurlichia (transmitted by ticks) and is severely emaciated. 


Edwin is the tenth dog in critical condition rescued by Rescue Dogs Rock NYC. Please click here to donate: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr…

(Photo and video of dog human failed courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

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14-year-old dog has been waiting to be saved in California for nearly a month – learn more here.

Elderly dog at animal control

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senior pit bull at Miami-Dade gets second chance

Troy, a handsome tan and white senior pit bull is getting a second chance at life. He arrived at Miami-Dade Animal Services (MDAS) on January 5, 2018 and was assigned the number A1925172.  He weighed in at 58 pounds and was neutered. His availability for adoption date was posted as January 9, 2018.

Troy, when he arrived at the shelter in January 2018

According to the Facebook page, Urgent Dogs and Cats of Miami-Dade, a page run completely by volunteers, a plea went out in March 2018, to share, foster or adopt Troy to help him make it out of the shelter alive. Sweet Troy was still at MDAS and so badly wanted out of the shelter that he would cry in his kennel just to get anyone’s attention. He was described by those who knew him as a good boy who craved attention and behaved well with other dogs.

And then, Troy’s luck turned around.  He got an opportunity many senior dogs, especially pit Bulls never get.  A wonderful rescue in California heard of his plight and offered to take him. Unfortunately, it’s quite a distance from Miami Dade, Florida to California but Troy cannot miss out on this opportunity. Money has to be raised to get Troy to safety .

There is a fundraiser for transportation costs on GoFundMe. Any amount will be greatly appreciated.

https://www.gofundme.com/getting-troy-to-safety.

Donations can also be sent via Paypal to Lindyturner@yahoo.com using the friends and family option.

Troy has been a very lucky dog. He has survived being hit by a car, being a stray in Miami, and four months at Miami-Dade Animal Services. If the money isn’t raised to get him to California, he becomes another statistic. A senior Pit Bull who will die because no one wants him.

(Photos of senior pit bull via Facebook Urgent Dogs and Cats of Miami)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emaciated dog locked in plastic container and abandoned in motel room

Police in Roswell, Georgia discovered a small dog locked in a plastic container with no food or water and abandoned in a motel room on Wednesday afternoon. The Chihuahua mix had been left in a Studio 6 Motel located on Old Dogwood Road and discovered when housekeeping entered the room to clean.

The personnel who discovered the dog stated he was “emaciated and malnourished.” The pup was transferred to the Chattahoochee Animal Clinic and is receiving treatment. Police said the dog had been locked in a Tupperware plastic container and left  inside a drawer;  the dog had no access to food and water

“We are in the news once again. Great news is that the pup has had a great rebound and is under the care of a rescue!”

According to the AJC, police have issued a warrant for Alton Coates, 38; he is wanted for aggravated animal cruelty. Anyone with information about Coates is asked to call 911 or Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404.577.8477.

The dog has been transferred to Fulton Animal Control where he already has a new family waiting to adopt him.

(Photos screenshots via AJC and Facebook)

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14-year-old dog has been waiting to be saved in California for nearly a month – learn more here.

Elderly dog at animal control


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Animal Services officer arrested