Annie, abandoned by owner and stuck in boarding since December

Seaside Bully Rescue, located in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida is a smaller rescue group but has had much success rescuing and adopting out many dogs over the past few years. According to their website they were founded on the belief that “our community and our animals are our number one priority.”

Their success rate is amazing as they make un-adoptable dogs their specialty. While some rescues will only help dogs or puppies they know they can easily re-home, Seaside Bully Rescue takes the time to evaluate each dog and try to find them the best forever home possible no matter how long it takes. They are not quick to accept labels of aggression etc. that are often placed on certain breeds and shelter dogs.  Unfortunately, since they are a small organization, their rescue dogs may take a little longer to place, so they are constantly filled to capacity.

In December 2016, Seaside Bully Rescue assisted with a seven-year-old black pit bull named Annie.  Although Annie was in Panama City, Florida, three hours away from Seaside Bully Rescue, they still intervened to help her. Annie’s hard luck story is like so many other dogs.  Her owner was homeless, so she was placed in boarding in Panama City.  Her owner has since disappeared leaving her abandoned and stuck in boarding for four months. Meanwhile funding for her boarding has run out.  Basically, she was surviving in boarding thanks to the help of Facebook friends who helped to pay.

According to Annie’s original owner, she’s an aggressive pit bull that cannot be around kids or cats. However, Seaside Bully Rescue strongly believes that since Annie has been away from her owner for four months, she may have mellowed some or changed her personality.   The rescue believes these behaviors were possibly brought about by jealousy, protectiveness and possibly some prey drive. Annie has never had a professional assessment done by a trainer or dog behaviorist; just by her owner.  What Annie desperately needs is a rescue that has the resources and the funding to hire a trainer to meet and work with her; not only to give her a professional, educated assessment but to also curb some of these negative behaviors to make her more adoptable.  Annie would do best in a home where she is the only dog.

Currently Annie is in boarding at Critter Care in Panama City, Florida.  Her boarding costs are $20 a day.  If you can contribute to Annie’s boarding, donations can be called in to 850-726-0838. If you are a rescue and can take Annie or are willing to adopt her, please contact Patti Florida on Facebook or Ann Winicki McClemore.

Or post on Annie’s Facebook thread https://www.facebook.com/copper1818/posts/706427186203576?comment_id=710415035804791&notif_t=feed_comment_reply&notif_id=1489813112159530.

Annie is just one of many dogs saved by Seaside Bully Rescue. As mentioned prior, they are a small rescue and rely solely on donations. In addition to helping Annie please also consider donating to their fundraising site at:

https://www.youcaring.com/seasidebullyrescue-680911

Or via Paypal to seasideanimalrescue@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Badly injured dog escapes death row thanks to Good Samaritan

When a four-year-old Shepherd/Husky mix named Mason arrived at the San Antonio Animal Care Services, he was in bad shape medically and on death row.  He had wounds all over his head and on two of his legs. One back leg was possibly fractured. To further add to his misery, he had live maggots in his flesh. The shelter’s first inclination was to amputate his leg. Sadly, Mason has been through the shelter system more than once. There is a record that he was adopted previously from the San Antonio shelter.

San Antonio resident and animal rescuer, Cheri Kliewer heard of Mason’s plight, so she immediately put out a plea on Facebook for help in saving him.  Cheri has been instrumental in saving many of the death row dogs from the San Antonio shelter. Cheri’s first goal was to prevent Mason’s leg from being amputated if possible. She was given special permission by the shelter to take him to the Callaghan Road Hospital. There Mason was x-rayed, evaluated and cleaned up.  After his appointment, he had to go back to death row.  He was placed on the urgent list which meant he could be killed at any time.   His last available day was 03/10/17.

When Cheri went back to the shelter a few days later, Mason’s leg looked worse – with the bones in his foot showing.  The shelter was adamant about amputating the leg.  The only way Mason and his leg could be saved was for Cheri to pull him immediately, although there was no foster available. But Cheri was not going to give up on Mason. She collected donations so she could pull him and get him into boarding at the Callaghan Hospital where he could receive ongoing care for his leg. The vet determined Mason was going to be fine medically and did not have any broken bones as originally thought.  His leg could be saved by keeping it clean and changing the dressing daily.  It was determined that his injuries were caused by being attacked by a dog or multiple dogs.

Despite all his medical issues, Mason is heartworm negative.  He is also very friendly with other dogs.  Cheri currently has him in boarding at Callaghan Road Hospital, but is desperately seeking a rescue, foster or adopter for him. According to Cheri, Mason has been on his own for a while so he will need plenty of TLC. He is a curious boy who loves giving kisses.

If it wasn’t for a Good Samaritan not giving up on him, Mason would not only have had his leg amputated, but possibly also been euthanized due to his time at the shelter expiring. Cheri Kliewer fought very hard to save Mason’s life and his leg. Now she needs help. Please share Mason for a rescue, foster or adopter.  If you cannot foster or adopt please consider donating to Mason’s medical/boarding fund.

There is an account set up for him at Callaghan Road Hospital under the name Cheri Kliewer. Donations can be called in to 210-647-1101 or via the following direct Paypal link  paypal.me/ckliewer

 

 

 

 

 

Owner cried after being evicted from home and forced to surrender shepherd Chato

Chato is a ten-year-old male German shepherd who was painfully surrendered to the Carson Animal Care Center on Monday. In a heartbreaking separation, Chato’s owner cried as he left his best friend behind. The two had met ten years prior when the dog was sick in the shelter and lost an eye. Their love was undeniable, but life stepped in, and this time it wasn’t kind. The man had been evicted from his home and will be living in his car. Trying to do what is best for his dog and knowing life in a car for a dog is not a viable alternative, Chato has become an unintentional victim.

Click here for Chato’s Pet Harbor listing. “My name is Chato and I am described as a neutered male, black and tan German Shepherd Dog mix. The shelter thinks I am about 10 years old. I have been at the shelter since Mar 13, 2017.” For more information about this animal, call Los Angeles County Animal Control – Carson at (310) 523-9566. Ask for information about animal ID number A3724798. A Facebook page for this dog can be followed here.

Share this dog’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. For more information, contact Carson Shelter located at 216 Victoria Street, Gardena, California.(Photos for this dog courtesy of Saving Carson Dogs on Facebook.)

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Woman walks by shelter dog: ‘What an ugly old dog’

“What an ugly old dog,” a woman snarled at a local shelter as she walked by Oscar, a senior Australian shepherd, who had been dumped on the side of the road on a busy street in Compton. For three days, Oscar languished on the curb – people drove by and walked near him, yet no one stopped to help. The 10-year-old mixed breed shepherd was not able to walk away on his own, because his hind legs collapsed beneath him. It was as if Oscar was invisible or viewed as yesterday’s trash.

Oscar was finally rescued and rushed to an emergency veterinarian in Long Beach, California. Fortunately he was not hit by a car, but does suffer from spinal stenosis – a common malady in older shepherds and shepherd mixes. His condition is improving, and the medical staff treating him, believe with a good diet, supplements and a patient and loving human companion, Oscar will be fine.

Oscar’s advocate Claudia Hoffmann has been networking for this friendly dog and hopes someone will come forward to provide Oscar with the care and love he so desperately needs:

“Nobody is standing in line for this sweet senior. But I’ll keep networking until that special person or special rescue comes along. Oscar is great with people BUT I DO NOT KNOW how he is with other dogs or cats. Remember, he was dumped on the streets and has been at the vet since then. He doesn’t care about other dogs when they walk by him. I was hoping a foster would be able to find out more. But that foster needs to be found first…”

If anyone can help with Oscar, please contact Claudia Hoffmann on Facebook or email hoffmannclaudia@hotmail.com . Oscar is located in Long Beach and all medical is/ will be taken care of, including extra funding needed by an approved rescue organization. Please share Oscar’s plight with friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.

(Photo of “ugly old dog” courtesy of Claudia Hoffmann)

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Dumped on side of road unable to use her hind legs, pup keeps ‘smiling’

In Rialto, California, Charlie’s family dumped her on the side of the road. Who does that? It’s not like Charlie wandered off – the 12-year-old senior dog is unable to use her back legs. And so she was brought to the San Bernardino County Animal Shelter where volunteers have fallen in love with the pup who keeps smiling. Charlie at SBC 2

After having been examined by the vet staff at the shelter, the following notes have been posted:

 “The boxer has a spinal injury that caused the paralysis of the back legs. She is not in pain at all, and is a very happy and friendly boy. She does not need surgery, but  will need a home that can accommodate her special needs.”

A Facebook page for Charlie can be followed here. Advocates have been pledging funds for an approved rescue to help with Charlie’s needs. Please share this dog’s plight with friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing does save lives. For more information about this dog, reference #A502065 and contact the:

San Bernardino City Animal Shelter located at 333 Chandler Place, San Bernardino, California.
Closed Sunday and Monday
Telephone: (909) 384-1304

Photos of smiling Charlie courtesy of Urgent Pups of San Bernardino

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Heartbroken child pens note to shelter as family dog surrendered

A spiral notebook filled with pages and pages of instructions addressed to the new owner of his dog named Rhino Lightning, written by a heartbroken child, after his dog was surrendered to a shelter ended with,

“Please tell Rhino that I love and miss him every night.”Rhino Lightning letter 1

Just one week ago, the three-year-old adorable brindle Boxer was surrendered to the Humane Society of Utah. The family had adopted the sweet dog six months ago, but the energetic pooch proved too rambunctious for the family with several small children and would unintentionally knock them down while playing. Maybe he wasn’t the best fit for the family, but nevertheless one young child was so saddened he wanted to make sure the dog’s new family knew all about him; and in a good way:

“Hi, if you are reading this you must own Rino now. He was my puppy. I really hope he is in a good inviorment. (sic) I really miss him. I wish he new (sic) that he was a preaty (sic) puppy…Please tell my ‘striped dream’ that love him and miss him every night.

Also included were the child’s observations about Rhino slobbering, loving cuddles as well as loving to sleep under the blankets. The child warned the dog’s new family not to give him tennis balls because he chews them up, doesn’t like the snow and in the summer is not a fan of swimming. Also Rhino doesn’t like cats, but he is “honestly just adorable.”Rhino Lightning letters

The Humane Society of Utah is looking for a new home for Rhino. Because he is a lively guy, children in the home should be at least eight-years-old. (Fill out an adoption application, if you’d like to be considered.)  According to the shelter, Rhino is a bit nervous in his kennel, but does fine when he is outside and able to romp around. He is house-trained and has a special liking for peanut butter.

On the organization’s Facebook page on Sunday, Rhino was scheduled to have a “meet and greet” with an interested family, but on Monday morning, his adoption photo stating he is still available for a lucky family remains on the website.  (updated at 10:55 p.m.) Please share Rhino’s story with friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.

(Photo of Rhino described by heartbroken child courtesy of Humane Society of Utah.)

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Pregnant pit bull left abandoned in hospital parking lot

Just before the 2016 Thanksgiving holidays,  a small black and white pregnant pit bull was abandoned in a hospital parking lot in Stockton, California. The poor dog was emaciated, and full of worms and fleas. The dog was picked up and placed in a boarding facility where she sat for three weeks, not knowing what her fate would be. Due to no interest from Northern California rescue organizations, the dog was going to be sent to a nearby animal shelter which may have resulted in her being put down due to the high intake of pit bulls.  A Good Samaritan, however intervened, and the dog was sent to Portland, Oregon into the care of Animal Coalition Unlimited.  There the dog was given the name “Pee Dee” in memory of Petey the pit bull who lit up the screen alongside of those famous “Little Rascals.”

When Pee Dee was taken to the Lake Grove Vet Clinic for her intake evaluation, it was discovered that she was five weeks pregnant.  Unfortunately, this put Animal Coalition Unlimited into an unexpected situation. They were prepared to take in and care for one dog, not multiple puppies. However, they refused to abort the unborn puppies for their own convenience. The first goal was to get Pee Dee healthy enough to give birth.  She had been totally neglected and emaciated, weighing in at a mere 36 pounds.   The veterinarian at Lake Grove Vet was extremely helpful and supportive in getting her the necessary nutrients to get her to a healthy weight to deliver her puppies.  An ultrasound detected seven puppies but on December 22, 2016 Pee Dee delivered 10 very healthy puppies.

Animal Coalition Unlimited, founded by and run by volunteers in 2014, takes a very unique approach to animal rescue and adoptions. For one, they do not charge any adoption fees.  However, they have certain stipulations for potential adopters under their Foster to Adopt Program. This method confirms the potential adopter can take care of the dogs and meet all of their future medical needs. Basically, the new owner gets to foster their pet for a period of time before officially adopting them. This ensures it is a good fit for both the person and the pet. This is in the best interest of the dog, because it gives the dog a better chance of being adopted by a good family without putting too much pressure on the adopters from the get go. They thoroughly interview and screen all applicants and follow this up with a home visit. With this program, Animal Coalition Unlimited can monitor the ongoing progress of the dogs, for approximately a six-month trial period. Their success rate with this program is very high.

Pee Dee’s puppies are the first in puppy adoptions for Animal Coalition Unlimited.  They will start accepting applications after the puppies have had their first series of puppy vaccines at eight-weeks old.   Although Animal Coalition Unlimited does not take any adoption fees for the puppies, the adopter will be required to deposit the spay/neuter surgery cost at the Lake Grove Vet Clinic prior to taking the puppies home when they reach 12 weeks old.

The rescue is seeking sponsorships from pet food manufacturers, vet clinics, and individual sponsors.  Pee Dee’s story recently caught the attention of a leading pet food company in Canada; PetCurean  has taken on Pee Dee and her puppies as their featured pets. The puppies have been getting the best nutrition possible to ensure they are healthy, playful and ready to become someone’s pet companion.

If you would like to give one of these puppies a new home or you would like more information on becoming a sponsor, please send requests to:

AnimalCoalitionUnlimited@gmail.com.

(Photo for article about pregnant pit bull courtesy of Animal Coalition Unlimited.)

If you cannot adopt but want to help this mama dog with her puppies, you can visit their wish list at:

https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/BC9NYTKIOVL2

For updates on Pee Dee and her pups visit the facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/AnimalCoalitionUnlimited.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rainbow Animal Rescue stages massive rescue from Robeson County Animal Shelter

In the United States alone, millions of dogs and cats enter animal shelters every year. More than 50% of the animals in these shelters are euthanized due to overcrowding and lack of fosters or adoptive homes.  Playful, healthy, good-natured dogs, cats, kittens and puppies are put down at a frightening rate simply because no one wants them. Although some shelters have adopted the no-kill model, we have miles to go before we can achieve the status of a No Kill Nation.

Over $2 billion is spent annually by local government offices to shelter and ultimately destroy 8-10 million adoptable dogs and cats. Robeson County Animal Control, located in St. Pauls, North Carolina, has one of the highest kill rates in the nation.  They have recently had a higher influx of animals due to the recent devastation brought about by Hurricane Mathew.

Rainbow Animal Rescue located in Halifax, NC did a massive rescue from Robeson in January 2017. All told, they rescued 72 dogs in the month of January; 30 were from Robeson. They went in planning to pull only 15 dogs, but when they arrived they saw so many animals desperate to be saved that they pulled 30+ dogs and puppies between January 11th and January 17th. Rainbow Animal Rescue is a 501 (c) 3 no-kill rescue based in North Eastern North Carolina. Their mission is to help as many unwanted, abandoned and mistreated animals in North Carolina and the surrounding areas as possible.  All pets rescued are either fostered in a home environment or housed at the new Animal Rescue and Adoption Center based in North Eastern NC, until they find a suitable home.   They take animals from the county dog pounds such as Halilfax County Animal Control as well as from private pet owners who can no longer care for them.

Sadly, and unexpectedly all the dogs rescued from Robeson suffered from Parvo, respiratory illness or were HW positive. Rainbow Animal Rescue knew the risk when taking on so many dogs from Robeson, but they could not turn them away. Of the adult dogs rescued, half were heartworm positive and have started their first phase of treatment. Those that were heartworm negative have found placement.   One of the senior dogs, named Vince, unfortunately cannot be treated with a fast kill method as he would only have a 50-60% survival rate. He must be treated with a slow kill method.

The veterinarians are working round the clock using the best methods available such as Cerenia,  metronidazole, Theraflu and probiotics to treat the various ailments the different dogs are suffering. All of the medical expenses have wiped out the emergency savings account for Rainbow Animal Rescue. Due to this financial setback, they have limited funds which lessens their ability to help other shelter dogs.   Please help Rainbow Animal Rescue care for the sickly dogs they have taken the responsibility of saving and assist them with their continued rescue efforts.

Visit their website at rainbowanimalrescue.org.

Donations can be paid via Paypal at halifaxrescueangels@yahoo.com or called in directly to Williamston Vet Hospital by calling 252-792-3000. Some of the dogs and puppies rescued have succumbed to their illnesses. According to a representative from Rainbow Animal Rescue it is a painful decision to let them pass. The only consolation is the puppies experienced loving arms when taking their last breaths; the truly bittersweet side of rescue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forgotten ones: 2 terrified Chihuahuas hold on to each other in rural shelter

In a county rural shelter in Middle, Georgia are the “forgotten ones.” Two terrified Chihuahuas hold on to each other in a kennel cage. Shelter volunteers describe the two little dogs as so frightened that the animal control officer has been unable to get close enough to determine their sex. And in this shelter, no public adoptions are permitted.Terrified Chis

The name of the shelter has not been provided, however contact information can be found on the group’s Facebook page who have been advocating for the rescue of these two dogs. Only an approved rescue organization (with a 501C3 status) will be eligible to take custody of the dogs. In the past, there have been several rural shelters who have refused to publicly work with advocates. Please share the plight of these two tiny undernourished dogs with friends, family and social media contacts. Funds are being pledged to help an approved rescue organization with the expenses.  Additional information can be followed here.

“Rescue Only Facility, no public adoptions. You have to work with a rescue. This is a holding facility only. These dogs hardly ever make it out. We need rescues to bring attention to this place,” has been noted.

If interested in helping, please email  cstinson@pstel.net who states she (Charli) can facilitate the rescue of these two dogs.

(Photos of forgotten ones via Facebook and Victoria Diana Ansaldo)

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Is your heart breaking?: 14-year-old Shih Tzu Tansy needs us

Even the most stoic animal rescuers have been brought to tears at the sight of Tansy, a 14-year-old Shih Tzu brought into the Carson Animal Care Center on February 3rd. As of Tuesday, Tansy was available for foster care or adoption; no one has yet to help her. This tiny little senior is blind, neglected, confused and just shivering with fear.

Click here for this little dog’s Pet Harbor listing. No photo even appears on her adoption listing. “I am described as a spayed female, black and white Shih Tzu. The shelter thinks I am about 14 years old. I have been at the shelter since Feb 03, 2017.” For more information about this animal, call Los Angeles County Animal Control – Carson at (310) 523-9566. Ask for information about animal ID number A5030489. A Facebook page for this dog can be found here.

Please share Tansy’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Advocates have pledged funds to help with this senior’s veterinary expenses. Sharing saves lives. It makes no difference whether she has weeks, months or years to live – every life counts and doesn’t this innocent little life deserve better?

“TANSY’S 14, blind, neglected and so lost and confused. She is shaking with fear and she needs help NOW.”

For more information, contact:

Carson Shelter, Gardena, California
216 Victoria Street, Gardena, California
310.523.9566

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(Photos and video of this dog courtesy of Saving Carson Shelter Dogs)

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