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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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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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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Labrador retriever previously adopted from shelter dumped after hit by car

A two-year-old black and brown Labrador retriever name Peaches had been adopted from Miami-Dade Animal Services when she was a cute and cuddly puppy. She thought her family would love her forever, but on Tuesday, Peaches was hit by a car. Instead of taking her to a veterinarian, her family surrendered her to the shelter – right back where she started from as a pup.

Although her family may have had financial limitations, the shelter does work with owners to help. Unfortunately Peaches’ leg was too badly damaged from the accident and had to be amputated by the shelter veterinarians. Her family never returned.

“What is most heartbreaking, is that despite the betrayal and the trauma that Peaches had been through, this baby is still the sweetest, most loving girl, and as you can see, she is able to get around on 3 legs,” a shelter volunteer posted on Urgent Dogs and Cats of Miami‘s Facebook page.

“Peaches desperately wants to love and be loved in return. We need everyone to please help this poor baby find the loving home she deserves. The only hope she has is us.”

PEACHES
(A1929639) I am a spayed female tan and black Labrador Retriever.The shelter staff think I am about 2 years old and I weigh 39 pounds. I was turned in by my owner and I am available for adoption.

Check out her video:

 

(Photo and video of Labrador retriever Peaches courtesy of Urgent Dogs and Cats of Miami)

For more information, make sure to reference A1929639.

Miami-Dade Animal Services Pet Adoption and Protection Center 3599 NW 79th Ave, Doral, FL 33166. Website can be referenced here.

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Pup seen pleading with his owner not to abandon him at shelter

On Wednesday, Kino stood on his back legs and pressed against his human’s body as if pleading with his eyes not to  be abandoned at the San Bernardino Animal Shelter in California. Shelter volunteer Lois Chisholm was there.

“This breaks my heart. He was begging his owner not to leave him there.”

Tragically an eyewitness in the lobby spotted Kino’s owner swatting the three-year-old terrier while pushing him away during the pet surrender process at the shelter. All Kino seemed to want was to go home and be loved. Despite the dog’s heartbreaking pleas, he was left behind.

#A51405 “My name is KINO and I am a neutered male, apricot Terrier mix. Shelter staff think I am about 3 years old. I was surrendered by my owner to the shelter on May 15, 2018.” This is my PetHarbor link: http://petharbor.com/pet.asp?uaid=SBCT.A514058

“I am at San Bernardino City Animal Shelter, 333 Chandler Place, San Bernardino, CA Telepone (909) 384-1304
They are open Tuesday through Saturday from 10AM to 5PM and are closed on Sunday and Monday.”

A Facebook page with additional information can be followed here. Share this dog’s plight with friends, family, approved rescue organizations and social media contacts. Surrendered pets have no required time limits and can be euthanized at the shelter’s discretion. When Kino was surrendered, he was so frightened he became “nippy” to the staff. And now he is being punished and is only available to rescue organizations.

Rescues please email Jennifer Van Ness, the SBC rescue coordinator, with ID# asap if interested in helping. Email: Vanness_je@sbcity.org

(Photos of pup pleading with his owner not to abandon him courtesy of Lois Chisholm)

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Sweet Bruno attacked by multiple dogs in need of emergency rescue

An emergency rescue organization is needed to help sweet Bruno, a two-year-old, injured American bulldog brought into the  Miami-Dade Animal Services on Saturday by Animal Control.

“Per shelter notes -pet was attacked by several dogs, very sweet, in pain, needing rescue/foster ASAP… If clinical signs worsen, humane euthanasia will be indicated to avoid further pain and suffering of pet. Beautiful dog with multiple bite wounds (new and old) and possible rib fractures.”

According to Bruno’s Pet Harbor adoption listing, (A1952459)

“I am an unaltered male, black and white American Bulldog mix. The shelter staff think I am about 2 years old.
I have been at the shelter since May 03, 2018. For more information about this animal, call Miami-Dade Animal Services at (305) 884-1101. Ask for information about animal ID number A1952459.”

Follow this dog’s plight on Facebook here. Share with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. More information can be shared here. Advocates have been pledging funds to help an approved rescue organization with the dog’s veterinary expenses. It is not known how Bruno was injured; some volunteers contend the young dog may have been used as a bait dog for dog fighting. At this time, however Bruno needs everyone’s help.

Also note, Bruno is being treated by the veterinarian staff at Miami-Dade Animal Services, however a plea has gone out to rescue organizations in order to provide this dog with the individual attention at a veterinary hospital he desperately needs.

Additional information available by contacting:

Miami Dade Animal Services
3599 NW. 79th Ave.
Miami – Doral Florida
305–884–1101 or 311
Email –pets@miamidade.gov

(Photos via Urgent Dogs and Cats of Miami)

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Little Simba needs home: Who can resist this little guy?

With a little help from the community, little Simba could be in a new home today. Surrendered to the San Bernardino City Animal Shelter by his elderly owner who had surgery and can no longer care for him, this one-year-old neutered terrier mix will just wiggle his way into the heart of someone ready and willing for a lifetime of love.

Click here for  Simba’s PetHarbor listing.

“My name is Simba and I am a neutered male, tan Terrier mix. Shelter staff think I am about 1 year and 2 months old. I have been at the shelter since May 03, 2018.

For more information about the adoption process,
click here: Animal Control. Note that the last adoption will start at 4:30 pm. For more information about this animal, call San Bernardino City Animal Control at (909) 384-1304. Ask for information about animal ID number A513760.

Follow this little one’s Facebook page here. Share his plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.

Photo and video by Lois Chisholm and Alice Chow.

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Dumped at shelter, 17-year-old Lab named Moosse deserves better

You might have looked at the headline twice while shaking your head, convinced no dog owner would ever surrender their 17-year-old Lab to the Baldwin Park Shelter in California, but tragically on Thursday, Moosse was betrayed.

According to shelter volunteers, Moosse’s family failed to fill out an animal profile on their dog nor did they bother to provide any information about their dog which only would have helped to find the senior a foster home or end of life care in a loving environment. Instead, he was just “dumped.”

“The shelter said Moosse is VERY FRIENDLY, quiet. alert, slow and he looks like he has a lot life left in him,” wrote a shelter volunteer on PetConnect.Us Facebook page.

Moosse has not been examined by the shelter veterinarian yet, however his brief intake records indicate he has moderate tartar, worn teeth, cloudy eyes, dirty ears, a slow gait, panting and is slightly overweight at 90 pounds. A shelter is the last place this dog should be. Please share his plight with approved rescue organizations, families, friends and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.

MOOSSE – ID #A5174752

Petharbor link: http://petharbor.com/pet.asp?uaid=LACO2.A5174752

“My name is MOOSSE and I’m an approximately 17 year old lab retr. I am not yet neutered. I have been at the Baldwin Animal Care Center since May 3, 2018. I am available on May 4, 2018.”

Baldwin Park Animal Shelter – Phone: 626-962-3577 or 626-430-2378, Address: 4275 N. Elton, Baldwin Park, CA 91706

Shelter hours:
Monday- Thursday: 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday-Sunday: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

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Bruce lived on the street for two years waiting for his family to return

For two years Bruce lived on the streets alone; he waited and waited for his family to return. In fact, the three-year-old pit bull and Labrador retriever mix was so loyal even though he was homeless, he remained on the same street where his owners  abandoned him when they moved away.

Bruce is now at the San Bernardino City Shelter and deserves a home and a family of his own. Neighbors had been feeding Bruce, and although the shelter staff agrees he is a very nice dog who gets along with people and other dogs, Bruce has become extremely depressed. His head hangs down as if he has nearly given up hope of ever being loved again.

Bruce needs human kindness; this dog needs to be rescued. Follow his Facebook page here.

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How you can help this homeless dog

Follow this dog’s PetHarbor link here.  ID #A513500 Available May 3.

San Bernardino City Shelter, CA doesn’t have many networkers, we really need your help sharing our dogs.
The local rescues are full and we’re in big trouble!
San Bernardino City Animal Shelter
333 Chandler Place, San Bernardino, CA
Closed Sunday and Monday
Telephone: (909) 384-1304
Rescues please email Jennifer Van Ness, the SBC rescue coordinator, with ID# asap if interested in helping.
Email: Vanness_je@sbcity.org

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Bryce is so frightened: Heartbreaking life for a puppy so young

Bryce is a black and white collie mix brought to Polk County Animal Adoption and Recovery Center in Cedartown, Georgia on April 2 as a stray. No one has been to the shelter to claim him as having been part of their family. Bryce is so terrified, yet despite his fears, he shows no aggression.

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Volunteers at the shelter are working with Bryce. Most likely no one will ever know why this puppy is so timid.

“This is Bryce. He is very scared. He wants to be loved but he’s unsure about it right now. He really gets upset when you try to put a leash on him. I put a collar on him for now so he’ll get used to that and hopefully that will be a step in allowing us to put a leash on him. He’s available to rescue if someone wants to work with him. He is beautiful and sweet if you just go slow.”

Follow Bryce’s plight on Facebook here.

For more information contact the shelter at:

1215 Veal St (585.76 mi)
Cedartown, Georgia 30125
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(770) 749-8908
Typically replies within a day
(Photos and video by Tia Marie Carter )

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