Rare Kemps Ridley turtle strangled by string from beach chair

On Saturday morning, the Fort Morgan Share the Beach Facebook page posted a heartbreaking photo of a Kemps Ridley turtle lying upside down on the edge of the ocean, strangled to death by the string of a beach chair around its neck.

“This Kemps Ridley which is on the endangered list was found this morning with this chair around its neck. This makes me so mad. How many hundreds of times do we have to ask people to pick their stuff up? It should just be common decency. I think I am going to print this out and carry it with me the next time I have to ask,” the Facebook post added beneath the photo.

According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Kemps Ridley Sea Turtle is classified as critically endangered.

“REASONS FOR CURRENT STATUS: The decline of this species is primarily due to human activities, including the direct harvest of adults and eggs and incidental capture in commercial fishing operations. Today, under strict protection, we are cautiously optimistic that the population is on its way to recovery.”

The beach chair had been in the water for awhile since it had barnacles on it, and most likely the turtle became entangled while out in the ocean, but that doesn’t exclude the responsibility visitors and beach goers have for cleaning up their belongings and trash before they leave.

Sadly, this endangered turtle’s death was 100 percent avoidable. When will humans learn to respect those with whom we share our planet? Please share this everywhere and hope it makes a difference.

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Labrador retriever dies from saltwater poisoning after day at the beach

In the Tampa area of Florida, Chris Taylor had to humanely euthanize his beloved Labrador retriever on Wednesday after the dog suffered saltwater poisoning. Just two days earlier, the dog named O.G. had been healthy and happily swimming and playing at the beach.

Taylor, 29, and seven-year-old O.G.  frequently went to the beach in Dunedin, Florida. According to WFLA, Monday was no different as the two headed to Honeymoon Island State Park Dog Beach. After the two left the beach, Taylor began to notice symptoms that something was wrong when O.G. seemed a “bit wobbly.”

The dog then began to have diarrhea, and Taylor thought perhaps O.G. may have overdone it at the beach and needed some rest to feel better. The next morning the dog seemed to have been feeling better, but two days later, O.G. stopped eating and Taylor rushed him to the veterinarian hospital where the dog was diagnosed with swelling of his brain, dehydration and seizures from ingesting saltwater. He would not recover.

Pet Poison Hotline  warns dog owners that

 “salt poisoning in dogs and cats results in clinical signs of vomiting, diarrhea, inappetence, lethargy, walking drunk, abnormal fluid accumulation within the body, excessive thirst or urination, potential injury to the kidneys, tremors, seizures, coma, and even death when untreated.

“… it is important to get them to the vet as soon as possible so the careful administration of IV fluids, electrolyte monitoring, treatment for dehydration and brain swelling, and supportive care” necessary can begin.”

Dogs often mistake saltwater for fresh water and dog owners are reminded to bring plenty of fresh water to the beach and to carefully monitor their dogs intake of saltwater paying special attention to symptoms of diarrhea, vomiting or fatigue. Veterinarians suggest dog owners limit their pets visits to the beach to just a few hours.

Rest in peace O.G.

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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.

(Photo of puppies screenshot via 13 News)

 

 

 

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Henrietta the 12-pound emaciated puppy left under pile of trash

And in the pile of debris, the landlord was sure the whimpering sounds were from an animal, and called for help from the Baltimore City Animal Control. The starving puppy was found hidden under mounds of trash. There Henrietta quietly waited to die – just a bowl of water barely keeping her alive.
Henrietta was rushed to BARCS, and even though she didn’t have the strength to get on her feet, she knew she had been rescued;  as weak as she was her tail wagged. In her short life, Henrietta has already endured a great amount of abuse and neglect. She has been transferred to a partner  Franky Fund clinic ER, where she is currently fighting for her life.

The Franky Fund supports the medical bills of animals critically injured or victims of extreme abuse and neglect. Funding is desperately needed in order to give Henrietta a fighting chance.

“There is simply no reason or explanation to justify what happened to her. If ever a pet owner cannot care for their animal, BARCS and agencies like Animal Control are here to help,” the organization posted on their Facebook page.
Anyone with information on this case, Baltimore City Animal Control is asking you to please call the Animal Abuse Unit at 443-681-0101. Help Henrietta find justice. The main focus is on her care, but should she be looking for a home in the future. You can fill out an adoption application that we will keep on file. You can find it on the website at www.barcs.org/adopt.
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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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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.

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Pet carrier became Chihuahua puppy’s coffin after left in sweltering heat

On Tuesday morning, a pet carrier became a one-year-old Chihuahua’s coffin after she was found on the property of a Brockton animal shelter. The manager of Animal Protection Center, Joyce Caranci found the female puppy “unconscious and foaming at the mouth.” Temperatures outside had been in the 80s just after 8:00 a.m. when the dog was discovered.

According to CbsBoston, Caranci rushed the dog to the Lloyd Animal Medical Center in Stoughton using an ice pack to help cool her body, but the pup died on the way.

“When I found her, she was already unconscious and foaming at the mouth, but she was breathing faintly and I felt a heartbeat… When I put my hand in the crate, it was hot. Not warm, dog hot. But hot, I don’t want to touch it hot,” stated Caranci.

The dog’s temperature registered at 110 degrees – nine degrees higher than a normal dog’s temperature. She weighed ten pounds, was brown and white and had no identification of microchip. The MSPCA  described the puppy’s coffin as a tan and gray plastic pet carrier with no identification. On the organization’s Facebook page the cause of the pup’s death was noted below her heartbreaking photos:

Someone abandoned a one-year-old female Chihuahua in a carrier outside the Animal Protection Center of Southeastern Massachusettsyesterday morning, and the dog tragically died of heat stroke.”

It has been speculated the owner may have intended to surrender the dog to the shelter.  Why someone couldn’t wait to make sure the dog was safe remains a mystery.  The shelter does not have surveillance cameras.

A $1,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible. Anyone with information can call 800-628-5808. Animal cruelty is a felony in Massachusetts and punishable by a maximum of seven years in prison and a fine up to $5,000.

Rest in peace little one.

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Mer Rouge man arrested in Snapchat video of dog being shot to death

In Morehouse Parish, Louisiana a Mer Rouge man has been arrested in connection with the disturbing shooting death of a dog videoed on Snapchat and circulated through social media on Tuesday, July 10.

Tobias Conway, 28, faces charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and could face additional charges according to Knoe8News. The graphic video also appeared on Facebook and involved several people involved in the shooting of a dog on Handy Hill Road which is near Bastrop.

The video is made up of two separate parts – the first showing a bloodied dog lying on the ground, breathing heavily and apparently shot. The second part shows someone shooting the dog while another male voice is telling the man to shoot the dog again each time as the dog cries out in agony. Two gunshots and a photo of the gun can be heard and seen. Another man is heard laughing.

Animal rights advocate, Lisa Guess posted how the community feels about what happened again.

“13 hours ago in Bastrop, Louisiana Another Snapchat Dog Murder. That’s what happens when people see you can get away with it. Police in Bastrop are being notified. Because of the injustice in the trial for Boots Stanley and Steven Sadler it has sent the message like I have said before that it is ok. Like I said on the news for people wanting to do it now they will. As you see they are. Please SHARE. These are more sadistic murderers who have taken advantage of how the system has failed and took it upon themselves to brutally torture and kill a living being.”

More arrests are possible.

The video can be viewed on the Facebook page of Villalobos Rescue Center. WARNING: The video is extremely graphic and not suitable for all viewing audiences.

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Photos of Mer Rouge man arrested via Facebook

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Ten-year-old child dies rescuing kittens behind clothes dryer

A devastated family in New Boston, Texas is trying to come to terms with the tragic death of their ten-year-child whose parents say she was electrocuted while rescuing kittens behind the clothes dryer in their rented home.

First responders arrived at the home on  Saturday after Greenlee  Marie was shocked while trying to get the kittens from behind the dryer. Paramedics performed lifesaving CPR on Greenlee until they reached the hospital where the child was pronounced dead.

According to the Dallas News, Chief Gary McCrary stated the investigation is currently ongoing, but it was too early to place blame although the home had electrical issues in the past according to other reports and statements.  The family had been renting the home for 15 months.

“She’s a beautiful soul. She had more compassion in her at 10 years old than most adults do,” wrote her mother, Shelby Roos, on Facebook. “She loved her babies and she would do anything for them.”

“Her whole life she had enjoyed helping those less fortunate than herself, and had always planned when she was older to become a veterinarian and to help rescue more animals,” Greenlee’s mom added.

The little girl’s dad Scott Hendrix is still trying to understand how his child could have died inside of their home.

“With the heaviest of hearts I want to tell y’all our Greenlee was tragically taken from us Sat night. She was such a light in this world and everyone she ever met couldn’t help but fall in love with her. She had more compassion for everything living at 10 years old than most will have in a lifetime. Please pray for us as we try to find sence(sic) in the senseless. I ask that everyone please continue to respect our privacy in not posting details. I will update everyone as soon as I have more info. Please hug all your babies tight because tomorrow is truly never promised. And take peace in the fact that she is in heaven getting love from all the animals she loved with her whole heart.”

A GoFundMe has been set up to raise money for the community animals Greenlee hoped to help as a veterinarian.

“It was something even at 10 years old she was so passionate about,” Roos said. “I want to honor her that way.”

Rest in peace beautiful little child. You will be missed.

(Photos via Facebook)

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Drunken woman accused of tossing kittens into pond by their tails

A drunken woman in Phippsburg, Maine faces charges of animal cruelty after several people witnessed her tossing two kittens into Center Pond on July 4th. Justine Lovig, 41, has also been charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and violating conditions of her release.

“She admitted to submerging the kittens. We walked back to her car and she fed the kittens a sandwich. They were eating the sandwich very quickly,” the officer wrote in his report.

The Coastal Humane Society is currently caring for the kittens who have been named “Piglet and Eeyore.”

“They have been thoroughly examined by Dr. Wehr and appear to be doing well. They are currently enjoying some R&R at home with one of our devoted fosters...and the kittens may have found their forever home already! Foster family reports they have lots of energy.

Lovig is banned from possessing any domestic animals, must stay away from Center Pond and is prohibited from consuming alcohol. She is scheduled to appear in court in September.

If you would like to help support their ongoing care, you can make a donation at coastalhumanesociety.org/donatenow or mail a contribution to Coastal Humane Society, 190 Pleasant Street, Brunswick, ME 04011. Anything extra that we receive will go to support the many other animals.

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