Update: Seriously injured pug receiving emergency care

A two-year-old injured pug viciously attacked by another dog had been surrendered on Friday to the Downey Animal Care Center by his owners.  The shelter transferred the seriously injured dog to a private veterinarian where drains were placed in his head to drain abscesses.

“…swollen dorsal head, possible rupture, abscess, laceration, ventral neck swelling, punctures and serious discharge,” has been included in the dog’s medical update.

On Friday, his family left him at the shelter, and his condition and photos were released by the shelter as they appealed for an approved rescue to help. Animal advocates had been actively sharing this little dog’s plight. On Monday, to the rescue came Leave No Paws Behind, Inc., even though they have been inundated with medical cases for the last few days and the urgent need for more foster homes.

By Monday afternoon, the dog, now dubbed Hobbs, arrived at  The Pet Doctors of Sherman Oaks.

“After initial exam was immediately sedated as they ready him for a more through examination which includes cleaning up all the infection and pus in his eyes, neck, heads, chest etc. this sweet little fella looks like he was a battle for his safe and by some miracle he survived and is now safe from all harm, no longer alone, loved and he knows that his life matters. Hobbs is young, he is strong and he is a survivor. All paws remain raised in prayer.”

Surgery needed including all testing and hospital intensive care for the next few days is expected to near $2,000. Hospital personnel commented how happy Hobbs acts despite his injuries. He is expected to recover.

Toby Wisneski, founder of Leave No Paws Behind, explained the reasons the graphic photos of Hobbs have been included on social media.

“We realize that some have a difficult time looking at Hobbs and for that we are saddened. The sad and harsh reality is the photos you see are real time depicting the suffering and anguish this sweet and innocent little 2 year old dog has endured. While we understand some of you may need to  ‘look away’ and even perhaps leave our page, keep in mind that Leave No Paws Behind, Inc. will continue to do what we do and help any way we can and we cannot help those who need us if we ‘look away’. We look past the dirt, the mats, the frail little bodies and the horrors that have been done to them and see only the love, compassion and gratefulness in their eyes. Hobbs, Rambo ,Valentino and so many others who came before them and have gone on to enjoy their gift of life, are grateful today that we did not look away and trust me, very soon, the transformation of Hobbs will be a welcome sight for all.”

More updates to follow. Read previous story here.

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Rescue steps forward to help seriously injured pug

A two-year-old injured pug viciously attacked by other dogs was surrendered on Friday to the Downey Animal Care Center by his owners.  The shelter transferred the seriously injured dog to a private veterinarian where drains were placed in his head to drain the abscesses.

“…swollen dorsal head, possible rupture, abscess, laceration, ventral neck swelling, punctures and serious discharge,” has been included in the dog’s medical update.

On Friday, his family left him at the shelter, and his condition and photos were released by the shelter as they appealed for an approved rescue to help. Animal advocates have been actively sharing this little dog’s plight. On Monday, to the rescue came Leave No Paws Behind, Inc., and even though they have been inundated with medical cases for the last few days and the urgent need for more foster homes,

“… how can we just look away and pretend we did not see this sweet and innocent little fella who is in very critical condition?,” asked rescue founder Toby Wisneski on their Facebook page.  “I saw this post this morning, picked up the phone and yes, this little man will be boarding the LNPB Freedom Ride and will be rushed immediately to the Pet Doctors of Sherman Oaks for immediate medical care and evaluation.”

The dog’s care is expected to be extremely costly, but it is hoped donations will come in to offset some of the medical charges. To donate, please click here.

Updates to follow; this is a developing story and a heartwarming rescue intended to save another innocent life. Please note, there has been no information available at this time as to the attack or the owners concerning this dog.

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Heartbreaking: Month old puppy’s ear cut off with scissors

In an egregious act of animal cruelty, a one-month-old puppy had to suffer through a cruel person cutting off his right ear with a scissors in Wichita, Kansas. The puppy, now dubbed Brooks, was immediately transferred to an animal hospital on Saturday.

According to the rescue group Beauties and Beasts, a $500 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the responsible person.

“This sweet baby boy is barely over a month old and was brought to the Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Hospital of Wichita after he was found with his right ear cut off with a sharp object that appears to be scissors possibly used in an attempt at a heartless and cruel home crop job. The amazing team at the ER needs to preform surgery ASAP and we need your help to make this happen,” the rescue organization posted on their Facebook page.

When found, the puppy had a gaping wound on the right side of his head. The Wichita Police Department are currently investigating. Information or tips can be submitted to hfraizer@wichita.gov or by sending the rescue a message.

The rescue has appealed to the public to help pay for the medical attention and surgery Brooks requires. Donations can be sent to:

https://www.paypal.me/beautiesandbeastsinc

Www.beautiesandbeasts.org/donate

Checks can be mailed to:
All Dogs Bark-N-Play
CO: Beauties and Beasts
114 S. Pattie
Wichita, KS 67211

Get well soon Brooks.

(Photos of puppy’s ear cut off with scissors from Facebook Beauties and Beasts Rescue)

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Two 13-year-old bears used for their bile freed from cage for first time

Two 13-year-old female bears used for their bile and who had been kept captive all their lives in dark steel barred cages in the Thai Nguyen province of Vietnam have been freed for the first time in their lives. Meet Hoa Tra and Hoa Lan; two lucky bear survivors, who for the first time felt grass under their paws and looked up into the sky to see the sun.

According to  News.com.au, the Asiatic bears were purchased in 2005 as cubs and were repeatedly poked and jabbed with syringes to extract their bile – part of the digestive system produced in the liver. The inhumane and painful procedure includes using a long needle injected into the bear’s abdomen. Often the procedure is carried out in substandard and unhygienic conditions, and the bears are administered huge amounts of antibiotics to keep them alive after infections commonly occur. Meanwhile the animals suffer from painful abscesses and sepsis – not to  mention their psychological problems from being locked up and regularly put through painful procedures.

Reports of bears fitted with “metal jackets” to keep their wounds open, catheters inserted with little or no anesthesia using during the “milking” procedures, emphasize the inhumanity and outright cruelty for these animals. Bear bile is sold on the black market, including Australia and is used to treat everything from sexual inadequacies, cancer to hemorrhoids. There is no scientific proof to prove any effectiveness.  Bear bile contains high levels of ursodeoxycholic acid; in modern times both herbal and synthetic alternatives provide the same medicinal properties.

Fortunately Four Paws Australia, an animal advocacy group was able to convince the owner to release the bears, even though he has denied using them to extract their bile that has since become illegal in the country in 2005. At least 900 bears remain caged in private bile farms across the country. In China, the illicit industry continues to flourish.

Rescuers have been placed in a tenuous position as they don’t want to discourage bear owners from turning over their bears, and therefore have made it a practice not to criticize. And so it came to be when Hoa Tra and Hoa Lan were sedated, carried from their cages and given a full medical examination. Besides their paws having been covered with thick skin, severe dental problems from chewing on the bars from malnutrition and boredom, these two bears have joined eight other rescued bears at the Ninh Binh sanctuary.

Check out the freedom video for Hoa Tra and Hoa Lan from Four Paws Australia. Here they are playing together for the first time in their lives and actually enjoying each other. Bears are just so forgiving. No warnings needed to view  – just watch and smile.

Read previous coverage of the bile bears here.

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Update on thug who laughed as he mowed down herd of emus in 4-wheeler

The young thug who laughed hysterically as he videoed himself purposely mowing down at least ten emus in a small town in South Australia was arrested on Friday. Jacob Macdonald, 20, has been identified as the alleged driver running the flightless birds over with his four-wheel-drive vehicle at more than 70 mph along a dirt road.

According to Australian Broadcasting Corp (ABCNews), Macdonald has been charged with four animal cruelty offenses, speeding and using his cellphone while behind the wheel of a vehicle. The 40-second video quickly went viral and had been posted on Facebook in order to help identify the person responsible for the egregious action and report the thug to authorities. At least ten emus were killed as they frantically tried to run for their lives.

“As the emus fell one-by-one MacDonald counted ‘one, two, three’ when each bird was hit. “This is f***ing great. I’ve got that one too … and that one!,” could be heard in the video.

The South Australian RSPCA had been notified and asked the public not to publicly shame suspects before charges had been levied. While trying to identify the alleged animal abuser, two other men had been mistakenly named and became victims of sharp criticism and ridicule.

In an interview with the West Australian, Macdonald stated the video was only meant for this friends, and it was no longer funny.

“It’s the biggest stuff up of my life. I’m not proud of it,” he stated.

He is scheduled to appear in court in Victoria in November.

Read the previous article.

A link to the Graphic and Disturbing video can be found here.

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Dog owner died during Hurricane Florence protecting his hunting beagles

In Kingston, North Carolina, the owner of hunting beagles woke up in the middle of the night, just as Hurricane Florence made landfall. The avid hunter and dog lover went outdoors to calm his 12 hunting beagles who were frightened and howling in their backyard kennel. As he did what he usually did and pulled his pickup truck to the kennels and had been shining the headlights into their pens, something happened to Bennie Lee Sutton.

According to APNews, shortly before dawn on Friday, Bennie could be heard talking – most likely according to his daughter,  speaking to his beloved dogs trying to calm them down as the wind raged in full force at 70 mph. Hours later, however Bennie had not returned home, and his daughter Tameria and her mother, Marian, went outside to find him.

Some of the dogs were wandering outside of their pens, and behind the kennels, Bennie, 77, was found lying on his back on the property the family had owned for nearly 50 years. Tragically Bennie is thought to have had a heart attack. He previously underwent a double bypass and wore a pacemaker. In addition he had a bad knee, and could have fallen and passed away. An autopsy has been scheduled, although no foul play is suspected.

Bennie carries with him a wonderful legacy and was known throughout the community and highly respected. His wife has since stated she is too old to care for her husband’s dogs and plans to give them away. We hope they go to excellent homes; after all they certainly deserve the best.

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Thug laughed as he purposely mowed down helpless emus in 4-wheeler

A young thug laughed hysterically as he videoed himself purposely mowing down at least ten emus in a small town in South Australia on Thursday. Jacob Macdonald, 20, has been identified as the alleged driver running the flightless birds over with his four-wheel-drive vehicle.

Soon after the video was posted and Macdonald was identified as the culprit, he deleted his social media accounts. The video was posted to Facebook by Fabio Galletti and showed a man wearing a cap and sunglasses clearly enjoying himself as he sped down the dirt road at 75 mph and counted down each bird after he ran them over during the 40 second massacre. Galletti stated he did not take the video, has nothing to do with the people involved, but wanted those involved to be identified and reported to authorities.

“As the emus fell one-by-one MacDonald counted ‘one, two, three’ when each bird was hit. “This is f***ing great. I’ve got that one too … and that one!,” could be heard in the video.

Friends say Macdonald “went off the rails” after his latest breakup with his girlfriend. According to  Daily Mail Australia, Macdonald defended his actions for killing the birds he referred to as a “mob” stating the emu population had been out of control and destroying local crops because they had been scavenging for food. He also contended the birds had been suffering from diseases and needed to be killed.

As social pressure increased and more people helped to identify Macdonald, he admitted he was wrong and tried to tell people he had never made any animal suffer before this. Police have confirmed Macdonald has been interviewed and is expected to be charged with aggravated animal cruelty, tormenting animals, destruction of protected wildlife and a number of vehicle and traffic related offenses including using a cellphone while driving.

The disturbing video can be viewed here. CAUTION: The video is extremely graphic.

The RSPCA South Australia continues to investigate.

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Millions of chickens and thousands of pigs drowned from Hurricane Florence

Millions of chickens and thousands of pigs drowned in Hurricane Florence flooding in North Carolina, and animal casualties continue to rise as more farmers have been returning to their property and surveying the catastrophic damage.

According to the Evening Standard, the number of waste lagoons continue to increase. The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services estimate 3.4 million chickens and turkeys died with 5,500 hogs perishing in the flood waters. Some farmers, in preparation for the anticipated flooding moved their animals to higher ground, but the flood conditions exceeded all estimates.

In a press release, Sanderson Farms from Monday, the company announced there had been no human injuries or loss of life.

“Out of 880 broiler houses in North Carolina, 60 have flooded. Another six houses experienced damage and will be unable to house broilers until repairs are made. In addition to the affected broiler houses, four breeder houses out of a total of 92 in North Carolina flooded. At this point, none of the Company’s 33 pullet houses have reported serious damage. As a result of these losses, the Company estimates that approximately 1.7 million head of broiler chickens out of an average live inventory of approximately 20 million head, ranging in age from six days to sixty-two days, were destroyed as a result of flooding. In addition, approximately thirty farms, housing approximately 211,000 chickens per farm, in the Lumberton, North Carolina, area are isolated by flood waters and the Company is unable to reach those farms with feed trucks. Losses of live inventory could escalate if the Company does not regain access to those farms.”

Sanderson Farms is one of the largest poultry producers in North Carolina.

Perdue Farms reported partial losses of two of their chicken farms and stated that they had moved birds from low-lying areas before the storm. The flooding damage far surpassed expectations.

Out of 9 million hogs born and raised in North Carolina, 5,500 pigs drowned in flooding as farm buildings filled up with water. The slow moving storm is responsible for 16 rivers overflowing with more anticipated today. According to CNN reports, at least 25 hog lagoons containing animal feces and urine have suffered damage or have completely breached. The North Carolina Pork Council stated they moved thousands of animals to higher ground.

Check out the following video:

(Video and photos of pigs drowned via Daniel Turbert Facebook)

(More photos of chickens drowned via Mandy Lee Facebook)

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Neighbor slams woman’s pet duck to the ground for scaring him

In Miami-Dade County, a woman from Kendall said her neighbor killed her pet duck because he felt threatened by the animal.  The duck, named “Ma Pato”, had been Melina Ocampo’s pet for the last four years and no one from the neighborhood ever complained.

Ma Pato would waddle around near the lake at the community where Ocampo lived and eventually return home. It wasn’t until a few weeks ago when another neighbor Madelaine Jorge noticed a man and a woman near the duck and recorded a video of the man slamming the duck to the ground. Initially the woman kicked the duck, and then the man picked Ma Pato up by her neck and slammed her into the ground.

Ocampo found her pet duck dead and contacted the police. According to authorities the neighbor said the duck had attacked them. Sadly, Ocampo picked up the lifeless body of her pet. No charges have been filed.

Check out the video at the link below. CAUTION – very graphic and upsetting.

https://www.local10.com/video/video-shows-neighbors-attacking-pet-duck

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Beagle pup was tied to a pole and beaten in Bronx

A four-month-old beagle puppy was tied to a pole and beaten in the Bronx on Monday. According to the rescue organization that stepped up when Animal Care Centers of New York City called to help, the adorable little pooch suffered “severe injuries.”

On Monday, the Looking Glass Rescue, posted the puppy’s photo and shocking details as supplied by the shelter.

” We have this super cute and sad puppy that we are hoping to get out of here as soon as possible, possibly from trauma. The police officers who brought him said that someone called and said they witnessed the dog being beat and ties(sic)  to a pole. Unfortunately, there is not enough evidence to pursue a cruelty investigation.”

EENT: Droopy eyes, cannot open right eye, severe periocular swelling OU, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted

CBC:
1-Anemic-r/o normal for puppy vs. blood loss vs. anemia of chronic dz unlikely
2-Leukocytosis:
-Lymphocytosis-r/o normal puppy
vs.inflammation/infection vs. other
-Monocytosis
-Eosinophilia”

Additional medical information about the puppy was also included.

The president of the rescue, Jody Harris-Stern, is now caring for the puppy renamed Cleo. She suffers from severe facial swelling, an abscess on top of her head extending down to her eye, a fractured bone under her eye and “symmetrical breaks” in her cheeks likely caused by blunt trauma. The puppy also has cuts and wounds on her head, neck and shoulders.

“WE WILL  STOP AT NOTHING TO GET THIS BABY FIXED UP. WE NEED YOUR HELP. NOT SUGARCOATING THIS – HE WILL NEED A LOT OF TESTING WHICH MEANS $$$$.
PACK, WE NEED YOU NOW MORE THAN EVER…IVAN NEEDS YOU. PLEASE DONATE WHAT YOU CAN,” Jody posted on the organization’s Facebook page.

Fortunately Cleo is a little fighter reports NbcNewYork. Her medical bills have already surpassed $5,000. To help please click here.

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These adorable best friends are sure to make you smile!


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