Terrified Golden retriever attacked by pack of dogs as people watched

In Dallas, Texas a terrified Golden retriever was mauled by a pack of stray dogs at a rural trailer park. Residents from the mobile home development stated there was nothing they could do; everyone was afraid to get too close, and so they watched in horror as the gentle dog was nearly torn apart. When the crowd was finally able to ward off the attack and scare the dogs away, the injured retriever ran and hid underneath one of the mobile homes. Covered in blood and badly wounded, Goldie had no intentions of ever coming out.Goldie RDR

The helpless dog laid in shock until neighbors were finally able to get him out from underneath the trailer. Goldie was extremely weak and reeked of a rancid odor – the result of his multiple infected wounds. Brought to a local kill shelter, he never would have had a chance to survive without the help of animal advocate, Leslie Ysuhuaylas who called Rescue Dogs Rock NYC and asked if they would step up for the dog’s  survival and his emergency treatment.Goldie RDR2

Goldie has been transferred to the organization’s partner veterinarian hospital in the  Dallas/Fort Worth area. Once Goldie is treated and his condition is stable, he will need an approved foster home. If interested, please contact Rescue Dogs Rock NYC here.

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Photos and video  of Golden retriever courtesy of Leslie Ysuhuaylas and Rescue Dogs Rock NYC. It is not known who Goldie belonged to, but obviously his family didn’t care or was not financially able to help him. What we do know however is that Goldie will never be afraid again.

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Dog rescued with grotesque 20-pound tumor on his leg

There are few words to express the anger and disgust at such egregious animal cruelty and neglect. In southeast Dallas, Texas, Shadow was brought into a high-kill shelter by Animal Control with a monstrous sized tumor on his leg which weighs more than 20 pounds. At first glance, one would have thought there had been a black garbage bag tied around the dog’s lower leg – not so!  And this poor dog, whose growth weighs more than half of the emaciated senior’s body weight, was left to live like this for an unspecified amount of time. This condition didn’t happen overnight.

Rescued on Sunday by Dallas Dog RRR Rescue.Rehab. Reform, volunteers have expressed their anger directed towards anyone who may have seen Shadow and looked the other way. The words on the organization’s Facebook page addresses the appalling apathy and indifference to the needs of a  gentle and kind dog.

“… and no one to help. People staring at him in disgust and leaving him there to die, letting this tumor consume him. Shame on all of you who looked away. This senior should have been spending his golden years in front of the fireplace warm and loved. Instead, he was brought in by animal control to a kill shelter. No humanity of passion…”

Shadow’s tumor is bleeding and he will needs immediate medical care. Dallas Dog RRR have partnered with Second Chance Rescue NYC and Tall Tails Rescue to help with Shadow. According to the rescue organization, criminal charges are expected to be pressed against the dog’s owner.

To help with Shadow’s expenses, donations can be made by clicking here.

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Wisconsin pup rescued after floating on ‘iceberg’ in local river

In Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, a group of firefighters rescued a black dog spotted floating on an iceberg for hours along the icy waters of the Wisconsin River Monday. It was not known how long the black Labrador retriever named Milo had been caught on the ice floe, but witnesses had seen him several miles upriver earlier in the day.Kilbourn fd2

According to Channel3000, the Kilbourn Fire Department and Wisconsin Dells police officers worked together to rescue the dog from the 20 feet wide iceberg before he floated towards the spillway of the dam. The location where Milo was pinpointed had been south of Chula Vista in a narrow bend, popularly known as Devil’s Elbow and where rescuers were not initially able to reach him.

Rescuers decided on using a friend’s 14-foot boat and attached a motor after improvising a safe place to launch having to chop away more of the ice.  By this time, the sun had already set and night began to fall, making the rescue attempt even more difficult. Five firemen dressed in cold water safety gear left the shore using their flashlights to help them find Milo. When they approached the dog, he was frightened, and no amount of coaxing could get him off the ice. Finally firefighter Adam Hickey jumped on the ice and picked up the dog placing him into the boat.

Once back at shore, Milo was taken back to the fire station – warmed up and fed. The Dells Police Department posted Milo’s photo on their Facebook page, and it wasn’t long before his human, Toriana Gutierrez saw her dog’s picture. It seems Milo and his pal Kilo had escaped from their yard earlier in the day. Kilo returned soaking wet, but Milo never came home.

Luckily for all involved, Milo has been returned home safely, the firemen and the police officers are all safe and of course our heroes, and what could have been a tragedy turned out to have a happy ending. Welcome home Milo.

Photo of dog rescued from iceberg courtesy of Kilbourn Fire Department.

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Neighbor rescues puppy left to die in Utica dumpster

In Utica, New York, a five-month-old puppy was stuffed in two plastic bags and thrown into a dumpster and left to die last Saturday. Had it not been for a man and his daughter, who heard the cries of the puppy from their apartment, the tiny Dachshund might not be alive today. The family immediately called 911 to report the puppy’s loud whines, but when no one arrived to help, the man and his daughter went outside to investigate for themselves. As reported by WktvNews, the two found the puppy wrapped in a quilt inside of two sealed trash bags shivering.

According to Christopher Thornton, who found the puppy now dubbed Oscar, the black and brown pooch’s tongue was already purple, and he was nearly lifeless when he first found him.

“When I opened the bag and saw him he was barely moving. He was yelping at a lower tone than what we heard earlier,” Christopher stated.

On the same day Oscar was rescued, Animal Cruelty Officer Bill Pulaski stated a call came in from a woman very early in the morning, who wanted someone to come to her home to pick up a puppy she stated she could no longer care for – just hours later Christopher Thornton found Oscar. A man and a woman have since been arrested and charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty for abandoning the puppy. During the interview, however the couple stated that the dog was already dead when they put him in the dumpster.

Oscar was named after Oscar the Grouch character from Sesame Street who lived out of a trash can. The puppy is currently in the custody of the SPCA in Central New York. Oscar is now very happy and healthy, and it might be that Christopher Thornton may want to adopt Oscar!

(Photo of Oscar the puppy found in Utica dumpster screenshot via TwcNews.)

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Political pressure? USDA reposting animal welfare data

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) today has been reposting some of the tens of thousands of animal welfare documents previously removed from its website.  In an official announcement from APHIS they were,

“posting the first batch of annual reports of research institutions and inspection reports for certain Federal research facilities that the Agency regulates under the Animal Welfare Act.  The reports posted are part of a comprehensive review of the documents the Agency removed from its website in early February and are in the same redacted form as before.”

The agency claimed the entire search tool database had been removed on February 3, 2017 as part of a review to decide which information would be appropriate for reposting. At that time, thousands of publicly searchable records for zoos, research laboratories, commercial breeders including puppy mill facilities and circuses with the agency were deleted citing “privacy concerns.”

In the past, the data base had been a resource for journalists and animal advocates groups including animal rescue organizations in uncovering animal cruelty. Animal advocacy groups including the Humane Society of the United States accompanied by 101 United States representatives, 18 senators and animal advocates across the nation have publicly condemned the agency’s decision.

As to the “first batch” of records restored on Friday, annual reports and inspection records have been restored. Wayne Pacelle, the CEO and president of the Humane Society of the United States calls the reposting of the records a “step in the right direction,” but has no intention of backing down until all the data is restored. Records still missing include information about research laboratories that use animals, puppy mills, zoos, horse soring and those activities relevant to the Animal Welfare Act and the Horse Protection Act.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has sued the agency and states it will not drop the suit until the USDA complies. In a statement Brittany Peet, director of captive animal law enforcement at the PETA Foundation in Washington, D.C. released the following statement:

“Under duress, the USDA is now attempting to get away with reposting only a tiny fraction of the animal welfare records it suddenly and indefensibly deleted … and that does not satisfy PETA [People for the Ethical Treatmeant of Animals] or the other plaintiffs in the pending lawsuit against it.

And then there are bipartisan politicians speaking out in defense of the animals:

“While I’m glad the USDA is starting the process of restoring some information online, there is no excuse for the agency’s abrupt actions to reduce transparency and prevent Americans from knowing about animal abuse,” stated Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.).

In addition, Representative Vern Buchanan (R. Fla) states this still isn’t enough and posted in a statement:

“…This website protects animals and the database should be fully restored. At the end of the day, putting a few document back online is not good enough.”

It would appear this barrage of criticism isn’t going to stop until all records are restored. What do you think? Please weigh in. The previous articles are this very important issue can be found below.

Read prior stories here:

USDA removes inspection reports and information from website

Trump USDA pick has animal-rights activists worried

Humane Society challenges USDA for hiding animal welfare data

Toxic mold in family’s recycling bin kills beloved dog

A family’s beloved cockapoo died from toxic mold after licking the edges of a recycling bin after it blew over in their garden. The six-year-old dog named Dexter, died from “Toxic Shock Syndrome” – a bacteria buildup caused by the stale bread left in the container. Sarah Dent, from Bovington in Herfordshire, didn’t realize her dog was so sick until he started to convulse, Although she rushed him to the family vet who desperately tried to save the dog’s life, Dexter died one week later.Dog eats moldy bread 2

According to the Metro, Sarah’s other cockapoo named Georgie also became violently ill, but he survived. The entire family has been mourning the death of Dexter; Sarah blames herself for not knowing:

 ‘Toxic Shock Syndrome in dogs was complete news to me. I’d only ever heard of it when I was a teenager learning about periods, I didn’t know dogs could get it,” stated Sarah. “It is my job to keep my children and animals safe, and I failed to do that this time.”

Both dogs were placed into induced comas, however Dexter suffered from a blood clot in his spleen causing organ failure. Georgie is expected to make a full recovery.

The family wants to warn others  about the hidden health hazards from food waste bins and that discarded food needs to be recycled safely.  In this case, the local waste authority issues residents with a food waste container to be kept in the kitchen. A larger container is kept outside and is emptied weekly. When the outdoor container was collected on February 3, Sarah placed the bin back in the garden and intended to clean it later. A storm had knocked it over  and both Dexter and Georgie had licked the  contaminated container. The family stated they will continue to recycle, but will always make sure the bins are tightly sealed.

Rest in peace Dexter.

Photo of  family pet killed by toxic mold via screenshot Mercury Press.

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Read another featured story  about the “worst possible outcome” for a zoo penguin here.Penguin stolen from zoo is found dead

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rescued: Puppy stuck in 292 feet deep well for 10 days

The puppy who spent the last 10 days in a narrow but deep well in the Beykoz Dereseki neighborhood of Turkey has been rescued reports the Istanbul Buyuksehir Belediyesi. Fire crews had been working non stop trying to save the  puppy who fell into an old 292-feet-deep old well, but the depth of the well and narrow width made the endeavor almost impossible.dog saved from well 2

The Beykoz Fire Department had erected a tent and enclosure to protect emergency personnel from the snow and the blasting winds as they feverishly worked to save the pooch dubbed Kuyu. An underwater camera monitored his movements on the bottom of the deep well. Personnel had been lowering food and water. Even a heating system was installed to keep him warm.

 Dog saved from wellWhat really helped and made the rescue of the dog possible were the students from Bahçeehir Science and Technology High School who developed a robotic arm. The instrument was lowered into the hole and was able to safely grab the pup and raise him up to the surface. Loud cheers emanated from the crowd as Kuyu was brought up. After having been transported to a local veterinarian hospital for a complete examination, there was even more good news. It seems the Beykoz Fire Department has officially adopted Kuyu!

Many thanks to the rescuers who worked tirelessly to save this puppy and a special bow of gratitude to the students who developed the instrument to enable the pooch’s safe rescue.

Original story here.

(Photos of puppy saved from deep well courtesy of Beykoz Fire Department)


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Guardians of Rescue provide homeless man’s dog with medical help

For the Guardians of Rescue, helping the homeless in New York City with their pets could be labeled a controversial issue by some, but to these rescuers it’s all about the animals. On Monday, rescue volunteers,  Brian, Marceline and Joe B. traveled to the city where they eagerly distributed waterproof jackets, food, and supplies for the dogs of homeless people; better equipping these pets to tolerate the cold and damp freezing temperatures.Guardian members Monday

“Homeless people and their pets are a reality. Is helping controversial? Possibly. But do we turn our backs and do nothing in the face of controversy? Some might, but Guardians of Rescue won’t. It is all about the animals,” the group posted on their Facebook page.

And off to work the Guardians of Rescue went; filling up dog bowls and zipping up warm vests on fuzzy canine bellies. They listened to the stories, petted the dogs and did their best to provide the basics – much of what many of us all take for granted. When they first spotted Sasha, a gray and white pittie mix, they knew she needed veterinarian attention for a hemotoma on her ear. After speaking with her owners and convincing them their dog needed medical care and she would have to be at the veterinarian hospital for a few days, they agreed. Sasha was transferred  to the Save-A-Pet where her ear is being treated, and while there she will receive her vaccinations and be spayed. She will then rejoin her people who love her very much. They were provided with a cell phone to be able to check on their dog, and have been regularly keeping in touch.Guardian members Monday2

“We know some people may ask why return Sasha to her owners? One, they care about her, and two, they will just get another dog. It would also make it so no homeless person would ever trust us to help dogs again, and other dogs will suffer from it,” explained the rescuers. “Some will say it is a harsh life for the dogs, but there are thousands of dogs living on chains, and tens of thousands of dogs being euthanized every day because nobody cared – all dogs that do not have the love that these homeless people give to their dogs.”

We have all heard that homeless people shouldn’t have dogs when they aren’t even capable of  caring for themselves. While that may be one argument, there are many conflicting factors that should also be considered:Guardian members Monday 3

  • Money isn’t the deciding factor if someone is to be allowed to love a dog or a cat. People who struggle also have the right to be loved and to love. Homeless people are everywhere, and of course trying to help these people and their pets get off the streets is an admirable focus, but these people aren’t asking for us to judge them.
  • Dogs are naturally hardy creatures. Notice that most of the dogs living on the streets, with their homeless human companions, are generally the bigger dogs and the stronger breeds – we see lots of pit mixes, shepherd mixes and long-haired breeds able to withstand the weather and even more capable of curling up with their humans and staying warm. Many of these dogs are very protective of their owners; perhaps a good line of defense when one is homeless and doesn’t have a safe place to sleep.
  • And then there’s the basic facts that homeless people most often don’t die from starvation. Somehow they have figured out how to find food for both themselves and their companions.  These dogs are their emotional helpers; other times the dogs are their links to reality and the avenue some of these people travel through to survive. Need we also mention that wealthy people, working people and emotionally disturbed people who live in comfortable houses, abuse and starve their dogs too?

With all of the dogs who are euthanized daily because they have no place to go, why not offer a homeless person and their dog some food the next time you pass by – it’s not a cure, but there’s nothing wrong with a random act of kindness.

Photos of homeless dogs courtesy of Guardians of Rescue. To donate to this organization, please click here.

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Rescue efforts continue for puppy stuck in 292-feet-deep well

Rescuers have not given up trying to save a Kangal puppy who fell into an old 292-feet-deep old well in the Beykoz, Istanbul district. Monday marks the eighth day efforts to save the guard dog have continued. Meanwhile food and water are being lowered into the hole by rope to keep the dog alive until he can be lifted to safety.Daily Sabah

According to the Daily Sabah, local rescuers and animal advocates have been stymied by the lack of specialized equipment. On Sunday, the Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Authority arrived at the scene and were able to erect a tent over the area to ease the harsh weather conditions of the area as rescuers struggle to help.

Rescuers are attempting to lower a rope and get a hold of the dog with a net to safely lift him up to the surface. A camera is monitoring the dog. At least 15 men are doing their best to help.

Photos of rescuers trying to save dog from 292-feet-deep well screenshots via the Daily Sabah.

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