Smiling owner surrenders full term pregnant dog to Texas high kill shelter

When an owner in Texas carried his full term pregnant dog into a high kill shelter with the tether still attached to her neck, the man smiled. Volunteers at the shelter stated the owner acted as if he was a proud father to be, and there he was adding to the over population in a world of unwanted puppies.

Shortly after the dog’s surrender, the unborn puppies were gone. A volunteer fills in the heartbreaking blanks:

 “Like a proud father, he surrenders his pregnant dog with a tether still attached to her neck. She must have been raped unable to escape. Smiling, his gift to the overpopulation and constant killing of dogs. At full term she was spayed and her babies are now gone. The death is not over, 21 dogs now sit waiting to be killed today, including her!”

Fort Worth Animal Care and Control 
Ask for information about animal ID 38966114

On Sunday,  the dog was tagged BY Urgent Animals of Fort Worth. Please donate via PayPal at https://www.paypal.me/UAFW

Please share the plight of these dogs with approved rescue organizations, family, friends and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives, and there are many dogs in desperate need of rescue at the Fort Worth Animal Care and Control.

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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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Missing miniature therapy horse found alive on roof after Japan’s floods

A missing miniature therapy horse was found alive on Monday after having been stranded on a roof as floodwaters swept through Japan’s Mabicho district of Kakehashi. The nine-year-old mare had been part of the animal therapy program at the Life Town Mabi senior citizen care facility.

According to the Japan Times, the nursing home staff had to release the miniature horse named  Leaf  and her one-year-old colt, Earth, once the torrential rains forced evacuation of the facility. The horses had been missing for days and assumed having drowned by home’s staff, however Leaf’s caretaker, Mari Tanimoto, 49, had no intentions of giving up and hoped the horses survived by swimming to higher ground.

And then came quite the unexpected turn of events.  As the water receded, Peace Winds Japan, a non profit rescue team  were stunned when they spotted a miniature horse standing on the roof of a private home completely covered in mud. As the rescuers were making plans to get her down from the roof, Leaf  lost her footing and fell six-and-a-half-feet to the ground. The lucky little one only suffered minor injuries to her one leg and was helped up to her feet. No one knows how Leaf ended up on the roof since the floodwaters never reached that level.

It was an emotional reunion for Mari when Leaf was reunited. The horse has been extremely popular with everyone and is known to have 50 to 60 visitors coming every weekend to visit with her. Sadly, an update on Earth was heartbreaking:

“West Japan heavy rain today, I checked at kurashiki adult disease center, and I found another horse that was missing (the son earth of a protected leaf yesterday) was found in a dead state. In this heavy rain, many animals were also sacrificed. I wish you all the rest of the earth. Your Photo is from your followers.”

More than 170 people have been confirmed dead after the torrential rains caused widespread flooding and landslides along with many animals and pets.

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Dog with broken jaw waited by parked car until a kind couple offered to help

In the middle of the night, 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 a broken jaw; he needs expensive surgery,” wrote Rescue Dogs Rock NYC co-founder, Stacey Silverstein. “It’s at least $1000 to walk into the emergency hospital.”

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And when Caeser arrived at the veterinary hospital and his condition could be fully evaluated, volunteers and advocates were heartbroken. He was covered in blood all over his chest and legs from his mouth. Even worse, veterinarians stated the dog’s bottom jaw had been severed and detached from his gums and mouth.

“Caeser is now on pain medication and resting comfortably. He cannot eat, he cannot move his mouth, he cannot open and close his mouth and he’s been in excruciating pain up until now,” Stacey continued on her latest update on the organization’s Facebook page.

Caeser will require multiple surgeries to repair his badly broken jaw. Updates to follow.

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https://www.paypal.me/rescuedogsrocknyc

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Elsa left shaking at shelter after her family moved away

Elsa waits for her family to return. Sadly that will never happen because Elsa was surrendered when they moved. A volunteer shared her story and the reality of this dog’s heartbreak.

“When I first went into the kennels, she was on the other side … not coming to me … with her body shaking.”

Armed with treats of hot dogs, the volunteer sat with the frightened and confused dog on the other side of the kennel. Elsa didn’t leave.

“She just sat with me. She took treats very soft mouthed. She never barked once,” the volunteer said.

According to the dog’s previous owner, Elsa is fine with bigger dogs, but doesn’t do well with smaller dogs and cats. She is only four-years-old and is said to be good with children and suitable for a new pet owner. Sadly, this girl is very broken now, and is in a small shelter which is filling up quickly.

For more information, contact the City of Shasta Lake Animal Shelter located at 3025 Ashby Road, City of Shasta Lake, California. Call 530.275.7480.

 

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Broken hearts: Tearful farewell caught on video as owner leaves his dog

In the early morning hours at the New Orleans’ facility of Villalobos Rescue Center, broken hearts too often prevail. Dogs are left tied up to the fences in anticipation of the staff finding them in the morning. It happened again on Tuesday. Although the initial reaction from hard-working rescuers is one of anger and despair for the dogs left behind, perhaps there is more to these stories?

The staff found a small dog tied to the fence. She has been named Cairo, but before making judgment watch the broken hearts involving both the dog and her owner.

“We used to get angry with people that did this and called them ‘cold hearted & uncaring,” Villalobos Rescue Center founder, Tia Torres wrote on Facebook after posting the surveillance video of the owner and the dog’s tearful separation.  But then we realized…they could’ve easily turned their dog loose in their neighborhood or taken their dog to a shelter that euthanizes within 4 days of their arrival. So in some roundabout way…these people cared enough to bring their dogs to us.”

Unfortunately as more abandoned and stray dogs fill up the rescue space and donations continue to decline, the task becomes more difficult.

“And yes each morning, we race to the post office hoping that the box is filled with donation checks but lately…it’s just not the case.”

Watch the entire video. What must have gone through both the dog’s and her owner’s minds as the man walked away – but not without a deep sorrow. Watch the initial separation as the man kisses her and slowly walks away. Surely he is telling her she will have a better life and someone kind will adopt her and give her a wonderful home; more than what this man can now provide. Watch how loyal Cairo is able to free herself and run after the human she loves. And then watch how the man carries her back – most likely in profound sadness.

This morning Cairo will find herself safe and soon be available for sponsorship. Sadly, there will be more mornings like this. Please consider donating to the dogs:http://www.vrcpitbull.com/how-you-can-help/donations/

Video:

Video and photos via Villalobos Rescue Center.

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Missy just 8-months-old lived under a vacant house in agonizing pain, but now…

Just eight-months-old, Missy lived under a vacant house in excruciating pain for an unknown length of time. Other puppies had slept and hid in the same crawlspace, and it had become a pitiful and sad home for abandoned dogs with no hope and nowhere else to go. When finally on Friday, Missy was captured by animal control in the rural Georgia area, her condition was so serious, the shelter would have had no other option than humane euthanasia. It was at the very moment Rescue Dogs Rock NYC had been called to help.

Missy’s legs were swollen and injured to almost twice their size. Her severe case of mange had destroyed her coat, and the stench of the bacterial infection pyoderma with its lesions and pustules made it nearly impossible for Missy to lie down and sleep comfortably.

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It is obvious to see Missy was in severe pain, but what could not be seen was the puppy’s intense fear. Once arriving at the emergency veterinarian hospital, Missy had to be sedated just to calm her.

“The above video was taken on her arrival. She has started treatment for her horrible mange, pyoderma and infection,” wrote Rescue Dogs Rock NYC co-founder, Jackie O’Sullivan. “She is still terrified, so they are letting her settle in a bit and feel more comfortable before attempting more photos to share… Missy has a long road back.”

To help Missy, go to Donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org.

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Disabled dog abandoned on street in Argentina

Lunita, a medium sized, disabled, female dog was abandoned on a street in Salta, Argentina in the early morning hours of May 2014. She was tied to a railing on theside of a dog grooming store.

There was a note left stating her name, age, and that she didn’t belong to the person leaving her and the note. The person also stated they couldn’t keep her. There was no other information.

Lunita was lying face down on the sidewalk when she was found; her hind legs still attached to a dilapidated wheelchair. There was no food or water left with her.  One of the female employees working at the dog grooming salon noticed her. The employee contacted the rescue organization, “LUBA Salta” and two of their volunteers came to get Lunita.

Lunita was placed in a foster home while her information was posted online in the hopes of finding an adopter for her. A family from the United States offered to adopt her and a fundraiser was started to pay for Lunita to be flown to the U.S.

Unfortunately, things did not go well for Lunita in her new adoptive home. Her family was not knowledgeable on the proper care of a handicapped dog and ended up neglecting her. When she was removed from that home and sent to a new foster family in another state, she had urine and fecal scalding all over the lower half of her body. She was also underweight; weighing a mere 35 pounds.  Her new foster mom took her to a canine dermatologist who took pictures of all her sores and infected lower area.  Lunita was diagnosed with a very bad staph infection which was a result of a severe case of mite infestation (Mange).

The infection, mange and urine scalding caused Lunita to lose all her hair from the waist down, including her tail.  She also had a severe urinary tract infection and was in so much pain, just wiping her bottom and private area caused her to yelp. It took a lot of effort, medical visits and medications to heal all her conditions.   But eventually she rebounded.

The second family she went to has had for over three years now, and Lunita is quite a happy dog, affectionate dog. Lucky Lunita just celebrated her 11th birthday on June 15, 2018 with her American family.  Her Facebook page was filled with heartfelt birthday greetings from around the world. Everyone who heard her story fell in love with this spunky girl who has come a long way from the streets of Argentina.

Lunita is an amazing example of resilience of spirit. She overcame what appeared to be unsurmountable odds with her handicap. Today she is living a very happy life, which includes daily wheelchair walks and stroller walks with her mom.

Although Lunita has healed from her previous injuries and health issues (growing to a health weight of 55 pounds) her medical care is still costly each month.   Her monthly antibiotics, diapers, baby wipes, incontinent pads, homeopathic medicines, acupuncture, and dog cookies total $502.00 a month.  This does not include vet expenses. Lunita would not have come this far if it weren’t for the help of donors and sponsors who heard her story and immediately stepped in to help.

Lunita continues to need donations to keep up with her monthly medical bills.  Donations  can be sent through the Angel’s Choice Foundation. They are a registered charity that handles donations for many different rescues. It is important to mention the donation is for Lunita so it doesn’t get mixed up with other rescues.

Angel’s Choice Foundation has a Facebook page

And can also receive donations through Paypal at angelschoicenl@gmail.com.

For updates and photos of Lunita, visit and like her Facebook page “Lunita’s Wish”.

Lunita’s wishes are quite simple; to stay with the family that loves and cares for her, continue to get the medical care she needs each month and to enjoy the good life every dog deserves.

Help make Lunita’s wishes come true.

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Viral video shows heartbreaking distress of dogs left in a hot car

In Wentzville, Missouri, a young woman and her boyfriend were so distraught after finding two dogs in distress inside of a hot car at the Wentzville Flea Market, they decided to shoot a video when police told them there was nothing they could do to help the dogs since the vehicle’s windows had been left open.

Look at this video and make your own opinion:

It happened on Sunday morning when Kendra spotted the dogs panting heavily in the car. There was barely any water left in their bowl, and so Kendra put new water in it for the dogs. The shepherd cried as he panted heavily, and the second dog tried to hide away from the sun and the heat under the steering column.

“Guys, thank you for sharing and thank you so much for your support. I did buy water and had them drink all of the bottles. They were miserable. I would have taken the dogs but there were police at the flea market. I told him that I was going to take matters into my own hands and he said that if I took the pups that it could potentially lead into a felony charge because I would be stealing from personal property. I’m sorry that I couldn’t do more but my sister and I are working to take these people down! I promise I am trying.”

And so she decided to post the video on Facebook. So far it has garnered nearly 400,000 views. Kendra was at the flea market for four hours, and when she returned to give the dogs more water, the car and the dogs were gone.

In an update on the situation, Kendra thanked everyone for the information. It is hoped the owners will surrender the dogs.

“My next step is to gather a group of people to decently go to the premises, if and when we can 100% establish where this is and ask for the surrender of the dogs, next is to get an animal rescue to take them in and get them the proper care they need! I also have had news reporters contact me to gather this story. Social media can be used for the greater good and look at what ALL of us have done! This is truly amazing and I’m just astonished by the outcome so far. Thank you thank you thank you! Hopefully soon our minds can be out at ease. I will further update when I can. Thank you all for your time and patience.”

Leave your pets home in the summer. Even though the windows were open, it was easy to see the dogs were in distress.

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Man caught in current dies trying to save dog at Rainbow Falls

A man from South Carolina died on Saturday after he was caught in the swift current at Rainbow Falls while trying to save his dog. The man had been visiting the falls with his wife and their dog.

According to the News Observer, John Shaffer, 42, jumped into the waters to chase after his dog. He quickly became swept away by the current  of the river about 100 feet away when he went over the waterfall. More than five hours later, Lake Toxaway Fire Chief Carmon West, along with six other agencies that came out to help, found Shaffer’s body in the Horsepasture River.

The Rainbow Falls are 150 feet high, and there are warning signs informing visitors of the slippery conditions near the falls. The dog has not been found. Tourists are encouraged to view the beautiful sights from below.

Rest in peace John Shaffer.

(Photo of Rainbow Falls via Google maps)

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