Hunting dog surrendered to high kill shelter due to ‘owner’s health’

Several hunting dogs were surrendered earlier this week to a high-kill shelter in South Carolina due to the “owner’s health”. What about Tutti’s health?   The three-year-old Beagle weighing only 18-pounds, had been dragging around a tumor almost as big as her for months.

“This little girl is Tutti. She’s a 3 year old, 18 pound beagle mix that was surrendered to a SC shelter along with 9 other “hunting dogs” due to owner’s health. How about her health?! See the HUGE tumor she’s had to drag around for God knows how long!!! It didn’t just appear,” posted Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founder of the organization Rescue Dogs Rock NYC who offered to help.

On Monday afternoon, Tutti underwent surgery to remove the mass.

“Sweet Tutti has just been taken into surgery to remove this ginormous tumor! It was originally thought to be a mammary tumor, but is now thought to be a hernia. The surgery will be complicated as an ultrasound showed what looks to be intestines inside that have to now be put back inside her body.”

How tragic that Tutti’s health issues were not addressed in a timely manner by her owner. It is hoped this young dog will recover – once removed her tumor will be sent to the laboratory to find out if it is malignant.

In addition to Tutti’s rescue, another dog was lucky enough to have hitched a ride to safety with Rescue Dogs Rock NYC. Welcome Jack Frost to his new life. Fortunately this adorable pooch is healthy and will be ready for adoption once he is checked out and evaluated. Are you the one to give this boy a new life?

“Meet handsome Jack Frost. Today was his lucky day because he caught a ride out of the shelter with little Tutti with the huge tumor. Jack Frost is an 8 month old boxer (maybe lab x, vet says he has longer fur) who weighs 32lbs. He’s a great puppy who is healthy. He’s good with dogs & people & is said to be submissive. He will be neutered & vetted & ready to go home for the holidays!”

To support this save:

PayPal: Donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org or www.rescuedogsrocknyc.org/donate/ or
RDR NYC
PO BOX 101
NY NY 10028

(Photos of hunting dog surrendered courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

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Touching story behind Los Angeles cop saving cat from fire

The photo of a Los Angeles policeman saving a cat, after rescuing it from the recent wildfires, has gone viral. And if you’re asking why the picture has touched the hearts of so many – it’s simply because most of the men and women in police departments across the United States who protect our rights and safety, also have no qualms when those who cannot speak need help also.

Not only were the police in Los Angeles helping people to evacuate the devastating fires and forcing them to flee their homes losing everything they own, saving their pets were not an option. Our pets are members of our family.

And then came the photo and the brief explanation as an officer ran down the street with a fluffy kitty cradled in his arms:

“For some it might just be a cat. But to others it’s a friend, a loved one, a companion,” the department tweeted. “The LAPD has a motto – “To protect and to Serve” and our officers have been displaying that in many different says during the #Creek Fire & #SkirballFire.”

The tweet has been shared thousands of times.

The cat has been reunited with his family.

In a random act of kindness, a young man stopped on Highway 1 in southern California earlier this week as the Thomas Fire spread to nearby wooded areas when it crossed the road. A man, who has refused to be identified, chased a small wild rabbit finally able to capture it and save it from the deadly flames. The brave rescue was caught on video by a news reporter.

“Dude! You just restored my faith in humanity. May you be forever blessed,” someone wrote on Facebook. Read the heartwarming story here and watch the video.

(Photo of Los Angeles cop saving cat via LAPD twitter)

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Update: Devastating news about dog with shocking injuries from attack

We have come to find out there are very few quiet days for animal rescue organizations, and Wednesday was no different for Rescue Dogs Rock NYC, a non profit whose goal focuses on the needs of urgent animals and provide them  emergency or specialized medical care they need and deserve.  A dog with shocking injuries arrived at a partner veterinarian hospital in South Carolina. Hours later, it was decided surgery was her only option – as small as the odds were, to survive.

The senior Labrador retriever underwent surgery. Her story broke everyone’s heart:

“Seeing this made our hearts literally hurt,” stated Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founder of the rescue organization. “Foxy is a sweet 12-year-old Lab mix who was attacked by four others dog in South Carolina. She came into our vet, and there were two options – she could have been euthanized or admitted to the hospital for surgery.”

“If wishes were horses, beggars would ride,” echos an old English proverb. As much as Foxy wanted to live; as much as Jackie O’Sullivan,  the co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC told Pet Rescue Report she wanted Foxy to live, and as much as veterinarians did everything in their power to help the sweet dog, her injuries were too severe and her body was too weak.

Early Thursday afternoon, the heartbreaking update came:

“We are heartbroken to report that precious Foxy has lost her battle & gone to heaven. She survived a horrific attack that we were later told was 4 dogs on her. She was scalped. She arrived at our SC vet in shock but was stabilized & taken in for life saving surgery last night. She survived the surgery & was doing well, but we think due to the intense trauma she suffered, she just couldn’t fight any more,” Jackie sadly posted.

“We thank everyone who supported this save. Foxy mattered & she knew love & compassion in the end.

RIP Foxy! You are an angel now.”

(Photos of Foxy with shocking injuries courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

Please help Rescue Dogs Rock NYC continue their exemplary work. Donations:

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RDR NYC
PO BOX 101
NY NY 10028

Read Foxy’s original report here.

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Man cuts tails off kittens with scissors after domestic dispute

In  Ocala, Florida the Marion County Sheriff’s Office arrested a local man for cutting the tails off four-week-old kittens with a pair of garden scissors during a domestic argument with the kittens’ owner.

According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, James Reid, 68, intentionally cut the tails off the kittens after he was explicitly told not to touch them. The owner of the kittens told authorities Reid had been in an argument with her husband where Reid volunteered. It was at that point that Reid grabbed the scissors and a bottle of iodine and told another volunteer he planned to cut the tails off the kittens because he wanted the owner to “look at those cats and think of him.”

Soon after, Reid exited the barn with the kittens’ tails in his hands.

Marion County Animal Control officers assisted in the investigation, and their veterinarians advised that this “tail docking” was done improperly due to the age of the kittens, the lack of anesthetic and the wound not being stitched to assist with the healing process. Reid has been charged with animal cruelty.

(Photo of man who cut kittens’ tails off via Marion County Sheriff’s Office)

Reid posted a $2,000 bond last night.

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Beloved rescuer makes heartbreaking announcement

If you know her, or know of her, you love her. Janice Wolf, the founder of Rocky Ridge Refuge, is well known for her magical ways with animals – she has taken in some of the most heartbreaking cases of neglect and abuse and she literally makes miracles happen.

Now, Wolf is in need of her own miracle. On Friday, she reluctantly let her faithful Facebook followers know that she has been diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. Making the situation worse – it is believed that the cancer has likely spread.

Wolf did not release her personal information in a bid for sympathy or funds – rather, because she is concerned for the animals who are in her care. She explained:

My main concern is for the animals here. Since I have always done this alone, I must train someone to take over for me while I undergo surgery and recovery. This will be easier with fewer animals for sure, so priority is getting the adoptables gone if possible.

She was quick to remind everyone that she will not compromise on quality, loving homes for those in need – regardless of the urgency of the situation.

Suffice to say, Wolf’s thousands of supporters are in shock and they want to help. Money can’t cure cancer, but funds should be the last thing that someone battling the disease should have to worry about. A fundraiser (verified as valid by Janice) has been created – if you are interested in making a donation, you can find the link here.

Janice, I know that I speak for so many – we need you to conquer this cancer. The world is a much, much better place with you in it.

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Ignored by humans, helpless stray found carrying her dead puppy

Ignored by humans, the helpless stray fought a losing battle trying to keep her tiny puppies safe. When volunteers were notified of three tiny puppies roaming the streets, they acted as quickly as they could. Nighttime in the valley of south Texas can be dangerous.

Originally there had been six puppies. By the time they were all found, two had been hit by a car; one had just died. Two puppies had been captured and rushed to the emergency veterinarian near Dallas. One puppy is still missing. And most tragic of all – the mother dog had been found carrying a dead puppy in her mouth; she tried her best to protect her family.

 

Such is the plight of homeless dogs. Such was the plight of this mother who had been abandoned by her uncaring owner and left on the cold and dirty streets to fight her own way. Had it not been for the efforts of volunteers and Rescue Dogs Rock NYC who stepped up to help, unimaginable horrors would have  flooded the dog’s daily lives; most likely all of the puppies would have met untimely and painful deaths.

“This is their reality; the reality of homeless dogs – ignored by humans all over our country. Every day this is happening,” explained Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of the rescue organization. “Momma you did your best; it just wasn’t enough. We will now do our best to give this family a new beginning. They are safe with us a RDR NYC.”

 

Please check out the photos; their needs are immediate. All are safe at an emergency veterinarian.

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(Photos of stray found carrying her dead puppy courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

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Tears: Homeless dog’s unbearable heartache as she watched newborn puppies die

When a  very pregnant, homeless dog came into a rural Texas shelter, the least that should have been expected was to provide the mother dog with a clean kennel, a blanket and a safe place for her to safely deliver her puppies. Instead, “Momma Marble” as she would eventually be named, gave birth in a dirty cage – a place where no new lives should ever have been born.

And if it hadn’t been tragic enough that the emaciated Momma Marble had given birth to her puppies in an environment overrun with filth  and disease, the poor dog witnessed each and everyone of her newborn puppies die from the unsanitary conditions. One by one, someone would take them away from her as she  desperatelytried over and over again to lick them; hoping they would each just breathe again.

Days later there was nothing left for Momma Marble; the babies she coddled so lovingly were gone. Her fate had been set in stone on Monday, as she was scheduled to be euthanized. After all, she was filthy, missing clumps of her coat and gradually getting sicker day by day. As Momma Marble’s story went viral on social media, Rescue Dogs Rock NYC   had just been notified; Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of the organization, committed to saving the dog’s life.

“Tears, tears and more tears,” Stacey posted on the group’s Facebook page. “Marble is NOW SAFE and needs immediate medical care
She needs to feel love and to know her life is just beginning and her awful past is just a memory behind her.”

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(Photos of homeless dog Momma Marble courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

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Haunting photos of ‘walking skeleton’ prompts rescuers quick action

Two haunting photos of a “walking skeleton” have become etched in the mind of Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC. On Tuesday, came a call from a rural South Carolina shelter, accompanied by the images of a dog with no fur and nearly every bone jutting out of his body, as he just stood staring at the camera, as if to say, “I want to live; will you help me?”

Possibly one of the worst cases of starvation volunteers have ever seen, the feelings and emotions evoked from the photos were anger, sadness, heartbreak, helplessness and despair. Nevertheless, this dog has survived  living in the most horrific conditions imaginable.  No one can change the egregious circumstances this dog has survived, however he has been rushed to the organization’s emergency veterinary hospital where he is being treated for his extensive medical needs.

“We can try to make him whole again and give him a great future, if he survives,” Jackie stated. “We have named him Elliott.”

There is no information on Elliott’s owner. The emphasis is the dog’s survival.

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Mail:
Rescue Dogs Rock NYC
PO Box 101
Gracie Station
New York, NY 10028

(Haunting photos of Elliott courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

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Dog swept out to sea rescued by coastguard during training session

A frightened and shivering cockapoo that had been swept out to sea off the northeast coast of Scotland was rescued after a coastguard crew working during their routine training session spotted the dog swimming.

According to the Facebook page of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, the dog had been swimming in the Moray Firth on Sunday morning and had been on the verge of drowning when a member of the public reported the dog had been swept out into the sea.

“An emergency call was made reporting a dog which had ran into the water and started swimming out to sea near Cumminston, Moray…”

The pup had been in the water for 40 minutes when the UK Coastguard helicopter was able to locate him and alert the Moray inshore rescue boat based at Findhorn to the dog’s exact location. They pulled the dog onto the board and returned him to his owners who had been waiting on shore with the Burghead Coastguard Rescue Team.

“The dog was rescued, exhausted and having nearly drowned, and taken back into harbour where the crew and officers provided first aid until the owner could arrange to attend a local vet. Happily, the dog is doing well,” stated an organization’s spokesperson. “Never follow  animals into the water; they are much better swimmers than humans and generally can stay alive a lot longer than us and usually can make their own way out.”

 

In a few minutes the rescue was over and the helicopter returned to its Sunday training session.

(Photos and video via Facebook)

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2-month-old abused husky puppy in medically induced coma waking up

The Maricopa County Animal Care and Control and the Arizona Animal Rescue Mission shared an update on the abused 2-month-old husky puppy named BB Bear on their Facebook pages Sunday night.

“Sunday Update on our sweet amazing BB Bear aka Phoenix…..Phoenix is rising!!!!!!
Today our amazing miracle boy has drank water from a bowl and in this video you will see he is beginning to eat. It may be hard to see for some, but keep in mind he is still heavily sedated. This is a HUGE step in the right direction. He still has such a long way to go rebuilding his skills, but this is so promising. We knew he was a fighter and because of the BB Bear community, supporting, loving and donating we have all come together to give him a chance at life. Today is a great day for all.”

The puppy had been placed into a medically induced coma after he had been brought into the shelter with a severe skull fracture and inter-cranial bleeding. According to the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control Facebook entry by Eva Boyle, authorities believe someone deliberately caused BB Bear’s injuries. Although the puppy is still heavily sedated, he has been eating and drinking on his own which is an excellent sign towards his long road to recovery.

Although veterinarians were unsure if BB Bear would be left blind and possibly lose his sense of smell, the latest neurological testing indicates the adorable little ball of white fluff may not have suffered any damage to his brain stem. He still might be able to recover over time.

“Yesterday we were given some of the most hopeful news yet. Three top neurologist from around the country have reviewed BB Bears records. All have stated that because of where the injury to the skull was, it appears that there was no damage to the brain stem. The area of the brain that was affected given his age, HAS the ability to rejuvenate over time.”

“This is a HUGE step in the right direction,” the Facebook post about the pup’s recovery stated. “He still has such a long way to go rebuilding his skills, but this is so promising. Today is a great day for all. Tears of joy from all of us at AARM, Two Pups Wellness Fund and Phoenix Dog/Cat/Bird Hospital.”

Donations can be made on the organization’s website www.azanimalrescue.org.

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(Photo of 2-month-old husky puppy via AARM)

Check out this little guy’s latest video as he wakes up and starts to figure out he’s alive: