12-year-old Oreo dumped at shelter when he didn’t get along with new husky

Meet Oreo – this 12-year-old senior is doing her best to remain positive, but how can we judge how she feels after the only home she has known for nearly her entire life has been exchanged for a wire cage at the Carson Animal Shelter? In an overcrowded shelter, a volunteer tells Oreo’s heartbreaking story:

“She’s beautiful and after 12 years living outside their home she was left at the shelter because she didn’t get along with the new husky they brought home.”

Check out Oreo’s video:

And for the last two weeks, Oreo has been making the best of a bad situation. #A5188386

“My name is OREO and I’m an approximately 12 year old female Pit Bull. I am already spayed. I have been at the Carson Animal Care Center since 6/11. I will be available on 6/11. You can visit me at my temporary home at C107. My former family who owned me for more than 5 years had to give me up because they just weren’t up for the responsibility of a pet. But they said that I spend time indoors and outdoors. I seem to be good with small children. I have begun housetraining, but I still need some work. I have not learned how to walk on a leash. I’m not sure how I feel about other pets. “

Pit Bull  AGE:12 years
Female (S)  ARRIVED:6/11
AVAILABLE ON: 6/11
Carson Shelter – 310-523-9566
M-TH 12pm-7pm, F-SU- 10am-5pm
216 W Victoria St. Gardena, CA 90248

Follow Oreo’s Facebook page here. INTERESTED IN FOSTERING? If you’re in LA, OC, San Bernadino or Riverside County and would like to apply to foster a Carson pup, please visit CarsonFosters.com to complete the online foster application. Please share Oreo’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. We are her only hope. Sharing saves lives.

(Photos and video of Oreo courtesy of Saving Carson Dogs)

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Injured stray dog found roaming near office building

An injured, stray dog was found roaming near an office building in Orlando, Florida. His appearance was that of a dog who had been horribly abused and possibly used as a bait dog. He had scars and wounds all around his front legs.

Kelli Ordonia and several other employees took pity on him. They called Orange County Animal Services (OCAS) who determined the dog was about a one-year old possible Boxer/Black Mouth Cur mix. OCAS took him to their shelter where they ministered to the injuries on his legs. He had to be housed in a separate area because of his fear of other dogs which triggers him to act aggressively.  This behavior is most likely due to previous experience as a bait dog.

Kelli and her friends were concerned for the dog, who they have since named Carder, because OCAS is a kill shelter and they felt with his fear and aggression towards other dogs, he would not stand a chance at being adopted. They decided to search for someone or a no kill rescue to take him in. Once they got him out of OCAS, he was placed at different co-worker’s homes for a few days at a time. None could keep him for an extended period.

Despite being aggressive toward other dogs, Carder is not aggressive towards people. He is more trusting of women than men; a hint at whom is abuser may have been. He starts shaking around men and takes a little longer to calm down.  He is very gentle and would eat out of Kelli’s hand. But sadly, Carder just wants to hide in a small, dark corner where he feels safe and no one can hurt him.

Happy Trails Animal Rescue in St. Cloud, Florida has stepped up to help Carder. They are a 501c3 non-profit animal rescue group. They do not have an actual facility but place their dogs with foster families across Central Florida. Their specialty is dogs like Carder; dogs who have been abused and victims of the worst-case scenarios.  Most of the dogs currently in their care are dogs that have been confiscated from their former owners and would most likely not stand a chance at being adopted from the shelters due to medical or behavioral issues.

Happy Trails has facilitated a foster home for Carder until August 1st, 2018. After that he will need more permanent placement.  While in his foster home, Carder will be learning basic house manners and be given love and rehabilitation, so he can learn to trust again and become a permanent member of someone’s family.

If you can help Carder, please email Erin Swilley at HappyTrailsAnimalRescue@yahoo.com for an application.

Carder will do well with someone who will be patient with him and allow him a tiny bit of space to call his own. He is okay if in a separate room from other dogs; just not face to face with them.

To learn more about Happy Trails Animal Rescue visit their website at https://happytrailsanimalrescue.com/

If you cannot help Carder, there are many ways you can help Happy Trails Animal Rescue by donating, volunteering, fostering, or adopting any of their current dogs.

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Overcrowded conditions but Clayton Co. Animal Control will not euth’ dogs

Nearly a week ago, the Clayton Co. Animal Control posted the “final notice” for dogs that were scheduled to be humanely euthanized on Tuesday, June 19, because of overcrowded conditions.

According to 11AliveNews, none of the dogs would be euthanized on Tuesday. even though they have been in the shelter’s care anywhere from 83 to 102 days. Some of the dogs listed have been on the “urgent list” several times. Make sure to check these wonderful dogs out and share their stories with friends, family and social media contacts.

A001563** “Canada” (AC) – 40 lbs
A001585** “Ruby” (HQ) – 64 lbs
A001602* “Bruno” (AC) – 71 lbs
A001609* “Chopper” (AC) – 65 lbs – ADOPTED!
A001611* “Adrien” (AC) – 26 lbs – RESCUED!
A001646* “Rowdy” (HQ) – 51 lbs
A001654 “Spunkie” (AC) – 42 lbs
A001655 “Joey” (AC) – 49 lbs
A001686 “Brave” (HQ) – 54 lbs
A001687 “Doc” (HQ) – 48 lbs
A001699 “Thomas” (HQ) – 50 lbs
A001700 “Bill” (AC) – 57 lbs
A001702 “Buckyo” (AC) – 52 lbs
A001703 “Jean” (HQ) – 55-65 lbs “RESCUE ONLY”
A001705 “Muneco” (HQ) – 53 lbs “RESCUE ONLY”
A001708 “Alex” (AC) – 43 lbs
A001710 “Fred” (HQ) – 50 lbs
A001727 “Freeway” (HQ) – 41 lbs
A001606 “Edwin” (AC) – 58 lbs “RESCUE ONLY
A001739 “Haden” (HQ) – 41 lbs

CLAYTON COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL HAS TWO FACILITIES

Adoption Center
Address: 3199 Anvil Block Rd. Ellenwood, Georgia 30294
Phone: 770-347-0210

Animal Control Headquarters
Address: 1396 Government Circle, Jonesboro, GA 30236
Phone: 770-477-3509

If you would like to rescue or adopt one of the animals listed above, please email rescue.coordinator@claytoncountyga.gov or call the numbers listed above.

Link to “Anvil Block” Available Pets Album
https://www.facebook.com/pg/ClaytonCountyAnimalControl1/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1451364608211344

Link to “Headquarters” Available Pets Album
https://www.facebook.com/pg/ClaytonCountyAnimalControl1/photos/?tab=album&album_id=892486027432541

We also post all of our animals on PetHarbor.com

Please share and help these dogs find loving homes. We can all make the difference. If interested in adopting, call 770.347.0210 or 770.477.3509.

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Seattle couple helps improve lives of homeless people and their pets

The homeless population in Seattle, like any other big city, is quite large and increasing by the day.  And with homeless people there is also the issue of homeless pets; primarily dogs but many also have cats, ferrets, mice and guinea pigs. Oftentimes, these pets mean the world to their owners, their only companion in life; the ones who stands by them loyally in times of trouble.

Unfortunately, the lives of these animals are not great, and they exist from day to day in substandard conditions. Many have medical conditions that cannot be treated due to lack of funds. Lora Cook and her husband Dennis started Seattle Dogs Homeless Program several years ago as an outreach for homeless people and their pets.

The program was created for two reasons. Lora was diagnosed with stage 4 liver disease, and she needed something to keep her mind busy and her body moving forward. Also, Lora and Dennis had experienced homelessness with their own dogs, years ago and understood completely the challenges these people face with their pets.

Seattle Dogs Homeless Program started with one bag of dog food and has since grown by leaps and bounds to what it is today. Lora never expected it to grow like it did and never expected it to have such a huge impact on the community. Social media has helped call attention to the program and has brought rescues, hospitals, shelters, social workers and some officers from the Seattle PD on board.

Seattle Dogs main mission is to ensure that every homeless dog has the same comforts in life that other pets enjoy. By helping the dogs, it relieves stress on the owners, who fear losing their companion animals. And it creates healthier pets for them. They achieve this mission by providing pet food and a full line of products to those pets living in homelessness all over the city of Seattle. They’ve also incorporated emergency vet care and boarding into their program.

For vet care and boarding (dog’s only) they require all pets be fixed, and if they aren’t, they do that at no charge to the owner. Boarding is done for those owners that are going to the hospital, drug treatment, work or school and at no cost to them.

Sometimes people will surrender their dogs to Seattle Dogs, and they in turn surrender them to local rescues that they work with. Like with any rescue network, they work with abuse cases, but getting people to come forward and report abuse is very difficult.

All this is run solely by Lora and Dennis and is supported strictly on donations. They have recently acquired their Washington State non-profit status and our filing for their 501c3 non-profit federal status. According Lora, operating on donations isn’t easy but she and her husband know how important this program is and hope they will continue to make a difference.

The fact that they are making a difference in the lives of homeless people and their pets is proven by testimonials on their Facebook page   

“This program has been a blessing, the lady who helps run this program is amazing. I have been chronically homeless for three years, suffering from depression, anxiety and PTSD. I found my best friend Luffy and instantly knew she was going to be my companion forever. This program is helping me keep her healthy, spayed and up to date with her shots as I navigate the world . Thank you so much for ur help!!!! It’s means more than I could ever express ! Thank you .”

Seattle Dogs Homeless Program is integral to Seattle. To help the program, donations can be made through their Paypal at PayPal.me/seattledogs or called in directly to Greenwood Animal Hospital at 206-528-3838 and advise it is for Seattle Dogs.

For more info on Seattle Dogs Homeless Program visit their website. 

“I have found that when you are deeply troubled, there are things you get from the silent devoted companionship of a dog that you can get from no other source.”

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Registered sex offender accused of beating 10-month-old puppy with a pipe

A registered sex offender has allegedly admitted to beating his 10-month-old puppy with a pipe and a belt. Terrence L. Howard, 43, was reportedly observed beating his dog from June 3 through June 7 by multiple witnesses.

According to the MadisonNews witnesses heard the dog “screaming in pain.”  When the witnesses called the police, they stated that they saw Howard “pounding the dog” with his fists. Howard admitted to having struck the dog ten times for tearing up the trash. He also stated the lacerations on the dog’s head had been caused when he struck the puppy with his belt. Neighbors said Howard beat the dog daily and always getting drunk.

The pup, named Rocky is now under the care of the Wisconsin Humane Society. His rescuers say he is recuperating and “is a young dog with a forgiving personality,” reports Tmj4Today. The adorable pooch will be receiving both the physical and emotional help he needs to help him recover from this trauma.

Donations to help with his care can be made at wihumane.org/donate or by calling 414.431.6119.

Get well soon Rocky.

(Photo of sex offender via police record)

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Update on pup found with TWO severely embedded collars

A stray dog found wandering near a rural church in Georgia has shattered the hearts of everyone at an emergency veterinarian hospital on Sunday. In one of the most egregious cases of pure neglect, the dog wore TWO severely embedded collars around his neck. In the middle of the embedded collars, a huge mass exists.

Rescue Dogs Rock NYC responded to the 911 call and made arrangements to help the young dog they have named Isiah and agreed to assume all financial responsibilities for the dog’s care.

“Our hearts are shattered and at the same time, our blood is boiling,” stated the rescue organization’s co-founder Jackie O’Sullivan. “Can you imagine his pain, suffering, feelings of complete desperation and helplessness?”

On Monday morning, Isiah was transferred from the veterinarian who administered the dog’s emergency care to the organization’s partner veterinary hospital. The following video shows the next chapter beginning in Isiah’s new life:

“We have learned it took 2 weeks to finally catch him at that GA church. Poor baby is so scared. The embedded collars have been removed but the wounds need to be closed & that mass addressed,” co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC, Jackie O’Sullivan posted on Facebook early Monday afternoon.

Isiah has comfortably settled in to his temporary shelter as he will be prepared for surgery once all of his testing has been completed. In the mean time, this sweet dog already planted a kiss on his veterinarian’s face. Yes, Isiah knows he is being helped, and there really are kind people in the world.

Donations are needed and can be sent to:

donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org or mail: RDR NYC PO BOX 101 NY haNY 10028

(Updates will follow. Videos and photos of dog with embedded collars found at church  courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC.)

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Update: Husky found in wire cage in Redlands found roaming 2 1/2 years ago

In Southwest Miami-Dade, Florida  an injured white husky, unable to walk, was found last week in a very small cage made of chicken wire. No one was sure how long the dog had been abandoned on the side of a dirt road, but her rescuers said the dog was extremely thin, thirsty and very sweet.

Georgina Milhet, along with her nephews, who had been on a horseback ride in the Redlands found the husky in the cage. As she opened the cage, the dog crawled out and was unable to walk – her legs appeared to have been broken at one time and allowed to heal on their own. Her elbows were full of lacerations where she used them to help her crawl, and her nails had grown into the pads of her feet.

According to Cbs12News, Kaylin Ricciardi, a volunteer with GTS Husky Rescue, where the dog now named Lucky is being cared for and treated is estimated to be between two-and-a-half to three years of age.

In a response from the Miami-Dade Animal Services Humane Animal Response Team (HART), their investigation has determined the dog had not been confined to a cage as initially reported, and the door of the cage had been opened leading the finder to speculate the dog may have entered the cage to find food, water or refuge. In addition, the speculation the dog had been confined to a cage which resulted in her stunted growth and limb deformity may not have been accurate.

Miami-Dade Services (ASD) wrote the following report:

“The facts involving this dog are that she appeared in the area in which she was found by the Good Samaritan approximately 2 1/2 years ago. At that time she already had deformed forelegs, which are not the result of being confined to a cage as speculated. Well-meaning individuals on non-residential farmland took pity on her and allowed her to take refuge on the property. A Pastor living on a nearby property was interviewed on June 5th, 2018, he stated that the injustice involving the information being spread about the dog was hurtful and must stop. The witness advised the dog roamed freely and had never been confined to a cage as long as he had known her. She spent her days on the farm and surrounding areas up until a fire destroyed the property approximately one month ago. ASD performed a walkthrough of the abandoned farmland which did in fact bear evidence of a fire having taken place. The timeline provided by the neighbor coincides with a report received by Animal Services involving a small, white, foxlike dog with deformed forelegs roaming in the Redlands. The property on which she sought refuge over the last 2 1/2 years is in close proximity to the location the Good Samaritan reported to have found her which, is expected given her limited mobility.”

According to the investigation, the property was not securely fenced and the dog roamed the Redlands area using the feeding stations put out by rescues and Good Samaritans as her only source of food.

Now that Lucky is with GTS Husky Rescue, the goal is to get her healthy again and help her gain more mobility. At this time, they are researching the proper prosthetics for her. GTS Husky Rescue is collecting donations to help pay for Lucky’s prosthetics.

(Photos and video courtesy of Georgina Milhet and Cindy Muniz Cooley)

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Phoenix’s story: Dog dying in gutter turns out happiest of endings

Phoenix’s story might not have had a happy ending had the timing been different, but when volunteers from Animal Aid Unlimited showed up after they received an emergency call that a dog had been lying in a sewage ditch and drowning, the team of determined rescuers set forth on a mission to save a young dog.

Although Phoenix had only been lying in a foot of water, she was so very close to drowning.

Bubbles could be seen as her nose dipped below the water; her strength drained from her struggles and the intense pain she suffered. Perhaps five minutes later and left unattended, Phoenix would have died.

As she was lifted from beneath the sewer, her back leg hung lifelessly. She most likely had been struck by a vehicle which broke her leg. She had climbed into the shallow, cool water to ease her suffering and to stop the bleeding.

Once brought back to the emergency hospital at Animal Aid, veterinarians stated the young dog was in shock; her pulse weak and hypothermia had set in. Phoenix’s leg needed to be amputated; it was badly infected and necrotic, but she was too weak to undergo surgery. For days, her life hung in the heavens – it had been a balancing act to help her regain some of her strength, stave off the infection and keep her pain tolerable.

Three days later, Phoenix was ready to undergo surgery and have her sepsis leg amputated.

Fast forward to weeks later – no slowing down being a tripod. Make sure you watch the video to the end; smiles and more smiles are guaranteed.

Donate for the animals who need a miracle: https://www.animalaidunlimited.org/how-to-help/donate

(Photos and video via Animal Aid Unlimited)

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Dumped like trash: Abandoned pups waited patiently for their owner to return

A pair of skinny dogs rested on top of two piles of discarded trash in the Oak Forest area of Houston on Monday. When a volunteer with Pets of Oak Forest, a group of animal lovers who help homeless and abandoned animals in the area stopped to help, animal advocates rallied to offer assistance.

“On the way to work and daycare and saw these babies at Glebe and Hialeah. Look like they need some rescuing,” volunteer Pat Williamson posted on the group’s Facebook page Monday morning.

By Tuesday morning, the dogs were secured, but foster homes are desperately needed. The only alternative would be to send the dogs to BARC, Houston’s animal shelter.

Video #1 (So sweet)

Video #2 (So deserving of wonderful homes)

Video #3 (Male and female)

Foster homes for these two dogs are desperately needed. The above videos tell their stories. Don’t they deserve better than to have been abandoned with yesterday’s trash? If interested in helping, please contact Pets of Oak Forest Dogs and Cats

(Photos of two dogs dumped as trash Facebook Pets of Oak Forest Dogs and Cats. Videos provided by Misty Campen and Oaron Bolton)

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Bonded pair ‘freaked out’ when shelter tried to separate them

Bonded “Scooby and Blackie” freaked out when the shelter staff at San Bernardino City Animal Shelter tried to separate them. Sadly, on May 29, their owner surrendered them with one of the most discouraging and overused excuses:

“We’re moving and can’t take them with us.”

And so six-year-old Scooby and his ten-year-old best friend Blackie have been dismissed and are in need of a loving and committed home where they no longer have to worry about being separated ever again.

PetHarbor adoption listing for Blackie:

“My name is Blackie and I am an unaltered male, black and white Terrier mix. Shelter staff think I am about 10 years old. I have been at the shelter since May 29, 2018. For more information about the adoption process,click here: Animal Control. Note that the last adoption will start at 4:30 pm. For more information about this animal, call San Bernardino City Animal Control at (909) 384-1304. Ask for information about animal ID number A514540.

Petharbor adoption listing for Scooby:

My name is Scooby and I am a neutered male, tan Chihuahua – Smooth Coated mix. Shelter staff think I am about 6 years old. I have been at the shelter since May 29, 2018. For more information about the adoption process,
click here: Animal Control. Note that the last adoption will start at 4:30 pm. For more information about this animal, call San Bernardino City Animal Control at (909) 384-1304. Ask for information about animal ID number A514542.

Share their plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. Follow their plight on Facebook here. We are their only hope. Shelters are extremely crowded and surrendered dogs can be euthanized at any time. (Alternate Facebook link here.)

(Photo of bonded dogs freaked out when separated, courtesy of Lois Chisholm)

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