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 unlikely friends are too adorable for words

Update on puppy abused and killed at Cheyenne shelter with pepper spray

In Cheyenne, Wyoming, a shelter employee contending an eight-month-old shelter puppy was abused with pepper spray in what the Cheyenne Animal Shelter director called a “training exercise,” has alarmed thousands of people. A Change.org  petition, demanding the shelter chief Bob Fecht to be fired, has garnered nearly 8,000 signatures.

“On Tuesday September 11th 2018 the Wyoming Tribune Eagle posted an article that the CEO of the Cheyenne Animal Shelter abused an 8 month pit bull puppy and excused it as a “training exercise”.

According to the Wyoming/Tribune Eagle, shelter volunteer and foster coordinator Marissa Cox had been bitten by the pit bull mix named Tanner. Animal control officers were able to put the dog back into his kennel, and Cox was treated for her injuries.

The following day Fecht ordered officers to bring Tanner, along with another dog meant to agitate Tanner, to the back of the shelter telling all the employees that no one was to video what was to take place.  Fecht ordered Cox to use pepper spray on Tanner once the dog was agitated. Cox refused, however another officer complied. Tanner was sprayed until he coughed up blood, and then the dog was hosed off with water, brought back to his kennel and euthanized 24 hours later.

Jay Klapel, the Community Cat Program Coordinator said dogs biting are quite common to shelters, and Fecht’s reaction to Tanner was animal cruelty. Another animal control officer, however stated Tanner had been vicious and defended Fecht’s actions as “safe, brief and a relatively harmless exercise of a ‘vicious dog’ to determine whether pepper spray would deter an aggressive animal…”

Taryn Lackey, a local business person who initiated the petition stating “everyone involved includig the CEO Bob Fecht, should be fired and charged with animal abuse.” As of Wednesday evening, the shelter’s board president Chloe Illoway has been defending Fecht’s actions and what he did was to protect employees. Fecht defended his actions also, stating he wanted his employees to feel they could do their jobs in a safe manner.

The Cheyenne Police Department is conducting an investigation. Meanwhile donations to the Cheyenne Animal Shelter have decreased, but isn’t it just the animals who lose out?

Follow the Facebook page Justice for Tanner to read what people in the community are saying.

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Shelter employee says dog abused with pepper spray in ‘training exercise’

In Cheyenne, Wyoming, a shelter employee contends a shelter dog was abused with pepper spray in what the Cheyenne Animal Shelter director has called a “training exercise.”

According to the Wyoming/Tribune Eagle, shelter volunteer and foster coordinator Marissa Cox had been bitten by an eight-month-old pit bull mix named Tanner. Animal control officers were able to put the dog back into his kennel, and Cox was treated for her injuries.

The following day, the shelter president, Bob Fecht ordered officers to bring Tanner, and another dog meant to agitate Tanner, to the back of the shelter telling all the employees that no one was to video what was to take place.  Fecht ordered Cox to use pepper spray on Tanner once he was agitated. Cox refused, however another officer complied. Tanner was sprayed until he coughed up blood, and then the dog was hosed off with water, brought back to his kennel and euthanized 24 hours later.

Jay Klapel, the community cat program coordinator, sent a detailed email to five shelter board members after gathering information about the troubling incident; calling what happened a “gross abuse of power,” and claiming it was clearly animal abuse.

The shelter released a report written by an animal control officer whose name was redacted. That person described Tanner as “viciously mauling” Marissa – a claim others deny. The report stated that pepper spray is safe and relatively harmless. The “training exercise” was to determine if the spray made the dog more or less aggressive; show the staff how to use pepper spray and build employee confidence when handling violent animals. The report did not mention no one was to video the situation nor was it noted another dog was brought outdoors with Tanner in order to agitate him.

Thus far, Cheyenne Animal Shelter Board President Chloe Illoway has stated the allegations are being investigated, however there has been no proof of animal abuse and Klapel was just a “disgruntled employee.”

As for Tanner, the very active puppy had spent weeks at the Avenues Pet Clinic with no major incidents before coming to the shelter and was not a “vicious dog.”

A Facebook page Justice for Tanner can be followed here. An investigation continues.

(Photos via Justice for Tanner Facebook)

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It was the end of the line for 18-week-old Bebe until fate stepped in

It had been the end of the line for a four- and-a-half-month-old puppy. Bebe seemed lifeless, rejected, shut down and homeless with no hope of ever finding a home. Barely beginning her life, the puppy had already suffered so much; one look at her, and it was apparent that she had been a victim of extreme neglect and abuse.

Video#1. Suddenly Bebe heard a voice, but was that human calling her?

When asked to help, Rescue Dogs Rock NYC didn’t hesitate. Co-founder Stacey Silverstein stepped forward to give Bebe hope.

“Lying on the dirty, germ infested shelter floor waiting to die, Bebe knew her fate. We assume Bebe was a happy puppy at some point in her life, but things certainly turned for the worse … and now she was left abandoned and sick in a kill shelter waiting to die,” Stacey posted on the organization’s Facebook page along with the puppy’s heartbreaking photo.

“We took one look at her video, and we knew we had to help.”

Bebe suffers from dehydration, a serious skin infection, anemia and dehydration. She is currently at the organization’s San Antonio veterinarian partner receiving urgent medical care.

“Her eyes are full of puss, her ears are cracked and stiff from neglect –
Her body hairless and covered in sores
She’s shaking from being so weak 
Thank goodness we rescued her when we did as she was in horrific condition
Bebe has already had IV fluids and a medicated bath to soothe her skin.”

Bebe, however was not the only innocent young victim of abuse and neglect at that shelter. Kennel mate Bobo, who is just eight months old, also has suffered. He looked up as Bebe was getting ready to leave. Look closely, and note this puppy’s eye is missing. How did that happen? And so Bobo would not be left behind.

“We plan to literally give them their life back by bringing them to a place of health peace and well being,” added Stacey.

Video#2: Bebe’s kennel mate Bobo would not be left behind.

Please help Bebe and Bobo
https://www.paypal.me/rescuedogsrocknyc

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Five-week-old tortured puppy making incredible progress

A five-week-old tortured puppy in Clarkson, Michigan dumped in the bushes of a mobile home park clinging to life and suffering from a fractured skull and brain damage has been making incredible progress. A Good Samaritan found the puppy that had been covered in maggots and quietly whining in agony, contacted a volunteer from Canine Companions Rescue Center – currently caring for the puppy.

The puppy had been dumped in the bushes of a nearby mobile home park on July 24.  A Good Samaritan found the pooch, dubbed Rumble, clinging to life. After being found, Rumble was rushed to a local animal hospital and surprised everyone by making it through the night, which was especially shocking after doctors found that the puppy had a skull fracture from blunt force trauma. Intravenous feeding tubes and 24/7 care kept Rumble comfortable and out of pain, however his physical condition failed to improve.

The pup’s brain damage affected to regulate his body temperature, eat and move around on his own. For over a month, Rumble’s neurological damage prevented his further recovery and rehabilitation. After the rescue took the puppy to an animal neurology center, Rumble continues to make progress.

On Sunday, the adorable puppy’s update brought smiles and accolades to his continuing spunky recovery:

“Rumble Update this little boy is happy to announce that he has been eating on his own for a full week and has gained 2lbs
We are super happy about the weight gain and his increased spunky puppy behavior
Party time for Rumble now includes but not limited to playing with toys, playing with his foster siblings, chewing on anything he can get his puppy mouth on and prancing his little body around to get to his foster mom when he hears her voice
These activities are all wonderful progress for our little boy
We want to thank everyone for sending prayers and positive vibes towards his recovery.”

Police have charged Heather Bradley and Jeremy Atkins, Rumble’s former “guardians” with misdemeanor animal cruelty. They are scheduled to appear in Oakland County District Court on September 17.

If you can provide any more details about the abuse of Rumble contact Oakland County Animal Control at (248) 858-1070.

(Photos of tortured puppy via Canine Companions Rescue Center)

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Look at me now: Abused Gus once shot with pellets and shoelace around his neck

As if he’s saying, “look at me now,”  Gus is that once abused dog in Houston rescued last week ago after an animal advocate spotted the puppy in  dire need. Advocates rushed to help; the stray’s head had swollen to at least twice its normal size as he wandered through the neighborhood scavenging for food and relief from his pain.

 

On her social media page, animal rescuer Laura Jean cried out for help:

“SOS!!! Dead dog walking he wouldn’t come to me and I was only pushing him into traffic. Thanks to all the cars who didn’t stop who could’ve helped me get him to safety. He was last seen going into an apartment complex and I gave my info to some residents. One said he is usually around but in the back. I was unable to find him. If anyone can dedicate some time to look for him, please let me know.”

Gus’ story and his heartbreaking photos quickly went viral opening up the eyes of the nation as to the crisis of homeless dogs in Houston. Tears flowed down the cheeks of rescuers and advocates alike – just grimacing in the thought what Gus, in his short nine-months of life, must have endured. A shoelace had been tied tightly around his neck and embedded causing trachea damage. In addition, x-rays showed at least 25 pellet bullets had riddled through his defenseless body. Surgery was performed to revise the scar tissue while his condition remained critical for days. Still, Gus had that will to live.

“But now all of a sudden, everyone I meet is good to me. Everyone asks how I am doing,” Gus might be saying if he could speak. “People touch me with kindness and love. I just knew that there had to be a better life, but I had no idea it could be this good.”

Yes, Gus is one of the lucky dogs where fate stepped in along with Laura Jean who spotted him just in time. Stepping up to help Gus with his long journey of healing, Houston K-911 Rescue has been helping along with generous donations coming in to help with Gus’ expensive medical care.

And on Friday, Gus was released from the veterinary hospital. What may be considered a double chin now, Gus is barely recognizable as his head has returned to nearly its intended size. The burning pain in his neck is slowly subsiding. His foster parent is Marina Harrison, an employee of the vet hospital where Gus received life-saving care and treatment. Marina will make sure his bandages are changed and his laser therapy continues.

“Is this all just a dream or is this really my life?,” Gus continues. [as if he is speaking] “Can people really care this much? I love you all and my one wish is that more hurt and lonely dogs on the streets get to know this love like I do now.”

Check out Gus as he gets ready to leave the hospital.

Help Houston K-911 Rescue save more dogs just like Gus, donations can be made by clicking here.

Read previous articles about Gus beginning here.

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Emaciated Zeke ran into daycare center and miraculously rescued

No one knows where nine-pound Zeke came from, but on Thursday, the emaciated puppy innocently wandered into a daycare center in San Antonio. Moments later he quickly scampered away.

Volunteer animal advocates saw the three-month-old skeletal body covered in a thin layer of skin and fur and knew the puppy would not survive much longer; they went on a search to find him. Rescuers were able to join together, collaborated a basic plan and searched for hours. No one could find Zeke; many of the volunteers had to go home.

No way was this to be the end of the story for this frightened puppy. Two rescuers had no intentions of giving up – Zeke would surely have died.  And at 9:00 p.m., the rescue was a success. Zeke was captured and spent the night with his heroes.

Rescue Dogs Rock NYC have again stepped up to help. On Friday morning, just hours before the start of a long holiday weekend, Zeke was taken to the organization’s  partner veterinarian where he is receiving life-saving medical care and undergoing tests.

“Little Zeke is only 9 pounds at 3.5 months old. He should weigh at least 15 pounds,” co-founder Stacey Silverstein posted on the organization’s Facebook page. “This poor guy had a horrible beginning in life, but we will make sure that is all changed!”

To help:

www.paypal.me/rescuedogsrocknyc

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Heartbreaking: Dog’s loving glances towards the owner who betrays her

In a heartbreaking ten second video at an overcrowded Texas animal shelter in Paris, a dog’s loving glances towards her owner barely evokes any reaction. The dog stands as close to her owner  as she can looking for comfort, but the woman offers no kind gesture towards her loyal dog or the puppies surrendered on Monday afternoon.

 

 

All she says is

“I know you’re hurting.”

Video:

The mother dog has a painful bleeding mass under her arm. Three of her puppies have died and one is missing.

A Facebook page can be followed here. A shelter volunteer offers the following information:

“Mama and her 3 puppies just OSR [Owner surrenedered] to the #ParisTxShelter! Puppies are 5 weeks old. Owner stated that she could not afford medical care. There is a huge mass on her chest. She is bleeding. She has surrendered several dogs before. There were 7 puppies but she only brought in 3. 3 died and she can’t find the other one. Another couple came in to surrender two puppies while she was here and owner tried to take them!  Mom and puppies need help ASAP.”

 

Please share this heartbreaking situation with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Donations are currently being pledged for rescue Sharing saves lives. Won’t you take a moment and send this to a friend? An additional link to this dog’s story can be followed here.

Email Humaneassoclc@gmail.com if you can help.

(Photos and video of loving glances by dog courtesy of Leslie Ysuhuaylas)

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Heartbreaking photos of puppy trying to lick dead litter mate awake in store window

A tiny Pekingese puppy tried his best to lick his dead litter mate awake while heartbroken onlookers teared up as they watched the pup in a pet store window in Athens, Greece.

According to the Daily Mail, the pet store, located in the shopping district of Pagrati, can be seen licking the face of his companion. The puppy licks and nudges his lifeless companion in an attempt to bring the little one back to life. According to local media, the puppies had been kept in a small window container – newspaper covered the feces and urine from the little ones.

The pet shop did not have a license to sell dogs or cats and animal rights advocates are currently in the process of obtaining a court order to perform a necropsy of the deceased puppy. That same pet store had a complaint filed against it several years prior.

No arrests have been made at this time.

The video can be viewed at this link. (Please be warned the content is disturbing and graphic and may not be suitable for all viewing audiences)

(Photos and video of dead litter mate via Daily Mail)

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Update: Husky puppy abused in viral video removed from home

In Dewitt County, Illinois, the The DeWitt County State’s Attorney Office is investigating a video posted on social media that showed a husky puppy allegedly being abused by a woman. The dog could be seen slammed to the ground and yelled at before being repeatedly hit by the owner. 

The woman held the puppy’s muzzle and neck for more than a minute while the frightened pup yelped in pain and fear. The woman struck the dog several times before shoving the defenseless pooch back into a kennel cage.

According to the Dewitt Daily News, the sheriff’s department stated they have completed their investigation and has turned over all the information to the Dewitt County State Attorney’s Office for further action.

 “We want to add that we determined the dog depicted in the video is no longer in the care of the woman depicted in the video. Our investigation has been completed. The evidence has been forwarded to the DeWitt County State’s Attorneys Office for further action,” the sheriff’s office confirmed.

The video has since been deleted, but is still available to be viewed here. (Scroll down the very informative page from a reputable and compassionate training organization) Hopefully this husky also has a happy ending.

Read the previous coverage here.

More updates as they become available.

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