Puppy surrendered in field loaded with ticks gets new chance at life

When a photo of the four-month-old shepherd appeared on social media Tuesday afternoon, animal advocates gasped in shock. Viewers were horrified at the amount of ticks on the puppy.  Volunteers from Animal Services in the City of Mesquite Texas reached out for help  on Facebook.

“This poor 3-4 month old Shepherd mix was just surrendered in the field and as you can see its AWFUL condition. He has been given a nexgard and some good food, but he is in desperate need of rescue immediately.”

And the plea for help worked. Early Tuesday evening, Dallas DogRRR – Rescue Rehab.Reform stepped forward for the dog now named Caleb.

“His ears are too heavy with ticks to perk them up, and he’s content resting his weary head in your hand for support.

We’re going to call him CALEB, and he was such a good boy at the vet. He was poked, scraped, examined, and by the time I left him, he finally gave me a little kiss. We’re running a full blood panel, but at this time he’s not in need of a transfusion. He will remain at the vet for observation tonight, and we will slowly watch the ticks die and fall off like Bernie. To see them all over his ears, neck, in between his toes, and on his back was truly heart wrenching,” the organization posted on their Facebook page introducing the puppy to the rescue community.

Information concerning Caleb’s surrender has not been clarified, however updates will be provided when made available. For now, the emphasis is on Caleb’s recovery and this very sweet dog getting a new chance at life.

To donate to help this puppy, go to:

www.dallasdogrrr.org/donate

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Henrietta the 12-pound emaciated puppy left under pile of trash

And in the pile of debris, the landlord was sure the whimpering sounds were from an animal, and called for help from the Baltimore City Animal Control. The starving puppy was found hidden under mounds of trash. There Henrietta quietly waited to die – just a bowl of water barely keeping her alive.
Henrietta was rushed to BARCS, and even though she didn’t have the strength to get on her feet, she knew she had been rescued;  as weak as she was her tail wagged. In her short life, Henrietta has already endured a great amount of abuse and neglect. She has been transferred to a partner  Franky Fund clinic ER, where she is currently fighting for her life.

The Franky Fund supports the medical bills of animals critically injured or victims of extreme abuse and neglect. Funding is desperately needed in order to give Henrietta a fighting chance.

“There is simply no reason or explanation to justify what happened to her. If ever a pet owner cannot care for their animal, BARCS and agencies like Animal Control are here to help,” the organization posted on their Facebook page.
Anyone with information on this case, Baltimore City Animal Control is asking you to please call the Animal Abuse Unit at 443-681-0101. Help Henrietta find justice. The main focus is on her care, but should she be looking for a home in the future. You can fill out an adoption application that we will keep on file. You can find it on the website at www.barcs.org/adopt.
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Starving puppies abandoned on side of road in cardboard diaper box

Had it not been for a Good Samaritan who noticed a cardboard diaper box on the side of the road in San Bernardino and stopped to investigate, two tiny puppies would have died. For days the eight-week-old pups sat in feces, urine and filth. They had no water, food or shelter. Who can even imagine anyone having such disrespect for life?

 

“The man found the puppies and reached out on Facebook when someone told him to contact me,” Faith Easdale, founder of the rescue group Dream Fetchers stated. “Can you imagine how thirsty they were in this heat? Can you imagine how hungry these already starving babies were? Scared and wondering what’s happening? Feeling weak and fading. And a kind person takes you out of that box!”

The puppies had spent at least two days in the box and when rescued were dehydrated and lethargic. They were rushed to the  Camino Pet Hospital.

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When the puppies arrived at the hospital, the brindle collapsed from dehydration; he was able to be revived with intravenous fluids. Both are very weak, but reported to be in stable condition. They are also being treated for hook and round worms. It may be premature to guess at their breed, but thus far the majority has leaned towards Boxers.

“I guess at the point someone can do this they really aren’t human anymore,” Faith added. “We all have a battle. We are their only chance. Use your voices and fight the abuse.”

Updates to follow.

To help these puppies and others in need, donations can be sent to:

#Dream Fetchers: Project Rescue

http://www.dreamfetchers.org/dreamfetcher…/DF_Donations.html

(Photos and videos of puppies found in diaper box courtesy of Faith Easdale)

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Pet carrier became Chihuahua puppy’s coffin after left in sweltering heat

On Tuesday morning, a pet carrier became a one-year-old Chihuahua’s coffin after she was found on the property of a Brockton animal shelter. The manager of Animal Protection Center, Joyce Caranci found the female puppy “unconscious and foaming at the mouth.” Temperatures outside had been in the 80s just after 8:00 a.m. when the dog was discovered.

According to CbsBoston, Caranci rushed the dog to the Lloyd Animal Medical Center in Stoughton using an ice pack to help cool her body, but the pup died on the way.

“When I found her, she was already unconscious and foaming at the mouth, but she was breathing faintly and I felt a heartbeat… When I put my hand in the crate, it was hot. Not warm, dog hot. But hot, I don’t want to touch it hot,” stated Caranci.

The dog’s temperature registered at 110 degrees – nine degrees higher than a normal dog’s temperature. She weighed ten pounds, was brown and white and had no identification of microchip. The MSPCA  described the puppy’s coffin as a tan and gray plastic pet carrier with no identification. On the organization’s Facebook page the cause of the pup’s death was noted below her heartbreaking photos:

Someone abandoned a one-year-old female Chihuahua in a carrier outside the Animal Protection Center of Southeastern Massachusettsyesterday morning, and the dog tragically died of heat stroke.”

It has been speculated the owner may have intended to surrender the dog to the shelter.  Why someone couldn’t wait to make sure the dog was safe remains a mystery.  The shelter does not have surveillance cameras.

A $1,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible. Anyone with information can call 800-628-5808. Animal cruelty is a felony in Massachusetts and punishable by a maximum of seven years in prison and a fine up to $5,000.

Rest in peace little one.

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Police department mourns loss of puppy training to become a working K9

A puppy training to become a working K9 for the Pittsburgh Police Department died over the weekend. The department’s Police K-9 Unit made the announcement shortly after the death of Loki, a 10-week-old Bloodhound.

What happened to the puppy in training?

According to the department, Loki was playing with his trainer, Master Patrol Officer Bill Watts, on Saturday morning when he “suddenly collapsed.” The puppy was rushed to a veterinarian for treatment, but died in the afternoon, despite being sedated and provided with antibiotics and oxygen. The veterinarian determined that Loki had died from aspiration pneumonia, which happens when the lungs become inflamed from inhaled food, water, or vomit.

Loki’s training

Master Patrol Officer Kevin Merkel was Loki’s handler. MPO Watts worked with Loki daily. The pup was in training to become a human locator – a K-9 who could “trail, track and find at-risk missing persons, including seniors with Alzheimer’s and autistic children”

The Department stated:

Whereas most K-9’s are deployed to take down “bad guys,” Loki was to find society’s most vulnerable, and to greet them with a friendly lick and loyal presence. “He would have been the best human locator we have,” said Sgt. Sean Duffy.

Loki was taken to Fred Donatelli & Son Cemetery Memorials to be cremated.

“Loki will be sadly missed,” Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich said.

(Image via Pittsburgh Police Department)

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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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Dying 8-month-old puppy survives the night after miracle rescue

A dying eight-month-old puppy was saved on Friday night from a Dallas, Texas shelter because of a miracle rescue coordinated by volunteers and animal advocates. First thoughts were that the weak and fragile pup had been a burn victim; no one knew what torturous life she had lived in such a brief time. Rescue Dogs Rock NYC stepped up with the miracle. No one knew if she would survive the night.

 

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The dog arrived at the emergency hospital in Dallas and was named Lola. At first, she was completely unresponsive and urgent medical care was her only hope. Between the heat of the night and her fragile compromised physical condition, Lola would not have survived much longer at the shelter.

“We were in constant touch with the ER medical team until late into the night and first thing this morning,”  stated Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC. “Lola has a lot going on. Demodex mange is confirmed along with pyoderma and a bad skin infection. Her skin is swollen, red, bloody and raw in places.”

And as if that wasn’t enough for any puppy so young to suffer with, Lola is nearly hairless and dangerously anemic; her white blood cell count remains high and she has a heavy concentration of hookworms. Veterinarians have diagnosed her with bilateral corneal ulcers, and it is hoped her eyesight can be spared.

Lola was given a blood transfusion when brought in last night as well as intravenous fluids and antibiotics.

“We were terrified we’d get a message over night that Lola was gone and that we were too late. Luckily that did not happen and Lola is still with us. We are so grateful she survived the night,” Stacey added on Saturday morning. “She is far from out of the woods, but we will take it. She will remain at the 24/7 emergency vet hospital for the foreseeable future.”

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Video #3  Get well soon Lola

To help Lola:
https://www.paypal.me/rescuedogsrocknyc

(Photos and video supplied by Leslie Ysuhuaylas and Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

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Neglected and starved animals removed from filthy conditions at Sunrise farm

Volunteers with the Animal Recovery Mission (ARM) removed hundreds of chickens, cows, goats, ponies and even some dogs and their puppies on Thursday from a farm in Sunrise, Florida after multiple reports of animal neglect and cruelty. The farm, located in a remote area off Commercial Boulevard appeared to be filthy.

According to the Facebook page of ARM, the animals were emaciated – some locked up with no water in the South Florida heat and high humidity. Richard Couto, the founder of ARM stated the group had gone undercover and subsequently notified the Sunrise Police Department concerning the egregious conditions and the condition of the animals.

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Video of the conditions discovered by Animal Recovery Mission. Some starved goats had to be humanely euthanized by veterinarians. Many of the animals had been bound for slaughter – illegal and legal including sacrificing puppies for religious purposes.

The owner of the farm voluntarily surrendered the animals to ARM as police conducted their investigation. Disturbing images could be seen of chains hanging from trees and ropes where animals were  allegedly strangled according to ARM. The remains of dead animals were found, and some still alive were so badly injured and suffering, they had to be humanely euthanized by veterinarians helping out at the scene.

Foster care and homes are needed for the puppies. To adopt, please click here.

Even the smallest lives matter.

There have been no  animal neglect charges filed as of this time.

“Yesterday’s Animal Rescue Operation was far more dire than we ever imagined. Our incredible team is doing absolutely everything we can to save ALL the animals at this terrible slaughter station. BUT we need your help now more than ever with the mounting Vet Bills, Medical Supplies and our ability to provide these horribly abused animals with Proper Shelter and Food. If there is any donation at all that you are able to make, we would be Beyond Grateful. PLEASE, PLEASE VISIT:https://www.animalrecoverymission.org/contribute/”

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Deaf foster puppy fell 50 feet into a hole – rescue is searching for ideas to get her out

A deaf foster puppy has fallen into a deep hole in Huntsville, Alabama, and a rescue group is desperately seeking ideas to get her out. According to Live 5 News, the seven-week-old puppy, named Toffee, is trapped 50 to 60 feet underground and rescuers have not been able to get her out.

Tried and failed rescue attempts

Fire fighters and a cave rescue squad have tried, and failed, to rescue little Toffee. The tiny pup has been in the narrow hole since 5 p.m. on Thursday. According to the news agency, A New Leash on Life, as well as the fire department personnel, are looking for a solution. Anyone with an idea is asked to email pets@anewleash.org

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Scared Kentucky shelter puppy gets national attention in viral video

When the Morgan County Animal Shelter in West Liberty, Kentucky posted a video of a scared three-month-old puppy as a shelter employee tried to pet the pooch earlier this week, the heartbreaking video went viral. Under the video, the description told the story:

“The only touch a dog should ever feel is one of kindness.”

Words weren’t needed to describe this puppy’s plight. The video has been shared more than 3.6 million times. (Caution – some may find the video disturbing. It is not violent.)

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Shelter Director Kathy Sexton explained it did take a little while for the puppy named Ammo to relax and allow the gentle pats. Just days later, Ammo’s tail was wagging and the adorable pooch was giving away wet kisses.

Sadly Ammo is just another example of the emotional trauma puppies and dogs suffer as the result of abuse and neglect. It is hoped the video has brought awareness to the plight of these innocent victims. A few days later, Sexton posted a follow-up video of Ammo. Check how kindness and compassion have changed this terrified little one into a sweet, loving and affectionate puppy.

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Fortunately it didn’t take long for Sweet Souls Animal Rescue in Pennsylvania to arrange to help both Ammo and his “brother” Bullet. The two dogs will be fostered until they are ready to be placed for adoption.

How’s that for a new beginning? If only all dogs were this lucky. Don’t shop – adopt. Change the life of a dog and find a new best friend.

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