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Human kindness needed: Confused senior dog brings tears to shelter staff

Dara is a nearly blind ten-year-old dog. The confused senior needs human kindness; her struggle as she tried to understand what had happened to her at a noisy shelter brought tears to the eyes of the shelter staff. Details of her arrival at the Inland Valley Humane Society in Pomona, California are at the best quite murky, but her immediate future lies in peril. There won’t be a list of potential adopters, and doesn’t she deserve better?

“Today Dara and I experienced what we probably both needed. Human kindness. One of the kennel attendants ‘Jacob’ went out of his way to help me get pictures and video of sweet Dara. He got choked up, which in Turn got me choked up. We both witnessed a senior dog so confused. A terrible, terrible sight. The unfamiliar sounds of an animal shelter, the cries of other dogs is enough to make any animal sad, but for a blind senior the sadness is unbearable,” wrote shelter volunteer Sal Valdepena.

Dara struggles to walk and needs to be examined by a veterinarian. She can barely stand for any length of time. Most likely this poor dog has been neglected and needs to know that humans can offer much more than pain. An adopter would be ideal; a foster home would work too.

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Follow Dora’s Facebook page here. Share Dora’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. For more information, contact the Inland Valley Humane Society and S.P.C.A. 909 623-9777 —
http://www.ivhsspca.org/

(Photos and video of Dara who deserves human kindness courtesy of Sal Valdepena)

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Man arrested after going swimming, leaving dog to suffer in hot car – read more here.

Owner went swimming, dog left in hot truck

 

 

 

 

Veterinarian provided free care to puppy with 3 broken legs thrown from car

In South Elgin, Illinois, a veterinarian provided free care to a seven-month-old puppy found on Sunday afternoon on 1-24 in Eddyville, Kentucky located near the Illinois border. The puppy was found lying in the middle of the road under an overpass. Someone must have thrown her out the window and as she landed flat on the hard pavement, three of her legs were broken in addition to contusions and abrasions.

According to the GoFundMe page, a good Samaritan stopped and picked up the dog now named Trinity. Another local veterinarian wanted a $600 deposit just to examine her.  The surgery and aftercare  were estimated to cost between $10,000 to $12,000.  Rescue group, K-9 Enrichment Initiative had been contacted, and Dr. Adam Conroy decided to take the case on for free.

“The reality is the majority of people would see the financial burden and probably put them down and in some cases this is going to be a lot work on our hands, but to give this dog a fighting chance and taking the financial burden out of it this is why we do it,” stated Dr. Conroy.

Trinity underwent surgery on Wednesday for two of her legs. On Thursday Dr. Conroy will repair the third leg. Funds are now being raised for a custom made cart with wheels so Trinity can become mobile and work on her physical therapy.

Trinity’s latest update included the following information:

“Her first night in the ER cost $1900 for fluid, diagnostics and pain meds (this was at a different vet). We will be covering the costs of her hardware for all of her surgeries and she will need extensive rehab when she is out of casts. 100 percent of the donations used will go to supporting her throughout these surgeries and for her rehab ahead to walk correctly again. She is the most laid back girl and will be up for adoption when she pulls through all of this. I still have the link for the fundraiser up. It is in Pudges bio. We are not out of the woods yet. We’re just starting to walk into them. For good or bad outcome I always appreciate you all supporting me in all of the ways that you do on these animal missions put in front of me.”

This young pup has not complained, whimpered or acted out in pain since she was found.

“While Dr. Conroy explained the damage to her legs and the course of action we would take to return her to a healthy, happy dog, her eyes followed the doctor, she tilted her head as if she was listening and understood. Trinity has soft warm brown eyes filled with sadness, yet at times we can see the mischievous puppy waiting to come out. It took her all of 3 minutes to remove her e cone and then settle into a sleep,” wrote Cynthia Guzman, with the K9 Enrichment Initiative.

Trinity will need a foster home where her caretaker is at home and able to keep her clean, change bandages and love on her with all their heart. Pleas@k9ei.dog.

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Video#2  (Feeling better)

Get well soon Trinity.

No one knows who could have done this terrible act of cruelty.

(Photos and videos of dog Dr. Conroy offered free care via GoFundMe and the K9 Enrichment Initiative)

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Man arrested after going swimming, leaving dog to suffer in hot car – read more here.

Owner went swimming, dog left in hot truck

 

 

 

 

Neglected 16-year-old Tigger left at shelter by his owner to be euthanized

A neglected 16-year-old poodle named Tigger was surrendered on Monday to Carson Animal Care. His family asked that their dog be euthanized because he was old. Of course, Tigger doesn’t understand. Once the only family he has ever known walked out of his life, and the frightened pup was placed in a shelter kennel, he huddled into the corner and shook.

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A volunteer at the shelter has asked for Tigger to be moved to the medical ward where it is quieter and much more personal.

“We asked them to put a blanket but he won’t go inside…He needs help as soon as possible.”

INFORMATION ABOUT TIGGER:

“#A5180830 My name is TIGGER and I’m an approximately 16 year old male Poodle Toy. I am not yet neutered. I have been at the Carson Animal Care Center since 5/21. I will be available on 5/21. You can visit me at my temporary home at C246. My former family who owned me for had to give me up because they felt it was time for me to be euthanized.”

Poodle Toy  AGE:16 years
Male  ARRIVED:5/21
AVAILABLE ON: 5/21
Carson Shelter – 310-523-9566
M-TH 12pm-7pm, F-SU- 10am-5pm
216 W Victoria St. Gardena, CA 90248

Follow Tigger’s plight on Facebook here.

Share his photo and video with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. Dogs that are surrendered can be euthanized at anytime. There are no mandatory holding periods.

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.

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Teacher accused of drowning animals in class has retired – read more here.

Teacher accused of drowning animals has retired

Puppy lost her eye after children allegedly pelted her with rocks – more here.

Puppy loses eye after children pelted her with rocks

Abandoned in parking lot with note, ‘I can no longer take care of’

In the vicinity of Baxter, South Carolina, a frightened and extremely neglected four-pound dog was left in a pink carrier and abandoned in the Starbuck’s parking lot on Saturday. Next to him was a handwritten note stating:

“I can no longer take care of.”

The dog was brought to the Humane Society of York County where the staff and volunteers were shocked at how abused and neglected he had been. For hours, volunteers worked to shave away his terribly matted fur where his overgrown toenails and open wounds had become raw and embedded. He was dehydrated and anemic – almost impossible to draw his blood to determine his health status. And even worse – the dog now named Latte, suffered a severely broken leg that had been left untreated for an unknown length of time.

“It’s hard to look at, but it’s reality. IF YOU WERE AROUND THE STARBUCKS IN BAXTER TODAY AND MAY HAVE SEEN SOMEONE DUMP THIS BOY IN A PINK CARRIER PLEASE CALL US 803-802-0902,” the Humane Society of York County posted on their Facebook page.

 

On Monday afternoon, Latte’s condition was updated.

“One of his legs is completely detached/snapped at the bone and will need amputation. Thankfully his blood work came back great and he’s heart worm negative!

That being said, he cannot have his amputation until he has gained weight, and he is still lashing out behavior-wise (which is understandable due to his treatment in the past)”

Latte will be going to a foster home where he will be loved and can gain weight. To help this dog, donations can be made using the link below. You can specify “medical fund” in the special purpose field, and put “Latte” in the dedication section.

https://humanesocietyofyorkcountyorg.presencehost.net/…/don…

(Photos of abandoned dog in parking lot via Humane Society of York County)

 

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Teacher accused of drowning animals in class has retired – read more here.

Teacher accused of drowning animals has retired

Puppy lost her eye after children allegedly pelted her with rocks – more here.

Puppy loses eye after children pelted her with rocks

 

 

 

‘Aggressive’ dog struck by police car captured and safe

In Newark, Delaware, the surviving dog Newark police stated was “aggressive” and foaming at the mouth last week was captured by the Office of Animal Welfare on Thursday evening. An animal control officer was able to leash the female German shepherd mix without incident.

Newark police officers in Delaware were videoed last Friday trying to capture two stray dogs for over an hour when they intentionally struck the animals with their vehicles. Police stated the dogs had been aggressive and charged and growled at them while they were trying to capture the animals. Officers then said the dogs were a danger to people in the area and intentionally hit the dogs with their patrol vehicles. One dog was fatally shot by the officers, and the German shepherd ran away.

“The dogs were simply hanging out under a tree in a grassy area. However, as the police presence grew, they formed a line behind the dogs and continued to yell at them and eventually chase them around the building,” witness Ashton Cleveland said. “It quickly escalated to the cops and [animal control officers] chasing these scared dogs down the street and cornering the pit bull and shooting it multiple times.”

“Newark Delaware Police Department I am sickened by your officers actions today. They cornered and taunted stray dogs that were initially acting FRIENDLY to the point that my friend almost had them leashed. I, an SPCA employee, and my friend a very recently former SPCA employee of 3 years were told to back off and threatened with arrest while trying to save the dogs. They drew their weapons instead of using catch poles and then SHOT ONE OF THE DOGS. Then, gave us a THUMBS UP after killing this dog. Then another officer went out of his way to run the other dog over with his SUV. You should be ashamed. Complaints are being filed.”

According to the Newark Post Online, the female dog is now at Brandywine Valley SPCA. The dog will be quarantined for the next ten days to ensure she does not have rabies and then will be made available for adoption.

Police have defended their actions. Authorities continue to search for the person believed to have abandoned both dogs.  Read previous article here.

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Teacher accused of drowning animals in class has retired – read more here.

Teacher accused of drowning animals has retired

Puppy lost her eye after children allegedly pelted her with rocks – more here.

Puppy loses eye after children pelted her with rocks

 

Humans failed this dog miserably: Rescue group hopes to restore his faith

On Thursday afternoon, Rescue Dogs Rock NYC responded to an urgent plea for help from a high kill animal shelter in Texas. Edwin’s humans failed him, and there he was – at the end of the road with no where to turn. Critically injured and left to lie on a dirty shelter concrete floor, who would even want to adopt him?

Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of the rescue organization shared Edwin’s plight on Facebook after posting the following heartbreaking video:

“Scared, alone and not feeling well all because his humans failed him so miserably,” Stacey wrote. “We just cannot sit back, watch this video and not help poor Edwin. He’s got a lot of strikes against him.”

“If you looked at this video and it made you angry, the hate only belongs to his hideous owner who allowed this…”

And indeed Edwin does have a number of strikes against him. Arriving at the organization’s partner emergency veterinarian hospital, Edwin suffers from heart worms, anemia, eurlichia (transmitted by ticks) and is severely emaciated. 


Edwin is the tenth dog in critical condition rescued by Rescue Dogs Rock NYC. Please click here to donate: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr…

(Photo and video of dog human failed courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

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14-year-old dog has been waiting to be saved in California for nearly a month – learn more here.

Elderly dog at animal control

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emaciated dog locked in plastic container and abandoned in motel room

Police in Roswell, Georgia discovered a small dog locked in a plastic container with no food or water and abandoned in a motel room on Wednesday afternoon. The Chihuahua mix had been left in a Studio 6 Motel located on Old Dogwood Road and discovered when housekeeping entered the room to clean.

The personnel who discovered the dog stated he was “emaciated and malnourished.” The pup was transferred to the Chattahoochee Animal Clinic and is receiving treatment. Police said the dog had been locked in a Tupperware plastic container and left  inside a drawer;  the dog had no access to food and water

“We are in the news once again. Great news is that the pup has had a great rebound and is under the care of a rescue!”

According to the AJC, police have issued a warrant for Alton Coates, 38; he is wanted for aggravated animal cruelty. Anyone with information about Coates is asked to call 911 or Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404.577.8477.

The dog has been transferred to Fulton Animal Control where he already has a new family waiting to adopt him.

(Photos screenshots via AJC and Facebook)

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14-year-old dog has been waiting to be saved in California for nearly a month – learn more here.

Elderly dog at animal control


Animal control officer charged with cruelty for allegedly slamming tiny kitten to the floor – read more here.

Animal Services officer arrested

 

 

Puppy found wrapped in sheet next to creek and left to die

In rural Georgia, an emaciated puppy wrapped in a sheet, was found by concerned citizens walking by the side of a creek on Wednesday. Not sure of what may have been lying there, the couple moved closer. Suddenly they saw a puppy’s head pop up and immediately stopped to help.

Rescue Dogs Rock NYC were called and asked to help. Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founder of the non profit rescue organization posted the news on Facebook explaining the urgency of the situation.

“This poor emaciated puppy is tonight’s 911. We have named him Hudson… The transporter says he is in very rough shape and extremely lethargic. He is vomiting water and that’s all we know.”

Hudson has arrived at the emergency veterinary hospital and is currently being treated. To help with this puppy’s medical expenses:

Donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org is our Paypal

Updates to follow

Video at time of rescue:

(Photo and video of puppy found wrapped in sheet courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

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Teens charged for beating possum and her babies to death with a bat – read more here.

 

Someone left a 4-month-old puppy in this condition at a park

A 4-month-old puppy abandoned in a Dallas park and rescued on Monday morning by Rescue Dogs Rock NYC most likely has never experienced one day of kindness from her heartless owner.  Tragically,Penny has experienced the cruelty that too often accompanies being unwanted, starved and neglected. She had been taken to a nearby shelter where she curled up and prepared to die on a cold, filthy concrete floor.

“Just a puppy and this angel has already felt, experienced the hard core cruelty of this world and how we treat another living being – like garbage with no care of respect,” co-founder of the rescue organization, Stacey Silverstein posted on Facebook explaining how Penny was found.

The puppy is currently at a partner veterinarian hospital and is reported to be fighting for her life. Her skin is like that of a burn victim as it is red, infected and oozing pus. Penny is too weak to stand and just lies lifeless. At this point she is barely alive, and a staff of veterinarians are trying their best to help.

“She is barely alive; we hope we are not too late,” Stacey posted along with the heartbreaking photos of Penny.

To help with donations. please click here. https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr…

(Photos of 4-month-old puppy left to die courtesy of RDR NYC)

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Zookeeper who boiled cats to make wine fatally mauled by tiger – read more here.

 

‘Skinny and dehydrated’ 10-week-old puppy dumped in trash

In Richmond, Indiana, a “skinny and dehydrated” 10-week-old puppy was abandoned in a pile of trash. Had it not been for trash collector Daren Wilson, who heard rustling noises and caught some movement out of the corner of his eye on Wednesday afternoon, little Kane’s life might have taken a disastrous and fatal turn.

According to the 2nd Chance Animal Rescue in Richmond,

“This baby was found by a Rumpke employee as he was picking up bags of trash. As he picked up a bag this poor baby was underneath it. He is very skinny and dehydrated but is doing much better now. He had no collar and no microchip.”

The black puppy was hard to notice amid the black garbage bags, but Wilson’s sharp vision saved the pup’s life. According to the PalItem, the pup was very timid, but in a few minutes Wilson was able to pick him up and called Kaysie Chase at 2nd Chance Animal Rescue for help.

Now named Kane who is believed to be about 10-weeks-old, is now getting the care and love he deserves. As soon as he gets a clean bill of health, this adorable little Labrador retriever mix will be available for adoption.

Many thanks to Daren Wilson for making a difference.

To donate to Kane’s recovery and to help other pets in need, please click here.

Skinny and dehydrated photo of Kane via Facebook – 2nd Chance Animal Rescue)

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Bonded dogs in need! Read more here.

Bonded odd couple needs a home together