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Dog bred to look like a bear caused by ‘irresponsible breeders’

A stray dog with the facial features of a bear was brought to a Russian animal shelter in Chelyabinsk. In an attempt to find the dog’s owners, the shelter released photos of the dog, but the animal’s obvious physical features and his lack of socialization and apparent aggression has brought severe criticism labeling “irresponsible breeders” as having caused this poor dog’s dilemma.

 

According to the Siberian Times, the street dog dubbed Medvebaka Potapych  from the Russian words for dog and bear, has the body of a dog and the face  and head with a snout like a bear. He is thought to be about four-years-old and veterinarians contend he might very well be a cross of Chow Chow and another long nosed breed. Medvebaka has the blue tongue consistent with the Chow breeds which originated in China. Shelter volunteer, Polina Kefer called the poor pup, ” a badly made chowchow.”

“Remember those pet markets where irresponsible breeders sell dogs pretending they are pure breed?,” Polina wrote. “Once puppies grow into something like this dog, they throw them out like a broken toy.”

Tragically, Medvebaka is in “serious stress” and volunteers have not had much luck trying to socialize him. Even when he was placed with a foster family, he never wanted to make friends with the family and repeatedly tried to escape. One owner who sadly had to return the dog to the shelter tried his best:

 ‘The dog hid inside an out door kennel and refused to come out. With his new family he was trying to escape. He hated the leash, and showed no interest whatsoever in making friends. We tried our best foods on him, but the dog is clearly so stressed that it might take weeks, if not months, to help him trust people again.”

The shelter has not given up on  this poor guy. Let’s hope the pooch can make some progress and start to trust again.

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(Photos screenshots via Polina Kefer)


Stray dog was being eaten alive by maggots before rescuers found her


Drowning puppy saved by unexpected hero

Brokenhearted owner surrendered puppy wearing Christmas sweater to pound

A brokenhearted owner surrendered his six-month-old Labrador retriever puppy to the Harris County Animal Shelter on Saturday. The puppy, named Taz was dressed in his Christmas sweater. A volunteer at the shelter was present when Taz and another dog were surrendered. Their heartbreaking story is reported as follows:

Ali Gallegos Harris County Animal Shelter Pets In Need 
“I was there when Taz was surrendered with his mom yesterday because their owner had to leave the country to care for his mother, her health deteriorated and they’re facing hospice care. The owner begged his friends in town to pet sit but no one wanted to help. The owner sat outside the shelter crying and holding tight these two dogs and begging them for forgiveness. Then once he handed them over to the shelter staff, he was crying more while looking at the kennel admission forms with their intake pictures. It was so heartbreaking seeing a tough man cry and it was so disappointing knowing none of his friends/family offered to help him with Cookie and Taz.”

Taz is an owner surrender, and therefore can be adopted immediately. The adoption fee is  $50 dogs, $80 puppies, $20 cats, $35 kittens (includes spay/neuter, vaccinations, rabies and microchip) Seniors and military ½ off adoption fee. A Facebook page can be followed by clicking here. Please share Taz’ plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.

(Photos and video of dog wearing Christmas sweater and Cookie courtesy of volunteers for Harris County Animal Shelter Pets in Need)

The Harris County Animal Shelter is located at 612 Canino Road in Houston, Texas. Additional photos of the pets can be seen here:
www.countypets.com
Please call the shelter staff with questions: 281-999-3191; Press 0

Check out Taz’ short video here: 499093 (description included)

 

Check out Cookie’s short video here: 499090 (description included)

 

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Stray dog was being eaten alive by maggots before rescuers found her


Drowning puppy saved by unexpected hero

 

 

2-year-old pup lucky to be alive after witnesses saw her thrown onto street

Goldie is a two-year-old pup lucky to be alive. On Saturday, the tiny Chihuahua, with the radar-sized ears, had been thrown out into the middle of the street. No one saw who did it?

According to the Carson Animal Animal Care Shelter, Goldie will be available for adoption by midweek. Her PetHarbor listing states the following:

#A5137371 I’m an approximately 2 year old female Chihuahua. I am not yet spayed. I have been at the Carson Animal Care Center since 12/16. I will be available on 12/20. You can visit me at my temporary home at C316.

Chihuahua:  AGE:2 years
Female:  ARRIVED:12/16
AVAILABLE ON: 12/20
Carson Shelter – 310-523-9566
M-TH 12pm-7pm, F-SU- 10am-5pm
216 W Victoria St. Gardena, CA 90248

A Facebook page organized by volunteers for Saving Carson Shelter Dogs can be followed here. Share Goldie’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. Tragically, it is just hard to believe anyone could be so heartless as to throw this defenseless little dog into the middle of the street.

(Photos and video courtesy of Saving Carson Shelter Dogs)

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Stray dog was being eaten alive by maggots before rescuers found her


Drowning puppy saved by unexpected hero

Pregnant Maltese dumped at shelter with grapefruit sized tumor

In another heartbreaking situation of neglect and abuse, a tiny white Maltese found herself at a high kill south Texas animal shelter this week because her previous owner didn’t want to deal with the grapefruit sized tumors on her belly. The dog, barely weighs 17-pounds; no one can even guess how long Lesli, had been carrying the tumors around as they oozed pus and blood.

Rescued on Thursday morning by Rescue Dogs Rock NYC, Lesli was rushed to the organization’s partner veterinarian hospital in San Antonio, and after her initial physical examination, came the shocking news. On top of all of Lesli’s serious medical issues, she is also pregnant and due to deliver her puppies within the week. Surgery to remove the tumors is not an option; that is until the puppies are born and possibly weaned.

“Obviously she’s had this tumor for a very long time, dragging it around and in the interim getting pregnant,”  stated Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC.

On Saturday, Lesli had settled into her foster home, however her condition demands 24/7 monitoring by an experienced medical staff.

“She has safely made it to her foster home where she will somehow give birth in the next few days. This is such a horrible situation, and we just cannot believe that poor Lesli has to continue this never ending nightmare. Giving birth while navigating an oozing tumor the size of a grapefruit with other tumors surrounding the largest one is so sad.

We wish it didn’t have to be this way for poor Lesli, and she could have had surgery to remove these nasty tumors and start her new life… She will be at the vet on Monday to monitor her condition,” Stacey added to the organization’s Facebook page updating the dog’s condition.

Please note, Rescue Dogs Rock NYC is in need of foster homes for two other pregnant dogs rescued within the last few weeks.

“We have 3 dogs that are pregnant right now, that we had no idea were pregnant when we rescued them 3 weeks ago from a kill shelter in Texas. We have secured only one foster Home for Lesli ( dog with tumor ) If you can open up your heart and home for these deserving dogs so that they can at least deliver their babies in peace then apply immediately. Go to http://rescuedogsrocknyc.org/ (Rescue provides everything you will need)

To help:

Go to
Http://rescuedogsrocknyc.org/
Pay pal
Donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org

(Photos of  pregnant Maltese with tumor courtesy of RDRNYC)

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Throwaway puppy nobody wants: Who can help ‘Pinky’?

The question continues to repeat itself over and over, yet the answer always seems to be fleeting. How can anyone allow their dog to get this way? Everyday, poor little Pinky’s condition deteriorated, yet her owners went about their own lives and never looked out for the welfare of an innocent puppy? Poor little Pinky roamed the streets trying so hard to survive.

And on December 15, Pinky arrived as a stray at the Polk County Animal Control in Winter Haven, Florida. Her Pet Harbor adoption listing states: “I am a female, brown Bulldog mix. I am a puppy. I have been at the shelter since Dec 15, 2017.” For more information about this animal, call Polk County Animal Services at (863) 577-1762. Ask for information about animal ID number A916716.

A Facebook page for Pinky can be followed here. Please note this dog can only be rescued by an approved animal rescue organization because of her health condition. Advocates have been pledging funds to help. According to information, there are several rescues interested in helping, however that has not been confirmed. Please note – no dog is safe until they are safely out of the building of any shelter. Pinky is currently on “stray hold” and cannot be released until next week.

“There are actually 3 already in, not sure who is first, but the pup will be released to rescued when her stray hold is up – which will be sometime next week. In the meantime she has already been given Bravecto, which has proven to work wonders as an initial mange treatment and has seen the vet and is on antibiotics and other meds, and being VERY well cared for by the shelter staff,” has been posted by shelter staff on Facebook.

More information to follow about Pinky as soon as it is made available.

For additional information, contact the Polk County Animal Services at 863.577.1762. (#A916716)

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Stray dog was being eaten alive by maggots before rescuers found her


Drowning puppy saved by unexpected hero

 

 

 

Paralyzed puppy found in Brooklyn housing project dumpster

What happened to a paralyzed puppy, discovered thrown away in a trash bag in a Brooklyn housing project dumpster, is currently under investigation by New York Police Department detectives. Few details have been shared, but when the photo of the young dog, dubbed Hope, was posted on the Facebook page of Kristina Sembler  on Thursday evening, animal advocates immediately became involved hoping to help with the tragic situation.

Along with the heartbreaking photo of Hope, came Kristina’s first observations:

“You can’t help but hate people sometimes, and this is one of those times. Tom was just informed of a dog thrown away with the garbage at the Housing Project in Brooklyn. (He was told the dog moved its head.)”

Hours later, an update followed:

“update as of 3:00 a.m.- Because it’s an animal cruelty case, dog went to the ASPCA to see their veterinarian and be documented. Police gave Thomas Colwell all the info he needs to track dog’s progress and make sure that she doesn’t go to AC&C. A seasoned rescuer is also involved and wants to pull Hope, she will also be in contact with the ASPCA to ensure that nothing bad happens to this puppy. Once we find out more information, I will update this status again. Let’s root for Hope the puppy, we all want her to find the love and happiness that she deserves.”

Sadly, Hope was originally reported to have been bloodied and unable to move except for her head. She remains in the care of the Harlem ASPCA.

“…Hope is getting medical treatment …. Hope will not be going to the ACC. We all want her to know and love and happiness; no more abuse and neglect for her,” Kristina posted early Friday morning.

This is a developing story, and we will update as more information is made available as how to help Hope.

(Photos of paralyzed puppy Hope via Kristina Sembler and Thomas Colwell)

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Drowning puppy saved by unexpected hero

 

 

 

 

 

Shivering puppy left outside of school in cardboard box with note

It’s cold in Michigan, and for a 7-and-a-half week old puppy, it must have been a scary experience – especially for one so young. The Detroit Pit Crew, a nonprofit animal rescue organization had received a call from a teacher at Ronald Brown Academy located in Detroit’s east side. A child had abandoned a puppy on December 7; the note attached read:

“Sorry it didn’t have a home and it was cold so we’re going to give it to you. Please do let it go (sic) find it a nice home – thank you.”

With the puppy came her blanket, food and holes for breathing; she has been named Snowflake.

“Our sweet rescued girl has been named Snowflake by Detroit school teacher Jessica and her wonderful son Kassius who are our Heroes Of the Day!! We also want to thank the kind janitor of the school who found sweet Snowflake and made sure she could stay safe until help arrived. As everyone can see in the pictures Snowflake is now enjoying a new holiday friend and can look forward to having a happy life!!”

Fortunately the puppy is in good physical condition and according to the rescue, is very attached to his box. The founder of the rescue, Theresa Sumpter, states the pup is a “Heinz 57 Detroit Special.” And what does that mean? The adorable little ball of cuteness is thought to be part pittie, chow and terrier. Could her DNA have been anymore perfect?

For now, Snowflake is not available for adoption, but surely she will have a line at the door. In that case, the rescue has many more adorable candidates needing new homes for the holidays. Why not consider adopting your new best friend?  Contact the Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue to interest. Anyone living in the Detroit area, can also help by volunteering to be a foster .

(Photos of puppy left in cardboard box via Pit Crew Dog Rescue)

 

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Drowning puppy saved by unexpected hero

Emaciated dog abandoned in snow had only a few hours left to live

A cruel owner abandoned her emaciated dog in the snow earlier this week. The sad-faced, female Dogue De Bordeaux had been curled up in a ball in a Cradley Heath nature preserve in West Midlands, Birmingham, United Kingdom. The starving dog would have only survived a few more hours had she not been discovered by a passer-by.

 

According to the Animal House Rescue‘s founder Lin Reeves, a distress call came in early on Saturday asking for help, and when she arrived at where the dog named Elsa was located, Reeves was in shock at the dog’s condition. Elsa weighed only 38 pounds– less than half what a dog her breed should weigh.

“In 30 years of animal rescue work I have never seen a dog in such a state as Elsa, and I do not know how she still is alive. I did not think she would survive the next few hours let alone the night,” Reeves wrote on Facebook.

When the heartbreaking photos of Elsa were posted and the accompanying information described on social media, animal advocates eagerly came out to help and pledge funding for the dog’s emergency care.

“As soon as a picture of her was put on social media we began getting calls from people wanting to help or donate cash, she really captured the imagination. I don’t know whether it is her sad little face or just the shocking neglect she has suffered, but people wanted to know how she was doing, I have had calls from South Africa, Jersey and all over the UK,” stated Reeves.

Elsa remains in the care of Your Vets in Smethwick where staff workers saved her life.  Tests are being done to determine if there are any underlying reasons why the dog was so emaciated. If her health proceeds to improve, it is hoped Elsa could be adopted and in her new home by Christmas – still it is a day to day situation as the dog’s progress is carefully monitored.

Elsa’s progress can be followed on The Animal House Rescue Facebook page .

There has not been any information as to Elsa’s owner. Anyone who recognizes this dog, please contact the rescue organization. Elsa deserves justice.

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(Photos of Elsa the emaciated dog via The Animal House Rescue Facebook)

The video tells her story in pictures:

Freezing and badly injured dog ‘scooped’ up by Richmond shelter officer

In Richmond, Virginia, the sight of a shivering dog so badly injured she could barely help herself to stand up, has everyone shaking their heads in sad disbelief, knowing someone most likely intentionally abandoned her in frigid temperatures to suffer a slow painful death.

According to the Facebook page of the Richmond Animal Care and Control, the badly injured dog was found Tuesday morning on N. 33rd Street.

 “She was freezing and badly injured from what appears to be multiple bite wounds (both old and new). Officer Jones scooped her up and transported to VVC, where the team was able to stop the hypothermia and safely sedate to begin cleaning her up.”

The dog’s injuries appear to be quite severe, and at this time it is unknown if her eyesight can be saved.

“What they uncovered will require weeks of carefully managed wound care. We do not know if her eyes are salvageable and if her body will be able to fight the infection that has already set in. We need your help.”

The organization is asking anyone with information to contact the Richmond Animal Care and Control at 804.646.5573. The shelter is also in need of donations to help in this poor pup’s recovery. This poor dog didn’t do anything wrong – please share her story; we are confident someone will recognize her. Doesn’t she deserve justice?

(Photo of badly injured dog via RACC)

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Drowning puppy saved by unexpected hero


Nobody wanted this skinny hurricane survivor, until a reporter gave him a helping hand

Starving stray with severe infection rescued off streets of Puerto Rico

Just ten-days ago, the Humane Society of Puerto Rico received notice of a stray dog with severely infected wounds and in desperate need of rescue. Nearly three months after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, the island still continues to bring in help to restore their power grid.  As difficult as it has been for the citizens, it has been even harder for the dogs left behind when residents were forced to evacuate.

When the Humane Society of PR reached out to the New York Bully Crew, asking  if volunteers could track the dog down and get him to safety, the ground director tracked him and rushed the dog, dubbed Bendito, to the veterinary hospital for life-saving, emergency care. Once upon a time, Bendito had been someone’s dog; his ears had been cropped, but sadly by the appearance of his emaciated body and overgrown nails, the bully breed had been scavenging on the streets for a long time.

Bendito continues to be under the care at Paseos Veterinary Center. When discovered, he was immediately placed on intravenous fluids, antibiotics and pain medications. A mass or an abscess has corrupted his sinus cavity – his face and head had been disproportionately swollen. The cause of his swelling has not yet been positively identified.

“Remember he’s in Puerto Rico and they still are having issues with electricity, so the testing we would normally do cannot be done yet,” the organization posted on their Facebook page to update followers about Bendito’s critical condition. “Infection has to be treated first, and he has to be made stable and strong enough to go through any further testing as well. In order to do anything like an MRI, he would have to go under anesthesia, and at this time he could not survive that. He is still fighting the infection he is being treated for and is still very weak and malnourished.”

Each day Bendito is becoming stronger, more alert, eating and even wagging his tail. His recovery is still considered quite slow, and the cause for his swelling still remains unknown. A radiograph shows the swollen area, and it is being monitored.

“He is slowly responding to the antibiotics and the affected area is draining out from his sinus cavity via his nose and both eyes, in turn the swelling is slowly coming down. They will repeat the X-rays this week to see if the mass vs abscess has shrunk. If so, it’s an infection. If not then we could be dealing with a mass in the sinuses which is not what we are hoping for.”

Bendito is being kept comfortable. Advocates have made sure the very popular pooch has a comfortable bed to relax and get well. Although it is a day by day situation, it is hoped Bendito will be heal – a new life awaits this boy.

To donate: https://goo.gl/7gFbMD

(Photos and video of dog rescued in Puerto Rico via Facebook New York Bully Crew)

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