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Authorities search for driver who abandoned puppies on side of road: Some run over

In Jefferson County, Alabama, authorities are asking for the public’s help identifying the driver who abandoned a litter of puppies by Little Cove Way and Alliance Road in the western part of the county.

According to the Alabama.com, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, a witness posted on social media a dark colored vehicle possibly a Chevrolet with a sticker on the the left back bumper, saw the person drop off the puppies on the side of the road and even run over some of them while speeding away:

“…they didn’t even have sense to put them far enough away from the car as to not run them over,” a Facebook post stated from the motorist who saw the heartbreaking ordeal.

Two of the puppies were killed and two were injured. The rest are now being cared for by the man who found them. The Greater Birmingham Humane Society announced a reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person involved in this case of animal cruelty:

“The GBHS is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual that dumped a litter of puppies out of a car on Monday in Alliance and then ran over them killing two. If you have any information, please call Crime Stoppers, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office at 205-328-9311 or the GBHS at 205-942-1211. You may remain anonymous. We are accepting donations towards to reward – please consider donating through the button below or on our website: www.gbhs.org/donate. Thank you for your support as we continue to fight for the animals who have no voice!”

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(Photos of abandoned puppies run over via screenshots Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office)

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Update: Roxie continues to fight for her life under emergency care

When a 911 call came into the Rescue Dogs Rock NYC organization early Monday morning from Manhattan’s New York City Animal Care Center, Jackie O’Sullivan was shocked and in tears. A friendly stray had been nearly strangled to death by her chain collar. The rescue organization asked the city shelter if they would release Roxie before her stray hold was over – this friendly pup needed emergency help.

Roxie was transported by Jackie, co-founder of the rescue group, from the shelter to the organization’s  Brooklyn veterinarian partner where the dog has been examined, assessed and treated. Her condition, although serious, continued to improve even though veterinarians stated Roxie would need surgery on both eyes. It is suspected she previously had cherry eyes and that is what ruptured as a result of the chain that had been strangling her. The staff believe her eyesight might still be viable – it’s just too soon to know for sure.

All was going well for Roxie, as she thoroughly enjoyed her first bath, and her future seemed to be taking a positive path, but on Thursday morning, Roxie took a turn for the worse:

“…. tongue swelling. She had been improving and you can see her eyes look better, but she’s been losing blood since (at least) Sunday when she entered NYC ACC after being strangled by that awful chain,” stated Jackie as Roxie was carried into the specialty veterinarian hospital in Brooklyn. “She bruises very easily and her blood is not clotting properly. That’s all we know as of now. She started to choke on her tongue when she arrived, and they rushed her into the back to start emergency treatment.”

Roxie has been receiving both blood and plasma transfusions. The latest update on Thursday evening indicates the dog will be administered another transfusion. Please say a prayer for Roxie – she didn’t deserve to be abused and mistreated. She deserves to live and be loved; we can only hope that is possible.

Help Rescue Dogs Rock NYC make the most difficult rescue situations possible; as Roxie continues to fight for her life.

PayPal: donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org or website: www.rescuedogsrocknyc.org/donate/ or mail:
Rescue Dogs Rock NYC, PO Box 101, NY, NY 10028

Photos and video of dog strangled courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC

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Reward: $10,000 offered for info on puppy burned with acid and sodomized

The Animal Hope & Wellness Foundation is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the egregious abuse of a six-month-old Labrador/pit bull mix puppy. The puppy, now named Riley, was found by a woman on August 9 in the parking lot of Monterey Elementary School in San Bernardino.

“This puppy is only 6 months old. He was beat, sodomized, jaw shattered. As he was left to die, they poured acid on his face.

Currently he is being fostered at my home by my family, and will be going in for reconstructive surgery, where we will attempt to rebuild his jaw. He is only still a baby, and while he will live the rest of his life permanently disfigured, he is still beautiful too me,” the organization posted on their Facebook page Monday afternoon.

Riley was originally rushed to Loma Linda Animal Hospital for treatment and was reported to have been suffering from a trauma to his head. In addition he was beaten, sodomized, left to die and just before his torturer left the defenseless pup, – poured acid on his face.

Riley is now being fostered and will be undergoing surgery to repair his face and jaw.

Anyone with information is asked to call 714.955.3610. Help this puppy find justice and get a sicko off the streets; next the violence could involve a child.

(Photo of $10,000 offered via Facebook)

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Watch this clever dog figure out how to reach a floating ball – here’s the video!


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Update: Dog strangled with chain so tight her eyes nearly popped out

When a 911 call came into the Rescue Dogs Rock NYC organization early Monday morning from Manhattan’s New York City Animal Care Center, Jackie O’Sullivan was shocked and in tears. A friendly stray had been nearly strangled to death by her chain collar. The rescue organization asked the city shelter if they would release Roxie before her stray hold was over – this friendly pup needed emergency help.

Roxie was transported by Jackie, co-founder of the rescue group, from the shelter to the organization’s  Brooklyn veterinarian partner where the dog has been examined, assessed and treated. It was assumed the blood coming out of the dog’s eyes was a result of the trauma she endured while the pressure built up in her neck and face area because of the near strangulation. As tragic as the images appear, Tuesday morning’s update on Roxie lends rescuers some much needed emotional comfort:

“… taking some comfort that Roxie is safe and out of harm’s way. The bad is behind her and now we focus on treatment and recovery,” Jackie posted on the organization’s Facebook. “Roxy had a nice bath (she was a mess when we picked her up) and is now on IV fluids, pain meds and antibiotics. She’s also on medications for her eyes and ears.”

Bloodwork has been completed and veterinarians are waiting for the results to determine if she will need further testing including an MRI. Roxie will need surgery on both eyes. It is suspected she previously had cherry eyes and that is what ruptured as a result of the chain that had been strangling her. The staff believe her eyesight might still be viable – it’s just too soon to know for sure.

Check out her latest video as she quietly enjoys her first bath – in a longtime. Please keep Roxie in your thoughts. To help with her medical expenses:

PayPal: donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org or website: www.rescuedogsrocknyc.org/donate/ or mail:
Rescue Dogs Rock NYC
PO Box 101
NY, NY 10028

Photos and video of dog strangled courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC

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Owner orders shelter to euthanize dog because her teeth were rotten

Five-pound Kimmie is about as cute as anyone can imagine, yet her owner decided to surrender the dog to an Alabama animal shelter asking the staff to euthanize her due to moving and the dog  could no longer eat her food. Clearly the seven-year-old poodle, who was both adorable and friendly, had a lot of life yet to live. Rescue Dogs Rock NYC instantly agreed and made arrangements to transport Kimmie to New York for her veterinarian workup and treatment.

 “Can you imagine?! She looks pretty lively to us, certainly not suffering or ready to die,” stated Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founder of the organization.  The only issue  seems to be her teeth from a lifetime of canned food, so she’ll go to our vet first to get checked out, and then Kimmie is ready to go home.”

On Friday, Kimmie arrived in New York City and was whisked off to the veterinary specialists who literally gasped when they opened the tiny dog’s mouth. Her gums are severely infected, her teeth are rotten and so she has been scheduled for surgery on Monday morning. After some healing, this friendly lap dog, who gets along with everyone as well as other dogs, will be ready to move on to her new life. Kimmie didn’t want to die, and all 4.8 pounds of her have lots of living to do.

(Photos courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

To help with Kimmie’s surgery, donations can be sent:

PayPal: donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org or website: www.rescuedogsrocknyc.org/donate/ or mail:
Rescue Dogs Rock NYC
PO Box 101
NY, NY 10028

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Be still my heart – check out these adorable photos showcasing a precious friendship.

 


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Nurses reunited puppy with hospitalized owner


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Hit and run: Defenseless shepherd left to suffer in middle of the road

In the latest news concerning a throwaway society and a callous hit and run accident, a white shepherd had been abandoned when her owners moved away, and since May, the South Texas dog did her best to survive. On Thursday, the pup was hit on the road by a vehicle; the driver never bothered to stop; even in an effort to at least move the dog to the side of the road where she would not be hit again. Tragically, she dragged herself over to where she hoped she was safe. Who can even imagine the fear and the pain she must have felt?

Fortunately, a Good Samaritan spotted the dog left to fend for herself. What could have been the end of this innocent animal’s life after so many people let her down, rescuers intervened and by using social media for emergency help, the helpless shepherd’s plight was met by the kindness of Special Needs Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation. 

In the middle of the night, SNARR transported the dog to their emergency veterinarian. On the organization’s Facebook page, a brief explanation followed supplying a moment of relief that the dog would not die in the middle of a country road:

“Middle of the night EMERGENCY- someone took pictures of this dog laying in the middle of the road after being hit by a car; dragging herself. They sent these pictures to a rescuer we work with, who frantically went on a mission to have someone In the area go to get this poor dog.
SNARR Northeast said we would take her. She was rushed to the vet at 3a.m. We will update asap.”

Do you know what to do if you hit a dog with your car? In most cities, there are laws what motorists are expected to do:

  • You have to stop. (Call 911)
  • Move the dog out of the road so no one else gets in an accident trying to avoid hitting it a second time.
  • Call 911 and they will put you through to animal control who can help you further.

This is a just developing story; updates soon to be provided. To donate to help:

www.snarrnortheast.org
PayPal snarr_23@yahoo.com
PO Box 307 White Plains NY 10602

(Photos of dog victim of hit and run via Leslie Ysuhyaykas and SNARR)

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A woman’s door was left ajar during a storm – look who she found inside!

 


Adorable video showing deer and toddler playing – watch here!

 

 

 

 

More charges for Illinois juvenile accused of slashing puppy with box cutter

In Cambridge, Illinois, the 17-year-old accused of intentionally torturing a puppy by tying it up in a bag and slashing it several times with a box cutter, appeared in court on Thursday morning and now faces additional charges. He’s charged with animal torture as well as aggravated animal cruelty. The Henry County State’s Attorney wants him to be tried as an adult.

According to KwqcNews, the youth appeared in juvenile court, which is closed to the public, accompanied by a court appointed lawyer. Outside of the courtroom, a crowd of animal advocates, along with the puppy now named Thor, gathered in support of justice and more stringent punishments for animal abusers. A petition titled Justice for Thor started by Stephanie Ince, has garnered more than 51,000 signatures.

On July 25, the Henry County Humane Society reported the discovery of a two-month-old puppy at the Lakeland Terrace Housing Project. When found, the puppy was lying helplessly on the grass with four deep lacerations to his throat as well as a cut on his back. The pup was transported to Dr. Chris Ryan; the  puppy dubbed Thor, appeared to have wounds intentionally inflicted:

“We don’t typically see wounds like that from accidents, and it kind of looks like it’s on purpose, stated Dr. Ryan to NewsKwQC. “It seems like he’s doing just fine and I think he’ll make a full recovery, but it just could have been a lot worse.

Thor is thought to be a Labrador retriever and pit bull mix. When found, his wounds, believed to have been inflicted within the last 24 hours  were inundated with maggots. The good news is Thor is recovering from his injuries and already wants to play – just like any puppy. 

The juvenile’s next court date is set for August 23rd. At that time the judge may rule on whether the teenager will be tried as an adult. If found guilty as a juvenile, the teen could face the maximum punishment of five years in custody or until he turns 21.

(Photos Henry County Humane Society and screenshot via KwqcNews)

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Special funeral held for a famous diving dog – read more here.

Yes, Dusty is a dog: Left to languish in agony and dumped at high kill shelter

Late Tuesday evening was just the beginning of the luckiest day in the short life of Dusty. How long he languished in the agony of his itchy and infected flesh is unknown; the friendly bulldog mix didn’t even have one hint of the color of his once luxurious, shiny coat.

Discovered in a small, rural shelter in South Texas with an unusually high euthanasia rate, Dusty’s run of luck started to take shape. Less than a month ago, most dogs were killed after the required “stray hold.” Fortunately a recent change in shelter procedures has allowed more rescue groups to participate – thus resulting in more adoptions and ultimate saves. Had Dusty been in the shelter a few short weeks ago, his story would never have been told. The young dog would have become a statistic in the 1.5 million shelter animals euthanized annually.

For two days Dusty suffered in the shelter, and fortunately his photo was tagged on Facebook; advocates rallied for his rescue and after pleading with the animal control personnel at the shelter, Dusty was released to Rescue Dogs Rock NYC and rushed to an emergency veterinarian:

“Maybe this was Dusty’s best day as we were alerted to his plight when he was dumped at the shelter and immediately agreed to help him. Sadly, Dusty is in very critical condition and upon rescue, Dusty had to be immediately transported to an emergency hospital for immediate and life saving medical treatment,” wrote Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC on  the group’s Facebook page. “We will do everything we possibly can to save his life.”

Dusty has been receiving a blood transfusion and remains on intravenous and appropriate pain medication. He will need 24/7 hour care and must remain at the hospital. To help Dusty, donations can be sent:
Rescuedogsrocknyc.Org
PayPal
Donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org
Mail
RDR
PO Box 101
NY, NY 10028

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Make sure to take a moment and watch the beginning of Dusty’s new life. How anyone can allow their dog to be in this condition is heartless.

 

 

Update: Pup abandoned next to Bailey chair and left with stuffed toy

Near University Park, Florida, a young dog was abandoned just one week ago, when her unknown owner tied her to the Bailey chair she needed to help her survive. A note was attached explaining the dog suffers from  megaesophagus, a lifelong condition in which the esophagus doesn’t move food into the stomach. She must be fed in a Bailey chair, in which the food is pulled by gravity into the digestive system. Her heartbreaking photo suggests she knew she was no longer wanted; her stuffed toy was perched on top of the chair.

It was feared had the dog been transported to the nearby shelter, there would not be sufficient funding or assistance to help, and she would not survive. Local shelter volunteer, Cris Ferreira, along with an army of animal advocates, shared the heartbreaking situation about a dog with a disability needing help, and another success story emerged thanks to social media.

Orlando rescue group, BullyUpRescue, stepped up. And as if somethings in life are just meant to be, Reva Fedigan,  who lost and misses her own dog, Maddie, similarly affected with megaesophagus, will foster Izzy until the perfect home becomes available:

 “WELCOME IZZY!! Izzy was abandoned at a dog park w/a note attached. She, just like my beloved & very missed Maddie, has Megasophagus. We’ll love her and take care of her until that perfect home is found. Izzy will NEVER be abandoned again!”
To help this organization with expenses for Izzy, donations can be made by clicking here.
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(Photos of Izzy with her Bailey chair via BullyUpRescue and Cris Ferreira-Reed)

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Heartbreaking scene as Tampa dog dumped out of car tries to run after his family

In a heartbreaking video, a Tampa man recorded dash-cam footage showing a driver opening up his car door and pushing a dog out in a South Seminole Heights neighborhood. Jerit Gaddis posted the video onto social media Monday night, and his comments expressed his utter disgust while asking everyone to share the video to help catch this person:

“So this sorry piece of sh*t, thought he was going to throw his dog out and get away with it. Well you did it in front of the wrong person POS. I tried to catch the dog, but he kept running after the car. Thank God for my dash cam. I will contact every news station in town if I must. Waiting for police to come and receive the footage, license plate, etc. Don’t mind the music, it’s 90s Pop Radio lol
4 door gold chevy cavalier mid 90s
North Blvd and MLK

Fawn red nose pitbull- not neutered – Male
Approx weight 60-80lbs
Roughly 6:39 PM
Please share the post is public.”

Gaddis had been driving north on North Boulevard from River Heights Avenue when he spotted the Chevy Cavalier in front of him stopped on the road next to the Common Ground Christian Church. As soon as the car stopped, the dog was pushed out; apparently confused the dog tried to run after the car, but could not keep up. Gaddis tried to call the dog, but the animal was so scared he ran off.

When Gaddis called the police, they told him there was nothing they could do:

“Police just left; they said there is nothing they can do. It does not constitute as neglect or abandonment. I gave them the Florida Statue 828.12. They have transferred it to animal control for their determination,” he said.

But the Good Samaritan had no intentions of giving up, and when he called Animal Control, a more positive and reasonable explanation followed:

“…it  does violate the state statute I provided. I will have more information tomorrow. Thank you all for your caring and concern. ..Animal control just called and will be filing either felony/misdemeanor charges.
According to Fox News, on Tuesday afternoon, Hillsborough County Pet Resources issued a statement concerning the investigation:
“Animal Control officers are reviewing dash cam video of the incident taken by a nearby motorist. Anyone who has information on the incident or the identity of the driver is encouraged to contact Animal Control at 813.744-5660. Pet Resources officials remind anyone facing difficulty caring for a dog or cat that the PRC shelter on Falkenburg Road is an open admissions shelter and accepts all dogs, cats, puppies or kittens regardless of age, breed, size or medical condition. Abandoning an animal on the side of the road is never an acceptable option and could leave the owner facing animal cruelty or neglect charges.”
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Photo and video of Tampa dog kicked out of car via Jerit Gaddis on Facebook.
If anyone can help finding the frightened dog, it would certainly help to save a life.
https://www.facebook.com/jerit.gaddis/videos/10154794938866546/