On death row because of boyfriend: Lifelong puppy pushed out door by owner

Susie Q may be on death row because of her owner’s boyfriend who just didn’t like her; the dog was just too old and too slow. Found wandering in the streets in Pasco County, Florida, the dog’s microchip led the shelter back to her owner. When contacted, the woman told shelter workers she didn’t want her dog back even though she had been with Susie Q since she was just a puppy. The heartbreaking story begins here:

“You got me as a puppy, when I was small and cute. You took such good care of me; you even let me sleep in your bed. You had me spayed and micro chipped. When I didn’t feel good, you would take me to the vet. You kept my shots up to date. You always told me what a good girl I was. We had so much fun.”

And why didn’t the owner want Susie Q to come home? When her boyfriend decided he didn’t want the dog around anymore, the woman kicked the dog outside, closed the door and finally Susie Q  just wandered away:

“Time marched on. My face grew grey, my step a little slower. You met a new friend, you two became close. I overheard him say that he didn’t like me or want me around. I was confused when you threw me out. I spent every day and night outside. As my body ached from the cold, hard ground, I could only think of how warm it was inside. I miss you Mom. I don’t know what I did so wrong.”

Fortunately, a Good Samaritan found her aimlessly wandering and took her to the shelter where she was named Annie; here at least she would be fed, safe from predators and traffic. She shook in her kennel and watched everyday for her mom to find her, but the real sadness came the next day:

“They found my chip this time. I was so happy when they told me that you would be here soon. You told them my name so they started calling me ‘Susie Q’,,, just like you do Mom. Time went by and I started to shake again. I wondered what was taking you so long. The shelter worker came and moved me into another kennel; in a quieter building. They call this building ‘A’. As she closed my kennel, she told me that she was sorry, that you were not coming. She said that you do not want me anymore. Mom, I don’t understand. You told them that you had me since I was a baby and that I am old now. You told them that I love other dogs and even cats. You also told them how I love farm animals. Mom, what did I do so wrong that I can’t come home?”

On Sunday, Susie Q has both rescue organization and adopter interest. Please continue to share her story until she is safely out of the shelter. And if dogs could talk and tell their story, how many would have repeated the sad plight of Susie Q? Be a responsible pet parent; make sure you are committed to the lifelong responsibility; guaranteed to be returned many times over with lots of love and loyalty.

Anyone wiling to adopt may email the shelter @ Please include Susie Q’s ID#A35691561. Email may be sent anytime but you must come in person to adopt. A Facebook page for this dog can be followed here.

Pasco Co Animal Services
19640 Dogpatch Lane
Land O’ Lakes, Fl

(Photos of dog at shelter because of boyfriend via Amy Miller Kruse)

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Dog’s front paws missing in ‘horrific’ animal abuse case

In Spring, Texas, a dog named Liberty had been up for adoption from the Montgomery County Animal Shelter; her front paws were missing. The staff at the shelter had hoped her handicap had been the result of a birth defect. She had been picked up as a stray in Porter; no owner has been identified. On Thursday, the Texas Animal Society, who stepped forward to help Liberty find a home and foster her, released the news that the dog’s “horrific” injuries had been from abuse.

Liberty’s treating veterinarians stated the dog was in  a”very poor emaciated condition.” The rescue posted her update on their Facebook page:

“Our vet stewed over her all day and decided he better do x rays. The news is as horrific as we imagined. It is not a birth defect. She was either amputated, hit by a car and drug, injured and chew. He was only 100% sure, this was abuse.

There may be an amputation involved and positive at least one prosthesis required.”

Liberty is no more than one-year-old. In her favor, the dog is heartworm negative and even though she has open wounds all over her body, treatment with antibiotics, wound care and special booties will make her more comfortable.

“Liberty is quiet and subdued and has been neglected in the basics of care. Time will hopefully heal her mind and body.
Liberty will stay at the Vets office today and will be bathed, cleaned up and her wounds will be treated and cared for. Tonight she will go home with her foster Mum and start recovery.
The care of liberty will take time and be ongoing, she will need either a specialty wheelchair or prosthetic limbs made especially for her needs.”

To donate to Liberty’s care and her future needs in order to help this dog live a better life than her horrible past, donations can be made by clicking here.

(Photos courtesy of Texas Animal Society, Christi Watson Fauver, Alicia Segari)

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Men on bikes forced dog to run until she collapsed and then beat her

A tragic experience for a dog forced to run behind two men on bikes almost ended in her death had it not have been for the kind efforts of two Good Samaritans who rescued the five-year-old white pit bull mix on Thursday evening off the streets of Detroit’s east side.

According to the the non-profit animal rescue, Detroit Dog Rescue, two men were seen on bikes near St. Paul Avenue and Bellevue Street with the dog running behind them. When she couldn’t keep up and collapsed, the men tried to get the dog to stand by beating her. When those cruel efforts proved fruitless, they left her lying helpless on the ground.  Gently picked up and reassured, her rescuers turned her over to Detroit Dog Rescue (DDR).

On Friday,  the dog dubbed Penelope, was rushed to Oakland Veterinary Referral Services in Bloomfield Hills where veterinarians have been trying to stabilize her, however there seem to be many mitigating factors leading up to her poor physical condition. On the rescue organization’s Facebook page, Penelope’s initial prognosis indicated the following:

“She has bruises on her, is completely dehydrated, and seems to be giving up. We are getting fluids in her now and learning more about her story.”

Unfortunately the dog’s update on Saturday morning hasn’t offered the hopes of recovery advocates have been hoping to read. Not only had the dog been forced to have litter after litter of puppies, she also tested positive for heartworms.

“… there are concerns about her uterus. It’s very possible that she will be going into surgery to correct the neglect she’s received her whole life. Heartworms complicate things immensely, so our team of doctors and Kristina made the decision to go ahead and do an echocardiogram today. Will keep everyone updated.”

Anyone with any information about Penelope and the person(s) involved in this cruel situation is urged to send DDR a message through Facebook or call 313-458-8014. To help with Penelope’s medical expenses, please click here.

Get well soon Penelope. Everyone is rooting for you. (Photos via Detroit Dog Rescue)

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James: Dog with head crushed on one side rescued from south Texas shelter

James is the heartbreaking case of a dog who has suffered far too much during his very short life, but animal cruelty has no limits. Sadly few of the criminals are ever punished and even fewer are ever arrested. And so this defenseless pint sized pup was rescued from a high kill south Texas shelter by Rescue Dogs Rock NYC who received a call from shelter volunteers who had been present when James had been brought in with a swollen eye and his head crushed in on one side.

No one knows what happened to this dog, but he was quickly whisked off to the organization’s partner veterinarian hospital where he was given emergency medical treatment to stabilize his condition. James has since been transferred to New York City where he remains in the hospital under constant care. Diagnostic testing has revealed blunt force trauma to his head causing the skull fracture that literally collapsed part of his head as well as inflicting trauma to his eye. Sadly, his eye had to be removed.

In addition, James will need surgery on his hind leg as he limps when he walks; all of this abuse and poor James is only two years old and weighs ten pounds.

“The suffering he has endured is unimaginable,” Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC posted on the organization’s Facebook page Thursday morning. “We need your help to give James everything he needs and deserves to bring him one day to a place of health and well-being. Right now he will remain at our New York veterinary hospital indefinitely.

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‘Cowardly person’ abandons sick dog outside of shelter during pouring rain storm

An elderly Shih Tzu was abandoned outside of the Calgary Humane Society on Wednesday night. And if that wasn’t tragic enough to leave a defenseless dog all alone tethered to a pole, the “cowardly person” walked away from the ailing dog during a pouring rain storm.

According to the organization’s press release, surveillance footage, which was not clear enough to identify the culprit, the dog not only suffered from a large open mass on his hind leg, he also had been in end stage renal failure. Sadly, the dog was in severe pain and veterinarians decided to humanely euthanize the dog.

The Calgary Humane Society is asking for the public’s help. Brad Nichols, Senior Manager of Animal Cruelty Investigations stated:

“This was a truly cowardly act. To abandon an animal in inclement weather rather than fulfil his/her legally obligatory animal care duties is an act that will not be tolerated in Calgary. We hope public tips will point us in the right direction so we can hold the offender accountable.”

Watch the YouTube video and if you recognize the dog or the person abandoning the dog, contact Calgary Humane Society at 403-205-4455 or

Rest in peace little one. We are so sorry you were abandoned in the time of your greatest needs. We hope you find justice.

Photos of cowardly person dropping off elderly Shih Tzu via the Calgary Humane Society.

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Good Samaritans make heartbreaking discovery: Two infected, neglected dogs left alone

The Grant County Animal Shelter is asking for the public’s help identifying the owner of two infected, neglected dogs left alone and found by Good Samaritans on Wednesday. The dogs were rushed to a veterinarian where emergency medical care treatment was started for their painful wounds and mange. 

“We would like to know what kind of human being allows this to occur to innocent animals? If this is not neglect/animal cruelty- than we don’t know what animal cruelty is,” the shelter posted on their Facebook page. These two dogs were brought in yesterday as strays and were taken to a veterinarian and he has never seen a case this bad in his whole career. This didn’t happen over night and these dogs have suffered unimaginably! They wail in pain if you touch their skin, they have open sores, and are in horrible condition!

The vet doesn’t even know if they can be saved because their condition is so grave, but they are being treated, and we are trying to do the very best for them.”

According to WlwtNews, Animal Control Officer Pat Michaels, worries that the dogs, who might be Cocker Spaniels may not survive. Describing the pups, Michaels stated:

“His skin looked like it was made of stone and the other dog, which was a female, if you reached out to touch her, she would just scream. It sounded like a banshee screaming,”

On Thursday, the rescue group, Recycled Doggies stepped up to help the Grant County Animal Shelter who has limited funds. Both dogs, now dubbed Andy and Annie have been placed in foster care; both dogs suffer from extreme cases of mange and other skin infections as well as malnutrition and overall neglect. 

“They are safe tonight in one of our foster homes where they got soft blankets and yummy food and will learn what it’s like to be loved and taken care of,” the rescue group posted after naming the two dogs. “They’re a bit uncertain right now about their new lives and they’re very uncomfortable due to the condition they are in, but they’re on medication and we hope they will be on the mend very soon. We don’t know their breed yet – one guess was Cocker spaniel, but it’s impossible to tell. Annie weighs 12 pounds and Andy weighs 14 pounds, but they are both underweight.”

And for the first time in a long time, both dogs have comfortable beds, ate their dinners and took their medication. To help with their care, please click here.

Anyone with information about the dogs is asked to call police or the shelter at 859-824-9403. To donate to the Grant County Animal Shelter and replenish their funds in order to help the next serious case of neglect and abuse, please click here.

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(Photos via Grant County Animal Shelter and Recycled Doggies)

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Sad little Grace Anne: No one adopts her because she’s ‘ugly’

Had Grace Anne been full of baby fur with fluffy little paws and a curled up tail, potential adopters would have stopped at her kennel the moment they saw her. Puppies have the easiest time finding homes – even at the overcrowded Harris County Animal Shelter located in Houston, Texas.

‘”Grace Anne’ is just a baby. Like our friend Gregory last month, she doesn’t know she is ugly. She just knows that no one stops to look at her. Do you see her? She’s 4 months old. She craves love. Easily treatable demodex mange. Adoptable or donate for rescue and offer to foster.”

Shame on the person who called this four-month-old Grace Anne their puppy before she became sick and tossed her away like an old shoe. According to the shelter, the mastiff mix is so very itchy. Her skin has turned bright pink, she’s nearly bald and what’s left of her coat has turned yellow. Demodex is a common infestation of a puppy’s skin comprised of tiny, cigar shaped, eight legged mites that live and feed in the hair follicles and oil glands. Aside from the mange, GraceAnne also has a secondary skin infection that will have to be treated.

Click here for the puppy’s Pet Harbor listing. “I am a female, tan Mastiff. The shelter staff think I am about 9 weeks old. I have been at the shelter since Jun 20, 2017.” For more information about this animal, call Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services at (281) 999-3191
Ask for information about animal ID number A486553. A Facebook page for the puppy can be followed here.

Share this little one’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives, and this puppy needs our help.

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Check out GraceAnne’s video below. This puppy is so sweet; surely someone wants to take her home and help her become beautiful again:

Walter Matthieu needs a hero: Dumped English bulldog suffering from heat at shelter

Perhaps it’s another reckless and irresponsible backyard breeder dumping dogs again? Local shelters have reported more than one English bulldog picked up as strays  recently in the area of  the San Bernardino City Animal Shelter. And now Walter Matthieu needs a hero as soon as possible.

“Walter is most likely from same breeder the other English Bullies have come from lately? Walter is so hot, misters on and he loves the water, has flea dirt? bleeding from back somewhere?,” wrote shelter volunteer Andrea Neyses on social media hoping to find a safe place for this suffering pup.

Temperatures are expected to reach record highs in the next few days, and Walter is so very hot. Although the misting elements are turned on and he loves the gentle cooling, this dog needs immediate rescue and medical attention. A Facebook page for this dog can be followed here. Click here for this dog’s PetHarbor listing. “I am a male, white and black English Bulldog mix. I have been at the shelter since Jun 17, 2017.” For more information about this animal, call San Bernardino City Animal Control at (909) 384-1304.
Ask for information about animal ID number A505100. Although this dog’s availability date is listed as June 24, he can leave with a medical release. 

San Bernardino City Animal Shelter
333 Chandler Place, San Bernardino, CA
Closed Sunday and Monday
Telephone: (909) 384-1304

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(Photos and videos via Andrea Neyses)



Franklintown woman abandons puppies in remote area hoping ‘someone would find them’

A Franklintown, Louisiana woman has been charged with animal cruelty after a police officers spotted the woman abandoning a litter of puppies in a remote area. On Monday evening, Lieutenant James Holmes from the Franklinton Police Department observed a vehicle fleeing from the area; moments later the officer found several puppies near the road.

According to the Franklinton Police Department’s Facebook, officers stopped the vehicle and Rita Mooney admitted she had abandoned the puppies in hopes someone would find them. The puppies have been turned over to the Humane Society of Louisiana, and after they are evaluated by a veterinarian, will be made available for adoption.

Mooney has been charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty and released until her court date in August. Interested in adopting an adorable puppy? Contact the Humane Society of Louisiana here.

(Photo of Rita Mooney and puppies via Franklinton Police Department Facebook)

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Owner bred Golden retriever and then decided he didn’t want the trouble

Charlotte, a Golden retriever mix, was an owner surrender at a high kill animal shelter in rural Texas on Saturday. Her story has been told much too often – just a different day, a different shelter and a different dog. Her owner had intentionally bred her, but as the time became closer for Charlotte to give birth to a litter of ten new lives, her owner decided Charlotte and her puppies were too much trouble; hence they were sent to the nearest shelter.

When Rescue Dogs Rock NYC were notified about Charlotte, the organization stepped forward; Charlotte and her puppies would soon be safe.  And just one day after her rescue, Charlotte caught a ride to New York City where a foster family will care for her until she gives birth. Her endearing video demonstrates just how content and sweet her disposition is despite the recent confusion in her life.

On Monday, however an animal cruelty report stuck its ugly head out while the dog was being examined at the organization’s partner veterinarian hospital:

 “Charlotte was shot multiple times while she was pregnant,” Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC posted on their Facebook page to update followers. “Charlotte was at the vet today, and her sonogram clearly shows bullet fragments in her belly. We do not know at this time if the babies have been affected; the sonogram showed ten heartbeats.”

No one can even guess the reason why anyone would have shot this beautiful, friendly and extremely gentle dog. As of Monday’s report, Charlotte’s puppies are due in less than a week. Follow the story of Charlotte and her soon to be born puppies on Facebook. Updates will follow.

(Photos and video of Golden retriever courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

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