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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


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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)

Check out her  short video here:

 

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


Drowning puppy saved by unexpected hero

Owner dumped Coco because he ‘no longer plays and wants to sit around’

At the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter, Coco’s owner of ten years, surrendered his Shih Tzu mix on Thursday because “he no longer plays and wants to sit around.” Shelter manager, Brooke Bourgeois so hoped the dog’s owner would have returned for his dog – that is after thinking that giving up a loyal friend isn’t the right thing to do. Sadly, that never happened.

“We put our personal feelings aside, took his sweet dog and watched a 10-year-old bond crumble before our eyes,” Brooke sadly explained on her Facebook page. “Coco is a Shih Tzu terrier mix and reportedly housebroken and good with kids.”

When led to his kennel at the shelter, Coco whimpered in his kennel as his missed his person. He hasn’t eaten since he arrived.

“Coco gets along just fine despite having a little arthritis in his hind area,” Brooke stated. “He also seems to be hard of hearing which is another NATURAL part of ageing.”

Coco needs to be in a foster home or adopted quickly. It is not known at this time how he is with other dogs, but he has ignored the cats at the shelter. He will be given a thorough veterinary health examination on Monday, but this boy is ready to go home and be reassured that he is loved.

If interested, please stop by the shelter at 2701 Lapalco Boulevard in Harvey, Louisiana or call 504.349.5111.

(Photos and video of Coco via Brooke Bourgeois)

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


Drowning puppy saved by unexpected hero

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

 

 

 

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:

Help: How can these 2 homeless seniors not break your heart?

In San Antonio, Texas, two bonded seniors were surrendered by their owner. Sadly they are way overdue and have already been spared once from having been humanely euthanized. How can these two homeless seniors not break your heart?

 

 

457842 Vicky and 457843 Nanny are two older gals who need a loving home to live out their senior years. Maybe it will take some time for these girls to warm up to a new person in their lives, but isn’t it worth it to have such beautiful companions? Vicky is described as a Staffordshire  terrier blend and about eight-years-old weighing 40 pounds. Her best friend Nanny, is an American bulldog blend who is 13-year-old and weighs 35 pounds. Don’t let them lose their lives in a shelter backroom.

 

Follow their Facebook pages here and here. Share their stories with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. Their owner let them down – we can do better together.

 

Needs Commitment: To adopt, foster, or rescue, please email: placement@sanantoniopetsalive.org

(Photos of homeless seniors via SAPA and Sara Waszo)

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Drowning puppy saved by unexpected hero


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

Dog’s adorable face will make you smile, nobody wants him

His name is Scrappy, and this boy’s adorable face will make you smile. Then why is it no one has come for him, and why is it no one even bothers to look at him?

According to Orange County Animal Services’ volunteer Cris Ferreira Reed, this senior pooch has a lot to offer. He may be eight-years-old, but he has a lot to love to give and is super active and very strong. He is good with other dogs although it is recommended he be introduced to them slowly and to make sure the other dogs are calm.

Click here for Scrappy’s Pet Harbor adoption listing.

Animal ID: A392012    Room No.: WD46

“Hi, my name is Scrappy. I am an approximately 8 year 10 month old bl brindle and white neutered male.  I tested heartworm negative. I weigh approximately 70 pounds. I have been at Orange County Animal Services since Wednesday, November 15, 2017.

If you are looking for me, please come to Orange County Animal Services
at 2769 Conroy Rd., Orlando, FL. The phone number is (407)836-3111″

Scrappy may not be the prettiest dog in the shelter, but should that decide his fate? Share this boy’s story with friends, family and social media contacts. All he needs is that one special person who will see his photo and say “That’s my new best friend.” Sharing saves lives; just spend a moment sending this dog’s photo to a friend, and it might be the one who makes that special connection.

“Orange County Animal Services sent an email weeks ago saying he (Scrappy) needed out because the antibiotics weren’t working but I guess his health improved,” Cris shared with Pet Rescue Report. “I’m concerned because he is too skinny and nobody has shown any interest…”

Scrappy thinks he’s a lap dog, and even though he doesn’t seem to like cats, surely he would love someone to love him. Follow his Facebook page here.

(Photos of Scrappy’s adorable face via Pet Harbor and Cris Ferreira Reed)


Drowning puppy saved by unexpected hero


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

Police searching for person who cut puppy’s tongue out

Authorities in York, South Carolina are asking for the public’s help finding the person(s) who severely abused a young puppy and cut his tongue out earlier in November.

According to WbtvNews, an 18-month-old puppy was found in the area of Madison Street and Lowry Row on November 19 after a woman and her boyfriend witnessed what appeared to be a group of people fighting. When spotted, the group ran away. Police were dispatched to the area and discovered a cold and shivering puppy tied up to a tree.

Noah’s Arks Rescue immediately came to the dog’s aid:

“There are no words to describe the horror this sweet 18-month-old Lab/Pitbull Mix has endured. Animal Control in York County was called on Sunday about a dog that was tied to a four-foot pole off of O’Lowry Road in York, SC. The temperature dropped down to 30 degrees during the night, and this sweet pup was not picked up until Monday afternoon around 4:00 PM. He had no food or shelter,” the organization posted on their Facebook.

Briggs was then transported to a veterinarian hospital where he could not eat or drink; his tongue had been cut out. Apparently used for dog fighting, the dog suffered bite wounds over his face, feet and legs. A microchip revealed a past owner, but when contacted, the woman stated she had given the dog away to a man.

Dogs can lead good lives even after their tongues have been removed as a result of trauma. As his mouth heals, he is being taught how to eat raw meatballs that are very slippery. During this learning period, he is being fed bone broth with gelatin added; this is cut into cubes, and that is how he is learning to eat without a tongue.

York County continues their investigation. Anyone with information about dog fighting or knows anything about the past history of this dog, whose name was Kemba at the time, is asked to contact the York County Sheriff’s Department at 803.628.3059.

Doesn’t Briggs deserve justice? Someone must know something.

(Photos of Briggs via Facebook)

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‘Denver’ just craves love but no one has come for him at shelter

Denver craves love, but sadly no one has come to the Fulton County Animal Services in Georgia to adopt him. Just a goofy Labrador retriever and Boxer mix of affectionate hugs, there isn’t a moment when this three-year-old pooch turns away from an offer to play or to be hugged.

Here is Denver’s PetHarbor adoption listing.  “My name is DENVER. I am a neutered male, brown and white Labrador Retriever and Boxer. The shelter thinks I am about 3 years old. I have been at the shelter since Oct 27, 2017.” For more information about this animal, call Fulton County Animal Services at (404) 613-0358. Ask for information about animal ID number A499376.

Watch Denver’s video here and share his information with approved rescue organizations, family, friends and social media contacts. You will fall in love. Sharing saves lives.

 

Denver’s story has been shared more than 1,000 times, yet no one has offered to adopt him. Don’t let this sweet boy become a sad statistic. Animal advocate Gary Fromm wrote briefly about Denver’s plight on social media:

(Photo of Denver via freezeshot from video – Instagram Gary Fromm)

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Heartbreaking: 11-year-old Chi wearing her tiny sweater surrendered to shelter

In a heartbreaking photo posted on social media Wednesday evening, an 11-year-old Chi (Chihuahua) had been surrendered to the Riverside Animal Shelter. Her family, involved in a divorce, turned Princess over to the shelter in her tiny bed; the frightened little one wearing one of her many sweaters left with shelter personnel.

According to her owner, Princess (A1407912) is house trained and is accustomed to wearing sweaters. She does not like cats, however she won’t hurt them. To help, please share her photos and information with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. A Facebook post sharing this little one’s information can be followed here.

For more information, interested fosters or adopters are asked to directly contact the shelter. Per the Riverside County web site:

 “If you’d like to speak with someone right away, please call 951-358-7387 or, if you live in the Coachella Valley, you can call 760-343-3644 or email us at shelterinfo@rivco.org.”

Hopefully, Princess can find her new home quickly and can leave the shelter today. Make sure to reference A1407912 when making inquiries.

(Photos of 11-year-old Chi courtesy of Kelly Reeves)

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