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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

 

 

 

 

Adorable stray puppies given first ‘euth’ injection saved at last moment

In a rural Georgia animal shelter, no one came to adopt five adorable and healthy puppies. They had been on stray hold for eight days, and their time on earth was ending at 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon. The Australian shepherd mixes were unwanted puppies thrown away as if their lives didn’t matter. Neither one had been given a name. Their innocent lives had already been given the first ‘euth’ injection prior to a poison filled syringe to be jabbed directly into their chest walls.

Their story, however does continue:

“We wish we were never born. We were laid on a cold concrete floor and given the first injection to sedate us. Everything began to feel weird. We couldn’t stand, we felt sleepy and then we fell down and were totally sedated. The vet then came into the room to inject the second shot which would stop our hearts. That didn’t happen. A miracle took place. Our voices were heard.”

Office Manager, Kristin White at McIntosh County Animal Services shared the story of the puppies with Animal Aid USA. Volunteers rushed to the shelter, and from this day forward two lucky puppies will get to grow up and enjoy life – just as it should be. To donate please click here. 

Links and videos to the other three pups saved can be followed here or viewed below.

According to the ASPCA, new data shows decreases in shelter intake and euthanasia of homeless dogs and cats. Although there are still regional disparities, an estimated 3.2 million shelter animals are adopted each year which is up from 2.7 million adoptions in 2011. Please don’t shop for your next best friend. Be sure to spay and neuter.

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(Photos of puppies saved from ‘euth’ Animal Aid USA Facebook)

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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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Labrador retriever previously adopted from shelter dumped after hit by car

A two-year-old black and brown Labrador retriever name Peaches had been adopted from Miami-Dade Animal Services when she was a cute and cuddly puppy. She thought her family would love her forever, but on Tuesday, Peaches was hit by a car. Instead of taking her to a veterinarian, her family surrendered her to the shelter – right back where she started from as a pup.

Although her family may have had financial limitations, the shelter does work with owners to help. Unfortunately Peaches’ leg was too badly damaged from the accident and had to be amputated by the shelter veterinarians. Her family never returned.

“What is most heartbreaking, is that despite the betrayal and the trauma that Peaches had been through, this baby is still the sweetest, most loving girl, and as you can see, she is able to get around on 3 legs,” a shelter volunteer posted on Urgent Dogs and Cats of Miami‘s Facebook page.

“Peaches desperately wants to love and be loved in return. We need everyone to please help this poor baby find the loving home she deserves. The only hope she has is us.”

PEACHES
(A1929639) I am a spayed female tan and black Labrador Retriever.The shelter staff think I am about 2 years old and I weigh 39 pounds. I was turned in by my owner and I am available for adoption.

Check out her video:

 

(Photo and video of Labrador retriever Peaches courtesy of Urgent Dogs and Cats of Miami)

For more information, make sure to reference A1929639.

Miami-Dade Animal Services Pet Adoption and Protection Center 3599 NW 79th Ave, Doral, FL 33166. Website can be referenced here.

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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

 

Newborn puppies covered in fleas left alone at shelter gate

Four newborn puppies were discovered outside of the Jackson County Animal Shelter in Gautier, Mississippi on Thursday morning. Covered with hundreds and hundreds of fleas, the staff scooped the babies up and brought them inside. Tragically, two of the puppies had already died.

“They were found this morning by the staff covered in hundreds of fleas,” Maridee Bond Mallette, adoption coordinator at the shelter posted on her Facebook page. ” 2 of the puppies had already died. So they washed the other 2 puppies and now we are desperately looking for a foster to take home these 2 bottle babies.”

The two surviving puppies have been placed in a foster home and are being cared for around the clock.

At this time the owner of these puppies is unknown. Although there is no satisfactory explanation for abandoning newborn puppies, could the mother dog have died? Were the puppies unwanted? No matter what the reason, there is no excuse for animal cruelty and neglect.

Anyone with information about these puppies and where they may have come from, is asked to contact the Jackson County Animal Shelter in Gautier. Please spay and neuter your pets.

Anyone with access to puppy formula is encouraged to contact the shelter at:

4400 Audubon Lane
Gautier, Mississippi 39553
(228) 497-6350
 Check out surveillance video of the people who dumped the puppies. They were dumped at 7:30 p.m. on May 16, and spent all night by themselves until discovered in the morning by the staff at the shelter.
https://www.facebook.com/AdoptableAnimalsofJCAS/videos/2057854304431167/
 or here:
https://www.facebook.com/AdoptableAnimalsofJCAS/videos/2057854304431167/?hc_ref=ARTp8bFHmd4_iLw8t553uvbq7_CLAYsmOpf_Meb8nrDxRb0sQHWRjb4JYUdiJgmGErg&fref=nf

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

 

Pup seen pleading with his owner not to abandon him at shelter

On Wednesday, Kino stood on his back legs and pressed against his human’s body as if pleading with his eyes not to  be abandoned at the San Bernardino Animal Shelter in California. Shelter volunteer Lois Chisholm was there.

“This breaks my heart. He was begging his owner not to leave him there.”

Tragically an eyewitness in the lobby spotted Kino’s owner swatting the three-year-old terrier while pushing him away during the pet surrender process at the shelter. All Kino seemed to want was to go home and be loved. Despite the dog’s heartbreaking pleas, he was left behind.

#A51405 “My name is KINO and I am a neutered male, apricot Terrier mix. Shelter staff think I am about 3 years old. I was surrendered by my owner to the shelter on May 15, 2018.” This is my PetHarbor link: http://petharbor.com/pet.asp?uaid=SBCT.A514058

“I am at San Bernardino City Animal Shelter, 333 Chandler Place, San Bernardino, CA Telepone (909) 384-1304
They are open Tuesday through Saturday from 10AM to 5PM and are closed on Sunday and Monday.”

A Facebook page with additional information can be followed here. Share this dog’s plight with friends, family, approved rescue organizations and social media contacts. Surrendered pets have no required time limits and can be euthanized at the shelter’s discretion. When Kino was surrendered, he was so frightened he became “nippy” to the staff. And now he is being punished and is only available to rescue organizations.

Rescues please email Jennifer Van Ness, the SBC rescue coordinator, with ID# asap if interested in helping. Email: Vanness_je@sbcity.org

(Photos of pup pleading with his owner not to abandon him courtesy of Lois Chisholm)

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

 

Pleading for help with his eyes, Balto rescued from Texas border shelter

A dog’s eyes plead for help. By no fault of his own, Balto happened to wind up in one of the poorest animal shelters along the Texas and Mexico border. Tragically there is little money, few volunteers and nearly no opportunity for dogs to be adopted; most pets brought in or found are euthanized.

Balto, however is one of the lucky ones. As his photos tell the story of abuse, neglect, sickness, abandonment and homelessness, this young dog has been rescued by Rescue Dogs Rock NYC and has been transferred to the organization’s partner veterinarian for life-saving care.

“Same old story over and over again,” co-founder of the rescue Stacey Silverstein posted on the group’s Facebook. “We are here to pick up the pieces of these broken angels and try to give them back their lives.”

Balto is one of the thousands who have become the innocent casualties of the endless plight of homeless dogs across the country. Approximately 3.2 million shelter animals are adopted every year. (1.6 million dogs and 1.6 million cats) About 710,000 animals who enter shelters as strays are returned to their owners.

Sadly, each year, approximately 1.5 million shelter animals are euthanized (670,000 dogs and 860,000 cats). The most common reasons pets end up in shelters are due to being surrendered by their owners or found on the streets as strays. Only 10% of the pets entering shelters have been spayed or neutered. Can you see part of the problem? Be a responsible pet owner – spay or neuter your pet.

To help Balto and others in need of help, please click here: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr…

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City bans ‘Dolphinariums’ in Mexico – read the good news here.

Dolphinariums banned in Mexico City

Little Simba needs home: Who can resist this little guy?

With a little help from the community, little Simba could be in a new home today. Surrendered to the San Bernardino City Animal Shelter by his elderly owner who had surgery and can no longer care for him, this one-year-old neutered terrier mix will just wiggle his way into the heart of someone ready and willing for a lifetime of love.

Click here for  Simba’s PetHarbor listing.

“My name is Simba and I am a neutered male, tan Terrier mix. Shelter staff think I am about 1 year and 2 months old. I have been at the shelter since May 03, 2018.

For more information about the adoption process,
click here: Animal Control. Note that the last adoption will start at 4:30 pm. For more information about this animal, call San Bernardino City Animal Control at (909) 384-1304. Ask for information about animal ID number A513760.

Follow this little one’s Facebook page here. Share his plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.

Photo and video by Lois Chisholm and Alice Chow.

Still not convinced? Check out the video:

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Prison time ordered for woman who pleaded guilty to animal cruelty -read more here.

 

 

Give Princess another chance for her ‘Dear Diary’ new family

Princess is an “At Risk” dog listed to die on Thursday at the Manhattan Animal Care Center. On April 15, she was surrendered to the shelter because her owner said the dog was no longer permitted in their apartment. Now she is at risk of euthanasia this afternoon for medical reasons; she has been diagnosed with Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex, which is contagious to other dogs at the shelter. According to shelter notes, she will need to be administered antibiotics for two weeks.

Apparently Princess refuses to let her bad cold bother her; a volunteer sings her praises:

“Dear Diary, Today was the very best day. I ran and I jumped and I played! I made so many new friends and I ate so many delicious wonderful snacks. Today was the very best day. ‘Who ever said you needed Anne Hathaway or Julie Andrews to enjoy the Princess Diaries?’ Our four-year-old pooch is obviously royalty in her buttercream coat tailor made for a queen to be.”

This delightful dog has a cheerful affinity towards toys  (pink stuffies)  and bubbles over with enthusiasm. She is described as leash trained, takes her treats gently and her tail swishes at windshield wiper speed when she spots a toy. An experienced adopter would be perfect for this girl.

Share this dog’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Today could be her very last day to play. Help to fill in May 3 – below:

“Day unknown: “Dear Diary, Today was truly the very best day, my happiest day, the best day I have ever known. Today is the day that I found my new family. Today is the day I went home.” Princess is waiting in adoptions at Manhattan ACC.”

Notes:

Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 2. Blue

Behavior History
Behavior Assessment
Dog had a relaxed body and wagging tail. She allowed me to pet and collar her. She put her ears back as I took pictures and when I was done she gave kisses. She sat on cue. When putting her in her kennel she backed away. Once I placed water and food in, she walked right in.

Basic Information:: Dog is a spayed fawn brindle and white medium mixed breed. She was adopted from ACC 8 months ago. She was surrendered because her previous owner is moving to a place pets are not allowed.

Previously lived with:: 2 adults, 3 children

Click here to follow Princess’ adoption listing via NYCACC.

Information needed to help Princess below:

If you are a serious ADOPTER, and ONLY if you are able to go to the shelter in-person, please go to the NYC ACC website (https://newhope.shelterbuddy.com/Animal/List) ASAP to reserve a PUBLIC list dog.


If the animal is NOT available for public adoption site you must reach out to a rescue to adopt/foster. More information, as well as a list of rescues, can be found here: http://www.nycacc.org/get-involved/new-hope/nhpartners


Email our HELP DESK if you have any questions about fostering or adopting. You can do that by clicking http://nycdogs.urgentpodr.org/urgent-dogs-help-desk-form/ or emailing helpdogs@UrgentPODR.org
Along with the above (and not instead of) please email ADOPTION@NYCACC.ORG!! Again, only email if you are serious and can get to the shelter to adopt.


To Contact the NYC ACC, call (212) 788-4000 for automated information.
Please consider giving one of our dogs a home… adopt or foster today!

Check out her video here:

TO SAVE PRINCESS, please post on THREAD or PRIVATE MESSAGE Must Love Dogs pg. Death row pups only get 18 hrs to find a home. Killing starts anytime after 1:00.
https://www.facebook.com/mldsavingnycdogs/photos/a.428526917333584.1073742030.112453902274222/712766785576261/?type=3

 

Bruce lived on the street for two years waiting for his family to return

For two years Bruce lived on the streets alone; he waited and waited for his family to return. In fact, the three-year-old pit bull and Labrador retriever mix was so loyal even though he was homeless, he remained on the same street where his owners  abandoned him when they moved away.

Bruce is now at the San Bernardino City Shelter and deserves a home and a family of his own. Neighbors had been feeding Bruce, and although the shelter staff agrees he is a very nice dog who gets along with people and other dogs, Bruce has become extremely depressed. His head hangs down as if he has nearly given up hope of ever being loved again.

Bruce needs human kindness; this dog needs to be rescued. Follow his Facebook page here.

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How you can help this homeless dog

Follow this dog’s PetHarbor link here.  ID #A513500 Available May 3.

San Bernardino City Shelter, CA doesn’t have many networkers, we really need your help sharing our dogs.
The local rescues are full and we’re in big trouble!
San Bernardino City Animal Shelter
333 Chandler Place, San Bernardino, CA
Closed Sunday and Monday
Telephone: (909) 384-1304
Rescues please email Jennifer Van Ness, the SBC rescue coordinator, with ID# asap if interested in helping.
Email: Vanness_je@sbcity.org

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Drunk man beat his girlfriend’s small dog – read more here.

 


Woman horrified to find two dead puppies in a dog food bag – read the story here.