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Heartbreaking: Hopeless pup knows no one is coming for him at shelter

He has no name and no one has come to the Clayton County Animal Control in Ellenwood, Georgia.  A volunteer at the shelter describes this young dog’s tragic plight:

“This Is The Face Of HOPELESS! A Dog Stuck In A Shelter Day After Day. At 1st They Are Excited To Hopefully Get A Family Or Rescue But Each Day That Goes By Hope Slowly Slips Away. This Pup Doesn’t Have A Name, Nor A Fundrazr & Isn’t o n A Euth List But Surely Deserves To Be Rescued Or Adopted.”

*Intake Number: #171393
*Intake Date: 6-16-17
*Available Date: 6-24-17
*Breed: Pit Bull
*Gender: Male
*Age: Adult
*Size: Large
*Weight: 60 lbs.
*Shelter: Anvil Block (AB)

*CLAYTON COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER ADOPTION CENTER (AB)
*3199 ANVIL BLOCK ROAD
*ELLENWOOD, GEORGIA 30294
*PHONE: 1-(770)-347-0210

*CLAYTON COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL
*Please Email Rescue: coordinator@claytoncountyga.gov
*FAX: 1-(770)-603-4199

If you need assistance in coordinating rescue please email:
Jmpartnersccac@gmail.com
Ccacpartners@gmail.com &
Amypartners@gmail.com

A Facebook page for this dog, described as calm and sweet, can be found here.  This boy is just looking for some love: he is available for public adoption. Please share his story with friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. Make sure to take a moment and watch his short video. This pup should not be “hopeless.” This boy should be home loving life and running and playing with his new family. Additional information can be found here.

(Photos and video courtesy of “hopeless” pup via Clayton County Animal Control volunteers)

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Video here:




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Oreo shivers in shelter kennel: Dog thought she was going for a car ride

Poor Oreo; on Tuesday the sweet collie was grinning from ear to ear thinking she was going for a car ride. What dog doesn’t love the warm breezes sailing through their faces and having another chance to be with the humans they love? Tragically, Oreo’s day didn’t turn out as she thought. Volunteers found her shivering with fear in her shelter kennel at the Harris County Animal Shelter:

“Oreo is balled up in the corner shaking; at least it’s not in the back of the kennel. This girl is shaking for she is still having a hard time comprehending that her family just left her. She was all excited about the ride; that was until she realized something isn’t right. She was left here…,” a volunteer wrote on the Harris County Animal Shelter Volunteers Facebook page.

Click here for Oreo’s PetHarbor listing. My name is OREO. I am a female, black and white Collie. The shelter staff think I am about 1 year old. I have been at the shelter since Aug 15, 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 a490798. Share Oreo’s plight with friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.

Harris County Animal Shelter
612 Canino Rd. Houston, TX 77076
Monday-Friday 1p.m.-5:30p.m.
Saturday-Sunday 11a.m.-3:30p.m
281-999-3191
www.countypets.com

Adopt, foster or donate to attract rescue:
paypal.me/pupitforward
100% of your donation goes directly to the non-profit rescue that saves the animal. If they aren’t rescued, your donation is automatically refunded.

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Video and photos via Harris County Animal Shelter Volunteers:


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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

Follow the National Pet Rescue on Facebook. Please like and share this article and help Kimmie and more dogs in need. Sharing saves lives.


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Owner didn’t want his 16-year-old pooch after discovering dog was still alive

Penny is a delightful 16-year-old pooch who has a story to tell; too bad it is so sad. Brought into Baldwin Park County shelter as a stray, some careful detective work discovered a link to his past by the license tag he wore. No one expected Penny’s previous owner to react this way:

“#A1303225 Penny, listed as a brown tan unaltered chi, has a story,” wrote shelter volunteer Karen Klink. “His owner said he was dead and wasn’t paying his license fees. A miracle happened, and Penny showed up alive! When the owner came, he said Penny wasn’t worth it despite being offered financial assistance by ASPCA. The little dude is confirmed 16 years old; not by the owner who had no clue, but from when he had been licensed many moons ago.”

And with the push of the red button on the owner’s Iphone, Penny was left homeless, in a high kill animal shelter and now hopes for a miracle. Penny does seen to be quite healthy and is in need of a foster or a permanent home; he promises not to take up much room. He enjoys his naps and loves wet food. After all, those senior years can affect teeth, and although he still has some, it’s just so much easier to chew and then savor the tastes of canned food.

Share Penny’s plight with approved rescue organizations,  friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. This senior can be followed on Facebook here.

Contact:

Baldwin Park Animal Care Center 4275 N. Elton Street
Baldwin Park CA 91706
(626) 962-3577 animalcare.lacounty.gov
Mon to Thu: 12p.m. – 7p.m.
Fri to Sun: 10a.m. – 5p.m.

(Photos and video of Penny the 16-year-old pooch courtesy of Karen Klink)

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Sir Troy: Abandoned in a cage on the streets and now sentenced to death at NYC shelter

How does a friendly, middle-aged dog with a wiggly butt in spite of his dermatological issues, dubbed Sir Troy, be abandoned in a crate and left along a residential street in Brooklyn wind up on Monday’s euthanasia list at New York City Animal Care Centers? Speaking with his expressive eyes on Monday morning, Sir Troy addresses everyone regarding his bad luck:

“…Please find me a home today. I heard them say my time is almost up. I loved my family, but they put me in a crate and left me on the streets. My nose poked through the wires as they walked farther and farther away until finally they were gone. My heart sank and I never saw them again.”

Although Sir Troy might no longer be that adorable little puppy with the black button nose and the playful paws, it is hoped someone can see past his bruised little body and capitalize on that heart just filled with kindness and love. A volunteer writes about this dog, who she says is impossible not to love.

“He is in need of some dermatological TLC, but his tail is such a wiggly blur and his eyes are so soulful that you’ll hardly even notice. He sees a friend in every new face, welcomes help scratching his itches and shows his thanks with kisses and paws-in-the-lap. He is super treat motivated, usually takes them like a gentleman, and already knows ‘sit.’ He’s been fine when we’ve passed other dogs on our walks, has been easy on the leash and seems housebroken. Most of all he’s impossible not to love.”

Follow Sir Troy’s Facebook page here. He is described as seven years old and weighing 58 pounds. This dog can be adopted out to anyone in the public, but will need medical treatment for alopecia and related skin conditions. A veterinarian examination is recommended to diagnose and prescribe treatment.

“Hi, I’m really hoping you will like me, that you will be my friend, that you will pick me even though I’m not looking my best right now. ..He has proven himself to be an absolute darling at the shelter. First, he simply knocked his assessment out of the park, getting ALL COVETED 1’s across the board and a platinum AVERAGE rating, meaning he is good to go to a family with kids and even other pups who are calm like himself. He walks beautifully on leash because, after all, life is not a race – you have to take time to smell the flowers! He sits so patiently and nicely for treats and has a smile that could light up the cloudiest of days. But Sir Troy knows that this is it. He has been on the list before and despite all his charm, and kindness…”

Share this boy’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. Don’t make Monday, this dog’s last day to see the sunshine and the smiling children at the park.

SIR TROY, A1120364 is available to be reserved on the ACC website until noon on Aug 7
http://www.nycacc.org/PublicAtRisk.htm

SHELTER EMAIL adoption@nycacc.org (only if you can pick dog up personally)
SHELTER PHONE NUMBER (212) 788-4000
Address: 2336 Linden Boulevard Brooklyn, NY New York
Operating hours: Adoption starts at noon till 8 p.m., (6:00 p.m. on weekends)

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London: Abandoned mother slated to die after owner left with her puppy

The abandoned mother dog was still producing milk when her owner tied her to a park bench and walked away with her puppy. And on Wednesday at approximately 1;00 p.m., London is now slated to die. She holds onto her “stuffie”, but who can really feel the extent of the emotional turmoil inflicted upon this dog after everything she knew was ripped away in just moments? To add to this girl’s death sentence at Brooklyn’s New York City Animal Care Centers,  concern her recent evaluation where her adoption status was changed to “New Hope” for “toy guarding.” 

Volunteer Rachel Bennette describes London:

“The first time I met her, completely full of milk, so recently having had puppies she was scared and didn’t want to come out with me, but she took my treats so gently, and was obviously grateful for them (she is skin and bones!) most recently, she was a different dog. So sweet and playful. I believe she originally had an average on her safer, which was changed to nh (New Hope) only for toy guarding. I didn’t witness this behavior at all, in fact you can see in the various videos she has that she relinquished the toy easily. However, it wouldn’t surprise me if she was showing an issue. She had her puppies taken from her, more than likely way too soon, and was dumped at a scary shelter. It’s surprising she’s even as loving as she is. She’s a tiny little thing, seems housebroken, appears to like other dogs and is full of personality.”

My name is LONDON. My Animal ID # is A1119481. “I am a female white and black am pit bull terrier mix. The shelter thinks I am about 4 YEARS old., approx 4 yrs old, weight 35 lbs, rated Rescue only – behavior determination and for CIRDC. While interacting in playgroup, London escalated to correction, lunging at the handler who used a spray bottle to interrupt.

A Facebook page for London can be followed here.

It is important to note upon intake on July 23, “London was very friendly and allowed the counselor to collar her and placed her head on the counselor lap.” On July 29, she was again evaluated and a staff member wrote:

“London honey, you are gorgeous. She’s a tiny little love bug with a big heart. Once I met London, I was in awe. She is so sweet and so kind. When I took London out, she had a loose wiggly body, and wagged her tail non-stop. London loves to be the center of attention. She likes to play around and burn out her energy. When in the play yard, we run around and London engages in play with her toys. She really loves her tennis balls. I can only imagine she dreams of pool full of tennis balls that she can lay her pretty self in one day and I tell you this much, she deserves it. As much as I enjoy this little lady’s company, I would love it if she can get a forever home, in which she wouldn’t have a worry or care in the world.”

On August 1, however life didn’t progress smoothly for London.

“London has growled and lunged at a handler while in playgroup when she was interrupted correcting another dog during a play session.”

Publicly adoptable dogs can be RESERVED via http://www.nycacc.org/PublicAtRisk.htm if you can get to the NYC ACC “in person” within 48 hours to complete the adoption process and bring home your dog.

If you cannot get to the shelter in person, please message Must Love Dogs – Saving NYC Dogs for assistance with filling out applications with rescues to foster or adopt both publicly adoptable or Rescue Only dogs. Please share London’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.

Video of London:


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Inconvenient dogs: ‘We don’t want our pets anymore -going on vacation’

In Moncks Corner, South Carolina, owners have been abandoning their pets to go on vacation. For the past few weeks the Berkeley Animal Center has seen an influx of abandoned cats and dogs at its gates dropped off at night and non-business hours.

Live5News spoke to Berkeley Animal Center’s spokesperson, Hannah Moldenhauer, who expressed her concern for all the cats and dogs being left behind – including the pets coming in that are pregnant.

“This is not a place where people can board their animals,” Moldenhauer said. “We’ve even had people who have called over the phone and said we want to drop off our animal, we’re going on vacation for a few weeks and we don’t really want our pet anymore. Well, you shouldn’t have gotten a pet in the first place.”

In recent weeks, the pet population in the shelter has increased to 80 dogs; the normal capacity is 69 dogs and 51 cats. The shelter is taking in five new pets a day. To help the animals find new homes, adoption fees have been discounted. For cats over two years old, there is no fee; under the age of two, cats can be adopted for $10. Dogs over the age of two are also able to be adopted for $10; under the age of two are $15.

The shelter is also asking the community to volunteer and foster some of the pets as well as send in donations. And if you’re not interested in finding a dog or a cat for a lifelong pal, there are also rabbits who need homes.

The center is hoping to install a surveillance camera system. It is illegal to abandon a pet by just tying them to the gate or dropping them off on the side of the road during off-hours. Come on – you irresponsible pet parents – don’t get a dog or a cat if you think that going on vacation is a reason to abandon your loyal pal.

 

Please share this article and encourage friends and neighbors to come visit the adorable pets at the Berkeley Animal Center. Follow the organization on their Facebook and check out the faces you are sure to fall in love with and arrange a visit.

The center does take animal surrenders, however, the owner must schedule an appointment to drop the pet off to prevent overcrowding.

(Photos of pets left behind while their previous families went on vacation via Facebook Berkeley Animal Center)

The Bekeley Animal Center is open Tuesday through Saturday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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Help two-month-old neglected puppy in Texas shelter

Only two-months old and horribly neglected, who can help this puppy left alone to suffer in a San Antonio, Texas shelter? Although she is nearly unrecognizable as to her breed, the nameless little one is described as a yellow and white Labrador retriever mix.

Pet Harbor adoption listing: “I am a female, yellow and white Labrador Retriever blend. The shelter staff think I am about 9 weeks old. I am currently available for foster, rescue, or adoption.”
To adopt me, call (210) 207-6666 or email acsadoptions@sanantonio.gov.
To foster me, call (210) 207-6669 or email acsrescue-foster@sanantonio.gov.
If you are with a rescue group, call (210) 207-8173 or email acsrescue-foster@sanantonio.gov.

For more information about this puppy, call San Antonio Animal Care Services at (210) 207-4PET. Ask for information about animal ID number A444540. A Facebook page for this puppy can be followed here.

Please share this pup’s plight with approved rescue organizations, family, friends and social media contacts. Advocates have been pledging funds for an approved rescue to help. The Texas shelter has not confirmed the puppy’s diagnosis as to her skin condition. Anyone interested in helping, is encouraged to call for more information. Sharing saves lives.

Photo of puppy via Texas shelter San Antonio Animal Care Services.

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Reunion of mother and son: Former bonded shelter dogs renew their love

Surrendered to a New York City shelter nearly two years ago, a mother and son bonded pair were lucky enough to find new homes; the only downside  – the dogs were adopted by different families. A heartwarming reunion brought them together again!

According to  Best Friends Animal Society in New York,  Emma, a 65-lb. pit bull basset hound mix was adopted by Don Lavenhall and his husband Jeffrey Lewis.  Slick, the young puppy found a new home with his foster parents Evan and Kristina Jensen, who, in no time, decided to adopt him. The lucky dogs settled into their new lives, and in February, Kristina had arranged quite a surprise for Slick. Through Best Friends, Kristina was able to reach out to Emma’s family, and it was decided a doggy reunion would be arranged at Riverside Park in upper Manhattan.

“As Slick made his way to the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Monument, his tail began to wag in excitement. Standing across the wide marble plaza was someone he didn’t expect to see. It was his mother, Emma,” wrote Best Friends Animal Society on their blog.

Emma recognized her puppy in a second. Within minutes tails were wagging.

 “They started literally jumping for joy. It was so heartwarming to see Emma lower her guard with another dog and watch her play with such total ecstatic joy. 

Shannon Kirkman, foster and adoptions coordinator for Best Friends in New York, knows stories like this don’t happen everyday, but when they do, it sure makes us smile and gives advocates even more reasons to support our rescue organizations. Both dogs are thriving in their new homes. Slick enjoys subway rides and weekend excursions. Emma, who is affectionately called the “Houndessa” by the building staff where she lives, has been working at her cat sharing skills with 13-year-old feline Tim.

Slick and Emma have enjoyed two play dates with each other since their adoptions – some bonds just last forever; just one more reason we love our dogs.

(Reunion photos via Best Friends Animal Society Stacey Axelrod)

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Heartbreaking senior: What kind of life has ‘Wrinkles’ endured?

Update 7/27/17: Wrinkles was returned to his owner

Found wandering the streets of Los Angeles and picked up by Animal Control on Sunday, animal advocates continue to question why neighbors and area residents never reported the condition of Wrinkles wherever he once lived.  The condition of the  13-year-old Chinese Shar Pei is shocking; is there no one who ever cared for this dog? And in this case, he was lucky to wind up at the Baldwin Park Animal Shelter. At the very least he will be fed and safe; at least for now.

Click here for the dog’s adoption listing. “My name is Wrinkles and I am described as a neutered male, tan Chinese Sharpei. The shelter thinks I am about 13 years old. I have been at the shelter since Jul 23, 2017.” For more information about this animal, call Los Angeles County Animal Control – Baldwin Park at (626) 962-3577. Ask for information about animal ID number A5088201.

A Facebook page to follow the plight of this dog can be found here.Share this dog’s photos and story with friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. He is expected to be available for adoption on August 2. 

Baldwin Park shelter  is open for adoptions seven days a week. The facility is located at  4275 Elton Street, Baldwin Park, California 91706. Phone: 626 430 2378.

(Photos of Wrinkles by Pat Gregoire)

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