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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

 

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.

Video:

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.

Two dogs seized by SPCA after found suffering from neglect

In Wyandanch, New York, the owner of two dogs found suffering from neglect has been charged with animal cruelty. The Suffolk SPCA stated Blanca Andrade’s two dogs suffered from extreme filth, matting and other health issues.

 

 

On Friday, Suffolk County SPCA officers responded to a call from the Babylon Animal Shelter about the two severely neglected dogs. The dogs had been picked up as strays. Ownership of the pups was traced back to  Andrade, 49, who was charged with two  counts of failure to provide proper sustenance which includes veterinary care. The animals were signed over to the Town of Babylon Animal Shelter by the Suffolk County SPCA.

 

Andrade is scheduled to appear in First District Court in Central Islip on July 2, 2018.

Chief Gross said that animal cruelty will not be tolerated in Suffolk County. If you witness any incident of animal cruelty or neglect in Suffolk County please contact the Suffolk County SPCA at (631) 382-7722.  All calls will be kept confidential.

 

(Photos of two dogs and Blanca Andrade courtesy of Suffolk County SPCA)

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Someone amputated this dog’s leg with garden shears – read more here.

Someone amputated dog's leg

Questions about NYC’s animal shelters dogs on ‘death row’

In a New York City Council meeting on Tuesday, members demanded answers to how long pets are kept before they are placed on “death row.” Every night at approximately 6:00 p.m., the dogs and cats allegedly sick or aggressive scheduled to die at 1:00 p.m. the following day, are listed. Every night, non-profit groups tells their stories hoping to find the dogs and cats last minute reprieves.

“Urgent” was created to help advocate for NYC’s death row dogs at NYC ACC. What started as a desperate attempt to save some dogs turned into an enormous community of caring people, just as outraged as we are. Together, we are fighting to reform the NYC shelter system and save the thousands of adoptable animals being needlessly destroyed each year. The battle is long and the list of casualties continues to climb but we will not give up… not until there are none,” has become the mission of Urgent Death Row Dogs.

Changes from Animal Care Centers have recently been launched:

“As of March 2018, the NYC ACC started posting all TO BE DESTROYED animals to their Facebook page. Based on this attempt to highlight the “at risk” animals, Urgent has stopped posting the animals to this folder. Instead, we will be offering direct links to the NYC ACC’s website and Facebook page where you can view all animals on the list to be destroyed. We encourage everyone to share, comment and pledge directly on their posts. Click here to learn more…”

According to the New York Post, Tuesday’s meeting discussed many problems with the “death row” list at Animal Care Centers,  including procedures and protocols put forward to decide which pets would be euthanized the next day and the trouble would-be adopters have trying to save one of these pets. Animal advocates have criticized many of the cats and dogs wrongly evaluated to be dangerous – thus only allowing “New Hope” rescue organizations to save them.  At times, videos of the dogs interacting with volunteers and other dogs are shown playing and acting respectfully and peacefully. And the trouble to successfully rescue the dog within the mandated 18-hours is not enough time before the dog is euthanized.

Manhattan Councilman Keith Powers addressed Animal Care Center CEO Risa Weinstock, asking the time period an animal spends at the shelter before being placed on the kill list. Weinstock was not able to provide a definitive answer and responded with, “It’s an individual determination.” Weinstock stated that 7% of animals taken into the shelters wind up on the kill list and have 18 hours to be adopted before they are euthanized. She added that any animal that is healthy and has a good temperament has no time limit at the shelter.

Before the dogs are placed on the kill list, they are evaluated by staff using the dog’s known history and a SAFER assessment test. Experts doubt the accuracy of the results and such close quarters admittedly can turn the sweetest dog into an aggressive mess. Many of the dogs could do better if they were placed in homes. Crowded conditions and the overall stress on the animals at the shelter  adds to the unreliability of the testing in some cases, and that winds up in the death of a dog who could have become someone’s beloved and gentle companion.

Additional problems are the amount of pets that get sick in the shelter and wind up on the kill list; even animals coming down with the benign kennel cough that can easily be treated with antibiotics, can wind up on the “At Risk” list. The New York Post revealed that over 300 groups called “New Hope Partners” helping the NYC shelters, only 55 rescue partners can help to pull dogs off the list; only 16 answered their phones.

In 2000, the City Council passed a law mandating every borough in the city have at least one shelter. That bill never made it, and now Queens Councilman Paul Vallone introduced the bill again.

Today’s death row dogs  can be found here. Directions to help are included.

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Guide dog leads blind mistress into pet store – read the adorable ‘tail’ here.

 

St. Louis firemen rescue pup with head stuck in sewer pipe

No one knows what could have caught the interest of a pup on Friday afternoon in St. Louis motivating him to stick his head in a sewer pipe. Oops! No matter how hard the stray pooch struggled, there was no way he was getting that darn pipe off his head without the expertise of some St. Louis firemen.

And to the rescue came the St. Louis Fire Department, arriving at Marnice Place and Labadie Avenue in the Greater Ville neighborhood, according to the department’s Twitter message:

“Not sure what was inside this sewer pipe that lured this puppy, but it wasn’t coming off easily,” stated the tweet. “The members of the T-104 calmed the dog down and gently removed the pipe without harming our best friend…”

The video of the rescue was posted on the department’s Facebook page by Officer Amanda Laughlin. This adorable pooch may even be available for adoption this week.

Check out the video… guaranteed to bring a Saturday morning smile of good news:

 

Stop by the fire department’s Facebook page and give all of our heroes an “attaboy” or “attagirl.”

(Photos and video of St. Louis firemen rescue pooch via Facebook)

Video of woman dumping dogs on dead end street goes viral

A heartbreaking scene caught on video by a Good Samaritan on Friday in San Antonio, showed a woman dumping four dogs on a dead end street. The dogs did not want to get out of the car, and the woman recording the video could be heard pleading with the other woman to take the dogs to Animal Control Services instead of just abandoning them. Even after asking for directions, the woman continued to pull the dogs out of the vehicle. With all the dogs just wandering around in an unfamiliar setting, the woman left.

The Good Samaritan called 311, after telling the woman she fosters for the shelter, and there is a stiff fine for animal abandonment and neglect; which is a Class A misdemeanor. The woman has not been named.

The female suspect was not driving the vehicle seen in the video, and the driver of the car is not a suspect, according to  the ACS spokeswoman Lisa Norwood. The suspect has since turned herself into authorities and went back to get the fourth dog, Animal Services were unable to trap.

“We share this information with you now for 3 main reasons:
1. If you are unable to care for your pets – please reach out to our organization. Dumping animals is ILLEGAL and there are serious consequences for this action.

2. These dogs have clearly had a very rough day. They appear to be friendly, seem to get along with each other, and most importantly, are in need of love and proper care. If you are able to open your home for at least one of these dogs by either adopting or fostering, please reach out to us.

3. If you see something, say something. We would not have been able to respond as quickly as we did if the Good Samaritan had not contacted 311 first. Always contact 311 and provide them with as much information as possible when you see any form of animal ordinance violation.”

Two of the dogs have already been adopted, and the other two are in need of temporary foster homes. If interested in helping, contact  ACS via email at acsrescue-foster@sanantonio.gov and those interested in adopting can call 210-207-6666 or email acsadoptions@sanantonio.gov. The dogs’ animal ID numbers can be found on ACS’ Facebook page.

Never think reporting suspected animal cruelty falls on deaf ears. The ACS is thankful for the information.

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Adorable therapy dog cheers on Boston Marathon runners – read more here.