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Betrayed: Duke is at Florida shelter and just look at him

Meet Duke. This German shepherd is at the Orange County Animal Services in Orlando. He is only six-years-old; betrayed and neglected – who could do this to any dog? What happened to “man’s best friend.”?

Duke is a neutered male and weighs 87.5 pounds. No surprise as Duke is heart worm positive in addition to his numerous medical issues, however notes indicate with proper medical care, treatment and attention, Duke may have a positive prognosis. A veterinarian examination at the shelter provides the following information:

“Age: Approx. 6 Years of Age Gender: Neutered Male Temp: 100.8F (Ear); Pulse: 100 BPM; Respiration: 30 BPM; Weight: 84.2lb(s) Microchip Scan: Performed by kennel Pictures: Yes (Unable to obtain ventral image due to painful when attempting to position); Taken by: CJS/CGO Physical Examination: Attitude: QAR Body Condition Score: BCS 1/9; Underweight Hydration: Euhydrated Mucus membrane color: Pigmented Capillary Refill Time: Normal Mouth, teeth, & gums: Tarter(Severe)/Gingivitis(Mild) Heart: 100 bpm; Normal Lungs: Normal Nose and Throat: Normal Eyes: Mucoid Discharge Ears: Infected; painful to touch Lymph Nodes: Other: Unable to palpate through skin (cellulitis/thickened) Coat and Skin: Severe generalized hairloss with cellulitis, scabbing, sores, and chronic skin changes. Abdomen: Normal Musculoskeletal: Other: Muscle atrophy Additional Observations: Copious live fleas; puritis Lab Work: Complete Blood Count (CBC): Collected By: CGO See Attached Print Out: Mild nonregenerative anemia with leukocytosis (bacterial/parasitic) Chemistry (CHM): Collected By: CGO See Attached Print Out: No significant abnormalities noted. Fecal Flotation: Collected By: CGO

Read By: CJS No Parasites or Ova Seen (NPOS) Heartworm test: Positive Other test(s): Type: Skin scrape: Negative Collected By: CJS; Read By: CJS/CGO Canine Diagrams/Notes: See Attached Print Out Assessment and Recommendations: Assessment: Severe chronic flea allergy dermatitis (FAD) with secondary skin infection and nonregenerative anemia. Emaciated with muscle wasting. Chronic skin changes related to chronic FAD and skin infection. Treatment and Recommendations: Gave Bravecto, Capstar, Baytril, Rimadyl, Benadryl. Request feeding twice daily. Rx Baytril and Rimadyl. Noted to be eating well. Repeat CBC in Q7days. Recommend posting. Recheck skin and ears for improvement on medications in Q5days. Impound Vaccines and Deworming: See ASO Exam” Please let us know if you can take him in!”

Because of Duke’s condition, he is only available to an approved rescue partner.  His Facebook page can be followed here. Please share his plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media. Sharing saves lives. Duke deserves better than this.

More information about rescue is available here.

This dog’s adoption listing can be found here. Make sure to reference A393963 when contacting Orange County Animal Services at 2769 Conroy Rd., Orlando, FL.  407-836-3111. 

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Oh come on! Owner surrenders 20-year-old spaniel to high kill shelter

On Monday, what has to have been a truly heartless owner, a 20-year-old spaniel was surrendered to the high kill Lancaster Animal Care Center in California. Oh come on! If only our own dogs could have been graced with such a long life, most of us would smile as we lovingly caressed them and fiercely protected them. A volunteer at the shelter told Arnold’s story:

“This poor 20 year old man was just surrendered by his family to LA county’s second highest kill shelter. 20 years old, and he’s now in an overcrowded animal shelter. Beyond heartbreaking. Please share him for rescue.

Hospice foster needed.”

#A5200758

“My name is ARNOLD and I’m an approximately 20 years old male cocker span. I am already neutered. I have been at the Lancaster Animal Care Center since July 16, 2018. I am available on July 16, 2018. You can visit me at my temporary home L722.”

According to Arnold’s description by the shelter, this sweet senior was turned in because he was “too old.” Please share this dog’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. A Facebook page for Arnold and rescue efforts can be followed here.

(Photo of Arnold the spaniel via shelter photo)

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Shame on Roxie’s owner: Neglected pup covered in fleas at crowded shelter

Shame on Roxie’s owner. This poor gal showed up as a stray at Carson Animal Care Center on Friday. Full of fleas, practically hairless from scratching and so scared, she cowers, but shows no aggression. Roxie has been placed in the medical section so she can be cared for and rest more comfortably.

#A5197383 My name is ROXIE and I’m an approximately 8 year old female Terrier. I am not yet spayed. I have been at the Carson Animal Care Center since 7/6. I will be available on 7/10. You can visit me at my temporary home at C404.

Terrier  AGE:8 years
Female  ARRIVED:7/6
AVAILABLE ON: 7/10
Carson Shelter – 310-523-9566
M-TH 12pm-7pm, F-SU- 10am-5pm

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Please be aware the shelter is full. It is not known how long Roxie will be available for foster or adoption. Share her plight with friends, family, approved rescue organizations and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.

Help this little gal find a loving home.

More information can be found here.

INTERESTED IN FOSTERING? If you’re in LA, OC, San Bernadino or Riverside County and would like to apply to foster a Carson pup, please visit CarsonFosters.com to complete the online foster application

(Photos and video of Roxie’s plight via volunteers at Saving Carson Dogs)

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Elsa left shaking at shelter after her family moved away

Elsa waits for her family to return. Sadly that will never happen because Elsa was surrendered when they moved. A volunteer shared her story and the reality of this dog’s heartbreak.

“When I first went into the kennels, she was on the other side … not coming to me … with her body shaking.”

Armed with treats of hot dogs, the volunteer sat with the frightened and confused dog on the other side of the kennel. Elsa didn’t leave.

“She just sat with me. She took treats very soft mouthed. She never barked once,” the volunteer said.

According to the dog’s previous owner, Elsa is fine with bigger dogs, but doesn’t do well with smaller dogs and cats. She is only four-years-old and is said to be good with children and suitable for a new pet owner. Sadly, this girl is very broken now, and is in a small shelter which is filling up quickly.

For more information, contact the City of Shasta Lake Animal Shelter located at 3025 Ashby Road, City of Shasta Lake, California. Call 530.275.7480.

 

Video of Elsa left heartbroken:

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Maricopa animal shelter ‘Calming Companions’ celebrate July 4th the right way

In Phoenix, Arizona, the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control celebrated July 4th the right way. An experimental program, “Calming Companions” was able to take the bang out of those fireworks going off some place close. Who can imagine a dog already stressed out, after having to live in a strange place with strange people, clanging bowls and whole lot of barking in a shelter? And then to make it worse, the July 4th fireworks are exploding nearby.

The Maricopa Animal Care and Control decided to try something different this year, and what a success it was.  The shelter opened their doors for the public to come and help the animals stay calm. Shelter staff member, Jose Santiago posted a video on the shelter’s Facebook page and received an amazing response.

“Calming Companions” volunteers were invited to stop by either of the two Maricopa County shelters on Wednesday from 7:30 to 10:00. They were given a quick safety orientation before spending time with the dogs and cats. No one was allowed to take the animals out of their kennels, and were given the “dos and don’ts” about shelter safety rules.

People brought their chairs, blankets, books to read to the dogs and even music. Staff members added treats, toys and games to keep the pets occupied and their minds off of the loud noises outside.

This was the reaction:

“Amy Engel  Ever thought about bringing your dog to crowded places? even worse, crowded places with fireworks? I promise you dogs don’t like it. Tonight was the first year Maricopa County animal Shelter presented “Comfort the Canines” …approx. 200 people came to help the pooches. Some people sang to them, some people read to them, some people just sat there and gave treats! it was so so awesome because the dogs absolutely love the attention and were focused on the people and not the fireworks going on outside.compassionate people.”

Check it out. Maybe do this in your own community next year?

How about this guy playing some music? (“You Ain’t Nothing But A Hound Dog”)

Isn’t this just proof positive that angels really do walk the Earth?

Why not check out the awesome dogs and cats available for adoption. Not one of them will ever call you a bad singer either!

(Photos via Facebook Amy Engel)

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Dumped: Samantha’s family was tired of her because “she was old”

Meet Samantha. No other word besides “dumped” can describe what happened to this 12-year-old sweet dog whose owner was tired of her because she was “old.” When brought into the Fort Worth Animal Care and Control on Tuesday, Samantha’s owner requested their dog be euthanized.

And so Samantha is now available for adoption or fostering. A volunteer at the shelter is hoping a family comes through for this senior soon.

“If you are interested in adopting her, please EMAIL (don’t call) the vet has not seen her yet so we won’t have any info until after the holiday on health. Adoptions are done in person but she could have a tag so email first.”

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Follow Samantha’s plight on Facebook here.When calling, be sure to reference 39031165. Please share this senior with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.

EMAIL: fwacctag@fortworthtexas.gov

This dog is located at Fort Worth Animal Care and Control/Chuck Silcox Adoption Center, 4900 Martin Street, Fort Worth 76119. Do not call the shelter; adoptions must be done in person and all rescue tags must be sent via email.

(Photos and video of dumped dog Samantha via Paige King)

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As owners dumped Dakota, dog cried, defecated and peed on herself

For five years Dakota lived with her family, and for sure this very sensitive dog believed she was loved. When she began to have accidents in the house, everything changed. According to the shelter, Dakota had developed seasonal allergies after the family moved to Maryland and  was prescribed allergy medications including prednisone – a steroid treatment commonly accompanied by increased thirst and urination.

“Both the trainer and the vet said this was not her fault. They said that this was the owner’s fault and they attempted to dump her in a shelter in Maryland.”

The family had been informed by the veterinarian the dog would need to be walked more often, but instead of trying to adjust to the dog’s more frequent bathroom needs, the family took her to a second veterinarian where they never mentioned the allergies or the medication the dog had been prescribed. Instead they asked the dog be placed on Prozac.

Fortunately for Dakota, the Maryland shelter contacted the original rescue, Paws Unite People – that is after Dakota’s family stated they no longer had time for their dog.

“She is BOMB PROOF with CHILDREN! They would dress her up, snuggle with her , and she has been ripped away from them now. She is a gentle giant who is now SHAKING, CRYING, URINATING, and DEFECATING on herself at the rescue’s facility . She is DISORIENTED, doesn’t understand why her humans have left her , and is BREAKING DOWN EMOTIONALLY !,” Paws Unite People wrote on their Facebook page.

She needs to be the only dog in the home ever since she was attacked by three other dogs in the shelter several years ago. She is a couch potato love bug who wants to kiss you, snuggle with you, and be a part of your family!”

Information:

Contact Meredith Festa at ‭+1 (516) 721-2552‬ at Paws Unite People  immediately if you can help.

⁃ Located in Suffolk County, NY
⁃ 7-9 years old
⁃ Mastiff mix
⁃ Fully vetted
⁃ No cats/ no dogs
⁃ AMAZING with children

Follow this Facebook thread for additional information. Please share Dakota’s plight with friends, family and social media contacts. This very sensitive pup needs everyone’s help.

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Bonded dogs console each other at crowded shelter by cuddling

Two bonded dogs console each other at the North Central Shelter in Los Angeles, California. Tightly clinging to each other as they cuddle to make sure they are touching each other, they still shiver in fear; the noises from the other dogs, the strangers walking by and the clanking of the metal bowls all add to their turmoil.

Rescue volunteers have limited information about the two terriers, however neither of the dogs have been reported to have been aggressive; they’re just very shy and frightened. Can we blame them?

Terrier #1: ID#A1786877

“I am an unaltered male, white and tan Terrier mix. The shelter thinks I am about 3 years old. I weigh approximately 14 pounds.
I have been at the shelter since Jun 16, 2018. For more information about this animal, call Los Angeles Animal Services – North Central Shelter at (888) 452-7381. Ask for information about animal ID number A1786877.

 

Terrier #2:ID#A1786876

“I am an unaltered male, white and tan Terrier mix. The shelter thinks I am about 3 years old. I weigh approximately 14 pounds.
I have been at the shelter since Jun 16, 2018. For more information about this animal, call Los Angeles Animal Services – North Central Shelter at (888) 452-7381. Ask for information about animal ID number A1786876.

Share their plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. We are all these innocent little victims of neglect have.

(Photos of bonded dogs via North Central Shelter volunteers)

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Viral video of police dog in Madrid performing CPR

In a video that went viral on Twitter last week by the Municipal Police of Madrid, an officer is shown falling to the ground and landing on his back.  A voice called out for immediate medical intervention and a K-9 officer named Poncho ran to his side, jumping up and down on the officer, mimicking chest compressions.

“This is the ‘Heroic’ performance from our #Compañerosde4patas#Poncho from @policiamadrid’s canine division, who did not hesitate for a second to ‘save the life’ of the agent, giving us a masterclass in #CPR.

– A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself – John Billings,” Policia de Madrid posted on their Facebook page with the video.

According to the organization,  they taught Poncho the steps for performing CPR. Pedro even appears to check if his patient is breathing and then returns to his chest compressions by using his weight on the man’s chest.

The video’s purpose is directed at encouraging pet adoptions.

At the end Pedro does receive a treat. Dogs are truly our best friends.

Check out the video:

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Bailey was left in the lobby of a kill shelter to die

Bailey was left in the lobby of Brooklyn’s New York City Animal Care Center. His owner couldn’t be bothered to leave any information about him – how old, what he ate, did he have a favorite toy? When the staff veterinarians examined him, they found he had a heart murmur and a bleeding mass on his scrotum which was cauterized to stop the bleeding.

Someone in the shelter noticed Bailey’s calm energy and high tolerance; they made this sweet senior a “Counter Conditioning Helper Dog” for manageable reactivity. Sadly, however even that job for Bailey has come to an end – he is on the list to be humanely euthanized Tuesday afternoon.

A volunteer writes:

“I’ve walked Bailey a bunch now and it’s just heartbreaking that someone could leave this sweet older gentleman in the lobby. He was quite nervous when he first came, but he’s opened up and seems to like his volunteers. He is always easy to handle, always keeps his cage clean, loves to get snacks and go for his walks and is so cute!! He’s a bit chunky, low to the ground and has an infectious smile. Bailey does need some follow up medical care for a heart murmur and a lump on his scrotum that is bleeding.”

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Follow Bailey’s plight here.

More information here. If you would like to adopt a dog on our “To Be Killed” list, and you CAN get to the shelter in person to complete the adoption process *within 48 hours of reserve*, you can reserve the dog online until noon on the day they are scheduled to die. Adoption hours at these facilities is Noon – 8:00 p.m. (6:30 on weekends)
HOW TO RESERVE A “TO BE KILLED” DOG ONLINE (only for those who can get to the shelter IN PERSON to complete the adoption process, and only for the dogs on the list NOT marked New Hope Rescue Only). Follow our Step by Step directions below!

PLEASE NOTE – YOU MUST USE A PC OR TABLET – PHONE RESERVES WILL NOT WORK!

STEP 1: CLICK ON THIS RESERVE LINK: https://newhope.shelterbuddy.com/Animal/List
Step 2: Go to the red menu button on the top right corner, click register and fill in your info.
Step 3: Go to your email and verify account
Step 4: Go back to the website, click the menu button and view available dogs
Step 5: Scroll to the animal you are interested and click reserve
STEP 6 ( MOST IMPORTANT STEP ): GO TO THE MENU AGAIN AND VIEW YOUR CART. THE ANIMAL SHOULD NOW BE IN YOUR CART!
Step 7: Fill in your credit card info and complete transaction Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC)nycacc.org

Shelter contact information
Phone number (212) 788-4000
Email adoption@nycacc.org

Shelter Address:
Brooklyn Shelter: 2336 Linden Boulevard Brooklyn, NY 11208

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