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Help: Anti-tethering ordinance in Detroit NOT being enforced

The city of Detroit has an anti-tethering ordinance designed to keep dogs safe. Countless dogs still remain tied on chains – dehydrated, starving and completely lacking socialization. As a consequence many of the dogs become lonely, bored and aggressive.

The Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue has repeatedly informed Detroit Animal Care and Control (DACC) about numerous dogs placed in danger and in violation of the anti-tethering ordinance passed in April 2017. Unfortunately the problem continues:

“We have also been communicating with many of the DACC Animal Control officers who are also frustrated that they are not allowed or permitted to write any tickets to those dog owners in violation of ordinances in Detroit. There is only one animal control officer in the entire City of Detroit (where 700,000 people reside and there is still an estimated 5,000 chained dogs) that is currently allowed to write tickets, and he spends all of his time working on dog bite cases. So the other 9 Animal Control officers are not permitted to write tickets, which is a huge indicator as to why the animals in Detroit are treated so poorly. There are no consequences for mistreatment of animals in Detroit. We are asking for help from all of our awesome supporters,” the group posted on their Facebook page calling on animal advocates to use social media and their phones to help make a much needed difference in the lives of mistreated and neglected dogs.

Poignant and heartbreaking photos of dogs tied up with no access to shelter, food or water are left to fend for themselves in the heat and the cold. Dogs left tethered easily become victims of attack or injury by other stray dogs. Chained dogs are not pets; they are prisoners.

“And the idiots of the day award goes to the ‘dumbasses’ that have two puppies in a hot wire crate outside in the heat with no shelter and has the puppies’ mom tied to a car, again no shelter, no food and no water. The situation has also been reported to DACC. We may not be able to remove every single dog from their a**hole owners, but we can sure let everyone know that there are dogs suffering in Detroit.”

Advocates are asked to call and contact Mayor Mike Duggan and the Detroit City Council at 313.224.3400. Offer to send them photos as seen here of dogs left to suffer. Better yet – why not forward the following video?

Detroit’s Anti-Tethering Ordinance includes the following:

 

  • Continuously tether a dog for more than three hours per day.
  • Tether a dog using a tether made of anything but a coated steel cable at any length less than three times the length of the dog measured from the tip of its nose to the base of its tail.
  • Use a tether or any assembly or attachments that amount to more than 10% of the dog’s weight or that significantly inhibit the movement of the dog within the tethered area.
  • Attach a dog to a tether by means of any implement other than a buckle-type collar or harness, so as to risk injury, strangulation, or entanglement of the dog on fences, trees, or other obstacles.
  • Tether a dog without access to shade when sunlight is likely to cause overheating or without access to appropriate shelter for insulation and protection against cold and dampness when the atmospheric temperature falls below 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Tether a dog without securing its food and water source to prevent its being tipped over or spilled by the tether.
  • Tether a dog in an open area that does not provide the dog protection from attack from people or other animals.
  • Tether a dog in an area composed entirely of bare earth subject to becoming wet and muddy in the event of precipitation, and without any dry surface area for cover or protection.
  • Tether a dog under four months old.
  • Tether more than one dog to a single tether.Tether a dog to a stationary object that would allow the dog to come within five feet of any property line.
  • Tether a dog without a swivel attached or equipped at both ends.

Dog owners who do not comply with the ordinance face penalties up to $500 for each offense and possible relinquishment of the dog to Animal Control for a third offense.

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Donkey in Pakistan endured horrible abuse at hands of political opponents

An innocent donkey in Pakistan endured horrible abuse at the hands of political opponents on Monday. Social media users in the country were shocked at the torture the innocent donkey endured; the heartbreaking story was described on the Facebook page of the rescue organization Ayesha Chundrigar Foundation (ACF).

“With the upcoming elections looming upon us, no one is spared from the wrath of this time…not even the most helpless of animals. (June 25 election)

This is a hate crime. A donkey beaten to pulp, punched in the face and abdomen several times, nose broken, kicked all over his body until he collapsed, has rope marks and a car rammed into him….all of this to describe one political party as an “ass” by some hooligans as written on the poor donkey’s body.

We have blurred out the names on the donkey’s body as we will not involve ourselves in this mess. The rest is up to you all to decide.”

The donkey, now named Hero,  has serious wounds all over his body. An old injury near his flank was an old abscess left untreated which burst when the animal collapsed. His nostrils and face had been bleeding – ripped apart from having been tortured just for politics.

Hero was discovered on Monday by a Good Samaritan  who found the donkey on the ground trembling and in obvious pain. Animal advocates have been asking the rescue organization to identify the political party in order to demand an apology and condemn the deplorable conduct against an innocent animal.

On Tuesday morning, the group offered an update on Hero’s condition:

“We have named him Hero as it takes a true hero of the heart to stand quietly, collapse helplessly, and endure painfully as this donkey did.

Hero is very critical right now and under constant observation, IV fluids and treatment. He couldn’t even stand on his own, we had to lift him. He wants to eat but his mouth is full of wounds. He had severe respiratory issues, internal abdominal swelling due to the kicks and punches. He is still trembling. We are trying to help the trauma subside via rehabilitation methods to make him feel safe enough to trust us, hoping that will generate a will to live within him.”

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Animal cruelty laws in Pakistan were updated this year to ensure stricter punishments for the protection of animals. Somehow the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act has gone unheeded during this contentious election.

Get well soon Hero.

(Photos and video of Hero the donkey via Facebook)

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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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Arrest made in connection with horrible dog skinning video in Warren

In Warren, Ohio, a man was arrested on Saturday afternoon on separate charges although police are investigating the suspect’s connection to a viral dog skinning video released on social media just days ago.

According to Fox News, the unnamed suspect at this time, was arrested for an outstanding warrant on an unrelated case and is currently being held in the Trumbull County jail.  The man from Stark County is alleged to be the person in the video. Warren Detectives Mike Altiere and Brian Crites have been working on the case since Friday evening after the video went viral and animal advocates began calling into authorities.

Reports from people living in the area and acquaintances of the son who posted the video, state this happened months ago and had been reported to police as well as animal control authorities. The son, who owned the dog, wanted everyone to know what his dad and his girlfriend had supposedly done to his pet. It is not known if the pit bull was dead or alive when it was skinned.

The investigation continues; more updates to follow.

Read prior article here.

Anyone with information is asked to contact authorities at (330) 841 2512. Updates to follow as more information becomes available. Pet Rescue Report has opted not to show the video or the more graphic and disturbing photos.

Rest in peace poor dog.

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Starving and full of ticks, two shepherds wandered the streets for weeks

Two starving dogs – one just an eight-month-old puppy, covered in ticks, roamed the streets in San Bernardino, California for weeks. The shepherds dodged getting hit by vehicles in traffic, scavenged for food and searched out human companionship whenever anyone would approach either one. Sadly, no one stopped, until finally an unnamed hero, who had seen the dogs wandering in the area, sent animal advocate, Andrea Neyses the photos of the two beautiful young German shepherds in dire need of rescue.

“Someone did stop,” Andrea wrote on her Facebook page. “a hero who had seen these shepherds wandering too long sent me these pics and called animal control who picked up last night and the animal control truck was VERY full. Not everyone has room to take strays home, but we can all do something.”

So what can we do if we are not able to bring a lost, abandoned or injured dog into our home?

“Stop and call for help,” Andrea added. “Share these dogs so they go to good homes, donate to your local rescues and shelters. Visit shelter dogs. I take pics and visit them – no greater feeling than when I see how happy the animals are to see me.”

Video #1

Video #2 Check out how friendly she is in this short video.

 

For more information on these two dogs, email the San Bernardino City Animal Shelter rescue coordinator, Jennifer Van Ness at Vanness_je@sbcity.org. Reference the following identification numbers:

A516120  and A516107

Black shepherd Pet Harbor

“I am a female, black and white German Shepherd Dog. Shelter staff think I am about 8 months old. I have been at the shelter since Jul 12, 2018. If I am not claimed, after my stray holding period, I may be available for adoption on Jul 19, 2018.

Tan shepherd Pet Harbor

I am a female, tan and black German Shepherd Dog. I have been at the shelter since Jul 12, 2018. If I am not claimed, after my stray holding period, I may be available for adoption on Jul 19, 2018.

San Bernardino City Animal Shelter is located at 333 Chandler Place, San Bernardino, CA. They are closed on Sunday and Monday. Telephone: 909 384.1304.

Both dogs have been examined and treated by veterinarians. Follow their Facebook page here.

(Photos and videos of shepherds courtesy of Andrea Neyses)

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Police investigating viral video of Warren man skinning a dog

In what could be one of the worst videos circulating through social media showing a man skinning a dog, is currently being investigated by the Warren Police. The viral video and photos posted on social media Friday by the man’s 18-year-old son are nothing short of animal cruelty and especially revolting.

According to WkycNews,  the post has caused outrage as multiple calls are coming into police. Reports from people living in the area and acquaintances of the son who posted the video, state this happened months ago. The son wanted everyone to know what his dad and his girlfriend has supposedly done to his dog.  it is not known if the pit bull was dead or alive when it was skinned.

A photo of the dog alleged to have been killed was also posted.

Anyone with information is asked to contact authorities at (330) 841 2512. Updates to follow as more information becomes available. Pet Rescue Report has opted not to show the video or the more graphic and disturbing photos.

Rest in peace poor dog.

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Greek social media condemns cruelty of dyeing puppy red

When photos of a defenseless, friendly little puppy dyed bright red appeared on Facebook Thursday afternoon, Greek animal rights advocates condemned the action calling it animal cruelty.

According to the Facebook page of Μαρία Βαζούρα, the stray puppy was found wandering the streets of Halkida in Evia,  covered in what was originally thought to have been red spray paint. The three-month-old puppy was captured and rushed to an emergency veterinarian.

“SOS
Puppy has been examined!
Luckily she’s healthy!
The color off k probably is hair dye! We don’t know how long she’s been like this because she’s soaked his dermataki!
She’s a 3-Month-old girl, and she’s estimated to be a medium
He got into a clinic. I’ll be there! I can’t bore it in hospitality houses that will be last a few days! That’s enough from here.
Today won’t be in the sun, on the road!
I’m looking for her home!
Because with the little one I’m not going to be, I just want serious people, people who know what they want and how they see these creatures!
It’s been a long time,” as translated by Google appeared on the rescuer’s Facebook page.

Video #1 Getting a bath:

The puppy is expected to make a full recovery, although it’s not certain how long it will take for her coat to return to its natural color.

Video #2 Check out how adorable  and friendly this little dog is to everyone she meets.

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Henrietta the 12-pound emaciated puppy left under pile of trash

And in the pile of debris, the landlord was sure the whimpering sounds were from an animal, and called for help from the Baltimore City Animal Control. The starving puppy was found hidden under mounds of trash. There Henrietta quietly waited to die – just a bowl of water barely keeping her alive.
Henrietta was rushed to BARCS, and even though she didn’t have the strength to get on her feet, she knew she had been rescued;  as weak as she was her tail wagged. In her short life, Henrietta has already endured a great amount of abuse and neglect. She has been transferred to a partner  Franky Fund clinic ER, where she is currently fighting for her life.

The Franky Fund supports the medical bills of animals critically injured or victims of extreme abuse and neglect. Funding is desperately needed in order to give Henrietta a fighting chance.

“There is simply no reason or explanation to justify what happened to her. If ever a pet owner cannot care for their animal, BARCS and agencies like Animal Control are here to help,” the organization posted on their Facebook page.
Anyone with information on this case, Baltimore City Animal Control is asking you to please call the Animal Abuse Unit at 443-681-0101. Help Henrietta find justice. The main focus is on her care, but should she be looking for a home in the future. You can fill out an adoption application that we will keep on file. You can find it on the website at www.barcs.org/adopt.
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Reward: Help find culprit who lit firecracker in kitten’s rectum

In Mansfield, Ohio, a young kitten is slowly recovering from injuries suffered when a culprit allegedly set off a firecracker in its rectum. The Richland County Humane Society posted the disturbing news on their Facebook page July 10:

“We are currently at the vet’s office with this cat that had a firecracker set off in her rectum. We have no words. We need all your good thoughts and vibes for her. We aren’t sure if she will make it, it depends on the extent of the damage. She lived in the PineBridge apartment complex at 135 E. Cook Rd. We believe it happened within the past 24 hours. We don’t know who did it, although we wish we did… (*Edited to add that she was a neighborhood cat for the past year or so*).”

Named Katy P., the kitten underwent surgery at the Phillips Animal Hospital and her condition remains guarded. The kitten’s latest update has been more positive.

“We stopped to see Katy P this morning. Her appetite has improved and she seems to be more alert and interactive. She still has not had a bowel movement so she still isn’t out of the woods.”

To donate to Katy P’s medical expenses, call 419.526.4212. Donations can also be accepted here or at the shelter located at 3025 Park Avenue West, Ontario, Ohio 44906.

The reward is now up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the culprit responsible for injuring the kitten. Anyone with information is asked to contact 419.774.4795 or email  adoptourstrays@yahoo.com.

Get well soon Katy P. Everyone is rooting for you!

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Starving puppies abandoned on side of road in cardboard diaper box

Had it not been for a Good Samaritan who noticed a cardboard diaper box on the side of the road in San Bernardino and stopped to investigate, two tiny puppies would have died. For days the eight-week-old pups sat in feces, urine and filth. They had no water, food or shelter. Who can even imagine anyone having such disrespect for life?

 

“The man found the puppies and reached out on Facebook when someone told him to contact me,” Faith Easdale, founder of the rescue group Dream Fetchers stated. “Can you imagine how thirsty they were in this heat? Can you imagine how hungry these already starving babies were? Scared and wondering what’s happening? Feeling weak and fading. And a kind person takes you out of that box!”

The puppies had spent at least two days in the box and when rescued were dehydrated and lethargic. They were rushed to the  Camino Pet Hospital.

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When the puppies arrived at the hospital, the brindle collapsed from dehydration; he was able to be revived with intravenous fluids. Both are very weak, but reported to be in stable condition. They are also being treated for hook and round worms. It may be premature to guess at their breed, but thus far the majority has leaned towards Boxers.

“I guess at the point someone can do this they really aren’t human anymore,” Faith added. “We all have a battle. We are their only chance. Use your voices and fight the abuse.”

Updates to follow.

To help these puppies and others in need, donations can be sent to:

#Dream Fetchers: Project Rescue

http://www.dreamfetchers.org/dreamfetcher…/DF_Donations.html

(Photos and videos of puppies found in diaper box courtesy of Faith Easdale)

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