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Tears: Homeless dog’s unbearable heartache as she watched newborn puppies die

When a  very pregnant, homeless dog came into a rural Texas shelter, the least that should have been expected was to provide the mother dog with a clean kennel, a blanket and a safe place for her to safely deliver her puppies. Instead, “Momma Marble” as she would eventually be named, gave birth in a dirty cage – a place where no new lives should ever have been born.

And if it hadn’t been tragic enough that the emaciated Momma Marble had given birth to her puppies in an environment overrun with filth  and disease, the poor dog witnessed each and everyone of her newborn puppies die from the unsanitary conditions. One by one, someone would take them away from her as she  desperatelytried over and over again to lick them; hoping they would each just breathe again.

Days later there was nothing left for Momma Marble; the babies she coddled so lovingly were gone. Her fate had been set in stone on Monday, as she was scheduled to be euthanized. After all, she was filthy, missing clumps of her coat and gradually getting sicker day by day. As Momma Marble’s story went viral on social media, Rescue Dogs Rock NYC   had just been notified; Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of the organization, committed to saving the dog’s life.

“Tears, tears and more tears,” Stacey posted on the group’s Facebook page. “Marble is NOW SAFE and needs immediate medical care
She needs to feel love and to know her life is just beginning and her awful past is just a memory behind her.”

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Cat broke all of his teeth trying to free his paw from hunter’s snare trap

A frightened black and white male cat broke all of his teeth trying desperately to free his paw from a snare trap after it unmercifully snapped down leaving the feline in excruciating pain. On Monday, the Doghouse Sanctuary in Banbridge, County Down, Northern Ireland received a call to rescue the cat dubbed Twinkles; he was rushed  for emergency veterinary treatment at Iveagh Veterinary Clinic.

It is not known if Twinkle will need to have his leg amputated. According to the Sun, the animal welfare organization is insisting that all traps be banned, even though ones like this are still legal.

“These kinds of traps, in all forms, are cruel, inhumane and ineffective,” the group stated. “They are often set illegally anyway, under the current regulations, and to expect the lowlifes who set them to abide by the new rules is pathetic. Eighty per cent of the animals caught in them are not the target animal and that is true in this case. It is as effective as putting the animal you want to hurting a crowd of other animals, closing your eyes and shooting.”

According to law, the traps are intended to capture wild animals that have become pests, however they are meant to be checked every 24 hours, and the captive animals released from the torturous pain and humanely destroyed.

Although Twinkle is not out of danger yet and veterinarians continue to take a “wait and see” how his paw heals as to whether it will have to be amputated, an update on the shelter’s Facebook page late Tuesday afternoon seemed more optimistic:

“Twinkle had a comfortable night with pain relief ,he is going to be sedated to have his bandages changed and wound cleaned .he is showing some interest in food but still on drip early days to see if all is ok with his leg x.”

Get well soon Twinkle.

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Photos of cat broke all of his teeth trying to free his paw via Facebook.


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Haunting photos of ‘walking skeleton’ prompts rescuers quick action

Two haunting photos of a “walking skeleton” have become etched in the mind of Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC. On Tuesday, came a call from a rural South Carolina shelter, accompanied by the images of a dog with no fur and nearly every bone jutting out of his body, as he just stood staring at the camera, as if to say, “I want to live; will you help me?”

Possibly one of the worst cases of starvation volunteers have ever seen, the feelings and emotions evoked from the photos were anger, sadness, heartbreak, helplessness and despair. Nevertheless, this dog has survived  living in the most horrific conditions imaginable.  No one can change the egregious circumstances this dog has survived, however he has been rushed to the organization’s emergency veterinary hospital where he is being treated for his extensive medical needs.

“We can try to make him whole again and give him a great future, if he survives,” Jackie stated. “We have named him Elliott.”

There is no information on Elliott’s owner. The emphasis is the dog’s survival.

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(Haunting photos of Elliott courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

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Tony the Tiger – the roadside truck attraction euthanized after 17 years

On Monday evening, Tony the Tiger was euthanized; he was 17-years-old and for his entire life he had been a roadside attraction at the Tiger Truck Stop in Gross Tech, an Iberville Parish community.

According to the Advocate, Tony’s health had been declining as he continued to suffer from kidney failure. On Monday evening, Ted Baldwin issued a statement on behalf of the tiger’s owner Michael Sandlin.

“The decision was made to end his suffering at the facility… a sad day for his owner Michael Sandlin and the entire (Tiger Truck Stop) family.”

Tony has been an attraction at the Tiger Truck Stop since January 2001 when he was only six-months old. For years, there has been a lot of controversy from humane organizations relevant to Tony’s health, however Sandlin denied the tiger had any serious illness stating he had been regularly examined by a veterinarian and only limped because of age-related arthritis.  Tony lived in a cage with a grassy plot and had a “swimming pool” he used as well as some toys and a hanging tire. In captivity tigers generally live from 14 to 18 years.

For anyone following Tony’s sad story, animal rights groups had waged a long battle to have him removed and sent to a sanctuary stating he wasn’t receiving the proper care. The Animal Legal Defense Fund released a statement that “despite our best efforts, he lived and died caged at a truck stop that could never provide the life he deserved.”

What a shame Tony the Tiger never set his paws upon freedom from a truck stop cage.

Rest in peace big guy.

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Dog owner charged with dragging 2 dogs behind motorized scooter

In Van Buren, Arkansas, a local man has been arrested and charged with dragging his two dogs behind a motorized scooter. The dogs are now recovering, but not after having tolerated frightening abuse and cruelty. Paul Chavez has been arrested and charged with aggravated animal cruelty.

According to 5NewsKfsm, police in Crawford County received a report that two dogs had been abandoned and left tied to a stop sign one block off of Highway 282. Almost Home Shelter Rescue founder Rebecca Kascubowski described how the pads of the dogs’ feet had been torn. The larger dog, the Great Pyrenees, was protective of the smaller mixed breed pooch, and while being treated by a veterinarian had been making sure his little pal was safe.

The dogs have since been named Prince and Big P. After their recovery, the dogs will be ready for adoption, and since they do seem quite bonded, it is hoped the two can find a home together. For more information about Prince and Big P, please click here.

(Photo of Prince and owner charged with dragging dogs via screenshot News5 and Almost Home Shelter Rescue)

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Newborn puppies fall through grate at Texas shelter and drown

In a South Texas shelter, negligence of the staff resulted in the loss of four tiny lives less than two weeks ago. The German shepherd and Rottweiler mix, with her ten newborn puppies, had been surrendered to the high kill shelter, and instead of giving the family a bed where the mother dog could safely nurse her puppies, she and the litter were left on the concrete floor. There was no blanket; not even a plastic pool to contain the puppies as they blindly wandered in their concrete prison searching for each other for warmth and comfort, while trying to nuzzle and nurse from their mother.

And then the unthinkable occurred. Because of the shelter’s negligence, four of the babies easily fit through the kennel grates and fell into the drain below

which had been filled with water from hosing down the kennels. The little ones drowned a slow and painful death.

“A volunteer witnessed this and immediately removed the mom and her surviving newborn puppies out of the shelter to safety,” Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC wrote on the organization’s Facebook page. “The shelter did nothing except watch it happen. It’s supposed to be a safe haven for the homeless animals that come into it, but in fact, it’s quite the opposite here, and this family probably was better off on the streets.”

Knowing how helpless this little family was at the time and being aware of this tragedy, Rescue Dogs Rock NYC stepped forward and brought the family to safety. The mother dog, now named Zelda and her surviving six puppies, have all been safely moved and are now in foster care. Since rescue Zelda and her family are doing well, and all of the puppies are thriving. It is expected they will be ready to travel in a few weeks and will be brought to New York City to await their exciting adoptions.

Please check out Zelda. She weighs 50 pounds and is a year-and-a-half-old. She is reported to be fantastic with children, dogs and cats. Please consider adopting this beautiful young dog. Apply here for Zelda and her pups:

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2-month-old abused husky puppy in medically induced coma waking up

The Maricopa County Animal Care and Control and the Arizona Animal Rescue Mission shared an update on the abused 2-month-old husky puppy named BB Bear on their Facebook pages Sunday night.

“Sunday Update on our sweet amazing BB Bear aka Phoenix…..Phoenix is rising!!!!!!
Today our amazing miracle boy has drank water from a bowl and in this video you will see he is beginning to eat. It may be hard to see for some, but keep in mind he is still heavily sedated. This is a HUGE step in the right direction. He still has such a long way to go rebuilding his skills, but this is so promising. We knew he was a fighter and because of the BB Bear community, supporting, loving and donating we have all come together to give him a chance at life. Today is a great day for all.”

The puppy had been placed into a medically induced coma after he had been brought into the shelter with a severe skull fracture and inter-cranial bleeding. According to the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control Facebook entry by Eva Boyle, authorities believe someone deliberately caused BB Bear’s injuries. Although the puppy is still heavily sedated, he has been eating and drinking on his own which is an excellent sign towards his long road to recovery.

Although veterinarians were unsure if BB Bear would be left blind and possibly lose his sense of smell, the latest neurological testing indicates the adorable little ball of white fluff may not have suffered any damage to his brain stem. He still might be able to recover over time.

“Yesterday we were given some of the most hopeful news yet. Three top neurologist from around the country have reviewed BB Bears records. All have stated that because of where the injury to the skull was, it appears that there was no damage to the brain stem. The area of the brain that was affected given his age, HAS the ability to rejuvenate over time.”

“This is a HUGE step in the right direction,” the Facebook post about the pup’s recovery stated. “He still has such a long way to go rebuilding his skills, but this is so promising. Today is a great day for all. Tears of joy from all of us at AARM, Two Pups Wellness Fund and Phoenix Dog/Cat/Bird Hospital.”

Donations can be made on the organization’s website www.azanimalrescue.org.

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(Photo of 2-month-old husky puppy via AARM)

Check out this little guy’s latest video as he wakes up and starts to figure out he’s alive:

 

 

 

Family’s dachshund drowned in violent act of cruelty during home robbery

In South Townsville, Australia a $2,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the violent beating and drowning of a family’s beloved miniature dachshund during a robbery in their home in Hermit Park.

According to the Townsville Bulletin, Scott McWilliams and Vernon McIlroy had been in Sydney for the weekend; a house sitter had been in charge of caring for their pets. When the sitter arrived on Sunday and went into the backyard, she found one of the family’s dog, Paris, had been beaten and drowned in the pond. The dog’s claw marks showed she had struggled for her life while being held under the water.  Their other dog  Astrid was found unharmed, but shaking in fear.

Paris most likely barked, which would have motivated the thieves to take violent action so as not to arouse suspicion with neighbors. Senior Sergeant Graeme ­Patterson stated that detectives thought the robber jumped over the back fence and tried to break into the house.

Mr. McWilliams and Mr. McIlroy have decided to move and leave their terrible memories of what happened to Paris behind. This was the fourth time the men have been affected by crime since they arrived in 2014. A portrait of Paris will be painted by Brisbane artist Stephen Gallagher, as a way of remembering and hopefully to help with the healing process of such a heinous crime.

“We moved to Townsville to settle and find a place that we could really call home, but it doesn’t feel like home when you’re not safe in your house,” they said as reported in the Daily Mail. 

Local resident Robin Kitchin has offered the $2,000 reward labeling the intruders as “gutless cowards.” Kitchin feels the pain the couple are feeling and hates animal cruelty, stating this would be an opportunity for the justice system to dole out the strictest punishment and maximum penalty.

Anyone who witnessed the ­incident or anything suspicious on Queens Rd between 6am and 6pm on Sunday should phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Rest in peace Paris. We hope you get justice. Someone must know something.

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California is first state to ban sale of puppy mill animals

In what will become a significant blow to commercial pet breeders, generally referred to as the puppy mill industry, California pet stores will be required to get their puppies, kittens and rabbits from rescue organizations and shelters. Beginning in January 2019, only individuals will be able to purchase pets from private breeders. For pet stores, violators could face fines of $500 per offense.

On Friday, Governor Jerry Brown signed the law covering the entire state; 36 cities including Los Angeles and San Francisco, already have similar bans against large commercial breeding operations. The bill, A.B.485 has had strong support from animal welfare organizations and was written by Patrick O’Donnell and Matt Dababneh, two Democratic California Assembly members.

Arguments for the ban included how pet stores rarely know nor do they reveal the circumstances relative to the breeding of the dogs, cats and rabbits brought into their stores for retail sale. Puppy and kitten mills have long lists of inhumane conditions as to overcrowding, lack of care, lack of socialization and the very basics of humane care.

The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council has opposed the legislation, claiming the new law would jeopardize hundreds of jobs. Pet stores, however have been dwindling in numbers for the past few years as public awareness of puppy mills draws the ire of animal advocates across the country. Still some pet store owners argue the ban prevents consumers from having their choice of purchasing a specific breed or simply not purchasing “someone else’s unwanted pet.”

“By cutting off the puppy mill pipeline that moves cruelly bred animals from across the country into California pet stores, A.B.485 will also help prevent California consumers from being duped into purchases that contribute to unconscionable animal ‘production’ and suffering,” the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said in a statement.

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Rescued: Pile of puppies left on cold shelter floor for weeks

A pile of puppies huddled together in a Rio Grande Valley, Texas rural shelter for two weeks. When funds are scarce and families to adopt puppies are rare, decisions of life and death become stark realities – even for those so very young. Each of the six-puppies in the litter had been severely neglected, and each suffered with fleas, ticks, skin infections and mange. Each puppy was dehydrated and anemic – their skin itchy, red and raging; sadly there are few resources available for veterinarian care.

When Rescue Dogs Rock NYC was asked to help, co-founder Stacey Silverstein arranged to have the puppies transferred to the organization’s partner veterinarian hospital in Dallas.

“The shelter said it was easier to kill them and be done with it. We said no – not going to happen,” Stacey wrote as she posted the photos of the puppies on the rescue’s Facebook page. “So what did we do? We rescued them all!”

 

Five of the puppies have been treated and transferred to foster homes, however Jasmine remains in the emergency hospital in serious condition. Jasmine has already been given a blood transfusion costing $750; she remains on a 24-hour intravenous drip as her condition is so dehydrated and weak. Her prognosis is unknown, but she is being given every chance to survive.

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