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Authorities searching for man videoed kicking dog in the face

In the inner city of Toxteth in Liverpool, England, authorities are searching for a man videoed kicking his small Jack Russell dog in the face. The disturbing footage, videoed by a Good Samaritan and later posted on social media, showed the dog owner slamming his foot into the face of the brown and white pup along the street of Park Road late in the afternoon on Wednesday.

According to the Echo, the dog flew through the air by the force of the man’s kick. The Good Samaritan, so upset by the dog being abused, confronted the owner.

“The RSPCA was made aware yesterday evening of footage circulating on social media which showed a man kicking a dog in a street in Liverpool,” posted the organization in a tweet on Wednesday night. “We are assisting Merseyside police in their investigations.

The video was posted on Facebook followed by an angry comment. The witness had been walking down the street when he saw the man drag the dog off the bus and kicking it from side to side. The dog was terrified and was trying to wiggle out of its leash but the man kept yanking the defenseless pooch:

“Anyone know who this … scumbag is, volleying his dog up and down Park Road, leaving blood all over the dog and all up the road. He’s roughly around 50-60 years old… I thought it was one kick away from falling to the floor and dying, at that point everyone ran over confronting the man screaming at him.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the RSPCA on 0300 123 8018 or contact police at 101.

(Photos of man kicking dog in the face via Liverpool Echo screenshots)

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Rude beachgoers blamed for death of baby dolphin

A young female, baby dolphin became stranded in a beach in Mojacar, Spain on Friday, and rude beachgoers are being blamed for the animal’s death after touching it and taking photos of the vulnerable marine mammal.

According to Equinac, a non-profit organization dedicated to saving marine animals, “hundreds” of tourist at the beach surrounded the baby dolphin, who somehow became separated from her mother. Children were allowed to touch the animal, and several kids were seen covering the mammal’s blowhole keeping it from breathing. Messages on the group’s Facebook were disturbing and truly heartbreaking.

Unfortunately it was too late for the baby dolphin by the time someone called Equinac; she died before the group could render emergency help.

“Humans are the most irrational animal there is,” the group posted. “In their selfishness, all they wanted to do was to photograph it and touch it – even knowing the dolphin was suffering from stress as the crowd gathered around and showed little compassion.”

The Facebook posts indicated the beachgoers were not responsible for the baby having been beached. Why the little one was not with her mother could have have been because she was already sick and had been abandoned. The circumstances, however of the dolphin having been beached, doesn’t rationalize anyone interfering with a stranded marine animal. People are urged to avoid touching  and immediately call for help.

“… by then the animal was already dead, the main  photograph shows a member of Equinac (green bathing suit) taking out the dolphin corpse of the water. Clearly, the public awareness and educational campaigns conducted until now have not been effective enough. The ‘selfie frenzy’ seems to prevail over any common sense.”

Earlier this year, a tourist in Brazil was heavily fined after she grabbed an endangered shark out of the ocean so she could take selfies. The woman was videoed wrestling with the small shark that latched onto her hand during the struggle at Brazil’s Fernarndo de Noronha, an archipelago of 21 islands and islets located in the Atlantic Ocean offshore of the Brazilian coast. The woman and her boyfriend spotted the lemon shark swimming near the beach line and decided to pluck it out of the water and use it to take selfies for their Facebook page.  Check out the video and read more of that story here.

Humans are still so mean.

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Dashcam captures dog being pushed out of car in Tampa, Florida

A local man witnessed a dog being pushed out of a car in a Tampa, Florida neighborhood.  Jarit Gaddis was driving through the South Seminole Heights neighborhood on August 7th, 2017 when he spotted a gold, four door, 90’s model Chevy Cavalier stopped in front of him. What happened next surprised him.

The driver’s side door opens and a male, fawn colored, red nosed Pit Bull jumps out. The door shuts and the Cavalier starts to drive away.  The dog, not sure what is going on, tries to run after the car but cannot keep up. Gaddis, a dog lover, tried to call the dog to him but the dog was frightened and took off running.

Gaddis was able to record the entire act on the dashcam in his car and posted it on Facebook. According to the video, Gaddis was going northbound on North Boulevard from River Heights Avenue when he spotted the Cavalier stopped in front of the Common Ground Christian Church. When Jarit Gaddis notified the local police, they informed him there was nothing they could do as the incident was not considered abandonment or neglect by their standards. Gattis then notified the Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center, the local Animal Control for the Tampa, Florida area.  Animal Control did contact him back advising they would be filing felony or misdemeanor charges if the driver of the vehicle was located,

Gattis contacted Fox 13 Tampa Bay News with the video hoping someone would recognize the car and the dog and come forward with information.

On August 8th, 2017 Hillsborough County Pet Resources Center issued the following statement:

“Animal Control officers are reviewing dash-cam video of the incident taken by a nearby motorist. Anyone who has information on the incident or the identity of the driver is encouraged to contact Animal Control at (813) 744-5660,” they wrote. “Pet Resources officials remind anyone facing difficulty caring for a dog or cat that the PRC shelter on Falkenburg Road is an open admissions shelter and accepts all dogs, cats, puppies or kittens regardless of age, breed, size, or medical condition. Abandoning an animal on the side of the road is never an acceptable option and could leave the pet owner facing animal cruelty or neglect charges.”

Meanwhile the brown pit bull is still at large. Local citizens have been searching the area as well as a P.I. Members of the Common Ground Christian Church are also helping in the search for the dog. The dog is described as a fawn colored male pit bull, 60-80 pounds and not neutered. Anyone who recognizes the car or dog needs to contact the Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center.

You can watch the video here.

Jarit Gaddis told Fox News 13 Tampa:

” It’s inhumane. It’s disgraceful. It’s horrible in my opinion. It’s just not okay. You don’t deserve an animal. I don’t think you deserve a child if you have one, if you could be that heartless to just put an animal on the side of the road.”


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Reward: $10,000 offered for info on puppy burned with acid and sodomized

The Animal Hope & Wellness Foundation is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the egregious abuse of a six-month-old Labrador/pit bull mix puppy. The puppy, now named Riley, was found by a woman on August 9 in the parking lot of Monterey Elementary School in San Bernardino.

“This puppy is only 6 months old. He was beat, sodomized, jaw shattered. As he was left to die, they poured acid on his face.

Currently he is being fostered at my home by my family, and will be going in for reconstructive surgery, where we will attempt to rebuild his jaw. He is only still a baby, and while he will live the rest of his life permanently disfigured, he is still beautiful too me,” the organization posted on their Facebook page Monday afternoon.

Riley was originally rushed to Loma Linda Animal Hospital for treatment and was reported to have been suffering from a trauma to his head. In addition he was beaten, sodomized, left to die and just before his torturer left the defenseless pup, – poured acid on his face.

Riley is now being fostered and will be undergoing surgery to repair his face and jaw.

Anyone with information is asked to call 714.955.3610. Help this puppy find justice and get a sicko off the streets; next the violence could involve a child.

(Photo of $10,000 offered via Facebook)

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Neighbor pleads guilty to killing two-pound Yorkie with pruning shears

In St. George, Utah, a tiny two-pound Yorkie who died will finally get some justice – although by most people’s standards, reading about this will think the punishment is by no means enough. On Monday, Kenyon Clark Benson, 74, pleaded guilty to killing the pint-sized Yorkshire terrier named Chewy with pruning shears.

According to the City Cedar News, Benson told Judge Douglas Whitlock in Washington County Justice Court, the dog’s death was an accident. He pleaded guilty to a Class C misdemeanor charge of aggravated animal cruelty.

In November, the St. George Police Department responded to a call from a woman, stating a man had beaten her little dog to death with a pair of gardening shears. The small dog had entered Benson’s yard while he was pruning his landscape after Chewy was let outdoors. According to Benson, the dog came running over to him barking and when he tried to “shoo the dog away” by swinging the pruning shears, it accidentally hit the dog in the head killing Chewy instantly. The youngster, Hailey witnessed the terrible attack and ran into her house screaming that the neighbor had killed her dog.

As part of Benson’s plea deal, he was sentenced to serve 90 days in jail with the time suspended, but would remain on a 12-month-bench probation instead. He was also ordered to pay $2,109.03 in restitution to the court and write a full page letter of apology to the 12-year-old girl who witnessed the brutal death of her beloved dog.

(Photo screenshot of Yorkie by Nancy Jean of St. George News)

Rest in peace Chewy. You deserved better.

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Update: Dog strangled with chain so tight her eyes nearly popped out

When a 911 call came into the Rescue Dogs Rock NYC organization early Monday morning from Manhattan’s New York City Animal Care Center, Jackie O’Sullivan was shocked and in tears. A friendly stray had been nearly strangled to death by her chain collar. The rescue organization asked the city shelter if they would release Roxie before her stray hold was over – this friendly pup needed emergency help.

Roxie was transported by Jackie, co-founder of the rescue group, from the shelter to the organization’s  Brooklyn veterinarian partner where the dog has been examined, assessed and treated. It was assumed the blood coming out of the dog’s eyes was a result of the trauma she endured while the pressure built up in her neck and face area because of the near strangulation. As tragic as the images appear, Tuesday morning’s update on Roxie lends rescuers some much needed emotional comfort:

“… taking some comfort that Roxie is safe and out of harm’s way. The bad is behind her and now we focus on treatment and recovery,” Jackie posted on the organization’s Facebook. “Roxy had a nice bath (she was a mess when we picked her up) and is now on IV fluids, pain meds and antibiotics. She’s also on medications for her eyes and ears.”

Bloodwork has been completed and veterinarians are waiting for the results to determine if she will need further testing including an MRI. Roxie will need surgery on both eyes. It is suspected she previously had cherry eyes and that is what ruptured as a result of the chain that had been strangling her. The staff believe her eyesight might still be viable – it’s just too soon to know for sure.

Check out her latest video as she quietly enjoys her first bath – in a longtime. Please keep Roxie in your thoughts. To help with her medical expenses:

PayPal: donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org or website: www.rescuedogsrocknyc.org/donate/ or mail:
Rescue Dogs Rock NYC
PO Box 101
NY, NY 10028

Photos and video of dog strangled courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC

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New York couple arrested for having sexual contact with their dog

A New York man and his teenage girlfriend have been arrested and charged with having sexual contact with their dog. Police first arrested Shane Ogden, 38, more than a week ago for endangering the welfare of his young daughter after Ogden had been caught sending a sexual video of himself to Karlee Jordan, 18, where his daughter appeared in the background.

According to the WayneTimes, the Macedon man’s home came under surveillance, after the video showed the child looking at her father from the playpen. There was no contact with the child in the video. As authorities examined the sexting video more carefully, it has since been alleged Jordan is shown with a dog including graphic descriptions of what the couple had done and planned to do with the animal.

Jordan has since admitted the contact with the dog which has since incriminated Ogden. Both face charges of sexual misconduct. If convicted the pair will have to register as sex offenders and could face up to one year in jail. There have been no updates on the condition of the dog and whether he has been removed from the home. Let’s hope so!

(Photos of Shane Odgen and Karlee Jordan screenshots via the New York Post)

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Bulldog strangled with chain so badly her eyes popped out

When a 911 call came into the Rescue Dogs Rock NYC organization early Monday morning from Brooklyn’s New York City Animal Care Center, Jackie O’Sullivan was shocked and in tears. A friendly stray had been nearly strangled to death by her chain collar.

“Yes… What you are seeing in these photos and video is real and happening right now,” the organization’s co-founder posted on the top of the group’s Facebook page to bring awareness to the horrendous situation and to ask for help. “Yes, that is blood dripping and oozing out of Roxie’s eyes. (previously named Salem) The shelter paperwork stated that Roxie was being strangled by a chain which was so tight around her neck that pliers were needed to cut off the chain.”

Roxie was transported by Jackie from the shelter to the organization’s New York City veterinarian partner where the dog has been examined, assessed and treated. It was assumed the blood coming out of the dog’s eyes was a result of the trauma she endured while the pressure built up in her neck and face area because of the near strangulation. At this time, it is unknown if Roxie has suffered brain damage or hemorrhaging.

 

“Who would do such a horrific act against an innocent life like this… intentionally strangling poor Roxie to near death?,” Jackie asked – not expecting an answer, but expressing the horror of such an egregious deed inflicted upon a defenseless animal.

Notes from the shelter estimate Roxie to be four years old and weighing 43 pounds. Brought in as a stray, the following information was included on her intake card:

“Chain collar too tight to be removed. Had to be cut off with pliers.

Suspect cruelty– strangulation

A:

– severe trauma with cervical swelling r/o possible brain damage

– periocular hemorrhage (suspect due to cervical trauma)

– OU cherry eye

– otitis external”

Roxie is currently listed in critical condition and is being administered pain medication to make her as comfortable as possible. We can only hope they are not too late and Roxie’s life can be saved. To help with Roxie’s medical care:

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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
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NY, NY 10028

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Pet pig suffers severe injuries after being used as ‘dog bait’ for training

A Houston based animal rescue group found Jude, a pet pig, on the side of a busy road with severe injuries after he had been used as “dog bait” for training dogs to fight in the ring. According to Houston Mini Pig Rescue & Network, the pig was immediately transferred to the Texas A&M Large Animal Hospital in College Station, where veterinarians first suggestion was to humanely euthanize Jude because of the extent of his injuries.

Rescuers didn’t agree, and made the decision to help Jude fight for his life. After one night at the hospital, he was released, however his injuries would require constant care:

“He had one eye completely gone that was filled with puss and maggots, the ear that remained was so inflamed with infection that we didn’t think it could be saved,” stated Meagan Se, a spokesperson for the group according to the Chron Houston. “Both of his hind legs had bloody impressions from a rope being tied to them tightly as well as a bloody rope burn around his neck.”

And then there were more egregious injuries that Jude had suffered including his tusks chopped off to avoid hurting the dogs as well as his front teeth broken and jagged for the same reason.

“This is the result of a defenseless pig being tied up and having dogs turned on to him as practice for dog fighting. Not one animal, pig or dog, deserves this abuse for the ‘entertainment’ of sick humans,” rescuers posted on their Facebook page.

The group could barely imagine the pain and suffering Jude had suffered, but when they needed to rub the antimicrobial medication to his tortured body, Jude allowed his rescuers to touch him and seemed to enjoy the first moments of tenderness he had felt in such a long time. Jude’s recovery has been remarkable both physically and emotionally.

According to the Humane Society, hog-dog fighting is a sport still quite prevalent in the South. The “sport” is disturbing as the dog owner leads his trained fighting pit bull into an enclosed area seemingly angry and ready to fight. At the other end of the arena a pig is forced into the pen while the ‘handler’ pokes and pushes the animal into the pen to face the already snarling dog. There are no defenses for the pig as someone has already chopped off his tusks and teeth. In a moment, the dog attacks and the pig squeals in fright and intense pain. The crowd cheers as the dog wrestles the pig to the ground  – the dog is declared the winner. And then the pig is removed and waits for the next fight.

Fortunately Jude will never experience any kind of abuse, torture or pain again, and the group is hoping to use this experience and heart wrenching example of animal cruelty to convince lawmakers that more legal protections are needed for pigs in the state.

(Photos via Facebook)

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