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Investigation launched after 2 teens drag heat-exhausted pony on road

In Clonmel, in  the county town of County Tipperary, Ireland, authorities are investigating a disturbing viral video posted on Facebook Wednesday afternoon that showed an exhausted Shetland pony being dragged down a country road.

According to the The Sun, the footage posted by witness Aneta Kopec, at the scene of the apparent animal cruelty situation, showed the small pony collapsing as it had been towing a cart carrying two teens. The two kids released the pony from its cart, but tried over and over again to get the heat-exhausted animal back on its feet. When the pony collapsed again, a third person grabbed the pony by the tail to lift him up.

“i hope the poor pony is dead now, this way it will never suffer again and can run free behind the rainbow bridge,” Aneta wrote below the video she posted.

When the woman confronted the teens, they threw large stones at her and her 11-month-old baby in her vehicle. She then called the authorities.

The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISPCA) is investigating and has renewed its call for regulation of all horse-drawn vehicles used on public roads.

“The pony was under serious pressure going up the hill, they should have gotten off the cart and helped the horse rather than driven it into the ground,” County Council Pat English stated.

The police are appealing for witnesses to this terrible incident.

As for the pony’s condition, the Deise Animal Sanctuary reported the pony has not been seized from the owner.

went out last night at eleven o clock to see the pony which was a fallebella it was on his feet and checked the pony for cuts , bollocked the lads for the state of the way they treated the pony , offered to take the pony away but was declined,, garda had also attended and checked the pony themselves,cruelty will keep on going while there is no law to stop it.and before anyone comments on what do i know about the pony, i was head of trading standards in south wales for animals health and welfare qualifications are real.pat.”

Warning – very disturbing; the video can be viewed here or here.

(Photos and video of  exhausted pony that collapsed via The Sun, and Facebook)

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Woman accused of attacking dog with golf club over dog poop situation – read more here.

Woman allegedly hit dog with golf club


Last minute save – puppies rescued after being given first euthanasia injection. Read more here.

 

 

Human kindness needed: Confused senior dog brings tears to shelter staff

Dara is a nearly blind ten-year-old dog. The confused senior needs human kindness; her struggle as she tried to understand what had happened to her at a noisy shelter brought tears to the eyes of the shelter staff. Details of her arrival at the Inland Valley Humane Society in Pomona, California are at the best quite murky, but her immediate future lies in peril. There won’t be a list of potential adopters, and doesn’t she deserve better?

“Today Dara and I experienced what we probably both needed. Human kindness. One of the kennel attendants ‘Jacob’ went out of his way to help me get pictures and video of sweet Dara. He got choked up, which in Turn got me choked up. We both witnessed a senior dog so confused. A terrible, terrible sight. The unfamiliar sounds of an animal shelter, the cries of other dogs is enough to make any animal sad, but for a blind senior the sadness is unbearable,” wrote shelter volunteer Sal Valdepena.

Dara struggles to walk and needs to be examined by a veterinarian. She can barely stand for any length of time. Most likely this poor dog has been neglected and needs to know that humans can offer much more than pain. An adopter would be ideal; a foster home would work too.

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Follow Dora’s Facebook page here. Share Dora’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. For more information, contact the Inland Valley Humane Society and S.P.C.A. 909 623-9777 —
http://www.ivhsspca.org/

(Photos and video of Dara who deserves human kindness courtesy of Sal Valdepena)

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Man arrested after going swimming, leaving dog to suffer in hot car – read more here.

Owner went swimming, dog left in hot truck

 

 

 

 

Veterinarian provided free care to puppy with 3 broken legs thrown from car

In South Elgin, Illinois, a veterinarian provided free care to a seven-month-old puppy found on Sunday afternoon on 1-24 in Eddyville, Kentucky located near the Illinois border. The puppy was found lying in the middle of the road under an overpass. Someone must have thrown her out the window and as she landed flat on the hard pavement, three of her legs were broken in addition to contusions and abrasions.

According to the GoFundMe page, a good Samaritan stopped and picked up the dog now named Trinity. Another local veterinarian wanted a $600 deposit just to examine her.  The surgery and aftercare  were estimated to cost between $10,000 to $12,000.  Rescue group, K-9 Enrichment Initiative had been contacted, and Dr. Adam Conroy decided to take the case on for free.

“The reality is the majority of people would see the financial burden and probably put them down and in some cases this is going to be a lot work on our hands, but to give this dog a fighting chance and taking the financial burden out of it this is why we do it,” stated Dr. Conroy.

Trinity underwent surgery on Wednesday for two of her legs. On Thursday Dr. Conroy will repair the third leg. Funds are now being raised for a custom made cart with wheels so Trinity can become mobile and work on her physical therapy.

Trinity’s latest update included the following information:

“Her first night in the ER cost $1900 for fluid, diagnostics and pain meds (this was at a different vet). We will be covering the costs of her hardware for all of her surgeries and she will need extensive rehab when she is out of casts. 100 percent of the donations used will go to supporting her throughout these surgeries and for her rehab ahead to walk correctly again. She is the most laid back girl and will be up for adoption when she pulls through all of this. I still have the link for the fundraiser up. It is in Pudges bio. We are not out of the woods yet. We’re just starting to walk into them. For good or bad outcome I always appreciate you all supporting me in all of the ways that you do on these animal missions put in front of me.”

This young pup has not complained, whimpered or acted out in pain since she was found.

“While Dr. Conroy explained the damage to her legs and the course of action we would take to return her to a healthy, happy dog, her eyes followed the doctor, she tilted her head as if she was listening and understood. Trinity has soft warm brown eyes filled with sadness, yet at times we can see the mischievous puppy waiting to come out. It took her all of 3 minutes to remove her e cone and then settle into a sleep,” wrote Cynthia Guzman, with the K9 Enrichment Initiative.

Trinity will need a foster home where her caretaker is at home and able to keep her clean, change bandages and love on her with all their heart. Pleas@k9ei.dog.

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Get well soon Trinity.

No one knows who could have done this terrible act of cruelty.

(Photos and videos of dog Dr. Conroy offered free care via GoFundMe and the K9 Enrichment Initiative)

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Man arrested after going swimming, leaving dog to suffer in hot car – read more here.

Owner went swimming, dog left in hot truck

 

 

 

 

Ohio woman blames her kids for puppy starving to death

In Newburgh Heights, Ohio, police aren’t buying the story from a woman who blames her young kids for letting a puppy starve to death by not feeding him. Jasmine Bryant, 28, was arrested on multiple felony animal cruelty charges on Saturday – one day after one of the dogs died.

According to Newburgh Heights Police Department, a five-month-old undernourished puppy named Brownie was at Bryant’s home when officers arrived. The pup struggled to walk and a body camera video worn by the officer showed the dog barely able to stand. Brownie was rushed to a veterinarian for emergency care, but died shortly after his arrival.

Another dog found in the backyard was also too skinny and had no food available. That pup, named Lucky has been taken to the Pepperidge Kennels where he is expected to make a full recovery.

Bryant claimed she works two jobs – sometimes up to 18-hours a day and depended on her two children to feed the dogs. The children aged six and ten years of age are obviously too young to be solely responsible for caring for dogs. Surely Bryant noticed how emaciated the pets looked. She is being charged under Goddard’s Law which increases the penalty for companion animal abuse from a misdemeanor to a felony.

(Photos via NHPD)

Bryant’s case has been bound over to the Cuyahoga County Grand Jury.

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Man arrested after going swimming, leaving dog to suffer in hot car – read more here.

Owner went swimming, dog left in hot truck

Unwanted senior dog in need of help – learn more here.


Incredible horse rescue caught on video – watch it here.

 

 

 

Adorable stray puppies given first ‘euth’ injection saved at last moment

In a rural Georgia animal shelter, no one came to adopt five adorable and healthy puppies. They had been on stray hold for eight days, and their time on earth was ending at 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon. The Australian shepherd mixes were unwanted puppies thrown away as if their lives didn’t matter. Neither one had been given a name. Their innocent lives had already been given the first ‘euth’ injection prior to a poison filled syringe to be jabbed directly into their chest walls.

Their story, however does continue:

“We wish we were never born. We were laid on a cold concrete floor and given the first injection to sedate us. Everything began to feel weird. We couldn’t stand, we felt sleepy and then we fell down and were totally sedated. The vet then came into the room to inject the second shot which would stop our hearts. That didn’t happen. A miracle took place. Our voices were heard.”

Office Manager, Kristin White at McIntosh County Animal Services shared the story of the puppies with Animal Aid USA. Volunteers rushed to the shelter, and from this day forward two lucky puppies will get to grow up and enjoy life – just as it should be. To donate please click here. 

Links and videos to the other three pups saved can be followed here or viewed below.

According to the ASPCA, new data shows decreases in shelter intake and euthanasia of homeless dogs and cats. Although there are still regional disparities, an estimated 3.2 million shelter animals are adopted each year which is up from 2.7 million adoptions in 2011. Please don’t shop for your next best friend. Be sure to spay and neuter.

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(Photos of puppies saved from ‘euth’ Animal Aid USA Facebook)

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Man arrested after going swimming, leaving dog to suffer in hot car – read more here.

Owner went swimming, dog left in hot truck

 

 

 

Box Elder County man hurls cat into road and posted video on Snapchat

A 21-year-old Box Elder County man is currently under investigation for animal cruelty after a disturbing video was posted on Snapchat throwing a cat over a silver vehicle out into the darkness and then laughing about it.

The 12-second video showed a red-haired male identified as Kyle Smith, who allegedly told the investigating officer the incident happened on May 15 and that his decision to throw the cat was a spur of the moment thought. Kyle was charged with Animal Cruelty in a Reckless Manner. His girlfriend, Kylee Allen admitted she was the person who filmed the disturbing incident. The officer’s police report stated the following:

“Kyle then told me that he was initially just playing with the cat, and she [Kylee] had been filming him but he didn’t know. Then the thought came to mind is throw the cat, which he immediately acted on, which after it happened he realized she had recorded him on her Snapchat, and put it on her “Snapchat Story,” which later he found out that someone captured the video from her story and put it on Twitter. I told Kyle that judging by the video and how quick it happened, I don’t believe she really had time to stop him, and for those reasons I don’t find her liable for aiding him in the incident.”

According to KutvNews, the video had been posted over 40,000 times and students at Box Elder High School as well as the community were outraged, while others, even though they all agreed throwing a cat is inappropriate, that the harsh comments on social media have gone too far.

Smith later posted a photo of the cat he says is fine.

There are no excuses for animal cruelty – never.

The video can be viewed at this link.

(Photo of Box Elder County man tossing cat via screenshot Fox News)

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Man arrested after going swimming, leaving dog to suffer in hot car – read more here.

Owner went swimming, dog left in hot truck

 

Man shoots his neighbor’s dog with handgun through window

In Fayette County, West Virginia, a man who shot a lost dog on his porch with his handgun through the window has been charged with animal cruelty. Llyod Gill was arrested on Sunday after deputies were called to a residence in Scarbro after gunshots were fired.

According to Wowktv, Gill had been inside of his home with his pets and shot the lost dog in the chest that had been on his porch. The dog ran off, but officers and the dog’s owner were able to find him alive. Deputies stated the dog was “friendly and approachable” even after suffering the gun shot injuries.

Gill has been released on $2,500 bond. If anyone has any additional information, they are asked to contact the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department at 304.574.3590 or CrimeStoppers of West Virginia at 304.255.STOP.

The dog’s condition is unknown.

(Photo of man who shot dog with handgun via Fayette County Sheriff’s Department)

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Man arrested after going swimming, leaving dog to suffer in hot car – read more here.

Owner went swimming, dog left in hot truck

 


Neglected dog abandoned in parking lot with a note – read more here.

Baiting bears with bacon and donuts and killing cubs soon to be legal

In a total reverse of humane and ethical hunting practices, bears that happen to roam the federal lands of Alaska, will soon be in big trouble as they fight for their lives as hunters lure them to their deaths baiting the animals with bacon and donuts.

According to Reuters, the Trump administration’s  Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, on Tuesday moved to cancel rules that banned hunting methods on federal land in Alaska  animal advocacy groups and conservationists view as inhumane and cruel. Under the proposed changes, hunters could use dogs to hunt bears, kill wolves and pups in their dens, and use motor boats to shoot swimming caribou. Other animals could be shot and killed from airplanes and snowmobiles, and animals could be lured over to awaiting hunters with sweets and poisons.

The Park Service contends the proposal is consistent with states wanting to expand recreational hunting.

“The proposed rule would apply the State of Alaska’s hunting regulations to national preserve lands, with limited exceptions.”

During Obama’s administration in 2015, legislators banned bear-baiting and stated such predatory methods would upset the balance of wildlife and was “inconsistent with federal law authorizing sport hunting in national preserves in Alaska. In addition, the rule also included a ban on sport hunters using artificial lights to enter into black bear dens as a way to surprise them and kill the mother and her cubs as well as banning the trapping of gray wolves during their denning season,

Zinke, however after several meetings with the National Rifle Association and the Safari Club, contends hunters “will be provided opportunity for harvests of wolves, coyotes, bears, and other species as requested by the public.” An environmental assessment to determine the impact on the wildlife population is planned, however supporters state the impact will be negligible. Republicans cheered the actions while Democrats and conservationists condemned the action.

There are believed to be about 30,000 grizzly bears in Alaska and 100,000 black bears.

“This isn’t hunting — it’s slaughter,” Brett Hartl, government affairs director at the Center for Biological Diversity, said in a statement. “Killing wolves and bears in this cruel, unsportsmanlike fashion is outrageous, especially in national wildlife refuges that belong to all Americans.”

Click here to weigh in on the proposal during the public comment period which closes July 23.

You may submit comments, identified by Regulation Identifier Number (RIN) 1024-AE38, by either of the following methods:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
  • Mail or hand deliver to: National Park Service, Regional Director, Alaska Regional Office, 240 West 5th Ave., Anchorage, AK 99501.
  • Instructions: Comments will not be accepted by fax, email, or in any way other than those specified above. All submissions received must include the words “National Park Service” or “NPS” and must include the docket number or RIN (1024-AE38) for this rulemaking. Comments received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided.
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    Herbert C. Frost, Regional Director, Alaska Regional Office, 240 West 5th Ave., Anchorage, AK 99501. Phone (907) 644-3510. Email: AKR_Regulations@nps.gov.

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Man arrested after going swimming, leaving dog to suffer in hot car – read more here.

Owner went swimming, dog left in hot truck

 


Neglected dog abandoned in parking lot with a note – read more here.

 

 

 

 

 

UPDATE: Man beat his dog with bat for eating his Whopper burger

In Dartmouth, Massachusetts, the owner of a dog arrested and charged with animal cruelty is alleged to have beaten his dog with a bat because the pooch ate his Whopper burger. On Friday, a press release posted  on the Dartmouth Police Department’s Facebook,  stated Greg Ostiguy, 50, had been witnessed beating a dog inside of a vehicle with a baseball bat. When authorities arrived, they determined the dog had been injured.

The dog was found in the front seat of the vehicle and noticeably frightened and physically shaking. He was transferred to the Anchor Animal Hospital in Dartmouth and is expected to make a full recovery.

According to the Providence Journal, Ostiguy’s public defender stated her client is a former Marine and suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder  (PTSD). Past criminal records indicate Ostiguy had been convicted of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault on a police officer as well as a past animal cruelty offense.

Bail was set at $5,000 cash and Ostiguy ordered not to own or care for any animals until the case is resolved.

Read previous article here.

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Teacher accused of drowning animals in class has retired – read more here.

Teacher accused of drowning animals has retired

Puppy lost her eye after children allegedly pelted her with rocks – more here.

Puppy loses eye after children pelted her with rocks

 

Dolphins in Bali tourist attraction had teeth removed to keep guests safe

In Bali, Indonesia, dolphins captured and trained at a tourist attraction have had their teeth removed or filed down to ensure tourists were not harmed, leaving the creatures “traumatized.” Other dolphins are forced to jump from the water onto the side of a pool or landing during peak season shows stressing the animals internal organs and causing breathing difficulties.

On an island known for its forested volcanic mountain ranges, white sandy beaches and magnificent coral reefs, exotic animals used for entertaining tourists, are kept in filthy cages and stowed away until show time. On an island known for yoga and meditation, disturbing reports of animal cruelty are being exposed.

According to World Animal Protection, research reports from 26 animal attractions,  Bali, Lombok and Gili Trawangan, reveal the dolphins are kept in pools much too small and have had their teeth either removed or filed down. Chiara Vitali, from World Animal Protection stated:

“Having their teeth removed or filed down would be a very traumatic experience. It would have an effect that lasted for life. “

The report cited two female dolphins and young males had teeth filed down to “flat stumps.” Other teeth were missing. Trainers at the resort claimed the dolphins never grew teeth because they were raised in a pool. Dolphins use their teeth to establish dominance and to help absorb and detect sounds. Researchers state that is impossible. Because of so much publicity and bad press, tourists are not permitted to take photos or videos.

For a fee, tourists are towed out into the water on top of a dolphin’s back while holding onto its fin which may very well damage the animal’s fin if held too tightly.

As Bali grows increasingly popular with tourist trade, more animals suffer. Not one of the 26 animal attractions studied met the needs of the animals. And besides dolphins used for entertainment, are elephant rides,  drugged tigers used for taking photos, as well as orangutans and macaques chained around their necks and forced to perform.

Check out te video of the report by Wildlife Abusement Parks:

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Teacher accused of drowning animals in class has retired – read more here.

Teacher accused of drowning animals has retired

Puppy lost her eye after children allegedly pelted her with rocks – more here.

Puppy loses eye after children pelted her with rocks