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Rescue steps forward to help seriously injured pug

A two-year-old injured pug viciously attacked by other dogs was surrendered on Friday to the Downey Animal Care Center by his owners.  The shelter transferred the seriously injured dog to a private veterinarian where drains were placed in his head to drain the abscesses.

“…swollen dorsal head, possible rupture, abscess, laceration, ventral neck swelling, punctures and serious discharge,” has been included in the dog’s medical update.

On Friday, his family left him at the shelter, and his condition and photos were released by the shelter as they appealed for an approved rescue to help. Animal advocates have been actively sharing this little dog’s plight. On Monday, to the rescue came Leave No Paws Behind, Inc., and even though they have been inundated with medical cases for the last few days and the urgent need for more foster homes,

“… how can we just look away and pretend we did not see this sweet and innocent little fella who is in very critical condition?,” asked rescue founder Toby Wisneski on their Facebook page.  “I saw this post this morning, picked up the phone and yes, this little man will be boarding the LNPB Freedom Ride and will be rushed immediately to the Pet Doctors of Sherman Oaks for immediate medical care and evaluation.”

The dog’s care is expected to be extremely costly, but it is hoped donations will come in to offset some of the medical charges. To donate, please click here.

Updates to follow; this is a developing story and a heartwarming rescue intended to save another innocent life. Please note, there has been no information available at this time as to the attack or the owners concerning this dog.

Read the latest animal news on the National Pet Rescue Facebook page.

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Heartbreaking: Month old puppy’s ear cut off with scissors

In an egregious act of animal cruelty, a one-month-old puppy had to suffer through a cruel person cutting off his right ear with a scissors in Wichita, Kansas. The puppy, now dubbed Brooks, was immediately transferred to an animal hospital on Saturday.

According to the rescue group Beauties and Beasts, a $500 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the responsible person.

“This sweet baby boy is barely over a month old and was brought to the Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Hospital of Wichita after he was found with his right ear cut off with a sharp object that appears to be scissors possibly used in an attempt at a heartless and cruel home crop job. The amazing team at the ER needs to preform surgery ASAP and we need your help to make this happen,” the rescue organization posted on their Facebook page.

When found, the puppy had a gaping wound on the right side of his head. The Wichita Police Department are currently investigating. Information or tips can be submitted to hfraizer@wichita.gov or by sending the rescue a message.

The rescue has appealed to the public to help pay for the medical attention and surgery Brooks requires. Donations can be sent to:

https://www.paypal.me/beautiesandbeastsinc

Www.beautiesandbeasts.org/donate

Checks can be mailed to:
All Dogs Bark-N-Play
CO: Beauties and Beasts
114 S. Pattie
Wichita, KS 67211

Get well soon Brooks.

(Photos of puppy’s ear cut off with scissors from Facebook Beauties and Beasts Rescue)

Read the latest animal news on the National Pet Rescue Facebook.

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Two 13-year-old bears used for their bile freed from cage for first time

Two 13-year-old female bears used for their bile and who had been kept captive all their lives in dark steel barred cages in the Thai Nguyen province of Vietnam have been freed for the first time in their lives. Meet Hoa Tra and Hoa Lan; two lucky bear survivors, who for the first time felt grass under their paws and looked up into the sky to see the sun.

According to  News.com.au, the Asiatic bears were purchased in 2005 as cubs and were repeatedly poked and jabbed with syringes to extract their bile – part of the digestive system produced in the liver. The inhumane and painful procedure includes using a long needle injected into the bear’s abdomen. Often the procedure is carried out in substandard and unhygienic conditions, and the bears are administered huge amounts of antibiotics to keep them alive after infections commonly occur. Meanwhile the animals suffer from painful abscesses and sepsis – not to  mention their psychological problems from being locked up and regularly put through painful procedures.

Reports of bears fitted with “metal jackets” to keep their wounds open, catheters inserted with little or no anesthesia using during the “milking” procedures, emphasize the inhumanity and outright cruelty for these animals. Bear bile is sold on the black market, including Australia and is used to treat everything from sexual inadequacies, cancer to hemorrhoids. There is no scientific proof to prove any effectiveness.  Bear bile contains high levels of ursodeoxycholic acid; in modern times both herbal and synthetic alternatives provide the same medicinal properties.

Fortunately Four Paws Australia, an animal advocacy group was able to convince the owner to release the bears, even though he has denied using them to extract their bile that has since become illegal in the country in 2005. At least 900 bears remain caged in private bile farms across the country. In China, the illicit industry continues to flourish.

Rescuers have been placed in a tenuous position as they don’t want to discourage bear owners from turning over their bears, and therefore have made it a practice not to criticize. And so it came to be when Hoa Tra and Hoa Lan were sedated, carried from their cages and given a full medical examination. Besides their paws having been covered with thick skin, severe dental problems from chewing on the bars from malnutrition and boredom, these two bears have joined eight other rescued bears at the Ninh Binh sanctuary.

Check out the freedom video for Hoa Tra and Hoa Lan from Four Paws Australia. Here they are playing together for the first time in their lives and actually enjoying each other. Bears are just so forgiving. No warnings needed to view  – just watch and smile.

Read previous coverage of the bile bears here.

Read the latest animal news on the National Pet Rescue Facebook.

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Unlikely and adorable friends share a wonderful hug


A sweet reunion sure to make you smile!

Update on thug who laughed as he mowed down herd of emus in 4-wheeler

The young thug who laughed hysterically as he videoed himself purposely mowing down at least ten emus in a small town in South Australia was arrested on Friday. Jacob Macdonald, 20, has been identified as the alleged driver running the flightless birds over with his four-wheel-drive vehicle at more than 70 mph along a dirt road.

According to Australian Broadcasting Corp (ABCNews), Macdonald has been charged with four animal cruelty offenses, speeding and using his cellphone while behind the wheel of a vehicle. The 40-second video quickly went viral and had been posted on Facebook in order to help identify the person responsible for the egregious action and report the thug to authorities. At least ten emus were killed as they frantically tried to run for their lives.

“As the emus fell one-by-one MacDonald counted ‘one, two, three’ when each bird was hit. “This is f***ing great. I’ve got that one too … and that one!,” could be heard in the video.

The South Australian RSPCA had been notified and asked the public not to publicly shame suspects before charges had been levied. While trying to identify the alleged animal abuser, two other men had been mistakenly named and became victims of sharp criticism and ridicule.

In an interview with the West Australian, Macdonald stated the video was only meant for this friends, and it was no longer funny.

“It’s the biggest stuff up of my life. I’m not proud of it,” he stated.

He is scheduled to appear in court in Victoria in November.

Read the previous article.

A link to the Graphic and Disturbing video can be found here.

Read the latest animal news on the National Pet Rescue Facebook page.

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Unlikely and adorable friends share a wonderful hug


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Thug laughed as he purposely mowed down helpless emus in 4-wheeler

A young thug laughed hysterically as he videoed himself purposely mowing down at least ten emus in a small town in South Australia on Thursday. Jacob Macdonald, 20, has been identified as the alleged driver running the flightless birds over with his four-wheel-drive vehicle.

Soon after the video was posted and Macdonald was identified as the culprit, he deleted his social media accounts. The video was posted to Facebook by Fabio Galletti and showed a man wearing a cap and sunglasses clearly enjoying himself as he sped down the dirt road at 75 mph and counted down each bird after he ran them over during the 40 second massacre. Galletti stated he did not take the video, has nothing to do with the people involved, but wanted those involved to be identified and reported to authorities.

“As the emus fell one-by-one MacDonald counted ‘one, two, three’ when each bird was hit. “This is f***ing great. I’ve got that one too … and that one!,” could be heard in the video.

Friends say Macdonald “went off the rails” after his latest breakup with his girlfriend. According to  Daily Mail Australia, Macdonald defended his actions for killing the birds he referred to as a “mob” stating the emu population had been out of control and destroying local crops because they had been scavenging for food. He also contended the birds had been suffering from diseases and needed to be killed.

As social pressure increased and more people helped to identify Macdonald, he admitted he was wrong and tried to tell people he had never made any animal suffer before this. Police have confirmed Macdonald has been interviewed and is expected to be charged with aggravated animal cruelty, tormenting animals, destruction of protected wildlife and a number of vehicle and traffic related offenses including using a cellphone while driving.

The disturbing video can be viewed here. CAUTION: The video is extremely graphic.

The RSPCA South Australia continues to investigate.

Read the latest animal news on the National Pet Rescue Facebook page.

Yesterday in the news: Woman allegedly hit dog, dragging him to his death, and then went to restaurant without checking on pup she hit. The story here.

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Dog refuses to leave shelter without her best friend


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Millions of chickens and thousands of pigs drowned from Hurricane Florence

Millions of chickens and thousands of pigs drowned in Hurricane Florence flooding in North Carolina, and animal casualties continue to rise as more farmers have been returning to their property and surveying the catastrophic damage.

According to the Evening Standard, the number of waste lagoons continue to increase. The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services estimate 3.4 million chickens and turkeys died with 5,500 hogs perishing in the flood waters. Some farmers, in preparation for the anticipated flooding moved their animals to higher ground, but the flood conditions exceeded all estimates.

In a press release, Sanderson Farms from Monday, the company announced there had been no human injuries or loss of life.

“Out of 880 broiler houses in North Carolina, 60 have flooded. Another six houses experienced damage and will be unable to house broilers until repairs are made. In addition to the affected broiler houses, four breeder houses out of a total of 92 in North Carolina flooded. At this point, none of the Company’s 33 pullet houses have reported serious damage. As a result of these losses, the Company estimates that approximately 1.7 million head of broiler chickens out of an average live inventory of approximately 20 million head, ranging in age from six days to sixty-two days, were destroyed as a result of flooding. In addition, approximately thirty farms, housing approximately 211,000 chickens per farm, in the Lumberton, North Carolina, area are isolated by flood waters and the Company is unable to reach those farms with feed trucks. Losses of live inventory could escalate if the Company does not regain access to those farms.”

Sanderson Farms is one of the largest poultry producers in North Carolina.

Perdue Farms reported partial losses of two of their chicken farms and stated that they had moved birds from low-lying areas before the storm. The flooding damage far surpassed expectations.

Out of 9 million hogs born and raised in North Carolina, 5,500 pigs drowned in flooding as farm buildings filled up with water. The slow moving storm is responsible for 16 rivers overflowing with more anticipated today. According to CNN reports, at least 25 hog lagoons containing animal feces and urine have suffered damage or have completely breached. The North Carolina Pork Council stated they moved thousands of animals to higher ground.

Check out the following video:

(Video and photos of pigs drowned via Daniel Turbert Facebook)

(More photos of chickens drowned via Mandy Lee Facebook)

Read the latest animal news on the National Pet Rescue Facebook.

Dog refuses to leave shelter without her best friend


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Property owner kills 3 bear cubs going after beehive for honey

A property owner in Tamworth, New Hampshire shot and killed three bear cubs on Wednesday for going after his beehive for honey.  It’s as if the mother of the bear and her cubs have knowledge of what belongs to whom. Not understanding that, the cubs tragically paid with their lives.

According to the Concord Monitor, the bear cubs had been going after his chickens and beehive for days. New Hampshire state law allows a person to kill wild animals on their property if they are damaging  crops or domestic animals. According to New Hampshire Fish and Game information, however the state will provide property owners with appropriate fencing and other preventive measures to keep the bears from becoming nuisances and putting their lives at risk.

September 1 marked the beginning of bear hunting season in New Hampshire – the department refers to hunting as “bear management.”

“Bears may be hunted over bait, by stalking or with hounds. The statewide bear population has experienced modest growth over the past two decades and is at approximately 6,100 animals. The population is strong throughout the state and abundant hunting opportunities exist in most areas.”

Follow the latest animal news on the National Pet Rescue Facebook page.

Dog rescued after 10 miserable years on a chain


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Intentionally starved ‘Champ’ brings hope for change in animal cruelty laws

Champ, the intentionally starved dog, continues to flourish at his Maryland foster home. After four-and-a-half-weeks, he has gained 30 pounds – with another 30 to go, but what a difference. He loves his walks, he loves to roll in the grass, and he carefully watches for any scraps to fall from the kitchen counter.

Who can believe this is the Laurens, South Carolina dog whose photo of him curled up in the dirt starving, near death and crawling with maggots went viral? Animal advocates were outraged as Champ’s terrible story of abuse and neglect unraveled. His journey began on August 14 when he was rescued.

“His heartbreaking story is that he is the victim of a breakup,” Rescue Dogs Rock NYC co-founder Jackie O’Sullivan posted on the organization’s social media page. “… since ‘he was not her dog’, she fed her dogs but not Champ.”

The Justice for Champ Facebook page has garnered nearly 48,000 fans who have been following the dog’s recovery. His photos  tell his story. From the shiny coat, to the friendly outings with other dogs he meets along the way to the hugs and smiles he gives to his foster parents, Champ is a survivor. It is the story of a dog who nearly died, was saved by Rescue Dogs Rocks NYC; and look at him now!

Not only does Champ bring hope that elected officials will see some of the “before” and “after” photos and enact stricter animal cruelty punishments, but also pass new laws prohibiting chaining and legislate to set reasonable  and humane standards of care for all companion animals.

Check out Champ’s video to see where his heartbreaking story started and where he is today. Champ is the hope for the abused, neglected and abandoned.

Keep up with the latest animal news by following the National Pet Rescue on Facebook.

Previous coverage of Champ here.

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Neighbor slams woman’s pet duck to the ground for scaring him

In Miami-Dade County, a woman from Kendall said her neighbor killed her pet duck because he felt threatened by the animal.  The duck, named “Ma Pato”, had been Melina Ocampo’s pet for the last four years and no one from the neighborhood ever complained.

Ma Pato would waddle around near the lake at the community where Ocampo lived and eventually return home. It wasn’t until a few weeks ago when another neighbor Madelaine Jorge noticed a man and a woman near the duck and recorded a video of the man slamming the duck to the ground. Initially the woman kicked the duck, and then the man picked Ma Pato up by her neck and slammed her into the ground.

Ocampo found her pet duck dead and contacted the police. According to authorities the neighbor said the duck had attacked them. Sadly, Ocampo picked up the lifeless body of her pet. No charges have been filed.

Check out the video at the link below. CAUTION – very graphic and upsetting.

https://www.local10.com/video/video-shows-neighbors-attacking-pet-duck

Read the latest animal news on the National Pet Rescue Facebook page.

These adorable best friends are sure to make you smile!


These unlikely friends are too adorable for words

Beagle pup was tied to a pole and beaten in Bronx

A four-month-old beagle puppy was tied to a pole and beaten in the Bronx on Monday. According to the rescue organization that stepped up when Animal Care Centers of New York City called to help, the adorable little pooch suffered “severe injuries.”

On Monday, the Looking Glass Rescue, posted the puppy’s photo and shocking details as supplied by the shelter.

” We have this super cute and sad puppy that we are hoping to get out of here as soon as possible, possibly from trauma. The police officers who brought him said that someone called and said they witnessed the dog being beat and ties(sic)  to a pole. Unfortunately, there is not enough evidence to pursue a cruelty investigation.”

EENT: Droopy eyes, cannot open right eye, severe periocular swelling OU, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted

CBC:
1-Anemic-r/o normal for puppy vs. blood loss vs. anemia of chronic dz unlikely
2-Leukocytosis:
-Lymphocytosis-r/o normal puppy
vs.inflammation/infection vs. other
-Monocytosis
-Eosinophilia”

Additional medical information about the puppy was also included.

The president of the rescue, Jody Harris-Stern, is now caring for the puppy renamed Cleo. She suffers from severe facial swelling, an abscess on top of her head extending down to her eye, a fractured bone under her eye and “symmetrical breaks” in her cheeks likely caused by blunt trauma. The puppy also has cuts and wounds on her head, neck and shoulders.

“WE WILL  STOP AT NOTHING TO GET THIS BABY FIXED UP. WE NEED YOUR HELP. NOT SUGARCOATING THIS – HE WILL NEED A LOT OF TESTING WHICH MEANS $$$$.
PACK, WE NEED YOU NOW MORE THAN EVER…IVAN NEEDS YOU. PLEASE DONATE WHAT YOU CAN,” Jody posted on the organization’s Facebook page.

Fortunately Cleo is a little fighter reports NbcNewYork. Her medical bills have already surpassed $5,000. To help please click here.

Read the latest animal news on the National Pet Rescue Facebook page.

These adorable best friends are sure to make you smile!


These unlikely friends are too adorable for words