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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.”

Video #1

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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Smiling owner surrenders full term pregnant dog to Texas high kill shelter

When an owner in Texas carried his full term pregnant dog into a high kill shelter with the tether still attached to her neck, the man smiled. Volunteers at the shelter stated the owner acted as if he was a proud father to be, and there he was adding to the over population in a world of unwanted puppies.

Shortly after the dog’s surrender, the unborn puppies were gone. A volunteer fills in the heartbreaking blanks:

 “Like a proud father, he surrenders his pregnant dog with a tether still attached to her neck. She must have been raped unable to escape. Smiling, his gift to the overpopulation and constant killing of dogs. At full term she was spayed and her babies are now gone. The death is not over, 21 dogs now sit waiting to be killed today, including her!”

Fort Worth Animal Care and Control 
Ask for information about animal ID 38966114

On Sunday,  the dog was tagged BY Urgent Animals of Fort Worth. Please donate via PayPal at https://www.paypal.me/UAFW

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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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Pit bull and his owner still living a nightmare after 3 1/2 years

An ongoing case in Charlottesville, Virginia has pit bull lovers and animal advocates across the nation and around the world up in arms. Toni Stacy and her pit bull Niko have been living a nightmare since December 2014 when Niko was seized by the Albemarle County Animal Control in Virginia.  He has been imprisoned for three and a half years  based on allegations that he killed a cat.

According to Toni and other witnesses, it all started when Niko accidentally escaped from his home. Toni chased after him and found him at a neighbor’s house. The neighbor claimed her cat was dead, and Niko was the guilty one. However, no one saw the dog kill the senior cat, and there were no puncture wounds on the cat’s body, nor was there blood anywhere on Niko’s mouth to indicate he had attacked and killed another animal.  The cat was never taken to the vet nor was a necropsy performed to prove Niko was the killer.

Despite lack of evidence, Niko was deemed vicious and locked up in December of 2014. And he is still there today. The case has gone through the appeals process and is now awaiting a hearing in the Supreme Court of Virginia. According to Toni Stacy, Niko’s owner, who has owned the dog him since he was seven-weeks-old and he grew up alongside a four-year-old child and other animals, has never once showed any signs of aggression toward anyone. To prove Niko’s innocence further, Toni had him assessed by a dog behaviorist who also deemed Niko as non-aggressive.

However, the Albemarle County Animal Control Office is standing strong on labeling Niko a dangerous dog and want him killed. Many rescues have offered to take Niko in, but he is refused his freedom. To inflict further pain and suffering on Niko, he is no longer allowed out of his kennel for exercise thanks to a decision handed down by the Director of Animal Control. When Niko first arrived at the Charlottesville /Albemarle SPCA, he was allowed out of his cage for walks and play time with Toni. He was suffering from so much anxiety he needed to be medicated. Toni was only allowed to visit him once a week and when she did, Niko just looked at her through the cage and cried, his spirit broken and his anguish obvious.

This was nothing short of animal cruelty; keeping a dog in a cage all day and night. Even if a dog is accused of a crime, they still deserve to be treated humanely and their physical and emotional needs met. Human prisoners who have committed far more heinous crimes than allegedly killing a cat, are allowed time in the exercise yard. Why should a dog, another living being not be allowed these same allowances?

According to Toni Stacy and her attorney Elliott Harding, they went to court on March 29, 2018 and unfortunately, they did not win their case in the appellate court. However, they are appealing to the Supreme Court. On a good note, Toni did get outside visits granted for Niko when she visits him, and is allowed to take him out into the exercise yard.

Niko’s case is eerily like the case of Tony the Pit Bull in Clifton, Arizona who was executed in 2012 based on zero evidence that he killed a neighbor’s dog. He was made the scapegoat since he was a pit bull when all evidence pointed to a coyote killing the dog.  Once again there were no witnesses and no medical evidence linking the dog to the crime.

Many are taking a stand for Niko and have launched a petition on his behalf on Change.org

https://www.change.org/p/supreme-court-of-virginia-please-over-turn-niko-s-death-sentence

https://www.facebook.com/groups/prayersforniko/.

This injustice is happening repeatedly not only in this country but all over the world.  There is a certain breed specific prejudice and hysteria taking place which is causing countless dogs to be killed and the rights of their owners totally disregarded.

 

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Rare Kemps Ridley turtle strangled by string from beach chair

On Saturday morning, the Fort Morgan Share the Beach Facebook page posted a heartbreaking photo of a Kemps Ridley turtle lying upside down on the edge of the ocean, strangled to death by the string of a beach chair around its neck.

“This Kemps Ridley which is on the endangered list was found this morning with this chair around its neck. This makes me so mad. How many hundreds of times do we have to ask people to pick their stuff up? It should just be common decency. I think I am going to print this out and carry it with me the next time I have to ask,” the Facebook post added beneath the photo.

According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Kemps Ridley Sea Turtle is classified as critically endangered.

“REASONS FOR CURRENT STATUS: The decline of this species is primarily due to human activities, including the direct harvest of adults and eggs and incidental capture in commercial fishing operations. Today, under strict protection, we are cautiously optimistic that the population is on its way to recovery.”

The beach chair had been in the water for awhile since it had barnacles on it, and most likely the turtle became entangled while out in the ocean, but that doesn’t exclude the responsibility visitors and beach goers have for cleaning up their belongings and trash before they leave.

Sadly, this endangered turtle’s death was 100 percent avoidable. When will humans learn to respect those with whom we share our planet? Please share this everywhere and hope it makes a difference.

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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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Over two dozen French bulldog puppies rescued from back of sweltering truck

Two Houston men have been jailed and charged with animal cruelty after authorities rescued more than two dozen French bulldog puppies from the back cargo area of a sweltering truck on Thursday. Adam Darwish, 19, and Mahmoud Eid, 18, were arrested and transferred to a Texarkana jail.

According to WloxNews13, the Texas Department of Public Safety troopers stopped a Penske moving truck Darwish and Eid had been driving for a traffic violation. Troopers noticed the roll gate in the back of the truck was partially opened and when they walked to the rear of the vehicle to investigate, found 14 pet crates holding 28 French bulldog puppies. There was no food or water available for the puppies and temperatures registered up to 121 degrees. The puppies were struggling to breathe – one pup had already died.

Animal control officers were called, and the puppies were rushed to a nearby school where officials tried to cool them down before transporting them to a local veterinarian hospital.

The puppies are not expected to be available for adoption until the investigation is completed reported the Texarkana Gazette. Darwish and Eid are charged with 28 counts of animal cruelty.Bail was set at $2,500 on each of the 28 misdemeanor counts. Both defendants have been released on bond.

(Photo of puppies screenshot via 13 News)

 

 

 

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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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