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Justice demanded: Owner watched dog suffer day after day

Justice has to prevail in another heartbreaking case of animal cruelty in South Texas. Rescue Dogs Rock NYC helped to rescue Cami from her tormented life on Monday; her owners watched their nameless dog suffer day after day.

When her story of abject neglect began is unknown, but as her medical condition spiraled to near death, neighbors rallied animal advocates in the area begging for help.

“Skin and bones and never fed by her owners,” wrote co-founder of the rescue organization, Stacey Silverstein. “Her skin is like cement from pure and utter neglect for months, hairless! She has one of the worst cases of mange we have ever seen in our years in rescue.”

Neighbors had tried to feed Cami and watched with tears in their eyes as the loyal dog would take cover in a well just to escape the harsh weather outside where she lived. Often she would lie on the front mat of her home, and she thought her owners loved her. Never was she allowed in  the house.

“What a pathetic and sad existence of this ‘no name dog’ ,” Stacey added on Facebook Tuesday morning. “Finally the neighbors couldn’t stand looking at her anymore and called a fellow rescuer for help, who in turn, asked us to help.”

And now Cami’s story is perhaps even more heartbreaking as her callous owners watched from their living room window as dog fought not to leave her horrible home; obviously thinking this was her family even though they treated her like trash.

Cami has been transferred to the organization’s veterinary partners and is now receiving life saving treatment. This dog’s nightmare is over.  A complaint has been filed with the local sheriff’s office and all veterinarian records will be forwarded to prove the dog’s severe neglect.

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(Photos and video of justice needed for Cami courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

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Horribly neglected dogs rescued from a hoarder’s home – read more here.

neglected dogs seized from hoarder's home

 


Baby seal spotted with a knife – read more here.

Baby seal in Hawaii spotted playing with fishing knife

A baby seal in Hawaii was spotted this week playing in the shallow waters with a fishing knife. On Tuesday, the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources reminded the  public to be sure to dispose of trash properly.

On the organization’s Facebook page, a video showed the seal pup diving near the rocks and moments later, surfaced with an orange fishing knife in its mouth. The baby seal, named Manu’iwa, is a monk seal recently weaned from his mother. Of course, there was grave concern the pup could have harmed himself; he is currently being monitored by The Marine Mammal Center at Kailua-Kona.

“There was real concern that the seal pup might swallow the knife,” stated the officer who captured the incident on video in a statement earlier in the day. “It’s a reminder to all of us to properly dispose of our trash and not to leave it on Hawaii’s beaches…”

At one point the seal dropped the knife under the rocks; the knife was later found. According to animal experts, it is very important for  young seals not to have human interactions so they can learn to be wild animals and exist on their own.

NOAA’s Office of National Marine Fisheries asks people to report all monk seal sightings to your island’s Marine Mammal Response Coordinator:

Oahu: 808-220-7802
Kauai: 808-651-7668
Molokai: 808-553-5555
Maui / Lanai: 808-292-2372
Hawaii Island – East: 808-756-5961
Hawaii Island – West: 808-987-0765

(Photo and video of baby seal courtesy of the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources)

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There have been too many times when animals have been rescued from having been entangled in fishing nets, crap traps, fishing line and materials that dig into their bodies. The Hawaiian monk seal has been on the endangered list since 1976 and is currently listed as the most endangered seal in the United States. Statistics suggest less than 1,100 Hawaiian monk seals are left, and a newborn pup only has a one-in-five chance of making it to adulthood.

Fortunately this little guy has another chance. If you see something – report it.

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Jealous ex-boyfriend hurled little dog into a wall – read the tragic story here.

Jealous man killed ex-girlfriend's dog


Dog was like a statue after being covered in tar – read the story here.

Horse repeatedly kicked by owner after collapsing in Havasu Fall hike

A group of hikers on a tour in Havasu Canyon witnessed a horse repeatedly kicked after it collapsed on a trail on Thursday. The owner tried getting the horse back on its feet – still burden laden, and when that didn’t work, is alleged to have kicked the horse in the face.

More than 20,000 people annually visit this remote part of the Grand Canyon in Arizona which belongs to the Havasupai tribe. For years animal advocates have complained about the mistreatment of many of the hundreds of  horses, burros and mules used to carry heavy loads up and down the canyon every day. The treatment of these animals is abusive and cruel.

A series of photos, posted on the SAVE Havasupai Horses Facebook have been gaining viral attention. Under the photos the following comments were added to the already disturbing images.

“SAVE received the following photos this afternoon, from a group of hikers who were in Havasu Canyon YESTERDAY, 4/19/18. After the horse collapsed, the owner tried getting it up to its feet. When that failed, HE BEGAN KICKING THE ANIMAL IN THE FACE.”

Susan Ash, SAVE Foundation founder had the following to add:

“A common rebuttal to our posts showing the abuse to Havasupai pack animals is that these are singular “isolated incidents” and “not the norm.” We’ve never denied that there are good wranglers/packers in Supai who treat their animals well and care for them. The amount of photos, videos and tourists’ testimony proving that this abuse is much more common than a few “isolated incidents.” however is astounding.”

The person who witnessed this terrible scene and took the photos is filing a complaint with the BIA.

To learn more and how you can help, please click here.

“Please see  website havasupaihorses.org and then call the BIA. The governor of Arizona. Legislators. And keep calling. Tell every single person you know.”

(Photos of horses in Havasu Falls hike via Facebook)

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Kangaroo in zoo died after tourists threw bricks to make it hop

A kangaroo at a zoo in South China has died after tourists threw bricks at the animal in its enclosure to make it hop. Another kangaroo was injured.

According to the South China Morning Post, a 12-year-old female kangaroo suffered a severely injured foot after a visitor hit the marsupial with bricks and concrete rocks on February 28 at the Fuzhou Zoo located in the Fujian Province. The kangaroo died a few days later; a veterinarian necropsy revealed the animal died of a ruptured kidney after being hit by the heavy objects.

And as if the death of the kangaroo wasn’t enough for zoo officials to change the venue to make it safer for animals, a few weeks later, a five-year-old kangaroo suffered similar injuries the same way. Visitors to the zoo have been known to provoke the kangaroos to watch the animals hop.

There have been no reports of any arrests, however the zoo stated they would look into installing security cameras to deter visitors in the future from harming the animals. Sadly China zoos have few regulations to protect animals.

(Photos screenshots via Strait Metropolitan Post and website Fuzhou Zoo)

Read a prior article about China zoo cruelty here.

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Nine breeder dogs found stuffed in a small cage that was dumped in an alley – read more here.

Caged breeder dogs dumped in an alley

 

Half-dozen puppies in Texas dried well discovered with no food or water

In a rural area of South Texas, the rescue of a litter of puppies discovered living in a dried well with no food or water is currently underway. Rescue Dogs Rock NYC were called early Thursday morning to help; it was an urgent life-saving plea; and to make the situation even more dire has been the absence of the mother dog.

“PUPPIES IN A WELL WITH NO FOOD OR WATER. WHERE IS MOM ?! We do not know,” co-founder of the rescue organization Stacey Silverstein posted on Facebook updating animal advocates and followers of the dangerous situation. “We cannot leave these innocent puppies to die a slow death as they fight to stay alive in the cold, dirt, inside a well in the middle of nowhere.”

The puppies are beginning to leave the well area and are wandering away. In a deserted area like this, there is the fear of the puppies being attacked and killed by coyotes.

At this time the medical condition of the puppies is unknown. There are at least six puppies. Volunteers are desperately trying to locate the mother. volunteers will stay until all are safely removed and transferred to the organization’s partner veterinarian hospital where they will be examined and treated.

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(Photos of puppies found in dried well courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

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Nine breeder dogs found stuffed in a small cage that was dumped in an alley – read more here.

Caged breeder dogs dumped in an alley

What a sad face: Left behind when his family moved away

What a sad face. Sadly, there isn’t much known about this sweet older pup, who has been described as a shepherd, collie and Labrador retriever mix. His story at the Davidson County Animal Shelter begins here:

“Shelter Mom can’t tell you much about me and what she does know probably won’t get me rescued. My people moved back to Mexico and couldn’t take me. Animal Control brought me the shelter.”

For days this depressed dog refused to eat and a bowl of untouched kibble remained in the corner of his kennel cage.

“…So she brought me a bowl of soft food – ate every bite; turns out I have no teeth to speak of except my two canines.”

The veterinarian tech thinks this sweet senior may have been chewing on something metal that ruined his teeth. He is not neutered and eight or nine years old. Is there a rescue that can help this poor guy? Surely he deserves better than what has happened and where he now waits for his family to return.

Please share this dog’s plight with friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. This senior needs help. Follow his Facebook page here.

CONTACT:

DCASrescue@gmail.com

Davidson County Animal Shelter
490 Glendale Rd
Lexington NC 27292

(Photo of dog with sad face Donna Grooms)

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Nine breeder dogs found stuffed in a small cage that was dumped in an alley – read more here.

Caged breeder dogs dumped in an alley

 

 

Lawmakers consider ban on killing dogs or cats for food

House lawmakers will consider an amendment to the farm bill on Wednesday on whether to bar individuals from killing dogs or cats for food. The new provision would make it illegal for all Americans to “knowingly slaughtering a dog or cat for human consumption.”

According to the Bloomberg Politics, the ruling would institute penalties for killing dogs or cats for food as well as being a participant in any commercial activity related to the slaughter of animals considered household pets. Three states currently ban the practice – New Jersey, New York and California.

The bill, introduced by Jeff Denham (R. Calif.) of the House Agriculture Committee, would subject violators to prison time and fines. Florida Representative Alcee Hastings (D) introduced similar legislation and currently has 239 co-sponsors as of March.

The Humane Society of the United States urge animal advocates and American citizens to act:

“Please urge your U.S. Representative to support the inclusion of four animal welfare bills: the PAST Act (H.R. 1847), the PACE Act (H.R. 4202), the PAWS Act (H.R. 909/S. 322) and the Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act (H.R. 1406) in the Farm Bill. These four bills already have tremendous bipartisan support and the Farm Bill is an ideal vehicle to get them passed through the House.

Please also urge your Representative to oppose the inclusion of Rep. Steve King’s dangerous anti-states’ rights bills, H.R. 4879/H.R. 3599, that could undercut the will of the people and force state and localities to allow the sale of dangerous and inhumanely-produced products.”

Take Action:

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Please take a moment to call your U.S. Representative now.Look up your legislator’s phone number. You can say, “As your constituent, I urge you to ensure three critical animal protection bills—the PAST Act on horse soring, the PACE Act on animal fighting, the PAWS Act on domestic violence against pets and the Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act—are included in the Farm Bill. Please also ensure that Rep. Steve King’s legislation—H.R. 4879 and H.R. 3599—is not included. King’s legislation poses a very real threat to animals, consumers, and states’ rights across the country.”

 

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Adorable therapy dog cheers on Boston Marathon runners – read more here.

Video of woman dumping dogs on dead end street goes viral

A heartbreaking scene caught on video by a Good Samaritan on Friday in San Antonio, showed a woman dumping four dogs on a dead end street. The dogs did not want to get out of the car, and the woman recording the video could be heard pleading with the other woman to take the dogs to Animal Control Services instead of just abandoning them. Even after asking for directions, the woman continued to pull the dogs out of the vehicle. With all the dogs just wandering around in an unfamiliar setting, the woman left.

The Good Samaritan called 311, after telling the woman she fosters for the shelter, and there is a stiff fine for animal abandonment and neglect; which is a Class A misdemeanor. The woman has not been named.

The female suspect was not driving the vehicle seen in the video, and the driver of the car is not a suspect, according to  the ACS spokeswoman Lisa Norwood. The suspect has since turned herself into authorities and went back to get the fourth dog, Animal Services were unable to trap.

“We share this information with you now for 3 main reasons:
1. If you are unable to care for your pets – please reach out to our organization. Dumping animals is ILLEGAL and there are serious consequences for this action.

2. These dogs have clearly had a very rough day. They appear to be friendly, seem to get along with each other, and most importantly, are in need of love and proper care. If you are able to open your home for at least one of these dogs by either adopting or fostering, please reach out to us.

3. If you see something, say something. We would not have been able to respond as quickly as we did if the Good Samaritan had not contacted 311 first. Always contact 311 and provide them with as much information as possible when you see any form of animal ordinance violation.”

Two of the dogs have already been adopted, and the other two are in need of temporary foster homes. If interested in helping, contact  ACS via email at acsrescue-foster@sanantonio.gov and those interested in adopting can call 210-207-6666 or email acsadoptions@sanantonio.gov. The dogs’ animal ID numbers can be found on ACS’ Facebook page.

Never think reporting suspected animal cruelty falls on deaf ears. The ACS is thankful for the information.

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Adorable therapy dog cheers on Boston Marathon runners – read more here.

 

 

 

 

 

Iowa city suspends police killing feral cats after public outrage

In Jefferson, Iowa, after public outrage and pressure from animal welfare organizations, city administrators suspended the city’s practice of trapping and fatally shooting feral cats on Thursday. A city ordinance permitted residents to use traps from the police department to capture the cats. Police officers would pick up the traps, determine if the cats were feral and shoot them.

According to WhotvNews, Jefferson City Councilman Matt Wetrich, stated feral cats can damage the ecosystem by killing millions of birds in the country and defended the idea of shooting cats. The cats shot had been deemed “unadoptable” while other cats had been moved to the animal shelter and made available to new homes.

The city code states officers can “humanely destroy feral cats,” but debate has increased whether shooting cats is humane. The Animal Rescue League of Iowa states the code also says this should not be a routine practice, however the ARL stated the Jefferson police use this method about once a month.

“If it’s their policy that you judge a cat you pick up to be unadoptable, that becomes routine” said Scott Wilson, the ARL’s Animal Welfare Coordinator.

The council argued that boarding cats in shelters and euthanizing them by more humane methods is more expensive than shooting them. The ARL, along with the Animal Protection and Education Charity, asked the city to implement spay, neuter and release programs which have been proven to be more effective.

“If you take the cats out of the community, more cats are going to fill the void; it’s just a natural function. If there’s a good environment for cats, cats are going to come in. Where if you have an existing colony that is not breeding, it’ll keep new cats from entering the colony, but the colony will slowly, over time, die out” said Wilson.

A city review could take 18 months to complete and get the new program operative.  For now the city is looking to temporarily house up to 30 cats and raise money for a new shelter.

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California man accused of stealing and burning his mom’s pit bull – read more here.
Man accused of burning his mother's pit bull

 

 

 

Man’s best friend?: Clark left to die in dumpster behind school

If dog’s are man’s best friend, how could it be that someone abandoned Clark by tossing him into a dumpster in a rural corner of Blakely, Georgia? The terrified pup was left after having been tossed in the trash behind an elementary school while closed for Spring Break. Had it not been for a teacher who had come to work in her classroom, Clark would have died.

Welcome Clark to the Blakely Animal Shelter. Shelter volunteer Debbie begins his heartbreaking story:

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Clark’s body language shows a defeated dog. He makes little to no contact and is terrified. When he was rescued and brought to the shelter, he retreated to the corner of his kennel, hung his head low and barely moved.

“He is terrified of people but I did get a small amount of eye contact and a half a tail wag,” wrote Debbie Wise McDonald on the Friends of the Blakely Animal Shelter Facebook page. “Have I mentioned lately that we humans don’t deserve the far superior creatures known as ‘Man’s Best Friend’? They may be our best friend, but we sure aren’t theirs.”

If you know who put Clark in the dumpster, message Debbie. All information will be kept confidential.

(Photo of ‘man’s best friend’ courtesy of Friends of Blakely Animal Shelter freeze shot)

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California man accused of stealing and burning his mom’s pit bull – read more here.
Man accused of burning his mother's pit bull