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Paralyzed with fear: Can someone help Juno?

Paralyzed with fear, Juno shivers in the corner of her kennel cage at the Harris County Animal Shelter in Houston, Texas. According to volunteers, the young stray is beyond terrified; the loud noises, the strange smells and the shock of a new environment have completely broken her spirit.

Picked up as a stray on January 19, Juno is heartworm negative and desperate to leave the shelter. Check out her video here. Poor gal won’t even pick up her head to look at anyone:

Click here for Juno’s PetHarbor adoption listing. “I am a female, black and white Setter/retriever. The shelter staff think I am about 2 years old. I have been at the shelter since Jan 19, 2018.” Follow Juno’s Facebook page here. Share this young dog’s plight with family, friends, approved rescue organizations and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. Make sure to reference A500779.

For additional information, contact:

Harris County Animal Shelter
612 Canino Rd. Houston, TX 77076
Monday-Friday 1pm-5:30pm, Saturday-Sunday 11am-3:30pm
281-999-3191

( Adopt, foster or donate to attract rescue:
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100% of your donation goes directly to the non-profit rescue that saves the animal. If they aren’t rescued, your donation is promptly refunded. Please note the animal’s ID or name in the notes section while checking out)

(Photo and video of Juno paralyzed with fear courtesy of Houston & Harris County Animal Volunteers)

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Dog struck with machete just for being homeless

In the southernmost tip of Texas lies the Rio Grande Valley. Known to be an area where irresponsible owners toss their dogs aside,  the homeless and frightened dogs scavenge for scraps of food. Ironically the dogs too often pay the ultimate price with their lives – for having been abandoned by the families they loved.

A crew of dockworkers at the sea port have engaged lately in a brutal, inhumane practice. The men are slashing the dogs with machetes. Had it not been for a compassionate worker on Sunday morning, Merlin’s story would have already ended. When the Good Samaritan saw the dog, she rushed him to the nearest veterinarian.  She didn’t know what else to do. That doctor reached out to Rescue Dogs Rock NYC and asked if they could help.

Merlin is now receiving the best of care, however his injuries almost “severed him in two.” He will be undergoing surgery.

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(Photos of Merlin via Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

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Dog gnawed off own leg to free himself!

 


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Frightened pup crawls in shelter play yard: What happened to Daisy?

In the play yard of the City of San Bernardino Animal Control, a very frightened pup literally crawled along the fenced lawn. When in her kennel cage, the nine-month-old Daisy tries to hide behind her bed and in the corner – perhaps no one will see her? Sadly, Daisy is going to need a special rescue. A volunteer shared her story:

“Today I watched little, very frightened Daisy crawl around the play yard,” stated rescue volunteer Andrea Neyses. “So fearful that Steve Miller had to carry Daisey out to play yard for volunteers Wayne and Roni to visit. What happened to Daisy?

Video #1

 

In Daisy’s next video, she is approachable, but is just terrified. What happened to Daisy?

Video#2

 

According to the shelter, Daisy was an owner surrender who said she had entered a neighbor’s yard that day, picked up and killed a bulldog who lived there. No one knows the reason, nor has there been a police or an animal cruelty report made available. Her available date for adoption will be January 19.

For more information contact the San Bernardino City Animal Shelter located at 333 Chandler Place, San Bernardino, California. The shelter is closed on Sunday and Monday. Call 909.384.1304.

Share Daisy’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Without help, it is feared Daisy will not see many more tomorrows. If interested in helping this dog contact Vanness_je@sbcity.org. Make sure to reference ID #A510932.

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Dog gnawed off own leg to free himself!

 


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Update on shepherd shot: Petition ‘don’t let it happen to another dog’

A petition has been garnering thousands of signatures worldwide in support of an abandoned German shepherd shot and killed by police on Sunday after authorities failed to locate the dog’s owner. The Care2 petition was set up to prevent the treatment or lack of treatment for the “defenseless” dog and make sure it doesn’t happen to another dog.

“Justice for an alsation in Hartlepool that was cruelly left in freezing weather tied to a pole. Police couldn’t be bothered to put the work in to find his or her owners, so shot her twice, killing her. This petition is in the hope that we can get justice for this poor dog by hopefully not letting this happen again to a defenseless dog.”

In the last 24 hours there have been nearly 9,000 signatures.

In the disturbing account on Sunday morning of an elderly German shepherd abandoned and left tied to a telegraph pole in Hartlepool, England, police shot and killed the dog despite witnesses begging authorities to sedate and use a catch pole to rescue the extremely frightened dog instead. Police initially posted a public appeal hoping to find the owner

“Urgent Appeal to Trace Owner of Dog

Police responded to a report of a German Shepherd tied to a telegraph pole on Mainsforth Terrace in Hartlepool at 10.07am this morning. Officers are urgently appealing to trace the owner of the dog or anyone who may know who the dog belongs to, to contact them as a matter of urgency on 999. The dog is described as an elderly German Shepherd and it is behaving extremely aggressively towards anyone who approaches it. Police would ask members of the public to stay away from the area whilst they deal with the incident.”

Perhaps the most tragic description on the petition includes:

“Justice for a dog that was cruelty left in freezing weather tied to a post. Police couldn’t be bothered to put the work in to finds its owner so shot it… This petition is the hope that we can get justice for the dog by hopefully not letting it happen again to a defenseless dog.”

In the Hartlepool News & Alerts, a Monday morning update from authorities posted the following from Assistant Chief Constable Jason Harwin:

 “We are always saddened by the death of an animal, but the difficult decision to destroy the dog was taken in partnership with animal welfare experts. The decision was made at the end of a six-hour operation after we had exhausted all other options, including attempting to trace the owner and re-homing. Veterinary professionals told us that, even if the dog could have been successfully sedated, they couldn’t have rehomed the dog due to its aggressive behaviour and that this was the kindest course of action. If the dog couldn’t be rehomed then the likely outcome would have been that it would have been euthanised by a vet.”

Online criticism however questioned how anyone could accurately assess the dog’s disposition considering he had been abandoned and left tied to a pole for an unknown amount of time. Additional details followed:

“We also took on board advice from specially-trained officers at the scene and engaged with vets to try to attempt to resolve the issue long-term, however, sadly the only safe decision was to destroy the dog. It was a difficult balance, we were in fear that the dog could have got loose and potentially injured someone and the dogs’ welfare was a serious concern whilst it was tied up. If there could have been any other alternative ending, then of course we would have taken it. We would fully support the RSPCA in appealing for any information with regards to the owner of the dog to come forward.”

The search for this poor dog’s owner continues. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hartlepool Police at CVP/18/011857.

Rest in peace poor dog. We are sorry humans failed you.

Previous article here.

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Dog gnawed off own leg to free himself!

 


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Owner wanted to euthanize puppy for mange

In South Carolina, ten-month-old Jagger had been curled up on a tarp in a trailer park just waiting to die. His owner decided the puppy’s bad case of mange was a valid reason to put an end to his life. When an advocate reached out to Rescue Dogs Rock NYC for help, Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of the all volunteer organization, sent a volunteer to rescue the pup:

“Message said that the owner wanted to euth the puppy due to mange,” wrote Stacey on the group’s Facebook page. “Due to his condition, missing fur, compromised immune system & living outside in the elements, we knew he wouldn’t survive long. There was snow just a few miles away.”

It wasn’t long before Jagger was rescued. He is now at the rescue’s partner veterinary hospital where he is receiving the treatment and care he needs and deserves. More dogs at that same trailer park need rescue also. Contact Rescue Dogs Rock NYC if you can help.

The most common cause of mange in dogs is exposure to another infected animal, as mites, responsible for the condition move from animal to animal. Read more about mange and how to manage the condition.

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Dog gnawed off own leg to free himself!

 


70-yr-old woman upset that rescue group wouldn’t allow her to adopt a puppy

 

Police shoot and kill abandoned elderly German shepherd left tied to pole

In a disturbing account on Sunday morning of an elderly German shepherd left tied to a telegraph pole in Hartlepool, England, police shot and killed the dog despite witnesses begging authorities to sedate and use a catch pole to rescue the extremely frightened dog instead. Police initially posted a public appeal hoping to find the owner:

“Urgent Appeal to Trace Owner of Dog

Police responded to a report of a German Shepherd tied to a telegraph pole on Mainsforth Terrace in Hartlepool at 10.07am this morning. Officers are urgently appealing to trace the owner of the dog or anyone who may know who the dog belongs to, to contact them as a matter of urgency on 999. The dog is described as an elderly German Shepherd and it is behaving extremely aggressively towards anyone who approaches it. Police would ask members of the public to stay away from the area whilst they deal with the incident.”

Eyewitness Joanne Twizell expressed her grief and experience as she arrived at the scene:

“… Cleveland Police have shot and KILLED an elderly GSD [German shepherd dog] left tied to a pole. It was f***ing tied up you could have approached it and darted. If you owned this dog you need a bullet straight between your eyes you scummy POS.”

Earlier Joanne stated she had tried to jump the fence to get to the dog, but couldn’t get over to help.

“Paul White Clare Pittman did all we could. I sat in car covered my ears and sobbed evil barbaric ****,” Joanne posted.

Video #1 (Caution- strong language)

 

Video #2 (Caution – strong language)

 

In the update, the Hartlepool News & Alerts stated that despite hours of working together with the police and the RSPCA, trying to calm the dog, the panicky dog became more aggressive. Cleveland Police posted the following account:

“The decision to destroy the dog has not been taken lightly and this was the very last course of action that we wanted to take. All attempts to calm the dog failed. Vets advised that they were unable to sedate the dog due to not being able to approach it and not having equipment to sedate from a distance. Unfortunately, veterinary professionals advised that the dog could not be rehomed due to its aggressive behavior. The decision taken, in conjunction with the RSPCA and veterinary professionals, was that the kindest thing to do for the dog would be to destroy it. This has been a difficult decision and one that we had hoped we wouldn’t have to make.”

Social media criticism has been quick and condemning, with animal advocates not understanding how a dog’s disposition could be judged in such a stressful situation.

(Photo of elderly German shepherd tied to polce and video via Cleveland Police and Joanne Twizell)

Rest in peace sweet dog. We are sorry that humans let you down.

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Dog gnawed off own leg to free himself!

 


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Climber who left injured dog on mountain to die blasted by critics

A climber from North Lanarkshire, Scotland is being blasted by critics on social media after he left his injured dog to die a slow, painful death on a Scottish mountain after she collapsed during a hike.

According to the Daily Mail, Paul Finnegan had been hiking along the 3,073 feet Beinn Squlaird mountains with his 12-year-old border collie, Meg when the dog collapsed and lost the use of her legs. When a storm began and the wind and rain violently tore through the rough and dangerous terrain, Finnegan and his friend said they could no longer carry Meg and abandoned her. The pair said they had no other option.

A mountain rescue team sympathized with Finnegan’s decision to leave Meg, but did not say it was either the right or wrong choice. Social media, however has had a different view and have accused Finnegan of being “heartless and a coward.”

On Facebook, Karen Mills posted the sad news after a five-day intense search to find the dog:

“The owner and his friend appeared on the hill at 2pm and set out on foot to their last know location from that fateful night and I received a simple message from them stating they had found Meg and it wasn’t good news. We haven’t had any more contact about this since and as you can appreciate, everyone who I’ve been liaising with and sharing the work load on the mountain, are as gob-smacked as I am. I am not casting aspersions or making assumptions…this is what has happened.

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart, that I share my last update, that Meg is no longer with us. I’m sorry it is not better news. It’s a devastating piece of news after days of hard work, community, well wishing, support and team work.”

The posts kept coming – calling the dog’s abandonment “pure cruelty” to raging and sad. In an attempt to mitigate the flood of criticism, Finnegan’s family members responded:

“Paul never left Meg for dead. Paul had no signal and tried his hardest to carry her. Between him and his friend he carried her for as long as possible while falling and fighting against the wind and the rain.”

Despite claims that Finnegan never went for help or searched for Meg, the post from his relatives disagreed and stated that Finnegan has had to cope with his decision. Still some basic questions remain unanswered. Why would any responsible dog owner take a senior dog on a grueling hike up a mountain? Surely there were health signs – perhaps arthritis? Astute owners can see the changes in the condition of their dogs as their best friends age. Why didn’t Paul Finnegan pay attention to the signs?

A Justice for Meg group has been created on Facebook in order to give everyone a place to discuss their thoughts.

Rest in peace Meg.

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(Photos of man blasted by critics for leaving dog on mountain to die via screenshots from Deadline News and Facebook)

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Frigid temperatures lead to rising death toll among outdoor dogs

The winter weather is blasting much of the East coast and the nation with frigid temperatures. Already, only 15 days into 2018, the death toll of dogs left outside in icy temperatures is rising. Everywhere you look, on all media sites you see the warning “If it’s too cold for you, its too cold for your pet.”

Several states and local jurisdictions have stepped up penalties against pet owners who leave animals exposed to extreme weather.Why then, do owners still ignore these warnings and leave their pets outside to die?  Why do some Animal Control and Law Enforcement agencies work hard to save these animals and charge the owners while others just turn a blind eye?

Terri Wilson,  a resident of Mays Landing in N. Hamilton Township, New Jersey, has been a strong advocate for dogs in her neighborhood who are left outside She has gone above and beyond by getting actual photos to assist the local Animal Control in knowing what kind of conditions a dog is living in.

When going to a house on County Blvd in May’s Landing to get photographs of a dog left outdoors in single digit temperatures, she was verbally assaulted by the dog’s owner. According to Terri, this same owner had another dog freeze to death in a dilapidated dog house. The resident has been keeping the current dog in a pen with the only shelter being an uninsulated, unheated dog house far from the house, near a wooded area.  This begs the question; why even have a dog just to leave it outdoors and ignore it 24/7?

Shore Animal Control responded to Terri’s complaint on the dog and told the owner she had to take the dog inside if the temperature is below freezing. The dog was taken inside for one night then left back outside. And the owner, knowing her dog’s situation is closely being scrutinized by residents and the authorities, has turned the dog house around so the entrance does not face the street and people will not be able to see if the dog is still out there.

The owner, besides subjecting her dog to a horrible life of misery has also been vindictive against Terri by filing harassment charges on her for speaking up for the dog. Terri has a court hearing on January 31st, 2018. In speaking to Linda Gentille, manager of Shore Animal Control via phone, she stated the case of the dog on County Blvd. has been turned over to the Atlantic County SPCA for further investigation.

In speaking further to Linda Gentille and asking what her agency is doing to relieve the suffering of outdoor dogs this winter, she advised her agency has seized multiple dogs from their homes over the past three weeks.  The animal control officers who respond to such complaints use a temperature gun to determine the temperature inside a dog’s house in extreme hot and cold temperatures.

Why do some agencies work hard to help these animals while others remain lackadaisical? Some officers have been known to tell the owners to put up a fence, so the dogs won’t be visible to passerby’s. This is equal to a child protective agent telling the parent it’s okay to beat their child if they do it indoors where the neighbors can’t see.

Until all complaints of animal neglect are taken seriously, until the animal services agencies, humane societies and law enforcement agencies work in tandem with each other for the well-being of animals, until harsher sentences are meted out to abusers and until Good Samaritans who act to help these poor creatures are treated like heroes instead of villains, dogs will continue to die slow, torturous deaths in freezing temperatures.

If you witness a dog(s) left outside in frigid temperatures, call your local animal control office, law enforcement agency or humane society and speak out.  Follow up on all complaints to assure action has been taken.

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”

                                    -Mahatma Gandi  

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Frozen dog left lying under rug on lawn of Amarillo Humane organization

A dead, frozen dog was left lying under a rug on the front lawn of the Amarillo-Panhandle Humane Society on Wednesday morning. The dog’s body had been covered in blood in what was described by rescuers as injuries consistent with having been in a dog fight.

According to the Facebook page of the Amarillo Animal Management and Welfare, it is not known if the dog was dead or alive when he was abandoned just like trash:

The Amarillo-Panhandle Humane Society Rescue Coordination Team arrived early today for an APHS milestone: the first ever feline only rescue transport. However, they were greeted by a dumped animal, but the animal was already dead. It is clear to us that this animal suffered trauma wounds which may have led to the death of this animal. There is no evidence of care rendered but instead, was discarded on our sidewalk like a piece of trash. An Amarillo citizen has failed this animal.

AAM&W Director Richard Havens stated the way the dog had been left was disrespectful to the humane society, the management organization and the dog. In the NewsChannel 10 report, Havens stated everyone there fights for animal welfare and to find a dog thrown away  like trash when it is possible his life could have been saved is tragic.

Shelter personnel believe this particular dog had been purposely left on the front lawn as a response to recent efforts to curb dog breeding in the city.

“They drove by innumerable locations where they could have dumped it. But instead, they decided to come directly in front of the Amarillo-Panhandle Humane Society and dump it,” stated executive director Larry Milam. “I think their message was you can do all you want to try and limit the problem with animals, but you’re not going to stop us. We are going to do whatever we want, however we want to do it, whenever we want to do it and we don’t care how hard you try.”

The shelter is now reviewing surveillance video  to find the person responsible. Anyone with information is asked to call the shelter at 806.378.9032.

(Photos of frozen dog found in Amarillo shelter via AAM&W )

Rest in peace poor pup.

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Asheboro man charged with striking dog twice in head with hammer

An Asheboro, North Carolina man has been charged with striking a dog twice in the head with a hammer. According to the press release posted on the Facebook page of the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Robert A. Graves stated Clinton Lamont McQueen, 48, has been charged with animal cruelty.

On January 9, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division, accompanied by the Randolph County Animal Control, arrived at McQueen’s residence about a dog allegedly struck and killed with a hammer just moments before the emergency call was made. After authorities arrived, they found a badly injured, suffering dog with a serious head injury. The dog was transferred to a local veterinary office for treatment where is was determined the dog’s injuries were too severe for him to survive, and humane euthanasia was performed. A subsequent necropsy determined the dog died from injuries relating to the incident. No motive for the alleged cruelty has been announced.

McQueen was arrested by the Patrol Division “C-Team” for felony animal cruelty and booked into the Randolph County Jail under a $20,000.00 secured bond. During the scene processing and subsequent investigation two hammers were seized.
McQueen has a previous history of non-related violent charges. He is scheduled to appear in court on January 26.
Rest in peace poor dog. You didn’t deserve this.
(Photo of Asheboro man charged with animal cruelty from  Randolph County Sheriff’s Office)

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