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Dog shot in the face found lying on doorstep of a home in Hawk Run

In Hawk Run, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, a four-year-old mastiff, shot in the face at close range, was found lying on the doorstep of a home . It is believed the dog was shot sometime Monday night and Tuesday afternoon.

According to the Facebook page of One Dog at a Time (ODAAT) the organization has taken charge of the dog’s care after the owner surrendered her:

“FOUND SHOT in Clearfield County!!
Dog was found on Whitman Street Hawk Run PA.
This is an active cruelty investigation. We are unable to say anything until we are able to confirm with PSP. This extremely sweet, docile girl we affectionately named Lottie after her finder, will require extensive surgery and will remain inpatient at Metzger Animal Hospital on fluids and pain meds. She was anemic and shocky when she arrived at the vets. She has broken off and shattered teeth that will need removed, as well as a lot of shrapnel that they must retrieve. Any that is left in her face, jaw and neck could become problematic causing infection and she will require more surgeries in the future.”

Rescue volunteer Lynda Lamb transported Lottie to the veterinarian office where the dog underwent surgery and is now recovering.

To help with Lottie’s surgery costs and continued care, donations can be sent by clicking here: www.onedogatatime.us or PayPal donateodaat@gmail.com. Please put “Lottie” in the comments. The mailing address is ODAAT 155 Macintosh Drive Palmyra PA 17078. If you would like to donate to the reward fund for this and other cases like Lottie’s please put “REWARD” in your comments.

Anyone with information is asked to call 717.248.2902.
Get well soon Lottie.

(Photos of Lottie via One Dog at a Time)

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Puppy Phinn howled in pain but he is now safe and help is on the way

Meet Phinn. What a heartbreaking photo making its way through social media with one of the cruelest stories for a puppy barely three-months-old. On Wednesday morning, Rescue Dogs Rock NYC were notified about Phinn’s condition in a Texas shelter, as a plea went out asking them to help.

“It looks like burns, this is awful,” stated Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of the rescue organization. He arrived at our San Antonio vet late yesterday and the volunteer who transported him said he howled in pain.”

And now Phinn’s recovery will begin. As with so many animal cruelty situations, there are not enough investigations nor convictions to discourage the heartbreaking negligence and mistreatment as can be seen with Phinn.

This puppy’s story needs few words. The startling photos of Phinn’s physical condition tells it all. Veterinarians are now working to make this pup more comfortable. His new life begins today.

Be the voice for those who cannot speak. Be the voice to make changes in your community.

Please help:
Donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org or mail: RDR NYC PO BOX 101 NY NY 10028.

(Photos of Phinn courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

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Overcrowded conditions but Clayton Co. Animal Control will not euth’ dogs

Nearly a week ago, the Clayton Co. Animal Control posted the “final notice” for dogs that were scheduled to be humanely euthanized on Tuesday, June 19, because of overcrowded conditions.

According to 11AliveNews, none of the dogs would be euthanized on Tuesday. even though they have been in the shelter’s care anywhere from 83 to 102 days. Some of the dogs listed have been on the “urgent list” several times. Make sure to check these wonderful dogs out and share their stories with friends, family and social media contacts.

A001563** “Canada” (AC) – 40 lbs
A001585** “Ruby” (HQ) – 64 lbs
A001602* “Bruno” (AC) – 71 lbs
A001609* “Chopper” (AC) – 65 lbs – ADOPTED!
A001611* “Adrien” (AC) – 26 lbs – RESCUED!
A001646* “Rowdy” (HQ) – 51 lbs
A001654 “Spunkie” (AC) – 42 lbs
A001655 “Joey” (AC) – 49 lbs
A001686 “Brave” (HQ) – 54 lbs
A001687 “Doc” (HQ) – 48 lbs
A001699 “Thomas” (HQ) – 50 lbs
A001700 “Bill” (AC) – 57 lbs
A001702 “Buckyo” (AC) – 52 lbs
A001703 “Jean” (HQ) – 55-65 lbs “RESCUE ONLY”
A001705 “Muneco” (HQ) – 53 lbs “RESCUE ONLY”
A001708 “Alex” (AC) – 43 lbs
A001710 “Fred” (HQ) – 50 lbs
A001727 “Freeway” (HQ) – 41 lbs
A001606 “Edwin” (AC) – 58 lbs “RESCUE ONLY
A001739 “Haden” (HQ) – 41 lbs

CLAYTON COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL HAS TWO FACILITIES

Adoption Center
Address: 3199 Anvil Block Rd. Ellenwood, Georgia 30294
Phone: 770-347-0210

Animal Control Headquarters
Address: 1396 Government Circle, Jonesboro, GA 30236
Phone: 770-477-3509

If you would like to rescue or adopt one of the animals listed above, please email rescue.coordinator@claytoncountyga.gov or call the numbers listed above.

Link to “Anvil Block” Available Pets Album
https://www.facebook.com/pg/ClaytonCountyAnimalControl1/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1451364608211344

Link to “Headquarters” Available Pets Album
https://www.facebook.com/pg/ClaytonCountyAnimalControl1/photos/?tab=album&album_id=892486027432541

We also post all of our animals on PetHarbor.com

Please share and help these dogs find loving homes. We can all make the difference. If interested in adopting, call 770.347.0210 or 770.477.3509.

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Dog defending himself from beating stabbed in face by cruel owner

In the Huntingdon Valley area of Pennsylvania, a dog was so abused and repeatedly beaten, he tried to defend himself. Instead his owner stabbed the dog in the face and then badly injured, thrown into a cage at the closest animal shelter.

And this is Hugo’s story. According to the Philly Bully Team Rescue, this dog’s story has become all too common. On their Facebook page, we learn more about a dog who deserved better:

“According to police reports, Hugo’s piece of sh** owner was beating him. Hugo defended himself, which caused the owner to start stabbing Hugo in the face. Hugo’s owner has the luxury of being in a hospital bed right now, while Hugo lays in a cold, damp loud kennel. He is a senior and does not deserve to die like this…”

Fortunately Hugo will be getting a new chance in life. The Philly Bully Team has committed to the dog’s rescue. On Monday, he will be transferred to the World of Animals at Bethayres where he will be assessed and his injuries addressed. After that, he will be heading to foster care. If only all dogs in similar circumstances could be so lucky.

To donate to Hugo (now named Papa) please click here.

(Photos of dog stabbed in the face via Facebook)

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Couple who burned and broke bones of Chihuahua left it in trash bag to die

In Morristown, Tennessee, an animal cruelty case involving a tiny Chihuahua, so disturbing and heartless, led to the arrest of the dog’s owners on Friday. The couple is accused of having tortured the Chihuahua – breaking bones and burning it in addition to failing to provide her with food, water, shelter or care.

On June 7, police were summoned to the home of Joshua Coffey, 35 and his wife Melissa Coffey, 26. Joshua had called authorities to report his wife had killed the family dog. When police arrived they found the dog in a black trash bag still alive. During the investigation, officers discovered the dog had suffered broken bones and had burn marks on her face.

The dog is now under the care of Morristown-Hamblen Humane Society where she is being treated at the Southern Care Veterinary Hospital. On their Facebook page, the Morristown-Hamblen Humane Society posted the following encouraging update on the dog’s condition:

“We appreciate all the calls on the Chihuahua’s welfare from the cruelty case. However, this is an ongoing criminal case and we cannot discuss it. But we can tell you she is safe and under veterinary care and will continue to receive the treatment necessary to improve her health. Any donations would be appreciated for her ongoing medical care that will be expensive. We will update as we can and any questions or concerns please contact the shelter and not the vet.”

Information concerning the Chihuahua’s abuse via Nbc4iNews.

Donations are being accepted to help with the dog’s medical care.

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Pasco Fire Rescue: ‘Values every life’ as jar removed from fox’s head

In Pasco County, Florida, an adorable little fox must be very grateful to his rescuers after a jar stuck on his head was finally removed. The little guy had been spotted wandering behind a Florida fire station on Tuesday, but no one could catch him. That’s when a local wildlife animal rescue team were called in for help.

According to the Facebook of the Pasco County Fire Rescue, Station 26 in Wesley Chapel sprung into action to rescue the little critter so he could rejoin his family. With the help of the animal rescue, humane traps were set and he was safely captured. Medical attention was administered and when the little guy was strong enough, he was released back to the wild. Rescuers named him Miracle – we can all see why, as the jar was carefully removed from his head and he bounced back to health.

The photos were shared on the Pasco County Fire Rescue’s Facebook page with the following heartwarming statement:

“Pasco Fire Rescue values every life, and will work hard to protect it.”

Don’t ever get discouraged – there are many angels out here helping those who can not speak.

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Shocking report of dog buried alive under hot tar road construction

A police complaint has been filed after a dog was alleged to have been buried alive under hot tar road construction in Agra, India. Social media immediately erupted into outrage when the disturbing incident was made public on Wednesday.

“Road construction company RP Infraventure Pvt. Ltd, constructed part of Fatehpur road over a dead dog in Agra. The dog’s body was removed after police complaint was filed, PWD has also sent a note to the company,” tweeted ANI UP, which also posted a photo of the tar being removed with a crane to lift out the dog’s body.

Witnesses however, have a different version of what happened and contend the dog had been buried under the hot tar while alive, and that during the time the dog had cried out in agony.

According to Outlook India, social activist Naresh Paras stated the following:

“A fresh layer of coal tar was being laid on the road from Phool Sayyed crossing towards the Circuit House and the Taj Mahal. A dog was sleeping on one side of the road. Instead of chasing the animal or removing it physically, burning coal tar was poured over it. Later, a road roller crushed the animal. The body has now disappeared…”

Twitter users have expressed their outrage and promise to help this dog find some justice. The project’s leader stated an investigation was underway and “those found guilty would be shunted out as punishment.”

Rest in peace poor pup.

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Seattle couple helps improve lives of homeless people and their pets

The homeless population in Seattle, like any other big city, is quite large and increasing by the day.  And with homeless people there is also the issue of homeless pets; primarily dogs but many also have cats, ferrets, mice and guinea pigs. Oftentimes, these pets mean the world to their owners, their only companion in life; the ones who stands by them loyally in times of trouble.

Unfortunately, the lives of these animals are not great, and they exist from day to day in substandard conditions. Many have medical conditions that cannot be treated due to lack of funds. Lora Cook and her husband Dennis started Seattle Dogs Homeless Program several years ago as an outreach for homeless people and their pets.

The program was created for two reasons. Lora was diagnosed with stage 4 liver disease, and she needed something to keep her mind busy and her body moving forward. Also, Lora and Dennis had experienced homelessness with their own dogs, years ago and understood completely the challenges these people face with their pets.

Seattle Dogs Homeless Program started with one bag of dog food and has since grown by leaps and bounds to what it is today. Lora never expected it to grow like it did and never expected it to have such a huge impact on the community. Social media has helped call attention to the program and has brought rescues, hospitals, shelters, social workers and some officers from the Seattle PD on board.

Seattle Dogs main mission is to ensure that every homeless dog has the same comforts in life that other pets enjoy. By helping the dogs, it relieves stress on the owners, who fear losing their companion animals. And it creates healthier pets for them. They achieve this mission by providing pet food and a full line of products to those pets living in homelessness all over the city of Seattle. They’ve also incorporated emergency vet care and boarding into their program.

For vet care and boarding (dog’s only) they require all pets be fixed, and if they aren’t, they do that at no charge to the owner. Boarding is done for those owners that are going to the hospital, drug treatment, work or school and at no cost to them.

Sometimes people will surrender their dogs to Seattle Dogs, and they in turn surrender them to local rescues that they work with. Like with any rescue network, they work with abuse cases, but getting people to come forward and report abuse is very difficult.

All this is run solely by Lora and Dennis and is supported strictly on donations. They have recently acquired their Washington State non-profit status and our filing for their 501c3 non-profit federal status. According Lora, operating on donations isn’t easy but she and her husband know how important this program is and hope they will continue to make a difference.

The fact that they are making a difference in the lives of homeless people and their pets is proven by testimonials on their Facebook page   

“This program has been a blessing, the lady who helps run this program is amazing. I have been chronically homeless for three years, suffering from depression, anxiety and PTSD. I found my best friend Luffy and instantly knew she was going to be my companion forever. This program is helping me keep her healthy, spayed and up to date with her shots as I navigate the world . Thank you so much for ur help!!!! It’s means more than I could ever express ! Thank you .”

Seattle Dogs Homeless Program is integral to Seattle. To help the program, donations can be made through their Paypal at PayPal.me/seattledogs or called in directly to Greenwood Animal Hospital at 206-528-3838 and advise it is for Seattle Dogs.

For more info on Seattle Dogs Homeless Program visit their website. 

“I have found that when you are deeply troubled, there are things you get from the silent devoted companionship of a dog that you can get from no other source.”

– Doris Day (actress)

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Ouch! Ouch! Porcupine told two dogs off with faces full of quills

In Bangs, Texas, two dogs were told off by a porcupine who fought back slinging a face full of quills upon each dog. Ouch! The dog’s owner said it happened during the night and when she saw the dogs in the morning, she was shocked.

According to KxanNews, Peggy Gamblin was “scared to death” when she saw her Boston terrier’s, Bullwinkle entire face covered in quills. And if that wasn’t frightening enough, the family’s Australian shepherd, Bentley Nicole encountered the same fate. The dogs were rushed to the Brown County Animal Clinic where veterinarians removed as many quills as they could. Some are still embedded in their skin, but are expected to work their way out to the surface within the next two weeks.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Game Warden is warning residents that this is the breeding season for porcupines who are nocturnal. Porcupines are attracted to garbage, pet food and frequently scavenge for food like raccoons and opossums.

Both dogs are home and resting and are expected to make a full recovery. Ouch!

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St. Albans man accused of kicking and abusing 5-month-old puppy

In St. Albans, West Virginia, the owner of a five-month-old puppy has been accused of kicking and abusing a defenseless animal until it could not stand. Officers were called to a home on Knox Avenue on Wednesday evening.

According to WsazNews, Joseph Carl Massey, 42, faces animal cruelty charges. When police arrived at Massey’s home, they found a black puppy unable to stand. His little legs wobbled when he tried to get up and constantly fell over as he cried in pain.

Massey has denied hurting the puppy, however a witness reported to the police she had seen Massey through the privacy fence throwing the puppy as it landed on its back. She also observed the man kick the puppy up into the air and yell at the dog. A video accompanied the woman’s verbal report.

The puppy is currently being treated at the South Charleston Emergency Animal Clinic and appears to have sustained head trauma.

Massey is currently in jail in lieu of a $5,000 bond.

(Photo via screenshot Wvah.com)

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