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Update: Pittsburgh lawyer accused of sexually abusing puppy

A Pittsburgh lawyer accused of sexually abusing a puppy will stand trial on numerous felony counts of animal cruelty as well as misdemeanor counts of having sexual intercourse with an animal and drug charges.

According to the Post Gazette, Ivan DeVoren, 61, will be freed with an ankle monitor and “intense supervision of drug addiction and mental health issues,” according to his attorneys. On Thursday, Judge Kevin Cooper, Jr. ruled DeVoren will be tried in court on ten felony counts of aggravated animal cruelty, ten misdemeanor charges of having sex with an animal and four misdemeanor charges for drugs. DeVoren has been in jail since the end of January.

On January 28, Pittsburgh police served a search warrant and found drugs and drug related paraphernalia in the home and seized the six-month-old Labrador retriever named Snoopy. According to the police, witnesses claim to have repeatedly heard “sex sounds” coming from DeVoren’s apartment; the witnesses have claimed that they heard the sound of a dog whimpering, as well inappropriate language and creaking furniture. The witnesses recorded each alleged sexual encounter between DeVoren and the dog which led to the warrant and the arrest.

Snoopy was treated for internal injuries and is now in a “place where he is well cared for” detectives stated.

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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

 

 

Endangered gopher tortoise spray painted red found in middle of road

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is asking for the public’s help finding the culprit who spray painted an endangered gopher tortoise red with concrete on his limbs and the top of his shell. The tortoise was found near Orlando walking along County Road 455.

According to the organization’s Facebook page, The Central Florida Wildlife Center and Swamp Girls Adventures will help to rehabilitate the tortoise. The rescue had to act quickly.

“All of the areas that were easily exposed were all red,” stated Kim Titterington. “We don’t want the chemicals to continue to sink in. So, we needed to get as much as possible in the first 24 hours.”

 

Paint that may have stuck to the tortoise, now affectionately known as Raphael (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle), could cause organ damage as he breathes in the fumes.

Swamp Girls Adventures posted an update on Raphael Wednesday afternoon after spending their time scrubbing the paint off with a toothbrush and gentle dish soap:

“Update on the gopher tortoise we have nicknamed Raphael. FWC has been notified and working on the situation. We are continuing to care for the tortoise and the removal of the concrete and paint. We are currently at about 70% of it removed! Here are a few updated pictures. We have been asked about making donations and donations can be made through the Swamp Girl Adventures organization page or our website www.SwampGirlAdventures.Org
Thank you everyone!”

It is both illegal and very harmful to the health of a gopher tortoise to apply man-made substances, such as paint or concrete to any part of their body or shell. If you have any information about who may have applied the paint and concrete on the tortoise, please call our Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-FWCC (3922), #FWC or *FWC on a cellphone, or text/email Tip@MyFWC.com. Anyone contacting Wildlife Alert can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward. As always, thank you for your help!

Get well soon Raphael. If you see something, report it. Help this innocent tortoise find justice.

(Photos of gopher tortoise painted red by Kim Titterington

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

 

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

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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.”

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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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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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Brave dog leaps to aid of his 86-year-old owner during violent assault

In Bolton, located in Great Manchester,  a brave dog came to the aid of his 86-year-old owner as a burglar launched a violent assault on the woman as she worked in her backyard garden.

According to the Express, Joyce Ackerley was approached by a stranger on March 13, and when she opened her gate to find out what he wanted, the man hit her with a bat knocking her to the ground in a violent assault. At that moment, her four-year-old Akita and German shepherd mix, named Axel, leaped at the man and knocked him to the ground before biting his arm. Shocked and in pain, the crook ran away.

“What the burglar did to me, I don’t want him to do to any other older person,” Joyce stated. “If Axel hadn’t been there anything could have happened.”

Axel also has an unusual story. When Joyce adopted the dog three years ago, her best friend had been rather aggressive and the family had considered putting the dog to sleep. Not too long after that Axel calmed down and began to follow the retired dressmaker everywhere she went in the house. The two bonded;  Axel even sleeps on Joyce’s bed – an indication how attached the they have become.

Axel, thwarting off a bat beating burglar, isn’t the first time the pooch has come to his mistress’ aid. One time another dog attacked Joyce – and there was Axel, protecting his loving human.

Joyce was not seriously injured and is recuperating.

The burglar has been described as 5’5″ tall, 25-years-old with a dragon’s tail tattoo on his arm. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Greater Manchester Police  on 101, citing incident number 1447 of 13/03/18. Protect our senior citizens, and help to bring this creep to justice.

(Photos of Axel who save 86-year-old screenshots via Swns)

You’re a good boy Axel.

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‘Pinky’ held at animal shelter for 2 years after spat with cat released

In Des Moines, Iowa, an eight-year-old dog named Pinky, held at an animal shelter for two years after a 2016 spat with a cat and thus labeled “dangerous,” was released on Monday after a long, heated court battle.

Pinky, who had been held in solitary “custody” for two years  had never bitten a person and did not kill the cat (though the cat was injured) but had been deemed a dangerous dog and designated as a “high risk” breed because she was designated as being a pit bull.

According to the DesMoinesRegister, Pinky had bolted from her owner’s property in March 2016 when a neighbor’s cat was injured. The cat’s owner saw Pinky carrying the cat in her mouth and yelled at the dog to drop her. The cat escaped and ran up a tree. Since then Pinky had been locked away at the Animal Rescue League (ARL) while a battle ensued to determine the dog’s life or death. Earlier this month, the Iowa Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Pinky, stating the city’s ordinance concerning dangerous animals was too vague.

On Monday afternoon, Pinky was able to visit with her previous owner who, because of the court case had sold the dog to shelter owner, Diana Helmers in order to help save the dog’s life.  Helmers insisted the dog was of no danger to anyone and petitioned the court to let her take the dog to Agape Fosters, an animal refuge she has owned and operated for 20 years.

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“Quinten grew up with Pinky.
He loved his dog and she gave love back. This is a family,” Dianna Helmers posted on Facebook as the initial reunion brought smiles to a young man and his dog.

Sadly, the fight isn’t over yet. Although Pinky drew her own crowd as she licked Quentin and nearly knocked him over with love and enthusiasm, Pinky was anything but a vicious dog. Quentin had been raised with the dog, however the city has now filed notice of an appeal to the state Supreme Court.

Give the dog a break City of Des Moines.  Don’t you have something else to do besides trying to kick a dog to the curb that shows no aggression? At least for now, Pinky will be happy as she is re socialized and given lots of hugs, scratches and kisses.

(Photo and video from Saving Pinky Facebook, Dianna Helmers FB)

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Selene’s unbelievable journey to rescue after she nearly bled to death

In Udaipur, Rajasthan, India, it must have been Selene’s adrenaline that helped her make it to a field after having been hit by a car. The young dog’s front leg had been split open; had it not been for a Good Samaritan who called rescuers from Animal Aid Unlimited, the dog would have bled to death.

Although she openly seemed to be writhing in agony, Selene was so frightened when rescuers arrived, she jumped up and painfully hobbled further into the field – although she didn’t growl or show any aggression. Slowly the rescuers were able to gain her trust, and when they were finally able to cover her with a blanket and carry her back to the waiting ambulance, Selene knew she was going to be helped.

 

Back at the hospital, she was sedated; her wound flushed and cleaned. As veterinarians examined the wound, which actually had exposed the four major muscles of her leg torn apart, there were no major arteries or veins severed.  Selene underwent surgery – not to amputate her leg, but to repair it and help her heal.

One month later Selene’s unbelievable journey to rescue needs to be seen. Her frightening story will renew your faith in humans. Behind her surgery and recovery is the loving support of donors:https://www.animalaidunlimited.org/how-to-help/donate

Check out her video. Never give up hope.

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Someone intentionally burned this young dog – read the story here.

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Update: Stray pregnant dog intentionally slashed in Texas

Less than two weeks ago, Natasha had been rescued by Rescue Dogs Rock NYC. At a Texas kill shelter, tiny Natasha had curled herself up into a ball in the far corner of the cold, dirty cement floor of her kennel cage. She had been in severe pain and shock; someone had mercilessly slashed her on her back.

“We were told that she would be euthanized if not out of the shelter immediately,” wrote Rescue Dogs Rock NYC, co-founder Stacey Silverstein. “We could not leave her there to die so we rescued her to safety. Natasha is now receiving life saving medical care at our vet partner in San Antonio.”

On Sunday night, Natasha brought four tiny puppies into the world.

“Our courageous Natasha gave birth this morning to 4 babies,” wrote co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC on their Facebook page. “She is still recovering from the deep wound on her back due to a sick person intentionally slashing her.”

“She is now in a medical foster home close to our San Antonio  Vet where she will nurse her babies and continue to recover from her back wound. Foster Mom says it was a long night as the babies needed to be syringe fed due to Natasha’s milk not coming in.”

Five lives were saved and now will continue to grown and thrive.  To help more dogs – just like Natasha and her new family, donations are needed. Check out the photos and fall in love. 
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Read previous article when Natasha was rescued here.

Latest photos of slashed dog recovering with her puppies courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

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Someone intentionally burned this young dog – read the story here.

cruelty case