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Orphaned pup holds rescuer’s hand with her paw during car trip

When Regan’s owner died, no one in the family came to her aid and sadly the four-year-old orphaned pup ended up in a shelter in Lebanon, Tennessee. She was sad, scared and very confused; what happened to the only home she ever knew? Where was her human? How could anyone explain to Regan what happened?

Fortunately for Regan, Kim Mozena Rezac, founder of the Goofy Foot Dog Rescue  and director of animal welfare for Animal Rescue Corps, happened to be at the shelter when the dog arrived. For the next three days, Kim worked with the dog to regain her trust. When Regan began to wag her tail with glee whenever she saw Kim, it was decided Regan was ready for a foster home where she could receive more individual attention in preparation for adoption.

And so Kim decided she would foster the dog.

“You could tell she was scared and afraid. I would go in and give her treats and sit with her and talk,” Kim told Today. “Our shelter is wonderful and our volunteers do such a great job with the animals. But I hated for her to be there if she could be curled up on a couch at my house.”

When it was time to go home, Kim and Regan set off in the car for the trip. Mind you now, the next part of this story will make your heart smile.

“She wanted to hold my hand the whole way. If I took it away she would paw at it. She just wanted to be touching,” Kim explained.

Kim videoed the special moments and soon posted the dog’s touching reaction to Facebook hoping to attract someone who would want to adopt her with the special post.

“So this girl’s person died and she found herself homeless. She was in the shelter for a couple days and I felt sorry for her so I brought her home. How sweet is she????”

And it worked! More than three million views and lots of adoption requests from all over the world flooded in. Two days later Regan  had found her perfect new family. Obviously what the world needs more of – is love.

(Photos of orphaned pup Regan by Kim Mozena Rezac)

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Cow escaped slaughterhouse by swimming to Polish island

If there ever was a courageous cow, this is one brave bovine who deserves to live in peace for the rest of her life.  Her plight has captured international attention after the terrified animal broke a farm worker’s arm and bruised his ribs in an amazing escape just moments before she was to be loaded onto a ferry to be shipped to slaughter. Who would have imagined the cow jumping into the water and swimming for her life to a small island in Poland’s Lake Nyskie?

According to the BBC ,animal lovers were insistent upon saving the cow’s life, and it has been reported the owner of the cow no longer wanted her to be slaughtered and had been taking food over to the island. Firemen and animal rescuers had been trying to rescue her, but to no avail. Each time the cow swam away to another adjoining island.

Calls to have the cow shot were met with sharp opposition. A local politician, Pawel Kukiz,  stepped in and offered to save the “hero cow” from death; Poland has just fallen in love with her which prompted a ton of support on social media:

“Yesterday, I posted an entry for a cow-hero who took off from transport to the slaughterhouse and has been moving around lake Nyskiego for three weeks. She fled heroically and swam to an island in the middle of the lake where she remains until today. She didn’t give up on firemen who wanted to transport her by boat, and she’s still on the battlefield. I believe that Mr. Luke-owner of the cow has been delivering food for the animal to the island for three weeks,” Kukiz posted on his Facebook page.
I’m not a vegetarian, but fortitude and the will to fight for this cow’s life is not to be of. Therefore, I decided to do everything to (first) cause the cow to be delivered to a safe place and in the second stage, in reward for her attitude, give her a guarantee of expectancy retirement and natural death. Not from obucha-as kargul said and in some economy, where in glory and glory, live happily ever after.”

The popular politician and singer-actor continued. Finding a place for the cow to live, even in a local zoo, proved quite difficult.

“Prior to the fact that, once the cow has been bought and sponsorship guarantees, it will not take place in Opole. Unfortunately, despite the good will of the zoo, this option is not possible because the Opole zoo belongs to the so-called. ” approved units ” among EU countries and can only be exchanged with other ” approved ” animals, but for example. He can’t take a stork that doesn’t fly to warm countries or lose money.”

But social media didn’t give up and the pursuit of a cow’s peaceful life continued:

“Today I called the sister of the cow farmer. I would like to buy a cow, pay a vet to put it to sleep for the time of transport to the home stable, provided that it is guaranteed to keep her safe until she finds a place to stay…,” Kukiz continued.

Someone has since come forward and offered the cow ” a peaceful pension without the prospect of a butcher’s knife.”

Live a long and peaceful life brave cow. You so deserve it!

(Photo of cow escaped slaughterhouse via Facebook Pawel Kukiz)

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Terrified dog with broken leg abandoned on coldest night of the year

A terrified dog with a broken leg was abandoned in Cotesback, Leicestershire, United Kingdom in a wooded area on a very dark and lonely night as temperatures dipped below freezing. Fortunately, the sight hound was rescued in time; he was found curled up and shivering – hedges had been his only protection against the cold temperatures and wild predators.

According to the RSPCA investigator, Cara Gibbon, the short-haired brown and white pup was most likely dumped because his owner didn’t want to pay veterinarian charges for the dog’s broken leg.

“I have no idea how long he’d been there but it’s amazing, in this weather, that he was still alive especially as his breed has such a short coat and tends to be on the lean side. He was curled up in the frosty grass, shivering and trying desperately to keep warm. He must have been terrified.”

The ExpressCo. reports the dog was not microchipped, as is required by law, nor was he wearing a collar. Rescuers have no doubt the friendly pooch had been intentionally dumped. After a veterinarian examination, it was confirmed the dog suffered a broken leg, but once he recovers he will be ready to be adopted.

Now being loved and spoiled, the RSPCA staff decided this miracle pooch needed a special name. Meet Dom, who has been named after Dom Parsons, Great Britain’s first skeleton bronze medalist of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang since 1948; a special name for a special pooch.

Anyone who may recognize this dog, know where he comes from or saw anyone suspicious in the area is asked to call the appeal line on 0300 123 8018.

Get well soon Dom. We wish you a speedy recovery and a long, loving new life.

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Shelter pens emotional note to person who left pregnant dog on side of road

In Lemoore, California, an animal shelter penned an emotional post to the unknown person who abandoned a heavily pregnant dog on the side of the road. And so the dog’s sad story began when her owner dropped her off as if she were discarding an old tire.

“We know you don’t care that she was attacked by other animals while she searched for food. We know you don’t care that she had to climb into thorn bushes to give birth in order keep her babies safe. We know you have already forgotten the look on her face when you drove away after discarding her like an old tire on the side of the road. We also know that YOU are the reason we continue to rescue these amazing animals. We know she is full of love and kindness….love and kindness that you obviously lack! Your lack of compassion for this beautiful momma is sickening. She is not trash. So don’t worry your selfish, heartless, lazy, ignorant little head. She doesn’t need you,” wrote a volunteer from the Kings SPCA Halfway Home on their Facebook page.

The dog had been spotted three days before rescuers were able to save her. “Momma” had been befriended by a woman who was able to win the dog’s trust. And when SPCA Halfway Home arrived, they noticed the dog had been lactating, yet there were no puppies in sight.

“We leashed her and played puppies crying on You Tube. She jumped up and were moving. Making sure we reminded her how amazing she was for being so strong out there. ‘Good Momma, lets finds the babies!’ She pulled her finder into a huge cluster of sticks and brush a ways down the road. Being stabbed and poked from every direction, her finder didn’t miss a beat and climbed over and under huge branches until Momma climbed into a small deep hole in the bushes.”

Under a protected section of tangled bushes and huge branches, her precious puppies were discovered.

“Her finder squealed ‘we found them!!!!!'”
When we finally got all the pups in a crate and got them and Momma into the car she put her face next to the crate, she let out a long breath and closed her beautiful eyes. She was finally able to rest. She didn’t have to worry about herself and her pups being attacked. She didn’t have to worry about finding food. She was safe with her babies.”

Thank you to the kind women that called us and sat with her until we could get out to where Momma was found. Most people do not dive head first into unknown brush following a dog but one woman didnt think twice. It reminds me that there are selfless, compassionate people still around that are fighting the same fight to save a life….or in this case a family.”

To help this beautiful dog, her puppies and other precious lives, donations can be made through this link.

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Court date coming up for Ollie, the dog’s killer

The court date is fast approaching for a Florida man accused of stabbing a dog and stuffing him in a suitcase. At the end of 2017, the nation and the world were shocked and angered over the horrific torture and death of a dog named Ollie, in Broward County, Florida.

It all started on October 10, 2017 when a passerby saw a paw sticking out of a suitcase and called the Hollywood, Florida police.  When the suitcase was opened, a dog was found inside with over fifty stab wounds. Ollie was rushed to a vet and survived for two days, but the injuries were too much for his poor little body to endure. He died two days later. The vet and the staff all fondly recall the dog who had endured so much, yet still wagged his tail for those who worked so hard to save him.

The Hollywood Police Department, through meticulous investigation of the suitcase, were able to lift fingerprints and find DNA leading them to Brendan Evans. Evans was arrested on November 22, 2017. Police found one of Ollie’s teeth in Evans’s wallet as well as fur in his oven, and dead animals and parts of dead animals in his apartment.

When Brendan Evans went in front of the judge for his bail hearing, the District Attorney requested a $50,000.00 bail and the judge doubled it in the hopes of keeping Evans in jail until his court date. Evans is arguing that it is within his religious rights to torture and kill animals as he practices voodoo and needs to sacrifice animals.

Evans’ next hearing will be in front of the Honorable Martin Fein on April 5th, 2018 in the 17th Judicial Circuit Court in Broward County, Florida. Please send letters and emails to Judge Fein urging him to give the maximum penalty to Brendan Evans and that what was done to Ollie cannot and will not be tolerated.

Honorable Martin Fein
17th Judicial Circuit
201 Southeast 6th Street
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.33301
Re: Brendan Evans case # 17013552CF10A

Phone number: (954) 831-7342

Emails can also be sent to the courthouse via div07@17th.flcourts.org

Brendan Evans should be given the harshest sentence possible under Florida Law. He is a monster who should not be allowed among civilized people.  He is already on probation for domestic violence. Please do not let Brendan Evans walk the streets.  If you so, you are only enabling him to find and torture his next victim whether it be another animal or a human.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo of dog’s neck slashed with butcher knife leads to owner’s arrest

In Wyoming County, West Virginia, the viral photo of a dog with his neck slashed by a butcher knife, posted on Facebook has led to the arrest of the pup’s owner. As the photo circulated through social media last week, the Mullens Police Department launched an investigation into suspected animal cruelty.

 

According to WVVANews, the Mullen Police arrested Ricky Hanshaw, Jr., 32, on charges of animal cruelty and criminal invasion of privacy. Hanshaw is accused of cutting the dog’s neck with a butcher knife. The pup, named Brutus is currently in the care of Wyoming Paw Patrol.

“… He had surgery and is doing fine as of this evening. The cut was extremely close to a main artery and also his voice box. But is all stitched up now. He does have a wonderful rescue commitment as well. I also picked up his sibling Ariel tonight so she is safe now too. While I know that emotions are running high we need to let the police do their jobs with this case. So please no more speculations. It will all come out in the wash. We owe a HUGE SHOUT OUT TO RAY TOLER. He went above and beyond what I could have asked for today with this puppy and his sister. He went to the clinic and waited on Brutus to come out of surgery and helped me retrieve Ariel once we both made it back to wyco. Thank you to all who have messaged and donated so far. We appreciate every single one of you. Keep Brutus in your thoughts. He has a rough recovery ahead.”

Another dog in the home named Ariel was also removed and was not injured.

Bond for Hanshaw was set at $15,000, however a “no bond hold” was served for violation of parole.

If you would like to donate to Brutus’ rescue, contact Wyoming Paw Patrol PO Box 1105 Oceana, Wv 24870.

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Lucky pup narrowly survives being crushed in garbage truck

A lucky pup survived having been nearly crushed to death in a garbage truck after workers found him at a landfill in Ipswich, Australia. By some miracle the Jack Russell survived, as he was tossed around in the back of the truck as it crushed the garbage along the route.

According to the Daily Mail, footage released by the RSPCA on Wednesday from closed circuit video, showed it seemed impossible that the little dog was able to escape as he came so close to the truck’s compactor as it compressed the trash. Video shows he fell out of a red bin into the truck along with a load of household garbage. Workers were surprised when they found the dog they initially nicknamed Tippie; his feet had been tangled up after having been wrapped in a bag and thrown into the truck.

“This dog was found by the workers. He was found on site and tangled in rubbish and they initially thought it had been tied up and put in the bag as it was covered in ropes and tape while half in a bag,” stated RSPCA spokesperson Michael Beatty. “They cleaned it up, gave it food and water and then called the RSPCA where we were then able to assess it for injuries.”

The dog’s owners have since come forward and stated their dog, whose real name is Zoro, had been stolen. Little Zoro did suffer a broken hip and will undergo surgery this week. It is believed the dog was purposely thrown into the garbage. Anyone with information is asked to contact the RSPCA and call 1300 ANIMAL.

Zoro is currently back home with his family. Get well soon little guy.

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Transit workers save runaway pooch on tracks of NYC subway

Leave it to our men and women in blue for their compassion and kindness. The tense moments happened on Friday in the New York City subway. Seems that an adorable runaway pooch named Dakota escaped from her dog walker at a park in Brooklyn and ran to the Jay Street station. Oops! The dog ended up inside of the subway tunnel.

According to Caroline Francis, the dog’s owner, her pup also known as “Loppy the dog” sought solace at that very spot.

“It’s a familiar place for her, we commute together every day. She entered, ran across the platform, and at some point either fell of jumped in,” Caroline posted to her Facebook page.

For over an hour, Caroline searched for her dog and was finally able to convince an MTA officer to search the tracks several blocks away. And as if only cats are promised nine lives, Dakota was spotted, and even though she was cold, dirty, scared and bloody, she was fine.

“The next hour and a half was brutal. The NYPD and MTA shut the train lines down and turned the power off the tracks. They patiently dealt with my wailing and begging to be let on the tracks, while they searched miles of pitch black tunnels for my little girl. Over an hour later, things were looking devastatingly bleak. And then a miracle happened. An MTA officer took it upon herself to explore the tracks several stations away. And, against all odds, she found Loppy. Freezing, filthy, terrified, and with blood across her face. The joy I felt when the police officer showed me a photo and said “is this her?” was all-consuming. Being reunited with this little creature is something more powerful than I can explain.”

It wasn’t until later that the NYPD Transit posted on Twitter that they apologized for the train delays and had to shut off the electricity to the subway to save Dakota.

Loppy is recovering at Blue Pearl Hospital. As of Sunday morning, she’s been released from the hospital and is back home resting. She has some minor damage to her lungs from the fall and is expected to need some minor dental surgery when she feels better.

“New York can feel like a cold, hard city. But this city—the NYPD and MTA in particular—rallied around me at my darkest hour. They saved my best friend. That warmth and support moves me in a way I can’t explain. To all the commuters who got stuck for 60+ minutes, know that your sacrifice saved her life—thank you. I’ve been so touched by all who have reached out with kind words.”

“Thank you a thousand times over to the NypdNYPD-Transit DistrictMTA New York City Transit, Vinegar Hill Veterinary Group, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, and Patricia, our incredible dog walker (without her fast action I don’t know what would have happened). You are all my heroes. And to Sanya Hill, who found my little pup, you have no idea how grateful I am.”

Everyone – give your dog a hug.

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Man forces goat to inhale cocaine and drink whiskey

In Lawenceville, Georgia, a man who worked on a ranch located near New Hope Road allegedly forced a goat to inhale cocaine and drink whiskey. Authorities were notified after video footage of three men subjecting the animal to the abuse was turned over to the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office.

On Friday, sheriff investigators arrested Sergio Palomares-Guzman, 28, at the farm where he worked as a horse trainer. According to the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office Facebook posting, the video from January 2, shows Palomares-Guzman holding the goat by his horns and another man inserting cocaine into the goat’s nostril. Palomares-Guzman then forced the goat’s mouth open while the second male suspect poured whiskey into the goat’s mouth.

After Palomares-Guzman shared the video, a tipster notified authorities of the animal abuse. The suspect faces charges of aggravated cruelty to animals and has been transported to the Gwinnett County Jail where deputies assigned to the case have since placed the suspect on ICE detainer.

The other two suspects still remain unidentified, although it is believed they live in North Carolina. The ranch owner had no knowledge of the incident believed to have taken place on January 2, 2018.

The goat remains at the Gwinnett Animal Shelter, where he received a veterinary exam and was given a clean bill of health. Palomares-Guzman waived ownership of the animal, and the goat is now available for adoption. Anyone interested in adopting the goat can contact the Gwinnett Animal Shelter at 770-339-3200.

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14 St. Bernard dogs and puppies rescued from awful conditions

Douglas Police Department rescued 14 St. Bernard dogs and puppies after they were found living in unhealthy conditions. According to the Facebook page for the Douglas Police Department, several calls came in reporting a loose dog running in the streets in Douglas, Massachusetts. Animal Control Officer Kevin Sullivan and several residents spotted the St. Bernard, but the dog evaded capture until the next morning.

Further investigation by Douglas Police and Animal Control pinpointed the area where the loose dog lived. Authorities found 14 dogs living in the residence. A two-year-old female St. Bernard and her littler of 12, four-week puppies were surrendered to Animal Control.

Steven Banville, 38 faces charges of animal cruelty and misleading a police investigation.

The male St. Bernard named Buddy has already been adopted. The female and her 12 puppies are scheduled to be made available for adoption from March 6 through Pawfect Live Rescue located in Uxbridge. A fundraiser has been set up to help with expenseswww.youcaring.com/pawfectlifestbernards. You may also donate on their website.

If you are looking to adopt, please apply online at www.pawfectliferescue.org.

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