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Tabby fighting for her life after someone doused her with acid

A friendly tabby cat continues to fight for her life after someone threw battery acid on her in Exeter, Devon. Somehow the ten-year cat named Georgie managed to find her way home on Tuesday night after the brutal attack that left her with severe burns all over her body, face and head.

According to the Facebook page of her owner, Lyn Prewer, she thought her devoted kitty “looked dead.”

“Tonight we have had the worst experience of my life… some pure evil scum has poured acid over my beautiful loving cat and we are devastated. I can not comprehend why Some “human” can do this. Tomo the police RSPCA and the press are taking this on via the vets who are horrified and I hope someone has the decency to come forward and apologize…. and never let any family go through this … my beautiful Georgie and these photos are after the acids been cleared and her mouth froths been cleaned and her burnt eyes have been creamed !
£500 reward now for Info on catching the coward,” Lyn posted.

According to the BBCNews, Georgie is being fed through a tube in her neck “due to the damage inside her mouth.”

“She is looking a little better today, will lose the tips of ears and the tip of her tongue, and the wounds need two hourly cleaning along with four-hourly drugs.”

If Georgie survives, it is likely that she will lose the tips of her ears and possibly her eyesight. It is still unknown if there is internal damage to her organs. Police believe this was a deliberate act of animal cruelty. Lyn’s ten-year-old son is devastated and can’t understand why anyone would do to something to so kind an animal as this defenseless cat.

The RSPCA is currently investigating. To help with Georgie’s veterinarian bills, please click here.

(Photos of cat doused with acid via Facebook Lyn Prewer)

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Elderly woman cried as she surrendered her 20-year-old cat

An elderly woman, no longer able to care for her 20-year-old cat, cried as she surrendered Snow to PAWS (Public Animal Welfare Services) in Rome, Georgia on Monday. A volunteer was at the shelter as the heartbreaking separation brought tears to even the most stoic; in a rocking chair she gently tried to comfort Snow.

“His elderly mama just had to surrender him to AC because she has to move and she cannot take them with her. She cried and cried and so did everyone else,” the shelter posted on their Facebook page of the Rome Floyd Humane Society, helping to find a home for Snow and his bonded companion Macy.

Snow is described as a very sweet cat who has been neutered and has had veterinarian care. Tragically along with Snow, Macy  was also surrendered. He is a small 14-year-old terrier, and if the two can be placed together, surely it would make their world a little more comforting and not nearly as lonely.

Please note, according to the Rome Floyd Humane Society, all options are being examined to allow the owner to keep Snow. Both the cat and the dog are currently at the PAWS Animal Control, located at 99 North Ave in Rome, Georgia. RFHS is a community resource for education, assistance for low income families, and are able to offer assistance when needed.

Video of Snow being comforted:

 

(Photo of volunteer rocking 20-year-old cat via Facebook freezeshot video)

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Guide dog leads blind mistress into pet store – read the adorable ‘tail’ here.

 

Cat found with arrow through his neck in cruel act

A cat was found on Sunday, with an arrow through his neck, in an apparent case of deliberate animal cruelty in Perth’s north section of Ellenbrook.

According to the RSPCA WA, the cat survived after a Good Samaritan found him and rushed him to the Ellenbrook Vetwest for emergency treatment. The examining veterinarian reported the wound had become infected and was crawling with maggots indicating the cat could have suffered with the arrow for up to two days before having been rescued.

Now named Beau, he is on his way to a complete recovery. He will be available for adoption as soon as he is feeling better.

If anyone has any information relating to this incident, please either message the RSPCA or submit this online form: https://www.rspcawa.asn.au/animal-information/cruelty.php.

Help this sweet boy find justice.

(Photo of cat shot with arrow via FB)

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Guide dog leads blind mistress into pet store – read the adorable ‘tail’ here.

 

Cat walked 12 miles to return home and owners rejected him

In Raleigh, North Carolina, a cat walked 12 miles to return home to his family, and they rejected him. According to the SPCA of Wake County, Toby the adorable kitty, was given away by his owners to another family, but all Toby could think about was his previous home.

So off he went wanting to go home, and it was no easy trip; 12 miles later Toby returned to his original home, but his family rejected him again and this time brought him to the area shelter asking the staff to euthanize the lonely but loyal kitty. The shelter then notified the Wake County SPCA who came to fetch Toby and promised the shelter they would find him a new home.

On Monday, Toby was adopted! He will now live with another cat and two children.

(Photos of cat walked 12 miles FB)

Video: (Just days before he found his new home)

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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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Man accused of burning his mother's pit bull

 

 

 

Tortured cat finds forever home: Hearts smile for Hardy

In Mount Rainier, Maryland, a once tortured and mutilated cat who faced an uncertain future at a local shelter, has found his forever home – thanks to the efforts and commitment from volunteers at Alley Cat Rescue.

According to a press release from the organization, the eight-month-old kitten had severe injuries involving his ears, limbs and tail when he was found at the beginning of the year. A Good Samaritan found the cat wandering around an apartment complex in District Heights and brought the cat to the Prince George’s County Animal Shelter. Someone had cut his ears and tied up his legs and his tail.

“Looking at his gashed ears and nearly amputated toes it was clear that these injuries were the result of intentional animal cruelty,” Alley Cat Rescue wrote.

“Our veterinarian assessed him and his prognosis was worse than we could have anticipated. The abuser had tortured the cat over a course of weeks. The cat had slowly suffered with no veterinary care or compassion. The abuser had tied the cats tail and limbs tightly and had cut his ears. His tail became necrotic and required surgical removal.”

Named Hardy after his incredible fighting spirit, it didn’t take long until the kitten was purring as his rescuers petted and gently scratched him. Affectionate in spite of what must have been no less than unbearable torture, nothing could dampen this brave kitten’s love of life. His tail and two of his toes required surgical removal, but even after his ordeal, Hardy still nuzzled up to humans for more love and comfort.

“Hardy is exploring in his new forever home. He is now named Martin after Martín de Porres, the saint who spoke to animals. Martin is slowly being introduced to his new sibling cats and his new home.”

Alley Cat Rescue continues to offer a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for this crime.

Come celebrate  National Justice for Animals Week, an important time to focus on one of the most vulnerable victims of abuse. Learn how you can advocate for cats and help victims such as Hardy.

Check out Hardy’s new life as he gets used to pure luxury and love:

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Terrified kitten rescued from brutal jaws of deadly rat trap

A terrified kitten was rescued earlier this week in Cambridge, United Kingdom, from the brutal jaws of a deadly rat trap which may have been set illegally.  Ten-month-old family kitty, Dobby had been caught in the spring-fired trap that had clamped shut on him. How he survived has been called a miracle; some how the trap had snapped only partially on his skull.

According to the Express, the gray and white rescue pet escaped without his windpipe being crushed or his skull fractured. In an old rusty device, worthy of a science fiction movie torture invention, had it not been for a Good Samaritan who alerted the RSPCA about the cat, Dobby would have never lived to make any of his seven remaining lives. The kitten had been previously rescued after having been kept in a basement where he and his litter mates  had never seen the light of  day.

The rat traps are legal, however they are not to be set anywhere near homes or where domestic pets wander.  Animal Cruelty Officer Amy Reiter rescued Dobby, and stated it took all of her strength to release the trap in order to free the scared kitty. Rushed to a veterinarian hospital, the cat was treated and his owners notified via his microchip.

“When I arrived the sight of poor Dobby was horrific – he was in absolute agony…X-rays showed that there were no broken bones but the trap has put a lot of pressure on his skull and his eyes so there may be more damage.”

The public is being asked to be vigilant about finding these traps. It is unknown if the trap was intentionally set to kill domestic pets in the area. According to the RSPCA, the old rusted trap had been repaired with new wire.

The kitten’s owners, Maria and Jan Mol, say their feline pal is doing better, but are not sure how his eyesight has been affected. Dobby also seems to be quite wobbly, and he could be suffering from neurological damage. Anyone with information about these traps is asked to notify the appeal line at 0300 123 8018.

Get well soon Dobby.

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Man stuffs kitten in freezer and then throws her off his balcony

In Fontana, California a 34-year-old man has been charged with suspicion of animal cruelty after allegedly stuffing his kitten into the freezer and then throwing her off his balcony on Tuesday afternoon.

According to the Fontana Police Department’s press release,  Lucio Lopez became angry with the kitten after the four-month-old little one walked into his apartment.

 “Witnesses reported Lopez placed the kitten in the freezer.  Lopez later took the kitten out of the freezer and began squeezing its body as the frightened kitten cried out in pain. Lopez threw the kitten off the second story balcony.  The kitten struck the concrete floor resulting in major injuries to its chest and a fractured leg.”

Lopez initially fled the scene but police apprehended him in the area of Oleander and San Bernardino Avenues. On the Fontana Police Department’s Facebook page, the adorable kitten, now named Olive is improving.

“Update** Olive is doing well. She’s is recovering from a collapsed lung and will need surgery to fix her fractured hind leg. The caring and knowledgeable staff at Valley Animal Hospital of Bloomington (909) 877-2384 will be setting up a an account to receive donations to pay for Olive’s medical care. If you would like to help visit their Facebook page @valleyanimalhospitalbloomington”

Olive is scheduled for surgery on Friday. Get well soon little one.

(Photos of kitten stuffed in freezer via Fontana PD news release and Valley Animal Hospital)

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Neighborhood cat ‘Beastly’ rescued after vicious dog attack

Dawn Marie, founder of the rescue group Breezy’s Legacy located in Seminole County, Florida is best known for rescuing and rehabilitating injured, orphaned or displaced wildlife and unwanted exotic pets. Dawn Marie tries very hard to keep as many dogs and cats out of the county high kill shelters as possible.  She does not turn any animal away and no animal is too sick or too small to be taken in.

Recently, a local neighborhood cat was attacked by a dog that lived nearby. Beastly suffered a broken leg, broken teeth, the side of his mouth was cut open and he had several puncture wounds. Dawn rushed Beastly to the vet where he was x-rayed, and it was suggested he have his leg amputated. Beastly was put on pain medication and antibiotics. He was finally able to eat on his own, even though he had multiple broken teeth and the side of his mouth had been cut open. His diet consists of wet food and plenty of fluids.

Beastly is currently under the care of Dr. David at Geneva Oaks Animal Hospital in Geneva, Florida. Contrary to what the first vet recommended, Dr. David feels that Beastly’s leg can be saved. Dr. David reset and re-splinted the broken leg. The cat was also vaccinated, neutered and chipped. He is still not out of the woods and has a long road of recovery ahead of him. This will include multiple surgeries. Dawn Marie has promised Beastly to be by his side every step of the way. And with love and support, Beastly will do fine.

Donations can be sent or called in directly to:

Geneva Oaks Animal Hospital

Dr. David
407-349-9536
4193 N County Road 426
Geneva, FL 32732

The account at the vet is under the name Dawn Pangburn.

Or sent via PayPal to: to breezyslegacy@gmail.com.

Whoever came up with the adage, “a cat has nine lives,” definitely knew Beastly.

“A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not.”
– Ernest Hemingway

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Determined little fighter: 6-month-old kitten with spinal injury

A determined little fighter, a 6-month-old kitten with as yet an unknown lower spinal injury, isn’t letting his handicap keep him down. Brought into the River Cities Humane Society For Cats in Monroe, Louisiana, animal advocate Brooke Parker is hoping someone can help.

Check out his first video here:

His name is Captain Cuddles, and he is scheduled to be euthanized on Monday if he is not rescued. Transportation can be arranged for anyone who wants to adopt or rescue this little guy. If he has a place to go, the shelter has promised the kitten will not be put to sleep.

For more information, text 318.794.0575.

Check out his second video here:

Please share Captain Cuddles with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. Follow his plight here.

(Photo and video of kitten with spinal injury via Facebook Regina Gonzalez)

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