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Reward: Help find culprit who lit firecracker in kitten’s rectum

In Mansfield, Ohio, a young kitten is slowly recovering from injuries suffered when a culprit allegedly set off a firecracker in its rectum. The Richland County Humane Society posted the disturbing news on their Facebook page July 10:

“We are currently at the vet’s office with this cat that had a firecracker set off in her rectum. We have no words. We need all your good thoughts and vibes for her. We aren’t sure if she will make it, it depends on the extent of the damage. She lived in the PineBridge apartment complex at 135 E. Cook Rd. We believe it happened within the past 24 hours. We don’t know who did it, although we wish we did… (*Edited to add that she was a neighborhood cat for the past year or so*).”

Named Katy P., the kitten underwent surgery at the Phillips Animal Hospital and her condition remains guarded. The kitten’s latest update has been more positive.

“We stopped to see Katy P this morning. Her appetite has improved and she seems to be more alert and interactive. She still has not had a bowel movement so she still isn’t out of the woods.”

To donate to Katy P’s medical expenses, call 419.526.4212. Donations can also be accepted here or at the shelter located at 3025 Park Avenue West, Ontario, Ohio 44906.

The reward is now up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the culprit responsible for injuring the kitten. Anyone with information is asked to contact 419.774.4795 or email  adoptourstrays@yahoo.com.

Get well soon Katy P. Everyone is rooting for you!

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Drunken woman accused of tossing kittens into pond by their tails

A drunken woman in Phippsburg, Maine faces charges of animal cruelty after several people witnessed her tossing two kittens into Center Pond on July 4th. Justine Lovig, 41, has also been charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and violating conditions of her release.

“She admitted to submerging the kittens. We walked back to her car and she fed the kittens a sandwich. They were eating the sandwich very quickly,” the officer wrote in his report.

The Coastal Humane Society is currently caring for the kittens who have been named “Piglet and Eeyore.”

“They have been thoroughly examined by Dr. Wehr and appear to be doing well. They are currently enjoying some R&R at home with one of our devoted fosters...and the kittens may have found their forever home already! Foster family reports they have lots of energy.

Lovig is banned from possessing any domestic animals, must stay away from Center Pond and is prohibited from consuming alcohol. She is scheduled to appear in court in September.

If you would like to help support their ongoing care, you can make a donation at coastalhumanesociety.org/donatenow or mail a contribution to Coastal Humane Society, 190 Pleasant Street, Brunswick, ME 04011. Anything extra that we receive will go to support the many other animals.

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Eleven dogs found dead after van breaks down – read the heartbreaking story here.

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Woman horrified by house infestation after walking in the park with her dog – read more here.

 

 

Three cats survived after left 22 days inside Edmonton animal shelter vehicle

Three cats survived 22 days inside of an Edmonton Humane Society shelter vehicle after they were forgotten during the transport of pets. According to the Facebook page of the organization, the cats were dehydrated, hungry and suffered urine burns to their paws, but miraculously survived with no major illnesses or injuries.

The incident reportedly occurred on March 27 when pets had been transported to another shelter and somehow were overlooked. It wasn’t until April 18 that the cats were discovered as staff had been preparing the vehicle for another animal transfer. The EHS stated they had been carefully monitoring the cats to ensure their health before they were transferred to another agency for placement. The cats have since been adopted.

In response to the situation and social media outrage, the Edmonton Humane Society posted a news release on Monday assuring the public that new procedures and processes have been instituted to make sure this never happens again:

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Police rescue 14 dogs and cats tied in sacks and abandoned in pickup truck

Police and rescuers found 12 living dogs and two cats tied up in fertilizer bags and abandoned in the back of a pickup truck Wednesday morning in Samut Prakan, Thailand.

According to the Bankok Post, police arrived at the entrance to a wastewater treatment area near a housing development and found ten sacks in the back of a truck. The Good Samaritan who heard intermittent cries and howls coming from the sacks originally thought the sounds were coming from beyond the wastewater facility and paid no attention. It wasn’t until he returned later in the night, after having visited a friend, did he realize the cries of cats and dogs were coming from the back of the truck.

When rescuers arrived, onlookers rushed to help and provided food, water and milk for the exhausted dogs and cats. Rescued were 12 poodles and two cats. At this time it is unknown who dumped the animals. They will be transferred to a shelter in Chon Buri where they will be examined and cared for until they are well enough to be adopted.

Rescuers think the animals may have been abandoned by a breeder. The person found responsible for this animal cruelty would be charged under the Prevention of Cruelty and Animal Welfare Act. Thailand introduced animal welfare laws in 2014. Offenses are punishable by fines up to $1,663 per offense or two years in prison. The cruelty laws were updated in 2016 which increased fines and better defines measures intended to protect pets, working animals and stock animals kept for food. Unfortunately the rate of prosecution still remains low.

(Photos of dogs and cats found tied in sacks via Facebook  photos by Sutthiwit Chayutworakan screenshots)

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Official diagnosis and exciting update provided for dumped puppy, Republic – read the news here.

Diagnosis and update for Republic, dumped puppy

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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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Dog breeder who starved dogs has been sentenced to jail – read more here.

Dog breeder ordered to jail

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)

(PAWS 440-442-PAWS (7297) Please share Snow and Macy’s sad plight with friends, approved rescue organizations and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.

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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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California man accused of stealing and burning his mom’s pit bull – read more here.
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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