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Help: Anti-tethering ordinance in Detroit NOT being enforced

The city of Detroit has an anti-tethering ordinance designed to keep dogs safe. Countless dogs still remain tied on chains – dehydrated, starving and completely lacking socialization. As a consequence many of the dogs become lonely, bored and aggressive.

The Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue has repeatedly informed Detroit Animal Care and Control (DACC) about numerous dogs placed in danger and in violation of the anti-tethering ordinance passed in April 2017. Unfortunately the problem continues:

“We have also been communicating with many of the DACC Animal Control officers who are also frustrated that they are not allowed or permitted to write any tickets to those dog owners in violation of ordinances in Detroit. There is only one animal control officer in the entire City of Detroit (where 700,000 people reside and there is still an estimated 5,000 chained dogs) that is currently allowed to write tickets, and he spends all of his time working on dog bite cases. So the other 9 Animal Control officers are not permitted to write tickets, which is a huge indicator as to why the animals in Detroit are treated so poorly. There are no consequences for mistreatment of animals in Detroit. We are asking for help from all of our awesome supporters,” the group posted on their Facebook page calling on animal advocates to use social media and their phones to help make a much needed difference in the lives of mistreated and neglected dogs.

Poignant and heartbreaking photos of dogs tied up with no access to shelter, food or water are left to fend for themselves in the heat and the cold. Dogs left tethered easily become victims of attack or injury by other stray dogs. Chained dogs are not pets; they are prisoners.

“And the idiots of the day award goes to the ‘dumbasses’ that have two puppies in a hot wire crate outside in the heat with no shelter and has the puppies’ mom tied to a car, again no shelter, no food and no water. The situation has also been reported to DACC. We may not be able to remove every single dog from their a**hole owners, but we can sure let everyone know that there are dogs suffering in Detroit.”

Advocates are asked to call and contact Mayor Mike Duggan and the Detroit City Council at 313.224.3400. Offer to send them photos as seen here of dogs left to suffer. Better yet – why not forward the following video?

Detroit’s Anti-Tethering Ordinance includes the following:

 

  • Continuously tether a dog for more than three hours per day.
  • Tether a dog using a tether made of anything but a coated steel cable at any length less than three times the length of the dog measured from the tip of its nose to the base of its tail.
  • Use a tether or any assembly or attachments that amount to more than 10% of the dog’s weight or that significantly inhibit the movement of the dog within the tethered area.
  • Attach a dog to a tether by means of any implement other than a buckle-type collar or harness, so as to risk injury, strangulation, or entanglement of the dog on fences, trees, or other obstacles.
  • Tether a dog without access to shade when sunlight is likely to cause overheating or without access to appropriate shelter for insulation and protection against cold and dampness when the atmospheric temperature falls below 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Tether a dog without securing its food and water source to prevent its being tipped over or spilled by the tether.
  • Tether a dog in an open area that does not provide the dog protection from attack from people or other animals.
  • Tether a dog in an area composed entirely of bare earth subject to becoming wet and muddy in the event of precipitation, and without any dry surface area for cover or protection.
  • Tether a dog under four months old.
  • Tether more than one dog to a single tether.Tether a dog to a stationary object that would allow the dog to come within five feet of any property line.
  • Tether a dog without a swivel attached or equipped at both ends.

Dog owners who do not comply with the ordinance face penalties up to $500 for each offense and possible relinquishment of the dog to Animal Control for a third offense.

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Betrayed: Duke is at Florida shelter and just look at him

Meet Duke. This German shepherd is at the Orange County Animal Services in Orlando. He is only six-years-old; betrayed and neglected – who could do this to any dog? What happened to “man’s best friend.”?

Duke is a neutered male and weighs 87.5 pounds. No surprise as Duke is heart worm positive in addition to his numerous medical issues, however notes indicate with proper medical care, treatment and attention, Duke may have a positive prognosis. A veterinarian examination at the shelter provides the following information:

“Age: Approx. 6 Years of Age Gender: Neutered Male Temp: 100.8F (Ear); Pulse: 100 BPM; Respiration: 30 BPM; Weight: 84.2lb(s) Microchip Scan: Performed by kennel Pictures: Yes (Unable to obtain ventral image due to painful when attempting to position); Taken by: CJS/CGO Physical Examination: Attitude: QAR Body Condition Score: BCS 1/9; Underweight Hydration: Euhydrated Mucus membrane color: Pigmented Capillary Refill Time: Normal Mouth, teeth, & gums: Tarter(Severe)/Gingivitis(Mild) Heart: 100 bpm; Normal Lungs: Normal Nose and Throat: Normal Eyes: Mucoid Discharge Ears: Infected; painful to touch Lymph Nodes: Other: Unable to palpate through skin (cellulitis/thickened) Coat and Skin: Severe generalized hairloss with cellulitis, scabbing, sores, and chronic skin changes. Abdomen: Normal Musculoskeletal: Other: Muscle atrophy Additional Observations: Copious live fleas; puritis Lab Work: Complete Blood Count (CBC): Collected By: CGO See Attached Print Out: Mild nonregenerative anemia with leukocytosis (bacterial/parasitic) Chemistry (CHM): Collected By: CGO See Attached Print Out: No significant abnormalities noted. Fecal Flotation: Collected By: CGO

Read By: CJS No Parasites or Ova Seen (NPOS) Heartworm test: Positive Other test(s): Type: Skin scrape: Negative Collected By: CJS; Read By: CJS/CGO Canine Diagrams/Notes: See Attached Print Out Assessment and Recommendations: Assessment: Severe chronic flea allergy dermatitis (FAD) with secondary skin infection and nonregenerative anemia. Emaciated with muscle wasting. Chronic skin changes related to chronic FAD and skin infection. Treatment and Recommendations: Gave Bravecto, Capstar, Baytril, Rimadyl, Benadryl. Request feeding twice daily. Rx Baytril and Rimadyl. Noted to be eating well. Repeat CBC in Q7days. Recommend posting. Recheck skin and ears for improvement on medications in Q5days. Impound Vaccines and Deworming: See ASO Exam” Please let us know if you can take him in!”

Because of Duke’s condition, he is only available to an approved rescue partner.  His Facebook page can be followed here. Please share his plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media. Sharing saves lives. Duke deserves better than this.

More information about rescue is available here.

This dog’s adoption listing can be found here. Make sure to reference A393963 when contacting Orange County Animal Services at 2769 Conroy Rd., Orlando, FL.  407-836-3111. 

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Arrest made in connection with horrible dog skinning video in Warren

In Warren, Ohio, a man was arrested on Saturday afternoon on separate charges although police are investigating the suspect’s connection to a viral dog skinning video released on social media just days ago.

According to Fox News, the unnamed suspect at this time, was arrested for an outstanding warrant on an unrelated case and is currently being held in the Trumbull County jail.  The man from Stark County is alleged to be the person in the video. Warren Detectives Mike Altiere and Brian Crites have been working on the case since Friday evening after the video went viral and animal advocates began calling into authorities.

Reports from people living in the area and acquaintances of the son who posted the video, state this happened months ago and had been reported to police as well as animal control authorities. The son, who owned the dog, wanted everyone to know what his dad and his girlfriend had supposedly done to his pet. It is not known if the pit bull was dead or alive when it was skinned.

The investigation continues; more updates to follow.

Read prior article here.

Anyone with information is asked to contact authorities at (330) 841 2512. Updates to follow as more information becomes available. Pet Rescue Report has opted not to show the video or the more graphic and disturbing photos.

Rest in peace poor dog.

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Police investigating viral video of Warren man skinning a dog

In what could be one of the worst videos circulating through social media showing a man skinning a dog, is currently being investigated by the Warren Police. The viral video and photos posted on social media Friday by the man’s 18-year-old son are nothing short of animal cruelty and especially revolting.

According to WkycNews,  the post has caused outrage as multiple calls are coming into police. Reports from people living in the area and acquaintances of the son who posted the video, state this happened months ago. The son wanted everyone to know what his dad and his girlfriend has supposedly done to his dog.  it is not known if the pit bull was dead or alive when it was skinned.

A photo of the dog alleged to have been killed was also posted.

Anyone with information is asked to contact authorities at (330) 841 2512. Updates to follow as more information becomes available. Pet Rescue Report has opted not to show the video or the more graphic and disturbing photos.

Rest in peace poor dog.

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Greek social media condemns cruelty of dyeing puppy red

When photos of a defenseless, friendly little puppy dyed bright red appeared on Facebook Thursday afternoon, Greek animal rights advocates condemned the action calling it animal cruelty.

According to the Facebook page of Μαρία Βαζούρα, the stray puppy was found wandering the streets of Halkida in Evia,  covered in what was originally thought to have been red spray paint. The three-month-old puppy was captured and rushed to an emergency veterinarian.

“SOS
Puppy has been examined!
Luckily she’s healthy!
The color off k probably is hair dye! We don’t know how long she’s been like this because she’s soaked his dermataki!
She’s a 3-Month-old girl, and she’s estimated to be a medium
He got into a clinic. I’ll be there! I can’t bore it in hospitality houses that will be last a few days! That’s enough from here.
Today won’t be in the sun, on the road!
I’m looking for her home!
Because with the little one I’m not going to be, I just want serious people, people who know what they want and how they see these creatures!
It’s been a long time,” as translated by Google appeared on the rescuer’s Facebook page.

Video #1 Getting a bath:

The puppy is expected to make a full recovery, although it’s not certain how long it will take for her coat to return to its natural color.

Video #2 Check out how adorable  and friendly this little dog is to everyone she meets.

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Henrietta the 12-pound emaciated puppy left under pile of trash

And in the pile of debris, the landlord was sure the whimpering sounds were from an animal, and called for help from the Baltimore City Animal Control. The starving puppy was found hidden under mounds of trash. There Henrietta quietly waited to die – just a bowl of water barely keeping her alive.
Henrietta was rushed to BARCS, and even though she didn’t have the strength to get on her feet, she knew she had been rescued;  as weak as she was her tail wagged. In her short life, Henrietta has already endured a great amount of abuse and neglect. She has been transferred to a partner  Franky Fund clinic ER, where she is currently fighting for her life.

The Franky Fund supports the medical bills of animals critically injured or victims of extreme abuse and neglect. Funding is desperately needed in order to give Henrietta a fighting chance.

“There is simply no reason or explanation to justify what happened to her. If ever a pet owner cannot care for their animal, BARCS and agencies like Animal Control are here to help,” the organization posted on their Facebook page.
Anyone with information on this case, Baltimore City Animal Control is asking you to please call the Animal Abuse Unit at 443-681-0101. Help Henrietta find justice. The main focus is on her care, but should she be looking for a home in the future. You can fill out an adoption application that we will keep on file. You can find it on the website at www.barcs.org/adopt.
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Starving puppies abandoned on side of road in cardboard diaper box

Had it not been for a Good Samaritan who noticed a cardboard diaper box on the side of the road in San Bernardino and stopped to investigate, two tiny puppies would have died. For days the eight-week-old pups sat in feces, urine and filth. They had no water, food or shelter. Who can even imagine anyone having such disrespect for life?

 

“The man found the puppies and reached out on Facebook when someone told him to contact me,” Faith Easdale, founder of the rescue group Dream Fetchers stated. “Can you imagine how thirsty they were in this heat? Can you imagine how hungry these already starving babies were? Scared and wondering what’s happening? Feeling weak and fading. And a kind person takes you out of that box!”

The puppies had spent at least two days in the box and when rescued were dehydrated and lethargic. They were rushed to the  Camino Pet Hospital.

Video #1

When the puppies arrived at the hospital, the brindle collapsed from dehydration; he was able to be revived with intravenous fluids. Both are very weak, but reported to be in stable condition. They are also being treated for hook and round worms. It may be premature to guess at their breed, but thus far the majority has leaned towards Boxers.

“I guess at the point someone can do this they really aren’t human anymore,” Faith added. “We all have a battle. We are their only chance. Use your voices and fight the abuse.”

Updates to follow.

To help these puppies and others in need, donations can be sent to:

#Dream Fetchers: Project Rescue

http://www.dreamfetchers.org/dreamfetcher…/DF_Donations.html

(Photos and videos of puppies found in diaper box courtesy of Faith Easdale)

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Pet carrier became Chihuahua puppy’s coffin after left in sweltering heat

On Tuesday morning, a pet carrier became a one-year-old Chihuahua’s coffin after she was found on the property of a Brockton animal shelter. The manager of Animal Protection Center, Joyce Caranci found the female puppy “unconscious and foaming at the mouth.” Temperatures outside had been in the 80s just after 8:00 a.m. when the dog was discovered.

According to CbsBoston, Caranci rushed the dog to the Lloyd Animal Medical Center in Stoughton using an ice pack to help cool her body, but the pup died on the way.

“When I found her, she was already unconscious and foaming at the mouth, but she was breathing faintly and I felt a heartbeat… When I put my hand in the crate, it was hot. Not warm, dog hot. But hot, I don’t want to touch it hot,” stated Caranci.

The dog’s temperature registered at 110 degrees – nine degrees higher than a normal dog’s temperature. She weighed ten pounds, was brown and white and had no identification of microchip. The MSPCA  described the puppy’s coffin as a tan and gray plastic pet carrier with no identification. On the organization’s Facebook page the cause of the pup’s death was noted below her heartbreaking photos:

Someone abandoned a one-year-old female Chihuahua in a carrier outside the Animal Protection Center of Southeastern Massachusettsyesterday morning, and the dog tragically died of heat stroke.”

It has been speculated the owner may have intended to surrender the dog to the shelter.  Why someone couldn’t wait to make sure the dog was safe remains a mystery.  The shelter does not have surveillance cameras.

A $1,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible. Anyone with information can call 800-628-5808. Animal cruelty is a felony in Massachusetts and punishable by a maximum of seven years in prison and a fine up to $5,000.

Rest in peace little one.

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Mer Rouge man arrested in Snapchat video of dog being shot to death

In Morehouse Parish, Louisiana a Mer Rouge man has been arrested in connection with the disturbing shooting death of a dog videoed on Snapchat and circulated through social media on Tuesday, July 10.

Tobias Conway, 28, faces charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and could face additional charges according to Knoe8News. The graphic video also appeared on Facebook and involved several people involved in the shooting of a dog on Handy Hill Road which is near Bastrop.

The video is made up of two separate parts – the first showing a bloodied dog lying on the ground, breathing heavily and apparently shot. The second part shows someone shooting the dog while another male voice is telling the man to shoot the dog again each time as the dog cries out in agony. Two gunshots and a photo of the gun can be heard and seen. Another man is heard laughing.

Animal rights advocate, Lisa Guess posted how the community feels about what happened again.

“13 hours ago in Bastrop, Louisiana Another Snapchat Dog Murder. That’s what happens when people see you can get away with it. Police in Bastrop are being notified. Because of the injustice in the trial for Boots Stanley and Steven Sadler it has sent the message like I have said before that it is ok. Like I said on the news for people wanting to do it now they will. As you see they are. Please SHARE. These are more sadistic murderers who have taken advantage of how the system has failed and took it upon themselves to brutally torture and kill a living being.”

More arrests are possible.

The video can be viewed on the Facebook page of Villalobos Rescue Center. WARNING: The video is extremely graphic and not suitable for all viewing audiences.

Read prior article about two Arkansas dog killers. Boots Stanley and Steven Sadler pleaded guilty to animal cruelty and were sentenced to three years in prison, but the prison time was suspended.

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Stray dog returned back to abusive owners

On June 29, 2018, a stray, female dog showed up outside a home in Plant City, Florida.  When resident “Danielle” first saw the dog, she was walking along the fence line trying to come in. Danielle’s boyfriend, Scott was hesitant at first to let her in but could tell she was stressed and injured.  When looking at her more closely, they both noticed there were fresh puncture wounds on the dog’s face, mainly near her ears and jaw. There were other puncture wounds and lacerations in various stages of healing on her body along with some older scars.

It was disturbing to see so many injuries on a dog that was only approximately two years old. What was done to her?

These injuries strongly suggested this poor girl may have been used as a bait dog for fighting.  In addition to the multiple wounds, the dog’s nails were horribly overgrown, and she appeared to have given birth within the past six months.  Equally disturbing as the injuries, was the heavy collar that was placed around her neck. It was thick and heavy and had a two-pound buckle on the end.  It was on so tight, it took two people to get it off her. This was not someone’s beloved companion animal; this was a dog who had been abused for a long time and used for breeding.

Danielle and Scott notified the local police to report a case of obvious animal abuse. The police in turn referred them to animal control. Hillsborough County Animal Control did not respond for several hours. During that time Danielle and Scott bonded with the dog whom they named Nina.  Nina was very meek and submissive; indicative of a dog who has been abused.

Danielle and Scott were worried about letting her go to animal control, but they wanted to do the right thing and follow protocol and make sure Nina’s abuse was investigated and her wounds assessed and treated by a vet. They also wanted to legally adopt her.The next day, they filed the paperwork to adopt her and assumed she would be coming back home to them after she was spayed and treated for her injuries.

Unfortunately, Hillsborough Animal Pet Resource Center proved to be very lax in their follow through and handling of Nina’s case. They never launched an investigation into her injuries and actually turned Nina back over to her original owners.

Apparently, the original owners showed up looking for her with a photo to prove ownership since there was no tag or chip.  They also gave three different versions as to why she had so many wounds on her body. They said it was because she was a hunting dog, the injuries must have happened when the dog ran away (although many were quite old) and third, injuries were already there from a previous owner. Hillsborough still turned her over to them even with all the suspicions and the inconsistent answers as to how Nina was injured.

When Danielle heard of this, she was highly upset. She contacted the supervisor who promised to start an abuse investigation, but that did not happen. When Danielle called again, promises were made to send someone to check on the well being of the dog and her surroundings; that also did not happen. Then another officer promised to go out there, still nothing.

On July 6 2018 Danielle placed another call to Hillsborough County and was told an officer had been dispatched to the house but no one was home.  This writer also called Hillsborough County on July 6 and was told the call was dispatched, but there were no updates or information on an outcome.

As the days continue to pass, it is unknown what is happening to Nina. Is she back on a tether? Is she being abused? Are there other dogs on the property also suffering abuse? Is something bigger going on at the home such as dog fighting? No one will know until Hillsborough Animal Pet Resource Center takes this complaint seriously and sends someone out there.

County animal shelters need to vet people more thoroughly before handing a dog or cat over to them. We all know they are inundated daily with unwanted animals coming through their doors and are trying to move animals out quickly to maintain a high number of live releases. However, it is doing a huge disservice to the animal to send them from the shelter into a violent, abusive environment.

Danielle and Scott followed the correct protocol because they wanted to do the right thing for Nina, but the system failed them and Nina miserably. To speak for Nina and urge Hillsborough County to follow through on Nina’s case, please call the shelter at 813-744-5660 and refer to case number 18-092069.

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