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Rescue steps forward to help seriously injured pug

A two-year-old injured pug viciously attacked by other dogs was surrendered on Friday to the Downey Animal Care Center by his owners.  The shelter transferred the seriously injured dog to a private veterinarian where drains were placed in his head to drain the abscesses.

“…swollen dorsal head, possible rupture, abscess, laceration, ventral neck swelling, punctures and serious discharge,” has been included in the dog’s medical update.

On Friday, his family left him at the shelter, and his condition and photos were released by the shelter as they appealed for an approved rescue to help. Animal advocates have been actively sharing this little dog’s plight. On Monday, to the rescue came Leave No Paws Behind, Inc., and even though they have been inundated with medical cases for the last few days and the urgent need for more foster homes,

“… how can we just look away and pretend we did not see this sweet and innocent little fella who is in very critical condition?,” asked rescue founder Toby Wisneski on their Facebook page.  “I saw this post this morning, picked up the phone and yes, this little man will be boarding the LNPB Freedom Ride and will be rushed immediately to the Pet Doctors of Sherman Oaks for immediate medical care and evaluation.”

The dog’s care is expected to be extremely costly, but it is hoped donations will come in to offset some of the medical charges. To donate, please click here.

Updates to follow; this is a developing story and a heartwarming rescue intended to save another innocent life. Please note, there has been no information available at this time as to the attack or the owners concerning this dog.

Read the latest animal news on the National Pet Rescue Facebook page.

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Beaten and abused – dog gets second chance


From horrific cruelty to the beach – inspiring!

CEO for Cheyenne Animal Shelter suspended for using pepper spray on puppy

Cheyenne Animal Shelter CEO Bob Fecht has been suspended after community outrage when an eight-month-old shelter puppy was abused with pepper spray in what the Cheyenne Animal Shelter director called a “training exercise.”

In an emergency meeting held on Monday night, the Board of Directors suspended Fecht for 60 days without pay. He must also provide, within 30 days, an acceptable plan of action to restore the trust of the shelter with the community.

“The Board of the Cheyenne Animal Shelter unanimously adopted a policy that does not support the use of animals in pepper spray training exercises. The decision to use an animal, aggressive or not, in pepper spray training as a way to simulate a realistic scenario and demonstrate its effectiveness for employee safety is one that the Shelter Board feels was not justified and cannot support. After reviewing all of the facts of both incidents, the Board feels confident that the decision to use an animal for pepper spray training was not made with the intent to cause harm or inflict punishment on the animal. However, it also feels that the decision was rash and made without proper consideration of alternative training methods. Mr. Fecht, as the CAS CEO, is expected to demonstrate and ensure that all decisions he makes with regard to the organization uphold and protect the organization’s mission.”

The statement continued stating the Board of Directors will closely review and monitor the corrective action.

“The Shelter Board, beginning immediately, will be closely involved with reviewing and implementing corrective action. The Shelter Board understands that loss of trust has resulted from these incidents and will work tirelessly to do better by the organization and the community beginning with requesting a best practices audit and improving community input. The Shelter is already working to review and improve measures to ensure employee safety.

The work of the Cheyenne Animal Shelter is never ending. We appreciate your support and comments. Please feel free to contact us at ShelterBoard@caswy.org.”

Following the Board’s decision, Fecht released a statement apologizing for what happened and the heated controversy surrounding the abuse of the nine-month-old puppy. The shelter volunteer and foster coordinator Marissa Cox had been bitten by the pit bull mix named Tanner. Animal control officers were able to put the dog back into his kennel, and Cox was treated for her injuries.

The following day Fecht ordered officers to bring Tanner, along with another dog meant to agitate Tanner, to the back of the shelter telling all the employees that no one was to video what was to take place.  Fecht ordered Cox to use pepper spray on Tanner once the dog was agitated. Cox refused, however another officer complied. Tanner was sprayed until he coughed up blood, and then the dog was hosed off with water, brought back to his kennel and euthanized 24 hours later.

According  to  Kgwn, Fecht stated he never meant to cause injury or damage to Tanner, nor was there any intent to tarnish the reputation of the shelter adding his primary goal was to protect employees.

“…upon reflection I realize that the decision I made was a personal and emotional reaction on my part and I sincerely regret not having considered alternatives before acting,” Fecht stated.

Rest in peace Tanner. The abuse you had to endure was heartbreaking.

Be the voice for those who cannot speak.

Read the previous coverage here.

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These adorable best friends are sure to make you smile!


Dog was abandoned in truck for days! Rescue caught on video

Emma tried to hide in the corner of Texas shelter: This puppy got lucky

Emma Tee tried to hide in the corner of a Texas shelter; this was to be her last stop in the medical ward before a cart arrived to move the neglected nine-month-old puppy to the back room for euthanasia.  On Friday, her story had been destined to begin and end as follows:

“Emma Tee sits in a Texas kill shelter, in horrendous medical condition.
She’s on the cold and dirty, germ infested floor which is so sad
She is at the end of the road here.
Hairless, her limbs are swollen from infection, deep sores and gashes all over her body
We don’t know who did this to her, who allowed this to happen to her
She lies curled up tight, in a little ball hoping she can hide away in the shelter walls
Sadly, it’s just the opposite, there’s no hiding as she’s in the sick ward , where those dogs are first to be Euthanized.”

Emma Tee is one of the lucky ones. Rescue Dogs Rock NYC were asked to help this puppy, and at that moment the puppy’s life changed. She is currently safe and recovering at the organization’s San Antonio veterinary partner. Her skin is badly infected, her legs and feet are so swollen, she can barely walk, and the open sores all over her body are just a small indication of the misery and neglect this young puppy has suffered in her short life.

Emma Tee is expected to make a complete recovery.

To help with Emma Tee’s recovery and the beginning of her new life, donations can be made by clicking here.

Read more animal news on the National Pet Rescue Facebook page.

Yesterday in the news: Horribly neglected dog brought to shelter in a basket…he was too far gone to save. More here.

Outrageous! Mother bear and her cub killed after hunter was attacked – more here.

Newly rescued dog is so grateful to be freed from chain!


This dog lived a horrific life of misery on the streets – but look at her now!

Dog stuffed in garbage bag and thrown off highway found alive

In Glasgow, Kentucky, a local resident said her dog unexpectedly began to whine and bark on Sunday evening, indicating something was wrong. Moments later, the Good Samaritan spotted an abandoned dog on the side of the highway inside of a black garbage bag.

According to the Barren River  Animal Welfare Association, Karen Smith Clark believes the dog was intentionally dumped in the trash bag, and it was all too apparent the dog had been severely neglected.

“…we saw what we thought was a tiny fawn, upon getting closer we found this: It is Distressing to say the least: this poor dog looked to have had been thrown from a window of a vehicle, in a trash bag. Sorry. We rushed back home to get food, water, and gloves. In lieu we called Animal Control. When we got back the dog was leery but not aggressive to me at all, he wanted water. It was so distressing our dog was crying and whining”…

Rescue coordinator Connie Greer has been caring for the dog now named Arthur. The friendly pooch suffers from mange and other related skin conditions. He will be treated with antibiotics and when he is feeling better, will be eligible for adoption.

“Arthur is up and eating and moving around wagging his tail this morning. He has briefly been evaluated by Dr. Thomas. She reports he has a bad yeast infection with hair loss all over his body, mange and is slightly emaciated. She sees no additional visible signs of any other issues. Obviously he is going to need a lot of TLC and recuperation…”

On Monday, Arthur was already feeling better.

“At this time, Arthur has mange, a yeast infection, significant hair loss, and is quite thin, but he has started treatment and is improving drastically. He is not available for adoption at this time because we expect his treatment will take 4 months.”

If you would like to donate to Arthur’s recovery as well as the other dogs in need, please click here.

Donations can also be made through PayPal at brawapawprint@gmail.com or at  the shelter directly or mailed to BRAWA 175 Trojan Trail Glasgow, KY 42141.

(Photos of dog found in garbage bag via Barren River Animal Welfare Association)

Read the latest animal news on the National Pet Rescue Facebook page.

Yesterday in the news: Officials unsure if cougar who was shot is the same one that killed hiker – more here.

Outrageous! Dog rescued after being left chained to tree in rising tide water  – more here.

Dog deliriously happy after being freed from chain


Dog so grateful after being freed from a chain

Shelter employee says dog abused with pepper spray in ‘training exercise’

In Cheyenne, Wyoming, a shelter employee contends a shelter dog was abused with pepper spray in what the Cheyenne Animal Shelter director has called a “training exercise.”

According to the Wyoming/Tribune Eagle, shelter volunteer and foster coordinator Marissa Cox had been bitten by an eight-month-old pit bull mix named Tanner. Animal control officers were able to put the dog back into his kennel, and Cox was treated for her injuries.

The following day, the shelter president, Bob Fecht ordered officers to bring Tanner, and another dog meant to agitate Tanner, to the back of the shelter telling all the employees that no one was to video what was to take place.  Fecht ordered Cox to use pepper spray on Tanner once he was agitated. Cox refused, however another officer complied. Tanner was sprayed until he coughed up blood, and then the dog was hosed off with water, brought back to his kennel and euthanized 24 hours later.

Jay Klapel, the community cat program coordinator, sent a detailed email to five shelter board members after gathering information about the troubling incident; calling what happened a “gross abuse of power,” and claiming it was clearly animal abuse.

The shelter released a report written by an animal control officer whose name was redacted. That person described Tanner as “viciously mauling” Marissa – a claim others deny. The report stated that pepper spray is safe and relatively harmless. The “training exercise” was to determine if the spray made the dog more or less aggressive; show the staff how to use pepper spray and build employee confidence when handling violent animals. The report did not mention no one was to video the situation nor was it noted another dog was brought outdoors with Tanner in order to agitate him.

Thus far, Cheyenne Animal Shelter Board President Chloe Illoway has stated the allegations are being investigated, however there has been no proof of animal abuse and Klapel was just a “disgruntled employee.”

As for Tanner, the very active puppy had spent weeks at the Avenues Pet Clinic with no major incidents before coming to the shelter and was not a “vicious dog.”

A Facebook page Justice for Tanner can be followed here. An investigation continues.

(Photos via Justice for Tanner Facebook)

Follow the latest animal news on the National Pet Rescue page.

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It was the end of the line for 18-week-old Bebe until fate stepped in

It had been the end of the line for a four- and-a-half-month-old puppy. Bebe seemed lifeless, rejected, shut down and homeless with no hope of ever finding a home. Barely beginning her life, the puppy had already suffered so much; one look at her, and it was apparent that she had been a victim of extreme neglect and abuse.

Video#1. Suddenly Bebe heard a voice, but was that human calling her?

When asked to help, Rescue Dogs Rock NYC didn’t hesitate. Co-founder Stacey Silverstein stepped forward to give Bebe hope.

“Lying on the dirty, germ infested shelter floor waiting to die, Bebe knew her fate. We assume Bebe was a happy puppy at some point in her life, but things certainly turned for the worse … and now she was left abandoned and sick in a kill shelter waiting to die,” Stacey posted on the organization’s Facebook page along with the puppy’s heartbreaking photo.

“We took one look at her video, and we knew we had to help.”

Bebe suffers from dehydration, a serious skin infection, anemia and dehydration. She is currently at the organization’s San Antonio veterinarian partner receiving urgent medical care.

“Her eyes are full of puss, her ears are cracked and stiff from neglect –
Her body hairless and covered in sores
She’s shaking from being so weak 
Thank goodness we rescued her when we did as she was in horrific condition
Bebe has already had IV fluids and a medicated bath to soothe her skin.”

Bebe, however was not the only innocent young victim of abuse and neglect at that shelter. Kennel mate Bobo, who is just eight months old, also has suffered. He looked up as Bebe was getting ready to leave. Look closely, and note this puppy’s eye is missing. How did that happen? And so Bobo would not be left behind.

“We plan to literally give them their life back by bringing them to a place of health peace and well being,” added Stacey.

Video#2: Bebe’s kennel mate Bobo would not be left behind.

Please help Bebe and Bobo
https://www.paypal.me/rescuedogsrocknyc

Read the latest animal news on the National Pet Rescue Facebook 

Yesterday in the newsFire department helps wayward sea lion get back to the ocean – more here.

Senior dog in needTortured puppy is making remarkable progress – more here!

 


 

Something awful was tied around Teddy’s muzzle for a long time

Something awful had been tied around Teddy’s muzzle for an extended period of time. The deep, sharp wounds cut clear down to his bones; the infection was deep and the young dog’s pain had to have been intolerable.

(Graphic photo below may not be suitable for all viewers)

On Monday, the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PSPCA) introduced Teddy Jr. to their followers on social media. In mid-August, the dog had been found as a stray with a serious injury to his muzzle. Teddy Jr. had been taken to a nearby county shelter. When notified, officers from the PSPCA picked him up and immediately transported him to the shelter’s hospital for emergency treatment and assessment.

“When he arrived, we were all shocked by what we saw – Teddy Jr. had a wound all the way around his muzzle with bone exposure. We knew he was in pain, and that time was of the essence, so our surgeon cleaned the deeply infected wound and closed it, and thus began a waiting game to see how Teddy would recover,” the organization posted on their Facebook page.

In just two weeks, Teddy Jr. has made an amazing recovery. He loves his surgeon, Dr. Nau and everyone he is introduced to – as long as it is slow. Who can blame him? Because of his terrible experience, Teddy Jr. can be fearful of people at first, but “when he loves you, he LOVES you.”

Teddy Jr. is a story of hope and healing.  If only all dogs involved in cruelty situations could have equally happy endings. We must not give up – there are angels out there helping all the time.

Teddy did have a microchip and charges are pending further investigation.

To help with Teddy Jr’s care and other needy pets, donations can be made by clicking here.

(Photos of something awful around Teddy’s muzzle via PSPCA)

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Woman alleged to have set fire to dog as revenge on estranged husband

Near Tampa, Florida, a woman is alleged to have set fire to her estranged husband’s favorite dog as revenge  after the couple broke up, and the woman was moving out of their Pasco County home. The dog, named Denali is suffering from severe burns and is being cared for by the Suncoast Animal League.

Denali, a 55-pound American Staffordshire terrier, had been one of eight dogs in the home, and as Brandi Corrigan, 40, packed up her personal belongings, she also trashed the house. That, however wasn’t all Corrigan is suspected to having done. According to Channel10News, Corrigan had painted graffiti inside and outside and dumped paint throughout the interior. She placed Denali in a separate room, poured an accelerant on her back and neck, and then set the house on fire.

According to the Suncoast Animal League Facebook page, five of the dogs in the home suffered smoke inhalation and have since recovered. The dogs have been placed with family and friends.Two other dogs, including Denali were taken to the Pasco Animal Services, but as Denali’s burn injuries escalated, he was rushed to the Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners for emergency treatment. Dr. Sylvia Lee had considered humane euthanasia because of the dog’s intense pain, however Denali has a strong will to live.

Denali’s condition remains critical, and she has undergone several surgeries to remove necrotic skin. On Saturday, veterinarians were pleased with the dog’s progress as well as her pain management program. Whenever a dog has regained their appetite to eat, it’s always a positive sign.

 “…her skin in other areas is healing and granulating nicely. We have also found out that Denali has a pretty good appetite and is eating her dog food without any issues. That’s big. And, it has been discovered that she has a favorite treat…chunky peanut butter.”

Her prognosis is encouraging, but it is a day to day challenge, yet her tail still wags when her name is called as she freely gives out kisses.

“Denali’s roller coaster ride continues and as we ride with her and keep you updated, our posts may contain some of those up and down moments. As Dr. Lee explained to us, with wound care and healing, ‘There will be good days and bad, and we are having more good days than bad.’ Please bear with us because this ain’t easy!”

Brandi Corrigan, has been charged with arson and possession of narcotics but not with animal abuse. She remains in the Land O’ Lakes Detention Center. Her bond is set at $55,300. Her husband, who works in private security, is in Iraq.

 

 

 

 

But then there is always hope. Check out the “baby steps.” Get well soon Denali. You have lots of fans cheering for your recovery.

To help with Denali’s medical expenses, donations can be made by clicking here.

(Photos and video of dog who was victim of estranged wife’s revenge via Suncoast Animal League)

Read the latest animal news on the National Pet Rescue Facebook page.

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You’re sure to smile – adorable kittens are simply cuteness overload! Watch the video here.

Clever dog stands in the pool like a human – watch the adorable video here.

 

 

Look at me now: Abused Gus once shot with pellets and shoelace around his neck

As if he’s saying, “look at me now,”  Gus is that once abused dog in Houston rescued last week ago after an animal advocate spotted the puppy in  dire need. Advocates rushed to help; the stray’s head had swollen to at least twice its normal size as he wandered through the neighborhood scavenging for food and relief from his pain.

 

On her social media page, animal rescuer Laura Jean cried out for help:

“SOS!!! Dead dog walking he wouldn’t come to me and I was only pushing him into traffic. Thanks to all the cars who didn’t stop who could’ve helped me get him to safety. He was last seen going into an apartment complex and I gave my info to some residents. One said he is usually around but in the back. I was unable to find him. If anyone can dedicate some time to look for him, please let me know.”

Gus’ story and his heartbreaking photos quickly went viral opening up the eyes of the nation as to the crisis of homeless dogs in Houston. Tears flowed down the cheeks of rescuers and advocates alike – just grimacing in the thought what Gus, in his short nine-months of life, must have endured. A shoelace had been tied tightly around his neck and embedded causing trachea damage. In addition, x-rays showed at least 25 pellet bullets had riddled through his defenseless body. Surgery was performed to revise the scar tissue while his condition remained critical for days. Still, Gus had that will to live.

“But now all of a sudden, everyone I meet is good to me. Everyone asks how I am doing,” Gus might be saying if he could speak. “People touch me with kindness and love. I just knew that there had to be a better life, but I had no idea it could be this good.”

Yes, Gus is one of the lucky dogs where fate stepped in along with Laura Jean who spotted him just in time. Stepping up to help Gus with his long journey of healing, Houston K-911 Rescue has been helping along with generous donations coming in to help with Gus’ expensive medical care.

And on Friday, Gus was released from the veterinary hospital. What may be considered a double chin now, Gus is barely recognizable as his head has returned to nearly its intended size. The burning pain in his neck is slowly subsiding. His foster parent is Marina Harrison, an employee of the vet hospital where Gus received life-saving care and treatment. Marina will make sure his bandages are changed and his laser therapy continues.

“Is this all just a dream or is this really my life?,” Gus continues. [as if he is speaking] “Can people really care this much? I love you all and my one wish is that more hurt and lonely dogs on the streets get to know this love like I do now.”

Check out Gus as he gets ready to leave the hospital.

Help Houston K-911 Rescue save more dogs just like Gus, donations can be made by clicking here.

Read previous articles about Gus beginning here.

Read the latest animal news on the National Pet Rescue Facebook page.

Yesterday in the newsNear death, skeletal dog found abandoned in alley – more here.

Senior dog in needRocky is desperate to be noticed, but nobody wants him – more about helping here.


You’re sure to smile – adorable kittens are simply cuteness overload! Watch the video here.

Clever dog stands in the pool like a human – watch the adorable video here.

 

Owner left dog tethered to rail in backyard after being evicted

A Lancaster, Pennsylvania dog owner tethered his dog to a handrail in the backyard of the home and left after being evicted from the residence. Gregory R. Butzer, 36, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with multiple counts of animal cruelty.

According to FoxNews, authorities found the senior black Labrador retriever on Monday after area residents had complained about a barking dog at the vacant home. The dog had become tangled in the tether and was barely able to move. She also had sores on her behind and suffered from both ear and eye infections. A veterinarian examination proved the dog had been left untreated and in pain for an extended period of time.

Butzer has been charged with three counts of animal neglect, one count of animal cruelty and dog law violations.

There has been no update on the dog’s condition.

(Photo of accused who abandoned dog after being evicted via police photo)

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Clever dog stands in the pool like a human – watch the adorable video here.