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Dog’s adorable face will make you smile, nobody wants him

His name is Scrappy, and this boy’s adorable face will make you smile. Then why is it no one has come for him, and why is it no one even bothers to look at him?

According to Orange County Animal Services’ volunteer Cris Ferreira Reed, this senior pooch has a lot to offer. He may be eight-years-old, but he has a lot to love to give and is super active and very strong. He is good with other dogs although it is recommended he be introduced to them slowly and to make sure the other dogs are calm.

Click here for Scrappy’s Pet Harbor adoption listing.

Animal ID: A392012    Room No.: WD46

“Hi, my name is Scrappy. I am an approximately 8 year 10 month old bl brindle and white neutered male.  I tested heartworm negative. I weigh approximately 70 pounds. I have been at Orange County Animal Services since Wednesday, November 15, 2017.

If you are looking for me, please come to Orange County Animal Services
at 2769 Conroy Rd., Orlando, FL. The phone number is (407)836-3111″

Scrappy may not be the prettiest dog in the shelter, but should that decide his fate? Share this boy’s story with friends, family and social media contacts. All he needs is that one special person who will see his photo and say “That’s my new best friend.” Sharing saves lives; just spend a moment sending this dog’s photo to a friend, and it might be the one who makes that special connection.

“Orange County Animal Services sent an email weeks ago saying he (Scrappy) needed out because the antibiotics weren’t working but I guess his health improved,” Cris shared with Pet Rescue Report. “I’m concerned because he is too skinny and nobody has shown any interest…”

Scrappy thinks he’s a lap dog, and even though he doesn’t seem to like cats, surely he would love someone to love him. Follow his Facebook page here.

(Photos of Scrappy’s adorable face via Pet Harbor and Cris Ferreira Reed)


Drowning puppy saved by unexpected hero


Nobody wanted this skinny hurricane survivor, until a reporter gave him a helping hand

Heartbreaking: 11-year-old Chi wearing her tiny sweater surrendered to shelter

In a heartbreaking photo posted on social media Wednesday evening, an 11-year-old Chi (Chihuahua) had been surrendered to the Riverside Animal Shelter. Her family, involved in a divorce, turned Princess over to the shelter in her tiny bed; the frightened little one wearing one of her many sweaters left with shelter personnel.

According to her owner, Princess (A1407912) is house trained and is accustomed to wearing sweaters. She does not like cats, however she won’t hurt them. To help, please share her photos and information with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. A Facebook post sharing this little one’s information can be followed here.

For more information, interested fosters or adopters are asked to directly contact the shelter. Per the Riverside County web site:

 “If you’d like to speak with someone right away, please call 951-358-7387 or, if you live in the Coachella Valley, you can call 760-343-3644 or email us at shelterinfo@rivco.org.”

Hopefully, Princess can find her new home quickly and can leave the shelter today. Make sure to reference A1407912 when making inquiries.

(Photos of 11-year-old Chi courtesy of Kelly Reeves)

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15 cool cops come to the aid of stray dog with his head stuck in a pot

Fifteen cool cops came to the aid of a little stray dog who had gotten his head stuck in a plastic matka (pot) in Bengaluru, India on Saturday. Since then the good deed has gone viral, and the kindhearted policemen are being lauded across the world.

According to the India Express,  the Bengaluru Police Karnataka Special Reserve posted photos of the men helping the frightened pooch on Twitter. The stray tried to push his head out of the plastic matka, but it took a team to help him, posted IPS Officer Abhishek Goyal. Photos and the story continued online:

“Just heard a lot of commotion in KSRP Reserve Line. Around 15 policemen were trying to rescue a stray dog who had managed to get his head stuck in a matka. First a cut was made to breathe. Then rescued. Could not click the final pic as the poor scared soul ran away asap.”

The tweet created a buzz on the micro-blogging site and Tweeple went wild with the compassion shown to a tiny dog who had no one.

Appreciable act…Reminds us of the condition of a few corrupt people who get caught in self-created complications and later are uunable to extricate themselves out of the complications that arise from their own faulty thinking pattern…complicated society 🙂

Compassion and always there to help any soul defines these hero’s in uniform! Inspiring as Always! Proud of you all. _/\_

Great job officers. You have won our hearts. If only more people could be as kind to those who cannot speak.
(Photo of cool cops coming to the aid of a stray pup via Twitter)

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Born without his paw, but destined for great things – read all about Furgus!


Pug remembers the vet tech who helped save his life and gives her the best hug ever

 

 

Heartbreaking: Dog’s eyes filled up with tears after being dumped by owner

Meet Cinnamon; her eyes filled up with tears after she was surrendered. When a volunteer at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Animal Control met the sad dog who had recently given birth to a litter of puppies that had been taken away from her, Sarah’s heart broke:

“Some ass dumped this poor mama at the shelter, minus her babies. Every time I stopped to talk to her and say I was sorry her eyes would fill with tears (check out reaction at -:13). Heartbreaking!!

For Cinnamon’s Pet Harbor adoption listing, please click here“I can be identified by Animal Care & Control as A1131036. I appear to be an unaltered female, brown Pit Bull Terrier. The shelter staff think I am about 7 years old and I weigh 89 pounds. I was picked up in Charlotte. I have been at the shelter since Nov 08, 2017. I am available for adoption.” For more information about this animal, call  Animal Care & Control, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department at (704) 336-7600.

Cinnamon’s plight has been shared more than 1,500 times. Just share her information one more time after viewing her video; whether it be to an approved rescue organization, family, friends or social media contacts. She just needs one special person in her life. And if you’re wondering how this dog acts?

Sarah Jennings Sleime ” Crushing. (when watching the dog’s video) She was super sweet too. A volunteer came to take her for a walk, and she waited patiently for them to put on the leash and she wagged her tail.”

Check out her video. (reaction at -:13)

 

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Did you know that if you want to get updates from a Facebook page, you need to do more than “like” it? To get recent postings in your Facebook feed, you must also hover your mouse over the word “following” and then click “see first” from the drop-down menu. You may want to check back with your favorite pages on occasion because Facebook often changes your settings, no longer having your having your favorites among those to “see first.”


Pug remembers the vet tech who helped save his life and gives her the best hug ever

 

 

 

 

Terrified: This is where Harvey sits just shaking and trembling

When a picture paints a thousand words, Harvey’s heartbreaking photo reminds all of us of the despair and terror dogs experience when brought into an animal shelter. This young male pup sits like this even as staffers enter his kennel cage to clean. He is clearly terrified!

What a tough young life Harvey must have experienced, and he’s barely a year old.  If only he could speak? His owner no longer wanted him and with barely a flourish of the man’s pen signing away his rights to his young dog, Harvey’s death sentence was signed. Can we help this dog find some love?

Click here for Harvey’s Pet Harbor adoption listing. “I am described as a female, white and black Pit Bull Terrier. The shelter thinks I am about 1 year old.
I have been at the shelter since Nov 03, 2017.” For more information about this animal, call Los Angeles County Animal Control – Baldwin Park at (626) 962-3577. Ask for information about animal ID number A5127115.

Harvey’s Facebook page can be followed here. Share this dog’s plight with approved organizations, family, friends and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.

BALDWIN PARK ANIMAL CARE CENTER
4275 North Elton Street
Baldwin Park, CA 91706
PHONE: 1-(626)-962-3577
HIT “5”, THEN “4” THEN “2” TO SPEAK TO SOMEONE.

If interested in helping Harvey, make sure to call immediately and speak to a supervisor and inform her of your interest in adopting this dog. He needs a special loving and trusted home. This dog’s life is at risk. He is at a kill shelter and can be euthanized at anytime.

Recent update indicates the following:
“Kennel card says MALE but shelter website says FEMALE. If you can foster email LaAdopt@gmail.com for information.”

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Check out this awesome under-stair doghouse!


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Loyal shepherd still waits for her owner to return in corner of busy Downey shelter

Volunteers have tears in their eyes as they watch Sophie on the brink of shutting down. The healthy nine-year-old loyal shepherd still waits  and watches in the corner of the playground at the busy Downey Animal Care Center in Los Angeles for her owner to return, but sadly that is not going to happen. Sophie was surrendered because her former owners had more pets than the city ordinance permitted. Sadly, Sophie was expendable.

“She is a drop dead gorgeous GSD in the Downey shelter that did not want to leave the corner of the play area. In her mind she is waiting for her former owner to come save her but that’s not happening,” a volunteer wrote. “What she has to look forward to is more of the scary shelter or someone magnificent to come and save her. She is a fine pet and a great companion.”

Sophie has had thousands of shares, yet no one has come to her rescue. Click here for Sophie’s Pet Harbor adoption listing. “My name is Sophie and I am described as a female, black and tan German Shepherd Dog. The shelter thinks I am about 9 years old. I have been at the shelter since Sep 28, 2017.” For more information about this animal, call Los Angeles County Animal Control – Downey at (562) 940-6898. Ask for information about animal ID number A5116079.

A Facebook page highlighting Sophie’s sad plight can be followed here and here. Sophie’s status is now listed as “urgent.” Share her story with friends, approved rescue organizations, family and social media contacts. Isn’t it time this beautiful dog found a wonderful, loving home? You can help by taking a moment and sending this to a few friends and asking them to do the same.

(Photos and videos of loyal shepherd Sophie provided by Downey Animal Care Center and George Themelis.)

Check out one of her videos:

 

Puppy found dead and dozens of dogs rescued from Kansas City misery

In Kansas City, Missouri,  dozens of dogs underweight, neglected and frightened were rescued on Thursday and are being cared for at the KC Pet Shelter, according to the organization’s Facebook posting. Earlier in the day, Kate Quigley, the director of the animal outreach group, Chain Of Hope, received a call about a female, shepherd-mix puppy found dead in a backyard.

According to Fox News, Kate went to an abandoned home near East 83rd Terrace and discovered the tragic plight of a young puppy.

 

“She looks to be less than a year old. I lifted its head back, and I could see it had an embedded collar in its neck, and so it died like that,” Quigley said.

Kate had no idea how long the puppy had been dead, but it had been tied in the backyard, and no one came to her assistance. It’s a sad thought how many people saw the pup running around or tied up and never reported her neglect or abuse.

Kansas City Animal Control seized the 24 dogs from a suspected puppy mill operation; 12 adult pit bulls and 12 puppies have been rescued. The dogs had been living amid raw sewage and other unsanitary conditions. At this time the shelter is at “critical capacity” and needs support from the community. These dogs are not available for adoption at this time.

 Donations are also critically needed to care for these new arrivals as their veterinary and long-term care will be very costly for the non-profit running the city’s shelter. Donations will go towards the dogs’ veterinarian and long-term care. Click here to help: http://donate.kcpetproject.org/24dogs.

Each new dog from this case will undergo extensive veterinary exams, and we are expecting their length of stay to be longer than other pets, due to the nature of this case. KC Pet Project is at critical capacity and need to move animals into homes ASAP. To view all of our adoptables and to sign up as a KC Pet Project foster, please go to www.kcpetproject.org.”

An update and video of the dogs receiving care and loving it has been posted on the organization’s Facebook page.

“From being chained in a backyard living in plastic drums, to getting belly rubs, food and shelter, our new arrivals from yesterday are getting a lot of attention from our staff. A total of 24 dogs and puppies were rescued from one home yesterday and are all now being cared for by our team at KC Pet Project. This girl wiggled with excitement the whole time she was getting her intake vaccinations done. The dogs are all sweet, but very scared – many need significant medical attention.”

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(Photos of dozens of dogs rescued in Kansas City via KC Project)

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Saving Chinba: Owner could not afford to treat dog’s skin condition

When Harris County Animal Shelter volunteers in Houston, Texas spotted Chinba with his painful, bright red skin still wagging his tail, tears came to their eyes. His owners were not able to afford to treat his horrible skin condition. On the bright side, however one can only be glad they decided to bring the dog to the shelter instead of dumping him on the side of the road.

Now Chinba needs rescue.

“As much as it breaks our heart to even watch this video, bashing his previous owners won’t help save him! So please, we are BEGGING, help us save Chinba! He desperately needs a new name and a new start to his life.

In order to save him, we need a rescue group to take him on. Rescue groups run entirely off of donations so the number one thing we need help with us funds for his vet care.”

For a rescue group to save this one-year-old puppy, a local committed foster home is needed. Since he is in such terrible condition, someone will have to take care of him until he recovers and is ready for adoption. The rescue group will cover all expenses – just a warm home and some love is needed. Local Houston residents willing to give this young dog a chance at a better life, please contact the shelter. Please note, there has not been any definitive diagnosis of the pup’s skin disease.

Click here for this dog’s PetHarbor link. ID#A495069 “My name is CHINBA. I am a male, white and gray Setter/retriever. The shelter staff think I am about 1 year old. I have been at the shelter since Oct 10, 2017. For more information about this animal, call Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services at (281) 999-3191. Follow his Facebook page here. Share his plight with approved rescue organizations, family, friends and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.

Check out his short video – look how sweet he is:

 

 

 

 

Desperate to garner attention: Last chance for Sparky

In Pilot, Texas a two-year-old terrier named Sparky continues to be overlooked. Perhaps it is because this boy is deaf, but so what? He loves children and gets along fine with other dogs. Still – for the last six-months, volunteers and staff members at the All American Dogs Animal Shelter have had no luck finding Sparky a home.

This adorable little guy, weighing no more than 25 pounds has been in the shelter since February. Tragically the population of shelter pets has exploded to nearly 70 dogs and the shelter, who takes care of 17 local towns has become overcrowded.

“He is neutered, microchipped, heartworm tested (negative) and fully vetted,” reports the organization’s description of Facebook. He LOVES kids and other dogs. He cannot be left in a yard alone or he will try to escape. He must have another dog or human with him. He loves companionship of any kind.”

In addition, Sparky has his talents as can be seen by his desperate attempt to climb out of his shelter enclosure.

“He is very smart and a volunteer worked with him on agility training and thrived. He will chase cats so he does not need to go to a home with cats. Time is of the essence  now.”

For more information about Sparky, contact All American Dogs Animal Shelter 972-382-3647. Pilot Point TX.  Please share Sparky’s plight with friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. A Facebook page featuring Sparky’s story can be followed here.

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Murphy the Lab set up to fail: Today he is slated to die

Murphy, a neutered brown and white Labrador retriever – barely two-years-old is scheduled to die at 1:00 Tuesday afternoon at the Brooklyn Center’s New York City Animal Care Center. Let down terribly by humans, every bone in his back is visible, and there’s so much more to this young dog’s story:

“Here we go again! You can see every bone protruding through his thin layer of skin, clearly starving and left alone with a child and peanut butter filled Kong, who tried to take it out of his mouth! Then this child was allowed to scream in his face and grab his collar to push him off the couch! But he was also failed by NYCACC who adopted him to a family in the first place (4 and 6 yr old children) who had NO CLUE about the responsibility that goes along with owning a dog,” explained a shelter volunteer.

Sadly, Murphy was set up to fail. He had just been adopted three weeks prior, but to a family who had no experience with dogs nor did his new family teach their new dog how to interact with very active children. Indeed, Murphy was sweet, wiggly, friendly and affectionate, but the playful pup hadn’t been taught any manners; nor were the children taught how to respect a dog’s space – at least until he acclimated to his family.

Most likely given the proper introductions, Murphy would have been a perfect partner and would not be on today’s list to die. A volunteer offers the following observation:

“You don’t let children hang on them, pull things out of their mouth or in this case ‘scream’ in the poor dogs face and order them off the sofa! Murphy was probably VERY confused and freaked out. Let’s face it, the bottom line was that Murphy was not set up to ‘win.” And he is so darn lovable, and has a sterling resume of skills too. He deserved a wonderful family who understand ‘new pet basics.’ Murphy is house trained, crate trained, well behaved home alone. He was relaxed and respectful with these children, ages 4 and 6. He would jump on visitors to give them a kiss. And he was a good boy on walks – never pulling on his leash. He even knew ‘sit’ and ‘come.’ He’s even respectful of other dogs. He got stellar scores on his safer, and he’s an all around good boy. Please don’t let the failure of his adoptive parent mean the end of his life.”

Follow Murphy’s Facebook page here.

Reference A1122261. Share this dog’s plight with friends, family and social media contacts. Murphy is listed as “rescue only” because of his past experience. Dogs are not toys. Someone should have known better. Sharing saves lives.

Publicly adoptable dogs can be RESERVED via http://www.nycacc.org/PublicAtRisk.htm if you can get to the NYC ACC “in person” within 48 hours to complete the adoption process and bring home your dog.

If you cannot get to the shelter in person, please message Must Love Dogs – Saving NYC Dogs for assistance with filling out applications with rescues to foster or adopt both publicly adoptable or Rescue Only dogs.

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