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 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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Bride ditches traditional wedding flowers, carries rescue pups instead – adorable!

Nurturing dog takes on orphaned piglets as her own

Dumped at shelter in trash bag: Owner ordered dog euth’ed because of fleas

Why else would a family dog have fleas or intestinal parasites if not from neglect? And so the reason sweet Canela was brought to the clinic of  Compassion Without Borders in Mexico in a trash bag and ordered to be euthanized by her owner because she had parasites had been  a very disturbing and tragic story. Of course, the southern California based non profit organization had no intentions of ending the sweet dog’s life for a condition that could be easily treated, and months later Canela is now healthy, happy and ready to come to California to find her “forever” home.

Tomorrow,  Compassion Without Borders will have the opportunity to transport Canela and 59 other dogs out of Mexico – the organization’s biggest international rescue to date. Canela and 28 other dogs still need transport sponsorship; cost is just $150 to help a dog and save a life.

Kiwi and Mango were also brought into the Mexico clinic a few weeks ago. Both were covered in mange and had a very difficult time beginning their lives. Volunteers and staff fell in love with them instantly. They received the care they needed and are now ready to begin their lives. Won’t you help?

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(Photos and videos of  dog in trash bag, Kiwi, Mango and video courtesy of Compassion Without Borders)

Check out Kiwi and Mango who are hoping to be rescued on September 17 too.

Forgotten: When new puppy arrived, Bella was tossed in the shelter

Bella is one of the forgotten; she is just a big silly pup who wants nothing more than to be cherished by someone. More than a year ago, she was picked up by Animal Control in New York, and her family was called. Upon their arrival, Bella’s tail wagged enthusiastically; she couldn’t wait to go home, but her happiness was short-lived; her owner signed her over to the animal shelter. It seems her family welcomed a new puppy into their home, and Bella wasn’t a fan of other pets, so she was immediately separated and then tossed away into a shelter.

At two-years-old, Bella has been homeless for more than a year. Perhaps telling her story here and sharing her tragic and lonely plight with everyone will help her find her dream home; all she wants is to be someone’s loyal and loving best friend. Although you might not be able to adopt Bella, why not pass her story over to friends, family or social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. Do it for Bella.

“She is playful and energetic and enjoys a good game of fetch
She is estimated to be about 2 years young, 70 pounds, up to date on vaccinations, spayed, micro-chipped and heartworm negative.

While this girl loves people. She would do best as the one and only and no young children


Brookhaven Animal Shelter
300 Horseblock Road
Brookhaven, NY 11719
(631) 451-6950”

Bella’s Facebook page can be followed here.

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14-year-old dog, Rocky doesn’t understand his owners don’t care anymore

How does anyone explain to a 14-year-old dog his owners don’t care anymore? Rocky spends all day from his display room howling trying desperately to either call for the family who surrendered him or attract attention from someone willing to ease his aching broken heart. Volunteer and animal advocate, Ahsley Lopez visited Rocky on Wednesday and her heart broke:

 “He even tried biting at the glass to get out! He eventually just stood there looking at me without moving an inch. His sad eyes broke my heart. I took him out to play after taking these pictures and videos and I hate to know that all he wants is his owners that didn’t provide him with the best care. He comes to kiss me and he just cries the whole time.”

While in the park, Rocky watched every car and every person. When he didn’t recognize anyone, he cried.  And again -how does anyone explain to a 14-year-old dog his owners don’t care anymore?

“Rocky #A1897204  German shepherd mix
The cruelest blow.. an owner surrender at age 14.. Dear Lord, why??
Despondent, thin, ears gnarly and thick from years of untreated infections, rough calloused elbows from laying on hard concrete, now this?!?! He tries to make himself (unsuccessfully) a fluffy bed out of thin newspaper.
He has a doggie smell like he’s never had a bath..years of neglect that don’t ‘wash away’.
For whatever remaining years of his life, this dog needs HELP!”

Please share Rocky’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. A Facebook page for this dog can be followed here.

For information about Rocky and how you can foster, donate or adopt:– for status checks and general inquiries – for fostering inquiries – for volunteer inquiries

All dogs are located at Miami-Dade Animal Services.  The shelter address is 3599 NW 79th Ave, Doral, FL 33166. Phone# 305-884-1101. Adoption Hours:Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.Saturday/Sunday 10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Are you new to the “Fan Page” or new to adopting a dog from Miami Shelter? Then read this note: List of Rescues who can pull from the Shelter:

Photos and video of 14-year-old Rocky courtesy of Ashley Lopez and Marta Sanchez

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Check out Rocky’s video … how he yearns for his family who will never return:


Heartbreaking: Hopeless pup knows no one is coming for him at shelter

He has no name and no one has come to the Clayton County Animal Control in Ellenwood, Georgia.  A volunteer at the shelter describes this young dog’s tragic plight:

“This Is The Face Of HOPELESS! A Dog Stuck In A Shelter Day After Day. At 1st They Are Excited To Hopefully Get A Family Or Rescue But Each Day That Goes By Hope Slowly Slips Away. This Pup Doesn’t Have A Name, Nor A Fundrazr & Isn’t o n A Euth List But Surely Deserves To Be Rescued Or Adopted.”

*Intake Number: #171393
*Intake Date: 6-16-17
*Available Date: 6-24-17
*Breed: Pit Bull
*Gender: Male
*Age: Adult
*Size: Large
*Weight: 60 lbs.
*Shelter: Anvil Block (AB)

*PHONE: 1-(770)-347-0210

*Please Email Rescue:
*FAX: 1-(770)-603-4199

If you need assistance in coordinating rescue please email: &

A Facebook page for this dog, described as calm and sweet, can be found here.  This boy is just looking for some love: he is available for public adoption. Please share his story with friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. Make sure to take a moment and watch his short video. This pup should not be “hopeless.” This boy should be home loving life and running and playing with his new family. Additional information can be found here.

(Photos and video courtesy of “hopeless” pup via Clayton County Animal Control volunteers)

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Heroes rush into burning house to save a family’s trapped dog – read the story here!

Show host Chelsea Handler bids heartbreaking farewell to her rescue pooch

While all dogs are special, some dogs just etch their ways into our hearts that somehow bond us together for all eternity. Show host Chelsea Handler explains her special relationship with her rescue pooch as she bid a heartbreaking farewell just two days ago.

The 42-year-old gave a tear-filled sendoff to her dog named Tammy – affectionately called Bear.

“I lost my bear today. She was struggling and I couldn’t bear to have her fight anymore. Anyone who believes a dog doesn’t change your life has never rescued one. I only had two years with Tammy but she made sure I never went to bed without hearing her paws mount my stairwell two paws at a time. If my door was closed, she slept outside of my room like a security guard. Dogs give you something you never knew was missing until you rescue one. I love you bear. Thanks for being such a girl. I will get another dog that needs a home, and it will remind me every day how much I miss you. Lub, lub, lub @realTammyHandler,” Chelsea wrote on Instagram.

Tammy was a frequent fixture on Chelsea’s shows where she would just lie quietly and soak up all the news and drama of the day. Rescued from the streets of Mexico, the photos of the two together made our hearts smile. Sadly Tammy had been suffering from renal failure; on Friday the two parted. One day later, Handler, who is currently in South Africa, shared a photo of a rainbow on Saturday, August 12, writing:

“Rainbows are the best sign the person you loved the most is with you. #tammytime”.

Rest in peace Tammy. You were truly loved. Chelsea’s other rescue dog, Chuck misses you too.

(Photos of Chelsea Handler and Tammy via Instagram and FB)

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Be still my heart – check out these adorable photos showcasing a precious friendship.


A woman’s door was left ajar during a storm – look who she found inside!

Sir Troy: Abandoned in a cage on the streets and now sentenced to death at NYC shelter

How does a friendly, middle-aged dog with a wiggly butt in spite of his dermatological issues, dubbed Sir Troy, be abandoned in a crate and left along a residential street in Brooklyn wind up on Monday’s euthanasia list at New York City Animal Care Centers? Speaking with his expressive eyes on Monday morning, Sir Troy addresses everyone regarding his bad luck:

“…Please find me a home today. I heard them say my time is almost up. I loved my family, but they put me in a crate and left me on the streets. My nose poked through the wires as they walked farther and farther away until finally they were gone. My heart sank and I never saw them again.”

Although Sir Troy might no longer be that adorable little puppy with the black button nose and the playful paws, it is hoped someone can see past his bruised little body and capitalize on that heart just filled with kindness and love. A volunteer writes about this dog, who she says is impossible not to love.

“He is in need of some dermatological TLC, but his tail is such a wiggly blur and his eyes are so soulful that you’ll hardly even notice. He sees a friend in every new face, welcomes help scratching his itches and shows his thanks with kisses and paws-in-the-lap. He is super treat motivated, usually takes them like a gentleman, and already knows ‘sit.’ He’s been fine when we’ve passed other dogs on our walks, has been easy on the leash and seems housebroken. Most of all he’s impossible not to love.”

Follow Sir Troy’s Facebook page here. He is described as seven years old and weighing 58 pounds. This dog can be adopted out to anyone in the public, but will need medical treatment for alopecia and related skin conditions. A veterinarian examination is recommended to diagnose and prescribe treatment.

“Hi, I’m really hoping you will like me, that you will be my friend, that you will pick me even though I’m not looking my best right now. ..He has proven himself to be an absolute darling at the shelter. First, he simply knocked his assessment out of the park, getting ALL COVETED 1’s across the board and a platinum AVERAGE rating, meaning he is good to go to a family with kids and even other pups who are calm like himself. He walks beautifully on leash because, after all, life is not a race – you have to take time to smell the flowers! He sits so patiently and nicely for treats and has a smile that could light up the cloudiest of days. But Sir Troy knows that this is it. He has been on the list before and despite all his charm, and kindness…”

Share this boy’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. Don’t make Monday, this dog’s last day to see the sunshine and the smiling children at the park.

SIR TROY, A1120364 is available to be reserved on the ACC website until noon on Aug 7

SHELTER EMAIL (only if you can pick dog up personally)
Address: 2336 Linden Boulevard Brooklyn, NY New York
Operating hours: Adoption starts at noon till 8 p.m., (6:00 p.m. on weekends)

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Owner amused as he surrenders his terrified dog to overcrowded Miami shelter

It would be difficult to mistake the fear and terror in Gordo last week as he apparently realized the car trip to the Miami-Dade Animal Care Shelter wasn’t going to be a day in the park with his family and other dogs. The two-year-old Labrador retriever and bull dog mix was surrendered by his owner on July 31. Shelter personnel were saddened when the owner laughed as he held the terrified Gordo up to the camera for volunteers to take a photo.

Gordo’s Facebook, page as highlighted by Urgent Dogs of Miami, can be followed here. (A1888730) “I am a neutered male tan and white Labrador Retriever and American Bulldog. The shelter staff think I am about 2 years old and I weigh 50 pounds. I was turned in by my owner and I am available for adoption. 2017.07.31.” Advocates have been pledging funds an approved rescue organization to help with Gordo’s care and veterinary expenses. Additional pledges can be followed here.

Share Gordo’s plight with friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. For adoption or fostering information, contact with #A1888730, to check: availability/status/request medical records. Miami-Dade Animal Shelter is located at 3599 NW 79th Avenue, Doral, Florida 33166. Phone:(305) 468-5900. Hours: Open today · 10AM–4PM

When calling for information, make sure to reference A1888730.

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