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Foster: Miniature poodle surrendered in taped up box with his head out

A three-year-old miniature poodle named Foster was surrendered by his owner in a taped up cardboard box; only the dog’s head stood out.  Confused and frightened, all he could do was look around and wonder what happened to him? The pup’s terrified little face describes his confusion.

Foster’s short video tells his heartbreaking story with the question “Who does this?”

“OPCA Shelter Network Alliance This is FOSTER’s intake photo. See below how he was surrendered to the shelter taped inside a box with only his head sticking out… now that is a TRUE disgrace!”

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Besides Foster’s matted coat that is scheduled to be groomed, no medical problems have been noted.

Information:

“FOSTER!
‒ My Name is FOSTER. I am described as Male, Tan Miniature Poodle. The shelter thinks I am about 3 years old. I have been at the shelter since July 16, 2018. I am available on July 16, 2018. You can visit me at my temporary home B222.

Pet WebLink: http://www.petharbor.com/pet.asp?uaid=LACO2.A5200902

For more information about FOSTER, contact:

L.A. County Animal Care & Control: Baldwin Park
Telephone ‒ (626) 962-3577
4275 North Elton Street
Baldwin Park, CA
http://animalcare.lacounty.gov/

Hours:
Monday – Thursday (12 noon – 7 pm)
Friday – Sunday (10 am – 5 pm)
Closed Holidays

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

(Photo and video of Foster, the miniature poodle  courtesy of OPCA Shelter Network Alliance)

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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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Oh come on! Owner surrenders 20-year-old spaniel to high kill shelter

On Monday, what has to have been a truly heartless owner, a 20-year-old spaniel was surrendered to the high kill Lancaster Animal Care Center in California. Oh come on! If only our own dogs could have been graced with such a long life, most of us would smile as we lovingly caressed them and fiercely protected them. A volunteer at the shelter told Arnold’s story:

“This poor 20 year old man was just surrendered by his family to LA county’s second highest kill shelter. 20 years old, and he’s now in an overcrowded animal shelter. Beyond heartbreaking. Please share him for rescue.

Hospice foster needed.”

#A5200758

“My name is ARNOLD and I’m an approximately 20 years old male cocker span. I am already neutered. I have been at the Lancaster Animal Care Center since July 16, 2018. I am available on July 16, 2018. You can visit me at my temporary home L722.”

According to Arnold’s description by the shelter, this sweet senior was turned in because he was “too old.” Please share this dog’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. A Facebook page for Arnold and rescue efforts can be followed here.

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Opus tried desperately to get back to his owner when surrendered to shelter

For nine years, Opus lived with his family, but on Sunday every dog’s worst nightmare became reality. Opus was surrendered to the Carson Animal Shelter because his family is expecting a baby. He knew something was happening, but how to explain to a loyal friend he is no longer wanted? Despite what his eyes perceived when his owner patted him on the head, swapped out his leash and collar for a rope and was being led away, Opus refused give up those last shreds of hope.

“You can see his heart break with confusion as he tries desperately to get back to his dad and stop what’s happening,” a volunteer videoing the sad situation posted on Saving Carson Shelter Dogs Facebook.

Watch this senior’s video as he is led away by the officer. His owner pats Opus on the head, and then he is gone.

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#A5200522 My name is OPUS and I’m an approximately 9 year old male St Bernard Rgh. I am not yet neutered. I have been at the Carson Animal Care Center since 7/15. I will be available on 7/15. You can visit me at my temporary home at C331. My former family who owned me for had to give me up because they were having a baby. He is HOUSEBROKEN, HAS TO LIVE INSIDE, LOVES LITTLE DOGS and BIG DOGS, LOVES THE DOG PARK and going to PET STORES> GREAT WITH KIDS!!

St Bernard Rgh  AGE:9 years
Male  ARRIVED:7/15
AVAILABLE ON: 7/15
Carson Shelter – 310-523-9566
M-TH 12pm-7pm, F-SU- 10am-5pm
216 W Victoria St. Gardena, CA 90248

Share this dog’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. INTERESTED IN FOSTERING? If you’re in LA, OC, San Bernadino or Riverside County and would like to apply to foster a Carson pup, please visit CarsonFosters.com to complete the online foster application.

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When seniors are abandoned: Can you help Abby?

Meet Abby; just one day after celebrating Independence Day, this sweet eight-year-old Labrador retriever hardly has any reason to celebrate. More than likely Abbey was picked up as a stray and is microchipped. Where is her family and why aren’t they looking for her? Abby quietly waits for them to return at the Inland Valley Humane Society in Pomona, California.

Her sadness shows in her demeanor; almost as if she has no hope.

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ABBY will be available on July 11 (3 weeks before rescues are able to pull her)

ABBY
Retriever Mix / Labrador Mix
Age (approximate): 8 years
Sex Female
Color TAN/WHT
Available on:
(Subject to change) Jul 11, 2018
Rescue Date:
(Subject to change) Aug 8, 2018
Control Number: #I1296749

Click here for Abby’s adoption listing.

Please contact the shelter for additional information and updates. Adoptions have to be made in person. Potential adopters have to bring their other dogs (if any) for a meet and greet. Do not ask for the dogs by names; make sure to reference their control number (#I1296749)

INLAND VALLEY HUMANE SOCIETY
POMONA CA 91767
909 623-9777
http://www.ivhsspca.org/

Share this dog’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. A Facebook page can be followed here. (Photos and video via Dolores Menchaka)

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Dumped: Samantha’s family was tired of her because “she was old”

Meet Samantha. No other word besides “dumped” can describe what happened to this 12-year-old sweet dog whose owner was tired of her because she was “old.” When brought into the Fort Worth Animal Care and Control on Tuesday, Samantha’s owner requested their dog be euthanized.

And so Samantha is now available for adoption or fostering. A volunteer at the shelter is hoping a family comes through for this senior soon.

“If you are interested in adopting her, please EMAIL (don’t call) the vet has not seen her yet so we won’t have any info until after the holiday on health. Adoptions are done in person but she could have a tag so email first.”

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Follow Samantha’s plight on Facebook here.When calling, be sure to reference 39031165. Please share this senior with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.

EMAIL: fwacctag@fortworthtexas.gov

This dog is located at Fort Worth Animal Care and Control/Chuck Silcox Adoption Center, 4900 Martin Street, Fort Worth 76119. Do not call the shelter; adoptions must be done in person and all rescue tags must be sent via email.

(Photos and video of dumped dog Samantha via Paige King)

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Disabled dog abandoned on street in Argentina

Lunita, a medium sized, disabled, female dog was abandoned on a street in Salta, Argentina in the early morning hours of May 2014. She was tied to a railing on theside of a dog grooming store.

There was a note left stating her name, age, and that she didn’t belong to the person leaving her and the note. The person also stated they couldn’t keep her. There was no other information.

Lunita was lying face down on the sidewalk when she was found; her hind legs still attached to a dilapidated wheelchair. There was no food or water left with her.  One of the female employees working at the dog grooming salon noticed her. The employee contacted the rescue organization, “LUBA Salta” and two of their volunteers came to get Lunita.

Lunita was placed in a foster home while her information was posted online in the hopes of finding an adopter for her. A family from the United States offered to adopt her and a fundraiser was started to pay for Lunita to be flown to the U.S.

Unfortunately, things did not go well for Lunita in her new adoptive home. Her family was not knowledgeable on the proper care of a handicapped dog and ended up neglecting her. When she was removed from that home and sent to a new foster family in another state, she had urine and fecal scalding all over the lower half of her body. She was also underweight; weighing a mere 35 pounds.  Her new foster mom took her to a canine dermatologist who took pictures of all her sores and infected lower area.  Lunita was diagnosed with a very bad staph infection which was a result of a severe case of mite infestation (Mange).

The infection, mange and urine scalding caused Lunita to lose all her hair from the waist down, including her tail.  She also had a severe urinary tract infection and was in so much pain, just wiping her bottom and private area caused her to yelp. It took a lot of effort, medical visits and medications to heal all her conditions.   But eventually she rebounded.

The second family she went to has had for over three years now, and Lunita is quite a happy dog, affectionate dog. Lucky Lunita just celebrated her 11th birthday on June 15, 2018 with her American family.  Her Facebook page was filled with heartfelt birthday greetings from around the world. Everyone who heard her story fell in love with this spunky girl who has come a long way from the streets of Argentina.

Lunita is an amazing example of resilience of spirit. She overcame what appeared to be unsurmountable odds with her handicap. Today she is living a very happy life, which includes daily wheelchair walks and stroller walks with her mom.

Although Lunita has healed from her previous injuries and health issues (growing to a health weight of 55 pounds) her medical care is still costly each month.   Her monthly antibiotics, diapers, baby wipes, incontinent pads, homeopathic medicines, acupuncture, and dog cookies total $502.00 a month.  This does not include vet expenses. Lunita would not have come this far if it weren’t for the help of donors and sponsors who heard her story and immediately stepped in to help.

Lunita continues to need donations to keep up with her monthly medical bills.  Donations  can be sent through the Angel’s Choice Foundation. They are a registered charity that handles donations for many different rescues. It is important to mention the donation is for Lunita so it doesn’t get mixed up with other rescues.

Angel’s Choice Foundation has a Facebook page

And can also receive donations through Paypal at angelschoicenl@gmail.com.

For updates and photos of Lunita, visit and like her Facebook page “Lunita’s Wish”.

Lunita’s wishes are quite simple; to stay with the family that loves and cares for her, continue to get the medical care she needs each month and to enjoy the good life every dog deserves.

Help make Lunita’s wishes come true.

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Viral video of police dog in Madrid performing CPR

In a video that went viral on Twitter last week by the Municipal Police of Madrid, an officer is shown falling to the ground and landing on his back.  A voice called out for immediate medical intervention and a K-9 officer named Poncho ran to his side, jumping up and down on the officer, mimicking chest compressions.

“This is the ‘Heroic’ performance from our #Compañerosde4patas#Poncho from @policiamadrid’s canine division, who did not hesitate for a second to ‘save the life’ of the agent, giving us a masterclass in #CPR.

– A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself – John Billings,” Policia de Madrid posted on their Facebook page with the video.

According to the organization,  they taught Poncho the steps for performing CPR. Pedro even appears to check if his patient is breathing and then returns to his chest compressions by using his weight on the man’s chest.

The video’s purpose is directed at encouraging pet adoptions.

At the end Pedro does receive a treat. Dogs are truly our best friends.

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Bailey was left in the lobby of a kill shelter to die

Bailey was left in the lobby of Brooklyn’s New York City Animal Care Center. His owner couldn’t be bothered to leave any information about him – how old, what he ate, did he have a favorite toy? When the staff veterinarians examined him, they found he had a heart murmur and a bleeding mass on his scrotum which was cauterized to stop the bleeding.

Someone in the shelter noticed Bailey’s calm energy and high tolerance; they made this sweet senior a “Counter Conditioning Helper Dog” for manageable reactivity. Sadly, however even that job for Bailey has come to an end – he is on the list to be humanely euthanized Tuesday afternoon.

A volunteer writes:

“I’ve walked Bailey a bunch now and it’s just heartbreaking that someone could leave this sweet older gentleman in the lobby. He was quite nervous when he first came, but he’s opened up and seems to like his volunteers. He is always easy to handle, always keeps his cage clean, loves to get snacks and go for his walks and is so cute!! He’s a bit chunky, low to the ground and has an infectious smile. Bailey does need some follow up medical care for a heart murmur and a lump on his scrotum that is bleeding.”

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Follow Bailey’s plight here.

More information here. If you would like to adopt a dog on our “To Be Killed” list, and you CAN get to the shelter in person to complete the adoption process *within 48 hours of reserve*, you can reserve the dog online until noon on the day they are scheduled to die. Adoption hours at these facilities is Noon – 8:00 p.m. (6:30 on weekends)
HOW TO RESERVE A “TO BE KILLED” DOG ONLINE (only for those who can get to the shelter IN PERSON to complete the adoption process, and only for the dogs on the list NOT marked New Hope Rescue Only). Follow our Step by Step directions below!

PLEASE NOTE – YOU MUST USE A PC OR TABLET – PHONE RESERVES WILL NOT WORK!

STEP 1: CLICK ON THIS RESERVE LINK: https://newhope.shelterbuddy.com/Animal/List
Step 2: Go to the red menu button on the top right corner, click register and fill in your info.
Step 3: Go to your email and verify account
Step 4: Go back to the website, click the menu button and view available dogs
Step 5: Scroll to the animal you are interested and click reserve
STEP 6 ( MOST IMPORTANT STEP ): GO TO THE MENU AGAIN AND VIEW YOUR CART. THE ANIMAL SHOULD NOW BE IN YOUR CART!
Step 7: Fill in your credit card info and complete transaction Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC)nycacc.org

Shelter contact information
Phone number (212) 788-4000
Email adoption@nycacc.org

Shelter Address:
Brooklyn Shelter: 2336 Linden Boulevard Brooklyn, NY 11208

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Overcrowded conditions but Clayton Co. Animal Control will not euth’ dogs

Nearly a week ago, the Clayton Co. Animal Control posted the “final notice” for dogs that were scheduled to be humanely euthanized on Tuesday, June 19, because of overcrowded conditions.

According to 11AliveNews, none of the dogs would be euthanized on Tuesday. even though they have been in the shelter’s care anywhere from 83 to 102 days. Some of the dogs listed have been on the “urgent list” several times. Make sure to check these wonderful dogs out and share their stories with friends, family and social media contacts.

A001563** “Canada” (AC) – 40 lbs
A001585** “Ruby” (HQ) – 64 lbs
A001602* “Bruno” (AC) – 71 lbs
A001609* “Chopper” (AC) – 65 lbs – ADOPTED!
A001611* “Adrien” (AC) – 26 lbs – RESCUED!
A001646* “Rowdy” (HQ) – 51 lbs
A001654 “Spunkie” (AC) – 42 lbs
A001655 “Joey” (AC) – 49 lbs
A001686 “Brave” (HQ) – 54 lbs
A001687 “Doc” (HQ) – 48 lbs
A001699 “Thomas” (HQ) – 50 lbs
A001700 “Bill” (AC) – 57 lbs
A001702 “Buckyo” (AC) – 52 lbs
A001703 “Jean” (HQ) – 55-65 lbs “RESCUE ONLY”
A001705 “Muneco” (HQ) – 53 lbs “RESCUE ONLY”
A001708 “Alex” (AC) – 43 lbs
A001710 “Fred” (HQ) – 50 lbs
A001727 “Freeway” (HQ) – 41 lbs
A001606 “Edwin” (AC) – 58 lbs “RESCUE ONLY
A001739 “Haden” (HQ) – 41 lbs

CLAYTON COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL HAS TWO FACILITIES

Adoption Center
Address: 3199 Anvil Block Rd. Ellenwood, Georgia 30294
Phone: 770-347-0210

Animal Control Headquarters
Address: 1396 Government Circle, Jonesboro, GA 30236
Phone: 770-477-3509

If you would like to rescue or adopt one of the animals listed above, please email rescue.coordinator@claytoncountyga.gov or call the numbers listed above.

Link to “Anvil Block” Available Pets Album
https://www.facebook.com/pg/ClaytonCountyAnimalControl1/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1451364608211344

Link to “Headquarters” Available Pets Album
https://www.facebook.com/pg/ClaytonCountyAnimalControl1/photos/?tab=album&album_id=892486027432541

We also post all of our animals on PetHarbor.com

Please share and help these dogs find loving homes. We can all make the difference. If interested in adopting, call 770.347.0210 or 770.477.3509.

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