Can we save little Brittany? Scheduled to die at NYC shelter today

Rest in peace Brittany. We are sorry humans let you down.

Brittany is scheduled to be humanely euthanized on Friday at the Manhattan’s shelter of New York City Animal Services. It would be heartbreaking for her to lose her life today; Brittany is barely one-year-old. Here are parts of her story:

“She is a great walker, seems house trained, does not chase the pigeons and meets cordially other dogs. We are told that she does bark at other pooches in the street, and in the one playgroup she attended, Brittany was not too comfortable. But we had a little story in the park. Two nice off-leash dogs came to sniff us. Brittany sniffed them back and wagged her tail…go tell … She is described by her former owner as initially timid around strangers, a good dog across the board, but surrendered into our care as she did not get along with the young children in the house. My hunch is that she needs a peaceful lifestyle, maybe with a single owner or a couple devoted to her or a household with well-behaved older children,” posted the dog’s advocate on Facebook.

Please note that dogs scheduled to be euthanized are only announced 18 hours earlier.” My name is BRITTANY. My Animal ID # is A1104195. Manhattan Center, NY. I am a spayed female brown and white am pit bull terrier mix, approx 12 months old, Weight 58 lbs, rated Experience No Children (no children under 13)” Volunteers describe her as shy, but once she gets to know someone, she warms right up in search of love and affection.

 “I met Brittany yesterday again. She knew me. She came right away to her door, took a treat and was ready to go out. Although free in a pen, Brittany chose to sit very close to me, her head in my lap for caresses. I think that she could have stayed that way for hours,” wrote another volunteer.

An additional Facebook page can be followed here with more information. This young gal’s time is nearing the close of life. Share her plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Brittany’s options depend on all of us. BRITTANY A1104195 is available to be reserved on the ACC website until noon of April 7th.


To see her video and evaluation click here:




Saving Casper: Poster dog for brutality of the streets before saved by shelter

No one knows exactly what happened to three-year-old Casper, but the adorable and extra-friendly white terrier was rescued by Miami Dade Animal Services on Tuesday; coming in as a stray. And there’s not a dog anywhere who is more grateful for the medical care, the good meal and the truly compassionate volunteers who have lavished him with some well-deserved attention. Here’s what the volunteers had to say when they met this good-natured dog who hasn’t been discouraged by his past:

“Sweetest boy CASPER (A1863356) arrived at the shelter yesterday bearing the scars and injuries of a hard life and significant suffering.  Despite what he’s been through, Casper can’t stop smiling and immediately wanted nothing more than to love and be loved by the volunteers he met at the shelter. This big baby even jumped on the volunteers lap to give kisses. He also couldn’t stop wagging his tail and playing with the other dogs he met in the yard! We need everyone to please come together to save this boy’s life. He deserves so much more than what life has handed to him. The only hope he has is us.”

Follow Casper’s plight on Facebook by clicking here or here. Share his plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Casper does seem to get along with other dogs. Funds are being pledged for an approved rescue. For more information about this dog, contact the  Miami-Dade Animal Services Pet Adoption and Protection Center located at 3599 NW 79th Ave, Doral, FL 33166.  MDAS website:

(Photos and video courtesy of Urgent Dogs of Miami)

The dog’s video can be viewed here:

Young man leaves in tears as he is forced to surrender his dog

UPDATE: “On Leslie’s original post it says ‘MAX IS SAFE WITH Rockstar Rescues! Please make donations via PayPal at! Thank you Ryan Bing.”

In Houston, Texas, a young owner was forced to surrender his dog to the Harris County Animal Shelter. No one really knows the entire story, but the unfair pit bull restrictions play a major role into this tragic situation – how many landlords refuse to allow any of bully breeds? 

For five years, this young man spent his life with Max, and according to volunteers at the shelter on Friday, the two were extremely bonded. Max looked up at his owner with pure love and loyalty and “trusted his owner to make the right decisions for him.” His owner did try to find someone to take care of his dog; sadly no one stepped up for Max.

“Unknowingly to Max,” posted animal advocate Leslie Ysuhuaylas on her Facebook page, “someone who has never met him, already made the decision.”

Tragically, the young man, barely able to keep his composure smiled with his dog for the last time as he prepared to leave his best friend behind. As the owner left crying, while holding his girlfriend’s hand, they will see another day and another sunrise. That future, however is unknown for Max. He is a bully breed and a surrendered pet; owner surrenders are the first to be euthanized.

For information on Max, refer to PetHarbor listing #A480442. “My name is Max. I am a male white Pit bull terrier. The shelter thinks I am 5 years old.” For more information about Max, contact Harris County Health and Environmental Services at 281.999.3191. Please share Max’ plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.

Please note, it has been posted Max is in need of a foster home for the next two weeks.

(Photos and video of Max surrender dog courtesy of Leslie Ysuhuaylas)

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Watch Max’s video here:


Dog found chained to a tree when firemen arrive at Florida brush fire

In West Palm Beach, Florida, officers from the West Palm Beach Fire Rescue found a two-year-old mixed breed dog chained to a tree as they arrived at a brush fire off of Australian Avenue in the West Palm Beach area earlier this week. According to the Palm Beach Post, Fire Rescue Captain Gregg Gordon and other firefighters heard a dog barking amid the bushes and thickets and subsequently found the small brown and white dog with burns all over his body.

“The little guy was burned up pretty good. Even when we grabbed him, he was very distressed. I was concerned whether he would live,” stated Captain Gordon.

Firefighter Marcos Orozca cut the dog’s chain to free him and picked him up gently in his arms. Now dubbed Smokey, the pooch is recovering at the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue and has suffered serious burns to his body and hind legs. It is not clear what further treatments Smokey will need. The good news however – is Captain Gordon has offered to foster Smokey until the dog can find a permanent home.

According to Animal Care and Control in West Palm Beach, Smokey was originally adopted from the shelter – his name was Bologna, but his family lost their home. The dog had been living in an area known where homeless people gathered. Smokey may have been used as a guard dog.

“We’re keeping out fingers crossed that he’s good with other dogs,” Captain Gordon stated.

Many thanks to our firemen – their service, their compassion and their love for our four legged friends.

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Read about the family who moved and left their two bonded dogs behind.Dogs left behind when owners moved

UPDATE: Terrified dog dragged by her neck and legs with rope into shelter

At the Harris County Animal Shelter, the heartless family of a frightened Labrador retriever tied a rope around her neck and legs and dragged her into the shelter. The “family,” still in their slippers, yelled at their terrified dog named Maya – angry  and impatient that she wasn’t walking into the high kill shelter willingly. And they yelled her name twice “Maya, Maya” as if that was to encourage the panicky pet to summarily obey. Her tail tucked tightly between her legs, her eyes wide with fright – her owners continued to drag her into the shelter. Not a tear was shed; the family’s little boy; not only a witness to the heartless act, but also a young participant pushing Maya as she tried to hold her ground and resist. 

And all of this was caught on video:

“We watched the video yesterday as this was happening and we just lost it,” Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC explained on the group’s Facebook page just one day after Maya’s terrible ordeal. “We were so disgusted at Maya’s family, who didn’t even look back and even care that Maya was losing everything. They actually pushed her into the shelter as she resisted. At least have some type of compassion about surrendering your dog.”

On Thursday afternoon, Maya was freed! She is now safe and at the rescue’s Houston veterinary partner. She will need to be spayed, vaccinated, and treated for heart worms (positive reading). Maya is a two-year-old Labrador retriever mix, is good with other dogs and has lived with children. At this time however, Maya is described as extremely stressed, sad, fearful and depressed. Who can blame her?

Many thanks to Leslie who advocated for Maya and Carol who transported her out of the shelter. You are heroes. If you missed the video, scroll down to view. (Photos of the terrified dog Maya courtesy of Leslie, Carol and Rescue Dogs Rock NYC.

Read her previous story here.

To help Maya, PayPal: or or mail: RDR NYC PO BOX 101 NY NY 10028

47 dachshunds rescued from sick owner in Arkansas

In Freeport, Florida, animal rescue volunteers with the Alaqua Animal Refuge and the Save Underdogs team have taken in 47 dachshunds after the owner became ill and was no longer able to care for the dogs. The dogs had all been scheduled to be surrendered to the local animal shelter – that is until the futures for the dogs suddenly changed for the better:

“They were going to be taken to a local shelter that wasn’t a no-kill shelter so, within a day, the reason it was so urgent for us to get them within this 24-48 hour time period was because they were going to be euthanized,” Alaqua Animal Refuge Communications Director Mary Chris Murry stated.

The dogs range in ages from a few months old to seniors, however most are younger dogs from two to six years old.

Terri Bondi, founder of Save Underdogs, arranged to have all the dogs driven to her organization in northwest Florida after a friend told her about the situation. Because her home couldn’t accommodate all of the dogs, she kept 20 and Alaqua (PAWS), took 27 of the dogs. The dogs have been treated at the local veterinarian and checked for fleas, parasites and neutering or spaying. Some of the dogs had likely been inbred.

On Tuesday, Terri updated the organization’s Facebook page referencing the many calls and inquiries about the dogs; although they are no longer accepting adoption applications:

“Hi! We have had alot of people emailing, calling and texting about fostering or adopting and we could not be more appreciative!!! We hope everyone will be patient as we are just a tiny group of volunteers who also have other jobs to tend to. We have no office staff, etc. Some of us answer emails on our lunch breaks and catch up with texts/calls in the evenings. Others of us are occupied being hands on (no kennel staff either) with the care of not only these dogs in the media, but also many others in our rescue. So in other words…we are super busy but we will respond as soon as we are able.”

As for the dachshunds at Alaqua Animal Refuge, there are also multiple applications for adoption, but there are so many other dogs – just as cute and just as deserving of a loving home. Check here to see some of the most adorable faces.

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Read about a dog named China hoping for a home in an overcrowded shelter.

Dog sucks on his blanket for security after owner returned him to shelter

Five-year-old Cheech sucks on his blanket for security as his anxiety has once again emerged after having been returned to the Trumbull County Pound in Warren, Ohio. According to volunteers, Cheech, now known as Harley, had always been a shelter favorite, but some dogs just have special needs. In Harley’s case, this handsome boy needs to be the only pet in the home and safely secured with a fenced in yard. 

Please don’t prejudge this boy; he is neutered, fully vetted, house trained and does well with older children – just because he tends to jump up when excited as if it is time to play. If only families would take their time to make sure the dog is a proper fit. Otherwise, we have heartbroken dogs like Harley:


Harley weighs 60 pounds and is a pit bull and Staffordshire mix of the best qualities of each breed. If interested you are invited to the shelter to meet this boy in person and be entertained by his sense of humor and the true desire to have a home of his own. Obedience training with The Canine Campus Training and Wellness facility located in Hubbard will be sponsored by the shelter volunteers to an approved adopter or rescue organization.

“He waits quietly in his cage until he sees you coming towards him and he is all wiggles. He takes treats ever so gently. He is always up for a fun romp in the play yard along with some loving and baby talk. This boy is a beautiful, friendly and loving boy who well with kids although he does need to be taught basic manners,” stated Tonya on the group’s Facebook page.

For more information about Cheech/Harley, contact the Trumbull County Pound at 7501 Anderson Ave., Warren, Oh (330) 675-2787.

Photos of dog sucking on his blanket and video courtesy of the The Volunteers of The Trumbull County Pound and Community.

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Read about California folks hoping to help a very sad 15-year-old shelter dog 

Senior Gibson looked awful at the shelter when he showed up as a stray

Gibson looked terrible when he showed up as a stray, and what a neglected life the nine-year-old Shih Tzu must have had in his past. Now he has a chance at a new life – while he may be a senior, it certainly doesn’t mean he can’t enjoy his golden years. Staff members at the Carson Animal Shelter shaved this precious little guy to make him more comfortable; the matting and the knots pulled against his tender skin. Oh, how that must have hurt.

Click here for Gibson’s Pet Harbor listing. “I am described as a neutered male, white Shih Tzu. The shelter thinks I am about 9 years old. I have been at the shelter since Mar 23, 2017.” For more information about this animal, call Los Angeles County Animal Control – Carson at (310) 523-9566. Ask for information about animal ID number A5043654. A Facebook page for this dog can be followed here and here.

Check out Gibson’s brief video. Who can resist this little one who is depending on all of us to help him? His photo has been shared more than 2,500 times, yet no one has yet to come to his rescue. Please notify approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media. Sharing saves lives.

For more information, contact the Carson Shelter located at 216 Victoria Street, Gardena, California. Phone: 310.523.9566




UPDATE: Volunteer pens angry message to owner after young Akita dumped at shelter and left to die

Just a few days ago, Andrea McNee, the animal rescuer coordinator for South Florida Animal Rescue Network, a Florida non-profit serving dogs and horses in need in the South Florida area, penned an angry message to the owners of a young Akita surrendered to Miami-Dade Animal Services – an extremely crowded open-admittance shelter. As Andrea watched the young dog shaking uncontrollably in his cage – knowing he had been abandoned and his family would not come back for him, she felt obligated to address that family and wrote the heart wrenching note:

“To the family who dumped Raiden #A1777880 at our local KILL shelter, I hope this post reaches you. Two years ago you thought buying an Akita puppy was the coolest thing ever but didn’t plan what to do with him in the event of having to move. Now he sits there shaking like a leaf, because even though he is a good boy he knows you have left him there to die. He has not eaten or potty; he simply can’t move because he is petrified. We want to help but we may not be able to. There are alternatives to a kill shelter that you probably didn’t consider because it is easier to think that another wonderful family will adopt him. Sorry to break the news but the REAL WORLD doesn’t work that way. The commitment you made to Raiden the day you brought him home as a cute puppy has been broken; you failed him.”

The volunteer’s words resonated throughout social media as Raiden’s photo, showed the dog sadly waiting behind the bars of his cage for the family who would never return. Just one day later however, Raiden’s future changed. On Wednesday, the lonely pup had already been neutered and adopted. Late that afternoon Raiden headed home with his new family.


Our canine companions are life long commitments. Be a responsible pet parent – spay and neuter and make sure you keep your promise to keep your pets safe. That’s how we roll!

(Photos of young Akita Raiden courtesy of Andrea McNee)

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Read Raiden’s previous story here.

Sad dog waits for a family who isn’t coming – read how you can help here.

Sad dog waiting for person who isn't coming

Neighbor’s cellphone video of dog being severely beaten leads to owner’s arrest

A concerned and compassionate woman used cellphone video to record her neighbor severely abusing his dog in Deuil-la-Barre (near Paris) France earlier in March; leading to the owner’s arrest. The disturbing video showed the four-year-old American Staffordshire terrier being kicked, punched and beaten with a stick as his owner cornered the defenseless dog in the corner of the balcony. 

On March 10, the woman begged the man to stop – yelling from the window of her apartment, however the man ignored her pleas and continued to abuse the dog named Loco.

“I tried several times to get this man to stop by calling out, but it didn’t work… Seeing the man continue these acts, I took my phone and I filmed it,” the woman who wanted to remain anonymous told the rescue organization, Foundation 30 Millions d’Amis, who came to Loco’s rescue.

When authorities arrived at the man’s apartment, Loco was immediately taken into custody and was taken to their shelter in Seine-et-Marne. According to a statement by the organization, although the dog survived his owner’s ruthless attacks, Loco was reported to be in “bad shape overall.”

“He was probably beaten for a long time and had a number of scars, notably on his ears. We suspect he was burned with acid,” stated volunteers at the shelter where Loco was being treated and helped.

The dog’s owner has been charged with animal cruelty and is scheduled to appear in court in September 2017. Loco is now available for adoption. Contact the shelter at 01 64 00 15 45.

(Photo of dog being abused via cellphone video courtesy of Foundation 30 Millions d’Ami)

Video is disturbing: