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Dog protecting his homeless owner dragged away by Animal Control

A dog protecting his homeless owner on a Manhattan street, after a stranger  openly antagonized the dog,  was dragged off to the Animal Care Centers of New York City on Monday. The pit bull, named Red, barked to warn the man to back off, but when he started to poke around the homeless woman’s encampment and tease the dog, Red bit the man on his leg.

According to the New York Post, Red’s owner, Gezel Faines, 55, stated her beloved four-year-old dog had been tied to a scaffolding  next to the spot where Faines lives on the street when the man approached and became disruptive and rude.

“The guy came over here and started messing with stuff. That’s the only time the dog would jump out. He’s doing his job. If you’re touching my stuff, he’s gonna’ grab you,” Faines stated.

Red’s owner said the man had been trying to steal her bread, cake and peanut brittle. By this time a crowd had gathered and tensions had mounted. Red who was defending his owner, grabbed the leg of one of the harassers and then bit someone else. That person refused medical treatment, but Red was arrested and is currently on a mandated ten-day rabies quarantine hold.

“I was crying my eyes out, because I thought they were going to put him down. But they said, ‘Don’t worry, Gezel. You can come get him, because he didn’t do any harm,” Faines said.

Katy Hansen, Animal Care Centers spokesperson, explained that Red will be quarantined as standard procedure and then evaluated by the Department of Health for behavior and temperament.

 “The 10-day hold is to ensure that the dog does not have rabies. We will work with the owner to make sure they understand all of this.”

People in the area have never heard Red bark or show any aggression. Faines has been with Red since her son gave him to her when the dog was just five-months-old. Let’s hope Red gets the chance to show he’s really a good canine citizen and be released back to his mom.

We will be following Red’s story.

(Photos via screenshots from Twitter from the NY Post by Gabriella Buss)

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Tiny Yorkie tossed in the trash inside of plastic bag

A tiny Yorkie was found throw away in the trash wrapped inside of a plastic bag on Saturday. The 12-year-old defenseless senior is currently resting comfortably at the Baldwin Park Animal Care Center in southern California and is on a required ten-day microchip hold.

The dog’s photos have attracted viral attention on social media with most comments centering around the lack of respect and responsibility for all animals.

“Dawn Sherman Eaton: What a sweetheart!!! All he needs is a bath and a haircut and he’ll be quite the handsome little man! How people can treat animals like this is so beyond anything I can grasp! How can they just throw away a living breathing soul who has donated his sweet precious life to this family like he was garbage?…”

“You could have at least left him at a vet, rescue or shelter!! It breaks my heart and crushes my soul to the core.”

Since Saturday there have been nearly 1,500 shares hoping to find the perfect rescue organization to help this frightened tiny Yorkie. A Facebook page can be followed here.

For more information contact the Baldwin Care Animal Care Center and ask for information about A5151954. “I’m a male silver and blonde Yorkshire Terrier. My friends at the shelter think I’m about 12-years-old. I’ll be available on February 28, 2018.

Address: 4275 Elton St, Baldwin Park, CA 91706  Phone: (626) 962.3577.

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Transit workers save runaway pooch on tracks of NYC subway

Leave it to our men and women in blue for their compassion and kindness. The tense moments happened on Friday in the New York City subway. Seems that an adorable runaway pooch named Dakota escaped from her dog walker at a park in Brooklyn and ran to the Jay Street station. Oops! The dog ended up inside of the subway tunnel.

According to Caroline Francis, the dog’s owner, her pup also known as “Loppy the dog” sought solace at that very spot.

“It’s a familiar place for her, we commute together every day. She entered, ran across the platform, and at some point either fell of jumped in,” Caroline posted to her Facebook page.

For over an hour, Caroline searched for her dog and was finally able to convince an MTA officer to search the tracks several blocks away. And as if only cats are promised nine lives, Dakota was spotted, and even though she was cold, dirty, scared and bloody, she was fine.

“The next hour and a half was brutal. The NYPD and MTA shut the train lines down and turned the power off the tracks. They patiently dealt with my wailing and begging to be let on the tracks, while they searched miles of pitch black tunnels for my little girl. Over an hour later, things were looking devastatingly bleak. And then a miracle happened. An MTA officer took it upon herself to explore the tracks several stations away. And, against all odds, she found Loppy. Freezing, filthy, terrified, and with blood across her face. The joy I felt when the police officer showed me a photo and said “is this her?” was all-consuming. Being reunited with this little creature is something more powerful than I can explain.”

It wasn’t until later that the NYPD Transit posted on Twitter that they apologized for the train delays and had to shut off the electricity to the subway to save Dakota.

Loppy is recovering at Blue Pearl Hospital. As of Sunday morning, she’s been released from the hospital and is back home resting. She has some minor damage to her lungs from the fall and is expected to need some minor dental surgery when she feels better.

“New York can feel like a cold, hard city. But this city—the NYPD and MTA in particular—rallied around me at my darkest hour. They saved my best friend. That warmth and support moves me in a way I can’t explain. To all the commuters who got stuck for 60+ minutes, know that your sacrifice saved her life—thank you. I’ve been so touched by all who have reached out with kind words.”

“Thank you a thousand times over to the NypdNYPD-Transit DistrictMTA New York City Transit, Vinegar Hill Veterinary Group, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, and Patricia, our incredible dog walker (without her fast action I don’t know what would have happened). You are all my heroes. And to Sanya Hill, who found my little pup, you have no idea how grateful I am.”

Everyone – give your dog a hug.

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2 Wisconsin Humane Society dogs euthanized for lethal respiratory illness

In Saukville, two Wisconsin Humane Society dogs were euthanized on Wednesday after testing positive for “strep zoo.” According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the respiratory illness cannot be prevented with a vaccine, but can be treated with antibiotics if diagnosed early. Symptoms include coughing, nasal discharge, vomiting, labored breathing and coughing blood.

The disease is spread through the air, bodily fluids and contaminated surfaces. For now, the Wisconsin Humane Society will not accept dogs from the public and has been transferring pets to other shelters while investigating the source.

An 11-year-old surrendered Pomeranian and a one-year-old German shepherd mix were euthanized. The dogs had been housed together at the Ozaukee facility. A few weeks ago they presented with symptoms and were isolated and treated with oral antibiotics. Neither dog responded to the treatment. Testing confirmed the dogs had “strep zoo.”

“We want to reassure the public this is not an outbreak and there’s no need for concern  for pets”, said Wisconsin Humane Society spokeswoman Angela Speed.

There is some evidence that the illness could be transmitted from dogs to humans. Past outbreaks, reported in 2006, resulted in dogs deaths from Las Vegas and Florida shelters. For anyone in dire need of surrendering a pet, contact the Racine and Green Bay campuses.

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Florida high school shooting: Comfort dogs arrive to soothe the pain

The Lutheran Church Charities “K-9 Comfort Dogs” headed to the Parkridge Church in Coral Springs on Thursday evening for a community prayer vigil for all of the shooting victims at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School. Among the softest of golden haired canines was Jacob; he sat under the trees gently wagging his tail as several children petted him.

The LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs had been invited by Rev. Stephen Carretto of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church of Boca Raton, Florida, to bring comfort and compassion to students and their families, faculty, staff and first responders. The organization always waits for an invitation and picks up all of their travel costs including hotels and meal costs.

 “We also always put Boots and Paws on the ground within 24 hours (often less) from the time we get the invite,” the group posted on their Facebook page.

According to TCPalm, the comfort dogs, just like golden retriever Jacob, wears a vest that says “please pet me.” Mike Flaherty, Jacob’s handler and volunteer for the Lutheran Church Charities, says the dogs are knows to lower anxiety and blood pressure.

“We found that kids do better petting a dog than they do talking to a counselor. It calms people down,” stated Mike.

The LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs are made up of 100 golden retrievers of which ten have been brought into the Florida city.  so often children and adults frequently find it easier and more comforting to be with the dogs and talk about their traumatic experiences. May all the dogs bring some comfort to the families and friends in Parkland.

If you are moved to help with travel expenses, please visit https://goo.gl/SfCnoo.

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Surrendered after his owner died, heartbroken Rio mourned in the corner

Ten-year-old Rio had been surrendered to the Detroit Animal Care and Control after his owner died. How could someone explain to the golden retriever that his loyalty no longer counted; his owner had died and the family was unable to care for him? And so Rio – extremely sad, shutdown and depressed just stared into the corner.

 “Even the slightest pet sends him into extreme fear, he is absolutely traumatized. In just a short span, he’s lost his human and the life that he knew became different.”

When the live release team at the shelter realized there were limited options with Rio,  the compassionate staff called upon Detroit Dog Rescue for help. From there it became important to find the senior a foster home where he could slowly decompress; his depression and kennel neurosis precluded his chances for survival.

“Rio’s immediate placement will be with two of our field volunteers, Ryan and Tasha. They are going to go slow, give whole heartedly, and provide him with the patience he needs,” the Detroit Dog Rescue posted on their Facebook page.

Rio’s medical care will continue to be addressed, but for right now, for today, he has had enough. Yet again, he’s in a place that’s new for him, a place he doesn’t understand.”

 

Rio’s troubles, however didn’t end there. His health problems include heartworms and his road to recovery is expected to be a long one.

And on a very special Valentine’s Day celebration for the saddest dog in Detroit, a new photo appeared; one of hope, snuggles and love. Shown with field volunteer Ryan, both he and his wife Tasha took Rio to their home to decompress. Just one day later – Rio is starting to learn people are indeed kind and here to help. Once again, a picture is worth a thousand words.

 

 

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Big black dog chases woman onto her porch

In the Lorain Police Department Doc Rick Broz is a police and humane officer as well. On Monday evening, a big black dog chased a woman onto her porch. Broz was called in to investigate; thinking how hard could it be to find a big black dog in the white snow?

According to the Facebook page of Broz, the dog was quickly spotted running near Oberlin Avenue. The scared pup ran into the nearby alley next to a partially fenced area and decided to stop.

“…I get out and start my routine,” the seasoned dog rescuer writes. “He’s not aggressive at all, but very skittish… and I’m seeing bloody paw prints in the snow. He keeps his distance but doesn’t run off. Mr. Squeaky gets his attention, but still won’t approach.”

Broz then starts offering the dog some pepperoni which he eats as he tentatively comes closer and closer. The officer opens up the car door and as the dog approaches, he panics when he spots the leash. Still Broz is worried about the bloody paw – not knowing the extent of the animal’s injuries.

“There’s a lot of blood. I don’t want to resort to Happy Juice due to the cold and his blood loss. He finally walks up to me, sits and lifts his paw to shake … and my hand is now bloody.”

“Was he asking for more treats or trying to tell me he’s injured?”

For the next 20 minutes, Broz gently pets his new friend who clearly didn’t trust the leash, but finally acquiesced and was placed in the truck where he met up with the county animal warden for authorization to treat the dog’s injury.

“He [the dog] lets me wrap it with a pressure dressing and we take him to Dr. Woods at Lorain Animal Clinic. He was a real trooper. Let me carry him in so he wouldn’t leave bloody paw prints  everywhere.”

And on the examination table, all the dog wanted to do was cuddle with Doc Broz as the dog’s paw was treated and dressed. On Tuesday, he will undergo surgery to repair the damage and clear out any possible infection. He wears no collar nor has a microchip, and is estimated to be a year-and-a-half of age. As to his breed, he appears to be a Rottweiler and Labrador retriever mix. If not claimed by his owner, this boy will make an awesome companion and will be available for adoption.

Many thanks for rescuing this pup; if only there were more officers with as much patience and compassion. Share this story hoping others will read it and follow this shining example of rescue.

Interested in adopting this pup? Contact Doc Rick Broz here.

(Photos via Doc Rick Broz Facebook page)

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Valentine’s Day raffle to benefit homeless dogs

Valentine’s Day, a holiday to show our love for others. What better way to show love, than to help some homeless dogs continue to get the care and boarding while they wait to get adopted? Animal Coalition Unlimited, located in Oregon, has taken in many hard to place dogs; dogs with behavioral issues, and those with special needs. However, these issues do not deter the Coalition from doing their best to keep these dogs in a safe environment and trying  to find the best home for them; often not an easy feat.

Animal Coalition Unlimited does not adopt their dogs out on a first come, first serve basis but on the philosophy of finding the most fitting home for each dog. One of the dogs currently under the care of the coalition is Tylee. She is a one-year old Staffordshire/Dogo Argentino mix who displays symptoms of what would be considered Autism in humans.

Although she is a sweet dog, she is completely disconnected from everything outside her own little world. Loud noises, out of ordinary routines, unusual types of dressing/appearances upset her easily. When Tylee was just eight weeks old, she was just like any other puppy; a soft, squirming bundle of fur with a sparkle in her eyes. At that time her future seemed bright. However, over time the sparkle in her eyes diminished, and her abnormal behavior started showing when she was about 16 weeks old. The challenges seemed to increase significantly right after she turned 6 months old.

However, Animal Coalition Unlimited is not going to give up on Tylee or have her put down like many others have suggested. She, along with many other hard to adopt dogs are still under the care of the Coalition.  Most need continued boarding and veterinary care. All of this adds up.

To help offset expenses for Tylee and many other special dogs, the Animal Coalition Unlimited is holding a Valentine’s Day Raffle starting February tenth and ending on February 19th. They are offering some amazing prizes from various sponsors.

Petcurean, Dee Dog Delectables, Ollie’s Love Blanket, Tales4Tails, & Justyne Moore are raffling their signature products at this Valentine’s Raffle.

The Grand Prize is provided by Petcurean; offering three vouchers for their newest organic pet food called “Gather.” Link: https://www.petcurean.com/for-dogs/gather/

Second Prize: a 14″ x 14″ original & signed canvas printed “Wallie Bear” by Justyne Moore. Value: $120
Link: https://www.vangoart.co/justyne-moore/rescue-love-wallie-bear

Third  Prize: “The essential pet package” by an anonymous donor. This package, includes a cute yellow cab cuddler bed, a matching set RC Pets product leash & collar (small/medium size), and 4 bags of dog treats. Value: $110

Fourth Prize :  MooPeepOink Large Deluxe Gift Box Combo by Dee Dog Delectables. Value: $80
Link: https://deedogdelectables.com/

Fifth Prize:  Signature Ollie’s Love Blanket pet care: One (45″ x 48″) large Handmade knotted ties blanket, a toy & a bag of dog treats. Value: $80
Link: https://www.facebook.com/ollieslove/

BONUS Prize: Signed Books & DVD by award winning author & film producer Denise Carey-Costa of Tales4Tails. This special package will go to the person who purchase the most tickets but didn’t get any of the 5 raffle’s prizes.
Link: https://www.amazon.com/Denise-Carey-Costa/e/B00IV891OE

Other great prizes include:

Authentic Swarovski Terzio Black Unisex Bracelet by an anonymous donor

Cute “Bring a new puppy home” package by Triple One Fund. Link: http://www.facebook.com/TripleOneFund

All proceeds will benefit the animals cared for by Animal Coalition Unlimited. This fundraiser will fund the boarding, veterinary, and other ongoing everyday expenses for Tylee and some other hard-to-place dogs that Animal Coalition Unlimited currently cares for.

With just $10 a ticket, you will get a chance to win one of the five awesome prizes. There is a Bonus prize; which will automatically go to the person who buys the most tickets and didn’t win any of the five prizes.

Link to purchase your ticket: https://mkt.com/store/GivingPLEDGE/item/give-3

Tips: Please include your mailing address with your ticket purchases.

To see updates & result regarding this event, please join the following Facebook group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/AnimalCoalitionUnlimited/

“Who ever said that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, never owned a dog.”

 

 

 

Viral Golden Retriever ‘egg challenge’ can be choking hazard

Just in case you haven’t been paying attention to the latest Twitter craze, the “Golden Retriever Egg Challenge” went viral on Monday. It all started with Haley Bowers, a 17-year-old high school student from Michigan, who tweeted a video of her aunt’s dog named Sookie holding a raw egg in his mouth.

Are you shaking your head in disbelief? Notwithstanding the latest numbers, Haley’s tweet has been retweeted nearly 200,000 times and viewed eight million times. The tweet began like this:

“my aunt read online that a golden retriever’s mouth is so gentle they can hold an egg in their mouth without cracking it so she tried it on her dog and well”

Now it seems that eight-year-old Sookie has a multitude of talents, including being able to balance anything on her head and nose; all for the reward of a treat. Holding the egg in her mouth was just one of her tricks. Sookie’s owner happens to be a veterinarian technician who stated she knew her dog would never eat the raw egg and would have spit it out if she had bitten down to break it. Still Sookie’s talent seems  to have gone viral, and to some veterinarians it could cause a danger to a dog.

“There’s a lot of mixed emotions . A lot of people think it’s cute but some others are worried about what would’ve happened if Sookie had bit into the egg,” Haley told the Sun.

Veterinarian Dr. Paula Parker warns the challenge could very well kill your best canine friend.

“It is a choking hazard as the egg may become lodged in the dog’s throat. However, there is also a risk of the dog contracting an infection from bacteria that is present on the outside of the egg shell, for example, salmonella. Salmonella can be present both inside and outside the shell, so even if the egg does not break, if the bacteria is present on the outside of the shell it could lead to health concerns including diarrhea and vomiting.”

Not all dogs seem to get the object of the challenge, and even small dogs have been presented with the task. A corgi’s mouth was just too small to take on the challenge (lucky little pooch). Remember not all breeds can succeed at this task. Golden Retrievers have been bred as hunting dogs and pick up their prey without harming it; French poodles not so!.

Why not take your dog for a walk and play fetch? We would love for you to tweet that out instead of this. Do you really want to risk your dog’s health for a stupid challenge?

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Adorable: Police officer adopts puppy left to die in freezing river

A Daytona Beach police officer adopted a puppy left to die in the freezing Halifax River nearly a month ago. On Thursday, the Daytona Beach Police Facebook posted photos of the most adorable puppy now named River and the police officer, Kera Cantrell,  who visited the puppy, as the pooch recovered at the Halifax Humane Society.

It was during the Florida cold snap when temperatures fell below freezing when the tiny pit bull was found under the Seabreeze Bridge in Daytona, Florida. Two Daytona Beach Animal Control officers, James Lee and John Pearson, were able to fish the shivering puppy out of the water, wrap her up in towels and help to raise her body temperature. The puppy was rushed to a nearby veterinarian where she was nursed back to health.

Check out the video as officers try to warm the puppy:

Officer Cantrell loved visiting River so much – who could NOT fall in love with this adorable puppy? The department added the following update to River’s progress:

“Officer Cantrell is now River’s new mom and these are two happy girls!”

Thank you to all our police heroes and thank you for your service. Many happy years together Kera and River. Why not stop by the Daytona Beach Police Department Facebook – tell them Pet Rescue Report sent you and thank them for helping those who cannot speak.

(Photos and video via Facebook from Daytona Beach Police Department)

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