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Man charged in stabbing death of dog stuffed in suitcase -Ollie -voodo priest

In Hollywood, Florida, a 31-year-old man has been charged in the stabbing death of the dog found stuffed in a blue suitcase. Brendan Evans was arrested on Wednesday after the October 10 incident when Ollie the dog was found almost dead, with his paw sticking out of a suitcase behind a building in an alley on Lee Street.

According to NbcNews, when detectives entered the apartment of Evans, they discovered a gruesome scene, including mutilated rats, bloody symbols on the walls and indications a satanic type of ritual had been performed. When interviewed, Evans told police  he considers himself a voodoo priest, claiming he had the right to torture the animals as he was practicing voodoo.

“Hollywood detectives have seen and investigated some animal cruelty cases before but none as horrific as we have seen in this case of Ollie,”stated Hollywood Police spokesperson Miranda Grossman. “In the freezer’s top shelf, several frozen rats were observed. The first white rat appeared to have had its legs removed and a circular piece of scalp was removed from the top of its head. A second dead white rat with a severed tail was located on the top level with white wax attached to its body,” the police report stated.

Another rat was found decapitated and police also reported finding two cat paws in the freezer.

“It appeared that something within the stove was bleeding and struggling inside the oven, smearing suspect blood while the over door was closed. Small tufts of fur were visible to the eye on the oven grate,” the police report added.

And on the top of Evans’ dresser had been a shrine of candles, melted wax, blood and fur; there police found one of the Crime Stoppers flyer of Ollie ripped in half.

In a separate report by a Delray police officer, in June a person selling kittens filed a complaint that Evans bought two kittens and days later called asking for more kittens. In Fort Lauderdale, a police report in February indicated Evans tried to kill a mother duck and her ducklings; when questioned at the time, Evans said it was his religious right to practice voodoo.

Ollie had been stabbed 50 times, beaten and stuffed inside the suitcase. He had severe lacerations to the top of his head as well as his body and had been wearing a red collar. The cruelty inflicted upon this dog sent shivers through the country. A reward had been offered just shy of $60,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for such a heinous deed. More than $100,000 in donations had been raised for Ollie; Grateful Paws collected $40,000 to help pay his medical bills.

Investigators confirmed DNA from Evans was found on the suitcase. In addition, police found a dog tooth in his wallet and also has a criminal history. In 2012, he was arrested by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office for domestic battery and is currently on probation for bank robbery

Evans has been charged with Aggravated Animal Cruelty.

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Elderly dog lived in home with her dead owner ‘for weeks’

The Harris County Animal Shelter rescued an elderly dog who had been living with her deceased owner “for weeks.” According to the Facebook page of the Harris County Animal Shelter Pets in Need, deputies with the sheriff’s department found the body of a dead man in the home on Firesage Drive in Humble on Sunday after neighbors called authorities and asked if they could do a welfare check on the older man. People in the area had been worried after not hearing or seeing the man for weeks.

A 13-year-old greyhound dog in “good health” was found in the home and brought to the shelter. Click here for her Pet Harbor listing.

“I am a female, black and white Sighthound. The shelter staff think I am about 9 years old. I have been at the shelter since Nov 19, 2017.” For more information about this animal, call Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services at (281) 999-3191. Ask for information about animal ID number A497677.

The dog had not been given a name, and was listed to be on a six-day hold pending members of the family coming to claim her. On Monday evening, however the news announcement made everyone smile:

“497677 UPDATE: SO HAPPY to report she left with a rescue today!

Video shot SUNDAY 11/19. INTAKE: brought in 11/19. Such a sad story… Owner died about a month ago. This dog has been home with their deceased owner for a month. Owners body was just found today so pup was brought to shelter.”

One dog off to a rescue organization, but there are still many beautiful pets who need to share the same kind of fortune. Check out the  Harris County Animal Shelter  located in Houston, Texas:
www.countypets.com  See pictures of ALL animals. Please call shelter staff with questions: 281-999-3191 Press 0. Phone Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm (Closed 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm) TO ADOPT you must go TO THE SHELTER: 612 Canino Road, Houston, TX 77076.

(Photo and video of elderly dog in home alone “for weeks” via Harris County Animal Shelter)

Check out the greyhound’s video – happy images.

 

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Clone your dog? It will cost you $50,000

Think of how much you love your dog and what price you would pay to keep Fido with you for longer than one “dog’s age.” In Texas, there is a company that can fulfill your wishes. They can successfully clone your best friend.

According to the company Viagen Pets, veterinarians provide a cloning process that a dog owner can be confident is safe, and the pet’s DNA is not altered in any way. In other words, one can expect their pet’s genetic twin to live a normal, healthy and happy life just like any other pet. Using a donor egg, a pet’s previously frozen cell (which comes from a skin sample) can produce an embryo which is then implanted into a surrogate female animal.

“Long-term storage of cells can also ensure access to future cell-based therapy options that don’t yet exist. A simple biopsy from your pet, performed by your veterinarian, is all that is required to get started.”

After a normal pregnancy, an identical genetic twin is born. The entire process takes about six-to-seven months. “It’s not science fiction,” states Melain Rodriguez, a manager at the company. The Chicago Tribune reports the company has been doing this for more than 15 years and has successfully cloned cattle, horses, pigs, sheep and of course dogs and cats.

Cloning is a costly process; for a dog the price is $50,000. A cat is only $25,000, but even with these prices the company reports it has a waiting list, and it doesn’t include professional breeders.  The American Kennel Club does not recognize cloned dogs. Most of the clients are just regular people who love or loved their pets so much, they are willing to pay anything to keep them, and a cloned version being so similar with the same genetic makeup is wonderful.

Viagen Pets promise the cloned version will act just like a “normal dog.” He’ll probably chew your shoes when he’s a puppy, want to go for a walk when you’re comfortable in bed and be there at the door to kiss you with those beloved slobbery kisses when you return home after a long, rough day. Oh, how we love our dogs!

(Photo of dog clone via Viagen Facebook)

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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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Humane society launches investigation after man fired for protecting dog

The Dodge County Humane Society launched an investigation on Thursday after claims of animal cruelty posted by a fired employee went viral on social media. Joey Bergmanis, of Fremont, Nebraska, wrote the post on his Facebook page and accused the children at the Jefferson House, a shelter for at-risk youngsters, of beating, choking, sexually abusing and feeding the support dog, named Meelo, harmful table scraps.

Joey claims he was fired last week for trying to save the dog from the abuse; the dog’s owner contends his dog is well cared for and happy. According to WowtNews, a witness has confirmed the allegations of the two-year-old Labradoodle’s mistreatment with the children using shoes to abuse Meelo. Hannah Stednitz lived at the Jefferson Home earlier in the year:

“They would hit him on the head, super hard, probably about five or six times,” said Hannah Stednitz. “It was forceful – like really forceful, I think it was bad. Honestly. I’d say he’s been mistreated at the Jefferson House,” she added.

At the Jefferson House, there is a conflicting story. Donna Dostal denies the dog is mistreated. She said a veterinarian examined Meelo on Wednesday and gave the dog a clean bill of health.

“He’s our dog. He’s part of the family,” Dostal stated.

Dostal claims the children and staff are now being threatened after reading social media posts animal advocates plan on stealing the dog and taking him away – putting Meelo at risk, but also the children in the home

Before Bergmanis was fired, he would often take Meelo home with him; no doubt the two had a close and very bonded relationship.

“My bosses told me ‘you love Meelo more than the kids,’ and I said ‘absolutely right I do’,” Bermanis posted on Facebook.

“…The only way I can explain it, is that me and Meelo are pals, friends. I don’t see him as a pet, but as my friend. I love him, and he loves me and something very powerful happens when an animal places their trust in you.”

And he did report the alleged abuse to the Dodge County Humane Society doing what the law requires for anyone suspicious of an animal being mistreated. The investigation continues, however the dog remains at the Jefferson Home.

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Dog died of a ‘broken heart’ after her owner abandoned her at airport

Despite efforts from veterinarians and soft-hearted people, a dog abandoned at Bucaramanga Airport in Columbia,  died from a broken heart after pining away for her owner’s return over four weeks.

According to the Daily Mail, people concerned about at the airport named the black and white dog with the saddest face, Nube Viajera, which means “traveling cloud.” Everyone  tried to care for the dog; as she waited and waited. During her first month, Nube Viajera would slowly walk through the airport as if searching for someone; most people believed she continued to look for her owner.  And as the days and weeks moved on, she stopped eating – she was just too sad. Alejandro Sotomonte Nino, a local veterinarian from the Colombian Animal Protection Foundation, set her up with an intravenous drip for hydration and nutrients.

“Apparently, during the first month that the dog was at the airport, it was going through the halls looking for someone, possibly the owner. That state of waiting deteriorated its health, to the point that she no longer received food.”

“The dog showed a detriment in a matter of 48 hours, even though we gave her food and medicine via intravenous injection, she fell into sadness and depression and did not survive,” stated Dr. Nino.

Oh how this poor girl suffered emotionally and physically when she just gave up, crawled into the corner and passed away. After she died, vets examined her body and stated she died from extreme depression.

Rest in peace Nube Viajera. We are saddened by your untimely death. You were a good dog.

(Photos of dog died of a broken heart via screenshots Daily Mail)

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Rescuers rappel over steep cliff to rescue a stranded cat


Owners brought ailing dog to vet to be put down, but veterinarian decided to save dog’s life instead

 

 

Rescued: 8-month-old puppy left tied to a tree for months with wire around his snout

In Palatka, Florida an 8-month-old puppy left tied to a tree for months as he suffered with a “horrific” neck injury was turned over to a rescue group on Wednesday. Florida Urgent Rescue (FUR) picked up the puppy dubbed Bud from the Putnam County Animal Control after the dog was found at a residence where he had been left to suffer for months.

According to the First Coast News, the puppy had been in excruciating pain for an extended period of time. Mike Merrill, the founder of the rescue organization, stated he thinks the puppy had been crying out in pain and the owner had wrapped wire around the dog’s snout to keep him quiet. Merrill said this has been the worst case of animal cruelty he has ever seen.

Bud will be undergoing surgery at the Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida where he will stay for a few days. The university has an ongoing partnership with several local rescues and will be doing the dog’s surgery without any cost to FUR.

“Fortunately, Bud is a sweet boy who loves being showered with affection and giving kisses, so he’s going to be alright,” Mike stated.

Bud is expected to be available for adoption in the near future. To help this organization with the expenses Bud will continue to incur until he is fully healed, donations can be made by clicking here.

No information has been made available if the puppy’s owner has been charged with animal cruelty or neglect.

Get well soon Bud.

(Photo of 8-month-old puppy rescued via First Coast News screenshot)

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Owners brought ailing dog to vet to be put down, but veterinarian decided to save dog’s life instead

No one stopped to help street dog hit by car and scrounging to survive

Sylvie had been tossed onto the streets like yesterday’s trash. For months, residents in the San Antonio, Texas neighborhood ignored the street dog who had lacerations all over her body, barely any coat with scabs covering her raging red skin and emaciated body. Still Sylvie scrounged around for food; she so wanted to live and find her way home.

And then the unthinkable happened. Sylvie had not been paying attention to the dangers of the street and was struck by a vehicle – injuring her hind leg so badly, she couldn’t put any weight on it. Still no one stopped to help her; that is until a Good Samaritan spotted her on the streets and called for assistance. Animal Control officers arrived, and Sylvie was brought to the San Antonio Animal Shelter; at the very least she was finally off the streets, given some food and had a safe place to sleep – at least for a few days.

Who would want a nearly bald Border collie mix; a poor suffering dog only one-year-old? That was when animal advocates contacted Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC and asked for help:

“As we know, the shelter is not a safe haven and without help from a rescue to save Sylvie, she would not survive,” explained Stacey on Wednesday afternoon after posting the photos of the emaciated and hairless young dog on the rescue organization’s Facebook page. “We saw Sylvie and decided we could not let her suffer another moment and contacted the shelter and agreed to help her – just an innocent puppy who didn’t ask to be disregarded like dirt.”

Sylvie has been transferred to Rescue Dogs Rock NYC partner veterinarian, where for the first time in a long time, Sylvie is being treated with kindness and able to sleep  a full night without fear of being harmed. At this point, Sylvie is listed in critical condition.

To help Sylvie:

Go to http://rescuedogsrocknyc.org/donate
Pay pal
Donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org

(Photos  of street dog Sylvie courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

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Rescuers rappel over steep cliff to rescue a stranded cat


Owners brought ailing dog to vet to be put down, but veterinarian decided to save dog’s life instead

 

 

 

 

Update: Shelter opts to terminate pregnant dog’s full term puppies

Three-year-old pregnant Miss Bella had been overwhelmed with confusion and fright at the Carson Animal Care Center. The poodle and Maltese mix to have been available for adoption on November 14, quickly created a social media outrage. Very close to having her puppies, the dilemma worried advocates:

“Saving Carson Shelter Dogs The county policy is to spay/neuter all dogs that leave the shelter. If one is pregnant and a private party wants to adopt, that dog will be spayed and the unborn babies will be aborted. This dog is way too far along and the babies are almost full term. They will have to individually euthanize each one if the adopter goes through with the adoption. If they release their hold to adopt her, a rescue organization can save her and they will allow her to go out pregnant. The shelter called the adopter, but they haven’t called back yet was the latest….”

Several approved organizations offered to rescue Miss Bella, care for her puppies when they are born and then adopt them out through their programs, however on Monday, an update posted on Saving Carson Shelter Dogs Facebook became worrisome:

“Update: 11/13/17 2:00pm PST. I just left the shelter. The Carson Shelter manager told me the dog is going to be spayed tomorrow. She will not be made rescue only. He is aware there is a rescue willing to take but that’s his final decision. The dog will be spayed tomorrow meaning the unborn puppies are going to be killed.”

Advocates were asked to politely contact the shelter and ask that Bella be allowed to leave with an approved rescue organization. And on Tuesday came the good news:

“Sal Valdepeña Update – We will be pulling mom unspayed today. A million thank yous to everyone fighting so hard for her.”

Then came the announcement everyone was waiting for:

” The Carson Animal Care Center just called me, and the shelter will be releasing her to us Harlee’s Angels unspayed. She will be allowed to have her babies and once she’s ready she will be spayed. This is all because you wonderful people Cared. Thank you, Sue Flemings Jessica Brooklyn Janice Kerrigan Lee Stevens Shawna Hamon Tere Molina Kacey Montoya Cheryl Hanna  and her village of supporters. I’m so thankful that county admin is working with us. This is the way to do it.”

This sweet dog has been renamed Melissa. Many thanks to Carson Animal Care Center for making this dog a priority.

Read this dog’s previous story here.

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Update: Red Bluff cop shoots two St. Bernard dogs running loose in neighborhood

Two St. Bernard dogs were shot on Sunday in Red Bluff, California after an officer from the Red Bluff Police Department reported the dogs were aggressive, and he felt compelled to fire several shots killing one of the dogs and critically wounding the other. The sad update on the surviving dog was announced late Monday evening:

“I am sad to report that Alegra passed away at 9:18pm last night,” posted witness Amy Ball on her Facebook page.
The vet bill is $2800, Alegra and Annie’s owner wishes to have both dogs cremated. All donations will be going towards the vet bills and cremation cost. #justiceforannie&alegra”

According to the Red Bluff Police Department report, police received a call regarding two St. Bernard dogs running loose on Nelson Drive. The person calling in the situation told authorities the dogs had chased a little girl riding her bicycle, and the dogs were acting aggressively. When the officer arrived, he  used pepper spray to deter the dogs at which time the dogs ran away. The officer said he followed the dogs in his patrol car trying to find out where they lived. When they entered the yard of a home, the officer exited his patrol car and spoke with a neighbor, but suddenly the officer said the dogs began to bark and charged at him aggressively; the officer stating he became trapped between his car and a fence as the dogs approached. He  pulled his revolver and fired several shots at one of the dogs closest to him contending the other dog kept barking aggressively. He then fired at the second dog killing him.

A conflicting report by eyewitness Amy Ball paints a different account of the situation stating the report written on the Red Bluff Police Department’s Facebook page is completely false. When Amy first spotted the dogs in her front yard, other dogs began barking at them. The St. Bernards, who just moved into the neighborhood with their owner, had escaped from their backyard with Amy stating the dogs were not bothering anyone and just exploring the area.

In a report by the Record Searchlight,  Amy stated when the officer arrived he attempted to corral the dogs using his patrol car forcing the dogs into the driveway of a nearby home. She said he actually pushed the dogs with his vehicle. And so Ball, thinking the dogs were safe and they would be brought back to their homes, started to walk home. After walking just a few feet, she heard two gunshots ring out and ran back to the area near a small fence where the officer continued to fire; she screamed at the officer to stop shooting. One of the dogs had dropped after the first shot, however the officer continued to shoot and immediately took aim at the other dog that had been walking away.

The owner of the Alegra and Annie has not made any statements at this time. An investigation  continues and detectives have asked the community to be patient with the investigative process. it is not known why so many shots were fired at the dogs. Additional information will be provided at the conclusion of the investigation.

Rest in peace sweet dogs.

(Photos of dogs shot in Red Bluff via Amy Ball on FB)

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(Photos two St. Bernard dogs via Facebook Amy Ball, Kevin Hutchinson)