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St. Louis firemen rescue pup with head stuck in sewer pipe

No one knows what could have caught the interest of a pup on Friday afternoon in St. Louis motivating him to stick his head in a sewer pipe. Oops! No matter how hard the stray pooch struggled, there was no way he was getting that darn pipe off his head without the expertise of some St. Louis firemen.

And to the rescue came the St. Louis Fire Department, arriving at Marnice Place and Labadie Avenue in the Greater Ville neighborhood, according to the department’s Twitter message:

“Not sure what was inside this sewer pipe that lured this puppy, but it wasn’t coming off easily,” stated the tweet. “The members of the T-104 calmed the dog down and gently removed the pipe without harming our best friend…”

The video of the rescue was posted on the department’s Facebook page by Officer Amanda Laughlin. This adorable pooch may even be available for adoption this week.

Check out the video… guaranteed to bring a Saturday morning smile of good news:

 

Stop by the fire department’s Facebook page and give all of our heroes an “attaboy” or “attagirl.”

(Photos and video of St. Louis firemen rescue pooch via Facebook)

Reunited: Fire department resuscitated man’s two dogs after fire

An apartment fire in Manhattan, Kansas on Wednesday morning may have destroyed a man’s personal belongings, but thanks to the Manhattan Fire rescuers, the owner’s two dogs were able to be resuscitated and reunited on Wednesday.

Alex Bruan, owner of the two friendly pitbulls named Lila and Ducky, had been out of town when the fire started. Firemen were able to get the dogs safely out of the apartment giving them oxygen at the scene. The department posted a video on their Facebook page showing the dogs being revived using specialized masks and massages to help them regain consciousness.

“We have these, we call them Fido bags,” explained Battalion Chief Keith Hubbert. “They have stuff in there for animals.”

Lila and Ducky were revived and transferred to the Veterinary Health Center at Kansas State University and are being treated for smoke inhalation. Check out their videos and stop by the Facebook page of the Manhattan Fire Department and give them an “attaboy.”

 

It’s possible the dogs may have jumped on the stove and started the fire. Here they are reunited with Alex:

 

 

If you would like to help with, please check this out:

https://www.gofundme.com/manhattan-house-fire-dog-rescue

(Photos via FB Manhattan Fire Department)

 

 

 

Half-dozen puppies in Texas dried well discovered with no food or water

In a rural area of South Texas, the rescue of a litter of puppies discovered living in a dried well with no food or water is currently underway. Rescue Dogs Rock NYC were called early Thursday morning to help; it was an urgent life-saving plea; and to make the situation even more dire has been the absence of the mother dog.

“PUPPIES IN A WELL WITH NO FOOD OR WATER. WHERE IS MOM ?! We do not know,” co-founder of the rescue organization Stacey Silverstein posted on Facebook updating animal advocates and followers of the dangerous situation. “We cannot leave these innocent puppies to die a slow death as they fight to stay alive in the cold, dirt, inside a well in the middle of nowhere.”

The puppies are beginning to leave the well area and are wandering away. In a deserted area like this, there is the fear of the puppies being attacked and killed by coyotes.

At this time the medical condition of the puppies is unknown. There are at least six puppies. Volunteers are desperately trying to locate the mother. volunteers will stay until all are safely removed and transferred to the organization’s partner veterinarian hospital where they will be examined and treated.

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(Photos of puppies found in dried well courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

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Nine breeder dogs found stuffed in a small cage that was dumped in an alley – read more here.

Caged breeder dogs dumped in an alley

What a sad face: Left behind when his family moved away

What a sad face. Sadly, there isn’t much known about this sweet older pup, who has been described as a shepherd, collie and Labrador retriever mix. His story at the Davidson County Animal Shelter begins here:

“Shelter Mom can’t tell you much about me and what she does know probably won’t get me rescued. My people moved back to Mexico and couldn’t take me. Animal Control brought me the shelter.”

For days this depressed dog refused to eat and a bowl of untouched kibble remained in the corner of his kennel cage.

“…So she brought me a bowl of soft food – ate every bite; turns out I have no teeth to speak of except my two canines.”

The veterinarian tech thinks this sweet senior may have been chewing on something metal that ruined his teeth. He is not neutered and eight or nine years old. Is there a rescue that can help this poor guy? Surely he deserves better than what has happened and where he now waits for his family to return.

Please share this dog’s plight with friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. This senior needs help. Follow his Facebook page here.

CONTACT:

DCASrescue@gmail.com

Davidson County Animal Shelter
490 Glendale Rd
Lexington NC 27292

(Photo of dog with sad face Donna Grooms)

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Nine breeder dogs found stuffed in a small cage that was dumped in an alley – read more here.

Caged breeder dogs dumped in an alley

 

 

No hard feelings: K-9 Officer Knox gets his man but licks his face

K-9 Officer Knox led Pasco County Sheriff’s deputies to a Land O’Lakes man wanted for assaulting a Hernando sheriff’s deputy on Tuesday. The high speed chase through two counties ended with the arrest of Paul Daniel Smith, who was videoed on an officer’s bodycam, showing his head just above the water in a nearby swamp.

The video, posted on the Facebook page of the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, shows Knox licking Smith’s face after the dog led his fellow officers to the suspect.

“Stop resisting. Look you’re coming out,” a deputy yelled over to Smith. “I know that,” Smith replied. “Just don’t put them on tight.” “Yeah right,” the deputy replied.

Smith’s bad day began earlier when Hernando County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a domestic disturbance call. While questioning Smith, they noted his license plate on his truck had been stolen and tried to arrest him. Smith, instead, took off in his truck, and it wasn’t until he hit a pole that he stopped and fled on foot into a nearby swamp.

According to the Bradenton Herald, Smith was arrested on charges of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, fleeing to elude and violation of probation. He is also charged with several felonies in Hernando County

Check out the video here.

The video shows the track just before the suspect is discovered by K9Knox and initial efforts to remove the suspect from the thick mud. He was later freed with the assistance of several other deputies.

We do want to warn viewers that there is coarse language used by the suspect in this video.

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Nine breeder dogs found stuffed in a small cage that was dumped in an alley – read more here.

Caged breeder dogs dumped in an alley

 

Lawmakers consider ban on killing dogs or cats for food

House lawmakers will consider an amendment to the farm bill on Wednesday on whether to bar individuals from killing dogs or cats for food. The new provision would make it illegal for all Americans to “knowingly slaughtering a dog or cat for human consumption.”

According to the Bloomberg Politics, the ruling would institute penalties for killing dogs or cats for food as well as being a participant in any commercial activity related to the slaughter of animals considered household pets. Three states currently ban the practice – New Jersey, New York and California.

The bill, introduced by Jeff Denham (R. Calif.) of the House Agriculture Committee, would subject violators to prison time and fines. Florida Representative Alcee Hastings (D) introduced similar legislation and currently has 239 co-sponsors as of March.

The Humane Society of the United States urge animal advocates and American citizens to act:

“Please urge your U.S. Representative to support the inclusion of four animal welfare bills: the PAST Act (H.R. 1847), the PACE Act (H.R. 4202), the PAWS Act (H.R. 909/S. 322) and the Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act (H.R. 1406) in the Farm Bill. These four bills already have tremendous bipartisan support and the Farm Bill is an ideal vehicle to get them passed through the House.

Please also urge your Representative to oppose the inclusion of Rep. Steve King’s dangerous anti-states’ rights bills, H.R. 4879/H.R. 3599, that could undercut the will of the people and force state and localities to allow the sale of dangerous and inhumanely-produced products.”

Take Action:

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Please take a moment to call your U.S. Representative now.Look up your legislator’s phone number. You can say, “As your constituent, I urge you to ensure three critical animal protection bills—the PAST Act on horse soring, the PACE Act on animal fighting, the PAWS Act on domestic violence against pets and the Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act—are included in the Farm Bill. Please also ensure that Rep. Steve King’s legislation—H.R. 4879 and H.R. 3599—is not included. King’s legislation poses a very real threat to animals, consumers, and states’ rights across the country.”

 

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Adorable therapy dog cheers on Boston Marathon runners – read more here.

Brave dog leaps to aid of his 86-year-old owner during violent assault

In Bolton, located in Great Manchester,  a brave dog came to the aid of his 86-year-old owner as a burglar launched a violent assault on the woman as she worked in her backyard garden.

According to the Express, Joyce Ackerley was approached by a stranger on March 13, and when she opened her gate to find out what he wanted, the man hit her with a bat knocking her to the ground in a violent assault. At that moment, her four-year-old Akita and German shepherd mix, named Axel, leaped at the man and knocked him to the ground before biting his arm. Shocked and in pain, the crook ran away.

“What the burglar did to me, I don’t want him to do to any other older person,” Joyce stated. “If Axel hadn’t been there anything could have happened.”

Axel also has an unusual story. When Joyce adopted the dog three years ago, her best friend had been rather aggressive and the family had considered putting the dog to sleep. Not too long after that Axel calmed down and began to follow the retired dressmaker everywhere she went in the house. The two bonded;  Axel even sleeps on Joyce’s bed – an indication how attached the they have become.

Axel, thwarting off a bat beating burglar, isn’t the first time the pooch has come to his mistress’ aid. One time another dog attacked Joyce – and there was Axel, protecting his loving human.

Joyce was not seriously injured and is recuperating.

The burglar has been described as 5’5″ tall, 25-years-old with a dragon’s tail tattoo on his arm. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Greater Manchester Police  on 101, citing incident number 1447 of 13/03/18. Protect our senior citizens, and help to bring this creep to justice.

(Photos of Axel who save 86-year-old screenshots via Swns)

You’re a good boy Axel.

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Adorable therapy dog cheers on Boston Marathon runners – read more here.

 

 

‘Pinky’ held at animal shelter for 2 years after spat with cat released

In Des Moines, Iowa, an eight-year-old dog named Pinky, held at an animal shelter for two years after a 2016 spat with a cat and thus labeled “dangerous,” was released on Monday after a long, heated court battle.

Pinky, who had been held in solitary “custody” for two years  had never bitten a person and did not kill the cat (though the cat was injured) but had been deemed a dangerous dog and designated as a “high risk” breed because she was designated as being a pit bull.

According to the DesMoinesRegister, Pinky had bolted from her owner’s property in March 2016 when a neighbor’s cat was injured. The cat’s owner saw Pinky carrying the cat in her mouth and yelled at the dog to drop her. The cat escaped and ran up a tree. Since then Pinky had been locked away at the Animal Rescue League (ARL) while a battle ensued to determine the dog’s life or death. Earlier this month, the Iowa Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Pinky, stating the city’s ordinance concerning dangerous animals was too vague.

On Monday afternoon, Pinky was able to visit with her previous owner who, because of the court case had sold the dog to shelter owner, Diana Helmers in order to help save the dog’s life.  Helmers insisted the dog was of no danger to anyone and petitioned the court to let her take the dog to Agape Fosters, an animal refuge she has owned and operated for 20 years.

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“Quinten grew up with Pinky.
He loved his dog and she gave love back. This is a family,” Dianna Helmers posted on Facebook as the initial reunion brought smiles to a young man and his dog.

Sadly, the fight isn’t over yet. Although Pinky drew her own crowd as she licked Quentin and nearly knocked him over with love and enthusiasm, Pinky was anything but a vicious dog. Quentin had been raised with the dog, however the city has now filed notice of an appeal to the state Supreme Court.

Give the dog a break City of Des Moines.  Don’t you have something else to do besides trying to kick a dog to the curb that shows no aggression? At least for now, Pinky will be happy as she is re socialized and given lots of hugs, scratches and kisses.

(Photo and video from Saving Pinky Facebook, Dianna Helmers FB)

Read previous article here.

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Update: Stray pregnant dog intentionally slashed in Texas

Less than two weeks ago, Natasha had been rescued by Rescue Dogs Rock NYC. At a Texas kill shelter, tiny Natasha had curled herself up into a ball in the far corner of the cold, dirty cement floor of her kennel cage. She had been in severe pain and shock; someone had mercilessly slashed her on her back.

“We were told that she would be euthanized if not out of the shelter immediately,” wrote Rescue Dogs Rock NYC, co-founder Stacey Silverstein. “We could not leave her there to die so we rescued her to safety. Natasha is now receiving life saving medical care at our vet partner in San Antonio.”

On Sunday night, Natasha brought four tiny puppies into the world.

“Our courageous Natasha gave birth this morning to 4 babies,” wrote co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC on their Facebook page. “She is still recovering from the deep wound on her back due to a sick person intentionally slashing her.”

“She is now in a medical foster home close to our San Antonio  Vet where she will nurse her babies and continue to recover from her back wound. Foster Mom says it was a long night as the babies needed to be syringe fed due to Natasha’s milk not coming in.”

Five lives were saved and now will continue to grown and thrive.  To help more dogs – just like Natasha and her new family, donations are needed. Check out the photos and fall in love. 
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Read previous article when Natasha was rescued here.

Latest photos of slashed dog recovering with her puppies courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

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Someone intentionally burned this young dog – read the story here.

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City Council apologizes to owners ordering them to muzzle dogs at home

The Christchurch City Council apologized on Monday morning to owners of dogs called “menacing” after ordering them to muzzle their dogs inside of their own homes. Dog owners in the city of Canterbury, New Zealand were enraged after a letter was sent to pet owners stating that dogs classified as “menacing” must be muzzled inside of their owners’ homes. Yes, you read that correctly; the Christchurch City Council sent the letter reminding dog owners of their legal obligations and to avoid “legal repercussions.”

Dog breeds listed as menacing included Brazilian fila, dogo Argentino, Japanese tosa, American pitbull terrier, and the perro de presa canario. The only exceptions to the dog muzzling order was if the animal was inside of a secured cage or vehicle.

On Monday, the Council Consenting and Compliance general manager corrected the order. According to Stuffnz the latest legal opinion states:

“The further legal opinion we have received supports the view that dogs classified as menacing do not need to be muzzled when they are inside their owner’s home or contained securely within their owner’s property. This is contrary to the information the Animal Management Team sent out to owners of menacing dogs earlier this month. We are sorry for any confusion and upset that we have caused.”

The city council will be writing to dog owners to update them.

Read previous article here.

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Someone intentionally burned this young dog – read the story here.

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