Help me: Paralyzed with fear Maltese muppet reaches out to volunteer

Jersey is a male Cockapoo and Maltese blend. The little muppet is so frightened he ran to the corner of his kennel cage while trembling and hiding his face at the same time. When he arrived at the Devore Animal Shelter in San Bernadino County, California, the staff labeled him as “rescue only.” Sadly the little dog had no idea his fate could so easily be sealed. No one ever told him, he had to act sweet and cooperative after having obviously been neglected for a long period of time.  Animal advocate and shelter volunteer Andrea Neyses met Jersey on Tuesday, and now pleads his case:

“I WANT SOMEONE TO HELP ME ” Jersey is special at Devore Shelter, can’t be seen. Jersey is going to change someone’s world, please help him? Jersey is rescue only; listed as aggressive?,” Andrea began after sitting and watching the little dog.

But then the little dog seemed to understand; kindness can be a self-rewarding benefit in the tragic world of animal neglect and cruelty.

“This guy reached out under the kennel as I started to leave: a sign?,” questioned Andrea as she posted Jersey’s video on her social media page. “I petted his head and paws and talked a minute: never once did he growl. Staff is going to try and spend some time with  him. I believe Jersey is a good dog who’s only afraid ….”

Click here for Jersey’s Pet Harbor listing. “My name is RESCUE ONLY. I am a male, cream Cockapoo mix. My age is unknown. I have been at the shelter since May 19, 2017. For more information about this animal, call San Bernardino County – Devore Shelter at (909) 386-9820. Ask for information about animal ID number A672892. Share this dog’s plight with approved rescue organizations; sharing saves lives. Follow his Facebook page by clicking here. Animal advocates have been pledging funds payable to an approved rescue for this little dog’s continued care, vetting and grooming. Can you help?

Check out Jersey’s video and Andrea’s observation. “Take a chance on me!”

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Paw seen sticking out of dirt: Walker discovers dog buried alive

A man out walking on Tuesday heard faint whimpering sounds in the area of Saint-Paul d’Abbotsford located in southwest Montreal and went in search of the sounds. And what he found was shocking! According to Monteregie SPCA  inspector, Linda Robertson, the man saw a paw sticking out of the ground as the dirt moved beside it; a dog had been buried alive.

According to, the man pushed the dirt away and found the male bull mastiff still breathing and very much alive. He called 911, and officers rushed to the area and helped dig the dog out of his grave; a blanket had been wrapped around him.

“We’re thinking they thought the dog was dead (when they buried it),” Robertson stated.

The dog has been taken to a veterinary hospital in Chambly where he is listed in stable but critical condition. It is believed he may have been strangled and struck with a blunt object before being buried. As of Tuesday evening, the pup was awake but still not able to stand.

Authorities are now investigating to find out what happened to the dog and to identify his owner.

“I’ve been doing this 28 years, and this is the first time I’ve heard of a dog being buried alive,” Robertson said.

The person who found the dog said he doesn’t always take that same path when he walks, and had he not been at that spot on Tuesday when he found the dog, chances are he would not have gone that way for days. By then the dog probably would have died. Anyone with information is asked to call the Monteregie SPCA at 450. 460.2779.

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(Photos of dog buried alive via Monteregie SPCA)

Save Garvey: Lonely shepherd softly whimpers in his kennel at busy California shelter

One can only imagine how lonely Garvey (Snowpea) has been. For the last 72 days, he has been at the Carson Animal Care Center, yet no one has come to his rescue; neither a foster nor an adoption offer. When he arrived at the shelter, he was so frightened and overwhelmed, he just curled up in the corner – hoping he would wake up at his home, and all this would have been a bad dream. Sadly, that was not to be reality.  A volunteer, who has interacted with him, gives us a peek at this dog’s personality:

“GARVEY doesn’t bark or jump around but this week he started to gently cry when we stop by his kennel to visit. After almost 3 months in the shelter he is desperately begging for help in such a sweet, gentle, heartbreaking way. He is amazing and his shy personality is incredibly lovable. Please SHARE for his life, he’s SO special and a FOSTER or ADOPTER would save him. Thanks!”

Click here for this boy’s Pet Harbor listing.  “My name is Snowpea and I am described as a neutered male, yellow and white German Shepherd Dog mix. The shelter thinks I am about 5 years old.
I have been at the shelter since Mar 11, 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 A5040062. Follow his Facebook page here or here.

Share this dog’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. Even though the shelter has been crowded to capacity, the staff, friends and volunteers want this sweet guy to find a home. We are his only hope.

(Photos and video courtesy of Saving Carson Shelter Dogs)

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Death row pup uses her toys as ‘pacifiers’ to soothe her broken heart

Tuesday: Pelusa has not been rescued. She is on the “To Be Destroyed” list again. Please share her story and help her find a loving family.

Meet Pelusa; just four years old, health and sweet yet she’s on the list to be euthanized at the Brooklyn facility of the Animal Care Centers of New York City. Surrendered by her family because “they were developing allergies towards their dog,” Pelusa has not been able to understand why she has been separated from the only family she has ever known, and as she waits for their return, her toys have become the “pacifiers” to help soothe her broken heart. In her old life,  the  61-pound dog loved to run in the park and go for walks, play with her two-year old human sibling and follow her family around the house. She thought everyone loved her and would be part of the family forever.

A volunteer describes her interaction with Pelusa:

“Pelusa is a sensitive little lamb of a dog that has stolen my heart! She is a little anxious to find herself away from her whole-life-family, but has found an adorable way of coping with it by using toys like pacifiers! She talks to me from her cage (really, she’s on the verge of stringing sentences together) and is just as sweet as can be. She likes carrying toys around in her cage and LOVES to play with them outside (she drops them right in my lap when she’s ready for another go…she is so fun and it’s the perfect outlet for her energy!). She loves treats and already knows “sit”, “paw” and “down” and she’s happy to take a belly rub as a reward for the latter. She’s super affectionate and likes becoming one with my lap and kissing my face clean. We’re told she does well with strangers and children and wants to play with other dogs. She is TRULY a doll and eager to find someone to be the apple of her eye (and she’ll be your sunshine in return!).”

Sadly the stress of shelter life has taken a toll on this dog. A recent evaluation indicates she is at risk for behavior challenges, although no concerns had been noted by her previous owners. Since entering the shelter when she was  social and affectionate, Pelusa has been showing signs of resource guarding in her kennel and has been reactive towards other dogs. Pelusa needs to find a home, and animal advocates are her only hope to survive. Share this dog’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.

Follow this dog’s plight on Facebook by clicking here or here. Although this dog was on the euthanasia list slated for Saturday afternoon, her life was spared. It is expected she will again be on the list Sunday evening. When inquiring about this dog, make sure to reference A1110710. Need assistance?  Email for guidance and assistance. If necessary, the group will provide you with links to New Hope rescue applications to foster or adopt via rescue.

PELUSA – A1110710 is available to be reserved on the ACC directly. Contact

Shelter contact information:
Phone number (212) 788-4000

Photos of dog using her toys as pacifiers via Julie Carner, Animal Care Centers of NYC, and Must Love Dogs

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Random act of animal cruelty as six-month-old puppy set on fire

A six-month-old puppy Alexis Cantu and her two-year-old daughter rescued when someone abandoned her in a Walmart parking lot in Ingleside, Texas was purposely set on fire Wednesday afternoon.

According to KiiiTV, Cantu had been at work when she received a text from her friend who had been caring for her puppy with the terrible news:

“It said that I needed to get over there and pick up Rosie because she was set on fire. Seeing my own dog burned; her eyes, her eyelashes are gone everything – it’s just disturbing,” Alexis stated.

Alexis had been working the night shift at her job when she was notified; she quickly picked up her little girl and rushed to her friend’s house. A Facebook post describing Rosie’s condition was heartbreaking:

“I get there to find my Rosiie in a corner to have 3rd degree burns from her ears to her mid waist. I have been working extremely hard to get her back in my care. I had just took her to the vet & spent $170.00 dollars to get her everything she needed so she could come home with us.Being a young single mom wasn’t hard enough I still wanted her. I have had her for over 6 months & was not going to give up on her now. Moving into an apartment didn’t help much either because a $400.00 dollar deposit was needed for her to come home. My head hurts, Knots in my stomach and by far the worst night of my life.”

When Animal Control arrived,  the homeowner said the six-month-old healer puppy had been tethered in the yard until they were to arrive home. Sometime on Wednesday between 3:30 in the afternoon until 7:00, someone entered into their yard, poured a flammable liquid on the puppy and set her on fire. When the heat of the fire melted the pup’s collar, she was able to free herself and rolled in the dirt to extinguish the flames. 

Police report, in addition to Rosie’s animal cruelty case, on the same morning, a Robstown plumber found a dog with his mouth duct-taped and his legs tied together with medical tubing in a ditch off County Road 28. That dog is now reported to be doing well and is currently in the care of Peewee’s Pet Adoption.

A GoFundMe account for Rosiie’s veterinarian care has been set up here.

“She is doing a lot better, she ate this evening & had a couple sips of water. She will be staying the weekend at Ingleside Animal Hospital! Very confident they are making her stay has comfortable has they can!! Thank you all for your PRAYERS donations & shares!!! Now it’s just recovering time for Rosiie & to get the sick ***** to pay for what he did to my baby,” Alexis posted.

Anyone with information about this heinous and likely random crime of animal cruelty, please call Ingleside Animal Control at 775.0154 or Ingleside Police Department at 776.2531.

(Photos of six-month-old puppy set on fire via Facebook)

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Owner reclaims one of two dogs from shelter and plays with other, but leaves Mia behind

Mia cried as she watched her best friend and previous owner walk out of the Lancaster Animal Shelter in California on Thursday; as she was no longer wanted to be part of the only family she had ever known.  How does anyone explain to a six-year-old Yorkshire terrier that her life may soon be over? How does anyone explain to a dog that her loyalty doesn’t count? A shelter volunteer tells the little dog’s sad story:

“I met Mia’s previous owner at the shelter; he had returned for her best friend Pepper. Mia watched and cried as her previous owner walked out of the shelter without her. He told me a family member surrendered her because she worked long hours and could not care for her. He said she gets along with dogs and cats, and is a little protective of her food.”

Click here for Mia’s adoption information. “My name is Mia and I’m an approximately 6 year old female Yorkshire terr.  I am already spayed.  I have been at the Lancaster Animal Care Center since May 17, 2017.  I am available on May 17, 2017.  You can visit me at my temporary home at L335. The staff/volunteers here at the animal care center have found that I spend most of my time indoors.  I seem to be good with small children.  I am house trained.  I am good on a leash.  I seem to get along well with dogs and cats.” A Facebook page for this dog can be followed here. When inquiring about Mia, make sure to reference A5067363.

For more information about fostering and adoption, contact the Lancaster Animal Care Center located at 5210 West Avenue I, Lancaster, California. (661) 940.4191. Share this dog’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social medial contacts. Sharing saves lives. Photos and video courtesy of Friends of Lancaster Shelter Dogs CA.

Heartbreaking video as Mia’s previous owner greets her and then leaves the shelter with his other dog – leaving Mia completely in a panic.

Nearly dead, emaciated dog left tied to fence in North Charleston

A Chow Chow dubbed Marley by the Charleston Animal Society ,was found nearly dead on Tuesday tied to a fence on Garrett Avenue in North Charleston, and authorities are asking for the public’s help finding whomever abandoned her in such neglected condition. The emaciated dog was covered in fleas and ants; she couldn’t stand and at first rescuers thought she was dead.

According to the rescue organization, Marley is now receiving advanced veterinary care and is listed in stable condition. She is 25% under her normal body weight; she currently weighs 31-pounds and should weigh 40-pounds. The dog estimated to be two to three-years of age underwent a blood transfusion; when found her lips and guns were nearly white indicating anemia. By Wednesday morning, however the dog had already been responding to the excellent care and seemed bright and alert.

“We need the public’s help to find out what happened,” stated Charleston Animal Society Director of Anti-Cruelty & Outreach Aldwin Roman on the organization’s Facebook page. “This didn’t happen overnight; someone must know something.”

Charleston Animal Society wants struggling pet owners to know there are resources to help if they can’t afford to feed or care for their pets:

· The Animal Resource Center ( This is an online resource center for animal owners that will help solve a variety of issues.

· Charleston Animal Society Food Bank: In 2016, Charleston Animal Society provided 55,000-pounds of food to families in need.

· Visit Charleston Animal Society: We can help find solutions for pet owners, in a judgment-free environment.

Anyone with information is asked to call Animal Control at 843.740.2815 or  Crime Stoppers at 843.554.1111.

(Marley found in North Charleston photos and video courtesy of Charleston Animal Society)

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Tinsley dumped at shelter: Backyard breeding at its worst

In an open admission Texas shelter, where dogs who are sick or injured are the first to be euthanized because of lack of funds and space, Tinsley was dumped. It is suspected she had been part of an abusive backyard breeding operation. Her skin, raw to the touch, infected and filthy; the young dog surely had been treated like trash. The litter she gave birth to nursed from their mother – even though Tinsley must have been in agony as she did her best to care for her puppies.

Rescue Dogs Rock NYC stepped up for this dog on Monday morning. Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of the organization who often rescues the most severe cases of abuse, neglect and torture, couldn’t get past the look in Tinsley’s eyes:

“The abuse and neglect we see on a daily basis is heart wrenching. Why does this continue day after day? How could human beings allow this torture on innocent lives to continue like this?,” Stacey posted on the team’s Facebook page.  “Just look into her eyes, and you see despair on every level. There are just no words here. All we can do is pick up the pieces and help. This is what we plan to do.”

Ask yourself how many times has Tinsley been bred and re-bred? What has happened to her puppies? What would have happened to this dog today had Rescue Dogs Rock NYC not been able to help? The newest case of abuse and neglect will be heading to the organization’s partner veterinarian hospital today where she will be administered life saving care and treatment. Donate: Http:// PayPal:

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Surrendered to shelter in garbage bag, but there’s more to Alexa’s story

Just a puppy and saved in the nick of time, Alexa is now resting comfortably at a partner veterinarian for Rescue Dogs Rock NYC. The organization stepped in on Friday when rescuers at a southern Texas high kill shelter spotted the dog as they were leaving. After having been surrendered, the puppy had been carried to the rear of the building to be placed in a kennel awaiting humane euthanasia; sick dogs at this shelter are killed immediately. The dog bled when touched; it was because of her raw skin. Of course, there had been no doubt Alexa had been neglected and mistreated, but there is more to her story. 

Just days before, two college women found the pup as a stray scavenging around looking for scraps. They picked her up and brought her home; the women wanted to help:

 “We actually found ‘Alexa’,” stated Clarissa – one of the young women who found the puppy. “She was a stray and we took her in but working full time and being full time students we knew we couldn’t care for her. I’ve never taken care of a dog with mange; we gave her penicillin but knew that she needed much more care than we could offer. I called the shelter, which in all honesty thought that they would help treat her. The reason she was in a bag was because we were just trying to avoid blood stains in the vehicle. As she has already left some blood stains on the couch at home. We were actually very relieved rescue was there when we got there. We didn’t know that they were going to put her down. I have a dog of my own and love it to pieces, took him the other day for pink eye. So before everyone thinks we were so horrible for leaving her in a bag, that wasn’t the case. That’s the day we got informed about the amazing work…”

Clarissa continued:

“I felt horrible for this dog. And in all honesty I would have left her in the shelter thinking they would have helped her out. I had called before taking her in. I was told that as long as she tested negative for heartworms they would treat her. Rescue was the one that informed us she would be put down. But the bag was the one thing we had at hand, children are in and out of our vehicles so the last thing we wanted was for there to be blood where they sit. Not that we meant it in a malicious way.”

The puppy is in serious condition and had been in excruciating pain. Her skin is completely devoid of fur; Alexa looks like a burn victim. While being transported in the car to the veterinarian, her rescuer described the puppy ” as just being content lying down and resting.” When they carefully picked her up out of the car to take her inside to the veterinary hospital, everything Alexa touched was covered in blood. She is now receiving life saving emergency care.

Rescue Dogs Rock NYC has again come to the rescue of a dog who would have been immediately euthanized had they not stepped in. To help, donations can be made via PayPal Via PayPal at or

Photos courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC.

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Social media outrage as woman tosses dog into Lake Erie

A video of a woman at Showse Park in Vermilion, Ohio trying to push her dog into the freezing and turbulent waters of Lake Erie on Tuesday has caused an online outrage. According to the Vermilion Police Department Facebook, a witness became concerned when he noticed a woman walking out to the edge of the water when she picked up her dog and put him in the water. The dog was unwilling and refused to go in; again the woman repeated the same action.

The witness, Elijah Boggs, as interviewed by Fox8ClevelandNews, tried to stop the woman, and at the same time he began to video the disturbing incident.  Boggs can be heard in the video yelling:

“I said excuse me like what are you doing?”

The woman yelled back she was teaching her dog how to swim, even though Boggs told her the waves were too high and the water was much too cold. On Tuesday morning the water temperature was 59 degrees. After an unfriendly exchange, the woman left with her dog and Boggs called the police. By the next day, authorities had identified the woman and plan to consult with a veterinarian, Animal Control and local prosecutors to decide if she will be charged with animal cruelty.

(Photos of woman pushing dog into Lake Erie from Vermilion Police Department Facebook)

Check out the video. Many thanks to Elijah Boggs for being the voice for those who cannot speak. Good job!