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Over two dozen French bulldog puppies rescued from back of sweltering truck

Two Houston men have been jailed and charged with animal cruelty after authorities rescued more than two dozen French bulldog puppies from the back cargo area of a sweltering truck on Thursday. Adam Darwish, 19, and Mahmoud Eid, 18, were arrested and transferred to a Texarkana jail.

According to WloxNews13, the Texas Department of Public Safety troopers stopped a Penske moving truck Darwish and Eid had been driving for a traffic violation. Troopers noticed the roll gate in the back of the truck was partially opened and when they walked to the rear of the vehicle to investigate, found 14 pet crates holding 28 French bulldog puppies. There was no food or water available for the puppies and temperatures registered up to 121 degrees. The puppies were struggling to breathe – one pup had already died.

Animal control officers were called, and the puppies were rushed to a nearby school where officials tried to cool them down before transporting them to a local veterinarian hospital.

The puppies are not expected to be available for adoption until the investigation is completed reported the Texarkana Gazette. Darwish and Eid are charged with 28 counts of animal cruelty.Bail was set at $2,500 on each of the 28 misdemeanor counts. Both defendants have been released on bond.

(Photo of puppies screenshot via 13 News)

 

 

 

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Woman’s rescued pit bull saves her from home invasion

A rescued pit bull is being credited for saving her owner from a home invasion in Louisville, Kentucky on Monday. Kelsey Leachman had been watching television on Monday evening when her pit bull named Layla became agitated and ran into the kitchen.

According to WAVE News, Layla started barking and growling indicating to Kelsey something was just not right. Moments later Kelsey stood facing an intruder in her kitchen, and as she ran for the door to escape, the intruder knocked her to the floor.

“The whole time Layla was barking and biting his legs and going crazy, and I was kicking and screaming,” stated Kelsey.

Fortunately Layla biting the man while Kelsey struggled and forcibly pushed him out of the door worked. Police were able to track the man to a nearby high school parking lot where he likely left his vehicle and walked over to Kelsey’s home. What really mattered, however is that Layla knew something was wrong and protected her human companion.

Layla was adopted two years ago, when at the time, she had been starved and covered in fleas and ticks.The two are always together, and one could easily say they have lovingly rescued each other.

The suspect has not been apprehended, but has been described as a six-foot male, mid 30s with a buzz style hair cut.

You’re a hero Layla. Good job!

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Starving puppies abandoned on side of road in cardboard diaper box

Had it not been for a Good Samaritan who noticed a cardboard diaper box on the side of the road in San Bernardino and stopped to investigate, two tiny puppies would have died. For days the eight-week-old pups sat in feces, urine and filth. They had no water, food or shelter. Who can even imagine anyone having such disrespect for life?

 

“The man found the puppies and reached out on Facebook when someone told him to contact me,” Faith Easdale, founder of the rescue group Dream Fetchers stated. “Can you imagine how thirsty they were in this heat? Can you imagine how hungry these already starving babies were? Scared and wondering what’s happening? Feeling weak and fading. And a kind person takes you out of that box!”

The puppies had spent at least two days in the box and when rescued were dehydrated and lethargic. They were rushed to the  Camino Pet Hospital.

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When the puppies arrived at the hospital, the brindle collapsed from dehydration; he was able to be revived with intravenous fluids. Both are very weak, but reported to be in stable condition. They are also being treated for hook and round worms. It may be premature to guess at their breed, but thus far the majority has leaned towards Boxers.

“I guess at the point someone can do this they really aren’t human anymore,” Faith added. “We all have a battle. We are their only chance. Use your voices and fight the abuse.”

Updates to follow.

To help these puppies and others in need, donations can be sent to:

#Dream Fetchers: Project Rescue

http://www.dreamfetchers.org/dreamfetcher…/DF_Donations.html

(Photos and videos of puppies found in diaper box courtesy of Faith Easdale)

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Stray dog returned back to abusive owners

On June 29, 2018, a stray, female dog showed up outside a home in Plant City, Florida.  When resident “Danielle” first saw the dog, she was walking along the fence line trying to come in. Danielle’s boyfriend, Scott was hesitant at first to let her in but could tell she was stressed and injured.  When looking at her more closely, they both noticed there were fresh puncture wounds on the dog’s face, mainly near her ears and jaw. There were other puncture wounds and lacerations in various stages of healing on her body along with some older scars.

It was disturbing to see so many injuries on a dog that was only approximately two years old. What was done to her?

These injuries strongly suggested this poor girl may have been used as a bait dog for fighting.  In addition to the multiple wounds, the dog’s nails were horribly overgrown, and she appeared to have given birth within the past six months.  Equally disturbing as the injuries, was the heavy collar that was placed around her neck. It was thick and heavy and had a two-pound buckle on the end.  It was on so tight, it took two people to get it off her. This was not someone’s beloved companion animal; this was a dog who had been abused for a long time and used for breeding.

Danielle and Scott notified the local police to report a case of obvious animal abuse. The police in turn referred them to animal control. Hillsborough County Animal Control did not respond for several hours. During that time Danielle and Scott bonded with the dog whom they named Nina.  Nina was very meek and submissive; indicative of a dog who has been abused.

Danielle and Scott were worried about letting her go to animal control, but they wanted to do the right thing and follow protocol and make sure Nina’s abuse was investigated and her wounds assessed and treated by a vet. They also wanted to legally adopt her.The next day, they filed the paperwork to adopt her and assumed she would be coming back home to them after she was spayed and treated for her injuries.

Unfortunately, Hillsborough Animal Pet Resource Center proved to be very lax in their follow through and handling of Nina’s case. They never launched an investigation into her injuries and actually turned Nina back over to her original owners.

Apparently, the original owners showed up looking for her with a photo to prove ownership since there was no tag or chip.  They also gave three different versions as to why she had so many wounds on her body. They said it was because she was a hunting dog, the injuries must have happened when the dog ran away (although many were quite old) and third, injuries were already there from a previous owner. Hillsborough still turned her over to them even with all the suspicions and the inconsistent answers as to how Nina was injured.

When Danielle heard of this, she was highly upset. She contacted the supervisor who promised to start an abuse investigation, but that did not happen. When Danielle called again, promises were made to send someone to check on the well being of the dog and her surroundings; that also did not happen. Then another officer promised to go out there, still nothing.

On July 6 2018 Danielle placed another call to Hillsborough County and was told an officer had been dispatched to the house but no one was home.  This writer also called Hillsborough County on July 6 and was told the call was dispatched, but there were no updates or information on an outcome.

As the days continue to pass, it is unknown what is happening to Nina. Is she back on a tether? Is she being abused? Are there other dogs on the property also suffering abuse? Is something bigger going on at the home such as dog fighting? No one will know until Hillsborough Animal Pet Resource Center takes this complaint seriously and sends someone out there.

County animal shelters need to vet people more thoroughly before handing a dog or cat over to them. We all know they are inundated daily with unwanted animals coming through their doors and are trying to move animals out quickly to maintain a high number of live releases. However, it is doing a huge disservice to the animal to send them from the shelter into a violent, abusive environment.

Danielle and Scott followed the correct protocol because they wanted to do the right thing for Nina, but the system failed them and Nina miserably. To speak for Nina and urge Hillsborough County to follow through on Nina’s case, please call the shelter at 813-744-5660 and refer to case number 18-092069.

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Jet Blue crew administers oxygen in flight to dog in distress

A three-year-old French bulldog showing signs of hypoxia and in  apparent breathing distress while on a Jet Blue flight from Florida to Massachusetts on Thursday, was rescued by some very responsive and compassionate crew members.

According to ABCNews, the Frenchie named Darcy began having breathing difficulties, and her owner, Michele Burt noted the dog’s tongue had turned blue.

“We all are affected by cabin pressure and oxygen fluctuations, human, canine and feline, etc., but the fact that the Attendants were responsive and attentive to the situation my have saved Darcy’s life,” Michele wrote on Facebook with photos of Darcy receiving oxygen from a plastic mask.

I placed the mask over her face, and within a few minutes she became alert and after a short time she didn’t want the mask. I believe Renaud and Diane saved a life, some may reduce the value of the life because Darcy is a canine, I do not.”

The crew member, Renaud Fenster stated he saw the dog out of her crate during the flight and having a French bulldog of his own, noticed the dog didn’t look well as she panted very rapidly and uncontrollably. First he thought the dog had been overheating and brought some ice, but when that didn’t seem to help, he notified the captain that he needed to use oxygen. The dog felt better almost immediately.

Many thanks to the awesome crew of Jet Blue who went out of their way to help.

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Cohasset police officers rescue 10-month-old pup impaled by branch

In Cohasset, Massachusetts, Cohasset Officers and the Tri-Town Animal Control Officer assisted a local couple on Thursday when their 10-month-old Vizsla puppy named Lexi was impaled by a tree branch while on a walk on the trails of Whitney Woods.

According to the department’s Facebook page, David Curry and his his wife, Barbara had been walking with their puppy when they left the main trail to explore new areas. As the puppy jumped over a fallen tree, she landed on a sharp branch which pierced her throat and chest; the family called 911.

“Officers responded with the new off-road utility vehicle (UTV) and traversed over a mile into the woods off of King Street to reach the dog, who had a large tree branch through her neck, and was bleeding profusely,” the department wrote on Facebook. “Officers and Lexi’s owners administered first aid and started the long trek out of the woods in the rear of the UTV.”

“Once out of the woods, Lexi was brought to Crazy Paws Veterinary Clinic on King Street. She was stabilized by staff at Crazy Paws and transported to VCA Weymouth by Officers for emergency surgery.”

The off-road utility vehicle had been donated to the Cohasset Police Department giving officers better and more efficient access to trails. This surely made a difference in Lexi’s young life.

Lexi was stabilized at the veterinarian hospital and had to be administered blood transfusions. The branch had severed a blood vessel; the dog underwent successful surgery. It is hoped Lexi makes a full recovery.

“Thank you to Tri-Town Animal Control Officer Brian Willard, Cohasset Police Detective Harrison Schmidt, Staff of Crazy Paws, and Surgeons at Weymouth VCA for all of their awesome efforts today.

Special thanks to the dispatchers at South Shore Regional Emergency Communications Center for helping us locate the 9-1-1 caller deep in the woods via 9-1-1 signal.

Fingers crossed for Lexi!”

Again, many thanks to all of the angels who help those who cannot speak.

(Photos courtesy of Cohasset Police Department Facebook)

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Broken hearts: Tearful farewell caught on video as owner leaves his dog

In the early morning hours at the New Orleans’ facility of Villalobos Rescue Center, broken hearts too often prevail. Dogs are left tied up to the fences in anticipation of the staff finding them in the morning. It happened again on Tuesday. Although the initial reaction from hard-working rescuers is one of anger and despair for the dogs left behind, perhaps there is more to these stories?

The staff found a small dog tied to the fence. She has been named Cairo, but before making judgment watch the broken hearts involving both the dog and her owner.

“We used to get angry with people that did this and called them ‘cold hearted & uncaring,” Villalobos Rescue Center founder, Tia Torres wrote on Facebook after posting the surveillance video of the owner and the dog’s tearful separation.  But then we realized…they could’ve easily turned their dog loose in their neighborhood or taken their dog to a shelter that euthanizes within 4 days of their arrival. So in some roundabout way…these people cared enough to bring their dogs to us.”

Unfortunately as more abandoned and stray dogs fill up the rescue space and donations continue to decline, the task becomes more difficult.

“And yes each morning, we race to the post office hoping that the box is filled with donation checks but lately…it’s just not the case.”

Watch the entire video. What must have gone through both the dog’s and her owner’s minds as the man walked away – but not without a deep sorrow. Watch the initial separation as the man kisses her and slowly walks away. Surely he is telling her she will have a better life and someone kind will adopt her and give her a wonderful home; more than what this man can now provide. Watch how loyal Cairo is able to free herself and run after the human she loves. And then watch how the man carries her back – most likely in profound sadness.

This morning Cairo will find herself safe and soon be available for sponsorship. Sadly, there will be more mornings like this. Please consider donating to the dogs:http://www.vrcpitbull.com/how-you-can-help/donations/

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Video and photos via Villalobos Rescue Center.

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Missy just 8-months-old lived under a vacant house in agonizing pain, but now…

Just eight-months-old, Missy lived under a vacant house in excruciating pain for an unknown length of time. Other puppies had slept and hid in the same crawlspace, and it had become a pitiful and sad home for abandoned dogs with no hope and nowhere else to go. When finally on Friday, Missy was captured by animal control in the rural Georgia area, her condition was so serious, the shelter would have had no other option than humane euthanasia. It was at the very moment Rescue Dogs Rock NYC had been called to help.

Missy’s legs were swollen and injured to almost twice their size. Her severe case of mange had destroyed her coat, and the stench of the bacterial infection pyoderma with its lesions and pustules made it nearly impossible for Missy to lie down and sleep comfortably.

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It is obvious to see Missy was in severe pain, but what could not be seen was the puppy’s intense fear. Once arriving at the emergency veterinarian hospital, Missy had to be sedated just to calm her.

“The above video was taken on her arrival. She has started treatment for her horrible mange, pyoderma and infection,” wrote Rescue Dogs Rock NYC co-founder, Jackie O’Sullivan. “She is still terrified, so they are letting her settle in a bit and feel more comfortable before attempting more photos to share… Missy has a long road back.”

To help Missy, go to Donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org.

Updates to follow.

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Dog at shelter on red alert

 

 

As owners dumped Dakota, dog cried, defecated and peed on herself

For five years Dakota lived with her family, and for sure this very sensitive dog believed she was loved. When she began to have accidents in the house, everything changed. According to the shelter, Dakota had developed seasonal allergies after the family moved to Maryland and  was prescribed allergy medications including prednisone – a steroid treatment commonly accompanied by increased thirst and urination.

“Both the trainer and the vet said this was not her fault. They said that this was the owner’s fault and they attempted to dump her in a shelter in Maryland.”

The family had been informed by the veterinarian the dog would need to be walked more often, but instead of trying to adjust to the dog’s more frequent bathroom needs, the family took her to a second veterinarian where they never mentioned the allergies or the medication the dog had been prescribed. Instead they asked the dog be placed on Prozac.

Fortunately for Dakota, the Maryland shelter contacted the original rescue, Paws Unite People – that is after Dakota’s family stated they no longer had time for their dog.

“She is BOMB PROOF with CHILDREN! They would dress her up, snuggle with her , and she has been ripped away from them now. She is a gentle giant who is now SHAKING, CRYING, URINATING, and DEFECATING on herself at the rescue’s facility . She is DISORIENTED, doesn’t understand why her humans have left her , and is BREAKING DOWN EMOTIONALLY !,” Paws Unite People wrote on their Facebook page.

She needs to be the only dog in the home ever since she was attacked by three other dogs in the shelter several years ago. She is a couch potato love bug who wants to kiss you, snuggle with you, and be a part of your family!”

Information:

Contact Meredith Festa at ‭+1 (516) 721-2552‬ at Paws Unite People  immediately if you can help.

⁃ Located in Suffolk County, NY
⁃ 7-9 years old
⁃ Mastiff mix
⁃ Fully vetted
⁃ No cats/ no dogs
⁃ AMAZING with children

Follow this Facebook thread for additional information. Please share Dakota’s plight with friends, family and social media contacts. This very sensitive pup needs everyone’s help.

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Forgotten ones: 3 tiny terriers huddled in old tire next to busy freeway

In Muscoy, California, the “forgotten ones” huddled together inside of an old tire just below the busy freeway at a dead end. No one knows how long the three tiny frightened terriers had been there, or how they ended up so close to a busy highway, but on Saturday afternoon, in the extreme heat of the day, volunteers from the rescue group Dream Fetchers arrived to help.

“The dogs were so lethargic, they couldn’t walk out, and they just huddled closer together when I tried to take them out one at a time,” rescuer Cassandra Aldridge wrote on Facebook, “so the quickest and easiest way to get them out of the situation was to pick up the whole tire, with the dogs inside, and put it in my car.”

 

The dogs were given water; the tiny black one wrapped her paws around the white pup as if it had been her own baby. All seemed relieved to be in the air conditioned vehicle on their way to the emergency veterinarian hospital. The black poodle appeared to have a severe case of mange and could be pregnant.

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All three dogs are now safe and being administered veterinary care. It is horrifying to think these dogs had purposely been dumped and left to die in the extreme heat with no food or water.

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“Everybody is safe! They ate a good meal, were examined and checked for parasites. Their coats are matted and they were infested with fleas and ticks. They were given oral flea/tick treatment that works right away. They all have nice fluffy blankies to sleep in, food and water, ” volunteer Hedy Alison posted in her update later on Saturday evening. “They will be monitored as they adjust and decompress. Full vetting and grooming on Monday and Tuesday. Dream Fetchers stops at nothing to get every dog they save the care they need. Exams. Baths. Grooming. Parasite exams. Vaccines. Flea/Tick control. Spay/Neuter. Microchips. Teeth cleanings. Board until foster or R2R…. That is standard!!! plus any other special needs. They get everything they need because of the fearless Dream Team and all the amazing, selfless, miraculous support and donations from all of you. It takes a village.”

Donations are needed to help with their care and medical expenses.
#Dream Fetchers: Project Rescue:

http://www.dreamfetchers.org/dreamfetcher…/DF_Donations.html

More updates to follow. Many thanks to rescuers Faith Easdale, Cassandra Aldridge, Bob Bennett, Patricia Hoyos and Jim Ralston.

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