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Neglected 16-year-old Tigger left at shelter by his owner to be euthanized

A neglected 16-year-old poodle named Tigger was surrendered on Monday to Carson Animal Care. His family asked that their dog be euthanized because he was old. Of course, Tigger doesn’t understand. Once the only family he has ever known walked out of his life, and the frightened pup was placed in a shelter kennel, he huddled into the corner and shook.

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A volunteer at the shelter has asked for Tigger to be moved to the medical ward where it is quieter and much more personal.

“We asked them to put a blanket but he won’t go inside…He needs help as soon as possible.”

INFORMATION ABOUT TIGGER:

“#A5180830 My name is TIGGER and I’m an approximately 16 year old male Poodle Toy. I am not yet neutered. I have been at the Carson Animal Care Center since 5/21. I will be available on 5/21. You can visit me at my temporary home at C246. My former family who owned me for had to give me up because they felt it was time for me to be euthanized.”

Poodle Toy  AGE:16 years
Male  ARRIVED:5/21
AVAILABLE ON: 5/21
Carson Shelter – 310-523-9566
M-TH 12pm-7pm, F-SU- 10am-5pm
216 W Victoria St. Gardena, CA 90248

Follow Tigger’s plight on Facebook here.

Share his photo and video with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. Dogs that are surrendered can be euthanized at anytime. There are no mandatory holding periods.

If you’re in LA, OC, San Bernadino or Riverside County and would like to apply to foster a Carson pup, please visit CarsonFosters.com to complete the online foster application.

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Teacher accused of drowning animals in class has retired – read more here.

Teacher accused of drowning animals has retired

Puppy lost her eye after children allegedly pelted her with rocks – more here.

Puppy loses eye after children pelted her with rocks

Abandoned in parking lot with note, ‘I can no longer take care of’

In the vicinity of Baxter, South Carolina, a frightened and extremely neglected four-pound dog was left in a pink carrier and abandoned in the Starbuck’s parking lot on Saturday. Next to him was a handwritten note stating:

“I can no longer take care of.”

The dog was brought to the Humane Society of York County where the staff and volunteers were shocked at how abused and neglected he had been. For hours, volunteers worked to shave away his terribly matted fur where his overgrown toenails and open wounds had become raw and embedded. He was dehydrated and anemic – almost impossible to draw his blood to determine his health status. And even worse – the dog now named Latte, suffered a severely broken leg that had been left untreated for an unknown length of time.

“It’s hard to look at, but it’s reality. IF YOU WERE AROUND THE STARBUCKS IN BAXTER TODAY AND MAY HAVE SEEN SOMEONE DUMP THIS BOY IN A PINK CARRIER PLEASE CALL US 803-802-0902,” the Humane Society of York County posted on their Facebook page.

 

On Monday afternoon, Latte’s condition was updated.

“One of his legs is completely detached/snapped at the bone and will need amputation. Thankfully his blood work came back great and he’s heart worm negative!

That being said, he cannot have his amputation until he has gained weight, and he is still lashing out behavior-wise (which is understandable due to his treatment in the past)”

Latte will be going to a foster home where he will be loved and can gain weight. To help this dog, donations can be made using the link below. You can specify “medical fund” in the special purpose field, and put “Latte” in the dedication section.

https://humanesocietyofyorkcountyorg.presencehost.net/…/don…

(Photos of abandoned dog in parking lot via Humane Society of York County)

 

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Teacher accused of drowning animals in class has retired – read more here.

Teacher accused of drowning animals has retired

Puppy lost her eye after children allegedly pelted her with rocks – more here.

Puppy loses eye after children pelted her with rocks

 

 

 

Again: Police break window to save a puppy in hot car

Near Pensacola, Florida a deputy and his trainee broke the window of a hot car on Saturday afternoon to rescue a puppy locked inside. The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office described how the puppy was in danger of dying from the heat as outside temperatures registered 92 degrees.

 “The driver of the vehicle could not be located and the puppy was squealing, panting heavily, and in distress. Due to the continued state of panic and distress of the puppy, Deputy Matheny broke the driver’s side window to rescue the pup. DST Waters gave the dog water and placed her in a cool patrol car until Animal Control arrived and took custody.” the department posted on their Facebook page.

The owner of the puppy, William Sparkman, 25, was located and charged with animal cruelty. He was taken to the Escambia County Jail and released later that day on a $1,000 bond.

Heat related deaths are preventable. Make sure to check your vehicle before leaving. Let pets stay at home during the summer where it is cool and they are safe.

(Photos of puppy rescued from hot car courtesy of Escambia County Sheriff’s Office)

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Zookeeper who boiled cats to make wine fatally mauled by tiger – read more here.

 

‘Skinny and dehydrated’ 10-week-old puppy dumped in trash

In Richmond, Indiana, a “skinny and dehydrated” 10-week-old puppy was abandoned in a pile of trash. Had it not been for trash collector Daren Wilson, who heard rustling noises and caught some movement out of the corner of his eye on Wednesday afternoon, little Kane’s life might have taken a disastrous and fatal turn.

According to the 2nd Chance Animal Rescue in Richmond,

“This baby was found by a Rumpke employee as he was picking up bags of trash. As he picked up a bag this poor baby was underneath it. He is very skinny and dehydrated but is doing much better now. He had no collar and no microchip.”

The black puppy was hard to notice amid the black garbage bags, but Wilson’s sharp vision saved the pup’s life. According to the PalItem, the pup was very timid, but in a few minutes Wilson was able to pick him up and called Kaysie Chase at 2nd Chance Animal Rescue for help.

Now named Kane who is believed to be about 10-weeks-old, is now getting the care and love he deserves. As soon as he gets a clean bill of health, this adorable little Labrador retriever mix will be available for adoption.

Many thanks to Daren Wilson for making a difference.

To donate to Kane’s recovery and to help other pets in need, please click here.

Skinny and dehydrated photo of Kane via Facebook – 2nd Chance Animal Rescue)

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Bonded dogs in need! Read more here.

Bonded odd couple needs a home together

Pup gets stuck under roots of tree chasing groundhog

In Fairfax, Virginia, a dog became stuck under the roots of a 40-foot tree as he chased a groundhog on Friday. The owner couldn’t find the dog for more than 24 hours, but heard whimpering sounds emanating from beneath the ground and called Fairfax County Fire and Rescue for help.

According to the organization’s Facebook page, the owner

“…went back out today, heard whimper and found him stuck.”

Although it took a lot of digging with a hand saw, the pooch was freed.

“Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department Puppy rescued! Short time ago Truck 429, Tysons Corner, C-Shift rescued a puppy who was stuck under the roots of a 40 ft tree for over 24 hours. He was chasing a groundhog Friday and owner could not find. She went back out today, heard whimper, and found him stuck. Lots of digging and use of hand saw by crew finally freed the pup! The Paw Patrol would be proud! #fcfrd”

This lucky little pooch hasn’t been the only one stuck in a tree while exercising canine chasing techniques. Nearly a year ago, Rocco the dachshund found himself trapped in a tree after crawling through a groundhog hole near the tree and was then unable to get out. The Salem Fire Department in Kentucky cut a hole in the tree with a chainsaw to free him.

Read Rocco’s story here.

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City bans ‘Dolphinariums’ in Mexico – read the good news here.

Dolphinariums banned in Mexico City

 

Pleading for help with his eyes, Balto rescued from Texas border shelter

A dog’s eyes plead for help. By no fault of his own, Balto happened to wind up in one of the poorest animal shelters along the Texas and Mexico border. Tragically there is little money, few volunteers and nearly no opportunity for dogs to be adopted; most pets brought in or found are euthanized.

Balto, however is one of the lucky ones. As his photos tell the story of abuse, neglect, sickness, abandonment and homelessness, this young dog has been rescued by Rescue Dogs Rock NYC and has been transferred to the organization’s partner veterinarian for life-saving care.

“Same old story over and over again,” co-founder of the rescue Stacey Silverstein posted on the group’s Facebook. “We are here to pick up the pieces of these broken angels and try to give them back their lives.”

Balto is one of the thousands who have become the innocent casualties of the endless plight of homeless dogs across the country. Approximately 3.2 million shelter animals are adopted every year. (1.6 million dogs and 1.6 million cats) About 710,000 animals who enter shelters as strays are returned to their owners.

Sadly, each year, approximately 1.5 million shelter animals are euthanized (670,000 dogs and 860,000 cats). The most common reasons pets end up in shelters are due to being surrendered by their owners or found on the streets as strays. Only 10% of the pets entering shelters have been spayed or neutered. Can you see part of the problem? Be a responsible pet owner – spay or neuter your pet.

To help Balto and others in need of help, please click here: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr…

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City bans ‘Dolphinariums’ in Mexico – read the good news here.

Dolphinariums banned in Mexico City

Wayward English mastiff stranded in mucky wastewater treatment plant

The Pueblo West Fire Department rescued a wayward two-year-old English mastiff who became stranded in the mucky wastewater at the Pueblo West Wastewater Treatment Plant on Monday. The dog named Gidget, still stinks despite multiple baths, but is happy to be home.

According to the fire department’s Facebook page, firemen responded to a dog stranded in the thick muck.

“Earlier today PWFD was requested by the Metro Waste Water Treatment Plant to respond to a dog that was stranded in one of the aeration ponds. The dog had been there for approx 1 1/2 hours or so before being noticed. Crews worked calmly not to startle the dog and assisted it out of the culvert. The dog was then decontaminated as were the crew and all tools. The dog was turned over to animal control and did not seem injured. Great team work!!”

According to Fox News, Gidget’s exciting morning began when her walker coonhound named Buddy arranged for the two pooches to escape from their home. Around midday, Buddy came home, but Gidget was no where to be found. When the dogs’ owner, Mandi Smith had been out looking for Gidget, an employee at the wastewater plant six miles away from Smith’s home, heard a dog barking. And there Gidget was – clinging to the edge of the pond.

Fire crews used a ladder to get to the dog and washed her and sent the friendly pooch over to Pueblo Animal Services for decontamination baths and to wait for her owner. Gidget is now home and has been reunited with the other dogs  and humans.

Another great job by our selfless firemen and women who are always here to help. Stop by their Facebook page and give them an “attaboy.”

(Photos of English mastiff stranded in wastewater plant courtesy of Pueblo West Fire Department)

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Dogs died after accidentally starting house fire – read more here.

 

Outrage as Chinese man drags dog behind scooter through city

Animal lovers are outraged after a man in China was videoed on Sunday dragging a dog behind his scooter through the city. A video released by iFeng news showed the dog tied with a leash and being dragged in Shantou City, Guangdong Province.

According to the Daily Mail, the man was oblivious as he rode his scooter through the city to the animal cruelty, despite others pointing to the dog being dragged. It wasn’t until a person approached the man and purchased the dog, was the animal rescued from its torture. Viewers on Weibo, the Chinese microblogging website, expressed their outrage:

“Even if you don’t love animals, you shouldn’t torture and hurt them. Please treat all lives with respect – animals included,” were just a few of the comments left under the disturbing video.

 

China continues to lack legislation for animal welfare and preventing cruelty. Even though laws have been drafted outlining punishments and fines, no progress has yet to be instituted. Unfortunately animal abuse cases much like this one go unnoticed by the law. Increasing cases of animal cruelty and torture continues to cause controversy – including the Yulin Dog Meat Festival.

It’s time animal abusers are brought to justice. Hong Kong and Taiwan have animal cruelty laws punishable by fines, jail terms and community service. Why not help animals in other parts of the country?

(Photos of man riding scooter dragging dog via YouKu screenshots)

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Dogs died after accidentally starting house fire – read more here.

Sweet Bruno attacked by multiple dogs in need of emergency rescue

An emergency rescue organization is needed to help sweet Bruno, a two-year-old, injured American bulldog brought into the  Miami-Dade Animal Services on Saturday by Animal Control.

“Per shelter notes -pet was attacked by several dogs, very sweet, in pain, needing rescue/foster ASAP… If clinical signs worsen, humane euthanasia will be indicated to avoid further pain and suffering of pet. Beautiful dog with multiple bite wounds (new and old) and possible rib fractures.”

According to Bruno’s Pet Harbor adoption listing, (A1952459)

“I am an unaltered male, black and white American Bulldog mix. The shelter staff think I am about 2 years old.
I have been at the shelter since May 03, 2018. For more information about this animal, call Miami-Dade Animal Services at (305) 884-1101. Ask for information about animal ID number A1952459.”

Follow this dog’s plight on Facebook here. Share with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. More information can be shared here. Advocates have been pledging funds to help an approved rescue organization with the dog’s veterinary expenses. It is not known how Bruno was injured; some volunteers contend the young dog may have been used as a bait dog for dog fighting. At this time, however Bruno needs everyone’s help.

Also note, Bruno is being treated by the veterinarian staff at Miami-Dade Animal Services, however a plea has gone out to rescue organizations in order to provide this dog with the individual attention at a veterinary hospital he desperately needs.

Additional information available by contacting:

Miami Dade Animal Services
3599 NW. 79th Ave.
Miami – Doral Florida
305–884–1101 or 311
Email –pets@miamidade.gov

(Photos via Urgent Dogs and Cats of Miami)

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Prison time ordered for woman who pleaded guilty to animal cruelty -read more here.

 

Dog stuck in underground culvert for 8 days rescued by firemen

In Springfield, Missouri, a black Labrador retriever stuck in an underground culvert for eight days has been rescued and appears to be doing fine.

According to the Central Taney County Fire Protection rescue crew, it seems  the dog named Jack likely became stuck when he tried to turn around. The Springfield News Leader reported  Jack’s owners told the local fire department that the dog had disappeared more than a week ago — and on Wednesday a family member heard whimpering while checking the mail. When firefighters arrived, they had to dig out a section of the homeowner’s driveway using a special saw to cut through the metal pipe where Jack was stuck. On the organization’s Facebook page, Jack’s rescuers told the story of the portly pup who decidedly erred in his judgment:

“Central Taney County Fire Protection District

on Wednesday

Crews responded to the needs of this fine dog Jack. Jack decided to get himself stuck in a culvert possible 8 days ago. The owners found him today and called to see if we would help. We responded with 1 Engine, 1 Service truck and 6 personnel. Upon arrival we found Jack to be about 8ft in a 15ft culvert and stuck. As you can see we dug the driveway just past Jack, used a cutoff saw to cut the culvert, made a hole with the jaws of life and out popped Jack. Jack waz weak, so we had to assist him out. He was given some water and a minute to rest before the family to him home to his favorite bed. It appears Jack will be fine. We would like to thank the Taney County Animal Control for responding. We would also like to thank the Taney County Road & Bridge for responding with a backhoe. I imagine Jack is very appreciative also.”

Check out Jack’s rescue on video:

A neighbor updated Jack’s condition on Saturday, and it seems if he’s doing better although is likely taking it day by day:

“Joshua Allen I was up at Don, Jacks owners, house all day today. Jack is doing a little better and starting to walk more. I carried him about 100 feet to his favorite spot in the grass as he got tired fairly quickly walking around and had to sit or lay down quite a bit. He rested pretty much all day in his spot.”

Many thanks to everyone who helped to rescue Jack and a special thanks to the Central Taney County Fire Protection. These brave men and women keep everyone safe.

(Photos and video of dog stuck in underground culvert courtesy of Central Taney County Fire Protection)

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Prison time ordered for woman who pleaded guilty to animal cruelty -read more here.