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Video of guard at Delhi university beating dog to death goes viral

A disturbing video went viral on social media Friday afternoon, showing a guard at Delhi Technical University brutally beating a dog to death with a stick. According to DNAIndia, the dog had harmed “10 to 12 students” when a guard for the school located in Rohini repeatedly hit the dog over the head.Guard beats dog cover

“We have registered a case in this connection under relevant provisions of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and IPC on complaint of an NGO. The accused guard of Delhi Technical University(DTU) is absconding,” said MN Tiwari, DCP Rohini.

Ayesha Christina of NGO Neighbourhood Woof , a non profit helping stray dogs, reported the egregious incident to the police and posted the video on her Facebook page which showed the guard hitting the dog’s head with a stick. Students at the university set up a protest stating  “right now, we will not compromise and are united on two points: the guard be handed over to police custody and that the person/ authority who instructed the guard be caught and booked as well.”

According to the Daily Pioneer,  the accused guard identified as Satish Kuman and other guards had killed many stray dogs at the order of the school’s administrators and security in charge. It is suspected the body of the dog had been buried somewhere on campus. Although school officials contend the dog may have had rabies and had bitten several students, advocates stated that in no way forgives the act of animal cruelty.

 “I explained to the administration that all dog and dog bite related issues can be discussed. As the organization responsible for this side of town, I will personally handle the issue. Neighbourhood Woof will get the dogs on the campus sterilized and vaccinated.”

Since then. the DTU administration has  conceded the crime is unpardonable.

(Photos and video of dog beaten to death at Delhi Technical University screenshots via Facebook)

(Warning: The video is extremely disturbing and may not be appropriate for all viewing audiences.)

 

Everyone overlooks Ruin Creek dogs: Yes, their lives count

Listed at the Ruin Creek Animal Protection Society, an organization dedicated to helping homeless animals, eight dogs have little chance to live much longer. They all have names however, and their lives all matter. Sadly, everyone overlooks them, but not today!  Meet Dino, Ski-Bo, Mr. Sir, King, Bella, Rocki, Waldo, and of course Chief. Is it because some of the dogs are pit bull mixes, have some medical needs or need specific homes that they may be condemned to death? All life is precious, and each and every one of these dogs just want to be loved.ruin creek 1

Ski-Bo, King and Chief have been at the shelter the longest, and tragically the dogs are showing dog aggression – much of their behavioral issues stemming from being kept in kennels for too long. The dogs are listed as “rescue only” which makes their plight even more urgent, but advocates have answered the call many times before helping what others have labeled “death row” or not adoptable pets.

An advocate for these special dogs sets out her plea on Facebook hoping approved rescue organizations will step forward, supporters will pledge funds to help the dogs and animal advocates will share their stories:ruin creek 2

“These are sweet and loving animals that because of medical needs and their selective behavior, or because they are pit/or mixed they are continually over looked for literally months now. Time is not on their side, and we may start losing them soon. We believe in these animals, we know they are good natured, attentive and deserving dogs. If everyone could help us reach out to the rescue community hoping to find room for just one more deserving dog that may need a little extra guidance. Please note that these animals are in a chaotic shelter environment and are not spayed/neutered. If anyone is interested we may have some funding to help with training. Please don’t be shy.”

For more information about these dogs, please contact if you can help: rcaps2011@gmail.com. The Facebook page for the Ruin Creek Animal Protection Society of Henderson North Carolina can be followed here. (Please note this is not the shelter)ruin creek 3

(Photos of the Ruin Creek Animal Protection Society of Henderson NC courtesy of Facebook volunteers.)

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Annie is sick and getting sicker…urgently needs out of animal control

Update 2/9/17: Safe!

A beautiful three-year-old pit bull mix, dubbed “Annie,” is sick, and despite medication, she is getting sicker. Annie is being treated for an upper respiratory infection at the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control facility in Mesa, Arizona, but the stress of being in the noisy kennel, coupled with her lack of one-on-one attention, is worsening her health.

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This week, the Facebook page, MCACC East Dogs, posted a video of Annie (which clearly shows how stressful and loud it is in her kennel run), along with a few words about her condition:

We posted Annie last week (see video in comments). The difference is heartbreaking. She is being treated for a URI, but her symptoms are worsening. We are doing our best to help this girl out while she is in the shelter. The vet added a 2nd antibiotic in hopes that it will help, but Annie really needs to get out of the shelter and into a warm, calm, quiet home.

Imagine feeling horrible, and having no way to truly rest and recover. Imagine being alone and scared and sick…imagine Annie’s current situation. Please help this dog get the help that she desperately needs by sharing her adoption information.

  • Petharbor link here
  • Facebook thread here
  • Maricopa County Animal Care & Control – East Valley Animal Care Center at (602) 506-7387
    Ask for information about animal ID number A3870675
  • Click here to view video on Facebook

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Physician in Texas accused of poisoning family’s dogs

A prominent physician in Odessa, Texas, is facing charges for allegedly poisoning several dogs. According to Thursday’s CBS 7 News, Dr. Robert Kevin Lynch, 54, is facing felony charges in connection with the death of two dogs, and the poisoning sickness to a third dog – according to Odessa American, Dr. Lynch confessed to the crime when questioned by the authorities.screenshot-864

Investigators were led to Lynch as a suspect thanks to surveillance footage which the dogs’ owners obtained from neighbors. Dr. Lynch is accused of stuffing raw meat with several substances which are known to be toxic to dogs. One of the poisoned dogs died from kidney failure and the other suffered cardiac arrest. According to CBS 7, Lynch had previously complained that the targeted dogs barked too much.

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Lynch, a general surgeon, is facing felony animal cruelty charges for the incidents, which took place in late December. The Odessa American reported that Lynch was jailed on Thursday on $22,500 bond.

(Photos via screenshot CBS 7 News and the Odessa American)

 

‘Rescuer’ accused of abandoning dogs – several found shot dead at her home

A young woman who claims to have rescued over 100 dogs from Texas’ Fort Worth Animal Shelter, is accused of later abandoning the dogs. According to Thursday’s WBAP News, recently, multiple dogs were also found shot to death outside of the woman’s home in Arkansas.

The woman accused of abandoning the “rescued” dogs has been identified as Whitney Smither of Horatio, Arkansas. Smither’s boyfriend, Brian Moore, is accused of shooting the eight dogs which were found dead at her home. Moore is facing multiple counts of animal cruelty for the dogs’ deaths.

According to Dallas News, Moore claimed that he killed the dogs who had been rescued by Smither because they were infected with heartworms, and/or they posed a threat to humans or livestock; the dogs were apparently shot after Smither left Arkansas. Though Smither is listed as a suspect in the cruelty investigation, she has not yet been charged.

Dozens of dogs that Smither claimed to have rescued from the Texas animal shelter remain unaccounted for. On Wednesday, the rescue group Ark-La-Tex Animal Rescue, utilized social media in an effort to determine the fate of the dogs – the agency wrote:

We are reaching out to the rescue community, transporters, cross posters, fosters, volunteers, friends, and even family that may have any scrap of information that may tell us where any of the over 200 animals that came into the possession of Whitney Smither and Brian Moore between April 2016 and November 2016 might possibly be. Look through your old messages, texts, Facebook posts, receipts, and think hard, then contact me. Everything will be taken into consideration. We have to be the voices for the voiceless in this nightmare, because their one voice isn’t talking.

According to the WBAP report, Smither has “fled” to Indiana – charges against her are expected.

(Photo screenshot via Dallas News/Kerry Anechiarico)

Homeless man carrying his dog to protect paws from cold helped by angels

In Kamloops, British Columbia, the intense cold has been both a danger to both humans falling on hard times as well as their four-legged companions. On Sunday, a homeless man heading over to the Kamloops New Life Mission was spotted carrying his dog over his shoulders to prevent the dog’s paw pads from getting too cold. The dog was also wrapped in a blanket to help maintain his body heat.angels-animal-rescue-2

Never doubt there aren’t angels among us. On the Facebook page for Angel’s Animal Rescue – Merritt BC, words of gratitude went out to Mae and Chris Coventon for donating an insulated winter coat and booties to the dog named Rowdy. When the rescue organization caught up with the dog owner at the mission, the dog was given his new winter gear to help keep him warm and safe. An emergency appeal was also made asking for donations of warm clothes including jackets, gloves, hats and socks for humans.

On the organization’s Facebook page, advocates praised the dog’s owner with placing the needs of his beloved pet first:

Perkinz HighNoon Saw them last week. Didn’t know they were in need. I wish I coulda helped them with something. Well-mannered dog. I could tell he is well-loved.

 

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Sandy Hulme Kudos to the donors of the coat & boots…to the kind pet owner I praise you for putting your companion first!!!

How we love our dogs – doesn’t matter if you’re rich or poor or in this case even if you’re homeless. There are no better friends than our dogs.

(Photos of homeless man carrying his dog courtesy of Angel’s Animal Rescue.)

New Life Community is also asking for food donations to save money for heat and electricity during the cold snap. Coffee, frozen foods or donations are welcome. It’s so difficult for those down on their luck to survive the frigid weather.  To help, please click here.

Nine dead dogs found in hoarder house

Nine dogs died before help arrived to a home in Benton County, Missouri. According to KMBC News, 31 dogs, who had been living in squalor, were rescued by the Animal Cruelty Task Force with the Humane Society of Missouri on Thursday.

According to a press release from the shelter, the deceased dogs appeared to have been partially eaten by other hungry dogs inside of the home. The shelter described the breeds rescued, and the various maladies they are suffering from:

Thirty of the dogs are Shih Tzu/Maltese-type mixes, ranging in age from 6 month old puppies to 12-15 year old dogs. One dog is a Labrador Retriever mix. The long-haired dogs are horribly matted with skin, ear and eye infections and internal and external parasites. Several are extremely thin and several are missing eyes. All of the dogs were living in a home with floors covered in feces and urine.

Kathy Warnick, president of the Humane Society of Missouri stated:

Obviously, these poor dogs have been suffering for a long time. Our first priority is for their safety, health and well-being. Our expert staff will do everything we can to rehabilitate them and find them the loving homes they deserve. In addition, our ACT will continue to investigate and develop evidence in this case toward recommending prosecution to the fullest extent of the law to the Benton County Sheriff’s Department and Prosecutor’s Office.”

The man who owned the dogs acknowledged that he was not able to provide proper care and he surrendered custody. The dogs are being examined by veterinarians and they will be treated for their ailments – as soon as possible, the dogs will be made available for adoption.

To aid in their socialization and recovery, the Humane Society of Missouri is requesting donations of toys for small dogs and gently-used, clean, stuffed cuddle toys. Donations of newspapers, towels, blankets and sheets also are appreciated. Donations may be dropped off at the Humane Society of Missouri’s Macklind Ave. Adoption Center, 1201 Macklind Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63110.

Surrendered trio, including one blind dog, need a home together

Update: The dogs have been adopted (together!!)

A special threesome in Arizona is in need of a new home where they can live together. The trio, Tiny, Teddy and Lola, were surrendered by their family (who is unable to care for them any longer) and they are now waiting for a new family at the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control agency.

The shelter wrote:

This was a very difficult decision for the family and we ask that rather than making negative or unkind comments, we focus instead on trying to find the dogs a home where they can stay together.
They are all about five years of age. Tiny and Teddy are male Chihuahua mixes who are protective of their friend Lola. Lola is a very sweet pitbull/beagle mix who is blind.

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A singular photo of the dogs provides clear evidence of their bond – look at the Chihuahua’s eyes as he stares adoringly at his blind companion, Lola. The shelter emphasized the need for the trio to find a home together:

Tiny and Teddy watch over her and help boost her confidence. They sleep snuggled up together and absolutely must remain together.

These bonded friends are available for adoption at the Mesa shelter which is located at 2630 W. Rio Salado Parkway. The adoption fee is $60 for all three dogs. They are not spayed and neutered so they will need to stay an extra day for surgery.

The shelter stated:

They would be best in a home without very small children due to Lola’s vision and the fact that tiny and Teddy do protect her. If you have a dog at home please bring them to the shelter and we can try an introduction. We don’t know how they are with cats.

Maricopa County Animal Care Facebook page here.

Hunter finds 6 abandoned puppies with ‘Shoot Me’ on box

In an isolated area, two hours away from Dallas, Texas, a hunter and his wife came upon a most disturbing situation in the woods on December 30. The couple stumbled upon an old cardboard box with the words “Shoot Me” sprawled across the outside. As the hunter’s wife bent down to see what was in the box, she was shocked to find six helpless puppies still alive in the wet box filled with feces, urine and vomit.underdog-project-puppies-2

The puppies were emaciated and starving, and as the wife began to make a plan and call the Underdog Project, a Dallas rescue organization, the woman’s husband wanted to shoot the puppies. And as he cocked his gun, ready to brutally end the lives of each and every puppy, because the words “Shoot Me” on the box perhaps signaled a bizarre message to him, the man’s wife was able to keep the puppies safe until rescuers arrived.underdog-project-puppies-3

According to the Underdog Project who reached out to Pet Rescue Report on Tuesday afternoon, the puppies initially suffered from hook and tapeworms. When found, they had diarrhea with bloody stools and had been vomiting.  The pups are currently being treated for coccidiosis.

No one knows who left the puppies in the woods – there is no question the heinous, heartbreaking animal cruelty act would have left all of them to die slow, excruciating deaths. Volunteers say it is unimaginable how someone could be so heartless to abandon a litter of innocent lives with the words, “Shoot Me.” Be the voices for those who cannot speak. Anyone with information is asked to notify authorities.

(Photos of abandoned pups with Shoot Me on box courtesy of Underdog Project.)

Donations to help the puppies can be made by clicking here.

Pet owners relax – police aren’t authorized to arbitrarily shoot your dogs

After a judge recently ruled that police in Michigan were allowed to utilize deadly force against two dogs who were inside of a Battle Creek home (which was being searched for evidence of drugs), social media and beyond erupted in outrage over the implication that the police had been given the green light to enter homes and kill pets. According to KSPR News, pet owners can relax – nothing had changed to give the authorities the right to arbitrarily shoot pets who are inside of homes. There has been no “new” federal law giving the police the right to shoot a dog just for barking at an officer.

Corporal Cathy Ussery with the Greene County Sheriff’s Office stated, “We don’t go around, arbitrarily shooting at any defenseless animal.” In the case of the two dogs who were fatally shot in Battle Creek, the dogs’ owners failed to prove that their pets were not being aggressive in that particular situation. Ussery explained that an officer’s decision to use deadly force depends on what is encountered inside of a home – she stated, “If we are being attacked by an animal we have to do what is needed to protect ourselves and other people.”

Ussery reminded concerned individuals that many police officers are pet owners themselves and they realize that pets are family to many people – adding that shooting a pet would usually be a “last resort.”