Video: Guilty dogs react to chewing up the family couch

When a man walks into his parent’s home while they were out of town, he sees the entire couch has been decimated. Now to figure out who was the culprit? The video pans into the faces of two pups sitting on the recliner next to the destroyed couch; the interrogation begins.

“Who did this?,” the man asks as he surveys the mess all over the living room floor. “Did you do this? Which one of you did this.” the man repeatedly asks.

A few tiny flutters of tail wagging can be seen, and it’s rather undeniable the dogs know they’re in trouble, but that’s most likely a good thing that dogs can’t talk. Check out the video – after your first gasp when you see the couch completely destroyed and the condition of the living room, make sure to watch until the very end. Pay attention to the pooch named “Lil Bit.”

Sometimes we just need a reason to smile.

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Graphic video of guilty dogs just too darn cute for words!


Obese Siberian husky surrendered to shelter after struck by golf club in the face

Two years ago, Belca had been on a walk with her owner when she sniffed another dog; moments later the owner of the other dog struck the Siberian husky in the face with a golf club. Surrendered by her owner to Carson Animal Shelter in California on August 31, the six-year-old extremely sweet pup can not breathe through her nose at all. Volunteers think the intense heat of the summer and her obesity has caused Belca to pant loudly – thus the reason her owners decided their dog was too much trouble – or just too noisy?

“This gentle beauty is so overweight, temperatures will be even hotter this weekend and she is stressing already. Please SHARE for her life, she’s SUCH an angel and a FOSTER or ADOPTER would save her. Thanks!

Check out the awesome Volunteers giving her a pool to cool off in.”

“#A5106224 My name is BELCA and I’m an approximately 6 year old female Siber. Husy. I am already spayed. I have been at the Carson Animal Care Center since 8/30. I will be available on 8/30. You can visit me at my temporary home at C229.

Siber. Husky 🔹 AGE:6 years
Female (S) 🔹 ARRIVED:8/30
Carson Shelter – 310-523-9566
M-TH 12pm-7pm, F-SU- 10am-5pm
216 W Victoria St. Gardena, CA 90248

A Facebook page for Belca can be followed here. Share this dog’s plight with friends, family, approved rescues and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.( INTERESTED IN FOSTERING? If you are in LA, OC, SB, or Riverside County and can foster this dog, please take a moment to email ASAP to request an application. It would save their life!)

(Photo of Siberian husky Belca courtesy of Saving Carson Dogs volunteers)

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Lost dog found by storm chaser in Texas – see what he did to get this pup back home.

Elderly man wades through deep water to save stranded dog!


What to expect today from the animals during solar eclipse 2017

Everyone have their special glasses for today’s solar eclipse? If not, there are easy viewing “do it yourself” devices to keep your retinas safe, so make sure to check it off before this afternoon. Now as to ensure the safety of your dogs, cats, bunnies and other loved companion pets, are there special precautions we need to do?

The National Pet Owners Survey estimates 68 percent of households in the United States own a pet. As the moon moves across the sun later this afternoon, a partial eclipse will be visible in the lower 48 states; a total eclipse will cover a 70-mile wide radius visible from Oregon to South Carolina. So how will Austen or Gotham – two loyal family pooches living in Florida and San Francisco react to the phenomena? Pet behaviorists say our pets will detect the subtle temperature changes as well as the light differences, but it’s dubious if they will stare into the sun since their natural reflexes direct them to look away. And as happens most times – it will be our reactions to the eclipse which will startle them.

According to Forbes, some dogs might be frightened, but not many. Pets are more apt to be scared of thunderstorms, and since the eclipse is not accompanied by any noise, as long as their owners stay calm and not ditch down screaming “it’s the end of the earth,” dogs and cats should be fine.

Cows and horses are also expected to be fine and will continue to do what they did before the eclipse. In 2001, red-fronted lemurs froze in place for nearly three hours. These animals generally forage for nuts and berries at night. Orb weaver spiders generally build their webs at night and take them down at dawn. They were observed weaving their webs during a previous eclipse. Bats, who do most of their flying during the night, have been observed as being much more active during eclipses. Chimps however had been observed in 1984 actually watching the event, but returned to their normal activities when the eclipse passed.

For the most part, it’s humans who have the most striking reactions to the eclipse. Tell us how and what you did?

Keep your retinas safe! Don’t be stupid and stare into the eclipse – the sun is right behind it.

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Share the good! A man nearly died after jumping from bridge, but two young men rushed to his rescue. Watch the heartwarming video about this amazing situation here.

Canine besties you just have to see – check out the heartwarming photos here.

Stray dogs are turning blue – toxic substance to blame

Stray dogs in Mumbai, India, are turning a rather shocking color – according to One India, many of the dogs in the area have fur which has turned blue. Toxic, industrial dye, which was dumped into the Kasadi river, not only discolored the dogs’ fur, but one of them was left blinded.

According to activists, the toxic substance is coming from a factory which dumps the dye directly into the water – though the area is cordoned off, dogs manage to get into the water while trying to cool down or drink. Dogs impacted by the toxic dye are being treated by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals – they will be released in the same area after treatment.

The company believed to be responsible for releasing the dye into the water is under investigation – they have been ordered to stop dumping toxins into the water and threatened with a shut down if they do not comply.


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Heroes rush into burning house to save a family’s trapped dog – read the story here!

Canine besties you just have to see – check out the heartwarming photos here.

Update: Pup abandoned next to Bailey chair and left with stuffed toy

Near University Park, Florida, a young dog was abandoned just one week ago, when her unknown owner tied her to the Bailey chair she needed to help her survive. A note was attached explaining the dog suffers from  megaesophagus, a lifelong condition in which the esophagus doesn’t move food into the stomach. She must be fed in a Bailey chair, in which the food is pulled by gravity into the digestive system. Her heartbreaking photo suggests she knew she was no longer wanted; her stuffed toy was perched on top of the chair.

It was feared had the dog been transported to the nearby shelter, there would not be sufficient funding or assistance to help, and she would not survive. Local shelter volunteer, Cris Ferreira, along with an army of animal advocates, shared the heartbreaking situation about a dog with a disability needing help, and another success story emerged thanks to social media.

Orlando rescue group, BullyUpRescue, stepped up. And as if somethings in life are just meant to be, Reva Fedigan,  who lost and misses her own dog, Maddie, similarly affected with megaesophagus, will foster Izzy until the perfect home becomes available:

 “WELCOME IZZY!! Izzy was abandoned at a dog park w/a note attached. She, just like my beloved & very missed Maddie, has Megasophagus. We’ll love her and take care of her until that perfect home is found. Izzy will NEVER be abandoned again!”
To help this organization with expenses for Izzy, donations can be made by clicking here.
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(Photos of Izzy with her Bailey chair via BullyUpRescue and Cris Ferreira-Reed)

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Hikers stunned to see bear open a car door – watch the amazing video here.

Famous diving dog honored in special way after his death – read the story here.


One pup didn’t survive infestation – another struggling and owner is charged

One puppy, seized from a man in New York, was so severely infested with fleas that it did not survive and another is struggling to live. According to the SPCA serving Erie County NY, Timothy Strobele of Sage Avenue in Buffalo is facing multiple animal cruelty charges for the condition of his pets.severe flea infestation

On August 3, the animal welfare agency updated its Facebook followers about the case:

Resting comfortably today after a long few weeks are the puppies rescued yesterday with severe flea infestations. Sadly, one puppy did not survive, and another is still in critical condition. Six pups are responding well to treatment, and three adults are still in ICU.

In a press release the SPCA stated:

The animals were rushed to the SPCA’s 300 Harlem Rd., West Seneca shelter infirmary where members of the Veterinary Department are removing the fleas, examining the dogs, administering fluids, giving baths, and more. One young puppy estimated to be five weeks old is in critical condition and oxygen is being administered.

The man accused of the extreme neglect of his pets will have to appear in court on September 14.

Recently, the BC SPCA highlighted the plight of a dog named “Rascal” who also nearly died from a severe flea infestation – the dog lost 85 percent of his blood from the blood-sucking parasites. Read the story here.

(Images via SPCA serving Erie County NY)

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Photo of man caring for his aging friend goes viral – read the touching story here.

These men rescued a drowning bald eagle – watch the amazing video at this link.

Man who hurled dogs from parking garage sentenced to prison

An Illinois man has been sentenced to prison time for throwing two dogs from the roof of a parking garage. According to the Chicago Tribune, 23-year-old Edward Hanania was sentenced to five years in prison for the cruel incident in May which claimed the life of one dog and severely injured another.

On Friday, after Hanania pleaded guilty to aggravated animal cruelty, Judge Colleen Hyland sentenced him to five years for the felony animal cruelty crime, in addition to six years for violating his probation on an “unrelated” drug conviction. The sentences are to be served concurrently.

The dogs that were hurled from the hospital’s parking garage were not even Hanania’s.  Oak Lawn police stated that Hanania falsely claimed he owned the two poodles after the dogs were found wandering the streets. When the woman who found the dogs posted an ad on social media, Hanania went to her house, gave her a $20 reward and claimed the dogs were his. The next day he dropped both dogs off the fifth floor of the hospital’s parking lot. The disturbing incident was caught on video surveillance.

The next day he dropped both dogs off the fifth floor of the hospital’s parking lot. The disturbing incident was caught on video surveillance. One of the dogs died and the other – a year-old named Angel survived; he suffered bruised lungs and a broken leg.

Animal welfare advocates who have been following this case are pleased by the outcome, and Oak Lawn police Chief Randy Palmer stated, “I would say that justice was served.”

Prior article about this case here. 

(Booking photo via Daily Southtown)

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Beautiful transformation – see how an abandoned dog recovered from near death (click here for adoption story).

Heroic firefighter (hunky too!) saves elderly dog from drowning – watch the video here!

Protective dog saves little girl – read the amazing story here.

Illinois teen alleged to have intentionally mutilated eight-week-old puppy

The Kewanee Police Department charged a 17-year-old teen alleged to have intentionally mutilated an eight-week-old puppy on Wednesday with aggravated animal cruelty. According to police, the youth admitted to injuring the dog. 

On Tuesday evening, the Henry County Humane Society reported the discovery of a two-month-old puppy at the Lakeland Terrace Housing Project. When found, the puppy was lying helplessly on the grass with four deep lacerations to his throat as well as a cut on his back. The pup was transported to Dr. Chris Ryan; the veterinarian caring for the puppy dubbed Thor, stated the wounds appeared to have been intentionally inflicted:

“We don’t typically see wounds like that from accidents, and it kind of looks like it’s on purpose, stated Dr. Ryan to NewsKwQC. “It seems like he’s doing just fine and I think he’ll make a full recovery, but it just could have been a lot worse.

Thor is thought to be a Labrador retriever and pit bull mix. When found, his wounds, believed to have been inflicted within the last 24 hours  were inundated with maggots and flies. Dr. Ryan was able to sedate the puppy and clean the area. He is expected to repair the wounds in the coming days.

At this time, the mother of Thor, nor the rest of the litter have been located, and rescuers fear for the dogs’ lives. Thor is not available for adoption at this time.

To those who would like to donate to Thor‘s care, checks can be sent to 206 Townsedge Road, OR PO box 695. Kewanee IL 61443. PayPal has been set up. Our email for donations is


Photos of puppy intentionally mutilated via the Henry County Humane Society.
Get well soon Thor.
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She lost her eyes but is doing something incredibly special now – watch a heartwarming video here.

She was dying on the street, but look at her now! Inspirational rescue story here.


For the first time in 3.5 years, shelter has to make ‘list’ of dogs to put down

For the first time in over three years, an animal shelter in Arkansas has had to create a “list” of unwanted pets to be put down. The sad situation is the result of a huge influx of animals being taken in and not enough animals being adopted.

In a Facebook post made this week, the situation facing the Jacksonville AR Animal Shelter is explained:

It’s been 3.5 years since we had to euthanize for space
But with the high intake of dogs and cats, we are having to make ‘the list’ today😒
All areas are full and there is no space for any new dogs that will come in today
Last week we took in 25 dogs and only 4 were claimed by their owners
It seems no matter how hard we try to adopt out animals….you can’t fight the high amount of animals that come in on a daily basis!
Please share!

Jacksonville Friends of the Animals is trying to help prevent dogs and cats from losing their lives. On Tuesday morning, the group wrote:

We are full again 😔. The only way we can do free adoptions is when we have enough donations. The city does NOT pay!! We pay for all the vet care for the dogs and cats in our shelter including heart worm treatment at almost $400 per dog. PLEASE HELP. Please share, adopt, or donate!! You can click on the donate button near the cover photo or go to Thank you!

The precious souls who are being held at this shelter have done nothing wrong – they were born and now they are unwanted. Please share this information and help find these homeless pets find a safe haven.
Website for Jacksonville Friends of the Animals here.
The Jacksonville Friends of the Animals, Inc, is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization that raises money to help the animals at the Jacksonville Animal Shelter. We pay for medical treatment not included in the city budget such as heartworm treatment, injuries and amputations (car accidents, etc.), illness such as parvovirus, skin conditions (mange and allergies), and cases of extreme abuse and neglect. We also help with the cost of spay/neuter, and for vaccinations. Our goal is to give every animal in our shelter a chance of a long, happy, and healthy life. Our mission is to make our shelter a true no-kill shelter (no euthanizing an animal for space while keeping our doors open for those who need us.) With your help, we can do it!
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Back to life! Watch an incredible video of a dog being saved by firefighters here.

Cookie’s foster family prepared for the day when she went to her forever home, but the adopters failed to show! Nicki, the foster mom, scrambled to find their phone number. But when she looked closer at Cookie’s file, she was absolutely stunned by what she saw written on the pages.
Read the touching story here.


Dogs left in scorching sun died – owners facing charges

In the midst of a heat wave, two dogs in Toledo, Ohio, were left to suffer in the scorching sun. According to Thursday’s ABC 13 News, one of the dogs was found tethered outside to a cement block – another dog, in a different yard, was left without a way to escape from the sun and was in such bad shape by the time he was found that he had to be euthanized.

The heartbreaking news is frustrating to animal lovers who believe that everyone should know better – who in their right mind leaves an animal outside to suffer in the heat? The Toledo Area Humane Society is using the tragic incidents as a warning to other pet owners.

On Friday morning, the animal welfare agency stated:

Again, if you see something– say something! Do NOT leave your dogs out in direct sunlight for extended periods of time and do NOT leave them in the car (even with the windows down) for extended periods of time. It doesn’t take long for them to over heat…

The people who owned the dogs who died will be prosecuted – even if they are punished, the suffering their pets endured before dying cannot be erased.

If it is hot outside, bring pets inside – if a dog has to be outside, ensure that he or she has adequate shelter from the sun and a water source that CANNOT be tipped over. If you see a dog suffering in the heat, call the authorities for help.

Rest in peace.

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Where did this pit bull end up after being stolen from a shelter? Watch the video here.