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Surrendered when he needed family the most and the devastating end for Max

Recently, a beautiful German shepherd named Max was given up by his family…his people cited “allergies” as the reason that they could no longer care for their companion. Tragically, more was behind the surrender.

Max was quiet and depressed when he first joined the German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County – initially, rescuers believed that it was sadness which was impacting the dog who no longer had his family. But after three days of despondent behavior and no eating, Max was taken to a veterinarian.

An exam revealed that Max had a bowel obstruction…in addition to double ear infections. Suffice to say, Max was miserable. Max was scheduled for emergency surgery and during the procedure, a completely intact Beanie Baby was discovered.

Sadly, there would be no happily-ever-after for Max…after initially showing improvement, Max died. Maria Dales, Director of the rescue agency, shared the devastating news on Friday morning:

 Max did not make it. He was improving, but this morning he expired at the vet despite our heroic efforts. This dog lost his life due to his owner’s severe neglect. We are all devastated. The vet suspects that the pancreas just failed completely. The intestines were so damaged from the blockage that he couldn’t pull through.

Rest in peace Max.

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Dog’s cries of sadness longing for help out of overcrowded Miami shelter

The cries of sadness as Duke longs for help out of the overcrowded Miami-Dade Animal Services are heartbreaking. How can anyone explain to a friendly, two-year-old German shepherd mix that no one wants him nor has anyone come to even visit him lately? Duke just doesn’t understand, but when someone approaches his kennel cage, he wags his tail in delight – hoping against hope you’re the one to unlock his prison doors and take him for a walk, play fetch or better yet – a car ride to his new home.

Duke’s Pet Harbor description:

“A1882215) I am a male tan and black German Shepherd Dog mix.

The shelter staff think I am about 2 years old and I weigh 70 pounds.

I was found as a stray and I may be available for adoption on 06/23/2017.”

And so Duke waits. Shelter volunteer, Marta Sanchez posted the following about this sweet pooch:

“Super handsome, eager and friendly. 70 # not one of the barkers here in pod K. Wags and looks at me longingly.”

Click here to view Duke’s short video. Share this dog’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. Follow Duke’s Facebook page here . For more information about this animal, call Miami-Dade Animal Services at (305) 884-1101
Ask for information about animal ID number A1882215.

(Photos and video of dog cries of sadness via Marta Sanchez and Risa Lombardi)

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German shepherd hit by car on busy Texas expressway: Rescuers fighting to save his life

In South Texas, a German shepherd and his canine pal had been running loose along a busy expressway when both dogs wandered too far out into the highway. The German shepherd, Kal, suffered severe injuries; his pal died at the scene. An emergency plea went out on social media; Kal needed a miracle:

“EMERGENCY! German shepherd got hit by a car, killed his friend! He is back at his owners house with his eye out and in horrific condition. So many dogs are allowed to just roam the streets. The owner doesn’t have a car nor money to get him help! I cannot afford another ER bill so donations need to be called in before they start treatment… He might have a skull fracture, bleeding from his mouth, unable to stand and racing heart…”

In a 911 call to Rescue Dogs Rock NYC on Thursday afternoon, shortly after the accident, the advocate pleaded for help for Kal. Stacy Silverstein, co-founder of the non-profit rescue, who focus on providing emergency care and believe that no injured animal should lose their life simply due to lack of funds, arranged to have Kal transported to an emergency veterinarian in the area.

“Kal is in critical condition and has been rushed to the hospital. Right now he is in shock and paralyzed. We are hoping he will regain function now that he’s being treated,” Stacey explained on the organization’s Facebook page. “We don’t know if he will make it, but we won’t let him die without giving him everything medically possible. It’s not his fault he was left to roam aimlessly.”

Kal’s trauma includes a crushed eye and punctured lung. Although his condition improved slightly over night, unfortunately the dog also suffers from severe tick disease and heartworms. On Friday afternoon, it was decided that his eye would have to be removed if Kal was to have a chance to survive. In order to build him up in preparation for surgery, he has been administered a blood transfusion containing extra blood platelets to combat his low blood count as a result of the tick disease.

“We know it’s risky,” admitted Stacey to Pet Rescue Report, “but he deserves a chance to live, and this surgery is his best chance at survival. We ask that anyone who does not support efforts to save this dog, please leave our page. We will absolutely not tolerate any negativity when it comes to doing everything medically possible to save Kal’s life and taking the advice of the medical staff at the veterinarian hospital.”

To donate please click here: Rescuedogsrocknyc.Org/donate or PayPal: Donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org.

Please say a prayer for Kal.

(Photos of German shepherd hit by car courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

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Dog thrown out of car near expressway tried to jump back on vehicle but instead owner sped off

On Sunday evening, a woman driving a silver SUV stopped along the service road at 97th Avenue of the Van Wyck Expressway in Queens, New York and pushed a frightened German shepherd out of her vehicle. The panicky dog, knowing something was terribly amiss, jumped up on the car trying to get back in, but instead, the woman sped off leaving the dog alone just feet away from the busy highway.

A young woman and her boyfriend witnessed the heartbreaking situation and turned their vehicle around to help; who could just leave a defenseless dog in such a precarious position? The couple stated the dog was so scared, they stayed with her for two hours until police finally arrived. The story, however didn’t end there for the dog the couple dubbed “Honey.” With the arrival of the police, the noise of the squad car and the flashing lights, Honey panicked again; she ran into traffic and was struck by a vehicle. The collision degloved her paw, fractured her right front leg and shattered her hip. And now, along with the dog’s emotional suffering came critical physical injuries.

Rescue Dogs Rock NYC learned of Honey’s desperate story on Monday when staff from the New York City Animal Care Centers notified the rescue organization asking if they could help. Honey needed emergency medical assistance, and she needed to be rescued immediately. Simultaneously Jackie O’Sullivan, the co-founder of the organization, received a private message from the witnesses who found Honey; begging for help to save the dog’s life. The couple had already bonded while waiting the two hours until authorities arrived.

“When no other rescues stepped up for Honey right before 6:00 p.m., we committed to her to save her life, despite knowing that she requires expensive orthopedic surgery and that we likely won’t be able to raise the money for,” stated Jackie. “But we took Honey because she did not deserve to die, and because it was the RIGHT thing to do! Why should this poor innocent dog suffer one more minute let alone pay with her life?”

Honey has been transferred to the organization’s partner veterinarian and is currently receiving life saving emergency treatment. She is indeed lucky to be alive. To help, PayPal: donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org or website: www.rescuedogsrocknyc.org/donate/ or mail: Rescue Dogs Rock NYCPO Box 101, NY,NY 10028.

Someone knows who dumped this dog. The silver SUV had Ontario license plates. Help Honey get justice, and turn the woman in for illegally abandoning her dog.

(Photos of dog thrown out of car near expressway, courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC )

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German shepherd in life-or-death situation brought to vet clinic by police officer

A young German shepherd dubbed “Army” is lucky to be alive. Recently, the handsome, one-year-old dog was found with grievous injuries by a police officer in Santa Ana, California.

The compassionate officer took the injured dog to a vet clinic and the veterinarian reached out to the German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County for help. Maria Dales, director of the rescue agency told the Pet Rescue Report about the call the organization received from one of their veterinary partners:

Initial diagnosis was two broken front legs, apparently hit by car.  We had to make a life or death decision right then as to whether or not we could help, so we took a leap of faith.

X-rays taken at the veterinary hospital revealed that Army had serious fractures in each of his front legs – the preliminary estimate to help Army recover is $7800. Though the dollar amount is staggering, the rescue group feels that Army deserves the chance to live out the rest of his life and they are hopeful that other people will feel the same way.
Army has had surgery and metal plates were placed in his broken legs, along with metal screws to hold the plates in place – the young dog required two weeks in the hospital on “strict bed rest.” Just this week, Army was able to leave the veterinary hospital to continue his recovery at a foster home.
Army is fitted with “big, clumsy” splints, but he has a sweet enough temperament that he allows his foster family to change his bandages and give him medication without protesting.
Army has weeks of recovery ahead of him, but he is expected to be available for adoption in early July. Anyone interested in helping the rescue organization who made the decision to step up and save his life can make a donation at this link.

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Xavier: 4-year-old German shepherd forgotten outside and thrown away as trash

Xavier has been suffering for an extended period of time. The four-year-old German shepherd, his regal breed barely recognizable because of prolonged neglect and the loss of his once glorious coat, was never given a name. How he wound up at a county animal shelter in south Texas is not known, but it was to become the luckiest day of Xavier’s life.

Rescue Dogs Rock NYC were called on Tuesday morning and asked if they would help; it was a matter of life or death. The dog’s condition was heartbreaking; his gentle personality and his pleading eyes begged for one more chance. Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of the organization needed to tell the dog’s story:

” I think if Xavier could speak, he would tell us he has been suffering for so long and was at the end of the road,” Stacey began. “I need medical attention if I’m going to survive another day. I hope you think I’m worth being saved. I never had a name until today, because I was thought of as garbage and left outside to rot; instead of being treated like a living, breathing being.”

Described as very friendly and a dog who obviously holds no grudges, Xavier has been transferred to the organization’s partner veterinary hospital for life saving treatment.

“Today the angels swooped in and said they would try to save me, and they gave me the name of Xavier.”

Hundreds of comments on the Facebook page for Rescue Dogs Rock NYC shared their disgust and disbelief that any dog could be so ignored and neglected. How does any human wake up in the morning, look outside at a young dog like Xavier and make believe nothing is wrong? How does any human not feed their dog?  How is it that neighbors, family or anyone just passing by didn’t notice the condition and call for help? Sadly these unanswered questions nearly cost Xavier his life. It is hoped he will survive; his condition is critical.

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(Photos of Xavier courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

Xavier’s immediate care includes treatment for his skin, eyes, ears and even his feet. Everything hurts this poor dog. Follow his plight on the organization’s Facebook. To help, donations can be made toHttp://rescuedogsrocknyc.org/ or through  Paypal: donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org.

 

 

 


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4-month-old German shepherd puppy cried as owner punched it outside of home

In Yucca Valley, California, a four-month-old German shepherd puppy cried and whimpered as his owner held him down and repeatedly punched him  numerous times outside of his home on Wednesday afternoon. An eyewitness called 911 to report the man allegedly staggering down Antelope Trail and Barberry Avenue kicking the defenseless animal.

When police arrived at the home of Charles Lathrop, 60, deputies saw Lathrop standing in front of the garage, outside of his Barberry Avenue home holding the puppy down while striking it with his fist. “The puppy was crying and trying to get away from Lathrop,” stated a press release according to Z107.7News.  Lathrop was arrested and transferred to the Morongo Basin Jail and has been charged with one felony count of willful animal cruelty. He admitted to the deputy that he punched the dog about 20 times because he was detoxing off heroin. Bond  has been set at $50,000.

Animal Control seized the puppy who has been reported to have been seriously injured.

Authorities are asking anyone with additional information to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Morongo Basin Station at (760)366-4175.

There have not been any updates on the puppy’s condition.

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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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Good Samaritan and police officer rescue stray German shepherd in labor

In Southfield, Michigan, it was a bittersweet Mother’s Day for a German shepherd dumped in the city and in active labor. All alone on Saturday, the dog began to deliver her puppies. Two dead newborns laid beside her when a Good Samaritan found the dogs; she called and brought the dog to the Southfield Police Department. According to WxyzNews, it was the kindness and compassion of Southfield Police Officer Bob White, who rushed the mother dog to the veterinarian while she was still in labor.

When the veterinarian called Almost Home-NO KILL Shelter, the mother dog had one surviving puppy, however she had been so distraught, the newborn was unable to nurse. Named Nevie with her tiny puppy Nolan, both dogs needed rescue:

“We searched for a foster. Poor beautiful Nevie only had one living puppy left. She needs the warmth and love as only a loving home could provide. Beth our loving foster came through. Nevie appears to be in shock. She is displaying a sense of depression we have never experienced. She will need a lot of support,” reported the organization on their Facebook update. 

Maybe the mystical powers of “Mother’s Day” motivated the beautiful shepherd to bond with her puppy. On Sunday, the happy announcement came:

“Our sweet Mommy Nevie is now bonding with her little baby. She is feeding Noland who is actually Natalie. Foster mom Beth did everything she could to comfort Nevie and give her confidence. She is now nursing her baby!”

The new family will be scheduled for a complete physical on Monday; both will have all that they need including vaccines, testing and well-care until the puppy is ready to be weaned, spayed and made available for adoption. For now on it’s a “happily ever story” for Nevie and Natalie.

To donate, please go to: www.almosthomeanimals.org and make a donation on PayPal at almosthome1965@gmail.com)  If you would like to send a check to Almost Home, PO Box 250692, West Bloomfield, Michigan 48325 Please specify donation is for Nevie and Natalie.

(Photos of Nevie and Natalie via Facebook)

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Florida police dog found dead inside of parked patrol car

In Melbourne, Florida a police dog was found dead inside of a parked patrol car outside of the Brevard County Courthouse on Friday. The German shepherd, named Diesel was discovered about 7:30 in the evening; the patrol vehicle belonged to an officer from the Sebastian Police Department. On the department’s Facebook, the sad announcement stated:

“As many of you have heard we suffered a tragic loss of one of our beloved K-9’s on Friday April 28, 2017. The incident occurred in Melbourne Florida. The situation is being investigated by the Melbourne Police Department and when their investigation is over, an administrative investigation will occur here with the Sebastian Police Department. Our entire department is saddened by Diesel’s tragic death; please keep us in your thoughts and prayers. More information will be released when available.”

Authorities have not released any information as to how long Diesel had been left in the car, but the National Weather Service reported temperatures in the afternoon at 88 degrees. One can only imagine how hot the car’s interior temperature had climbed. Melbourne police and Brevard County Animal Control are also taking part in the investigation. Detectives suspect  the officer, who is known to leave his K-9 at home when going to court, forgot that the dog was in the SUV. The officer arrived at the courthouse on Friday at 11:00 a.m.

According to the Sebastian Daily, some of the police vehicles are equipped with alarms if the temperatures rise to a dangerous level, but the officer had the SUV turned off. Area residents who know the officer, say the he has two other dogs that are used as pets; one dog is retired, and the other had been injured while on-duty. As of this time, the officer’s name has been withheld pending the investigation. It has been reported he is “devastated” by Diesel’s death.

(Photos of police dog via Sebastian Police Department Facebook)

Rest in peace Diesel. We are sorry humans let you down.

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