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Lancaster woman videos man dragging dogs alongside of car

A Lancaster, California woman was so worried about two dogs being dragged alongside of a car while a man drove, she rushed out to video the disturbing situation on Saturday. Desiree Durst saw a man holding the leash of one large dog outside the window of his vehicle and another dog running freely very close to the rear tires of the car.

According to KtlaNews, the incident occurred on a rural Palmdale road and Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies state they are investigating the incident. The video shows the man driving the car with what appears to be German shepherds. At one point, the man stops, puts the dogs inside the car and then lets them out again – this time leaving the dogs alone for an undetermined amount of time.

Durst was concerned the dogs were running very close to the tires of the vehicle, and it would have been very easy for one of the dogs to get hurt. She tried to get the driver’s attention, but stated he was annoyed with her and became very belligerent before driving away.

“I know what I’m doing; mind your own business,” the dog owner told the women.

The driver has not been publicly identified. More updates as they are made available.

(Photo of Lancaster woman videoing dogs dragged freeze shots via video)

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Dog never had a real home

Save a life: German shepherd Hank is sweetest dog ever

Why not save a life?  Handsome German shepherd, Hank has been at  Carson Animal Care since February 22, and no one has offered to take him home. The staff describes him this way:

“HANK has big beautiful ears and gorgeous eyes and he has super sweet energy. The shelter describes him as shy, mellow and friendly with the other dogs. He needs a home with adults only and he is beautiful. Please sHARE for his life; he’s SUCH a dreamboat and a FOSTER or ADOPTER would save him.”

And there you have it. A one-year-old German shepherd who needs out of  the California shelter:

#A5153142 My name is HANK and I’m an approximately 1 year old male German Shepherd. I am not yet neutered. I have been at the Carson Animal Care Center since 2/22. I will be available on 2/26. You can visit me at my temporary home at C313.

German Shepherd  AGE:1 years
Male  ARRIVED:2/22
AVAILABLE ON: 2/26
Carson Shelter – 310-523-9566
M-TH 12pm-7pm, F-SU- 10am-5pm
216 W Victoria St. Gardena, CA 90248

And now some videos to get acquainted with Hank

Video #1

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(Photos and videos courtesy of Saving Carson Dogs)

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Dog found waiting for his family on a discarded couch – read the story here.

 

Police shoot and kill abandoned elderly German shepherd left tied to pole

In a disturbing account on Sunday morning of an elderly German shepherd left tied to a telegraph pole in Hartlepool, England, police shot and killed the dog despite witnesses begging authorities to sedate and use a catch pole to rescue the extremely frightened dog instead. Police initially posted a public appeal hoping to find the owner:

“Urgent Appeal to Trace Owner of Dog

Police responded to a report of a German Shepherd tied to a telegraph pole on Mainsforth Terrace in Hartlepool at 10.07am this morning. Officers are urgently appealing to trace the owner of the dog or anyone who may know who the dog belongs to, to contact them as a matter of urgency on 999. The dog is described as an elderly German Shepherd and it is behaving extremely aggressively towards anyone who approaches it. Police would ask members of the public to stay away from the area whilst they deal with the incident.”

Eyewitness Joanne Twizell expressed her grief and experience as she arrived at the scene:

“… Cleveland Police have shot and KILLED an elderly GSD [German shepherd dog] left tied to a pole. It was f***ing tied up you could have approached it and darted. If you owned this dog you need a bullet straight between your eyes you scummy POS.”

Earlier Joanne stated she had tried to jump the fence to get to the dog, but couldn’t get over to help.

“Paul White Clare Pittman did all we could. I sat in car covered my ears and sobbed evil barbaric ****,” Joanne posted.

Video #1 (Caution- strong language)

 

Video #2 (Caution – strong language)

 

In the update, the Hartlepool News & Alerts stated that despite hours of working together with the police and the RSPCA, trying to calm the dog, the panicky dog became more aggressive. Cleveland Police posted the following account:

“The decision to destroy the dog has not been taken lightly and this was the very last course of action that we wanted to take. All attempts to calm the dog failed. Vets advised that they were unable to sedate the dog due to not being able to approach it and not having equipment to sedate from a distance. Unfortunately, veterinary professionals advised that the dog could not be rehomed due to its aggressive behavior. The decision taken, in conjunction with the RSPCA and veterinary professionals, was that the kindest thing to do for the dog would be to destroy it. This has been a difficult decision and one that we had hoped we wouldn’t have to make.”

Social media criticism has been quick and condemning, with animal advocates not understanding how a dog’s disposition could be judged in such a stressful situation.

(Photo of elderly German shepherd tied to polce and video via Cleveland Police and Joanne Twizell)

Rest in peace sweet dog. We are sorry that humans let you down.

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Dog gnawed off own leg to free himself!

 


70-yr-old woman upset that rescue group wouldn’t allow her to adopt a puppy

 

 

Six dogs perish in hot security van in North Carolina

Six dogs, said to be German shepherds and Belgian Malinois, perished this month after overheating inside of a security firm’s van. According to Thursday’s WAVY News, the dogs were part of the Academi Training Facility in Moyock, North Carolina.

The privately-owned training facility owned the dogs who were specially trained for security work. Several handlers were fired after the tragic incident, which took place earlier this month. According to WTKR News, several dogs (according to an anonymous insider, the number was 12) had been placed inside a van which was equipped with an air-conditioning unit.

The handlers had hoped to cool down the dogs, but something with the cooling system went awry and by the time anyone checked on the dogs again, six were dead. A necropsy confirmed that the dogs who died perished from effects of the heat – outdoor temperatures at the time were reported to be in the 90s.

Constellis, a provider of security services, owns Academi. Paul Donahue, COO of the company, told WAVY News that four training facility employees have been fired as a result of the deadly incident. An internal investigation into the situation was conducted and no malice on the part of the employees was found – but a violation of company procedures resulted in the employees’ termination.

Details about the incident have been held under wraps for most of the month – an inside source was able to spark local media to investigate just this week.

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German shepherd pup dumped at shelter after enduring motor oil treatments for mange

Is is hard to believe Pancho is a German shepherd barely one-year-old? According to the Harris County Animal Shelter Volunteers, this sweet, young dog had been surrendered on Saturday because he refused to eat; that’s after months and months of homemade treatments including having being doused with motor oil to rid him of mange.

“This dog sat in someone’s backyard, getting worse and worse over the last three months, enduring homemade mange treatments like motor oil and a purple dip. Apparently along the way he stopped eating too, probably because he was just too damn miserable.

He is one year old. This is Houston, y’all,” a Harris County shelter volunteer wrote on their organization’s Facebook page.

When brought in, Pancho weighed 69 pounds; a dog his breed and his size should average in the 96 pound range. And when Pancho, curled up in the back of a pickup truck, arrived at the shelter, his owner called his demodectic mange incurable, and that was the reason she had decided to surrender him to the shelter.

On Monday evening, Vals Pals submitted a rescue tag for Pancho. Funds will be needed to help with his medical expenses. Click here to help Pancho realize life is much better than what he has known for the first part of his life.

(Photo of Pancho after motor oil treatments)

Make sure to check out the Harris County Animal Shelter Volunteers page on Facebook. No sooner does one dog leave the shelter with a new family or rescue group, another desperate case enters the shelter. Be a hero for a dog and adopt your next best friend. Volunteers work very hard to help; won’t you be part of the solution too?

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Beautiful bonded German shepherds having very tough time at crowded shelter

Two bonded German shepherds seem to be having a very tough time at the Carson Animal Care Center in California. Whether they were abandoned or lost, no one has yet to come forward to claim the beautiful dogs. It is thought they could be a mother and daughter pair – thus accounting for their very close relationship.

Click here for Tyra’s Pet Harbor adoption listing. A5054165  She is a two-year-old German shepherd who has not been spayed. She arrived at the shelter on April 26 and will be available for adoption on April 30. A Facebook page for Tyra can be followed here.

Click here for Treena’s Pet Harbor adoption listing. A5054159  She is a five-year-old female German shepherd who has not been spayed. She arrived at the shelter on April 26 and will be available for adoption on April 30. A Facebook page for Treena can be followed here. For further information on these dogs, contact the Carson Animal Care Center located at 216 Victoria Street in Gardena, California. Phone: 310.523.9566. Can you blame these dogs for being afraid with all the barking and strangers everywhere? Share their plights with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.

(Photos and video of bonded German shepherds courtesy of Saving Carson Shelter Dogs Facebook)

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Tragic update on German shepherd puppy found in parking lot with broken legs

Over the weekend, a four-month-old emaciated German shepherd puppy was found in an Atlanta, Georgia grocery store parking lot barely able to move. Apparently Sammy had been hit by a car; one leg was literally crushed and the other had been broken in multiple areas. 

When the local shelter called Rescue Dogs Rock NYC for help, co-founder Jackie O’Sullivan immediately arranged for the dog to be transported to an emergency local veterinary hospital where he was administered intravenous fluids and pain medication. On Monday, private transportation was arranged to bring Sammy to New York City where specialty veterinarian orthopedic surgeons would try and save at least one of the puppy’s back legs.

And on Tuesday morning Sammy underwent surgery. Tragically, there will be no happy ending for Sammy:

 “With the heaviest of hearts we must let you all know that sweet Sammy arrested and passed during surgery today,” Jackie posted on the organization’s Facebook.  “He was apparently run over by a car recently which crushed one back leg  and left the other broken in several places. He was stabilized for a few days and then needed surgery to try to save at least one of his back legs.

The medical team was able to get him back once, but he unfortunately arrested again and was gone. This beautiful 4-5 month old baby had his entire life ahead of him and had done well until the end of his surgery.”

Fly with the angels Sammy. We regret that someone let you down – you were just a puppy and your owner never kept watch over you. Rescue Dogs Rock NYC and all their volunteers, followers and supporters tried their best to save you.

“We are so sorry this happened to you sweet angel and that your life was cut short. We will never forget you and will always love you,” added Jackie.

Read the previous story about Sammy here. (Photos of Sammy the German shepherd puppy courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

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Read about the miracle dog Queenie who few expected to survive her horrible ordeal. Everyday she gets stronger.

German shepherd puppy found in parking lot with severely injured back legs

Sammy is an adorable four-month-old German shepherd puppy with a serious problem. On Sunday, he was found in an Atlanta, Georgia grocery store parking lot barely able to move. Apparently Sammy had been hit by a car; one leg is literally crushed and the other is broken in multiple areas. 

The local shelter immediately reached out to Rescue Dogs Rock NYC for help, and Sammy has since been rushed to a partner Georgia emergency veterinarian hospital where he has been administered intravenous fluids and pain medication.

“Sammy’s medical team is scrambling to stabilize him while our orthopedic surgeon hopes to save at least one of his back legs,” Jackie O’Sullivan, the rescue organization’s co-founder stated on the group’s Facebook page.

It is unknown if Sammy accidentally escaped from his family’s yard, however the puppy is both emaciated and dehydrated indicating he had been scrounging around trying desperately to survive. And what does a four-month-old puppy know about living on the streets? 

“We are heartbroken for Sammy, but as always, we will do our best for him,” added Jackie.

Sammy is heading via private transport on Monday to an orthopedic surgeon specializing in difficult cases. To help with Sammy’s medical expenses, donations can be made by clicking here or PayPal: Donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org or mail: RDR NYC PO BOX 101 NY, NY 10028.

(Photos of German shepherd puppy courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

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Check out his brief video here. Just watching this you will want to help this innocent little guy:

Fire at breeder’s barn kills two pregnant German shepherds

Two pregnant German shepherds, one who was in the midst of delivering her puppies, were killed in a devastating fire which tore through a Saco, Maine, breeder’s training barn on Thursday morning. According to the Press Herald, Doreen Metcalf, owner of Timber Ridge Farm, tried to free the dogs, but the smoke in the area of the two pregnant shepherds was too thick, and she was unable to save them.

After the deadly blaze, a Facebook post was made to followers of Timber Ridge Farm:

Today TR and the world lost two beautiful, intelligent, sweet girls. Vera (sable) and Atte (black). The dog training building burned, and although Doreen worked to get all of her dogs safe, these two were overcome by smoke inhalation. We love these two girls so much and we will miss them every day for the rest of our lives. We thought our hearts had broken at the loss of Uhdelle in November. It turns out that a heart is one of those things that can repeatedly break.

According to WGME News, it took firefighters over an hour to bring the fire under control; the training barn was completely destroyed. The cause of the blaze remains under investigation – it is not considered to be suspicious.

The same breeding facility faced tragedy in November 2016 when one of their dogs, a female named “Uhdelle,” was stolen and then dumped away from the breeder’s property. The dog, who was said to be “terrified” and running for hours, was then struck and killed by a car. Read the heartbreaking story at this link.

(Image screenshot via Timber Ridge Farm FB page)


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German shepherd with leg hacked off left whimpering in the snow on the mend

After a brutal attack on an eight-year-old German shepherd last week, found on the streets of Bucharest with her leg hacked off, her teeth pulled out and her tail snapped off, is now on the mend announced the International Aid of the Protection and Welfare of Animals (IAPWA). The dog, named Spirit, who had been left for dead, had also been sexually abused; the knife used was left at her side, and it is suspected the egregious cruelty had been done by the “Bucharest Butcher” who still roams free.Spirit the GS2

Spirit was found by animal advocate Anneka Svenska who heard the dog softly whimpering in the snow.

“To have that in front of you was harrowing. We were all in shock. I couldn’t believe someone could do that, especially the way she had been sexually violated,” stated Anneka. “She was shaking. There were tears running down her face. The vet said they see this kind of thing all the time; it’s not a one off. They get horrific victims of abuse, and they can’t do anything about it.”

According to MetroNews, Anneka regularly feeds the strays in her neighborhood. She fears the attack on Spirit was personal, and who thinks the dog was abandoned in plain sight on purpose, with the intention of the crime being made public to serve as a message not to feed stray dogs. Spirit underwent emergency surgery at the rescue center of the Dog Rescue Romania and will be traveling to her new life in Britain as soon as she is able. Veterinarians, staff and animal advocates are amazed how trusting towards humans Spirit remains. An investigation remains active; it is hoped the responsible culprit(s) can be apprehended and brought to justice.

The charity “The Faith Project” emerged last year dedicated to saving dogs all over Romania. The project offers neutering and education across the country. Just a few days before Spirit was rescued, advocates made the grisly discovery of three puppies brutally killed on the same street. It is estimated there are more than 60,000 abandoned dogs in Bucharest. Donations to help these dogs can be made to the International Aid for the Protection and Welfare of Animals. 

(Photos and video of German shepherd with her leg hacked off and accompanying info courtesy of Tom Ross and the IAPWA.)

Check out the video of Spirit’s recovery. There is a great reason she was named Spirit!