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Heartbreak: Sweet dog suffering from cage stress jumps in place for hours

In a heartbreaking video, volunteers and staff have been brought to tears as a sweet dog continues to display cage stress and jumps in place for hours at a time. Sadly, Robert has been at Miami-Dade Animal Services since February.

“He is slowly breaking down each day and is in grave danger of being killed,” a volunteer writes on the Urgent Dogs and Cats of Miami Facebook page. His behavior is like night and day once he is out of the kennel and in the loving arms of volunteers. You wouldn’t even think it’s the same dog.”

Check out Robert’s video and watch until the end:

Follow Robert’s plight on Facebook here.

Video #2 with Robert in the play yard:

DESCRIPTION:

ROBERT
(A1936588) I am a male black and white American Bulldog mix.

The shelter staff think I am about 2 years old and I weigh 60 pounds.

I was found as a stray and I may be available for adoption on 02/25/2018. — at Miami-Dade Animal Services.

Additional information for Robert here.

Share Robert’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. Robert’s future depends on us. Won’t you help by spreading his story?

(Photos and videos of dog suffering from cage stress via Urgent Dogs and Cats of Miami

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Heartbreak for Lucy as she is led back to shelter kennel for second time

Poor Lucy – a friendly senior German shepherd has been surrendered by her different owners twice. Over a month ago, she was brought to the Miami Dade Animal Services in terrible condition, yet she waited for patiently for her family to return. And then in the middle of May, Lucy’s luck changed for the better. She was adopted and thought for sure she had found the perfect family who would love her forever.  Tragically, two weeks later, again through no fault of her own, Lucy was returned to the shelter; a member of her new family reportedly suffers from severe allergies.

Video#1

 

A volunteer who happened to be there took the above video of Lucy as she was being led to her kennel. (Please note the people present in the video were not the people who dumped her.) She is just a friendly girl and wanted to say goodbye ( or rather hello) to everyone she met on the way. This poor girl deserves so much better than what life has dealt her. Please share her far and wide. The only hope she has is us.
Video #2 
https://www.facebook.com/maggie.rios.14/videos/1734916816588670/

Follow Lucy’s Facebook page here and here.

Lucy’s PetHarbor adoption listing. “I am a spayed female, black and tan German Shepherd Dog mix. The shelter staff think I am about 8 years old. I have been at the shelter since May 30, 2018. Help Miami-Dade Animal Services find a new loving home for me and more animals like me. For more information about this animal, call Miami-Dade Animal Services at (305) 884-1101.
Ask for information about animal ID number A1953369. For future inquiries, please email pets@miamidade.govPlease Visit our website atwww.miamidade.gov\animals

(Photos and videos courtesy of Maggie Rios and Urgent Dogs and Cats of Miami Dade Facebook)

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Family dressed puppy in her pink sweater to leave her at Miami shelter

Chanel is a five-month-old puppy, but somehow she lost the love of her family very quickly. On Wednesday, they dressed her up in her pink sweater, invited her into the car for a ride, and surrendered her to the overfilled and crowded Miami-Dade Animal Services.

“This poor little girl is heartbroken and defeated and just lays in her kennel all day,” the heartbreaking Facebook description read on Urgent Dogs and Cats of Miami where the plights of pets in need of homes are shared through social media.

Chanel’s PetHarbor link.

For more information about this animal, call:
Miami-Dade Animal Services at (305) 884-1101
Ask for information about animal ID number A1958232

Follow Chanel’s Facebook page here. Watch her video:

Please share this little pup’s plight with friends, family, approved rescue organizations and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. Although we can not change Chanel’s past, we can change her future.

(Photos and video of puppy in her pink sweater courtesy of Urgent Dogs and Cats of Miami)

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Senior pit bull at Miami-Dade gets second chance

Troy, a handsome tan and white senior pit bull is getting a second chance at life. He arrived at Miami-Dade Animal Services (MDAS) on January 5, 2018 and was assigned the number A1925172.  He weighed in at 58 pounds and was neutered. His availability for adoption date was posted as January 9, 2018.

Troy, when he arrived at the shelter in January 2018

According to the Facebook page, Urgent Dogs and Cats of Miami-Dade, a page run completely by volunteers, a plea went out in March 2018, to share, foster or adopt Troy to help him make it out of the shelter alive. Sweet Troy was still at MDAS and so badly wanted out of the shelter that he would cry in his kennel just to get anyone’s attention. He was described by those who knew him as a good boy who craved attention and behaved well with other dogs.

And then, Troy’s luck turned around.  He got an opportunity many senior dogs, especially pit Bulls never get.  A wonderful rescue in California heard of his plight and offered to take him. Unfortunately, it’s quite a distance from Miami Dade, Florida to California but Troy cannot miss out on this opportunity. Money has to be raised to get Troy to safety .

There is a fundraiser for transportation costs on GoFundMe. Any amount will be greatly appreciated.

https://www.gofundme.com/getting-troy-to-safety.

Donations can also be sent via Paypal to Lindyturner@yahoo.com using the friends and family option.

Troy has been a very lucky dog. He has survived being hit by a car, being a stray in Miami, and four months at Miami-Dade Animal Services. If the money isn’t raised to get him to California, he becomes another statistic. A senior Pit Bull who will die because no one wants him.

(Photos of senior pit bull via Facebook Urgent Dogs and Cats of Miami)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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Cody left behind: Senior pup heartbroken at Miami shelter

Cody was left behind at Miami Dade County Animal Services  when his family moved and decided their loyal dog wasn’t invited. A volunteer described the 10-year sweet pooch as follows:

“URGENT CALL  please read

Presenting a darling adorable fur baby named CODY A1950948
Cody is a sweet, well bred and loving mature dachshund who belongs in a cozy living room warming the feet of a benevolent owner and family.

How cruel can life be? Poor Cody was a good boy his whole life but now he was left behind as if his love meant nothing.”

And so he waits for  the possibility of a new family and a new life. The shelter sent out a plea to all local rescue organizations asking for help finding a foster home to provide him with the help he needs:

“Geriatric pet with heartworm- owner surrendered due to moving, needing rescue/foster.”

Follow this boy’s plight on Facebook here. Cody deserves to live the rest of his years with his soft large eyes filled with happiness and love  with a family who will cherish his love; not crying from a broken heart still waiting for his family to return and take him home. Share this dog’s photo and information with friends, approved rescue organizations and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.

(Photo of Cody via Urgent Dogs and Cats of Miami)

For more information about Cody, contact the shelter located at 3599 NW 79 Avenue in Doral, Florida 33122. pets@miamidade.gov. Make sure to reference CODY A1950948

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Sam: Tiny senior is desperate to be saved

Tiny senior Sam is just eight-years-old. This adorable little one looks quite fit for his age, and volunteers at Miami-Dade Animal Services brag about how he just might be the cutest little senior they have ever seen.

Click here for Sam’s Pet Harbor listing.  A1940243. “I am a neutered male, brown and black Yorkshire Terrier mix. The shelter staff think I am about 8-years-old. I have been at the shelter since March 9. For more information about this animal, call:
Miami-Dade Animal Services at (305) 884-1101. Ask for information about animal ID number A1940243

Sadly, Sam’s family has not come to the shelter to find him, and this little dog sits in his cage wondering why no one has come to scoop him up into their arms and reassure him that everything will be alright. He hears all of the loud noises, all of the barking and wishes he could be lying in his own soft bed, in his own loving home watching Animal Planet with his family.

Check out Sam’s short video:

Sam’s video has been viewed more than 1,000 times. Surely someone wants to give this little angel a home. Please share his plight with friends, family, approved rescue organizations and social media friends. Sharing saves lives. Follow this dog’s Facebook page here.

(Photo and video courtesy of Urgent Dogs of Miami volunteers)

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Investigation by Animal Services of video showing dog on treadmill chasing a pig

Miami-Dade Animal Services continue to investigate a video taken by a neighbor who is worried a dog could be in danger. According to News7, the exclusive video was turned over to Animal Services, and a neighbor, Odalys Fernandez, who lives behind the home, knows exactly what she witnessed. First she spotted a dog running on an apparently home made treadmill; the dog had his head down and appeared very tired.

“And then I saw a pig. There was a pig in there as well,” Odalys stated.

The pig had been in a separate cage in the backyard, and there was no way the dog would have been able to get to the animal, however it seemed as if the dog had been chasing the pig in the Southwest Miami-Dade backyard for a long period of time. In addition to the dog and the pig, there were four people in the backyard – including one young child. Several cages of dogs were also set along the perimeter of the yard.

Odalys is convinced the dogs were being trained to fight; why else would any dog be trained on a treadmill with another animal in front of it being chased.

“I like dogs and I like people and what they did to those dogs. I don’t like it. And when I saw that one dog with all the mosquitoes on top of the bite that he had…”

And then over a month ago, one morning the fence to the backyard was down and all of the dogs, their cages, the equipment and the pig were gone. Although Miami-Dade Animal Services has the video and the facts about the possible dog fighting training operation, nothing has been done – or at least the investigators aren’t commenting.

What a tragedy this could be for nine dogs and a pig.

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(Photo via screenshot of video) Check out the video courtesy of News7)

 

UPDATE: Miami shelter dog Nina is not ‘too old and she won’t die soon’

Nina has been adopted. Many thanks to everyone for sharing her story. It worked! Check out this happy dog on the way to her new home.

Sadly, Nina continues to be overlooked and forgotten. With tears in their eyes, volunteers have heard parents telling their children that Nina is “too old and she will die soon.” Although Nina can not understand the words, her demeanor is a sure sign she knows she is no longer wanted nor loved. On October 10, she arrived at the Miami-Dade Animal Shelter Services as a stray. Will she walk out the front door with a smile and a new life, or will she die being held by a stranger as poison is injected slowly into her front leg?

Vounteer Jani Bradford is very concerned about the senior’s plight;

“I think she can sense it, and she’s losing all hopes, she doesn’t want to eat anymore and she’s getting extremely sad. Are there any senior lovers out there that can give her a home and make her happy again? Please help Nina find a loving home?,” wrote Jani.

Nina is listed as an 11-year-old Akita mix. Follow her Facebook page here. Another volunteer offered the following:

“Nina #A0866175
11-year-old Akita mix girl. Came in a stray on October 10, and owners have not come to claim she is available as of today 10–14. She lay slumbering in one of the exhibit rooms until I tapped on the glass and she looked up slowly but did not advance. She seems to have fairly dense cataracts so I do not know how well she can see. The seniors make wonderful, very mellow, laid-back pets if an energetic dog is not what you seek. She needs a place to live out her golden years. Please tag and share. Located at Miami Dade animal services 305-884-1101.

Share Nina’ plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. We are all that Nina has – please make sure to send her story to a least one friend and ask them to do the same. It will only take a moment, but could be seen by the one person who could save this senior’s life.

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Video: (Is Nina just giving up?) Help!

 

 

Kids and dogs: Heartbreaking scene when mother tells her child the dog ‘is too old to adopt’

Nana, an extremely friendly seven-year-old American bulldog, was found as a stray on April 30 along the streets of Miami. When a shelter volunteer overheard the conversation between a mother and her young son, Nana’s advocate’s heart broke into a million tiny pieces. The child instantly fell in love with Nana, but what seemed an instant bond was never to happen:

“A child puts his hands on Nana’s window. Nana tries to give kisses through the glass. The little boy says, ‘mom I want this one.’ Mom replies, ‘she’s too old.'”

How tragic to think this really happened, but the dog’s story continues and gets even sadder. According to the shelter, Nana spent the rest of her day staring at the wall; sad and defeated as if she knew what the mother had said to her son.

“Nana deserves a second chance at life, and for the record, to this person who left this dog behind because she is ‘old’, Nana is just seven. She has a lot of love and life to give to a happy family. She is loved by everyone at the shelter. Her kennel card has hearts drawn on it with ‘very sweet girl’ in big letters,” the volunteer wrote on Facebook describing the heartbreaking scene.

This sweet girl can be adopted from Miami -Dade Animal Services located at 3599 NW 79th Ave., Doral, Florida. Please share her plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. When inquiring about this dog, reference #A1868703. Follow Nana’s plight on Facebook here.  An additional Facebook link found on Urgent Dogs of Miami can be followed here.

(Photos and video kids and dog too old to adopt via Urgent Dogs of Miami and Christina Mignon Pino)

 

 

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