Pea Ridge woman arrested for stomping 5-week-old puppy to death

A Pea Ridge, Arkansas woman was arrested on Tuesday after authorities allege she stomped a five-week-old puppy to death during a domestic argument with the owner of the dog. Tonia Ingle, 37, faces aggravated animal cruelty charges after a Washington County man told police she had killed his puppy on Monday.

According to ArkansasOnline, Ingle arrived at the man’s residence on Henson Farm Lane and appeared to be under the influence of “something” reported the pup’s owner. Shortly after she arrived, Ingle passed out for ten minutes, at which time the man called 911 for emergency help. When she awakened, the woman began to yell and kick things in the home and was told to leave, however she initially refused. As he pushed the woman closer to the door, she reportedly,

 “raised her foot higher than a normal step and then stomped on the puppy while looking down at it.”

The puppy gasped for air; a few moments later it died while the man held him in his arms. When police arrived, the owner was still holding the lifeless body of his dog.

On Tuesday, Ingle met with police where she initially denied hurting the dog, however after questioning, she admitted she may have accidentally hurt it. She remains at the Washington County Detention center in lieu of $3,500 bond. A court hearing is scheduled for Wednesday.

(Photo of Pea Ridge woman arrested for stomping puppy to death via Washington County Jail)

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Homeless dog ‘Summer’ watches as rescuers save her puppies one by one

No one knows how long Summer had been living in the streets of Los Angeles, but neighbors and friends had been feeding her. One day, it was discovered Summer had a litter of puppies; it was not safe for the family to be on the streets homeless, and so Hope for Paws was contacted and asked to help.

Summer had just given birth to her family a few hours before the emergency call came into Eldad Hagar, and when they arrived, one by one – the puppies were pulled out of the bushes where they had been born and placed on a soft comforter. All the while, Summer watched knowing that the rescuers were there to help her. And when all six of her puppies were safely out of their hiding place, Summer slowly walked out to join her family.

The dogs were all taken to the veterinary hospital for physical examinations and luckily deemed healthy. Summer was treated to a gentle bath, a good meal

and a clean and comfortable place to care for her family. 

“A good friend of mine who is a veterinary technician, who had seen more dogs than I did in her life, told me about this breed, I looked at some pictures, and it seems like she could be a Berger Picard or a mix of one and I went with it,” Eldad stated on the organization’s Facebook page as he updated advocates about Summer.  “All I care is that she and her babies are safe and loved. Summer lived on the streets for many weeks, and if you’ll watch the video again, you will see that right before we left, the guy who used to feed her crawled into the cage, hugged her, kissed her

and cried.”

The puppies have been named Tanner, Diver, Surfer, Shelly, Sunny and Sandy. Summer and her puppies have been placed into foster care, where they can all be together until the puppies are old enough to be adopted. Interested in adopting one of these adorable little ones? They are expected to be available for adoption in approximately six weeks.  You can contact A.R.T N Paws Animal Rescue for more information.

Check out the video and get ready to smile from ear to ear.

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‘Sickening’ cruelty: 3-month-old Yorkie wrapped in plastic bags dumped in garbage can

Think about the sick person responsible for the “sickening” cruelty to an innocent three-month-old Yorkie who had been wrapped in five plastic bags tightly secured at the top and tossed into a garbage can in a supermarket’s shopping center on Tuesday afternoon in Lawrence Square, Ontario? Fortunately, the puppy was still alive when shopper, Josh Miller, noticed something “yelping” from a nearby trash container. According to CBCNews, initially Miller thought the animal might have been a raccoon or a squirrel.

” I saw that the bag was kind of moving. I was a little freaked out,” Miller admitted during an interview.

As Miller tried to free whatever had been trapped, he had to rip apart each of the five plastic bags which had been tied at the top. And once he tore through all of the bags, the Good Samaritan was shocked to find the adorable little puppy; she had been dehydrated, soaked in her own urine and on the verge of dying from suffocation. Immediately Miller rushed the puppy to a nearby veterinarian. Doctors have found nothing wrong with the purebred Yorkshire terrier besides having been dehydrated. Although she did have a microchip, it had never been registered.

In a happy ending for the puppy, she is being adopted by friends of Miller. The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has not commented on this particular case of animal cruelty, however they do encourage anyone with evidence of animal cruelty to report it to authorities immediately. Be the voice for those who cannot speak. Make a difference in the life of an animal – one dog, cat, horse, etc. at a  time. It adds up!

Such cruelty as this just defies logic. Hopefully the responsible person can be found, prosecuted and punished.

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Sad little Grace Anne: No one adopts her because she’s ‘ugly’

Had Grace Anne been full of baby fur with fluffy little paws and a curled up tail, potential adopters would have stopped at her kennel the moment they saw her. Puppies have the easiest time finding homes – even at the overcrowded Harris County Animal Shelter located in Houston, Texas.

‘”Grace Anne’ is just a baby. Like our friend Gregory last month, she doesn’t know she is ugly. She just knows that no one stops to look at her. Do you see her? She’s 4 months old. She craves love. Easily treatable demodex mange. Adoptable or donate for rescue and offer to foster.”

Shame on the person who called this four-month-old Grace Anne their puppy before she became sick and tossed her away like an old shoe. According to the shelter, the mastiff mix is so very itchy. Her skin has turned bright pink, she’s nearly bald and what’s left of her coat has turned yellow. Demodex is a common infestation of a puppy’s skin comprised of tiny, cigar shaped, eight legged mites that live and feed in the hair follicles and oil glands. Aside from the mange, GraceAnne also has a secondary skin infection that will have to be treated.

Click here for the puppy’s Pet Harbor listing. “I am a female, tan Mastiff. The shelter staff think I am about 9 weeks old. I have been at the shelter since Jun 20, 2017.” For more information about this animal, call Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services at (281) 999-3191
Ask for information about animal ID number A486553. A Facebook page for the puppy can be followed here.

Share this little one’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives, and this puppy needs our help.

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Puppy rescued from the cruelty of indifference: Companion animals thrown away as trash

Check out little Elmo hiding in the bushes in an isolated area of Houston, Texas. He’s little more than a puppy, but he was thrown away and disposed  of haphazardly – just like trash. No one knows where he came from;  no one asked and even if he was noticed, no one seemed to care.Elmo, however was lucky; a rescuer had been alerted to his plight and animal advocate, Leslie Ysuhuaylas helped to find him over the Memorial Day weekend. And there he was; hiding in the woods behind the deep brush; shivering from fright and trying desperately to stay warm. Needless to say, he had no food or water. What does a puppy know about surviving on his own?

“Elmo is only a baby already learning the cruelty of our society,” stated Stacey Silverstein, the co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC, who volunteered to accept Elmo into their organization once he was caught. “Don’t turn away … don’t avoid this post …. Instead educate and understand that Elmo is just one of the thousands upon thousands of companion animals across this country treated like disposable garbage.”

Elmo is now on his  way to Rescue Dogs Rock NYC partner veterinarian where he will receive the medical attention he so desperately needs. At this time, the puppy’s physical and emotional condition is unknown, however he is safe now and his life has changed forever.

To help Elmo, donate to his medical care. He will need blood work, radiographs and skin scrapes at the very least. Donate:
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(Photos of Elmo thrown away like trash courtesy of Leslie Ysuhuaylas and Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

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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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Abandoned three-month-old puppy hit by a car in critical condition

On Friday afternoon, just hours before families made their final preparations to celebrate the holiday weekend, Rescue Dogs Rock NYC received an urgent call from a rural Georgia shelter pleading for help for a three-month-old puppy in critical condition just brought in by Animal Control after having been hit by a car. Who can even imagine out how any owner could be so irresponsible as to allow a puppy this young to wander anywhere by herself? Who can even imagine  how any owner wouldn’t be desperately trying to find their “lost” puppy?

According to Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founder of the rescue, the ten-pound puppy suffered egregious injuries including cuts and gashes all over her body, including a deep hole in her side. She has been rushed to the organization’s emergency veterinarian; the puppy now dubbed Christie is reported to be in shock.

“She is being rushed as we post this to our Georgia Vet Partner to be stabilized,” Jackie posted on the organization’s Facebook page. “It is very possible this angel baby won’t make, it but we are going to try everything possible to save her life. She deserves all our prayers and our  help to give her that fighting chance that she so deserves.”

How could Jackie say no? Remember – don’t turn your back on your dogs even for a moment when they are not safely secured in your yard or on a leash. Accidents can happen in a split second.

There are no details of the accident suffered by Christie at this time. To help with Christie’s veterinarian expenses, go to or  Paypal:

(Photos and video of three-month-old Christie courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

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Video of Christie in critical condition arriving at emergency veterinarian: (Warning – graphic details)



UPDATE: Once healthy puppy returned to Baltimore shelter near death

Had it not been for the extraordinary efforts of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC late last week, Rupert’s story would never have been told; the one-year-old emaciated puppy – too weak to stand or barely lift his head had to be rushed to the organization’s specialty veterinarian hospital for emergency life-saving treatment. Just five days later, Rupert remains at the hospital, and although he is still in need of around the clock care and monitoring, the veterinarians and staff remain moderately optimistic.

On Tuesday morning, Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock updated the puppy’s condition on the organization’s Facebook page:

“…he’s able to stand for short periods with some support. He’s gone from 23 to 24.5lbs which is not a lot, but yesterday’s abdominal ultrasound ruled out any major issues. He remains anemic, EPI & other possible GI issues have been ruled out, but the medical team believes he has a bleed somewhere in there. Rupert was also full of parasites which he’s being treated for. The last concerning thing is that he has a nodule on one of his lungs. They are hoping the nodule is infection related, but of course worst case, it could be cancer.”

Six-months ago, Rupert had been adopted by a family from the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS). The energetic and healthy six-month-old puppy happily frolicked into his new owners’ arms – positive his young life would be one of love. Sadly, that was all too short-lived.  Late last week, Rupert was returned to BARCS as a skeleton; he could not stand or walk and was close to death. An animal cruelty investigation was initiated. According to the adopter, their puppy would eat, but he just didn’t gain weight. When adopted, Rupert weighed 33 pounds; when brought back to the shelter, the emaciated puppy weighed 22 pounds.

To help this dog, donations can be made to PayPal: or or mail: RDR NYC PO BOX 101 NY NY 10028.

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Latest video of Rupert trying so hard to walk again. Feel better little guy.

Just a baby: Someone needed to save Morris, the puppy’s life

Meet Morris; this ten-month-old English bulldog and Boston terrier blend is adorable. How he ended up at the overcrowded Devore Animal Shelter is not understood, but no puppy should be exposed to the frightening experience of an open admission shelter where illness too often leads to humane euthanization.

Click here for Morris’ adoption information: “I am a neutered male, white and brown English Bulldog and Boston Terrier. The shelter staff think I am about 10 months old. I have been at the shelter since May 16, 2017.” For more information about this animal, call San Bernardino County – Devore Shelter at (909) 386-9820. Ask for information about animal ID number A672475. A Facebook page following this puppy’s plight can be found here or here.

Share this pup’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. Advocates have been pledging funds to help a rescue organization with expenses. Don’t let Morris fall through the cracks; his future depends on all of us.

(Photo via Friends of Freddie – Saving Devore Shelter Animals)

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Someone mutilated puppy’s genitals and dumped him in a park

A young pup, dubbed “Chandler,” was mutilated and left for dead in a park on Detroit’s east side. The severely injured gray and white pit bull puppy was found in Detroit’s Chandler Park and taken under the wing of Detroit Dog Rescue.

On May 12, the rescue agency introduced Facebook followers to the injured puppy, and offered their speculation about how and why he was maimed:

We’ve blurred out some of his injuries, because we know it’s graphic. LittleChandler was mutilated by possibly a botched neuter gone so wrong. He has a scar on his abdomen, his genitals are completely ungloved and hanging out of his abdomen. The surgery to reattach his penis so he can eliminate, wound care, and more, will cost approximately $5,000.

On May 13, the rescue group updated followers about the injured puppy’s condition:

Chandler remains stable and is doing great! His wounds have been cleaned and are now free from necrotic and infected tissue. However, we ran into a problem. So much of the tissue was damaged as a result of this mutilation, that he has no skin in the area to close the wound. As we prepChandler for his big surgery, it has become apparent that he will need a skin graft too.

This requires extra preparation, medical care, and extra time in the intensive care unit. As a result, we have increased his GoFundMe for anyone that is interested in helping Chandler. This increase will cover anything he needs for his skin graft and surgery. We plan to use all of the donations gifted to his GoFundMe for only Chandler‘s care.

As of Monday, the GoFundMe account for Chandler’s veterinary costs had reached nearly $20,000. Click here to read more and/or donate.

A $2,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for Chandler’s injuries. The rescue group added:

If you know anything about who hurt me, or if you find any of my siblings in Chandler Park, please reach out to Detroit Dog Rescue right away at

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