Innocent 3-month-old puppy critically injured abandoned in middle of night

On Saturday evening, an innocent three-month-old puppy was discovered at an apartment complex in San Antonio. He had been abandoned sometime in the middle of the night and had been intercepted by a “dog flipper” who apparently was ready to sell the puppy for any amount of money. No one knows anything about this puppy’s past, but his matted and emaciated condition told a part of his story. Even worse however, he appears to be suffering from a life threatening medical condition; it is currently unknown the cause of his apparent neurological disorder.

When called to help, Rescue Dogs Rock NYC stepped up immediately and arranged to procure the puppy from the dog flipper and rushed him to the emergency veterinarian hospital for help.

“We are in the process of conducting a battery of tests to figure out if we are not too late to help Danny,” stated Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of the rescue organization. “Take one look and you will surely cry – matted, filthy and a life of neglect. No doubt Danny was on his own for months – fighting everyday at survival.”

On late Saturday evening’s update, Danny was moved to a foster home for the weekend so he would not have to be in a cage at the veterinarian clinic. Beginning Monday, every medical procedure will be conducted to diagnose and help this little puppy.

(Photos and video of innocent puppy abandoned courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

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Owner charged with beating puppy with baseball bat for defecating in crate

In Sterling, Virginia, the owner of a seven-month-old puppy has been charged with a Class 1 misdemeanor animal cruelty charge for allegedly beating  his black Labrador retriever with a baseball bat.

According to WdcwNews, Kevin R. Graves, 30, has been served with a warrant for his arrest by  Loudoun  County Animal Services. Graves was seen by witnesses beating the puppy on August 31. According to court records, Graves admitted beating the puppy named Buddy because he defecated in his crate. LCAS Chief Mark Stacks stated the puppy suffered significant injuries to his head and neck, but is currently undergoing treatment. The veterinary staff is hoping he makes a full recovery.

Buddy is now staying with a foster family who have fallen in love with him and plan to officially adopt him after he recovers. He has since been renamed Sako.

Graves is scheduled to appear in Loudoun County General District Court on Oct. 4; he faces up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000 if convicted.

(Photo of puppy beaten with baseball bat via Loudoun County Animal Services)

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Sicko charged with animal cruelty forcing 11-week-old pup to get drunk

In Boulder, Colorado, authorities have charged a transient with allegedly feeding an 11-week-old German shepherd mix alcohol getting her drunk. According to the Daily Camera, Scott O’Neal, 45, got the puppy intoxicated before giving  her to someone who rushed the puppy to a veterinary hospital.

Police received information from a technician at the clinic on Friday, when the puppy named Stella Luna, was brought in with alcohol poisoning. It is suspected O’Neal gave the pup  beer, whiskey and mouthwash.  Authorities are planning to have a veterinarian run blood tests to determine what the puppy actually ingested.

Boulder police spokeswoman Shannon Aulabaugh stated it is not known where the incident took place. Meanwhile, O’Neal was charged with animal cruelty, and has ten days to request a hearing to determine if he can reclaim his puppy. Stella Luna is currently being cared for at the Humane Society of Boulder Valley.

(Photo for man feeding puppy alcohol to get her drunk via Pixabay. Not the dog in article)

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Deaf puppy killed after chewing man’s shoe

A deaf puppy was shot and killed after he ate a Florida man’s shoe – according to Tuesday’s WOKV News, the nine-month-old pup, named “Kilo,” was gunned down by a man dating his owner’s sister.

In a petition seeking justice for Kilo’s death, the puppy’s owner recounted what happened on August 15:

My deaf 9 month old American Bullador (Kilo) was shot and killed by my wife’s (Linda Duncan)  sisters’ (Brenda Duncan) boyfriend (Jerrold Burnham) for chewing up his shoe while left at the house by himself. Not only did he go overboard but he tried to claim the dog bit him and he shot in self defense which does not support the evidence.

The local Jacksonville authorities did find evidence supporting the shooter’s claim that the puppy tried to attack him, in fact, not only did the man have no physical evidence of being hurt by the pup, but the bullet wounds indicate that the puppy was shot in the back.

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The shooter has been cited for the shooting, but Kilo’s owners don’t feel that the punishment fits the crime. Duncan told WOKV, “I want him to go to jail for murdering my dog,” Duncan said. “If he’s going to shoot a dog over a pair of shoes, who else is he going to shoot?”

Find the Justice for Kilo petition here.

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Woman’s boyfriend accused of slamming 8-week-old puppy to ground

In Xenia, Ohio, a felony arrest warrant was issued on Saturday for the man accused of slamming an 8-week-old puppy to the ground after swinging the defenseless animal around on its leash. According to the Dayton Daily News, Matthew Bolen faces “causing serious harm to a companion animal” charges.

The puppy, named Willow was found last weekend after a neighbor called 911:

“One of my neighbors is throwing a dog around, and he’s like swinging him around and banging him on the ground,” the 911 caller told dispatch. “The dog is crying like crazy.”

Officers responded to the residence on Colorado Drive and arrested Bolen on an outstanding warrant. Bolen’s girlfriend  had been the original owner of Willow; she has since relinquished ownership of the puppy to Leah Lind, a victim’s advocate with the city of Xenia.

The puppy suffered serious injuries. A GoFundMe account described the puppy as having a broken knee, dislocated hip and fragmented bone in her hip socket. Willow is recovering from surgery and more procedures will be needed in the future. There is still a chance the dog may need to have her let amputated. And through it all, the puppy wags her tail, loves everyone and hops and plays as if nothing was wrong.

You can follow this adorable pooch’s recovery here. 

(Photos of suspect and 8-week-old puppy via Xenia Police and Saving Willow)

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Dead thread means a dead dog – this puppy is in danger

Update 8/22/17: Adopted!

What happens with a Facebook thread for a shelter dog is stagnant? A so-called “dead thread” can equate to a dead dog…a puppy named “Popeye” is in danger right now because nobody is sharing his adoption information.

The eight-month-old mixed breed puppy has been at the Riverside County Animal Control – San Jacinto Valley Animal Campus since July 5. Today, over a month later, he is still sitting in his lonely, concrete kennel run.

The puppy came to the shelter as a stray but his family never bothered to come and get him. Now, though he is described as “people and dog friendly” he may die. You can play a part in saving this adorable puppy’s life by taking a few moments to network his adoption information.

Networking saves lives – plain and simple. The more people who see his face, and hear about where he is, the better his odds are of being adopted or rescued.

Petharbor link for Popeye here.

Facebook thread here.

Riverside County Animal Control – San Jacinto Valley Animal Campus at (951) 358-7387
Ask for information about animal ID number A1376534

(Image of Popeye the puppy via Facebook)

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Reward: $10,000 offered for info on puppy burned with acid and sodomized

The Animal Hope & Wellness Foundation is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the egregious abuse of a six-month-old Labrador/pit bull mix puppy. The puppy, now named Riley, was found by a woman on August 9 in the parking lot of Monterey Elementary School in San Bernardino.

“This puppy is only 6 months old. He was beat, sodomized, jaw shattered. As he was left to die, they poured acid on his face.

Currently he is being fostered at my home by my family, and will be going in for reconstructive surgery, where we will attempt to rebuild his jaw. He is only still a baby, and while he will live the rest of his life permanently disfigured, he is still beautiful too me,” the organization posted on their Facebook page Monday afternoon.

Riley was originally rushed to Loma Linda Animal Hospital for treatment and was reported to have been suffering from a trauma to his head. In addition he was beaten, sodomized, left to die and just before his torturer left the defenseless pup, – poured acid on his face.

Riley is now being fostered and will be undergoing surgery to repair his face and jaw.

Anyone with information is asked to call 714.955.3610. Help this puppy find justice and get a sicko off the streets; next the violence could involve a child.

(Photo of $10,000 offered via Facebook)

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Severely injured puppy abandoned at elementary school

This week, a severely injured puppy was abandoned at Monterrey Elementary School in San Bernardino, California. The puppy, dubbed “Chance,” was picked up by a good Samaritan and taken to the city pound. Before Chance could be taken in, a woman who volunteers from time to time with the Poochmatch rescue agency, intercepted him.

Chance was taken to Dr. Sig at Loma Linda Animal Hospital for an exam – the findings are nothing short of heartbreaking. According to Dr. Sig, Chance has a badly infected broken jaw and it appears that someone poured battery acid on his face.

The rescue group updated Facebook followers:

Chance, after his final examination, with the immeasurably kind and compassionate Sedna from LLAH. He had to be anesthetized because he was in so much pain he couldn’t allow anyone to examine him. First Chance has to recover from his infection, then he will have an orthopedic surgery done to insert a plate in his jaw, to aid it in healing correctly. He has a long diet of wet food ahead of him. The infection has spread and he most likely will lose his right eye. Dr. Sig said that while the battery acid may have been accidental – so-called “outdoor dogs” playing with things they shouldn’t (and wouldn’t if they were inside) – there is NO question that a twisted human broke his jaw as the break is too high to be accidental.

It goes without saying that Chance has a long road to recovery ahead of him, and his rescuers will be faced with tremendous veterinary bills. Anyone interested in helping Chance with his bills can make a donation at this link to the rescue group.

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Airport puppy killer is busted once again

A woman who drowned a defenseless puppy in a Nebraska airport bathroom back in 2015 has been busted by the authorities once again. According to WESH News, Cynthia Anderson was arrested on Thursday for a possible DUI.

Anderson, a resident of Central Florida, first drew the wrath of the public when she drowned a three-week-old Doberman puppy in the toilet of a bathroom at an airport after she was told that the puppy was too young to fly. Though Anderson was prohibited from owning a companion animal, she found herself in trouble again earlier this year after being caught with a dog.

The most recent incident involved Anderson allegedly driving drunk on U.S. 1 south of 442 – she reportedly failed her field sobriety test.

Currently, the woman is being held without bail.

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Man makes terrible discovery at Virginia landfill

On Saturday, while disposing of trash at a landfill in Virginia, a man made a terrible discovery. According to the Martinsville Henry County SPCA, two abandoned puppies, weak, skeletal and in poor health, were found amongst the trash.

The two pups were in such poor condition that they could not stand – when the man tried to offer them food, they could not even open their mouths. Suffice to say, had they not been discovered, the puppies would have died at the landfill…no one the wiser to their pitiful situation.

Thankfully the man did find them and he took the time to pick them up and rush them to the shelter for care. The animal welfare agency recounted the urgent situation when the puppies arrived:

With veterinary offices closed, our executive staff made the decision to rush both puppies to an emergency vet. After evaluation, it was determined that the puppies were in late stages of starvation with the possibility of having ingested a toxic chemical. The veterinary office would have to provide IV fluids and nutrition and run tests for anti-freeze or rat bait; the next 48 hours would be critical to survival. The SPCA was delighted to hear that the tests came back negative for either toxic agent and the puppies have begun to respond to treatment.

The puppies have turned the corner and are showing signs of improvement, but they aren’t out of the woods. The shelter is seeking funds to help with the pups’ ongoing veterinary care. Donations can be made by phone (276-638-7297), online at, or by mail to 132 Joseph Martin Hwy Martinsville VA 24112.

Due to the conditions they were found in, the SPCA is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the abandonment of these puppies. If you have any information please call the SPCA at 276-638-7297 and speak with Nicole Harris or Catherine Gupton. You can also email

(Images via Martinsville Henry County SPCA FB page)

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