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Yonkers woman caught on video abusing and kicking 6-month-old puppy

In Westchester County, New York, a woman from Yonkers was caught on video throwing and kicking her 6-month-old puppy as it cowered in the corner. On Thursday, the SPCA of Westchester announced the arrest of Kiani Wright, 41.

According to the SPCA of Westchester’s press release, police received a call from a Good Samaritan on May 13 after witnessing the puppy being dragged, picked up by the back of the neck and then violently thrown over a railing in front of the suspect’s apartment. The puppy, named Pebbles became the subject of an alleged cruelty investigation. The dog was transferred to a veterinary hospital for treatment. The pup was treated for a broken tooth and abrasions that had been bleeding at the time she was rescued.

The SPCA’s HLE Unit were able to obtain a video from a nearby security camera that captured Pebbles’ owner brutally assaulting her.

Wright has been charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty. Neighbors say it isn’t the first time poor Pebbles was abused, but now the friendly pooch is safe and will be made available for adoption in a few days.

The video is difficult to watch – it is graphic and can be viewed at this link.

(Photos and video from Yonkers via SPCA of Westchester)

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Third abandoned and tortured puppy found in Oakland trash pile

On Monday afternoon, a third shepherd puppy was found tortured and dumped in a trash pile in Oakland. Just two days before, two abandoned and badly injured puppies were found in the same pile of trash. One of the four-month-old German shepherd puppies was missing a paw, and the other pup’s face and mouth was so mangled, she has not be able to eat.

According to CBSBNews, Pali Boucher of Rocket Dog Rescue stated volunteers and Animal Services had searched the entire area on Saturday when the first two puppies were discovered. The third puppy found, also has a broken jaw. It is feared a serial animal torturer could be inflicting these egregious injuries to the puppies. This puppy may not have been from the same litter, but suffers similar injuries.

“It’s a similar break. It’s exactly the same break where the other puppy’s jaw had been broken on both sides,” Pali stated.

Oakland Animal Services have not confirmed the cases are related, but have joined with the Oakland Police Department in an investigation. Pet Food Express is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) involved in animal cruelty case.

“We are offering the reward to encourage someone to come forward who has information about who is harming these puppies so we can stop it from happening again. We are all animal lovers at Pet Food Express and want to protect them as best we can,” stated the company’s owner Michael Levy in a statement.

The four-month-old puppy is being cared for at Oakland Animal Services emergency vet clinic.

Read the previous article about the other two German shepherd puppies discovered.

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Two abandoned puppies -one missing a paw found in Oakland trash pile

In Oakland, two abandoned puppies continue to fight for their lives after they were found in a pile of trash on Saturday evening with horrific injuries. One of the four-month-old German shepherd puppies is missing a paw, and the other pup’s face and mouth is so mangled, she is unable to eat.

According to WralNews, the person who found the puppies huddled together under the freeway mixed in the trash, immediately contacted Pali Boucher with Rocket Dog Rescue. The two female puppies appear to be from the same litter. No one knows how the one puppy lost her paw.

“It had either been chopped off or there was some sort of an accident,” Pali told the news media.

The second puppy remains at the veterinarian hospital in intensive care and has been described as emaciated and unable to close or open her mouth; the bottom of her jaw hangs and reeks of infection. It is unknown at this time if this puppy will survive.

It is not known if the puppies were victims of intentional abuse or egregious neglect.

(Photos of  two abandoned puppies via screenshots from WralNews video)

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St. Landry Parish shelter: ‘Never met a puppy so busted up so broken’

At the St. Landry Parish Animal Control & Rescue on Friday afternoon, an abandoned puppy was rescued. This time, it was different.

“I’ve never met a puppy so busted up …so bruised. So broken,” the organization posted on their Facebook under the tiny Rottweiler’s photo. “Buckwheat, a rottie mix puppy. His rear leg appears broken (it is wrapped in feces COVERED duct tape)… his jaw …appears crooked, possible BROKE too. His left eye busted. This is NO LIFE! Abandoned. Hurt, Imagine his fear.”

That same evening Buckwheat was rushed to the organization’s veterinary hospital for emergency care. During his initial evaluation, Dr. Katie stated his broken jaw had been an old wound which has been healing on its own. The puppy’s back leg, which had been wrapped in duct tape and had a rancid smell when unwrapped had been broken. And on such a young puppy, his left eye had hemorrhaged while his right eye was ulcerated.

More tests and radiographs are currently underway. An approved rescue organization willing to help Buckwheat is asked to contact the shelter. Donations to help Buckwheat now are needed. Send to PayPal Stacey.alleman@stlandryparish.org
SLPAC OPELOUSAS LA 337-948-6184. (Donations to his vet team welcome 337-942-7126)

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Authorities investigate dog shot between the eyes with an arrow

In Walker County, Alabama, a dog was found on Wednesday roaming the streets with an arrow sticking out from between her eyes. The Walker County Humane Society has stated it is purely a miracle the pup survived as the arrow narrowly missed hitting his brain.

According to AbcNews, people in the Pocohontas area spotted the dog and notified animal control. For nearly a week, the dog was so frightened she eluded capture. Animal control officers used food laced with a sedative to capture the dog.

She was taken to the Farmstead Veterinarian Medical Center in Jasper where the arrow was removed. Technicians at the hospital have been calling the friendly pup Arrow. The dog will remain under medical care for the next few weeks to make sure there is no neurological damage.

A $1,000 reward is being offered for information that could lead to a conviction. In this case, the person faces first degree animal abuse charges punishable by a one to ten year prison sentence and/or a $15,000 fine. Anyone who knows the person responsible for the dog’s injuries or recognizes this dog, is asked to contact the Walker County Sheriff’s Office at (205) 302-6464.

Get well soon Arrow. We hope you find justice.

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Update: Suspect who slammed puppy to ground in store arrested

In San Francisco, the police apprehended the suspect on Thursday caught on video who slammed a Cocker spaniel puppy to the floor in a convenience store last month. The four-month-old puppy had been thrown so hard he died just hours later.

According to CbsLocalNews, Delos Pierre Gallon, 23, has been arrested and had been hiding out in a hotel in San Mateo. A store surveillance video shows the disturbing assault on the woman holding the puppy as Gallon rips the pup out of the woman’s arms.

“She was holding the puppy. He [Gallon] snatched the puppy from her arms  and slammed it to the floor. Unfortunately, the puppy died of the injuries,” stated the investigating San Francisco Police Officer Joseph Tomlinson.

The puppy was rushed to San Francisco Animal Care and Control where it died.

Read more about this tragic situation here.

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Veterinarian provided free care to puppy with 3 broken legs thrown from car

In South Elgin, Illinois, a veterinarian provided free care to a seven-month-old puppy found on Sunday afternoon on 1-24 in Eddyville, Kentucky located near the Illinois border. The puppy was found lying in the middle of the road under an overpass. Someone must have thrown her out the window and as she landed flat on the hard pavement, three of her legs were broken in addition to contusions and abrasions.

According to the GoFundMe page, a good Samaritan stopped and picked up the dog now named Trinity. Another local veterinarian wanted a $600 deposit just to examine her.  The surgery and aftercare  were estimated to cost between $10,000 to $12,000.  Rescue group, K-9 Enrichment Initiative had been contacted, and Dr. Adam Conroy decided to take the case on for free.

“The reality is the majority of people would see the financial burden and probably put them down and in some cases this is going to be a lot work on our hands, but to give this dog a fighting chance and taking the financial burden out of it this is why we do it,” stated Dr. Conroy.

Trinity underwent surgery on Wednesday for two of her legs. On Thursday Dr. Conroy will repair the third leg. Funds are now being raised for a custom made cart with wheels so Trinity can become mobile and work on her physical therapy.

Trinity’s latest update included the following information:

“Her first night in the ER cost $1900 for fluid, diagnostics and pain meds (this was at a different vet). We will be covering the costs of her hardware for all of her surgeries and she will need extensive rehab when she is out of casts. 100 percent of the donations used will go to supporting her throughout these surgeries and for her rehab ahead to walk correctly again. She is the most laid back girl and will be up for adoption when she pulls through all of this. I still have the link for the fundraiser up. It is in Pudges bio. We are not out of the woods yet. We’re just starting to walk into them. For good or bad outcome I always appreciate you all supporting me in all of the ways that you do on these animal missions put in front of me.”

This young pup has not complained, whimpered or acted out in pain since she was found.

“While Dr. Conroy explained the damage to her legs and the course of action we would take to return her to a healthy, happy dog, her eyes followed the doctor, she tilted her head as if she was listening and understood. Trinity has soft warm brown eyes filled with sadness, yet at times we can see the mischievous puppy waiting to come out. It took her all of 3 minutes to remove her e cone and then settle into a sleep,” wrote Cynthia Guzman, with the K9 Enrichment Initiative.

Trinity will need a foster home where her caretaker is at home and able to keep her clean, change bandages and love on her with all their heart. Pleas@k9ei.dog.

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Get well soon Trinity.

No one knows who could have done this terrible act of cruelty.

(Photos and videos of dog Dr. Conroy offered free care via GoFundMe and the K9 Enrichment Initiative)

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Man arrested after going swimming, leaving dog to suffer in hot car – read more here.

Owner went swimming, dog left in hot truck

 

 

 

 

Adorable stray puppies given first ‘euth’ injection saved at last moment

In a rural Georgia animal shelter, no one came to adopt five adorable and healthy puppies. They had been on stray hold for eight days, and their time on earth was ending at 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon. The Australian shepherd mixes were unwanted puppies thrown away as if their lives didn’t matter. Neither one had been given a name. Their innocent lives had already been given the first ‘euth’ injection prior to a poison filled syringe to be jabbed directly into their chest walls.

Their story, however does continue:

“We wish we were never born. We were laid on a cold concrete floor and given the first injection to sedate us. Everything began to feel weird. We couldn’t stand, we felt sleepy and then we fell down and were totally sedated. The vet then came into the room to inject the second shot which would stop our hearts. That didn’t happen. A miracle took place. Our voices were heard.”

Office Manager, Kristin White at McIntosh County Animal Services shared the story of the puppies with Animal Aid USA. Volunteers rushed to the shelter, and from this day forward two lucky puppies will get to grow up and enjoy life – just as it should be. To donate please click here. 

Links and videos to the other three pups saved can be followed here or viewed below.

According to the ASPCA, new data shows decreases in shelter intake and euthanasia of homeless dogs and cats. Although there are still regional disparities, an estimated 3.2 million shelter animals are adopted each year which is up from 2.7 million adoptions in 2011. Please don’t shop for your next best friend. Be sure to spay and neuter.

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(Photos of puppies saved from ‘euth’ Animal Aid USA Facebook)

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Owner went swimming, dog left in hot truck

 

 

 

Newborn puppies covered in fleas left alone at shelter gate

Four newborn puppies were discovered outside of the Jackson County Animal Shelter in Gautier, Mississippi on Thursday morning. Covered with hundreds and hundreds of fleas, the staff scooped the babies up and brought them inside. Tragically, two of the puppies had already died.

“They were found this morning by the staff covered in hundreds of fleas,” Maridee Bond Mallette, adoption coordinator at the shelter posted on her Facebook page. ” 2 of the puppies had already died. So they washed the other 2 puppies and now we are desperately looking for a foster to take home these 2 bottle babies.”

The two surviving puppies have been placed in a foster home and are being cared for around the clock.

At this time the owner of these puppies is unknown. Although there is no satisfactory explanation for abandoning newborn puppies, could the mother dog have died? Were the puppies unwanted? No matter what the reason, there is no excuse for animal cruelty and neglect.

Anyone with information about these puppies and where they may have come from, is asked to contact the Jackson County Animal Shelter in Gautier. Please spay and neuter your pets.

Anyone with access to puppy formula is encouraged to contact the shelter at:

4400 Audubon Lane
Gautier, Mississippi 39553
(228) 497-6350
 Check out surveillance video of the people who dumped the puppies. They were dumped at 7:30 p.m. on May 16, and spent all night by themselves until discovered in the morning by the staff at the shelter.
https://www.facebook.com/AdoptableAnimalsofJCAS/videos/2057854304431167/
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https://www.facebook.com/AdoptableAnimalsofJCAS/videos/2057854304431167/?hc_ref=ARTp8bFHmd4_iLw8t553uvbq7_CLAYsmOpf_Meb8nrDxRb0sQHWRjb4JYUdiJgmGErg&fref=nf

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Someone left a 4-month-old puppy in this condition at a park

A 4-month-old puppy abandoned in a Dallas park and rescued on Monday morning by Rescue Dogs Rock NYC most likely has never experienced one day of kindness from her heartless owner.  Tragically,Penny has experienced the cruelty that too often accompanies being unwanted, starved and neglected. She had been taken to a nearby shelter where she curled up and prepared to die on a cold, filthy concrete floor.

“Just a puppy and this angel has already felt, experienced the hard core cruelty of this world and how we treat another living being – like garbage with no care of respect,” co-founder of the rescue organization, Stacey Silverstein posted on Facebook explaining how Penny was found.

The puppy is currently at a partner veterinarian hospital and is reported to be fighting for her life. Her skin is like that of a burn victim as it is red, infected and oozing pus. Penny is too weak to stand and just lies lifeless. At this point she is barely alive, and a staff of veterinarians are trying their best to help.

“She is barely alive; we hope we are not too late,” Stacey posted along with the heartbreaking photos of Penny.

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(Photos of 4-month-old puppy left to die courtesy of RDR NYC)

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