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Owner dumped Coco because he ‘no longer plays and wants to sit around’

At the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter, Coco’s owner of ten years, surrendered his Shih Tzu mix on Thursday because “he no longer plays and wants to sit around.” Shelter manager, Brooke Bourgeois so hoped the dog’s owner would have returned for his dog – that is after thinking that giving up a loyal friend isn’t the right thing to do. Sadly, that never happened.

“We put our personal feelings aside, took his sweet dog and watched a 10-year-old bond crumble before our eyes,” Brooke sadly explained on her Facebook page. “Coco is a Shih Tzu terrier mix and reportedly housebroken and good with kids.”

When led to his kennel at the shelter, Coco whimpered in his kennel as his missed his person. He hasn’t eaten since he arrived.

“Coco gets along just fine despite having a little arthritis in his hind area,” Brooke stated. “He also seems to be hard of hearing which is another NATURAL part of ageing.”

Coco needs to be in a foster home or adopted quickly. It is not known at this time how he is with other dogs, but he has ignored the cats at the shelter. He will be given a thorough veterinary health examination on Monday, but this boy is ready to go home and be reassured that he is loved.

If interested, please stop by the shelter at 2701 Lapalco Boulevard in Harvey, Louisiana or call 504.349.5111.

(Photos and video of Coco via Brooke Bourgeois)

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Help: How can these 2 homeless seniors not break your heart?

In San Antonio, Texas, two bonded seniors were surrendered by their owner. Sadly they are way overdue and have already been spared once from having been humanely euthanized. How can these two homeless seniors not break your heart?

 

 

457842 Vicky and 457843 Nanny are two older gals who need a loving home to live out their senior years. Maybe it will take some time for these girls to warm up to a new person in their lives, but isn’t it worth it to have such beautiful companions? Vicky is described as a Staffordshire  terrier blend and about eight-years-old weighing 40 pounds. Her best friend Nanny, is an American bulldog blend who is 13-year-old and weighs 35 pounds. Don’t let them lose their lives in a shelter backroom.

 

Follow their Facebook pages here and here. Share their stories with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. Their owner let them down – we can do better together.

 

Needs Commitment: To adopt, foster, or rescue, please email: placement@sanantoniopetsalive.org

(Photos of homeless seniors via SAPA and Sara Waszo)

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Dog’s adorable face will make you smile, nobody wants him

His name is Scrappy, and this boy’s adorable face will make you smile. Then why is it no one has come for him, and why is it no one even bothers to look at him?

According to Orange County Animal Services’ volunteer Cris Ferreira Reed, this senior pooch has a lot to offer. He may be eight-years-old, but he has a lot to love to give and is super active and very strong. He is good with other dogs although it is recommended he be introduced to them slowly and to make sure the other dogs are calm.

Click here for Scrappy’s Pet Harbor adoption listing.

Animal ID: A392012    Room No.: WD46

“Hi, my name is Scrappy. I am an approximately 8 year 10 month old bl brindle and white neutered male.  I tested heartworm negative. I weigh approximately 70 pounds. I have been at Orange County Animal Services since Wednesday, November 15, 2017.

If you are looking for me, please come to Orange County Animal Services
at 2769 Conroy Rd., Orlando, FL. The phone number is (407)836-3111″

Scrappy may not be the prettiest dog in the shelter, but should that decide his fate? Share this boy’s story with friends, family and social media contacts. All he needs is that one special person who will see his photo and say “That’s my new best friend.” Sharing saves lives; just spend a moment sending this dog’s photo to a friend, and it might be the one who makes that special connection.

“Orange County Animal Services sent an email weeks ago saying he (Scrappy) needed out because the antibiotics weren’t working but I guess his health improved,” Cris shared with Pet Rescue Report. “I’m concerned because he is too skinny and nobody has shown any interest…”

Scrappy thinks he’s a lap dog, and even though he doesn’t seem to like cats, surely he would love someone to love him. Follow his Facebook page here.

(Photos of Scrappy’s adorable face via Pet Harbor and Cris Ferreira Reed)


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Owner arrested for leaving 16-year-old dog out in mud on cold, rainy day

In Middletown, Connecticut, the owner of a 16-year-old dog was arrested on Thursday after an animal control officer found the arthritic dog lying outdoors in the mud on a cold, rainy day.

According to the Hartford Courant, Gregory Swift, 44, was cited for animal cruelty after an officer found the dog tied in his backyard on Prospect Street “ill and unable to move” even after having been advised not to leave the dog unattended and tethered outdoors. Animal Control Office Daun Kowalski found the dog  “laying in the mud, drenched and cold.” When she confronted Swift, he told her he didn’t allow his dog Sassy in the house because she was incontinent.

The veterinarian who examined Sassy stated it was animal cruelty to leave an old arthritic dog tethered outdoors in the rain. The temperature on the day Sassy was discovered had dipped to 38 degrees.

Swift was cited for misdemeanor summons for animal cruelty and is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 7.

Who would leave their 16-year-old dog outdoors in the cold? How many dog owners would have loved the opportunity for their dogs to have lived such a long life? Having a dog is a lifelong commitment.

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Heartbreaking: 11-year-old Chi wearing her tiny sweater surrendered to shelter

In a heartbreaking photo posted on social media Wednesday evening, an 11-year-old Chi (Chihuahua) had been surrendered to the Riverside Animal Shelter. Her family, involved in a divorce, turned Princess over to the shelter in her tiny bed; the frightened little one wearing one of her many sweaters left with shelter personnel.

According to her owner, Princess (A1407912) is house trained and is accustomed to wearing sweaters. She does not like cats, however she won’t hurt them. To help, please share her photos and information with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. A Facebook post sharing this little one’s information can be followed here.

For more information, interested fosters or adopters are asked to directly contact the shelter. Per the Riverside County web site:

 “If you’d like to speak with someone right away, please call 951-358-7387 or, if you live in the Coachella Valley, you can call 760-343-3644 or email us at shelterinfo@rivco.org.”

Hopefully, Princess can find her new home quickly and can leave the shelter today. Make sure to reference A1407912 when making inquiries.

(Photos of 11-year-old Chi courtesy of Kelly Reeves)

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Owners walked out of shelter while terrified poodles going through intake procedure

Friday was the worst day in the lives of Osito and Pebbles. Who knew where the bonded poodles were going when invited to go for a car ride? Who knew, as their trusted mom and dad carried them into the shelter and told the staff they had decided to surrender the dogs, because they were having “personal problems”?  And then who knew, it would soon be the most heart wrenching moments for Osito and Pebbles as they were going through the stressful intake process and without a kiss, without a hug and without a word, the only family they ever knew walked out of the room and disappeared.

The very bonded senior dad and daughter need help, and it would be perfect if they could find a home to be together.

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#A3376231 “My name is OSITO and I’m an approximately 12 year old male Poodle Mini. I am already neutered. I have been at the Carson Animal Care Center since 11/17. I will be available on 11/17. You can visit me at my temporary home at C407. “Follow Osito’s Facebook page here. Osito has been reported to have a serious heart murmur. The two dogs remain in the medical ward where they can rest and be together.

#A3972074 “My name is PEBBLES and I’m an approximately 9 year old female Poodle Toy. I am not yet spayed. I have been at the Carson Animal Care Center since 11/17. I will be available on 11/17.” Pebbles’ Facebook page can be followed here.

ARRIVED:11/17
AVAILABLE ON: 11/17
Carson Shelter – 310-523-9566
M-TH 12pm-7pm, F-SU- 10am-5pm
216 W Victoria St. Gardena, CA 90248

INTERESTED IN FOSTERING? If you are in LA, OC, San Bernadino, or Riverside County and would like to apply to foster a Carson dog, please visit www.carsonfosters.com to complete a foster application. It would save their life!

Please share their story with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. It works! We have proven it over and over again, and are proud to continue because sharing saves lives.

(Photos and videos of terrified poodles courtesy of volunteers from Saving Carson Shelter Dogs)

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Pug remembers the vet tech who helped save his life and gives her the best hug ever

Elderly dog lived in home with her dead owner ‘for weeks’

The Harris County Animal Shelter rescued an elderly dog who had been living with her deceased owner “for weeks.” According to the Facebook page of the Harris County Animal Shelter Pets in Need, deputies with the sheriff’s department found the body of a dead man in the home on Firesage Drive in Humble on Sunday after neighbors called authorities and asked if they could do a welfare check on the older man. People in the area had been worried after not hearing or seeing the man for weeks.

A 13-year-old greyhound dog in “good health” was found in the home and brought to the shelter. Click here for her Pet Harbor listing.

“I am a female, black and white Sighthound. The shelter staff think I am about 9 years old. I have been at the shelter since Nov 19, 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 A497677.

The dog had not been given a name, and was listed to be on a six-day hold pending members of the family coming to claim her. On Monday evening, however the news announcement made everyone smile:

“497677 UPDATE: SO HAPPY to report she left with a rescue today!

Video shot SUNDAY 11/19. INTAKE: brought in 11/19. Such a sad story… Owner died about a month ago. This dog has been home with their deceased owner for a month. Owners body was just found today so pup was brought to shelter.”

One dog off to a rescue organization, but there are still many beautiful pets who need to share the same kind of fortune. Check out the  Harris County Animal Shelter  located in Houston, Texas:
www.countypets.com  See pictures of ALL animals. Please call shelter staff with questions: 281-999-3191 Press 0. Phone Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm (Closed 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm) TO ADOPT you must go TO THE SHELTER: 612 Canino Road, Houston, TX 77076.

(Photo and video of elderly dog in home alone “for weeks” via Harris County Animal Shelter)

Check out the greyhound’s video – happy images.

 

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Pug remembers the vet tech who helped save his life and gives her the best hug ever

 

 

 

 

Shelter favorite of staff and volunteers – yet still on list to die tomorrow

What chance does Raider have to be rescued and live the rest of his life in a loving and comfortable home?  He’s a ten-year-old pit bull mix who was brought in as an owner surrender. Although he is a favorite of the staff and volunteers, he’s scheduled to die.  Not listed on the website and hidden in the back of the shelter, how is anyone to even know Raider’s life counts?

We continue to question how our shelters fail so many dogs. Why hasn’t the Downey Animal Care Center opened an investigation to charge Raider’s owner with neglect? Look how undernourished he is? Doesn’t he deserve better? Why is there no information as to his history – knowing if he likes to be with children, likes other dogs or even chases cats? Wouldn’t a pet profile help him find a home?

 

Instead the shelter had planned to euthanize Raider on Tuesday; shelter volunteers Sal Valdepena and Iris Bassas Avila were able to secure an extension for one more day. Advocates continue to pledge funds for an approved rescue organization to help. Share this dog’s plight with friends, family and social media contacts. We are his last chance. Just one more share, just reach out to one more person and that can mean the difference between life and death for this dog. Won’t you help?

Follow his Facebook page here.

When calling Downey Animal Care Center, make sure to reference A5126370. Downey Animal Care Center (562) 940-6898

(Photos and video of favorite dog Raider courtesy of Sal Valdepena and Iris Bassas Avila.)

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Heartbreaking: 14-year-old Maltese weighing just 2 pounds winds up at shelter

If only Rose could talk. The heartbreaking photo of a neglected two-pound Maltese and poodle mix estimated to be 14-years-old brought tears to everyone’s eyes. How does a little senior like this get lost or stray away from home? She can’t jump nor can she run quick enough to escape. Her coat is a matted mess, and she’s underweight.

The staff at the Ventura County Animal Services have named her Rose. She is currently in the medical section of the shelter, and she is being treated and made comfortable. Click here for Rose’s Pet Harbor adoption link:

“My name is Rose and I am an unaltered female, white Poodle – Toy.

IF I AM YOUR PET, PLEASE CALL THE SHELTER IMMEDIATELY AT (805) 388-4341.

If you are interested in me, please visit the shelter during normal business hours.

The shelter staff think I am about 14 years old.

I have been at the shelter since Nov 08, 2017.”

For more information about Rose, call Ventura County Animal Services – Camarillo at 805-388-4341. Make sure to reference A676179. A Facebook page for this dog can be followed here. According to the shelter, Rose has a microchip and therefore will be kept at the shelter November 19. At this time, donations are being pledged to help an approved rescue organization with her medical expenses.

Cathi Perez According to the shelter she is doing great and doesn’t have any serious or life threatening issues, they are taking very good care of her.”

Sadly, the rescue community shakes their  heads in disbelief knowing someone most likely abandoned Rose because she was old.

(Photo of Maltese via Pet Harbor and Ventura County Animal Services)

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Sadie: Tossed away to a shelter because she’s too old

Meet Sadie; she’s 13-years-old and just shivers in fear as she hopes her family will show up at the South Los Angeles Animal Shelter and scoop her up into their arms. Chances are Sadie has been tossed away to a shelter because she’s too old. When a senior arrives at the shelter as a “stray” does it not make one wonder what really happened? After all, when was the last time anyone saw a senior jump the fence or scamper quickly out the door? Shelter volunteer Joy Freiberg shares the little one’s tragic plight:

“I feel so bad for these little guys; it’s such a scary place. I wish there was a way to make it less scary, BUT I also wish people wouldn’t throw away an animal because it’s not a puppy anymore…It’s comparable to your 90-year-old grandparents making a run for it. Anyway, Sadie, my little lady, deserves a warm, safe home and a second chance. She is spayed and ready to go home.”

Click here for Sadie’s Pet Harbor adoption listing: “I am a spayed female, white and cream Poodle – Miniature and Maltese. The shelter thinks I am about 13 years old. I weigh approximately 15 pounds. I have been at the shelter since Oct 25, 2017. For more information about this animal, call the Los Angeles Animal Services – South Los Angeles Shelter at (888) 452-7381. Ask for information about animal ID number A1737650.

“(MEDICAL/NOTES – Diarrhea at intake, dental tarter, dirty coat, inguinal area and possible pyometra. Came in as a stray. Available since 10/29)”

For more information about this poodle, contact:

City of Los Angeles Department of Animal Services
South Los Angeles Animal Care and Control Center
Telephone ‒ (323) 565-2161
1850 W. 60th St.
Los Angeles, CA
Fax: (213) 847-0554
www.laanimalservices.com

Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday (8 AM – 5 PM)
Sunday (11 AM – 5 PM)

Follow Sadie’s plight here. Share this dog’s story and photos with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.

(Photos and video via Joy Freiberg)

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