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Starlight: Scared senior dog that should not be in a high kill shelter

Imagine the smile on her family’s faces when they named their sweet Golden Retriever puppy Starlight? Just the name reminds us of watching the clear night skies and making wishes as distant shooting stars traversed  the unexplored universe. And for a decade, loyal canine pal, Starlight stretched out contented next to her family; happily dreaming all those things dogs get to dream. Sadly, reality bites and one day the scared senior – now ten-years-old is no longer wanted and winds up at a high kill animal shelter in California.

And on April 29, with the Carson Animal Care shelter completely full, Starlight’s life suddenly fell apart:

“Sweet little STARLIGHT is 10 and her family brought her to the shelter because they said she is Ill and they couldn’t afford her care. She needs help NOW, she is very confused.”

Click here for Starlight’s Pet Harbor listing. “My name is Starlight and I am described as a spayed female, gold Golden Retriever mix. The shelter thinks I am about 10 years old. I have been at the shelter since Apr 29, 2017.” For more information about this animal, call Los Angeles County Animal Control – Carson at (310) 523-9566. Ask for information about animal ID number A4440312. A Facebook page for this dog can be followed here.

Medical records for Starlight indicate her teeth are worn down,  has ocular opacity, red tinged diarrhea, vomiting and presents with a mass on her lateral thorax. Her previous owners stated the dog has been losing weight over the last two months. A veterinarian examination would be needed to complete any diagnosis for this dog. Although scared, Starlight remains very friendly.

Share this dog’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Whether this dog has one day, one week or one year left to live, doesn’t she deserve more than just being surrendered to a shelter? Perhaps her family couldn’t afford the expense if her health needs are complicated and expensive, but isn’t there always just a little extra money to make sure the dog who has been a loyal and loving part of someone’s family isn’t alone on her final journey? Advocates have been pledging funds to help this sweet dog. Who will step up and be Starlight’s hero?

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(Photos and video of Starlight courtesy of Saving Carson Dogs)

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Saddest bonded German shepherd watches over her nearly blind pal at crowded shelter

If there ever was a sad story of two bonded siblings surrendered to the Carson Animal Shelter, then it has to be about Bella and Snowball. On Saturday, their family removed their collars and leashes and told the shelter staff, they just didn’t have time to care for the dogs. A volunteer standing by watched the heartbreaking moment:

“This will be the saddest thing you see today or maybe all week, and it will be hard to get out of your mind…. SNOWBALL is missing an eye and the one he has doesn’t look great. His big sister BELLA takes care of him.”

Bella is an  eight-year-old female German Shepherd. She is not spayed. She has  been at the Carson Animal Care Center since April 29 and is available for adoption today. You can visit her at her temporary home at C217. Reference #A3983340.  Click here for Bella’s Pet Harbor adoption listing. Her Facebook page can be followed here.

Snowball is a 13-year-old male Chihuahua who is neutered. He has been at the Carson Animal Care Center since April 29 and is available for adoption today. You can visit him at his temporary home at C217. Reference #A5055415. Click here for Snowball’s Pet Harbor adoption listing. His Facebook page can be followed here.

(Photos and video of bonded German shepherd and Chi courtesy of Saving Carson Dogs)

For information about fostering or adopting Bella and Snowball, contact:

Carson Shelter, Gardena, California
216 Victoria Street, Gardena, California
310.523.9566

Please watch their video and see how close they are. Share their story with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social medial contacts. Sharing saves lives. These two are very special and deserve better:

 

Owner in tears as he surrenders 15-year-old cocker spaniel

A 15-year-old cocker spaniel, named Charlie, lies in his shelter cage wondering why he isn’t home with his family. On April 22, Charlie’s owner surrendered him to the Carson Animal Care Center because he was no longer able to handle the responsibility of caring for his dog. Volunteers at the shelter saw the owner in tears as he bid goodbye to the dog he spent his life with for the past five years.

Pet Harbor listing here:  “My name is CHARLIE and I’m an approximately 15 year old male Cocker Spaniel. I am already neutered. I have been at the Carson Animal Care Center since 4/22. I will be available on 4/22. You can visit me at my temporary home at C414. My former family who owned me for more than 5 years had to give me up because they just weren’t up for the responsibility of a pet. But they said that I spend most of my time indoors. I seem to be good with small children. I am house trained. I am good on a leash. I am just learning obedience skills. I seem to get along well with dogs and cats.” A Facebook page for Charlies can be followed here. Additional information can be found here.

Please share Charlie’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.

Carson Shelter, Gardena, California is located at 216 Victoria Street, Gardena, California. Call 310.523.9566.

(Photo and video for 15-year-old cocker spaniel )

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No loyalty here: Owner dumps 17-year-old dachshund at shelter

Update 4/29/17: Safe with Frosted Faces Foundation!

On Tuesday afternoon, a very sweet 17-year-old neutered dachshund mix was surrendered to the busy open admission’s San Bernardino City Animal Shelter. No loyalty here – sadly stated shelter volunteer Andrea Neyses as she tried to calm the frightened, shivering dog as his family walked away from him for the last time.

His name is Henry, and how does anyone explain to a dog his lifetime loyalty to his family has been truly exploited? A Facebook page to follow Henry’s plight can be found here and here. When inquiring about Henry, make sure to reference A503100. All questions about fostering or adopting must be addressed to:

San Bernardino City Animal Shelter
333 Chandler Place, San Bernardino, CA
Closed Sunday and Monday
Telephone: (909) 384-1304

Share Henry’s story with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.

(Photos and videos  of dog with “no loyalty here” courtesy of Andrea Neyses)

Check his video here:

17-year-old family pet Scruffy killed in ‘sickening’ attack

The body of a family’s 17-year-old cherished dog named Scruffy was found on Friday tied to a plant in his Brisbane backyard; the senior dog who had been hard of hearing and nearly blind had been the victim of what has been labeled by authorities as a “sickening” attack.

According to the Brisbane Times, police stated someone entered the family’s backyard in Bardon during the day and pulled a towel hanging from the clothesline to dry and tied it around the Maltese terrier’s neck.

“The dog was then bound by the towel to a plant at the rear of the dwelling where he was later located deceased,” stated the police.

The exact cause of death of the dog is unknown, but blood was found at the scene. On Monday, police launched an animal cruelty investigation asking for members of the public to come forward with any information or clues to help solve the egregious crime.

Scruffy’s owners, Cath and Liam Proberts are devastated as are the three children who grew up with Scruffy.

“Because number one, I don’t want it happening again and number two, our beloved pet met a horrific ending and number three, it’s often the start of more significant crimes,” stated Liam.

Anyone with information is asked to call Policelink on 13 14 44 or Crime Stoppers on 1-800 333 000.

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Update on senior Corgi surrendered to shelter half-wrapped in garbage bag

It was a day that tears flowed freely down the cheeks of volunteers and staff members alike, at Carson Animal Care when a ten-year-old Welsh Corgi was surrendered to the shelter half-wrapped in a black plastic garbage bag and carried in an old cardboard box. It was the worst day in Blackie’s life as her selfish owners refused financial assistance to help treat their dog who had an untreated, bloody tumor at the base of her tail. In fact, that was the reason they tied their dog of ten years in a garbage bag – so she would not bleed on the seat of their vehicle.

And when they arrived at the shelter, the family showed no regrets, no guilt and little compassion as they adamantly said no to any veterinarian advice or help. Yet, despite her family turning their backs on her when she needed them the most, Blackie remained happy as the staff removed the plastic garbage bag, cleaned her up and made her comfortable. It wasn’t long however before Blackie’s desperate plight garnered the attention of animal lovers everywhere.

On Monday, Blackie, accompanied by her rescuers Frosted Faces Foundation, made her freedom walk out of the shelter. She has been brushed, bathed, had her nails trimmed and ate a hearty meal of salmon and vegetables –  a spa treatment fit for royalty. She was laced into a new spring collar and told she was loved.

“Blackie is so small, wants to be held tightly and just wants everything to turn out okay because she keeps looking at us for recognition and approval,” Frosted Faces Foundation posted on their Facebook page as Blackie’s new life began. “We think she may know that being Frosted is a good thing by the say she struts.”

On Tuesday, Blackie is scheduled to be examined at High Valley Veterinary Hospital. Her tails really bothers her.

If interested in being Blackie’s “Forever Foster” (medical expenses covered) or Forever Family (adoption with $500/year major medical grant), please apply right away at www.frostedfacesfoundation.org/apply/

Blackie will need a $25/month sponsoring Fan. Please register at www.frostedfacesfoundation.org/fans/

To donate to Blackie’s care:
• Call High Valley Veterinary Hospital (760)788-6250 and donate to Frosted Faces Foundation’s account
• Via PayPal: info@frostedfacesfoundation.org
• Via Web Donate Link: www.frostedfacesfoundation.org/funding/
• Via Check or Cash through the Mail:
Frosted Faces Foundation
864 Grand Avenue, Mailbox #333
San Diego, CA 92109

Photos and video of Blackie the Corgi courtesy of Frosted Faces Foundation

Check out Blackie’s video: (trying new foods)

Read previous article about Blackie here.

 

 

 

 

Heartbreaking: Rescue bids final goodbye to dying dog Bonnie left in shelter night box

On Wednesday, Leave No Paws Behind rescued Bonnie from the Riverside County Animal Shelter. The 12-year-old dog had been dropped off in the shelter’s anonymous night drop box; what a disgrace. The senior’s  heartless owner never had Bonnie treated at a veterinarian nor had the decency to walk her dog into the shelter to at least give her a compassionate goodbye. It was Toby Wisneski, founder of the rescue who immediately stepped forward, but her anger against the previous owner prompted the following:

“To whatever monster dumped her off in the shelter night box … you are a disgrace to this human race,” Toby Wisneski wrote on the organization’s Facebook page announcing Bonnie’s rescue and arrival. “I am so disgusted and outraged I can’t even think or type straight, however I must stay focused on sweet Bonnie and what we here at Leave No Paws Behind, Inc and The Pet Doctors of Sherman Oaks can do to help her and ease the pain. I have never in my 6 years of doing this, EVER seen anything this inhumane and heartless. Hang on little one, we are all here waiting for you; you are no longer alone. You are loved and no matter what, your life matters.”

And for a few days, Bonnie loved life. She explored her new world, she ate new foods and received the love and affection every dog should have each and every day of their lives. Her bed was soft, the blankets cuddled her tiny frame, and Bonnie knew she was really loved. Tragically, on Friday afternoon, Bonnie’s tumor burst. Toby tearfully announced the sad news:

“Rescue is so very bitter sweet. It is with the saddest and heaviest of hearts that I must announce that Bonnie is now on her way to The Pet Doctors of Sherman Oaks where we will bid her the saddest and most tearful of good byes. Bonnie’s tumor burst just a little while ago and, while we were all prepared for the inevitable, it still is so heart breaking. Even during this painful time, this little dog still continues to stand up in her crate and wag her tail…This is by far the most heart breaking and gut wrenching rescue we have experienced during our time here at Leave No Paws Behind, Inc. I find myself so angry, disgusted and devastated HOWEVER I will not take away from this amazing little dog’s tribute .Bonnie was indeed a trooper and she got to enjoy a couple of days knowing only love, kindness and how much her life mattered.”

Many thanks to the volunteers, Cathi Perez, Carol Sax and Dr. Missy Achenbach for the few days able to be shared with such a sweet dog.

Read Bonnie’s previous story here. Rest in peace sweet little dog. You will be missed.

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East Harlem man charged with cruelty and torture after dog’s paw fell off

An East Harlem dog owner faces animal cruelty and torture charges after his Bichon Frise’s paw fell off because of lack of grooming. On Monday, Kenneth Hill, 25, arrived at the Animal Medical Center holding his dog in one hand and dog’s front right paw in the other hand- which had completely separated from the suffering dog’s leg. According to DNAInfoNY, the examining veterinarian stated the paw fell off because of the extreme matting which had cut off all blood circulation to the 15-year-old dog’s paw.

The dog named Snow was matted over his entire body, was underweight, smelled badly and his nails had not been trimmed for an extended period of time.

“I haven’t been grooming him because he doesn’t like to be groomed. I have my own manner of grooming,” Hill reportedly told authorities.

Hill has been charged with  aggravated cruelty to animals, causing extreme physical pain and overdriving, torturing and injuring an animal. Bond was set at $5,000.

Snow has been transferred to the ASPCA in New York where he is recovering. To donate to Snow and help other victims of abuse and neglect, please click here.

(Photo (not of Snow) via the ASPCA for dog’s paw fell off and how to avoid matting in your dog)

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Senior Gibson looked awful at the shelter when he showed up as a stray

Gibson looked terrible when he showed up as a stray, and what a neglected life the nine-year-old Shih Tzu must have had in his past. Now he has a chance at a new life – while he may be a senior, it certainly doesn’t mean he can’t enjoy his golden years. Staff members at the Carson Animal Shelter shaved this precious little guy to make him more comfortable; the matting and the knots pulled against his tender skin. Oh, how that must have hurt.

Click here for Gibson’s Pet Harbor listing. “I am described as a neutered male, white Shih Tzu. The shelter thinks I am about 9 years old. I have been at the shelter since Mar 23, 2017.” For more information about this animal, call Los Angeles County Animal Control – Carson at (310) 523-9566. Ask for information about animal ID number A5043654. A Facebook page for this dog can be followed here and here.

Check out Gibson’s brief video. Who can resist this little one who is depending on all of us to help him? His photo has been shared more than 2,500 times, yet no one has yet to come to his rescue. Please notify approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media. Sharing saves lives.

For more information, contact the Carson Shelter located at 216 Victoria Street, Gardena, California. Phone: 310.523.9566

 

 

 

Owner cried after being evicted from home and forced to surrender shepherd Chato

Chato is a ten-year-old male German shepherd who was painfully surrendered to the Carson Animal Care Center on Monday. In a heartbreaking separation, Chato’s owner cried as he left his best friend behind. The two had met ten years prior when the dog was sick in the shelter and lost an eye. Their love was undeniable, but life stepped in, and this time it wasn’t kind. The man had been evicted from his home and will be living in his car. Trying to do what is best for his dog and knowing life in a car for a dog is not a viable alternative, Chato has become an unintentional victim.

Click here for Chato’s Pet Harbor listing. “My name is Chato and I am described as a neutered male, black and tan German Shepherd Dog mix. The shelter thinks I am about 10 years old. I have been at the shelter since Mar 13, 2017.” For more information about this animal, call Los Angeles County Animal Control – Carson at (310) 523-9566. Ask for information about animal ID number A3724798. A Facebook page for this dog can be followed here.

Share this dog’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. For more information, contact Carson Shelter located at 216 Victoria Street, Gardena, California.(Photos for this dog courtesy of Saving Carson Dogs on Facebook.)

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