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UPDATE: Dog dragged behind bike and beaten unconscious on the mend

Justice, the dog dragged behind a bike and then subsequently beaten with the bike until he collapsed and became unconscious, is healing after undergoing surgery. According to the Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue’s Facebook page updating Justice’s condition, he still may need additional surgeries to remove a bullet lodged in his side.

Late last month, the Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue were called to help the shepherd mix after he was dragged until unconscious through a Detroit neighborhood behind a bicycle and then unmercifully beaten.

“We received a call about this poor dog that witnesses said had been being dragged behind a bike by a cord until he lost consciousness. After the dog lost consciousness the perpetrator then stopped the bike and began beating the dog with the bike. Thankfully some kind residents intervened and saved the dog from his abuser and then called us. This dog is now in critical condition and we are rushing him to a Veterinary hospital for emergency care.”

The eight-year-old dog had surgery to remove five tumors – all of which have been sent out for testing.

Check out his update on video:

Two suspects were arrested and an investigation continues.

“There were a number of bones found at the location where one of the men accused of dragging and beating Justice was staying. We had an opportunity to examine some of the bones yesterday that had been placed outside in large garbage cans and we contacted authorities about the bones. Sometime later officers went through the bones and it appears some were removed,” the rescue posted on their Facebook page as a followup to the police investigation.

“We have had many people contacting us about the case against Justice‘s accused abusers. Unfortunately the prosecutor’s office returned the warrant and both suspects are under investigation however not currently being charged. We are disappointed in this status but are hoping that upon further investigation the suspects are charged and headed to jail.”

Justice has had many offers for adoption, but as of this time, he is still recuperating stated founder and director of the rescue, Theresa Sumpter.

Get well soon Justice. You have quite the fan club cheering you on.

To donate towards Justice’s care please click on Detroitpitcrew.com or call Center Line Veterinary Hospital at 586-758-5620 to make a donation.

Get well soon Justice.

Read previous article here.

(Photos and video of dog dragged Detroit Pit Crew)

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Sebastian man left dog in hot car because it ‘was old and going to die anyway’

In Sebastian, Florida, a 64-year-old man was arrested on Thursday and charged with leaving his dog in a hot car for three hours as outside temperatures soared to 102 degrees.

According to the TCPalm, police found Harold Krages lying on the floor outside of the bar Earl’s Hideaway after he was kicked out when patrons learned he had left his dog in the car. As he was being escorted out of the bar, Krages asked about his dog. When patrons questioned him about the dog and where it was, Krages responded telling everyone, the dog was “old and going to die anyway.”

The dog was located and carried into the restroom where there was air conditioning. The dog died shortly after.

Animal Control determined the temperature inside of the vehicle was 93.2 degrees. Thursday marked the first day of summer.  Never leaving pets or children in hot cars.

(Photo of Sebastian man who left dog in car Cbs12News)

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Snaggletooth senior needs a new lap to cuddle on


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University staff beat puppy to death in dorm

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Is this really a dog? Years of neglect and abuse and thrown into a shelter

Is this really a dog? Sadly, this is nine-year-old Dustin who survived a lifetime of neglect and abuse. And when his owner no longer wanted to be bothered just feeding his dog, Dustin was surrendered to a high kill shelter in rural Texas – left alone on a cold, dirty floor with no one to care and soon to die.

 

And here is Dustin’s video introduction. Just check out his condition; he is matted, his skin is infected and he is filthy. Tragically, the dog is blind now because no one bothered to treat his dry eyes with a simple, inexpensive prescription.

Before it was too late for this tiny senior, Rescue Dogs Rock NYC stepped forward to save him on Monday.

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Early Tuesday morning, Dustin arrived at the rescue’s partner veterinarian; his condition was even worse than expected.

“We are absolutely horrified at Dustin’s condition which is even worse than we thought,” Stacey Silverstein, co-founder of the Rescue Dogs Rock NYC, posted on Facebook to update followers and animal advocates.  “Dustin is covered in fleas and ticks, bites, mats; his eyes are closed shut and completely infected. He’s sadly blind now from neglect and failure to treat his dry eye.”

Just look at the poor pup’s back and tail. He is hairless and his skin is red and infected. No nine-year-old senior dog should ever have been so neglected.

Today Dustin begins a new chapter of his life – he will be bathed, shaved and examined. His medical needs are the first priority. Welcome to your new life Dustin.

(Photos and video of Dustin’s neglect and abuse courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rocks NYC)

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Neglected 16-year-old Tigger left at shelter by his owner to be euthanized

A neglected 16-year-old poodle named Tigger was surrendered on Monday to Carson Animal Care. His family asked that their dog be euthanized because he was old. Of course, Tigger doesn’t understand. Once the only family he has ever known walked out of his life, and the frightened pup was placed in a shelter kennel, he huddled into the corner and shook.

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A volunteer at the shelter has asked for Tigger to be moved to the medical ward where it is quieter and much more personal.

“We asked them to put a blanket but he won’t go inside…He needs help as soon as possible.”

INFORMATION ABOUT TIGGER:

“#A5180830 My name is TIGGER and I’m an approximately 16 year old male Poodle Toy. I am not yet neutered. I have been at the Carson Animal Care Center since 5/21. I will be available on 5/21. You can visit me at my temporary home at C246. My former family who owned me for had to give me up because they felt it was time for me to be euthanized.”

Poodle Toy  AGE:16 years
Male  ARRIVED:5/21
AVAILABLE ON: 5/21
Carson Shelter – 310-523-9566
M-TH 12pm-7pm, F-SU- 10am-5pm
216 W Victoria St. Gardena, CA 90248

Follow Tigger’s plight on Facebook here.

Share his photo and video with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. Dogs that are surrendered can be euthanized at anytime. There are no mandatory holding periods.

If you’re in LA, OC, San Bernadino or Riverside County and would like to apply to foster a Carson pup, please visit CarsonFosters.com to complete the online foster application.

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Terribly neglected 14-year-old Shar-Pei still loves to cuddle and kiss

A terribly neglected 14-year-old Shar-Pei, seized by Humane Law Enforcement officers in Texas, is now on her way to New York City for specialized veterinarian care. Rescue Dogs Rock NYC was made aware of Rouge’s tragic plight and stepped forward to help. Rouge, known for the breed’s affectionate and devoted temperament, just wanted to be loved.

“Rouge breaks our hearts. This sweet 14 year old Shar-Pei was just seized by Humane Law Enforcement and is suffering from horrible neglect. Despite the neglect she has gone through she loves to cuddle with staff, seeks out attention and is very gentle and sweet,” wrote the organization’s co-founder, Jackie O’Sullivan, early Saturday morning.

Rouge is emaciated, has severe ear infections and has an obvious head tilt. In addition, she suffers from a myriad of physical health issues likely a result of severe neglect.

“She has severe skin infections which are especially bad in her legs with proliferative tissue which has led to hypertrophic tissue which could be caused by unknown reason. She is anemic, has arthritis, entropion and one bladder stone. We truly believe that Rouge has more love and life left to give and are desperately hoping she can find placement asap,” Jackie added after she confirmed that Rouge was heading to New York City.

If you would like to foster, adopt or volunteer, make sure to contact RDR NYC here.

Donate@rescuedogsrocknyc.org or mail: RDR NYC, PO BOX 101, NY, NY 10028

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Someone amputated this dog’s leg with garden shears – read more here.

Someone amputated dog's leg

 

Florida rescue dedicated to helping senior citizens keep their dogs

Often when visiting an animal shelter, we come across many dogs and cats who share the same sad story. They were once the beloved pet of  senior citizens, but for whatever the reasons were not able to keep them, and a family member was not available to help. It’s a tragedy for both the dog, who has known the same owner for possibly all its life and for the person, as the dog was possibly their closest companion.

That is one of the biggest fears for those of us who love our pets and regard them as family; what will happen when the day comes when we can no longer care for them?

Destiny for Dogs founded by JoAnn Goodrich in West Palm Beach, Florida is a 501 (c) 3 dedicated to helping senior citizens keep their pets in the home and if that is impossible, then re-homing them to responsible caregivers. Their mission statement reads “Destiny for Dogs is dedicated to assisting seniors in keeping their beloved dogs in their homes.”

This is achieved by assisting ‘qualified” seniors with dog food, monthly heartworm and flea prevention, and annual wellness visits to their own veterinarian.

Destiny for Dogs is non-breed specific and relies on fosters to care for the dogs in their rescue. They not only rescue dogs from owners or families who can no longer care for their deceased family member’s dog, but also from shelters. Their goal is to find loving forever homes for the dogs regardless of age, health, or behavioral issues.

All dogs taken in by the rescue are fully vetted, spayed or neutered, up to date on shots and microchipped. All dogs also receive a wellness check before being placed in a foster home. Once the dogs are in their foster homes, they will be evaluated, loved and nurtured to prepare them for their new family and their second chance at a happily ever after life.

Currently, Destiny for Dogs is holding a fundraiser to collect much needed funds to continue their important work.

To donate to the fundraiser, visit the site https://www.greatgiveflorida.org/organizations/destiny-for-dogs.

To learn more about Destiny for Dogs and other ways to help, such as fostering or donating to their wish list, visit their website http://destinyfordogs.com/

Or their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/destinyfordogs

 

 

 

 

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Geriatric blind senior whose time was up at shelter finds loving arms

A geriatric and blind senior, dropped off at the Baldwin Park Shelter, had nearly run out of time late Saturday afternoon. Animal advocates, however had no intentions of abandoning this pooch in her hour of greatest  need.

“… She needs proper medical care. She is blind!. This little girl should not be in the shelter; she should be in our loving arms poor little girl can’t even see. I can’t even imagine what she’s thinking…,” posted the rescue group Josh and his critters Sunday afternoon.

The shelter had performed emergency surgery and removed the dog’s right eye. Within hours, she had been rescued.

“First thing in the morning we will take her to the hospital where she can get the proper care she needs.”

If you would like to send in a donation to her the rescue’s address is 8705 Sunland Blvd., Sun Valley, CA 91352

Never give up. Check out her freedom video and follow her story on here. Now she needs a name.

 

(Photos and video of geriatric little Chi courtesy of Josh and his critters)

 

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Jealous ex-boyfriend hurled little dog into a wall – read the tragic story here.

 

Jealous man killed ex-girlfriend's dog

 

 

‘I rescued your 15-year-old blind Pomeranian today’ message to owner

In Lexington, North Carolina, resident John Travis is well-known as an animal rescuer who friends say “always has room for the throwaways, no matter what.” On Monday afternoon, Travis traveled to the Rowan County shelter and rescued a 15-year-old blind and deaf Pomeranian. His  heart wrenching message to the dog’s previous owner begins:

“I went to Rowan County and got your little dog yesterday. You know … the little blind , deaf 15-year-old Pomeranian that you kept in a crate most of her life, and then dumped without so much as a backward glance as you walked out the door,” John wrote on his Facebook page.

Rowan’s home, known by friends as “Castle Doghair” is a place where the unwanted, abandoned and frightened dogs find a safe and loving environment. His friends praise him for his compassion.

“She was scared and confused when I first touched her, but she seemed to understand why I was there and she soon responded, first with a slight twitch of her tail that quickly turned into a full wag,” John continued as he told more of his story – or rather the story of an elderly, neglected dog surrendered because she was just too old.

On the way home, she slept on John’s lap and when she met the other dogs in the house, took it all in stride. As the others sniffed in typical dog greeting protocol, a few of the dogs walked around the house with her as if guiding and helping her become familiar with her new home.

“They (the other dogs) left her to sleep in her little corner of the room on what was likely the only bed she’s ever had.”

And when she woke up, it was time for a bath. According to the shelter, she had been covered in fleas, and most likely hadn’t been bathed in years. Nevertheless, she loved it and wiggled in delight over the blow dryer as her tangles were gently combed out. Having no teeth, she wasn’t able to eat the dry food the shelter offered, but when now presented with soft food, the bubbly little senior filled up her aching belly.

“John Travis She just got through with her first supper at Castle Doghair, and she was hungry. Since she doesn’t have any teeth, I had to feed her a tub of Cesar, and she licked the bowl clean…so that’s a good sign.” 


“My guess is that they gave her dry food at the shelter last night, and she couldn’t eat it…so it looks like she’s gonna be a Cesar girl.

“When she was full, she found her bed and slept off the stress of the events she’d been under for the last 24 hours, and when she woke up, she found me by my scent, sat at my feet and placed a tiny paw on my leg as it to thank me.”

The Pomeranian was happy and so content to rest on John’s lap and softly pushed her head into his hand as he stroked her face and massaged her ears…

“looking up at me with eyes that can’t see … sniffing my hand to imprint my scent so she can find me again,” John added.

And then John Travis, in his home called “Castle  Doghair,” addressed the final part of his message “upfront and personal.”

“I wish for you no success in your future endeavors whatsoever… and when you’re old and sick and alone and abandoned in some squalid place by your family …I do hope that your thoughts turn to this little dog, and that you have the presence of mind to connect the dots … so that you don’t have to wonder why you’ve been tossed aside. This is why. Know that her last days were better than yours.”

It is tragic so many dogs are dumped; surely our society can do better. Many thanks to John Travis and all of the other unsung heroes.

(Photo of Pomeranian via John Travis FB)

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Senior dog shot by police

 

 

Rescuer pens open letter to owner of ailing 16-year-old dog dumped at shelter

A plea went out to animal rescuers on Thursday asking for help. A 16-year-old dog with age-related health problems had been surrendered to an open admission shelter in California. Leave No Paws Behind volunteered to place the senior, named Lucky, into a foster home; most likely a hospice environment, but a home where he could live out his days being loved and spoiled.

“RESCUED BY Leave No Paws Behind, Inc.! His name is Lucky, he is 16 years old, blind, depressed, has a 3/6 grade heart murmur, dental disease and has a hard time walking and his luck was running out HOWEVER today we scooped him up in our arms and carried him right out of the shelter! HE IS SAFE and now on the LNPB Freedom ride to The Pet Doctors of Sherman OaksLucky will be in need of a hospice foster in the So Ca area, please email info@leavenopawsbehind.com.” posted the organization on Friday.

The next morning, Leave No Paws Behind received a call from their vet. Lucky had suffered multiple seizures. His liver enzyme values were extremely elevated and with his critical heart murmur, Lucky’s life was soon to be lost.

“To Lucky’s owners: My heart is so heavy this morning as we watched your loving dog of 16 years sadly leave us,” rescue found Toby Wisneski wrote on Facebook. “I suspect that Lucky had other seizures and that you knew he was at the end of his life and this is why you made, whatever your reason, the decision to surrender him to a high kill shelter where he would continue to suffer for days…

But on Thursday afternoon, Lucky was carried out of the shelter – a smile seemed to reach across his beautiful face.

“I try not to judge however I do struggle with knowing he was abandoned and left to die alone and wondering on a cold shelter floor when he needed his humans the most. I take consolation in knowing he left us surrounded by so much love and was not alone knowing that his life mattered. He was newly blind and deaf so he did not have to suffer the agony of looking around for the only humans he loved for 16 years or waiting to hear a familiar voice letting him know how much he was going to be missed.”

Lucky didn’t die alone and he didn’t die in a shelter. He was held and comforted by compassionate rescuers, even though Lucky didn’t know anyone, Somehow Lucky managed to hold onto those last hours of his life where it made a difference.

“Today we, total strangers, held and said goodbye to your pet of 16 years. Today, we, perfect strangers, let him know he was not alone, he was loved and that his life mattered, because even though we were perfect strangers to Lucky, to him at that very moment, we were the humans who showed compassion, love and shed so many tears as we let him know how much he will be missed…”

Will Lucky’s owners ever read the message? Will they now be searching for a puppy to take Lucky’s place, and just perhaps, we can  hope they will stop in their tracks when they spot the white fur, the crooked smile and the hundreds of gentle goodbyes to a dog whose honored rescuers became his family.

Rest in peace little one. You are gone, but not forgotten.

To help Leave No Paws Behind rescue more dogs or in honor of Lucky, donations can be sent by clicking here.

(Photo of Lucky a 16-year-old dog, by Leave No Paws Behind)

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Breaking hearts: 14-year-old Fiona needs loving rescue

Who can look at Fiona’s tiny face and not want to hug her gently and and assure her everything is going to be fine? On March 6, the 14-year-old Chihuahua arrived at the Carson Animal Care Center. A volunteer writes:

“This sweet angel needs help now. She has some heart failure possibility and having some trouble breathing; she is being treated by the Vet. She needs a foster and rescue now to save her life.”

The shelter has reached out for help and provides the following information:

“…is a geriatric tan female spayed Chihuahua (12-15 years old) who just came in as a stray from the field. She is very lethargic and appears to be in heart failure. She has a grade 4/6 heart murmur, difficulty breathing and there are crackles and wheezes on lung auscultation. Even though she is stray, we are asking that she be fostered as soon as possible to give her the best outcome. If her health declines any further, we may have to consider humane euthanasia to alleviate her suffering – there is no time frame on this one but she should be considered high priority.”

Check Fiona’s short video:

#A5156228 I’m an approximately 14 year old female Chihuahua. I am not yet spayed. I have been at the Carson Animal Care Center since 3/6. I will be available on 3/10. You can visit me at my temporary home at CRECEIVING. Follow Fiona’s Facebook page here.

Chihuahua  AGE: 14 years
Female  ARRIVED:3/6
AVAILABLE ON: 3/10
Carson Shelter – 310-523-9566
M-TH 12pm-7pm, F-SU- 10am-5pm
216 W Victoria St. Gardena, CA 90248

(Photos and video of Fiona courtesy of Saving Carson Shelter Dogs)

Leave No Paws Behind has volunteered to help, but are in need of a foster home. If you can help, please email info@leavenopawsbehind.com. Please share Fiona’s plight and let’s get her into the loving arms of a caring rescuer. Sharing saves lives.

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