Update: Devastating news about dog with shocking injuries from attack

We have come to find out there are very few quiet days for animal rescue organizations, and Wednesday was no different for Rescue Dogs Rock NYC, a non profit whose goal focuses on the needs of urgent animals and provide them  emergency or specialized medical care they need and deserve.  A dog with shocking injuries arrived at a partner veterinarian hospital in South Carolina. Hours later, it was decided surgery was her only option – as small as the odds were, to survive.

The senior Labrador retriever underwent surgery. Her story broke everyone’s heart:

“Seeing this made our hearts literally hurt,” stated Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founder of the rescue organization. “Foxy is a sweet 12-year-old Lab mix who was attacked by four others dog in South Carolina. She came into our vet, and there were two options – she could have been euthanized or admitted to the hospital for surgery.”

“If wishes were horses, beggars would ride,” echos an old English proverb. As much as Foxy wanted to live; as much as Jackie O’Sullivan,  the co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC told Pet Rescue Report she wanted Foxy to live, and as much as veterinarians did everything in their power to help the sweet dog, her injuries were too severe and her body was too weak.

Early Thursday afternoon, the heartbreaking update came:

“We are heartbroken to report that precious Foxy has lost her battle & gone to heaven. She survived a horrific attack that we were later told was 4 dogs on her. She was scalped. She arrived at our SC vet in shock but was stabilized & taken in for life saving surgery last night. She survived the surgery & was doing well, but we think due to the intense trauma she suffered, she just couldn’t fight any more,” Jackie sadly posted.

“We thank everyone who supported this save. Foxy mattered & she knew love & compassion in the end.

RIP Foxy! You are an angel now.”

(Photos of Foxy with shocking injuries courtesy of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC)

Please help Rescue Dogs Rock NYC continue their exemplary work. Donations:

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Read Foxy’s original report here.

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Senior dachshund found discarded outdoors in a box

In Michigan City, Indiana, a senior dachshund mix was left outdoors shivering in a cardboard box in a residential neighborhood. Michigan City Animal Control contacted the Michiana Humane Society for help with the senior dog dubbed Wally. And on Friday, after reaching out to  Newman Nation: Senior Pets United, a rescue organization focused on caring for both homeless hospice and senior dogs, stepped in to help Wally.

Wally’s tragic story began on Thursday:

“I have chest pains from how horrible this story is. A shelter in Indiana just reached out to me about this dog they named Wally,” posted founder of the rescue, Zoe Kharasch, on her Facebook page. “Someone saw an SUV pull outside their house tonight and stop. They went out to see what was going on when the car pulled away and discovered a box on the side of the road. Wally was inside.”

And there he was – an old dog as sweet as can be thrown away as if he was trash. Zoe continued:

“Wally is definitely very old but so far the shelter said he’s the sweetest thing with a good appetite. I have no idea what medical condition he is in and he is required to be on stray hold for 3 days, but I can’t NOT save him.”

By Saturday afternoon, Wally became “Wallace” (much more dignified it has been stated) and was reported to be resting comfortably after having been rushed to the vet where x-rays revealed he had been suffering from extreme bloat. The poor old guy had eaten his food too fast while at the shelter because he had been so hungry and was full of gas and food – veterinarians were concerned and watching for signs of a twisted stomach. His painful ear infections have also been addressed as with his flea infestation.

A contact has come forward identifying Wally and stating his owner had recently died. Why he was tossed away in such a cruel and heartless manner has not yet been explained.

And now for everyone who needs a smile and the reassurance that Wallace knows he has been rescued; check out his Sunday afternoon video.

“Wallace update: He is doing a lot better today! The bloating has significantly decreased and he’s still pooping like a mad man. Wallace wants nothing to do with his bed today and is up walking around, wagging his tail and enjoying the company of the other dogs in the home.”

(Video and photos of senior dachshund via Facebook Newman Nation: Senior Pets United)

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Libertyville, IL 60048


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Man drowned his dog by tying her legs because he didn’t want to pay vet

In Norwich, England the owner of a five-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier, admitted he caused unnecessary suffering to his dog after he drowned her on May 9, prosecutors from the RSPCA told the Norwich Magistrates’ Court on Thursday. Wayne Waithe, 59, claimed he thought his dog named Missy was dead when he put her in the water; the excuse was rejected by magistrates.

According to the Sun, Waithe wrapped the dogs legs in a backpack making it unable to swim. Her lifeless body was discovered by a passerby near the Helliesdon Bridge – her legs wrapped in a navy blue backpack and her body wrapped in a dark green jacket. Only her head had been left exposed. A necrospy stated the dog had been alive when placed in the water:

“It was alive and breathing when put in the river,” the prosecutor for the case stated. “As it was bound up, it was unable to swim to safety.”

The necropsy also revealed Missy had a large tumor on her belly. When Waithe was tracked down as the owner of Missy, he first told authorities his dog had died and ordered officers off of his property. Prosecutors stated he deliberately drowned his dog because he didn’t want to pay a vet to humanely euthanize her. Waithe’s attorney stated his client did not intend to cause Missy to suffer and thought she had died a peaceful death in her sleep.

The question of course remains – why was Missy tied up?

Waithe has been banned from owning any pets for the next ten years, given a six-week sentence which has been suspended for a year. He was also fined, ordered to pay the vet bill for the necropsy and pay a victim’s surcharge.

Rest in peace Missy.

(Photo of Wayne Waithe who drowned his dog via screenshot The Sun)

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Old and ailing – dog dumped when he needed his family the most

He’s old, and ailing, possibly suffering from cancer, and he has been dumped at a busy, high-intake animal shelter in California at the time of his life when he needs his family the most. The senior dog, named “Rocko,” has been at the Baldwin Park Animal Services facility since August 18.

Volunteer photographer, Pat Gregoire, captured Rocko’s obvious confusion over the loss of his home and family in a poignant image. In a Facebook post to help Rocko find help, she wrote:

Rocko is a sweet 12 yr old male white/black pit bull mix who was surrendered on 8/18/17. He most likely needs a ‘compassion’ pull by a rescue. Another volunteer suggested that he most likely has cancer. He is calm and doesn’t appear to be in pain right now.

This sweet elder needs the help of strangers right now – his own family will not be assisting him. Please take a moment to network Rocko’s adoption information. He is an old boy who needs to be with someone who cares about him – not alone in a stark kennel run, surrounded by barks and cries.

Petharbor link here.

For more information about this animal, call:
Los Angeles County Animal Control – Baldwin Park at (626) 962-3577
Ask for information about animal ID number A3531915

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At 12 years of age, Rosie lost the only home she had ever known

At 12 years of age, a friendly dog named “Rosie” has lost the only home that she had ever known. On Wednesday, the Friends of West Valley Animal Shelter explained:

Rosie never thought that she’d lose the only home she’s known all her life. Life was good as she’s living her golden years with her family. But her world came to an abrupt end when her family had to surrender her and her siblings.


Rosie is a victim of both irresponsible owners and an imperfect system. Her brother Buddy (A1642134) the suspect in the case, whose crime was that he got out of their home, scared a passerby and caused the person to fall and injure himself. (note: their family failed to keep them safely contained in their home and the dogs have gotten out in the past).

Rosie no longer at home – today she spends her time alone, surrounded by concrete walls and a metal fence. Rosie needs a second chance – a warm and loving home where she can spend her days in comfort, rather than in fear.

Rosie must be adopted outside of the Los Angeles city limits. You can help Rosie find her happily-ever-after by sharing her adoption information.

She’s at the South LA Shelter, 213-485-0214.
ROSIE – ID#A078661

Petharbor link here.

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Overlooked – she arrived as a stray, but her family never picked her up

She arrived as a stray…but her family never arrived at the animal shelter to pick her up. Perhaps it’s for the best, the senior dog came to the New York Animal Care and Control facility in Manhattan with dirty fur, looking quite bedraggled and truth be told, a bit neglected.

The nine-year-old dog is now being called “Daffodil,” and she could use a bit of attention – she came to the shelter facility on August 8 and the “safe” period of her stray hold expired on August 11. Now she is considered to be “super urgent.”

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Shelter notes on Daffodil seem to support the notion that her family will not be arriving to take her home – the notes read:

Observed Behavior – friendly, allows handling and examination with little restraint Evidence of Cruelty seen – appears to have been abandoned/neglected

Daffodil needs the help of strangers right now – she has nobody else. Please share her adoption information to help save her life.

Full shelter notes and information about how to help Daffodil at this link.

DAFFODIL – A1121233

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Heartbreaking: Senior Great Dane used as puppy machine found wandering as stray

Perhaps the only logical conclusion one could draw is that this beautiful blue merle  senior Great Dane found scavenging the streets and much too close to the road has been tossed away as her puppy producing days have waned. Most likely used as a breeding machine, the friendly eight-year-old dog arrived at the North Central Animal Care and Control on Friday. Sadly, she had no microchip; no owner, no name and no soft bed of her own.

Click here for this dog’s Pet Harbor adoption listing. “I am an unaltered female, gray and black Great Dane. The shelter thinks I am about 8 years old. I have been at the shelter since Jul 14, 2017.” For more information about this animal, call Los Angeles Animal Services – North Central Shelter at (888) 452-7381
Ask for information about animal ID number A1714981. A Facebook page for this dog can be followed here.

“At North Central! Just arrived! No WORDS…. just heartbreaking,” volunteer Denise Santiago Jones posted on her Facebook page to bring awareness to this dog’s plight.

This Great Dane is expected to be available for adoption on July 20, and as noted thus far, can be adopted by anyone from the general public. Think carefully before adopting a dog; it is a lifetime commitment. They depend on us for their happiness, good health and safety.  Please share her story and the video below. Sharing saves lives, and every life counts. Isn’t it time this sweet dog gets to enjoy the pampered life? You bet it is!

(Photos and video of  senior Great Dane courtesy of Denise Santiago Jones)

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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

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 )

Check out Charlie’s video here: