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Sir Troy: Abandoned in a cage on the streets and now sentenced to death at NYC shelter

How does a friendly, middle-aged dog with a wiggly butt in spite of his dermatological issues, dubbed Sir Troy, be abandoned in a crate and left along a residential street in Brooklyn wind up on Monday’s euthanasia list at New York City Animal Care Centers? Speaking with his expressive eyes on Monday morning, Sir Troy addresses everyone regarding his bad luck:

“…Please find me a home today. I heard them say my time is almost up. I loved my family, but they put me in a crate and left me on the streets. My nose poked through the wires as they walked farther and farther away until finally they were gone. My heart sank and I never saw them again.”

Although Sir Troy might no longer be that adorable little puppy with the black button nose and the playful paws, it is hoped someone can see past his bruised little body and capitalize on that heart just filled with kindness and love. A volunteer writes about this dog, who she says is impossible not to love.

“He is in need of some dermatological TLC, but his tail is such a wiggly blur and his eyes are so soulful that you’ll hardly even notice. He sees a friend in every new face, welcomes help scratching his itches and shows his thanks with kisses and paws-in-the-lap. He is super treat motivated, usually takes them like a gentleman, and already knows ‘sit.’ He’s been fine when we’ve passed other dogs on our walks, has been easy on the leash and seems housebroken. Most of all he’s impossible not to love.”

Follow Sir Troy’s Facebook page here. He is described as seven years old and weighing 58 pounds. This dog can be adopted out to anyone in the public, but will need medical treatment for alopecia and related skin conditions. A veterinarian examination is recommended to diagnose and prescribe treatment.

“Hi, I’m really hoping you will like me, that you will be my friend, that you will pick me even though I’m not looking my best right now. ..He has proven himself to be an absolute darling at the shelter. First, he simply knocked his assessment out of the park, getting ALL COVETED 1’s across the board and a platinum AVERAGE rating, meaning he is good to go to a family with kids and even other pups who are calm like himself. He walks beautifully on leash because, after all, life is not a race – you have to take time to smell the flowers! He sits so patiently and nicely for treats and has a smile that could light up the cloudiest of days. But Sir Troy knows that this is it. He has been on the list before and despite all his charm, and kindness…”

Share this boy’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. Don’t make Monday, this dog’s last day to see the sunshine and the smiling children at the park.

SIR TROY, A1120364 is available to be reserved on the ACC website until noon on Aug 7
http://www.nycacc.org/PublicAtRisk.htm

SHELTER EMAIL adoption@nycacc.org (only if you can pick dog up personally)
SHELTER PHONE NUMBER (212) 788-4000
Address: 2336 Linden Boulevard Brooklyn, NY New York
Operating hours: Adoption starts at noon till 8 p.m., (6:00 p.m. on weekends)

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Alone and frozen in fear, emaciated shepherd waits for soft rescue voice

Since May 7, a 14-year-old emaciated shepherd has been frozen in fear lying quietly in a shelter cage at Downey Animal Care Center in Los Angeles. On Tuesday, shelter volunteer Sal Valdepena met Smith; the rescuer’s heart breaking apart. Brought in as a stray, the senior pooch is expected to be available for adoption on May 21, but will that be too late?

“He Laid Frozen Wanting A Soft Voice To Tell Him It Will Be Okay. This Is What Smith Has To Go Through Now. Alone & Defeated,” Sal posted on his Facebook page.

Asked if a video could be done to help garner attention for this senior…

“He wouldn’t get off the floor. He’s very scared & sick. I’m hoping if a rescue contacts Downey they will release because of his condition.”

Click here for Smith’s Pet Harbor adoption listing. “My name is Smith and I am described as a neutered male, tan German Shepherd Dog mix. The shelter thinks I am about 14 years old. I have been at the shelter since May 07, 2017.” For more information about Smith, call: Los Angeles County Animal Control – Downey at (562) 940-6898. Ask for information about animal ID number A5058189. A Facebook page for this dog can be followed here.

Share Smith’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Advocates have been pledging funds to help with the dog’s medical care payable to an approved rescue. Sharing saves lives, and we are this dog’s only hope.

Photos of emaciated shepherd courtesy of Sal Valdepena.

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Check out this Alaskan husky who has an adorable love.  

Saddest dog: ‘Angel’ neglected and dumped after 10 years

Volunteers at the Carson Animal Care Center in California tell the heartbreaking story of ten-year-old Angel who was surrendered to the shelter on February 24. Her family told the staff they were moving, and Angel was just yesterday’s trash. For nearly a decade, she has been neglected; her skin is raw and her eyes are infected. And just as tragic, this senior feels betrayed; she has been called the “saddest thing you will see all day.”sad Sunday dog 2

“It’s sad that after 10 years of what looks like complete neglect of a treatable and irritating skin condition, they not only gave her the name angel but they left her at the Shelter when they moved. She deserves to know real love and care and this special senior needs help now,” posted members of the Saving Carson Dogs on their Facebook page.

Click here for this senior’s PetHarbor listing. “My name is Angel and I am described as a spayed female, fawn and white Pit Bull Terrier. The shelter thinks I am about 10 years old. I have been at the shelter since Feb 24, 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 A5036102. A Facebook page for Angel can be followed here. Share her plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.

Advocates continue to pledge funds to help an approved rescue with Angel’s anticipated veterinary expenses. Make sure to reference A5036102 when calling about this dog at:

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

(Photos and video of this dog courtesy of Saving Carson Dogs)

Check out Angel’s short video here:

Is your heart breaking?: 14-year-old Shih Tzu Tansy needs us

Even the most stoic animal rescuers have been brought to tears at the sight of Tansy, a 14-year-old Shih Tzu brought into the Carson Animal Care Center on February 3rd. As of Tuesday, Tansy was available for foster care or adoption; no one has yet to help her. This tiny little senior is blind, neglected, confused and just shivering with fear.

Click here for this little dog’s Pet Harbor listing. No photo even appears on her adoption listing. “I am described as a spayed female, black and white Shih Tzu. The shelter thinks I am about 14 years old. I have been at the shelter since Feb 03, 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 A5030489. A Facebook page for this dog can be found here.

Please share Tansy’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Advocates have pledged funds to help with this senior’s veterinary expenses. Sharing saves lives. It makes no difference whether she has weeks, months or years to live – every life counts and doesn’t this innocent little life deserve better?

“TANSY’S 14, blind, neglected and so lost and confused. She is shaking with fear and she needs help NOW.”

For more information, contact:

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

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(Photos and video of this dog courtesy of Saving Carson Shelter Dogs)

Check out her video here:

 

Update: Angry blind senior who faced the wall begins anew

Ten-year-old Luna, a blind senior Chihuahua figured out her family didn’t want her anymore.  Brought in as a stray to California’s Baldwin Park Animal Shelter on January 12, Luna had been microchipped, but when called, her owner no longer wanted her. For the first five years of Luna’s life, she had been living with the family she loved. Then cataracts developed, and her sight slowly began to fade away. When her family no longer had time for her, they gave her to another family, and the next five years went quite well – that is until Luna went completely blind. Suddenly the blind senior ended up in a cold cell – dogs barking, strangers talking to her, and she was just plain scared and miserable. There she was – betrayed again.Luna the blind senior

A volunteer, brought to tears watching the frightened sightless Chihuahua who seemed to have given up on life, posted the following on Facebook hoping to attract attention for Luna’s desperate rescue plight:

 “Sh*t out of luck little blind chi who just faces the wall and growls when anyone approaches! She has about as much chance of getting adopted as she has of driving a car. To make matters worse, she is at the back of the shelter and a non-public medical building so no one’s ever going to get to see her. I thought she was incredibly cute though and pray that maybe some kind soul will take pity on her and her grumpy predicament and get her the heck out of there!!”

When Pet Rescue Report shared Luna’s heartbreaking story, social media and kind animal advocates did the rest; they shared the tragic plight of a dog who just got old and lost her eyesight. Just two days later, came the senior’s big break; Hand in Paw came to Luna’s rescue.

“We learned of her story just yesterday, and we were able to help her because a wonderful woman has stepped forward as a committed and experienced, special-needs foster. She is not one bit aggressive and she loves to be touched. She just wants to be safe, surrounded by warmth and calm. Welcome, Luna…your future is bright with us, and we will NEVER stop loving you,” Piper Wood, the organization’s founder posted.Hand in Paw Luna

“I’ve fallen in love with this girl, Luna. She is one of the most precious dogs I’ve ever met! The fear and apprehension are gone. All she has left is love and affection, which is all she will ever receive from now on. This before and after is heartbreaking, but it is proof that kindness and compassion create miracles.”

Welcome home Luna. The group is investigating if Luna’s eyesight can be restored, but no big deal if that’s not possible. Many thanks for everyone who shared this dog’s story. (Photos of blind senior courtesy of Hand in Paw Rescue.

Read the original story here.

Blind senior faces the wall day and night with little hope for adoption

Her name is Luna, and the blind senior Chihuahua was brought in as a stray on January 12. Lucky for Luna, she was chipped and her family was called; unlucky for Luna, her family didn’t want her anymore. A volunteer, brought to tears just watching the frightened sightless Chihuahua who seemed to have given up on life, posted the following on Facebook hoping to attract attention for Luna’s desperate rescue plight:

 “Sh*t out of luck little blind chi who just faces the wall and growls when anyone approaches! She has about as much chance of getting adopted as she has of driving a car. To make matters worse, she is at the back of the shelter and a non-public medical building so no one’s ever going to get to see her. I thought she was incredibly cute though and pray that maybe some kind soul will take pity on her and her grumpy predicament and get her the heck out of there!!”

And her advocate continued:

“She is age 10, blind as a bat, grumpy. That may be the good news!! She is tiny anyway and probably has no teeth so her bites, if she follows through on those growls, will probably amount to little more than being gummed!”

Luna’s Pet Harbor listing can be found here. “My name is Luna and I am described as a female, tan Chihuahua – Smooth Coated. The shelter thinks I am about 10 years old. I have been at the shelter since Jan 12, 2017. 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 A5025190.  A Facebook page to follow her plight can be found here. Share Luna with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. We are Luna’s only hope.

(Photo of Luna courtesy of Jackie Gibbons Tomlinson.)

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Owner surrenders dog ‘Darla’ with $90 and note ‘please forgive me’

When Darla’s owner had to move into a relative’s home and care for a sick family member, she had to surrender her beloved dog to the Harris County Animal Shelter. Tragically, the devoted owner had no choice, and in this situation hearts are broken for both Darla and her human. The following was posted on the Facebook page for Harris County Animal Shelter Volunteers:

“If this doesn’t break your heart I don’t know what will! Darla’s owner had to move into take care of a sick, elderly family member. She brought her in with $90 and a note that read, “please forgive me!” Review date Dec 28th. Poor Darla! I feel so bad for her owners too. Sometimes we don’t know all the circumstances around why people have to give up their animals, but this instance sure does hurt to hear.

Her owner said she was nothing but an angel the eight years she has had her since she was a puppy!”

Comments referencing this dog indicates she gets along with other dogs. Click here for her Pet Harbor listing.”I am ready to go!My name is DARLA. I am a spayed female, fawn and white Boxer mix. The shelter staff think I am about 7 years old. I have been at the shelter since Dec 08, 2016.” 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 A473752.

Please share this girl’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. For more information, contact Harris County Animal Shelter located at 612 Canino Road, Houston, TX 77076. Information about donating to a particular animal can be found here.

(Photo of Darla ‘please forgive me’ via Harris County Animal Shelter Volunteers)

Check out Darla’s video here:

 

 

Exhausted stray pup at Chicago shelter

On November 4, Arlo arrived at the Chicago Animal Care and Control as a stray. Perhaps that was the luckiest situation for this little lost soul who was reportedly so tired that all he wanted to do was sleep. There is no doubt Arlo has been severely neglected for an extended period of time; the exhausted stray pup just wanted to rest.friendless-dog-2

According to the CACC Dog Transfer Team Facebook page, ARLO A158064 is a ten-year-old male. He came into the shelter as a stray on 11/4/16 and is available for rescue at 7 pm on 11/7/16.  He is noted to be actively sneezing and desperately needs a grooming and a nail trim. The dog seemed exhausted and didn’t want to get up.

A veterinarian examination has been requested by the team. An approved rescue group has expressed an interested in rescuing Arlo, however a foster family is needed. If interested in helping or donating to the rescue of this friendless little Yorkie mix, contact Fetching Tails Foundation.

“Sometimes we wonder how a human can treat and neglect a dog like this. This old fella is currently at Chicago Animal Control. He is 10 years young, Male Yorkie and in need of a foster home. He does need an isolation foster because he has been exposed to the canine flu. Let’s work together to save this old soul and give him a good life going forward.”

Do not call the shelter to inquire about any dogs posted on the CACC Rescue page. The volunteer Transfer Team was created to help with this, so please send a note via their Facebook page. These dogs are not on the adoption floor for reasons cited as space, medical, etc. Approved rescue groups must intervene to help.

(Photos of exhausted stray pup via CACC Dog Transfer Team)

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Rescued from euth’ room by big-hearted shelter worker

A kind-hearted shelter worker was so moved by an 11-year-old senior pup who undoubtedly had been broken and defeated, she was rescued from the euth’ room at the last moment. Quinn now has been given a chance to find love and kindness.quinn-the-pit-bull-2

According to shelter volunteer, Sal Valdapena, Quinn was “literally pulled out of the euthanasia room by a ‘big hearted AC worker’. Let’s help Quinn find her way out of the shelter. This poor girl has attack wounds all over her body.” And now the quest is to find a home for this dog – foster or permanent, but nevertheless a safe and loving situation while Quinn is nursed back to health. A Facebook page for Quinn can be followed here.

Click here for Quinn’s adoption listing. A5002649 My name is Quinn, and I’m an approximately 11 year old female pit bull. I am not yet spayed. I have been at the Downey Animal Care Center since October 15, 2016. I am available on October 19, 2016. You can visit me at my temporary home at D227.” And after years of obvious abuse – including her ears severely chopped away, Quinn still has hope in her eyes. Share this poor dog’s plight with friends, family, approved rescue organizations and social media contacts. Help find the one person who Quinn will be able to count on – whether she lives three more months or three more years. 

For additional information, contact the Downey Animal Care Center at (562) 940-6898. Make sure to reference A5002649.

(Dog rescued from euth’ room photo by Sal Valdepena)

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16-year-old Cocker Spaniel lost and confused at shelter

Do 16-year-old dogs just get lost and wind up at open admission animal shelters? Something about Nico, the beautiful but frightened 16-year-old Cocker Spaniel, just begs everyone to reach out and make sure she is safe. After all, how many families come to shelters to adopt the seniors?

Click here for Nico’s Pet Harbor listing. #A3441992  “My name is Nico and I am described as a spayed female, white and buff 16-year-old Cocker Spaniel. I have been at the shelter since Oct 25, 2016.” For more information about this dog, call Los Angeles County Animal Control – Carson at (310) 523-9566. A Facebook page for Nico can be followed here.

No one knows if Nico’s family is looking for her, and no one knows how anyone could push a 16-year-old dog out of her home. Please share this dog’s plight with approved rescue organizations, family, friends and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. For more information, contact:

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

(Photo of 16-year-old Cocker Spaniel by Saving Carson Dogs)

Watch her video here: