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Betrayed: Duke is at Florida shelter and just look at him

Meet Duke. This German shepherd is at the Orange County Animal Services in Orlando. He is only six-years-old; betrayed and neglected – who could do this to any dog? What happened to “man’s best friend.”?

Duke is a neutered male and weighs 87.5 pounds. No surprise as Duke is heart worm positive in addition to his numerous medical issues, however notes indicate with proper medical care, treatment and attention, Duke may have a positive prognosis. A veterinarian examination at the shelter provides the following information:

“Age: Approx. 6 Years of Age Gender: Neutered Male Temp: 100.8F (Ear); Pulse: 100 BPM; Respiration: 30 BPM; Weight: 84.2lb(s) Microchip Scan: Performed by kennel Pictures: Yes (Unable to obtain ventral image due to painful when attempting to position); Taken by: CJS/CGO Physical Examination: Attitude: QAR Body Condition Score: BCS 1/9; Underweight Hydration: Euhydrated Mucus membrane color: Pigmented Capillary Refill Time: Normal Mouth, teeth, & gums: Tarter(Severe)/Gingivitis(Mild) Heart: 100 bpm; Normal Lungs: Normal Nose and Throat: Normal Eyes: Mucoid Discharge Ears: Infected; painful to touch Lymph Nodes: Other: Unable to palpate through skin (cellulitis/thickened) Coat and Skin: Severe generalized hairloss with cellulitis, scabbing, sores, and chronic skin changes. Abdomen: Normal Musculoskeletal: Other: Muscle atrophy Additional Observations: Copious live fleas; puritis Lab Work: Complete Blood Count (CBC): Collected By: CGO See Attached Print Out: Mild nonregenerative anemia with leukocytosis (bacterial/parasitic) Chemistry (CHM): Collected By: CGO See Attached Print Out: No significant abnormalities noted. Fecal Flotation: Collected By: CGO

Read By: CJS No Parasites or Ova Seen (NPOS) Heartworm test: Positive Other test(s): Type: Skin scrape: Negative Collected By: CJS; Read By: CJS/CGO Canine Diagrams/Notes: See Attached Print Out Assessment and Recommendations: Assessment: Severe chronic flea allergy dermatitis (FAD) with secondary skin infection and nonregenerative anemia. Emaciated with muscle wasting. Chronic skin changes related to chronic FAD and skin infection. Treatment and Recommendations: Gave Bravecto, Capstar, Baytril, Rimadyl, Benadryl. Request feeding twice daily. Rx Baytril and Rimadyl. Noted to be eating well. Repeat CBC in Q7days. Recommend posting. Recheck skin and ears for improvement on medications in Q5days. Impound Vaccines and Deworming: See ASO Exam” Please let us know if you can take him in!”

Because of Duke’s condition, he is only available to an approved rescue partner.  His Facebook page can be followed here. Please share his plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media. Sharing saves lives. Duke deserves better than this.

More information about rescue is available here.

This dog’s adoption listing can be found here. Make sure to reference A393963 when contacting Orange County Animal Services at 2769 Conroy Rd., Orlando, FL.  407-836-3111. 

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Smiling owner surrenders full term pregnant dog to Texas high kill shelter

When an owner in Texas carried his full term pregnant dog into a high kill shelter with the tether still attached to her neck, the man smiled. Volunteers at the shelter stated the owner acted as if he was a proud father to be, and there he was adding to the over population in a world of unwanted puppies.

Shortly after the dog’s surrender, the unborn puppies were gone. A volunteer fills in the heartbreaking blanks:

 “Like a proud father, he surrenders his pregnant dog with a tether still attached to her neck. She must have been raped unable to escape. Smiling, his gift to the overpopulation and constant killing of dogs. At full term she was spayed and her babies are now gone. The death is not over, 21 dogs now sit waiting to be killed today, including her!”

Fort Worth Animal Care and Control 
Ask for information about animal ID 38966114

On Sunday,  the dog was tagged BY Urgent Animals of Fort Worth. Please donate via PayPal at https://www.paypal.me/UAFW

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Opus tried desperately to get back to his owner when surrendered to shelter

For nine years, Opus lived with his family, but on Sunday every dog’s worst nightmare became reality. Opus was surrendered to the Carson Animal Shelter because his family is expecting a baby. He knew something was happening, but how to explain to a loyal friend he is no longer wanted? Despite what his eyes perceived when his owner patted him on the head, swapped out his leash and collar for a rope and was being led away, Opus refused give up those last shreds of hope.

“You can see his heart break with confusion as he tries desperately to get back to his dad and stop what’s happening,” a volunteer videoing the sad situation posted on Saving Carson Shelter Dogs Facebook.

Watch this senior’s video as he is led away by the officer. His owner pats Opus on the head, and then he is gone.

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#A5200522 My name is OPUS and I’m an approximately 9 year old male St Bernard Rgh. I am not yet neutered. I have been at the Carson Animal Care Center since 7/15. I will be available on 7/15. You can visit me at my temporary home at C331. My former family who owned me for had to give me up because they were having a baby. He is HOUSEBROKEN, HAS TO LIVE INSIDE, LOVES LITTLE DOGS and BIG DOGS, LOVES THE DOG PARK and going to PET STORES> GREAT WITH KIDS!!

St Bernard Rgh  AGE:9 years
Male  ARRIVED:7/15
AVAILABLE ON: 7/15
Carson Shelter – 310-523-9566
M-TH 12pm-7pm, F-SU- 10am-5pm
216 W Victoria St. Gardena, CA 90248

Share this dog’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. INTERESTED IN FOSTERING? 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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Starving and full of ticks, two shepherds wandered the streets for weeks

Two starving dogs – one just an eight-month-old puppy, covered in ticks, roamed the streets in San Bernardino, California for weeks. The shepherds dodged getting hit by vehicles in traffic, scavenged for food and searched out human companionship whenever anyone would approach either one. Sadly, no one stopped, until finally an unnamed hero, who had seen the dogs wandering in the area, sent animal advocate, Andrea Neyses the photos of the two beautiful young German shepherds in dire need of rescue.

“Someone did stop,” Andrea wrote on her Facebook page. “a hero who had seen these shepherds wandering too long sent me these pics and called animal control who picked up last night and the animal control truck was VERY full. Not everyone has room to take strays home, but we can all do something.”

So what can we do if we are not able to bring a lost, abandoned or injured dog into our home?

“Stop and call for help,” Andrea added. “Share these dogs so they go to good homes, donate to your local rescues and shelters. Visit shelter dogs. I take pics and visit them – no greater feeling than when I see how happy the animals are to see me.”

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Video #2 Check out how friendly she is in this short video.

 

For more information on these two dogs, email the San Bernardino City Animal Shelter rescue coordinator, Jennifer Van Ness at Vanness_je@sbcity.org. Reference the following identification numbers:

A516120  and A516107

Black shepherd Pet Harbor

“I am a female, black and white German Shepherd Dog. Shelter staff think I am about 8 months old. I have been at the shelter since Jul 12, 2018. If I am not claimed, after my stray holding period, I may be available for adoption on Jul 19, 2018.

Tan shepherd Pet Harbor

I am a female, tan and black German Shepherd Dog. I have been at the shelter since Jul 12, 2018. If I am not claimed, after my stray holding period, I may be available for adoption on Jul 19, 2018.

San Bernardino City Animal Shelter is located at 333 Chandler Place, San Bernardino, CA. They are closed on Sunday and Monday. Telephone: 909 384.1304.

Both dogs have been examined and treated by veterinarians. Follow their Facebook page here.

(Photos and videos of shepherds courtesy of Andrea Neyses)

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Henrietta the 12-pound emaciated puppy left under pile of trash

And in the pile of debris, the landlord was sure the whimpering sounds were from an animal, and called for help from the Baltimore City Animal Control. The starving puppy was found hidden under mounds of trash. There Henrietta quietly waited to die – just a bowl of water barely keeping her alive.
Henrietta was rushed to BARCS, and even though she didn’t have the strength to get on her feet, she knew she had been rescued;  as weak as she was her tail wagged. In her short life, Henrietta has already endured a great amount of abuse and neglect. She has been transferred to a partner  Franky Fund clinic ER, where she is currently fighting for her life.

The Franky Fund supports the medical bills of animals critically injured or victims of extreme abuse and neglect. Funding is desperately needed in order to give Henrietta a fighting chance.

“There is simply no reason or explanation to justify what happened to her. If ever a pet owner cannot care for their animal, BARCS and agencies like Animal Control are here to help,” the organization posted on their Facebook page.
Anyone with information on this case, Baltimore City Animal Control is asking you to please call the Animal Abuse Unit at 443-681-0101. Help Henrietta find justice. The main focus is on her care, but should she be looking for a home in the future. You can fill out an adoption application that we will keep on file. You can find it on the website at www.barcs.org/adopt.
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Shame on Roxie’s owner: Neglected pup covered in fleas at crowded shelter

Shame on Roxie’s owner. This poor gal showed up as a stray at Carson Animal Care Center on Friday. Full of fleas, practically hairless from scratching and so scared, she cowers, but shows no aggression. Roxie has been placed in the medical section so she can be cared for and rest more comfortably.

#A5197383 My name is ROXIE and I’m an approximately 8 year old female Terrier. I am not yet spayed. I have been at the Carson Animal Care Center since 7/6. I will be available on 7/10. You can visit me at my temporary home at C404.

Terrier  AGE:8 years
Female  ARRIVED:7/6
AVAILABLE ON: 7/10
Carson Shelter – 310-523-9566
M-TH 12pm-7pm, F-SU- 10am-5pm

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Please be aware the shelter is full. It is not known how long Roxie will be available for foster or adoption. Share her plight with friends, family, approved rescue organizations and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.

Help this little gal find a loving home.

More information can be found here.

INTERESTED IN FOSTERING? 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

(Photos and video of Roxie’s plight via volunteers at Saving Carson Dogs)

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Stray dog returned back to abusive owners

On June 29, 2018, a stray, female dog showed up outside a home in Plant City, Florida.  When resident “Danielle” first saw the dog, she was walking along the fence line trying to come in. Danielle’s boyfriend, Scott was hesitant at first to let her in but could tell she was stressed and injured.  When looking at her more closely, they both noticed there were fresh puncture wounds on the dog’s face, mainly near her ears and jaw. There were other puncture wounds and lacerations in various stages of healing on her body along with some older scars.

It was disturbing to see so many injuries on a dog that was only approximately two years old. What was done to her?

These injuries strongly suggested this poor girl may have been used as a bait dog for fighting.  In addition to the multiple wounds, the dog’s nails were horribly overgrown, and she appeared to have given birth within the past six months.  Equally disturbing as the injuries, was the heavy collar that was placed around her neck. It was thick and heavy and had a two-pound buckle on the end.  It was on so tight, it took two people to get it off her. This was not someone’s beloved companion animal; this was a dog who had been abused for a long time and used for breeding.

Danielle and Scott notified the local police to report a case of obvious animal abuse. The police in turn referred them to animal control. Hillsborough County Animal Control did not respond for several hours. During that time Danielle and Scott bonded with the dog whom they named Nina.  Nina was very meek and submissive; indicative of a dog who has been abused.

Danielle and Scott were worried about letting her go to animal control, but they wanted to do the right thing and follow protocol and make sure Nina’s abuse was investigated and her wounds assessed and treated by a vet. They also wanted to legally adopt her.The next day, they filed the paperwork to adopt her and assumed she would be coming back home to them after she was spayed and treated for her injuries.

Unfortunately, Hillsborough Animal Pet Resource Center proved to be very lax in their follow through and handling of Nina’s case. They never launched an investigation into her injuries and actually turned Nina back over to her original owners.

Apparently, the original owners showed up looking for her with a photo to prove ownership since there was no tag or chip.  They also gave three different versions as to why she had so many wounds on her body. They said it was because she was a hunting dog, the injuries must have happened when the dog ran away (although many were quite old) and third, injuries were already there from a previous owner. Hillsborough still turned her over to them even with all the suspicions and the inconsistent answers as to how Nina was injured.

When Danielle heard of this, she was highly upset. She contacted the supervisor who promised to start an abuse investigation, but that did not happen. When Danielle called again, promises were made to send someone to check on the well being of the dog and her surroundings; that also did not happen. Then another officer promised to go out there, still nothing.

On July 6 2018 Danielle placed another call to Hillsborough County and was told an officer had been dispatched to the house but no one was home.  This writer also called Hillsborough County on July 6 and was told the call was dispatched, but there were no updates or information on an outcome.

As the days continue to pass, it is unknown what is happening to Nina. Is she back on a tether? Is she being abused? Are there other dogs on the property also suffering abuse? Is something bigger going on at the home such as dog fighting? No one will know until Hillsborough Animal Pet Resource Center takes this complaint seriously and sends someone out there.

County animal shelters need to vet people more thoroughly before handing a dog or cat over to them. We all know they are inundated daily with unwanted animals coming through their doors and are trying to move animals out quickly to maintain a high number of live releases. However, it is doing a huge disservice to the animal to send them from the shelter into a violent, abusive environment.

Danielle and Scott followed the correct protocol because they wanted to do the right thing for Nina, but the system failed them and Nina miserably. To speak for Nina and urge Hillsborough County to follow through on Nina’s case, please call the shelter at 813-744-5660 and refer to case number 18-092069.

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Elsa left shaking at shelter after her family moved away

Elsa waits for her family to return. Sadly that will never happen because Elsa was surrendered when they moved. A volunteer shared her story and the reality of this dog’s heartbreak.

“When I first went into the kennels, she was on the other side … not coming to me … with her body shaking.”

Armed with treats of hot dogs, the volunteer sat with the frightened and confused dog on the other side of the kennel. Elsa didn’t leave.

“She just sat with me. She took treats very soft mouthed. She never barked once,” the volunteer said.

According to the dog’s previous owner, Elsa is fine with bigger dogs, but doesn’t do well with smaller dogs and cats. She is only four-years-old and is said to be good with children and suitable for a new pet owner. Sadly, this girl is very broken now, and is in a small shelter which is filling up quickly.

For more information, contact the City of Shasta Lake Animal Shelter located at 3025 Ashby Road, City of Shasta Lake, California. Call 530.275.7480.

 

Video of Elsa left heartbroken:

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When seniors are abandoned: Can you help Abby?

Meet Abby; just one day after celebrating Independence Day, this sweet eight-year-old Labrador retriever hardly has any reason to celebrate. More than likely Abbey was picked up as a stray and is microchipped. Where is her family and why aren’t they looking for her? Abby quietly waits for them to return at the Inland Valley Humane Society in Pomona, California.

Her sadness shows in her demeanor; almost as if she has no hope.

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ABBY will be available on July 11 (3 weeks before rescues are able to pull her)

ABBY
Retriever Mix / Labrador Mix
Age (approximate): 8 years
Sex Female
Color TAN/WHT
Available on:
(Subject to change) Jul 11, 2018
Rescue Date:
(Subject to change) Aug 8, 2018
Control Number: #I1296749

Click here for Abby’s adoption listing.

Please contact the shelter for additional information and updates. Adoptions have to be made in person. Potential adopters have to bring their other dogs (if any) for a meet and greet. Do not ask for the dogs by names; make sure to reference their control number (#I1296749)

INLAND VALLEY HUMANE SOCIETY
POMONA CA 91767
909 623-9777
http://www.ivhsspca.org/

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As owners dumped Dakota, dog cried, defecated and peed on herself

For five years Dakota lived with her family, and for sure this very sensitive dog believed she was loved. When she began to have accidents in the house, everything changed. According to the shelter, Dakota had developed seasonal allergies after the family moved to Maryland and  was prescribed allergy medications including prednisone – a steroid treatment commonly accompanied by increased thirst and urination.

“Both the trainer and the vet said this was not her fault. They said that this was the owner’s fault and they attempted to dump her in a shelter in Maryland.”

The family had been informed by the veterinarian the dog would need to be walked more often, but instead of trying to adjust to the dog’s more frequent bathroom needs, the family took her to a second veterinarian where they never mentioned the allergies or the medication the dog had been prescribed. Instead they asked the dog be placed on Prozac.

Fortunately for Dakota, the Maryland shelter contacted the original rescue, Paws Unite People – that is after Dakota’s family stated they no longer had time for their dog.

“She is BOMB PROOF with CHILDREN! They would dress her up, snuggle with her , and she has been ripped away from them now. She is a gentle giant who is now SHAKING, CRYING, URINATING, and DEFECATING on herself at the rescue’s facility . She is DISORIENTED, doesn’t understand why her humans have left her , and is BREAKING DOWN EMOTIONALLY !,” Paws Unite People wrote on their Facebook page.

She needs to be the only dog in the home ever since she was attacked by three other dogs in the shelter several years ago. She is a couch potato love bug who wants to kiss you, snuggle with you, and be a part of your family!”

Information:

Contact Meredith Festa at ‭+1 (516) 721-2552‬ at Paws Unite People  immediately if you can help.

⁃ Located in Suffolk County, NY
⁃ 7-9 years old
⁃ Mastiff mix
⁃ Fully vetted
⁃ No cats/ no dogs
⁃ AMAZING with children

Follow this Facebook thread for additional information. Please share Dakota’s plight with friends, family and social media contacts. This very sensitive pup needs everyone’s help.

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