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Bonded pair deserted at 14-years-old in desperate need of help

When their family moved, Oscar and Boba were deserted and sent to Carson Animal Care in California. The 14-year-old bonded dogs had never been away from their home or their family. And if life couldn’t throw any more lemons at these two sweet dogs, the shelter separated them – each in a different building. Neither one knows where the other dog is – neither one can be comforted by each other.

“#A5219560 My name is OSCAR and I’m an approximately 14 year old male Dachshund. I am not yet neutered. I have been at the Carson Animal Care Center since 9/16. I will be available on 9/16. You can visit me at my temporary home at C230. My former family who owned me for had to give me up because they were moving.”

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“#A5219565 My name is BOBA and I’m an approximately 14 year old male German Shepherd. I am not yet neutered. I have been at the Carson Animal Care Center since 9/16. I will be available on 9/16. You can visit me at my temporary home at C109.”

Dachshund and German Shepherd  AGE:14 years
Male  ARRIVED:9/16
AVAILABLE ON: 9/16
Carson Shelter – 310-523-9566
M-TH 12pm-7pm, F-SU- 10am-5pm
216 W Victoria St. Gardena, CA 90248

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Video 2 for Boba:

Follow their Facebook page here. Please note the dogs’ status has been listed as URGENT. Share their plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives.

Read the latest animal news on the National Pet Rescue Facebook page.

(Photo and videos of deserted seniors courtesy of volunteers at Saving Carson Shelter Dogs)

These adorable best friends are sure to make you smile!


These unlikely friends are too adorable for words

A ‘village’ of rescuers saved shelter dachshund from euthanasia

“It takes a village to raise a child,” may have become a popular proverb, but no doubt it took a village to enable the rescue of a dachshund surrendered by his owner who ordered the dog euthanized by Devore Animal Shelter.

According to the owner, the dog has a behavioral problem, including having bitten several people. The owner therefore made the decision, paid extra and ordered the dog be killed.

His story began on Thursday when he was brought into the shelter:

“Heartbreaking as owner refused to allow the Doxie to go to a rescue. Paid to have it euthanized. The owners are the only people who can reclaim the dog and give the doxie to a rescue. There is no evaluation done by the shelter to re access, and verify signed statements to be true and substantiated . It is because the owner made a claim the dog has bitten before, the impulsivity (sp) of this owner’s action sounds retaliatory. If this bouncing loving dog has behavior issues there would of been many rescues willing to get the dog evaluated and rehabilitated. I hope they are never allowed to adopt another living animal again! Outrageous injustice without a fair assessment from a trained personnel.”

What happened next showed how respectful and persistent animal rescuers were trying to save the dachshund. Shelter personnel from the San Bernardino County animal shelters submitted an explanation citing why the dog could not be released to any rescue organization:

 “The dog with animal identification number A669324 was surrendered by its owner on September 12, 2018, the owner requested that the County euthanize the dog and signed a contract to have this service performed. The statement indicated by the owner on the contract was ‘My animal has a behavioral or temperamental defect that could pose a health or safety risk or otherwise make the animal unsuitable for placement as a pet.’ Pursuant to California Food and Agriculture Code Section 31108.5 entitled Proof of Ownership When Relinquishing a Dog Required. Section (a) (1) states: Upon relinquishment of a dog to a public or private shelter, the owner of the dog shall present sufficient identification to establish his or her ownership of the dog and shall sign a statement that he or she is the lawful owner of the dog,’ the person who relinquished this dog was established to be the owner of this dog.”

Shortly thereafter, a legal fund for the Doxie’s plight was set up while rescuers, animal advocates and supporters repeatedly asked if the dog’s life could be spared. Perhaps it was political pressure, social pressure, owner remorse, a compassionate staff or a combination of everyone working together that San Bernardino County – Devore Animal Shelter , released the dog to rescue on Friday afternoon.

“Good afternoon,
After contact with the owner it has been determined that the dog with animal identification number A669324 will be made available to 501(c)(3) rescue groups today on a first come first serve basis.
Thank you for your interest in our shelter pets.
Kelly Papp”

A.R.T And Paws rescued the Pomeranian that accompanied the Doxie on Thursday. Described as a sweetheart, the Pom had been at the veterinarian having dental work performed. Check out when the two dogs are reunited:

To help with these two grateful dogs, donations to ART N Paws Animal Rescue can be made here.

Read prior coverage here.

(Video courtesy of Liraz Abraham)

Read the latest animal news at National Pet Rescue Facebook page.

Yesterday in the news: Dog died after eating bread with toxic ingredient – read more here.

Dog in need: Gentle shepherd longs for someone to love him – more about saving this dog here.

 

Watch a soldier’s heartwarming reunion with a dog she rescued


Say good-bye to the beloved “bug”

Left behind tied up with no food or water, Miracle’s tail still wagged

In Orangeburg, South Carolina, the sweetest dog, dubbed Miracle, was left behind – she had been tied to an old makeshift dog house without any food or water. Still, when Animal Control officers arrived and found her, young dog Miracle, wagged her tail in excitement and happiness most likely thinking someone does care about me.

“…But lucky for her, someone saw her and called us. Miracle just wags her tail. And loves everyone,” wrote the Orangeburg County Animal Control and Shelter on their Facebook page early Friday morning. “And that sweet disposition makes her past even more heartbreaking.”

Surely Miracle had to have wondered why her family abandoned her. Did she do something wrong? Was she going to die? Dogs don’t blame humans; they live for the day.

Miracle needs an approved rescue organization to step up for her and give her the care and love she deserves. Share her plight with friends, family and social media contacts. If interested, email rescuemesc@gmail.com. Follow Miracle’s story on Facebook.

(Photos of Miracle Orangeburg County Animal Control and Shelter)

Follow the latest animal news on the National Pet Rescue Facebook page.

In the news yesterday: Man accused of beating his girlfriend’s dog to death – story here.

More news: Starved dog, Champ, continues to inspire with progress and forgiving heartMore here.


You’re sure to smile – adorable kittens are simply cuteness overload! Watch the video here.

Clever dog stands in the pool like a human – watch the adorable video here.

Owner would have dumped bonded seniors in shelter parking lot

A bonded pair of senior dogs would have been dumped in the shelter parking lot, had Riverside Animal Shelter not been able to take the dogs. According to a volunteer, the heartbreaking story for these two frightened dogs began on August 28.

“The bonded pair was surrendered yesterday while I was at the shelter. Staff let me know that the owner is moving out of state and had tried to rehome them for quite some time with no luck. If the shelter wouldn’t have taken them, the owner said he would have dumped them in the parking lot. Shelter staff told me they are extremely bonded. If you are wanting to rescue, they come as a pair.”

TILLER #A1354780  PetHarbor listing.
I am a neutered male, black and tan German Shepherd Dog and Rottweiler.
The shelter staff think I am about 9 years old.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out the video:

EMBER #A1354781  PetHarbor listing
I am a spayed female, black and tan German Shepherd Dog and Rottweiler.
The shelter staff think I am about 9 years old.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Video #2. Check out how sweet these two dogs are to the staff.

For more information about these animals, call the Riverside County Animal Control – Riverside Shelter California at (951) 358-7387. Ask for information about animal ID number A1354780 and A1354781.

Share their plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. Follow their Facebook page here.

(Photos and videos of dogs that would have been left in the parking lot courtesy of Saving Riverside Shelter Dogs)

Read more animal news on the National Pet Rescue Facebook page.

More news: Puppy rescued from beneath suffocating blanket in 90 degree heat – more here.


Border collie gets so excited watching herself on TV – watch the adorable video here.

Puppy reunited with mom – watch the heartwarming video here.

Almost a bad memory: Champ the starved dog moves on to foster home

Drum roll please!  Almost just a bad memory, Champ the intentionally starved dog, moved on to his medical foster home in Maryland on Saturday morning. For the next several weeks, while he continues his miraculous recovery, the 16-month-old Mastiff will be pampered and loved.

“The rumor mill is true! Champ is going to stay with me and Cakes for the next several weeks while he continues to recover. Me and Cakes can’t wait to show him the ropes and get him in the yard but until then, Mom and Dad said he needs time to decompress and get settled in and feel comfortable.

Champ is in good hands and is a total lovebug!”

 

Who can believe this is the Laurens, South Carolina dog barely two weeks ago, whose photo of the dog curled up in the dirt starving, near death and crawling with maggots went viral? Animal advocates were outraged as Champ’s terrible story of abuse and neglect unraveled:

“His heartbreaking story is that he is the victim of a breakup,” Rescue Dogs Rock NYC co-founder Jackie O’Sullivan posted on the organization’s social media page. “… since ‘he was not her dog’, she fed her dogs but not Champ.”

Are you wondering where Champ is being fostered? Think back to the beginning of 2017. An Isabella fawn and rust purebred Doberman had been brought into the county shelter in Kershaw City, South Carolina. He was severely injured, emaciated and scarred. Someone had cropped off his ears in an egregious home botched job, but that wasn’t the worst of it for this one-year-old dog. His back was completely bent over and contorted as he hobbled in pain. The shelter staff believed the clearly starved and abused puppy had escaped from the hell where he had been existing, and as he tried to eat a dead animal lying on the road to stave off his intense hunger, he had been struck by a car.

Rescue Dogs Rock NYC, and co-founder Jackie O’Sullivan came to Spencer’s rescue that day; the dog with a severed spine, and even though the costs to help him had been estimated to be extremely expensive, there was no hesitation to help:

“We took him because he was suffering, and he deserved to live,” Jackie posted to their followers on the rescue’s Facebook page. “It was the right thing to do, but we need your help. We put down a $3,000 deposit just to bring him in the front door. It is no wonder so many dogs can not be helped. In addition to the operation for his spine, his stomach is full of bones – which is another problem we will have to address.”

Spencer has since recovered and his amazing foster home (which became his permanent home) has now opened their doors to Champ. And with his orthopedic bed, Champ is getting settled in.

“We know there were lots of happy tears shed for this miracle boy as he moves on to the next stage of his journey. Onward and upward Champ! You got this!”

Read Spencer’s story here.

Spencer”s recovery was another miracle. Check it out:

It is because of so many generous people these extremely difficult rescues are possible. Help support Rescue Dogs Rock NYC.

Read previous coverage of Champ’s plight here.

And not to be outdone by Spencer’s story, check out Champ’s Sunday morning walk.

“Here is how Champ’s first day in a home went:
Champ had a variety of short walks yesterday, learning the neighborhood and we are happy to say he is able to quickly learn where he is living and is picking up on a routine. The other great news is that he is house broken. He ate 4x yesterday and continues to have a very healthy appetite. It is so true that when he wants to eat, he lets you know. Champ also had a meet and greet at the vet office yesterday and got an initial weigh in. He continues to gain weight and we will have a more detailed report after his vet appointment on Friday,” his foster family posted earlier Sunday morning.

Read more animal news on the National Pet Rescue Facebook page.

More news: Puppy rescued from beneath suffocating blanket in 90 degree heat – more here.


Border collie gets so excited watching herself on TV – watch the adorable video here.

Puppy reunited with mom – watch the heartwarming video here.

 

 

Trixie Blue: Neglected and scared and surrendered to shelter by owner

Try to explain to neglected and scared Trixie Blue why she is in a cage and her family is no where in sight. Ten-year-old Trixie Blue was surrendered on Saturday. A volunteer from Carson Animal Care Shelter made the following observation:

“A4268236 ✰ TRIXIE_BLUE -8/20/18-
SENIOR OWNER SURRENDER URGENT!!! PLEASE READ and SHARE!
SENIOR TRIXIE BLUE. She’s beautiful but so neglected and confused and then left at the Shelter. She is not listed and needs help FAST!! Please SHARE for a FOSTER and RESCUE to save her life now!”

Check out Trixie-Blue’s video. Is her heart not broken?

#A4268236 My name is TRIXIE_BLUE and I’m an approximately 10 year old female Terrier. I am already spayed. I have been at the Carson Animal Care Center since 8/18. I will be available on 8/31. You can visit me at my temporary home at C413. My former family who owned me had to give me up because they couldn’t afford the care I need.

Terrier  AGE:10 years
Female (S)  ARRIVED:8/18
AVAILABLE ON: 8/31
Carson Shelter – 310-523-9566
M-TH 12pm-7pm, F-SU- 10am-5pm
216 W Victoria St. Gardena, CA 90248

Please share Trixie Blue’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends. family and social media contacts. Follow her page on Facebook 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 courtesy of Saving Carson Shelter Dogs)

Read the latest animal news on the National Pet Rescue page by clicking here.

In the news yesterday: Dog too depressed to get up after being surrendered – read more here.

Positive news: Intentionally starved dog strong enough to walk outside – read more here.


Get your puppy fix – sweet Dane falls asleep while eating strawberries. Watch it here!


 

Puppy reunited with mom – watch the heartwarming video here.

 

 

Heartbreaking: Dog’s loving glances towards the owner who betrays her

In a heartbreaking ten second video at an overcrowded Texas animal shelter in Paris, a dog’s loving glances towards her owner barely evokes any reaction. The dog stands as close to her owner  as she can looking for comfort, but the woman offers no kind gesture towards her loyal dog or the puppies surrendered on Monday afternoon.

 

 

All she says is

“I know you’re hurting.”

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The mother dog has a painful bleeding mass under her arm. Three of her puppies have died and one is missing.

A Facebook page can be followed here. A shelter volunteer offers the following information:

“Mama and her 3 puppies just OSR [Owner surrenedered] to the #ParisTxShelter! Puppies are 5 weeks old. Owner stated that she could not afford medical care. There is a huge mass on her chest. She is bleeding. She has surrendered several dogs before. There were 7 puppies but she only brought in 3. 3 died and she can’t find the other one. Another couple came in to surrender two puppies while she was here and owner tried to take them!  Mom and puppies need help ASAP.”

 

Please share this heartbreaking situation with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Donations are currently being pledged for rescue Sharing saves lives. Won’t you take a moment and send this to a friend? An additional link to this dog’s story can be followed here.

Email Humaneassoclc@gmail.com if you can help.

(Photos and video of loving glances by dog courtesy of Leslie Ysuhuaylas)

Follow more animal related news on the National Pet Rescue.

In the news yesterday: Heartbreaking news about starved dog found in parking lot – more here.

The cutest video you’ll see this week! Adorable otter has to cuddle her stuff in order to go to sleep – watch here.

Sweet kitten says thank you for being rescued – check out the video here.

 

 

Intentionally starved dog ‘Champ’ showing improvement

In Laurens, South Carolina a starved and abused 16-month-old Mastiff named Champ continuing to fight for his life at an emergency veterinarian hospital has made national news. Earlier in the week, Rescue Dogs Rock NYC were alerted to Champ’s desperate plight and immediately jumped in to try and save his life.

“His heartbreaking story is that he is the victim of a breakup,” the rescue’s co-founder Jackie O’Sullivan posted on the organization’s social media page. “… since ‘he was not her dog’, she fed her dogs but not Champ.”

Since Wednesday, when Champ was rescued by a neighbor who took a stand against animal cruelty and notified Jon Giles Gilmer, with Laurens County Animal Control, the emaciated pup has been fighting to survive. His preliminary prognosis was critical. As recently as Friday, his blood still had not been regenerating:

“Champ’s blood-work confirms his numbers are still way off & there is no regeneration at this time. There will likely be another blood transfusion in the next day or so. His spirits are up a bit, likely because he knows he is SAFE & that we are trying to help him! He is eating a little bit of chicken!

Champ will continue to get round the clock care for as long as he needs it!”

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Periodic updates of Champ’s condition has animal advocates cheering the slightest improvements. On Thursday evening, he was snuggled into “comfy jammies” since he has no body fat or muscle tone, in order to keep him warm.

And on Friday dog food was not to be on the menu for Champ’s dinner, but thanks to one of the veterinarian technicians, the boiled chicken appealed to his discerning palate.

Saturday brought smiles to the staff at the animal hospital – guess who had scrambled eggs?

“Yum, I really enjoyed my breakfast. I’m feeling a little bit better and I know these nice people are helping me. I can’t stand or walk yet, but baby steps. I am grateful for all  the love and support,” Champ expressed with his huge brown eyes.

Elizabeth James, the woman accused of starving Champ, has been issued a citation and arrested for animal cruelty. Her court date is scheduled for October 19, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. at the Laurens County Courthouse in Laurens, South Carolina.

To help with Champ’s medical expenses, please click here.

Read previous coverage of Champ’s plight here.

Follow more animal related news on the National Pet Rescue.

In the news yesterday: Heartbreaking news about starved dog found in parking lot – more here.

The cutest video you’ll see this week! Adorable otter has to cuddle her stuff in order to go to sleep – watch here.

Sweet kitten says thank you for being rescued – check out the video here.

 

Abandoned Eleanor Rigby dragged across parking lot to overcrowded shelter

Eleanor Rigby was dragged across the parking lot into the San Bernardino City Shelter on Tuesday morning. Animal advocate and volunteer, Andrea Neyses had been running into the shelter to take photos of the dogs in order to help them find homes when she stopped short.

“I never even made it into the San Bernardino City Shelter. and there’s a dog being dragged across the parking lot. I had to stop,” began Andrea as she unfolded the tragic story of a lonely, unwanted dog. “ELEANOR RIGBY is a young girl?  such a gentle soul, Husky /Shepherd mix, old scarred skin and a halo of fleas all about her, scarred nipples, been bred too much!”

The person dragging Eleanor Rigby into the shelter stated the dog had been abandoned in a busy area for more than two weeks, and no one bothered to help her until this morning. The Good Samaritan found her crossing Highland Avenue – a street where the freeway exits. He had been surprised she was still there; kind hearts had been throwing her scraps from a nearby grocery store.

“Ah, look at all the lonely (people) dogs. Where do they all come from? Where do they all belong?”

Check out Eleanor Rigby’s video:

Video #2 (Just look how sweet she is)

Eleanor Rigby needs our help. San Bernardino City Shelter, CA doesn’t have many net workers; your help is needed sharing her plight. Follow her rescue efforts here. Please continue to share her story until she is safely out of the shelter.

San Bernardino City Animal Shelter
333 Chandler Place, San Bernardino, CA
Closed Sunday and Monday
Telephone: (909) 384-1304
Rescues please email Jennifer Van Ness, the SBC rescue coordinator, with ID# asap if interested in helping.
Email: Vanness_je@sbcity.org. Make sure to reference ID #A517162.

If you would like to help the shelter with low income spay and neuter, rebuilding this old shelter, repairing or just items to keep the animals comfortable during their stay at the shelter, please donate to Daisy Hope Foundation .
This is a tax deductible and all money goes to the animals..
Thank you in advance for helping this shelter stay open at least another year ( that’s 7000 animals lives a year saved)
PayPal;
daisyshopefoundation@gmail.com

(Photos and videos via Andrea Neyses)

Read more news on the National Pet Rescue page here.

Yesterday: Puppy stolen from terminally ill child – read more here.

In other recent news – Homeless man and his dog receive help after attack – read more here.


Judge allows man caught on video abusing dog to retain custody – more about the case here.

The cutest video you’ll see this week! Adorable otter has to cuddle her stuff in order to go to sleep – watch here.

Sweet kitten says thank you for being rescued – check out the video here.

 

Volunteers rally to save dogs during distemper outbreak in Texas shelter

It was a tragic scene at Garland Animal Services this week after 27 dogs were diagnosed with distemper. At least six dogs had to be euthanized, but there has been hope for many as volunteers rallied to help and save as many as they could. Distemperis extremely contagious, and all of the dogs needed to be moved out of the shelter so the facility could be thoroughly cleaned.

Volunteers from Plano to Austin came to the rescue.  Tzu Zoo Rescue  brought a RV to hold dogs while the healthy animals from those testing  positive for distemper could be separated.  Austin Pets Alive also pitched in to help.For dogs who could not be moved away by helping rescue organizations, a temporary shelter was set up inside of a covered garage where the city keeps its stockpiles of coating for icy roads.

Until 10:00 Friday evening, volunteers worked to install the temporary kennels – a triage section has been set up to treat the infected dogs. And then there are  dogs who desperately need help. Garland Animal Services still has 42 dogs that need to go to rescue in order to begin a deep clean. If you are a rescue that can provide assistance, please contact the shelter today.

Check out the video that shows how people really do make a difference. We are truly proud of everyone are helping. Please don’t stop now.

Check out the shelter’s Amazon wish list here.

Read more news on the National Pet Rescue page here.

Dumped dog is dead just weeks after she was adopted from CA shelter – learn more here.

Dumped dog dead just weeks after being adopted from shelter