Being late is a terrible feeling, especially if it’s to work. Whether you woke up late or you’re stuck in traffic, the whole way there you can’t help but think of what the repurcussions will be.
Dion Cole was running late for work, and not only did it change his life, but it changed one dog’s life. As he was driving, he witnessed a truck pull over, toss a dog out of it, and drive off without him. He was shocked at what he just saw and told his wife about it.
His wife, Danielle, wrote about the incident in a Facebook post that quickly went viral. She described their experience in trying to help the dog, and wrote a heartbreaking note to the monster who did this to him.
In the post, she explained how the man threw his dog out in the Allegan forest in Michigan at about 3:30pm. The dog chased after him and ran as fast as he could until his legs gave out, causing him to collapse on the side of the road. Cole stopped to help the pup, but he was so terrified that he ran off into the woods.
A man on Long Island is under arrest for leaving more than 20 dogs outside in freezing temperatures.
Police said 51-year-old Jose Borgos was arrested after a Suffolk County police officer found 21 Rottweilers in his backyard in Rocky Point.
She discovered the dogs around 10 p.m. Thursday after she heard several of them barking. At least 9 of the dogs were found inside travel crates in a shed. The dogs are now with the Town of Brookhaven Animal Control, which will determine their placement.
Borgos, who indicated he is a breeder, faces 21 animal abuse charges.
New York State law prohibits dogs from being tethered when the temperature is below 32 degrees.
This dog, named Beauty, was found abandoned as a puppy in Mani, Greece. After she was found, she was taken in by a local charity, and sadly spent the first nine years of her life in a shelter.
Beauty, along with 150 other dogs at that shelter, waited every day for a family to adopt them. Every time someone would walk by her cage she would wag her tail in anticipation and hope. But that day never came for Beauty.
To make matters worse, Beauty got sick with leishmaniasis, a parasitic disease, this past summer. They couldn’t let her live in the shelter while she was sick, so she was brought to Athens to live in a foster home, where she would finally receive proper care.
Hope For Paws responded to a call about a homeless Poodle in a desert town located two hours east of Los Angeles. The dog had ingested acid which resulted in terrible chemical burns in her mouth, and she could hardly eat the little bit of food she found here and there. When rescuers arrived on the scene, it was worse than they thought.
They quickly worked to place the Lucky Leash on Alice to get her back to the Hope For Paws vehicle. The poor thing needed urgent medical care after years of neglect, and abuse left her in horrible shape.
Not only did she suffer from the chemical burns, she had corneal ulcers, anemia, a heart murmur, and would require an invasive dental surgery. Alice had to spend a week at the hospital under close supervision.
Giving your dog up for adoption is one of the most painful things you can do. But as the owners of these dogs were getting older, they were finding it more difficult to take care of themselves and their three senior dogs. So they decided the best thing to do was to surrender the dogs to a shelter who could help find a new home for them.
Meet Winnie, Lucy, and Mitzy – three sweet Terrier sisters aged 11, 10 and 9 years old. They’ve been together their whole life. Now, in the later stages of their lives, they find themselves at the RSPCA in Martlesham, England, waiting for someone to adopt them and find them a new home.
The story of Noodles the shelter dog started off as a sad one. The abused Beagle was scared of everyone and was constantly ignored by all. She’d just sit in the corner and never look anyone directly in the eye. Noodles sat there as if she wanted to die. Until one particular man showed up and decided to take a chance on her.
The depressed dog caught his eye, and he just had to try and help. He took her home and introduced her to another dog he’d rescued named Weezie. The two dogs hit it off right away and bonded as if they knew they had something in common.
Pedro Dinis was walking his dog near Paris, France, when he came across an awful sight: A French Mastiff who was halfway buried alive in the dirt.
The poor dog was extremely dehydrated, and her eyes were caked with dust from the dirt. She had a leash on that was attached to a sack of gravel to prevent her from breaking free if she got out.
Luckily, Dinis got there just in time and worked quickly to free her from the dirt. Dinis’ dog even helped with the rescue by digging a hole in the dirt around the trapped pup.
Once she was free, Dinis gave her water and alerted police. Paris has strict anti-abuse laws regarding animals, so an investigation was underway immediately to find the cruel person who did this.
Eventually, police were able to track down her owner, who was then charged with animal cruelty and faces up to two years in prison.
A three-year-old German Shepherd cried out for help for days hoping someone would hear her, and someone finally took notice. The dog was tied in the woods and left with nothing other than some empty bowls and a crate for survival. She’d hoped her owner would return, but that wasn’t going to happen.
But when a nearby resident heard the dog barking, she reported it to animal control. Alex Kelly, an animal control officer with New Jersey’s Irvington Township, responded to the call and asked how long the dog had been there. The woman said, “I’m going to be honest with you, the dog’s been back there at least three days,” according to The Dodo.
Animal Aid received word of a dog who’d been hit by a car and couldn’t stand, so they set out immediately to help. Little did this stray know his guardian angels would show up today. He was in a lot of pain, so they had to be extra careful.
They transported the dog back to the facilities to be checked out. He was first treated for pain, then they found that he had suffered injuries to his pelvis. He would need extensive bed rest and supportive care.
A stray dog had sought refuge in a military camp in Greece with a pack of other stray dogs.
The dog was so sick that she could barely stand on her own, and with each passing day, she grew sicker and sicker. She needed medical attention immediately or else she wouldn’t survive. But since she was a stray, her future looked bleak.
Thankfully, soldiers at the camp saw how sick she was and contacted Save a Greek Stray rescue for help. Volunteers brought her to their shelter and named her Leila.