Shelter dogs have a tough enough life just waiting everyday for someone to come and rescue them. However, shelter dogs in Arkansas are facing another danger that threatens their life.
The Humane Society Of The Delta in Arkansas had their shelter dogs targeted by a monster that is breaking in and using them for bait dogs. They believe someone intentionally opened many of the cages of the shelter dogs. They are unsure if they brought in their own fighting dog or just put multiple shelter dogs, especially pit bulls, in one kennel to fight for sport.
The staff came in to find multiple dogs with puncture wounds. “The scene was straight out of a horror film. It was a bloodbath. Kennels had been destroyed in the mayhem to give you an idea of the kind of fighting and violence that took place,” posted the shelter after the first attack.
Rubio, a 9 year old lab mix, had the most injuries and was fighting for his life. Thankfully, he was rushed to a vet where they are caring for him and he is slowly improving. The shelter put out a plea to have people donate to help cover the medical bills of the injured dogs and for a security system. They went on to ask for help installing it.
One day, Audra Petraškienė from Lithuania saw a sight that she wishes no one ever has to see. What she saw shook her to her core, but she’s glad she saw it, as it helped save a dog’s life.
When Audra was driving along a riverside, she noticed a wet, shivering dog on the riverbank. She also saw something horrific – there was a metal weight tied to the dog’s neck. Audra immediately got out and rushed to the dog’s aid.
The dog had a makeshift anchor tied around his neck and was then thrown into the river. But the brave little dog, named Toriuk, fought and swam his way back to the riverbank. Fighting her tears, Audra took the dog back to the vet, where it was confirmed that the anchor weighed more than 13 pounds!
A stray pregnant Pit Bull was wandering the streets of York, South Carolina, all by herself on a cold winter day.
Animal Control officers picked her up, but instead of bringing her to a shelter, they contacted a local rescue to see if they’d take her in. It was best that this sweet mama-to-be give birth at a rescue in a comfortable setting as opposed to a scary shelter.
Halfway There Rescue agreed to take her in and later named her Daya. Sadly, Daya lost her babies in utero and on top of that, she had a bad infection that required surgery. Thankfully, everything went smoothly and she went to live with a foster where she could recuperate.
Daya was now safe, but one important thing was missing: her babies. Staff noticed that Daya would take in socks and toys and act like they were her babies, perhaps to fill the void.
Rescuers came upon a horrific sight when they were walking on an Albanian city street. Hero, 8-year-old dog, was wondering the streets with his eyes recently gouged out. The poor dog had endured so much cruelty and pain, yet he trusted humans to help him.
Rescuers brought the dog to Blind Dog Rescue UK, a charity that specializes in helping blind and partially blind dogs in Europe. There are no words to describe how staff felt when they saw the cruelty Hero had suffered. The rescue group was able to find a safe home to rehabilitate Hero in at Halfway Home Dog Rescue.
“He had his eyes sewn up after managing to fight off a terrible infection.” Hero’s suffering was not quite over. He was examined by a vet and found a cancerous tumor that needed to be treated.
Dogs look at their family as their pack and would never abandon them. People need to look at dogs as members of the family and not as disposable objects when life changes. A loving 3-year-old German Shepherd was dumped by his family because they found out they were having a baby.
The young dog named Rocco was hunched over and shaking like a leaf in the back of a kennel at Dallas Animal Services. His family abandoned him there and he did not know why. His sad eyes looked up asking ‘why am I here?’ to anyone who walked by. A shelter can be very stressful with all the unfamiliar smells, noises, and people.
For this innocent Husky, named Cloud, his entire life existed bound to a chain, living outside. While the breed is known for their resilience in cold weather, this is NO LIFE for a domesticated Husky that belongs inside a loving home.
Cloud had never seen the inside of his owner’s house. Not once! For 15 long years, he spent each day all alone, living in his own waste.
He never had the chance to curl up at his owner’s feet or lie in front of a warm fireplace. Instead, he was forced to live in squalor like he didn’t even matter.
Then something happened, a miracle in disguise. His owner’s house was so badly taken care of that the roof actually collapsed. It was rotted out from so much water damage. When this happened, and people arrived on the scene to investigate, they saw Cloud. The poor senior Husky living outside on a heavy chain was in clear violation of the law.
Libre’s law protects animals like Cloud. They are only allowed outside alone for 30 minutes in extreme temperatures. Since he was also chained up and living amongst waste, the SPCA was called immediately.
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.