Jennarae Goodbar, 12, was killed in a tragic accident Saturday afternoon when she chased her dog out onto Route 60 in Rockbridge County, Virginia.
She was training her pup, Cash, outside when he took off running onto a busy road. Jennarae immediately ran after him, but just as she got to him, both she and Cash were struck by a car that was unable to stop in time. Both of them were killed on impact.
Jennarae’s mother, Donna Jean, says Cash will be buried alongside her daughter. Cash’s name was fitting because Jennarae had bought him with her own “cash” that she had saved up. Cash meant everything to her, and her mom describes him as “her baby.”
When Kathryn Sinske came across Claire’s photo on Facebook, there was something in the pregnant Chihuahua’s eyes that immediately caught her attention. Whether it was pain or fear in Claire’s expression, Sinske stopped scrolling and decided to take action.
“When I saw her on social media my heart just broke for her,” Sinske told The Dodo. “She was listed as an older pregnant female ready to give birth any day. She looked terrified and confused in her shelter picture.”
Animal control had picked up Claire in San Bernardino, California, and her swollen belly made clear that the officers had found her just in time. Days after her arrival at the shelter, Claire went into labor alone in the early hours of the morning. “She was placed in isolation and given a blanket to have her babies,” Sinske said. “She had four puppies but, sadly, one did not make it.”
As soon as Sinske learned of the puppies’ arrival, she rushed down to the shelter to break the little family out of confinement. Sinske could see that the nervous new mother was filthy and covered in ticks.
“They handed her to me in a carrier and I could tell she was super scared,” Sinske said. “I even had to sign a waiver because she was listed as fearful.”
Sinske promised to do everything in her power to help the little family survive — a job that became more difficult the next day when Claire’s health plummeted. Claire was found to be anemic and suffering from a fever of 105 degrees, so Sinske had to step in as mom for both the sick dog and her babies.
After a week of visits to the vet and hand-feeding both Claire and her babies, Sinske was overjoyed to see the little dog’s temperature return to normal. And while Claire has proven to be a picky eater, Sinske is happy to indulge her whims.
“After everything she’s been through I have no problem making sure she gets what she wants,” Sinske said. “She is so sweet, loves to get lots of love and sit in my lap.”
Once the puppies are weaned and Claire is given a clean bill of health, the entire family will begin their search for a forever home.
But after a hard life, Claire is happy to finally be safe and able to give her babies everything they need, Sinske noted: “She’s a great mama.”
PHOENIX, AZ — A Phoenix dog is being hailed as a “hero” for jumping in front of his owner and taking a venomous rattlesnake bite to the face. Paula Godwin, of Anthem, told Patch she took her two dogs hiking on a trailhead near North Seventh Avenue and West Carefree Highway around 7 a.m. Friday. As they strolled down the hill, her curious 6-month-old golden retriever, Todd, jolted toward her foot.
“I didn’t see the snake and I am so careful when it comes to these things,” Godwin said, noting she’s lived her whole life in the area and knows of the dangers. “That dang rattlesnake was so camouflaged I did not see that thing.”
The snake, an adult with a grayish color and white speckles, didn’t make a sound until it was too late.
“I think the snake was sleeping because I didn’t even hear a rattle. It was super quiet,” said Godwin.
Todd put his nose down close to the ground to see what was on the trail. The snake immediately bit him on the nose and cheek area.
“Right when he struck he started to rattle,” she said.
What some people will do in the name of being vindictive and hurtful is downright sickening. There are awful people on this planet who do terrible things to innocent animals. Elizabeth Lena James of South Carolina is a despicable human being who took her anger and revenge out on an innocent puppy. Now, loving dog owners are barking back.
It all started when James’ boyfriend broke up with her. He took his belongings, left her behind, but also left his 16-month-old mixed Mastiff puppy, too. The ex-girlfriend did something unthinkable: she starved Champ out of spite. That’s right, the innocent dog was starving to death, but authorities stepped in just in the nick of time.
When found, he weighed less than half of his normal weight, was covered in maggots, and all his bones were visible.
Rescue Dogs Rock NYC took the sweet dog in and never gave up on him. He went from chained up and starving to the road to recovery.
He has his own Facebook page, Justice for Champ, and he recently was placed in his forever, loving home. What a happy ending for this dog who faced what no animal ever should. Thank you to all who helped in his care!
One of the most common forms of animals abuse and cruelty is leaving your pets outside in the freezing cold.animal cruelty agencies and the police investigate this form of abuse more than any other form of animal abuse.
But dogs in Pennsylvania will now have stronger protection thanks to a new law that makes it a felony for residents to leave their dogs outside in the cold.
Dog owners who leave a dog outside in extremely cold weather for too long could now face felony animal cruelty charges of up to 7 years in prison and a $15,000 fine.
Libre’s Law (or Pennsylvania, House Bill 1238) was signed into law recently, and specifies that dogs cannot be left outside in temperatures below 32 degrees Fahrenheit or above 90 degrees Fahrenheit for more than 30 minutes at a time.
A personality test based on your choice from the eyes below. According to this analysis that went viral on social media, choosing one of these eyes may determine if you’re a sociopath or a social butterfly. BetterMe brings you this exam as a social experiment.
This is what you have to do: Pick an eye, any eye, don’t tell us which one you chose. Then scroll down to find your personality type. Just be relaxed and a psychological test will help you uncover your inner secrets. Hundreds of our subscribers have passed it and it really works.
And now prepare… Sit comfortably in your chair, clear your head of your thoughts, concentrate. Are you ready? No cheating! ….Go!
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You are an extrovert who loves people.
You see only the good and believe everyone deserves to be treated lovingly. You are forever helping someone out of a jam. You never burden others with your woes.
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