Thousands Of Dogs Need Homes After Florida Bans Greyhound Racing

Greyhound racing in the state of Florida will come to a complete halt by the year 2021. The voters of Florida cast the decision, and the state voted recently to ban the sport on January 2, 2021. Many are thrilled for ban, while others are not pleased.

In the past 30 years, 50 Greyhound race tracks have closed, less people attend the events, and there have been many accusations over the years that the dogs have been poorly treated.

Stan Lee, Marvel Comics’ Real-Life Superhero, Dies at 95

 Stan Lee, the creative dynamo who revolutionized the comic book and helped make billions for Hollywood by introducing human frailties in superheroes such as Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the Incredible Hulk, died Monday. He was 95.

Lee was declared dead at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to Kirk Schenck, an attorney for Lee’s daughter, J.C. Lee.

As the top writer at Marvel Comics and later as its publisher, Lee was widely considered the architect of the contemporary comic book. He revived the industry in the 1960s by offering the costumes and action craved by younger readers while insisting on sophisticated plots, college-level dialogue, satire, science fiction, even philosophy.

Millions responded to the unlikely mix of realistic fantasy, and many of his characters, including Spider-Man, the Hulk and X-Men went on to become stars of blockbuster films. Recent projects he helped make possible range from the films “Black Panther” and “Doctor Strange” to such TV series as “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” and “Guardians of the Galaxy.”

“I think everybody loves things that are bigger than life. … I think of them as fairy tales for grown-ups,” he told The Associated Press in a 2006 interview. “We all grew up with giants and ogres and witches. Well, you get a little bit older and you’re too old to read fairy tales. But I don’t think you ever outgrow your love for those kind of things, things that are bigger than life and magical and very imaginative.”

‘Ugly’ Dog Found Abandoned On Notorious Beach in Puerto Rico

Dogs love going to the beach – except for one in Puerto Rico known as ‘Dead Dog Beach’. This notorious beach is where heartless people dump dogs they no longer want.

Three Weimaraner puppies were dumped at the beach. The puppies were found by a local animal rescue in Puerto Rico, The Sato Project. The Sato Project is constantly saving abused or neglected dogs from the notorious beach.

Upon closer examination, all the puppies had distemper, a potentially fatal virus that claims the lives of many puppies. Sadly, Murray’s siblings did not survive.

Murray was scheduled to be euthanized, but then he started to wag his tail. The vet decided to continue fighting for the sweet dog. The virus took all of Murray’s teeth, so his tongue hangs outside his mouth. Murray startled some people because he of his unusual bone structure, due to the virus. His unique looks are what attracted Mackenzie Gallant and her family to adopt him.

Doggy Daycare Worker Caught On Webcam Kneeing Pup In The Throat Multiple Times

When we leave our dogs at kennels and doggy daycare, we trust the employees to take great care of them as if they were their own pets. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case, and one pet owner had to find out the hard way.

Rachel Mundy left her dog, Ava, at Bark and Board in Brookhaven, Georgia, a doggy daycare and boarding facility. One neat feature of this daycare is that you’re able to see your dog from your phone or computer on their webcam.

 

When Mundy went to check on Ava on the webcam, she witnessed one of the employees back her into a wall and cruelly knee her in the throat. If that wasn’t bad enough, Mundy says the employee taunted and abused Ava nearly 20 more times in the span of an hour – the time it took her to get to the daycare from when she first saw it happen.

Mundy posted the video of the webcam footage on Facebook, saying she will do whatever she can to make sure this “pitiful excuse of a human-being is fired.”

Fortunately, the employee was immediately fired after Bark and Board co-owner Stewart Wingate saw the footage.

“No guest under our care is to receive any physical discipline,” Wingate told WSB-TV. “We just hope folks will understand one bad apple doesn’t mean that’s the whole crew. We care for the dogs as if they are our own.”

Abandoned Dog Is So Loyal That She Waited For Her Family In Freezing Cold For 5 Days

It’s been said many times that there’s no best friend more loyal than a dog. They will endure anything for their family, even five days in the snow. Sadly, that’s what happened to poor Carla after she was abandoned in the dead of winter by the very family she swore her loyalty to.

Carla abandoned in snow

I can only imagine how Carla must have felt when her family never returned. Scared, confused, and surely losing trust in humans as the hours and days passed by, Carla waited. This is absolutely gut-wrenching to think about.

Thankfully, Carla was eventually spotted by residents of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania and was brought to safety while the Speranza Animal Rescue was contacted. The founder, Janine Guido, was heartbroken at the thought of all the suffering Carla endured. She immediately tried to rescue Carla but this would prove to be no easy task.

Carla abandoned in snow

It took days to get Carla to trust anyone to come close to her. Janine was able to hand feed her, but then she would just run away. After a few days, someone spotted Carla on their porch and she was finally rescued by Janine.

Husky’s Found All Skin And Bones. 10 Months Later, She’s Completely Transformed

The beautiful island of Bali is a popular holiday spot known for its natural beauty and lovely beaches. But that’s not the only thing Bali has in abundance. It also has (too) many stray dogs.

Bali has a huge stray dog population, and these dogs are commonly found wandering the streets of the towns and villages looking for food. Their numbers are so large that a lot of them go to sleep starving at the end of the day.

Rico Soegiarto, a resident of Denpasar, the capital of Bali, is a 26-year-old rescuer who helps rescue dogs, rehabilitate them, and helps to re-home them.

One day when out for a walk, Rico came across a severely malnourished Husky with eyes shining bright like the stars. Even though she was clearly starved and had become skin and bones, this dog’s eyes showed she had a strong will to live.

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Rico approached the Husky and noticed she had bald patches all over her body. Even in such a terrible condition, the Husky reciprocated Rico’s affections. Rico wanted to honor her will to live, so he named her ‘Hope’, and decided to take her back home with him and give her a new life.

Back home, Rico gave Hope a nice bath and lots of yummy food. He supplemented her diet with plenty of cuddles, of which Hope couldn’t get enough of! According to Rico, Hope loves being pet and eating plenty of cookies.

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Hope also got dog siblings in the form of the four dogs Rico had already rescued previously. She instantly made friends with all of them.

After just 10 months of love and nourishment, Hope began to look like a brand new dog. She had completely transformed! And all through her transformation, she never lost the shine in her bright, blue eyes!

We love stories involving people like Rico, because it fills our hearts with hope that there are wonderful dog-parents like him in the world! Rico shows us that if people start helping out, the suffering of stray dogs can definitely end.

Click the video below to watch Hope enjoying an ice cream with her doggy sibling.

 

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‘Pitiful’ Wet Stray Won’t Budge From Parking Lot Until Stranger Makes Kind Gesture

Valinda Cortez, an animal lover and advocate, drove to her local convenience store in Canton, North Carolina one early Sunday morning. Cortez devotes much of her time helping homeless animals and there isn’t much she hasn’t seen but this particular morning was different. She saw an animal that absolutely broke her heart.

Cortez, still wearing her pajamas, pulled into the store’s parking lot. It was then she spotted a soaking wet dog that was all alone.

“When I got out of the car, my heart sank,” Cortez tells The Dodo. “This poor baby had been out in the rain and cold for a long time. She was freezing.”

“It was apparent to me that this baby had been dumped,” she adds.

21 Dog Photos That Are Better Than Any Antidepressants

If you were looking for something to help you with sadness or a bad mood, this compilation is exactly what you need. Even the most depressed person can’t resist the charm of puppies and we’re sure that you’ll smile when you see the eyes of 2 dogs looking at a ball in their owner’s hands.

iLoveDogs.me knows that everyone needs a little pick-me-up every now and then and animals are a great source for a good mood.

 

1. “She has a whole farm where she can sit anywhere, yet she chooses to sit on the cat time and time again.”

2. Husky Parkour

 

3. “My co-worker’s puppy fell asleep on her desk. Not much work got done that day.”

Stray Wanders Into Shelter On Her Own And Feels Safe Enough To Fall Asleep

It was just another day at the Humane Society International of India when a sick stray wandered in on her own and curled up on a couch and started napping. It was as if fate had led her to the right place. She was so comfortable and quiet, staff wouldn’t have even noticed her if it weren’t for the stench.

The workers in the office immediately got her some food and water and named her Fairy. But the dog was startled and ran away. But at the same time the next day, the stray came back. This time, the staff was prepared.

They secured the front door this time so Fairy couldn’t escape. They provided her with food and water and prepared to take her to the vet. She had severe mange and was almost completely without fur. The dog was scared, but somehow she knew this was the place that could help her out.

Couple Surrenders Dog Near The End Of His Life To Shelter Because He’s ‘Stupid’

An 18-year-old Poodle was surrendered to the shelter by his owners because he ended up with arthritis, the wife didn’t like him, and they said he was “stupid.” Figgy was so small, blind, and scared and had no idea what was going on at this point in his life.