Imagine being told you are too old and are no longer wanted. That’s exactly what happened to a 13-year-old sweet Chihuahua mix named Chico. His owners dropped him off at the Lancaster Animal Care Center in Los Angeles, California. His age is the reason they surrendered him.
The kind people at the shelter decided to put the little guy in the medical ward where things were much quieter. They didn’t want to upset him more. However, the general public could not see the tiny pooch in this area. That is, until a special person stopped by.
Shelter photographer, Rita Earl Blackwell, came to see him. She immediately noticed that Chico had worried eyes. When she gave him attention, he perked right up. He wagged his tail and you could tell he was happy to see her.
An 18-year-old teen from Missouri, named Harley Mobley, shot his Pit Bull, Zara, in the face with a shotgun simply because he “didn’t have time to go to the vet,” according to a probable cause statement from the Saline County Sheriff’s Office.
Mobley drove his innocent pup down a long gravel road, where he pulled the trigger of the gun he borrowed from his friend, with the intent of killing Zara. But his plan backfired when Zara miraculously survived.
Lying in the gravel, not moving, Zara was on the brink of death, but first responders immediately arrived at the scene to help save her life.
Unleashed Pet Rescue, an animal rescue group from Kansas, took the pup in and renamed her Gloria. But while Gloria was now safe, she still had a long road ahead and was in an immense amount of pain.
An x-ray showed the pellets that dispersed through her whole face, including a big hole that you could see her teeth through. In addition, she also suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the stomach.
When a Belgian Malinois named Hutch retired from the Boynton Beach Police Department in Florida in 2014, he had certainly done his duty for his community. The devoted career dog had helped police apprehend more than 200 criminal suspects in his time on the force. The crimes ranged from burglary to attempted murder, and Hutch helped thwart them all and catch those responsible.
When he wasn’t nabbing the bad guys, Hutch could be found showing off his endearing personality in the community and lapping up the affection of residents, particularly the children. Hutch and his handler, Officer Mark Sohn, also won first place in the 2012 South Florida Police K9 Competition and competed in it again in 2013.
Hutch spent his retirement living in the home of Officer Sohn and his family. He lived for about four peaceful senior years before passing away on Saturday, November 3rd, 2018. He was 13 years old.
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, 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.”
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.
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.”