Police found a (then) four-month-old puppy, later named Halsey, severely beaten at an Indianapolis home this past January.
She suffered from a broken leg, jaw, ribs and multiple skull fractures, and sadly sat like this for days, with no help or pain relief, before she was found and rescued.
She was immediately taken in by Every Dog Counts Rescue (EDCR), where she was treated for her injuries. She remained at the rescue while she recovered and heal from the inside out.
EDCR held a fundraiser where Halsey got to meet not just all of her supporters, but also had a chance to reunite with her rescuers as well. In the video below, you can see the little pup meeting with Animal Care Officer Becky Knowles and IMPD Officer Adam Perkins. She constantly wagged her tail and laid on her back for belly rubs. It’s obvious that she recognized them and is very grateful for their help.
Despite everything she had been through, she still trusted humans and loved all of the attention and affection.
Toots is a Beagle-mix who was adopted in Hawaii about six years ago. Little did she know the fate that awaited her many years later when her family thought she wasn’t important enough for them anymore.
This story is one of the most heartless acts we’ve ever heard about. When her family wanted to take a vacation, they decided they didn’t like Toots anymore and chose to drop her off at an Animal Shelter, a shelter with a high kill rate due to a pet overpopulation crisis. Then, they adopted a new dog to take on their vacation (Please note there has not been any information offered about the new dog – whether the family already owned the puppy or just adopted it).
A sweet puppy endured unbelievable torture before he was dumped at a high-kill shelter. Somehow – he still wags his tail and his happy to see humans.
Buddy, as he was later named, arrived at the shelter with bloodshot eyes and unable to walk. The exact cause of the injuries is unknown. However, the puppy had to have been thrown or beaten for the eyes to be bloodshot and for the injuries he had.
The shelter reached out to Rescue Dogs Rock NYC to save Buddy. The staff was heartbroken that such a sweet puppy was treated so cruelly. He deserved a chance at a life full of love not pain. The rescue arrived and brought the adorable puppy to Dallas Specialty Hospital for an examination.
The surgeon took X-rays to figure out why the puppy could not walk. The results were horrifying. The X-rays showed that both of his back legs had tibia fractures. The bones were broken in two. It was the worst case of broken bones that the orthopedic surgeon had ever seen in a puppy.
To relieve the pain and hopefully repair some of the damage, Buddy received surgery. The vital surgery took five hours and required pins in the puppy’s leg to help heal. The rescue posted, “Buddy has paid the ultimate price for this evil act , he underwent a 5 hour surgery today to repair his badly broken little body
His left side has external hard ware which will remain attached to his leg for 8 weeks called an external fixator , his right leg had 2 plates and 5 pins surgically implanted.”
Buddy’s pain is not over, since the pins needs to stay in for three months to help the leg heal. On top of that, the young puppy is on restrictive movement and will need physical therapy. Instead of running and playing, this poor puppy is on strong pain meds and confined to a small area.
As if being stung by thousands of bees wasn’t already bad enough, he was abandoned at a shelter after the incident by his family.
The deaf Pit Bull, later named Stinger by rescuers, arrived at the shelter covered in life-threatening blisters all over his body. Since they couldn’t treat a dog in this bad of condition, they planned on euthanizing him.
That’s when Carri Shipaila, who runs LuvnPupz rescue in Greater Grand Rapids, MI, stepped in to help. As soon as she heard about Stinger, she got in her car and drove over an hour to pick him up from the shelter.
Sadly, his family refused to claim him, so she immediately got to work to save Stinger’s life. They treated his stings, as well as a secondary skin infection and sarcoptic mange.