Stray Dogs Rescued From Water Canal

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Two dogs were thrown into a rain water canal dividing Las Acequias and Jardines Residential neighbourhoods in Juarez, Mexico.

The canines were abandoned there to their own fate, but a Good Samaritan spotted the strays in time and came to their rescue.

The canal has high concrete walls that stopped the dogs from escaping on their own. While the dogs were trapped, the canal had low water levels, but the city expected strong rain storms and the woman rescuer feared the dogs would drown and be washed away.

For two days the woman tried to rescue the dogs on her own but was unsuccessful. That’s when she reached out to local rescue organization, Aprodea, for help.

According to El Diario, Aprodea used their Facebook page to recruit volunteers for the rescue mission. Alma Morfín, Aprodea’s director, said they hoped other neighbors would step up and help recover the canines.

The post stated that volunteers would need long ropes to easily exit the canal’s walls. It also informed those willing to help that the dogs were skittish and therefore the rescue effort would take some time.

Animal lovers answered the post immediately and the dogs were out of the canal and in the safety of Aprodea that same day.

A veterinarian was scheduled to examine the dogs the next morning and as soon as the dogs receive a clean bill of health they will be placed for adoption.

News Link:-http://www.lifewithdogs.tv/2013/07/stray-dogs-rescued-from-water-canal/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+LifeWithDogs+%28Life+With+Dogs%29

Good Samaritans Rescue Dog Shot Multiple Times In The Face, Tied Up Left For Dead

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PLEASE  PLEASE  CIRCULATE  THIS  ON  FACEBOOK  &  TWITTER – LET’S  FIND  THE  BASTARD  WHO  DID  THIS….PLEASE  CONTACT  THE  POLICE  IF  YOU  HAVE  ANY  INFORMATION  ABOUT  THIS  DOG.  IF  ANYONE  CAN  SPARE  $2  DOLLARS  TO  HELP  PAY  HIS  VET’S  BILLS,  IT  WOULD  BE  MUCH  APPRECIATED. If you can’t, don’t worry, your prayers are just as valuable!!Thank you

“WTF…WHY, why would anyone do such a thing? Dear God, I am shaking with rage whilst tears run down my face both in sadness & anger. Such a beautiful dog…who ever did this needs a taste of his own medicine…sick, heartless, cold, evil FXXXXXG BASTARDS!!  Watch the video below, look into Bucks face & eyes, imagine how much pain he must be in; yet he all he wants is a cuddle!!. 

CONROE, Texas – A dog is being treated for gunshot wounds in Conroe after a shocking case of animal cruelty.

Buck, shot several times, tied up in a bag & left for dead!!

Someone shot the dog several times in the face with a shotgun, tied it up in a garbage bag and left it for dead.

Someone spotted the trash bag moving on Bulldog Lane in Conroe Saturday morning. They ripped it open and the bloody dog stumbled out and collapsed.

Tami Augustyn took the dog to an emergency clinic where veterinarians discovered buckshot lodged in both eyes, his mouth, gums, shoulders and neck.

They’re calling the mixed breed dog Buck and say he’s making a remarkable recovery.

Vets say Buck’s prognosis is good, but the injuries to his eyes may cause permanent blindness.

This isn’t the first time Augustyn has rescued a dog in trouble.

“Dogs love unconditionally. You’ll never find anyone or anything that loves you like a dog. Why would you injure something like that? I don’t understand,” she told Montgomery County Police Reporter Scott Engle.

Augustyn said Buck’s medical bills will likely top $5,000 and she’s trying to raise money to help pay for them.

Facebook page has been set up for donations and to follow Buck’s progress.

You can also donate to the Animal Emergency Clinic by calling 936-539-3800 or through Paypal to tamiaugustyn@hotmail.com.

News Link:-http://www.khou.com/news/crime/Good-Samaritans-rescue-dog-shot-multiple-times-in-the-face-185887511.html

010613 DOG SHOT , TIED IN TRASH BAG TIED TO FENCE LEFT FOR DEAD

Published on 6 Jan 2013

Story shortly, a dog is found in the Conroe area in a trash bag tied to a fence and shot. Left for dead in near freezing temperatures.

A dog has been found sealed up in a contractor’s garbage bag after being shot with a shotgun in the face and left to die. 

A good Samaritan, Tami Augustyn, was notified by a friend that a dog had been tied up in a garbage bag and left to die along Bulldog Lane in Conroe, Texas. Tami immediately picked up the severely wounded dog and took him to Animal Emergency Clinic in Conroe, Texas where the dog is being evaluated and stabilized until they close on Monday, January 7th at 8am in which he will be transported to another vet. Under initial evaluation, the dog has been shot in the face, including in both eyes and inside his mouth, with birdshot fragments. This has left the dog either temporarily or permanently blind and will require a specialist to evaluate his eyes. The dog also needs x-rays of his hind legs to determine why he can’t walk.

The dog is affectionately being referred to as “Buck” after Buckshot. A Facebook page “Buck Needs Bucks for his Buckshot Injuries” has been created to follow his prognosis and documenting pictures of his wounds and medical bills. https://www.facebook.com/Buckneedsbucks  (Lots of updates here)

Medical costs are increasing rapidly to save this dog (currently estimated at over $3,000) and Tami is asking people to donate by either call Animal Emergency Clinic at 936.539.3800 or via Paypal to TamiAugustyn@hotmail.com.

Pod of 22 pilot whales beached in Florida

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More than 20 pilot whales have come ashore on a south Florida beach, triggering a daylong effort by state and national officials, nearby residents and others to save them.

By evening, five pilot whales – two calves and three juveniles – had been transported to Florida Atlantic University‘s Harbor Branch Institute for rehabilitation.

The rest had died of natural causes or had to be humanely euthanased, said Allison Garrett, a spokeswoman for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s fisheries service.

“It was not possible to rehabilitate them,” she said.

The pod of 22 whales came ashore on Saturday morning at Avalon Beach State Park in St Lucie County. They ranged from calves and juveniles to adult whales.

Garrett said it was unclear why the whales became stranded.

“Pilot whales are very social animals,” she said.

“One scenario could be one of the animals was sick. They won’t leave (a sick whale). They’ll stay together.”

TCPalm.com reported that hundreds of residents came to the beach to assist with the rescue, helping the animals turn upright so they could breathe better and pouring water over them to keep them cool.

News Link:-http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10831181

 

Dog, cat killed in separate fox attacks in Amherst

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AMHERST — Last month, reports of rabid foxes attacking humans in western Massachusetts seemed almost commonplace after several back-to-back incidents within a short period of time. Now, pets are apparently in the crosshairs, with two killings reported in Amherst this month.

The most recent incident happened Saturday morning, when a toy poodle was killed by a fox in a residential North Amherst neighborhood, according to the Daily Hampshire Gazette. Earlier this month, a cat was killed by a fox in Amherst, the Northampton newspaper reports.

Amherst Animal Welfare Officer Carol Hepburn urged residents to watch their small pets, particularly during the summer months when foxes actively hunt rabbits, rodents, squirrels and other small animals. “Protect your animals from wildlife. Always be aware when your animals are outside,” Hepburn told the Gazette.

While last month’s attacks on humans were the result of rabies, a deadly viral infection that can make animals aggressive toward people, the attacks on animals were likely the result of defensive actions on the part of the fox, an omnivore that will eat everything from bugs to birds to fruit and garbage.

MassWildlife spokeswoman Marion Larson told the Gazette that pet attacks are likely defensive in nature, meaning a fox was protecting its territory or a nearby den, rather than predatory attacks aimed at securing food sources.

News Link:-http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2012/06/dog_cat_killed_in_separate_fox.html

Owner of burned dog in Coatesville comes forward (video)

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WEST GOSHEN — The owner of a dog found dead and burned about 3 a.m. Saturday in the 300 block of Coates Street said whoever is responsible should surrender to police.

Cora Brown of Coatesville spoke at a news conference Monday about her 4½-year-old Yorkshire terrier-poodle mix named Prince Wooga Wooga Brown but more commonly known as Woogie.

She said the dog was her “baby” and she is mystified how anyone could have committed this heinous crime. “I don’t know how to make sense of it,” Brown said. “I don’t know if I could ever understand why it was done.

Cora Brown dabs tears off of her face while discussing the burning of her dog at a press conference at the Chester County SPCA on Monday. Her Yorkie-Poodle was burned in Coatesville on Saturday

Animal Protective Services officer Craig Baxter said a necropsy found Woogie was burned after he had died of apparent asphyxiation. He said there was no indication of strangulation or blunt-force trauma, and there was no charring in the lungs or throat of the dog to indicate it had been burned alive.

Baxter said the final test results will give investigators a clear picture of exactly what happened and they may be available as soon as today. He said the dog was 90 percent charred, but its face was left intact and was identified by Brown.

When the dog was found in trash bags Saturday morning, some of the bags had melted onto the animal’s carcass, Baxter said. He said a chemical had been poured onto the bags then ignited.Brown said Woogie occasionally left his home but always returned within hours of leaving.

So when he disappeared on Friday afternoon, she thought he would return. She said he liked some of the female dogs in the area, and she believed Woogie was “just playing with one of his girlfriends.” She learned of the investigation into a burned dog on Saturday afternoon and eventually contacted the Chester County SPCA. The dog was found about a tenth of a mile from Brown’s home, she said.

Brown said she was relieved Woogie was not burned alive.

“It gives me some sense of relief that he didn’t get burned prior to dying,” Brown said. “I didn’t want my puppy to die, but I do have some relief from that.”

See Video & Read more:-http://www.pottsmerc.com/article/20120612/NEWS03/120619833/-1/news/owner-of-burned-dog-in-coatesville-comes-forward-(video)&pager=1

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Animal cruelty ‘beyond belief’ in Coatesville

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COATESVILLE — Firefighters and local police made a grisly discovery early Saturday morning after they were called to a suspected trash fire in the 300 block of Coates Street, according to officials.

Once the flames were extinguished, emergency responders found the fire had burned a small dog. It is unclear whether the dog was alive or dead when the fire started, fire officials said.

Chester County SPCA spokesman Rich Britton said during a news conference Saturday that the dog appeared to be a male Yorkshire terrier or a similar mix and was 3 to 5 years old. The dog’s owner is unknown.

Chester County SPCA spokesman Rich Britton holds a picture of a dog similar to the one found burned in Coatesville early Saturday morning.

Britton had a photograph of a dog that he said likely was similar to the burned animal.
Coatesville Detective Kevin Campbell said evidence was collected and police and Animal Protective Services are actively investigating the incident.

“Foul play is suspected. This dog was dumped in the middle of nowhere,” Campbell said. “(We) don’t know if the dog was alive at the time it was burned or if it was killed prior to and then dumped and burned for whatever reason or to cover up what happened.” Campbell said he has not seen anything like this in his 15 years as a police officer.

Animal Protective Services officer Craig Baxter said he got a call at 3:15 a.m. and was shocked at the condition of the dog upon initial examination.

“In the eight years that I’ve been here I’ve never seen something so horrific,” Baxter said. “How someone could do this to a small animal is beyond my belief.”

Investigators said the animal was found burning in an area away from any houses.
Animal Protective Services officer Cheryl Shaw performed the initial examination of the dog’s body. She said it weighed about 15 pounds and had silver, black and tan coloring. The dog was almost completely charred from the fire, Shaw said.

The dog’s carcass has been sent for a necropsy that will determine the animal’s cause of death and whether it was alive when it was burned.

“If this turns out to a criminal act, let me tell you, we’re going to go out there and we’re going to do everything we can with the Coatesville Police Department to bring this person to justice,” Britton said.

Britton and Shaw both emphasized that any unwanted animals can always be brought to the SPCA’s shelter — no questions asked.

“We’re not going to judge anybody. Please, if you don’t want your animal or can’t keep it for whatever reason, bring it to us,” Shaw said. “We will take it in; we will take care of it. Don’t do anything of this type. We don’t want any animal in harm’s way.”

Investigators ask anyone who is missing a dog similar to the burned animal or who has any information regarding this incident to call the Coatesville Police Department at 610-384-2300 or the Chester County SPCA at 610-692-6113, ext. 213.

News Link:-http://www.pottsmerc.com/article/20120611/NEWS03/120619905/animal-cruelty-beyond-belief-in-coatesville&pager=full_story

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