Two Dobermans attacked and left to die (Caution: Graphic)

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“OMG…these poor souls look like they have never had the hand of love, respect or kindness, in their entire lives…thank God an Angel found them & they are now in the care of professionals. Judging by their scars they could have easily been bait dogs, even though their breed is large, left to starve weakens one’s body, so they would have had little fight in them. It pains me greatly to see this suffering,  but I can’t stop…people have to see the truth, see what humans are capable of; because that someone may be living next door to you! Somebody must be aware that 2 Doberman dogs have disappeared from the neighborhood, please ask around everyone…the person that let these dogs suffer needs to be caught & do a spot of his/her own suffering…anything you can think of could lead to capture. So please keep this circulating!!”

The situation of two badly-injured Dobermans who were near death was brought to my attention by an amazing and compassionate advocate. Help is desperately needed for the two apparently purebred Dobermans, now named Zeus and Athena. They are currently being cared for at the Elizabethtown Veterinary Hospital in Clarkton, N.C., and their care is being coordinated by Silvia Kim, the director at A Shelter Friend, in Elizabethtown, N.C.

“Note this is the only picture I wish to share, you may look at the others for yourselves.”

Skin draped over bones

Based on the information obtained in a telephone call with Ms. Kim, these precious babies were found by the local Animal Control officer as strays, with injuries that clearly indicated they had been attacked by another dog or perhaps multiple dogs. They both have severe injuries from the attacks, and also bear the scars from what could be prior dog attacks, as well as prior beatings. Their body condition was so bad, they could not have strayed far, because they were far too sick and weak to travel.

View slideshow: Zeus and Athena with terrible injuries (CAUTION: GRAPHIC IMAGES)

Zeus is the worst of the two, with infected and festering wounds on his face and body. When found, he had ants crawling all over him and inside of the massive wound on his face. Poor little Athena was at first terrified of any sudden movements of a human hand; a definite indication that she has been beaten and abused by humans at some point, perhaps numerous times.

As if the injuries were not bad enough, they are both emaciated, with their bodies appearing to be nothing more than skin draped over bones. They were starved for who knows how long, which has made them terribly weak. Zeus had surviving by eating dirt and rocks to fill that burning emptiness in his belly from the hunger. As with most dogs neglected in the southern states, they are heartworm positive and will require treatment for that at some point.

Athena’s body shows signs that she has recently gave birth to a litter of puppies, but there were no puppies near the area where she and Zeus were found. One can only wonder what might have happened to those tiny babies, considering the amount of cruelty and neglect Zeus and Athena have been endured.

Clearly, these innocent dogs have suffered for probably their entire lives, and it was only a stroke of good luck that they were found before they both died. The networking between Animal Controland A Shelter Friend is amazing, as evidenced by the information provided by Ms. Kim. Thanks to this relationship, the euthanasia rate in that area has been reduced over the last five years from a 98% kill rate to only around 10% now. More areas should develop this kind of relationship between the shelters and the rescue groups, since more innocent lives could be saved.

Since Zeus and Athena were found as strays, there is no one to charge with his heinous act of cruelty and neglect. However, if the perpetrators can be found, appropriate charges will definitely be filed against them. Surely someone out there will recognize these two dogs, and perhaps have information about who harmed them and allowed them to be neglected so badly. Please network this story through your contacts in social media, and do what you always do so well, which is help get justice for abused animals.

The cost of the medical care for both of these precious dogs is going to be very high. A Shelter Friend is a registered 501c charitable organization, so any donations made to them to help with the medical care for Zeus and Athena is completely tax deductible. You can make donations to them here, or at the contact information at the end of the article.

Read the following on more news & ways you can help these poor dogs:-http://www.examiner.com/article/two-dobermans-attacked-and-left-to-die-caution-graphic

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Left for dead in Tracy ditch, pup now looking for a home

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“OMG…wouldn’t surprise me if this was done by kids…unfortunately some parents aren’t fit to have children! Their behavior can manifest itself through to the child, who then doesn’t know how to deal with the things they have seen or felt; thus they take their rage out on defenseless animals or smaller kids etc Please if anyone know’s anything, contact the local police!!”

TRACY Larry the puppy had a bad start on life. Found in a Tracy ditch last month, he had been abused, his right eye poked out, and was left in the dirt to die.

But the Labrador pup is resilient, and after being treated for his injuries, is now looking for a new home.

“Our foundation was contacted after an anonymous good Samaritan found the puppy and took him to the local animal shelter,” said Larry Hite, founder of the Noah’s Ark Foundation.

“Seeing his injury, shelter staff took him to the local vet and that’s when we got the call. When I saw him I knew I couldn’t walk away. I felt so sorry for the little guy that I ended up paying most of his vet bills out of my own pocket,” Hite said. “His right eye could not be saved.

The pup was nicknamed Larry after Larry Hite, both of whom are blind in their right eye.

Noah’s Ark, a non-profit, was formed by Hite, a Tracy resident, in January. The goal of the foundation is to rescue sick or injured animals and be able to cover their medical costs. The average surgical cost for a dog could run $600 to $800, and in one case it was upwards of $1,000,” Hite said.

The foundation has helped both dogs and cats in multiple cities including Dublin, Brentwood, Tracy and Stockton. It has also been featured on the morning news show “Good Day Sacramento.”

After surgery, the pup was placed in the care of Sharon Silbert, a member of Noah’s Ark.

“Larry is just a love,” she

said. “He gets along great with other dogs and even cats. He has a mellow personality, which is rare for a puppy. He’s very playful, housebroken and has manners. Who ever gets him is going to get a wonderful dog.”

This past week, Larry traveled to Dublin where he will remain in foster care with Tri-Valley Animal Rescue until a home can be found for him. Larry is current on his shots and has also been micro-chipped.

“He has so much energy and loves to play,” said Chris Stein who is now fostering the injured puppy. “When you watch him play you realize that he doesn’t even know he had this injury. And, on top of that, he is highly intelligent.”

Stein plans to bring Larry, recently re-named Raider, to their pet adoption fair which is held Saturdays in downtown Pleasanton at the Farmer’s Market. For information on adopting him, call Stein at 925-461-4347.

News Link:http://www.contracostatimes.com/bay-area-news/ci_21176512/left-dead-tracy-ditch-pup-now-looking-home

Boycott PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, A Dog Eating Nation!

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To the President of the International Olympic Committee, Mr. Jacques Rogge and the President of the South Korean PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, Mr. Yong-Sung Park,

Albert Schweitzer said…
“The thinking person must oppose all cruel customs no matter how deeply rooted in tradition or surrounded by a halo…. We need a boundless ethic, which includes the animals also.”

“The $2 billion dollar-a-year South Korean dog and cat meat industry, which extinguishes the lives of approximately two and a half million dogs a year for meat or gaesoju, a dog wine or broth, and thousands of despised and doomed cats for so-called “health” tonics or goyangyeesoju, and soup, operates in a sordid and illicit world where farmers and butchers kill with frightening impunity in the most abominable fashion.”

In South Korea, dogs are deprived of everything that is natural to them. From birth to death, they are imprisoned in deplorable tiny excrement encrusted raised up wire cages, fed rotten garbage with no protection from scorching heat of summer and freezing cold of winter with no water, medical care or human interaction. This is a hell on earth for these dogs and they have to endure the life of utter misery and agony just to meet their ghastly fate of being electrocuted, hanged, beaten, thrown into boiling water, burned sometimes alive,…

It is hard to believe that a nation such as South Korea which is one of the major economic power (13th largest) and boasts the highest education level in the world is still committing this type of barbaric and inhumane atrocity in this day and age. But for the millions of dogs and cats that are being slaughtered each year in South Korea’s markets, slaughterhouses, restaurants, dog farms and in private residences, it is a tragic reality and nightmare that they can’t escape from.

If South Korea wants to join the civilized nations and be respected not only as a nation of economic miracle but as a nation of conscience, they need to strengthen their animal protection law and ban the dog and cat consumption once and for all. This has been going on way too long and it’s time for their government to take a moral leadership for their citizens. Not only does this benefit the animals of South Korea but it will further their economic interest in the world because we will not stop speaking out against South Korea.

South Korea can host the most extravagant Olympic game in the history of the Olympics but as long as this treachery against the animals known to be our most loving and faithful companion continues, it will be tainted with heartless brutality and their country and its people will be subject of world’s condemnation.

We will boycott PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics and the South Korean businesses until the South Korean government stops neglecting their duty and illegalize the horrific cruelty of dog and cat consumption.

Please sign here:-http://www.change.org/petitions/boycott-pyeongchang-2018-winter-olympics-in-south-korea-a-dog-eating-nation

Also, I urge you to send a message to the Olympic Committee here: https://secure.registration.olympic.org/en/faq/ask-question

More Info: 
http://youtu.be/uKCdAGfGOsQ
http://youtu.be/LHn8IDRdprE
http://www.kaap.or.kr/s1.html?mode=read&idx=18425&search&kwd&page=1&page_list=1&db_name=s1
http://www.skdogcatcampaign.org/
http://www.olympic.org/pyeongchang-2018-winter-olympics
http://www.pyeongchang2018.org/language/eng/index.asp?hb_Manager_PK=VDENAA01&s=

Created By Rachel Howard Raleston, SC

 

Two men admit pig cruelty charges

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Two men have admitted animal cruelty after an undercover investigation revealed them beating pigs with plastic pipes and a metal bar.

Pigs at Harling Farm were beaten with plastic pipes and a metal bar, a court was told

Geoffrey Towell, 54, and James Dove, 27, both from Norfolk, were exposed hitting the animals on Harling Farm in an investigation carried out by animal rights group Animal Equality.

The organisation said Towell, from East Harling, pleaded guilty at Norfolk Magistrates’ Court to five counts of cruelty to pigs and piglets, contrary to the Animal Welfare Act 2006, by hitting five sows with a plastic pipe – one 35 times – unlawfully killing three pigs by hitting them on the head with a metal bar, and using unnecessary force to handle piglets.

He also admitted one charge of failing to protect pigs from pain and suffering by lifting pigs by the ears and dropping them from waist height.

Dove, from Wymondham, pleaded guilty to two charges of cruelty by hitting sows with a plastic pipe and throwing pigs over a barrier – contrary to Section 4 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006.

He also admitted two charges of failing to protect pigs from suffering by lifting them with excessive force, lifting pigs by the ear and leg, dropping them to the ground and kicking them while moving them – contrary to Section 9 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006.

Animal Equality said Towell’s defence lawyer, Jamieson Plummer, said “dispatching” of pigs by hitting them with a blunt instrument was not uncommon, but said his client was “ashamed” at the way it had been carried out.

The case was adjourned for sentencing until August 17 so probation reports can be prepared.

Animal Equality spokeswoman Laura Gough said: “We are pleased that the people responsible for the harrowing scenes we documented on this farm, have been brought before the courts for the suffering they inflicted on pigs.

“Although laws are clearly insufficient to protect animals, we consider it’s important to use the little protection animals have to generate a debate on their exploitation. Nothing can erase what these individual animals went through. We maintain that the only way to stop this abuse from happening is to not demand animal products.”

News Link:-http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/article/ALeqM5hchJ3w-Py9XQBqslavTYO9Dl9iFQ?docId=N0057231343386453270A

Emergency rescue: Abused mother gives birth just 8 hours after rescue

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“This post is as I received it via email on the 10th, sorry my PC is still misbehaving!”

Urgent Report from National Shelter Director Susie Coston

Dear Julie,

Donate now to help.Just days ago, our Emergency Rescue Team was called to the scene of a factory pig farm where we were alerted to the horrifying abuse of a pregnant breeding pig.

What happened to this expecting mother would make your blood run cold.

As the factory farm workers tried to move her from a tiny gestation crate to a cramped farrowing pen to give birth, she was brutally kicked, beaten, and burned with an electrified cattle prod across the entire length of her body.

After the poor animal finally collapsed, workers dragged her by her ears into the crate.

Mother sow in factory farm.This suffering pig – now named “Julia” – is safe at Farm Sanctuary, but she desperately needs your help. Donate now to support our Emergency Rescue Fund because, sadly, I’ve only begun to tell you about this sow’s harrowing tale.  

When we arrived on the scene and opened Julia’s crate, she reluctantly got to her feet. But her eyes stayed fixed on us — looking from face to face as if she expected to be hit or kicked at any moment. The abusive worker referred to her as “feisty,” but all I saw was deep fear — and I was terribly worried for her.

Yet, I had no idea how urgent her situation really was.

Just eight hours after Julia arrived at our New York Shelter, this terrified, abused sow gave birth to 16 premature piglets. 

Now we are caring for our rescued mother and her 16 preemies. It is touch-and-go for all of them — we have the entire staff at our national headquarters helping to provide medical care, feedings, fluids, and necessary medications 24 hours a day. “So is the person/s who did this going to be charged with animal abuse? he should be! What’s the farms name? they should also pay for the keep of this sow & her piglets, why should the get off scott free? If they are abusing pigs in this way, they need investigating.”

To help provide around-the-clock care during this critical time, a dedicated Farm Sanctuary supporter has offered to match dollar-for-dollar any contribution you make to our Emergency Rescue Fund. Your matched donation will be worth twice as much and will support this rescue and future rescues, as well as the ongoing and lifelong care of these animals and others like them.

JuliaDonate now to have your gift go twice as far during this urgent time.

Due to the physical and emotional stress of the abuse — followed immediately by labor — Julia’s condition is extremely fragile. We are watching her closely for any signs of change and are ready to respond.

Additionally, many of the piglets were born weighing barely 2 pounds. They are frail, hungry, and susceptible to many illnesses and ailments. One or more of these babies will need critical care — it is not a question of if but when — and expenses are already mounting quickly.

Just knowing that one of our Farm Sanctuary supporters cares enough to match contributions received through this email gives me hope — and I hope it inspires you to be as generous as possible. Together, we can save this family and others like them and give them the freedom to live their lives as the happy, intelligent animals that you and I know pigs to be — the freedom that the factory farm industry so cruelly denies.

BabiesI’ll never forget the terror in Julia’s eyes as she slowly stepped up the ramp to our transport trailer. After being kicked, shocked, dragged by her ears, and forced into a crate just days before, how could she trust us? In these initial days, we’ve shown her the friendship and love she probably has never known — and she already responds to us with the sweet gentleness of a trusted companion. But she desperately needs one more friend … you. 

Please help Farm Sanctuary save this special pig and her babies, and others like them in need of care by rushing a lifesaving contribution to our Emergency Rescue Fund.

Donations made through this email will be matched by an anonymous supporter up to $39,000. Thank you for helping during this urgent rescue!

Sincerely,

Web site pops up in response to animal cruelty

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GEORGETOWN, S.C. (WCIV) — Animal advocates have started up a website in response to Dara, the dog found bound and abandoned in a Georgetown canal and the discovery of two other dogs found dead in the same area.

HelpthisDog.com is trying to turn a tragedy into something positive. The homepage features a picture of Dara, a link to her story and a place to donate to raise the reward for anyone with information that leads to an arrest in the case.

A recent post on the site states:

“Currently we are outraged at the tragic events that took place on July 3, 2012. On this date a teenager about to go fishing heard splashing in the water. What she found was a black lab that had been beaten in the head with her muzzle and feet bound by duct tape and thrown into the water, left to drown. We are asking for help in raising money to offer a reward for information leading to the arrest of this heinous person that could do such a thing. Even if it’s a dollar, please help us to help her!”

“There needs to be just awareness to this situation because the penalties for this crime are so minor that I think the laws really do need to be stiffer for people that do this to animals,” said website creator Laura Carson. “”We’re looking for these people. We want them behind bars. A couple of my friends have talked- they believe this is a just a step-up crime. Next time it could be someone’s child”

Support for the site is quickly growing.

“We had one company that had put 200 dollars up. Obviously that’s not gonna make a large enough reward in order to get someone to come forward,” said business owner Ron Fallaw. “So I told them I’d match 200 dollars and then other business owners stepped on board and they started matching and matching. So the reward for now for whoever has done this heinous crime has grown significantly.”

You can find more information and how you can help at helpthisdog.com.

Video & News Link:-http://www.abcnews4.com/story/18968815/websites-pop-up-after-dogs-found-abused-in-georgetown

Animal Cruelty investigation underway in Hayti

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Warning: This article contains graphic images

June 28, Hayti police responded to a call at a vacant lot located on West Lincoln in Hayti, Mo. What they found were seven dogs, three were dead and four seriously injured.

June 28, Hayti police responded to a call at a vacant lot located on West Lincoln. What they found were seven dogs, three were dead and four seriously injured. Credit: Caruthersville Humane Society

Hayti police then contacted Animal Control Officer, Ricky Hooper and the Caruthersville Humane Society.

View slideshowHayti animal abuse case

Two of the deceased animals had been dead for several days and the third died more recently when choked by a combination of a chain and fence.

The four dogs found alive were taken into custody by the Caruthersville Humane Society and placed in care at the Hayti Animal Shelter where they were receiving medical care and pending further investigation into the case.

“This is a horrible, tragic case of pure animal abuse,” said Karol Wilcox, Humane Investigator and President of the Caruthersville Humane Society. “Had the call not been made or Hayti not responded quickly more of these dogs would most likely have died.”

Over the weekend two of the dogs being held as evidence were stolen from the Hayti Animal Shelter.

“After the theft of the dogs at the Hayti shelter, we returned to the property and found more animals,” said Wilcox.

A pit bull was staked to a tree with no water or food,” said Wilcox. “No one in the neighborhood seemed to know anything and this dog was taken into custody.”

Found dead from strangulation in Hayti, Mo. Credit: Caruthersville Humane Society

Wilcox said that the investigation into the theft of the two dogs is ongoing. The public is asked to keep an eye out for the animals. One dog is a Boxer Mix and the other is a Pit Bull.

“We are very distressed because one of the animals is receiving veterinary care and had puncture wounds all over it. I am even more distressed that the animals are most likely back in the hands of the bad people. It is disturbing that we have found four dead animals so far and these animals were all in pitiful condition,” said Wilcox.

It is a felony in Missouri to steal a dog. The dogs were also being held as live evidence in a criminal investigation.

“We are grateful for the concerned officers at the Hayti Police Department and their animal control officer,” said Wilcox. “They are taking this case very seriously, as are we. We want those responsible brought to justice for this situation. We are gathering money towards a reward and will not stop looking until we figure out what is happening and bring the abusers to justice.”

“A situation like this is not accidental and someone had to see someone on the property. It is obvious people have been there and anyone there would have seen the situation,” said Wilcox.

Persons with information can contact the Hayti Police Department at (573) 359-1259 Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. or the Humane Society at (573) 333-0100.

To make donations towards the reward or animal care, donors can mail a check to Caruthersville Humane Society, P.O. Box 345, Caruthersville, MO 63830 or make a secure online donation via PayPal atwww.caruthersvillehs.com.

News Link:http://www.examiner.com/article/animal-cruelty-investigation-underway-hayti

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