New information on kitten attacked with golf club

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UPDATE: Rocky Alexander, the man who rescued Lucky, says their donation goal of $4500 has been reached. The amount was initially $3000, but the cat requires plates in his elbows rather than pins. Everyone is thrilled and hopeful the surgery will be done tomorrow. The kitten is in Louisville. Alexander says if theres any money left over, it will be donated to an animal shelter locally.

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UPDATE: The man who rescued Lucky the cat tells WKYT they dropped the kitten off at a specialist in Louisville Thursday morning. He says the family was able to put the donated $1500 down for the cat’s needed surgery. He says more money is needed, however, to finish paying the bill. He says Lucky is so badly hurt that screws won’t work and the vet will have to use plates in his legs. He says there’s a chance one leg can’t be saved at all.

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RICHMOND, Ky. (WKYT) – A family is doing all they can to help a kitten, whose front legs were broken by a man with a golf club.

Rescuer Rocky Alexander with Lucky the cat

He’s purring with two broken legs,” commented Rocky Alexander as he cradled the kitten in the vet’s office. “He’s a fighter. He wants to make it.”

Alexander rescued the kitten late Monday in Richmond. Two teens witnessed a neighbor throwing the 3-month old kitten against a concrete wall. They say they then saw the man take a golf club to its front legs.

“There’s no telling what this little guy went through that night,” Alexander said. “I think he’s been through enough and deserves to be saved.”

Veterinarians at Barnes Mill Animal Hospital say both of the kitten’s legs are broken at the elbow. The break is so bad that doctors say a specialist will have to perform the surgery. The cost for the procedure is anywhere from $1800 to $3000. Now the kitten’s new family is trying to raise money for the surgery.

“The next step is getting him to a specialist,” explained Dr. Jack Taylor of Batnes Mill Animal Hospital in Richmond. “It has to happen pretty soon because these fractures can get too old to be repaired so we’re really looking at a week to ten days.”

Dr. Taylor says in the meantime, he’s given Lucky a heavy dose of pain medication and taken care of routine shots. He says the little guy is eating well and enjoying the attention from loving people.

If you’d like to help the kitten, named Lucky, you can make a donation on PayPal.

PayPal account info: helpsavelucky@gmail.com

Video & News Link:http://www.wkyt.com/yourtown/locations/richmond/headlines/Man-breaks-kittens-legs-with-golf-club-166275516.html

Update:Charges filed against man accused of beating kitten with golf club

RICHMOND, Ky. (WKYT) – A man accused of beating a kitten with a golf club has been charged.

Around 7:30 p.m. Friday, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office charged 32-year-old Gary L. Foster, Junior with torture of a cat.

Witnesses say Foster slammed the kitten, now named Lucky, against a wall, then beat his legs with a golf club.

We’re told Lucky had surgery to repair his legs Friday. His prognosis is said to be good, but he may need a blood transfusion and more surgery.

Lucky is now being cared for in Louisville. A group of people, including the man who rescued him, was able to raise $4,500 for Lucky’s care.

According to the sheriff’s office, Foster is scheduled to be in court on September 24 at 9 a.m. at the Madison County Hall of Justice.

 News Link:http://www.wkyt.com/yourtown/locations/richmond/headlines/Man-breaks-kittens-legs-with-golf-club-166275516.html

 

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Abused and abandoned puppy found with hind legs broken

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“OMG…Watch the video…what is wrong with the world, again, I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s not kids that did it…my heart breaks for this precious little angel. I hope those who did it are caught & beaten with plywood or a baseball bat…see how they like it.!! You have no idea how hard it is for me not to type what I really want to type about the scum bag that did this…but then, if your anything like me…hopefully you do, because you would type the same. I will try to get updates on this, or if others get them, please post a copy to me, thanks!!”

SAN ANTONIO—An abused puppy was discovered abandoned in the woods, with both hind legs broken. Animal specialists believe that the dog might have been hit with a baseball bat.

San Antonio Pets Alive, a nonprofit group, is now trying to save the life of the five-month-old Labrador and Shar-Pei mix.

Havana” was found sitting in the woods by a park ranger who brought her to San Antonio Animal Care Services.
When she arrived, she was barely able to move around and had to balance all of her weight on her two front legs.
X-rays revealed that she had two broken knees, and that she will need surgery to correct them. The surgery is expected to cost over $1,000 per leg.
But now, the animal is receiving a second chance at life.
Dr. Susan Isreal with South Texas Veterinary Specialists has agreed to do the surgery pro bono.
Isreal says the bones in Havana’s back legs are severely displaced and have already started to heal incorrectly.
She and her medical team will use pins to correct the problem so that the puppy will be able to go on and have a normal and happy life. Havanah’s surgery is scheduled for Friday morning.

Update On Dog Used As Bait Dog – Dog

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There’s good news to report today on two dogs that were victims of extreme abuse in Chicago – Hudson and Hiccup. Both dogs continue to make remarkable progress and may soon be in loving homes according to the Trio Animal Foundation, the group sponsoring their medical care.

Hudson’s recovery
Hudson is the dog that made my column two weeks agowhen he was found wandering in Englewood. This puppy was found covered in blood after he had apparently been used as a bait dog. He was covered in lots of bite marks and then had been doused in chemicals, causing severe burns.

View slideshow: Pet Rescue

As of today, he’s cleared isolation for parvo according to TAF. He also has undergone his last facial scrub today with third and final treatment for mange set for Wednesday. Despite all he’s been through, this pup shows lots of love when visited at Animal Care Center. There has been a lot of interest in adopting Hudson through Project Rescue Chicago. He’ll be neutered and put up for adoption when he’s well enough.

There is even a special fundraiser going on in Hudson’s honor. Arbor the Painting Dog from Las Vegas has donated one of his paintings for an eBay auction – heARTwork for Aid Fundraiser for Hudson. There is still time to bid.

Hiccup’s progress
Hiccup is the little dog that was thrown from the balcony, suffering two severely broken legs. He’s now half way through his physical therapy and is building up muscle and improving his balance. Hiccup has also been cleared for adoption through Project Rescue Chicago.

News Link:-http://www.examiner.com/article/update-hudson-and-hiccup-continue-to-recover-and-are-looking-for-homes

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SSPCA hunting owner of puppy found with two broken legs

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“Come on guys, it’s up to us public yet again to find the culprit, somebody must know someone who just got a puppy, now its suddenly gone, anything, please tell the police, no matter how trivial you think it is! Just look at those sad little eye’s…I can’t comprehend how anyone could do such a thing! One things for sure, they are dam cowards, who didn’t deserve the dog in the first place!!

A frail puppy found abandoned in a box in a Fife town is so badly injured vets may have to amputate one of its legs.

The pup was discovered last Sunday night in Methil.

Now the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SSPCA) is seeking the animal’s owners.

Senior Inspector Steven Gray said it was ”inexcusable” they did not take the dog straight to a vet’s for treatment.

Scotland‘s leading animal welfare charity was called to rescue the five-month-old male collie cross from an address in Methil Brae on Monday.

The residents said they found the pup in a cardboard box on open ground between Methil Brae and Ossian Crescent about 11.30pm the previous evening.

The little black and white pup had suffered twobroken legs, leaving him in pain and unable towalk.

Mr Gray collected the puppy, who has been named Cody, and took him to a vet where he is still receiving treatment.

‘Cody has suffered trauma to two of his legs one is so severe that it may require amputation,” he said.

”I’ve no doubt this wee pup was suffering from a great deal of discomfort and stress when I collected him on Monday as he was completely immobile and had a very high temperature.”

Despite this, Mr Gray said Cody was a ”surprisingly resilient little guy” who had given no cries and appeared to be quietly enduring his injuries.

“Cody is a lovely-natured young dog so we can’t understand why anyone would abandon him while suffering from not one but two leg breaks,” he said.

Causing unnecessary suffering and abandoning an animal are both offences under the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006. Anyone found guilty of doing so can expect to face stiff penalties, including being banned from keeping animals for a fixed period or life.

Anyone who recognises Cody and knows who owned him should call the animal charity on 03000 999999.

News Link:http://www.thecourier.co.uk/News/Fife/article/23051/sspca-hunting-owner-of-puppy-found-with-two-broken-legs.html

Hercules needs your help 5-month-old puppy suffered abuse, neglect – Video

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DETROIT –

Despite being abused and neglected, Hercules is a sweet little puppy.

At just 5 months old, this white boxer puppy has suffered two broken legs and neglect.

An Eastpointe resident saw the puppy dragging his own body around using only his front legs called Animal Control.

Animal Control required the owner to seek medical attention for the injured puppy, but according to “4 Paws 1 Heart” rescue group, the owner declined all treatment for the pup.

According to veterinarian Dr. Maddy Lutz, the pup’s injuries were caused by extreme blunt force and are about two months old.

“Some examples of this type of trauma include being hit by a car, beaten with a bat, or kicked with the intent to cause bodily harm,” Lutz said. “The dog’s pain and emotional discomfort would have been immediately evident.”

On May 8, Hercules owner, Martin Everett Nelson, pleaded guilty to animal cruelty and given one year of probation.

Donate to this healing puppy

Despite all the pain he endures, he still gives face washes with his kisses, plays with his toys and wags his tail nonstop.

Hercules still needs more care, which is getting expensive.

If you would like to help, you can send a donation to:

4 Paws 1 Heart

P.O. Box 84
St. Clair Shores, MI 48080

Or, people can donate on line through the organizations websitehttp://4paws1heart.org/sample-page/.

See the video here:-http://www.clickondetroit.com/lifestyle/pets/Hercules-needs-your-help/-/1718840/13380800/-/81xb98/-/

Man arrested for animal abuse after puppy found with 2 broken legs

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PHOENIXMaricopa County sheriff’s deputies arrested a man for animal abuse after a puppywith two broken legs was taken to a local veterinarian.

Puncture wounds & broken legs

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office said a pit bull puppy has two severely broken legs as a result of animal cruelty

 The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office said a pit bull puppy has two severely broken legs as a result of animal cruelty.
 Detectives said the puppy’s former owner, Lyman Kenneth Morkunas II, admitted to knowing it was injured from a fight with an adult dog and did not take it to get medical treatment.

A couple who took in the injured pit bull puppy to care for it told detectives that Morkunas bragged about using a 16-pound sledgehammer to break up the fight, according to MCSO spokesman Sgt. Brandon Jones.

Detectives arrested Morkunas on one count of felony animal abuse.

He was booked into the Fourth Avenue Jail on Friday and released shortly after his initial appearance.

Lyman Kenneth Morkunas II

Miles was 8 or 9 weeks old when the couple took him to the animal hospital on March 22.

One of his legs had a severe fracture to the “elbow” joint while the other was shattered all the way through the bone.

Miles also had multiple puncture wounds and a major infection had set in due to the delay in immediate medical treatment.

The couple said they couldn’t afford the treatment for Miles and signed him over to the animal hospital. Panacea Animal Wellness Sanctuary (PAWS), an animal rescue, has been supplying funds for its care.

Miles will likely have to have one leg amputated if he doesn’t receive the specialized surgery that’s required to save it.

The animal rescue group needs to raise the necessary funds so they can save the dog’s leg. The surgery will cost between $3,000 and $5,000. Visitwww.pawsaz.org to donate.

News Link:-http://www.azfamily.com/news/Man-arrested-for-animal-abuse-after-puppy-found-with-2-broken-legs-150509275.html

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