R.I.P Cody, the collie dog who was set on fire, is put to sleep

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Cody, a collie dog who was set on fire in County Antrim, two weeks ago, has died.

The three-year-old suffered serious injuries after it was doused with flammable liquid and set alight in Maghaberry.

She was put to sleep on Saturday night.

Still suffering: Cody looks in pain at the vets today, three days after the brutal attack

Her owners posted on the Justice for Cody the dog Facebook page on Sunday that she had been getting worse from Fridayand the vets had tried everything they could.

“We are all gutted, but we know she was suffering and was only going to get even worse,” the statement added.

Two people, arrested in connection with the attack, have been released on police bail pending further inquiries.

A police investigation is continuing.

Cody Set On Fire

PSNI Lisburn described the news as “tragic” on their Facebook page and said: “We would like to remind everyone that police are dealing with the matter, and two people have already been arrested.

“All evidence takes an amount of time to process, and when the investigation is complete the matter will be forwarded to the PPS.

“We would appeal for calm.”

News Link:-http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-19535636

Related Link:https://preciousjules1985.wordpress.com/2012/09/04/dog-set-on-fire-man-arrested-over-animal-cruelty-attack-in-maghaberry/

Video link of News:-http://www.u.tv/utvplayer/video/146816/120420

Justice for Cody Face Book:https://www.facebook.com/justiceforcodythedog

HM Government Petition:http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/34522

PLEASE SIGN THE ABOVE PETITION – ZERO TOLERANCE FOR ANIMAL ABUSE

“R.I.P Cody…God Bless”

“May You Forever Run Free”

“Over Rainbow’s Bridge”

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South Korean tradition of eating dog meat to beat the heat draws international criticism

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  • Known as ‘Bok-Nal’, South Koreans eat dog meat during the hottest days of summer because they believe it increases their stamina
  • Animal rights activists staged international protests against the tradition
  • The activists claim that the animals are kept in cramped cages and are slaughtered in cruel ways
  • Seoul is experiencing the hottest summer since 1994

    Don’t eat: 2.5 million dogs are killed each year for consumption according to animal rights group In Defense of Animals. The protestors’ signs read ‘Don’t eat dog meat’

The South Korean belief that eating dog helps beat the heat in the summer months has angered animal rights activists around the world.

Worldwide anger: Animal rights activists staged protests around the world including Bangkok, Thailand where this woman painted her face and stood in front of the South Korea embassy, placard in hand

Known as ‘Bok-Nal’, the dog eating days, it is a ritual celebrated by South Koreans where dog meat is eaten to increase stamina during the hottest days of the year.

To coincide with the tradition, animal rights activists staged protests around the world today, packing into wired cages in various locations including in front of the South Korean embassies in Seoul, London and America.

While dog meat is consumed throughout the year, during Bok-Nal South Koreans consume more to combat the heat.

Dog meat restaurants in Seoul say they served more customers than usual today.

 Animal rights group In Defense of Animals (IDAUSA) said dogs and cats are kept in cramped, filthy cages and slaughtered in unimaginable ways as part of the $2 billion dog and cat meat industry.A statement on their website said: ‘Two and a half million South Korean dogs are electrocuted, hanged, or beaten to death each year.

‘The dogs are slaughtered in unimaginable ways: electrocuted, hanged, and even beaten to death, because of the prevailing myth that the greater the suffering the more tender and tastier the meat, and that the mythical health properties are enhanced.

Thousands of cats are also eaten in soups and ‘tonics’.

IDAUSA said: ‘Cats are often bludgeoned and thrown into boiling water while still alive.’

According to Yonhap news agency, Seoul is experiencing the longest period of time with temperatures above 35 degrees Celsius since 1994.

News Link:- http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2184956/Eating-dog-South-Korea-angers-animal-rights-activists-international-protests.html#ixzz22u7vqMBI

Petition: Stop The Torture And Consumption Of Dogs And Cats In South Korea:-https://secure2.convio.net/ida/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=1533

Care2 Petition:http://www.thepetitionsite.com/6/stop-the-dog-meat-trade-in-korea/

Petition to stop killing dogs:http://www.uniteddogs.com/stopkillingdogs/

Related Contains videos – viewer discretion is advised:-https://preciousjules1985.wordpress.com/2012/03/19/eating-dogs-and-cats-their-pain-their-torture-your-plate/

Man accused of burning, beating dogs

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ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – In a shocking case of animal cruelty a man is accused of burning and beating his dogs so badly one is now dead. See video at link below.

Chaves County sheriff’s deputies said there’s no question in their minds who did it since they found the dog’s owner with a bloody baseball batstill in his hand.

Luis Baltazar

Neighbors said the noise tipped them off that their neighbor, Luis Baltazar, 47, was abusing his dogs, but no one knew just how bad it was until after they called police.

The wounds the dogs received are disturbing.

“It turns my stomach,” said Tammie McKee, Roswell Animal Shelter kennel manager.  “It sends chills through my spine.  It makes my hair stand up

A female pit bull has severe burns across her back, evidence of extreme abuse she and three other dogs endured.

“We woke up to him hitting the fence, and then we walked outside and we heard a dog crying like if something was wrong with him,” said one neighbor, who did not wish to be identified.  “And all of a sudden we just heard him like not bark anymore.”

Neighbors called the Chaves County Sheriff’s Department. When deputies arrived, they found Baltazar armed with a bloody baseball bat and one of his dogs clinging to life.

“We interviewed him to try and determine what was going on, and it appeared he was just mad that the dogs were barking,” recalled sheriff’s Lt. Britt Snyder.  “(That) is what prompted him to go out there and beat this one particular dog just, almost to death with a baseball bat.

Animal Control officers said that dog was beaten so severely they had to put her down.

Another dog Animal Control officers believe to be a shepherd cross has old wounds on its back and head; some appear to be burns. Officers are still trying to figure out what caused them.

The second surviving pit bull had lacerations on his leg.

“No excuses for this whatsoever, none,” McKee said. “Dogs can’t speak, they don’t know any better.

“You train your dogs to do what they’re supposed to do as you would raise a child, you teach them, and it’s just a shame.”

Baltazar’s neighbors said they had no idea how bad it was.

I don’t understand how somebody so cruel can beat a dog, or burn a dog, but why?” the neighbor said.  “What did the dog do to you?  Why take it out on a dog?”

McKee said the three surviving dogs from Baltazar’s property do not bark in their kennels. She said she believes they are afraid to make any noise.

Baltazar is charged with extreme animal cruelty and was released on bond Friday morning.

Animal control officials said a vet will look at the animals and determine exactly what caused the burns. Baltazar was convicted of battery in the past and completed an anger-management course as part of his sentencing.

Video & News Link:- http://www.krqe.com/dpp/news/crime/man-accused-of-burning-beating-dogs

Maximum Sentence for Luis Baltazar for Charges of Extreme Animal Cruelty

Petition:-https://www.change.org/petitions/maximum-sentence-for-luis-baltazar-for-charges-of-extreme-animal-cruelty

North Miami dog owner arrested for severe burns on his dog’s back

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The North Miami Police Department arrested Witvil Florvil of NW 127th Ave. on Friday, the owner of a boxer-sharpei mix breed dog and charged Florvil with animal cruelty.

Those adorable red sunglasses are not just a fashion statement for Bentley. Her eyes are still hypersensitive to light and the sun. Credit: Noah’s Ark Animal Rescue

The dog, now named Bentley suffered second and third degree burns to her back.

According to the MiamiHerald.com Florvil, 29 was charged with intent to injure or kill an animal and is currently being held in lieu of $5,000 bond.

Veterinarians think the dog may have suffered a severe reaction to flea and tick medication. The dog should have immediately been taken to a veterinarian for treatment.

On July 10, the two-year-old dog was picked up by Animal Control of Miami-Dade in excruciating pain. A concerned citizen had seen the dog with a bloody back hiding behind garbage cans. Originally named Courage by her rescuers, the gentle dog was given pain medicine and treated.

Noah’s Ark Animal Rescue in South Carolina stepped up to provide Bentley with the care she would need to help her recover. The dog was immediately sent to Sky Lake Animal Hospital in Miami where she was treated for her severe back wounds, however more complications as a result of neglect surfaced. Bentley had suffered from an untreated dog bite on her leg which led to tetanus. The advanced infection affected her neurological functions.

Bentley has been making an amazing recovery. She continues to be treated for tetanus. Her eyes are still very sensitive to light and cause her pain, however Bentley seems to enjoy wearing her sunglasses.

If you would like to donate to Bentley’s care and the wonderful work of Noah’s Ark Animal Rescue in South Carolina, please click here.

News Link:-http://www.examiner.com/article/north-miami-dog-owner-arrested-for-severe-burns-on-his-dog-s-back

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,

Puppy in St.Louis May Have Been Burned by Acid – Video

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“OMG…If this was an attack, just what are people lacking in their lives to want to throw acid, or burn an animal, on purpose; so it suffers greatly with pain? If this was an attack & the person or persons were found, then their names & their photo’s should be held in an abuse registry or something similar…because they won’t stop at one dog!!”

NORTH ST. LOUIS, Mo. – A five-month-old boxer puppy in St. Louis is fighting severe pain and under the care of the Humane Society because of burns on the left side of his body.

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Now investigators with the Humane Society’s Animal Cruelty Task Force are trying to determine if the burns, which appear to be a result of acid, were a horrible crime or an accident.

“From the paw up to the shoulder, from the ear… all the way back down the left side, down to about his mid-chest area,” described Mike Perkins, Humane Society`s director of its Animal Cruelty Task Force.

St. Louis alderman Jeffrey Boyd and his wife spotted the dog Tuesday and called for help. Based on the injuries, veterinarians believe the dog, which they named Sonny after famed boxer Sonny Liston, was burned on Friday.

‘It looked hungry, just unkempt and not cared for,’ described Boyd. ‘It was a shame.’

The dog was also spotted on Saturday but by the time investigators arrived it was nowhere to be found.

One possibility is that acid was thrown on the dog or it could have been involved in a fire.

Either way the Humane Society wants to know what happened.  The burns left an especially disturbing sight on Sonny`s left side.

‘I could see it every day and it still bothers me,’ said Perkins. ‘If they can do this to an animal they can do it to a person. It’s got to be painful.’

Both Perkins and Boyd encourage anyone witnessing animal abuse to call the police.

“If you see anything going on in our neighborhood, report it,” Boyd said.

Sonny is on medication for the pain, but the Humane Society is worried that Sonny could develop an infection.

Anyone with information in this case can contact the Humane Society`s Animal Cruelty Task Force at (314) 647-4400.

News Link:-http://fox4kc.com/2012/06/20/puppy-in-st-louis-may-have-been-burned-by-acid/

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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