Ailing Man Desperate To Find Foster Home For His Dog

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I’m praying someone out there will take Magnum into foster while his owner gets better…the whole family have been through so much, their dog is their rock & a big part of the family. Please share this around Face Book etc. let’s get this dog a happy home so his owner can recover safe in the knowledge his best friend is being cared for”

For Brent Witten his dog Magnum means the world. Unfortunately recent health problems have made it impractical for Witten to care for Magnum until he gets back on his feet.

Magnum

Magnum

Now the Nampa, Idaho man and his family are looking for a foster home for Magnum so they don’t have to send him to the pound.

Back in December Witten was in a restaurant when he collapsed. Witten would spend weeks in the ICU on life support. Doctors aren’t sure if it was a seizure or a stroke, but Witten was left immobilized. Witten is doing better, but is confined in a wheelchair with limited mobility. His doctors believe it will take about eight months for Witten to regain his mobility.

Initially Witten’s ex-wife was caring for Magnum, but last month she passed away from cancer. In the interim Witten’s daughter, Laura, has been caring for Magnum. However, with the recent death of her mother, her father in rehab and several kids to look after she is unable to care for Magnum properly.

With all that the family has been through in the past months Magnum has been there for them. “He can sense when you are down,” said Laura. “He will come up to me when I am having a rough day and he will nudge me and try to cheer me up, almost like he is saying ‘I am here.’” Witten would be devastated if Magnum had to be sent to the pound so he’s hoping someone out there can foster his beloved dog until he is mobile again. “I am looking for someone to take care of him until I get back on my feet,” said Witten.

Magnum is a sweet dog, that loves kids and would do well with most families. If you can help contact KBOI2 news at 208-472-2224 and they will connect you with Laura Witten.

News Link:http://www.lifewithdogs.tv/2013/03/ailing-man-desperate-to-find-foster-home-for-his-dog/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+LifeWithDogs+%28Life+With+Dogs%29

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Missing Dog Reunited With Family After Being Found Badly Beaten

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“OMG…literally sickened, what makes a person want to do such a heartless, heinous thing to an innocent dog? Is it an anger problem, do they despise dogs so much, or is it done purely for fun…I would say the latter!! Somebody know’s who did it, if it’s teenage knob heads, they will be bragging about it…if it’s an older person, they might not appear to be their normal selves. Please help find those responsible, if they have done it once, they will do it again; only next time the dog or a child may not live! ” 

Dusk, a 7-year-old black mixed breed, was found in very bad shape last Friday morning in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She had clearly been beaten in the head.

Dusk found with fracture to skull which may make her lose her eyesight.

 

She is recovering well, but the beating was significant enough to fracture her skull and make her lose her eye sight.

Bucks County Emergency Dispatcher Jessica Finnell received a call from a shop owner for an injured dog on Friday morning around 8 a.m. The call caused Finnell to break down into tears. Dusk was found sitting in a parking lot, avoiding people and had visibly been beaten in the head.

The beating was so hard that her eyes had come out of their sockets!

We need to catch the cold hearted BxxxxxD that did this! If you know anything, I beg you to please contact the police; protecting whoever did this means you are allowing it to happen…it could be a child next…do you want that on your conscious?? 

Animal Control Officer Thomas Morris took Dusk to a nearby veterinary clinic where they were able to put her eyes back in the sockets, but there is little chance she will be able to see again. Dusk sustained multiple skull fractures, but lacked any abrasions or road rash that would indicate she had been hit by a car. The veterinarian explained that if someone takes a bat to a dog’s head it can often lead to the eyes popping out. The veterinarian believes this is what happened to Dusk.

Finnell was still thinking about the call on Friday night. She decided to visit the veterinary clinic and check up on Dusk. Finnell would end up taking Dusk home with her. She didn’t intend to keep Dusk permanently but wanted to give her a home until a proper one could be found.

She started a ChipIn fund to help care for Dusk, who was easily adapting to living with Finnell and her family. Dusk was well-behaved, housebroken and was good with Finnell’s children. Finell suspected that Dusk might have a family.

Dusk did have a family and they spent all weekend looking for her. Marie Walkgorski and her son William Schilling became very concerned when Dusk didn’t show up for her food on Friday. They spent all Friday, Saturday and Sunday looking for the dog but couldn’t find her. They didn’t realize that the township had recently added Saturday hours for animal control calls, so they didn’t call until Monday. Walkgorski was so worried she c couldn’t sleep all weekend.

On Monday Waligorski saw a story online about an injured dog found in Bristol Township and instantly recognized the dog as Dusk. Animal Control checked video and pictures of the dog and checked the county dog license number to confirm that Dusk was there dog. Finnell returned Dusk to Waligorski and Schilling on Tuesday. “She was excited, tail-wagging. She seems happy that they were there,” Finnell said. “I’m happy for her. I miss her like crazy but I’m happy she is back in her home and can have some of her normal life back.”

Dusk’s family discovered after reviewing home surveillance footage that she had been jumping their 6-foot back-yard fence almost every night, leaving around 2 a.m. and returning around 7 a.m. Dusk prefers to spend her time outdoors in the family’s fenced-in backyard, they keep a dog house out there for her. Unfortunately, Dusk’s escape on Friday morning led to an encounter with someone who likely beat her with a bat. Someone her family and authorities want to find.

Her family is horrified that someone could do something so horrible to their sweet dog. “It’s so crazy to know it was so close to home. It’s something you don’t really imagine happening,” Schilling said. “It’s really hard to take it all in that someone could really do that to a creature that has been nothing but loving.”

Animal Control Officer Morris is determined to find those responsible for hurting Dusk and plans to prosecute to the fullest extent of the law. Finnell plans to keep the ChipIn fund open to continue to help Dusk and her medical needs.

The ChipIn can be found here for those wishing to donate.

“Anyone knowing anything contact Bucks County, Animal Control Pennsylvania. Sorry don’t know the number”

News Link:http://www.lifewithdogs.tv/2012/10/missing-dog-reunited-with-family-after-being-found-badly-beaten/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+LifeWithDogs+%28Life+With+Dogs%29

Pit bull killed with steak knife to stop attack on 3-year-old girl in Stockton

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STOCKTON – A family member was forced to stab their pitbull with a steak knife after it attacked a 3-yearold-girl.

According Lt. Phil George of the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s office, around 9 p.m. Saturday, a 3-year-old girl was able to get outside through a sliding glass door and into the backyard where a family gathering was going on. The family pitbull was spooked by the running child and latched onto the girl’s head.

The family saw this happening and could not get the dog to let go. Lt. George says someone then pulled out a steak knife and stabbed the dog to death.

San Joaquin County Animal Services picked up the deceased animal and the dog will be tested for rabies.

The 3-year-old girl was air lifted to the UC Davis Medical CenterShe was released from the hospital on Sunday. 

The incident happened in the 2000 block of Alcazar Way in North Stockton. No criminal charges are expected.

News Link:http://www.news10.net/news/article/200320/2/Pitbull-killed-with-steak-knife-to-stop-attack-on-girl

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