Video: Schoep Passes Away

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“Sorry, I’ve been away for several days due to ongoing health problems! I did posts as & when I could, but could never finish them in their entirety, due to pain!! So many posts are not in the date order they should be, & it’s going to get worse, before it get’s better, hence several posts at once! For new followers, please bear with me, I’m waiting on having a morphine pump fitted, to ease my pain; which should enable me to post daily again…fingers crossed!! So please excuse any mistakes, pain affects my ability to notice errors, due to lack of concentration etc.!!”

“It was with great sadness that I came back, to find out Schoep had passed away; even though I didn’t know them personally, his passing, broke my heart! He was indeed a special dog with my kind of very special owner, prepared to do anything to help ease his best friends pain. I followed his story when I first saw a video of John in the water with Schoep; floating, asleep in Johns arms! I hope John finds peace in the knowledge that Schoep’s legacy can help many more dogs & that Schoep is now at peace; due to Johns special care! R.I.P dear Schoep, you will surely be missed by many. But now you can run, free from pain, through the tall grass, jump fallen trees & swim in crystal clear waters; just over Rainbow Bridge”!

Only a month ago we celebrated Schoep’s twentieth birthday. Sadly on Wednesday Schoep passed away.

Schoep enjoying the sunshine

Schoep became an internet sensation when a picture of his owner soothing his arthritis in a lake went viral.

Over 187,000 people follow Schoep and John on their Facebook page, captivated by the love the two had for each other.

On Thursday John posted “I Breathe But I Can’t Catch My Breath…Schoep passed yesterday.”

Schoep and John’s story has had a significant impact on many. When the picture and their story went viral donations started pouring in from all over the world.

More than enough money came in to give Schoep the best possible care for his arthritis.

John and Schoep’s veterinarian, Erik Haukass, decided to use the rest of the money to help others. They created Schoep’s Legacy Foundation.

The foundation’s goal is to help low-income families care for their animals. To date the foundation has raised over $25,000.

“It could help another 30 or 40 Schoeps,” said Haukass.

The Image that captured the hearts of many, which I saved to my pc when I first saw the video!  John Hunger taking Schoep swimming to ease his pain! R.I.P

Schoep will be missed by his many fans, and most importantly by John, his best friend of 20 years.

News Link:-http://www.lifewithdogs.tv/2013/07/schoep-passes-away/

Schoep, The Dog Whose Internet Photo Touched Millions, Dies :(((((((

 

Published on 19 Jul 2013

The world is mourning with a man who lost his dog Wednesday.

John Unger and his elderly dog, Schoep, became Internet celebrities last summer because of Bayfield, Wis., photographer Hannah Stonehouse Hudson’s photograph of the pair in the waters of Lake Superior. Unger took Schoep into the lake regularly to ease the discomfort of the dog’s arthritis.

People from Texas to Japan to Slovakia gave money to help pay Schoep’s veterinary bills, medications and laser treatments.
It gave the faithful companions another year together.
Schoep turned 20 on June 15. He died 26 days later. On Thursday, a photo of a paw print in the sand was posted on the Official Fan Page of Schoep and John on Facebook.

Read More:-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSkXH82r2kE

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‘Absolutely horrendous’ animal cruelty as Husky puppies are found starved and burnt

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“OMG…this is appalling, but where is the information about the owner? Yes they were dumped, but somebody must know who they belonged to, because that person needs to be found & punished? I am losing all faith in humans; we are supposed to be compassionate with feelings which should put us above all other creatures…yet, it seems many are not; they are worse than animals! 

THREE Husky puppies and their mother have been rescued after cruel owners dumped them in appalling condition.

The three 16 week old puppies were locked in a crate festering in their own urine (Pic:Mercury)

The starved puppies, who are just 16 weeks-old, were so badly neglected their coats were stained yellow and they had ammonia burns on their paws.

It is believed the poor pups were left were locked in a tiny cage festering in their own urine for 23 hours a day.

Happily, John Duxbury – from Sibes and Sled Dogs Husky Welfare – is nursing the dogs back to health after retrieving them from a pet rescue centre in Liverpool.

John, 52, called their condition “absolutely horrendous” and admitted they were so scared they walked hunch-backed while shaking their heads.

Megan the three year-old Alaskan Malamute and her three puppies were found in appalling condition

He said: “They were not behaving like puppies when we brought them to the centre.

“Megan, the mum, has suffered a great deal from being locked in a crate for 23 hours a day and I don’t think her pups saw the light of day at all since they were born.

However, John added that the poor pooches have come on leaps and bounds since they were rescued from their horrific ordeal.

The poor pups had burns on their feet (Mercury)

“They were the most well-behaved dogs I have ever transported in a crate because that was their life and all they were used to,” he said.

John and partner Christine opened their refuge centre for neglected Huskies in Nelson, Lancashire, 12 months ago because they were shocked by cruelty to the breed.

“There is a huge problem in this country with ‘fashion dogs’ which are bought because they are cute as pups but grow into big dogs.

“Animal rescue centres have had a surge in numbers of Staffordshire Bull Terriers in recent years and now it is happening with Huskies,” he said.

Sibes and Sled Dogs Husky Welfare is caring for 45 neglected Huskies and of those 24 have been allocated new homes after a lengthy adoption process.

A spokesperson from the RSPCA said: “Taking on any animal is a huge responsibility and the decision to become a pet owner needs to be thought through very carefully.

“People should never choose a pet because they look cute or because they are fashionable.

“It’s incredibly frustrating and soul-destroying for the RSPCA to know we – and other animal charities – end up having to pick up the pieces when animals bought as accessories are put up for re-homing  neglected or simply abandoned.

“The suffering it causes is all so pointless and avoidable.”

To make a donation to John and Christine’s rescue centre or enquire about the Huskies email: huskyrescue@hotmail.co.uk.

News Link:-http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/375976/Absolutely-horrendous-animal-cruelty-as-Husky-puppies-are-found-starved-and-burnt

Remember the dog named John, found close to death in Brooklyn? Well look at him now!

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“Do you remember the dog below, found close to death, lying next to a parked car in NY?? He was in a terrible state, as you can clearly see from the pictures! Well, the little dog they named ‘John’ liked the care, love & attention he received at SEAN CASEY ANIMAL RESCUE  & Pet Haven Animal Hospital, so much, it gave him the will & determination to live!

“I thought this would have a sad ending, but miracles do come true…John is testament to that….watch the video’s below to see just how far, John has come!! “Just want to say massive thanks to those who cared, loved & attended to John &  all those who sent prayers & supportive thoughts 🙂 x”

John as he was found, listless & near to death!

Related:https://preciousjules1985.wordpress.com/2012/09/02/update-on-john-not-out-of-the-woods-but-battling-for-life-and-making-progress/

John’s condition was appalling, covered in faeces, nobody was sure he was going to make it…all he could move was his eye’s to blink!

Related:-https://preciousjules1985.wordpress.com/2012/09/01/positive-thoughts-needed-for-john-in-ny-as-he-fights-for-life/

Published on 3 Sep 2012 by 

John is certainly progressing. He is eating and standing on his own. He has even taken a few steps. Still a long road to go, but John is a fighter. Thanks to the efforts of Pet Haven Animal Hospital Staff and the SCAR CREW, John is in good hands. For more info about SEAN CASEY ANIMAL RESCUE and the Documentary Film “RESCUE! BRROKLYN” about Sean Casey Animal Rescue, go to http://www.rescuebrooklynscar.com

John’s first steps 9/5/12

Published on 5 Sep 2012 by 

Update on John – not out of the woods, but battling for life and making progress

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“This poor dog actually had human owners, he must have done, dogs don’t put their own collars on…can you believe that? How anyone could sleep at night, knowing that they tossed a member of their family out with the trash, to fend for his self, it’s beyond my thought capabilities as a caring human.  Johns owners didn’t give a sxxt about him obviously; I wouldn’t pxxs on them if they were on fire! What a shame the police can’t get DNA from the collar he was wearing! Bless him, he didn’t even have the strength to stand whilst his pitifully thin body, was washed to rid him of the caked on faeces etc.”

John is fighting for his life

John was found on Thursday, August 30, laying behind a parked car on a New York street. He was emaciated and at death’s door when he was brought to Brooklyn ACC.

John getting his first bath to remove the dirt and feces which covered his entire body. Credit: Sean Casey Animal Rescue Facebook page

I spoke with Sean Casey on Friday. He described this 18-month-old pit bull, who weighed only 18 pounds – instead of a normal weight of 60 pounds for a dog his size – as being so lifeless that euthanasia was initially considered to end his suffering.

Unable to move except to blink, he managed to wag his tail which was taken as a sign that he was ready to fight. And this man and his rescue made the decision to stand beside him, and give him the chance to do just that.

He had his first bath to remove all the faeces caked on his entire body. He looks and probably feels much better. What a difference a day made for a dog so emaciated, dehydrated, and close to death. To see him starting to rebound might bring you to tears.

This morning I spoke with Dr. Jill Caruso, who has been treating John. She said it was heartbreaking for everyone to see him when he was brought in, but that he is doing “fantastic” today considering his condition. He weighs 21 pounds now, and is eating small portions of food every 1 1/2 hours. She attributes the weight gain to that and being hydrated. He is on IV fluids, vitamins, dewormers, and his fecal samples came back showing no parasites. His blood work showed that he had a slightly low white blood cell count, but they are amazed that he suffered no organ failure.

She mentioned that along with the gash on his neck, which she states could be from his collar rubbing, he has some bruising and puncture wounds on his legs and body, possibly from another dog. These are just being treated since he would not be able to undergo anesthesia at this time.

He attempted to lift his head but he is still too weak, but his ears perk up when he is spoken to by the compassionate people who surround him. Because he is not blinking as he should, they are applying an eye lubricant for dryness.

John will receive love, kindness, and the best of care from Doctor Caruso and staff at Pet Haven Animal Hospital, who often come in on their own time to be with him. She says he is not out of the woods yet, and has a long road to recovery, but they are hopeful and very happy with his progress thus far. She shared a picture of him that she had just taken for your enjoyment.

John is not micro-chipped so unfortunately, we may never know who did this to him or how he came to be in this horrendous condition.

Continued prayers and positive thoughts are still needed for John as he battles his way back to good health. Here is the link to his chip-in if you would like to donate.

We will continue to report on his progress, and will be thrilled to share the news when he is strong enough to go into foster care and his forever home.

Thank you to Sean Casey and Dr. Caruso for taking the time to speak with me, providing us with this update to share with our readers, and for not giving up on John. We know he is in good hands and stands a chance thanks to you.

News Link:http://www.examiner.com/article/update-on-john-not-out-of-the-woods-but-battling-for-life-and-making-progress

Related:https://preciousjules1985.wordpress.com/2012/09/01/positive-thoughts-needed-for-john-in-ny-as-he-fights-for-life/

Positive thoughts needed for John in NY as he fights for life

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John is fighting to stay alive. Credit: Sean Casey Animal Rescue Facebook page

Viewing pictures of dogs allowed to deteriorate to this condition not only breaks your heart, but overwhelms you with sadness and anger.

John was found lying behind a parked car in the streets of NY.

He was extremely emaciated, dehydrated, and his entire body was covered in dried feces.

This did not happen overnight. This poor boy was denied the basics for survival for quite some time.

How or why he ended up in such horrendous condition is unknown. He was taken to Animal Care and Control in NY who contacted Sean Casey Animal Rescue in Brooklyn. They immediately stepped in and transferred John to their vet.

He is estimated to be about 18 months old and a mere 18 pounds, far less than the 60 or so pounds he should weigh, with a body temperature so low it barely registered and a deep cut on his neck.

He was unable to move but could blink his eyes. He was found with a black collar and silver choke chain so he must have belonged to someone.

Being just skin and bones, and despite his weakened condition, he still managed to wag his tail. He’s in a fight for his life now, and SCAR has no intention of giving up on him.

He is being provided IV fluids and heating pads and will receive the best of medical care. He will feel the love around him and hopefully that will give him the will and determination to pull through.

If you would like to donate to his medical care, here is thelink to the chip-in set up for John. All donations will be greatly appreciated.

Let’s all think positive thoughts for John with hopes that he will rally and start back on the road to a full recovery.

Here is the link to the rescue’s Facebook page to follow updates on John.

News Link:-http://www.examiner.com/article/positive-thoughts-needed-for-john-ny-as-he-fights-for-life

Published on 31 Aug 2012 by 

John was brought into Animal Care and control yesterday barely alive. While not out of the woods just yet, he is looking better, eating and hopefully on the road to a full recovery and a loving forever home in the not to distant future.
For more information about the Documentary film “RESCUE! BROOKLYN” about sean casey animal rescue go to WWW.RESCUEBROOKLYNSCAR.COM

 

Judge Won’t Reduce Bonds For Animal Abuse Couple

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The St. John’s Road couple facing 23 counts of second-degree animal cruelty will remain in Franklin County Regional Jail on $46,000 bonds.

William Coy, 48, and his wife Sandra, 55, were arraigned Aug. 17 after 23 animals were seized from their property. They pleaded not guilty last week in Franklin District Court.

In court Tuesday, public defender Kristin Gonzalez argued to have their bonds lowered, given that the charges are considered a misdemeanor under Kentucky law. The maximum penalty the Coys face is one year in jail and/or a $500 fine.

Franklin District Judge Chris Olds said he thinks the bond is appropriate because he believes the Coys are a danger to society and a possible flight risk, given their previous statements.

During the arraignment, Sandra Coy said she would leave Franklin County and the state of Kentucky as soon as the case is over.

Olds ruled to keep the bonds at $46,000.

Officials initially seized 23 animals on Aug. 17 from the Coys’ property on St. Johns Road. The following Tuesday they rescued nine dogs and one horse.

Dozens of other animals, including llamas, pigs, goats and pit bulls remained on the property last week, but have since been removed.

The Franklin County Humane Society has taken the dogs that were seized, but the other animals are at undisclosed locations.

Olds agreed to Franklin County Attorney Rick Sparks’ request that the animals can be fostered to save the Humane Society money. Keeping the animals is costing the Humane Society more than $200 per day.

The Coys are due back in court Sept. 25 for a status hearing. The jury trial date will be set after that.

News Link:http://www.state-journal.com/latest%20headlines/2012/08/29/judge-won-t-reduce-bonds-for-alleged-animal-abuse-couple

Related:– https://preciousjules1985.wordpress.com/2012/08/23/franklin-county-couple-charged-with-animal-abuse/

 

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