Pemiscot Co. Animal Welfare Society Seek Info on Abandoned Kittens

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DUNKLIN/PEMISCOT COUNTIES, MO (KAIT) – Kittens only days old have a local sanitation employee to thank after he saved their lives when he found them in the garbage.

A sanitation employee with Branum’s Disposal Service based in Kennett was making his usual route in Hornersville.

He said he heard kittens crying in a dumpster located between the community building and the city park and rescued them.

The man took the kittens to Dr. Edmund Landry’s office where they called the Pemiscot Animal Welfare Society, since the Kennett Humane Department was closed to cats at the time.

One of the kittens has bite wounds and appears to be paralyzed.

PAWS is asking for anyone with information on the kittens found in the dumpster to contact them at 573-359-0113 or 573-359-5802.

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Abandoned Dog Left Bleeding After Home Neutering Job – Recovering

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“Well this lady is a kinder women than me, I could never forgive somebody for doing this…what the hell did they use as anaesthetic, probably nothing. Thank goodness she came along or else this could have turned out so horribly for the poor dog! He has a beautiful face, somebody must recognise him, I would have thought the police would be interested in speaking to the person who tried DIY surgery; then just left him!”

A pit bull named Buddy was abandoned at an Oregon grocery store after a do-it-yourself neutering job went wrong. 

He was found leashed to a shopping cart with a bag of dog food in it and a sign that read “Anything helps.”

Springfield, Oregon resident Jan Durham discovered the badly bleeding dog and rushed him to an animal hospital.  She paid for his life-saving surgery out of her own pocket.

“He’s really good you know,” Durham said as she cradled Buddy’s head in her lap.  “He’s a great dog.  He’s so sweet.  He’s smart.  He knows how to sit and lay down.”

She says she feels no anger toward the person who left Buddy.

“I thought that they were just trying to do something on the cheap and trying to save money,” Durham said.  “And, I don’t know what their circumstances were.  At least they loved him enough to leave him in such a public place.”

Buddy’s botched neutering was serious enough to threaten his life.  

“They tried to slice the skin open in the scrotal sack to remove the testicle and apparently, when our client brought him in, things were hanging out,” said Q Street Animal Hospital manager Beth Mitchell.  “He was bloody and it was painful.”

Buddy is now recovering in Durham’s foster home.  She has another dog and unfortunately cannot keep him, but will hold on to him while he recuperates.  Luv-a-Bull, a local pit bull rescue organization, will be handling his adoption when he is ready.  Liesl Hardt, a spokeswoman for the organization, has said that Buddy is smart, sweet and good with kids.

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New Owners Of Rescued Dog Reflect On Their Loving Pet, Hope

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“This is great news, so happy for Hope, knowing she is going to a caring loving home with the Moncriefs. I wish them every success in their new venture “Saving Hope” & to spread the mission of spay & neuter! Watch the video at the link below to see how well Hope looks now!”

WEATHERFORD (CBSDFW.COM) – On the Moncrief ranch near Weatherford there are no shortages of animals.

Dogs, horses and donkeys roam freely. And soon, Hope will join the family. She’s the pug mix dog that was found a couple of weeks ago on the Moncrief ranch.

“I just fell in love with her she put her little paw on my hand and I was like oh it’s was she’s just sweet,” says Kit Moncrief after visiting Hope for the first time.

She was stabbed multiple times, her snout was taped shut and her tongue was swollen and hanging out.

Hope found with mouth taped shut

“I was horrified, I don’t understand how people can do that to an animal,” explains Moncrief.

A few years ago, the Moncriefs say the unthinkable happened to them. Several of their animals were abused by someone.

They shot a pregnant mare and another mare and left her not dead,” says Moncrief. “They went down the road and shot three of our heifer’s and then cut their tongues out.

Since Hope was found on the Moncrief ranch, the Parker County Sheriff’s Office, which heads the investigation, thought it would only be appropriate for her to go back there.

“We are just excited for her to have a home where she will never have to worry again and be well taken care of and loved forever,” says Gloria Holmsten Kit’s daughter.

The Moncriefs have eight rescue dogs. Some are strays they haven’t had the heart to turn away. They think Hope will fit in just fine.

In fact, Hope’s story has inspired the family to start up a group called Saving Hope.

“We hope we can spread our story and our mission to spay and neuter your dogs and to adopt because there are so many dogs in shelters,” says Gloria.

Hope is recovering at Bowie Drive Animal Hospital in Weatherford.

It will be a least a week or more before she joins her new family.

As for the investigation, the Parker County Sheriff’s Department says they had a few leads but nothing panned out.

The reward for anyone with any information about what happened to Hope has now reached $35,000.

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Hope is headed to her new home.

Hope Recovered Well Photo Star-Telegram

Parker County officials said that the dog, found July 9 with her snout taped shut and her tongue protruding, was released from an animal clinic to her new owners Tuesday afternoon.

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AZ Dog survives being thrown from moving vehicle

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A puppy thrown from a moving vehicle is getting a new lease on life, thanks to an Maricopa County animal rescue group.

Here is Juno in Helping Orphaned Hounds’ care.

The puppy, named Juno, suffered two broken elbows and severe road rash after she was tossed from a moving car.

The dog was within a mere two hours of being euthanized when the group Helping Orphaned Hounds claimed her and took her in.

“They gave us a brief window of two hours because it was inhumane to keep her without pain management,” Helping Orphaned Hounds spokesman Jason Rieker said.

Funding for Juno’s care will come from the Phoenix Animal Care Coalition’s Lulu‘s Angel Fund.

The fund was created earlier this year to help pay for treatment in severe animal neglect or abuse cases.

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Here is the Helping Orphaned Hounds link, for anyone who wishes to help these poor wee souls:-

Who We Are and Our Mission:

Helping Orphaned Hounds Rescue is a small volunteer based, no-kill 501(c)3 non-profit rescue dedicated to saving the lives of homeless, stray, abandoned, abused and neglected dogs in Arizona♥.

HOH has two main goals:

  • To find loving qualified homes for homeless dogs/puppies with people who are able to    provide the pet with a permanent home.
  • To promote spaying and neutering, thereby reducing the tragic consequences of pet overpopulation.

A Cut Above – How a onetime rodeo gal is wrangling animal cruelty

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“Read this interesting story about a women who used to be a rodeo fan & actually ride bulls, but who know has seen the light & fights against the industry…as well as blowing the whistle on other industry short falls. I would like to shake this lady’s hand & probably give her a cuddle for the countless animals she has saved at low cost; since realizing animals hurt too etc.!”

Veterinarian Peggy Larson gets along better with animals than with most humans. “The spaying and neutering is pretty easy,” she says, cleaning up after a surgery in her Colchester-based Cat Spay/Neuter Clinic. “What’s hard is dealing with people.”

It’s not surprising that Larson takes a sometimes-dim view of her fellow humans: She’s spent decades fighting instances of animal abuse ranging from livestock mishandling to rodeo exploitation to outright neglect and cruelty. But this feisty and outspoken woman wasn’t always an animal crusader. She grew up a self-described tomboy on a North Dakotaranch, and at 16 decided on a whim to take up bareback bronco riding — a rodeo sport dominated by men. “I was crazy when I was young,” Larson says with a laugh.

Peggy Larson spays a cat

“You really have a different mind-set when you grow up on a ranch,” she continues. Animals were “income-producing objects,” a commodity, and so she didn’t worry much about the spurs she dug into a bronco’s back, or the calves who were shocked repeatedly before a roping event — until she enrolled in veterinary school and found herself gobsmacked by just how much animals and humans have in common.

“It was a real revolution,” she says.

Now Larson is 77, though she looks a good decade younger. At 5-foot-4, she’s spry and petite. Today she’s wearing scrubs and comfortable Crocs sandals, and she perches atop a small step stool next to her operating table. Larson keeps up a steady stream of chatter from behind her surgical mask while she deftly preps a long-haired gray cat for surgery. Already asleep with the aid of an anesthetic, the cat is splayed belly up on the operating table.

Not that Larson is especially worried about popularity contests: She’s not afraid to ruffle feathers, particularly in her work as an advocate for animals. She rails against theAmerican Veterinary Medical Association, which she dubs a “backward institution” and accuses of worrying more about making money than animal welfare. “The AVMA is pro-rodeo, they’re pro hogs in gestation crates, they’re pro hens in batteries,” Larson says, disgusted.

While working as a USDA inspector of animal welfare and livestock disease programs in the late ’70s and early ’80s, she blew the whistle on embezzlement within the program. Larson later took a no-nonsense approach to overhauling meat inspection in Vermont during her stint as state veterinarian. The onetime bronco rider now campaigns to eliminate the sport. “There’s nothing more cowardly to me than a calf roper,” she says fiercely.

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Barrio Dogs march on July 4 to raise animal awareness

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HOUSTON (KTRK) — A local dog rescue nonprofit and its supporters will march through Houston on July 4 in an effort to raise community awareness about animal overpopulation, mistreatment and neglect.

The “Freedom for All” march begins at 9am Wednesday in Hidalgo Park, located at 7000 Avenue Q. It’s hosted by Barrio Dogs — an organization that seeks to educate, empower and transform Houston’s East End community by raising awareness about proper animal care and the importance of spaying and neutering pets.

Barrio Dogs formed in March 2010 when co-founder Gloria Medina Zenteno returned home to the Greater East End after years away and saw her old neighborhood overrun by homeless and neglected animals. She said she worked with rescue groups but realized that the community needed a solution addressing the root of the problem. With that belief, Barrio Dogs was born.

“I think residents are fed up with the homeless, unwanted and abused dogs they witness daily in certain parts of the East End like Hidalgo Park,” Medina Zenteno said in a release. “Barrio Dogs is desperately trying to spread the word that spay neuter is the only solution to Houston’s animal overpopulation. We want to urge residents to spay and neuter their pets and encourage them to call authorities when they see neglected, abused or chained animals. Our goal is to engage residents and local civic and political leaders in finding a solution to these problems that diminish the quality of life in our community.”

Participants in the Freedom for All march Wednesday morning will gather in the park and walk through the surrounding neighborhood, then meet back at the park for a rally with speakers and information about low-cost spay and neuter alternatives, proper pet care and tips for reporting animal abuse and neglect.

If you plan to attend, organizers are discouraging people from bringing their own pets on the walk for safety reasons because the area is known for stray and roaming dogs.

To see the map route for the march, visit Barrio Dogs on Facebook.

For more information on the event or the organization, go to www.barriodogs.orgor email

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Humane Society of the United States applauds Oklahoma law enforcement officials for rescue fforts

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McALESTER — The Humane Society of the United States applauds Oklahoma law enforcement officials for their efforts in rescuing 110 Australian Shepherd dogs from abuse in an animal cruelty case.  The HSUS donated $5,000 to assist with the rescue.

The Harper County District Attorney’s Office has filed one felony count of animal cruelty against suspect Donna Walker of Laverne, Okla. Walker, 69, faces a penalty of up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

“We are grateful to Harper County Sheriff Office officials, including Sheriff Marty Drew, and Oklahoma State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners’ Investigator William Brogden for their tireless effort in rescuing the dogs and in seeking justice for them,” said Cynthia Armstrong, Oklahoma state director for The HSUS.

In May, officials were called to Laverne to investigate after receiving several complaints. When they arrived they found the 110 dogs and two cats suffering from a lack of adequate food, water shelter and veterinary care.  Some of the animals were living in a single-wide trailer filled with trash, and kennels found on the property were saturated with fecal matter. In the trailer, decomposing food littered the floor, and water containers on the property were filled with dirty water. Most of the animals had not been socialized and lacked proper grooming. Few had been spayed or neutered.

With the help of The HSUS and other animal protection groups, all of the animals have been adopted into loving homes. Other groups that contributed to the rescue and rehabilitation effort included the Humane Society of North Texas, Petsmart Charities, The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Oklahoma Pet Professionals and the Central Oklahoma Humane Society.

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Woman guilty of animal cruelty fined and barred from owning more than one pet Read it on Global News: Global Edmonton | Woman guilty of animal cruelty fined and barred from owning more than one pet

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The woman at the centre of one of the city’s most horrific cases of animal cruelty has been sentenced to a fine and strict restrictions.

Shelly Zenner pleaded guilty to causing an animal distress after more than a thousand rabbits were seized from her south side home.

The rabbits destroyed the home by chewing through wiring in the home and urinating everywhere.

Half of the rabbits were unable to be saved because they were too ill.

Both the crown and defence had requested the sentence that the judge handed down Monday.

In addition to the $8,500 fine, the court also employed a rarely used section of the animal protection act. It essentially allows the court to put Zenner on probation for the rest of her life.

She is not allowed to have any rabbits and she can only have one pet, either a dog or a cat that has been spayed or neutered. She is not allowed to go to a pet store unless she is buying food for that animal.

The crown says, given the nature of the case, the sentence is a good balance between the facts of the case with the mental health issues that are clearly there.

“The crown accepts the fact that animals are great companions and add a lot to people’s lives. At the same time, these animals are indefensible,” says Crown Attorney Christian Lim, “So this sentence sets a large deterrence factor. It is tempered with mercy and grace, in other words, it looked at the situation of the accused, her financial situation and mainly her health situation.”

Zenner’s mother and brother were also charged in this case, but those charges have been dropped.

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Madurai civic body draws flak from People For Animals for dog cruelty

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MADURAI: The city health officer has assured that the contract given to a private party for sterilization of dogs would be cancelled with immediate effect after the People For Animals(PFA) charged the Madurai Corporation with cruelty to street dogs that were captured for the purpose of neutering and vaccination.

S Sivakumar, secretary, People for Animals, says the Madurai Corporation’s Animal Birth Control and Anti-Rabies Vaccination (ABCARV) centre in Sellur drew his attention following reports that the dogs brought here were being neglected and left to die by the authorities. Many of them were more interested in the number game of showing they had achieved their target by catching the animals rather than performing the task itself.

“I came to the centre on Friday morning and found three dogs dead and about four more in their last stage and contacted the Madurai district collector, who immediately asked the corporation to take action,” he said.

Sivakumar says that the neutering of animals has to be done by qualified doctors of the Animal Husbandry department in the presence of animal welfare associations. “The Madurai Corporation has instead given this job to a contractor Murugesan, who lives across the centre, without any knowledge on animal welfare,” he said.

This private contractor has employed three local dog catchers, including Jayamurugan and Jayakumar. He pays them Rs 50 for each dog captured, when the government pays Rs 445 for the neutering and vaccination of a single animal.

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Ritchie Co. Humane Society Takes In 30 Abused Dogs From Road Side

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The Ritchie County Humane Society looks for donations after taking in 30 dogs left to die on the side of the road. Jon Six Hair Company in Vienna is also taking in donations to help these dogs recover.

The thirty dogs left to die on the side of the road are now wagging their tails.

While the Ritchie County Humane Society President, Kitty Ray, says they have a long road to recovery, she’s happy to see them progressing.

“They were in such horrible condition that it’s going to take awhile for them to even start to looking better enough that you can tell,” says Ray. “They’re more comfortable now, they’ve all had their toenails trimmed and they’re on antibiotics they’re having treatment for the mange that has made them lose their hair.”

The shelter did lose one dog Wednesday morning but Ray says they are doing everything they can to prevent that from happening to the other dogs.

Ray says the support and donations has been overwhelming but the next few months are going to be tough, adding these 30 dogs to their already long list.

Jon Six Hair Company in Vienna is now taking in donations to help the cause, he says it’s a cause close to his heart.

“I have over 1500 friends on facebook and I would say about 1400 are dog lovers, so it’s you know, plus I’d say the majority of the customers that come into the salon on dog lovers so people have just been very supportive,” says Six.

The shelter says any little bit can help.

“The supplies we certainly could use because we’re always short on supplies but the money will go toward medical bills and having the animals spayed and neutered before they’re adopted,” explains Ray.


Ritchie Co. Humane Society
Rt. 1 Box 3, Harrisville WV
Or call (304) 643-4721

Jon Six Hair Company
1509 Grand Central Ave (Across from Fusion and Lowe’s, same plaza as Paradise Grill and Coldstone Creamery)
Bring any donations by during work hours, 10-7.

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