Stray Dogs Rescued From Water Canal

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Two dogs were thrown into a rain water canal dividing Las Acequias and Jardines Residential neighbourhoods in Juarez, Mexico.

The canines were abandoned there to their own fate, but a Good Samaritan spotted the strays in time and came to their rescue.

The canal has high concrete walls that stopped the dogs from escaping on their own. While the dogs were trapped, the canal had low water levels, but the city expected strong rain storms and the woman rescuer feared the dogs would drown and be washed away.

For two days the woman tried to rescue the dogs on her own but was unsuccessful. That’s when she reached out to local rescue organization, Aprodea, for help.

According to El Diario, Aprodea used their Facebook page to recruit volunteers for the rescue mission. Alma Morfín, Aprodea’s director, said they hoped other neighbors would step up and help recover the canines.

The post stated that volunteers would need long ropes to easily exit the canal’s walls. It also informed those willing to help that the dogs were skittish and therefore the rescue effort would take some time.

Animal lovers answered the post immediately and the dogs were out of the canal and in the safety of Aprodea that same day.

A veterinarian was scheduled to examine the dogs the next morning and as soon as the dogs receive a clean bill of health they will be placed for adoption.

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Man gets jail for abusing bulldogs

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A Garden Grove man was sentenced to 90 days in jail after pleading guilty to misdemeanor animal cruelty for keeping five bulldogs in a feces-ridden environment at his home, where authorities also found six dead baby rabbits that apparently drowned in rain water and urine.

By accepting a plea deal offered by a judge Tuesday, Khuong Anh Nguyen avoided facing up to seven years and eight months in the Orange County Jail if he had been tried and convicted as charged, according to Deputy District Attorney Jennifer Malone.

Orange County Superior Court Judge John Nguyen offered the plea deal to Nguyen after a preliminary hearingthat began Friday and ended Tuesday at the West Justice Center in Westminster.

Khuong Anh Nguyen booking photo.

Nguyen, arrested Dec. 16, originally was charged with eight felony counts of animal abuse. The judge, however, found there was insufficient evidence on abuse of the rabbits and reduced the felony charges to a misdemeanor, according to Malone.

As a result of Nguyen’s plea, seven felony counts of cruelty to animals were dismissed, according to court records.

Officers with the Garden Grove Police Department were called to Nguyen’s home Dec. 14, 2011, after receiving a call alleging animal cruelty.

According to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, officers found one female and four male bulldogs kept together in a cage that was fouled with feces.

The female bulldog, named Lola, had a child’s garment on with some elastic in it that cut off circulation to her legs, leading to rotting flesh, Malone said.

When officers found her, she was “cowering from the pain of the rubber bands cutting into her skin,” according to a statement from the D.A.’s Office.

One of Nguyen’s rabbits was found on top of a cage. Inside the cage, six newborn baby rabbits appeared to have died from drowning in rainwater and urine, the statement read.

The animals were taken from the home by O.C. Animal Care.

Nguyen received credit for three weeks served in custody and will have to serve about two more weeks behind bars, Malone said.

He was ordered to serve three years of informal probation and as a condition of his plea deal he no longer is allowed to own pets, Malone said.

Lola has been nursed back to health and is in the process of being adopted, Malone said.

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7 bags of mutilated dogs found Dead NE Houston street

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Seven garbage bags full of dead and decomposing dogs were discovered earlier this week on a Northeast Houston street near the Eastex Freeway and Little York.

Volunteers with the rescue group Corridor Rescue made the gruesome discovery while feeding and taking care of strays in the area.

“It’s very upsetting, all of our volunteers are very upset,” said Anna Barbosa, a volunteer with the group. “We work out here every day to help these dogs and cats. We’re doing it to make their lives better. Somebody out here is torturing these animals.”

The area of town is known to many as the Corridor of Cruelty and that’s exactly what the rescue group discovered. The black, plastic garbage bags were dumped near a ditch. Some were covered with rain water, others were covered with bugs.

“Maybe somebody grabbed all these dogs and decided to mutilate and torture them. We don’t know what happened here,” Barbosa said.

The group is making it their mission to find out what happened and put a stop to it. Barbosa admits they have found on occasion a dead dog in the field before, but never like this.

“This is severe because this is more than one dog. This is seven bags full of dead dogs,” she said.

Now they plan to contact the police and Crime Stoppers to help clean up the area and find the person who did this.

“That’s our goal. We want to put a stop to this. We have too many homeless dogs in this city.”

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