Update Graphic Image:Sudbury Man Sentenced In Dog Shooting

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“Is that all that dogs life is worth, a measly $2,000 & 5 year ban on owning another dog…what a load of crap & what if the next dog pisses him off & he decides to shoot him too!! Poor Buddy had over 50 pellets taken out of his face & neck back in March…I think the sentencing on this case is so F-ing wrong…it stinks!!” R.I.P Buddy x (sorry playing catch up)

Follow up on story Nov 5th: Sudbury judge hands down sentence in high-profile ‘Buddy’ case after Simeon Smith makes guilty plea

Buddy, a German Shepherd mix dog, was found on the side of a Sudbury, Ont. area road after sustaining gun shot wounds to the face. He was rescued and treated at Walden Animal Hospital, but later died from heart failure. (Walden Animal Hospital)

A Sudbury area man has been given a $2,000 fine and a five-year ban on owning a dog after pleading guilty to animal cruelty charges.

On Monday morning, the case of Buddy — a German Shepherd mixed-breed dog found shot in the face and neck and left to die on the side of a St. Charles area road — was put to rest in a Sudbury court room.

 Simeon Smith did not appear in court for his sentencing, but earlier pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges in the shooting of the dog in March.

The dog later died of heart failure in an animal hospital.

Smith was charged with four counts of animal cruelty under the Ontario SPCA act, including one count each of causing the animal to be in distress, permitting the animal to be in distress, failing to provide adequate and appropriate medical attention and failing to humanely kill an animal.

Justice Pierre Leclerc issued the fine and the ban, along with a stipulation the SPCA may investigate his property during the five-year dog ownership ban

News Link:http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/story/2012/11/05/sby-buddy-dog-sentencing.html

“The following petition is still live, even though the person above was caught?”

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Dog That Ate Rocks To Try To Survive Is On Road To Recovery

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Last week an 18-month old dog called Joey was so hungry he was eating rocks. Found on the street in Tunica, Mississippi Joey was starving to death. He is now on the road to recovery.

When Joey was rescued he was so thin his ribs were poking through his skin and he could barely walk. He had been abandoned and neglected, not having been fed in months. At a year and a half old he weighed only pounds more than a puppy. He was finally saved by Tunica shelter director Sandy Williams.

Willimas brought Joey to the Central Animal Hospital where the vets there have been working hard to help him. Dr. Pam Chandler said, “He is the most emaciated that I have ever seen in a pet that was living.” Once evaluated by the vets it became clear Joey had been eating rocks in a desperate attempt to satisfy his hunger and stay alive. “They removed 14 or 15 large rocks from his colon and stomach area,” said Williams.

Williams is horrified not only that Joey was abandoned, but that no one did anything to help him for so long. “I was told when I picked him up that his owner had been in jail for several months, but how can a community turn their back on a little dog like this?

Joey is starting to recover and making big improvements. Last week the vets weren’t even sure if he would make it, but he has already gained two pounds and is thriving in the loving environment provided by the vets. “He loves to be in people’s laps,” said Dr. Jennifer Karnes. “ We’ve created a wonderful monster; Joey thinks he should be the center of attention at all times.”

Joey is being closely monitored by an internal specialist. Because of the rocks he ate he needs to be walked eight times a day. The vets still don’t know whether there will be long term damage from the rocks or not. Joey will spend at least another month at the vet recovering.

Adoption inquiries have come in from all over the country from those touched by Joey’s story. The vets are waiting until Joey’s until they have a better knowledge of what ongoing medical issues Joey may have before placing him.

Police in Tunica, Mississippi are conducting a criminal investigation into Joey’s mistreatment. They are trying to locate Joey’s owner and have been going door to door in his neighbourhood but haven’t found any leads yet.

News Link:-http://www.lifewithdogs.tv/2012/11/dog-that-ate-rocks-to-try-to-survive-is-on-the-road-to-recovery/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+LifeWithDogs+%28Life+With+Dogs%29

Video link:http://www.abc24.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoid=3814262

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.

News Link:-http://www.lifewithdogs.tv/2012/11/abandoned-dog-left-bleeding-after-home-neutering-job-recovering/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+LifeWithDogs+%28Life+With+Dogs%29

WATCH: heartwarming return of an elephant calf to her mum, and a word of thanks

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“You’ve probably seen this, but I just got round to this email. If you haven’t seen it, enjoy…It’s a break from the heartbreaking stories. Besides I’m sure there are many IFAW supporters out there, it’s nice to know our donations can help the little guy’s too!!”

Editor’s note –

This email of thanks came in from Dr. Vicki Fishlock, a member of the Amboseli Trust for Elephants research team, longtime International Fund for Animal Welfare grantee.

The video Vicki includes shows her and her teammates helping a young female elephant calf escape entrapment in a shallow Maasai well, and then help to reunite the frightened calf with her mother.

While rescues like this are outside the ATE’s normal activities, Vicki and Dr. Cynthia Moss continue their work running the world’s longest elephant research project which studies the elephant families of the Amboseli National Park ecosystem in Kenya.

Hi everyone,

I had to write and say thank you, because IFAW helped make this happen too.

Keeping my study car on (or off!) the road and people on the ground means so much to us, over and above the research we’re doing with your support, and of course your work in the wider Amboseli ecosystem.

And here is why, watch….

Published on 12 Oct 2012 by 

We rescued this young eight months old calf early this week. Luckily the report came in early in the morning and we were able to get there quick before the mother was forced to leave by herders arriving to water their cattle. It was a happy ending as we were able to reunite the calf with her mother, Zombe.

This well has now been made safe, and we are mapping the other new wells that have not yet been reinforced to make them safe for the elephants.

Again, thank you.

–VF

News Link:-http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/news/watch-heartwarming-return-elephant-calf-her-mum-and-word-thanks

 

Police Rescue A Puppy Found Buried Alive

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“OMG…what sort of evil, sadistic, mind, could bury a puppy; barely a few days old? Was this the last of a litter that couldn’t be sold, or were they all buried individually? What is wrong with people… is it just that more abuse is being reported, or is society churning out more evil little shit’s from school; who grow up to be malicious, uncaring knob heads?  I’m glad I am of an age where I will no longer bring children into this world!”

Police officers in Williston, Florida were disposing of evidence per a court order on Thursday when they heard a whimpering noise coming from underground.

 Officers located the origin of the whimpering and dug out a one-week-old puppy that was head-first in an eight-inch hole.

Luckily the dirt had not been packed down and the puppy managed to create an air pocket below the surface. Williston Police Chief Dennis Strow said, “It did not appear to me that the dog was very long in the hole, less than an hour would be my guess.”

The puppy is so young he can’t even open his eyes yet, because of this the clinic believes him to be around 7-days-old. Caretakers at Levy Animal Clinic have been bottle-feeding the puppy that they have named Tucker. One of the veterinarian technicians at the clinic has already adopted Tucker.

Officer Strow checked in on Tucker the morning after they found him and is pleased to report that Tucker is doing well. He is still disturbed by the find though, “What’s disturbing is that when you look at this fellow you ask, how can he be threatening to anyone?”

The police are still looking for the person who buried Tucker and Strow is determined to find them.

“Somebody knows who did this. I guarantee we’re going to follow this one and prosecute whoever did this to the fullest extent of the law,” said Strow.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Williston Police Department at (352)528-4991.

News Link:-http://www.lifewithdogs.tv/2012/09/police-rescue-a-puppy-found-buried-alive/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+LifeWithDogs+%28Life+With+Dogs%29

 

Man who leapt into tiger enclosure and was brutally mauled ‘wanted to be at one with the animal’ and was NOT attempting suicide

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“Sorry but I have to get this off my chest, this silly man Villalobos not only put his own life at risk (which he may not care about) but those who had to rescue him; could have been mauled or fatally injured too! I am so pleased to hear that are going to charge him.  Anybody that puts their own life at risk should do so on their own accord; like climbers, skiers, pot hole divers etc. these are extreme sports…if it goes tits up for them…tough…they wanted to do it!! These rescue workers risk their lives day after day, saving numb nuts… who are 1 can short of a 6 pack…I just think it’s selfish to expect help when you yourself have gone into harms way! Those who are rescued should have to pay for the services their rescuers have had to use…but how do you put a price on  a persons life??”

A man was viciously mauled by a 400-pound tiger after leaping into the animal’s den says he wanted to be ‘at one’ with the animal and was not attempting suicide. 

Victim: David Villalobos, 25, pictured, jumped from the popular Wild Asia Monorail about 3pm

David Villalobos, 25, of Mahopac, New York, is now stable condition after being attacked by Bachuta, an 11-year-old male Amur tiger at New York’s Bronx Zoo.

Villalobos also had his back bitten, where a fang punctured his lung, and his body clawed, after throwing himself from a moving monorail over a protective fence into the tiger’s enclosure.

The tresspasser also claimed that despite his serious injuries, he was able to pet the tiger before zookeepers came to his rescue, said New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne.

Browne said that based on a complaint from the zoo and his own admissions, the hospitalized Villalobos would be arrested and charged with trespassing.

Police had said earlier that 25-year-old Villalobos admitted to a police officer making a conscious decision to jump from an elevated train into the animal’s den, but that his motives were unclear and an arrest uncertain.

That changed when, during an interview Saturday at the hospital, Villalobos told detectives that “his leap was definitely not a suicide attempt, but a desire to be one with the tiger,” Browne said.

Tiger enclosure: Katharina, an Amur tiger pictured with her cubs, is one of 10 tigers at the Bronx zoo

The mauling happened Friday afternoon in the Wild Asia exhibit featuring a train with open sides that takes visitors over the Bronx River and through a forest, where they glide along the top edge of a fence past elephants, deer and a tiger enclosure.

Passengers aren’t strapped in on the ride, and Villalobos apparently jumped out of his train car with a leap powerful enough to clear the 16-foot-high perimeter fence.

Vicious attack: Rescuers scared the tiger off using fire extinguishers then instructed the injured man to roll under a hot wire to safety

Villalobos was alone with a male Siberian tiger named Bashuta for about 10 minutes before he was rescued by zoo officials, who used a fire extinguisher to chase the animal away, said zoo director Jim Breheny.

“When someone is determined to do something harmful to themselves,” Breheny said, “it’s very hard to stop that.”

Bashuta was returned to a holding area where it usually sleeps at night and will not be euthanized, zoo officials said. “The tiger did nothing wrong,” Breheny said.

Earlier, police said the man had to have a foot amputated after the savage attack, but officials later said that was not the case.

Tiger’s den: The 25-year-old was allegedly riding the zoo’s monorail when he jumped out of his seat as the train passed over the tiger’s den

The keepers then called the tiger into its exhibit holding area and secured him there. Bachuta will be back on exhibit this weekend and will not be euthanized, officials said.

He was rushed to Jacobi Medical Center in critical condition. He was, however, conscious and talking after the mauling.

A witness tweeted, ‘Someone jumped the gate at the bronx zoo n got mauled by a tiger now in jacobi ER.#lmfao.’ [sic]

‘The tiger was minding his own business,’ New York Police Department Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne told ABC News, ‘up until the man cleared two sets of fences to get into the enclosure.

Extraordinary occurrence: Bronx Zoo Director Jim Breheny, pictured, said the tiger was not at fault

But his family, who had no idea he had gone to the zoo yesterday, were perplexed as to what went wrong.

‘He’s amazing and he loves everybody,‘ the victim’s sister told The New York Daily News. ‘I really don’t know what happened.’

Officials believe Villalobos was visiting the zoo by himself. He had recently posted photos of tigers on his Facebook page, including one on Thursday of a mother licking her cub.

The Bronx Zoo, one of the nation’s largest zoos, sprawls over 265 acres and contains hundreds of animals, many in habitats meant to resemble natural settings.

Its exhibits include Tiger Mountain, Congo Gorilla Forest and World of Reptiles.

There are 10 tigers at the Wild Asia exhibit, but Bashuta was the only one on display at the time of the attack. Bashuta has been at the zoo for three years.

There are no surveillance cameras in that area of the exhibit.

Zoo officials said they would review safety procedures but believe this was a highly unusual occurrence.

‘We review everything, but we honestly think we provide a safe experience,’ Breheny said.

‘And this is just an extraordinary occurrence… somebody was deliberately trying to endanger themselves.’

He added: ‘I think it’s safe to say that if the tiger really wanted to do harm to this individual, he certainly would have had the time to do that.

Breheny applauded his staff for acting quickly in the extraordinary situation, adding that the man was lucky to escape Bashuta with his life.

‘We were able to prevent a bad situation from turning into a real tragedy,’ Breheny said.

‘We did not have to use deadly force but we were prepared to do so. We’ve never had a single incident like this. You have to be determined to jump out,’ he added.

Amur tigers, also known as Siberian tigers, are the largest of the big cats and can weigh up to 674 pounds. 

Although rare, deadly animal attacks in zoos across the country have happened before. On Christmas Day 2007, a man was killed at the San Francisco Zoo, when a 300-pound tiger named Tatiana escaped her cage and savaged him.

SAVAGE ANIMAL ATTACKS AT U.S. ZOOS

  • In 1985, Robin Silverman, a 24-year-old zookeeper, was killed when she was attacked by two Siberian tigers at the Bronx Zoo while trying to clean their cage.
  • In 1987, an 11-year-old boy was killed by a polar bear at the Prospect Park Zoo after climbing into its enclosure when the zoo was closed.
  • In July 1994, a 29-year-old Australian tourist named Kathryn Warburton suffered a broken leg and bite wounds when she climbed a fence and railing at the Anchorage Zoo, Alaska, to get close-up pictures of a polar bear named Binky.
  • In 2005, a male gorilla attacked and bit a 32-year-old female intern keeper at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo after she was mistakenly sent into an outdoor gorilla exhibit while the animals were present.
  • On Christmas Day 2007, a man was killed at the San Francisco Zoo, when a 300-pound tiger named Tatiana escaped her cage.
  • In March 2010, a woman’s thumb and forefinger were bitten off and her middle and ring fingers partially munched when she was attacked by two bears at the zoo in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, after ignoring barriers and warning signs.

Video & News Link:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2207176/David-Villalobos-mauling-He-says-wanted-animal.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

 

Pit Bull Puppy Found With Horrific Rope Burns

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Written by Jeromie Williams – Pet Pardons News Managing Editor SEPTEMBER 7, 2012

A pit bull puppy in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada is struggling for her life after she was found on the side of a busy road with extensive rope burns to her muzzle.

According to CTV News, the puppy is also battling severe infections in both eyes, malnutrition, a rampant flea infestation and bad bone development which are all tell tale signs of significant neglect and abuse.

The city of Surrey and the BC SPCA are attempting to track down the owner of the dog due to fears that there may be other dogs and animals being treated the same way as the injured dog.

“At this point in time we’re looking for who her previous owner may have been,” Kim Marosevich with the Surrey Animal Care Centre said to CTV News. “At this point, I’m concerned about whether or not there are any puppies remaining in that individual’s care that are in the same circumstances.”

According to Marosevich, the young dog is still not in the clear, as her eyes have gotten progressively worse despite being placed on antibiotics and being treated with several ointments.

An investigation headed by the SPCA has been initiated.

News Link:http://news.petpardons.com/pit-bull-puppy-found-with-horrific-rope-burns/

 

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