Category: Animal Rescue Stories


Family finally reunited with beloved Buddy the dog SEVEN YEARS after he went missing during San Diego wildfires that destroyed their home

  • John Hartman and his family lost their home during the devastating fires of 2007 in California
  • He and his wife moved to Oklahoma but recently returned to San Diego to visit their son
  • By chance they received a call from San Diego Animal Services saying that Buddy had been found thanks to his microchip

By Louise Boyle

 

A beloved dog who vanished during the huge firestorm which engulfed San Diego in 2007 has been reunited with his family.

John Hartman and his family not only lost their home during the firestorm but also their black Labrador retriever Buddy. 

Soon after the fires, someone found the two-year-old Lab and took him to a vet’s office but the dog escaped. The Hartmans moved to Oklahoma but never gave up on their beloved Buddy.

John Hartman and his wife were reunited with their dog Buddy after seven years after losing his during the devastating San Diego wildfires in which the couple lost their home

John Hartman and his wife were reunited with their dog Buddy after seven years after losing his during the devastating San Diego wildfires in which the couple lost their home

 

However by an amazing stroke of luck, the Hartmans received a call from the Department of Animal Services during a recent trip to San Diego to see their son. Long-lost Buddy, now ten, had been found.

The dog had been found running loose in the Imperial Beach neighborhood and was dropped off at Gaines Street Animal Shelter on March 28.

 

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Published on Mar 27, 2014

Our Fort Worth shelter rescue baby, born with no front legs is 10 days old today! ♥ This little guy is a fighter – weighing in at 5.7 ounces and continues to thrive! ♥ He was rescued and is being raised by Friends Of Emma of Fort Worth, TX ~ Visit our Facebook page here:
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Published on Mar 22, 2014

World famous and inspirational Duncan Lou Who the two legged boxer puppy goes to the beach for the first time, along with Mane ( who was featured in Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair and The Shake Book ) , Rou, Ducky and Miso. Duncan was born with severely deformed rear legs that had to be removed. He has a wheel chair, but can’t stand to use it. So we let him be free and just walk on his two legs. There is some slow motion in this video, but NONE of the video has been sped up, this gives you an idea of how fast Duncan really it. All footage taken with a GoPro Hero 3.

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At first glance, rescuers thought they were dealing with an aged chihuahua who had lost his teeth because of neglect. Tragically, the pooch has been rushed to the veterinarian on Saturday evening; his rescuers state this dog is less than two-years-old.

Rescuers believed tiny little Nemo has been badly abused and his teeth have been knocked out.

“Only a monster would knock the teeth out of a helpless little chihuahua,” stated Kathleen Godwin of Ithaca, New York. “It’s beyond horrible to think of what this poor little one must have suffered and the pain he must be in now.”

 

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Read and view the heartwarming story of a dog grateful to his rescuers.
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March 27, 2014

If you have ever doubted that dogs can show gratitude, a video went viral this week from Romania which showed a dog rescued from an icy waterway purely ecstatic with his human rescuers, reported Thursday’s edition of Neatorama.com.

The video shows a shepherd type mix trapped in the Somesul Mic River in the city of Cluj. The scared dog desperately tried to scratch and climb his way out of the icy water; a concrete wall stood in his way. No one knows how long the poor canine had been in the canal.

Two Good Samaritans saw the dog and climbed into the water to rescue him. As one man helped the dog onto the concrete slab, and tried to encourage the dog to finish the rescue endeavor by moving toward the shore, the dog froze with fear and refused to move.

 

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Tears of joy as April Helland and her family are reunited with Maizy after nearly 6 years.March 21, 2014

Maizy was a young beagle when she followed the children of her family into the woods of Knoxville five-and-a-half-years ago, but she got lost that day – so very long ago for a dog. Somehow miracles do happen when luck and technology joined together to help Maizy and her long lost family find each on Tuesday reported wbir.com.

The beagle stray was rescued by the Young Williams Animal Center in Knoxville, and as a routine practice, all pets are scanned for microchips. Not only did Maizy have a microchip, her information was current; in turn her owners Chad and April Helland were called with the good news.

The Helland family had been distraught years before when Maizy lost her way. The friendly beagle who loved to cuddle was part of the family. Four-year-old Parker cried for his four-legged friend. Posters were displayed everywhere, but Maizy never came home.

Eventually the family adopted another beagle named Cooper, but no one ever forgot their first dog.

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Dog missing for six years reunited with her family

 

 

 

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) — The last time the Helland family saw their dog, their youngest son was four years old.

 

Now he’s ten and the dog they never thought they’d see again is back home.

 

“The day before we had taken a trip to Nashville. So the last thing that was on our minds was gee, I wonder if our dog that went missing six years ago is gonna come back,” says son Tyler Yonce.

 

But finally it started to sink in that a family member was back.

 

“My husband told me and I just broke down immediately. I thought I would never see her again,” says April Helland.

 

“It was a whole range of emotions — shocked. I couldn’t believe it,” says her husband, Chad Helland.

 

Monday, the family got a call from Young-Williams Animal Shelter telling them that someone found their beagle Maisy, the family pet that went missing back in 2008.

 

“I spent many hours out in the woods. I took old t-shirts and put them out in the woods so I could leave my scent out there for her,” Chad says.

 

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Rescued Labrador retriever ‘Manny’ dies in his sleep

Manny died in his sleep early Friday morning
A Purposeful Rescue

March 14, 2014

Frightened, shaking senior dog, Manny who was rescued by A Purposeful Rescue because his former owner thought the dog was too old, quietly passed away at his foster home early Friday morning.

Not even a day ago, Manny left the Lancaster, Calif. county shelter by the front door with his foster mommy; his tail wagging, and even a tiny bounce to his step.

No sooner did he arrive at his foster home, Manny headed right to the dog bed and fell asleep. On Friday morning, Manny was to be examined by a veterinarian, receive a bath, and enjoy a good brushing.

Sadly, that didn’t happen. Instead, a statement from the Facebook page of A Purposeful Rescue announced the following news:

“I don’t even know how to write this as it breaks my heart on so many levels. Manny passed away in his sleep early this morning. On a soft bed with his foster mama on the couch next to him. He just left us-just like that. There was so much more we wanted to show him-a life he probably never even realized existed. Just two nights ago I was on my couch weeping over a video of him in the Lancaster Shelter and was planning an escape route for him. Today he is gone and he has left so many with broken hearts. Honestly, I am still in a bit of shock.”

Most likely the stress of the entire situation was a main factor in Manny’s death, but he died peacefully and fully aware that he was safe.

Please be sure to watch Manny’s freedom video by clicking here.

Rest in peace Manny. You will always be remembered.

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While animal-free experimentation alternatives do exist and are being increasingly advocated for, testing on animals is still prevalent. According to the Humane Society of the United States, more than 25 million vertebrate animals, from dogs and cats to rats and mice, are used in research, testing, and education in the U.S. every year.

Of these 25 million or so, 200,000 of them are rabbits, as the United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has reported in filings.

Most rabbits are used in toxicity testing, such as the painful Draize eye and skin irritancy tests during which a rabbit is “locked into full-body restraints to prevent them from touching eye or skin sores,” the American Anti-Vivisection Society (AAVS) reports.

Rabbits are also known to be used to test pyrogenicity, the ability of a product to induce a fever, and for development or embryotoxcity tests, which aim to determine “the danger that a product will harm a pregnant female of developing fetus,” AAVS explains.

Despite all their service to testing facilities, rabbits rarely receive any kindness in laboratories. AAVS states that the lab environment is “particularly noxious to rabbits, causing great stress, weakening their immune systems, and making them more prone to illness.”

What’s more, these rabbits seldom leave their cages, except for testing procedures, and are often never provided with enrichment or any sort of comfort.

Beagle Freedom Project, a rescue, foster, and adoption program with the nonprofit Animal Rescue, Media and Education (ARME) based in Los Angeles, Calif., has taken in and cared for a number of lab rabbits over the years through retirement agreements with laboratories.

Kevin Chase, Beagle Freedom Project’s director of operations, tells OGP that they have even sent letters to every U.S. cosmetics and household product company that still uses animals for testing, asking that they surrender their research animals after terminating their studies to allow them to be put up for adoption.

Two Rescued Rabbits Finally Step Outside After Life in a Lab Cage (PHOTOS)Beagle Freedom Project

It was this type of agreement that allowed Beagle Freedom Project to rescue rabbits, Bun and Honey. They are just two of eight rabbits who the project has saved over the last 18 months.

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On Thursday morning, a plea was issued for a senior Labrador retriever named “Manny,” who was surrendered to the Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control in Lancaster, Calif., on March 10.

The image of his bewildered face, coupled with a video of him quaking on his bed, spurred thousands to network on his behalf.

Manny is now safe…the elderly dog, who was given up by his former family, has been pulled from the animal control facility by the rescue organization, A Purposeful Rescue.

The rescue agency stated:

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An elderly, golden Labrador retriever was surrendered to the Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control in Lancaster, Calif., on March 10, and today, he spends his days crouched on his bed, shaking in terror.

Apparently, the nine-year-old dog was left at the animal control facility because his prior owner was getting “new, younger dogs.”

The senior, named “Manny,” is confused and depressed…at first glance, he appears to be sleeping on the cot in his kennel run…upon a closer look, you can see that instead, his eyes are closed and he is shaking in terror.

 

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The shelter staff named this seven-year-old Shih Tzu “Peek A Boo” because no one could even see his little face beneath the mats. And yes, that is the way this poor blind and nearly deaf special needs dog arrived at the Baldwin Park.

This neglected, little guy is terrified. One can’t even imagine what he must be thinking unable to see or hear much in an unknown environment.

Follow Peek A Boo’s tragic plight on Facebook as volunteers and animal lovers try to spread the word about this dog.

Please refer to A4683120. Telephone: (626)-962-3577 or (626)-430-2378.

For adoption information, please click here.

 

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