Retired K9 Spared From Likely Death After Community Rallies To Save Him
Let’s hope Rex gets the retirement he deserves.
Posted: 09/24/2015 04:54 PM EDT | Edited: 09/25/2015 09:35 AM EDT
A retired police dog who was likely destined for euthanasia has been spared after animal lovers condemned the police department’s decision to send him to a municipal shelter.
The 9-year-old Belgian Malinois, Rex, had served with the Albuquerque Police Department since 2013, and spent several years in the military before that, the Albuquerque Journal reports. Rex was present during the shooting of homeless man James Boyd that led to criminal charges for two APD officers, and appears in video of the incident.
When Rex’s handler, Scott Weimersckirch, retired, the APD said Rex was too old and too bonded to Weimersckirch to be transferred to another handler. But the officer couldn’t adopt Rex due to concerns that the dog would be a threat to his young child, APD spokeswoman Celina Espinoza told local news station KRQE.
A city shelter took Rex in, but the APD said Monday it was likely the dog would be euthanized, since his military and police background would make finding a suitable home difficult.
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“He is totally unaware of his limitations and disfigurement!”
Posted: 09/25/2015 01:28 PM EDT
The story Anne Graber heard was that Bjarni — the smiling dog with half a nose — was found roaming the streets by an animal control officer.
He had a family, but when they were contacted, they said they didn’t want him back. So Bjarni was brought to a local shelter.
This part Graber knows for sure: Shelter staff reached out to Graber, who is the founder of a Texas-based animal rescue group called St. Francis’ Angels, and asked her if she could help.
Graber immediately said that she’d make sure this dog was loved and made whole.
“He will remain with us until such time he has fully recovered and been adopted,” she says.
Graber says this gorgeous boy is having a hard time eating and breathing, since what nose he has left is covering his sinus cavities.
But his personality is intact. He loves to play with other dogs. He loves to be around people. He loves, all around.
“Vivacious and engaging. He is totally unaware of his limitations and disfigurement,” Graber said. “He loves everything that moves.”
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Published time: 25 Sep, 2015 12:20
The French animal rights group, Cause Animal Nord, has come under fire after a video emerged of the activists taking away a puppy from a crying homeless man in central Paris.
The video shows the man fighting for his dog, but eventually losing out as three members of the group, including the organization’s president, seized the puppy and ran away. The homeless man was left in tears.
The cruel act has been condemned by the media and internet users. A number took to social networks to express their disgust, while others left highly critical messages on the organization’s Facebook page.
Whitecaps players Kekuta Manneh and David Ousted helped release the rehabilitated marine mammals, which were named after them.
Courtesy Vancouver Aquarium
Eleven rescued seal pups are released into Burrard Inlet on Friday.
Eleven seal pups were released back into the wild Friday after being rescued and rehabilitated at the Vancouver Aquarium’s Marine Mammal Rescue Centre.
The harbour seal pups, many of which were sick, injured or orphaned before they were rescued over the summer, were released into Burrard Inlet from Cates Park in North Vancouver on Friday morning to the delight and collective “awws” of dozens of rescue workers and onlookers.
Emily Johnson, manager of the Marine Mammal Rescue Centre, said her heart swelled with pride seeing the seals make their way back into the sea Friday.
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Staff at the Marine Mammal Rescue Center prepare to release 11 rehabilitated seal pups into Burrard Inlet on Friday.
She said each seal seemed to have its own unique personality, with some raring to go once the gates of their crates were opened, while others appeared to be less enthused.
“We have a couple that are a little more apprehensive,” she said with a laugh. “And then you have one that just totally doesn’t get it. It takes them a bit to get acclimated.”
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April 29, 2014
On April 24, a 19-year-old man from Brasil posted a desperate ad on Craigslist pleading for someone to adopt his dog from an animal control facility in northern California – the ad read:
FREE DOBERMAN (san mateo) CA
PLEASE HELP MY DOG
my Doberman/pitbull has been captured by the aspca when she got away one night when I was on a trip unfortunetly they capture my 9 yr old boxer too (I love her to death)
I could only pay the fee for my boxer to get out witch is $90 (im paying for)
but my biggest concern is that since they have been there for a while tthey want to charge me $150 just for my Doberman and if we don’t nothing about it my 4-24-14 by 4:00 they will put her to sleep
I can’t afford to take both of them out so im posting this asking anyone out there if you want the Doberman for the impound fee of $150
but the final day would be at 4-24-14 at 4pm any later than that they will put her to sleep
the Doberman is less than a year old she doesn’t like cats but she is very sweet to kids, and other dogs please reply as soon as possible
Rescuers in the area saw the ad and they took it upon themselves to make sure that the dogs were not killed – several women went to Facebook with a plea for funds and within hours, enough money had been raised to spring the dogs from the animal control facility.
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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
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
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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