Category: Protection


 

Amy Rossi

Philadelphia Animal Welfare Examiner

Cookie, waiting for a forever home
Cookie – The Forgotten Dog FB page

There is nothing wrong with Cookie, who was dumped at Yonkers Animal Shelter at just six months old and spent the next six years of her life there.

The only thing that is wrong is that she remained homeless all of these precious years instead of enjoying life as a loving family member.

Cookie, now seven, was lucky to land at Yonkers, where she was given all the time she needed to find her match. Unfortunately, the shelter admits to having very little foot traffic in Cookie’s younger years.

So there she sat, waiting. Safe, not urgent, and overlooked.

And there she remained, hoping the right person would come along to take her home.

 

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There have been many stories of survival come out of the April 27 tornadoes that devastated many communities in Arkansas. Towns like Vilonia and Mayflower are now left to pick up the pieces as neighborhoods were left shattered, causing a loss of both human and pet lives.

Out of this tragedy there are a few miracles taking place with the pets misplaced. One such story is that of a dog found wandering Tuesday in Vilonia. As it turns out, this old guy is 15 years old.

Now under the care of Fuzzy Hearts Rescue, he’s in a foster home due to his owner’s losing their home. The house was leveled, and the family had nowhere to go.

Even though this sweet senior had difficulty walking with bad hips, plus being stressed out from the trauma, his family had feared he was killed by debris. They’re so relieved he’s safe, and being cared for until they can find a place where he can rejoin them.

 

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Penny Eims

Dog News Examiner
Saved by good Samaritans
Via Facebook

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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Harley and Teddy, "caped crusaders" raising awareness about puppy mills.
April 24, 2014

Those of us in the animal world are well aware of the atrocities of puppy mills.

The filthy conditions, lack of clean water, food, and veterinary care, the loneliness and neglect the animals suffer. Which is why it’s wonderful to hear of puppy mill dogs who are rescued and get to spend the rest of their lives in a loving home.

Two such survivors, Harley, 13, and Teddy, 8, are doing more than enjoying their freedom, however. On April 26, they’re leaving for a trip (not their first) with National Mill Dog Rescue (NMDR) to save other puppy mill dogs. This Midwest mission, dubbed ‘Harley to the Rescue,‘ has a goal of saving more than 50 dogs.

‘Harley to the Rescue’ started as a campaign to raise $2,500 to fund one rescue of 25-30 dogs. As of today, these brave Chihuhuas have raised over $150,000 and have rescued 265 dogs from mills. Watch video (Here).

 

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WHALES AHOY


by Staff Writers
Tokyo (AFP) April 18, 2014

Japan said Friday it would redesign its controversial Antarctic whaling mission in a bid to make it more scientific, after a United Nations court ruled it was a commercial hunt masquerading as research.

The bullish response, which could see harpoon ships back in the Southern Ocean next year, sets Tokyo back on a collision course with environmentalists.

Campaigners had hailed the decision by the International Court of Justice, with hopes that it might herald the end of a practice they view as barbaric.

“We will carry out extensive studies in cooperation with ministries concerned to submit a new research programme by this autumn to the International Whaling Commission (IWC), reflecting the criteria laid out in the verdict,” said Yoshimasa Hayashi, minister of agriculture, forestry and fisheries.

Japan, a member of the IWC, has hunted whales under a loophole allowing for lethal research. It has always maintained that it was intending to prove the whale population was large enough to sustain commercial hunting.

But it never hid the fact that the by-product of whale meat made its way onto menus.

“The verdict confirmed that the (IWC moratorium) is partly aimed at sustainable use of whale resources.

“Following this, our country will firmly maintain its basic policy of conducting whaling for research, on the basis of international law and scientific foundations, to collect scientific data necessary for the regulation of whale resources, and aim for resumption of commercial whaling.”

Hayashi, who had met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe earlier in the day, confirmed a previous announcement that the 2014-15 hunt in the Southern Ocean would not go ahead.

Last month’s court ruling does not apply to Japan’s two other whaling programmes: a “research” hunt in coastal waters and in the northwestern Pacific, and a much smaller programme that operates along the coast, which is not subject to the international ban.

 

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Hundreds of Japanese officials and pro-whaling lobbyists have eaten whale in defiance of a international court ruling that ordered the country to stop its Antarctic whaling program.
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UPDATED 2:05 PM – 16 Apr 2014

The 26th whale meat tasting event in Tokyo was hosted near the nation’s parliament and was attended by lawmakers, officials and pro-whaling lobbyists.

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi told attendees that the country must protect its whale-eating culture.

“[Japan] has a policy of harvesting and sustainably using the protein source from the ocean, and that is unshakable,” Associated Press quoted Mr Hayashi as saying.

Meanwhile, a lower house MP criticised the arguments against whaling as emotional and not based on reason.

“Japan’s whaling is based on scientific reasons, while counterarguments by anti-whaling groups are emotional, saying they are against the hunts because whales are cute or smart,” the Japan Times reported Shunichi Suzuki of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party as saying.

 

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Japan ‘will continue whaling in Pacific’

Updated: 15:21, Friday April 18, 2014

Japan 'will continue whaling in Pacific'

Japan has decided to continue its whaling program in the Pacific Ocean, reports say, despite losing a United Nations court case on its other “research” hunt in the Antarctic.

If confirmed, the move will likely spark anger among environmentalists who hailed a ruling in March by the UN’s International Court of Justice (ICJ) that Tokyo’s hunt in the Southern Ocean was a commercial activity disguised as science.

Japan has exploited a loophole in a 1986 moratorium that allowed it to conduct lethal research on the mammals, but has openly admitted their meat makes its way onto dinner tables.

Campaigners urged Tokyo to follow the spirit of the ruling, and not just its letter, which specifically referred to Japan’s hunt in the Antarctic, not its other research scheme in the northwest Pacific or its smaller coastal program.

But after the ICJ verdict, a government review has said the Pacific hunt should press ahead, public broadcaster NHK and Kyodo News Agency reported on Friday.

The review suggests the Pacific mission should reduce its catch and focus more on carrying out research that does not involve catching whales.

A spokesman for the fisheries agency said he was unable to comment.

 

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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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All her life, Lola, an extremely friendly black Labrador retriever mix lived in one home; the only home she ever knew. Last Saturday, seven-year-old Lola was surrendered to the high kill San Bernardino County Animal Shelter because the dog’s owner just didn’t feel like fixing the fence where Lola played.

Now Lola cries in her kennel; she is just so lonely and misses her family. Sadly, they are never coming back for her.

Late last week Lola started coughing. Due to the limited funding at the shelter, upper respiratory infections often shorten the adoption alternatives. A volunteer is extremely worried about this sweet dog:

“Lola is getting sick, her sadness and disappointment put her immune system low and now she got sick. I am worried…she is older, fragile, and it will decrease her chances to be adopted. HELP!!!!!”

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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.

Follow Panda Paws Rescue on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/PandaPawsRes…

Shake Book: http://carlidavidsonphotography.com/S…

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Peek-a-boo: Beautiful moment polar bear and her cub poke their heads out of their den after 8 days

  • Wildlife photographer Christine Haines captured the images after she spent eight days watching the den
  • Patience in the cold was rewarded as cub then mother peeked heads out of the hole in the Wapusk National Park
  • She said cub poked its head out of den for the first time on day seven, while they finally left the den three days later

By James Rush

 

Emerging from its den with its mother, a polar bear cub raises its head above the snow and looks out at the freezing world it calls home.

Wildlife photographer Christine Haines captured the images after she spent eight days watching the den.

Her patience in the biting cold of the Wapusk National Park in Manitoba, Canada, was rewarded when she managed to capture pictures of first a cub, then its mother peeking out of their hole.

Above the snow: A polar bear mother lifts her head above the snow after caring for her cub in their den

Above the snow: A polar bear mother lifts her head above the snow after caring for her cub in their den

Sniffing for danger: The cub's mother also poked her head out of the den before sniffing the air to check for any danger, such as wolves

Sniffing for danger: The cub’s mother also poked her head out of the den before sniffing the air to check for any danger, such as wolves

 

Peek-a-boo! A polar bear cub pokes its head out of its den after a photographer spent eight days waiting at the Wapusk National Park in Manitoba, Canada

Peek-a-boo! A polar bear cub pokes its head out of its den after a photographer spent eight days waiting at the Wapusk National Park in Manitoba, Canada

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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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