Posts tagged "animal cruelty"

SPCA Puerto Vallarta, Life Saver for Abused Dog

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Holly’s amazing journey is described by Janice Chatterton, SPCA Puerto Vallarta founder/president to certified animal behavior consultant Steve Dale. Holly had a bulging tumor, tetanus (as a result of her being tied up at her waist for maybe years and the wound becoming severely infected), even a tick disease among her maladies.  Something in Holly told... Read more »

Go Daddy Super Bowl Commercial Is a Huge Fumble

Go Daddy Super Bowl Commercial Is a Huge Fumble
Shame on GoDaddy. How did this commercial, intended for the Super Bowl ever get made? First, a cute as can be Golden Retriever puppy is tossed unceremoniously from a pick up truck (it’s illegal in many states for dogs to be placed in the bed of pick up trucks). The poor puppy is apparently ok,... Read more »

Dog Shot with 90 Pellets Survives and Seeking a Home

Dog Shot with 90 Pellets Survives and Seeking a Home
A pit bull type dog was badly wounded after being hit by up to 90 shotgun pellets. Abby’s Angels, a Greenville, SC animal rescue currently is caring for him. What did this dog do to deserve this? Turns out, nothing. After finding out gentle Warrior was going to be put down if not adopted, Abby’s... Read more »
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Kicking a Cat: Should Abuser Go to Jail?

Kicking a Cat: Should Abuser Go to Jail?
Is kicking a cat an offense you can go to jail for? I personally think so, or at least I hope so. Here’s what happened: Andre Robinson, 22, of Brooklyn, NY has been charged with kicking a cat — the episode captured in  this video (beware if you don’t want to see a person kicking the defenseless... Read more »

Puppy Mill Protest Marches on Michigan Avenue

Hundreds gather near Pioneer Court next to the Tribune Tower on Puppy Mill Awareness Day, organized by the Puppy Mill Project
National Puppy Mill Awareness Day (September 21) was celebrated in a big way in Chicago, organized by the Puppy Mill Project. About 200 people (more or less) began next to Tribune Tower, on Pioneer Court and marched – chanting phrases like ‘Hi Ho Puppy Mills Have Gotta Go!’ (guess who led the chants?) to just... Read more »

Animal Cruelty Charges at Vet Office after Finding Dead Dogs

Animal Cruelty Charges at Vet Office after Finding Dead Dogs
A veterinarian and an employee of a south suburban animal-care facility have been charged with animal cruelty after four dead dogs and nine seriously neglected dogs were found over the weekend, according to Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart. This is shocking, as  Dr. Amardeep Sangha, owner of the Dolton, IL Animal Hospital, is charged with... Read more »
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Poured Acid Over Pit Bull: Breed Isn't the Issue People Are

Poured Acid Over Pit Bull: Breed Isn't the Issue People Are
A pet rescue organization says a female pit bull mix in southeastern New Mexico,  is recovering after someone poured acid on her. This story illustrates yet again, how even abused dogs seem to forgive people – even dogs we refer to as pit bulls. In fact, it’s these dogs who may be the most common... Read more »

Leaves Dog and Child in Hot Car

Leaves Dog and Child in Hot Car
It’s bad enough to leave a dog alone in a hot car. It’s reprehensible to leave a child alone in a hot car. This is the first story I’ve reported on or have seen whee a child and also a dog have together been left to swelter in a hot car. Joshalin Evans, Rockville, MD... Read more »

Elephant Tears are Real

Elephant Tears are Real
Elephants are emotional beings, just as dogs, cats, chimpanzees and people are – and a long list of other animals. People who work with elephants have for many decades told stories involving elephant tears. It turns out these stories aren’t fiction. According to Mail Online,  an elephant named Raju held for 50-years in painful, spiked... Read more »
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World's Ugliest Dog is a Peanut

World's Ugliest Dog is a Peanut
World’s Ugliest Dog champion turns out to be a past burn victim named Peanut, thought to be a Chihuahua mix. Since her approximately 2-year old dog was a victim of animal abuse, owner Holly Chandler said she entered the contest, held at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds in Petaluma, CA, June 20. only so she could draw attention... Read more »