There is a fine line between discipline and torture. After you hear what happened to Tuffy, the terrier, you will no doubt agree – he was tortured. Back in 2015, Tuffy chewed his owner phone, according to Animals Asia and was punished severely.
First, there was the boiling water that was poured all over his body and then, Tuffy, just six weeks old was dropped off a four-story building.
Thankfully, Yan Yingying, 30, found Tuffy and rushed him to the animal clinic for treatment – the closest animal clinic was an hour away.
Emily Drayton, an Animals Asia veterinarian, said she was sickened when she saw how badly injured Tuffy was – she had a hard time stopping the tears from falling down her face.
Never had anyone seen an animal in such excruciating pain. Tuffy had burns to 60 percent of his body and required around-the-clock care.
She went into the stable and started dancing to the popular song, but the most amazing thing happened when she pointed to her horse…
“All About That Bass” is a 2014 pop hit that shook things up in the music industry. All about body positivity and empowerment for women, it sure turned a few heads -and so did this horse.
Bringing booty back, this chestnut beauty can’t help but dance along to the beat of this catchy song. Her owner dances around and then points to the horse and says “back to you” as he then proceeds to… Well, I’ll let you watch the video. It’s too good to spoil.
Police say a Phoenix man went too far when he apparently tried to end a dog’s suffering after it was hit by a car.
At least one witness told police that Ivan Lawrence, 49, got a sledgehammer and hit a neighbor’s dog twice.
He hit him in the head in front of multiple people, including children. They tried to persuade him not to, according to the Phoenix Police Department.
Lawrence is facing charges of felony animal abuse and failing to render aid. He was being held Thursday in a Maricopa County jail in lieu of a $2,000 bond.
He told police that killing the dog was a mercy because it was obviously in pain.
Family dog strayed from property
The owners of the dog, a 3-year-old pit bull named Beau, were not home when Beau and another family dog strayed from their property near 37th and Oak streets on Sunday.
Only Beau had been hit by a car and appeared to be struck by a second vehicle by the time he exited the roadway, limping.
Beau’s owner, Kym Jesus-Garcia, said she was told that the family’s other dog helped Beau to the front porch.
Neighbors gathered, and at least one witness told police that they were planning to take the injured animal to a 24-hour medical clinic.
Jesus-Garcia said neighbors needed help getting the heavy dog into a vehicle, so a neighbor went inside her home to retrieve her husband, suggesting he could help.
It was then that Lawrence came out of his house with a 3-foot-long sledgehammer, according to police.
Jesus-Garcia said five to six people claimed to have been in the front yard during the incident. Police said witnesses argued with Lawrence for about 10 minutes to try and dissuade him from killing the dog, according to court documents.
Witnesses reported that the dog was not whining and there wasn’t much blood, records show.
“She wasn’t dead,” Jesus Garcia said. “She probably (had) some internal injuries because she wasn’t even bleeding. She wasn’t bleeding at all.”
Lawrence told police he was in the National Guard and an ex-athlete, which let him know that the dog needed to be killed. This was according to the court document.
Police say he eventually made an intimidating motion with the hammer, and witnesses stepped out of the way.
He struck the dog in the head once and it yelped, records show. He then struck it again.
“It was disturbing because the kids were there,” Phoenix police Sgt. Vince Lewis said. “He was swinging the hammer, and at one point threatened to use a gun.”
Lawrence was identified in a police lineup by a 10-year-old who witnessed the dog’s death, according to court documents.
Records also say the child has had “crying episodes and nightmares” since.
‘Justice for Beau’
Jesus-Garcia said the family returned home to find their beloved dog lying in front of their house in a pool of blood.
She added that the family is pressing charges against Lawrence for animal abuse due to the manner and treatment of the dog’s death.
“I feel some relief knowing something’s going to happen,” Jesus-Garcia said. “Justice for Beau.”
Lawrence told police that he was simply putting the dog out of its misery; however, he conceded that it was a “reckless manner”.
He wouldn’t want someone doing that if it happened to his own pet, according to documents.
Lewis said the dog walked off the road but was still in pain. He wasn’t sure if the dog would have survived if she hadn’t been hit with the sledgehammer.
Phoenix Police Animal Cruelty detectives received information after Beau had been buried and wasn’t able to examine her.
A Belmont County, Ohio hunter was sentenced on Monday to six months in jail and three years probation after admitting to shooting and killing a family’s two dogs while the man had been hunting in December 2016.
Michael Chedester of Clairsville, was sentenced under the Goddard’s Law (House Bill 60) making it a fifth-degree felony to knowingly cause serious harm to a companion animal.
According to Wtov9 Fox News, Chedester had been in a tree stand at the time and observed the dogs chasing deer. His attorney argued that the law allows a property owner to shoot animals if they were menacing a person or menacing animals belonging to Chedester.
Although the deer were wildlife, Chedester contended it was his property; and he was allowed to make claim by hunting the dogs since a deer killed during hunting became his property.
According to the Intelligencer, Chief Assistant Prosecutor Kevin Flanagan argued that the deer were wildlife and did not fall under the law.
“Ownership does not exist in this particular case merely because wild animals are on your property,” he said.
Earlier in May, Chedester pleaded guilty to two felony counts of prohibitions concerning companion animals. At sentencing, however, the judge stated although the legislature toughened the laws on animal cruelty; they had not changed the sentencing factors.
The owner of the two deceased dogs named Bella and Emmy spoke to the court prior to Chedester’s sentencing. On that tragic day, Pete Byers had been ready to leave for work when his dogs disappeared.
It had been the opening day of gun season; and Byers was terrified that something could have happened to his beloved dogs.
After an hours-long search of yelling the dogs’ names and with friends using four-wheelers to aid in the search; one of the men reported having heard gunshots and a dog yelping.
Byers followed the trail and came up to Chedester and his tree stand. Both of his dogs had been shot and killed.
“Needlessly hurting or taking an innocent life is never acceptable,” stated Pete Byers. “I guess it was swift justice, but it seemed like it took forever to me. A lot of sleepless nights, worrying, a lot of stress for no reason.”
It is hoped the attention received in this tragic case will deter other similar situations in the future.
Actually, I think that there is no excuse for those people who hurt or abuse dogs, this is a story of a dog that got a horrible life, but thankfully this dog finally had a second chance at life. Your dog is a part of your family that you can’t leave behind when you are moving out. Dogs are pack animals, they love to be with their pack and for them,family is the pack. Leaving your dog behind is something against nature.This pit bull dog is named Sweet June, her rescuers gave her that name, they rescued this poor pit bull dog that was found in a very horrible condition, they found her chained at the backyard of her home, or the place that was called home, because her owner left her alone when they moved out and left their home, they didn’t think that she is a part of her family.
She was left for about 45 days, and then one of the people who passed by heard the starving, abandoned dog crying for help, and thankfully she was saved, she was strong, despite how weak and close to death she was, she was able to fight.The pit bull dog went to the Vet Rench, the vets there helped her, and gave her the second chance at life. At first when she arrived, she only weighed 36 pounds, but Sweet June now had returned to her normal weight. Now she is ready to start a new life and have a forever loving owner who won’t leave her to die.
There are a lot of dogs out there in need for help, this is not the last story of abusing and won’t be the last, your dog is a part of your family, not for entertainment!
A German Shepherd Dog With Short Spine Needs Forever Home
Not much is known about the previous life of Quasimodo, the stray German Shepherd with the short spine before he was taken to a southern shelter.
Quasimodo is probably one of only 13 known dogs in the whole world with this rare genetic condition. He is thought to be about 5 years old. He was rescued by Secondhand Hounds in Minnesota. He was taken to the shelter just a few days ago.
The rescue group said “he is a friendly, wonderful, sweet boy.”
This rare genetic condition leads to a twisted spine, which causes health problems with his internal organs later in his life. The spinal condition may be a result of backyard breeding.
Secondhand Hounds shared a video of Quasimodo’s first arrival at their shelter.
On the second day of his arrival, Quasimodo was checked by a vet to examine his condition. In this photo, he is getting an x-ray. Surprisingly, he seems so relaxed and comfortable!
Quasimodo is living now with a foster family where he will be cared for under Secondhand Hound’s care till the shelter has a full perspective of his health and then be put for adoption.
Quasimodo is so familiar with another dog named Pig with a similar genetic condition.
Pig was born without several inches of her spine. That’s why she looked like she had been chopped in half. You will feel that her body is not completed. You will notice that her body is rounded with long legs. Pig the dog doesn’t have a vertebrae and the remaining are fused together.
Luckily, Pig the dog is now adopted, help Quasimodo finds his forever home too!
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The images are hard to watch, but they’re nothing compared to the haunting and heartbreaking cries of this abused dog when a rescuer tries to pet him for the first time.
It’s hard to imagine the horrific treatment this abused dog must have suffered for him to feel this terrified of a human hand.
The dog in the video below was abused so much that when a kind-hearted woman Monica Mitreanu tried to calm the poor soul by petting him. He was so petrified, that a gentle; loving touch seemed like a threat to him.
This happened in Breasta animal shelter in Craiova, Romania. Craiova is known as “The European Capital of Canine Cruelty” for the brutal handling of shelter animals.
Fortunately, the video that broke hearts around the world has a happy ending. The pooch learned to trust humans again, and has recently found himself a home in the UK.
Just a few days after that first encounter; this pup is ready to receive the hugs and kisses he deserves for the rest of his life.
He just found a forever home, and the way he plays with his new family at the end of the video shows you how dogs have an infinite capacity for love and forgiveness.
A farmer had some puppies he needed to sell. He painted a sign advertising the 4 pups and set about nailing it to a post on the edge of his yard.’
‘As he was driving the last nail into the post, he felt a tug on his overalls. He looked down into the eyes of a little boy.‘
‘“Mister,” he said, “I want to buy one of your puppies.”
“Well,” said the farmer, as he rubbed the sweat off the back of his neck, “These puppies come from fine parents and cost a good deal of money.”
The boy dropped his head for a moment. Then reaching deep into his pocket, he pulled out a handful of change and held it up to the farmer.
“I’ve got thirty-nine cents. Is that enough to take a look?”
“Sure,” said the farmer. And with that he let out a whistle. “Here, Dolly!” he called.
Out from the doghouse and down the ramp ran a dog Dolly followed by four little balls of fur.
The little boy pressed his face against the chain link fence. His eyes danced with delight.
As the dogs made their way to the fence, the little boy noticed something else stirring inside the doghouse.
Slowly another little ball appeared, this one noticeably smaller. Down the ramp it slid. Then in a somewhat awkward manner, the little dog began hobbling toward the others, doing its best to catch up…‘
‘“I want that one,” the little boy said, pointing to the runt.
The farmer knelt down at the boy’s side. He said, “Son, you don’t want that puppy. He will never be able to run and play with you like these other dogs would.”
With that the little boy stepped back from the fence, reached down, and began rolling up one leg of his trousers.
In doing so he revealed a steel brace running down both sides of his leg attaching itself to a specially made shoe.
Looking back up at the farmer, he said, “You see sir, I don’t run too well myself, and he will need someone who understands.”
With tears in his eyes, the farmer reached down and picked up the little dog. Holding it carefully he handed it to the little boy.
“How much?” asked the little boy…
“No charge,” answered the farmer, “There’s no charge for love.”‘
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The bond that we share with our pets is indescribable. For many of us, they become part of the family and we start to treat them as one of our very own. When it comes to children, the bond becomes even more special as they move through life alongside one another – developing, growing, and learning together.
This adorable video of a little boy and the family dog has been doing the rounds on social media recently and we can certainly see why.
The video shows the boy and his dog going about their morning routine together.
Sleeping side-by-side in their super chic onesies, they wake up and roll out of bed together.
Throughout the video, it is noticeable that this little boy adores his dog. He’s constantly glancing across at him and clearly enjoying the theatrics of the video making. The dog shows an incredible amount of restraint and natural talent as he conquers feats like sitting at a table and standing on his hind legs at the counter for extended periods of time.
Unfortunately, animal abuse is still a serious problem across. Thousands of dogs are being abused and used in puppy mills, with the sole purpose of breeding pups so that their so-called ‘owners’ can sell them for plenty of cash.
This is the story of the poodle B.B. who hasn’t seen the light of day for her entire life. She was locked won into a filthy, disgusting cage in the basement of a house repurposed as a breeding mill. Ventilation in the room was non-existent and the cage was filled with B.B.’s own waste.
Luckily, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) raided the puppy mill where B.B. was being held. They’re not really sure how old B.B. exactly is, but they do know that she has been tragically abused. Her mammaries were swollen indicating that she had bred over and over.
“She was very tiny, and she looked like this helpless creature,” Jessica Lauginiger, animal crimes manager at HSUS, told to the website The Dodo. “I put my hand up to the cage, and she’d come up and sniff a little bit. She was very hesitant for human attention, but she wanted it.”
Amazingly, B.B. was able to trust people once again, albeit slowly. Jessica was able to open the cage and take care of the dog.
“I remember how tiny and frail she was in my hands,” she said. “I pulled her close to my body, and she leaned into me.”
HSUS made sure that the puppy mill would be shut down for good – not only B.B. was being abused, but they rescued over 150 other dogs, cats, and even goats who were either abused or severely neglected.
Local vet Brenda Tortoreo met B.B. at the Cabarrus Animal Hospital.
“B.B. was in a corner. She looked pitiful. She was scared to death. She wouldn’t eat, she wouldn’t drink and I felt so bad for her. And I said, ‘That’s the one I’m going to take home.’”
Understandably, B.B. had to adopt to actually living in a home and not in a filthy confined space with no freedom.
“I put B.B. down on the floor, and she kept going in circles — not running, but walking,” Brenda mentioned. “I guess that’s all she knew to do. I put her in the living room, and to go into the hallway, she would not cross that border (between rooms). I have two granddaughters who live with me, so I would put her in one of my granddaughters’ rooms, and she was terrified of rugs. She just wanted off the rug.”
Brenda also said that the outside world was very frightening and even terrifying for the poodle. She had no idea what sunlight felt like and how it felt to play around in the grass.
Thanks to Brenda’s love, B.B. got the learn the wonders of being raised by a loving owner and kept on learning.
“She’s got three big baskets of stuffed animals. She takes certain stuffed animals, and she’d bring them to bed, and she would line them up like she was nursing them, and she’d lick them, lick them and lick them. It was just so heartbreaking.”
It’s been a while since B.B. was rescued and now she behaves just like a normal and happy dog. She takes great comfort in the plenty of stuffed animals that she received from her owner.
“She runs around the house,” Brenda said. “She’s eating like crazy — she was originally about 3 and a half pounds, but I think she’s maybe about 10 pounds now. She loves the grass now, and she loves playing with the other dogs in the backyard.”
The two now share a very cute and adorable bond and Brenda’s love has made sure that B.B. keeps on flourishing.
“About three weeks ago she started licking me — she’d never done that before. She’s really come out of her shell. She’s my little princess.”
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