Terrified dog dies while trying to get away from fireworks

Dog dies after running from fireworks

A dog, terrified by the booming of fireworks, died after being impaled on a fence, while attempting to flee from the overwhelming sounds. A heartbreaking image of the deceased dog was posted to Facebook by the Barberton SPCA (in South Africa), along with harsh words for the people who set off fireworks:

THIS is why fireworks need to be banned!!! Everyone who fired fireworks last night, this dog died because of you.

The sad image has been shared over 22,000 times and more than 1,000 people have left comments on the post. Though many people wanted to point the finger of blame to the dog’s owner, the SPCA offered words of defense, stating, “The dog was closed away, in a separate area last night, and broke out if that too, the owner is a police officer who had to work last night!!!”

Some people noted that the fencing is quite narrow – likely adequate to keep a dog contained if not for the terror caused from the firework explosions.

Another dog, in Melbourne, Victoria Australia, also died after running from illegal fireworks and being impaled on fencing – the dog, a seven-year-old Labradoodle, had been inside, but broke out and ran when the fireworks were being set off.

Puppy taped in box and dumped wagged her tail in hopes someone might hear her!

She was alive. There was that. But what one man found in a box taped shut in a dumpster will likely haunt him forever.

A puppy beaten and bloody, but alive. Her wagging tail is what saved her, because it was the thumping noise that attracted the Good Samaritan over and subsequently saved her life.

Dallas Dog RRR shared puppy Sally’s rescue and the events that lead her into the safety of their hands.

“Imagine waking up with that ‘to do’ list you go to bed with every evening. Get gas, stop and get coffee, dry cleaning…the usual. But never do you imagine that you would be walking past a dumpster and hear a continuous thumping noise; getting louder and louder as you get closer,” Dallas Dog RRR wrote.


“You lift up the top of the dumpster and you see a box that is taped up slightly moving. Your heart stops because you know something is alive in there.”

“You open the box and never could you fathom that you find a 4 month old puppy unable to move,” they described. “This is how Sally was found, taped up in a box in a dumpster like yesterday’s trash.”


This poor puppy wagged her tail in hopes that someone passing by would hear her and find her and it worked. The box has blood splattered everywhere,” the rescue continued.

The moment they received the photo of Sally, volunteers raced over to get her. She was in critical condition and taken to ER.


Sally was initially very frail and weak; not only from her bleeding open wounds but also from a dangerously high fever; dehydration and “one of the absolute worst cases of a skin infection that we have ever laid our eyes on,” said her rescuers. “Her paws are so swollen and very painful to the touch.”

Sally must have been in agony, but her tail kept on “beating like a drum”.


“Even with the discomfort, this puppy WILL NOT STOP WAGGING HER TAIL!!! I have never seen anything like this;” Dallas Dog RRR wrote in an update. “This is a true testament that no evil will ever burn the light out in her heart.”

After several days as an inpatient at the animal hospital, Sally has moved into foster care and will be in and out of the vets office for several weeks as she faces a long recovery.


On the day she was picked up from the vets by her “number one advocate, Patti” Sally smothered her in kisses. “Sally is done feeling dreadful and only knows kindness now,” said the rescue group. “Let the transformation begin, folks.”

Be sure to share Sally’s story with your friends and support animal rescuers in your community.

Brazilian Trashman Fired After After Throwing Injured Dog Into Back Of Garbage Truck!

A GARBAGE man is under fire for dragging an injured dog across a footpath before dumping it in the truck’s compactor — but insists he did the pooch a favour.

Jadson James Franca, 35, has been sacked after a neighbour photographed him abusing the canine in Presidente Figueiredo, northern Brazil. Shocked residents saw the binman hit the stray dog, which had two broken legs, before tying a chain around its neck.

With his colleagues looking on, the garbage man proceeded to drag the canine along the pavement before throwing it into the vehicle’s compacting mechanism. Once pictures of the cruel act, taken by a local photographer, were shared online, social media immediately exploded with outrage.

The animal was reportedly still alive when the truck pulled into the town’s rubbish dump but died of its injuries hours later.

The shocking images shot into prominence after popular Brazilian TV presenter Xuxa shared them with her 4.4 million Facebook followers. She wrote:

This little dog, who wasn’t bothering anyone, had its legs broken, and in agony was tied up and dragged by the neck, before being brutally murdered by this individual, being thrown and crushed alive in the back of the garbage truck.

This monster can still appeal against a fine and will still be walking the streets in freedom! Are we going to let that happen?? Let’s do something?? Together we can.

Neilson da Cruz, the mayor of Presidente Figueiredo, told Brazil’s A Critica newspaper that the garbage collector had been fired and his employer, ViaLimpa, would face an undisclosed fine.

The mayor criticized the behavior of the residents who had filmed Franca’s act, rather than try to prevent it. He told the newspaper:

These people are more preoccupied with making recordings that with saving the animals. This is an absurdity.

What a world full of cruelty! Are they monsters?! Of course they are not humans. Please SHARE this story with everyone!

Heartbreaking reality: Owners line up at shelter to surrender their pets before July 4th parties!

This is the pet surrender line on Tuesday at a Houston, Texas animal shelter with people waiting to abandon their dogs and cats.
The heartbreaking photo was taken by the rescue group Snarr – Special Needs Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation. On the organization’s Facebook page, the frustration and anger of the situation was palpable:

“All these dogs and cats are about to be DUMPED to face a death sentence. Right now, they are standing in line, the concrete searing their paws, and they have no idea that it’s about to get worse,” the post begins.

And then the reality of what the dogs and cats are quickly sensing and the apparent indifference of their human companions brings both anger and tears at the same time:
“They’ll be dragged from the person they love, the person that swore to love and care for them for the duration of their lives. They’ll be confused, sad, but most of all terrified.

The smell of death is overpowering here. After a day or two of sleeping on cold, dirty floors with the cacophony always all around, shivering and scared, they’ll be walked down a long hall to a room.”


The world will soon end for that once “loved” pet while their owners most likely are reveling in the fireworks; the celebrations and the long vacation weekends, but wait – Fluffy and Fido breathed their last.

Vacations and holiday celebrations are the most common reasons pets are surrendered at this time of year:

“A needle will slide into their veins and they’ll slip away; wondering where their beloved human is and why they never came back.”

This is just one shelter, and if anyone thinks this is an unusual occurrence and perhaps this writer or the rescuers of Snarr are exaggerating; here are more examples of what continues across the country:

“Snarr – Special Needs Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation This is the harsh reality every day at most every large city shelter. 8 surrenders at the Harris Shelter at the time someone was there looking for an lost dog.”

“Brenda Lee The exact thing is happening in Philly this week, today too. We have over 80 owner surrenders in one week. Our shelter only holds about 100 big dogs. So, you can imagine how bad it is.”

“Wendy NV Our rural shelter in the Mojave desert in CA is suffering the same…more come to drop animals than help them the past few weeks.”

And while some may say every person who shows up at a shelter with a dog or cat may not always be the owner.

Many times people will not admit to being an owner to avoid paying a surrender charge; funding used to feed and care for the shelter pets no longer wanted by their families.

Of course there are hardship cases, but reach out to the community for help, call friends and family; contact breed specific rescue organizations and network to find your faithful companion a home before surrendering them to an open admission animal shelter.

Make sure to spay and neuter and reduce the problem of unwanted litters. How many of these young, healthy pets will ever make it out of the shelter?

How about the senior dog whose heart is broken into a thousand tiny pieces as he watches his owner walk away for the last time?

“What can you do about it? FOSTER. ADOPT. TRANSPORT. SHARE. DONATE. Looking away is being a part of the problem.”


Stray Dog Found An Abandoned Human Baby And Kept Him Warm Until The Rescuers Came

A 33-year-old mother had abandoned her baby outside in the cold. Way is a stray dog living on the streets of Argentina. She found found the one-month-old infant in an alley.

She and her puppies kept the tiny baby warm, saving his life. Alejandra Griffa heard the hungry baby crying and went to find the source.

The baby was taken to the hospital for treatment and his mother was be detained. Again, animals have more compassion than humans!

Watch the full video below!

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Meet Iriss and Abyss – The Most Beautiful Twin Cats In The World

Meet Iriss and Abyss – the most beautiful twin cats in the world! The 2 years old sisters are living in Saint-Petersburg where they found their human dad at 3 months old. These inseparable cats both have heterochromatic eyes. Having heterochromatic eyes means that eyes are of different colour. For example, one might be green or brown and the other blue, or there might be a few colours in one eye.

Legend says that different coloured eyes allow people or animals to see into both worlds – of the living and the dead. I myself don’t know if that’s true, but I can for sure say that heterochromatic eyes are stunning.

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Pascal the pup drowned in glue ‘out of the woods’

Pascal, the four-month-old pup drowned in glue, dragged through the mud and left to languish in misery along an industrial estate in Istanbul is officially “out of the woods.”

According to Nur Rima Yola, the founder of He’Art of Rescue who saved the puppy, Pascal, after he was brought to a local shelter just weeks ago, stated the little guy continues to thrive and has even made a cuddly, and oh so playful and adorable friend.

And despite the abject cruelty, after heartless children tortured him, and then coming down with the too often fatal parvovirus, Pascal continued to overcome his challenges. Although he still needs medical intervention, it is expected he will make a complete recovery.

As reported originally by the Pet Rescue Report, Pascal – barely alive, stood as stiff as a statue, in a cartoon box he was brought to the shelter. What happened to him defied all logic and compassion. Children had drowned the dog in glue just for fun. In what a group of heartless kids thought was a game and highly amusing; they drenched four-month-old Pascal in glue and then dragged him through the mud. And to seal the defenseless puppy’s fate, they ran away leaving Pascal to try and rub the hardening glue away.

Pascal was brought to a shelter and He’Art of Rescue stepped in to help. Nur described her first reaction when she saw the puppy:

A statue made of mud and glue, a statue submissive to everything that happens around him. A statue in desperate fear of what is to come next. The remnants of once a puppy, barely alive stands as we listen to his story in shock…,” Nur posted on their Facebook page describing the emotional and heartbreaking story of the pup’s short life.

Watch Pascal’s heartwarming updated video here:

15 year old blind, deaf dog rescued from pond!

A 15-year-old blind, deaf dog was rescued from the middle of a pond in Chesterfield County, Virginia, this week.

The elderly dog, named “Mollie”. Was saved from the pond by members of Engine 19, A-Shift with Chesterfield County Fire and EMS.

Mollie’s rescuers recounted the situation to Facebook followers on October 25 – Engine 19’s “A-Shift”. Responded to the call for help: (Captain Bill Moore, FF Shawn Fields, and FF Jeremy Stone) along with Chesterfield Police. Responded to the 13500 block of Cedar Creek Road for the report of a dog stranded in a pond.

They arrived to find the dog in the middle of the pond, cold and shivering.


With the help of a neighbor who provided a john boat. Firefighters were able to paddle to the middle of the pond to rescue the senior dog who was struggling in the cold water.

Mollie was pulled from the water and brought safely back to shore where she was dried off and wrapped in towels and blankets.


Mollie’s owner was contacted and informed the rescuers that the dog was 15 years of age as well as both deaf and blind. The senior dog was taken to a veterinarian for care and she is expected to make a full recovery.

The Chesterfield County Fire and EMS post has been popular with Facebook followers. Who have shared it nearly 900 times since October 25 – great job team!



Maggie, The World’s Oldest Dog, Lays Down In Her Basket And Takes Her Very Last Nap!

Maggie, The World's Oldest Dog, Lays Down In Her Basket And Takes Her Very Last Nap!

This is the story of Maggie, an Australian Kelpie who was quite possibly the world’s oldest dog.

I say ‘was’ because Maggie has recently punctuated her record as she lay down peacefully in her basket one final time and quietly passed away in her sleep. 🙁

Born on a farm in the Australian state of Victoria in the mid-1980s, Maggie thoroughly enjoyed her long life and the friendship she shared with farmer Brian McLaren.

She would spend most days following along behind McLaren as he walked between the farm’s dairy and the office. It was her sworn duty to maintain order among the few dozen local cats on the farm.

“She was 30. She was still going along nicely last week. She was walking from the dairy to the office and growling at the cats and that sort of thing,” said McLaren in a news interview with the Weekly Times.

But what may only seem like a few decades to us, was over 200 dog years for Maggie. The BBC reported that McLaren’s youngest son, Liam, was only four years old when they bought Maggie and now Liam is 34 years old.

7 News Perth out of Australia, interviewed McLaren and Maggie for a feature a while before Maggie passed away. She was struggling a bit to walk, but overall she looked as happy as could be.

Take a look:

Maggie was showing signs of her advanced age before she passed away; she was deaf, and her vision was failing her, but one thing she never lost was heart!

“She just went downhill in two days and I said [one] morning when I went home for lunch, ‘She hasn’t got long now,'” said McLaren. “I’m sad but I’m pleased she went the way she went…We were great mates.”

The world’s oldest verified dog was an Australian Cattle Dog named Bluey, according to The Guinness Book of World Records. He died in 1939 when he was 29 years old.

Bluey was bought when he was just a puppy by Les Hall, who ironically was also from Victoria, in 1910. Bluey worked with the cattle and sheep for almost 20 years before Hall had to have him euthanized on November 14, 1939.

Stories such as those of Maggie and Bluey, or really any dog that lives over the age of 20, are extremely rare. But age is just a number and we’ve got to look after our four-legged friends everyday to make sure that they are enjoying the lives they have.

What do you think about this amazing dog and her incredible life? Do you have an elderly dog? If so how old is it?

Let us know in the comments section below and then please ‘SHARE’ Maggie’s remarkable story with family and friends on Facebook! RIP sweet Maggie!

18-Year-Old Blind Dachshund Dumped At Shelter Clings To The First Person Who Makes Her Feel Safe

Muneca, an 18-year-old blind Dachshund, was surrendered to an animal shelter, leaving her alone and terrified. Now, she didn’t have a home, her vision, or someone to love her.

A volunteer named Elaine Seamans went to the Baldwin Park Animal Care Center in Los Angeles to visit Muneca, and was the first person to really show her love. Muneca leapt right into her arms and clung to her, never wanting to be put down.

Photographer John Hwang was on his way to a photography shoot when he saw Seamans and Muneca. He snapped a picture of them, which was eventually posted online and went viral. The photograph showed Seamans holding Muneca in her arms, with Muneca clinging tightly to her.

They wanted whoever saw the picture to feel a connection to it, and to feel the same way Seamans did. And it worked. A rescue group called the Frosted Faces Foundation saw the photo and wanted to get Muneca out of the shelter immediately. They took her at the veterinarian and then placed her into a foster home.