Protection 4 Animals – Cold Weather Safety for Your Dog

Protection 4 Animals – Cold Weather Safety for Your Dog, Make Sure Their Safe and Warm for Winter.

If you live in a region where the winters are cold, then you probably have a yearly routine to prepare yourself for the season change. You might change out your wardrobe, get your car ready for winter, and insulate your home. Don’t forget to take precautions to keep your dog warm and healthy. There are plenty of winter hazards out there, such as antifreeze and ice. Take steps to keep your dog safe! Here are some cold weather tips to you and your dog this winter:

Do not leave your dog outside unsupervised without a heated shelter. Just because your dog has fur, it does not mean he can withstand the cold. Though some dog breeds (like Huskies and Malamutes) are better suited to cold weather, all dogs should have access to a warm shelter at all times. Most dogs do best living indoors. However, if your dog must live outdoors, provide a heated dog bed and adequate shelter.

Small dogs or those with little to no hair should have sweaters or jackets for protection against the cold. Some of the most common breeds that will benefit from protective clothing are Chihuahuas Miniature Pinschers Whippets and Greyhounds. Remember, not all dogs will tolerate clothing, so don’t push it – just make an extra effort to keep them out of the cold. Keep food and water in a place where they will not freeze – preferably inside! A heated dog bowl can help outdoor water and food from freezing.

Watch those feet! If your dog will tolerate it, consider foot protection booties. This can keep your dog’s feet safe from harm, such as dangerous objects hidden by the snow or salt on roads and walk ways. Additionally, booties can help give your dog a better grip and prevent slipping on ice.

Dog in Winter Snow

Dog in Winter Snow

When walking your dog near ice, use extra caution to avoid slipping. Always keep a close watch your dog and be sure he says nearby. Do not allow your dog to run across frozen bodies of water – he could fall into icy water if the ice is too thin!

If you use an indoor or outdoor fireplace, always keep a safety guard around it in order to protect your dog away from the flames and soot. Do not leave a fire unattended.

If your dog is in the cold and begins excessively shaking or shivering, get him back to warm shelter as soon as possible. If you suspect your dog is developing hypothermia, bring him to a vet immediately.

Avoid letting your dog eat snow or anything else on the ground. Dangerous objects or chemicals may be hidden in the snow. Also, eating snow this can cause stomach upset and even hypothermia. Always keep fresh room temperature water available at all times.

Beware antifreeze – It is highly toxic! Antifreeze tastes good to pets, but even a small amount can kill your dog. Though exposure to antifreeze is a risk all year, the risk is especially high during the colder months. Keep your eyes on your dog at all times – and keep antifreeze out of reach. If you suspect your dog has had ANY exposure to antifreeze, get to a vet right away.

In general, be sure to contact your vet if any abnormal behavior or signs of illness appear. Also, have a look at the cold weather checklist from the Veterinary Medicine guide.

Did you know that your dog’s normal temperature is a few degrees higher than yours? Winter is the perfect time of year to snuggle up – so have fun and stay warm!

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Protection 4 Animals Worldwide

Protection 4 Animals supports the total banning of the Fur Trade. Currently while officially Dog and Cat Fur is banned in many countries, this does not apply to the Raccoon Dogs being Skinned Alive for their Fur.

Make no mistake this is a Barbaric process carried out by Brutal Chinese workers, that Beat the Dogs with Iron Bars, Kick Stomp, Slam them against concrete walls/floors to stop them struggling. 

Then the Fur is Slowly Torn from their bodies in the most agonising and sickening way. They are then thrown to one side where they suffer the most horrendous deaths, that can last up to 3 hours.

Please Sign Our Petition To Stop Raccoon Dogs Being Skinned Alive and Suffering a Slow, Sickening, Horrendous Deaths. Click Here To Sign Our Petition These poor animals need your support, tell all your friends and family, thank you.

You can Email Protection 4 Animals by Clicking Here. 

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Emaciated Dog Struggles To Survive

Terrible Emaciated Poor Dog, Struggles To Survive In New York

Full Back Picture of This Poor Emaciated Dog Called John

Poor Emaciated Dog Called John Just Skin and Bone

At just 18 months of age, there is little left of John aside from skin and bones.

John has been starved to the brink of death. Gone are the muscles and fat which should round out his young body.

Gone is the spark of life from his once bright eyes.

Gone is the spark of life from his once bright eyes.

Gone is the spark of life from his once bright eyes. Instead, there are feces crusted around eyes which have lost hope. Instead, there are protruding bones which speak of unbearable pain following inexplicable starvation.

John is fighting for his life with the help of the Sean Casey Animal Rescue in New York. Weighing in at a miserable 18 pounds and barely registering a temperature, John will be lucky if he survives the severe cruelty which has nearly claimed his young life.

There is No Rhyme or Reason For The Condition Of This Abused and Neglected Dog

There is no rhyme or reason for the condition of this Abused and Neglected Dog

There is no rhyme or reason for the condition of this Abused and Neglected Dog. There are no words to adequately explain the suffering for which he has endured.

Right now, there are only prayers needed for the life of an innocent dog who has been denied the very things which he requires to survive.

Dogs do not deteriorate to this pitiful condition on their own. Someone did this to John. Someone created this horrific situation. Please keep this young dog in your thoughts and prayers as he fights for his life.

Please Keep John This Young Dog In Your Thoughts and Prayers

Please Keep John This Young Dog In Your Thoughts and Prayers

Follow John’s story at Protection 4 Animals and the rescue organization who is standing by John’s side as he battles to live.

Source: Examiner 

Protection 4 Animals Worldwide

Protection 4 Animals Worldwide

Protection 4 Animals supports the total banning of the Fur Trade. Currently while officially Dog and Cat Fur is banned in many countries, this does not apply to the Raccoon Dogs being Skinned Alive for their Fur.

Make no mistake this is a Barbaric process carried out by Brutal Chinese workers, that Beat the Dogs with Iron Bars, Kick Stomp, Slam them against concrete walls/floors to stop them struggling. 

Then the Fur is Slowly Torn from their bodies in the most agonising and sickening way. They are then thrown to one side where they suffer the most horrendous deaths, that can last up to 3 hours.

Please Sign Our Petition To Stop Raccoon Dogs Being Skinned Alive and Suffering a Slow, Sickening, Horrendous Deaths. Click Here To Sign Our Petition These poor animals need your support, tell all your friends and family, thank you.

You can Email Protection 4 Animals by Clicking Here.

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Collie Dog Set On FIRE

A Collie Dog called ‘Codie” has been set on fire by two sadistic teenagers in Maghaberry, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

3 Year Old Collie Called "Codie" Collie Dog has been set on fire by two Sadistic Teenagers in Maghaberry, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

3 Year Old Collie Called “Codie” Collie Dog has been set on fire by two Sadistic Teenagers in Maghaberry, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

The attack happened on Sunday morning and the three-year-old collie has suffered the most serious injuries British and Irish Lions Rugby International Stephen Ferris is a friend of the Owners of the Poor Collie Dog, called “Codie”.

Stephen Ferris is a friend of the Owners of the Collie Dog called "Codie"

Stephen Ferris is a friend of the Owners of the Collie Dog called “Codie”

Stephen Ferris described the attack as “inhumane” and said that “Codie” is now “fighting for its life”. “I was up at the north coast on Saturday and came home this horrific story of a good friend of mine who lives at the bottom of the village of Maghaberry,” he said.

Stephen Ferris went on to say “Unfortunately my friends poor Dog, a Small Collie called Codie, was set on fire using lighter fluid on Sunday morning.

“I think it is just vandalism of the nastiest sort.” “Codie is as friendly as they come.” “Hopefully the poor innocent Dog can pull through.” Ferris said.

Mr Ferris said the owner of the dog had two small children and that the incident was “extremely disturbing” for the whole family.

“Getting your family Dog set on Fire is an unthinkable and terrible thing to wake up to, on a Sunday morning,” he added.

Mr Ferris said “he hoped those responsible for the horrific attack would be caught.”

Source: BBC NI.                                                                                                                                                                    

Protection 4 Animals Worldwide

Protection 4 Animals Worldwide

Protection 4 Animals supports the total banning of the Fur Trade. Currently while officially Dog and Cat Fur is banned in many countries, this does not apply to the Raccoon Dogs being Skinned Alive for their Fur.

Make no mistake this is a Barbaric process carried out by Brutal Chinese workers, that Beat the Dogs with Iron Bars, Kick Stomp, Slam them against concrete walls/floors to stop them struggling. 

Then the Fur is Slowly Torn from their bodies in the most agonising and sickening way. They are then thrown to one side where they suffer the most horrendous deaths, that can last up to 3 hours.

Please Sign Our Petition To Stop Raccoon Dogs Being Skinned Alive and Suffering a Slow, Sickening, Horrendous Deaths. Click Here To Sign Our Petition These poor animals need your support, tell all your friends and family, thank you.

You can Email Protection 4 Animals by Clicking Here.

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Badger Torn to Shreds by Dogs as Men Cheered

The High Court in Belfast has heard a Badger was Torn to Shreds by Dogs as a Group of So Called ‘Men’ Cheered on the Pit Bulls.

The claim was made by a Prosecution Lawyer during a hearing for two Belfast brothers charged after a Police Investigation into Animal Cruelty and Illegal Dog Fighting.

The men were charged as part of an investigation into badger baiting

The men were charged as part of an investigation into Badger Baiting

Six others have also been charged.

Gary Kirkwood, 18, and his brother Wayne, 19, both from Island Street, were in court to seek variations to conditions to their bail.

It was granted by a district judge earlier this month.

The brothers are among six members of their family who have been charged in relation to the cruelty allegations which surfaced after police viewed video footage on a phone of alleged animal fights.

Two other men have been accused of a wide range of offences.

On Monday, a prosecution lawyer alleged in court that the ‘Attack On The Badger’ came after it had been Forced from its Set and it was dazzled by a Lamp before the ‘Dogs Killed The Badger By Tearing It Apart’ Inside Four Minutes of Hell.

He said dogs had been specifically bred for badger baiting and said Domestic Cats had been stolen to ‘blood’ the pit bulls and lurcher-type dogs.

The lawyer said the video footage showed that men encouraged the Dogs as they Attacked Badgers and Domestic Cats, which were dragged out of Cages.

He said that a number of puppies and illegal adult dogs were found in raids on properties during the investigation by police and the USPCA.

Police said they had encountered ‘an element of hostility’ as they carried out follow-up inquiries into the animal cruelty.

The Kirkwood brothers wanted electronic tags removed but police objected, saying they believed they could re-offend.

The prosecution lawyer said the digging up of badger sets usually took place at night.

A lawyer for the brothers said they were content to comply with all the other conditions of their bail but their application was rejected and they must continue to wear their tags.

Earlier this year, BBC Newsline carried out a series of reports into a USPCA operation which been tracking one gang for some time.

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BADGER BAITING

Source: BBC NI.

Protection 4 Animals Worldwide

Protection 4 Animals Worldwide

Protection 4 Animals supports the total banning of the Fur Trade. Currently while officially Dog and Cat Fur is banned in many countries, this does not apply to the Raccoon Dogs being Skinned Alive for their Fur.

Make no mistake this is a Barbaric process carried out by Brutal Chinese workers, that Beat the Dogs with Iron Bars, Kick Stomp, Slam them against concrete walls/floors to stop them struggling. 

Then the Fur is Slowly Torn from their bodies in the most agonising and sickening way. They are then thrown to one side where they suffer the most horrendous deaths, that can last up to 3 hours.

Please Sign Our Petition To Stop Raccoon Dogs Being Skinned Alive and Suffering a Slow, Sickening, Horrendous Deaths. 

Click Here To Sign Our Petition

These poor animals need your support, tell all your friends and family, thank you.

You can Email Protection 4 Animals by Clicking Here.

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Man Beat Small Dog To Death

Sadistic Man Arrested For Beating A Small Dog To Death

An 18-month-old Shih Tzu is dead and a 27-year-old man is behind bars following a brutal case of animal cruelty which took place on Sunday.

According to a story published Monday in the Intelligencer, police arrested Anthony Doyle of Wheeling, W. Va. on Sunday night after a witness reported seeing him attack a small dog and discard the body in nearby weeds.

The woman who claims to have witnessed the beating told the authorities that she saw Doyle hitting the little dog on the back porch of a residence, and then:

“Dive On The Small Dog and Punch It Until It Went Limp,”

The witness correctly identified to the authorities the location of where she saw Doyle discard the young Dog’s body.

The Shih Tzu apparently belonged to another woman who became “hysterical” when she entered her apartment and discovered blood splattered on the walls from her fatally injured dog.

Police noted that Doyle was also covered in blood, and appeared to be intoxicated.

Sadistic Anthony Doyle Beat and Punched Small Dog To Death

Sadistic Anthony Doyle Beat and Punched Small Dog To Death

Anthony Doyle is now facing felony animal cruelty for the dog’s death.

WHEELING – Police arrested Anthony Doyle Sunday night after he allegedly beat a small dog to death at a Wheeling Island residence and dumped its body in nearby weeds.

Ohio County Magistrate Charles Murphy on Monday arraigned Doyle, 27, of Wheeling on a felony charge of animal cruelty. As of late Monday, Doyle remained in the Northern Regional Jail in Moundsville in lieu of $25,000 cash bond.

According to a police report, officers went to the Island Grill parking lot around 9:30 p.m. Sunday to meet a woman who said she earlier witnessed Doyle beat the dog to death. The woman told police she heard a dog crying earlier that evening before she saw Doyle beating the animal on the back porch of a South Wabash Street residence.

About one hour later, the woman heard the dog crying again. She then saw Doyle “dive on the dog and punch it until it went limp,” the police report states. Doyle then dumped the dog’s body in a weeded area near the house, the witness told police.

Officers traveled to the scene of the alleged crime and found the deceased dog where the witness said Doyle had abandoned it. Animal control removed the dog from the scene.

The dog’s owner arrived at the scene after her downstairs neighbors called her to advise they had heard loud banging coming from her apartment.

She told officers she owned an 18-month-old Shih Tzu. After entering her home with police, the dog’s owner “went hysterical, because the house had blood spatter throughout the apartment,” the report states.

Officers found Doyle inside the apartment. His clothes were covered in blood, and he appeared to be intoxicated, police said. He reportedly denied any knowledge of how the dog had died.

The witness reportedly identified Doyle to officers as the man she had seen beating the dog. Police said Doyle had been staying at the home as a guest.

Protection 4 Animals Worldwide

Protection 4 Animals Worldwide

Protection 4 Animals supports the total banning of the Fur Trade. Currently while officially Dog and Cat Fur is banned in many countries, this does not apply to the Raccoon Dogs being Skinned Alive for their Fur.

Make no mistake this is a Barbaric process carried out by Brutal Chinese workers, that Beat the Dogs with Iron Bars, Kick Stomp, Slam them against concrete walls/floors to stop them struggling. 

Then the Fur is Slowly Torn from their bodies in the most agonising and sickening way. They are then thrown to one side where they suffer the most horrendous deaths, that can last up to 3 hours.

Please Sign Our Petition To Stop Raccoon Dogs Being Skinned Alive and Suffering a Slow, Sickening, Horrendous Deaths. Click Here To Sign Our Petition These poor animals need your support, tell all your friends and family, thank you.

You can Email Protection 4 Animals by Clicking Here.

Dogs Just Love

Dogs Are Born Knowing How To Love, Humans Have To Learn

“Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog’s owners, Ron, his wife Lisa, and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle. 

An easygoing animal, Irish Wolfhounds are quiet by nature. Wolfhounds often create a strong bond with their family

An easygoing animal, Irish Wolfhounds are quiet by nature. Wolfhounds often create a strong bond with their family

I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn’t do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.

As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.

The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker’s family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.

The little boy seemed to accept Belker’s transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker’s Death, talking about the sad fact that animals’ lives are shorter than human lives. Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, “I know why.”

Startled, we all turned to him.

He said, “People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life — like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?”

The six-year-old continued, “Well, Dogs already know how to do that, so they don’t have to stay as long.”

Source: All Creatures

Protection 4 Animals Worldwide

Protection 4 Animals Worldwide

Protection 4 Animals supports the total banning of the Fur Trade. Currently while officially Dog and Cat Fur is banned in many countries, this does not apply to the Raccoon Dogs being Skinned Alive for their Fur.

Make no mistake this is a Barbaric process carried out by Brutal Chinese workers, that Beat the Dogs with Iron Bars, Kick Stomp, Slam them against concrete walls/floors to stop them struggling. 

Then the Fur is Slowly Torn from their bodies in the most agonising and sickening way. They are then thrown to one side where they suffer the most horrendous deaths, that can last up to 3 hours.

Please Sign Our Petition To Stop Raccoon Dogs Being Skinned Alive and Suffering a Slow, Sickening, Horrendous Deaths. Click Here To Sign Our Petition These poor animals need your support, tell all your friends and family, thank you.

You can Email Protection 4 Animals by Clicking Here.

Homeless Dog Repeatedly Shot in the Face and Blinded

Eva is only a few years old but has spent her entire life as a homeless dog. Trying to find enough food and avoiding dangers of the streets is hard for every homeless cat and dog, especially with the shooting

Eva Homesless Dog Repeatedly Shot and Blinded

Eva Homesless Dog Repeatedly Shot and Blinded

The only thing she had to look forward to in her days is waiting until evening when a kind man put food out each night. Nadim had been looking after Eva ever since she was born and she was very friendly to him.

On 17 April, like almost every night, when Nadim finished work he came with food and Eva was waiting – wanting attention and her daily meal.

The next morning Nadim woke to a terrible sight.

Eva was laying in the bushes near Nadims apartment building, her eyes closed tight, head bleeding, and though she was in obvious pain she didn’t make a noise.

Eva might have known that Nadim would likely be the only person who would help her.

Eva is only a few years old but has spent her entire life as a homeless dog

Eva is only a few years old but has spent her entire life as a homeless dog

All at once we received a Phone Call, Email, and Facebook Post about this poor dog.

Nadim was desperate for help, quickly explaining that it seems like Eva had been shot and needing assistance to transport her to a vet and help with her treatment.Eva was  safely moved to the car and brought to vet clinic.

She was still quiet with blood on her face, and she was shaking from pain or fear.

X-rays showed that she had been shot repeatedly with a pellet gun, pellets were still lodged under the skin of her face and head. This can be treated and she can recover, but the pellets also harmed both of her eyes and Eva might never be able to see again.

She was also heavily pregnant, and about to give birth.

The vet put her on pain killers and antibiotics but had to be careful to protect the unborn puppies. She was resting by herself, scared and stressed out from what she had endured and now being unable to see, but she would be fine.

Later that day when the vet went to check on her one puppy had already been born. Then another, and another, until later that evening six newborn puppies were all nursing and cuddling up against Eva.

Eva and her puppies were taken to a quiet home so she can recuperate from her wounds and the puppies can be safe.

Eva and her puppies were taken to a quiet home so she can recuperate from her wounds and the puppies can be safe.

Eva and her puppies were taken to a quiet home so she can recuperate from her wounds and the puppies can be safe.

Dogs on the street are often shot or poisoned as an inhumane and ineffective way of controlling the population, but Eva was shot and blinded for no reason at all. She was no harm to anyone and was never aggressive.

Eva and her five puppies will require a couple months of care and treatment, and possibly a surgery to remove any of the remaining pellets.

Please donate now to help this family of dogs and they will all be ready for adoption soon.

Source: Animals Lebenon

Raccoon Dogs Skinned Alive in China

Skinned Alive to Make Fake Ugg Boots: Horrific Footage Reveals Slow, Sickening Deaths of Raccoon Dogs.

Captive raccoon dog in a fur farm

Raccoon Dog in Cage waiting to be SKINNED ALIVE

Thousands of unsuspecting Britons may be buying imitation Ugg boots made from the pelts of animals skinned alive. The fur comes from raccoon dogs, a species related to domestic dogs, farmed in China.

A sickening video of the skins being collected has led activists to demand a ban on the trade and call for clearer labelling.

Brutal: Workers in China skin a raccoon dog, but the animal is still alive and suffering

The raccoon dog is indigenous to Asia and related to dogs and foxes.

Ugg boots are made from Australian sheepskin and cost up to £200 – but cheap imitations have flooded the market.

Genuine Ugg boots cost up to £200 and use sheepskin, which is produced in a humane way.

But campaigners have found that other companies in Australia, where the popular boots are made, are using raccoon dog fur farmed in China and labelling it ‘Australian sheepskin’.

Campaigners from Humane Society International (HSI) warned that the footwear could have found its way into the UK.

While the law says that no products using dog or cat fur may be imported or sold in the country, there is no ban on fur from raccoon dogs, an Asian species with links to foxes, dogs and jackals. They are not related to raccoons.

Pitiful: A bloodied and dazed creature is shown still alive but helpless on a pile of corpses.

Agony: A raccoon dog is beaten to stop it struggling so it can be skinned alive.

Wendy Higgins from Humane Society International HSI UK said:

I have been working in animal rights for more than a decade and have never seen a video that has shocked me so much.

‘It is not just the killing of the animals that is horrific, but the fact that they must endure such slow, painful deaths.

‘These animals are not dogs,  so there is no legislative reason why boots containing the fur cannot be imported into the UK. There are also many problems with the labelling of fur products, so many consumers will not be aware of where the fur in their boots comes from.

Websites found by HSI show other companies are selling the fur on gilets, coats and ear-muffs for delivery to the UK.

Ugg Australia denied they were using the fur in their own boots and pointed the finger at cheap copies.

Cruelty: A raccoon dog is beaten on the head in an attempt to stun it. Another dazed animal lies on the right-hand of the image.

Force: A worker stands on an animal’s neck to stop it struggling. The process of skinning the raccoon dogs is agonisingly slow.

WARNING By Clicking on the link below you will see some very upsetting images:


Lena McDonald from Ugg Australia said the use of raccoon dog fur by other companies was tarnishing the entire industry as many people were unable to tell the different brands apart.

She said her company used its own tannery to ensure the standards of its boots, but added that up to 40 products using fur from overseas contained the word ‘ugg’.>

She said: ‘As far as I can see many of these boots are not made in Australia at all yet they have the words Australia and ugg on them. We have seen companies cutting off tags saying “made in China” and putting on a “made in Australia” tag.’

The UK Government announced its ban on importing cat and dog pelts from China in 2001 after it emerged that a fur collar, obtained from a leading store in the West End, contained dog fur.

A total ban on the trade in dog and cat fur came into force across Europe in December 2008.

Published by Daily Mail Raccoon Dogs Skinned Alive Author: Lydia Warren 5/10/ 2011

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Comment – As difficult as it is was to read about and see these terrible photographs, it is important to get the word out. Most folks who buy these boots are unaware of the cruelty involved. I suggest to all: read the labels on everything you buy– if it’s not manufactured in your home country, don’t buy it. Yes, that’s time consuming and inconvenient. But it’s the only way to avoid fueling this type of cruelty. By buying largely domestic goods, you will also avoid dangerous ingredients (remember the Chinese toothpaste and the melamine in dog food) and support your local economy. – Dianne, Michigan, USA.

Protection 4 Animals

Protection 4 Animals supports the total banning of the Fur Trade. Currently while officially Dog and Cat Fur is banned in many countries, this does not apply to the Raccoon Dogs being Skinned Alive for their Fur.

Make no mistake this is a Barbaric process carried out by Brutal Chinese workers, that beat the Dogs with Iron Bars, Kick them, Stamp on them and Slam on or against concrete walls to stop them struggling.

Then the Fur is Slowly torn from it’s body in the most agonising and sickening way. They are then thrown to one side where they suffer the most horrendous death, that can last up to 3 hours

Please Sign Our Petition To Stop Raccoon Dogs Being Skinned Alive in China for Fake Ugg Boots, Slow, Sickening, Horrific Deaths.

Please Click Here To Sign Our Petition

These poor animals need your support, tell all your friends and family, thank you.

You can Email Protection 4 Animals by clicking here.

Update On 8 Dogs Facing Death

The Starving Dogs – Saved From Horror Life, Facing Death Today

Update On The EightDogs Rescued From A Home After Authorities Received A Tip About The Poor Living Conditions

Dexter One Of The Eight Dogs Who Lived A Life of Horror

Dexter One Of The Eight Dogs That Were Confiscated From A Home After A Life Of Horror By Authorities In The Area Responded To A Tip About Poor Living Conditions, Only To Go On To Face Death

It was reported that Tears were shed this morning for eight dogs who had escaped a life of horror by a miserable owner, only to be left to face Death Today. You can click HERE for yesterday’s story on the Eight Dogs Will Die Tomorrow.

After Officials were greeted by a Heartwrenching Situation – Dogs, Crammed into Inadequate kennels, living in their own waste, and starving.

Due To The Fact That An Army of Social Networking Individuals on Twitter and Facebook Sprang Into Action – Magic Happened.

It was Posted earlier today that all 8 of the dogs were safe.

None of these dogs who have lived through a life of  horror, starvation and neglect will die today.

Bonnie Blue Rescue has stepped in to save the day.

Lorelei One Of The Starving Dogs Saved From Death

Lorelei One Of The Starving Dogs After Being Saved From Their Owners, That Were Facing Death

But the rescue has not been fully completed, there is still more to do and help is still needed.

So that this miracle can fully take place, more help is needed – help for the rescuers who have put their resources on the line for these starved dogs who needed their help the most.

chip-in fund has been created to help this rescue raise what is needed for all of the dogs – vaccinations, worming, altering, food and possibly – heartworm treatment.

You can watch a video of Lorelei although safe now, the clear evidence of starvation and the look of  real sadness.

Please take a moment to share this important update on these dogs – let everyone know that they are safe, and please, if you are able, donate to the rescuers who has spared them from death.

Every dollar, pound, euro counts – no donation is too small.

Thank you to everyone that is working to save these poor innocent dogs.

Lorelei and Dexter’s story is simply heartbreaking.

These pups are part of a seizure and pending cruelty case investigation down in south Alabama …. the same area where two other dogs where rescued from just last year.

Charges have been filed against the owner for the neglect and condition of his nine redbone coonhounds.

Charges have been filed against the owner for the neglect and condition of his nine redbone coonhounds. Sadly, they were all left to starve to death enclosed in pens surrounded and covered by metal scraps, fencing, cords, plastic and trash.

One pup was immediately euthanised after seizure due his severe dehydration and rapid deterioration of his condition.

One pup was immediately euthanized after seizure due his severe dehydration and rapid deterioration of his condition. The other pups were sent to the Mobile County Animal Shelter to wait it out until it was their turn to be euthanised.

More Pictures of Lorelei

Lorelei One Week Later After, Food and Love


More Pictures of Dexter

Please do take a moment to share this important update on these dogs – let everyone know that they are safe, and please, if you are able, donate to the rescuers who has spared them from death.

Please Every dollar, pound, euro counts – no donation is too small.

Thank you again to everyone that is working to save these poor innocent dogs.

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If you want further information or want to help you can follow Veronica on Twitter: @banpuppyfarmsuk or on the Website: http://www.puppylovecampaigns.org

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Eight Dogs Were Rescued From A Home After Authorities Received A Tip About The Poor Living Conditions

There Were Eight Dogs Who Lived A Life of Horror

There Were Eight Dogs Who Lived A Life of Horror

Eight Dogs were confiscated from a home after authorities in the area responded to a tip about poor living conditions.

Officials were greeted by a Heartwrenching Situation – Dogs, Crammed into Inadequate kennels, living in their own waste, and starving.

Dogs Slated To Die

After Being Saved From Their Owners, Now They Are Facing Death

One dog was so emaciated that he had to be euthanized – the other, all skeletal, were taken to the Mobile County Animal Shelter.

Though the shelter sent out a plea for foster homes to area residents – only two dogs were rescued.

The others? “No interest”.

Dogs who have spent their entire lives enduring a pitiful existence generated no compassionate interest locally and now, they are facing death.

On Thursday, 8 September 2011, if no rescue steps forward, the surviving dogs – dogs who have never known kindness or compassion – will be killed.

Dogs that were treated so horribly that their owner,  Cheyenne Earl Owens, 44, was sent to jail on 8 counts of animal cruelty.

Author: Penny Eims, Dog News Examiner, 7 September 2011
Starving Hounds – Neglected and Slated To Die Tomorrow

About The Mobile County Animal Shelter

The Mobile County Animal Shelter is required by the State of Alabama to enforce animal control laws. These laws are designed to protect the public’s health, safety and welfare. They also are intended to minimize the suffering of unwanted animals that have been abandoned and have no source of food or medical care.

At the same time, the shelter seeks to promote the adoptions of unwanted animals and to provide the highest level of care for those in its custody. Its shelter at 7665 Howell’s Ferry Road provides segregated kennels to accommodate stray dogs on 7-day hold, dogs that are quarantined due to illness or bites, and adoptable dogs. It also provides a separate area for cats.

In addition to control and adoptions of unwanted animals, the Mobile County Animal Shelter is charged with investigation of animal cruelty and dog bite cases.

Located at: 7665 Howells, Ferry Road, Mobile, Al 36618, Phone: (251)574-3647

Kennel Hours of Operation:Mobile County Animal Shelter
Monday – Friday:
10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Saturdays
10 am – 2:30 pm (adoptions only)
Sundays:
Closed

Important Numbers:(For After-Hour Emergencies contact the Sheriff’s Office at 574-8634)

You can visit the Mobile County Animal Shelter Website

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Pony, Geese, 2 Goats, 13 Dogs in Cellar

This is the pony found in the cellarA couple already banned from keeping animals for life were found in a RSPCA raid to have a pony, geese and goats in a “stinking” cellar at their home. Eric and Doreen Buckley had nine geese, two goats, a pony, as well as 11 dogs and a cat in a converted Rhondda pub, Pontypridd magistrates heard.

Both were bailed after admitting five charges of causing unecessary suffering and two for breaching banning orders.

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A RSPCA inspector said it was “beyond anything” she had seen before.

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The Buckleys were warned they could be jailed.

The court heard how police and the RSPCA raided the Buckley’s “stinking” home in June 2010 only to find they had left over night.

The property, in High Street, Gilfach Goch, was in such a putrid condition, it was regarded as proof of breaching animal welfare rules alone.

At one point up to 13 retired racing greyhounds had the run of the property, which they used as a toilet.

Most though were kept in an unlit cellar, which was almost an inch deep in animal waste.

“I have never seen anything like it before in my life,”
said RSPCA inspector Nicola Johnston.

“Even before going inside the house you could sniff the air outside and realise something was wrong.”

“Inside, it was beyond anything I have ever seen, or hope ever to see again.”


‘Squishing and squashing’

Ms Johnston described how she found worse conditions inside the unlit cellar.

“You stood there in complete blackness squishing and squashing underfoot as you walked,” she added. The air was stagnant and stinking.

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This is one of the thirteen dogs in the unlit cellar.

There was particular worry about the 13 dogs condition.

“To think that somebody thought it was a fit place to keep animals was incredible.”

Ms Johnston said three dogs in particular had to receive comprehensive dental surgery as a result of their condition.

“The vet actually said in the case of one dog that it had the worst dental condition he had ever seen in his career,” she added. “He was horrified.”

“It was so bad when the dog’s mouth opened the teeth moved about individually. To keep animals like that is completely unnecessary.”

She said that when Eric Buckley was approached about the conditions and asked why he kept so many animals, he answered: “Why not?”

Buckley, 56, admitted all the charges against him on Friday on the eve of a trial.

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The conditions at the house appalled RSPCA inspectors

His wife, 46, failed to attend but had previously made full admissions to all charges through her lawyer.

The charges they faced related in particular to four dogs which were found to be suffering flea infestations, ear infections and oral disease.

“This is a serious case aggravated by the fact that there was an order from a magistrates’ court which you breached and which led to the suffering of these animals,” said district judge Jill Watkins.

They were warned they could face a custodial sentence, with the case adjourned until 17 June.

The couple had already been banned from keeping dogs for 10 years due to animal welfare breaches in 1993.

After more series breaches in 1995 both were banned from keeping all animals for life.

The couple appeared before magistrates in Kingston upon Thames, where they were living at the time, on both occasions.

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Some of the geese rescued by the RSPCA

Published on the BBC News Website on the, 27 May 2011. Last updated at 13:40 GMT

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-13571423

Dogs Die in Hot Cars

Don’t Leave Your Dog Alone in a Car.

Dogs die in hot carsIf it’s very warm outside and you’re going out in the car, think very carefully about what you are going to do with your dog. You should never leave a dog alone in a car.

It can get unbearably hot in a car on a sunny day, even when it’s not that warm. In fact, when it’s 22°C/72°F outside, the temperature inside a car can soar to 47°C/117°F within 60 minutes.

Unlike humans, dogs pant to help keep themselves cool. In a hot stuffy car, dogs can’t cool down – leaving a window open or a sunshield on your windscreen won’t keep your car cool enough. Dogs die in hot cars.

Under the Animal Welfare Act you now have a legal duty to care for your animal and if you put your animal at risk, you could face prosecution. You would also have to live with the fact that your thoughtless action resulted in terrible suffering for your pet.

If you see a dog in a car on a warm day please call the Police on 999. For more information read our FAQ.

Heatstroke – early warning signs

Heatstroke can be fatal. Do everything you can to prevent it.
Some dogs are more prone to heatstroke. For example, dogs with short snouts, fatter or heavily muscled dogs and long-haired breeds, as well as very old or very young dogs. Dogs with certain diseases are more prone to heatstroke, as are dogs on certain medication.

If dogs are unable to reduce their body temperature, they will develop heatstroke. There are some signs to look for:

  • heavy panting
  • profuse salivation
  • a rapid pulse
  • very red gums/tongue
  • lethargy
  • lack of coordination
  • reluctance or inability to rise after collapsing
  • vomiting
  • diarrhoea
  • loss of consciousness in extreme circumstances.

Heatstroke – first aid

If your dog shows any symptoms of heatstroke, move him/her to a shaded, cool area and ring your vet for advice immediately. Heatstroke can be fatal and should always be treated as an emergency.

Dogs suffering from heatstroke urgently need to have their body temperature gradually lowered:

  • Immediately douse your dog with cool (not cold) water, to avoid shock – you could put your dog in a shower and run cool water over him/her, or use a spray filled with cool water and place your dog in the breeze of a fan.
  • Let your dog drink small amounts of cool water.
  • Continue to douse your dog with cool water until his/her breathing starts to settle – never cool your dog so much that he/she begins to shiver.

Once you have cooled your dog down you should take him/her straight to the veterinary surgery.

Top tips for warm weather

  • Your dog should always be able to move into a cooler, ventilated environment if he/she is feeling hot.
    Dog panting at the open window of a hot car © Andrew Forsyth / RSPCA Photolibrary
  • Never leave your dog alone in a car. If you want to take your dog with you on a car journey, make sure that your destination is dog-friendly – you won’t be able to leave your dog in the car and you don’t want your day out to be ruined!
  • If you have to leave your dog outside, you must provide a cool shady spot where he/she can escape from the sun at all times of the day.
  • Make sure your dog always has a good supply of drinking water, in a weighted bowl that can’t be knocked over. Carry water with you on hot days and give your dog frequent small amounts.
  • Never leave your dog in a glass conservatory or a caravan. Even if it is cloudy when you leave, the sun may come out later in the day and make it unbearably hot.
  • Groom your dog regularly to get rid of excess hair. Give long-coated breeds a haircut at the start of the summer, and later in the season, if necessary.
  • Dogs need exercise – even when it is hot. Walk your dog early in the morning or later in the evening. Never allow your dog to exercise excessively in hot weather.
  • Dogs can get sunburned too – particularly those with light-coloured noses or light-coloured fur on their ears. Ask your vet for advice on pet-safe sunscreen.

This information was originally published on the RSPCA website.
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Dog Drowned in River Attached To Heavy Metal Vice.

RSPCA official logoRSPCA Appeal After Drowned Dog Found in River Ouse

The vice that was used to weigh down the dog

RSPCA inspectors said the vice was a heavy duty tradesman’s vice

The body of a drowned dog has been found weighted down in a North Yorkshire river.

The animal was discovered in the River Ouse near Overton by staff from the RSPCA in York on Tuesday.

Officers described the male Staffordshire bull terrier cross as elderly, of a creamy colour with a docked tail.

The dog was found in the water, attached to a canvas bag containing a heavy duty metal vice.

Insp Gill Corder said: “The vice was extremely heavy and we think it was used to pull this poor animal under the water and drown him.

“It would have been a horrible way to die, and whoever did this is guilty of vile and completely unnecessary cruelty.”

Anyone with information has been asked to contact the RSPCA.

Published on the BBC Website 5 August 2011 Last updated at 16:52 GMT Click link for more information: BBC Website

PUP AID

PUP AID is very keen to support and highlight both local and national dog rescue charities as these provide a healthy alternative to buying a puppy farmed pup.

Rescue dogs are usually already house-trained, have reached their full adult size and have even been temperament tested and totally ready for their forever home. Choosing to adopt a rescue dog can potentially mean one less poorly pup is needed to supply a pet shop or puppy dealer; in other words, adopting a rescue dog reduces the demand for farmed pups and helps to end puppy farming. Please always consider rescue when choosing a dog.

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