Animal Rescue – Owl And Monkey Haven http://owlandmonkeyhaven.co.uk/ Sat, 22 Jan 2022 17:38:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://owlandmonkeyhaven.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-1.png Animal Rescue – Owl And Monkey Haven http://owlandmonkeyhaven.co.uk/ 32 32 Woman sues shelter after she was given emotional support dog https://owlandmonkeyhaven.co.uk/woman-sues-shelter-after-she-was-given-emotional-support-dog/ Sat, 22 Jan 2022 14:31:00 +0000 https://owlandmonkeyhaven.co.uk/woman-sues-shelter-after-she-was-given-emotional-support-dog/ A Bronx woman is suing the city, animal care centers and an unidentified rescue group for wrongfully adopting her beloved emotional support dog. Denise McCurrie, 52, spent nine months without her beloved Roscoe, who was sent to ACC when she was hospitalized with an anxiety attack. The 19-pound, 7-year-old miniature schnauzer was given away just […]]]>

A Bronx woman is suing the city, animal care centers and an unidentified rescue group for wrongfully adopting her beloved emotional support dog.

Denise McCurrie, 52, spent nine months without her beloved Roscoe, who was sent to ACC when she was hospitalized with an anxiety attack. The 19-pound, 7-year-old miniature schnauzer was given away just three days later, she charges.

“I had Roscoe for seven years. He was my buddy, he was my reason for living, my reason for getting up in the morning,” she said. “He was irreplaceable. It’s not like a pair of shoes or anything like that.

McCurrie, a former Wall Street underwriter who has long suffered from depression, called 911 in April when she thought she might have heart problems. She asked responding paramedics and NYPD officers to pick Roscoe up, to make sure he was taken care of, she told the Post last year.

He ended up at the ACC, according to McCurrie, who said he called the organization several times to let them know she was the dog’s owner and that he was being treated for an ear infection.

The ACC claimed Roscoe had no ID or microchip when they received him. Even though state law requires pounds to hold unidentified dogs for up to five days, McCurrie says the ACC quickly sent Roscoe to one of its rescue group partners.

She has proof of ownership and argues in her lawsuit in Manhattan Supreme Court that the ACC “wrongfully, improperly and unlawfully” gave Roscoe to the rescue group.

McCurrie sues to recover Roscoe’s property.
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“They knew the dog had an owner, it wasn’t a stray,” she said.

But Roscoe was in “remarkably appalling” condition when the rescue received him, the group claimed, according to shelter notes obtained by The Post via a Freedom of Information Act request.

“This dog was covered in his own feces, constantly leaking copious amounts of pus from his mouth…clearly in tremendous pain, and smelled worse than almost any animal we’ve taken in,” according to the notes, which refer to McCurrie as “the previous owner.”

“Something is not quite right, it may be possible that the previous owner somehow became unable to provide proper care between his vet appointments in late 2020 and now,” the notes continue.

McCurrie, who is suing to get her dog back, said she did everything she could for Roscoe in the weeks and months before he was hospitalized and spent more than $4,000 on his treatment.

“They just did whatever they wanted,” she said of the ACC.

An ACC spokeswoman declined to comment.

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Pet Food Shortages Hurt Humane Societies in Southwest Georgia https://owlandmonkeyhaven.co.uk/pet-food-shortages-hurt-humane-societies-in-southwest-georgia/ Thu, 20 Jan 2022 23:45:00 +0000 https://owlandmonkeyhaven.co.uk/pet-food-shortages-hurt-humane-societies-in-southwest-georgia/ ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) – Communities across southwest Georgia have stepped in with donations over the holiday season. Humanitarian societies depend on these donations. Right now there are enough supplies. The Humane Society of Thomasville and a Lee County animal shelter say it’s something they don’t worry about. Supply chain issues and inflation, however, have already […]]]>

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) – Communities across southwest Georgia have stepped in with donations over the holiday season. Humanitarian societies depend on these donations.

Right now there are enough supplies. The Humane Society of Thomasville and a Lee County animal shelter say it’s something they don’t worry about.

Supply chain issues and inflation, however, have already begun to cause strain in some places, including the Albany Humane Society. They say they see more animals coming in, but fewer donations now that the holiday season is over. They attribute the time to increasing amounts of pet calls.

The Albany Humane Society says it must feed its animals through donations. Thomas Duponte has been working there for four years. He says he takes money out of his pocket to donate 200 pounds of food a week.

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So far, the problem isn’t as severe for the rest of Southwest Georgia, but once the holiday donations run out, it could be. As things stand, shelters still have to plan weeks in advance in order to properly feed their animals. For them, hunger is simply not an option.

“The animals we have here? Yes, they are fed no matter what,” says Ruth Olson, director of the Sumter Humane Society.

But it takes a lot of planning to feed them.

“Sometimes it takes me two or three weeks before I receive an order. Sometimes it’s longer than that.

Olson was grateful to the community this Christmas season. She said she received the most donations she ever had.

“Any donation complements this purchase. And that helps our bottom line. If we get 10 bags of puppy food, that’s 10 less I have to buy.

She doesn’t just have problems with food.

“We have medicine that we have for cats. And that was months and months before it was available.

So if you think you’ve found your next cat companion, well, you might just have to wait. The good news is that she is finding ways to share vaccines from local providers when she can.

“We have a few vets here at Americus that I can call and say, ‘hey, can I borrow a vaccine, can I return one to you when I have it?’ They will work with me too.

And if you notice your dog or cat’s food is running low, vets say you can contact them. They will be able to give your pet the food that will keep it healthy.

“If you change dog food or cat food, it can upset their stomach. They can vomit, they can have diarrhea, so we do a lot of allergy testing. And it has a whole different route as to what type of food they get. So chicken, fish, are they allergic to rice or potatoes?” says Kaley Hart, director of the Bush Animal Clinic.

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Local Puppies Making Their Puppy Bowl XVIII Debut – CBS Tampa https://owlandmonkeyhaven.co.uk/local-puppies-making-their-puppy-bowl-xviii-debut-cbs-tampa/ Wed, 19 Jan 2022 00:27:00 +0000 https://owlandmonkeyhaven.co.uk/local-puppies-making-their-puppy-bowl-xviii-debut-cbs-tampa/ ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (CW44 News At 10) — Three local puppies will make their national television debut next month when they take the field for Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl XVIII. Rescue dogs Maisie, Billie and Jenna are part of the local animal rescue group Compassion Kind of St. Petersburg. Billie will play in the starting […]]]>

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (CW44 News At 10) — Three local puppies will make their national television debut next month when they take the field for Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl XVIII. Rescue dogs Maisie, Billie and Jenna are part of the local animal rescue group Compassion Kind of St. Petersburg. Billie will play in the starting lineup. Masie will come from the bench. Both dogs will play for the Ruff team. Featured as a cheerleader for Team Fluff, sweet pup Jenna.

The adorable pups flew with Compassion Kind founders Aja Nikiya Estero and Kim Mniece from Florida to New York for the check-in. They were among 118 rescue puppies from 67 shelters across the country who joined Teams Ruff and Fluff in the annual event broadcast Feb. 13 – Super Bowl Sunday. Since the Puppy Bowl was taped several weeks ago, all three puppies have now found their forever home.

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Maisie (terrier puppy) was donated to Compassion Kind while they were on the ground in Louisiana after Hurricane Ida. The owner could no longer take care of her after the family lost everything in the storm and put her back. She is full of courage and attitude. She’s adorable and she knows it! She was adopted by a lovely family who live in Buffalo, New York. They had moved from Florida to Buffalo the week the Puppy Bowl was taped, so she went home right after. She has a dog sister and a one-year-old human sister. She sees snow for the first time and loves it. She is much loved and spoiled. Maisie’s new name is Ida.

Billie (boxer puppy) was found with her litter in Puerto Rico as a stray. She was one of eight. She now has two other dog siblings and two human teenage sisters. Her mom calls her “her soul dog” and she accompanies her everywhere. She loves a good Starbucks run. Billie can be quite shy at times, but she is getting more and more confident every day and learning from her dog siblings who she adores and loves to play with.

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Jenna (terrier/hound) was also roaming Puerto Rico with her sister, Jackie. They were adopted separately. Jenna is very shy, but she has bursts of confidence and can be very brave. She was adopted by a large family in St. Petersburg. She loves to play with her two dog siblings. She is super spoiled and adored and her new name is Izzy.

“This year has been very difficult for rescues,” said Compassion Kind founder Estero. “We are grateful to have been selected to include some of our rescues in the Puppy Bowl. I hope we can raise awareness of our global rescue efforts and equip our nonprofit with donations and supplies for all that. this year will bring. To date, Compassion Kind has rescued over 7,000 animals.
Estero says, “Our mission is to inspire compassion through global action. We are very grateful to all of our dedicated volunteers who work tirelessly to help those in need. We’re also grateful to Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl producers for hosting another amazing competition and including Compassion Kind in their cast. We invite you to join us for a Puppy Bowl Watch Party at the Dog Bar in St. Petersburg on game day from 1-6 p.m., where you can also meet Billie and Jenna.

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To learn more about the work of Compassion Kind, a 501(c)(3) organization, and how you can get involved as a volunteer, foster or adoptive parent, please visit the website.

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Unwanted animals overwhelm South Canterbury rescuers https://owlandmonkeyhaven.co.uk/unwanted-animals-overwhelm-south-canterbury-rescuers/ Mon, 17 Jan 2022 04:09:00 +0000 https://owlandmonkeyhaven.co.uk/unwanted-animals-overwhelm-south-canterbury-rescuers/ Unsecured animals acquired during the 2020 lockdown have been attributed to increased demand at animal rescue organizations in South Canterbury. Waimate rescuer Toni de Rooy has been rescuing abandoned and unloved animals for over a decade and said the situation is as bad as it has ever been. Currently 16 dogs are in foster care […]]]>

Unsecured animals acquired during the 2020 lockdown have been attributed to increased demand at animal rescue organizations in South Canterbury.

Waimate rescuer Toni de Rooy has been rescuing abandoned and unloved animals for over a decade and said the situation is as bad as it has ever been.

Currently 16 dogs are in foster care at Pound Paws and in the space of less than a week at the end of 2021, 13 dogs were taken in by Pound Paws in Waimate – a mother dog and her six puppies and another litter of five puppies from Waimate district and one adult dog from Ashburton.

“It gets worse every year,” de Rooy said.

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It comes after Salena Hodgson, a woman from Temuka, reported earlier this month that Pussn Boots Kitty Rescue had been overwhelmed with calls, chats and costs.

For the past seven years, de Rooy has volunteered with Oamaru-based dog rescue group Pound Paws, which covers South Canterbury and increasingly beyond.

Saying no is “heartbreaking,” especially when “in some cases we know dogs will be euthanized,” she said.

Pound Paws volunteer Toni deRooy with the late foster dog Lukey.  (File photo)

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Pound Paws volunteer Toni deRooy with the late foster dog Lukey. (File photo)

De Rooy said the group receives requests from all over the South Island.

“We recently received six requests from families in Christchurch and were only able to help two. The next day a local council asked for help and local families also need help.”

There are various reasons why people seek help, “people move or get sick, relationships break up or they have to move,” she said.

“For people working in rescue, it can get quite overwhelming,” de Rooy said.

Pound Paws is run entirely by volunteers, with every penny raised going toward vet bills and food.

“We don’t recoup what it costs us to spay, spay, microchip and register with our adoption fees, but we try to make a desexed animal affordable to families who might normally be beyond their reach.”

Elliot Ball, 6-year-old Elise Ball and Olivia Ball play with Tezla and foster puppy Candy.

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Elliot Ball, 6-year-old Elise Ball and Olivia Ball play with Tezla and foster puppy Candy.

De Rooy said the group has seen an increase in abandoned and unwanted older puppies, including more municipal pounds.

“Either they never got registered, or they did, but the owner decided he wouldn’t get the dog out of the pound.”

She said the dogs are only kept at the pound for a short time, usually two weeks.

“Then they either offer them to a rescue group like us, or if they can’t find someone, the dog will be euthanized.”

De Rooy said the majority of people who desperately call for an animal to be rehomed have already approached other animal charities and been turned down.

“We are the only ones [dog] rescue in the area, which is why we cover from Ashburton to Oamaru and beyond.

Salena Hodgson, Temuka cat rescuer, feeds an abandoned kitten.  A year after starting Pussn Boots, she has over 60 kittens in her care.  (File photo)

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Salena Hodgson, Temuka cat rescuer, feeds an abandoned kitten. A year after starting Pussn Boots, she has over 60 kittens in her care. (File photo)

She said donations of new and used pet products are always welcome.

“We’re always looking for things like crates, leashes, collars, deworming tablets, flea treatments, practical help.

“And we still need more foster families – people with canine experience are ideal, but we just need a secure fence, a good basic knowledge of dogs and friendly companions if they have other dogs.”

De Rooy said foster families look after the dog or puppy until it’s ready for adoption.

“We make sure the dogs that come in will be suitable for foster homes, and we provide everything they need – food, toys, bedding – they get support if they need anything.”

De Rooy said they mostly avoided the huge spike in abandoned or unwanted dogs after Auckland’s last lockdown, but saw ramifications of the same phenomenon in the first lockdown.

Gracelyn Ball, 2, and Elliot Ball, and foster pup Candy, one of five Shar Pei cross puppies Pound Paws recently adopted.

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Gracelyn Ball, 2, and Elliot Ball, and foster pup Candy, one of five Shar Pei cross puppies Pound Paws recently adopted.

“Because we didn’t go through this second period of extended lockdown it wasn’t as bad as it was in Auckland but I know several people who had puppies during the first lockdown and didn’t take worth having them neutered, so those lockdown dogs now have puppies.

“A lot of times if they can’t sell them or give them away, they give them to us or throw them away.”

Waimate wife Olivia Bell started fostering with Pound Paws when her eldest daughter was a toddler, these days acting as a back-up and emergency foster carer, as well as helping socialize dogs using her own eleven-year-old pet Tezla.

“Fostering for Pound Paws and the support they provide was probably one of the greatest things that happened in my journey as a dog owner because I learned so much,” she said.

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The #BettyWhiteChallenge highlights the growth of animal philanthropy and the role of rescues https://owlandmonkeyhaven.co.uk/the-bettywhitechallenge-highlights-the-growth-of-animal-philanthropy-and-the-role-of-rescues/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 14:49:00 +0000 https://owlandmonkeyhaven.co.uk/the-bettywhitechallenge-highlights-the-growth-of-animal-philanthropy-and-the-role-of-rescues/ By Melissa L. Caldwell, University of California, Santa Cruz Betty White’s death on December 31, 2021 has inspired countless memories and celebrations of her life and brilliant television comedy work. The actress has also always loved animals, especially dogs. She cherished animals as companions and supported efforts to improve their well-being as an actor, advocate […]]]>

By Melissa L. Caldwell, University of California, Santa Cruz

Betty White’s death on December 31, 2021 has inspired countless memories and celebrations of her life and brilliant television comedy work.

The actress has also always loved animals, especially dogs. She cherished animals as companions and supported efforts to improve their well-being as an actor, advocate and donor. Inspired by this legacy, White’s fans are encouraging people across the country to honor her by making their own charitable contributions of at least $5 to an animal rescue of their choice on January 17, 2022 – the day that would have been White’s 100th birthday.

Known as #BettyWhiteChallenge, this campaign quickly spread across social media.

Compassionate savings

This wave of public support provides a good opportunity to take a closer look at how Americans, especially people like me, take care of animals.

I currently have three rescued pets: a 13-year-old coonhound, a bloodhound, and a feisty cat that keeps everyone in line. My family also raised over 25 coonhounds and bloodhounds.

I’m also an ethnographer of caregiving, compassion, and charity, as well as a long-time volunteer with several animal rescues – non-profit organizations that are largely volunteer-run and s caring for animals in need of a new home. I study how people come together to save animals and find them their “forever home”.

The growth of rescue organizations is one of the main reasons the estimated number of adoptable animals that are euthanized each year appears to be decreasing. Precise figures are not available, but somewhere between 1 million and 2 million dogs and cats are killed each year. According to available statistics, this is down from around 2.6 million ten years ago.

Efforts to improve animal welfare are underway across the United States. One of my favorite examples happened during the 2020 presidential election, when a rescued blind Bluetick Coonhound named Oscar became a local celebrity and rallying point for a politically fractured Alabama town.

The scale and impact of this work is difficult to see. More than 10,000 shelters, rescue organizations, and sanctuaries collectively spend more than $4 billion annually to provide food, shelter, medical care, behavior training, and other care for more than 6 million animals pets that enter US shelters each year.

In addition to cats and dogs, animal shelters and rescue organizations may temporarily care for many other types of animals, including horses, goats, donkeys, reptiles, amphibians, birds, rabbits, guinea pigs and other rodents. Some organizations specialize in housing, feeding, and obtaining medical care for other types of animals that have been abandoned and abused, such as cows, camels, and elephants.

America’s rescue communities rely on what I and other experts call compassionate economies.

In addition to grants from federal, state, and local government sources, charitable donations come from corporations, foundations, and individuals. These donations can be monetary or in-kind donations of medical services, food, shelter, toys and transportation. Americans also contribute through what can amount to millions of volunteer hours.


During a 1993 appearance on the “Phil Donahue Show,” Betty White urged Americans to do more to save animals.

The role of volunteers

Volunteers are often advertised as the backbone of any animal rescue operation. They play a vital role in ensuring pets get the exercise, socialization, and education they need while awaiting adoption.

There is ample room for creativity. Rescue Readers is a program in which children and adults read to animals in the shelter, providing companionship to animals and building readers’ reading skills. Kitty Cuddlers helps by socializing kittens until they are old and strong enough to be adopted.

And some people temporarily care for adoptable pets they don’t plan on keeping in their homes long-term — a practice called fostering. Fostering animals not only frees up space and staff at animal shelters, but also helps animals recover from stress. Foster families can also teach animals to be good companions for their new families.

Volunteers can also help in other ways.

Both amateur and professional photographers can take great pictures of waiting animals and increase their chances of being adopted. Pilots and drivers can step in, through groups like HoundPilot and Pilots N Paws, by transporting rescue animals to communities where they are more likely to be adopted.

And flight angels are air travelers who bring pets in transit as accompanied baggage. Once they arrive at their destination, a rescue organization collects the transported pets.

The reasons why someone supports animal rescue efforts are often deeply personal. They can volunteer and make donations to honor their own beloved pets, because they are unable to have a pet, or because they are lonely and lack the companionship of having a pet. of company.

Volunteering in animal rescue can make people feel like part of a community and make a real difference in the lives of animals and other people.

This was especially evident during the COVID-19 pandemic, when many people felt disconnected from friends and family. People who adopt pets describe the thrill of watching scared, sick pets blossom into healthy, happy pets ready for their “eternal families.”

A unifying force

American love for animals can sometimes transcend political differences. Some 36% of Republicans and Democrats own dogs, for example.

Many people with pets at home disagree on issues such as neutering and neutering policies, euthanasia, or pet food.

But a shared love for animals allows animal lovers with conflicting views to work for the common good in a way that can even bridge differences of opinion on race, gender, and other issues.


Betty White has regularly leveraged her camera-ready appeal to support animal charities.

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Melissa L. Caldwell, is Professor of Anthropology at University of California, Santa Cruz. This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.

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Chow Hound accepts cardboard boxes to shred for Humane Society https://owlandmonkeyhaven.co.uk/chow-hound-accepts-cardboard-boxes-to-shred-for-humane-society/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 00:19:30 +0000 https://owlandmonkeyhaven.co.uk/chow-hound-accepts-cardboard-boxes-to-shred-for-humane-society/ OLIVE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A local pet supply company is hosting a unique event to help rescue animals. Throughout January, pet owners can bring their shipping boxes to Chow Hound Pet Supplies. The boxes will be shredded then given to the Human society of the port at West Olive to use for bedding materials. […]]]>

OLIVE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A local pet supply company is hosting a unique event to help rescue animals.

Throughout January, pet owners can bring their shipping boxes to Chow Hound Pet Supplies. The boxes will be shredded then given to the Human society of the port at West Olive to use for bedding materials.

Executive Director Jen Self-Aulgur says the cardboard shavings provide healthy bedding for pets and the shelter encourages recycling and reuse of materials.

Chow Hound will accept any delivery of cardboard boxes from Amazon and Chewy.com throughout January.

Everyone who donates a box will receive a coupon for free home delivery from Chow Hound.

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Rescue group begs pet owners to keep them indoors in freezing weather https://owlandmonkeyhaven.co.uk/rescue-group-begs-pet-owners-to-keep-them-indoors-in-freezing-weather/ Wed, 12 Jan 2022 01:17:01 +0000 https://owlandmonkeyhaven.co.uk/rescue-group-begs-pet-owners-to-keep-them-indoors-in-freezing-weather/ Male at dangerously low temperatures keeping pets inside and warm, essential Theresa Sumpter is appealing to bring your dogs inside, even if they have a kennel. This is especially true for pit bulls or the like – whose fur is not up to the weather. FOX 2 – Less than 24 hours ago, the dog […]]]>

Less than 24 hours ago, the dog now named “Hope” was curled up, cold and lonely. Hope is one of two dogs – the Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue brought back the cold since the temperatures dropped.

“We have seen their whole behavior change,” said Theresa Sumpter, Executive Director. “A lot of people say, ‘Oh my dog ​​is used to being outside,’ and things like that. And then these are the same dogs that we end up finding later dead because they froze to death.”

Sumpter is appealing to bring your dogs inside, even if they have a kennel. This is especially true for pit bulls or the like – whose fur is not up to the weather.

“Dogs can still die even with straw, especially in freezing temperatures or if they have low body fat,” she said. “These animals will succumb to the freezing temperatures.”

Overnight, she says they went to retrieve the body of a dog, who died in southwest Detroit.

“Unfortunately, he was so frozen to the ground that we couldn’t get him, we couldn’t lift him off the sidewalk, so we had to go get shovels to free his body from the sidewalk, so that’s how it is. it’s cold outside, ”she said. .

“Uno” was rescued from the cold on Monday – he and Hope were examined, and will be fine, and adopted.

Uno is the first dog to be treated at the new APAWS center, a veterinary clinic that Sumpter and the Detroit Pit Crew just opened in Eastpointe at 2100 Kelly Road.

Soon it will be open to the public, as a low cost veterinary hospital.

“Now when the Detroit Pit Crew picks up dogs in Detroit, we have a veterinary hospital to bring them to,” she said.

Bottom line – keep your pets indoors. And if you see one on the streets during this weather, call your local police, animal control, and of course, the Detroit Pit Crew.

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8 dogs, 2 deer and 2 animal carcasses found thrown in garbage bags in northern Tulsa – FOX23 News https://owlandmonkeyhaven.co.uk/8-dogs-2-deer-and-2-animal-carcasses-found-thrown-in-garbage-bags-in-northern-tulsa-fox23-news/ Mon, 10 Jan 2022 04:15:26 +0000 https://owlandmonkeyhaven.co.uk/8-dogs-2-deer-and-2-animal-carcasses-found-thrown-in-garbage-bags-in-northern-tulsa-fox23-news/ TULSA, Oklahoma. – CAUTION: Photos and some descriptions in this story may contain images that are too graphic for some viewers. Sasha Smith, founder of Mercy Sakes 2nd Chance Animal Rescue and Marcia Reynolds, adoption coordinator with the rescue, stumbled upon an animal dump around Yale and Apache in north Tulsa on Saturday, January 8. […]]]>

TULSA, Oklahoma. – CAUTION: Photos and some descriptions in this story may contain images that are too graphic for some viewers.

Sasha Smith, founder of Mercy Sakes 2nd Chance Animal Rescue and Marcia Reynolds, adoption coordinator with the rescue, stumbled upon an animal dump around Yale and Apache in north Tulsa on Saturday, January 8.

Smith and Reynolds, were looking for injured dogs around 1:30 p.m. in the area, when they discovered a trash bag on the side of the road.

“You could see the head and a muzzle in the bag. There were two bags right next to it that also contained dogs, ”Smith said.

According to Smith, she remembers seeing a German Shepherd, a Rottweiler, and a Pit Bull among the K9s and without any signs of trauma.

“Bags with dead dogs and maggots, some with collars, some without,” Reynolds described. “One has just landed on a pink duvet. Some dogs were all wrapped in the same kind of double bag.

They found a total of eight dogs, two deer and two animal carcasses too decomposed to be identified.

An appeal has been made to Jamee Suarez-Howard, founder of the Oklahoma Animal Alliance. When Suarez-Howard met Smith and Reynolds on the spot, she said the stench was overwhelming.

Tulsa Animal Welfare (TAW) has been called in to collect evidence for a possible investigation.

“We don’t know how the dogs died until the bodies are examined to determine if there is visible trauma or an autopsy is performed,” said Suarez Howard. “Everyone will be scanned for microchips. “

Suarez-Howard thinks it may be some people in the community who don’t know what to do when their pet dies.

Reynolds says it’s illegal to bury a dead pet in a backyard in Tulsa, but it’s also illegal to dump your pets. If you can’t afford a cremation or community funeral at a vet’s office, Reynolds thinks you can call the city to remove the animal.

Smith says this is the third time she has found dead dogs in this area.

On June 25, 2021, Smith discovered three dead dogs in the same location.

On July 28, 2021, Smith found a large dog with several dead puppies.

“I was heartbroken and angry. I wondered if there were any pets missing. I wondered if they had frozen. The refuge is literally a street down the road, ”Smith said.

Smith, Reynolds and Suarez-Howard are hopeful that an investigation by TAW will uncover the mystery of who and why dogs continue to be dumped like garbage in this area.


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Local Animal Rescue to Host Valentine’s Day Fundraising Night | Local news https://owlandmonkeyhaven.co.uk/local-animal-rescue-to-host-valentines-day-fundraising-night-local-news/ Sat, 08 Jan 2022 13:15:00 +0000 https://owlandmonkeyhaven.co.uk/local-animal-rescue-to-host-valentines-day-fundraising-night-local-news/ PEYTON NICKS Fremont Tribune The FurEver Home, in partnership with the Fraternal Order of the Eagles of Fremont and the Traynor Band, will host a dinner and dance called “Love is FurEver” in February. “It’s a thank you to the community as well as a fundraiser for FurEver Home. Most of our funding comes from […]]]>

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The FurEver Home, in partnership with the Fraternal Order of the Eagles of Fremont and the Traynor Band, will host a dinner and dance called “Love is FurEver” in February.

“It’s a thank you to the community as well as a fundraiser for FurEver Home. Most of our funding comes from these larger events, ”said Bekki Welander of FurEver Home.

The FurEver Home is an animal rescue in Fremont that focuses on owner support, education, training, foster care and adoptions.

They also work with other nearby shelters to house stray animals and save animals from euthanasia.

Doors open at 5 p.m. on February 12 at the Fremont Eagles Club, 649 N. Main St. Dinner is 5:30 to 8 p.m. with dancing from 8 to 11 p.m.

Presale tickets are available on the FurEver Home website at https://www.fetchingfureverhomes.org.

“The money from all of our fundraisers is used to take care of the animals. Whether it’s sterilization, microchipping, nail trimming, food bills, property transfers and vaccinations. Many of the animals that arrive are stray, so they are sick or have mange, fleas and other control issues. So that’s where the money is going, ”Welander said.

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Welander added that the partnership between FurEver Home and the Eagles of Fremont came after the nonprofit animal group was unable to use an alternate location.

The Eagles then donated their space to animal rescue. Once the place was chosen, came the music.

“We were looking for groups and I contacted several, not all of whom were willing to donate their services or were already booked that day. Then I found the Traynor Band and saw that they were from Valley, Nebraska, and were willing to volunteer their time, ”Welander said.

The Traynr Band has released songs such as “Damn Good Place to Drink” and “Rumor Has It” on iTunes and Spotify. Recently, the group released their first extended track titled “Blinking Lights” which is available on all streaming platforms.

Although the event is scheduled for mid-February, over a month from now Welander wanted to remind people to register now.

“We need to have a food count by January 31st. Thus, presale tickets will have a choice of steak, shrimp or chicken. So sign up quickly to say whatever you want, ”Welander said.

Presale tickets, which include entry and food, cost $ 30, but for those who are only interested in a night of dance and drinks, there will be a cash bar and covered entry set at $ 10. This can be purchased before the start of the event or at the door the same day.

“It will be a fun time for all ages,” Welander said. “Family events are great for everyone. It would also be a great date for Valentine’s Day.


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Alachua County Animal Shelter Quarantines Dogs, Three Infected With Canine Virus https://owlandmonkeyhaven.co.uk/alachua-county-animal-shelter-quarantines-dogs-three-infected-with-canine-virus/ Thu, 06 Jan 2022 14:02:00 +0000 https://owlandmonkeyhaven.co.uk/alachua-county-animal-shelter-quarantines-dogs-three-infected-with-canine-virus/ The Alachua County Animal Shelter has quarantined more than 60 dogs since Dec.31 after three dogs were infected with a deadly and incurable canine virus. The facility has announced that it will close dog adoptions and will not accept owner-returned dogs for the next two to four weeks, according to a press release from Alachua […]]]>

The Alachua County Animal Shelter has quarantined more than 60 dogs since Dec.31 after three dogs were infected with a deadly and incurable canine virus.

The facility has announced that it will close dog adoptions and will not accept owner-returned dogs for the next two to four weeks, according to a press release from Alachua County. Dogs that have been in contact with the distemper virus will be isolated while the shelter monitors them for infection.

All dogs that the shelter must accept, including those that are not owned or considered a risk to public safety, are housed in an area separate from those under quarantine.

Distemper initially resembles viral infections seen in humans, causing fever, runny nose, cough, and vomiting in dogs. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, when the virus reaches the nervous system, it can cause contractions, convulsions, convulsions, or partial to complete paralysis in dogs.

It is incurable and often fatal – those who survive usually have permanent and irreparable damage to the nervous system.

The facility is unable to house and treat dogs with distemper virus (CDV), said Ed Williams, director of animal resources and care.

All three dogs that tested positive were euthanized.

“We have to go at least two weeks without anyone becoming symptomatic and without any new positive test results,” Williams said. “So every time we get a new test result or get a new symptomatic dog, it shifts that clock further. “

It can take up to six months to treat an animal with the distemper virus, Williams said. There is no cure for the distemper virus and while a dog receives supportive care, the virus is transmissible.

Dr Lance Baltzley, CEO of Newberry Animal Hospital Group in Alachua County, specializes in veterinary medicine. While every dog ​​can be exposed to the distemper virus, a disease that invades the nervous, gastrointestinal and respiratory systems of animals, puppies and dogs not vaccinated against CDV are at higher risk, has writes Baltzley in an e-mail.

The shelter euthanizes wild animals, such as raccoons, which are infected with the distemper virus to stop the spread.

“Interactions between wild animals and our pets can accelerate the spread of the virus. Although more commonly transmitted by coughing or sneezing, the disease can be spread through shared objects such as toys or drinking bowls, ”Baltzley wrote.

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Baltzley wrote that the simplest and most effective form of protection against distemper is immunity from the vaccine. VCT vaccines are available from any licensed veterinarian or local veterinary hospital, and puppies should receive at least two vaccines before 16 weeks of age.

The shelter has a proactive response plan when dogs contract a virus like this to maximize their rescue and minimize the spread of the virus.

He checks what cages or kennels the dogs were in at the shelter and how long they were there, Williams said. Then the shelter looks to see what other dogs were in that area at the same time. Potentially exposed dogs are then placed in a quarantine area.

The facility advised those who adopted dogs in December to watch for symptoms. The refuge also offers tests for distemper in its parking lot.

The shelter is asking residents of Alachua County to notify it of stray dogs so the shelter can document stray dogs, verify loss reports and have the dog scanned for a microchip.

The shelter is also asking residents to help accommodate stray dogs until their owners can be found by housing the dogs for a few days or more, contacting friends and family or other shelter groups and rescue that can help them.

“We’re just trying to minimize where possible,” Williams said. “The shelter was already full when this happened and we are trying to prevent unnecessary euthanasia just for the space.”

Cats and other small pets such as rabbits, hamsters and guinea pigs are not at risk of infection with the distemper virus, so the shelter will remain open for cat adoptions.

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Namari Lock is a second year journalism student and general assignment reporter for the metro office. It’s her first semester at the Alligator, and she can’t wait to delve into the story that comes her way. When not working, she is probably sleeping or stuffing herself with real crime documentaries.


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