Tag: dogs

Nassau Humane Society rescues 16 dogs from Puerto Rico amid $150,000 budget deficit

More than a dozen dogs landed in Florida Friday from Puerto Rico and are waiting for their forever home at the Nassau Humane Society.

16 dogs rescued out of Puerto Rico arrive in Nassau County

UP NEXT

UP NEXT

However, the humane society is in trouble and $150,000 in the red. The COVID-19 pandemic closed the society’s thrift store for two months and shut down all in-person fundraisers. 

“When they come off the plane and you see little guys like this, it is just so exciting,” said Mandy Holden, operations manager at the Nassau Humane Society.

The pups are among 150 the Big Dog Ranch Rescue flew in from a dilapidated in Puerto Rico, which had just five staff members to care for around 800 dogs. 

“They were all really scared being on a cargo plane across the ocean and then coming into an airport when they’ve never been off a dirt floor,” Holden said. 

Holden said the dogs lived their lives in filthy chicken coops or dirty cages in their own feces with no social interaction. The puppies and dogs range in age from three months to three years old. 



a dog sitting on a table


© Provided by WTLV-TV Jacksonville


“They’re all probably Lab mixes. That’s what they look like. We’ve got a couple Husky-Lab mixes, gorgeous dogs,” Holden said. “They’re really all awesome temperaments and laid back.”

You may be wondering what you can do if you want to donate to the pup’s care or adopt one of the dogs yourself?

“Obviously, with all these dogs we take in, they do have a lot of medical expenses, so if anyone would like to help us with that, with medical costs or care, they can go to our website, at nassauhumane.org or stop be here at the shelter,” said Dr. Mandy Kulbel, a veterinarian with the Nassau Humane Society. 

“We’re kind of their only chance of living a healthy, happy live,” Holden said. 

The pups will live a new life in a new country, all while putting their best paw forward. 

Continue Reading

Source Article

Continue reading

NE FL shelter takes in 16 dogs, puppies from Puerto Rico

The COVID-19 pandemic closed the society’s thrift store for two months and shut down all in-person fundraisers.

FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. — More than a dozen dogs landed in Florida Friday from Puerto Rico and are waiting for their forever home at the Nassau Humane Society.

However, the humane society is in trouble and $150,000 in the red. The COVID-19 pandemic closed the society’s thrift store for two months and shut down all in-person fundraisers. 

“When they come off the plane and you see little guys like this, it is just so exciting,” said Mandy Holden, operations manager at the Nassau Humane Society.

The pups are among 150 the Big Dog Ranch Rescue flew in from a dilapidated in Puerto Rico, which had just five staff members to care for around 800 dogs. 

“They were all really scared being on a cargo plane across the ocean and then coming into an airport when they’ve never been off a dirt floor,” Holden said. 

Holden said the dogs lived their lives in filthy chicken coops or dirty cages in their own feces with no social interaction. The puppies and dogs range in age from three months to three years old. 

“They’re all probably Lab mixes. That’s what they look like. We’ve got a couple Husky-Lab mixes, gorgeous dogs,” Holden said. “They’re really all awesome temperaments and laid back.”

You may be wondering what you can do if you want to donate to the pup’s care or adopt one of the dogs yourself?

“Obviously, with all these dogs we take in, they do have a lot of medical expenses, so if anyone would like to help us with that, with medical costs or care, they can go to our website, at nassauhumane.org or stop be here at the shelter,” said Dr. Mandy Kulbel, a veterinarian with the Nassau Humane Society. 

“We’re kind of their only chance of living a healthy, happy live,” Holden said. 

The pups will live a new life in a new country, all while putting their best paw forward. 

Source Article

Continue reading

Dogs ‘kidnapped’ from Thane; case against security guard of housing society





© Provided by Hindustan Times


A case has been registered against a security guard of a housing society in Thane for allegedly kidnapping eight street dogs and leaving them at an unknown place in Ambernath. The role of the society members is under scrutiny. Ambernath police are yet to arrest anyone in the case, but investigation is on.

According to Ambernath police, two days ago, animal activists Archana Nair and Mukund Pande approached them with the complaint of eight street dogs being kidnapped. Members of the society allegedly took away these dogs and left them in a different area with the help of a security guard as these dogs were creating dirt inside the society.

Ambernath police station senior police inspector, S Dhumal, said, “We checked the CCTV footage and found three to four times the security guard has taken two dogs each time in an auto rickshaw somewhere. The animal activists on their own found three of the eight dogs in Kalyan. Those three found were injured and in bad condition. Therefore, we have registered a case initially against security guard under IPC Section 428. Further the roles of society members are under scrutiny.”

Sign on to read the HT ePaper epaper.hindustantimes.com

Source Article

Continue reading

Humane Society rescues 55 dogs from Franklin County property | News Headlines

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) – The Humane Society of Missouri rescued 55 dogs from a property in Franklin County Tuesday.



Rescued dog from Franklin Co



The dogs, most of which are Basset Hounds, were mostly in crates and were sitting in their own urine and feces. Authorities believe they had not been cared for since at least Sunday.

“It just breaks your heart. It can make you angry,” said Debbie Hill, vice president of operations for the Humane Society of Missouri. 

The owner of the property was believed to be breeding the dogs, was arrested last week on a warrant out of Iowa for fraudulent practices.

“We had actually been to this property a month ago perhaps right after they had opened, started setting up this facility so were aware animals were housed there and we had in fact alerted Missouri department of agriculture because we felt that there was perhaps some unlicensed breeding going on so they could start an investigation also,” said Hill.

Hill said there has been a slight increase in rescues over the last couple months, but it’s not clear if that’s due to the pandemic. 

In the last 11 months, the Humane Society’s animal cruelty task force has been on 262 rescues across Missouri, rescuing 963 animals. 



HSMO Bassett hound rescue 10/6/2020



The animals will be held at the Humane Society’s headquarters in South City pending further court action. It is unknown when they will be available for adoption.

The Humane Society of Missouri posted a Facebook live of the dogs receiving care.

Source Article

Continue reading

Pandemic turns dogs into a hot commodity, worrying humane society and breeders

The demand for dogs during the pandemic has been at an all-time high, something that local dog breeders are taking advantage of. 

Though they aren’t yet born, Doodle Trails LaSalle breeder Krystina Rappe is already selling dogs for 2021. 

She’s been selling her standard pure-bred poodles and golden doodles for $1,500, though she said she will be increasing the price so that it’s closer to $2,000. This isn’t necessarily due to the demand, she said, adding it’s because “we feel what we provide is worth it.” 

In Essex County, 15-year-old Karlie Vriesema may be new to dog breeding but that hasn’t stopped her from hiking up the price tag on her pups to match the going rate. 

Vriesema’s Alaskan malamutes are being sold for $2,500 — a price that she says is based off the price other breeders set, due to the demand for a puppy. 

Yet prior to the pandemic, the novice breeder said her dogs likely would have been priced $1,000 cheaper. 

“I started looking at prices on Kijiji and they were close to $1,000 and then they were slowly rising going through the summer and then I determined my price from there,” she said. 

She says she believes what the market is seeing is COVID-19 related. 

“A lot of people are interested in getting something to comfort them or give them something to do while they’re in quarantine to make them less lonely.” 

Melanie Coulter, executive directer at the Windsor/Essex County Humane Society, says throughout the pandemic they’ve had many people looking to foster and adopt. (Chris Ensing/CBC)

Breeders aren’t the only ones benefiting from the local demand for dogs. 

Melanie Coulter, executive director of Windsor/Essex County’s Humane Society, says since the pandemic began the humane society has seen an increase in people wanting to adopt and foster dogs. 

“When the pandemic first started we, like pretty much every shelter in North America, received an overwhelming number of offers to foster pets for people who were suddenly home with time on their hands and what we’ve seen is that has continued … [and] our demand to adopt has been quite high,” she said. 

‘It is kind of scary as a breeder’

Though Coulter said she thinks people are putting thought into adopting or fostering before they take on an animal, her concern is what happens to the animal if people’s situations change.

“We obviously wanted to make sure when people were looking to foster or adopt during the height of the pandemic that people were thinking long-term … what we’re more concerned about is that people’s situations are going to change when they have had a dog maybe longer-term and [are] maybe not able to take care of them, so that’s the trend we’re hopefully not going to see,” she said. 

Coulter says it looks like people are thoroughly thinking through their decision to take on a dog, but there is always the concern that if people’s situations change they may not be able to care for
Continue reading

Dogs rescued from home in Franklin County by Humane Society

The sheriff’s office said many of the dogs were in crates and sitting in their own feces and urine

ST. LOUIS — Dozens of dogs were rescued from a Franklin County house on Tuesday.

The Humane Society of Missouri’s Animal Cruelty Task Force said it removed 55 dogs from a residence at the request of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. The dogs, mostly Bassett Hounds, were in varying stages of nutrition and filth.

According to a release from the Humane Society of Missouri, the dogs had been left alone without care since at least Sunday.

The sheriff’s office said many of the dogs were in crates and sitting in their own feces and urine. The owner of the residence, who appeared to be breeding the dogs, was arrested last week on a warrant out of Iowa involving fraudulent practices, according to the sheriff’s office.

The Humane Society of Missouri said last week the Missouri Department of Agriculture tried to contact the owner and view the dogs but the owner was being arrested at the time and didn’t provide consent for officials to inspect the dogs. The dogs will be held at the Humane Society of Missouri pending further court action. They also said since it is an ongoing investigation involving several jurisdictions, it is not known at this time if or when any of the rescued dogs will be available for adoption.

“We’re extremely grateful to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office for contacting us and for their efforts to rescue these animals,” said Debbie Hill, VP of Operations at HSMO. “We are happy to know that these animals will not have to suffer another minute in worsening conditions.”

Click here to donate or help HSMO 

To report an animal who may be in danger or is suffering from neglect or abuse, call your local law enforcement agency and the Humane Society of Missouri Animal Cruelty Hotline at 314-647-4400.

Source Article

Continue reading

Humane Society of Missouri rescues 55 dogs from Franklin County property | News Headlines

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) – The Humane Society of Missouri rescued 55 dogs from a property in Franklin County Tuesday.

The dogs, most of which are Basset Hounds, were mostly in crates and were sitting in their own urine and feces. Authorities believe they had not been cared for since at least Sunday.

The owner of the property was believed to be breeding the dogs, was arrested last week on a warrant out of Iowa for fraudulent practices.

The animals will be held at the Humane Society’s headquarters in South City pending further court action. It is unknown when they will be available for adoption.

The Humane Society of Missouri posted a Facebook live of the dogs receiving care.

Source Article

Continue reading