Friday, August 23, 2013

It's Pit Bull Friday: send pictures now

Today, Reunion Rescue is declaring an international holiday called 'Pit Bull Friday'...so please send your photos of pit bulls enjoying life. Let's show everybody out there how wonderful pit bulls are...time for some education, so get out that camera phone and get to shootin'....

Post your photos on our Facebook page I rescued a pit bull and help us tell the world what beautiful wonderful dogs our pitties are!


   

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Lowlife publishes bloody ear botch on Facebook

A Houston man watches and comments while his bred pit bull puppy is mutilated:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=505585502850359

Animal advocates around the country are demanding this dog be rescued from the man who calmly watches while his puppy endures the butchering.

Chickens cackling in the background conjure up notions of cockfighting and other unsavory bloodsport.

What kind of life is awaiting this innocent dog, bred and sold like a piece of meat bleeding all over the newspaper spread over the filthy ground.

The horror is captured on camera as the pup's owner discusses buying other dogs, bloodlines and early death.

What kind of world are we living in that this sort of brutality is engaged in, but proudly filmed and shared on the internet.

Here is the unwatchable video in two parts recorded as evidence:

BARC is the city of Houston's animal control facility. From BARC's website:

Have you called the City of Houston's 3-1-1 Houston Service Center at 3-1-1 or 713.837.0311 to report your concerns?

You can also report your request online at www.houston311.org. Did you know that reporting your concerns via 3-1-1 is the fastest way to get the issue addressed?

The City of Houston tracks those calls which provide vital information needed to properly address an issue.


Mailing Address: City of Houston / P.O. Box 1562 / Houston, TX 77251
Physical Address: City of Houston / 901 Bagby / Houston, TX 77002
City Hall Annex Address: 900 Bagby / Houston, TX 77002
City Switchboard: 713.837.0311 or 3-1-1
City TDD: 713.837.0215

Three part videos of animal abuse in Houston, TX

WARNING: Very graphic, vile and bloody:

video

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Obamas buy another dog

The new white house dog stories are tight lipped about where Bo came from. The only solid piece of information is Sunny came from Michigan and the Obamas made a donation to Washington Humane Society in her honor.

Still smarting from my vote for a man who promised to adopt in 2008 when Obama wasted the time and efforts of thousands of rescues. Groups so thrilled Obama was going to adopt a shelter pet for the white house spent over a year sending suggestions and networking to save a life that was never saved.

http://www.examiner.com/article/no-second-dog-for-the-white-house

Instead, once moved into the white house and the votes counted, the Obamas accepted a 'gift' of Bo the dog purchased by Ted Kennedy from a breeder.

Many politicians turn a deaf ear and a blind eye to the millions of companion pets being slaughtered in the country's shelters. There are so many cats, kittens, dogs and puppies dying, even the Humane Society can't make an accurate guess estimating something like 2.7 million are dying.

Maybe adopting two dogs woudn't have put much of a dent in those terrible numbers, but had our
president kept his word to adopt a shelter pet, some of the millions which have died during his term (multiply 2.7 by 6 years) might not have suffered. Maybe some of those dogs and cats would have been rescued by citizens following our president's example.

Maybe is a big word. Maybe next term, a president will care about the animals dying in the shelters by the millions.

Today, the first family will enjoy romping in the glorious sunshine of the first lawn with their two bred pets, Bo and Sunny. Millions of others will die and breeders will continue to produce more generations of their product so long as its in demand. Portuguese Water dogs seem to be trending this year.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Dogs needing help today...8/19/13



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COLEMAN, GEORGIA




Beautiful hound found in Coleman, GA, is good with adults, kids, and other dogs.  He has not been

tested with cats.  He is approximately 9 months old and weighs 30 pounds.  He is crate-trained.


PLEASE CONTACT Dawn at 229-310-6111

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Gorgeous parvo Border Collie in Houston needs urgent miracle!


GOT TO SEE THIS BEAUTIFUL BABY,ONLY 7 MONTHS OLD, HAS PARVO AND IS NEED OF RESCUE ASAP! YOU KNOW THE DRILL, NETWORK! I SEE THIS BABY AND I SAY AUSSIE! PLEASE SEND TO AUSSIE GROUPS AND OTHERS!! SAVE THIS BABY!

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: URGENT! 7 Mo Border Collie .... Meet ATTICUS, A1391244-PARVO
DOG 7 MONTHS OLD ~ READ STEVE'S COMMENTS!
From: jas1schneider@aol.com
Date: Mon, April 18, 2016 8:41 am
To:

ONLY 7 MOS OLD ~ BECOMING ILL @ SHELTER!  QUICK RESCUE IS HIS ONLY HOPE!    no room ! 

From Steve: Almost made me cry, seeing this dog who was so scared of trusting people show so much promise.

"Very cruel twist of fate for this dog today.

BARC is out of room, and there was nowhere to put this dog this afternoon when he tested positive for Parvo. I begged to keep him in Baydock, which is where he is for the night, but he goes down in the morning unless someone puts a hold.

This is a dog who the kennel tech was working for days with, and today, he showed the best promise.
Couldn’t believe it was the same dog. Before, you couldn’t put a leash on him, he’d go ballistic.

Today, Sophia had the leash on him, and he walked outside beautifully. He slowed down right as he crossed the threshold. We all sat around and gave him encouragement.

Catlin sat next to him, started petting him, and it was like a light went off.  He was basically crawling into her lap, begging for more affection.

Almost made me cry, seeing this dog who was so scared of trusting people show so much promise."


"We put him in the run, and he was a new pup.

Prancing, wanting to jump up and hug the girls.

He went in the back of the run to poop and that’s when we noticed the loose stool that didn’t look good.

Catlin ran a test and it came back positive for Parvo.

Other than the diarrhea, this boy was not showing any other signs.  No lethargy, he was eating treats just fine, very playful, good color, no discharge, etc.

Could be very early stages, which can respond very well with supportive care.

If you saw this dog in person, you would fight for him.

He is not only gorgeous, but has such a sparkle to him.  Just a babe, only 7 months old.

If anyone has a vet clinic with an isolation room, we can get this boy back on his feet in no time."

Please network like crazy and place a hold QUICKLY!

Email: BARC.Aid@houstontx.gov:

Animal ID #: A1391244

Name of Rescue Group/Foster:                                                            

Name of designated person for pickup: ______________________________

Contact Phone Number for person placing hold:                                                    

Date & Time for pickup: ________________________

Steven H. Halpert
Friends of BARC, Inc.
A 501c3 Non-profit Organization


From: BARC Aid [mailto:BARC.Aid@houstontx.gov]
Sent: Sunday, April 17, 2016 4:58 PM
To: BARC Aid
Subject: URGENT A1391244 PARVO DOG 7 MONTHS OLD

We have a timid dog that has shown improvement with behavior but unfortuantely  he tested parvo positive today.  We will hold him overnight.  He needs a confirmed hold by 10am Monday and needs to leave BARC Monday by 5pm.

A1391244


ALL hold requests are to be sent via email only (none will be accepted via phone) with the following required information:
EMAIL SUBJECT:       HOLD for (insert animal id number)
In the body of the email, provide the following:

Animal ID #: _______________________
                               
Name of Rescue Group/Foster: __________________________________________

Name of designated person for pickup: ______________________________

Contact Phone Number for person placing hold: ________________________

Date & Time for pickup: ________________________

The hold will be placed for 24 hours and a confirmation email will be sent back to the requestor via email.

All incoming BARC Aid emails will be answered during the following hours and within the specified timeframe:

Monday  - Friday
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Within one hour
Saturday - Sunday
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Within two hours

Emails received outside of these time frames will be answered the next day, during these hours.  If a response has not been received within the specified time frames, please notify Mauricio Zepeda immediately via email mauricio.zepeda@houstontx.gov or cell phone 832.623.3871 (days off Friday and Saturday). If no response from Mauricio please contact Alejandra at 832.395.9081.


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