I had previously saved a link to this video in my e-mail, intending to post it soon after it appeared on NBC News last January. At the time, 136 pets were in need of placement before the emergency shelter was closed. However, the e-mail somehow got buried and I just found it the other day, so I sent a note to the ASPCA in New York City to find out how they were doing on placing pets who had been abandoned or lost when Sandy hit the east coast. Continue reading Unclaimed Pets After Superstorm Sandy→
What sweet dogs. Millie was rescued from a landfill where she had been dumped. After getting her checked by a vet, her rescuers took her back to the landfill where she helped them rescue her friend, a dog who had never had any human contact in the three years since he was born at the landfill.
The news this week runs from the magic (yesterday’s salvation of unwanted kittens by a yellow Lab) to the tragic. Right here in my hometown, Canton City Health Department and Stark County Humane Society officials removed 22 dogs from a filthy, boarded up home.
As reported in Canton’s Repository, the dogs were found in a home where rescuers had to slog “through ankle-deep layers of dog feces to rescue 22 canines.”
City Director of Environmental Health Mark Adams said, “It’s probably one of the worst I’ve seen in a long time. One of the most horrific things was three medium-sized dogs crammed into a small dog cage – a pet carrier.”
After the dogs were removed, city workers were pulled out of the house because of health concerns in the filthy – and one would assume quite fragrant – enclosed space. They later cleaned the back and side yards, filling half of a city garbage truck. It is feared that when they get to the inside of the house, they may find dead animals under the filth.
The editorial cartoon in my newspaper today showed a couple going to a movie theater. The poster outside, showing coming attractions was for a movie called “101 Portuguese Water Dogs”, and the lady says to her husband, “I knew this was coming!”