Saturday, April 15, 2017

Rescue TV

Miracle Cat Who Survived Being Doused in Gas and Crushed in a Garbage Truck is Recovering!

All the myths aside, cats have only one life – and it is a miracle that Maisy, the cat recently rescued by the Humane Society of Berks County (HSBC) did not lose hers after the horror she endured.

Miracle Maisy, named so for a very good reason, was found on April 4, 2017, tied in a trash bag, doused with gasoline, crushed inside a garbage truck. Her desperate cries were fortunately heard by two sanitation workers from the Harold Adam Refuse Removal who brought her directly to the HSBC thus saving her life. Currently, Maisy is being treated for her injuries at the Humane Veterinary Hospitals Reading.

“This is the worst animal cruelty case I’ve ever seen or experienced,” said Chelsea Cappellano, Office Coordinator at the HSBC, in her conversation with People. She emphasized how important it was that the two men had not ignored the situation, but taken action and helped the cat by bringing her to the HSBC.

Maisy was entirely soaked in gasoline and had to be bathed and dried for a long time to get rid of the substance. As reported by People, veterinarian Dr. Kimya Davani found that Maisy had to be shaved to help her body temperature recover. He was worried that the gas may have even soaked through her skin and affected inner organs.
Under the vigilant care of vets and caretakers, the kitty has already begun to feel better – she has gained back some of her energy and, as the organization reports, is even quite playful! She has a good appetite and her skin condition is definitely improving.
The response to Maisy’s story has been enormous. Thanks to the priceless care she’s received and the help from well-wishing people, Maisy is now on the road to full recovery. Once she is ready to leave the hospital, the kitty will be welcomed into an experienced foster home!
Humane Pennsylvania immediately took the steps to find the abuser who threw the animal away like garbage by filing a police report and offering a $1,000 reward to anyone able to disclose information leading to a criminal conviction. The organization also urgently needs help with funding Maisy’s medical expenses. To help them, you can make a donation here.

To learn more about Humane Pennsylvania, click here. Image source: HumanePAPartners/Facebook

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From Circus to Sanctuary: The Story of Sita

Note: Although this profile is about SIta, we are conducting a webinar on April 19 about the group of close ele friends that she belongs to — the Three Sisters. Click here to register for it! 

Wildlife SOS has been rescuing injured and abused animals for 20 years. We’ve seen a lot. But even we were shocked by the signs of neglect when a circus elephant named Sita entered our elephant ambulance in November 2015. Her feet were a spider web of cracks and abscesses. She couldn’t bend her right forelimb — at all. She was beyond exhausted. Sita was suffering from some of the worst neglect we’d ever seen in a circus elephant, or in any elephant for that matter.

But she was far from defeated. In fact, within minutes Sita was dangling her trunk from the rescue truck as if to wave at the well-wishers along her five-day ride from circus to sanctuary. Still, even her victory ride to freedom couldn’t have been pleasant. Long-neglected injuries from the circus had left her barely able to stand and nearly impossible to lie down. And maybe worst of all: she'd been separated from the companionship of Rhea, a dear elephant friend who, along with Mia, was likely her only respite in the cruel circus life she shared with them. (Click here to register for our upcoming webinar about the "sisters").

Ladies who lunch: Mia, Sita, and Rhea
Since her arrival at our sanctuary 18 months ago, Sita has made good progress, and her reunion there with Mia and eventually Rhea has played a major role. And though decades of punishing work and neglect in a circus can’t be reversed overnight, we’re building a good life for Sita thanks in no small part to your help. The condition of her right front leg makes walking difficult, and she doesn’t go far, but Sita has the freedom to take her time, explore whatever catches her curiosity, and enjoy the company of the other elephants. After a couple of early falls, supporters rallied to help us buy her a crane to assist in getting back up — and we’re happy to report that it’s been more than six months since she fell, a good sign that her strength and stability are improving. Additionally, we’ve redesigned her entire enclosure with support structures to keep the weight off her legs. We made a special sand bed to help her when lying down to rest. She’s had ultrasound therapy for her front leg issues and receives medicated, warm-water foot-soaks to help alleviate foot pain. And we will continue to consult with international elephant experts to further improve Sita’s life at the sanctuary.

Sita's injured leg, and medicated soak
None of this would have been possible without two critical things: 1) The power of our supporters’ dedication and support. And 2) Sita herself. Simply put, she is a survivor.

There are many elephants like Sita throughout India. Thousands still endure backbreaking labor for circuses and temples. We will rescue as many as we can in the future, but Sita has helped teach us that change must begin well before a rescue. For this reason we are proactively retraining mahouts of captive elephants to treat these animals with positive reinforcement in place of punishment, with respect in place of neglect.

Sita has been on quite a journey from the circus to the sanctuary. You made this possible by caring about her plight. On her behalf we would like to express our gratitude to you for helping us change her life dramatically!

Orangutan Rescued from River. Heartwarming footage has captured the moment conservationists save a wild orangutan stranded in the middle of a raging river.
The orangutan was found in the middle of the Gorilla Waterfall in Lesan River, East Kalimantan, Indonesia.

Members from The Centre for Orangutan Protection, OWT, BKSDA and Nemdoh Nemkay were out on a survey of the protected forest area when they stumbled upon the stranded orangutan.
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