Friday, August 11, 2017

Rescue TV, Sick Kittens in Need, Hope For PAWS, Dog Falls From 2nd Floor Balcony, PETA's 37th Birthday, Rescue Dogs Rock NYC, more...

Sick Kittens Found With Aggressive Virus Need Your Help to Survive! On the streets of Bulgaria in the summer, you come across a lot of sick, crying kittens who are no bigger than the palm of your hand. Some of these kittens come into this world and disappear without anyone ever knowing or caring. Others, the few lucky ones, get discovered, rescued, and sometimes, a second chance at life.

One of those kittens is Moses. After surviving a huge thunderstorm and heavy rain, this tiny abandoned kitten was rescued by The Save Me Foundation, an organization dedicated to rescuing needy animals in Bulgaria.

A week later, another tiny kitten around the same age arrived at the foundation in need of help. Both of the kittens were infected with the herpes virus and looked like they were on the brink of death. The question was, would they get through it or would they disappear out of this world without a chance?

Two Kittens 
When Moses was first found, he looked incredibly sick and weak.  His eyes were so swollen and infected you could not even see one of his eyes. He also had an ulcer and part of his tongue was missing. Obviously, he was not feeling too good either because he refused to eat or drink and had terrible diarrhea.

After a veterinary examination, Moses was diagnosed with the herpes virus and was treated with an IV drip, antibiotics, and medication for his eyes. Poor Moses looked terrified. He was just a baby, after all. And no baby should have to go through all of this.
A week after Moses was found, another kitten was discovered and taken to The Save Me Foundation for help. Noah was his name, and he, like Moses, was only around two months old. The only difference was that he looked a lot worse than Moses. With his sore face and eaten up eyes, Noah’s future was very precarious.

Noah’s examination produced the same diagnosis as Moses: he had the herpes virus.
After a course of antibiotics, medication and eye drops, Moses’s eyes cleared up perfectly and he could see again with both eyes.

Unfortunately, it was too late for Noah though. He had lived with the herpes virus for far too long and it had eaten up his eyes and made him blind. According to the vets, his eyesight had gone a few days before he was found.

Amazing Spirit
If only Noah had been found earlier, he would still be able to see the world around him out of both eyes, but sometimes life throws sticks at you and you have to deal with it. And dealing with it is exactly what Noah is doing – and he’s doing it just wonderfully.

Despite everything he is going through, Noah has an amazing spirit and zest for life. He may not have his sight but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t feel anything. Desislava Stoyanova, the founder of The Save Me Foundation who has been taking care of both kittens, says, “The moment I get near him and then touch him, he is a true kitten, enjoying belly rubs and all the attention!”
Moses is also doing well and is eating better now. His symptoms of the herpes virus are almost cleared now thanks to his ongoing medication. Like Noah, he still needs a lot of medical attention and he still has a long way to go until he is completely healed, but at the moment, he is doing well and that is what matters most.

Will You Help These Kittens?
Moses and Noah still have a long way to go until they are completely healthy. They still require medical care and attention, and that means their medical bills are getting higher and higher all the time.

The Save Me Foundation desperately needs your help in order to continue helping homeless, needy animals in Bulgaria. Will you send a donation to help them pay for Moses and Noah’s medical bills? Even just one dollar can make a huge difference. Image source: The Save Me Foundation

Abandoned dog gets hit by a car and then tries to escape from rescuers!

Wonderful Animal Rescues Mark PETA's 37th Birthday.
Dog Confiscated After Video of Owner Abusing the Animal on the Subway Goes Viral. Thanks to animal lovers worldwide who voiced their concerns over a viral video that shows a woman biting and hitting a dog on a train in Toronto, Canada, the dog has now been seized by the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
The video (warning: it’s graphic) shows the woman repeatedly yanking on the dog’s leash, grabbing the dog by the back of his/her neck and biting the dog’s face, resulting in her getting fur stuck in her teeth.

This certainly wasn’t a situation to take lightly. Animal abuse is strongly linked with other forms of abuse, such as domestic violence and child abuse. One study found that animal abuse occurred in 88 percent of homes where child abuse had been discovered. In fact, animal abusers are five times more likely to abuse people.

Understandably and rightfully, passengers on the train were appalled and immediately called the police and filed a report. The police came to the train station and interviewed the woman, as well as witnesses, and gave her a warning, releasing her with the dog due to insufficient evidence.

But thanks to the good Samaritan, Roxy Huang, who took the now viral video footage, police then brought to the troubling incident to the attention of the Ontario SPCA. From there, the dog was seized and placed in protective custody. The owner now has charges pending for animal cruelty.

Thanks to the compassionate people on the train, as well as millions of online commentators who voiced their outrage, the dog is now out of harm’s way and will hopefully find a loving, peaceful forever home.

Please always speak up if you see animal abuse by calling the proper authorities. It’s important we speak up for those who cannot! Image source: Roxy Huang/YouTube.

This Pup Was So Badly Neglected He Hardly Resembled a Dog, but Then Rescuers Stepped In. Rescue Dogs Rock NYC is a volunteer-run animal rescue organization dedicated to saving innocent lives from high-kill shelters. When they heard news of a young dog at a high-kill shelter who was so badly neglected he hardly even looked like a dog, the rescue team felt compelled and obligated to step in and save his innocent life.

The gentle dog they named Dusty had been so poorly neglected, his skin was raw and his spirit was broken. He was deemed to be in critical condition and was rushed to the emergency room for treatment.
Dusty will need a blood transfusion and an IV, and he will need to be monitored and kept in the hospital until he is healthy enough to be released. 
If your heart breaks for Dusty and you would like to help him on his road to recovery, please visit the Rescue Dogs Rock NYC Facebook page to follow updates on his journey and find out how to make a donation toward his rehabilitation. As a non-profit organization that is entirely run by volunteers, every donation is appreciated and makes a meaningful impact.

Unfortunately, Dusty’s story is not an isolated case. Companion animals are surrendered to shelters at alarming rates, often for just the mere convenience of people. Sadly, most are not as lucky as Dusty, and 5,500 animals are killed in shelters across America every single day. That is over two million innocent lives killed each year! So, please share this with your friends and family to spread awareness about why adopting animals from shelters is so valuable. All Image Source: Rescue Dogs Rock NYC/Facebook