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Pit Bulls and Parolees

1 Sep

Injured Dog Saved from Burning Truck by Her Devoted Human

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(Guest post by Anna Swartz from thedodo.com)
 
Wade Newman was willing to do anything for his beloved dog, Snowflake, even if it meant putting his own life on the line.

Newman, a truck driver, was driving on a Winnipeg, Canada, road with his two dogs when his semi crashed into another vehicle. The truck burst into flames. Newman's other dog, Sasha, escaped unscathed but Snowflake, a two-year-old poodle, was badly burned.

Newman, who also suffered extensive burns, rushed into the wreckage to carry Snowflake to safety.

 

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Snowflake was taken to the Winnipeg Humane Society where she has been undergoing daily, intensive treatment for her severe injuries.

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1 Sep

Deaf Dog Who Took a Bullet For His Owner is Now Homeless

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(Guest post by Caitlin Jill Anders from thedodo.com)

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes — including canine. A dog named Kiko took a bullet for his owner, lost his home and is now looking for his second chance.

Kiko made the news in 2012, when he saved his owner from a home invasion. A man masquerading as a UPS delivery driver tried to break into Kiko's home on Staten Island, New York. When Kiko tried to stop him, he was shot in the head. Luckily for Kiko, the bullet ricocheted off his skull, and he was miraculously able to make a full recovery, even though he is a senior dog.

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That would have been the perfect happy ending, but, unfortunately, Kiko's owner ran into some hard times about two years ago. He was forced to move and couldn't take Kiko with him. Kiko saved his owner's life and home, and then suddenly found himself without a home at all.

 

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31 Aug

Dog Hit by Car and Left to Die Learns to Run Again

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(Guest post by Sarah V Schweig from thedodo.com)

Lawson the stray dog was already all alone in the world.

And then one day Lawson, just barely 1 year old and living on the streets of Istanbul, was crossing a busy road to rummage for scraps of food from a dumpster when he was struck by a speeding car. His legs were completely destroyed.

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He lay paralyzed on the side of the road for days, as people passed by not knowing what to do about the dog left to die a slow and agonizing death. 

 

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31 Aug

Dog Siblings Stick Together During Difficult Rescue [VIDEO]

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Pepsi and Cola, pictured here, were rescued by Hope For Paws (Photo Credit: YouTube/Hope For Paws)

No dog or cat should ever have to live on the streets. But for those that do, one can only hope that they aren't alone.

Pepsi and Cola were two dogs living in a sewer beneath the I-5 Freeway in Los Angeles, surviving day to day with whatever they could find, until Eldad Hagar and Vanessa Enriquez from Hope For Paws went out to rescue them.

What the two witnessed during the difficult rescue was a bond unlike any other, as detailed in The Huffington Post. In the video below, you see how the dogs protected one another from Hagar and Enriquez.

“There is a beautiful moment in the video where Pepsi uses his body to cover Cola and protect her from potential harm,” Hope For Paws said, according to The Huffington Post. “The love and loyalty these two dogs have for each other is awe-inspiring.”

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31 Aug

Abused Dog with Cut-Off Nose Completely Transformed by Surgery

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(Guest post by Sarah V Schweig from thedodo.com)

Her spine, ribs and kneecaps were broken, her legs dragged behind her and her nose was completely cut off.

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There are no answers to how anyone could endure such inexplicable cruelty. But a dog named Khaleesi, found deformed and starving in Orlando, Florida, is proving to everyone that she's a survivor.

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29 Aug

From Instagram: Pit Bull Best Friends Love Each Other ... Most of the Time

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All siblings and best friends get on each other's nerves sometimes, and that's exactly the case for these adorable pitties.

Meet Sookie and Ivy!

Sookie and Ivy are two rescue pit bulls that live with their human mama and each other, and they love each other ... most of the time. Just like many siblings, these two friends are very different.

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27 Aug

Puppy Left for Dead in Cardboard Box Gets a New Lease on Life

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(Guest post by Solon Kelleher from thedodo.com)

Rain seeped into the cardboard box where she lay: alone, abandoned and on the brink of death.

When workers arrived at Animal Care Center in New York one dreary April morning in 2014, they found this box on the Manhattan sidewalk with a crying, nameless puppy inside. She was about 8 weeks old and in dire need of immediate medical attention. They called Second Chance Rescue (SCR), an NYC organization that responds to cases of severe abuse and neglect.

"She wasn't moving, but occasionally she'd let out a cute little breath," SCR volunteer Denise Diaz told the Dodo. Diaz borrowed her sister's car in order to race this young puppy to the animal emergency center. "She was in extreme pain and had the worst case of mange I've ever seen," said Diaz, also noting how the stench the dog's dying skin "lingered in my car for weeks. … I could smell it in my mouth and in my stomach."

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Peach's fight back from the brink

Bumper-to-bumper traffic along the FDR Drive slowed the car down to snail's pace for 40 minutes. Whenever the car came to a stop, Diaz peeked into the cardboard box, hoping to see the puppy still breathing. 

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24 Aug

Huggable Pit Bull Waited 696 Days For a Home

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(Guest post by Anna Swartz from thedodo.com) 

Tubbs, a totally huggable pittie, has been waiting at the shelter so long that his fans there are starting to get worried — and they're doing everything they can to find him a new home.

Tubbs was abandoned on the shelter's doorstep almost two years ago, on September 25, 2013, according to the Santa Barbara County Animal Services' Facebook page.

Now the shelter is desperate to find him a home before the two-year anniversary of his abandonment. "He's super laid-back," Stacy Silva, the shelter's community outreach coordinator, told The Dodo. "Just wants to love."

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Santa Barbara County Animal Services

The shelter uploaded a photo of Tubbs to its Facebook page on Saturday, joking that the black and white dog isn't a pit bull … he's an "8-year-old giant Boston terrier."

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24 Aug

From Instagram: Big and Little Dog Best Friends Reinvent Spooning

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(Guest post by Caitlin Jill Anders from thedodo.com)

Baby and dog best friends are often so adorable because the baby is tiny and the dog is, well, not so tiny, and it's just too cute. Huge and tiny friends are the best — which is why these pups are just too cute for their own good.

Riley and Killer are two dog best friends and siblings who are very different in size, but not so different in how much they love each other.

These two goofballs do everything together, and the way they spoon when they sleep is actually precious.

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21 Aug

Dog Fell Out of Truck onto Busy Highway, Only One Man Stopped

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(Guest post by Caitlin Jill Anders from thedodo.com)

There are some things we should never put our pets through, and letting them ride in the backs of trucks by themselves is one of them.

A typical busy highway in New Mexico turned to chaos recently when a dog fell out of the back of a truck and was badly injured by oncoming cars. Homer, a pit bull, was stuck trying to dodge traffic after he fell and was hit. Bill Stiker was driving along when he saw the ordeal taking place. 

Animal Humane New Mexico

Stiker could have easily chosen not to get involved, but Homer needed help and no one else seemed willing to stop. He was able to get Homer into his car and drive him to the nearest veterinarian to get him the help he needed.

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