Reduced to skin and bones, without food, water or shelter and with another dead dog chained next to her--this is how animal lovers Chris and Bob Thornton found Noa the German Shepherd. The dog had been tethered to a gate outside a derelict cottage in a remote mountainous region of Spain and left to die. But thanks to the kind-hearted holiday makers, who paid £1,000 to fly her back to their home near Burton-in-Kendal, Cumbria, the dog is now back to optimum health. The couple, from the village of Clawthorpe, were on a trek to Mount Sagra with friends
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In these grim days we in the US must not lose our caring for small things where we can, whether it be a human, bird, cat, dog or any other living creature in dire need of help through no fault of its own. We need that spark of humanity to keep us going. The payback exceeds the effort many times over.
My stepdaughter has been telling us of some puppies she knows of. The latest story was the 2 remaining were being left outside at night (Norhern IN) but the mama dog gets to go inside. I told my husband and he said "you have to go get them right now". The Dear Lord in Heaven knows the last thing we needed was more doggies but here they are laying under my desk well fed and warm. Part mastiff so you know they´ll be large. Oh, I´ll let everyone know when we´ll be on Animal Hoarders.
It makes me furious to hear of animal abuse. I´m glad this dog is now safe and happy. Last week I saw a story from Cheyenne Wyoming about 28 neglected and abused Shih Tzus being turned in to a shelter after their owner was taken to a hospital. People are on a waiting list to adopt them, but that can´t happen unless the owner signs a release after being released from the hospital. My wife and I had to fight the urge to try to adopt one, but we can´t take on another dog. Our Shih Tzu is old and blind and with our arthritis it´s all we can do to carry her around and meet her needs for whatever time she has left. We´re afraid to take on another dog that would most likely live longer than we will.
For those who might be taken in by the ASPCA and US Humane Society ads for donations - please re-consider donating to these huge national orgnaizations who have large staffs with nice salaries and do no actual hands on work rescuing animals.
Instead, seriously consider local shelters or rescue groups. They do more bang with your buck and you can actually see what they are doing.
Excuse me #13, but simply because you knew ONE person does not mean they all are. It appears to me that cultures that do not relish life act this way. I said the same thing about the 15,000 elderly people who died in the heat wave in France a few years back and the children would not return from holiday to pick up the bodies. They sat in hallways, rotting. I live near Philly; we all were appalled by the Eagles taking Vick. BUT in his culture(Boy, I sure do miss the AMERICAN culture) dog fighting is common. I feel the same way about democrats who will support the kiling of innocent babies.
Finally, guess what? Southern Cultures venerate DEATH. Go look it up and come back and tell me how your friend was an outlier.
Stupid people. If they didn´t want the dog(s), why get one in the first place? And if they were going to abandon it, why not give it away or at least send him to a shelter? Or at the VERY least, leave him without having him tied up so he would at least be able to get water and maybe hunt for food.
My soon to be 15 year old guy is from the shelter. Best thing I´ve ever done.
I´m right there with you #3. First I get angry, then my stomach gets turned in knots. Not only that, I simply do not understand what is inside a person to make them torture the frail. Thank goodness these kind-hearted animal lovers were there. What a nice thing to do.
The Spanish invented and love bullfighting where the animal is taunted and tortured to a slow death. Also, if you want to know more about how dogs are treated there, Google what they do to their greyhounds when they are no longer winning races. It will make you sick.
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Last summer on his $100 million family tour of Africa, Barack Obama hoped for a priceless photo op with Nelson Mandela, the ailing freedom pioneer who went from prison cell to the presidency of South Africa. Mandela´s family suggested that wouldn’t happen. So, the Obamas did a photo op in Mandela´s former prison cell. Which Obama’s White House quickly tweeted upon word of the icon´s passing at 95. [Skip] But Obama was also caught staring at television coverage of Mandela’s passing, which became Obama’s Photo of the Day.
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In February, the Bush family’s personal emails were hacked by Guccifer, a hacker who uncovered photographs of former President George H. W. Bush in a hospital bed and George W. Bush’s oil paintings in the process. It seems Guccifer has struck again, this time targeting former President Bill Clinton and the Clinton Library. The hacker has reportedly uncovered doodles of Clinton drawing on what were, at the time, classified documents. Among the doodles is apparently a picture of a penis. The document uncovered is a briefing of the strategic measures the United States could take prior Clinton’s decision to intervene in
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