When the chain link door closed, cold reality sank in: Electra’s family was leaving her here at this strange, scary shelter, and they were not coming back for her. Fortunately, the video of her heart-wrenching reaction went viral and she was quickly adopted. But this is the fate millions of animals face every year when they are brought into shelters. Most will never leave … [Read more...] about The Look on This Dog’s Face When She Realizes Her Family Is Not Coming Back Will Crush Your Heart
Noelani Guerrero is an addict: she can’t stop bringing home pit bulls. And the cure isn’t more cowbell – it’s more pit bulls! She and her boyfriend have five of their own, they’ve fostered dozens of dogs and puppies, and they don’t plan to stop any time soon. The dog mom’s first pit bull was Indy, and at the time, she wasn’t familiar with all the … [Read more...] about This Woman Is Addicted to Bringing Home Pit Bulls!
Leonard is definitely NOT what one might expect when it comes to K9 officers, however he really seems to be very well suited for the task. In fact, he’s so well suited for it, he’s just become the first pit bull dog to ever become a K9 officer in the state of Ohio. Leonard is about 2 years old, and had spent some time at a shelter before being trained as a police … [Read more...] about Shelter Dog Labeled ‘Problem Child’ Becomes the First Pit Bull K9 Officer Ever in the State of Ohio
Giving a bit of love to a street dog wouldn’t seem like a big deal in most places, but in a country that sees dogs as “impure,” just taking one for a walk puts an owner at risk of arrest and a public lashing, and extermination for the pup. Veterinarian Payam Mohebi is running for a seat on Tehran’s city council to change that. There are 21 seats on the city … [Read more...] about Iranian Veterinarian Is Running for Office to Give Dogs Rights
You wouldn’t euthanize a small child over a bit of bad behavior, right? So why do it to a dog? A 5-month-old pit bull mix puppy – not even old enough to be fully trained – was deemed aggressive and set to be executed by a Colorado shelter. One man refused to let that happen, so he took to Facebook and people rallied to save her, and now she’s loving life in her new … [Read more...] about Community Outcry Saves an “Aggressive” Puppy from Being Euthanized