URGENT PUPDATE: Rescued Emaciated Pit Bulls Now Desperately Seeking Rescue Group Help

One of the five dogs Wags and Walks adopted from the 27 abused animals rescued in July in Riverside County, CA. (Photo: San Jacinto Valley Animal Campus Facebook page)

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As reported in July, 27 emaciated pit bulls were rescued from a Lake Mathews property in Riverside County, CA.  Sadly, eleven dead dogs were also discovered in the filthy, debris-covered house.  The rescued animals were taken to the San Jacinto Animal Shelter for care and treatment, but with many well on the road to recovery, it has become critical to get these dogs to rescue groups, then on to loving homes.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016, animals are evaluated by staff at San Jacinto Valley Animal Services. (Photo: David Bauman, Staff Photographer/Press Enterprise)

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The shelter is actively seeking rescue groups to come forward and help with the dogs.  Wags and Walks adopted five last week, but there are still many that are waiting. While a few have been assessed as having aggression issues, most of the animals appear to be slightly fearful, but warmed up to the interactions, while others actively sought the attention of their handlers.

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(Photo: David Bauman, Staff Photographer/Press Enterprise)

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One poster on the comment thread stated, “Please give these dog more time. Their story has just started spreading across the state and rescues are trying to find spots for them. Please extend their euthanasia date to allow rescues enough time to gather funds and foster homes. Also allow them to be adopted, a waiver can be signed to acknowledge body condition/temperament.”

This video shows one of the survivors as she gets her nails clipped and receives fluids.

A special shout out to Wags and Walks for stepping up to the plate and organizations like Dream Team Angels Rescue who are working so hard to get the word out.  Still, so much more needs to be done and other rescue groups are being sought to support the efforts to get these animals out of the shelter.  For more information, please check the San Jacinto Valley Animal Services page,  Riverside County of Animal Services site or their adoption page for more details.

Please help in getting this message out to organizations that can help. These dogs need your assistance to get them into forever homes.

 

9 thoughts on “URGENT PUPDATE: Rescued Emaciated Pit Bulls Now Desperately Seeking Rescue Group Help”

  1. Now here is when Tia Maria Torres of Villalobos Rescue Center would have been there, front and center. BUT! The stupid politicians and some citizens in California didn’t want her pit bull rescue around and they drove her to Louisiana. Great job, dummies! If I know Tia, she’ll probably still offer to help, even though she’s up to her ears, literally, in water at the moment from the floods down south.

    Hoping these beautiful dogs all get the chance to live out their lives as a rescue. Let’s hope the idiots in charge don’t KILL them because they don’t feel like expending the energy it takes to rescue them.

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  2. Yes, maybe some salty language was used to describe the bad humans that almost killed those dogs and had already killed others, but these irresponsible assholes do deserve it, you must admit. Bad people are apparently getting “badder” but maybe the most anyone can do without resources is to swear at them.

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  3. We have to stop the epidemic of abuse and neglect of pit bulls. We need to be watchdogs in our neighborhoods, report any sign of neglect or dog fighting rings. Most of all we have to educate dog owners and prosecute those who torture man’s best friend.

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    • Well said! I totally agree! And here is a thought on how to pay for it. How about all our elected officials take a 5 or 10% pay cut in their over inflated salaries for their lack luster performances…..and require anyone breeding and selling domestic animal

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    • Well said! And here’s a thought on how to pay for it. How about our elected officials taking a 5 to 10% pay cut in their over-inflated salaries. And requiring people who are breeding and selling animals to have a license to do so. And requiring those dogs sold to people without a license to breed and sell, be spayed and neutered. Then you would stop some of the needless breeding for money. It personally sickens me to read some of the stories I read about the abuse of animals. I am a non-violent person but I am at a point where I think some of these people need some kind of discipline other than a fine…or jail time. Perhaps if these abusers were getting some of what they’ve been giving to these animals, they might change their way of thinking on how to treat animals and humans for that matter. I really do not feel like education plays too big of part in how people treat these animals. Any idiot knows if you don’t feed them or give them water and be mean and abuse them, that it is wrong. we should treat any living thing the way we would want to be treated. It is a pretty simple rule to adhere to.

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  4. I think the owners should b starved until almost dead then locked in prison for a long time with only bread and water. Also Michael Vick should join them he is a piece of crap and got off way to easy because of who he is which just shows how stupid or society is political bullshit!!!

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