Animal Aid Unlimited got a call to rescue a dog fighting for her life after falling in a deep well.
She may have been swimming for hours before a villager saw her and called our helpline.
The pup was quickly losing her strength and could barely hold on to the sides of the well wall. She wouldn’t have lasted much longer when rescuers repelled down the well to save her life and bring her back to the Animal Aid Unlimited sanctuary.
Her paws were bloody from trying to hold on to the sides of the well. That’s when Animal Aid Unlimited arrived just in time to save he
A Facebook post by an alert citizen, David Ialhruaitluanga, turned into an amazing rescue of 17 dogs from illegal dog meat trade.
David Ialhruaitluanga witnessed a truck filled with dogs at Vairengte, a town in the Kolasib district of Mizoram. Mizoram is one of the states located in Northeast India.
Ialhruaitluanga saw dogs tied inside sacks being transported to the illegal dog meat trade. he smartly started taking pictures of the vehicle, the dogs and most importantly the license plate number of the truck.
The truck was on way to Aizawl through Kolasib. Having heard about the recent rescue by Purr Paws Foundation that was involved with the rescue of 26 dogs in Meghalaya in September.
David reached out to Purr Paws Foundation activist Ornella Pachuau on social media to see what could be done to rescue these dogs destined for the illegal dog meat trade.
The founder of Purr Paws Foundation, Nandini Baruvah started coordinating the rescue efforts to save and rescue the dogs. He got in touch with Mizoram police to ensure that the truck was stopped before reaching the destination.
After coordinating with the DGP and SP of Kolasib, Abhishek Dhania, who took immediate action upon receiving the images and details of the truck sent on Whatsapp to SP Dhania by Nandini Baruva, the truck was successfully intercepted at Kolasib and the police were able to seize the vehicle, arrested the criminals and rescue the dogs.
Kolasib animal activists Mamuana , Juliet L Sailo , Vl Chhakshhuak, Mapuia Xeruof Ralte, Lalhmachhuana, H/o Nandini Ralte , Manuni Kawlni were on hand at the police station once the dogs arrived to arrange for post-rescue care, rehabilitation and adoption.
Meanwhile Aizawl activists Moriah Hrahsel and team connected on phone and made arrangements to take in the dogs for shelter.
The Humane society international will lend financial support for the dogs treatment, transportation and other expenses. Purr Paws Foundation is working closely with Humane society international to spread awareness in this regard amongst law and order department and people in general through seminars and events.
A fantastic collaborative effort by the Mizoram/ Police, Purr Paws Foundation, local Mizoram activists and Humane Society International ensured these dogs did not meet the unfortunate fate. The local animal activists in Aizawl are ensuring post-rescue care and shelter. Purr Paws Foundation will also take up work on ground with law and order and administrative officials to curb such illegal activities in these states .
Purr Paws Foundation is still looking for volunteers so do get in touch if you are passionate about working towards animal welfare and rights. Email us at email@example.com
Ollie, the 1-year-old pit bull, died Thursday night at the VCA Hollywood Animal Hospital. Police are still searching for whoever injured Ollie and left him to die.
Hollywood police said when they found him the dog's paw was sticking out of the suitcase.
"Our team of specialists, emergency doctors and staff worked for over an hour to keep Ollie with us," the hospital said in a news release. "His body simply could not overcome the inflammation and damage to his body caused by his horrific ordeal."
Hollywood police said the dog's paw was sticking out of the suitcase when officers found Ollie about 1 a.m. Tuesday behind 1945 Lee St.
Ollie had severe lacerations to the top of his head and body.
It was later determined that Ollie had been stabbed and beaten.
Ollie's story quickly went viral after he was rescued.
"People from all over the country and a couple of international people have reached out to let us know they have seen Ollie's story and they are pulling for him," said Dr. Nicole Patterson, a veterinarian at Hollywood Animal Hospital.
The Grateful Paws animal rescue group started a Gofundme page to help Ollie, and what happened next surprised everyone.
"Their original goal was $1,500 and they got $35,000," Patterson said. "It is just incredible that people have been so involved and compassionate."
Unspent money collected for Ollie will now go to help other animals in need.
"The outpouring of love we have seen over the last few days in support of Ollie is an affirmation of the true goodness in people," the hospital statement said.
Police are still searching for whoever injured Ollie and left him to die.
"Whoever did this to that poor animal, I hope they find them," Randie Cohn said. "I would have adopted him myself. I said to my husband, 'Can we take Ollie?' And he said, 'Well, let's see how he does.' And I am very sorry that happened to him."
Anyone with information about who injured Ollie is asked to call the Hollywood Police Department at 954-967-4411 or Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. A $10,000 reward is offered for information that leads to an arrest.
A museum in China this week removed a racist photo exhibit, that contrasted images of African wildlife animals with African people.
A section of the “This Is Africa” exhibit at the Hong Kong, Hubei Provincial Museum displayed side-by-side photographs of African wildlife animals and African black people.
The pictures showed the animals and black people with similar facial expressions. It was a disgusting display but one that Wildlife Planet has come to expect from China.