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Dachshund Left at Shelter with Heartbreaking Note Will Reunite with Owners



Image of Otto and note via Leave No Paws Behind, Inc. Facebook page By: Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell | Pet360.comAn elderly couple who left their 13 ½ year old Dachshund tied outside of the Baldwin Park Animal Shelter near Los Angeles with a note asking for him to put to sleep because they could not afford to care for him will be reunited with the dog.The heartbreaking note reads, “Our dog is 13 1/2 years old he is sick starting yesterday with bloody stools, vomiting. Had a skin disease for a few years. We are both seniors, sick with no money. We cannot pay for vet bills, or to put him to sleep. He has never been away from us in all those years, he cannot function without us, please put him to sleep.”

Instead, shelter workers called Leave No Paws Behind, Inc., an all breed, all foster based rescue that specializes in seniors, who picked up the dog and initially named him Harley. When the dog was taken to a veterinarian, it was determined he could not only be treated, but most likely had a “couple of more years” left in him, according to an update on the organization’s Facebook page.

The rescue realized the little dog had been well-cared for and according to the note, very much loved, so they decided to try to reach out to the dog’s owners.

When the dog owners came forward, they explained they are indeed both sick and cannot even afford their medical treatments or tires for their vehicle. They had taken their dog, who is actually named Otto Wolfgang Maximus, to a veterinarian and were told that they would need to run costly tests. When they realized they couldn’t even afford to have their dog euthanized by the vet, they were “hysterical” and didn’t know what else to do aside from leaving him at the shelter.

“We just are living week to week,” one of the pet parents, who wished to remain anonymous, told KTLA in an interview. “We can’t even go to the hospital to get our treatment.”

Although they had read the judgments people were making about their decision after the story was made public, they reached out to the rescue anyway. “I was in tears when I realized that their love for this darling little man outweighed their fear of what people may say about them and I knew instantly, our decision to try to reunite Otto with his humans was the right decision!” reads the post on Leave No Paws Behind.

The organization believes the Otto’s owners loves him very much and just felt they had no other choice. “Ninety eight percent of the rescues we take in belong with us,” said Toby Wisneski, founder of Leave No Paws Behind. “There are 1-2 percent of owners who love their animals very much and just believe they have no other option but to surrender them.”

Wisneski has decided to make the couple a permanent foster for Otto and return the dog to them with the provision they can make regular, weekly visits to the home. The organization will maintain the cost of Otto’s food and veterinary care for the rest of his life.

The couple lives outside of California and was on a ministry trip when they dropped Otto at the shelter. They will pick the dog up at the end of the month when they are able to get enough money to purchase new tires for their vehicle.

According to Pet Insurance Zone, the average cost of a visit to the vet has soared to $190 for cats and $360 for dogs. The cost rose 64 percent between 1998 and 2006.

The cost of having a beloved pet euthanized is not cheap, either. One veterinarian paper put the total cost between $150-$800, which includes veterinarian services, drugs and cremation.

According to the most recent study by the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy (NCPPSP), a total of 13 percent of the dogs relinquished by owners to shelters is due to the financial inability to care for the animal, personal problems or a pet’s illness. An estimated 1.5-3.5 million animals each year are relinquished to shelters by their owners.

Wisneski said pet owners should check with local rescues and shelters, many of which have accounts to help owners in financial crisis. Leave No Paws Behind even has a memorial fund set up to help people with euthanasia if they cannot afford it and the pet is terminally ill.


Howl Ween at Port Charlotte Florida Cultural Center-Fun Event and Adoption Party! Please See Concrete For A Cause at the Event!

Howl-O-Ween%20PosterCrazy paws Howl Ween.  Oct 27 ,2013. Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. Adoption, fun event. Sales of items for pets.

Please see Concrete for a Cause at our booth, we will have our pet memorial stones, military plaques. Please see us on ebay for great stones and memorials  to save animals!

Unsung Heros, I Love The Vet Techs of The World. Please Show Them The Appreciation They Deserve!

Vet Techs and Vet Assistants thankyou for caring for our 4 legged souls and helping your hospitals save rescues.


Please purchase memorial stones on Ebay to help rescues

Please purchase memorial stones on Ebay to help rescues

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Please See Story On Ryder McConathy Gets His Dog Cacious, A Wheelchair See Story-

Human brother gets him a wheelchair

Human brother gets him a wheelchair Ryder McConathy, his dog is more than just a family pet; he’s like a  brother. So when the 8-year-old’s pooch developed a disability, the  caring kid was eager to do anything to help.

Ryder’s dog,  Cacious, was diagnosed with degenerative mylopathy last fall, which has  caused him to lose function in his hind legs, WLEX reported. To get  around, the disabled dog needed a costly wheelchair, so Ryder stepped up  and started selling colorful magnets and key chains to raise enough  money for the purchase.

He donated the extra funds to the Humane Society



Cats and Their Hats. I Don’t Think This Is What Dr. Suess Meant!


Huffington Post Features Story On Soldier Who’s Friend Gave Away His Dog While In Afghanistan! Please Help You Tell 3 People They Tell 3 People!

Soldier Whose Dog Was Given Away By A Friend During Deployment Turns To Craigslist For Help

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Posted: 07/29/2013 10:39 am EDT  |  Updated: 07/29/2013  9:05 pm EDT

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A solider returned home from Afghanistan recently to find out that the “good friend” who was watching his dog had given the animal away. (Craigslist)

When 1st Lt. Brandon Harker returned home from Afghanistan recently, he discovered that the friend who was supposed to be watching his dog while he was deployed had given the animal away. Now, the solider has turned to Craigslist for help finding his beloved pet.

Harker got Oakley, a purebred yellow Labrador retriever, back in 2011 while he was based in Georgia, according to CNN. Last year, before heading off to Afghanistan, he handed Oakley over to a “good friend” to take care of while he was overseas.

“Every time, while I was gone, I asked about him,” Harker told CNN. His supposed friend would insist the dog was fine and was “acting like his regular self.”

“I’d ask for a picture every now and then,” he said. “But I never got any pictures sent to me.”

Once back in the states, he contacted his friend so he could pick up the pup. That is when Harker found out Oakley had been given away.

Harker confronted the friend, who said he “didn’t know” who he gave Oakley to, according to Washington news outlet KATU.

He decided to turn to social media for help finding his dog. Numerous people contacted him saying they had seen Oakley listed for sale in a February ad on Craigslist. The Joint Base Lewis-McChord solider has since been reaching out to local veterinarians and shelters as he searches for Oakley, who is micro-chipped and registered.

He implored for help in a Craigslist posting on July 24:

I just recently returned from a 9 month deployment. And upon arrival back into the area I found out my yellow labrador retriever was either given away or sold while I was gone. I was told this happened in May, but it could have happened anytime from February till June. He is good with kids and other dogs. He has a unique coat, on his face he has spots of a darker yellow (champagne) he also has spots of the same color going down his sides and legs. If anyone has any information on this and can help me please do. I am just trying to get him back to me since he was wrongfully given away or sold with out my permission while I was deployed. I will also be able to verify the dog is mine because he is micro-chipped and registered to me. Once again thank you to everyone who sees this and tries to help. If you could spread the word about this issues that would be great as well [all sic].

Harker told Seattle-based KING 5 he has “no idea” why his friend gave his dog away, adding, “I wish I knew.”

KING 5 reports the solider has not heard anything regarding the whereabouts of his pooch, despite his many postings. Various Facebook groups, like Dogs on Deployment, are trying to help locate the dog, BuzzFeed notes. The group is working to reach out to military members across the nation in an attempt to stop the sale of military pets on sites like Craigslist. This practice, done mainly because of deployment and military commitments, can be dangerous for the animals.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Harker through his Craiglist post.

I Love The Rescue-“Leave No Paws Behind” They Saved Dogs So Matted They Could Not Move! From The Huffington Post!

Cruelty Investigation: Dogs So Matted They Couldn’t Move
Posted: 07/22/2013 10:29 am


One of the two dogs rescued from the Lancaster, Calif. shelter on July 14th couldn’t even wag his tail when he was rescued. “His fur was so severely matted, his tail was stuck to one side. He couldn’t even move it,” said Toby Wisneski, founder of Leave No Paws Behind, a dog rescue organization based in Los Angeles.

According to Lancaster Animal Control, Sgt. Rachel Montez-Kemp, Major Case Unit investigator, has launched a criminal investigation.

The Antelope Valley is the Wild West for dog dealers

Lancaster, a charter city in Los Angeles County, is well known to animal protection groups for having dozens of unlicensed puppy mills, hoarders and backyard breeders. The city does not  investigate dog dealers who apply for kennel licenses.

Land is inexpensive in the Antelope Valley and there are more restrictions on buying a scooter than a kennel license. Anyone can buy breeding dogs at auction (some go for as low as $10), open a puppy selling business and sell directly to the public via Internet.

Under current law, these “sell direct to the public” dog-dealing businesses exploit a legal loophole and are not subject to any state inspection program. There is no oversight to stop animal abusers from posing as “responsible breeders” on the Internet.


With winter temperatures dipping below freezing and summer temperatures soaring up to 114 degrees, breeding dogs suffer year-long in wire cages with no protection from the elements.

The Antelope Valley’s backyard breeders, hoarders and dog dealers have been on the radar of The Companion Animal Protection Society for a decade. The Lancaster shelter is overcrowded with unwanted animals and the department is forced to euthanize thousands of animals for space. The situation is so dire,  CAPS plans to petition the city of Lancaster for a spay /neuter ordinance and cap on the number of intact animals individuals are allowed to have.

An apparent administrative mix-up turned out to be a stroke of luck for the pair — a male and a female. “The officer said those dogs were never to be released,” said Toby Wisneski of Leave No Paws Behind. “They were to be held as evidence.  She told me to provide her with the results of an initial exam before they were shaved, and then a full vet exam after they were shaved.”


The female’s fur was full of excrement. “She was covered in urine burns,” said Wisneski.  “The officer asked me to look at their feet. Their feet? I can’t even find their feet!”


Dr. Hart, the veterinarian who examined the dogs, said they are underweight, undernourished and been confined their entire lives. She claimed it would take about two years for a dog to get to that kind of condition.

The dogs do not appear to be from a puppy mill as the female had been spayed. But questions remain about how many other animals might be similarly mistreated at the owner’s property.

2013-07-20-tink3.jpg“No one wants these animals in the shape they’re in,” said Ms. Wisneski. “When we recover them, that’s when they want them. Nobody sees the beautiful dog underneath the injuries. No one wants them until they’ve been transformed.  A lot of rescues don’t want to take dogs that are going to have medical issues. I take them sight unseen.”

The dogs are said to be “very sweet” despite their ordeal. They are recovering and are currently up for adoption with Leave No Paws Behind.

Cat In The Hat? No Cat On The Head! Instead of Cap, Baker Puts Cat On Graduates Head! Laugh Of The Day!

PBAKER PUTS CAT ON HEAD NOT GRAD CAP                                                                                                                                           see concreteforacause

on Ebay to help rescues and great causes! Hey Laura this is worth it for all the fame you will get – thank the silly baker and get ready for your facebook page and cell phone to be very busy! Cat on the Head instead of cap best cake ever! Dr. Seuss could not have done a better job!

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