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Copycat Dog Muzzle Duct Taping Crime?

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By Marion Algier – Just One More Pet

Image source: Charleston Animal Society

The original case, Caitlyn in South Carolina

Question for the Day…. Just how many losers and abusers are out there?

Examiner.com:  An adorable ten-week-old pit bull puppy is recovering in LaPlace, Louisiana after someone found him roaming along Manchester Lane in St. John the Baptist Parish late last week with his muzzle wrapped tightly with electrical tape, reports wdsu.com.

Could it have been a copycat crime of Caitlyn the abused dog from South Carolina last week?

Vet Naturally

Now named Otis, the black and white pit bull mix, found by a good Samaritan, was taken to the parish area animal shelter who transferred the pup to VetNaturally where veterinarian Ashley Geoghegan attended to the little one’s medical needs free of charge.

Otis’ mouth had been tightly duct taped, and cloth had been wrapped tightly around his neck. Somehow the puppy was able to break away and was found wandering along the street. There are suspicions of this having been a copycat crime from the well publicized Charleston, South Carolina dog, Caitlyn, whose muzzle was also wrapped tightly with duct tape.

In addition, two of Otis’ toes were broken.

Dr. Geoghegan stated the owner of the puppy may have been "teaching the dog a lesson" type of punishment which of course is inhumane, or may have been priming Otis to be a bait dog for dog fighting activities.

Otis is expected to make a full recovery and is being fostered by Stephanie Pagliarulo, of Mandeville, who read about his plight on social media.

A $700 reward has being offered for the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for this act of animal cruelty. The St. John the Baptist Sheriff’s Office is investigating.

For those wishing to donate to the reward or inquire about adoptions, are asked to contact animalhelperneworleans@gmail.com.

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June 12, 2015 Posted by | Animal or Pet Related Stories, animals, Dogs, Dogs, If Animlas Could Talk..., Just One More Pet, Outreach for Pets, Pets, Stop Animal Cruelty, Toughen Animal Abuse Laws and Sentences | , , , , , | 2 Comments

Meet Molly – The Right Horse Found the Right Owner

 Ya gotta meet Molly… 

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Meet Molly. She’s a grey speckled pony who was abandoned by her owners when Hurricane Katrina hit southern Louisiana.  She spent weeks on her own before finally being rescued and taken to a farm where abandoned animals were stockpiled. While there, she was attacked by a pit bull terrier and almost died. Her gnawed right front leg became infected, and her vet went to LSU for help, but LSU was overwhelmed, and this pony was a welfare case. You know how that goes.

But after surgeon Rustin Moore met Molly, he changed his mind. He saw how the pony was careful to lie down on different sides so she didn’t seem to get sores, and how she allowed people to handle her. She protected her injured leg. She constantly shifted her weight and didn’t overload her good leg. She was a smart pony with a serious survival ethic.

Moore agreed to remove her leg below the knee, and a temporary artificial limb was built. Molly walked out of the clinic and her story really begins there.

‘This was the right horse and the right owner,’  Moore insists. Molly happened to be a one-in-a-million patient. She’s tough as nails, but sweet, and she was willing to cope with pain. She made it obvious she understood that she was in trouble.The other important factor, according to Moore, is having a truly committed and compliant owner who is dedicated to providing the daily care required over the lifetime of the horse.

Molly’s story turns into a parable for life in post-Katrina Louisiana. The little pony gained weight, and her mane finally felt a comb.  A human prosthesis designer built her a leg.

The prosthetic has given Molly a whole new life, Allison Barca DVM, Molly’s regular vet reports.

And she asks for it. She will put her little limb out, and come to you and let you know that she wants you to put it on. Sometimes she wants you to take it off too. And sometimes, Molly gets away from Barca. It can be pretty bad when you can’t catch a three-legged horse, she laughs.

Most important of all, Molly has a job now. Kay, the rescue farm owner, started taking Molly to shelters, hospitals, nursing homes, and rehabilitation
centers. Anywhere she thought that people needed hope. Wherever Molly went, she showed people her pluck. She inspired people, and she had a good time doing it.

It’s obvious to me that Molly had a bigger role to play in life.  Moore said She survived the hurricane, she survived a horrible injury, and now she is giving hope to others.’

 

 

Barca concluded, She’s not back to normal , but she’s going to be better. To me, she could be a symbol for New Orleans itself.’

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 This is Molly’s most recent prosthesis. The bottom photo shows the ground surface that she stands on, which has a smiley face embossed in it. Wherever Molly goes, she leaves a smiley hoof print behind.
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February 5, 2009 Posted by | Just One More Pet, Pet Friendship and Love, Pet Health, responsible pet ownership, Success Stories, We Are All God's Creatures | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Human Society Rescue Update From Gustav

    We're first to respond when disaster strikes.A week after Hurricane Gustav hit Louisiana, The Humane Society of the United States is still there caring for animal we helped evacuate out of harm’s way.  

At the same time, our emergency teams and heavy transport equipment are geared up and ready to keep animals safe from the next round of menacing storms brewing in the Atlantic and heading for the Eastern seaboard as early as today, starting with Tropical Storm Hanna.

Please take a moment to watch this special video featuring our director of emergency services for an update of our work during this hurricane season.

Thank you for all you do for animals.

Sincerely,
Wayne's Signature
Wayne Pacelle
President & CEO
The Humane Society of the United States

September 6, 2008 Posted by | Just One More Pet, Pets, Success Stories | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Humane Society Update On Animals Kept Save From Gustav

We’re Working Hard to Help Animals and We Need Your Help

Teams Keep Animals Safe From Gustav - Watch Our Video September 2, 2008

It’s been quite a Labor Day weekend for our emergency response teams. Since last Friday, they have been on the ground in Louisiana to help with the evacuation of thousands of animals out of the path of Hurricane Gustav.
At the request of the Louisiana SPCA and Louisiana State Animal Response Team, our teams took to the road early Friday morning in our three disaster response semi trucks to help local authorities and volunteers from other humane organizations set up emergency shelters and relocate thousands of animals out of harm’s way.

I invite you to watch a short video of our work in Shreveport, where people and their pets are safe from Hurricane Gustav.

In Shreveport, home to the largest emergency shelter in the state, many of the animals were fortunate to have their families nearby. This win-win situation came out of one of the important lessons learned from Katrina: many people won’t leave home without their pets.

Nor will first responders. Many of the animals we evacuated and cared for belonged to those police officers, fire fighters and other emergency workers. We are honored to help the companion animals of those who risk their own lives for the greater good.

A number of the dedicated emergency workers on our team remember all too well the difficulty of helping the animals in the chaotic aftermath of Katrina. This time, in preparation for Gustav, the emergency shelters were ready to go and were run with great care and attention to detail that just wasn’t possible during Katrina.

As we wrap up this unprecedented evacuation operation, we now turn our focus to meeting the immediate needs of these animals as well as those of future disasters.

The peak of the 2008 hurricane season is upon us. Please bookmark our disaster center for the latest news and video. We’re warily tracking weather reports and keeping an eye on the tropics as other systems are brewing.

HSUS emergency teams are prepared for deployment at a moment’s notice. We hope you’ll consider making a special gift to our Disaster Relief Fund to help us respond to the safety of animals in any emergency.

Thank you for all you do for animals.

Sincerely,
Wayne's Signature
Wayne Pacelle
President & CEO
The Humane Society of the United States

September 3, 2008 Posted by | Just One More Pet, Pets, Success Stories | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment