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Family Of 7 Cats Rescued In Time From Trash Bin Before Tragedy Occurs

Family Of 7 Cats Rescued In Time From Trash Bin Before Tragedy Occurs

Writing about animals, especially animal rescues, can sometimes feel like experiencing the same thing all over again, bringing a mix of emotions. It’s like being on a roller-coaster ride. I’ve just finished publishing an article about 11 unfortunate cats who were cruelly trapped in boxes without any way to breathe, left to face a tragic fate. And then, as if it were a twist of fate, I come across news of a cat family being rescued in Iowa after being heartlessly thrown into a trash bin.

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Both cases share numerous heartbreaking similarities, despite being separated by a distance of 4,300 miles.

Our objective is to showcase the daily rescues of cats carried out by incredible individuals who deserve recognition for their efforts. While our ultimate hope is for no cats to be in need of saving, I prefer not to solely dwell on the problem. I want to emphasize that there are safe havens where these animals are embraced rather than abandoned. For those who find themselves facing such heart-wrenching decisions, there are people available to provide assistance!

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Council Bluff is located near the border of Iowa and Nebraska, just east of Omaha. During the winter season, the weather can be harsh, with temperatures barely reaching the 20s across the region. Snow accumulates into large mounds, and people bundle up in warm clothing to withstand the cold. It’s a much more comfortable scenario than being stuck in an old cardboard box, resembling an air fryer, lined with a dirty, greasy blanket, don’t you agree?

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A mother cat and her six kittens were left with nothing but a cardboard box to provide warmth as they found themselves trapped inside a trash dumpster.

On Wednesday, January 23rd, the Midlands Humane Society received a distress call. A resident from the nearby Chapel Ridge Apartments made a shocking discovery at the bottom of their building’s garbage bin—a box containing the helpless feline family. The resident was taken aback when they heard the faint meows coming from inside.

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Animal Control Officer DeAnn Nelson understood the immense danger that awaited the furry family, prompting her to quickly respond to the scene. However, her heart sank as she witnessed their heartbreaking situation.

The cats had been confined within the box, which was callously tossed into the unforgiving metal enclosure. DeAnn noticed that the box bore chew marks, indicating that they had likely been trapped for a significant period. Sadly, there were no hints or details on the box that could help identify the person responsible for this cruel act.

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The cats appeared to be well-maintained, calm, and in good overall health. Nelson suspected that they were indoor cats who had been heartlessly abandoned and thrown away.

During the examination, it was discovered that the mother cat did not have a microchip that could help identify her previous owner. She is estimated to be between 1 and 2 years old. As for her kittens, they are around 4 to 5 weeks old and consist of 3 females and 3 males.

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In an interview with Ketv, she discussed the potential escalation of this already troubling situation.

“When those trucks come in, it’s a compactor truck. So, they take the dumpster and dump them and everything gets compacted into the garbage truck. So, the end would not be good had someone not found them,” Nelson said.

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In addition to sharing the heartwarming rescue story, the shelter has an additional motive for spreading the word. Since there are no leads or clues, Nelson made a heartfelt plea to the local residents.

“We just hope that somebody in the public comes forward and says, ‘I know this person,” and maybe we can get this person help,” Nelson said.

“We want this out there so that people understand that you don’t have to do this. There are places to take them, you don’t have to dump them. We will take care of them,” she said.

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Unfortunately, it seems that the existing laws against animal cruelty in Iowa are not effectively preventing such incidents from occurring. If someone is found guilty, they would face a misdemeanor charge and a maximum fine of approximately $700. Frankly, this punishment doesn’t seem proportionate to the severity of the crime, in my opinion. It’s far easier to abandon animals anonymously or, better yet, in a safe place where they won’t endure suffering and death.

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Fortunately, this litter managed to avoid such a tragic fate. In a few weeks, when they have grown enough to undergo the necessary procedures, they will be available for adoption.

“One’s persons trash is another person’s treasure.”

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A Dramatic Dog Rescue Of Man Jogging on Beach in San Francisco

A Dramatic Dog Rescue Of Man Jogging on Beach in San Francisco

San Francisco is a fantastic city for jogging, no matter what month of the year. For this reason, one sunny January, one resident of San Francisco decided to go jogging along the coast. But suddenly, while running, he heard an unusual sound along the path.

A Dramatic Dog Rescue Of Man Jogging on Beach in San Francisco

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He wanted to continue running, but that sound intrigued him so much that he had to stop and check where the sound was coming from among the stones along the path. A few minutes after searching, he saw a small dog’s head peeking from the rocks.

After noticing that it was a small and helpless dog, he had no choice but to call the local animal center, San Francisco Animal Care & Control, and report that he had found the lost and over-aged dog. At the same time, the center staff called their colleague Carlos Ortega to go to the field and see what exactly it was about.

A Dramatic Dog Rescue Of Man Jogging on Beach in San Francisco

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Like an actual fireman, Ortega jumped out of his chair and quickly rushed with the equipment to the shore to solve the emergency. The problem was that the tide was getting bigger and bigger, and there was a real danger that those stones would become flooded, so the dog’s life was in danger.

Unfortunately, the jogger who found the unfortunate dog could not stay with him until Ortega arrived, but that’s why he sent the center’s employees the exact location and a picture of the stone where the dog was so that Ortega could find it more easily. Through that right location, the reception center employees could find where the dog was located.

Ortega had problems finding a puppy because he searched among many stones quite similar to the one he got from a photo sent to him by a jogger. The search dragged on a bit and was taking longer than he first expected.

For this reason, he had to call several of his colleagues for help because there was less and less time. And just when he picked up the phone to call his colleagues, he suddenly noticed a scared dog shaking and staring at him.

A Dramatic Dog Rescue Of Man Jogging on Beach in San Francisco

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It was not easy to remove the stones and free the passage, but in the end, he pushed the stone away on top and freed the dog, her name was Gwen as he will find it out later one. The dog was shaking at first, but after Ortega took it in his arms, it calmed down and stopped shaking. Afterward he became dog’s friend and gained his trust. Ortega took him in his arms and checked that he might not be injured. Ortega was so happy about the final departure that right after rescuing the puppy, he decided to take a selfie as a memory.

A Dramatic Dog Rescue Of Man Jogging on Beach in San Francisco

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After the newly formed friendship, Ortega took her to his vehicle to scan her microchip and see who the owner was. After scanning, the owners were soon found. When Ortega called the owners, they told him that the dog got lost in the morning and that they had been looking for him for hours. Eventually, Ortega took Gwen home to her family.

A Dramatic Dog Rescue Of Man Jogging on Beach in San Francisco

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When Gwen saw her family, she ran to hug them all, full of joy. This moment of rescue and the experience that Ortega had will remain with him for his entire life.

Sources: The Dodo, Animal Care & Control San Francisco

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Puppy battles for her life after deadly bite wounds

Puppy battles for her life after deadly bite wounds

She was too little for such a horrible injury, and we knew if she didn’t respond to antibiotics, she wouldn’t stand a chance.

When Animal Aid Unlimited rescue personnel arrived to save a puppy with a neck injury, it was a race against time.

When they came, the poor little animal was laying on the ground, unable to raise her head. The little dog didn’t have a broken neck; rather, she had nerve damage as a result of bite wounds.

Perhaps the most heartbreaking aspect of the situation was that the puppy acknowledged their goodwill in attempting to rescue her, but she couldn’t raise her neck or lift her head to acknowledge them. She tried, but the poor pup couldn’t.

Puppy battles for her life after deadly bite wounds

Fortunately for the dog, she was in wonderful hands when the rescuers took her in. They rushed her to the hospital.

Her puncture scars had gotten infected, and the infection had spread throughout her body, so there was no time to waste. They pumped her full of antibiotics and pain relievers, and she was soon on the mend.

Puppy battles for her life after deadly bite wounds

It took some time to get her back up and running, but the small pup proved she was a warrior.

Puppy battles for her life after deadly bite wounds

They called the adorable puppy Sprinkles and were eager to return her to her mother and family.

Puppy battles for her life after deadly bite wounds

After two weeks, during which she proved to be a complete love bug with rescue personnel, she was reunited with her family.

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Little Puppy Lying And Crying Alone Without Strength After Being Abandoned On a Hill At Night

Little Puppy Lying And Crying Alone Without Strength After Being Abandoned On a Hill At Night

Thank them for saving her from such a terrible life she was born. Now it’s time for her to be loved and trusted in life and grow up to be a happy, healthy animal.

This 20 days old little puppy was left alone without strength lying on a hill in Chanis, Panama,…

Little Puppy Lying And Crying Alone Without Strength After Being Abandoned On a Hill At Night

…with full of flies, lice, fleas and multiple wounds on her body…

Little Puppy Lying And Crying Alone Without Strength After Being Abandoned On a Hill At Night

…until they got her, her condition is critical, she doesn’t move much, breath weekly and always close her eyes…

Little Puppy Lying And Crying Alone Without Strength After Being Abandoned On a Hill At Night

She was hospitalized all day at the Veterinary Paws & Footprints of Chanis, where they check her every 2 hours.

The little girl who weighs only 0.66 kg, that’s about 1.45 lbs but has to receive various injectable medications every few hours.

Little Puppy Lying And Crying Alone Without Strength After Being Abandoned On a Hill At Night

As she couldn’t eat, her blood sugar dropped again, so she had to undergo another blood transfusion…It’s a painful process, especially for a little baby.

Little Puppy Lying And Crying Alone Without Strength After Being Abandoned On a Hill At Night

It’s heartbreaking to hear her “crying” voice during night…but the vet said she needs to repeat that process for few times as her anemia does not improve despite adequate nutrition.

Her hematocrit value doesn’t rise, even with blood transfusion, which means that she is not regenerating on her own.

Little Puppy Lying And Crying Alone Without Strength After Being Abandoned On a Hill At Night

The next day, the test came out much better, her hemoglobin went up from 3.0 to 4.5 with the transfusion. Platelets went up from 28 to 84 and her hematocrit went up from 12 to 16 which allow baby Amor is leaving hospital.

Little Puppy Lying And Crying Alone Without Strength After Being Abandoned On a Hill At Night

Baby Amor feels a bit better after 2 days in their center, she became quite and stopped crying at night. However, she is still hospitalized daily in the morning hour where she is watched and monitored.

In the afternoon, their volunteers start to play with her, which might help her to feel love and better for her mental health.

Little Puppy Lying And Crying Alone Without Strength After Being Abandoned On a Hill At Night

A week later, Amor eat started to be able to eat Proplan canned puppy food, not a lot but her appetite improved. For every 2 hours, she is also given water and malt extract, which is a food supplement with high iron content.

Little Puppy Lying And Crying Alone Without Strength After Being Abandoned On a Hill At Night

The strength of her heart is stronger than her body. Wounds start to heal which causes itchy feeling with the bandage. The little girl doesn’t give up, she has fought again all odds, and she keeps standing, asking life for another chance.

Little Puppy Lying And Crying Alone Without Strength After Being Abandoned On a Hill At Night 

Little Puppy Lying And Crying Alone Without Strength After Being Abandoned On a Hill At Night

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