Category Archives: Heartwarming Animal Stories

U. S. Based Veterinarian (from Spain) Indicted for Use of Puppies in Drug Transport

This 2005 photo provided by U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration officials shows puppies rescued from a farm in Colombia destined for use by a U.S. veterinarian working for a Colombian drug trafficking ring.

 

*No doubt your president will be tweeting about this, and taking credit for the conclusion. A U. S. veterinarian has been indicted after he was accused of surgically inserting bags of liquid heroin into the stomachs of little puppies. 

Andres Lopez Elorza was arraigned in Brooklyn Federal Court on Tuesday, one day after he was extradited from Spain. In an attempt to evade detection, Elorza, 38, and his team of drug lords, used small dogs and humans to transport drugs from Colombia to the United States.

Authorities said once the animals arrived, the drugs were removed. Continue reading

Boy, 4, Mauled to Death in Backyard By Family Dog

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*Every family with a young child and a dog must be cringing right now. We’d love to trust our pets, and believe that they realize its just a baby or young child, so “be gentle.” I’ve seen it. They do.

Sometimes.

But the reality on too many occasions is that animals get jealous when the attention goes from them to the family’s newest addition. This may not always be the case, but can you really afford to take that chance?

Unfortunately for one Texas family, the answer comes too late. When they went out to the yard to check on their little boy, they saw the child lying motionless on the ground, and the family dog gnawing at his neck. Continue reading

Little Dog Found Dead in Overhead Bin is Latest PR Nightmare for United Airlines (Watch)

French bulldog similar to the one that died on United Airlines flight

*A family is in mourning and masses of folks are in shock after a 10-month-old French Bulldog was found dead in an overhead bin of a United Airlines flight.

United Airlines Flight 1284 began in Houston on Monday with a destination to New York’s La Guardia Airport.

A woman traveling with two young children was told by a flight attendant to place the French bulldog, called “Papacito,” and its carrier in the overhead, according to what June Lara, a passenger sitting nearby reportedly said.

United Airlines has issued an apology, calling the death of the puppy “a tragic accident.” And according to the video report, the flight attendant denies ever knowing there was a dog in the bag.

The flight attendants “felt that the innocent animal was better off crammed inside the overhead container without air and water,” Lara wrote on Facebook.

“They INSISTED that the puppy be locked up for three hours without any kind of airflow. They assured the safety of the family’s pet so wearily, the mother agreed.”

What the f**k were they thinking?

No way in HELL is sorry enough!  Continue reading

Watch: Party Animal! Miami Nightclub Shut Down After Woman Comes In On (Wait for it!) A Horse!

Woman enter Moki Lounge on the back of a horse!

*Woohoo! Partaay! A party animal in the truest sense of the word happened upon a Miami nightclub last week!  But the City of Miami was not amused, and as a result, Moki Lounge was shut down on Friday after video surfaced on the Internet showing a woman riding into the nightclub on the back of a horse…

…wearing a G-string!

Of course the party-goers had no problem with this. They went nuts. The crowd cheered them on, clinking their glasses and raising them high as they danced in the charged, dimly lit atmosphere.

Everything was going well, until the horse took a fall. Continue reading

Dog Food Salmonella Scare! These Four Products May Be a Danger to Your Pooch and You!

*Over the past five days, four pet food companies have voluntarily recalled some of their products due to concerns that they may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The potential contamination is said to not only affect animals that have consumed the food, but also the humans that handle it.

Both humans and animals show the same symptoms when infected with Salmonella: feeling lethargic, fever, body aches, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping and diarrhea.

The companies involved in the recall of certain products are Smokehouse Pet Products, Darwins Dog Food, Red Barn Pet Products and Raw Paws Pet Food.

According to the FDA, two people have picked up salmonella from the Raw Paws product shown below. Continue reading

‘Stray Bullet’ Kills Trophy Hunter Just As He Was Aiming to Shoot Lion

Pero Jelinic (pictured inset)

*Irony didn’t want big game hunter Pero Jelinic to shoot the lion he was aiming at. So it shot and killed him.

It would’ve been the Croatian man’s second kill and sources say this was going to be the “crown jewel” of his rich career. After all, friends say he had already “hunted everything that could be hunted in Europe.”

But on Saturday, while he had his eyes on that big cat at a remote lodge near Setiagole in the NW Province of South Africa, someone had their eyes on him.

The bullet that hit the game hunter was initially described as “stray,” but police have since changed the course of their investigation, and are now investigating it as a possible homicide. Continue reading

Minnesota Pooch Blind and Battling Cancer, Survives 5 Nights Outside in Frigid Weather

*”He must have moved his head or something,I couldn’t even believe my eyes.” This is how Emily Raguse of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, described the moment that something happened to catch her eye, just outside her basement window. Upon further inspection, she saw a dog, curled up, and covered in snow in the window well.

She ran upstairs and called her neighbor, who called the police before she went outside to check on the dog.

Little did she know then, that the dog was still alive, and had special needs.

“He was really, really lethargic, so he pretty much was only moving his head a little bit,” said Raguse, who had been out of town over the weekend and didn’t know how long the dog had been outside.

“I grabbed a towel from the house to put on top of him because he was obviously cold. He was shivering.”

When the police arrived, they climbed down to get the dog, a 3-year-old, blind, Golden-doodle whose tag revealed that his name was “Buddy,” and his owner was Patsy Sumpter.

Sumpter had been sick with worry. She said Buddy goes outside to the woods to play, but always comes back.

Not this time.

She called for the little dog all evening, and looked for him all day on Thursday.

“The weather changed and it snowed that next morning and it just got worse and worse, and I just felt so helpless,” she said.

But Buddy wasn’t far away.

“He probably heard me yelling and he couldn?t get out,” she said. “He was that close to home.”

She revealed that the little dog is also battling cancer and is now resting at home by the fire, until she takes him to get checked out by the vet.

What a strong little pooch exhibiting pure willpower!

“He didn?t want to die there I guess,” she said. “He wanted to come home and be with us.”

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Little Doggie Snatched Up By Hungry Eagle…Found Alive!

*I guess you’d have to speak bark to know exactly why an 8 lb Bichon Frise dog that was snatched up and flown away by a big ole eagle is alive today. “Zoey” had been playing on the banks of the Lehigh River in Pennsylvania, when an eagle swooped down, snatched her little body up, and flew away with it. Felipe Rodriguez — who was visiting his sister, the dog’s owner, at the time — saw the frightening sight from the window and thought he had just witnessed a scene from a movie.

“It seemed like something from the ‘Wizard of Oz,'” he told the Associated Press on Wednesday. “I’m a city boy. This doesn’t happen in my world.”

The eagle snatched the little white dog, flapped its heavy wings and flew over the trees.

Wow! You don’t even have to be watching to envision the scary sight.

As unbelievable as such an act might sound, apparently its not the first time it has happened; at least not according to biologist Laurie Goodrich, who works at nearby Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, a ridgetop preserve that annually records tens of thousands of migrating hawks, eagles and falcons. Continue reading