A German shepherd is being hailed a hero after alerting his owner to a man struggling in the water at Quarter Mile Pond, in Stoneham, Massachusetts. According to the Stoneham Fire Department, Thomas Walsh was walking his German shepherd, Diesel, near the pond on Wednesday afternoon when the dog alerted him to someone calling for help from the icy water.
An animal shelter in New York is heartbroken after a senior dog who was previously in their care was returned, through no fault of his own. On Thursday, the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter posted a photo of nine-and-a-half-year-old Creed, explaining why he was back at the shelter, searching for a home once again…
An actress from “Law & Order” is outraged that the man who beat her two Maltese dogs – one seriously injured and the other one died – received little more than a slap on the hand on Friday. Vincent Tang, 36, was given five years of probation, undergo mental health counseling and a ten-year ban against owning any animals.
A dog being held at a California animal control agency has been put on “red alert,” meaning that he can be euthanized at any time. The four-year-old dog, named Cameron, is anxious in the kennel run at the West Los Angeles Shelter (can you blame him after nearly 2 years?!) and he must be pulled by a rescue agency as soon as possible.
The callousness of some people is just astonishing. Being in the rescue business means having to face some pretty heartbreaking moments. And no matter how many times animal rescues have to deal with sad cases, it doesn’t get any easier knowing that there are some pretty cold-hearted people in this world.