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Veteran’s puppy saved, thanks to Mid-Valley group effort

Earlier this week, Lora Meisner, a longtime Salem cat rescuer, received a somewhat frantic phone call from an acquaintance in Eugene whom she’d worked with previously on a rescue case.

Meisner said Rex Anderson was calling on behalf of his son, Austin, who rooms with a young soldier/student named Brett Foster. Foster, she learned, was the proud but distraught owner of a 4½-month-old puppy named Bruce. The scrawny pup hadn’t eaten anything in days and was very sick.

Brett had taken the 18-week-old German shepherd to a Eugene veterinarian, who had speculated that the puppy had ingested some sort of foreign matter and needed immediate surgery. According to Meisner, the animal doctor had quoted Foster somewhere between $1,500 and $2,200, depending on after-care, for the procedure.

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Luther man charged with animal cruelty

A Luther man is accused of hitting his German shepherd below the eye with a clay coaster intended for his wife, court papers show.

Scotty Chad Hines, 42, was charged Friday in Oklahoma County District Court with one count of felony animal cruelty.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the charge, Hines and his wife were arguing over his drug use when he became upset and threw a coaster at his wife. The coaster missed her and hit the dog.

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Protection dog is no stranger to world stage

A LEDBURY man will cap a remarkable year that has seen him appear in the latest blockbuster Batman movie by travelling to Austria to take part in the Protection Dog World Championships.

Ashley Foster and his father Travis flew out to Germany on Monday for a week’s training with German shepherd Kai ahead of the world championships, which start on Tuesday.

Ashley, aged 25, of Elmsdale Road, will be helping his father train Kai for some of the setpiece disciplines, in particular the pursuit of a “criminal”.

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Senior German Shepherd dumped at high kill shelter (Video)

German Shepherds are NOT pets. They are protectors, defenders, and loyal to the end. German shepherds are NOT for everyone. Especially those who cannot match their love and devotion. Sadly, for a senior German Shepherd named Zorro, he was given to such a family. Zorro was dumped at a kill shelter until he was rescued by the German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County (GSROC) but needs substantial assistance in the form of donations to get better before he finds a new forever home worthy of him. This is the dog’s story:

Recently, we received dozens of requests to rescue a despondent senior dog who had been abandoned by his family in a high kill shelter. The dog was estimated at 8 years old, but the years had been hard on him.

What was once a magnificent and noble shepherd was a shell of his former self–a rack of bones dotted with patches of dry, brittle fur. Legs that once took proud strides were stiff and weak from poor care. Ears that once stood tall were oozing from infection. Eyes that once sparkled were dim from despair.

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VIDEO: Dog abuser Jordan Kearsley from Sutton sentenced for violent attack on German shepherd dog in Gravesend

A dog beater has been caught on CCTV kicking and stamping on a German shepherd dog as he walked it in the park.

Unemployed Jordan Kearsley, 18, who lives with his mother in Sutton, was caught beating the elderly female dog called Blaze in May this year.

The event occurred in Gordon Parade in Gravesend where he used to live.

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German shepherd in Nebraska dies following mutilation

Authorities in Scotts Bluff County, Neb. are investigating an apparent case of animal cruelty following the discovery of a mutilated German shepherd on Saturday.

According to Tuesday’s publication of Omaha.com, the 3-year-old German shepherd named “Ike,” managed to make his way back home following the apparent attack.

Ike belonged to Christopher Henderson, but he typically stayed with Henderson’s mother in Gering.

Last weekend, when Henderson’s mother attempted to locate Ike to put him away for the night, he was nowhere to be found.

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Abandoned dog to live with rescuer

GEORGETOWN, Colo., Sept. 17 (UPI) — A man who abandoned a dog while mountain climbing in Colorado will give the dog to one of its rescuers, he said.

Anthony Ortolani, 31, faced charges of animal cruelty after he left his 5-year-old dog Missy, a German shepherd/Rottweiler mix, in the 14,000-foot-elevation saddle between Mount Bierstadt and Mount Evans in the Rocky Mountains, to help a climbing colleague down the mountains, the Denver Post reported Monday.

He said he attempted to carry the 112-pound dog down the mountain after bad weather moved in and the dog, with blistered feet, was unable to walk, and left the dog to help his colleague.

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