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Kennel Dog Zeus Freed

Animals  (tags: AnimalWelfare, animalcruelty, dogs, suffering )

- 1918 days ago -
For over 18 months, the dog could only look at the wall, no variety, no outlet, although this is forbidden, a permanent kennels is illegal for reasons of welfare in Germany. This interested the pet owners and the veterinary office is not obvious.

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Nicole W (646)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 9:05 am
This is the translation:
Our animal rescuer Stefan Klippenstein received a call for help, a dog is to be kept permanently in a kennel. The caller has been informed several times the competent veterinary authority, but this is not.
Stefan drove his team to the specified address, looking for the dog. Initially unsuccessful, first as he wanted to go on, he heard whimpering the poor animal, locked in a kennel, not food, and drinking water was frozen.
Stefan found the frightened dog only, because the kennel is built directly into the house, the only views that the dog had was the house wall.

For over 18 months, the dog could only look at the wall, no variety, no outlet, although this is forbidden, a permanent kennels is illegal for reasons of welfare in Germany. This interested the pet owners and the veterinary office is not obvious.
In the abandoned house Stefan anyone has encountered. In the snow found the animal rescuers no footprints, the owner was so long outgrown by his dog, which also have the neighbors confirmed.
After a short consultation Stefan and his team decided to act and to free the dog.
Such animal rescues are not quite legal, but we are of the opinion that one must directly help animals in need - when an animal needs help, we are there.
The dog freed the animal rescuers have taken the same night in safety. On the way to their new home gave him the name Stefan Zeus, Zeus dog kennel.
We believe that keeping a dog kennel and animal cruelty is never appropriate to the species. Dogs are pack animals that need a lot of social contact with other dogs and people. Especially in winter suffer kennel dogs from the cold and the lack of movement, which often leads to diseases such as osteoarthritis.

Carlene D (239)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 9:23 am
I love feel good stories thanks for sharing.

Barbara F (47)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 9:30 am
This is wonderful news! FINALLY, some good has come to one of our most loyal companions!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 9:34 am
Thanks Nicole for a happy ending story.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 10:03 am
Thats great! Zeus will be sleeping good tonight.

Marianne B (107)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 10:04 am
Good news, thanks

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 10:06 am
noted Nicole!!!! wonderful this poor dog has been now free to get some one or to get good home!!!!! thnx grazie for htis story!!! ciao

naomi cohen (55)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 10:06 am
beautiful story, nicole. thank you, and God bless Zeus.

. (0)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 10:17 am
Unfortunately this is a usual story of ordinary evil of the owner towards his pet.
In the movie you see the happiness of the dog, just look at the dog's eyes carefully to understand how he's happy.
I wish Stefan Klippenstein all the luck in the world, for what he has done and the responsibilities that he is taken.
It is people like him give us the strength to go on reading and groped to react to all these bad things that man does to the animals.
Thank Nicole for this beatiful sharing

Lisa AWAY Neste (206)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 10:26 am
Thanks for the good news Nicole! :)

. (0)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 10:34 am
Thanks so much Nicole. With all the misery we see's wonderful to hear about a happy ending.

Tamara Hayes (185)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 10:53 am
One down, millions to go. Thanks Nicole for sharing a happy ending story.

Ruth M (235)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 11:00 am
I love a happy ending (we don't get enough of them) and this is certainly one well done to the rescuer I would have done the same thing myself!!

Bettina Galo (70)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 11:36 am
THANK capitalized. I think the same. I think when a whatever needs us and those responsible do not act, we must. Can not see death, or seeing an animal suffer and do nothing. We would be complicit and equal with those who are able to act with such cruelty.

Dawn M (142)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 12:45 pm
Thank you for the great news:)

Wednesday January 23, 2013, 1:15 pm
Thanks Nicole. A great rescue!

Pamela W (75)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 1:29 pm
First - thanks for the translation Nicole - my German has been "rusting" for the past 40 years and it's pretty much SOLID-RUST now !!! Great news for Zeus - boy did he look happy to get out of there! What's truly exceptional is that he is so friendly (obviously starved of affection) and so forgiving (to trust Stefan so readily).
What a beautiful dog in ALL senses of the word and it's great to know he now has the future he deserves. Thanks so much for the warm-feeling this story has given me - I'll sleep well tonight !!! Hugs from France !!

MmAway M (505)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 4:11 pm
Thank you sooooo MUCH Nicole! Need to see these! Hugs!

Laurie H (817)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 5:29 pm
SOOOOOOOO Many Thanks Nicole for reporting this happy ending for Zeus!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love stories that end so well-this wonderful dog, so deserving, is just beautiful-- on the inside and out!!! ~~

Kay M (347)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 5:32 pm

Ann B (60)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 6:09 pm
thanks for sharing

Gina Caracci (219)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 6:13 pm
Bless his heart, such a HAPPY boy now. SHAME on those who made him suffer.
God help those that are still suffering.
Like Tamara said one down, a million to go, but at least that damn 18 months is in Zeuses past. Any news on the whereabouts of the owners?
If ONLY there were millions more like us and those who rescued him and others..oh what a wonderful world it would be. Hug your furbabies a bit closer tonight everyone. They are truly blessed.

Thanks Nicole for some hhppy happy news to end my day :)

Eternal Gardener (745)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 6:32 pm
Noted :)

Christine S (134)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 6:38 pm
Thank you to all the great people who saved this poor dog!

Robert Hardy (68)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 7:36 pm
Dogs are people TOO!

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 7:48 pm

Tammy Taylor (12)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 8:13 pm
Thanks to Stefan and his team for helping Zeus and thanks to Nicole for another happy ending ...

. (7)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 8:30 pm
Thank you Nicole.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 8:40 pm
What a beautifull sweet dog. So happy he's been saved and off to a loving home. Just heartbreaking knowing there are millions around the globe in similar situations,also waiting for rescue,and in most cases it won't come. But for today at least 1 was saved...many thanks to those who made it possible and many thanks for posting this happy animal story!!!

James W (257)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 8:41 pm
Happy Dance!!!!

Ingrid A (524)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 8:50 pm
That's awesome. Its noted.

Leslene Dunn (84)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 10:00 pm
Thank you for rescuing him - my question is, why after all this time did not one person do something for this poor animal. If I see an abused animal, I walk in and remove it - I don't care about the consequences - at least I know I have saved an animal.

Fran F (118)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 10:00 pm
it was great to watch the progression in Zeus's spirits from despair when he was locked away, to leaping for joy as he was let out, and then confidence and a big smile on his face as he rode away to his new home!

Gabriele R (26)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 10:06 pm
lovely story,very glad he got rescued and is going to find a nice home.

Caroline S (78)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 11:15 pm
Zeus looks so happy he's been's beautiful
Vielen Dank, Stefan. Eine sehr sehr schöne Geschichte :)))

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 11:40 pm
Thanks Nicole.

Gysele van Santen (213)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 11:41 pm
awesome video. Zeus looked so happy to be out of there. that guy, Stefan, has an awesome haircut, too. thnx for sharing this happy ending...or new beginning, rather.

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 11:42 pm
Noted. Such a Great story! Thanks for sharing Nicole.

Robert O (12)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 12:13 am
Thanks Nicole.

Faye Swan (23)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 12:43 am
Thank you!!

Harshita Sharma (137)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 12:50 am
\Great News :D

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 1:20 am

Lynn D (0)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 1:29 am

Teresa Cowley (274)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 1:52 am
Thank you, wonderful Stephan, and the team of rescuers for saving precious, beautiful Zeus.
Thank you Nicole for the fantastic story--it's so great to know that sometimes, not near often enough, but sometimes the good guys win!!

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 2:01 am
Thanks Nicole for some happy news for a change...

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 2:06 am
In eastern Germany cuts the dog's vocal cordst, they can not bark very sad thx:)

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 2:45 am
Great news!

Danuta W (1248)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 3:25 am

Ruth C (87)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 4:25 am
Thank you for the great news Nicole!

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 5:01 am
What a good news!

Tanya W (65)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 5:28 am
Well done to all involve and may this poor puppy have alll the love it deserves. Your new life starts now!!!

Katka O (279)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 5:55 am
Thank you for this happy ending story

paul m (93)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 6:50 am

Thanks for...

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 6:50 am
Lovely story thankyou

Marie Therese Hanulak (30)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 7:36 am
This brings back memories of a poor german sheppard, kept chained in my neighbors garage,not even a carpet to lie on. Except for being let out to do his business, he was alone 24/7. Quebec is not an animal-friendly province. I had no idea what to do or qho to contact. I was in hell for the 3 or 4 years, this went on.
Finally, the couple seperated, cops came and took the poor frightened dog away to be killed.

I'll never understand why animals are allowed to suffer so atrociously on thei planet. And they tell me there is a god! Ha!

Amy E (66)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 8:30 am
Have a wonderful and happy life Zeus!

June M (139)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 9:07 am
noted thanks very much for sharing Nicole ♥

Valerie H (133)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 9:12 am you for sharing Nicole!

Veronique L (209)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 9:14 am
Noted thanks Nicole!

Sandi C (99)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 10:47 am

Jeannette A (137)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 11:11 am
With all the horror stories we here, this is the kind of thing that keeps us going... thank you for the good news.

Gloria p (304)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 11:13 am
I am glad poor Zeus was freed.

Liliana D (125)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 11:43 am
thanks for this good news Nicole

Carmen S (611)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 12:03 pm
Thanks NIcole, glad this story had a happy ending

Malgorzata Zmuda (198)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 12:34 pm
Dzięki, może wreszcie Zeus będzie szczęśliwy.

MarietteAWAY G (175)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 3:19 pm
Great news! Thanks Nicole for sharing!

deb s (145)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 4:08 pm
a rescue story with a happy tail ending does my heart good to hear wonderful news and Kudos to those who cared enough to do right for the dog. Thumbs up keep up the care and concern for the animals in need

Talya H (10)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 4:14 pm
So glad to hear!

Fran F (118)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 4:33 pm
Thanks Nicole for this wonderful news!

Betty Kelly (4)
Thursday January 24, 2013, 6:15 pm
So glad 1 was saved by someone who will care for him.

Julia R (296)
Friday January 25, 2013, 12:51 am
Thank God because of people like Stephan and you, poor Zeus was rescued from this horrible situation where the owners didn't care about him at all and he would have died of neglect! To keep an animal in a kennel like that all the time is terrible animal cruelty! These people were also abusive owners to Zeus. Thank you so much for rescuing this dog for he would have surely died!

Michela M (3964)
Friday January 25, 2013, 9:25 am

Suzanne H (81)
Friday January 25, 2013, 2:38 pm
Despicable treatment any/all animals...Thank you Stephan, please take good care of Zeus!.There is no better companion than a dog

Constance F (418)
Friday January 25, 2013, 10:23 pm
Fabulous ! And great kudos to the rescuers for breaking him out of that filthy hole he lived in. What a gorgeous dog too - I couldn't help but notice. I think it's clear what people need to do when they witness a situation like this - this is where the law and ethics are on a parallel course and never the twain shall meet. Thank you for posting. Immensely enjoyable - the prison break and good tommorrow for Zeus.

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Monday January 28, 2013, 12:14 am
Thank you.

Tammy Taylor (12)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 6:40 pm
Awesome ... another happy ending, thank-you Stefan and thank-you Nicole!
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