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Austin TX--Heartbreaking Cruelty To Mom Dog, Now On Death Row & Separated From Her Babies--Please Help

Animals  (tags: mother dog, separated from pups, abused, adoptions, needs help, home love )

- 3144 days ago -
They pulled up with her 5 puppies in the back of their truck, all stuck in a wire kennel... huddled together for warmth. They had the mom choke tied by a red rope to her babies wire kennel... pulled so tight she couldn't breathe.


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Simone D (1462)
Friday November 5, 2010, 5:43 am
She is only 2 yrs. old... a sweet lab mix and she won't have long to live
here. *
*If you can adopt this broken girl she is in Kennel 145 A588057 **<>; ***
*,, *
*contact ~*
*Kennel 145 A588057 ~ momma ,,and babies are in another cage - taken away
from her :(*

*Austin Town Lake Animal Center*

1156 W. Cesar Chavez St.
Austin, TX 78702


Carol H (229)
Friday November 5, 2010, 5:49 am
thanks Simone, noted

gerlinde p (161)
Friday November 5, 2010, 6:20 am
i hoe that poor sweet girl and her babies are saved.

Past Member (0)
Friday November 5, 2010, 12:37 pm
OH I wish I could take her !

Annie Cowling (116)
Friday November 5, 2010, 12:43 pm
This makes me so angry, this is not right what is wrong with this world. thank-you Simone, I will pass this story on.

Cindy C (125)
Friday November 5, 2010, 2:26 pm
aww god bless her

Laura H (950)
Friday November 5, 2010, 3:13 pm
How can people be SO CRUEL!!! MY GOD!!!!

Thanks Simone-I will forward.
Noted with angry tears.

chris b (2474)
Friday November 5, 2010, 3:26 pm
Another sickening story I do hope they are all rescued!

Carrie B (306)
Friday November 5, 2010, 3:32 pm
My heart is breaking!

Laura H (950)
Friday November 5, 2010, 3:43 pm
I sent the info to all of my Care2 friends...I am SO upset-the people at this 'animal center' are very cruel and do not have any business working with animals!!!!!!! WHY did they take her babies away? And choking momma so she couldn't breathe... sadistic monsters!!
I am praying like mad that they will all be saved-they need to be together!!!!!!!!

Michela M (3964)
Friday November 5, 2010, 3:49 pm
Noted!! Thanks, Ciao!!

Barbara W (342)
Friday November 5, 2010, 4:01 pm
The heart is never broken enough when hearing these stories of cruelty I would take them all if I could..All my critter friends are someone else's rejects and the love they give to me and my family is priceless! I will move this to those who may have an answer for this mom and her pups..

Barbara V (51)
Friday November 5, 2010, 4:31 pm
I wonder sometimes how long my heart is going to last (even with a pacemaker). It is broken almost daily when I learn about the extraordinary cruelty and evil of human beings. More of them than not are literally a blight to the earth and its creatures--like a canceerous bacteria that spreads and eventually destroys the host. Even though we can thank God for the few priceless humans that do good, that's the problem--there are too few of them. I will try to contact my cousin in Texas to see if there's anyoone he knows who could help this poor little mother and her pups.

Matthew Cloner (114)
Friday November 5, 2010, 4:35 pm
I have posted and shared this story on both Facebook and Twitter. Hope that someone sees it and takes them all in. Really heartbreaking how awful some people can be. A story like this should never have to happen.

Angela Dubie (306)
Friday November 5, 2010, 4:43 pm
the government does that to women daily, that is separate them from their families, but i never see a story about that here on care2 or anywhere else for that matter, i guess that America truly has gone to the dogs!

Catherine Turley (192)
Friday November 5, 2010, 4:48 pm
here's her main photo from the animal shelter site. it says she's only been there since nov. 2nd, so why would they be killing her so soon?'ASTN'&atype=&where=type_DOG,gender_f

Tina Mia P (141)
Friday November 5, 2010, 6:40 pm
Notedand fwd! Thanks!

Susan S (187)
Friday November 5, 2010, 7:09 pm
She is in my prayers and hopefully will find a loving home.

Debbie G (306)
Friday November 5, 2010, 7:18 pm
Awww...Wish I could adopt, but I certainly hoped these poor animals can be saved. Thanks Simone for posting and to Paul for forwarding.

Eternal G (734)
Friday November 5, 2010, 7:32 pm

beba h (89)
Friday November 5, 2010, 8:10 pm
There is no contact information if someone wants to rescue this poor dog--there should be a phone number or email or at least the name of the shelter. I was going to post it on my yahoo groups for dog rescues but there has to be contact information

beba h (89)
Friday November 5, 2010, 8:24 pm
Sorry Simone --I saw you put the information in your comment section--I have posted the information on all my yahoo groups for rescues and also googled the phone number of the shelter and included it in the post.

Michael Carney (217)
Friday November 5, 2010, 8:39 pm
Noted, and forwarded...My prayers hopefully will be answered, and someone down there will step in and rescue this sweet Momma, and her puppies...This is such a sad, sad story, I pray it has a happy ending...God Bless...

Philippa P (154)
Friday November 5, 2010, 8:40 pm
I hope these "people" responsible for this are charged and punished to the fullest extent of the law.

Katherine B (32)
Friday November 5, 2010, 9:13 pm

Vinnie m (333)
Friday November 5, 2010, 9:57 pm
Thanks Simone but I was not able to open the story. However I feel so sorry for that poor dog and her pups. They need her and she seems sweet, so why are they doing this? I pray God helps the family.

Past Member (0)
Saturday November 6, 2010, 12:35 am
Knowing dogs as I do I can only think that the mother was so frightened of harm to her babies that she might have over-reacted. But, people who work with animals should be trained to understand them and have compassion. This treatment is inexcusable. I hope someone saves them and helps the mother get over her unnecessary trauma. There are good souls out there. I hope they step forward soon. I wish I could.

Charmaine C (177)
Saturday November 6, 2010, 3:09 am
Thank you. So sad.

Arild Warud (174)
Saturday November 6, 2010, 3:21 am
Sadly noted.

Brigitte S (20)
Saturday November 6, 2010, 6:46 am
Noted what a sad story, I hope she will find a new home! Naturally she is protective of her family aren't you?

Vivien Green (153)
Saturday November 6, 2010, 7:12 am
I have posted this to FB and twitter and will circulate to my Care2 friends. I open my mail every day with trepidation. This is an example of the mail I dread. My tears well up and my stomach tightens up. Here it is again this churning of emotions . I will do all I can to help. My feelings are nothing compared to what this poor Mother feels for her babies. Of course I will do everything I can do to help her. We all will but why oh why do we do this to man's best friend. I just feel sick at heart.

Peggy A (109)
Saturday November 6, 2010, 7:53 am

mary f (200)
Saturday November 6, 2010, 7:59 am
i will pass this on to my u s friends and hope and pray

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Saturday November 6, 2010, 8:08 am

End CrueltyDeb Williams-Shepard (154)
Saturday November 6, 2010, 9:27 am
Release her now!

Kit B (276)
Saturday November 6, 2010, 11:26 am
I live in Texas, I could check on this, but there is no information available other then the pictures from the google group site. More information is needed to try to help this dog. I have googled this story and it brings me back to this Care2 posting.

Kay F (550)
Saturday November 6, 2010, 11:54 am
Shared on Facebook & Twitter, thanks Simone!!!

Matthew Cloner (114)
Saturday November 6, 2010, 12:23 pm
I posted this info on Facebook and Twitter and a Facebook friend actually called the shelter in Austin and spoke to someone there to find out what was going on. This is the latest information that I received:

I called just now and the reason they took her babies is because they are old enough to wean and mother was too thin and malnourished to keep feeding at their age and weaning begins at 6 weeks of age. These puppies are older than that. All...... puppies are up for adoption now, have had all of their shots and now are in the process of being spayed and neutered,one has already been adopted and 4 are still available and mom is NOT scheduled to be euthanized, nor is she on death row. also Austin Dog Rescue is scheduled to rescue, hopefully, let's stay close to the situation by calling again on Monday, but the shelter was very upset, understandably, as they have been receiving threatening phone calls, which honestly, won't help the situation or Mama Dog♥

Ruth McD (839)
Saturday November 6, 2010, 12:28 pm
There's got to be a way to save her. Hope someone will take her in with her babies. Thanks Simone.

linda b (186)
Saturday November 6, 2010, 12:50 pm
I wish to God i could go get her, i pray someone will rescue her. Heartbreaking. Thank you Simone.

. (0)
Saturday November 6, 2010, 1:12 pm
I am so sad for this,my heart is broken!

Kit B (276)
Saturday November 6, 2010, 1:52 pm
This dog is not in trouble - she has many locals waiting to adopt, and I am now on the list. She is NOT schuduled for anything but like her puppies, shots and spaying/neutering. I think the story was overly dramatic, and the people seem very good hearted and willing to do anything to help an animal. They are on Facebook and have a site:

joan w (53)
Saturday November 6, 2010, 1:54 pm
If all people would be responsible when they get pets...spay or neuter, things like this would not be happening !!!

Matthew Cloner (114)
Saturday November 6, 2010, 2:13 pm
This is the latest update that I have received from Jan:

Patty from Austin Pets Alive, just called me and said not to worry at all about Mama as they are taking care of the whole situation. She told me that there are two applications to adopt Mama and if they don't come through then Austin Dog ...Rescue will take her and find her a good home (they screen applicants quite thoroughly) as well as the remaining four puppies who are now apart of the adoption program and will be in foster homes until adopted, they will not be euthanized and are all just fine she assured me and thanked me and everyone here so much for caring about her. Again, here is the link to the rescue center that is taking her

Janet G (108)
Saturday November 6, 2010, 2:21 pm
Thanks Matt!!!

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Saturday November 6, 2010, 2:44 pm
Texas you have a problem. So many babies there that need saved:(
Thank all of you who did the footwork finding out info on this poor soul & her babies.

Cindy C (125)
Saturday November 6, 2010, 3:05 pm
aww god bless and lets hope the poor thing finds a home - I have adopted a dog as I grieved so much for mine and he is a rescued dog and he is wonderful

Alicia V (181)
Saturday November 6, 2010, 3:13 pm
Oh! As I receive this post, I read Matthew Cloner's news and we feel a little better here. Hope is there for all of them and they'll get what they deserve plus extras. Keep us informed please. Thanks all of you, Simone included.

MmAway M (519)
Saturday November 6, 2010, 3:18 pm
Thanks Simone for getting this out there, and Marta for sending it to me since I am MIA right now and did ask for nothing to be sent...Don't know what to do, sadly, I just took in my rescue and spent over $300 for her being ill, on a credit card without a job here in California, or I would have to give her up ( would hurt my heart, and this abused girl would not recover from being in a home instead of a pen).

Don't know what to do...Sorry, Simone, not tracking, but WOULD SO LOVE TO HAVE A TON OF ACRES AND get a ton of Dogs/Horses/Cats out of the #!#! they are in...

Thank you!

Laura H (950)
Saturday November 6, 2010, 5:43 pm
THANK YOU MATTHEW for the updates!!! I was praying like mad that the rescue story was exaggerated and I wondered about the age of the puppies...(to be honest when I read that the pups were taken away it reminded me of the undercover animal rights activist who got a job at a factory farm; he told the story about how one of the cows gave birth in the slaughter line and they took her baby away-and they pushed her through the line. I SOBBED when I heard that; the momma screaming for her baby and how the uncaring so called humans KILLED her. Because of that I had a knee jerk reaction to THIS story.)

Getting back to momma and her babies...
I am SO relieved; I feel like I can BREATHE.
And I am so grateful these babies are with people who CARE.
Thank GOD.
And Bless EACH and EVERY one of them.

Matthew Cloner (114)
Saturday November 6, 2010, 6:17 pm
Hi Laura - I wish I could take credit for getting the updates, but it was Janet Geren who called the shelter and got the most up-to-date information on the dogs. Based on what I've heard today, both the mama and her pups are in good hands and there's nothing to be concerned about. If everyone would just spay and neuter their dogs and cats, we wouldn't have to hear horror stories like this in the first place. Everyday across America, thousands of dogs and cats are put to sleep because somebody was being negligent and irresponsible.

Laura H (950)
Saturday November 6, 2010, 6:24 pm
Thanks to Janet Geren!!

We DO need spay/neuter programs, education, etc.
I would like to see that happen for the human species as well! ;-)

Matthew Cloner (114)
Saturday November 6, 2010, 6:37 pm
Hopefully not the entire human species?! Here is the latest news that I received just this evening:

She was rescued and 3 pups were adopted and the other 2 are awaiting adoption.

Laura H (950)
Saturday November 6, 2010, 9:35 pm

Thank you for the update Matthew.
It seems like all I do is cry but at least this time is it tears of joy!

Dorothy Ferguson (32)
Sunday November 7, 2010, 12:18 am
God Bless Matt Cloner!! ANd all the rest of you good hearted souls here on care2!

Lika P (130)
Sunday November 7, 2010, 12:43 am
Doesn't this fall under cruelty to animals, and are they reported to the authorities?

I'm glad that they were spared and adopted. At least there are those who do care!

gail dair (0)
Sunday November 7, 2010, 2:30 am
noted thanks , the poor mum and babies how sad.

Dana l (0)
Sunday November 7, 2010, 8:31 am
simone, contact or the houstonspca and see if they can help. i sent an e-mail to best friends and they told me the best way to get help is for the animal shelter to contact them. best friends has a grass roots program throughout the country. i tried to use the e-mail address and it wouldn't take it. good luck.

Brenda M (133)
Sunday November 7, 2010, 8:42 am
Wow,you all rock...I still have my days where I am overwhelmed by all the compassion and brings tears to my eyes to know that there is such a possitive example of the human species here on care2...Thank You all for all you have done and are doing for the voiceless....and making me smile amongest all unfortunate work that still needs to be done!! THANK YOU ALL!!

Past Member (0)
Sunday November 7, 2010, 10:57 am
Hopefully a happy ending to a sad story. Perhaps there is still some humanity in the human species.

Susan D (116)
Sunday November 7, 2010, 6:32 pm
I hope that the people who offered to adopt these doggies, but were not first in line, got offered other dogs and accepted. There are so many animals needing to be rescued, all because of the selfishness of humans. There are not enough kind people to go round!
Please, people, search your hearts and see if you can take in just one more dog or cat!
Thanks Simone. Thanks Matthew and others who worked so hard on this.

Monday November 8, 2010, 4:17 am
God bless her and some kind and gentle human heart...

Simone D (1462)
Monday November 8, 2010, 6:09 am
Thank you so much everybody, and to Matthew for all his updates. All is fine in the end, that is great !

Maria p (151)
Monday November 8, 2010, 8:53 am
It is so sad so many dogs and cat, along with other animals that homes. i am at my $$$$$ limit with 2 mastiff, 4 morgans and a cat, also a stray I feed, I just can't aford any more .

Constantin Leon (36)
Monday November 8, 2010, 1:24 pm
It's always good to see people caring on matters like this one. But the reality is cruel. Our beloved companions, these creatures of the blue planet that are companions of the human race for thousand of years are suffering by living near the human beings. They can't live by their own any more and by the same time they are dying by living so close to the human race. The number of cases like this one is countless. I live in Greece, I'm always trying to do my best for these lovely creatures but still, their case number becomes a growing one day after day. And at last we have to admit that we are a minority, no matter how much noise about our case we do.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 9, 2010, 12:56 pm
Sad story and Such a beautiful ending- thank you Mat and Simone and Ma lovely Ann and everyone!!!

Bradford Penrod (24)
Wednesday November 10, 2010, 11:03 am
I came in on this story kind of late; my physical condition prevents me from keeping a daily eye on things. I am so happy to hear of the outcome and see all of the people here who care so much and try to help - all in their own way. God bless you all!

Vivien Green (153)
Wednesday November 10, 2010, 11:17 am
Thank you Simone for posting this. Mathew thank you so much for putting our minds at rest. Please pass on my gratitude to Janet Geren and tell her how much we appreciate what she did.

I guess with alll the horrors we hear on Care2 we tend to react without all the facts. However as time is of the essence in most case's it is understandable.

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Wednesday November 10, 2010, 1:54 pm
Thanks Simone for posting & to Matt, Kit for the wonderful updates. I sent star to many, however many I was unable to as I did within this week! Sure wish they would change this ridiculous rule as so many deserves so many more STARS. So pleased to see so many wonderful kind humans, like Susan D. my friend states we need so many more compassionate/caring humans for these innocent animals. So very vital that spay/neuter your animals as this cruelty will never stop! Many are unable to afford it, but it is very worth it as the voiceless in the end pay the ultimate price with their lives. These spay/neuter programs should be backed by our government as lives are priceless! So wonderful that mama is being adopted & the pups. Praying that the two remaining find a loving forever home.

Mary T (178)
Wednesday November 10, 2010, 4:29 pm
Some humans are disgusting and cruel. I hope all of these dogs are saved.

Jules B (91)
Thursday November 11, 2010, 12:35 am
Having read the first post then scrolling down reading others i was getting more and more upset. But at last, i read the babies are fine with their mummy....thanks to those who posted updates and a huge thank you to those who rescued both mum & pups. There are some good people in the world, only wish I could say all were as loving and caring!

Susan Pernot (75)
Thursday November 18, 2010, 2:57 pm
OMG people are so very cruel. I hope they all find worthy loving homes soon. Pets are not disposable
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