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Another family pet shot by the cops

Posted by | Filed under My Pledge to Dogs | Dec 8, 2011 | No Comments

Sheriff’s deputies responding to an accidental 911 call shoot and kill Azi, one of the family’s dog.  Their job is to protect and serve, not to kill our dogs.   Radley Balko lays out the execution of family pets by police quite succinctly in The Daily Beast.   We have to shine God’s flashlight down ...Read more.

For Boo Boo

Posted by | Filed under My Pledge to Dogs | Nov 21, 2011 | No Comments

We have a nomination for the Hall of Shame.  I’m really sick and tired of cops shooting dogs.  Just because you have a gun doesn’t mean you should use it. http://gothamist.com/2011/11/21/off-duty_pa_cop_shoots_his_neighbor.php

Justice for Boy and Zeak

Posted by | Filed under My Pledge to Dogs | Sep 16, 2011 | No Comments

We’ve got another nominee for Worst Person in the World.  Randy Klatt.  Randy Klatt is a small time cattle rancher in Hamilton Texas.  Randy is one sick bastard. Now here at My Pledge to Dogs we understand the rural culture of shooting a dog that attacks your herd.  We don’t like it, but we understand ...Read more.

Man hangs dogs while neighbors scream at him to cut them down

Posted by | Filed under My Pledge to Dogs | Apr 12, 2011 | No Comments

This is one of the most horrifying set of photographs I’ve run across.  (graphic link) In Homestead, Florida yesterday, for reasons unknown, Jorge Guzman-Zubiaur tied his two dogs together with a rope than ran through a tree at an abandoned grow house in a manner that essentially hanged them.  They could not sit down or ...Read more.

Rest in peace, Buddy

Posted by | Filed under My Pledge to Dogs | Apr 8, 2011 | No Comments

Buddy was a 14 year old German Shepherd dog who was dumped at the shelter by his owners.  He had cancer. Buddy’s owners dumped him at the shelter rather than doing the right thing for him.  A rescuer took Buddy yesterday, brought him to a vet.  Gave him treats, held him, told him he was ...Read more.

Justice for Patrick!

Posted by | Filed under My Pledge to Dogs | Mar 27, 2011 | No Comments

Last week a maintenance worker at the Garden Spires apartments in Newark, New Jersey was pulling garbage out of the chute to go into the trash compactor.  He noticed one of the trash bags moved.  Inside he found a nearly starved to death pit bull mix.  He’s been named Patrick because he was found on ...Read more.

Justice for Baby -nobody puts baby in a corner

Posted by | Filed under My Pledge to Dogs | Mar 11, 2011 | No Comments

Guess the breed.   I defy you to get it right. From the website Justice for Baby. Baby is an 11 year old Samoyed who arrived at the Brooklyn ACC (Animal Care & Control) on February 7, 2011 as a stray. Baby had previously been adopted from the ACC and her owner was identified via ...Read more.

The Carson Girl

Posted by | Filed under My Pledge to Dogs | Mar 7, 2011 | No Comments

This poor dog never got a name.  She was dumped at the Carson shelter at 13 years old.  Her owners said “They didn’t want a senior”.  I wonder what this family is going to do when Grandma gets old.  She labored at the Carson shelter for several days while a local rescuer worked to get ...Read more.