The organization that rescued my dog Nemo is under a lot of financial pressure. A number of very needy dogs have come along in a very short period of time. The video above details just some of their current hard-luck cases. They've started an Indiegogo project to find some help.
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Tonik, a canine-human hybrid, is available for adoption in Mishawaka, Indiana. He is a Poodle/Shih Tzu/human mix. (via Nothing To Do With Arbroath)
This Labradoodle named Charles lives in Norfolk, Virginia where he's frequently mistaken for a lion on the loose. Apparently, 911 dispatchers received three separate 911 calls this week reporting the "lion."
“I just saw an animal that looked like a small lion.” It had “the mange and everything,” a man said. He had seen it on Delaware Avenue near Llewellyn Avenue.
“I don’t know if it got away from the zoo, or what,” he said
"Norfolk 911 calls for 'baby lion' turn up a coiffed dog
"murlin, buttercup," shared in the Boing Boing Flickr pool by beckitten. Says the photographer, "My mother is documenting her pup at murlin.net if you're interested in more photos and videos of murlin."
Photojournalist (and author) Erin Siegal has a wonderful photo-essay up on the The Reuters Photographers Blog about "Fast Friends," a group that adopts/rescues "retiring" greyhound dogs that have been used in racing in Tijuana, Mexico. On Erin's personal blog, there are more photos that didn't fit in. What beautiful creatures.
PBS NewsHour’s Jenny Marder wrote a really interesting feature about the abandoned pets inside the Fukushima evacuation zone in Japan. I encountered some of them when I traveled to the area with Safecast and PBS NewsHour science correspondent Miles O’Brien (our resulting PBS NewsHour report video is here).
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