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Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation | 10061 Riverside Dr. Suite 1003, Toluca Lake, CA 91506

 
 
We truly need your help! All of the shelters are overfilled and they are begging rescues and people to adopt the many dogs and cats before they start euthanizing. (You can read the article here: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/local/all-la-city-animal-shelters-at-capacity-hundreds-of-pets-may-be-euthanized/ar-BBLnCRZ?ocid=se)
 
We have done what we could here at LBWF. We have been pulling emergency dogs since Memorial Day. We know right now we are in an emergency crisis with the animals but so few people are listening as the Country is so devastated. Our hearts go out to everyone affected. If you are able, would you please, please, make a donation today to help us.
This upcoming Tuesday, August 7th, the electric company is turning off the electricity in our area for nine hours so they can fix the electrical grid. The temperature is supposed to reach 107 degrees. We are in shock they are doing this and we are asking for donations to help us rent generators so we can keep the dogs cool and comfortable. The only way we can provide this is by renting three generators to hook up the mini air conditioning units, purchasing 100 blocks of ice for the baby pools so the dogs can lie in the cool water, and regular bags of ice. The cost of renting a generator is $250 each.
Everyone in the area is affected and we know there are many that are not thinking ahead but we truly are as we care for our rescued animals with all our hearts! Please help! We are also on fire alert every single day. Our emergency funds are very low and down to nothing because of having to spay and neuter most all of our rescue dogs since the shelters won’t. Please help us to help the dogs in need. We have rescued so many and save so many lives because of your support! You can donate by clicking the link below and please put a message of support in the message bar!
With Love & Thanks,
Linda Blair
 
Below are pictures of our rescue dogs enjoying pool time and play time. Everything we provide is because of your support & donations! 
Our Recent Rescues
 
A Day In The Life of an LBWF Rescued Dog
Your support & donations make this possible!
 
Happy rescued dogs get the "zoomies!"
 
 
Heartbroken Family Desperately Seeks To Reverse Decision To Put Their Dog On Death Row After Protecting Yard From Intrusive Neighbor
 
One CT family is heartbroken over their beloved dog Simon (a mixed breed) who is currently on death row & was sentenced to be euthanized in near future.
 
Dr. David Young (Simon’s Dad) says in August 2017 a teenage neighbor deliberately cut the fence separating their yards and illegally trespassed (law 22-357) on Young’s yard where Simon was playing. The teenager was brandishing a lacrosse stick in a threatening manner. Simon feeling threatened bit the teenager on the leg.
 
The Young Family was assured by the Animal Control Officer who came to take Simon away for an evaluation that because he was up to date with all of vaccines and had never harmed anyone he would be shortly reunited with his family after 14 days. Simon,their dog and family member has been locked up for over 9 months.

Dr. David Young wants his family dog "Simon" back that they rescued several years ago. Mr.Young is a resident of Guilford, CT. He is married with 4 kids.Davidis an ER physician. He is a big supporter of adopting animals from shelters
 
Attorney Richard "The Dog Lawyer" Rosenthal is dedicated to the protection of animals & their legal rights. Richard is committed to representing the interest of these "at risk" pets, companion animals and shelter animals, the proverbial 'underdogs'.Check him out at thedoglawyer.com.  
(Represents David Young & his family dog "Simon")
 
Attorney Thom Page amassed 25 years of experience representing individuals, non-profits, & animals of all kinds and others in a variety of legal matters. Their cutting-edge litigation on behalf of animals, including our federal lawsuits challenging, on constitutional grounds, town and state governments concerning dogs often held for years in municipal pounds facing a death sentence. Every day dogs are seized and pet owners are forced to defend themselves, their pets and their assets when their dogs are accused of being dangerous or biting and causing injury.(Represents David Young & his family dog "Simon")

 

Talkin' Pets News

February 17, 2018

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Jillyn Sidlo

Producer - Lexi Lapp

Network Producer - Quin McCarthy

Executive Producer - Bob Page

Special Guests - Laura Vorreyer author of "The Pet Sitter's Tale" will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 2/17/18 at 5pm EST to discuss and give away her book

Elizabeth Walker, Press Secretary for White Coat Waste Project will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 02/17/18 at 720pm EST to discuss nicotine testing on monkeys and the VA's taxpayer funded experiments on Beagles

Talkin' Pets News

December 30, 2017

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Barry Siebold

Producer - Lexi Lapp

Network Producer - Quin McCarthy

Executive Producer - Bob Page

Special Guests - Becky Robinson, President & Founder, Alley Cat Allies will join Jon and Talkin' Pets at 635pm EST

Lisa Rimmert, Director of Development for Vegan Outreach will join Jon and Talkin' Pets at 721pm EST

 The world is certainly different than any of us recognize or understand. We all try to go about our day to day life as best we can. We stand united with people who are similar minded,  have proper morals and respect for each other, the animals and nature, for me this is the only way to keep moving forward.
This past year was so difficult with many losing their homes and animals through floods, hurricanes and now in the last month in California we are faced with several devastating fires. It has taken a toll on all of us but we must stay strong and continue to help those in need! 
Our job is to rescue, educate & provide for the abandoned & abused. I work all year long caring for homeless animals-rescuing, finding loving forever homes, paying medical bills, working to heal their wounded hearts and minds. I continue educating myself on a daily basis, working and learning from experts on ways to keep our faithful friends healthy and happy.
Our Cancer prevention program is WORKING and giving animals more time! We educate every day to remind people to cut out grains, potatoes, and feed clean food, to use cancer prevention herbs and more!
 There is still so much abuse and ignorance happening to the innocent animals.  It is hard for me to get through each day.  I just make myself keep fighting and moving forward. We save so many innocent lives through your donations!
The laws must change and 2017 has shown that the pet overpopulation must be stopped. Spay and neuter must become mandatory against backyard breeders and innocent dogs that are being used in puppy mills by people trying to make a fast buck. It is imperative these laws regarding animals must be changed and every judge I have come across tells me the same thing. It has to be black and white, but we all know how difficult that is.
 Human and animal rights and laws... It's all politics. Such a shame.  2018 must finally bring changes that are so desperately needed. 
 With that I will leave you with loving thoughts this Holiday Season. If you are traveling be safe, warmth if you are cold, and please look out for both people and animals in need of a helping hand.  Don't be afraid to save an innocent animal in their time of need. Never turn a blind eye when you can make a difference! 
Peace to you through this holiday weekend.
 We are in desperate need of donations. With all the rescuing and tragic emergencies that happened these last few months we simply didn't have the finances for our normal holiday mailing. Please be generous and donate today for our Christmas wish for the animals in need! Below you will find our wish list and whether you can provide something on the small side or large side we anxiously wait to hear from you!
 With Love & Peace,
Linda Blair 
President and Founder of the Linda Blair Worldheart Foundation
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Spread a little Holiday Cheer to an LBWF Rescued Dog this year!
 Running a rescue is very expensive. We rely on your donations to help the animals that have been abandoned and so desperately need medical attention, love, warmth and endless playtime. If you can find it in your heart to make any type of donation to make our Christmas special for the dogs we would be so grateful.  Your donations will make a dog smile and squeak from ear to ear and forget that they don't have a home just yet. 
 
Our Emergency Christmas Wish list:
  • 4 new tires for the dog's transportation van.
  • To replace the 12 year old Honda Odyssey dog mini van with an updated donated vehicle.
  • Enough grain free dog food to last through years end at least. We purchase at Costco and the local feed store.
  • More blankets towels for our now 20 to 30 degree temperatures at night.
The Dogs Daily Needs are the Following:
  • Grain free, potato free dry dog food & Grain free canned dog food
  • Clean warm bedding
  • Toys, balls, dog treats, dog cookies & non-rawhide chewies
  • Laundry soap & softener
  • Paper towels & Cleaning products for cleaning.
  • Angry Orange Kennel Cleaner (Available at Amazon.com)
  • Lumber & Tarps to keep on hand for wicked rain and believe it or not, sleet and snow are sure to come any moment.
  • Monetary Donations- We purchase a truck load of water every week as we live in the high desert and have well water. We have been in a drought. The high heat from the summer months left our electrical bills high and as we move into winter they will jump again as we have been using heaters for the winter.
  • We would love solar panels to reduce our huge electrical bills!
  • Volunteers
We also have an Amazon Wishlist where you can purchase an item and it will be shipped directly to LBWF. You can view our wishlist by clicking on the picture below. Please remember to use Amazon Smile and a percentage will be donated to LBWF.
 
 
Amazon Wishlist
Meet Some Of Our Recent Emergency Rescues!
With the recent fires devastating California LBWF started by rescuing 14 dogs. Within the last day or so we have pulled another 5 dogs from the shelters. The shelters are in desperate need for space with all the fire victims. Many of the dogs are coming out of the shelters with kennel cough and colds and have been going to the veterinarian to get medication. We thank you all for your support and we know it is the Holiday Season but please don't forget the abandoned pets this Holiday Season. Your tax deductible donations help provide a meal, a toy and a warm bed!
New Rescues
A Shelter Dog's Holiday Poem
Dillinger
'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the town,
Every shelter is full- we are lost, but not found.
Our numbers are hung on our kennels so bare,
We hope every minute that someone will care.
They'll come to adopt us and give us the call,
"Come here, Max and Sparkie-come fetch your new ball!"
But now we sit here and think of the days
we were treated so fondly- we had cute, baby ways.
Once we were little, then we grew and we grew.
Now we're no longer young and we're no longer new.
They reacted so quickly- why were they so rash?
We "jump on the children," "don't come when they call,"
We "bark when they leave us," "climb over the wall."
We should have been neutered, we should have been spayed,
Now we suffer the consequence of the errors THEY made.
If only they'd trained us, if only we knew,
We'd have done what they asked us and worshipped them, too.
We were left in the backyard, or worse, let to roam.
Now we're tired and lonely and out of a home.
They dropped us off here and they kissed us goodbye...
"Maybe someone else will give you a try."
So now here we are, all confused and alone
In a shelter with others who long for a home.
The kind workers come through with a meal and a pat,
With so many to care for, they can't stay to chat.
They move to the next kennel, giving each of us cheer...
We know they wonder how long we'll be here.
We lay down to sleep and sweet dreams fill our heads,
Of a home filled with love and our own cozy beds.
Then we wake to see sad eyes, brimming with tears-
Our friends filled with emptiness, worry and fear.
If you can't adopt us and there's no room at the inn-
Could you help with the bills and fill our food bin?
We count on your kindness each day of the year-
Can you give more than hope to everyone here?
Please make a donation to pay for the heat...
And help us get something special to eat.
The shelter that cares for us wants us to live,
And more of us will, if more people will give.
-Author Unknown
Happy Holidays From The LBWF Rescued Dogs!
Below you will see a few of the smiling faces who are excited about the Holidays while they patiently await their forever loving home.
Ava
Cami _ Champ
Casey
Sienna
Happy Pawlidays_
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Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation, 10061 Riverside Dr. Suite 1003, Toluca Lake, CA 91506

 

-This Season’s “You Watch, We Give” Episode Premieres August 26-

(New York, NY) Animal Planet’s popular series PIT BULLS & PAROLEES features Tia Torres, a true believer in second chances. For more than 20 years, Tia has dedicated her life to New Orleans-based Villalobos Rescue Center, the largest pit bull rescue center in the U.S. She has also offered a fresh start to parolees and a new lease on life to dogs that were discarded and demonized because of the reputation of their breed. PIT BULLS & PAROLEES is back this summer for an all-new season with new stories, but the same heart we know and love, beginning Saturday, August 5 at 9PM ET/PT

  

After a long recovery from a devastating leg injury, Tia gets back into in full swing and relies on her children, their significant others and the parolees to help keep the ever-expanding rescue center running. Tia fights a never-ending battle that’s grown to include dogs of every type and size, in desperate need of help. Many are unwanted pets dumped on the road, found wandering in the swamps, or thrown over the Villalobos gates. It’s the reality of running the nation’s largest pit bull sanctuary, where each new day brings happiness or heartbreak – and sometimes both.  

  

In addition to the summer season premiere, Animal Planet’s annual tradition of “You Watch, We Give” for PIT BULLS & PAROLEES will continue Saturday, August 26 at 9PM ET/PT to coincide with National Dog Day.  “You Watch, We Give” takes place as part of Animal Planet's on-going commitment to make a positive impact in the animal world; the network will donate money to Villalobos Rescue Center with the total donation based upon the episode’s viewership. Animal Planet encourages viewers to tune in for “You Watch, We Give” to help drive its donations to Villalobos.  

To support “You Watch, We Give” on Animal Planet’s social channels, fans are encouraged to share photos of their dogs with the #ShowUsYourPups hashtag across Twitter, Instagram or the Pit Bulls & Parolees Facebook page and it may appear on TV during the episode. In previous years, Animal Planet’s donations from “You Watch. We Give" has helped cover Villalobos' expenses, including veterinary bills and food and shelter costs for the rescued pit bulls.    

To satiate fans desire for additional content, Animal Planet digital and social (AnimalPlanet.com, Pit Bulls & Parolees page on Facebook and Animal Planet on Facebook and Twitter via @AnimalPlanet) will be offering Tattoo Tales (WT), a series of all-new short form content where fans will get up close and personal with Tia and her family, along with the parolees, as they share the stories behind some of their most meaningful tattoos.  

PIT BULLS & PAROLEES is produced for Animal Planet by 44 Blue Productions and Rive Gauche Television. Rasha Drachkovitch and Billy Cooper are the executive producers for 44 Blue Productions. For Animal Planet, Lisa Lucas is executive producer and Patrick Keegan serves as supervising producer. 

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT STARRING JON BERNTHAL HIGHLIGHTS THE TRUTH ABOUT THE MAJORITY OF “PIT BULL” DOG OWNERS

Animal Farm Foundation Is Challenging Stereotypes, Asking “Pit Bull” Dog Owners to Take Action Against Breed Specific Legislation by Simply Taking Their Picture

 

Amenia, N.Y. (June 10, 2015) – The non-profit organization, Animal Farm Foundation has created a public service announcement (PSA) starring actor and “pit bull” dog owner, Jon Bernthal, to disarm negative stereotypes about “pit bull” dog owners. In the PSA, Jon offers a real-life snapshot of the majority of “pit bull” dog owners, who are, in fact, everyday people with everyday dogs. Despite stereotypes suggesting that “pit bull” dog owners are inherently reckless or irresponsible, the overwhelming majority love and care for their pets just like other dog owners do. The individuals featured in the TV spot include “pit bull” dog owner-families, neighbors, friends, public servants and valued members of the community. Together, they are not the exception; they are the majority.

https://vimeo.com/129828178

MEET THE MAJORITY

In the PSA, Jon asks “pit bull” dog owners to join The Majority Project just by taking their picture. The Majority Project is a photo collection, created by Animal Farm Foundation, to demonstrate that “pit bull” dog owners are no different than other dog owners. The photos show these dog owners holding signs identifying themselves as everyday people, valued members of society, “pit bull” dog owners and part of the majority. “Pit bull” dog owners nationwide are encouraged to join The Majority Project by sharing a photo with their dog at TheMajorityProject.com.

The PSA is narrated by Jon Bernthal, the actor known for his roles on AMC’s “The Walking Dead” and major box office hits like “The Wolf of Wall Street.” Holding his “I am the MAJORITY” sign, Bernthal identifies himself as a father and a proud “pit bull” dog owner.

“My dogs, Boss and Venice, are members of my family, and I love them just like they’re one of my kids,” said Bernthal. “Just like us, dogs deserve to be treated as individuals. Laws that discriminate based on breed unfairly target not only dogs but also the innocent families who love and care for them.”

Among those featured in the PSA alongside their “pit bull” dogs are: Eric, a cancer biologist and his dog, Red, of Cambridge, Mass.; Nonny, a great grandmother and Ginger, of Washington D.C.; Father Humble, a priest and Aura, of Flowery Branch, Ga.; Rebecca, a teacher and Carmela, of Tucson, Ariz.; and many others.

“Reckless dog owners cannot be correlated with any particular breed or type of dog,” said Caitlin Quinn, director of operations for Animal Farm Foundation. “Discriminating against dog owners because of what their dog looks like will never make for a safer community. Holding reckless owners accountable will.”

 

BREED LAWS BREED DISCRIMINATION

Breed specific legislation refers to laws pertaining to and restricting ownership of a particular breed or breeds of domesticated dogs. Though states and municipalities nationwide have begun to abolish such laws, breed specific legislation is still enforced in some communities, including those outlined in Animal Farm Foundation’s Breed Specific Legislation Map.

Research conducted by various experts has concluded that breed specific legislation is ineffective in reducing dog bites and enhancing public safety. The American Veterinary Medical Association’s exhaustive review of dog bite studies conducted in North America, and elsewhere, concluded that separate regulation of “pit bull” dogs is not a basis for dog bite prevention[1]. Further, the “pit bull” type as a “breed” is particularly ambiguous, encompassing a range of pedigree breeds, informal types and physical appearances that cannot be reliably identified. Issues with breed identification make breed specific legislation difficult and costly to enforce, taking resources away from protecting the community from truly dangerous animals, which result from reckless dog owners, no matter the breed.

Animal Farm Foundation is joined by many experts and organizations that oppose breed specific legislation, including the White House, the American Bar Association, The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, the American Kennel Club and others. Animal Farm Foundation believes the most effective path to building safe, humane communities is through creating and enforcing non-discriminatory Responsible Pet Ownership laws.

“HSUS has long supported efforts to hold all dog owners accountable for the humane treatment and safe containment of their dogs, regardless of the dog’s breed,” said Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States.  “Instead of unenforceable and unfair breed discrimination laws, we must foster safe and humane communities by treating all dogs as individuals and empowering pet owners.  Our Pets for Life program stands as proof that the overwhelming majority of pet owners care deeply for their pets, and “pit bull” dog owners are no exception.”

 

JOIN THE MAJORITY

“Pit bull” dog owners can join The Majority Project by printing and personalizing an “I am the MAJORITY” sign and proudly displaying it in a photo with their dog. Photos can be submitted according to the instructions provided at TheMajorityProject.com and shared via social media using #TheMajorityProject.

For more information about The Majority Project and to submit a photo, visit TheMajorityProject.com, “LIKE” The Majority Project on Facebook, and follow @MeetTheMajority on Twitter.

About Animal Farm Foundation

Animal Farm Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation, which has been rescuing and re-homing animals, as well as making grants to other humane organizations, since the mid-1980s. It is Animal Farm Foundation’s mission to secure equal treatment and opportunity for "pit bull" dogs. For more information on Animal Farm Foundation, visit http://www.animalfarmfoundation.org.

WHEN: A Special Holiday Episode of PIT BULLS & PAROLEES, premiering on November 30, at 10pm ET/PT.

WHAT: As part of Animal Planet’s on-going commitment to make a positive impact in the animal world, the network is asking viewers to tune in to help drive donations to Villalobos Rescue Center, a 501c3 nonprofit organization featured in the series PIT BULLS & PAROLEES. “You Watch. We Give.” is part of the network’s non-profit initiative Reach Out. Act. Respond. (R.O.A.R).  Based on the number of viewers who watch an all-new episode of Animal Planet's PIT BULLS & PAROLEES on Saturday, November 30, at 10 pm ET/PT, funds will be donated to Villalobos Rescue Center for the care and feeding of 200+ pit bulls living at VRC (up to $50,000).

In the high-drama episode, “Giving Back,” Tia and her Villalobos family have settled in New Orleans, so she sends her family into the neighborhood to spread the word about VRC. Outreach proves worthwhile when two dogs are trapped under an unstable two-ton pile of wood, and local residents call in Villalobos. Tia doesn't hesitate to risk her life to save the terrified pit bills. Next, after losing their beloved pit bull, a couple adopts a new dog. The episode ends with the New Orleans’ arena football team recruiting VRC pit bull Rhino and Tia’s twin sons to be on-field mascots.

WHY: This is the fourth year of the “You Watch. We Give." campaign, and past initiatives have gone a long way to pay for Villalobos' vet bills, food and shelter for the dogs and have helped to keep the rescue running.  Last year’s initiative yielded a donation of $50,000 and garnered 1.3 million unique P2+ viewers for the episode. That donation was used to help pay for the disaster relief recovery and care for the more than 200 dogs at Villalobos Rescue Center that were affected by Hurricane Isaac.

R.O.A.R. is Animal Planet’s national campaign that leads the way in taking action and being a voice for animals.  To learn more about Villalobos and all of the R.O.A.R partners please visit: www.animalplanet.com/roar.

34 Texas dog bite fatalities were recorded during this period; more than any other state. Pit bulls were responsible for 76% of the total recorded deaths. Impediments to reduce these deaths include the One Bite rule and the 1991 statewide measure that prohibits breed-specific laws.

Austin, TX, March 20, 2013 --(PR.com)-- DogsBite.org, a national dog bite victims' group dedicated to reducing serious dog attacks, releases a report of Texas dog bite fatalities from January 1, 2005 to February 17, 2013. During this period, 34 Texans suffered death due to a dog mauling, making Texas the leading state in the nation for dog bite-related fatalities. Pit bulls inflicted 76% (26) of these deaths, followed by the next most lethal dog breed, rottweilers, inflicting 15% (5).

DogsBite.org began reviewing Texas dog bite fatality data after a second Texas toddler was killed by a chained pit bull in under a 1-month period this year. Last year in the U.S., chained dogs killed two individuals. In the first 47 days of 2013, Texas matched this national statistic. Of the 6 total chaining deaths in Texas, pit bulls and rottweilers accounted for 100%. Each chaining fatality involved a child 4-years old or younger and occurred in a rural or semi-rural area of Texas.

Victim data from the Texas report showed that 68% (23) of the victims were children ages 11-years and younger. Of this group, 52% (12) were ages 2 and younger. Dog ownership data from the Texas report showed that family dogs comprised 53% (18) of all attacks that ended in human death and 88% (30) of the attacks occurred on the dog owner's property. The combined years of 2006 and 2007 accounted for 38% (13) of all Texas dog bite fatalities during the period.

Texas counties with the most fatal dog attack occurrences include: Harris County (5) followed by Bexar County (4) and Montgomery County (3).

The Texas report also highlights the need to reform Texas laws and the two main impediments to achieving this reform: The One Bite rule, which omits civil liability for the dog's first bite (or first mauling, maiming or death) and the 1991 statewide anti-BSL measure, which prohibits breed-specific laws. The Texas report emphasizes the 1988 and 2011 medical injury studies from Texas doctors; both medical studies explicitly focus on injuries and deaths inflicted by pit bulls.

The report names several progressive Texas cities -- Fort Worth, Garland and San Antonio -- that have implemented proactive animal control policies despite state imposed limitations that deny municipalities from directly targeting the two most lethal dog breeds in Texas. The report briefly outlines each policy and offers links to related FAQs and municipal code. All three policies share two key provisions: preventing new attacks and holding dog owners more responsible.

Please click the below link to see the full Texas report:
Report: Texas Dog Bite Fatalities, January 1, 2005 to February 17, 2013

About DogsBite.org

DogsBite.org is a national dog bite victims' group dedicated to reducing serious dog attacks. Through our work, we hope to protect both people and pets from future attacks. Our website, www.dogsbite.org, was launched in October 2007 and contains a wide collection of data to help policymakers and citizens learn about dangerous dogs. Our research focuses on pit bull type dogs. Due to selective breeding practices that emphasize aggression and tenacity, this class of dogs negatively impacts communities the most. Our website hosts important dog bite studies, U.S. dog bite fatalities and other key bibliographies. In the Legislating Dogs portion of our site, we offer examples of breed-specific laws (state-by-state) and documentation of the constitutionality of these laws. The Victim Realities section provides a glance into the unforgettable stories victims leave behind and much more. DogsBite.org operates out of Austin, Texas and can be contacted via: 512-650-8510 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Research contributions and active website participation stems from individuals that span the United States of America and across the world.

Pit bulls have gained 11 pounds each since rescue

NEW YORK—Humane Law Enforcement (HLE) agents of the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) arrested Bronx resident Gillian Irving on Friday, April 20 for allegedly neglecting and starving her two seven-month-old pit bulls, named Cagney and Lacey.

On February 17, 2012, HLE agents responded to a complaint of two skinny and neglected canines inside an apartment on Webster Avenue in the Norwood section of the Bronx. Agents encountered the dogs and both appeared to be neglected. Ms. Irving relinquished Cagney and Lacey to the agents, and they were transported to the ASPCA’s Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital for treatment.

ASPCA veterinarians determined that Cagney and Lacey had been starved—they weighed 16.4 and 15.2 pounds, respectively, upon intake. After receiving treatment by ASPCA staff, Cagney now weighs 27.1 pounds and Lacey weighs 26.9 pounds—a 65 and 77 percent increase, respectively. Both dogs are recovering at the hospital and will eventually be made available for adoption.

Irving, 27, was arrested by ASPCA Special Agent Ann Kelly. She was charged with two counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty. If convicted, she faces up to two years in jail and/or a $2,000 fine. Irving is due in Bronx Criminal Court on August 22.

To report animal cruelty in New York City, contact the ASPCA’s Humane Law Enforcement department at (212) 876-7700, ext. 4450 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Photo Caption: Cagney, before and after receiving treatment at the ASPCA’s Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital

 

Photo Caption: Lacey, before and after receiving treatment at the ASPCA’s Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital


About the ASPCA®
Founded in 1866, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is the first humane organization established in the Americas and serves as the nation’s leading voice for animal welfare. One million supporters strong, the ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach and animal health services. The ASPCA, which is headquartered in New York City, offers a wide range of programs, including a mobile clinic outreach initiative, its own humane law enforcement team, and a groundbreaking veterinary forensics team and mobile animal CSI unit. For more information, please visit www.aspca.org.

To become a fan of the ASPCA on Facebook, go to http://www.facebook.com/aspca. To follow the ASPCA on Twitter, go to http://www.twitter.com/aspca.

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