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July 15, 2008

Follow the Pontotoc Rotties. Fourteen Rottweilers on their journey to new lives.

 Pontotoc Rottweilers Living Area - BEFORE

Rottweiler with missing footFourteen Rottweilers have been surrendered to rescue after their owner/breeder became ill, failed to seek treatment, and is now not expected to survive. Unfortunately, many of her dogs are in equally bad shape, since she was unable to care for them. The dogs are near Ada, Oklahoma about an hour and a half from Oklahoma City. A small local rescue is attempting to aid these dogs, but even a large rescue organization would be overwhelmed by 14 dogs at one time. The dogs are starving and in need of basic veterinary care. Now comes the most difficult part, getting them healthy and finding them new loving homes. A Blog has been created to follow their journey with regular updates on all of the dogs. Nine of the 14 have been taken to the vet so far. Among them was Stubby (in the photo above). 
Stubby's Mom all but chewed his paw off as a pup, unfortunately he didn't receive any veterinary care to help it heal properly. It has been determined that his whole leg ill have to be amputated. All of the dogs taken in have mange which will be treated. Most of the females were taken in and will be spayed as soon as they are healthy enough. Mitch, our seizure dog, didn't have a seizure on this trip, but tests have been run and results should be in soon. Everyone will be staying with the vet for a while. The others will be arriving there just as soon as more space is available.



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July 11, 2008 - Saved! ASPCA Vet Rescues Rottie Who Ate Bottle Cap - Currently available for adoption,

Benny, a four-year-old Rottweiler with a strong stomach and a taste for “street food,” is a true New Yorker. Earlier this year, he arrived at the ASPCA’s Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital and, according to Dr. Robert Reisman, Medical Coordinator at BMAH, started passing bits of glass in his stool. Radiographs indicated tiny shards of glass scattered throughout the dog’s digestive system. Reisman knew Benny would continue to eliminate the broken glass, but he was troubled by a more serious sign on the radiograph: the outline of a metal bottle cap stagnant in the dog’s stomach.

Wary of performing major surgery, Dr. Louise Murray, the hospital’s Director of Medicine, decided to perform an endoscopy, a less aggressive approach to removing the bottle cap. Benny was fussy in the surgical suite, but hospital staffers prepped him for the procedure with a light anesthesia. Passing an endoscope (fiber optic technology attached to a tiny camera) through the mouth, down the esophagus, and into the stomach, Murray surveyed Benny’s gastrointestinal tract on a computer screen. She quickly located the bright green bottle cap, but soon lost it amongst excessive fluid, hair and other foreign objects in the dog’s stomach. Clearing the debris, she passed a long, grabbing instrument through the endoscope to remove a piece of Styrofoam as well as a lumpy mass of hair, glass, twine and twigs. After more than an hour of persistence and patience, Murray located the bottle cap and removed it successfully, sparing Benny from invasive surgery.

Months later, our brave Benny is enjoying a full recovery—and an extra thirty pounds—with the help of caring ASPCA staffers and a nutritious diet of dog food. Currently available for adoption, now he just needs to meet a permanent dining partner, one who will spoil him silly with a buffet of love...and healthy treats!

ASPCA Success Story of the Week: Sweeter Than Honey

While out for a Saturday drive with her two dogs, Janice Ledbetter of Livingston, TN, spotted a young Rottweiler on the side of a busy highway. The canine had scars on her face and appeared to be starving and crippled in one leg. Remembers Janice, “I took my dogs home and immediately brought the Rottweiler some food.”

Janice approached cautiously, but very quickly relaxed—the pooch came right over, allowing herself to be hugged. “Now I am a grown woman, a mother and a grandmother,” Janice says, “but I stood right there on the side of the highway and cried just thinking about what this dog must have endured.” She instinctively named the pooch Honey.

When Janice returned to her car to get her phone, Honey—hungry as she was—ignored the food, followed Janice and tried her best to crawl into the back seat. “Seeing how much she savored that little bit of human interaction,” remembers Janice, “I gave her a boost into my car and took her home.”

A visit to the vet revealed that Honey was about a year old and severely underweight. In addition, one leg was broken.

“I started her on puppy chow and wet food and medication from the vet,” says Janice. Three months later, Honey weighs over 90 pounds and bounces through the house. “She and her best friend, my black Lab, Josie, tire themselves out wrestling together,” says Janice, happily. And Honey’s never met a human she didn't like. “She wags her stubby little tail at anyone who comes in the door.”

But there’s one human who comes before all others. “Honey rests in the shower while I brush my teeth and sleeps under my bed at night," says Janice. "She's become my shadow. I have no doubt she’d give her life for me without hesitating.”

June 21, 2008

Please forgive my tardiness in updating our site.   It is busy here with dogs. I have been working so much lately saving for Betty Boo and what she needs. You will see Doug is still listed on the side navigation of the site.  Well,  I can't take him off yet. So I added a little rainbow to his name.  I know it has been over 3 months now.  But I am still dealing with the loss of him.   He was such a wonderful boy and did so many wonderful things for people and the community in the 4 years he was with us.  He gave his all and was a tremendous Ambassador to the Rottweiler Breed.


March 30, 2008

Our Rottweiler Rehab Rescue  will be changing to our new domain name. Please update your bookmarks for "Rott Stop Rehab Rescue".


Do you know who dumped these puppies?


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One of the puppies dumped in Thetford.

United Kingdom - Animal welfare officer have launched an investigation after three puppies were found dumped in Norfolk.

Inside was an eight-week old female Rottweiler puppy suffering from severe hydration and very weak and thin. The puppy was taken to a nearby police station where the RSPCA were then contacted.

On closer inspection, they found an elastic band on the puppy's tail possibly there from an attempt to dock it. The tail may now need to be amputated after being assessed by vets.

Unfortunately, the situation got even worse on Tuesday, when two more puppies and an adult male Rottweiler were found by a passing jogger.

The adult was found dead about 500 metres away from the original puppy, after possibly being in a road accident causing a massive internal trauma.

The two puppies were found alive. Both of them were of the same age as the first puppy and had had their tails docked.

The RSPCA think that all three puppies and the adult Rottweiler may have been dumped together.

RSPCA inspector Dave Podmore said: “This is a serious incident, as the first puppy was close to death when she was found and the other two may not have survived for much longer on their own.

If someone is found guilty of abandoning the dogs they could face a maximum six months imprisonment and/or a 20,000 fine. This is due to the fact that it is illegal to dock tails for non-medical purposes or for dogs which are not certified as working dogs and only vets can legally dock tails. It is also illegal to cause unnecessary suffering to animals.

The RSPCA are asking for anyone with information on where the dogs came from to call them in the strictest confidence on 0300 1234 999.

Read full article here: Norwich Evening News 24 by IAN PHILLIPS

Rottweiler Puppy euthanized after alleged neglect by owner

A Rottweiler puppy had to be euthanized after allegedly being neglected by its owner in Buckeye.

Ernest Wilson of Buckeye was arrested on suspicion of two counts of animal neglect: failure to provide medical attention and failure to provide shelter, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.

The dog's ribs, hips, and spine were protruding from lack of food

Read full News Article Here

Butchered Pup Left To Die In Bag
You Dirty Rotters: SSPCA Slam Sick Puppy Stunt
Butchered Rottie Pup Left To Die In Bag
By George Mair

A TINY puppy had her tail hacked off before being sealed in a bag and hurled into undergrowth to die.

The three-day-old rottweiler bitch was found alive by a woman walking her dog.

Her pet picked up the pup's scent and refused to leave the spot until she went to investigate.

The woman opened up the plastic bag and found the pup fighting for life inside.

She was wrapped in a filthy rag and suffering from wounds to her tail and a deep gash to her head.

After being treated by vets, the injured creature is now receiving round-the-clock care at the SSPCA's centre in Dundee.

Staff have named the pup Gretel - because she was found in Letham Wood, Leven, Fife.

The woman who found the puppy asked not to be named.

She told yesterday how she heard whimpering coming from the bag and added: "I pulled the bag out and found this puppy, just a wee black ball, wrapped in a dirty rag.

"It was freezing cold, so we wrapped it in a clean towel at home and tried to give it a heat.
"As soon as the vet was open, we took the puppy straight there. I just hope the poor wee thing pulls through, as she was in a terrible state."

Tail docking was made illegal in Scotland last October.

The SSPCA said they were worried about any other puppies from the same litter and appealed for information to help track down whoever was responsible. They can be contacted at the number below.

SSPCA manager Sharon Comrie said: "It beggars belief how someone can do this to a defenceless puppy. It is a miracle she survived."

CALL SSPCA ON 0870 737 7722


Man charged with abusing his own Rottweiler

KTRK/HOUSTON) - A Houston man is accused of beating his own pet. He's the first person to be charged under a new Texas law that makes it easier to punish someone accused of animal cruelty.
That law changed at 12:01am Saturday just a few hours into September 1st. Harris County had the first case of lower burden of proof for animal cruelty in Texas.
He is a young Rottweiler that is learning life. It's a life that that nearly ended six days ago in a northeast Houston yard.
Nearby neighbors called police because of the dog's wild cries.
"The dog was suspended by its neck by [a] metal chain, choking to death and the guy was beating it with a broken baseball bat," said Lt. Mark Timmers of the Houston Humane Society.
The chain the Humane Society said was embedded in the dog's neck and the broken baseball bat are now part of the evidence in this case.
Four dogs including the Rottweiler were confiscated at the scene Saturday.
The owner was arrested under the new state felony animal cruelty law.
The DA's office accepted charges without reservation.
"Under the new law, the owner can be prosecuted if he kills or causes bodily injury to an animal in a cruel manner," said Harris County Prosecutor Belinda Smith.
"In this particular case, this crime happened the day the new law came into effect."
Especially fortunate for a dog that has a name now, Bolo, and a kinder, gentler future.
Bolo is considered evidence in the case too.
The owner of the dog is still in jail and will be given a psychiatric evaluation.
If convicted, he could face up to two years in jail and a $10,000 fine.
We have details about the law.

It gives greater protection to domestic animals like dogs and cats. The old law didn't make a distinction between live stock and pets.
This law defines what cruelty is and it's not just torture, it is any kind of cruelty. It also makes it easier to get an indictment against someone accused of abusing an animal.

The new law gives greater protection to domestic animals like dogs and cats. The old law didn't make a distinction between livestock and pets.
The new one actually defines what cruelty is and it's not just torture but any kind of cruelty. It also makes it easier to get an indictment against someone accused of abusing an animal.
We did some checking and found the SPCA in Houston responded to more than 12,000 calls of animal abuse and neglect last year.
If you see someone abusing an animal, call the SPCA at:

OR the Humane Society at:
You can also report abuse online.

Buffalo, New York - Rottweiler Nurses orphaned Kitten

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To animal lovers offer their support,

Toronto Humane Society inspector

Tre Smith is a hero. 


After all, if it weren't for his brave actions on July 31st, a Rottweiller named Cyrus almost certainly would have perished in the sweltering car his owner locked him in.

But Smith arrived on the scene and didn't hesitate to smash the car's window and pull the dog, which was hovering near death, out of the vehicle where he could begin his valiant attempt to save its life

But in the confusion that followed, Smith had to make a tough choice.  The dog's owner arrived on the scene, and according to Smith, became confrontational.  Smith knew he had only seconds to spare if he hoped to save Cyrus, and chose to cuff the dog's owner and leave the scene to attend to the animal.  While he was gone, the man became a sitting duck for angry bystanders, and was allegedly assaulted. 

Two weeks later, the Ontario SPCA suspended Smith pending an internal review.  He can still work at the Humane Society, but can't investigate animal cruelty cases.

"To be honest with you, I'm not sure (why I was suspended). I really don't know," he told Ann Rohmer during Animal House Calls on Tuesday.  "I received an e-mail sent out to every O.S.P.C.A. member across the province and alerting them to the fact that a Toronto Humane Society agent has been suspended due to his actions on July 31st, that's pretty much where it ended."

And while his future may be uncertain, Smith is sure of one thing --- he has no regrets about his past.  In the end, Cyrus was saved, and to Smith, that's all that matters.

"When we brought him into the clinic we were surprised he was going to last the night and fortunately he did and he's thrived and got a lot better, (but) he'll never be the same dog he was before this incident.

"They haven't actually given him a final diagnosis but they're definitely seeing mild brain damage, his attention span isn't the same. He doesn't always respond to his name. I've been told by the vets that he is suffering from mild brain damage."

According to Smith, timing was everything, and if he'd been delayed dealing with the owner, the dog would have died.

"I don't think he could have survived any longer. He was seconds if not milliseconds away from crossing over. He had already released himself which is a tell tale sign that the organs are shutting down."

"I've been to hundreds of dog and car calls and you always prepare yourself (but) that was one of the most horrible things I've seen to date, seeing this beautiful Rottweiler slumped over the backseat gasping for his last bit of air. There's a lot going on. Emotions run deep when that happens but you have to keep them under control and remember that you're there to save and an animal's life."

Tre Smith Rally:
Starts at Toronto Humane Society
11 River St. @ 11:30am
Procession drives slowly up Highway 404 to Newmarket OSPCA Headquarters
16586 Woodbine Avenue

Full article and Video:


Thank Goodness we have not been effected by the wide spread food recall.  Please check your pets food ingredients. Check out the Our Foods page here on this website and if we can assist in answering any questions please feel free to contact us.


As the pet food recall widened last week to include certain products containing rice protein concentrate, the ASPCA has issued new recommendations for pet parents looking for advice on what to feed their pets. “As new products are recalled, there is obviously great confusion in the public space about what is and is not safe to feed your pet,” says the ASPCA’s Dr. Louise Murray, Director of Medicine, Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital. “We’ve prepared some guidelines that we hope will be helpful to pet parents and veterinarians alike.”

ASPCA experts suggest the following:

- Based on information made public by the FDA last week, the ASPCA recommends that you should not feed your pet any foods containing wheat gluten or rice protein concentrate.

- Given that the source of contamination has thus far been identified as coming from outside the U.S., you may wish to check with your pet food manufacturer as to the country of origin of any protein concentrate used in its products.

- If you suspect at any time that your pet has ingested food that may be contaminated, call your veterinarian immediately.

- Stay alert for early signs of a problem that may be recall-related, such as excessive thirst, decreased appetite or vomiting.

- If you think your pet is critically ill and you cannot reach your regular veterinarian, please call the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435.

Please check the ASPCA Pet Food Recall Resource Center regularly for additional information, including updates about foods that were added to the list of recalled products yesterday.


February 8, 2007 The case that irritated those in Authority. As they stood by and did NOTHING for over 2 years.   It took grass root rescues to help these poor dogs.

Rottweilers treated for malnutrition, rat bites, parasites

The two Rottweilers who were rescued from a vacant home last week in Middle Smithfield Township are now being treated for malnutrition and rat bites, as well as numerous other medical conditions . Click photos above to read full story.

Everyone working together is what truly saved these two Rottweilers from a horrible fate. A very special thank you to Jenny Stephens, Tammy Grimes, Joann Dimon, Commissioner Asure, Lisa Hauer, Kathy Slagle, Katie Walters, the local media, and of course the neighbor, Suzanne Brenner, who cared and was committed enough to keep trying even after being her reports were repeatedly dismissed and ignored.

Together we CAN make a difference!
  Neglected Rottweilers turned over to shelters

 February 2, 2007

Two Rottweiler Abandoned

for 2 years on foreclosed property in Monroe County,


Wow! well I stated it was going to be a potentially busy year. I wasn't kidding.  Working with Kodi's Club we both came to the aid of two Rottweilers in Monroe County.   Kodi's Club and Rott Stop will be working together in the rehabilitation of these two Rottweilers.  There is so much to write about and I want to include the key people that were instrumental in the rescue of these two poor dogs. More info will be posted here. Here Some pictures are graphic.

case photos ref#PA-DLEB2007

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