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Sun Mar 15, 2015, 06:31 PM

Rescued Florida dog now recovering in 'protective custody'

Source: AP

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- A dog rescued after being shot and tied to railroad tracks in Florida has been released from a veterinary clinic to continue its recovery.

Tampa Bay Veterinary Emergency Service posted a message on its Facebook page late Friday saying Cabela had "left the building to go into super secret, never to be revealed, protective custody." The 1-year-old mixed-breed dog was in hiding to "heal, socialize and begin her transition to a new life," the post said.

Tampa Police have said that Cabela was shot, tied to railroad tracks and left to die earlier this month because it wouldn't fight.

The Tampa Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1x6iItO ) that a Hillsborough County judge on Friday denied bail for two men accused of using Cabela for fighting.

FULL story at link.



Read more: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_DOG_TIED_TO_RAILROAD_TRACKS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT



Two previous stories at this link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141037705



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Reply Rescued Florida dog now recovering in 'protective custody' (Original post)
Omaha Steve Mar 2015 OP
shenmue Mar 2015 #1
rhett o rick Mar 2015 #2
TDale313 Mar 2015 #3
newfie11 Mar 2015 #4
Myrina Mar 2015 #23
marym625 Mar 2015 #5
magical thyme Mar 2015 #6
marym625 Mar 2015 #8
magical thyme Mar 2015 #10
marym625 Mar 2015 #11
BlancheSplanchnik Mar 2015 #14
smirkymonkey Mar 2015 #18
marym625 Mar 2015 #19
magical thyme Mar 2015 #7
tblue37 Mar 2015 #21
magical thyme Mar 2015 #22
tblue37 Mar 2015 #28
magical thyme Mar 2015 #29
tblue37 Mar 2015 #30
magical thyme Mar 2015 #31
tblue37 Mar 2015 #32
Triana Mar 2015 #9
DirkGently Mar 2015 #12
SMC22307 Mar 2015 #13
BrotherIvan Mar 2015 #17
DirkGently Mar 2015 #20
okasha Mar 2015 #15
du_grad Mar 2015 #16
Coventina Mar 2015 #24
MBS Mar 2015 #25
inanna Mar 2015 #26
Name removed Mar 2015 #27

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 06:49 PM

1. Mercy!

Good dog, Cabela.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 06:51 PM

2. k & r. Thanks for posting. nm

 

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 06:55 PM

3. Sometimes people just suck.

Poor dog. Hope she has a long life with much love and happiness.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 07:33 PM

4. I'm for tying them to the railroad track

With a very short chain!

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Response to newfie11 (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 09:52 AM

23. +1

don't forget to shoot 'em in the kneecaps before they're left, too.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 07:43 PM

5. How do people do this?

Honestly, I don't know how anyone can be so cruel.

Glad someone found her and she'll be okay

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Response to marym625 (Reply #5)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 07:46 PM

6. they call her an "it," but actually she's a female. nt

 

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Response to magical thyme (Reply #6)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 07:50 PM

8. Oops

My bad. Fixed

I just think male when I think about fighting.

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Response to marym625 (Reply #8)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 07:51 PM

10. it's not your fault...

 

It bothers me when journalists and people refer to animals as "its," as though they are things versus living beings.

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Response to magical thyme (Reply #10)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 07:58 PM

11. Thanks, but the quote does refer to her as "her"

Or maybe "she " I can't see the post when replying. Though, you are correct, the article says, "it." Shame on them.

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Response to magical thyme (Reply #10)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 08:25 PM

14. me too. I hate that.

Glad this baby is safe now.

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Response to marym625 (Reply #5)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 09:57 PM

18. I really don't understand it. I can't understand how people can be so cruel

to animals, or other human beings for that matter. I don't have it in me and I can't get my mind around this mentality.

Poor little angel. I hope she has a long, happy life free of abuse and pain.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #18)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 10:16 PM

19. Same here

I am so glad that they are not sharing where she is.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 07:47 PM

7. so glad she's on her way to a good life...

 

hopefully her shot to pieces leg will heal on the rod so she can keep it!

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Response to magical thyme (Reply #7)

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 01:59 PM

21. One of her legs was amputated not long after her rescue. nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #21)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 07:48 AM

22. the orthopedic vet changed his mind when he did the surgery. he inserted a rod instead.

 

The initial reporting was premature. She still has her leg and was already walking on it when she left the vet hospital.

They're hoping the pieces will heal back together -- it's supposed to take about 6-8 weeks.

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Response to magical thyme (Reply #22)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 02:20 PM

28. Oh, good! I hope the leg mends. Poor baby has suffered too much already. nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #28)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 02:38 PM

29. here's a pic of her headed to foster...her leg is already out of the cast!

 



The Tampa Bay Veterinary Emergency Service posted the following to its Facebook page:

Good news for Cabela, she has left the building to go into super secret, never to be revealed, protective custody. Hiding: to heal, socialize and begin her transition to a new life. Updates will be posted on her status in a timely fashion!
http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/news/article.html/content/news/articles/bn9/2015/3/14/cabela_released_from.html


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Response to magical thyme (Reply #29)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 02:58 PM

30. Thanks for the update. She still looks timid and traumatized, poor sweetheart. nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #30)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 03:35 PM

31. they have pix on their facebook page where she looks very happy...

 

one of her rolling on her back with her head in the vet's lap with vet tech looking on. So once she has time to learn to trust her new people, she'll be able to relax and start enjoying being loved...

So glad she and the others there were found and rescued...

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Response to magical thyme (Reply #31)

Wed Mar 18, 2015, 02:46 PM

32. Oh, dear--I just read that she is being treated for heartworm. That

is as bad a situation as one can imagine!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 07:50 PM

9. I suggest the men who did this to her suffer the same fate

 

as they would have had her suffer.

Creeps.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 08:16 PM

12. Today in What the *&$# is Wrong with People: This. Jesus. n/t

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 08:22 PM

13. "Too sweet-tempered" for dog fighting...

poor baby. At least the four pieces of shit who abused her have been arrested and their other dogs rescued.

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Response to SMC22307 (Reply #13)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 09:51 PM

17. Agree!

I hope they can be shown than pets should never be treated this way! They are dangerous, twisted people.

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Response to SMC22307 (Reply #13)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 11:07 PM

20. Good!


Authorities said Devlin and Bell gave Cabela to two 17-year-olds, who have been charged as adults with aggravated animal cruelty and trespassing. One teen also was charged with possession of a firearm.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 08:53 PM

15. No bail.

Excellent.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Mar 15, 2015, 09:13 PM

16. If you want to help Cabela, go here

http://www.tbves.com/

You can either write a check or donate online.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 10:21 AM

24. I never read the original thread because the title was so horrific.

So I was unaware that the poor doggie had survived.

Thanks for posting this, OS.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 10:52 AM

25. What a horrific story

But so heartening to know that Cabela is recovering , and that so many people -the police, and the judge, and the vet clinic and her new caretakers- came through. And, yeah, no bail for those low-lifes.

Good luck, Cabela, and thanks to the good people who will continue to protect him.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2015, 11:33 AM

26. This story has me fixated.

Angry. Disturbed.

Makes me want to hold my lil' guy all the more....

Look at the face on that sweet dog in the OP. I just want to cry.

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