Rescued duck gets new wheels (If you want to smile you've got to see this video!)

Merlin the duck is from Goats of Anarchy animal sanctuary. Walkin' Pets custom-made a wheelchair for Merlin, and he is the first-ever duck to use the wheels! @GoatsOfAnarchy

If you want to see the picture of happiness you just have to look at Merlin’s face.

This very lucky duck is sporting a brand new cart made just for him. You can see Merlin is loving being able to get around.

Merlin the Duck, Walkin' Pets by HandicappedPets.com

Merlin the Duck, Walkin' Pets by HandicappedPets.com

Merlin had trouble walking due to a leg deformity. After he was rescued he went to the Goats of Anarchy sanctuary in New Jersey.

And can we just take a moment to say, if you want more laughs and smiles, you have to see the farm’s adorable goats. Seriously. This article should just be called, “The cutest rescued animals you have to meet!”

Goats of Anarchy farm, credit: Walkin' Wheels wheelchairs. Who also donated a small blue Walkin' Wheels wheelchair to a baby goat named Lawson, who is currently suffering from heart failure. It was an incredible experience to see these little guys in action.

But back to the duck: Walkin’ Pets, a company that’s outfitted dozens of rescued animals with carts to help them walk, made their first ever wheels for a duck just for Merlin.

The company says this is only the beginning and they plan on making more duck carts in the future.

Merlin the Duck, Walkin' Pets by HandicappedPets.com

Merlin the Duck, Walkin' Pets by HandicappedPets.com

Dog saved from shelter after having motor oil poured on her face

Pup saved from Harris County Animal Control. Shelter says former owner poured motor oil on her because she had noncontagious mange

Just looking at her face sparked outrage from everyone who saw this Facebook post about Gabriella. The pup ended up in the Harris County Animal Control shelter over the weekend.

The post said, “Poor Gabriella was surrendered today in terrible shape. She was covered in motor oil in an attempt by her owners to treat her Demodex mange. A nice vet tech was kind enough to stay after hours to give her a bath and clean her eyes, which seemed to be the cause of her pain. Can you HELP ME?”

The pup cried out in pain as shelter workers tried to clean the oil off her face.

Soon after the post went up Lucky Lab Rescue and Adoption saved the dog.

Volunteer Erin Woodkotch offered to foster Gabriella and raced her to the animal hospital today.

Woodkotch with Gabriella

Woodkotch with Gabriella

At first the pup seemed defeated and to have given up. But Woodkotch spent hours with her and stayed with her through all her exams and treatments at the vet’s office, giving her lots of love. Eventually a spark of life came across Gabriella’s face, and Woodkotch observed what she thought may have been a brief tail wag, “Her spirit isn’t broken. She looked me in the eye and I told her how safe she is. I think she’s got fight left in her,” Woodkotch told Watchdog Mary.

Gabriella is also suffering from a severe staph infection and will remain hospitalized for now. In this video she is receiving a medicated bath.

Now many people are asking if the owner face charges for this? Watchdog Mary is trying to find out. We’ll update this story as more information becomes available.


How often should you brush your dog's teeth? And how the heck do you do it?

Pop quiz: How often should you brush your dog’s teeth? And how the heck do you do it well?

Have you ever tried to brush your dog’s teeth and ended up fighting a losing battle? Even given up?

Some of us have even tried using tactics like beef flavored toothpaste (so gross!) to try to help make fighting plaque a little easier.

Seriously though, as you’ll hear in this video, having a dog with nasty teeth can cause health problems, and not just in their mouth. The bacteria that builds up can travel to other parts of their body and cause infections and illnesses.

The video gives some good tips on how often to brush, how to brush without a battle and how it can help your pet’s health.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO.

Volunteers say finding Rosa, the missing rescue dog, is a holiday miracle

This video was shot moments after Rosa, a rescue dog, who was missing, scared and on the run for a week was found! She managed to escape from her new adopters in San Marcos, Texas.

Dozens of volunteers from Lucky Lab Rescue and Adoption worked to find her. They set up humane traps, field cameras and search parties. Just as they were getting discouraged and depressed— they found her at 2am inside one of the traps the day before Christmas Eve! They’re calling this a holiday miracle.

Rosa is back in her foster home resting and doing just fine. Her foster mom, Marie Guadagno, searched for her each day and night, calling her name, hoping Rosa would recognize her voice.

Another volunteer, Amy Te Grotenhaus, who lives close to where Rosa ran off, checked the traps every couple of hours for the dog. She was stunned to finally find Rosa and took this video.

All the volunteers say this was truly a team effort.


How to perform the pet Heimlich maneuver

It’s a move that could save your pet’s life if they inhale an object or even get food stuck in their throats.

You know some dogs just love to gobble things down as soon as they spot some random garbage lying on the ground. It happens in a split second and if they end up choking on it, you’ve got big problems.

This is a vet guided demonstration on how to perform the maneuver. If you’re interested in learning how to do it search for pet CPR and Heimlich maneuver classes in your community.

Click here to watch the video.

Facebook Live: Spay and neuter myths and misunderstandings

What are the biggest myths and misunderstandings when it comes to getting your pet spayed or neutered? What is the right age to spay or neuter a pup? Can a dog or cat ever be too old to be spayed or neutered?

We tackle what’s fact and what’s fiction, and how spaying or neutering your pet can help save the lives of other animals.