Giant Eagles Snatch Police Officer’s Adopted Baby Kangaroo For Their Dinner

A police officer who adopted a baby kangaroo after its mother died was horrified after giant eagles snatched him and flew off.

Constable Scott Mason took the joey into his own home earlier this year after he found the animal in the pouch of his dead mother.

But the kangaroo - now named Cuejo - was spotted by a wedge-tailed eagle, who decided that the animal would be its dinner.

The bird swooped in and lifted the poor animal over a 2m high fence at the property in Western Australia’s Mid West.

It then landed on the ground before a second eagle came along and joined in attacking the defenceless animal.

Safe and sound: Cuejo survived his ordeal (Twitter)

However, Scott refused to give up on his adopted pet and rushed over to the eagles, managing to scare them away.

Cuejo survived the attack but suffered wounds to this chest and face.

Scott told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation: “I finally caught up with him a few hundred metres down the way and found out that he was bleeding quite heavily.”

Cue Police later posted a picture on Twitter showing Cuejo resting and having a cuddle, tweeting: “Back to his adorable best.”

Top pic: AAP

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So, we’re coming in to Christmas season.

Ever thought about buying a puppy as a Christmas present?

Ugh.

Just. Fucking. Don’t.

Why, exactly?

Well, I’m glad you asked.

I’m not the best with words. But if it stops another pup from becoming a ‘Christmas Puppy’, then I’m willing to do anything

Let me take you through a hypothetical but highly realistic scenario.

Your sister has some young kids, and you think, “Oh, how about I buy them a puppy for Christmas, that’s a great idea!”

So you go and buy a young male doggo from a pet store, put a little red bow around his neck and give it to your sister.

“Oh, it’s so adorable!” She says, dying inside because she never really wanted him.

So they take the pup. You never see it again.

But what you don’t know, is that your sister doesn’t want it. She feeds him (if you call chucking food at the poor thing a few times a week 'feeding’) and she lets the kids play with him sometimes (who are far too rough and drag him around by the neck and hit him). The dog never really gets trained properly. And he is never socialised properly with other dogs or humans, because your sister is too embarrassed to be seen in public with him.

So January comes. And February. Young doggo is bigger… and untrained. He shits everywhere, jumps on everyone, barks for attention because:

'Why won’t anyone play with me??’

Do you know what the worst thing is?
He doesn’t even know what he’s doing wrong. It’s not the doggo’s fault. But your sister screams at it, expecting the poor dog to know what it means.

So if words don’t work, hands will.

Eventually, after the screaming and hitting, the yelling and the beating, your sister decides to get rid of him. Dumps him at the pound with lots of issues.

Let me list them:

- Hand shy: caused by fear
- Food aggressive: caused by fear and neglect
- Dog aggressive: caused by lack of socialisation/neglect
- Human aggressive: caused by fear
- Not toilet trained: caused by neglect
- Barks, makes noise, whines: caused by neglect
- Jumps: caused by neglect

Who is going to adopt that??

No one, that’s who.

YOUR DECISIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES.

So from here, either the pup is euthanised or the lucky ones are taken in by rescue groups. Pounds get full and rescue groups can only take in so many animals.

Even if this pup is one of the lucky ones, then it’s a whole other struggle.

Do you know how hard it is to rewire a dog’s brain to trust again? To learn that not everyone is out to hurt them?

To not be afraid of hands?

'Please, please don’t hit me…’

To not fight other dogs on sight?

'What is it? Is it going to hurt me? Go away!’

To be able to eat around other animals again?

'Mine! Mine! I need it, I don’t want to starve again, never again… please!’

Do you know long it takes? How much money it takes? How painful it is to realise that you might not be able to save them all??

I’ve lost so many beautiful dogs to the disease called humans.

Save us the trouble of cleaning up your mistakes.

Take it from a rescuer.

Don’t buy dogs as Christmas presents.

Puppy update #8: LUCA AND CALU ARE OFFICIALLY ADOPTED!!

It all began with this post: [X] (careful scrolling because it contains graphic images of the puppies’ injuries)
Udates: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7

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So this Friday, while I was on my second day of Comic Con PT as a seller in Artists’ Alley, I got a call from the animal association that’s been helping me trying to find a family for Luca and Calu and they gave me the most wonderful news:

The puppies were adopted by their temporary foster family!!

I honestly couldn’t even reply because I got all chocked up and started to sob my heart out, but I honestly was so happy that the puppies finally had a place they could call home I couldn’t deal with my emotions. I’m still a bit emotional because these puppies experienced first hand just how awful humans can be and for them to finally be treated, healthy and safe is a huge joy (and a relief) for me.

Their foster family (now adoptive) loved them so much that they decided to keep them as members of their own family. What’s more, the babies will never be alone and apart from each other. This was a fear of mine all along too, in case people decided to adopt just one of them and separate them. Thankfully it wasn’t the case!

That said, any donations I receive will be promptly transferred to the animal association that helped me find these puppies a family. Their specialty is to care for mothers and babies who were left abandoned (although they do not refuse to care for other animals) and they’re always in need for donations. If you’re interested to know more about them, please send me a non-anon ask and I’ll be more than glad to link you to their facebook.

I know I’ve thanked everyone a million times, but I’m so thankful for all the help provided and your generous donations to help ensure these puppies would be taken care of. Any amount of donations given were so helpful and vital for the babies… I’m eternally thankful to everyone who contributed and last Friday we saw the results of our efforts!

The babies finally have a home!!

This is a happy ending for them, but I’ll keep supporting the association that helped me because our job never ends (if you want to help just let me know! We have a lot of mothers and babies in serious need of treatment).

I’ll still post their pictures here, so they can bring your day some joy and hope.

On behalf of Luca and Calu: THANK YOU!

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