The pig, Binky, is one of millions of animals that are surrendered or abandoned by their owner or owners in the United States annually.
Pumpkin's story stunned cat lovers, with one saying "how can they give away a companion after 18 years only because of hairs?"
"We advised them to take her to a vet, that they will assist her—and their solution was to leave her at the door," one supervisor said.
"He might be blue because people who train dogs for dog fights might have taken him to use for bait and they stain them blue," one viewer fearfully wrote.
Two different pet parents allegedly experienced the loss of their dogs after using online resources to hire pet sitters.
A police officer described the finding as "disturbing and, frankly, disgusting," and said it appeared that the dog was made to suffer by drowning.
"The trunk door of his vehicle was open and I noticed multiple iguanas laying in his trunk tied around their legs and bodies with duct tape," the officer said.
An investigation found the Massachusetts man searched the internet for things such as, "Will Clorox burn a cat" and "Blowing weed in cat's face."
Although police initially believed the remains could be human, the medical examiner later said the body was that of a dog.
In a press release on June 16, the Wetlands and Wildlife Care Center said, "Someone is intentionally breaking Brown Pelican's wings...We need your help to find whomever is performing this atrocious act."
Tashawn Rodriguez said he walked past the owner and saw the man dragging a Pit Bull Terrier "for three blocks against his will" on a New York sidewalk.
"The National Park Service has a responsibility to protect and preserve these beautiful animals. The idea that depriving them of food and water somehow fulfills that responsibility isn't just absurd, it's undeniably inhumane," Kate Barnekow, the organization's attorney, said.
The annual Lychee and Dog Meat Festival is now underway in Yulin, China. Every year, thousands of dogs are killed to be eaten at the event.
"I don't particularly believe in an afterlife, but I promise if there is one I'm submitting a request upon arrival to come back and haunt the person who did this," one outraged resident claimed.
Police believe the dogs' owners may have set them loose on the lambs.
"Poor thing is suffocating and suffering for your TikTok video," one enraged viewer remarked in the comments section.
Ricky Dake, 59, of Monterey, Tennessee, was arrested on Thursday after officers initially found dead cattle back in February.
The traps are often used to remove rodents, insects, and other animals that are considered to be pests from homes, but animal rights groups say they are cruel and indiscriminate.
"There's no excuse for ripping sensitive fish out of their natural habitats and confining them to tiny, artificial enclosures–let alone ones attached to people's nails," the U.K. PETA director said.
The video has sparked intense debate online, with many viewers calling the actions "cruel" and "heartless."
A Riverside, California man posted videos on his social media of himself kicking and slitting the throat of his young puppy in February. He pled guilty to the charge of animal crush which holds a maximum sentence of seven years in prison.
"There were animal feces all over the house, the smell was horrendous but there was a specific room where there were two adult animals kept in cages that is just horrific."
"Organized dogfighting—whether on a professional, hobbyist or street fighter level—has no place in our society," said Jean E. Williams, acting assistant attorney general for the Department of Justice's Environment and Natural Resources Division.
Approximately 80 severed bear paws were discovered in the Canadian province of British Columbia.
In the video, the man can be seen placing a small cardboard box on the counter before slamming his palm onto the box and continuing to pummel the animal with his foot on the floor.
According to court documents and media records, the injuries allegedly inflicted included broken teeth, bloodied toes, cut tails, and broken bones.
A $1,500 reward is on offer to find the culprit after the creature was found bound up with duct tape in Seminole County.
The El Paso Police Department said it was investigating the incident as a case of animal cruelty.
A man from San Juan, Puerto Rico, was arrested Saturday evening for killing a dog after shooting it multiple times. He was later released on $60,000 bond.
"This act is illegal on a number of accounts," non-profit organization White Shark Conservation Trust said.