Tag: animal-rescue

In Honor Of Adopt A Shelter Dog Month, Here Are 25 Rescues To Fall In Love With

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Along with all the spooky fun of Halloween, October also has the honor of being dubbed "Adopt A Shelter Dog Month." There are so, so many sweet pups sitting in shelters across the country just waiting for someone to come bring them into a loving forever home.As I'm typing this, all of the adorable dogs below are currently available for adoption at some of the best shelters and rescue organizations in the country. You might be just the right person to give one of them the happy life they all deserve! 1. Winnie from Austin Pets Alive! Austin Pets Alive! 2. Monty from San Jose Animal Care & Services San Jose Animal Care & Services 3. Fredrick from Multnomah County Animal Services ...
After Being Stolen, This Dog Was Finally Returned To His Loving Owner

After Being Stolen, This Dog Was Finally Returned To His Loving Owner

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Winnebago County Animal Services just helped reunite a furry friend and his owner in epic fashion. About two years ago, a man named Jose from Columbus, Wisconsin, was facing hard times. He lost his wife, job, and eventually had to live out of a car. Jose adopted a puppy he named Chaos to be his companion. The dog helped him through many hard times, but he knew that such a large animal would need a better living situation temporarily. A friend of a friend took in the dog, but once Jose got back on his feet, they refused to give the dog back. Recently, a Winnebago County Services staff member found a stray dog with a 2014 National Identification Number collar. Amazingly, that dog was Chaos...and when the rescue called the number associated with the collar, Jose answered! He thought th...

When A Starved Dog Was Rescued, He Was So Happy, He Couldn’t Stop Wagging His Tail

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When we're hungry, we go to our kitchen or (if you're like me) have a fast food place whip something up for us in a jiffy. Our animal friends don't have that luxury and rely on us to provide the basics they need to survive.This poor pup, however, was abandoned and left to fend for himself in Queens, NY. He was discovered curled up in a field, severely emaciated and in need of immediate care.Warning: the photos of his incredibly thin frame might be too graphic for some. The kind stranger who found him brought the sweet boy to a nearby shelter, but they didn't have quite the necessary means to treat his extreme case. Facebook / Adopt a Boxer Rescue They decided to contact Adopt a Boxer Rescue, who were able to provide more proper care. ...
A Greek Dog Rescue Found This Shepherd In Desperate Need Of Help

A Greek Dog Rescue Found This Shepherd In Desperate Need Of Help

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SPAZ, a Greek rescue organization, was alerted that a very sick stray dog was near Athens, Greece. The shepherd most likely was a sheep dog at one point, but now he was sick and struggling to survive on his own. It took a while to locate the dog once they arrived. When they saw him, their hearts broke. The dog was extremely fearful and refused to let the humans get close. Because of this, the rescuers had to lace food with tranquilizer. After an hour of tracking the dog, he finally laid down. Although he was still terrified, he didn't put up a fight. The dog remained calm, even during the car ride to the vet. He had one ear cut off, he was infested with both fleas and ticks, ...
Heroic Russian Firefighters Brings A Kitty Back To Life After A House Fire

Heroic Russian Firefighters Brings A Kitty Back To Life After A House Fire

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Firefighters all over the world are known for saving cats stuck in trees. One kitty in Russia however, needed a much more dramatic rescue than that.The poor cat became trapped during a house fire and needed urgent treatment to counter the effects of smoke inhalation. That's when quick-thinking firefighters held an oxygen mask over its face. For a number of minutes, they fought hard to bring the tiny feline back from the brink of death. Eventually, the orange cat sprung back to life, much to the delight of a distraught owner.One life down, eight more to go. I'm beyond grateful for these often unsung heroes. They understand that a pet is a member of the family, too. Thanks to their incredible work, this lucky kitty didn't suffer any permanent injuries and is making a full recovery. ...
This Man Rescued A Sheep That Was Completely Stuck In A Hole In The Ground

This Man Rescued A Sheep That Was Completely Stuck In A Hole In The Ground

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googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DTBT_ATF'); }); In Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," Alice falls down a rabbit hole and is transported to a bizarre new world. Apparently, one curious sheep recently decided to follow her lead. Approaching a small hole in the ground, one man heard a cry for help. When he stuck his hands inside, he felt around for a bit and grabbed onto a pair of legs. As he pulled the creature to the surface, it became clear that somehow, a fully grown sheep had gotten stuck in what seemed like a fairly small opening. This whole ordeal reminds me of elementary school when the teacher would make you choose a random gift from a bag of goodies. When you reached inside, you never knew wha...
Instead Of Euthanizing Unwanted Cats, This Shelter Is Giving Them A New Purpose

Instead Of Euthanizing Unwanted Cats, This Shelter Is Giving Them A New Purpose

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Despite the work of tens of thousands of animal shelters and even more volunteers around the country, nearly 3 million companion animals are euthanized each year. More than half of them are cats. To combat this, SpokAnimal struck up a program with the goal of giving unwanted cats a second chance. So how do they do it? They match cats to farms, warehouses, and other properties where the furry felines can offer their rodent-killing services. Facebook / SpokAnimal C.A.R.E. Not only are they saving the cats from certain death, they're also giving them a new purpose in life. Facebook / SpokAnimal C.A.R.E. Learn more about the program here!(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagNa...
Good Samaritan Hunter Does Something Amazing When He Sees A Deer Caught In A Fence

Good Samaritan Hunter Does Something Amazing When He Sees A Deer Caught In A Fence

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Hunting, whether for sport or for food, usually ends with one or more dead animals. Some people think hunting is unethical, but most hunters do have ethical codes. An idea that is commonly included in these codes is that of "fair chase," which is defined as the "ethical, sportsmanlike, lawful pursuit and taking of any free-ranging wild animal in a manner that does not give the hunter an improper or unfair advantage."When a hunter came upon a deer stuck in a fence, his ethics dictated that he not shoot the young creature. Instead, he helped it. Watch as the hunter carefully lifts the unsure deer and helps it out of a precarious situation.var _informq = _informq || []; _informq.push(['embed', 'ndn_582d26e6e1d01']); Read More: When These Hunters Ca...

What A Woman Recorded On Her Helmet Cam Is So Miraculous And Heroic, You’ll Be In Awe

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Many motorcyclists like to add a handy GoPro camera to their helmet to capture all the amazing views of a good ride. This woman, whose name is Laney, captured something much more miraculous while she was out for a ride in her Oklahoma hometown. She was waiting at a busy intersection when she noticed something fall from one of the passing cars. At first she thought it was just a loose leaf (and you will, too!), but soon realized it was actually a small, terrified kitten. Without a second thought, she immediately jumped into action. Laney signalled to oncoming traffic and scooped the little guy up with the help of another woman standing by: She was as shaken up as the little guy, who was thankfully unharmed. Reddit / our_Brain_On_Pizza Laney na...
The Officer Who Didn’t Press Charges Against This Dog’s Abusers Has Faced Justice

The Officer Who Didn’t Press Charges Against This Dog’s Abusers Has Faced Justice

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If you're an animal lover, you've probably been following the incredible case of a little pup named Libre. In fact, we here at ViralNova wrote about his outstanding recovery last month. The poor dog dealt with horrific abuse and neglect, which resulted in a painful skin condition and a level of malnutrition that almost killed him. Fortunately, Libre is a fighter and the teams from Speranza Animal Rescue and the Dillsburg Veterinary Center never gave up on the determined dog. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DCBP_ATF'); }); What really struck readers, however, was the fact that no charges were filed against the people who almost ended this animal's life. Although it was abundantly clear that Libre had been abused, the Humane Society officer who handle...