Tag: dog-rescue

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, ...
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...
A Puppy In Need Walked Up To A Man At Work. What Followed Shattered My Heart.

A Puppy In Need Walked Up To A Man At Work. What Followed Shattered My Heart.

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It's never too late to help a dog in need. Whether they're newborns or the oldest dog in the kennel, they're all better off for our help. But let's face it, most of our attention goes to the pups. And for good reason. They're cute, can't look out for themselves, and we want to protect them from the harsh world before anything bad happens. But what should we do about the ones that don't get rescued? The ones who've lived out there in the harsh world, maybe their entire lives? How can we help them? Well after reading this story about Toothless the dog, I think I have an idea. And a new hero... One day, Cody Leightenheimer found this little guy. According to him, "I was working at a wood flooring factory a couple months after. I had an entire wing, basically, to myself. One day ...
This Is The Heartbreaking Reason Why Vets Don’t Want You To Buy Flat-Faced Dogs

This Is The Heartbreaking Reason Why Vets Don’t Want You To Buy Flat-Faced Dogs

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I think we can all agree that pups like French bulldogs and pugs are cute. They're lovable, friendly, funny, and quite a few vets out there really don't want us to buy them. That sounds harsh, but the reason why isn't because they want to rob us of companionship. As it turns out, those precious, squishy faces we all know and love are doing pooches more harm than good. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DCBP_ATF'); }); Because of genetic bottlenecking (which we'll get to in a second), purebred gene pools are teeming with defects and mutations that actually cause our four-legged friends pain. And you know where pain leads? Right to the vet's office, which eventually sends dog owners on the fast track to financial strain. For that reason, organizations li...
Nobody Would Stop To Help Him Or Even Look At Him, But Then Somebody Finally Cared

Nobody Would Stop To Help Him Or Even Look At Him, But Then Somebody Finally Cared

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googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DTBT_ATF'); }); At some point in our lives, we've all felt that nobody cares about us -- whether our reasons are legitimate or just temporary emotional stress. Feeling that way sometimes is a normal part of growing up, but most of us know that our families do care and that they would do anything to keep us safe and healthy.But unfortunately for this dog in Iquitos, Peru, he had nobody in the world willing to give him a second glance, even though it was clear that he was suffering immensely. He desperately needed someone to help him. Just as it seemed that he was ready to give up, though, two wonderful women finally noticed him and came to his rescue. This poor baby was suffering from ...
She Was Devastated When Her Dog Disappeared 2 Years Ago  But He Was Finally Found!

She Was Devastated When Her Dog Disappeared 2 Years Ago But He Was Finally Found!

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Two years ago, Debbie Petranck lost her best friend. Her pug-nosed terrier Zeus wandered away from home and was nowhere to be found. She searched high and low for her little pup, going so far as to put an ad in the newspaper every week. But her efforts were sadly met with no results. Petranck thought she'd never see Zeus again.But then the incredible happened. The dog owner got a call from a shelter more than 1,000 miles away. Apparently two years ago, Zeus was picked up by a man who saw the cutie wandering around a fast food restaurant near his home in Ocala, Florida. He took him in and shortly after, moved to Detroit. Well, history repeated itself and Zeus wandered away from his new dad and ended up at the Dearborn Animal Shelter. That's when they checked him for a microchip... Lu...
If You Thought You And Your Best Friend Were Cute, You Haven’t Seen These Two

If You Thought You And Your Best Friend Were Cute, You Haven’t Seen These Two

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There are people out there who spend hours at a time watching compilation videos on YouTube, and most of those compilations center around the ridiculous antics of hilarious pets. I would know, because I'm one of those (sad, sad) people. And if you're anything like me, you've probably seen the video below.This clip shows Lottie and Grizzly — two four-legged friends that are decidedly adorable — sharing a nice little hug. If you haven't seen it yet, you haven't lived (or maybe you have a social life, unlike myself). (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script',...