These Dogs Knew Nothing But Pain Until Rescuers Gave Them A New Lease On Life

Living in total misery, two young pit bulls named Lois and Clark lived under a truck until fairly recently. Starving and in desperate need of medical attention, they weren’t going to last much longer in that state. That’s when a few volunteers from Hope for Paws heard about their situation and decided that enough was enough.

They struggled a bit at first, but after some coaxing, they were able to wrangle the terrified pups. When they started warming up to rescuers, the adorable pair revealed that they were actually big softies.

Lois and Clark are now looking for a forever home, and the folks at Hope for Paws really want to find a family that will let them stay together. If you’d like to help them, please consider sharing their story and directing people in the Los Angeles area to the shelter.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/homeless-pit-bulls/

Dog Rescues Deaf Boy From A Burning Home In Indianapolis

Ace, a 2-year-old pit bull, lived up to his name.

1. Wednesday afternoon, a fire erupted in an Indianapolis home. At the time, 13-year-old Nick Lamb, who is deaf, was sleeping inside.

Wednesday afternoon, a fire erupted in an Indianapolis home. At the time, 13-year-old Nick Lamb, who is deaf, was sleeping inside.

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The 13-year-old boy had been excited Wednesday, because he was finally old enough to stay home alone. He usually wears hearing aids but didn’t have them in as he napped, so he didn’t hear the home’s smoke alarms, the local NBC-affiliate reported.

2. As the fire grew, Lamb’s 2-year-old pit bull named Ace licked his face, waking him up to a room full of smoke.

As the fire grew, Lamb's 2-year-old pit bull named Ace licked his face, waking him up to a room full of smoke.

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“My dog licked my face and woke me up,” Lamb said. “I woke up and the entire house was covered with smoke and we ran out in the backyard.”

3. Ace and the boy both made it outside safely. Now Ace is being hailed as a hero.

Ace and the boy both made it outside safely. Now Ace is being hailed as a hero.

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Lamb’s mother, Lindsay Bernard, called the event “amazing, because if [Ace] wouldn’t have been there, he probably wouldn’t have even woke up.”

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/jimdalrympleii/dog-rescues-deaf-boy-from-a-burning-home-in-indianapolis

Picture of the Day: Firefighters Put Out Blaze, Rescue Hamsters

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Firefighters from the Lacey, Washington Fire Department recently responded to a call about a burning mobile home. The crew quickly extinguished the fire and noticed a family of pet hamsters inside the burning building. They grabbed the five hamsters—later identified as Oreo, Madonna and three unnamed babies—and brought them outside to safety.

Afterwards they administered oxygen to the furry critters. The adults survived and so did two of the offspring. Nobody else was in the building at the time and no firefighters were injured. For more info visit Lacey Fire District 3 and Komo News.

Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/2014/10/picture-of-the-day-firefighters-put-out-blaze-rescue-hamsters/

15 Heroic Men Flipped Overturned Convertible To Save Someone Trapped Inside

Jonathan Jansen was driving recently in South Carolina when suddenly, things took a turn for the worse. His car flipped upside down. What made that even more horrific was the fact that he was driving a convertible.

Stuck in the car and unable to get out, Jansen began to feel hopeless. But just when he was about to give up, 15 heroic bystanders rose to the occasion, flipping the car and pulling him to safety.

Let’s just hope he took these guys for a round afterward! It’s pretty incredible to see people step up when it really counts.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/flipping-a-car/

He Was Photographing An Abandoned Hospital When He Heard A Strange Noise…

What’s your ideal afternoon activity?

It’s probably lounging, watching TV, exercising…but certainly not exploring the inside of a creepy abandoned hospital — unless you’re Joshua Gold.

After a bit of time inside the old building, he started to hear a strange noise coming from within the walls. But instead of running away and living to tell the tale, something told him to stay and investigate.

Something just wasn’t right.

Using tools and ladders, he searched far and wide. Moving first through air ducts and later inside the drywall, he finally found the source. What he saw melted his heart in the best possible way!

Some might call it luck that Leonard was saved by Joshua going to an abandoned hospital. Others, however, know it for what it truly is — a miracle!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/cat-abandoned-hospital/

Russian Sailors Rescue Dog Stranded on Ice Floe (Video)

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A dog stranded on an ice floe in the port of Magadan, Russia, was rescued by the crew from one of the ships docked there. Faith in humanity restored.

Original video found via Youtube. A copy spotted here.

This Woman’s Stalker Followed Her Around Like A Lost Puppy, So She Took Him Home

I’ve said this time and time again, but the fact remains that I’m a bit of a scaredy cat.

I’m well into my twenties and I still have a fear that one day, I’m going to be kidnapped. My mother jokes that the person who takes me will bring me back in a hurry, but that doesn’t stop me from being cautious. In a five-minute walk to the store, it’s not uncommon for me to peer over my shoulder at least six times. If I ever do acquire a stalker, I hope they’re as adorable as the one following this German flight attendant.

Olivia Sievers works for a prominent airline in Europe and she frequently travels to Argentina for work. During these trips, she stays in the same hotel near Buenos Aires, and each time she arrives, she is greeted by a stray dog. After nearly a year’s worth of interactions, she finally decided to adopt the pup. She then named him Rubio.

No matter how hard Sievers tried to chase Rubio away, he always knew how to find her.

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He would wait hours just to see his favorite human.

Now that Sievers is his mom, the two are inseparable! He loves going on long walks.

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They pose for pictures together, too! How handsome is he?

He loves his mama, and I have the sneaking suspicion that she loves him just as much.

I can’t wait to find my own furbaby. (Then maybe I won’t be so afraid of being kidnapped.)

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/four-legged-stalker/

What This Kitty Did As A Fireman Tried To Rescue It Is Such A Cat Move

After receiving a call about a cat that needed to be rescued, these firefighters raced to the scene. The poor kitty appeared to be stuck on the outside of a balcony a few stories up, and it didn’t look like it knew how to get itself out of the sticky situation. Wasting no time, the crew loaded one firefighter into the lift and sent him up to help the poor thing out.

But something hilarious happened just as he approached the kitten that cracked up every single spectator down below.

That’s such a cat move. We’re happy that the kitten is safe, but we do feel a little bit bad that the firefighters had to waste so much time. At least they got a good laugh out of it!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/cat-balcony-rescue/

California Firefighters Rescue Puppy From A Tight Spot

Somehow a little pit bull got itself stuck in the middle of a wheel rim. Firefighters used vegetable oil and “creative ingenuity” to free the puppy.

1. Kern County Firefighters from Bakersfield, Calif., performed a unique rescue on June 20.

Kern County Firefighters from Bakersfield, Calif., performed a unique rescue on June 20.

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“A puppy was stuck in the middle of a rim and was brought to the station by a local resident,” the Kern County Fire Department wrote on Facebook. “Firefighters used cooking oil and creative ingenuity to free the puppy.”

3. Firefighters were able to slip the puppy’s head out of the hole with the help of a little vegetable oil.

Firefighters were able to slip the puppy's head out of the hole with the help of a little vegetable oil.

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The puppy, named Junior, is now home with its owner and seven siblings, the Associated Press reported.

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/mbvd/california-firefighters-rescue-puppy-from-a-tight-spot