Some good people in Russia rescue a prairie dog that was stuck in its hole…
They pull cats from dumpsters, puppies from boxes on the side of the road, and old dogs from painful lives spent on dirty street corners. They do important work for those who cannot do it for themselves — animals that rely on human kindness that will never come.
But if you have a pet, you know that they do just as much saving. They do it every day. They curl up in our laps when we’re crying and run around like crazy when we’re laughing. They sit on the floor next to us when we’re too tired or too stressed or too sad to get up. Shannon Kopp knows that better than anyone. Had it not been for the love of shelter dogs, she may never have gotten up again.
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A construction worker gets rescued by firefighters from a burning building on the AIG campus in Houston, Texas, just moments before part of it collapsed.
Heart-pounding footage uploaded by activist group Shaam News Network shows a young Syrian boy risking his life to save a girl as bullets flood the air.
It isn’t until about 30 seconds in that the camera finds a boy, who looks to be about 7 years old, lying on his back to evade the snipers up ahead.
Shots are fired as soon as he gets up and begins running toward a car, stopping in his tracks after a bullet appears to pierce his chest.
But he is only playing dead to lose the snipers’ focus.
He grabs a young girl hiding behind the car and rushes her to safety, miraculously avoiding death once again.
She was found in the trash on the streets of India, desperately in need of a miracle. Not only was she malnourished and alone, but had a gaping wound on her stomach. It was possible she was attacked or hit by a car. Either way, she needed emergency vet care…stat!
That’s when the workers of an animal rescue organization, Animal Aid Unlimited, showed up to do the impossible. She was on the verge of death, but they worked quickly to save her life.
Thanks to the incredible work of Animal Aid Unlimited, not only is Lola fully mended, but she’s on her way to getting off the streets forever.
If you’d like for more dogs like her to have a second chance at life, please consider donating to make it a reality.
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It’s hard to understand how people can be so cruel to animals. They are innocent creatures. Even when animals are dangerous, they don’t have a mean bone in their body, they just do what comes naturally to them. When you see what one person did to this collie, you’ll be sick. Lad (as he’s now called) was found in Daviess County, Kentucky. He was emaciated and badly abused. He was taken into a rescue near death… because someone shot him in the face.
Lad is recovering (and receiving LOTS of love) at UC Davis. The wonderful people there have even created personalized bibs for Lad to help catch his drool. (My favorite being the one that says “drool is cool.”) It’s unsure what his future holds, but at least he now has a chance to be happy and healthy. If you’d like to support The Arrow Fund in their fight against animal cruelty, please visit their donations page. Source: The Arrow Fund It’s a shame what happened to Lad. If you are moved by his story and want to help catch the person who did this to him, please share this.
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A team of firefighters in Auckland, New Zealand, banded together to help a distraught mother duck after her ducklings fell down a storm drain. The team of heroes formed an assembly line to pull the tiny babies out while the notably anxious mom duck watched.
The moment the chirping cuties are reunited with their mother is one that will put a huge smile on your face.
I’m so glad someone took the time to get a closer look at that drain once they heard the quacks coming from it. It’s people like these fine firefighters that make the world a better place. I’m sure this momma duck will be forever grateful for their kindness.
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Midway through their workout, they noticed a horse that had fallen into a ditch on the side of the road. Stopping to help the stranded horse, the cyclists put a halt to their peddling and put their brains in gear on how to best help the mare.
One jumped into the ditch and pushed from behind, while the others used ropes to try to pull the horse to safety. After a failed first attempt, this was the moment the harrowing rescue succeeded!