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VIDEO: Rescued Horse Sees Snow for First Time Ever, Acts Just Like Puppy

Bella the rescue horse was thrilled when she encountered snow for the first time! The steed, originally from Florida, had never been in this sort of weather until her relocation to Michigan. During the first snowfall of the season, she discovered that she absolutely loves it! In this video, captured by her human guardian Stacey Pierce Dadd, Bella frolics on the freshly blanketed ground. According to Dadd, Bella had seen snow falling before, but this was her first experience with it actually sticking to the ground. Stacey and Bella first met at Hope Equine Rescue in Auburndale, Florida, where...

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VIDEO: Meet the Rescue Tiger Who Really, Really Loves to Paint

  Doc, a 550 lb tiger, is getting in touch with his artistic side at Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary in Locust Grove, GA. Noah’s Ark, a non-profit organization, shelters over 1,500 previously neglected, abused, and unwanted animals. In addition to providing the rescued animals with food, shelter and love, the sanctuary also offers enrichment activities designed to help mental health – including access to non-toxic children’s paint. Painting benefits animals both physically and psychologically. In this video, Doc, who is known for his playful personality, can be seen perfecting his latest masterpiece by rubbing his face and head against the canvas! Other artists...

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VIDEO: Noel the Yorkie May Have Lost Her Front Legs, But She Refuses to Slow Down

 Noel the dog’s life hung in the balance after she was hit by a car and suffered over a dozen breaks in her front legs. She was also going into shock. Rescuers from Marley’s Mutts in Bakersfield, California were faced with a tough decision: have the pup euthanized or allow vets to amputate her two front legs. They weren’t ready to give up on her, so they opted for the latter, despite some veterinarians feeling reluctant to perform the procedure because they thought euthanasia was the best option. According to Zach Skow, founder of Marley’s Mutts, many thought...

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VIDEO: How an Earless Cat Helped One Woman Overcome Her Anxiety

After having his ears removed due to cysts, 9-and-a-half year-old Otitis became deaf. His previous owner surrendered him to a shelter after the surgery, where he became lonely. Luckily, Otitis caught the eye of a woman named Molly Lichtenwalner. Molly, who suffers from anxiety due to a car accident, adopted the kitty. He comforts her during panic attacks and when she’s stressed. The two are inseparable! Molly specifically sought an adult cat with special needs, and Otitis was the perfect match for her. He’s an affectionate companion who constantly cuddles his human companion. In fact, Molly states that sometimes,...

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VIDEO: Cat Abandoned for Having No Front Legs Now Has the Best Life

[youtube]   Roux the cat was born with only two fully-formed legs. Although her hind legs developed normally in the womb, Roux’s front legs are “nubs” whose development was halted by a genetic defect. Her first owners gave her up when they realized she was unable to bury her waste in her litter box. Fortunately, vet clinic worker Jackie Deak Akey fell in love with Roux, and adopted her the moment she saw her! Roux, who is healthy aside from her congenital defects, has adapted to her unique condition and engages in the same daily activities as any other...

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