Author: Noelle Diaz

Video – Rescued Racehorse Now Living the Life he Always Deserved

For most of his life, Charlie’s Quest —  now just known as Charlie — was forced to run around racetracks at top speed, despite suffering multiple bone fractures. Fortunately, rescuers from PETA played the perfect matchmaker in finding Charlie a home with recent widow Alyson Mahoney. Before the rescue, Charlie experienced agonizing pain for the majority of his seven-year life. PETA happened upon him during an expose on the racing industry’s practice of medicating injured horses to keep them racing (and keep them bringing in cash). “In the investigative video, an assistant trainer (Scott Blasi, assistant to Hall of Fame...

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Tennessee Woman Leaves $1.2 Million Estate to Homeless Cats and Dogs

Carter County Tennessee has just received what may be one of the greatest acts of generosity it’s ever seen. The late Glenda Taylor DeLawder, who passed November 13 last year, has left her $1.2 million estate for the care of local stray cats and dogs. Known for her sweetness in the community and for her unflagging passion for animals, “[DeLawder] wanted her love and care of [cats and dogs] to be her everlasting gift,” stated Carter County Mayor Leon Humphrey. DeLawder’s phenomenal act of kindness has already sparked change at the Elizabethtown Carter County Shelter, a forward-thinking group interested...

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Victory! Zoo Sends All of its Captive Elephants to Live in a New Sanctuary

The four lucky elephants of Argentina’s Mendoza Zoo are headed to a new oasis of freedom and safety. After keeping the elephants in grossly subpar conditions, the Mendoza Zoo has signed an official deal with the secretary of environment to send its resident pachyderms to Elephant Sanctuary Brazil, South America’s first elephant sanctuary and a creation of the Global Sanctuary for Elephants (GSE). The elephants include Pocha and her daughter Guillermina — both Asian elephants — an Asian male named Tammy, and an African female named Kenia. “We know that elephants are highly complex emotionally, socially, and psychologically,” said Scott Blais, CEO...

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Dog Whose Paws were Cut Off for Dog Meat Trade Will be Able to Run Again with New Prosthetic Legs

Liberty had little chance of survival after her paws were intentionally cut off by dog meat butchers. But thanks to her brave rescuer and advanced medical technology, the severely abused dog will not only get to live out her life in peace, but she will be able to run and play again with a set of prosthetic legs. Animal activist Mark China rescued Liberty last spring while working as an undercover meat-buyer in Cambodia. According to Ching —  who is the founder of the nonprofit Animal Hope and Wellness foundation — a wide belief exists across Asia that heightened...

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