Category: Animal Rescue

VIDEO – ‘Frowny’ Street Cat Finally Smiles, Thanks to Rescuers

Meet Barney, a 6-year-old alley cat who was rescued on the streets of Montreal after surviving a harsh winter. In pretty bad shape, this kitty was taken straight to Chatons Orphelins Montreal for some much-needed medical care. As well as coping with parasites, ear mites and an eye infection, one of Barney’s ears was frozen and is now permanently folded. He also tested positive for FIV. Barney’s numerous battle scars and several missing teeth were evidence of his difficult life as a stray. Despite his rough condition, Barney was friendly and cooperative during treatment, greeting staff and volunteers with meows when...

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Kitten Rescued After Hanging by the Neck Under Crawlspace for Hours

It was a lucky end to a harrowing day for a kitten trapped, hanging by her neck in the crawlspace of a house in Saginaw County, Michigan, last week. Courtney Neiderquill returned home from work on the 9th of February and could hear the cries of a distressed kitten. Tracing the sound to a cupboard under the kitchen sink, she discovered a small kitten stuck under the floorboards, its head trapped in a hole. “We looked under the cupboard and you could see there was a tiny hole and its head was popping up through it,” Neiderquill said. Unable to get...

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This Olympian Rescued A Dachshund Mix from S. Korea’s Dog Meat Trade

In a gold medal-worthy move for animal rights, Olympic figure skater Meagan Duhamel rescued Moo-tae, a miniature dachshund mix destined to be on someone’s dinner plate, from slaughter in S. Korea’s notoriously cruel dog meat trade. Last year while competing in PyeongChang at the Four Continents figure skating championship, Duhamel, an animal lover and vegan, met Moo-tae and took him home to Toronto. To say Moo-tae is adjusting well to his new life would be an understatement. Duhamel told the Associated Press that Moo-tae is “like a saint,” and “just wants to sit in everybody’s arms.” The rescue, organized...

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VIDEO: Dog Had Head Stuck in Plastic Jar for 3 Weeks Before Rescue

Cheeto the dog had a jar stuck on his head for three weeks before rescuers finally caught him. The heroic workers can be seen trying to remove the jar from his head in this suspenseful but touching video. When they couldn’t cut the jar off themselves, the rescuers took Cheeto to the vet, where he was finally freed. If Cheeto’s head had been stuck in the jar much longer, he likely would’ve suffocated to death. Thanks to the tireless efforts of his rescue team, he’s expected to make a full recovery. Much to the surprise of the crew who...

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VIDEO: Priyanka the Elephant Loves Her New Life After 40 Years of Slavery

Priyanka the elephant’s days are filled with much-deserved leisure after being rescued from a life of slavery. Her previous owners, who now face criminal charges, forced Priyanka to walk through India’s hot streets daily while people climbed on and rode her. To make her cooperate, they threatened her with bull hooks and chains. This abuse went on for 40 years. Rescued at last, Priyanka was relocated to the Elephant Conservation and Care Centre and finally began recovering from multiple health problems caused by decades of living in cruel captivity. Her new life includes activities such as strolling through open fields,...

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Lady Freethinker is Helping Dogs and Cats Rescued from Slaughter in China

Imagine your cherished companion stolen from home, packed onto a cramped, filthy transport truck, and shipped to a slaughterhouse to be beaten, sliced open, and boiled alive. This is the reality for millions of cats and dogs in China. In 2016, a seeing eye dog was stolen from her owner while the two were on a walk. In December, eight gang members were arrested in the Anhui province of China for selling poison darts intended to capture, steal, and sell dogs for the dog meat trade. The gang had sold over 200,000 syringes. Just months ago, a man in Jiujiang...

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A Woman Director Speaks Out about Harassment in the Animal Rights Movement

As women from all over the globe, from Hollywood actresses to businesswomen, are starting to speak up about the sexual harassment and abuse they’ve been subjected to for years, the #metoo movement is continuing to shine a light on gender discrimination throughout all career paths and industries. Unfortunately, the animal rights and welfare movement is not immune to these very same problems, as discussed in a statement released by Compassion Over Killing (COK) Executive Director Erica Meier this week. According to Meier, although the overwhelming majority of people working within this industry are women, most leadership positions are still held by...

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