Category: Animal Rescue

Dog with Mange so Bad He Had Scales instead of Fur Finally Finds Loving Forever Home (VIDEO)

Augustus the (formerly) stray dog was found roaming the streets alone and extremely neglected. In fact, he was so badly deteriorated that all of his fur had fallen out and his skin was covered in scales from mange. Augustus was finally rescued from the streets, and treated with medicated baths and coconut oil. Slowly but surely, his fur started to grow back. Once Augustus was healed, a loving family adopted him. Now, he is living happily ever after in his forever home. With continued kindness from strangers and rescue organizations, more dogs like Augustus can have a chance at...

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Video – Stray Pit Bull Hit by Car Gets 2nd Chance at Life

It’s not easy for a dog to survive being hit by a car. But thanks to Los Angeles rescue group Hope for Paws, Jezebel’s story has a happy ending. When Hope for Paws received a call about a homeless pit bull that had been struck by a vehicle and was now huddled beneath a car in pain, they rushed to the scene. As the concerned caller looked on, a trained professional from the organization eased the pit bull from her hiding place using a gentle snare. He then tested the dog’s aggressiveness by using a towel to gauge her...

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Video: ‘Dancing Bears’ Can’t Resist Watermelon Pinata

Who doesn’t love a good watermelon? In this video from the Bannerghatta Bear Rescue Center, rescued Indian sloth bears swipe and grab at watermelons hung from a branch. And boy do they seem to enjoy themselves. Sadly, these bears haven’t always experienced such a stress-free life. The Bannerghatta Bear Rescue Center, located just outside New Delhi, specializes in protecting sloth bears like these, also called “dancing bears.” For the past 400 years, the sloth bear has been poached and exploited for entertainment in India. The bears are captured, mutilated, and forced to dance for crowds. In 1972, the dancing...

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Video – Dog Thrown from 2nd-Story Balcony Loses Leg, But Not Her Spirit

Celia is a dog with a beautiful, resilient spirit. After being tossed from a balcony, she suffered a broken leg, and subsequently lost the limb. But despite experiencing these traumatic events, she’s happy and playful as ever — and has finally found a loving home. “A 5-year-old girl threw Celia from a two-story balcony to her sister, who was standing below — but she missed, and Celia landed on the ground and broke her leg,” PETA Associate Director of the Community Animal Project Emily Allen told Lady Freethinker. After the incident, the family Celia was living with deemed her “ugly,”...

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Video – Dog Kept on Heavy Chain for 15 Years Sees Beach for the Very First Time

Fifteen-year old Bear had been tethered to a heavy chain for his entire life when Guardians of Rescue in Smithtown, New York got a call about a dog supposedly in need of a dog house. When they arrived on the scene, it was clear that Bear needed much more help than that. Fortunately, Bear’s owner was willing to surrender him and allow him to be placed in a more suitable home. In the video below, Brian Sperazza and Nick Barella from Guardians of Rescue take Bear to see the beach for the first time. And the Labrador-retriever mix thoroughly enjoyed the trip. “He...

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Once Destined for Slaughter, Rescued Water Buffalo Now Gets to Splash and Play

We don’t know much about Kalu’s background, but his parents likely served as some of India’s many “working animals” — the buffaloes, donkeys, bulls, and other creatures forced into labor for human exploitation. But Kalu was luckier than most. He was rescued, and now gets to splash and play with his friends at Animal Rahat (Relief), a PETA-supported sanctuary. “Kalu was so small that when he was taken to Animal Rahat’s sanctuary in India he was delivered in a bicycle basket,” according to PETA. “He was just 15 to 20 days old and had been deprived of his mother’s milk,...

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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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