Category: Animal Rescue

VIDEO: Cat Clings for Life On Steep Cliff Until Brave Rescuers Arrive

Meet Zion, a Los Angeles cat who became trapped on a 100-foot cliff that disabled him from both reaching the ground and climbing further up. Neighbors noticed the stranded feline and called rescue workers, who rushed to Zion’s aid. The first step for the rescuers was to scale the cliff and catch Zion using nets. Workers proceeded to capture Zion as gently as possible. Although he was in distress, using the net to catch him was necessary to get him to safety. After an initial failed attempt to catch Zion, workers successfully secured him with their nets and lowered...

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How Hens Are Transforming Lives At Retirement Homes

Hen therapy! A wonderful program in England has brought hens to nursing homes and caring for the birds has dramatically improved the residents’ lives. The sense of responsibility helps boost their self-esteem and visits to the outdoor coops include socializing with other residents in fresh air while sun rays beam vitamin D onto them. It was only a matter of time before hen keeping became a nursing home activity. There are facilities with cuddly resident cats that purr lovingly in the residents’ laps and raise morale by giving them a purpose in caring for another living being. Other senior facilities...

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To the Rescue: Zimbabwe’s All-Female Anti-Poaching Unit

The International Anti-Poaching Foundation (IAPF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting endangered wildlife species across the world, has recently launched a new program with a special name: Akashinga. Akashinga, meaning “brave ones,” is a revolutionary project designed to provide disadvantaged women in Zimbabwe with meaningful employment as wildlife rangers and managers. The women in the program come from checkered backgrounds: some once gained income through trophy hunting, and many more are either orphans or widows, victims of violence or unemployed wives of imprisoned poachers.   Now, IAPF is providing these women and their communities with an alternative to killing —...

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Heroic Man Risks Burning to Save Rabbit from California Wildfire

In a move that could have left him badly burned, a heroic man risked his own safety to save a rabbit from the roaring flames of a California wildfire. The panicked rabbit was running into the fire, so the man pulled over and followed the creature. The rabbit, seemingly knowing the man was there to help, allowed the rescuer to scoop it up and carry it to safety. Thank you, brave rescuer, for saving the life of this innocent and frightened...

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Tiny Kitten Found at Gas Station Can’t Stop Snuggling with Rescuer – Who Was Also Abandoned At Birth

Andy, a 6-week-old kitten, was found abandoned at a gas station by Moonglade Rose and her partner. When they found Andy, he was in terrible condition and could barely breathe. But the pair were determined to revive the kitten — so despite his dire situation, they took him home and began nursing him back to health. Moonglade didn’t leave Andy’s side for the first two nights to make sure he was recovering and to keep him company. Sometimes we all need a little love to recover — Andy certainly did. He would cry out for her in the night if...

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VIDEO: Pup Can’t Stop Smiling After Vets Remove Piles of Hopelessly Matted Fur

One September evening, a stray puppy with a disabling amount of matted fur was dropped off at an open-access animal shelter. The disheveled dog, Holland, was scared and in extreme discomfort. Holland was soon taken under the care of the Trio Animal Foundation’s heroic veterinarians for emergency treatment. For her safety, vets sedated her for what proved to be an arduous surgical grooming session. To their pleasant surprise, they discovered only minor health issues as they tended to Holland. Aside from malnourishment, the pup’s biggest problem was skin damage consisting of various bruises, cuts, and splits. She also had...

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Video: Tiny Puppies Rescued After Getting Stuck in Rock-Solid Tar

 After investigating desperate cries for help heard next door, neighbours in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India discovered three tiny puppies in a critical situation. Trapped in tar that had hardened so much that they could not even move, these puppies couldn’t be saved by the neighbours who heard their cries. Instead, these kind people called in skilled rescuers from Animal Aid Unlimited. Finding that they were unable to safely pull the puppies out from the rock-solid tar, rescuers worked quickly to remove the entire chunk of rock and tar from the ground in order to whisk these youngsters to safety....

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How to Help Your Local Animal Shelter During the Holidays

The season of giving is upon us, and that applies to more than just presents. If you’re an animal lover, this is the perfect time to pitch in at your local animal shelter. With so many ways to help, it may be hard to decide upon the best option for helping pets in need. Keep reading to find out about seven super helpful ways to give back to the local critters and furry friends who need your kindness this holiday season. 7. Join the Cleanup Crew Let’s start with the least glamorous but most useful task: helping to clean...

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