Category: Animal Rescue

VIDEO: ‘Forever Tiny’ Rescue Kitten Finds the Perfect Home

A few months ago, a vet nurse and pet fosterer named Jessie took in a pair of feline siblings from The Kitten Inn in New Zealand. She noticed that although the six-week-old kittens came from the same litter, the male was about two-thirds the size of his sister. Widdle, as he came to be named, was the size of a four-week-old kitten. Jessie quickly discovered that the tiny kitten has an enormous heart. Widdle took to Jessie immediately, and her shoulder soon became his favorite perch. He accompanies her to work almost daily, where he also makes himself comfortable...

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UK Pledges to Ban All Wild Animals in the Circus by 2020

The UK government has finally committed to banning the use of wild animals in travelling circuses after ongoing pressure from the public. Animal welfare organisations have been pushing for action on this issue in the UK for decades, with little success until now. This month, The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFA) have confirmed that a ban will be effective by 19 January 2020. This fantastic news comes following a formal review of the Welfare of Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses (England) Regulations 2012, which expires in 2020 and will not be renewed. “The government does not...

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VIDEO: Abandoned Puppy with Cleft Lip Finally Knows Love

Meet Earl Grey, an adorable puppy who was born with a cleft lip. Earl was surrendered by his original owner due to the extra care his condition required. Puppies with cleft lips are unable to nurse from their mother and must be tube-fed. Earl was taken in by a woman named Nikki Carvey, who runs a bulldog rescue in Los Angeles known as Road Dogs and has helped save more than 100 dogs. While under her care, the shy pup came out of his shell. His ears perked up and he became more interactive and playful. Nikki’s commitment to...

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2 Lions Rescued from War-Torn Iraq and Syria Zoos Arrive at the Sanctuary

Two lions saved from zoos in the war-ravaged regions of Syria and Iraq have finally reached their new home at LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary and Lodge in Africa, with the help of Four Paws. The 33-hour journey from the Middle East went smoothly, with the lions now settling straight into their expansive new home. “We were a bit concerned – how will they react, how will they respond?” Said Fiona Miles, director of Four Paws South Africa. “As soon as the crate was opened, they ran out and sniffed the air… and the other lions roared,” she said, “It was really wonderful...

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This Florida County Has Just Banned Sale of Pets from Puppy and Kitten Mills

Seminole County in Florida has passed an ordinance that bans pet shops from selling dogs and cats obtained from puppy mills and kitten factories. Joining 58 other localities that have introduced similar statues throughout Florida, this ordinance goes a step further by banning people from selling dogs and cats in public areas such as parks, flea markets, yard sales and parking areas. The Orlando Sentinel reports that although there are currently no pet stores that sell dogs and cats from mills in the area, the ban will encourage potential pet owners to adopt animals in need from shelters and...

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Dog Found Tied to Tree with a Note Has Found His Forever Home

An abandoned dog, found last month tied to a tree in the woods in Prince George County with a note attached to his collar, has now found his forever home. Named Zeus, the sweet two-year-old German shepherd/Labrador retriever mix was lucky to be discovered by a concerned passerby and taken to the amazing team at the Prince George County Animal Shelter. The scribbled, hand-written note said, “I am a very good dog but my owner just can’t afford me anymore. She tried to find me a good home but nobody would take me. I am good with kids and cats...

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110 Dogs Flown Across the Country in Massive Rescue from Oklahoma Kill Shelters

It was the flight of a lifetime for 110 dogs; in fact, it saved their lives. A few weeks ago, animal rescue organizations came together to remove over 100 dogs from kill shelters in Oklahoma, flying them to Oregon to be placed in new homes. The Oregon Humane Society (OHS) spoke with Lady Freethinker and discussed taking in 70 of the dogs. OHS is the largest humane society in the Northwest, offering an onsite medical center, teaching hospital, and best of all, a place for animals to remain until they are adopted – no death row. With the help...

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