Category: Animal Rescue

VDIEO: Watch What Happens When a Man Frees a Fox Cub from a Tin Can

Found stumbling around helplessly with its head stuck in a tin can, this fox cub could do little but call out in desperate shrieks for help. Luckily, the cub happened to be in the yard of a kind man, who gently pulled the can off of the distraught fox’s head. The cub quickly showed its appreciation, nuzzling up to the man and even licking his toes. According to the RSPCA, fox cubs should only be approached when in immediate danger (certainly this qualifies), and then are best left outdoors (even if orphaned), given supplemental dog food if needed....

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VIDEO: Stray Kitten Found on Road is Saved by Dogs in Very Unlikely Friendship

When the good people of Howl of a Dog rescue in Romania found a small kitten abandoned on the side of the road, they knew they wanted to take him in. But there was one problem…their home was already occupied by an assortment of rescue dogs. They took a chance, and it paid off. The kitty, now named Rilu, has become one of the pack, and follows the dogs wherever they go. Had these dogs not accepted Rilu, he would have faced an uncertain fate. They saved him by allowing him to share their home. We wish this beautiful...

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VIDEO: Cat Once Near Death Now Helps Nurse Other Sick Animals to Health

Radamenes the cat is a doting nurse to sick animals, providing cuddles, massages and even grooming sessions at the animal shelter. Why is he so helpful? Maybe because Radamenes knows firsthand how it feels to be hospitalized. He once suffered a near-fatal respiratory infection, and was in such bad shape the people who brought him in thought he would need to be euthanized. But Radamenes is a fighter, and now helps other animals recover from their illnesses just like he did....

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VIDEO: Someone Tied This Dog To A Dumpster And Left A Sad Note

This is one sad case with an improbably happy ending. Rescuers found Scooter the dog tied to a dumpster, along with a note saying “Free pup…owner went to jail today. The dog had clearly been well taken care of, and was left with expensive food and accessories. Further investigation revealed that the jailed owner had actually left Scooter with “friends” who were supposed to care for him. Instead, these cold-hearted people simply abandoned him at the dumpster. Rescuers tracked down the owner’s mother, and Scooter was driven from South Carolina to her Colorado home for a happy reunion. There...

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Video – Hero Officer Rescues Pregnant Cat Stuck In Patrol Car

Last Thursday, Officer Noah Murphy led an effort to rescue a pregnant cat in distress in Garfield, New Jersey. The cat was lying in the grass at an intersection when the team arrived, but when Murphy attempted to pick her up, she ran under the patrol car. Murphy tried to lure the cat out from underneath the car using tuna and a broom, but the frightened kitty headed for the undercarriage instead, where she found herself very stuck. A new plan was put in place as a tow service and Fire Company 3 arrived to assist with the rescue....

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VIDEO: Stranded Octopus Thanks Man for Releasing It

A kind man found an octopus stranded on the beach at Cyrene Reef, dehydrating in the sand after the tide had washed it ashore. The man gently scooped up the sea creature in a cup and returned it to the water. In a seeming gesture of gratitude, the octopus — now hydrated back to health — approached the man and touched a tentacle to his shoe. The “embrace” lingered for a few seconds before the octopus swam away. We may never really know what the octopus was thinking, but these highly intelligent animals are known to exhibit social behaviors....

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Victory! Cambridge Bans Sales of Commercially-Bred Dogs and Cats

After a year of debate, the city council of Cambridge, Massachusetts approved an ordinance banning the retail sale of commercially-bred cats, dog, amphibians, birds, reptiles, arachnids, hamsters, and gerbils on Monday. The ordinance will go into effect next year and is aimed at the commercial animal breeding industry, one known for inhumane and irresponsible behavior. It follows a similar law passed in Boston last year banning the retail sale of commercially bred cats, dogs and rabbits, along with a recently approved ordinance in Stoneham, Massachusetts banning the sale of cats and dogs from puppy and kitten mills. This sweeping ban is...

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VIDEO: World’s Saddest Cat is Adopted – Watch When He Finally Smiles

Found as an emaciated stray with damaged ears and a nasal infection, Nutmeg once had very little to smile about. In fact, from the look on his face he appeared to be the world’s saddest cat. Taken in by the Humane Society of Greater Rochester, New York, Nutmeg gradually regained his health, and started to show his sweet personality. Still, he waited at the shelter for nine long months without anyone willing to adopt him. Then one day, life changed for Nutmeg. A couple visited the shelter and fell in love with the downtrodden kitty. And soon, they proudly...

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