Category: Animal Rescue

Yet Another Chevron Oil Pipeline Spills, Killing Native Wildlife

On March 5, a damaged pipeline of Chevron Corporation leaked 4,800 gallons of oil into an intermittent stream, killing several animals. A Chevron consultant first spotted the broken pipeline on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land near the town of Rangely in northwestern Colorado. Immediately following the incident, the pipeline was shut down, and remnants of oil saturated the dried ravine and engulfed the surrounding wildlife habitat. The oil traveled two miles downstream before being blocked by a preventative dam, which captured the spillage and stopped further damage. Several mice and two small birds were found dead at the...

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Animal Shelter Hosts Adorable Pajama Parties

What’s more fun than a sleepover? A doggie and kitty pajama party! The Humane Society of Huron Valley in Michigan has cleverly and creatively combined cats, canines, food, and films to make children, parents, and shelter animals very happy. One or two Friday evenings each month, children between the ages of five and eleven are invited to a sleepover party with the resident pups and kitties. The children arrive at Pets & Pajamas Movie Night in their jammies to play with the dogs and felines, eat, and watch an animal-themed movie. The shelter staff also provides humane education during the four-hour FunFest. The cats...

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Dog Cruelly Burned With Acid is Rescued in the Nick of Time (VIDEO)

Image: PETA Homeless and hungry, a four-month old puppy was wandering the streets of Mumbai, India, when she was sadistically burned with acid by a human. Sadly, that was not the end of her suffering. She was then attacked by a group of other stray dogs. Fortunately, in the midst of the melee with the other canines, she was spotted and rescued by PETA President and Founder, Ingrid Newkirk, who happened to be in town to visit PETA’s India office and saw the fight taking place. Newkirk stepped in and rushed the pup to PETA’s office and then to a veterinarian. Hershey (the dog’s...

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Leopard Can’t Stop Staring into Mirror – Until the Elephants Show Up (VIDEO)

In an experiment/art project in the Gabonese forest, French couple Anne-Marie and Xavier Hubert-Brierre have been capturing the reactions of wild animals when they see their own reflections in strategically placed mirrors set throughout the woods. The mirrors have motion sensors to trigger the cameras when the animals walk up so humans can observe the animals’ behavior from a safe distance. This leopard very clearly recognizes another leopard in the mirror, and can’t stop peering at the glass to check itself out. We don’t know whether he recognizes the image as himself…but we do know that even a fascinated...

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Lions, Tigers & Bears Once Trapped in Depressing Argentina Zoo Will Finally Taste Freedom

The last remaining animals at a shuttered zoo in Argentina have been rescued by the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado. The three Bengal tigers, two grizzly bears, and two African lions are now under the care of experienced medical professionals, and will soon begin a rehabilitation process to prepare for release into more natural habitats. The zoo was closed several years earlier because of inhumane conditions and strong public outcry. “Each cage was filthy and in disrepair, with little room for most of the animals to move about,” Wild Animal Sanctuary Executive Director Pat Craig told Lady Freethinker. “There...

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Sad, Abused 17-Year-Old Cat Finds a Home – and Finally, Love

In this video, a dying cat named Cinnamon is given another chance at life and happiness. Cinnamon, who is 17 years old, spent the majority of her life as the cherished pet to an elderly couple. But when the elderly man and woman passed away, Cinnamon was left to the cruel care of relatives who abused her for years. When foster care providers later rescued Cinnamon, she was found to be dying of pancreatic cancer. The foster care workers attempted to take care of and love her, but she hissed and snapped and ran away at every opportunity. She...

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Baby Elephant Rescued After Mother Shot Right in Front of Him

When the rescue team from the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust received a call about a mother elephant who had been shot right in front of her terrified baby, they rushed to the scene in Kirisia Forest in Northern Kenya. As the above video shows, the mother and her calf were found pacing back and forth in a panic. A trained specialist darted the mother and calf with a tranquilizer, and the team then raced to assess the hurt mother who had a shattered leg from a bullet. Sadly, experts declared the injury too severe and euthanized her. After the...

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