Category: Animal Rescue

This Man Has Saved an Entire Village of Cats

By Brianna Acuesta,  first published on True Activist He calls his supporters his ‘angels.’ Credit: Uli Sharbinie In the beginning, Uli Sharbinie, a cat-lover living in Indonesia, was faced with the hard truth: rescuing all of the cats in his village was an impossible task. As the number of stray cats grew because they reproduced rapidly, causing his neighbors to deem them a nuisance and kill them in scores, Uli felt helpless but continued to feed them here and there, sometimes giving them natural remedies if they were sick. It wasn’t until Kristen Connelly, a woman in Oxnard, CA, came...

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Video – Dog Who Survived Acid Attack Finally Finds Love

Imagine someone attacking you with acid in the streets, painfully burning away your skin. This excruciating punishment was inflicted on this innocent stray dog, who suffered third-degree burns all the way down to the muscle. Fortunately, the good people of Animal Aid Unlimited were there to help this poor victim, giving her the treatment she so desperately needed after nearly half of the skin on her back had been burned away. And now that the wounds have healed, the dog — named honey — has a permanent home in their sanctuary. Thank you, rescuers for giving Honey a second...

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Video – Mama Cat and Kittens Rescued From 60-Foot Drainpipe

This may be one of the most epic cat rescues of all time. When Hope for Paws first arrived on the scene after receiving a call about a cat in trouble, they were not prepared for what they found — a mama cat and her kittens, stuck down a 60-foot drainpipe. The situation was so tricky, the rescue had to be temporarily delayed while rescuers searched for a solution. The next day, the rescue team returned with some serious equipment. First, they rigged a camera and flashlight to a remote-control car on a rope so they could get a better look...

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New Hope! Dog Meat May Be Banned For Yulin Dog Meat Festival

Stolen. Captured. Caged. Skinned. Cooked. Eaten. This is a dog’s unfortunate fate at the annual Lychee and Dog Meat Festival in Yulin, China during the summer solstice — a celebration that some believe helps to repel summer heat and bring good luck. Thankfully, a ban is reportedly imminent in efforts to discontinue the infamous and inhumane mass slaughtering of animals. Dogs are not the only meal spotted on the menu at the festival that started in 2010. Cats are killed and eaten, too. However, according to National Geographic, Chinese activists are unsure if the ban will cover cats. Thousands of cats and dogs are...

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Elephants in Concrete Pit Reach Longingly for Freedom

In January, Lady Freethinker reported that four elephants currently living in Argentina’s Mendoza Zoo would be transported to an animal sanctuary in Brazil. Unfortunately, the elephants are still living in an enclosed concrete pit at the zoo. And now the mother and daughter elephants have been recorded reaching longingly for the outside world. In the heartbreaking video, the pair are documented using their trunks to try desperately to get a whiff of their surroundings.  As the Global Sanctuary for Elephants puts it, the video shows them “spending hours reaching up over a wall, taking in any smell they can find, trying to...

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Skeletal Dog who Ate Rocks for Weeks Finds Happy Home

When Southern Animal Foundation found Alex, a skeletally thin pointer, at Vermilion Parish Rabies Animal Control in New Orleans, they knew he needed a lot of help. Alex’s bones were clearly visible beneath his thin black coat of fur. He was 2 years old but only weighed 40 pounds. He hadn’t had a good meal in a long time and x-rays showed he had been surviving on of rocks and twigs. If he didn’t get help soon, it looked like he might not make it. Southern Animal Foundation to the rescue After just a few days of loving care, things...

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Amy The Orangutan Finally Free After Years Chained Up in a Crate

Imagine what it’s like to be trapped; how it feels to be locked away from the sunlight day after day, sheltered by only the darkness. There is a chain around your neck, holding you there against your will for what feels like an eternity. The chain is heavy, and will leave a scar. Your only comfort? A rag cloth that you can’t bear to let go of. Even your captor doesn’t visit you anymore… Amy the Borneo orangutan suffered this exact fate. Despite her captor’s allegations that Amy had been imprisoned in the box for little more than a...

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