Category: Dogs

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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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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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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Rescued Dog Whose Skin Looked Like Barnacles Makes Stunning Recovery

  When Animal Aid Unlimited, India received a call about a homeless dog with severe mange, they were not prepared for what they would find. The poor animal’s condition had deteriorated so badly, her skin looked as though it were covered in barnacles, like those on the bottom of boats in the ocean. But rescuers refused to give up on the brave dog, who now goes by the name “Cherry.” After a much-needed bath, medical treatment, and plenty of TLC, Cherry made an amazing recovery, and is now in good health and good spirits. Watch the video to see...

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Dog Rescued from Dog Meat Trade Snuggles Up to Orphaned Chick

Minnow and Chickpea were in trouble. Serious trouble. Minnow was set to be sold and slaughtered for dog meat, and Chickpea was lost, all alone and separated from the other baby chicks. Fortunately, because of some good Samaritans, both have been rescued and have since developed an unexpected amity for one another. Last year, Minnow was one of 23 dogs rescued from a dog meat farm in South Korea. But from the moment she set her paw to ground at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria in Virginia, she had a home. Deputy Director Abbie Hubbard and Minnow fell...

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Cat, Dog, and Rat Best Friends Refuse to be Separated

An unlikely trio of animals was adopted after refusing to be separated at a Wisconsin animal shelter. Sasha the dog, Jack the cat and Tweaks the rat, known as the “Rat Pack,” were adopted together by Kathy Berens and her daughter on April 7th. The previous owners of the Rat Pack had to move and were unable to bring the trio along with them. They brought the gang to the Oshkosh Area Humane Society (OAHS) on March 1st, and mentioned that the animals had a special bond. After the 3 arrived at OAHS, they needed to be medically examined....

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