Category: People Doing Good

Behold: The Most Amazing Shelter Dog Makeover Contest!

This year, more than 20,000 dogs will undergo dramatic makeovers in the Dirty Dog contest, thanks to the partnership of Wahl’s pet shampoos and the Greater Good organization. Everyone is encouraged to vote for their favorite groomed dog, and the winning shelters will receive funding up to $5000! Shelters will not only be able to give the dogs the medical and grooming attention they need but will also help them find them a forever home. “While rescue organizations work tirelessly, many dogs aren’t getting properly groomed due to a lack of resources,” said Shay Moeller, pet product manager for...

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Preschool Teacher Catches Child Sex Predators on Plane by Glancing at Text Messages

On Monday, July 31st, a preschool teacher who wished to remain anonymous boarded a flight from Seattle, Washington to San Jose, California, and noticed something odd about the text messages of the passenger seated in front of her. The passenger in question, Michael Kellar, was caught describing explicit practices that involved molesting underage children; his text messages were displayed in an extra-large font size, allowing the young teacher to take photos of the conversation on her on own cell phone. The teacher promptly showed the photos to the flight’s crew members, who immediately contacted local police after the flight...

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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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Keystone XL Protesters Build Solar Panels Right in Pipeline’s Path

By November, the fate of the final phase of the Keystone XL Pipeline will be decided. In a stroke of defiant genius — an effort to thwart construction and a symbol of the renewable energy they want to create — activists and landowners are building solar panels directly on the path of the proposed pipeline. The Solar XL project, a coalition of Bold Nebraska, Indigenous Environmental Network, 350.org, CREDO, Oil Change International and others, has raised over $40,000 for its campaign to build clean energy. Nebraskan farmer Jim Carlson was among the first to install solar panels on his...

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Rescued Dog Earned His “Ph.D” In Good Behavior

Thousands of animals are rescued from deplorable, abusive situations every year in the United States. They are often found emaciated, injured, and stricken with fear – unwilling to trust humans.  Fortunately, that wasn’t the case with Remo. Although emaciated and injured, the mixed-breed dog was eager to give his rescuer, Putnam County Animal Officer Kathy Tillman, a kiss as soon as she released him from the small metal box he was found stuffed inside in Palatka, Florida.  Things were looking bleak for Remo when Tillman took him to a local animal shelter only to be informed it was at...

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British Soldiers Are Protecting Elephants from Poachers Who Fund Terrorism

In response to an S.O.S call from the nation of Gabon, the British Army has deployed 16 elite soldiers to fight terrorists and protect elephants. Gabon is believed to have the largest remaining population of forest elephants. But allies of terrorist groups Boko Haram and Al Shabaab are killing them for their tusks and then selling them on the black market to help fund extremist activities. There are fewer than 100,000 of this subspecies of elephants across Central Africa. In 2013, it was reported that between 50 and 100 forest elephants were being slaughtered daily. In the past ten years,...

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VIDEO: Elephant Washed 10 Miles Out to Sea Saved from Drowning

Washed nearly 10 miles out to sea, an elephant was spotted struggling for their life off the northeastern coast of Kokilai, a town in the Mullaitivu District of Sri Lanka. It is believed that the elephant was trying to cross the Kokkilai lagoon, but was washed away by the strong current. A Sri Lankan naval vessel spotted the mammal in the water, and called for backup in what turned into a 6-hour rescue. Although elephants are excellent swimmers, this animal could have easily drowned so many miles out in the ocean. Thankfully, the elephant was brought safely to shore...

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Britain to Ban Sexist Ads

In the wake of a recent study from the Geena Davis Institute on Gender and Media, Britain announced on Tuesday that it will ban sexist commercials that perpetuate stereotypical gender roles for either men or women. The Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) completed a comprehensive review on gender stereotyping and questioned whether current regulations are sufficient to provide protection against harmful depictions of gender. The ASA urged greater vigilance to prevent ads that can potentially cause harm. This call to action also applies to portrayals of individuals being mocked when stereotypes are not conformed to. The Committee of Advertising Practice,...

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