Category: Uplifting

The World’s Largest Elephant Relocation has been Successfully Completed

Conservationists just completed the largest translocation of elephants to date. Moving 520 elephants over 200 miles from two overcrowded parks in Southern Malawi to Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve took over two years, but the successful move promises to help this endangered species endure in Africa. The NGO African Parks and the Malawi Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW) partnered together to make the big move in 2016. Elephants weigh thousands of pounds, so transporting them safely and making sure they stayed within their tight-knight families and communities to ensure a smooth transition at the new park required a lot...

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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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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 – 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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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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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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13-Year-Old Adopted Shelter Cat Can’t Sleep Unless New Mom Holds His Paw – VIDEO

At the age of 13, Jamie found himself living in an animal shelter because his former owner moved into a nursing home and, sadly, was forced to give him up. As difficult as the separation must be for both, this adorable cat’s former owner can feel better knowing that Jamie is now in very good hands — literally. The sweet, affectionate feline now gets plenty of love, and sleeps with his new owner holding his paw. Often overlooked at shelters, senior cats (and dogs) often make the best pets. Mellow, affectionate and trained, a senior pet is a joy...

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