Category: Uplifting

VIDEO: This Cat May Have One Eye and A Snaggletooth, But He’s Absolutely Beautiful

Born with only one eye and a malformed jaw that caused him to have a snaggletooth, Willie stood out from the other kittens in his litter — but when cat lover Kristen first laid eyes on him, she knew they were meant for one another.  Kristen thought he was adorable and gave him a forever home! Despite his physical differences, Willie is healthy and happy. Kristen shares her bed with Willie and they snuggle to sleep together every night. The two are clearly devoted to one another. Kristen wears a necklace displaying Willie’s baby snaggletooth; and he not only checks...

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Turkey Now Has a Police Division Just For Tracking Online Animal Cruelty

The Turkish Police have set up a division in the department of cyber crime to monitor animal cruelty online. The division is charged with rooting out individuals who post images or videos of violence against animals. It is a first for the country, and an important step in fighting animal abuse. Stories of animal cruelty and neglect are all too common in Turkey. Stories range from a puppy drowned in glue to a house full of slaughtered dogs and frozen cats. In January 2017, Lady Freethinker shared a story of two Turkish men that posted photos of a dog they...

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VIDEO: Pup Can’t Stop Smiling After Vets Remove Piles of Hopelessly Matted Fur

One September evening, a stray puppy with a disabling amount of matted fur was dropped off at an open-access animal shelter. The disheveled dog, Holland, was scared and in extreme discomfort. Holland was soon taken under the care of the Trio Animal Foundation’s heroic veterinarians for emergency treatment. For her safety, vets sedated her for what proved to be an arduous surgical grooming session. To their pleasant surprise, they discovered only minor health issues as they tended to Holland. Aside from malnourishment, the pup’s biggest problem was skin damage consisting of various bruises, cuts, and splits. She also had...

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Video: Tiny Puppies Rescued After Getting Stuck in Rock-Solid Tar

 After investigating desperate cries for help heard next door, neighbours in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India discovered three tiny puppies in a critical situation. Trapped in tar that had hardened so much that they could not even move, these puppies couldn’t be saved by the neighbours who heard their cries. Instead, these kind people called in skilled rescuers from Animal Aid Unlimited. Finding that they were unable to safely pull the puppies out from the rock-solid tar, rescuers worked quickly to remove the entire chunk of rock and tar from the ground in order to whisk these youngsters to safety....

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Tiny Puppy Hailed ‘Hero’ After Scaring Away Burglar

Those of us who have been unfortunate enough to return home to an open door or a smashed window understand the fear and upset of a break in. Fortunately for 25-year old Lori Malone, little Abel – a 12 inch tall shichon puppy – was around to save the day! While Lori was upstairs in her home in Dundee, Scotland, an intruder attempted to enter her house. After hearing Abel barking at someone, Lori ran downstairs to find a strange man leaving hastily through her kitchen door and Able standing guard. She said, “he has obviously opened the door...

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How to Help Your Local Animal Shelter During the Holidays

The season of giving is upon us, and that applies to more than just presents. If you’re an animal lover, this is the perfect time to pitch in at your local animal shelter. With so many ways to help, it may be hard to decide upon the best option for helping pets in need. Keep reading to find out about seven super helpful ways to give back to the local critters and furry friends who need your kindness this holiday season. 7. Join the Cleanup Crew Let’s start with the least glamorous but most useful task: helping to clean...

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Revelry and Revelation at Circle V Music and Food Fest

Let there be no doubt: vegans know how to party. And party they did at the 2nd annual Circle V, held Saturday at the Regent Theater in Los Angeles. Musicians Moby and Tony Kanal teamed up with Spaceland Presents and Mercy for Animals to produce the compassion-minded festival, which melded music and ideology into one joyous event. Any good party starts with great food, of course, and the plant-based vittles here were pure delight. Savory eats from local favorites like (Moby’s own) Little Pine, Mama’s International Tamales, Señoreata, Veganics, Alpha Foods and Pizzanista accompanied the sweetest treats from Madame Shugah, Donut...

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Visually-Impaired Staff Members Ensure Vegan Bakery Flourishes

Carina’s Bakery in Beaverton, Oregon, is gearing up for its grand opening later this month. Unlike most brand-new businesses, this unusual bakery is already up and running successfully, thanks to its founder Carina Comer and her staff members, all of whom are visually impaired. Carina, who is legally blind, has always had a passion for baking. She wanted to open a business that achieved two goals: to showcase the flavors of treats from her Scandinavian heritage, and provided a safe accessible workplace for people with disabilities. Carina and her employees run the bakery with the assistance of adaptive devices,...

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