Category: Uplifting

Abandoned Cat, Rejected After Walking 12 Miles Back Home, Finally Has A Loving Family

After walking 12 miles to find the family that gave him away, only to be dumped at an animal shelter and slated for euthanization, a beautiful ginger cat named Toby has now found his forever home — and Internet fame! According to the Wake County SPCA, the fluffy seven-year-old feline initially was a stray cat that tried to insert himself into a local household, but did not get along well with the cats who already lived there. He was re-homed with a new family, but this didn’t suit the determined feline, who made the journey back to his old...

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Why Shelters Across the Nation Are Teaching Cats to ‘High Five’

Animal shelters across America are training their rescued cats to do tricks such as high fives and fist/paw bumps, in order to improve the cats’ lives and make them more attractive for adoption. Although learning tricks has traditionally been the domain of our canine friends, cat training is growing in popularity thanks to a program called Cat Pawsitive, launched by Jackson Galaxy, host of “My Cat From Hell” on Animal Planet. Cats who wind up in shelters are often fearful and traumatized, and even the most adaptive felines can find such a new environment highly stressful. The scene which...

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Cops Identify Missing Husky – by Playing His Favorite Song

A Siberian husky who went missing in Beer Sheva, Israel, was found by police in the town of Tel Sheva and identified as the correct dog after his guardian requested they play a tune from two of the dog’s favorite television shows. A group of teenagers spotted a malnourished, frightened husky matching the missing dog’s description in a field, nearly six miles from his home. Upon arrival to the scene, police contacted the worried owner and invited him to come and see if this was indeed his lost pup. In a cute twist, the dog’s guardian suggested that they...

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Endangered Slow Lorises Finally Free from Illegal Wildlife Traffickers

Two previously captive Javan slow lorises are now living free. In 2016, police rescued Lilo and Jomblo and brought them to International Animal Rescue (IAR). The vets and staff at IAR worked with them and then released them with radio collars in the Mount Sawal Protected Forest in West Java. Now, after a period of reintegrating to their natural environment, Lilo and Jomblo’s tracking collars have been removed and they are completely free to live in the wild with other Javan slow lorises. There are eight species of slow lorises, and they live in South and Southeast Asia. They are all threatened....

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Newly Adopted Dog Saves 6-Year-Old Boy from Drowning

An adopted pitbull named Yeti is being hailed as a hero after he came to the rescue of a drowning six-year-old boy at Wet Beaver Creek, Arizona, last week. The Lennox family were enjoying an outing at the creek when six-year-old Fallon, who has not learned how to swim yet, fell into a deeper part of the river. “It was too cold, they weren’t supposed to be swimming, and Fallon fell in the river and got swept down the river toward the little falls,” explained Fallon’s father, Mr Lennox. “All the adults were running to him and couldn’t get...

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8th Grader Saves Up Her Allowance to Host Free Laundry Day for the Needy

An inspirational eighth grader from Riverdale, Illinois has used her own pocket money and gathered donations to host a free laundry day for people in need in her local community. Fourteen-year-old Jayera, a straight-A student and member of the Washington Junior High School Honor Society, noticed that some of the students she was tutoring often came to school in dirty clothes. She decided to start saving her $5 weekly allowance and collect donations from the community, raising over $900 for the event. “It will help drastically because they wouldn’t get talked about as much,” said Jayera about her initiative....

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Bullied Boy with Two Different Eye Colors Finds the Perfect Kitten Companion

A boy who was targeted by bullies for his unique differently colored eyes and cleft palate has found his soulmate in the form of a cat named Moon with eyes that match his. Seven-year-old Madden Humphries from Oklahoma was born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate, and stunning contrasting eye hues. He has undergone six surgeries, with more to come, to repair the cleft lip, and was the victim of serious bullying from a young age, which his mother says still “rears its nastiness once in a while.” Madden’s mom, Victoria, heard about this rare rescued kitten on a...

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Homeless Dog Shoplifts Book on ‘Abandonment,’ Now Has Caring Foster Family

When a surveillance camera captured a homeless dog shoplifting a book about abandonment, the stray canine finally got the break he needed to find a loving home. Last week in the Feevale University bookshop in Hamburgo, Brazil, the dog wandered into the shop, past the oblivious front desk attendant, and carefully picked up a book in his mouth before casually trotting out of the store, tail wagging. A student who had witnessed the theft followed the dog and retrieved the book, returning it to the stunned woman behind the desk. The book was aptly entitled “The Days of Abandonment.” A...

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