Category: Uplifting

Dog Found Tied to Tree with a Note Has Found His Forever Home

An abandoned dog, found last month tied to a tree in the woods in Prince George County with a note attached to his collar, has now found his forever home. Named Zeus, the sweet two-year-old German shepherd/Labrador retriever mix was lucky to be discovered by a concerned passerby and taken to the amazing team at the Prince George County Animal Shelter. The scribbled, hand-written note said, “I am a very good dog but my owner just can’t afford me anymore. She tried to find me a good home but nobody would take me. I am good with kids and cats...

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110 Dogs Flown Across the Country in Massive Rescue from Oklahoma Kill Shelters

It was the flight of a lifetime for 110 dogs; in fact, it saved their lives. A few weeks ago, animal rescue organizations came together to remove over 100 dogs from kill shelters in Oklahoma, flying them to Oregon to be placed in new homes. The Oregon Humane Society (OHS) spoke with Lady Freethinker and discussed taking in 70 of the dogs. OHS is the largest humane society in the Northwest, offering an onsite medical center, teaching hospital, and best of all, a place for animals to remain until they are adopted – no death row. With the help...

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Is the EU About to Ban Single-Use Plastics?

The European Union has signaled that it may ban plastic straws and other single-use plastics very soon. The EU announced in January 2018 that they aimed to make all plastics on the market recyclable or reusable by 2030. Now, after a Twitter battle with the United Kingdom on the matter, Frans Timmermans, vice president of the EU’s executive cabinet has hinted that the EU will create legislation on single-use plastics before summer. This comes after China’s ban on the import of many types of plastic waste went into effect last month. According to recent data, in 2016 China processed over...

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Woman Adopts Senior Dog, Then Learns It’s the Same Pet She Had As A Child

In a true-life story that could be straight out of a movie, a Pennsylvanian woman adopted an elderly dog only to find out  she was the same beloved canine who had been her best friend as a child eight years ago. Nicole Grimes was gifted with a pet puppy named Chloe by her Grandma when she was 10 years old. For four years Chloe and Nicole were best mates, until the family were forced to give Chloe away. Grimes’ father started a customer service job working from home, and the small dog barked often, affecting her father’s work. After...

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Shivering, Abandoned Puppy in Viral Video Finally Knows Love

An adorable pitbull puppy rescued from near death at the Halifax river in Daytona Beach, Florida, has found a happy and loving home after being adopted by a dog-loving police officer who instantly fell in love with the orphan. On January 17th, a freezing cold morning at 27 degrees Fahrenheit (-2 degrees Celsius), animal control officers responded to a report of a small puppy abandoned under a bridge on the river bank.  Officers John Pearson and James Lee found the puppy – only around two weeks old –  shivering and alone. “She was found wedged between two rocks,” said Lyda...

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Taiwan Moves to Save Their Beaches by Banning Plastic Bags and Straws

Taiwan is set to ramp up its fight against plastic waste. With an announcement last week, their Environmental Protection Department released a plan with targets for limiting and phasing out use of single-use plastic bags, straws, takeout containers, utensils, and cups. According to the plan, officials and civic groups estimate that by 2030 Taiwan will have a complete ban on all of these single-use plastics that are piling up on beaches and polluting the sea. The “Taiwan Marine Waste Management Action Plan” contains specific dates and a timeline for the phaseout of different varieties of single-use items. For instance free...

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This Indian Temple is Sparing Elephants by Replacing them with Beautiful Wooden Jeevathas

Although elephants are endangered, it’s common to use them in rituals and processions in the state of Kerala, India. One local temple has decided to go against the grain, announcing at the start of February that they will use wooden structures called Jeevathas to take the place of elephants. Although the temple’s leaders cited safety concerns as the reason for their decision to stop using elephants, the decision is welcome for anyone who cares about elephant welfare. Elephants dressed in caparisons and paraded during festival Typically, elephants parade during a 7-day festival and are decorated with caparisons – an...

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Dead for 28 Minutes, Man Survives Thanks to Homeless Hero

In a real-life miracle, a 57-year-old homeless man saved the life of a 64-year-old man who suffered a heart attack and was clinically dead for 28 minutes. In August of 2017, George Dakin, Jr., a retiree from Hyannis, Massachusetts, went into sudden, severe cardiac arrest in front of CHAMP Homes Inc., a transitional shelter for homeless people in the area. Luckily for Dakin, CHAMP resident Austin Davis witnessed his collapse and rushed to the rescue. Several weeks earlier, all the staff and residents of CHAMP Homes, including Davis, were trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Along with two staff members,...

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