Hungry Kitten in the rain.
So when a man saw a homeless cat looking for food in the rain, he seized the opportunity to make the animal’s life that much easier. After a tasty meal in a dry place, the sweet kitty said thanks to the kind person in the only way that he could – with love!
Writer Milan Kundera once said “Humanity’s true moral test, its fundamental test…consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals.” This kind animal rescuer has definitely proven himself to be a life saver, at least for this hungry kitty, proving that love, even the smallest gesture of live, saves lives.
Tiny puppy saved by heroic police officer after falling into sewer and getting stuck.
A heroic police officer saved a helpless puppy after he wandered away from his mum and fell into a sewer.
The tiny one-month-old pooch has slipped into the tiny hole, that was approximately 45cm hight and 60cm wide, but had been unable to hitch himself back out.
The dog was eventually spotted when villagers in the Mueang Nakhon Ratchasima District of Thailand heard him crying.
At first, officers attempted to coax the puppy out of the concrete tunnel by poking sticks through the drainage holes.
But when the puppy refused to budge, 54-year-old Yak Srivijaya jumped into the sewer head first and crawled through the passage to rescue the poor pup.
All the while, the puppy's concerned mother hovered around officers, nervously poking her head into the tunnel as she watched the team's rescue efforts
This Incredible Man Gave Up His Millions to buy a Dog Slaughterhouse and Set up a Shelter for Strays.
To those of us who are fortunate enough to have a beloved animal friend in our lives, it can be heartbreaking to realize that so many other sweet, living beings just like our pets are deprived of the experience of a loving home. Around 70 million homeless cats and dogs wander the streets of the U.S., and the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that there are at least 200 million stray dogs worldwide.
In areas where the stray dog crisis has become particularly acute, and governmental assistance for these dogs is inconsistent at best, compassionate individuals and groups have taken it upon themselves to alleviate the animals’ desperate plight. These people, who devote their time and energy to caring for the dogs whom authorities so often ignore, are undoubtedly the unsung heroes of the animal protection world.
And now, prepare to have your faith in humanity lifted by Wang Yan, a former millionaire from the Jilin province of China, who has given up everything to help rescue stray dogs in his community.
Yan had accumulated a fortune of several million yuan after running a successful steel manufacturing business in Changchun city, but he made the selfless decision to devote his fortune to caring for as many stray dogs as he possibly could. He immediately bought the slaughterhouse from its previous owners, to ensure that no more killings could occur there, and set about establishing an animal shelter in a disused steel factory.
He now spends his days searching for loving homes for the dogs under his care.
Sadly, local authorities in a number of Chinese cities take an unsympathetic view toward stray dog populations. In this context, it is so heartening to know that kind people like Yan are fighting on the animals’ behalf.
They Found a Kitten Crying in a Flowerbed and Did Something Amazing!
Opening your home to a homeless animal is one of the most rewarding things that you can do. Especially when that animal is a helpless orphan, too young to make it on the streets alone. This is just what Imgur user MetalCupcake did when they found a lost kitten crying in a bed of flowers, clearly in need of help.
The kitten, who came to be known as Mr. Duo Mewell was in terrible shape when his family found him. He was severely malnourished and covered with fleas. Luckily for this little guy, his entire life was about to change.
As many as 15,000 primates are kept as pets throughout the United States and tens of thousands more around the world. Although, for many people, it’s hard to imagine why one would desire to confine a wild animal to a life of captivity let alone fathom how to care properly for one, it happens more often than you’d think. Individuals who acquire primates as pets may do so thinking that these animals are simply cute and intelligent – making them great companions – but in reality they’re much more complex.
The Downside of Keeping Primates as Pets
Compounding the horrors of the primate pet trade is how they are acquired. Most primates sold through the wildlife trade as exotic pets are taken from the wild as infants, their mothers killed during the capture. This experience is especially traumatic for a species that is dependent on its mother and generally lives in tight-knit family groups. From this, they are forced to live in small, unnatural enclosures and deprived of their ability to perform natural behaviors. Consequently, they can become aggressive and act out in manners dangerous to both themselves and their owners.
Primates in captivity, like many species, also suffer from stereotypic behaviors. These behaviors are repetitive and serve no obvious purpose or function, but can be harmful to the animal. Primates are also prone to aggression in captivity as a result of their lack of enrichment and ability to display and follow through with a wide range of natural behaviors.
Efforts to obtain some semblance of control often end with owners administering medications or physically abusing their animals to establish dominance. As the animals grow, owners inevitably begin to lose control as the animals become stronger, more destructive and demand more attention.
Despite all the reasons to not obtain primates and other wild animals as pets, people continue to buy them and fuel the illegal wildlife trade in the process. What many don’t realize is that these animals are more than commodities, but individuals who suffer. This fact is incredibly evident in the example of one monkey who was recently saved from life as a pet in Chile.
Of all the stories we’ve heard of primates being held as exotic pets and abused, a recent developing story has garnered attention for the specific way in which caretakers abused their pet monkey.
Nicolas, a tufted capuchin monkey, was being held in captivity at a shop in Santiago, Chile. When he was young his owners had his fangs removed so that he wouldn’t pose a threat to them, a relatively common and incredibly painful practice.
Not long afterward, his owners began giving Nicolas cigarettes as a form of entertainment and ultimately began to supply him with alcohol.
“They liked to see his reactions when he drank. He became more aggressive, and that made them laugh,” veterinarian Nicole Rivera Helbig explained to Discovery.
So much so that he, quite literally, became addicted to the substance. Nicolas began to display aggression in response to the alcohol he was consuming, but his owners found this amusing and not frightening, in large part because the animal no longer posed a threat to their safety.
After years of abuse, Nicolas was rescued by authorities and transported to the Primate Rehabilitation Center in Penaflor. Along with 150 other illegally trafficked animals, he continues to undergo treatment.
“Alcohol, cigarettes and drugs are the most common things (abusive owners) give to monkeys, because they see it as a game,” Rivera continued. Sadly, what these cruel individuals see as a game is at a horrible, crippling cost to the animals. Although Nicolas is on his way to recovery, there are many, many others like him who may never be rescued from this life or given the help they need.
How Can You Help?
While the situation with Nicolas is certainly surprising to most, it’s not entirely out of the ordinary, either. That is, taking advantage of primates or other wild animals and supplying them with something dangerous as a form of entertainment is not uncommon.
The illegal wildlife trade continues to thrive and be as discreet as ever, but thanks to a number of organizations working within local communities and at border control stations, we’re seeing an increase in the number of smugglers captured and the number of wild animals that never enter circulation. Although not all of the animals rescued are candidates to be released back into the wild, those that are rescued are at the very least given a chance to live the remainder of their lives in a sanctuary.
If you’d like to learn how others are helping to shut down the illegal trade or how you can help, check out some of these other informative articles:
- How U.S. Citizens Are Stepping Up to Shut Down the Illegal Wildlife Trade
- Do Consumers Have the Power to Shut Down the Illegal Wildlife Trade
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Over 100 adoption events are taking place at Subaru retailers across the country. Find an event near you!
When you choose the ASPCA this year during Share the Love, you’ll be helping to support programs like the Third Annual ASPCA/Subaru Share the Love Rescue Rides. These life-saving animal transports will take place between January 1 and June 30, 2016. Since 2013, Rescue Ride grants have totaled $188,000 and have helped save more than 4,000 animals.
Additionally, the ASPCA has provided grant funding to 45 animal welfare organizations across the country to support pet adoption events with their local Subaru retailer this holiday season. Visit our event directory to find an event near you! We encourage you to share photos of how you’re sharing the love using the hashtag #aspcaSTL.
Please help us spread the word and share the love! Support from Subaru has already helped us save thousands of lives, but there are so many more that need our help!
One last thing! As part of the Subaru Share the Love Event, the ASPCA is hosting a very special photo contest that celebrates rescued pets and the people who gave them a second chance—and a loving home. Enter to win today!
Chunky after his ordeal at the hands of a teenage gangFour teenagers have been disqualified from keeping animals after torturing a stolen dog in a case the RSPCA described as one of the worst they have ever seen.
Three of the teenagers, aged 15 and 16, admitted kicking and punching the chihuahua cross, named Chunky, before breaking his leg and neck.
They then set him on fire, fed him drugs and dumped him in a rubbish tip in Margate.
Despite his ordeal the dog survived and has now been returned to his owner.
The age of the teenagers means that they cannot be identified.
This was the most disturbing case I have ever dealt with - by an absolute mile.
The whole thing sends shivers down my spine. The defendants may have been young and confessed to being under the influence of drugs but the cruelty they inflicted on this poor dog was extreme, barbaric and inexcusable.
I will never forget how terrified and depressed he was when I first saw him. The injuries were so severe that despite the fantastic veterinary care and medication he was on, the medication was unable to numb all of the pain, and he suffered for at least six days according to veterinary experts.
– RSPCA INSPECTOR CAROLINE DOE
Three teenagers pleaded guilty in October to cruelly ill-treating the animal in a way which they knew would cause him to suffer unnecessarily, and were all disqualified from keeping all animals for five years, given a referral order for 12 months and ordered to pay costs. One of the youths was made to pay £1,000 and the other two £500.
A fourth youth, aged 16 at the time of the offence, pleaded guilty to the same offences under the Animal Welfare Act, at a trial at Folkestone Youth Court
He was also disqualified from keeping animals for five years and given a referral order for twelve months, plus his father was made to pay costs of £5,800.
After Being Abandoned by People Who Wanted a ‘Teacup’ Pig, Snuffles Gets a New Lease on Life!
Farm animals are rarely given the love and respect that they deserve. Despite the fact that these animals are just as intelligent as cats and dogs and are equally capable of feeling emotions, they are marginalized and treated as “commodities” in our society. Viewing these animals as somethings rather than someones is a common mechanism used to justify the horrors they’re subjected to in the animal agriculture industry. But, when you strip away this false view of farm animals and see them as individuals, you’ll find that they are incredible creatures that deserve so much more than this sort of life.
Thankfully, the kind people at Edgar’s Mission not only recognize this about farm animals, but they are also actively working to get others to see this too! They’ve saved countless animals from abuse and have given us some amazing stories of animal liberation including one of the cutest special needs animals we’ve ever seen, Pixie!
The two spend a ton of time together. We’re glad that these two have a chance to get to know what it feels like to have a best friend.
Rescuing a Dog Who Was Starved to the Brink of Death - Her Recovery Will AMAZE You! Please Share!
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This Amazing Woman Knits Sweaters for Rescued Chickens
In no time at all she came up with a design and created sweaters for her birds in a variety of colors, which apparently, they love to wear! Six months later her birds are regular fashion models, sporting their fancy sweaters all over the barn.
In fact, they have gathered so much attention that Nicola has been receiving orders from as far away as Canada. However instead of accepting money for her chicken couture, this wonderful woman has an arrangement where customers can pay by donating to an AIDS Orphanage in South Africa. Now that is inspiring!
Homeless Pup Dying From Mange That Was Hard Like Stone Makes a Miraculous Recovery Thanks to Rescuers.
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Super Vets Nurse Owl Back to the Wild!
The owl was brought in by RSPCA, after being found collapsed in a driveway. The bird had several small wounds on the wing and on its flank, in addition to a broken wing. Luckily, the X-ray showed that the wing was easily fixable, it just needed a splint and time to heal. Emma and Maru took really good care of it during its stay at the hospital, enduring the clacking and clawing of this feisty owl, who clearly wanted to live!
The release was an amazingly rewarding moment for the two vets, when they saw the bird flying beautifully into the night!
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If ever an elephant deserved your help, it's Musolole.
He and his mother were attacked in Zambia by ruthless poachers who shot and killed his mother in cold blood.
Musolole escaped, but at just five months old, he was left alone in the world. Musolole wandered for days. When he was finally found by officers from the Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA), he was painfully weak and dehydrated.
In fact, without his mother's nourishing milk, his skin had become so thin that it would bleed when he scratched it.
He urgently needed care.
The frail elephant calf was rushed to the Zambia Elephant Orphanage.
The Orphanage named him Musolole after the brave ZAWA officer who was killed protecting wildlife from the very poachers that shot the young elephant's mother.
With your gift today, you can help provide the food, expert veterinary care, and everything else he needs to grow strong and healthy so he can one day be released to the wild.
And you'll help us care for other orphaned elephants in Zambia and ease animal suffering wherever we find it.
You've so generously taken action before to help the animals. I'm hoping that this Holiday Season, you can make a special lifesaving gift to help animals like Musolole and the rest of the Zambian orphaned elephants.
Most of the calves at the Orphanage are there because their mothers were killed by poachers. They've suffered so much. They're safe now, but they need your help.
You can help provide the specially-made formula to take the place of their mothers' milk ... help provide them with expert veterinary care ... help keep them safe and teach them how to survive in the wild.
Your gift will be a lifesaver for these orphaned elephants, and for suffering animals everywhere we help them.
This Orphaned Baby Elephant Lost His Family – But Now He Has a New One in His Sanctuary Home.
The team of staff and volunteers at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) are, without a doubt, conservation superheroes. They work tirelessly to rescue and rehabilitate ill, injured, and orphaned animals throughout East Africa, in addition to tackling the ever-persistent threat of illegal wildlife poaching.
And now, their newest arrival, a baby elephant named Tusuja, has been welcomed by other herd members with open arms.