The subreddit, Before N After Adoption, has shown the miraculous effect people can have on their animals. People across the world are posting pictures of their pets before they adopted them, next to pictures of their pups now! The change is incredible.
Dogs at rescue shelters are often scared and nervous, this can present itself in shyness, neurotic tendencies like barking, or sulking. Once you get these animals out of that uncomfortable living situation, though, the happiness can shine through. No one will be able to doubt the power of a forever home after looking at these pet’s smiling faces!
Annabelle was rescued from animal control by Blue Grass Boxer Rescue in Kentucky. She now has a happy life with her family in Tennessee.
These Heartwarming Before and After Pictures of Adopted Rescue Animals Will Make Your Day
Cece is a survivor. She came to an SPCA in New York where they made it their mission to rehabilitate her. Now Cece is recovering and has her own Facebook page.
Alto and Apache. A few days ago a small kitty showed up at my doorstep and refused to leave. I called her Apache and I introduced her to my young shepherd, Alto.
|ASPCA Assists in Rescuing More Than 120 Animals in Raeford, N.C.|
The ASPCA deployed to Hoke County, North Carolina, last Friday to assist in the removal and care of more than 120 animals from a neglectful rescue. Get the details and help support our life-saving work for animals.
On July 19, a group of tourists on Manyana Beach stumbled upon a baby seal trapped in a green fishing net, alone and scared. The tourists quickly found help in the form of some local surfers, who grabbed a knife and managed to cut the seal loose.
A week later on July 26, a 265-pound male seal was found sleeping in the women’s bathroom of a cemetery in Tasmania. Wildlife officers, who named the seal “Sammy,” think he likely swam up a creek from the ocean roughly 500 meters away.
After being sedated and transported out of the bathroom, he too was returned to the water.
|From Rescue to Rehab: Belle’s Story|
Belle was fearful after her rescue, but the ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center helped her heal. Read the story of Belle’s incredible journey from rescue to recovery and see photos of her new life as a beloved pet.
|Dog meat in China: 320 dogs saved from slaughter by local Chinese activists|
On July 23, as the truck was driving through Qinhuangdao, with the dogs crammed together for at least 12 hours in hot conditions without food or water, the activists spotted the vehicle and quickly coordinated a plan with local netizens to tail the truck and call in the police.
Eating dog meat is legal in China, but health certificates must be issued for each animal to be slaughtered upon request. When the police asked the truck driver to present the documents, none were available, and so the dogs were released into the hands of activist group China Animal Protection Power. Now in a treatment facility receiving medical care, these pups will soon be put up for adoption in the coming days.
|“Clear the Shelters” Event Finds Homes for More Than 46,000 Animals Nationwide|
Thousands of animals found a home during last weekend’s national “Clear the Shelters” event! See how the ASPCA helped make a difference from coast to coast.
Dog with front legs chopped off tries new prosthetics. Cola had his front legs hacked off with a sword because he chewed a neighbour's shoes. Following months of recovery, he was fitted with prosthetic limbs at a specialist clinic in Bangkok and has now been adopted by the founders of the Soi Dog Foundation.
13-Year-Old Boy Donates His Birthday Money to Help Rescued Farm Animals. The years of adolescence are filled with all sorts of worries – fitting in at school, keeping up with grades, and of course, making friends. With the amount of things young people have to be concerned with, it can be difficult for them to step outside of themselves and consider the struggles of other species, especially those that are out of sight and out of mind. While having a dog or a cat as a companion animal around the house certainly teaches young kids about responsibility, the needs of non-human beings, and compassion, it still leaves animals like cows, pigs, chickens, lambs, and sheep, completely out of the picture. And sadly, this means much of the time the only interaction children get with these animals, is on their plates.
Considering all of these factors, when we see young people showing true empathy, sensitivity, and kindness towards farm animals, and even lending a hand, we can’t help but feel inspired. That’s why our hearts were truly warmed when we heard about a young man named Jack who decided to spend his thirteenth birthday at Edgar’s Mission Farm Sanctuary and even donate all $200 of his birthday money!
From the smile on his face, it looks like Jack is pretty happy with his decision!
The starvation, dehydration, and wounds on his body tell a story of a nation leaving its animals behind. He is one of a million dogs suffering in Greece today, and was close to his final breath when our partners at Ghost Dogs of Aspropyrgos rescued him.
Network for Animals have been supporting Ghost Dogs since the BBC reported on their plight in 2015, and you can watch our latest video update here. This amazing group of volunteers spend their last pennies on food, veterinary treatment, safe houses for animals, and on beginning the adoption processes to bring abandoned dogs to countries where they will finally be safe.
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For dogs like Orion, this means the arms of a volunteer were able to pick up his ragged body, take him to a friendly vet, put him on a drip to re-nourish him, and treat his wounds. Without this, he would literally have died in the street, alone and helpless.
Supporter, you and I are dog lovers. We feel for the pain they suffer. No matter how small, please do make a donation today. Show Orion, and the thousands of Greek dogs suffering with him, just what it means to be cared for.
The incident occurred when Marley intervened in a game of cops and robbers between his girlfriend’s sons. He bit the older boy, who was wearing a mask and carrying a toy gun. Marley was instinctively protecting the younger boy from what he thought was a threat. Unfortunately, the neighbors called animal control and Marley was sent to the local shelter where he has been for the last 10 months.
Marley has been deemed a dangerous dog, and Jones and his family are waiting to hear if Marley will be euthanized. We cannot let this happen! Marley has already been through so much and needs to be with the people who love him.
Please join me in asking the Bay County Animal Services to return Marley to Jonathan Jones immediately. and 5 others
Applaud Compassionate Student for Saving Lamb from Slaughter.
To: Leslie Torres, Future Farmers of America (FFA) student. Thank student for having a change of heart and allowing her lamb to be adopted rather than auctioned off for slaughter.
Like most animals raised as projects for Future Farmers of America, Lily the lamb was destined to be slaughtered after being auctioned off at the county fair. Fortunately for Lily, her owner, high school student Leslie Torres, was struck by compassion for this animal that she had raised and grown unexpectedly attached to. Realizing that she couldn’t bear the thought of Lily being killed, Torres opted to have Lily adopted rather than going through with the auction. Just in the nick of time, Torres found an animal sanctuary that would welcome Lily with open arms. Now the lucky lamb can live out the rest of her life in peace rather than face a grisly death.
Leslie Torres’ act of compassion should set an example for all Future Farmers of America students who have felt conflicted or guilty about auctioning off their animal projects. These animals are not mere commodities, but living, breathing, feeling beings, and respecting their sentience and desire to live is a truly commendable act.
Adorable Rescued Farm Animals Teach Us the Importance of Compassion and Friendship.
This video shows pairs of rescued farm animals from Edgar’s Mission Farm Sanctuary who relied on each other to get through the tough times and worked their way, together, from rescue to recovery and full rehabilitation.
It’s amazingly cute, but it carries an important message. Animals form relationships and feel love for one another just as we do. They deserve to be treated like the thinking, feeling beings that they are. Edgar’s Mission gives these farmed animals a chance to live life on their own right and enjoy the simple joys of friendship and companionship that we all cherish.
Twenty-seven Pitbulls rescued from home in Riverside. Twenty-seven Pitbulls were rescued from a Riverside home Wednesday afternoon, but at least 11 dogs were found dead.
“It was like Silence of the Lambs, it looked like that inside the property,” John Welsh, Riverside County Animal Services, said.
Officers were called to this three acre property on Avocado Lane after a neighbor reported a bad smell.
“Can you imagine with the heat wave that we are having in the next few days what it would be like for the dogs that survived,” neighbor, Rita Chenoweth, said. “Thank goodness they got in there and was able to save them.”
Investigators are now trying to track down the man who lives at the home because they believe he’s responsible for the cruelty. He could face multiple felony counts of animal neglect after the case is turned over to the district attorney’s office.
“There were signs in side the property hanging that this guy whoever he is was probably breeding these dogs for profit at one time,” Welsh said.
Officers said the rescued dogs friendly, but it will be awhile until they are healthy enough for adoption.
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