When three five-week-old puppies, named Nugget, Krissy, and Sunshine, were found living in an abandoned area in the woods, the possibility that they would never make it out of Henry County Animal Care and Control was very real. According to their policy, any stray Pit Bull found is held for three days before being euthanized. But thanks to kind-hearted animal control officers, these babies escaped a grim fate.
Because Henry County Animal Care and Control in Georgia has a policy of not adopting out dogs considered Pit Bulls, Sunshine, the puppy in the photo below, and her siblings were going to be put to sleep. But the kind-hearted humans at animal control did something amazing.
If you’re interested in helping Sunshine get a full set of prosthetics, click here. If you’re interested in giving her or any of her siblings Nugget and Krissy (or all three puppies!) a forever home, click here. All image source: Friends to the Forlorn Pit Bull Rescue/Facebook
This Abused Dog Weighed Only 22 Pounds When He Was Rescued – Look at Him Now! When you think about it, it really doesn’t take that much to make a dog happy. A couple of treats, a game of fetch every once in a while, and making sure that their bowl of water is full when they’re thirsty and they have plenty of food to nosh on when they’re hungry, and they’re pretty content. Despite how simple it is to follow through on these tasks for our companion animals, some people cruelly choose not to. We can’t wrap our heads around why someone would keep a dog in their possession simply to abuse them or make them live out a miserable life, but sadly this kind of thing still happens.
Last February, a Lurcher was rescued by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) and at 22 pounds, was, in fact, the thinnest dog inspectors had ever encountered still alive. The poor dog, called Ned, was less than half the average weight for his size and breed. RSPCA got a hold of the pup after Ned’s owner, Maria Staniforth, had actually called them claiming Ned was a stray she had found on the street. After these claims proved to be untrue, Staniforth was jailed and has since served 18 months in prison.
How anyone could allow their dog to deteriorate right before their eyes is beyond us. You can just see the pain in this poor pup’s eyes.
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|After their owner died, they were thrown out to the streets and became homeless.|
The three-month-old pit bull puppy was said to only have hours to live. Wagner moved Mojo to an animal hospital.
Sweet Photos Capture a Scared, Homeless Dog Learning How to Trust Humans. Pet homelessness is a huge problem. In the United States, it’s estimated that there are about 70 million stray cats and dogs who have to fight every day just to survive. They don’t have anybody to provide them with clean bowls full of food and water, toys to play with, or love and cuddles. The few lucky ones who are rescued by compassionate humans are often mistrusting at first — a sign that points to bad experiences in their past. Yet, again and again, we are constantly amazed by how quickly dogs who have been forced into the worst circumstances learn that they can trust humans. We don’t know much about how Pepe, the little dog in the photo below, ended up living on the streets, but thanks to the tireless efforts of rescuers at Hope For Paws, he was saved
Pepe had been struck by a car. Injured and alone, he had a few reservations about the humans who showed up to try and rescue him.
To learn more about Hope Ranch Animal Sanctuary, visit their official website. Lead image source: Eldad Hagar/flickr
Off-Duty Firefighter Rescues Strangers' Dog From House Fire.
This Woman Moved to an Island and Was Shocked By the Stray Animal Problem – So She Did Something. There are some situations which animal lovers stumble upon that are simply too upsetting to ignore. We’ve seen animal rescue teams go above and beyond for injured stray animals, we’ve seen people save abandoned animals even in the midst of natural disasters, and we’ve seen people change the entire course of their lives to help the creatures living in their vicinity. Just recently, a woman by the name of Junie Kovacs moved to Koh Lanta, Thailand to open up a cooking school. When Kovacs arrived on the island, however, she was met with an unexpected sight: starving and injured stray dogs everywhere!
As Kovacs relays, the reason there were animals everywhere was because many of the businesses in the area had shut down and so the dogs didn’t have any trash to eat.
The stray animals were in very poor shape, and since the closest veterinarian was three hours away, the locals saw the dogs as a nuisance.
3 Incredible Organizations Dedicated to Helping Stray Dogs in Native American Communities. Close to three million dogs and cats die every year in U.S. shelters, and millions of stray and unwanted animals are living on the streets. It’s a true epidemic in many parts of the world. Most homeless dogs and cats don’t have adequate shelter, leaving them exposed to the elements; this can be especially dangerous in areas that experience long periods of extreme heat or cold. Their living conditions also make them susceptible to disease, injury, and starvation. And because most stray and unwanted animals aren’t spayed or neutered, populations can quickly get out of control.
A lot of great programs exist to help homeless animals, but many of them are located in more urban areas. In rural communities, people may not have the luxury of a vet clinic or groomer being a quick drive away or the resources to house large numbers of animals like larger shelters in urban areas. This poses an issue not only for those trying to save stray animals, but those wishing to help pets and families stay together by providing access to veterinary care and educational programs. In the Midwest and other areas of the U.S., there are rescue organizations who have formed with the specific goal of addressing the issue of stray animals on American Indian reservations, which are typically located in remote areas.
No matter where you live, the issue of stray and unwanted animals affects us all. But amazing organizations like the three listed below help us remember that by working together, we can do amazing things to help animals in our communities.
1. Leech Lake Legacy
2. LightShine Canine
3. Red Lake Rosie’s Rescue
Red Lake Rosie’s Rescue focuses on helping homeless animals on the Red Lake Reservation in Minnesota. Since 2006, they have rescued over 6,000 animals – amazing! The rescue has a small shelter on-site where animals are housed until they can be transported to rescue partners, where they live in foster homes until they are adopted. The organization also hosts spay/neuter clinics to help prevent pet overpopulation and provides health fairs where community members can get their pets vaccinated and groomed. Their educational programs teach community members about animal care, the importance of spaying/neutering pets and how to prevent animal abuse. It’s all part of a community effort to help not only homeless animals but people and their pets. With the help of 40 partner organizations, they’re able to make amazing things happen in their community!
How to Help Homeless Animals in Your Community
- Love road trips? Organizations often rely on volunteers to help transport animals to their partner rescue organizations or foster homes.
- Volunteer to help at a local wellness clinic for animals in your community. It’s a great way to help animals and meet new people.
- Donate to your favorite shelter or rescue to help fund their efforts to save homeless animals.
- Help educate people about the importance of spaying and neutering their pets to help prevent unwanted litters and reduce the number of homeless pets in communities around the world.
Lead image source: Leech Lake Legacy/Facebook
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The bait dogs are often chained up with no shelter and minimal food and water. Neglected and emaciated, they need rescuers to intervene before it’s too late. And that’s exactly what happened here.
The SPCA of Texas sent rescuers to a suspected dog-fighting ring in Able Springs, Texas. Rescuer Madeline Yeaman approached the scene, and the dogs were jumping with excitement at the sight of her. Except for one dog…
|After rescue: bear Tomi's first contact with water|
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|A decade on, rescued brown bear Benji is still celebrating|
“Conservation workers, who normally have a policy of leaving nature to fend for itself as much as possible, could not sit by and let a mother elephant and her calf die horribly from being stuck in a mud lagoon.”
|Finally able to run: bear Gjina enjoys her new life!|
Man Spots A Dying Puppy On The Road And Makes A Call To Save Her Life. A man spotted a dog on the side of the road and immediately knew something was wrong. Without hesitation, he called for help and hoped everything would be all right. Adopt-a-Bull Rescue would help give Princess the transformation she deserved.
A man did an amazing thing when he found this dying puppy lying unconscious on the road. He immediately called for help.
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Cheri, a bottle-baby kitten specialist/foster at Cats at The Studios based in Los Angeles, California, thought she was just getting another kitten to foster. But when she laid eyes on Ace, a black and white 6 week old kitten, her heart melted.
His condition was dire. Ace had been run over by a car in Downey, California and taken to the local shelter. The doctors at the shelter did an assessment and thought amputation would be the quickest solution to the injury. A volunteer from Cats at The Studios immediately "pulled" Ace from the shelter, not knowing what to do next.
Cheri fostered Ace and took it upon herself to get a second, third and forth opinion. What the doctors discovered is that Ace had an underlying, inherent heart condition. He had two holes in his heart causing it to beat harder, faster than a normal heart. The prognosis was grim. He could die at any time and the doctors told her to prepare for the worst.
In tears, Cheri couldn't help but fall in love with Ace. So, like many do, she became a foster failure.
It has been nearly a year since filming this story and Cheri and Ace continue to do well. Today, Ace is now a proud Foster Dad to the many, many, many kittens that come through Cheri's doors. It seems both are devoted to each other and the cause of helping needy kittens.
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