Friday, December 16, 2016

This Week's Rescue TV


Attack leaves baby elephant struggling to survive



Tribute to the Brave People Putting Their Lives on the Line to Save Rhinos. The world is full of amazing creatures, but a 5,000 pound vegetarian with a giant horn growing out of its face is pretty spectacular to behold, even in the world of wildlife. Rhinos are not only one of the most iconic animals on the planet, they are also “master architects” in their ecosystems. This means that they help to maintain grazing habitat for other species and generally work to protect biodiversity in their habitat. Sadly, despite the important role they play, these gentle giants are in grave danger.

The illegal wildlife trade has become a billion dollar industry and one of its biggest staples is Rhino horn. There is a false belief that these horns have medicinal properties and as a result of this misinformation, these majestic beasts have been hunted to near extinction. The Javan rhinoceros was declared extinct in  2011 with an estimated 40-60 of them surviving in captivity. While there are still White rhinos and Black Rhinos in the wild, their population is dwindling rapidly due to poaching. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature has stated the Black Rhino is “critically endangered” and there are only three Northern White Rhinos left in the wild today.

Despite the best efforts of conservationists, three rhinos are slaughtered every day. But we can help. The Thin Green Line, an organization dedicated protecting nature’s protectors, has started a Front Line Friend program where you can sponsor a park ranger, like the one in this photo, who is on the ground fighting to save these incredible creatures.
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Over the past 10 years, 1,000 park rangers have lost their lives and 80 percent of these brave men and women were killed by poachers. Because of the risk involved in protecting wildlife and the many deaths over the years, The Thin Green Line has set up a fund to care for the widows and orphans of the park rangers. The fund ensures that the families of rangers lost in the line of duty will have food, shelter, and financial security. The fund also pays for the orphans’ schooling and provides support for entrepreneurial endeavors.

This means that park rangers can protect wildlife so we will be able to enjoy the beauty of the world for generations to come. We can also help to stop this barbaric practice by boycotting the illegal wildlife trade. The Thin Green Line reminded us, “If together, we direct our light into the gloom, then everything might just be okay. And by tending toward kindness and compassion we will brighten tomorrow, but if only we begin today.” Remember the rhinos and start working to save them today! Image source: Ami Vitale/Facebook
They Count on You: Rescue and Rehabilitation



Julia: a wolf? a coyote? a dog? This rescue is a MUST SEE!
Watch as the Baltimore Ravens' Ronnie Stanley Tells Dog's Adoption Story
Meet Charlie Bravo, the Abused Dog Who Overcame All Odds to Become an Animal Welfare Advocate. Any animal lover would tell you that their dogs are more than just pets, they are family. We shower them with toys, love, yummy treats, and would do anything to ensure their well-being. But sadly, not everyone thinks of dogs in this way. For whatever reason, people don’t see dogs as sweet, loving animals and often give them up, sometimes even deserting them on the side of the road.

But there is hope for these forgotten pups. This is the story of Charlie Bravo, a dog who found abandoned in horrible shape but now has her own Facebook page with over 25,000 people following her heroic story.


Charlie was found one day when a father and son were out riding their motorcycles. They saw a crate on the side of the road and pulled over to look – and good thing they decided to stop. Inside the crate, they found what would have been a full-size dog reduced to a ragged, scabby skeleton. She smelled so strongly of death that the father and son couldn’t stand to be downwind, her white feet stained brown from standing hunched in her own feces.


The sweet pup had oozing abrasions on her hips, spine, head and legs. The father and son initially thought that she had been hit by a car until they realized that these open wounds weren’t road rash at all, but contact sores from living inside the filthy crate.

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Not knowing how long she had been left to fend for herself on the side of the road, they knew leaving her was out of the question. They raced home to get their truck and then safely got the dog into the truck and on the road to recovery.
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The dog aptly named Charlie Bravo stole the family’s heart. Even though their house was full of other dogs, they couldn’t say no to Charlie.
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Now, not only does this pup have a forever home but she is an advocate for the importance of treating animals kindly.
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Charlie Bravo went from being left in a crate to die of starvation to the queen of the household and she is inspiring people everywhere to help animals in their own town.
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This sweetie’s story is a testament to how we can all do our part to help solve the pet homelessness crisis.
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Many people don’t realize the extent of the pet homelessness issue in the U.S. While we love and adore the dogs we share our homes with, the fact that there are some 70 million stray cats and dogs living on the streets gets easily ignored. These animals need a loving home just as much as any other does, but sadly, they rarely get the chance. Of the six to eight million homeless animals that are brought into animal shelters a year, only a small fraction ever end up being adopted.

Please always spay and neuter your pets and urge your friends and family to do the same. For more ways on how you can get involved to help save animals, click here. To follow Charlie’s journey, like her Facebook page! Image Source: Charlie Bravo/Facebook



Impaled by arrow: Dog shot in chest with 3-foot arrow rescued by Chinese animal shelter
 


Brutally injured puppy DEFIES ALL ODDS--Watch his astounding transformation. When we got the call to rescue a puppy who had been hit by a car, we found one of the most injured puppies we have ever seen. One of his front legs was crushed and dangling by just the skin, he was covered in blood, and he had a huge hole in his face. He was in so much pain that he kept on biting frantically at his broken leg and falling to the ground.
Watch Jeremy's astounding recovery that defied all the odds.

Please donate to help save heart-broken puppies: http://www.animalaidunlimited.org/how-to-help/donate
Neighbors couldn’t ignore a muzzled dog the town was doing nothing about, so they jumped the fence. They were terrified to see what was going on at the house next door: A puppy being neglected, chained up all day and even muzzled at times for no reason. They tried to call the police, but nothing was done. These kind neighbors finally had enough. One day, they jumped the fence and freed the neglected dog. He was about to get the family he’s always deserved.

This nameless pup with no real family was chained up and forgotten about.
This nameless pup with no real family was chained up and forgotten about.
He was all alone…
He was all alone...
Just the concrete to lie on.
Just the concrete to lie on.
The pup would bark and cry for help…
The pup would bark and cry for help...
Thankfully, the neighbors took notice and called the cops. But nothing was being done.
Thankfully, the neighbors took notice and called the cops. But nothing was being done.
So they jumped the fence and saved the dog. They named him Alfie. And this is his new dad. :)
So they jumped the fence and saved the dog. They named him Alfie. And this is his new dad. :)
New York State's First Pit Bull K9 Officer is Trying to Change Her Breed's Image. 
A pit bull is helping to create a new image for her breed. Kiah was rescued from abusive conditions and trained to be a K9 officer. She's one of the first pit bulls to become a police dog and the first one in New York State. She's now part of the Poughkeepsie Police Department and she also serves as a breed ambassador. When she's not out fighting crime, she's fighting stereotypes about pit bulls. Watch this pup get a special surprise on Rachael Ray Monday December 12th.


No one wanted this dying, 16-year-old shelter dog — until one family took a chance. No one wanted to adopt this dying, 16-year-old dog at the shelter. His fur was matted and missing, and he was just a skeleton of a dog. But soon things changed for Bear. A family came in that decided to take a chance on him. Apparently all Bear needed was a little care and a little love. This is a transformation you have to see to believe.

This was Bear’s kennel record; just an older dog in need of some help.
This was Bear's kennel record; just an older dog in need of some help.
The ride to freedom.
The ride to freedom.
Bear’s first day home.
Bear's first day home.
Norman (his new name) found a nice spot to take naps.
Norman (his new name) found a nice spot to take naps.
He LOVES naps. :)
He LOVES naps. :)
And of course he loves dog food. Ah, the good life!
And of course he loves dog food. Ah, the good life!
Looking better and better each day!
Looking better and better each day!
He just needed to be loved.
He just needed to be loved.
Being rescued gave Norman a whole new outlook on life. And a new look.
Being rescued gave Norman a whole new outlook on life. And a new look.
Adopting a dog doesn’t just save its life, it makes it a whole lot better! Spread the word by sharing this story.


Miracles : Rosalie's Journey. 


LUGGARD'S RESCUE



Charlie the Rescued Racehorse Runs Into His New Guardian's Heart