|Announcing the Winners of our Rescue Story Contest|
In March, we asked animal-lovers from all across the country to share their rescue stories with the ASPCA. The response we received was overwhelming—nearly 2,200 of you submitted tales—and after careful consideration, we are thrilled to share the three winning stories.
Thankfully, many have intervened to help the abandoned animals. The Kurdistan Organization for Animal Rights group, for example, stepped in, passing through five security checkpoints in order to bring the starving animals food and water. Residents have also banded together to feed the animals, offering what little they can.
And now we have more hopeful news to share: the Four Paws International rapid response team has been working diligently to rescue the starving bear and lion, named Lula and Simba respectively. And it looks like their determination has paid off, Lula and Simba have finally be saved! The two are waiting to be allowed to cross into Kurdish territory and fly out of the country and then into safety.
While the two animals wait at the checkpoint, they are being looked after by a veterinary team. Sadly, both are unwell. Lula has pneumonia and Simba has joint conditions.
Four Paws staff are currently watching Lula and Simba around the clock, ensuring they are as comfortable as possible. What heroes!
If you would like to donate to help cover the costs of the rescue, you can do so here. Every little bit helps! Image Source: Four Paws/Facebook
Watch Jay's wonderful recovery and please donate to help save India's injured street animals: http://animalaidunlimited.org/how-to-help/donate/
The Humane Society of the United States is on the ground in Georgia rescuing hundreds of desperate animals. Please read the urgent message below, and consider making an emergency donation to help support these lifesaving operations.
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