Cat Survives for 7 Weeks in Wine Cellar, Emerges Drunk
Oct 27, 2015
For Aljosha the cat, it is a good thing that he still had some of his nine lives left. This curious cat spent seven weeks on a bender in a wine cellar where he broke $44 worth of wine and...
Meet Cassidy: A TinyKittens Champion
Oct 17, 2015
Cassidy survived in a Canadian forest for nine weeks (without his hind feet), starving, and seriously infected before being rescued by Shelly Roche who runs TinyKittens (a non-profit cat sanctuary). To help Cassidy, two Canadian teens designed and created a...
Orphaned Seal Finally Returned To Ocean After Being Rescued By ... Cows
Oct 15, 2015
The orphaned baby seal later named Celebration has had a bizarre string of adventures since it left the ocean. However, this little seal is recuperated and returning home today to live a hopefully normal life. The strangest part? This success...
Snowboarders Rescue Near-Frozen Horse in the Chilean Andes
Oct 8, 2015
Rafael Pease and his friend had planned to spend the day snowboarding the Chilean Andes to celebrate Pease's 21st birthday. However, after a few hours of shredding the snow, they soon found themselves in a position to save a life.
Former Puppy Mill Chihuahua wins the AHA's American Hero Dog Award
Sep 22, 2015
How much of a difference can a little Chihuahua make? Enough to make Harley, a Chihuahua from Berthoud, Colorado, take the top title in the 2015 American Humane Association (AHA) Hero Dog Awards. This tiny, trembling puppy mill survivor beat...
Rescuers Discover the Mother Caring for Her Pups Was Actually a Dedicated Father
Sep 2, 2015
It's always the mother of the puppies that cares for them; it is so common that it is almost a fact. However, in one odd rescue story, the pooch they thought was just another caring mother of three puppies ended...
An Unwanted Dog Shot in Face and Left to Die
Jul 23, 2015
Sadie was shot in the face and was left to die. Veterinarians said she needed to be put down, but her rescuer persevered and found help in a holistic vet...
Chihuahua Lucy Liu Adopts Her Second Pair of Foster Kittens
Jul 23, 2015
Earlier this year, Chihuahua Lucy Liu (not to be confused with actress Lucy Liu) surprised her petmom by adopting a pair of foster kittens that she had intended to care for. Her owner thought it might have just been a...
Alberta's Felines Need Forever Homes: Shelters Are Way Over Capacity
Jul 11, 2015
When I heard CBC's report that the Calgary Humane Society and AARCS were appealing to the public for help, I decided to highlight their adoption events. In addition, I include information about "kitten season" and why it is crucial to...
How A Butter Bath Saved the Day for Flock of UK Ducklings
Jul 9, 2015
A family of five ducklings waddled into a whole heap of trouble last week in England. During the record-breaking heat for July in the country, the ducklings accidentally walked across a melting road, covering them in molten tar which, without...
Humpback Whale Saved from Rope Tangle off British Columbia Coast
Jul 2, 2015
A teenaged humpback whale got itself into a whole mess of trouble this past Sunday when he managed to get stuck in an entanglement of 50 prawn traps and their ropes near the mouth of the Powell River in British...
Boy Sells Lemonade and Cookies to Help Sick Dog
Jun 25, 2015
Just like any other industrious kid on summer break, 12-year-old Dominic Locatelli set up a lemonade stand in his San Diego, California neighborhood. Like most stands, he handed out fresh lemonade and cookies for a nominal fee, but something sets...
Five Elderly Women Dedicate Their Time to Caring for 1,300 Stray Dogs in China
Jun 9, 2015
It has never been easy being a cat or dog in China. Due to intense overcrowding, many cities have a one pet policy. For dogs, they also must be a specific size - small and weigh under 11 pounds -...
June Is Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month
Jun 6, 2015
Every spring and summer, animal shelters experience their highest numbers of unwanted cats and kittens. As such, the American Humane Association has been promoting Adopt a Cat Month® since 1975. The ASPCA also promotes their Adopt A Shelter Cat Month...
How One Couple Turned Their Vacation into A Rescue Mission for Homeless Pets
May 26, 2015
Owners Jeff and Diana Hall of Camp Bow Wow Doggy Day Camp in Burnsville, Minnesota were enjoying some well deserved time off from their business in La Paz, Mexico when they came upon a pack of 27 dogs and 7...
Dog Miraculously Survives Being Impaled on Tree Branch for 24 Hours
May 21, 2015
When a dog chases a squirrel, they'll follow it right up until the moment it scampers up a tree and that is usually the end of it. However, for pit bull mix Louis, he went the extra mile by managing...
100 Horses in Armstrong, B.C. Need Homes
Jan 27, 2015
Homes are being sought for 100 horses in Armstrong, B.C. following an animal cruelty investigation led by the B.C. SPCA.
Horse Saved After Spending Two Days Tangled in Barbed Wire
Jan 26, 2015
This poor horse named Rudy was left for dead tangled in barbed wire on the side of the road in Oklahoma. While tangled he was attacked by dogs who tore off his ears and eye lids...
Tipsy Birds Kept Safe in Tiny Drunk Tanks
Jan 10, 2015
For some birds, overripe fruit and berries can become alcoholic food sources. Early frosts tend to concentrate natural sugars in fruit and when warm weather or spring thaw arrives, it causes the sugars to quickly break down. The result? A...
How the Internet Saved the Life of a Paralyzed Dog
Jan 8, 2015
This is the rescue story of Leo the paralyzed dog.
Florida Keys Turtle Hospital Treating Cold-Stunned Turtles
Dec 17, 2014
The Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital is caring and warming up 30 Kemp's Ridley sea turtles suffering from hypothermia just days after they were rescued from a frigid beach on Cape Cod Bay, Mass. Each cold-stunned turtle has had a full physical...
Kitten Dumped in Grocery Store Toilet
Nov 19, 2014
A Royal Society for the Protection of Animals welfare officer in the UK got more than he bargained for when he arrived at Sainsbury’s to find an abandoned eight-week-old kitten. AWO Matthew Brown was called to Sainsbury’s, Rice Lane, Liverpool...
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