Rosie the kitten was just 3 weeks old when she was found near the brink of death by a trio of sisters: Thi Bui, Thoa Bui, and Tram Bui.
Luckily, the sisters rescued the little kitty from the streets, but she was very weak and it wasn’t clear she would survive. That’s when a very special husky stepped in to save the day.
Meet Smiley, a Golden Retriever born without eyes and raised in a puppy mill. Despite being born blind, Smiley is so happy and motivated that he has now found a new purpose in life as a therapy dog for the mentally ill and disabled.
And almost 10 years later, the certified therapy dog continues to bring joy to every room and to those struggling to fight depression, illness or disability.
Dog trainer Joanne George, Smiley’s owner, had a veterinarian sew up the pup’s eyelids soon after she brought him home in 2004.
Charlie dog died of cancer 2 weeks ago. Scout kitty loved him more than anything.
The first night I brought her home at 5.5 weeks old, she couldn’t sleep unless she was nestled up to my doggy.
When Nicole Elliot saw a photo of a senior dog with terminal cancer on her local animal shelter’s Facebook page, she knew she had to do something.
The Georgia woman decided to not only provide a home for Chester the terrier, but also to make sure his final days would be the best ones of his life.
“Before I went and got him, I decided to do a bucket list,” she told ABC News.
Elliot adopted Chester on June 27 and learned that the senior dog had undergone surgery to remove some of his tumors, but more had turned up. The dog’s owners had surrendered him to a high-kill shelter, and Animal Ark Rescue took Chester in before he could be euthanized.
In addition to cancer, Chester is also tested positive for heartworm, and veterinarians aren’t sure how much time he has left.
But regardless of how many days or weeks remain, Elliot is determined that Chester enjoy them.
Since his adoption, Chester has been to parks, eaten hot dogs and gone on a shopping spree for toys and treats.
“There are so many people that say animals don’t have souls like humans, but I feel like anybody who met Chester would see he does have a soul,” she said. “I think all animals should have a chance to have a happy life.”
Two abandoned dogs really need each other — and they need a new home. Glenn the elderly Jack Russell terrier is completely blind. He was found abandoned in a sea tunnel in Hartlepool, Durham, with his seeing eye dog companion, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier named Buzz. The pair are inseparable, and they need a new home together.
They are being cared for by the Stray Aid Centre in Coxhoe. The two are so attached to each other that they become stressed even if separated for minutes. Of course, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. And the relationship between the two dogs — thought to be between 9 and 10-years-old — is beautiful.
Meet Buzz and Glenn.
A Pit Bull suffering from starvation and a severe injury was rescued from certain death by a man in Brazil. Wilson Coutinho Martins lives in Rio de Janeiro and has dedicated his life to rescuing and protecting animals from extreme conditions. For many animal lovers in Brazil he is a hero. For dogs like Davi, he is their savior.
The large dog with beautiful green eyes was rescued from the woods outside of Rio de Janeiro in September of 2012. He weighed just 28 pounds (13 kg) and had a huge, gaping wound in his rear. His bone was exposed and he could barely walk from the pain. If Wilson had not rescued him when he did, Davi would most certainly have died from infection and blood loss.
Wilson took Davi home and began tending to his wounds. During his recovery, Davi had to receive several blood transfusions and his wounds needed to be cleaned, treated with antibiotics and bandaged regularly. Within one month, his wounds were much better. A few months later, Davi’s wound had healed even more and he had gained back much needed weight. Although his journey back to health was slow, Davi has made a miraculous recovery. He is proof of how dedication and hard work and love can transform animals in even the most desperate of circumstances
A Border Collie named Grizzler is the world’s first ‘phodographer’. With the help of Nikon and the new “Heartography” system, Grizzler is able to snap pictures from his doggy perspective.
The device comes with a heart rate monitor that is worn on a strap around the dog’s neck.
For anyone considering adopting an animal, who lives in the Los Angeles are…meet Trixie..
"Our newest poodle mix has a damaged leg that we are having evaluated but despite being in obvious pain at the shelter when we found her, she was all kisses and wags. She is about 2 years old."
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