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This 9-Year-Old Boy Created A No-Kill Shelter In His Garage

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Ken, 9, has grown up dreaming about someday having a shelter to help the stray animals that live near his home. He started feeding three stray dogs that he encountered on the streets of Davao City, Philippines.

As Ken’s photo feeding the dogs made its way onto the internet, people from all over the world started donating money. Ken’s dream of opening an animal shelter started to become a reality.

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This Husband Lost 70 Pounds To Save His Wife’s Life

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If you ever wanted a prime example of a husband’s unfailing devotion to his wife, this is it. Tracy Spraggins was losing a lifelong battle with lupus, and needed a kidney transplant to turn things around. Her husband immediately got tested to see if he could give her one of his, and was thrilled to find out he was indeed a match. However, the doctors told him he couldn’t be her donor in his condition.

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A Single Father Walked 11 Miles To Work Every Day ― Until His Co-Workers Found Out

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Trenton Lewis has never missed a shift and never been late for his 4am shift at a UPS facility in Little Rock, Ark, a dedication driven by his love for his 14-month-old daughter, Karmen. His attendance is even more impressive when you consider his wakeup time and commute: Lewis rolls out of bed at midnight and then, as ABC News notes, “in the rain or cold, through some rough areas of town—he walks.” And it’s a 5.5-mile journey one way for the 21-year-old single dad. He didn’t have a job when Karmen was born, but when she entered his life, “I knew I had to step up.” “I wanted to be with my daughter, to be able to support her. I wanted to be a father,”

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This Woman Reads Books To Dogs At The Local Shelter To Help Ease Their Loneliness

Redditor puglife123 volunteers at the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society and lately the shelter has been getting a visitor. A woman has been coming into the shelter and reading books to lonely dogs to let them know that they’re still loved. The dogs can’t understand what she’s saying but volunteers at the shelter say that the woman keeping them company has definitely helped their mood improve.

“This woman comes to my local humane society and sits in front of the dogs cage and reads books to the dogs”

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Baby Announcement Gets Texted to Wrong Number. Guys Shows Up To The Hospital with Presents Anyways

When Mark and Lindsey had their baby boy, Cason, one of their loved ones sent a group text message to let a few friends know about the birth — but it turns out that one of the phone numbers no longer belonged to someone they knew.

Once everyone else in the group message realized what was going on, they laughed and apologized to the stranger for getting him caught up in the baby birthing news, but the man ended up surprising everyone…

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School Principal Installs Free Laundromat After Students Were Bullied For Wearing Dirty Clothes

School Principal Installs Free Laundromat After Students Were Bullied For Wearing Dirty Clothes

A principal in New Jersey is being praised for giving his students a fresh lease on academic life.

After observing a high percentage of the school’s students missing class, as well as social media posts bullying students for the state of their clothing, Principal Akbar Cook of West Side High School in Newark had a laundromat installed on the property to offer those in need a way of cleaning their belongings, reported CNN

“These are kids, good kids who want to learn, that are missing three to five days a month because they were being bullied because they were dirty,” Cook explained. “I even changed the school uniform to darker colors so they could go more days without cleaning them, but even with that, students were struggling to have them look clean enough to attend.”

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This 8-Year-Old Boy Was Bullied For 2 Years While Growing His Hair To Donate To Kids With Cancer

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When Christian McPhilamy was six years old, he was inspired by a commercial for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and decided he wanted to help young people with cancer. He decided that day that he wanted to grow his hair long and donate it to make wigs for children with cancer.

So for 2 and a half years, Christian grew his hair out. He was made fun of at school for it, often mistaken for a girl, but that never deterred him from doing what he thought was right.

“Even out and about or at a park, he would be playing with a bunch of boys and they’d be like, ‘you look like a girl.’ And he would just explain to them. He held his head high and he never once said that he wanted to cut it off ever,” Christian’s mom said.

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Woman Adopts Dying Dog To Give Him The Happiest Final Days Ever

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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.

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High School Cross Country Team Takes Lonely Shelter Dogs On Their Morning Runs

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A California high school cross country team decided to change things up during summer workouts and, in doing so, they let the dogs out.

The St. Joseph High School Cross-Country Team in Santa Barbara, California, partnered with the Santa Barbara County Animal Shelter to get shelter dogs out of their enclosures and onto the trails and running paths where the team trains.

The team was able to give around 12 dogs a reprieve from being in the shelter by taking them on their morning run August 4. The dogs seemed to enjoy being out as well, although one pooped pooch had to be carried part of the way.

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This Bus Station Opens Its Doors At Night For 3 Homeless Dogs To Protect Them From The Cold

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Winter will soon hit the southern hemisphere and some people are already bracing for the cold as temperatures in some area have already started to turn chilly.

Fortunately for some of the stray dogs in Southern part of Brazil, good people have given them a nice place to keep warm and be comfortable.

The Barreirinha bus station in the city of Curitiba opened up their doors and provided beds and blankets for their new furry friends, whom they named Max, Pitoco and Zoinho.

The beds are old bus tires that have been stuffed with warm, fluffy blankets. Fabiane Rosa, a local politician, and animal lover, shared this story to her Facebook page, and of course, they went viral!

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