Pets have always been there right when we need them, but sometimes they need help too. Fortunately, many of these animals are rescued by kind-hearted individuals who provide them with a loving home. These rescues are the very best of humanity.
Born on May 7, 2021, and growing to only 16.5 inches tall and 19 pounds, Peabody was the world’s smallest horse. He had a rough start to life, born with dwarfism, misshapen legs and jaw, along with being completely deaf. He was so short he wasn’t able to reach up to drink milk from his mother.
Marco, aka Einstein, is a rescue dog who had a rough start to life in China, before being brought to Canada for a new life. His past is unknown, but what we do know is he’s clearly an outdoor enthusiast and survival expert! He arrived in Squamish, a beautiful mountain town close to Whislter, Canada’s top ski destination and one of the world’s best.
The “sad not sad” cat known as BenBenCatCat hit the internet around 2016 and you can tell he lives every day like it was his last. It’s hard to believe that the cat was literally a day away from being euthanized when you see him sharing his antics on Instagram. The happy-go-lucky cat has spent his last few years soaking up the cuddles, appearing for sponsorship deals, and selling calendars off his website.
The date March 11, 2011 was a devasting day for Japan and much of the world. The country experienced the strongest earthquake in recorded history east of Sendai, the largest city in the Tohoku region, and the following tsunami led to a nuclear meltdown which affected the entire world. The times were tough, and from the devasting news came Marutaro, or Maru for short.
TurboRoo stands upright on two legs, motors around on a pair of wheels, and takes flights to receive awards from coast to coast. Sitting at just under 300K followers on Instagram and over 1.6M(!) followers on TikTok, TurboRoo shares his amazing story everyday for his fans. This little Chihuahua went from being an abandoned dog in a veterinarian’s office to flying across state lines to be honored as the CW network’s Underdog of the Year in Los Angeles in 2014.
In August 2012, Hurricane Isaac reached Louisiana and the tropical cyclone left a wave of destruction. As people and fur friends huddled down to outlast the barrage of weather, one squirrel found herself in a tough situation. Having fallen out of her nest, a family nearby decided to take her in “temporarily”. 10 years later, the squirrel is named Jill and she has an Instagram account with over 700K followers.
The story of Luna The Pantera begins in a Siberian zoo. For unknown reasons, the cub’s mom rejected Luna and refused to give her the milk and care that she needed. The future wasn’t looking good for Luna.
Based out of Mays Landing, N.J., Laurie Zaleski is the founder of Funny Farm Rescue & Sanctuary, a nonprofit animal rescue. ” Funny Farm” cares for more than 600 residents from chickens in diapers to three legged donkeys. And even though Zaleski is overseeing one of the largest animal rescues in the Northeast, she still found time to pen her inspirational memoir, Funny Farm, which was published this spring.
Tilly G and Skippy were both adopted into the pet family at a big pet rescue and they have been best friends from the very beginning. Skippy spends all day bringing sticks for his friend. While the tortoise is less than impressed, the thought is not lost on Tilly G. “Tilly G and Skippy bonded the moment they met.
Mammy Chikki, a dog that has been rescued by the SPCA/Humane Society of Prince George’s County is looking for her forever home. She is a very sweet dog that has just had a rough time. She had been fighting off monkeys and other dogs while trying to get food in a very hostile environment where people were trying to kill her because she was pregnant.