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.

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Benny The Ice Skating Dog: An Award Winning Rescue With Stadiums of Fans

Benny the Ice Skating Dog was just one day from being euthanized when the fates decided they had a better plan for him. He spent 6 months in a kill shelter in Salt Lake City before a non-profit group launched a campaign to find a forever home. With a little luck, Cheryl DelSangro, a Cleveland native at the time, noticed Benny and went to meet him.

These rescue piggies are ready for the holidays

This gang of adorable rescue pigs are dressed up and getting cozy for Christmas.

Dog Waits Patiently Outside Hospital for Owner (Video)

Last month, staff at the Santo Antônio de Jesus Regional Hospital in Brazil discovered a stray dog waiting outside the hospital. The dog lingered alone as if he was waiting for something. He didn’t interact with other dogs, people, and would run off as people got near.

England football team loses World Cup, takes home stray cat instead

While England may have lost in the quarter-finals, they gained a new mascot!

The Wheelchair Mafia: Disabled shelter dogs turned biker gang (Video)

"The Man That Rescues Dogs" is a wonderful dog shelter in Thailand that doesn't count out its guests that have fewer than four legs.

Stray Dogs Offers Comfort to a Stranger in the Face of Grief (Video)

It was going to be a long day for grief-stricken María José Sáez Orte as she went to the cemetery to mourn the loss of a loved one. There’s no shortcut to healing and María went alone to begin the process. Tearfully settling down, she was seemingly inconsolable until a stranger came for a visit.

Tema The Chubby Raccoon From Zoo Baby to Pampered Instagram Superstar

Welcome to the world of Tema, the chubby raccoon with over 325k followers on Instagram. When Tema was just a baby, he was adopted from the zoo by Lena Troskina and her husband, who was a manager there. While pet raccoons are uncommon, it’s happening more and more.

Gino is officially the world’s oldest dog at 22 years old

Soon after Flossie was announced as the new World's Oldest Living Cat at 27 years old, Guinness World Records revealed the new World's Oldest Living Dog.

Wanted dog turns herself in at police station (video)

After becoming a wanted pooch, Rosie the border collie decided to turn herself in at the local police station.

Flossie is officially the World’s Oldest Cat at 27 years old

Just a few weeks from her 27th birthday, Flossie has been crowned The World's Oldest Cat by Guinness World Records.