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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Senior Dog and a Little Girl – Best Friends Through a Glass Door

Sheitan spent most of her life alone, tied up, and outside as a farm dog. Then came Bridget Hammond, and her life changed forever. The 12-year-old boxer mix is so grateful for any companionship and this sweet girl was more than happy to oblige The 12-year-old boxer now gets to snuggle with kittens, people, and friends. “She’s just so easygoing.

New Statue Honors Sully the Service Dog

Sully the Service Dog was sworn in as a Facility Dog at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in February 2019. Then in November 2020, Sully’s devotion and loyalty were honored with a new statue near his home on Long Island.

Dachshund Saves Neighbors From House Fire

In the early morning hours one Sunday 2020, a family in Bethel, Connecticut, got a loud alert from, Jasper, their 4-year-old Dachshund. The typically did not act this way and they quickly discovered that the neighbor’s porch was engulfed in flames while the family slept inside. Luckily, the family immediately and called 911 and alerted the fire department.

Pizza Restaurant Spread the News of Adoptable Dogs on Their Boxes

A shelters biggest challenge is getting the news out about their adorable pets. With a little help from the community, shelters manage to connect new parents with new furry friends. It can be a slow process getting the word out.

2 Unlikely Friends – A Red-Billed Bird and a Black Rhino

Local South African bush scout, Zaheer Ali, was driving around when he stumbled on a lone rhino chomping down on some grass. However, something was different. A perched little oxpecker sat comfortably on his horn – A Red-Billed Bird. Red-billed birds are often spotted flying around and sitting on the backs of black rhinos but this one was in a very different pose.

Lost Senior Dog Reunited in San Francisco in 5 Hour Chase

Nieve a local San Francisco senior dog had an adventure-filled month. The lost white terrier evaded animal control for over five hours in a spectacular chase. The story ends with a positive note as the senior was reunited with her family.

Camp Fire in California Displaces Hundreds of Pets, Rescuers Save Pack of Dogs

Dan Sauvageau, a developer from Roseville, California, went to find his friends pets but ended up with a lot more than he bargained for. When Sauvageau’s friends had to evacuate Magalia, California on Sunday they were unable to get all of their animals in time. Sauvageau was able to drive the 90 miles to rescue their pets, a donkey, a mastiff puppy, three goats, and a cat.

Unlikely Animal Friendship: Jack and Diane, the Donkey-Emu Pair Will Melt Your Heart

Today’s unlikely animal friendship features Jack and Diane, two American kids growin’ up in the heartland. Just kidding. They’re a donkey and an emu who are super in love.

Two Donkeys Rescued From Camp Fire in California

Camp Fire is the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California’s history. But, firefighters managed to save two donkeys from the flames. Firefighter Chris Harvey and Sacramento Fire Chief Gary Loesch were driving down Honey Run Road in Paradise, California, on Saturday when they stumbled across two donkeys.

Family Returns Good Boy to Shelter for Being Too Good

Have we found the ultimate Good Boy? Binx, an energetic, lovable 1-year-old stray dog was adopted but returned for being “too good”. He was found wandering the desert by animal-loving hikers who spent a month trying to find his original family.