Animals

Heartbreaking Photos Of Scared Dog Being Dragged Into Shelter By Owner Who’s Abandoning Him

March 26, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Animals |

Our pets are much smarter than we give them credit for. Sometimes, they understand the situation perfectly and can sense what’s really happening.

Ann Flores, who was visiting Harris County Animal Shelter in Houston, Texas, with a friend recently, saw a heartbreaking example of this unfold in front of her eyes. She was there because her friend was interested in adopting a dog, but before they could get that far she noticed a woman physically dragging her dog from the parking lot to the shelter door. This dog clearly knew that he was being abandoned, and wasn’t going willingly.

“He laid on his back and just rolled over,” Flores told The Dodo. “It was like he was saying, ‘Please don’t take me in here.’”

Another woman, perhaps a friend or family member of the first woman, was dragging a second dog into the shelter.

“They were both pulling, but the dogs wouldn’t budge,” Flores said. “They had to pick them up because they just would not move. They would not walk in there.”

“They didn’t care. They were just laughing and giggling because the dogs wouldn’t move. To them, it was just like throwing trash away. There was no remorse, nothing.”

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This Dog Walks 4 Miles To Town Everyday Just To Say Hi To Everyone

March 20, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Animals, Life |

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For the past 12 years, a Chesapeake-Lab mix named Bruno has been regularly walking four miles (eight miles round trip) to downtown Longville from his country home to socialize, collect treats, and hang around. His almost daily commute has made Bruno a beloved town legend.

“Everybody knows Bruno,” resident Sharon Rouse told KARE11 News. “[You] may not know the people, but you’ll know Bruno.”

The pup belongs to Larry and Debbie LaVallee, who took Bruno in after he appeared in a box on their driveway over a decade ago. They tried to keep him tied up, but the dog’s desire to roam was too great, and he started making his way to town every day.

Now, he’s somewhat of a celebrity, with regular stops at city hall, the ice cream shop, and the back door of a local grocery store, where employees help Bruno fuel up with deli counter scraps. People know and greet Bruno, sometimes to the surprise of the LaVallees, who only know a fraction of their dog’s many admirers. His wandering has even earned him the title of “Town Dog and Ambassador,” which is set in literal stone in a Longville statue.

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Stray Dogs Attend Funeral Of Woman Who Spent Her Life Feeding Them

March 16, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Animals, Feels |

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Margarita, a devoted animal lover from Merida, Yucatan, was adored for her kind nature and generosity.

Every morning, a gaggle of stray animals would appear at her front door waiting for her to feed them. She even took a bag of food with her everywhere she went in order to feed all of the stray animals she met along her way.

Margarita passed away last month after battling illness, but her kindness in life didn’t go unnoticed. Family members knew Margarita was a devoted animal lover but they were nonetheless shocked when one bird and a group of stray dogs arrived to honor Margarita at her funeral on March 15.

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Faithful Dog Waits Outside Hospital Four Months After His Owner Dies

March 13, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Animals |

More than four months after its owner died, a dog still refuses to leave the entry of a hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The dog’s owner, a homeless man, was stabbed in a local park and rushed to Santa Casa de Novo Horizonte medical centre where he died from his injuries, according to local media reports.

Following the fatal incident, the dog chased the ambulance carrying his owner and has waited at the doors of the medical centre ever since.

Hospital staff — who have provided food and water for the loyal companion — said the dog, whose name is unknown, has never tried to enter the building.

It sits quietly outside waiting for his master.

Local resident Cristine Sardella shared two images of the dog on her Facebook page on February 27, telling the story of his then-four-month wait, with her post going viral.

“We have lots to learn from the animals,” her post read. “He waits for him in vain, but the love he has for his owner is eternal.”

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German Shepherd Beaten And Shot Multiple Times Saving His 16-Year-Old Owner From Burglars

March 9, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Animals, Life |

On February 21st armed intruders invaded 16-year-old Javier Mercado‘s house, he was home alone with Rex. It all happened just after noon in Des Moines, USA – Javier heard a noise and looked through a window where he saw a car he didn’t recognize. “I then heard the sliding door break, and it is made out of just glass so it shattered really loud,” said Mercado. “My dog ran downstairs, and it just started barking and barking. I heard one guy scream, ‘the dog bit me, get the dog.’”

As soon as this happened, Javier dialed 911 and went into the closet. “Rex stormed back to the upstairs floor all beat up and bloody,” writes Javier’s aunt. “Soon, the burglars proceeded to the upstairs floor and trashed all the bedrooms. As they entered the room where Javier was hiding in the closet, Rex came out with the little strength he had left in him and threw himself at them as he knew my nephew was in danger.” Sadly, they shot the dog four times and he gave up his battle.

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Marathon Runner Adopts Little Dog That Followed Him For 77 Miles Of The Race

March 2, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Animals, Life |

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The 4 Deserts Race Series are no joke. These world-class rated races are extremely tough and not for the faint of heart. One race in the series, however, holds a story for more than just the human competitors. In fact, the biggest hero is a tiny, stray dog that surprised everyone.

In March 2016, ultrarunner Dion Leonard ran the 155 mile race through China’s Gobi desert. Along with 101 other competitors, he set out on one of the adventures of his lifetime. What he didn’t expect, however, was to come home with a dog!

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This Man Has Dedicated His Life To Adopting Senior Dogs and Farm Animals Considered ‘Unadoptable’ By Most

February 26, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Animals, Humanity |

When his dog and best buddy died, animal lover Steve Greig set out to give older, overlooked dogs in shelters a new life full of love and happiness. Now, he’s ended up with an entire menagerie.

His home in Denver, Colorado houses 10, mostly senior, dogs, a couple of cats, a rabbit, a pig named Bikini who thinks she’s a dog, two chicks, two ducks, two pigeons and a koi-filled pond.

It all started when Greig’s beloved dog died. Even after months went by, he was still devastated by the loss so he decided to give another dog a good life.

But when he went to his local shelter, he wasn’t looking for a young pup, he wanted to adopt the “least adoptable” senior dog, as they’re often overlooked and have a slim chance of finding a forever home.

His first was a 12-year-old chihuahua named Eeyore, who came with four bad knees and a heart murmur. That was just the beginning, Greig told The Dodo.

Now, he’s a super busy human dad to a host of animals, including a total of 10 elder dogs.

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Stray Dog Joins Swedish Adventure Team in 430-Mile Race Through Ecuador

December 6, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Animals, Life |

It all started with a meatball. Arthur, a stray dog from Ecuador, caught sight of the adventure racing Team Peak Performance during their race through the Ecuadorian jungle at the Adventure Racing World Championships. After receiving a meatball, he never left them again.

Arthur followed the team through deep mud, in kayaks through rivers, and all the way across the finish line in the world championship. He ate, he slept, and he fought like a regular team member. A team that started as four, was suddenly now five.

The Adventure (AR) World Series is a gruelling 430-mile (692 km) endurance race through the Amazonian rain forest. Athletes must hike, kayak and bike their way to the finish over a span of six non stop days. The team first encountered Arthur on a muddy trek during the second last stage.

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Beautiful Story Of A Man Saving A Homeless Dog From Near Death

December 1, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Animals, Life |

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.

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This Little Boy is a Superhero to Philly’s Stray Cats

October 27, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Animals, Humanity |

 In a world full of hate, it’s always good to see a real superhero.

One little boy named Shon helps rescue stray cats outside of Philadelphia. His super power, you might ask? He is able to connect with cats who are too feral to become domesticated house cats.

Every time Kris Papiernik and Kia Griffin’s 5-year-old nephew, Shon, comes for a weekend visit, he only wants to do one thing — go outside and take care of the street cats.

For the past 10 years, Papiernik and Griffin have been caring for over 40 street cats who live in rough parts of Philadelphia and the surrounding area. While they try to rescue and rehome as many cats as they can, others are too feral and unsocialized to adjust to domestic life, and the most Papiernik and Griffin can do is feed them, and try to get as many of them spayed and neutered as possible.

With such a noble and massive undertaking, Papiernik and Griffin have needed some help along the way. That’s where their 5-year-old nephew Shon comes into the picture. 

“When he was 3 years old he started showing interest in wanting to help us feed the outdoor feral and stray cats,” Papiernik says. 

At first, the couple was hesitant to let Shon help, as feral cats don’t always adapt well to changes, new people, or rambunctious 3 year olds, Griffin says.

But, as fate would have it, the cats welcomed Shon with open paws.  

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