Animals

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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One Of The Greatest Gifts You Can Give To Your Child Is The Companionship Of A Dog

August 24, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Animals, Life |

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This Cat Comforts And Nurses Patients At A Animal Hospital

August 23, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Animals, Life |

Rademenesa was diagnosed with an inflamed respiratory tract when he was 2 months old. He survived the ordeal and now lives at the animal shelter and keeps other sick animals company and tries to nurse them back to health.

Rademenesa was diagnosed with an inflamed respiratory tract in 2014, when he was 2 months old. He survived the ordeal and now lives at the animal shelter and keeps other sick animals company at the shelter’s veterinary surgery and tries to nurse them back to health.

Instead of being adopted after his recovery, Rademenes became a mascot to the veterinarians who work at the shelter, which is located in Poland. It is an occupation he is completely suited to.

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Shelter Dog With Inoperable Cranial Tumor Is Given The Best Gift Ever

August 14, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Animals, Life |

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Everyone, meet Adalard, or Addy for short. Addy is a 3-year-old dog with an inoperable cranial tumor. Doctors say that he only has a life expectancy of 2 days.

Addy was a stray when he came to the Montgomery County Animal Shelter. The shelter then contacted Lone Star Boxer Rescue, and now Addy is under their hospice care.

Then a family came forward to give Addy the best and most precious gift a dog could ever have–a loving family. Since they didn’t know how long Addy has, the Anderson family wanted to make sure that Addy feels what it’s like to be cared for and loved.

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Dog Spends Entire Weekend Staring At A Fish Tank

August 14, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Animals, Life |

We’ve all spent a weekend on the couch staring at the television. Well Sophie the French Bulldog has a similar approach to vegging out for a few days. She spent Christmas weekend in her jammies, perched on an ottoman, gazing intently at a fish tank. It was the doggy version of a Netflix binge, and Sophie refused to look away, even for food.

The pictures show Sophie absolutely mesmerized. When her ottoman is moved, she simply adjusts her angle to get a better view. When her owner puts a towel over the fish tank, she sticks her head under it giving her a personal theater. Nothing stops the fish tank marathon.

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