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A Tribute To Man’s Best Friend

August 29, 2016 | No Comments » | Topics: Animals |

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High School Cross Country Team Takes Lonely Shelter Dogs On Their Morning Runs

August 15, 2016 | 3 Comments » | Topics: Animals, Humanity |

A California high school cross country team decided to change things up during summer workouts and, in doing so, they let the dogs out.

The St. Joseph High School Cross-Country Team in Santa Barbara, California, partnered with the Santa Barbara County Animal Shelter to get shelter dogs out of their enclosures and onto the trails and running paths where the team trains.

The team was able to give around 12 dogs a reprieve from being in the shelter by taking them on their morning run August 4. The dogs seemed to enjoy being out as well, although one pooped pooch had to be carried part of the way.

“I am not sure who was more excited and having the most fun… the dogs or the kids,” Luis Escobar, former coach of the cross country team, posted on his Facebook page. “Either way, it was a great time and I am sure we will do it again sometime soon.”

If you live near Santa Barbara, California, and want to adopt a dog, contact Stacy Silva at (805) 934-6981. You can also visit the Santa Barbara County Animal Shelter-Santa Maria Facebook page.

 

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A Few Photos All Dog Owners Can Relate To

July 6, 2016 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Animals, Funny Pictures |

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A Tribute To Man’s Best Friend

June 21, 2016 | No Comments » | Topics: Animals, Life |

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Dog Rescued From House Fire Grows Up To Become Honorary Firefighter

June 15, 2016 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Animals, Life |

Jake was only a few weeks old when he was badly burned in a house fire and left at a vet by his family. But his story has the best ending.  He was adopted by the fireman who saved his life, and now he has become an honorary firefighter himself.

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12 Fascinating Facts About Dogs That Show You Why They Are The Best

May 3, 2016 | No Comments » | Topics: Animals, Interesting |

A three year old Russian girl who survived for 11 days in Siberian taiga forest by drinking from a creek and eating berries while being protected by her dog which went to get help after nine days and returned with rescuers. (article)

 

After his disabled owner was struck by a car, ‘Endal’ the service dog pulled his unconscious owner into the recovery position, retrieved his mobile phone from beneath the car, fetched a blanket and covered him, and then ran to a nearby hotel to obtain help 

 

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These Animals Mourning The Death Of Their Loved Ones Will Make You Rethink Everything

May 2, 2016 | No Comments » | Topics: Animals, Life |

When it comes to animal feelings, we tend to think of them exactly as we humans are or on the other end of the spectrum as unthinking, unfeeling beasts put here for our enjoyment. Every animal is unique in its own way and thinks a little bit differently, but what is clear is that many animals are able to feel complete emotions. According to an article in Psychology Today:

“Grief itself is something of a mystery, for there doesn’t seem to be any obvious adaptive value to it in an evolutionary sense. It does not appear to increase an individual’s reproductive success. Whatever its value is, grief is the price of commitment, that wellspring of both happiness and sorrow.”

1. Dolphins.

 

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Pit Bull Used as Bait Dog Gets Rescued And Experiences Human Kindness For The First Time

April 26, 2016 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Animals, Humanity |

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This is a story of the right person, in the right place, at the right time. Rock Hill real estate agent Casey Lawrence found the injured Pit Bull dumped in the woods after getting lost while showing a property. The dog was discarded and left to die after likely being used as a bait dog by dog fighters. He was surrounded by bones and animal carcasses!

Fortunately, Casey found the dog, now named Rambo, in time! She rushed Rambo to Baxter Veterinary Clinic. Rambo was covered with bite marks and lacerations and was severely injured, and his leg wounds infected with gangrene.

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Kind-Hearted Man Feeds 80 Stray Dogs In Thailand Everyday

April 15, 2016 | 4 Comments » | Topics: Animals, Humanity |

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Five years ago, when a hungry and wounded dog turned up behind a restaurant in Thailand where Michael Baines worked, he followed his immediate instinct to feed and care for her. He didn’t imagine that this kind act would eventually lead to the hungry dog being one of about 80 strays he now tracks and tends to on a daily basis. Realizing that she was just one of many local dogs in desperate need of nourishment, he transformed his canine compassion into a powerful passion project.

Every morning on his route from home to work at Carrat, a restaurant in Chonburi, Thailand where he is the chef and general manager, Baines stops eight times to feed 30 different dogs. After the breakfast rush ends, he gathers leftovers for his second round, stopping eight or nine times to feed another 30-35 strays, plus six that gather outside Carrat. He feeds four to five more during one final stop on his way back home. That’s about 17 stops and 80 strays total.

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A Tribute To Man’s Best Friend

April 13, 2016 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Animals |

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