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Fostering a Tiny VenusVenus was born premature and oh, so tiny! Which just makes her eyes look so much bigger. She and her littermate Valentina were immediately abandoned by their mother. Danielle is a cat foster mom, and fed and cuddled the kittens around the clock. Unfortunately, Valentina didn't make it. Just a couple of days later, Venus opened her eyes for the first time. Danielle cared for Venus for 114 days. In that time, she went from a tiny partially-hairless clump with medical problems to a thriving kitten with lots of love to give. See a gallery of Venus pictures, culminating in a portrait with her forever family, at Instagram.#cat #kitten #fostermom #premature #rescue
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Hospital Staff Saves KittenDuring shift change last Sunday night at Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton, New Jersey, some of the nurses heard a cry from the sewer behind the ambulance bay. A kitten had fallen in! It was all hands on deck in the emergency department. Trauma nurses, EMTs, and other staff members, about 15 people in all, worked to remove the grate. Then they jumped down into the drain and lured the kitten out of hiding with turkey and cat food. The entire operation took about two hours, a sizable commitment from a group of people who had just finished their hospital shifts. Trauma nurse Heather Hendrickson quickly swaddled the kitten like a newborn baby to secure him. Another nurse had happened to be looking for a kitten for her family, and agreed to adopt the kitten. He is now named Trent, after the city of Trenton. -via Fark​(Screenshot from WPVI) #cat #kitten #rescue
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An International Cat RescueThis is Max, a Maine coon cat who lives in Bucha, Ukraine, with Alena Kukuruzka. You can see how big Max is by the horseshoe for scale. He is also badass for wearing a Batman insignia. When the Russian army approached Bucha, Kukuruzka and her young son were evacuated to the Czech Republic. They were not able to take Max with them. Then Max disappeared from Bucha, most likely carried off by a Russian soldier. Kukuruzka issued an internet appeal to find her cat.A few weeks later, locals in Gomel, Belarus, noticed a wandering cat with a Batman collar. Max had traveled 300 kilometers from Bucha! Animal rescue volunteers there traced the cat to his owner, and then called Kukuruzka in the Czech Republic. Kukuruzka got a message:“Your contacts were on the pendant, we didn’t know whether to call or not, how you would react to Belarusians, after everything that was happened,” the girl on the other end of the phone said, throwing off a photo of Max and a collar with a pendant.Volunteers prepared Max with a passport and managed to send him through Poland to Czechia, where he was reunited with Kukuruzka 80 days after they were separated by war. You'll find the full story at the Facebook group Ukraine Animal Rescue Information. -via Everlasting Blort ​(Image credit: Alena Kukuruzka) #cat #rescue #lostcat #Ukraine #Mainecoon
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Uncle Russ Gets Wet to Save a Fox KitNot all heroes wear capes, but some wear socks when wading out into brackish water. Uncle Russ saw something struggling and didn't hesitate to go get it. American viewers were waiting for the alligator to emerge, but this is Britain, where canals are not necessarily deadly. ​See the rescue in a TikTok video.Notice the desperate fox turning toward the man as he approached. Russ emerged from the water with a fox kit that had apparently fallen in the water, who knows from which side or how far away. The couple took the kit to a wildlife rescue center, where it was put on antibiotics and was expected to be released eventually. We hear that Uncle Russ was bitten during the ride and had to check his tetanus shot record. British canals may be gator-free, but they aren't clean.As an aside, when people call this a fox cub or puppy, and you correct them by telling them it's a kit, the response will always be "It looks fully assembled to me." -via reddit #fox #kit #rescue
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Dexter the Wandering Scottish Cat Rescued from Offshore PlatformWorkers at an offshore platform in the North Sea were surprised to find a one-eyed black cat suddenly in their midst. The cat had been a stowaway in a container that had been shipped from Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. After feeding the cat, the workers contacted the Scottish SPCA in Aberdeen, who sent a helicopter out to the platform to retrieve the cat. With a little digging, the shelter found out that the cat had been hanging around the Grampian prison in Peterhead for several years, where the staff called him "one-eyed Joe". But there was more to the cat's story than that. When SPCA staff checked the cat for a microchip, they found that his name was Dexter, and he had been missing from his family for five years! They contacted Dexter's owner, Bridie Dorta, who was shocked to hear that her cat had been found after so long. "He's always been a wanderer," she said. That seems to be quite the understatement. Read Dexter's story at BBC Scotland. -via Strange Company ​#cat #stowaway #lostcat #rescue
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Three-legged Dog Jumps in River to Save Baby OtterGus is a Goldendoodle who lives in Minnesota. He had a cancerous tumor removed last year, and this year doctors found more cancer and amputated his leg in February. Gus hasn't been swimming since he lost his leg, and his people were afraid he'd never swim again. But on Easter Sunday, Gus suddenly jumped into the St. Croix River! He swam about 50 feet out and came back with a baby river otter in his mouth, which he deposited at his family's feet.The otter was taken to the Wildlife Rehabilitaton Center of Minnesota, where the pup was given round-the-clock care. They said the otter was too young to be in the river, and was dangerously close to death. However, after a couple of days, the otter was doing much better. You can see a video of the baby feeding at Facebook. Gus, as you can tell, is a good boy. -via Fark​#dog #otter #rescue
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Buried Puppy Rescued in DonbasA 77-year-old man in the village of Mykhailivka in Ukraine miraculously survived when his home was completely destroyed. Everything he owned was gone, including his dog. Rescue workers from the Donetsk regional police were checking out the damage after Russian shelling destroyed most of the homes in the village. When the workers heard a sound, they dug a couple of feet down through thick dust and fallen blocks and were able to retrieve a puppy! It took a a few seconds for the dog to realize he can breathe again. The moment of rescue was captured on video.
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Orphaned Mountain Lion Cub Found StarvingHikers in the Thornewood Open Space Preserve in San Mateo, California, reported seeing a small mountain lion all alone. Officials from the MidPeninsula Open Space District and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife spent five days trying to find the cat, and finally were able to spot and capture the cub now named Rose. They took her to the Oakland Zoo, which has a wildlife rescue and rehab department. Rose was estimated to be four to five months old, and weighed only 8.8 pounds. A cub that age should weigh about 30 pounds! Mountain lion cubs normally stay with their mothers for two years, so it was obvious that Rose was an orphan. She was dehydrated, riddled with fleas and ticks, and had a low red blood cell count. The cub was given IV fluids and cat formula by bottle, and has even eaten some meat. Zoo veterinarians are guardedly optimistic about her chances for recovery. Read more about Rose at ZooBorns.#mountainlion #cougar #orphan #wildlife #rescue #puma #Rose
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How to Save a Lion in UkraineThousands of people have become involved in the massive task of getting refugees out of Ukraine and to safety in other countries. Then there are zoo animals, who are at the mercy of humans, both those who care for them and those who might drop a bomb on them. British war veteran Tim Locks and two of his friends decided to do something about those animals. Locks was already in Lviv working on humanitarian aid, and heard about a zoo only 20 kilometers from Russian forces. The most dangerous of the animals, a lion and a wolf, were still there waiting to be evacuated. Locke and his buddies ripped the insides out of a van, filled it with supplies to deliver, and drove 600 miles to the zoo. They organized some heavy equipment, including a crane, to lift the cages out of the enclosures. They packed the cages into the van, then drove another 600 miles to a zoo in Romania where the lion and wolf are now sheltered. At one checkpoint, the guard did not believe the crew's declaration of cargo until he looked straight into the lion's face. He said it looked like Aslan out of Narnia. While this lion and wolf are safe, there are still plenty of zoo animals left in Ukraine, with few keepers to tend to their needs. You can read the full story of the lion rescue at Bored Panda.(Image credit: Tim Locks) #lion #wolk #Ukraine #rescue #evacuation
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Dog Rescued Seven Miles Out On IceMaehem, a three-year-old Kai Ken dog, is extremely attached to her human, Autumn Arsenault. When Autumn was going to be away for a few days, she left Maehem with her father in Bay City, Michigan. Maehem took the first opportunity to run out the door and was gone for days. A search was launched, and the dog was spotted way out in Saginaw Bay, which is covered with ice. Several sightings of the dog were reported, mainly because people thought she was a coyote. When Maehem's exact location was pinpointed, she was seven miles from shore! T.K. and Son Ice Recovery, who was involved in the search, took three snowmobiles out onto the Bay to rescue Maehem. They assumed the dog would be skittish with strangers, but she ran right into their arms. Maehem was ready to go home! Read the entire story of the dog rescued from the Saginaw Bay at Michigan Live. You can see a video of the reunion at Boing Boing.#dog #rescue
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Amazing Rescue of a Duck Trapped on an Ice Float on the Detroit RiverSix strangers gathered in a freezing winter night to rescue a goldeneye duck that had gotten stuck on the Detroit River by a fishing line and a hook through its nare and tongue.An unnamed staff at the Michigan Duck Rescue and Sanctuary shared the successful rescue attempt on Facebook. Zac spotted the duck and sent a heart-wrenching picture of it to the staff. The staff shared the situation on Facebook, garnering over 100 shares. The rescue was a massive team effort—the staff, Zac, Mike and his friend Todd, Angie, and Kaitlyn who drew the short straw.The group tied a tow rope around Kaitlyn's body. On the other end, the rest of the group, weighing nearly 600 pounds total, was ready to pull her up in case anything went wrong. Check out Kaitlyn's heroic rescue of the goldeneye below.
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Crocodile Freed from Tire After Six YearsA female crocodile in Indonesia managed to get a motorcycle tire stuck around her neck. The reptile was first reported in 2016, and has since been sighted and photographed many times near the city of Palu. She was named buaya kalung ban, which translates to "crocodile with a tire necklace." If the croc grew to a certain size with the tire still attached, she could be strangled. But who wants to approach a crocodile to remove her necklace? To be honest, many people have tried -and failed. Conservation officials even offered a reward. Crocodile wranglers from Australia and the US tried to free the croc. One such attempt was featured on the Discovery show Impossible Croc Rescue.
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Young Zebra Foal Befriends One-Day-Old Baby RhinoThe Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary in South Africa took in a one-day-old rhino calf. The calf, named Daisy, was incredibly weak and extremely vulnerable. The staff of the sanctuary took turns taking care of the poor baby animal. The calf was vulnerable to illness because she didn’t have colostrum from her mother’s milk.While Daisy was recovering, she befriended another patient at the sanctuary’s ICU. Modjadji, a young zebra foal, started keeping the baby rhino company, befriending her. The two could be found cuddling and nuzzling together as if helping each other to heal. The sanctuary posted a video of the two animals hanging out on their Facebook page. "She has befriended little Daisy and is really offer a lot of comfort. She is incredibly gentle with her, and the two seem to be good friends already," they wrote. Image credit: Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary #healing #rescue #animals #rhino #zebra #CareforWildRhinoSanctuary #SouthAfrica
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Kye the Rescued Donkey Thinks He's a DogA three-month-old donkey was abandoned by his mother after his birth. Fortunately, this young foal is now part of John Nuttall’s herd of animals. Nuttall, 64, rescued the animal, now named Kye, and raised him alongside his family’s other pets.Kye, funnily enough, is now acting like a dog. This is because the foal spent his early life with Nuttall’s dogs. Kye goes for walkies, plays ball, and even responds to dog whistles. According to Nuttall, even if the foal is now moved into a paddock with other donkeys, his dog-like mannerism will remain.  “I kept him in the house, and then he used to go in the garden with the dogs, so he grew up with me and the dogs, really,” he said. Image credit: John Nuttall/ SWNS#animals #rescue #donkey #Kye #care #dogs 
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Veterinarians at the Jurong Bird Park in Singapore Used Chopsticks as Imping Needles to Attach New Feathers onto an Injured Changeable Hawk-EagleSingapore’s National Parks Board rescued an injured changeable hawk-eagle. The bird was unable to fly because of burnt feathers on its wings and tail. To help this large bird fly again, they brought the avian to Jurong Bird Park. The veterinarians at the Park decided to give the bird feather implants through imping. Imping is a delicate procedure that is similar to getting hair extensions. “Unlike hair extensions, we have to be extra meticulous in ensuring that each replacement feather is carefully trimmed, measured, and arranged in the right position to match the patient’s original feather length and orientation as much as possible.” Dr. Ellen Rasidi explained.The veterinary team replaced over 50 feathers on the bird’s wings and tails using bamboo chopsticks to place the new feathers. The new feathers do not affect the bird’s ability to fly. After the operation, the bird was released and flew back into the wild shortly.Image credit: Jurong Bird Park #animals #birds #rescue #imping #operation #Singapore
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Alaskan Malamute Dog Saved a Hiker Injured in the Croatian Mountains by Lying on top of Him for 13 HoursThis dog is a hero and a very good friend!North, an Alaskan Malamute, saved Grga Brkic, a hiker who fell while hiking the Croatian mountains by lying on top of him for 13 hours. This action kept him warm until they were rescued. The eight-month-old Alaskan Malamute curled around him. The dog continue to warm him even after Brkic was finally rescued. The animal remained, protecting him from the cold and other potentially harmful elements outside. “This little dog is a real miracle,” the hiker told the Jutarnji List daily paper. North emerged none the worse from the entire incident. image credit: David Gabrić#rescue #wholesome #accidents #malamutes #Croatia #hiking
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Old Woman Helped a Wayward Swan by Tossing It Off the Admiralbrücke Bridge in Berlin, GermanyAn elderly lady yeeted a swan to safety in Berlin, Germany. The animal was trapped on the Admiralbrücke Bridge after miscalculating its landing. Helpless and unable to figure out how to jump back to the water, the swan was saved by an elderly woman. The woman, who only appears in inclement weather to sit by the bridge & sell newspapers, emerged from her little stool.Instagram user mizmendelson uploaded a video of the dramatic rescue online. The woman got up, approached the bird with no regard to the fact that the animal could potentially injure her. She then proceeded to take the swan by its wings, and casually toss it off the bridge. Mad respect for this woman! Image credit: mizmendelson#animals #rescue #swan #Berlin #Germany
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Two Bear Cubs Break Into, and Get Stuck, in a Car in CaliforniaA car owner from Southern California, Jenny Kay, woke up to her car being almost ripped apart. The first thing she thought of was that this was caused by a couple of vandals.However, these are not man-made acts vandalism, but rather bybear cubs!The two cubs were found trapped inside while the mama bear was right outside the car just helplessly watching her cubs. After a while, the witnesses reported to the local police came to rescue.Image Credit: KTLA 5 News
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Friendly but Foul-mouthed Crow Befriends Children at an Oregon Elementary SchoolA friendly yet foul-mouthed crow visited Allen Dale, an Oregon Elementary School out of the blue. The animal looked into classrooms and pecked on doors. Fortunately, the avian wasn’t aggressive at all! It landed on some people’s heads, and seemed to love the kids. It did help itself to some snacks that weren’t meant for him, though.According to Naomi Imel, an education assistant at the institution, the bird could actually speak a few phrases, which was a bit odd for a crow. “It was like a parrot,” Imel said. “It was the weirdest thing.” The bird could say “What’s up?” and “I’m fine” and “a lot of swear words.”Because the bird was a wild animal that refused to leave the premises, the school called for animal control. In an interesting turn of events, they decided that “it was not in their jurisdiction to catch the crow,” Imel narrated. A wildlife officer then turned up and successfully captured the crow after spending a night outside the school. It turns out the crow, who was actually called Cosmo, was rescued and sent to a home in a family farm. “While the family was gone for Thanksgiving, they said a neighbor captured the bird and took him to a local animal sanctuary. The sanctuary, not realizing he was habituated to humans, released him, likely in Grants Pass.” Oregon Live further detailed. Image credit: Oregon Live#Crows #Birds #FunnyAnimals #Rescue #Oregon
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Rescued from a Dog Fighting Ring, Hansel the Pit Bull Escaped Euthanasia and Became an Arson Detection K-9It appears that Hercules isn't the only one who transformed into a hero in an instant.Come meet Hansel, ajoyful pit bull with a heart-warming smile. Hansel was rescued at the age of 7 weeks from an alleged Canadian dog fighting ring and was about to be euthanized. Thankfully, he was adopted by a Florida shelter before being taken in by the Philadelphia-based Throw Away Canines Project, which trains dogs to become K-9 officers.Tyler Van Leer, a Millville Fire Department firefighter, is now in charge of Hansel. Van Leer was seeking a department dog that could aid them with fire detection and serve as a community ambassador. When a police officer and Carol Skaziak, the founder of Throw Away Dogs, heard about this, they brought Hansel to the ​firehouse in September. After meeting, the two became best buds.Since graduating in January 2020, Hansel has conducted over 3000 searches after focusing on smell training at the academy. He is now an arson detection dog, capable of detecting flammable materials such as kerosene and lighter fluid.Images by: Savannah Young and Erik Larson #pitbull #RescueDog #Hansel #PitBull #Rescue #FireFighter #Hero
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Piran the Cat Meows And Helps The Local Bodmin Police Find Injured Elderly Woman Trapped In Steep EmbankmentDon’t we just love our pets? They’re so cute and adorable, they just make our lives a lot better, and who knows? Maybe they’ll literally save our lives one day. That’s exactly what happened when Piran the Cat helped the officials of Bodmin Police locate its owner who was then missing.The owner was an 83-year-old woman who fell down from an extremely steep embankment somewhere along her vast maize field. Everyone had a hard time looking for her because the embankment led to 70 feet below ground level and the poor elderly woman’s fall rendered her immobile and unable to ask for help. Lucky for her, one of the townspeople heard Piran’s meowing and that’s how she was rescued. According to the officials, she’s going to be fine. Piran the Cat saves the day!#rescue #Bodmin #cat #pet #petlover Images: Bodmin Police (via Facebook)​