A pit bull named Jack saved his close friend, a cat named Kitty, from a vicious coyote attack. He is currently watching over the injured feline 24/7.
The attack took place near the family’s home. Two coyotes were able to get hold of Kitty. Jack saw the attack and immediately rushed to save the helpless cat. The coyotes eventually let go of the feline. Kitty was taken to the vet where doctors treated her for several injuries, from inflammation to a chipped tooth.
Other pets around the neighborhood were also victims of coyote attacks.
Pet rescue operations take the skies through a program started by Pilots N Paws. With equipment sponsored by Petmate, 300 abandoned canines were saved from being euthanized, as mentioned in an article on Dog Channel.
The main goal of the organization is to find homes for the dogs. Before they can be put up for adoption, they must first be properly assessed, treated and cared for. Some of the canines will be trained as service or therapy pets for individuals who are suffering from PTSD.
Paul Bennett, a volunteer pilot who participates in the program, has transported over 200 pets using a small plane. Upon reaching their destination, volunteers pick up the dogs, where they will be taken to other rescue facilities.
Soldiers who are deployed in various areas around the world cope with their situation in many different ways. For Alan, a British soldier, spending time with rescue animals helped him get through those tough times, as mentioned in an article on Love Meow.
The man came across a feral feline during one of his trips and decided to keep it. His other pet, a dog, grew fond of the cat as well. The trio was inseparable. Unfortunately, the canine left, leaving the feline sad and lonely.
It wasn’t long until Alan found a replacement, another stray cat named Howard. Through the help of Nowzad, an organization that specializes in rescue felines that are located in Afghanistan, the cat is receiving care. The solider intends to bring the feline back to the UK when he goes home.
Source: Soldier Bringing His Second Rescue Cat Home From Overseas Deployment
Troubadour, a foal, wins awards at horse shows in his category. Prior to his life of fame, the young equine came from humble beginnings.
Fiona, the foal’s mother, was rescued from a slaughter house days before being put down when she was pregnant. Maat Van Uitert, the horse’s new handler, was able to take her to a new facility where she gave birth to a healthy newborn.
The owner noticed how the young equine’s personality was very captivating and contagious. She decided to enter him in competitions where he won trophies, awards and the hearts of the judges and spectators.
Lika Dugas was skeptic when she was given a new puppy. That all changed when the pet was credited for alerting the elderly woman of a fire that spread to her home, reports Yee Xiang Yun of The Star Online.
On the night of the unlikely event, Kopi, the dog, was more active than usual. Lika was already set for bed when the puppy wouldn’t stop making noises. The woman then noticed that there was smoke coming into the house. The neighbors were unable to reach her because of the locked door.
Because of the heroic act, she decided to keep the dog for good.
Source: Dog saves woman from fire
Gem, winner of the Madras Trophy in the novice dog category, came from humble beginnings. The canine was previously placed in an animal rescue center where she was isolated in a shed during her stay at the facility, reports Alistair Munro of The Scotsman.
Pete Crichton saw Gem and adopted the helpless canine. After spending a lot of time with the pet, the man noticed the dog’s natural ability of locating people while playing hide and seek. The canine was eventually enrolled in the Search and Rescue Dog Association (SARDA) to hone her skills.
Gem passed the course and became a certified mountain dog. Pete is proud of his pet and is amazed of what she has accomplished. Because of the canine’s accurate sense of smell, she is readily available to be dispatched for emergency situations involving lost victims.
Source: Inverness rescue dog turns mountain rescuer
Leo Grillo, founder of DELTA (Dedication & Everlasting Love to Animals) rescue center, has a passion for saving abandoned pets. He felt compelled to help animals in need after a horrific encounter with a dog that was hit by a car, reports Sue Manning of mydesert.com.
The rescue facility caters to all types of animals and is the biggest shelter of its kind in the country. Leo opened the shelter over 30 years ago. During that time, the individual did most of the fundraising himself, which included direct calling. His methods quickly evolved towards the use of electronics and computers as the years went by.
Apart from raising funds, the founder is always looking for new and creative ways to meet the demands of the densely populated facility. Leo stresses that putting animals down is only considered to be a last option, when the pet is experiencing unbearable pain or lose its ability to interact with people.
Source: Advocate is saving lives, one abandoned animal at a time
Those who have a passion for neglected animals will do what it takes to provide them a new home. Laney Mungo, winner of Miss Pageland Teen USA 2013, and Billy Hogge, a Pageland Pilot, flew over 300 miles to rescue a dog.
The dog’s name is Tex. He was on the verge of getting put down until Laney intervened. Unfortunately, the pageant winner is unable to permanently provide the dog a home because she is already taking care of 5 other animals.
Laney is currently looking for individuals who are willing to adopt the rescue pet.
Rescue dogs with disabilities may find it difficult to cope in an animal shelter. Furthermore, finding an owner that would be willing to take care of a canine with underlying medical conditions is tough, reports Jason Raiche of the Daily Journal.
Dakini was a visually impaired dog that was rescued from the streets. Delta Animal Shelter took the animal in, not knowing she was blind. After displaying erratic behavior, the representatives decided to run some tests, which concluded that a traumatic blow to the brain caused her disability.
Greg and Linda Corsten, Dakini’s owners, stepped in and provided the canine a home. The animal had a hard time adjusting to her new environment. Eventually, she got the hang of it with the help of the duo. The family has made some minor adjustments to help the dog develop a normal routine.
The rescue canine also enjoys playing with the other dogs around the house. Greg has even taught Dakini various routes around the woodland and is currently equipping her with the skills she needs to get through the winter season.
Source: Blind dog finds loving home in Upper Peninsula
All types of animals need the help of animal organizations in order to survive, including parrots. Brook Durham, the owner of SoCal Parrot, has dedicated her life to saving and nurturing wild parrots, reports Nina Garin of UT San Diego.
SoCal Parrot is a non-profit organization that specializes in the care and rescue of wild parrots in Southern California. The group is the first to establish this type of institution. Brooke helps injured or hurt birds recover from accidents. She does this by keeping a close watch of their condition 24/7. Baby parrots require more care due to their demanding feeding schedule.
The individual has a particular passion for wild birds, because compared to domesticated parrots, they lack support from an owner. Brooke advises people to exercise extreme caution when handling an injured bird by carefully wrapping it up in a soft towel and calling an animal rescue center immediately.
Source: Parrots are this girl’s best friend