[WARNING: Some of the “Before” pics are graphic.] Here are 10 happy endings for animals who found their way to New York’s Farm Sanctuary, which provides homes for animals rescued from abusive situations. You can visit some of these guys at Farm Sanctuary’s New York or California locations. (Thanks for passing these along, Meredith!)
Seriously, who dumps puppies in a trash can?! Now the love between a foster mom and her pups is so cute it might break the internet.
The seal was undernourished & exhausted but is now in safe hands.
Your daily dose of adorable.
Prepare for ninjas chopping onions.
Warning: if you don’t want people to see you cry, you might want to watch these on your own.
Born with a severe cleft palate, this miracle kitten named Lazarus stunned doctors with his will to live!
Kanga was abandoned in a field. He has no idea he is different from other dogs and was in the shelter for 8 months until…
And buries the rest with his tiny little nose. Maybe they’ll sprout up marshmallow trees next Spring?
And takes them to the safest location she can think of….
This little guy got stuck in a manhole cover in Germany, so local police had to help him out. He died a few hours later, but his story probably made the squirrel nightly news as a cautionary tale.
This story starts off incredibly sad: this raccoon was found in the under-cabin of a boat at an impounded marina, in a filthy cage full of rotten food where he had been living since he was a baby. Harbor was left 80% blind due to his poor nutrition and lack of sunlight, and he was turned over to rehabilitator, MaryEllen Schoeman, who named him Harbor. In his new home, Harbor didn’t just recover well enough to survive, he found a boundless exuberance and a love of life that should inspire us all.
Hope For Paws is a small Los Angeles based organization that specializes in helping the abandoned dogs who are in the most desperate situations. These videos of some of their most intense rescues will make you cry that the world could be so cruel… and then restore your hope for that same world.
Godspeed, my shelled brothers. Gaze on this heartwarming photo and see how these three turtles almost froze to death, but were rescued, rehabilitated and released.
Beginning with a life on the streets watch the touching story of Magpie finding the way home.
This video is too cute for words! Watch as a puppy has trouble getting out of the pool only to be saved by its parent.
Let your timeline and canvas photo on Facebook be used to help people find their next pet!
It’s great to see there are still caring people in this world. When a pod of dolphins became beached and stranded at Arraial do Cabo in Brazil, bystanders came to the rescue.
Save a life and adopt your next best friend from an animal shelter. And if you just have to have a purebred dog, get one from a rescue organization or a reputable breeder.
Here’s your feel good story of the day. Damn this dust in my eye!
The weather might be getting cooler, but this video will warm your heart.
I’m so glad there are people like this. Go to
Soidog.org to help.
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A wild baby elephant fell into a cistern near the Indian military camp of Bengdubi today. Don’t worry, there’s a happy ending!
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Big cats love to play, too! The tigers, leopards, and cougars at Florida’s Big Cat Rescue were delighted to get these oversized toys. There’s a special surprise at 1:17!
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This is a hilarious use of manpower for an animal whose main goal in life is to knock over your trash. It’s OK. You’re safe now, little guy.
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Edie the dog was scheduled to be euthanized, but she was rescued from the shelter at the last moment…
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One of the littlest victims of Australia’s horrible wildfires was this koala with a burned paw. Hero firefighter David Tree rescued “Sam,” who is doing fine.
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A rescue team from SeaWorld rescued a 900 pound melon-head whale from Playalinda Beach near NASA Tuesday. Aww, calling this whale a melonhead probably doesn’t help its fatty complex.
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