10 Powerful "Before" And "After" Pictures Of Rescued Animals
[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!)
The Rescued Raccoon Who Is About To Make Your Day
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.
10 Of The Most Life-Affirming Dog Rescue Stories Ever
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.