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Dog Would Probably Prefer To Forget What Happened During Lake Trip

"I don't know if he was trying to save her or save himself" 😂<p>Even if this sweet dog named Sam were suddenly granted the power of speech, he'd …

Pets

Chubby Stray Cat Is One Of The Largest This Shelter Has Ever Seen

He's too big to fit in a kennel.<p>Staffers at this animal shelter in California certainly have their hands full.<p>This week, a Good Samaritan lumbered …

SPCA

Fisherman Catches Rare 'Cotton Candy' Lobster — And Decides To Spare His Life

He’s one in 100 MILLION 🌟<p>On a cold November day last year, lobsterman Robinson Russell was shocked to see what came up in his trap.<p>“I live on a tiny …

Cotton Candy

Dog Abandoned At Shelter Completely Transforms When Someone Notices Her

She was out there alone all night 💔<p>When staff from Humane Society of North Texas arrived at work last Thursday morning, they were met with a …

Texas

Ponies Had Hooves So Long They Could Barely Walk To Greet Their Rescuers

One of them had 21-inch-long hooves.<p>Around every turn at the farm was a new, heartbreaking discovery.<p>In a barn, ponies were locked away in stalls …

Animal Rescue

Someone Found This Purse Lying On The Ground — Then Realized It Was Moving

“She must have been absolutely terrified.”<p>A resident of Cardiff, Wales, was out taking a walk near their home when they saw a zipped-up purse lying …

RSPCA

Officials Stop Suspicious Truck And Find Saddest Thing Inside These Bags

One of them was just a baby.<p>A tip-off about a suspicious truck in Vietnam ended up saving 74 lives at the very last minute.<p>A team of forest rangers …

Wildlife

So Many Dogs At Puppy Mill Had To Share This Tiny Broken Doghouse

These people made over $3 million selling sick puppies 💔<p>When the RSPCA began getting reports from several families across London and Berkshire about …

RSPCA

Cops Check Stolen Car — And Find The Saddest Surprise Inside

The little monkey was so scared 🙈<p>When deputies with the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office opened the car door, they weren’t quite sure what they’d find. …

Primates

This Country Is Trying To Make Eating Whale Meat 'Trendy'

They're promoting it at festivals and restaurants as a "cool" new dish.<p>Each year, Norwegian hunters kill hundreds of minke whales with harpoons, …

Whales

Woman Sees Pile Of 'Garbage' In Road — Then Realizes It's Alive

“He sat in my lap in the front of the car, and he put his head on my shoulder, and he trusted me ever since.”<p>Last December, Alix Mattingly and her …

Dog Food

People Couldn’t Believe Who They Found Inside This Rusty Trailer

He had been living in darkness for a very long time 💔<p>The field was nothing but mud and barbed wire.<p>As rescuers stepped through the foul sludge of …

Miniature

Cop Dumps 10 Orphaned Ducklings Into A Pond — Then Something Amazing Happens

"It was the most precious kind of thing I've ever witnessed."<p>Chances of survival are sadly slim for little ducklings forced to fend for themselves, …

Cute Animals

Man Approaches ‘Missing Cat’ Poster — Then Suddenly Feels Like He’s Being Watched

"I noticed a weird movement out of the corner of my eye."<p>Maxim Tiseyko was walking near his home in Ukraine a few weeks back when he spotted …

Pets

Little Kitten Went Missing For 10 Hours — Until Someone Looked Beneath Car's Hood

He wound up 12 miles away from home 😱<p>A tiny kitten was playing around his house in Virginia one day when he slipped outside and noticed a car parked …

Crime

People Spot Wild Kangaroo In Ocean — Then Realize She's In Trouble

The tide was rising and she couldn’t jump high enough.<p>A wild kangaroo hopping along the coast of Queensland, Australia, got a surprise.<p>The kangaroo …

Kangaroo

Cutest Poster Helps 9-Year-Old Girl Reunite With Her Best Friend

"Has a friend that misses him" 💔<p>Chalky and Spot, two 60-year-old tortoises who have been with their family for over 50 years, were playing around in …

Posters

Teen Reads 'Harry Potter' To Blind Shelter Cat Every Day Until He Trusts Him

"They’ve definitely formed a special bond.”<p>The “Harry Potter” novels have made a lot of lives a bit more magical — and that includes one special cat …

Harry Potter

Police Officer Pulls Dog From Burning Boat Just In Time

“I was not going to see that dog die.”<p>The sail was already in tatters and it seemed the entire boat would soon be consumed by flames when police …

Law Enforcement

Scientists Just Discovered That Dolphins Have Their Own Unique Names

Guy dolphins also give each other "high-fives."<p>Many people already realize that dolphins are extremely intelligent animals with close and complex …

Dolphins

Mother Dog Living Under Tarp Always Hoped Life Would Get Better

She lived out there for 8 years 💔😭<p>It was an unbelievably cold week in Virginia in January when rescuers first laid eyes on June.<p>The yard she lived …

Pets

Shelter Dog With No Time Left Reaches Out Her Paw To Ask For Help

“She’s only a year old, and if they put her down, it would have been such a waste of life.”<p>Jon Patel and his wife Kayla weren’t entirely convinced …

Pets

Trainer Puts Lipstick On Captive Beluga To Make Her Look 'Prettier'

"There’s no respect shown to the animal ... it’s just so bizarre."<p>A recent video shows a female trainer at a Chinese marine park doing something …

Whales

Hunter Lures Lion Dad Out Of Protected Park So He Can Kill Him

He paid more than $75,000 for the right to kill his "trophy."<p>The lion’s name was Skye, and he was the leader of a pride living in Kruger National …

Wildlife

Girl On Vacation Sees Starving Puppy — And Stops Everything To Help

“All I could think of was, ‘How am I going to get him out of here?’” 💔<p>When 17-year old Elliot Sherin took a cruise to Jamaica last December, she …

Pets

Tiny Senior Dog Rescued From Worst Farm Can't Believe She's Finally Getting Love

There are so many dogs out there just like Ethel.<p>The barren field was packed with dozens of sickly, mange-ridden dogs. The old mattresses and couches …

Siblings

Sick, Matted Street Dog Can't Believe Someone Wants To Pet Her

It was the moment she realized they were there to help ❤️️<p>While Alice was living on the streets of California, she accidentally ingested acid and …

Pets

Shy, Hairless Pit Bull Finds The Best Person To Love Her

Her new dad's even a celebrity ❤️️🌟<p>Wandering the streets of Conroe, Texas, shortly after Hurricane Harvey, Sylvia was in terrible pain. If only the …

Pets

Puppy Found On Side Of Road Can't Even Believe He Just Got Saved

"He feels as if he did something wrong; we told him, 'From this point on you will be loved.'"<p>No one knows exactly why a tiny brown and white spotted …

Fort Worth

Very Good Dog Comes To The Rescue After Owner Locks Herself Outside

"Needless to say, I have the best dog ever."<p>There are plenty of important physical and emotional benefits that come from having a dog — but pet owner …

Pets