March 1st is National Pig Day in the United States! The purpose of National Pig Day is "to accord the pig its rightful, though generally unrecognized, place as one of man's most intellectual and domesticated animals." Oink!
This adorable stray puppy needed surgery before she was ready to be adopted. Lucky for her, a very kind surgical assistant was there to comfort her as she was waking up. The original post by BARCS Animal Shelter explains what happened in this sweet video:
Baby Meesha was coming off her anesthesia and was a little scared because her body felt so weird. BARCS Surgical Assistant Dennis Moses took her out into the quiet hallway to comfort her. One of our awesome volunteers just happened to be walking by to capture this sweet moment. Thank you to Dennis and all the staff who work long, tireless hours in the background of our shelter—saving lives and loving the animals. (Turn on the sound, it will melt your heart!)
They also included a follow up post showing Meesha happily snuggling with her new family.
via BARCS Animal Shelter
Most people don't have time to watch every single Oscar nominated movie, even if you just stick to the nominees for best picture. However, EVERYONE has time for puppies. That's why you'll be glad you watched this video where puppies have replaced the stars in every nominee for best picture.
If you love horses and you'd like to have one of your own the US Army has a few they'd like to give away for free. These horses were once caisson horses, they pulled coffins to burials at Arlington Cemetery. However, there comes a time in every caisson horses life when it's time to retire.
The application for adoption is extensive in order to vet the hopeful new owner for their ability to care for the horse. That means these horses will end up in good hands and can spend the rest of their lives enjoying retirement.