WARNING: This puppy's skin ailments might appear graphic for some. She gets much better!
This lucky cat spent one hour underwater in a sunken boat on Lake Havasu between California and Arizona and lived through it. She was tucked away in a compartment on the boat and was found by chance after the boat was taken back to shore in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. The owner of the boat said she didn't belong to him so the local Humane Society took her in and named her River.
Since she isn't microchipped the humane shelter is waiting five days for any possible owners to claim her. After that time River will be up for adoption. Hopefully she can find a home much farther inland.
Wet blankets and cool water kept this orca alive and calm until the water level rose high enough that she could escape. The stranded orca was kept alive for eight hours before the tide came in.
In the video the orca appears unusually relaxed for an animal in danger. One volunteer told CBC News, "I think she knew that we were there to help her."
Thanks to these kind people she's safe in the water where she belongs.
A passing birdwatcher was walking in the Frampton Marshes in Lincolnshire, England when he noticed a herd of cows gathered around a puddle. When he stopped to see what the fuss was about he found this 5-day-old baby seal.
The seal pup was found all alone without it's mother. The only guess to how it got in the middle of a cow field is a nearby creek.
Fortunately the orphaned seal was rescued with the help of local seal sanctuary. This baby has a lot of weight to gain to be back in good shape but she is expected to recover and be rehabilitated into the wild.
It's an unfortunate fact that many animal shelters euthanize the animals they are unable to care for if they haven't been adopted. These two dogs were next on the list so a picture of the dogs hugging each other with a plea for help was posted on the Angels Among Us Pet Rescue Facebook page. Thanks to a gracious foster home and a helpful internet community these puppies were saved! According to a follow up to the original post it took only two hours and six minutes (they counted) to find these pups a good home. Now they'll have a whole family to hug!