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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

cute horses rescue If You're in the Market for a Free Horse, These Retired Army Horses Are up for Adoption
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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. 

cute dogs rescue This German Shepherd With a Shortened Spine Is a Champion for Special Needs Pets Everywhere
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Quasimodo has Short Spine Syndrome, a very rare condition among dogs. It's exactly what it sounds like, he was born with a spine that's shorter than a normal dog because he is missing some vertebra. 



His condition doesn't cause him pain but he does need special medical attention for other health conditions. He's been getting lots of love from foster homes since being rescued. Now that he's in the care of Second Hand Hounds he's managed to bring some much needed attention to the organization that rescues dogs (and cats) in dire need and places them in foster homes.

 

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Keyboard Cat? This Keyboard Cat?



Yes, the very same. This is one of a few videos The Shelter Pet Project created featuring some of your favorite pets of viral fame who were once poor orphans in a shelter. With the hashtag #StartAStory, the Shelter Pet Project Hopes to encourage people to adopt loving pets from the shelter before they decide to buy one. 

kangaroo rescue cute The Cutest, Saddest Baby Kangaroo is Still Going Strong After Severe Burns From a Wildfire
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A wildfire broke out in Waroona, in south western Australia, leaving behind damaged property and lives.   The adorable photo has attracted a lot of attention.  The veterinary clinic that is taking care of him mentioned that the burns on his tail aren't affecting his balance so they are hopeful. They also released this additional information after a massive response: 

I have had a lot of messages about this little man - yes he is a boy. Yes he has some bad burns but has taken this long to catch. We will definitely keep you updated on his progress! Nurse Frosina x


This little guy got some terrible burns but he wasn't the only one.



Pets, farm animals and wild animals alike have been affected by this tragedy. 



According to their Facebook page, all animals at this clinic affected by the fires are being treated for free. 

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