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Via: Alan White
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A supermom black lab saved her puppies from a fire burning in Valparaíso, Chile by leading them behind a metal container and digging them a protective hole.

Witnesses fleeing the fire that eventually burned over 1,200 acres watched as the dog lead her puppies away from the flames.



After saving her pups the mother dog, who has been nicknamed "Blackie" by rescue workers, found her own shelter. All of the dogs survived and several Valparaíso residents have stepped forward to adopt the entire family.

cute dog story dennis the rescued obese dachshund loses weight and is healthy
Via: Dispatch
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Brooke Burton rescued Dennis, a 6-year-old miniature dachshund and 56-pounds, from a relative who had fed the dog a diet of burgers, pizza, ramen noodles and gave Dennis little attention, leaving him scared, and sad.

After a first month of timidness and reluctance, Dennis seemed to realize the Burton was trying to help him and her strict dry dog food diet and multiple walks a day was for his benefit. His weight started dropping and his skin starting to fold and hung off him.

Since being adopted in 2013, Dennis has had to have three surgeries to remove excess skin folds. Dr. Kathleen Ham, an assistant professor in the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, said "It was really remarkable that he was otherwise healthy," she said. "We were surprised that he didn't have any detrimental effects from the excessive weight."

These days, the fit and healthy Dennis weighs 12 pounds, after losing a total of 44, including 2 pounds of excess skin. He loves to chase squirrels and birds, playing fetch and most of all belly rubs from his owner, Brooke Burton.

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Update: Banks, the back-scratching cat, has been adopted! I'm sure his forever home will love him and his talents. 

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This crazy 3-year-old monkey enjoys pulling a wool hat over her head to blind herself and running around until she hits something.

Pretty standard monkey business.

She’s one of four gibbons that live at the Monkey Island Rescue in Greenwood, Missouri, which houses over 250 rescued animals.

Her owner, Dana Savorelli, says she’s been playing this game for several years and came up with it on her own.

“You have to wonder about the level of intelligence that is being processed,” he says.

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Tim Putnam watched as the dog fell into the ice filled waters of Betsie Bay in Michigan. 20 minutes later he had waded his way through the ice to the dog's rescue.

Tim and the folks at the animal shelter who treated the dog for hypothermia are calling her Betsie. If no one claims her, Tim is going to adopt.

"Maybe it was just meant to be," he said.

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