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Heroic Woman Opens Her Doors To 97 Dogs, Saving Them From Hurricane Dorian

This is the type of woman everyone should look up to! When the monster of a hurricane came crashing down in the Bahamas, Chella Phillips opened her doors to nearly 100 dogs in order to protect them. Phillips runs a rescue service for homeless dogs called 'Voiceless Dogs of Nassau' and has rescued nearly 1000 dogs. She now single-handedly saving 97 more. 

She posted images of all the pups in her humble place, on her Facebook page. In the post, Phillips describes the situation as "insane," adding that "97 dogs are inside my house and 79 of them are inside my master bedroom."

How is it to live with 97 dogs in such a confined area? Phillips wrote, "It has been insane since last night, poop and pee... non stop."

However, despite the insanity of the situation, Phillips said that her house guest have been very respectful of her bed, "nobody has dared to jump in," and miraculously, all the dogs have been wagging their tails and getting along just fine.  

Our guess is that they can sense the severity of the situation outside and are eternity grateful to Phillips for the warm and dry shelter.

People have donated crates to the house, to house the "scared ones and the sick ones." Phillips also mentioned that she's been entertaining her guests with some cartoons, that is until the power went out on Monday. 

In a Facebook update, "All services are down, all TVs are fried from the lightnings so no more cartoons for the sick dogs until we can purchase new ones," Phillips wrote. And despite saving nearly 100 dogs, Phillips couldn't help but feel heartache for other homeless dogs she didn't get to. 

"I pray for the other islands who have unimaginable damages and I don't see how any dogs or any living being could have survived outside. My heart goes out to them."

Hurricane Dorian, a Category 4 storm, sustained winds reached 297kmh, gusts up to 354kmh, and is officially tied the record for the most powerful Atlantic hurricane to ever make landfill. 

We hope this hurricane passes soon with no more damage and thank Chella Phillips for her selflessness and big heart. 

You can send donations here.

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This Man Has Been Rescuing Battle-Weary Stray Cats In Aleppo, Syria

Meet the cat man of Aleppo -- Mohammad Aljaleel. He has been looking after the stray cays of Aleppo during the aerial bombardment

Since the bombardment, Aljaleel has set up a dedicated sanctuary and veterinary clinic for the homeless felines. 

This man is our hero. 

Story via The Guardian

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California Highway Patrol Officer Saves Kitten On Freeway, First Day On The Job!

Oaklands new California Highway Patrol (CHP) Officer, Officer Kittle, was on his very first day on the job and it was definitely one to remember! 

According to the CHP Oakland Instagram, Kittle's last call of the day was slightly different than the "cat stuck in a tree" call, but stuck on the 1-880 highway! The poor kitten must've been terrified!

Officer Kittle and his field training officer jumped into action, arrived on scene and stopped traffic as they attempted to triangulate around the kitten. The Instagram post writes, "this feisty kitten wasn't having it and darted under the patrol vehicle." 

Thankfully, Officer Kittle was just a bit quicker and swooped the kitten before it could climb into the engine bay! 

The kitten is now safe and at the Oakland Adoption Center where they hope to find it a loving furever home!

Thank you, Officer Kittle!



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Courageous Man Rescues 400-lb Black Bear From Drowning

This very well just might be the greatest rescue stories of our time! 

This particular black bear wandered from his home in Osceola National Forest to a residential area in Alligator Point, Florida. He was following his nose and was seen shuffling through residents garbage. The wildlife authorities set out to capture the bear and return him home to the forest when things took a turn for the worst. 

Story via One Green Planet

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Batman Is Real And He's Saving Cats And Dogs And Bringing Them To Their Furever Home

Because he's the hero (the world) deserves. 

Meet 27-year-old Chris Van Dorn, the newly-famed masked crusader! Chris launched a nonprofit organization, Batman4Paws, in 2018. He's always loved animals and Batman, so why not combine the love for both and create something special and unique? Since the launch of Batman4Paws, Chris has embarked on numerous journeys all across the country in order to rescue animals from euthanasia and find them their furever home. 

Batman4Paws helps rescue and transport animals in need to furever homes, no-kill facilities, and foster homes throughout the state of Florida and beyond. Transports are done personally by Batman himself using any means necessary.

Read Chris's full story on his GoFundMe page! 

Not all heroes wear capes.. but this one does. 

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Meet The Incredible Man Who Has Saved 20,000 Animals With His Custom-Made Prosthetics

Meet the man who saved over 20,000 animals with custom-made prosthetics! Derrick Campana, an animal orthotist from Sterling, Virginia, creates artificial limbs and braces to help animals in need and improve the quality and comfort of your lives. 

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Verizon Worker Saves Stranded Cat Stuck On Pole And Gets Suspended For It (7 Pics)

When the neighborhood banded together to help their neighbor's cat down from the pole, no one was able to rescue the poor animal. Not until they came across Maurice German who didn't hesitate to join the effort. 

Story found via CBS Philly

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Man Was Standing On The Street For Two Days With a Sign Trying To Reunite Lost Dog With Owner

When Jason Gasparik from North Carolina found a lost dog wandering around his area few days ago, he did everything he could to reunite the canine with his owner — and we mean everything. Along with checking the pet for a microchip and posting about the lost dog across all of his social media accounts and several lost pet Facebook pages, Gasparik went a step further and stood on a street corner near where the dog was found with the pooch and sign. Via: WCNC

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While the idea of killing our beloved canine companions for meat seems appalling to us, it's been a norm for particular cultures. There is a festival in China known as the Yulin Dog Meat Festival, a week-long event that takes place every year. It is estimated that millions of dogs are killed for this festival. Marc Ching, an American activist, has made it his mission in life to rescue dogs from slaughterhouses. In the process, he has been beaten, threatened, and even detained by authorities. But Marc Ching is, thankfully, vigilant in seeing his goal through. 

All the dogs Marc Ching has rescued have been taken to shelters and to the foster care organizations to help find furr-ever homes for the cherished canines. Because of Ching's strong morals and constant action, he inspired activists around the globe and has brought awareness to what is happening. Thanks to Ching, fewer and fewer dogs are dying at the festival. 

You can read more about Marc Ching's cause on his non-profit Facebook page and how you can help! Thank you, Marc Ching, for being the voice for these beautiful pups.

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Hundreds Of Baby Flamingos Are Being Airlifted To Safety In South Africa

Meet the man who has been working nonstop to help rescue hundreds of the Flamingo chicks known as 'Lesser Flamingos.' Thousands of baby flamingos are being born all across South Africa and in danger of dying of thirst due to the drought and dam near Kimberley drying out. Mike Bolhuis, bird lover and private investigator, heard about this issue and decided to set up. He helped organize 900 of the birds to be airlifted 325 miles away from the dam to Pretoria, where he is currently housing them on his farm. He is now in need of some volunteers to come to help out with these adorable baby flamingos. Read the full story at NPR.

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Officer Swims Through Frozen Lake To Rescue A Pup And Then Adopts The Pup

What a rescue! Thanks to Officer Okten, who is literally chopped through the ice to get to this poor pup, who was stranded and dying on a frozen lake. Not only did they officer rescue this beautiful dog by saving its life, but he also rescued it by adopting and giving her a forever home. Thank you so much, Officer Okten! You are a hero. Watch the incredible video below. 

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Frida, The Military Dog, Is Honored With a Statue Due To Her Heroism During The Mexican Earthquake

A rescue dog that reached "hero status" for its work following the deadly earthquake in Mexico City last year got a peak at the new statue erected in its honor.

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This Auto Tech Saved Kitten Stuck In Cat Fender And Became a Hero

Not all heroes wear capes. Stuck in a scary situation, a technician at Leete Tire & Auto in Petersburg came to the rescue and saved a kitten stuck in a car.

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