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Blind Feral Kitten Reunited With His Half-Blind Brother

A true Christmas miracle! A 14-week-old kitten with no eyes was rescued by the RSPCA and reunited with his half blind brother. 

As the RSPCA reports, the blind kitten, later named Gabriel, despite having no eyes, is completely healthy. It is assumed that Gabriel had the cat flue, and so it is a miracle in and of itself that he survived. 

Krissy Raine, the RSPCA inspector who rescued Gabriel, explained: "It's amazing that Gabriel survived. I took him to a vet and they believe he had cat flu which left his eyes badly damaged and they perished. But he is very healthy, he needed no treatment from the vets at all." She continued: "Even though he was from a feral colony when I took him to the vets, they were shocked by how calm and friendly he was and instantly fell in love with him. We named him Gabriel as he is an absolute angel and everyone who meets him adores him!" 

That's not all though. A second miracle happened when Gabriel was brought into the shelter. There, he met another half-blind cat who was rescued a few weeks prior from the same area. Arthur is also believed to have had the flu which damaged one of his eyes. That eye had  to be removed through surgery, but thankfully, his other eye was saved. 

When Gabriel was brought into the shelter, "[t]he brothers instantly recognised each other."

And today, they are living together in the same foster home. "Gemma couldn't believe it when she realised she had rescued his brother a few weeks before and we knew we had to reunite them. Arthur was being looked after by a foster family and they were so excited to hear that his brother had been rescued - they welcomed him with open arms too. They are both with the same foster family now, they are such calm, caring and affectionate cats - such special little angels. Now that they are back together, Arthur can guide Gabriel through life."

The brothers will now be looking for a forever home where they will hopefully be able to live together. "It's a Christmas miracle for Gabriel and Arthur - we're just so pleased that they are together for Christmas Day, it's the perfect gift for them."

We wish this pair of angels luck in their new lives and a forever home in the new year! For more positive animal stories, take a look at our collection of the best animal news stories of 2020!

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Small Dog Heroically Rescued From Cliff

A lesson learned, never to be repeated again. An owner was walking her tiny 3-year-old dog a bit too close to the edge of More Mesa cliffs on Saturday when the dog slipped and rolled off the the cliff. 

Edhat santa barbara reports that the call to the firefighters came at 3:36 p.m., and the Santa Barbara County firefighters had to rush to to the area of Mockingbird Lane and Calle Las Brisas. There, they found that the little dog, named Louis, had rolled off the cliff during a walk. 

The firefighters heroically enacted a high-angle rope system in an attempt to rescue the dog, and luckily, they managed to carry the little pooch back to safety at the top of the cliff, where Louis was able to get back to his owner. Thankfully, there were no injuries. As the call to the firefighters was made right away, they were able to come help right away, but the lesson was definitely learned by all of us. 

Be extra careful with your little animals. Accidents can and will happen, it's impossible to avoid, but where possible, take extra caution because these little guys rely on us to take care of them forever and always. 

For more positive animal stories, check out our end of 2020 collection of the best animal stories!

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Forty Most Positive Animal News Stories Of 2020

Let's be frank, 2020 has been a difficult year to say the least. From rumors of a world war in January to a pandemic to a news cycle that just makes you want to turn off your TV. But... things weren't all bad. All the lockdowns had quite a good result to some portions of the population - namely, animals. 

Suddenly, we were seeing videos and news stories about animals walking around on the empty streets, swimming in empty oceans and clearer skies. Animals absolutely THRIVED this year, and we think that's something worth commemorating and celebrating. So, for the end of this year, as a special treat, we have collected 40 of our favorite most positive, wholesome, happy news stories of 2020 that are all about animals. 

This is one news collection that you won't want to turn away from, we promise.


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Feisty Adopted Kitten Loves Going To Work With Her Human (Viral Thread)

Meet Pepperoni, the most adorable tiny feisty kitten who loves biting people, taking naps in silly places, car rides, and chilling at work with her human.

Peppi's owner found her under a dumpster a couple months ago when she was only 4-5 weeks old and weighed less than a pound and absolutely fell in love with her and adopted her. And seeing this little girl, we totally understand that love. In a viral thread on imgur, anzinipanini talks about her journey with this kitten, and we only continue to fall in love with her. 

And though anzinipanini begins her thread with "[t]his post isn't super important," we and other users totally disagree. This post and Pepperoni are extremely, extremely important. 

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Circus Bear Living In Terrible Conditions Rescued And Brought To Sanctuary

Jambolina the circus bear is getting a second chance in life after being forced to perform in a Ukrainian circus for over a decade. Only a few weeks old, and Jambolina's circus training had already started, and since then, she had been kept locked in a tiny cage most of her life. That is until last week, when Four Paws an international animal welfare organization took the the bear, transporting her 1,500 miles to her new home - the Arosa Bear Sanctuary in Switzerland. 

Read more about Jambolina below!

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Older Chonky Cat That Loves Snuggles And Faceplants Gets Adopted (Viral Thread)

Meet Dexter - the mega chonky cat with the chonkiest personality who just got adopted

When there was nowhere for him to go, imgur user MizWeirdo who has known him for a few years has decided that he has a place in her home. He's super chill and super sweet, and it looks like MizWeirdo is more than happy with her decision to take him in (as are we). Dexter loves cuddles and kisses, he is the absolute best at doing faceplants, and he just went viral on imgur

What makes this story even sweeter is that Dexter is an older cat, so basically every adorable thing that he does is extra adorable. Thank you MizWeirdo, for picking up this insanely adorable cat and giving him his new loving forever home. And to you, Dexter, we wish an incredible, incredible long life. 

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Positive Tumblr Animal Posts For a Positive Week

Well, we have made it to another Sunday, the week is about to start yet again, and we know that you guys need some positivity to get this this week started off on the right foot. Wholesome animals are always the right way to start anything, but with the weather getting all grey and tiring, this week, we need a little extra of it.

So, this weekly tumblr treat for you guys is all positive and nothing but positive. Animals that'll make you smile and aww and give you the exact boost of energy that you need. May you enjoy this collection of positivity, and may your week be just as positive as these animal tumblr posts! 

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Rescued Dog Travels The World Helping Rescue Other Dogs

On the way to deliver a puppy to its new family, brothers Henry and Elias Friedman, had a change of plans that changed their lives. The family that was supposed to rescue the pup changed their minds and decided to not adopt the puppy after all, and Henry, instead of bringing the Finn the puppy back, decided to adopt him himself. At the time, Henry had left his career in advertising and was living in a converted cargo van. It was a good thing that the puppy turned out to really, really like traveling.

"It was a test drive, very literally a test drive. I was already living in a van. He turned out to be a really good travel dog," Henry told PEOPLE. "We just got really, really close."

After adopting Finn, Henry started an Instagram account for him called @KeepingFinn, where all of their adventures together are documented, including meetups with some of the account's fans. Finn, who is now 2 years old and 50 pounds heavy, is Henry's official best travel buddy. "You don't feel like a stranger everywhere you go," he said.

Having grown a huge social media following, Henry decided he wants to do more, and he decided to start a project rescuing other dogs in need like Finn. "Each month, the account features a local rescue from the area that Henry and Finn visiting on their travels, helping to raise awareness and funds for the rescue."

Henry and Finn together manage to raise about $13,000 a month and have raised over $150,000 to date. Alongside their monthly dog rescue initiative, "Henry and Finn have hosted spay and neuter clinics, offered free vaccinations, and held pet food drives as well. The duo has also helped more than 60 dogs find forever homes, even fostering pooches in the van while they wait for the perfect match."

"We bring dogs on the road with us, live the van life, bring them on big adventures and find them families," Henry explains. One of their latest achievements was joining Wings of Rescue and The Sato Project and helping them transport over 150 rescue dogs from Puerto Rico to their new adoptive families on the east coast. 

Finn is, of course, loving all of the adventures. "He's never peed in the same place more than once, he is living his best life. That makes me really happy," Henry says. So, not only is this adopted puppy happy, he's making other puppies happy as well, and we're happy for them as a consequence.

Check out some pictures of Finn and Hanry's adventures below! For more wholesome dog rescue stories, read about a puppy left tied to a bench with a note getting adopted.  

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Owl Hit By A Car Rescued By Family On Their Way Home

There at the right place at the right time, a Hartland family of a husband, wife, and three children was on the way to go sledding when an owl swooped down onto a car in front of them. The owl laid in the middle of the road after being hit while the car that hit it drove away as if nothing happened. Luckily, the Haley family was there to help. 

Canceling their plans, the family got out of their car and went to help the little owl. "(I) just walked over to him, talking like I do to a dog or cat, just reassuring him he was going to be okay and just talking to keep him calm," the husband, Jordan Haley, explained. "He let me pick him up, and he tucked his head back -- almost like he was saying 'thank you.'"

Haley said that the family contacted local wardens to come pick up the owl, but they refused because the owl wasn't severely injured. And though not visibly very injured, the owl wasn't flying away either. He was "awake and very friendly." They had to wait a little longer for Avian Haven to arrive to take care of the owl, and as they were waiting, they wrapped the bird in a blanket, and Haley held the owl on his lap, keeping it warm and safe. Now, the owl is in the safe hands of professionals. 

"It was an amazing experience my family will not forget!" Haley said. "We needed this to reassure us that the world will be okay!"

We're thankful to the Haley family for taking the time and putting an injured animal's needs before their own. People who help animals are truly something to be grateful for, and the Halwy's story is one that proves that it doesn't take much to save an animal's life. All it takes is a little love and a little time. 

Story via NEWS CENTER Maine.

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Owldorable Snow White Owls Warming Winter Days (Pictures)

When asking ourselves: "what can we bring you guys today to make your day more positive?", the answer was quite obvious. Owl we need is owls of course. 

An owl is the smartest, most handsome, most adorable, yet also the most ridiculously funny animal out there. And it's one of our favorites. Big or small, owl are the most talonted at making us smile. They're positive, curious, and continuously keep getting into trouble. We love them, we respect them, and they make us hootin' happy, so we hope this little winter-themed white owl collection will do the same to you.

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Tumblr Dog Positivity And Nothing Else

Another week coming to an end, another week starting, and we would probably all prefer to stay snuggled in our blankets and bask in the freedom of Sunday a little longer. Maybe you're still in bed now even. Regardless, with the start of a new week, one needs a new energy boost as well, and this week, we're bringing you that positivity all the way from tumblr

Only tumblr, only dogs, and only positivity. That's exactly what you need to start your week off on the right paw and to make sure that the entire week passes pawsitively and quickly. So, enjoy, dog lovers, and have a dogtastic week!

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Retired Army Dog With Prosthetic Paws Receives Highest Animal Honor Medal

A hero that everyone can't help but adore, Kuno, retired British Army Working Dog who served in Afghanistan has received the highest animal honor possible - the Dickin Medal. the award was given to him for his incredible actions and bravery during a 2019 operation against one of Al Qaeda's compounds, which you can read about below. The poor pooch was injured during the operation - both of his legs getting shot, one bullet narrowly missing a main artery, but he is a fighter, and as bravely he fought then, he continues fighting now, brandishing the more than well-deserved medal on his fluffy doggo chest. 

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Curious User Finds Out The Pawdorable History Of Their Adopted Puppy

When we adopt a pet - young or old - and don't know their story, we can't help but wonder about it. I can say personally that I've always wondered if my little kitten's ears look funny and different because something bit her or if it's just genetic. There's no way for me to know, and the curiosity has stayed all the years that I've had her. 

Sometimes though, you get lucky and find out exactly where they're from. Like this story that went viral on imgur. This curious imgur user managed to discover his little puppy's background, and it warmed the hearts of tens of thousands because it is one of the most wholesome, heartwarming stories possible. 

From adorable pupper to "weird looking leggy goober", this is the history of Jupiter. 

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2020 Wrap Up: Best 100 Dog Tweets Of The Year

There are many things that one can say about 2020, but one thing that we could probably all agree on is that we hope 2021 will be a more positive year overall for all of us. Then again, there are some things about 2020 that we can be happy about, and one of them is that with so much time spent at home, this year, dog twitter has been thriving

We got to spend so much more time with our puppers, and that's something to certainly be grateful for. And so, with 2020 ending, we figured it would only be right to say thanks to our lovely, lovely doggos for making this insane year a little more pawsitive by bringing together an enormous collection of 100 of the best dog tweets of the year.

For the 100 best cat tweets of this year, click right here

And now, 2020 - the doggo version. Let's begin. 

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The story of this lovely emu is painfully wholesome. Her owner had passed away, and she was left alone. Happily though, she was taken in as urgently as possible into the amazing Blind Spot Animal Sanctuary and found a new home and a new love right there - in her new human dad.

Assimilating wasn't easy, of course, so the caretakers at the shelter thought to introduce her to a male emu who would have hopefully been her best friend. They did everything to find this companion for her. Yet, despite finding him, her eyes were only on her human, following him everywhere, running after him when he leaves, and pretty much doing everything with him. And, not gonna lie, it's as much adorable as it is wholesomely silly

"We absolutely adore her," says the narrator in the video, and all we can say in return is: so do we.

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Seizure Dog Missing For Three Years Reunited With Owner

Reunited, and it's never felt better! After 3 long years, Debra Mejeur has been reunited with her dog, and for the dog, it took no more than a single whiff of her old blanket to jump right back into her owner's arms. 

According to Yahoo!entertainment, Lola, the dog, is an especially trained seizure alert dog, and she went missing in October, having escaped from a fenced area during a family trip to Chicago. Having escaped during such an unfortunate time meant that Debra wasn't able to be there every day in case Lola came back. Despite that, for a month, Debra and her husband made regular trips to Illinois, hoping to find Lola. They "put up "lost" signs, called on the locals for assistance, and even hired a professional pet searcher," but couldn't find her. 

The chances of finding Lola were obviously incredibly low, but, in an incredible turn of events, last week, Debra got a phone call from an Illinois animal shelter and found out that her gorgeous little Labrador has been found. "I still had an ounce of hope, I guess, but the majority of me was thinking she had already crossed the rainbow bridge," Debra said. "I was just completely stunned ... I feel like I'm in a dream right now." 

Apparently, a couple had spotted Lola in the woods and gave her food and water before taking her to the animal shelter, and the reason Debra was known to be Lola's owner was because Lola was - thankfully - microchipped. Lola had lost a little weight, but overall, she is in good health. No one is sure how she survived all these years, but everyone is happy that she did. 

"I wish she could talk because I would probably give her a little lecture, too," Mejeur said. "'You're not suppose to run away. Don't do it again.'" The plan from here on out is to not use Lola as a service dog anymore. Why? Because they "plan to spoil her from here on out." And you know what, we support that. Spoil her as much as you possibly can.

Read another heartwarming dog reunion story right here.

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