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Yesterday Was "Clear The Shelters Day" And People Are Sharing Adorable Adoption Stories

Thousands of shelters waived adoption fees yesterday, "Clear the shelters day", to help find rescue animals loving furrever new homes. Over 70,000 pets have been adopted. Now, animal lovers across the country are highlighting the stories of individuals pets like deaf rescue Teddy, who was adopted in Philadelphia.

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Couple Came To See Kitten With An Injured Leg And Immediately Fell In Love

Poor little kitten went through a traumatic ordeal before it eventually led to his furever home. At just 4-weeks, Nashville Cat Rescue saved this adorable kitten who had been thrown from a moving car. Unthinkable, right? The kitten, named Winston, was brought in with some injuries but he is one mighty fighter.

Jamie and Bryan Adams, a couple that volunteers at the Nashville Cat Rescue, immediately jumped on the offer to help. In the past, Jamie and Bryan had adopted a tri-pawed orange tabby named Timmy who was rescued from a similar fate. And sadly, Timmy passed away from cancer earlier this year. To cope with the loss of Timmy, Jamie and Bryan began to look for a new kitty to join their family.

Story via Love Meow


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Some people are seriously messed up! We'd like to feed that drunk man to a dog and see how he likes it! Thankfully, there is more good in this world than there is bad. 

When this hero saw a drunk person toss this defenseless kitten onto the street, trying to feed her to a stray dog, he immediately came to her rescue. You can tell from the video she was clearly traumatized from human interaction and was very scared. After some TLC, she decided that not all humans are bad. Meet Milky, the beautiful little rescue who is now very happy and loved. 

Thank you to her rescuer for saving and adopting her!

A beautiful message from Maui Boy & Maki Boy: The Puspin Cats Wanderers, "Please adopt strays whenever you can, you can never imagine how you can change their lives from worst to worthy."

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This Is The Rescue Story Of A Little Black Cat Named Froppy (40 Images)

The following 40 images follow the life of Froppy, from the moment she was found, underweight and covered with fleas -- to her living healthy, happy, and loved. 

We wish you the best, Froppy! And thank you to the kind Samaritans who cared for her! 

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This Nanny Stole A Family's Aging Cat To Rescue Him From "The Needle"

Here's a brave and caring woman, Rebecca Katz, who couldn't let the family she nannied for euthanize their aging cat. Katz says she heard her employers threatened the 15-year-old Tabby cat named Tigger with "the needle" every other day. 

It got to a point where Katz was afraid to come into work and finding out Tigger was gone. "For a few years, I've been crying because I didn't know that the cat would be there the next day," said Katz.

She offered to take the senior cat and give him the proper care he needs, but the family refused. 

So she did what she felt she had to do -- steal Tigger. 

Story via New York Post

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Owner Tries To Euthanized His Overweight Golden Retriever, Now The Dog Has A New Home And Lost Over 100lbs!

Shame on this dogs previous owner for trying to get the vets to put him down -- just because he was overweight! Truly disgusting.

Thankfully, when the previous owner brought the golden retriever, named Kai, to the vet, the vet immediately contacted the Misfits of Alberta Animal Rescue, which helped put Pam Heggie together with Kai. Their goal was to help Kai lose that dangerous weight and find him a home where Kai would be given the TLC he so clearly deserves.  

Heggie, his new foster mother, has told Good Morning America that she didn't know much about Kai and his past, but knew he needed help. The vet told Heggie that Kai was the most overweight animal she has ever seen, and that "anything you do is gonna help that dog."

Kai first weighed a whopping 172 pounds before Heggie stepped in and helped him lose more than half of his body weight!

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Flatbush Cats, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, writes in the description of the video, "We found Charlie meowing for help on the streets of Brooklyn. This video also addresses the importance of providing free or low cost spay neuter services to the public, and our partnership with The Toby Project to make that possible in Brooklyn."  

This is Charlie's story. 

According to Flatbush Cats, "Charlie is living the VIP life now!" and if you'd like more updates on Charlie and other rescue stories, you can follow them on Instagram! 

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Hundreds Of People Work Together To Rescue 5 Whales Stranded On The Beach

Humanity at its best! It's amazing what we can accomplish when we band together for a common cause. 

In Redington Beach, Florida, five pilot whales were stranded in shallow water and thanks to the efforts of the Coast Guard, scientists, marine biologists, and veterinarians( from the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), oh, and just a small army of beachgoers who volunteered.


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You don't need to understand what they're saying to know these are good people. Good people who can hear this mom crying for help and step up to help rescue her kittens, with everything they've got. 

Thank you kind & selfless rescuers.

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Missing Dog Found After 11 Days, The Stars Truly Aligned For This Pup!

On July 15th, Kelly McDuffie and Danny Hartung went out for a hike in Shenandoah National Park, and just so happened to stumble across a lost pup.

The path that led them to the dog was completely unplanned. They originally set to trial down the waterfall hike, since it was a hot day. But as their day unfolded, their plans changed. 

And as they were heading down their new, unplanned trial -- they were starting to regret their decision.

McDuffie told Good Morning America (GMA), "I had said, 'Oh, I wish we had some water to wet our bandanas to cool off,' kind of being sarcastic because I had wanted the waterfall hike."  

And just a minute later, the hikers heard babbling water.

McDuffle continued, "It was surprising because there had been no water on the two miles of the hike so far." Then, they spotted a blackberry bush behind them. "Danny always loves to pick fresh berries, so we went a little further to pick the berries. And after taking a photo, and taking some berries and eating them, Danny says, 'There's a dog back here!,'" recalled McDuffle.

The hiking pair knew EXACTLY who the dog was! Max, the missing dog, whose face has been hung up all over the town, near Skyland Resort. 

The two were beyond ecstatic to have found the missing pup but their rescue mission was just getting started.

Max was scared by the newcomers and growled whenever they got too close. McDuffle even told GMA, that she was actually afraid of dogs but was so excited to have found Max, that her maternal instincts kicked in. 

McDuffle said, "When he finally warmed up and let us pet him, we unraveled our emergency bracelet to make a leash and put it on his collar. His collar was coming off his head because he had lost so much weight … and when we got him to his feet, he couldn't walk."

The pair got to an area that had cell service and called the park rangers for help. The rangers arrived with a stretcher, taken straight to the vet and reunited Max with his family!

The vet said Max had suffered from exhaustion but had no major injuries. 

"Everything just fell into place that day...the stars aligned," McDuffie said.

They certainly did! 

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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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In some incredible and shocking footage, courtesy of Times of India, two stray dogs spotted a crying baby in the drain and pulled her out to safety! Then, the heroic strays began to bark which alerted passersby's who, in turn, informed the police.

According to the Times of India, the infant was dumped just hours after being born, in Haryana, India. The infant, was wrapped in polythene and had sustained critical head injuries.

It is said that she is currently in critical condition at the Kaithal Civil Hospital.

We pray for her recovery and thank the heroic pups who came to her rescue. 




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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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Police Rescue 30 Cats From Parked Minivan Sitting In The Hot Sun

And while we're so happy that all cats found inside were unharmed, this is simply not OK. 

Thank goodness someone called Fargo police about the cats left inside a minivan, in over 80 degrees Fahrenheit (26.6 Celsius)! 

Sgt Mike Bernier of the Fargo police, told SkyNNC, that the poor cats inside the van were panting and in distress in the 80-degree heat. He also mentioned that the window of van was slightly cracking, and the van smelled heavily of cat urine. 




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PEOPLE Top 10 'Cutest Rescue Dog's' Finalists Are In And You Can Vote For Your Favorite

First things first, ALL these pups are winners! PEOPLE received thousands of adorable entries for the 'World's Cutest Rescue Dog Contest' and had to narrow it down to 10 (what a difficult choice that must have been!). In association with PEDIGREE, PEOPLE now need the public's help in narrowing down the top 10 to 3! 

Voting is open from July 17th to August 2nd. 

The finalist's will be judged by celebrities Katherine Schwarzenegger and Dan Smyers of Dan + Shay, along with judges from PEOPLE and PEDIGREE.

Read about each of the finalists below and head over to PEOPLE.com to cast your vote for the pup that tugged on your heartstrings the most! 

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