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Willie Nelson's Luck Ranch Rescued 70 Horses Destined For The Slaughterhouse

Whenever Willie Nelson, who's quickly approaching his 87th birthday, isn't on the road again, or raising money for American farmers as co-founder of Farm Aid, the country singer is looking after his beloved horses on his 700-acre Texas farm, which he calls "Luck Farm". 

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Dog Rescued After Found Swimming 135 Miles Out At Sea (9 Images)

Wow, what a crazy story! This pooch was found out at sea, 135 miles from the shore when workers on an oil rig happened to spot a dog's head swimming amongst the ripples!

Story via MSN Daily Mail

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"Big cat rescue" in Tampa, Florida, is an educational non-breeding sanctuary and a home to more than 60 felines residents. On this video, we get to meet their newest rehab bobcat named Sky. She was trapped by a farmer who feared she was a nuisance and would harm or damage his property.  While waiting to be rescued, amazing thing happened! 

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Rescued Owl Wouldn't Stop Hugging The Man Who Rescued Her

When Douglas "Doug" Pojeky, president of Wild at Heart Rescue., Mississippi, treated the great horned owl named GiGi from a near-death experience, a strong bond was formed. And when Pojeky went away to visit his family in Michigan, he was clearly missed. Upon returning back to work, he immediately went to check up on GiGi. GiGi slowly walked up to him, gave him a hug, and wouldn't stop. 

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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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Estonian Dam Workers Rescue Dog From Freezing River, Turns Out It Was A Wolf

When Estonian dam workers saw a dog trapped in icy water, they didn't hesitate and they rushed to help the poor animal. After rescuing the animal, it was taken to a nearby clinic where it was confirmed that the dog brought in...was a wolf. Check out the images below! 

Via Euronews


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Dog Lost In Severe Storm In Scotland Rescued By Inverness Coastguard Crew

When the dog, Ben, went missing for 48 was missing for 48 hours in terrible weather, it seemed like all hope was lost. It just so happened, the Inverness Coastguards had set out on a training course and miraculously spotted the lost pup. 

Story via BBC News

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What It Looks Like To Be Rescued by a Mountain Dog When You Are Trapped In The Snow

As part of their training, mountain rescue dogs search for people trapped in the snow. Here's a short video showing what it looks like from the rescued's point of view. People just loved it! 

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What started like any typical Friday evening quickly escalated to something much more traumatic for Cecilia Celis and her puppy Lulu. "We were inside making tacos, and we hear crying. We just hear them barking and crying, so we are like 'oh they're just play fighting' and a second later, I just look outside. We see a huge bird fly up, and I yell at the bird, 'get off my dog! Get off my dog!" Celis explains. Surveillance video from Celis'home shows her rushing outside to her two-pound Yorkie who was in the talons of a large bird, possibly a hawk. Lulu survived the bird attack without sustaining serious injuries. Brave Girl! 

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This Japanese Comic About How a Guy's Life Changed After Rescuing a Stray Kitty Is Purr-fect

Everybody knows that your life changes completely the moment a cat walks in. It could be fun, it could get messy, but it surely would be an adventure. Agreeing to this, Japanese artist Nitori Sasami created a 30-part webcomic titles "Wonder cat" about a guy who saves a kitty from the streets and how that fateful encounter changed both of their lives. Check out his website, Instagram and twitter pages for some more.  



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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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An Overweight Tiger Has Been Rescued From An Abandoned House in Houston

The tiger, which weighs an estimated 1000 lb (453.6 kg), was found in an abandoned house in Houston. Police said a concerned citizen who called them to report the finding had entered the house to smoke marijuana and thought they might be hallucinating. The animal had to be towed out of the home due to its size.

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A River Otter Was Found Living Under a Dumpster In An Effort To Escape The Cold

Get otter here! The Winnipeg Humane Society's emergency response team was called downtown to save a river otter that had taken refuge from the cold under a garbage bin near the University of Winnipeg. Shout out to the team who was able to rescue the poor river otter. 

  

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Meet Midnight, a 4-year-old black lab is being hailed a hero! When his owner was taking out the trash, Midnight sensed something was off and led his owner to his neighbor's house. Once there, they discovered his neighbor had fallen while trying to reach her bird feeder and was laying in the snow, unable to get up, for some time. Read the full story at CBS News.

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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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On Sunday January 27th, Chicago police officers from the 20th District helped a man to safety after he attempted to save his dog from a frozen Lake Michigan. Below is a letter sent from the man who wishes to remains anonymous: "I took my recently adopted dog, Pika, to Lincoln Park by Foster beach Saturday afternoon. I've been visiting that beach and park in all weathers for years with my recently deceased dog, Bowser. This was Pika's first visit to the park, he is a 9 month old American Eskimo mix. He was very excited and got away from me, ran down to the beach, and then to the edge of the large ice ridges that form during cold winters. I saw him disappear over the ridge. I ran up and looked down six feet to see him paddling in freezing cold water. He is a 19 pound dog and I knew that he would soon die from cold or drowning. I jumped in after him. The water was only to my waist and I lifted him onto my shoulder. I placed Pika above me on the ice and tried to climb out. The ice walls were bulbous and smooth with no ridge I could place a foot on. I realized I would not be able to get myself out. My hands were numb and flipper-like at this point. It took me about 20 tries to get my phone out of my pocket. Thankfully, it was water resistant and I was able to call 911..."