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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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The Dedicated Wildlife Team At Kaziranga National Park Saved a Baby Rhino From Drowning in Floodwaters

With over 90% of Kaziranga National Park, home to the endangered one-horned rhinoceros, flooded, authorities have been battling to move the animals to higher ground. Monsoon rains and floods have affected millions of people across the north-eastern Indian state of Assam. Watch this epic rescue operation. 

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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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Flatbush Cats, a nonprofit organization, found Teddy on the streets of Brooklyn. Teddy was in really bad shape and in need of immediate medical attention. Thankfully, Flatbrush was there to save the day and ultimately, Teddy's life.

You can learn more about Flatbrush and support their work at https://flatbushcats.org.

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Ariana Grande Rescues Two Adorable Pups And Gives Them Magical Names

If you're a fan of Harry Potter (who isn't?), you'll fall madly in love with the names pop-singer Ariana Grande has bestowed upon her newly rescued pups. 

Snape and Lily. 

We could hear our hearts crying, sighing, melting and breaking -- all at once. 

See the magical puppies for yourselves below:

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Last weekend, a bird showed up at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah (WRCNU) in the most unusual, and until now unheard of, way -- in an Uber... completely alone. 

Apparently, the people who found the injured bird, a two-week-old Lesser Goldfinch, had been drinking and didn't want to drive. They sent an image of the bird to the WRCNU asking whether or not the center would be able to help the bird out, the center told them to bring it in. 

Unable to drive, they came up to the conclusion that they should call an Uber for the bird.

"At first it was a joke, like, 'Hey, maybe we should just call Uber!' said Tim Crowley, one of the people who rescued the baby Goldfinch. "Then we were like, 'No, really. Why not? We're paying them.'"

They called an Uber and after explaining their unique situation to the driver, the driver canceled on them. So they decided to try again, called up a second Uber, and this time they only told the driver the situation after she pulled up. 

"Like, 'What? Are you kidding? Okay, sure,'" Tim said was the driver's reaction.

But thanks to Crowley and the others who came up with this plan, the saved that little birds life. According to Buz Marthaler, the center's chairman, the bird would have died had it not gotten help or been able to be put back into its nest. 

Thankfully, Petey — as Crowley and his other rescuers called the bird — is doing well. Marthaler told FOX13 that the bird even have a friend sharing its cage! The center is still unsure if the bird is a boy or girl yet and have decided to call the bird, "Uber" or "Petey Uber." Marthaler also confirmed that the center will be able to release Petey by the end of summer, just before the migration.

"It just brightens everybody's day," Marthaler said. "Makes them pretty happy."


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When Céline and her husband, were biking through the countryside of Brittany, France, they came across an adorable calico stray. The kitten was all by herself so they decided to help her and once the little calico got comfortable, she couldn't stop snuggling up to her rescuers! 

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Vets Treat What They Think Is An Exotic Bird, Turns Out To Be A Seagull Covered In Curry

An orange and exotic looking bird was stuck on the side of the road and unable to fly when some kindhearted Samaritans picked it him up and took him to Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital.

The Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital (that's a fun name to say out loud), believed the bird was of an exotic breed and were completely shocked to discover the truth! Written in their Facebook post, "We had no idea what to expect — and would never have guessed this!" the hospital wrote. The bird, as it turned out, was covered "in curry or turmeric." And unable to fly as a result of being covered in the spices!

Aside from the bird smelling a bit "pungent" and a slight traumatic bath experience, the seagull they have named Vinny, is otherwise healthy and will be released soon. 



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You've probably heard the phrase, "lucky duck," and in this case, these ducklings really are quite lucky! Terry Hill and Cathy Hogg, who both run the New Forest Home Care Companions in Fordingbridge, heard a mother duck crying and sprung straight into action! 

Mr Hill told BBC News, "Every year there's a duck that nests in the neighbor's garden and every year they come down the road to a stream in our garden but there are also two drains outside. Usually we put cardboard over the drain to stop them falling down but this year we missed it. We took up the two manhole covers and used a hanging basket to get two out. The mother wouldn't leave and stayed there until we got them all. Initially she was alarmed but then she realized were trying to help her."

Thank you Mr Hill and Mrs Hogg's for your quick response! Watch the video below:

Via ABC 7
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Ladies, if you're thinking about throwing out that old bra -- donate it to Carolina Waterfowl Rescue instead! Your old bra might just save a life -- a turtle's life. The Carolina Waterfowl Rescue is after bra clasps, in particular, as they can be grafted onto the turtles shells that have been injured in boating or auto accidents. Rescue worker Keenan Freitas told WYMT, "It's just these little ingenious things that people have created in the past, that we can use today to help animals out," . "You basically wire the shell back together. They're helping a turtle. Who wouldn't want to help a turtle?" When the turtles have been healed, the clasps are then removed and the animals are returned back into the wild -- good as new!  

 Bras can be sent to Carolina Waterfowl Rescue at P.O. Box 1484, Indian Trail, NC 28079.

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When these insanely adorable kittens came crying to a stranger for help, they came to the right person! Cat Man Chris is a crazy cat dad, and proud of it! You can follow him on Instagram for more kitty rescue stories!