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Blind Bison Makes First Friend After Years Of Solitude

A blind bison named Helen has been roaming the fields of Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary for years, all alone. This was due to the fact that Helen had nervous disposition, she purposely would separate herself from other animals. 

Until now. Oliver, a young Jersey calf has fought his way into Helen's heart with his gentle and kind manner. Since being introduced to Oliver, Helen and Oliver have been inseparable. They do everything together, so much so, that Oliver's fur has even changed in shade to match Helens!

Gwen Jakubisin, at the Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary, told USA Today, "The change in [Helen's] demeanor is incredible, her joy is palpable."

With around 250 farm animals currently at the sanctuary, Helen has slowly started to reach other to other animals and is extending her social circle -- all thanks to her new courageous friendship with Oliver. 

Helen has also become something of a surrogate mum for Oliver. Jakubisin said, "Betsy (Oliver's mom) usually drops Oliver off at "daycare" and roams around while Helen watches over him for the rest of day, and she's cool with that. I catch them grooming each other, which is amazing because I don't think Helen has ever had that opportunity to express that motherly instinct before." 

We all need love. No matter what shape or form it comes in. And Helen and Oliver is simply further proof of that. 

Here's to you, Helen and Oliver! We adore your unlikely friendship and have learned from it. 

Story via USA Today / Lighthouse Farm Santuary


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Abandoned Newborn Giraffe And A Guard Dog Become Best Friends

Friendships have no boundaries, not even among different species. 

An abandoned newborn giraffe, named Jazz, was in a dire situation when he was first rescued a week ago by wildlife workers in South Africa.

But thankfully, Jazz was pulled out of a coma and is on the road to recovery -- all thanks to his new best friend friend Hunter, a guard dog at the wildlife rehab center. Under the attentive licks of Hunter, Jazz has been able to to gain back strength. 

According to a Facebook post by The Rhino Orphanage, Hunter is equally taken with Jazz, as Jazz is with him. Hunter, who also assists in anti-poaching efforts has reportedly, "fallen head over heels" for Jazz.  

"Just when we thought it couldn't get any cuter, sweeter and more heart-warming, this happened," the center wrote about a video (shared below) of the pair nuzzling each other, adding that the bond between the animals is "astonishing."

Hunter, is a Belgian Malinois, and "stays in the room all day with Jazz."Hunter doesn't even allow his brother Duke to come close to Jazz, according to the center. Hunter was so upset when Jazz was in a coma that he "didn't want to eat."

We're happy Jazz and Hunter have each other. 

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Meet The Newly Adopted Faces Of The Week (11 Images + 3 Videos)

Ready to smile? Each week we are featuring the newly adopted pets of the week! From kittens and puppies to families and seniors! Is there a lovelier sight than an animal being adopted?! We wholeheartedly thank those who have adopted, providing animals with a loving, comfortable and warm home. There's literally nothing better. 

For those of you who are thinking about getting a pet, just remember; adopt, don't shop.

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Story Of A Bat Named Lil' Drac Told Through Gifs

Say "hello" to the cutest little short-tailed fruit bat named Lil' Drac! Lil' Drac is an orphan that is being hand-raised by Bat World Sanctuary.  

Bat World Sanctuary rescues hundreds of mistreated bats every year. It is a non-profit, accredited organization that gives lifetime sanctuary to non-releasable bats, including those that are labeled orphan, injured, and retired from exotic pet trades, zoos and even research facilities.

Lil' Drac's mother was sadly another casualty from zoo closure happening across the US. His mother was young, stressed from the conditions in which she was being kept, trauma of being captured and transferred to an unfamiliar environment. Due to all this, she abandoned Lil' Drac right after he was born. Lil' Drac was found "on the padded floor of the indoor flight enclosure at Bat World Sanctuary, curled up in a little ball."

For all of their bat updates, photos and more, check out their Facebook BatWorld.

Also, Lil' Drac now has a book, for all you bat lovers out there! 

Story via Bat World Sanctuary


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Pet Detective Reunites Thousands Of Pets With Owners

There's a real life Ace Ventura Pet Detective in Shanghai, Asia, and he's incredible at this job! 

Meet Private sleuth Sun Jinrong, a real-life pet detective who gets the job done, and unlike Jim Carey's Ventura -- does so without the goofiness. 

Though, we are quite fond of the goofiness. 

Anyways, Jinrong is being dubbed as the nation's FIRST pet detective! Apparently, he is completely stoney-faced but adores animals so much that he solves only animal-related cases. 7 years ago, Jinrong first launched his pet detective business and so far has reunited around 1,000 missing pets back with their worried owners.

And he solves each case with the help of high-gear tech. 

Can this dude sound any cooler? 

Story via Breaking Asia

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Prepare your heart, it's bound to melt when seeing this sweet little girl. 

Meet Raven, a partially paralyzed kitten who doesn't let anything stop her from being the curious and adorable kitten that she is. 

She was rescued and cared for by @fostercatsfordays, who have done an extraordinary job! 

Thank you @fostercatsfordays for caring for all the cats! Including Raven! 

You can now follow Raven on Instagram, she's even got the cutest Instagram handle: @raventhezoomster!

And if you're in the mood for some laughs, we've got 200 of the best cat memes of the decade waiting for you! 


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Rescue Squirrel Holding A Miniature Teddy Bear Is The Cutest Thing

Meet Jill! Jill is a 7-year-old squirrel who was rescued from Hurricane Isaac. 

Jill is a "vegetarian, parkour expert whose only fear is the vacuum. But, she loves every Starbucks napkin she meets."

Jill is also the proud owner of a tiny teddy bear that she likes to cuddle with when it's bedtime -- and the internet (including us) are melting at the cuteness of it all. 

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Serbian Shelter: Kind-Hearted Man Cares For 750 Abandoned Dogs

Meet Sasha Pesic! Founder of Sasha's Shelter in the Serbian city of Nis. His journey that lead him down this path all started in 2008, when when Sasha was returning to his home in Nis and happened to come across four abandoned puppies along the way. Even without financial conditions, Sasha was moved by these four abandoned pups and decided to help them.

It was in that moment, through that small act of love that sparked a greater purpose in Sasha and has made him one of the leading defenders of animals in Serbia!

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Craft Brewery Puts Rescue Pups In Need Of Homes On Their Can Labels

This is such an awesome idea! 

The Fargo Brewing Company, in Fargo, North Dakota, has teamed up with a rescue organization, '4 Luv of Dog Rescue,' to help find homes for dogs who aren't always the first to be adopted. 

Fargo Brewery is putting the rescue pups adorable mugs right there on their label, in hopes people will adopt them. 

However, Fargo Brewery and 4 Luv of Dog Rescue aren't the only ones helping out -- Northern Plains Label, a company creating the new labels for Fargo Brewery, is providing the labels for free. 

The idea behind this whole idea came from 4 Luv of Dog Rescue volunteer, Jerad Ryan. According to Ryan, Fargo Brewing isn't just donating their cans for the effort – it's also donating the profits.

Ryan says the response from their tight-knit community has been "amazing and heartwarming."

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Priest Brings Stray Dogs Into Sunday Mass So Families Can Adopt Them

The Brazilian and dog-loving Priest, Padre Joao Paulo Araujo Gomes, is the hero we need. 

Gravatá, Brazil, is a city where there are too many stray dogs in desperate need of a forever home. Kind-hearted Father João Paulo Araujo Gomes, who is the head of the parish of Santana, brings in these stray dogs into the mass on Sundays, in hopes families will provide them with a forever home. 

And it's working. 

Story via Metro.co.uk




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There's still a lot of good in this world and if you're in need of some good news today -- you need to watch this video below, shared by Asian News International (ANI), on Twitter.

In Southeast India, a female elephant who was separated from her herd of 18 elephants, got stuck in a deep swamp full of muddy water. 

Thankfully, the Indian villagers were up to the tusk as they notified forest officials, police and the fire service who came and brought the necessary tools needed to help this gentle giant.

Badadue Kumar Senapati, the station officer at Uttara Fire Station, told NDTV that the entire operation took them two or three hours to free the elephant. 

The huge crowd cheered as they successfully pulled the elephant's hind legs free from the mud, which helped the elephant finally rise and run from the swamp.

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Meet The Newly Adopted Faces Of The Week (13 Images + 2 Videos)

Ready to smile? Each week we are featuring the newly adopted pets of the week! From kittens and puppies to families and seniors! Is there a lovelier sight than an animal being adopted?! We wholeheartedly thank those who have adopted, providing animals with a loving, comfortable and warm home. There's literally nothing better. 

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Meet The Newly Adopted Faces Of The Week (14 Images + 2 Videos)

Ready to smile? Each week we are featuring the newly adopted pets of the week! From kittens and puppies to families and seniors! Is there a lovelier sight than an animal being adopted?! We wholeheartedly thank those who have adopted, providing animals with a loving, comfortable and warm home. There's literally nothing better. 

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A Miracle: Dog Trapped Under Hurricane Dorian Rubble For Weeks Was Safely Rescued

A malnourished dog was pulled from rubble in the Bahamas weeks after Hurricane Dorian devastated the island, and his rescuers gave him a fitting name: Miracle. Big Dog Ranch Rescue used infrared drone technology and special recovery teams to locate and rescue dogs, including Miracle, well after Hurricane Dorian ravaged the island. Miracle is now safe and recovering in Florida. Video via @CBSNews

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Heartwarming Stories About Pets Who Rescued Humans From Great Danger

There's no doubt our furry companions are some of the most faithful friends we'll ever find. Animals have been known to protect people they've only known for hours, much less several years. Once they decide that a person is part of their family, they're willing to do pretty much anything to keep them safe. Like these pets who we salute to for literally rescuing humans from great danger and saving their lives. 


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