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An itty bitty fox cub got separated from its family and stuck in a little stream. The baby was cold and lost, but luckily, it was surrounded by good people who did everything they could to try to help it. And thankfully, one of them was successful, coming in confidently, picking up the cub, wrapping it up in a warm blanket and rescuing the fox cub

On top of all that, this incredible rescuer managed to gather enough information to find the fox cub's family, and following through with the rescue, he brought the little cub home. You can even hear the adorable foxes chattering and laughing with each other when the baby returns back to his home. It's so heartwarming, it makes our hearts fully melt, and we are so grateful for this happy ending. 

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After three whole years apart, two wild horses get reunited, and it's the most heartwarming reunion you've ever seen. You might think that they wouldn't recognize each other after such a long time apart, but they did - instantly. 

The male horse got adopted first, and though he was well taken care of, he had a hard time getting used to the new place and making friends. As his owner explains, it was clear as day that something was missing for him, that he had missed his family. So, the amazing owner spent years looking for a female horse who was in a picture she had with the male horse, and after three years, she accidentally found her. 

All it took was for the male to hear the sound of the female to come running to her, and from there on, it was like these amazing horses were never separated at all.

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Cat Survives 11 Days In Airport Ceiling, Reunited With Owner

Oh, thank goodness! This ceiling cat must have been blessed by the ceiling cat itself to have made it through this traumatic situation! For those who have cats, you can imagine that flying with them would be one of the most stressful situations imaginable. Not just for the cats, but for us as well. And as their owners, we can't help but share their stress and pain. 

When Taylor Le was preparing to move across the country, from New York to Orange County, California, she of course was going to fly with her 6-year-old cat, Muji. The flight was scheduled to fly on Christmas Eve. As Taylor Le went through the security checkpoint at La Guardia Airport, the TSA agents had her remove Muji from her carrier. Taylor Le tried to persuade the agents otherwise, knowing that if Muji was outside her carrier, she would be liking to flee. Regardless of Taylor Le's protests, Muji was removed from her carrier, panicked, and fleed. 

Le told The Post about the pending cat-astrophe, "I said, 'She's gonna run. Do I have to take her out?' We walked through the metal detector and she got spooked, bit me, freaked out, and ran off." They told her yes.

The flee led her owner, and airport staff, on a wild goose chase that ended when Muji climbed up a series of platforms to a ceiling enclosure and then vanished within them. In the following days, the airport staff tried to lure out Muji with cans of tuna, and Taylor Le changed her flight for the following day, in hopes of finding Muji in time, but she didn't and boarded the flight to Orange County, completely distraught. 


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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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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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There's no nightmare worse for any pet owner than losing your pet. Realizing that they're not home, shaking their food and them not coming. I've been there, and I had my baby baby kitty come back to me the following day - exactly 24 hours later. And though those 24 hours were some of the worst I can remember, having her come back was the happiest moment in the world. 

Same thing happened with this young boy who, after finishing with the school day, walked over to the car to be picked up and was shocked to find that the dog he had lost was waiting for him. Tail wagging and a bow tied like a collar, the dog's tail starts wagging immediately, the boy is shocked, and then, we're all crying tears of joy. 

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This year is on the older side but it's so beautiful not to share. When Clara, the orangutan gave birth to baby Clarita, Clarita was kidnapped by a dominant male. At the Orangutan Jungle School, caretakers reintroduce Clara to her stolen baby but worry she will reject her.

But Clara was impatient and wanted to hold her baby, that much is obvious. Just looking into the eyes of this mother as she finally holds her baby... it's enough to make a grown man cry. 

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Man Reunites With Lost Cat When Searching For A New Cat At Shelter

What a happy ending! 

Theron had thought he had lost his beautiful cat named Cutie Pie. Heartbroken, he made the trip to Bangor Humane Society, an animal shelter in Maine, in search of a new cat to heal his heart. 

Upon searching through the kennels, he stopped. A cat that looked just like his Cutie Pie. He examined the cat a little more closely and then the cat turned to face Theron. It was in that moment that Theron erupted in joy because that cat staring back at him was his one and only Cutie Pie.

And to prove it, Theron showed the staff at the shelter countless pics of Cutie Pie on his phone. After the staff saw the photos, there was no question about it! 

Cutie Pie and Theron were reunited and the staff wrote in a Facebook post, "Let me just say I've honestly never seen a cat so eager to be in a cat carrier! He was SO ready to go home!"

We're so incredibly happy for Theron and Cutie Pie! And another important reminder to all pet owners out there -- please microchip your pets! It could save you a lot of heartache. 

Story via Bangor Humane Society


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Cat Medley: Funnies, Cuteness, Glow-Ups And Birthdays

Huzzah! It's another delicious cat medley segment

We've got quite the treat for you! 26 cats were pulled from the most up-voted cat pictures on the popular subreddit r/cats from the past week and it's been a really good cat week filled with funnies, adorable-ness, glow-ups and birthdays! 

We can't get enough of these medleys, there's a little something for everyone. Enjoy! 

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This lovely and fierce lioness was separated from her pride for 3 days, and on the third day, she came across a pack of lions. Unsure, she slowly walks forward.. then you see the moment of recognization has come to all the lioness's present and it's a beautiful reunion. 

So happy you found your family, beautiful lioness! 

This video was taken near Skukuza in the Kruger National Park in South Africa.

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Internet Helps Student Find Their Cat, After Parents Secretly Gave it Away

Oh man, so many things wrong with this and so much anxiety! Over the past week, one college student and Redditor, nexerxe, shared some disturbing news that rattled the animal-loving community... The Redditor's parents gave away the student's cat, Spotty, without telling them about it. 

How heartbreaking to find out your beloved pet was given away without you even knowing? We can't imagine. Unfortunately, that's what had happened. 

But our love for our pets is strong, so nexerxe decides to hunt Spotty down and with the help of the internet, they were able to track her down. Nexerxe then processed to set up a GoFundMe campaign to raise the funds needed to re-adopt Spotty. Ten selfless people chipped in to help raise the money needed so this broke college student can be reunited with their cat. 

We are so thrilled this messed up story has a happy ending! We have a soft spot in our hearts for those who will do anything for their furry friends. 

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Reunited: Missing Cat Returned Home After 11 Years On The Streets

We cannot stress this enough -- please microchip your pets! 

Thankfully, Eve McDonnell did microchip her beloved cat, Missy. 

11 years ago, Missy escaped from McDonnell's car and despite searching for her -- she was never found. Until now! Residents nearby noticed a cat living amongst rubbish and were able to capture and take her into a local rescue center where they discovered she was microchipped! 

You can imagine Ms McDonnell's surprise to receive a call that her cat from 11 years ago (and now 17-years-old) is alive and well! 

Story via BBC News

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Woman Discovers Her Lost Dog On Florida Brewery Beer Can

There's been a few brewery's lately that have started to put faces of adoptable dogs on them, to spread awareness and in hopes to place that pup in a forever home. 

A wonderful initiative that has reunited Monica Mathis, from Minnesota, and her lost dog of 3 years, Hazel!

Monica Mathis, first noticed her dogs picture on a beer can from Motorworks Brewing, in Manatee County.The dog on the beer can was called 'Day Day,' and she had been at the Shelter Manatee in Iowa. 

How she got to Iowa from Minnesota is still unknown. 

"I saw one of the dogs on there and I was like 'oh my gosh, that looks like my dog. I searched for her, I called shelters and couldn't find her at all and eventually I moved back to Minnesota," Mathis told ABC Action News

"She looked in the article and saw our name and she called us right away," said Hans Wohlgefahrt, with Manatee County Animal Services.

Upon checking Day Day, they discovered she did have a microchip with Monica's first name attached to it, but her last name has since changed and the information attached to the chip was outdated. Luckily, Mathis had the paperwork needed to prove that Day Day was in fact Hazel. 

The shelter said that even the likelihood of Day Day (Hazel) being one of the four chosen to appear on the can, was unlikely. 

"For her to be on that can was amazing, and for it to go viral and of course for her family to see it in Minnesota," said Pam Frensi with Shelter Manatee.

"The chance to be able to have her come home is amazing. I'm just so happy that I'm getting her back," said Mathis.

Manatee County Animal Shelter is now working on getting Hazel back to Minnesota, and to Mathis, sometime next week! 

We love a happy ending! So happy for Hazel and Monica Mathis! 

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Teen Volunteers At Animal Shelter And Finds Her Long Lost Cat

Reunited and it feline good! 

Talk about meant to be! In Roseburg, Oregon, lived a teen who lost her childhood cat three years ago. 

The Roseburg teen decided to volunteer at a local animal shelter, three years later, only to find herself face to face with a familiar face.

At the Saving Grace Pet Adoption center, 15-year-old Hannah Rountree recognized Spunky, her long lost cat. At first, Hannah wasn't 100% sure it was Spunky, only that the resemblance was uncanny, "I was like, is that my cat? It literally looks so much like Spunky."

"He was my first cat and the first thing I bonded with as a child, so it was really hard; I cried a lot," Hannah told KMTR.

Hannah and her family spent months looking for Spunky when he disappeared three years ago. Hannah made the realization that Spunky might be forever lost to her, "that's when I was kind of like, I think he passed away, or someone took him far away."

"That's how I got him; it was just fate, I feel like."

But there's still a mystery as to where Spunky had been these past years. You see, Saving Grace director Wendy Kang, Spunky was only brought into the shelter just a few months ago. "He was brought in as a stray who had been found off the side of the highway in Winchester," Kang said. 

Spunky went up for adoption and was actually adopted by a couple who brought him back because Spunky wasn't very fond of chasing mice. 

So there he was, the stars aligned, and Hannah and Spunky were able to reunite at long last. 

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What a beautiful reunion! 

Sasha, a Portland long-haired black cat, has been reunited with her hooman, Viktor Usov, after being missing for five years! The lost feline was found 1,300 miles away in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 

Usov originally adopted Sasha from the Oregon Humane Society about six years ago. Back then, Sasha was sick, had a distended belly protuding from his underside and had a constant runny nose. Usov didn't mind any of that, there was a click between the two, upon first meeting.

And luckily, after adopting Sasha, Usov's mom applied some acupuncture treatments that cleared up Sasha's health issues quickly. 

Usov told OregonLive, "He turned into one of the friendliest cats I've ever met."

Sasha would follow Usov on walks, with their puppy, Tara. One day, Sasha went out for a walk and just didn't return. 

"We waited a week or so," Usov said. "But when we didn't get a call from the Humane Society and no one returned him, we figured a coyote got him. We were upset but we moved on."

Fast forward to just this last week, Usov gets a phone call from an animal shelter in New Mexico -- Sasha was mircochipped! At first, Usov didn't believe it was the same cat, but when the shelter described Sasha's friendly demeanor he just knew. 

According to the shelter in New Mexico, Sasha was particularly happy to be picked-up but appeared healthy and well-fed!

But how did Sasha get all the way to New Mexico? Usov has a theory:

"He went on a grand American adventure," Usov told KGW. "He stopped by the Grand Canyon, Crater Lake, he saw the monuments, all the national parks, definitely Redwood Forest."

Congratulations on the happy reunion, Usov and Sasha! And just a friendly reminder to all the pet owners out there to please microchip your pets!

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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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