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Pokémon Positivity For Those Who Need It

Everyone could use some positivity to their day! And we've got a lot of positivity coming your way! 30 adorable uplifting Pokémon that are here to bring you some needed words of encouragement. 

TheShunBun is the artist behind these cute illustrations with inspirational message and you can follow on Instagram! 

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Heroic Woman Opens Her Doors To 97 Dogs, Saving Them From Hurricane Dorian

This is the type of woman everyone should look up to! When the monster of a hurricane came crashing down in the Bahamas, Chella Phillips opened her doors to nearly 100 dogs in order to protect them. Phillips runs a rescue service for homeless dogs called 'Voiceless Dogs of Nassau' and has rescued nearly 1000 dogs. She now single-handedly saving 97 more. 

She posted images of all the pups in her humble place, on her Facebook page. In the post, Phillips describes the situation as "insane," adding that "97 dogs are inside my house and 79 of them are inside my master bedroom."

How is it to live with 97 dogs in such a confined area? Phillips wrote, "It has been insane since last night, poop and pee... non stop."

However, despite the insanity of the situation, Phillips said that her house guest have been very respectful of her bed, "nobody has dared to jump in," and miraculously, all the dogs have been wagging their tails and getting along just fine.  

Our guess is that they can sense the severity of the situation outside and are eternity grateful to Phillips for the warm and dry shelter.

People have donated crates to the house, to house the "scared ones and the sick ones." Phillips also mentioned that she's been entertaining her guests with some cartoons, that is until the power went out on Monday. 

In a Facebook update, "All services are down, all TVs are fried from the lightnings so no more cartoons for the sick dogs until we can purchase new ones," Phillips wrote. And despite saving nearly 100 dogs, Phillips couldn't help but feel heartache for other homeless dogs she didn't get to. 

"I pray for the other islands who have unimaginable damages and I don't see how any dogs or any living being could have survived outside. My heart goes out to them."

Hurricane Dorian, a Category 4 storm, sustained winds reached 297kmh, gusts up to 354kmh, and is officially tied the record for the most powerful Atlantic hurricane to ever make landfill. 

We hope this hurricane passes soon with no more damage and thank Chella Phillips for her selflessness and big heart. 

You can send donations here.

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Another story that truly shows the importance of micro-chipping your beloved pets! 

11 years ago, in New York, Maggie Welz lost her beloved feline, Tiger. 

Fast-forward to today, that same Tiger was rescued and brought in by the Dutchess County SPCA, where they discovered he was micro-chipped! According to SPCA officials, it took staff member Carol O'Connell three years to get close enough to the missing feline that had been coming by her home every now and then.

O'Connell told Eyewitness News, "Each year he came to my house, he deteriorated more and more each year, and that's when I realized either somebody just abandoned him or he just was missing or lost or he was just a feral cat. This spring he started to come around a little bit more in the mornings so I started to work harder to try to gain his trust." 

Seems like he knew who to turn to for some help.

SPCA officials said they she borrowed a scanner from the shelter to check if he was micro-chipped on a whim. With the information they were able to locate Maggie Welz and finally reunite her with her Tiger! 

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CITES Has Voted To Ban Endangered Smooth-Coated Otter Trade

Huzzah! Another step in the right direction! 

CITES is a multilateral treaty to protect endangered plants and animals, and as of yesterday, in a meeting in Geneva, over 100 countries have voted to ban the trade in the smooth-coated otters and officially placing the otters onto the CITES most endangered list. 

Story via France 24

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18 Wholesome Memes To Start The Week Off Right

Have some faith in humanity, people! Here's a link to some more wholesome memes to uplift your spirit. And another link, just to be safe.

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Kind-Hearted People Save Poor Trapped Kitten In An Hour Long Rescue

In Waterway Point in Punggol, Singapore, a group of complete strangers banded together in a rescue attempt to help save a kitten trapped. 

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25 Beautiful Images Of The Pure Relationship Between Children And Animals That Will Warm Your Heart

There's something so magical about these photos. Pets bring so much happiness and warmth into our lives, these images show just some of that warmth. *Warning* this list may have you experiencing some feels! Proceed with caution! 

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15 Things That Happened This Year That Benefit Wildlife And Animal Rights

2018 wasn't ALL bad! In fact, there was a lot of good! If you need more convincing that this year wasn't a complete failure, head over to @The_Happy_Broadcast on Instagram! 

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17 Heartwarming Animal Pictures And Stories To Remind Us Life Is Beautiful

Kind people, with kind hearts, helping our furry and 4-legged friends. This list will make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside -- thank you to those who treat animals with such kindness!

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10 Uplifting Tweets About Animals Being Rescued During The Horrifying California Fires

In light of the devastating photos coming from the California fires, we though you might like to cheer up a bit with these heartwarming stories about animals who have managed to survive it, mostly with the help of some good people.    

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A Heartwarming Collection of Quotes and Stories About Compliments That People Never Forgot

It's important to remember that it doesn't take a lot of effort to do a bit of good for someone else. We often get so caught up in our own daily struggles that we completely forget that there are other people around us going through the same tumultuous adventure of ups and downs that is this crazy thing called life. Often it doesn't take much to improve someone's day for the better and just brighten things even a little bit. 

Doing a few kind things is even more important during times when hatred and fear looms, for only caring and kindness can overturn those feelings.

But I'm really just paraphrasing becasue, as always, Tolkien wrote it best...

"Some believe it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I have found. It is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love." -J.R.R Tolkien

These people's stories go to show how far something like a simple compliment can go in someone's life, especially when it's most needed and unexpected. Just little things people did that they still remember and that gave some color to their world. 

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Meet Ray Charles the adopted, blind Golden Retriever who lives in Boston. The Bruins are his favorite team (as you can tell from his jersey), and he and his fans want him to drop the puck at the Bruins playoff game. He's a sweet dog with big dreams but now there's a petition to make his dream a reality! Good luck, Ray Charles!

You can check out his facebook page too!