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Animal Rescues

'Dead Cat' Taken To Animal Shelter Turns Out To Just Be A Hand Puppet

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 06.30.2016 | Weird News

A sad situation turned hilarious on Monday when someone brought a “dead cat” to an animal shelter on the island of Guernsey and it wound up being ...

Villagers Pitch In To Save Baby Elephant

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 05.06.2015 | Green

A baby elephant was rescued from a muddy pit last week thanks to the hard work of residents of southern India's Kerala state. The young animal was ...

Abandoned Dog Helps Save The Lives Of 10 Sick Puppies And Their Mother

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 03.16.2015 | Good News

Hero the dog has truly earned his name. An abandoned dog led animal rescuers to a litter of 10 sick puppies and their mother in Dallas, Texas, las...

Big Ship, Little Bird: WildCare Rescues and Rehabilitates an Injured Seabird Aboard a Cruise Ship

Alison Hermance | Posted 04.07.2015 | Green
Alison Hermance

Without a radiograph machine, determining if bones are broken on a bird the size of a robin is a real challenge, but Melanie is an expert. Mary held the bird while Melanie gently palpated the bones of the wings, spine and legs. To her relief, no fractures presented.

Curious Manatee Kept An Eye On Stranded Pup Until Help Arrived, Just To Be Nice

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 09.24.2014 | Good News

Even animals need guardian angels. And lucky for White Boy, a dog who was stranded in the Hillsborough River in Tampa, Florida, a manatee was stand...

Hero Pup Paddles Out To Save Drowning Baby Bird In Lake

Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 07.10.2014 | Good News

This is one heroic hound. Jax and his owner Rick Sauer were fishing on a lake in Connecticut when Sauer saw a baby bird fly out of its nest and fa...

Police Officer Dives Into Lake To Rescue Dog From Submerged Truck

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 06.11.2014 | Green

Police officers aren't just here to protect and serve humans. Whether it's a family of ducks in need or a dog trapped neck-deep in mud, these brave me...

WATCH: Charlie The Homeless Dog Gets A Life-Changing Makeover

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 06.05.2014 | Good News

Sometimes a makeover is for vanity, but for Charlie the shelter dog, a makeover meant the difference between life and death. That's because the te...

WATCH: The Moment A Family Finds Its Dog Among Mudslide Rubble

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 03.27.2014 | Good News

After a mudslide destroyed dozens of homes in Washington, one family feared they would never see their dog again. But when they returned to their prop...

PHOTOS: Firefighters Brave Icy Waters To Rescue Doberman Pinscher

Posted 01.23.2014 | Good News

A Doberman Pinscher named Diablo is safe thanks to the extraordinary efforts of two firemen in St. Louis. Stan Baynes and Demetris Alfred, of the...

PHOTOS: 11-Year-Old Boy Rushes Into Traffic To Rescue Dog Hit By Car

Posted 12.11.2013 | Good News

You don't need to be big to be a big hero. For example, 11-year-old Jean Fernandes, a brave boy from Brazil, recently risked his life to save a do...

PHOTOS: Justin The Fire Survivor Kitten Is About To Steal Your Heart

Posted 07.29.2013 | Good News

In late April, the Animal Alliance of New Jersey posted pictures of Justin -- a 5-week-old kitten who had suffered "monstrous abuse." According to the...

Aww! Touching Rescue Of Ducklings From Drain

Posted 06.21.2013 | Good News

A group of scared ducklings was rescued earlier this week from a storm drain after a quick-thinking passerby noticed the distressed mother. Bill Co...

Three-Week-Old Kitten Rescued From Inside Lincoln Statue

Posted 11.19.2012 | Good News

A 3-week-old kitten stuck inside an Abraham Lincoln statue for three days was rescued by firefighters over the weekend. The tiny kitten got stuck ...

LOOK: 11 Amazing Photos Of Rescued Pets

Sarah Medina | Posted 11.12.2012 | Good News

Firefighters and rescue workers have saved thousands of lives over the last two days -- both human and animal. As Hurricane Sandy wanes and the East C...

Horse Rescued From Quicksand-Like Mud

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 02.29.2012 | Green

After being stuck in thick, quicksand-like mud for hours in Avalon Beach, Australia, an 18-year-old horse was miraculously rescued, the Associated Pre...

PHOTOS: Amazing Animal Rescues Of 2011

Posted 12.29.2011 | Green

The year of 2011 saw many heartwarming animal rescues, from a kitten rescued from a pipe on Thanksgiving day, to the oil-drenched penguins in New Zeal...

Deer Trapped In D.C.'s Tidal Basin Rescued (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.28.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Services units responded to a report of a deer that needed to be rescued from the Tidal Basin on...