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People With Disabilities Left Behind During Katrina Tell Their Stories

Jordan Melograna | Posted 08.27.2015 | Politics
Jordan Melograna

What you probably won't hear about very much in the coverage looking back at Katrina is the enormous impact this disaster had on people with disabilities. They, too, were disproportionately affected, but just not because of Mother Nature.

Excerpt: The Coast Guard's First Rescue

David Helvarg | Posted 08.26.2015 | Books
David Helvarg

The following is excerpted from my book: Rescue Warriors - The U.S. Coast Guard America's Forgotten Heroes (now in paperback). Friday, August 26, 20...

'Strange Looking' Pup Finds The Perfect Family

The Dodo | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 08.19.2015 | Green

When Lisa first arrived at the Humane Society of Silicon Valley (HSSV) in Milpitas, California, she was, as shelter staff put it, "unusual-looking." ...

Rescued Baby Elephant Keeps Her Life, But Loses Her Family

The Dodo | Chloe Angyal | Posted 08.17.2015 | Green

A baby elephant who fell into a steep-sided watering hole in Africa was determined not to die....

Kid Is Having A Whole Lotta Trouble Getting This Kitten 'Situation' Under Control

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 08.14.2015 | Good News

This kid has a cat-tastrophe on his hands! Or so he thinks.  A video shared on YouTube features a boy named Ryder from Cedar Falls...

Teen Sets Out For A Swim, Rescues 20 Stranded Hikers Instead

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 08.06.2015 | Good News

Thanks to a teen who just wanted to go swimming, more than 20 hikers were rescued Sunday from one of the wettest places in the world. Sonny Boiser, 15...

Saved in America

Leslie Zemeckis | Posted 07.30.2015 | Entertainment
Leslie Zemeckis

In her debut documentary Saved in America I quizzed filmmaker and bombshell (not important, but she is) director Kim Sill about her journey protesting, benignly and politely (she is southern and a lady after all) in front of pet shops that sell puppies born and breed in puppy mills.

Facebook Helps Save Life Of Man With Disability After His Incoherent Post Caught Friends’ Attention

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.20.2015 | Good News

Chris Thomas, a 28-year-old Pittsburgh man, will always remember July 15, 2015, as the day Facebook came to his rescue.   On that day, Thomas, a...

Become an Animal Foster Parent Today

Noelani Guerrero | Posted 07.13.2015 | Impact
Noelani Guerrero

Have you ever seen a photo of a pet in need of a home and thought, "I wish I could help"? But maybe you work too much. Maybe you don't have the money. Maybe you don't how how he or she will get along with your current pet.

Heroic Boys Rescue Young Children From Burning Home In Florida

AP | MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 06.19.2015 | Good News

OAKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Typical of their hot summer days free from school, 11-year-old Jeremiah Grimes and 10-year-old Isiah Francis were plopped on th...

Stop Saving And Start Loving: The Healing Power of Relationships

Elisabeth Corey | Posted 06.12.2015 | Good News
Elisabeth Corey

Children are born with needs that are hard for adults to meet. And so, deep inside, there is a part that waits for those needs to be met by others.

Sharp-Eyed California Bus Driver Saves Boy Kidnapped From Library

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 06.06.2015 | Crime

A sharp-eyed bus driver foiled a library kidnapper in the East Bay area on Friday. A three-year-old was kidnapped from the children's section of a...

WATCH: Girl Makes Touching Movie Trailer to Show Love for Her Dog

Zorianna Kit | Posted 05.15.2015 | Good News
Zorianna Kit

My eldest daughter, Kit, made a movie trailer starring herself and Petey. It's a wonderful tribute to a wonderful dog. And she's a wonderful kid for doing it. Some days, when I miss that black-and-white face, I watch it. It makes me weep every time, but it also fills me with so much love.

How We Are Saved By Change

Polly Campbell | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Polly Campbell

Curiosity can turn transition into an exploration. It fosters engagement and learning and growth. When we are curious we pay attention and seek meaning and, instead of becoming stuck in the undertow of change, we become participants in the dynamic process of it.

Firefighters Come To The Rescue When Puppy Falls 50 Feet Down Old Well Casing

The Associated Press | Posted 04.09.2015 | Good News

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- A puppy in California apparently is doing OK after he fell about 50 feet down an old well casing and was rescued by firefighter...

Daring Veterinarian Traverses Far-Flung Places In Hawaiian Islands To Treat Wild Animals

The Associated Press | Sue Manning | Posted 04.02.2015 | Good News

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Not every veterinarian would call it paradise. Scott Sims gets to far-flung locales in the Hawaiian Islands by flying a plane he...

Abandoned Pit Bull Nurses Newborn Kitten, Treats Her 'As Her Own'

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 03.26.2015 | Good News

Two very different animals have found comfort in one another. A worker from animal rescue group Dallas Dog RR came across an abandoned pit bull on...

Forget Your Rescue Fanstasy

Nicole Williams | Posted 05.26.2015 | Women
Nicole Williams

When you're pushing your limits -- with money, work and goals -- some of these scenarios start looking pretty attractive. It just takes one brutal day to re-ignite your daydreams about that freaky guy from Chem class who was destined to be a billionaire.

Senior Rescue Beagle Knows the Key to Happiness

Sara Alize Cross | Posted 05.18.2015 | Green
Sara Alize Cross

Obviously I had known she wouldn't last forever, but before this I thought we had a few more years together. It was a rough few months, coming to terms with her imminent mortality.

We ALL Need the Village

Kindness Blog | Posted 04.27.2015 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Here's the thing: I've spent an evening broken to pieces, with my spirit in shreds, because of some of the things I've seen or heard about, which show where the village has failed.

The Mysterious Four-Legged Guest Who Stole Mrs. Sizzle's Heart

Suzanne Donaldson | Posted 04.23.2015 | Good News
Suzanne Donaldson

Hudson still cowers a bit, but each day something new and fun happens: he has gotten his beagle bark, he jumps up on the bed, he barks if ever left behind, and he snuggles and plays with Edie. It's been my favorite Christmas present to have this little guy along with us on this vacation.

Dog Protects Pal Struck by Car

Rescue Idiot | Posted 04.15.2015 | Green
Rescue Idiot

A dog was injured by a car in southeast D.C. Wednesday. His canine friend was uninjured but refused to leave his best friend's side, staring at oncoming traffic and never wandering more than a few feet from his injured companion.

Rescuers Save Swan With Frozen Beak

Rescue Idiot | Posted 04.13.2015 | Green
Rescue Idiot

The swan fell asleep on a river, which allowed the freezing temperatures to freeze its mouth shut, obviously preventing the swan from eating and also restricting its breathing. Yong Hsieh and his wife discovered the swan while feeding ducks.

Tiny Chihuahua And Giant Mastiff Are BFFs At First Sight

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 01.28.2015 | Good News

Friends come in all shapes and sizes, and this quirky pair is proof. Digby the Chihuahua was found shivering under a blanket between two dumpster ...

Patriots Lineman Vince Wilfork Helps Rescue Woman In Car Wreck After Championship Victory

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 01.20.2015 | Good News

This football player is being lauded as a hero for his recent actions off the field. On Sunday, Vince Wilfork, a defensive lineman for the New Engl...