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Luke Bryan Adopts 18-Year-Old Rescue Dog That Previous Owner Left At The Pound
A rescue group took in Poochie, thinking he would be with them forever. That was before the country singer and his family saw him.
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Go Behind The Scenes Of Puppy Bowl XV In These Oh-So-Adorable Photos
Get pumped for the big game this year with some puppy overload.
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California's Pet Stores To Only Sell Rescue Cats, Dogs And Rabbits
A new law requires all pet stores to identify the public agency, shelter or rescue group that the animals came from.
Cow Escapes From Slaughterhouse-Bound Truck, Begins New Life At Sanctuary
After breaking free on a New Jersey highway, Brianna is starting over at Skylands Animal Sanctuary.
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College Wrestler Leaps Into Icy Lake To Rescue Cat
Darden Schurg admits the move was dangerous, but said, "I felt it was only right."
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This Donkey And Emu Are Deeply In Love, And They Need A Home Together
The adorably odd couple, who are named Jack and Diane, bonded together on an abandoned farm and were miserable when they were separated.
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Cat Rescued From Trash 'Minutes' Before Pile Tossed Into Garbage Compactor
Bronx resident Raymond Deidesheimer saved the sweet feline from a potentially horrible fate.
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Pigs Who Escaped Pork Farms And Survived Florence Are Finally Living The Good Life
“They have fought so hard to live," said the co-founder of Ziggy's Refuge Farm Sanctuary in North Carolina.
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Whale Rescue Operation
After a long, intense 28-hour rescue mission, a stranded humpback whale has returned home.
County Drops Charges Against Woman Who Housed Pets During Florence (UPDATE)
Tammie Hedges of Crazys Claws N Paws was previously charged with 12 counts of practicing veterinary medicine without a license.
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Wisconsin Humane Society Rescues 5 Squirrels With 'Hopelessly Entangled' Tails
The youngsters' tails were knotted together with long grasses and plastic strips their mom had used for their nest.
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Volunteers Race To Save 500 Pigs From Euthanasia After 'Hoarding' Rescue
The group leading the rescue effort expects the costs to spay, neuter, vet and transport the animals to exceed $100,000.
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Animal Lovers Celebrate 'Clear The Shelters' With Pics Of Pets Finding New Homes
Congrats to all the happy dogs, cats, bunnies and other critters out there!
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People Are In Love With This Robust Cat Who Has Very Specific Demands
Bruno needs to be pet while he eats and have his water just so. He also needs a home!
Man Being Pursued By Baby Squirrel Calls Police For Help
In a surprising twist, the squirrel was the one who needed assistance.
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Rescue Cat Has Hilarious Wide-Eyed Expression After Scan Confirms She Is Pregnant
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24 Photos That Capture The Magic Of Dogs Finding Their Forever Homes
"When I first saw his little face a year ago, I knew he was the one for me and it was the best decision I ever made.”
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Dog Returned To Shelter For Being 'Too Nice' Finds New Home
We're glad Helena found a family who appreciates her.
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A Shelter's Call For Old Chairs Goes Viral, And The Pets Couldn't Be Happier
“They love their chairs."
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The 3 Best Ways to Help Homeless Animals if You Can't Adopt
By By Michele Leavitt, O, The Oprah Magazine
Here are small ways to help the cat and dog shelters in your neighborhood.
Rabbit Rescuer Reunites With Bunny He Saved From Blazing Wildfire
Caleb Wadman is visiting the bunny as it's treated for burns to its ears and feet.
This Animal Shelter Is Turning Black Friday Into 'Cat Friday'
Way more fun than fighting over a toaster.
Stephen Colbert And Billy Eichner Try To Rehouse Adorable Rescue Dogs For Halloween
"Max is a football player who fully supports a player’s right to kneel during the national anthem."
The CIA’s Doggie Dropout
Lulu the labrador retriever was only a few weeks into CIA explosive training when she made it clear K9 life just isn’t for her.
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