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47-Year-Old North Carolina Shark Attack Victim Hailed a Hero: 'He Kept It From Getting Close to the Kids'
Originally posted 07/01/2015 01:00PM
A 47-year-old man who was attacked by a shark off the North Carolina coast on Friday is now being called a hero.
'Every Person Deserves a Home': Tina Fey and Jane Krakowski Lead Star-Studded Fundraiser for Older Foster Kids
Originally posted 06/30/2015 11:35AM
Nineteen-year-old Justice Henry says hope is what gets him out of bed every morning.
Los Angeles Man Who Built Tiny House for Homeless Neighbor: 'It Really Opened Things Up for Her Again'
Originally posted 06/29/2015 03:10PM
Ever since Elvis Summers's good deed – building a tiny house for his homeless neighbor Smokie – went viral, his life has been "nothing but chaos."
Originally posted 06/29/2015 01:55PM
Patrick Thornton was swimming in the ocean with his young son in Avon, North Carolina, on Friday when he thought he was bit by a crab.
Artist Mark Barone Paints Portraits of 5,500 Euthanized Dogs to Raise Awareness About the Plight of Shelter Animals
Originally posted 06/26/2015 05:00PM
Stacked ten high, they span the length of two football fields and outsize Michelangelo's famous Sistine Chapel ceiling paintings. But for Jacksonville, Florida, artist Mark Barone and partner Marina Dervan, the collective masterpiece of thousands of 12x12 portraits dubbed An Act of Dog is more than a work of art – it's a heartfelt call to action.
"A camera can't give an image soul," Barone says in the trailer for the upcoming PBS documentary on the project. "But an artist can."
To that end, Barone set out to paint the soulful faces of 5,500 shelter pets that were euthanized over the past few years – each portrait representing one of the 5,500 dogs lost to America's kill shelter system daily. That's 1.2 million dogs put down each year because shelters are simply out of space and the animals are out of time.
Anonymous Deputy Buys Gas for Pregnant Woman in Need: 'The Smallest Things Can Turn Out to Be the Biggest Blessings'
Originally posted 06/26/2015 04:45PM
One Georgia deputy has given new meaning to the phrase, "to serve and protect."
Husband Plans Second Wedding for Wife Who Lost Memory in Car Crash: 'She Deserves Everything and More'
Originally posted 06/26/2015 04:20PM
Justice Stamper can't remember the most special milestone in her life – her wedding day, Aug. 1, 2014.
Originally posted 06/26/2015 11:15AM
They may work with canines, but don't be fooled: the New York Police Department is full of cat lovers.
Less than a week after Officer John Passarella saved a kitten in Brooklyn, Officer Sean Ryan went out of his way to rescue a baby cat in Queens, reports ABC News.
Originally posted 06/26/2015 09:35AM
Midpoint in the sorrow following the church shootings last week in Charleston, South Carolina, big slobbery dog kisses helped to spread comfort among the emotionally wounded.
As thousands of people rallied at a park across the bridge from the city on Sunday to honor the victims, Porsha (a St. Bernard) and George (a labradoodle), certified therapy dogs with the nonprofit, all-volunteer HOPE Animal-Assistance Crisis Response, went to work communicating peace and love in their own way.
Handlers Cindy Becker and Julie Scott say that their dogs offer relief to everyone – from first responders to trauma victims, to children who just want a kiss and a wag. "We let people approach us," says Scott told PEOPLE. "Our dogs offer unconditional comfort, even if it's just five minutes with this loving, calming animal."
Originally posted 06/25/2015 06:20PM
It hasn't even been two weeks since 16-year-old Hunter Treschl lost his arm in a shark attack – but the upbeat teenager from Colorado is already back to texting with his friends and playing basketball.
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