08:28 PM EDT 12/17/2014
Originally posted 12/15/2014 04:00PM
We have a bit of a reputation for shedding a tear or two (or more) when we're reading about pets looking for forever homes.
Originally posted 12/14/2014 12:50PM
Just a few weeks ago, she was dumped by the side of the road like trash.
Now, that same neglected dog named Gladys is on the road to recovery – and her story is sure to inspire many this holiday season.
Two days before Thanksgiving, Karen Herrera was out for a morning walk in Fontana, California, and discovered the unimaginable: a little dog in need of serious medical attention, left for dead in a tied-up trash bag.
"She was there inside the bag. She was scared and cold," Herrera told KTLA News. "I patted her on the back of her spine and she started, she was bleeding."
Originally posted 12/12/2014 10:15AM
Home. Some pets never have one to call their own. We'd like to help change that by introducing you to an extraordinary adoptable pet every week. Today, meet Humphrey, a senior pup living at the Mitchell Animal Rescue in Mitchell, South Dakota.
Earlier this year, Humphrey was abandoned at a pound and headed for death row. The Mitchell Animal Rescue scooped him up, cleaned him up, and is now working to find the pup a forever home in which he can spend his golden years. Don't let his looks fool you – Humphrey still has lots of energy. If you're not paying attention, he's been known to swipe good food off of a countertop.
"He is healthy and is still a silly, playful puppy," says spokeswoman Megan Luther. "He is housetrained, loves kids and dogs. He is a big, gentle boy, who loves to be with people."
Originally posted 12/04/2014 03:00PM
Though it may sound like one, this is no joke: Two miniature horses trotted into a hospital.
Originally posted 12/05/2014 08:10PM
The pigs waiting to be turned into pork products sold at Walmart have some famous new allies in Hollywood – and it's all thanks to Joaquin Phoenix and his friends at Mercy for Animals.
Originally posted 12/05/2014 10:00AM
Home. Some pets never have one to call their own. We'd like to help change that by introducing you to an extraordinary adoptable pet every week. Today, meet Logan, a 6- to 8-month-old male smooth collie/border collie mix from the Florida Little Dog Rescue in St. Cloud, Florida.
Logan and his littermates have been through a lot in their short lives. He and his three siblings were found in the woods by a Good Samaritan this Fall, huddled near their deceased mom. If that scenario wasn't sad enough, add to it that the pups were doused in gasoline. Vagrants chased the rescuer out of the woods as she carried the dogs to safety.
Originally posted 12/04/2014 05:55PM
Cats vs. Cancer is a non-profit website dedicated to fighting cancer through the magic of cat videos, reports The Daily Dot. Yeah, you heard that right.
Originally posted 11/26/2014 08:40AM
Miranda Lambert has a big heart for homeless pets.
So much so that the devoted dog lover – and mom to seven of her own pups – took over a kill shelter in her own hometown of Tishomingo, Oklahoma, and turned it into a safe place where dogs can find their fur-ever families, Taste of Country reports.
Originally posted 11/22/2014 04:10PM
Hayden Panettiere is expecting her first child with her fiancé, Ukrainian boxer Wladimir Klitschko, and she's already showing what a nurturer she is.
Originally posted 11/21/2014 02:30PM
In honor of Adopt-a-Senior-Pet Month, we bring you a distinguished senior pet looking for a loving place to spend forever. Meet Elliot, a 7-year-old border collie mix recently surrendered to the Yellowstone Valley Animal Shelter in Billings, Montana.
Oct. 12 was a sad day for Elliot. She was given up to the shelter by her owners because she kept escaping the yard and they worried she would get hurt. True to her breed, Elliot clearly has a lot of energy and she's also very smart, so the shelter is looking for an active family with a secure yard to adopt her.
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