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Abandoned Mother Cat and Kittens Saved from Sealed Hot Box

Abandoned Mother Cat and Kittens Saved from Sealed Hot Box

Originally posted 07/22/2015 11:10AM

A mother cat and her five newborn kittens are cooling down after being sealed in a box and abandoned in a hot parking lot.

The helpless felines were – luckily – discovered by Ken Lyons, a volunteer from Ten Lives Club cat rescue in Blasdell, New York, reports WIVB.

Lyons found the box, which was duct-taped shut, in the sunny parking lot without a note. The volunteer immediately freed the cat and her kittens and brought them to Ten Lives Club.

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Filed Under: Animal Charities, Cats
Credit: Eleventh Hour Rescue
Adopt Me! It's Easy to Fall For Handsome Valentino

Adopt Me! It's Easy to Fall For Handsome Valentino

Originally posted 07/17/2015 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 Valentino, a pup currently being cared for by the Eleventh Hour Rescue in Rockaway, New Jersey.

This adorable terrier mix is a happy and funny boy – so why would someone abandon him at an animal shelter? An Eleventh Hour Rescue volunteer was baffled by this too and scooped up the pup in hopes of finding him a forever home.

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Filed Under: Animal Charities, Dogs
Credit: Courtesy Fetch Wisconsin Rescue
Adopt Me! Smarty Pants Oscar Is a Quick Learner

Adopt Me! Smarty Pants Oscar Is a Quick Learner

Originally posted 07/10/2015 11:20AM

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 Oscar, a pup currently being fostered through Fetch Wisconsin Rescue of Madison, Wisconsin.

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Filed Under: Animal Charities, Dogs
Credit: Naankuse
Angelina Jolie Pitt Meets an Adorable Cheetah Cub Named After Shiloh

Angelina Jolie Pitt Meets an Adorable Cheetah Cub Named After Shiloh

Originally posted 07/06/2015 05:00PM

On a recent trip to Namibia, Angelina Jolie Pitt secured the sweetest gift for her daughter Shiloh.

The actress, 40, visited the country's Naankuse Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to protecting native wildlife and stopping human-animal conflict in Africa.

The foundation has a special relationship with the Jolie-Pitt family. In 2010, four years after Shiloh was born in Namibia, mom and dad created the Shiloh Jolie-Pitt Foundation to help the Naankuse Wildlife Sanctuary with its efforts.

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Credit: Courtesy Pet Connect Rescue
Adopt Me! Reggie's Puppy Kisses Are the Best

Adopt Me! Reggie's Puppy Kisses Are the Best

Originally posted 07/03/2015 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 Reggie, a puppy currently being fostered through Pet Connect Rescue of Potomac, Maryland.

This 10-week-old lab/border collie mix is safe now, but just a few weeks ago he was trying to survive on his own. This adorable boy was found by the Pickens County Animal Control on the streets of South Carolina and was plucked from a local shelter by two rescuers. When he was old enough, he was transferred to Pet Connect Rescue, where foster mom Catherine Edwards kept up with his round-the-clock feedings.

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Filed Under: Animal Charities, Dogs
Credit: Caroline Eller
Caitlyn the Dog Stars in New Firefighter Calendar

Caitlyn the Dog Stars in New Firefighter Calendar

Originally posted 07/01/2015 03:00PM

Pecs and paws – that's what the soon-to-be-released Charleston Firefighter Calendar is serving up for 2016.

One of the paw-some stars of the latest edition, which benefits abused animals, is Caitlyn, the South Carolina dog who made headlines in May when she was found with her muzzle taped shut.

As these photos show, this courageous pooch has clearly bounced back from the brink – surgery to reconstruct her lips, cheeks and tongue was successful – and, more than a month after her story came to light, she has moved in with a medical foster family, where a veterinary employee is currently caring for her, ABC News 13 reports.

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Pizza Delivery Man Helps Neglected Puppy

Pizza Delivery Man Helps Neglected Puppy

Originally posted 06/30/2015 04:30PM

Someone deserves a hefty tip!

A pizza delivery man in Orlando, Florida, went beyond the call of duty this weekend when he helped an injured puppy he saw while delivering a pie.

WKMG News 6 reports that Central Florida authorities were notified on Sunday about the injured pooch, who apparently resided at the home where the man made a delivery.

When Animal Services responded to the call, the owner surrendered the puppy to them. The owner claimed that his dog had sustained the wound on her left front leg from another dog in the neighborhood. An investigation is pending, the report said.

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Filed Under: Animal Charities, Dogs

Missing His Nose and Partially Blind, Matted Chow Chow Sheds Five Pounds of Fur

Originally posted 06/26/2015 03:00PM

It took two and a half hours to remove a seemingly infinite amount of dirty, matted fur. It was hardened and heavy, weighing five pounds.

But the horrific circumstances of Harry's rescue by a shelter in Kansas City, Missouri, don't end there. The Chow Chow is missing most of his nose and he's partially blind due to scarred corneas from his eyelashes growing into his eyes, reports FOX 4 KC.

Underneath all that fur, staff at the KC Pet Project found a sweet but emaciated dog, who suffered like this for far too long.

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House of Cards Actress Rachel Brosnahan Helps Save a Dog's Life

Originally posted 06/26/2015 01:20PM

When actress Rachel Brosnahan saw an elderly dog alone and struggling in a Santa Fe, New Mexico, dog park, she knew she had to do something.

The Manhattan and House of Cards star was walking with her own two pups when she spotted the dog who appeared to be dehydrated.

"He kept trying to stand up on his front legs, but his back legs had totally given out, we thought he was injured," Brosnahan, who is filming the second season of Manhattan in Santa Fe, told KRQE News 13. "The poor guy had just been toasting out there I think. We brought him some water and called Animal Services."

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Credit: Sarah's Treasures Rescue
Adopt Me! Keena Is One Brave Girl

Adopt Me! Keena Is One Brave Girl

Originally posted 06/26/2015 09:00AM

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 Keena, a pup that was scooped up from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, where the tribal council began rounding up stray dogs late last year.

Whether this mutt knows it or not, she is very lucky – many of the strays found roaming the reservation have been killed, according to the Rapid City Journal. She was saved by LightShine Canine and hitched a ride to Sarah's Treasures Rescue in Watertown, South Dakota, in November.

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Filed Under: Animal Charities, Dogs

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