Good news and stories for pet guardians and animal lovers. This section also features animal rescue stories and “Thanks To Animals” profiles about animals who’ve earned our gratitude and awe. Each day, we’re profiling different stories, so keep connected – you’ll be grateful that you did.

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Dog’s Last Day On Earth Will Bring You To Tears (GALLERY)

(DOGS/ANIMAL PICTURES) The Roberts family knew it was time to put down their beloved black lab named Duke after cancer began to take over his body. But first, they gave him the best last day on Earth a dog could ask for. The day was filled with love, family, friends and all of Duke’s favorite activities. Relive Duke’s last day in the moving photographs below. Tissue alert! — Global Animal

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Tulsa Heroes Help Homeless Companions

(TOUCHING TALES/PETS) OKLAHOMA — Tulsa is home to an amazing set of animal heroes: two Animal Welfare control officers who have made it their mission to help homeless animals. Tulsa is a bustling city in Oklahoma, which also inevitably makes its pavement home for many residents who have lost their homes for various reasons. What fascinated Jeff Brown and his friend Pete Theriot was the astonishing number of animals kept as pets by homeless residents. Upon further observation, they found that their guardians “take better care of their pets than the average person.” Read more about the efforts of these two local heroes in the full article below. — Global Animal

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Newtown Victim’s Animal Sanctuary Dreams Come True

(ANIMAL SANCTUARIES/ANIMAL WELFARE) A little girl whose life was taken much too early will live on to help save animals’ lives. Catherine Violet Hubbard was tragically killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Now almost 18 months later, and after $800,000 in donations, her parents are honoring their daughter’s life by building an animal sanctuary in her name. To learn how you can help, visit Catherine’s Facebook page and the CVH Foundation website. Read on to find out how a simple mistake helped make this six-year-old’s dream a reality. — Global Animal

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This Husky Is The Ultimate Copycat (GALLERY)

(CATS AND DOGS/ANIMAL PICTURES) Have you ever wondered how a dog raised by cats would behave? We have found the answer in an adorable Husky mix named Tally. Tally’s parents say she has spent her entire life with cats, and thus tends to act like one. Tally isn’t very loud, and just like cats, she absolutely loves to nuzzle up in small places, especially boxes. Check out the gallery below of Tally acting like a cat and being absolutely adorable while doing so. — Global Animal

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The Humane Society of the United States saved Arden and a number of chimps from captivity.

Lab Chimps See Sun For First Time In Award-Winning Video

(ANIMAL TESTING/LAB CHIMPANZEES) An emotional video produced by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), entitled “Chimps: A New Life, Retirement,” was recently named the Telly Award’s “People’s Silver Winner” for creative distinction. The Telly Awards are highly competitive, and less than 10 percent of more than 12,000 videos submitted receive the Silver Telly, the highest honor. By partnering with YouTube, the Telly Awards allow the people and a panel of judges to determine which entries will receive the award. This year, the HSUS video was chosen as one of the select few. — Global Animal

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Unlikely Animal Friends: A Lion, Tiger, And Bear! Oh My!

(ANIMAL FRIENDSHIP) At Noah’s Ark, a wild-animal rescue center in Georgia, an unlikely trio consisting of an American black bear named Baloo, Leo the lion, and a Bengal tiger named Shere Kahn have become the best of friends. The three animals—collectively known as the “BLT”—were rescued as cubs nearly 12 years ago from an abusive home and have been inseparable ever since. Continue reading and watch the heartwarming video to learn more about this unlikely friendship. — Global Animal

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CHP officer saves Chihuahua from Highway Divider

CHiPs Give Chihuahua Second Chance

(DOGS/ANIMAL RESCUE) A photo depicting a California Highway Patrol officer rescuing a two-year-old Chihuahua is now going viral after being posted to the CHP Contra Costa office’s Twitter on Friday. The incident caused a traffic jam on I-680, but luckily the CHP officer, along with the help of Contra Costa Animal Control, were able to safely retrieve the pup from the dangerous highway. Read on for more on the remarkable rescue and see how the little dog is doing today. — Global Animal

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Zoey And Jasper: A Best Friend Story (GALLERY)

(CUTE ANIMAL PICTURES/DOGS) There’s never been a cuter friendship than the one between Jasper and his adopted dog Zoey. Zoey is a seven-year-old rescue mutt from Taiwan, Jasper is a 10-year-old Chinese-Korean baby boy living in Los Angeles, and these two are the best of friends. They do everything together, including play dress-up. Check out these adorable pictures of the two best friends and their insanely cute matching outfits.— Global Animal

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