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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.

<p>Rescue teams search through the rubble for survivors. Photo credit: Barcroft Media</p>

Portraits Honor 9/11 Search & Rescue Dogs

(DOG PICTURES/ANIMAL HEROES) Nearly 100 search and rescue dogs were deployed to help find survivors at the World Trade Center and Pentagon sites following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Photographer Charlotte Dumas located 15 of these now senior-aged heroes and has commemorated them in a touching series of portraits entitled “Retrieved.” Traveling to 12 different […]

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Mark Freeley with Storm, his 6-year-old English Labrador retriever, who pulled a fawn from Port Jefferson Harbor several days ago, in Port Jefferson - JOHNNY MILANO,NYT

Oh Deer! Hero Dog Saves Drowning Fawn

(DOGS/ANIMAL RESCUE) NEW YORK — A 6-year-old English Labrador retriever named Storm is making headlines after pulling a drowning baby deer to shore in Port Jefferson Harbor this past weekend. The heroic dog’s guardian was taking Storm for a walk Sunday when the dog suddenly dove into the water, swam out toward the fawn, grabbed the animal […]

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Mother’s Day In The Animal World

(MOTHER’S DAY/ANIMAL MOMS) The phrases “Momma Bear” and “Tiger Mom” are so common in the English language that most people don’t dwell too long on their origins. But they are inspired by fierce animal mommies who will go to great lengths to protect their young. The animal kingdom is full of moms devoted to their cubs, pups, […]

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Veterinarian Ross Henderson plays guitar and sings to calm anxious animal patients. Photo Credit: Dogington Post

Compassionate Crooner Calms Anxious Animals With Song

(TOUCHING TALES/PETS) They say “music calms the savage beast,” and one virtuoso veterinarian in Colorado has proven it to be true. Meet Ross Henderson, DVM, of Fox Hollow Animal Hospital. With his tender heart and musical talents, he not only heals our furry friends, but he soothes their souls too! Read on to find out […]

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Hair Extensions For Birds? Badly Burned Bird Gets Faux Feather Wings

(ANIMAL RESCUE/BIRDS) A rare Carnaby cockatoo was seriously burned last month after his feathered friend suddenly exploded as they sat on a power line. Luckily for this little survivor, Peter Ricci from the Perth Zoo reconstructed the bird’s feathers using glue and matchsticks in a process called ‘imping.’ While this cockatoo (an endangered species) was […]

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Purrfect Pranks For April Fools’ Day (GALLERY)

(CATS AND DOGS/ANIMAL PICTURES) April Fools’ Day is finally here! Celebrated by many cultures, far and wide, the holiday is famous for the practical jokes and hoaxes people play on one another. But as it turns out, humans aren’t the only animals engaging in pranks. Cats also have a special love for mischief—especially when it […]

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Boy Saves Deer From Watery Demise (GALLERY)

(WILDLIFE PICTURES/TOUCHING TALES) A wildlife photographer visiting Noakhali, Bangladesh, documented a boy’s courageous endeavor to save a fawn in danger. Risking his own life to save the baby deer, Belal dove into a treacherous river, holding the deer above his head as the water overtook most of his body. Onlookers were terrified for the boy’s […]

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Humpback Whale Gives Thanks To Divers

(OCEANS/WHALE RESCUE) PACIFIC OCEAN — When a humpback whale became entangled in hundreds of yards of nets and fishing line, she was lucky to be spotted by a caring fisherman. Rescuers arrived and spent hours cutting her free. Read below to see how the whale thanked each diver individually! And from all of us here […]

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New Dog Best Friend Helps Blind Dog

Dynamic Duo: How Our Four-Legged Friends Help Each Other

(ANIMAL FRIENDS/TOUCHING TALES) Sometimes good things happen without any explanation. Just six months before Hoshi the dog lost his eyes to glaucoma, his parents adopted Zen, a tiny pup in poor health. No one was sure if Zen would click with the blind pooch, but it turns out he was exactly what Hoshi needed—forming a […]

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A Dog’s Devotion Lasts Forever

(DOGS/TOUCHING TALES) Hard times brought Negão and his guardian together, but how do you tell man’s best friend that his person is gone? The loyal companion to a homeless man who suddenly fell ill with a fatal infection, Negão still waits for his human outside of the hospital where he passed away. In fact, Negão […]

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Hook The Hero Dog Saves Woman From Approaching Train

(ANIMAL HEROES/DOGS) Meet Hook the hero dog. Hook is a registered service dog for Joyce Herman, who has difficulty hearing particularly when she’s outside. One day, when she was crossing a busy intersection during rush hour, she was unable to hear a local train approaching from behind. Luckily, her 12-pound Chihuahua-Jack Russell mix successfully pulled […]

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