Touching Tales

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.

MacGyver Would Approve: Police Officer’s Rescue Of Trapped Kitten

FLORIDA – Tampa Police officers use a bucket, a rope and a little ingenuity to rescue a kitten trapped in a storm drain.

Michael Vick’s Abused Dogs Get New Lives & Love

(PHOTO GALLERY) The pit bulls that were saved from quarterback Michael Vick's despicable dog fighting house of horrors endured the worst of humankind. But now, many are flourishing in happy environments, thanks to dedicated people who embody the best of human qualities. Check out this moving photo gallery.

Former Racehorses & Prisoners ‘Gentle’ Each Other

MARYLAND - A new prison program matches discarded racehorses on the fast track to the slaughterhouse with prisoners who are trained to 'gentle' the horses so they can be adopted. Read how the benefits of second chances go both ways...

Heroic Male Model Strips To Save Drowning Dog

AUSTRALIA– When a woman and her Maltese-Shih Tzu, Bibi, set off for a walk on the pier in Melbourne, she had no idea it could be Bibi's last. Thank goodness there was a brave male model ready to save the day!

Big Mamas Come To Baby Elephant’s Rescue

(ANIMAL RESCUE/WILDLIFE VIDEO) When a baby elephant slips into a watering hole, it's not easy for the rest of the elephant family to get the little calf out. As they say, necessity is the mother of invention, and these distressed female elephants pull out all the stops.  See how these gentle giants wield their trunks to rescue the young elephant. -- Global Animal

Equine Lovers Rescue Horses Headed For Slaughter

VANCOUVER-A desperate rancher forced to put his horses up for sale as animal meat finds there are more horse lovers than eaters.

Faith The Two-Legged Dog Makes Sergeant

USA - (VIDEO) A two-legged dog labrador-chow cross who has learned to walk upright has been made an honorary sergeant in the U.S. army for inspiring disabled war veterans. See a video of Faith, who's a favorite at army bases and hospitals, where she 'marches' around on her hind legs.

Kitty Stowaway Survives 45-Day Trip From China

(PET RESCUE) CANADA – Read how one rambunctious kitten went on the adventure of a lifetime when the cat was stowed away on a trip from China to Canada – and survived.

Man Is One Of The (Lion) Pack

(ANIMAL VIDEO) SOUTH AFRICA- Watch this video to see animal behaviorist Kevin Richardson be welcomed as one of the pack in this pride of lions. — Global Animal

Freeing Dogs With…Fences?

(HAPPY TALES) — When Mikael Hardy saw dogs chained and suffering all around her home in South Carolina, she decided to start freeing dogs by giving them fenced in yards. A nice spacious yard makes a mad dog happy! — Global Animal

Puppy Love After The Disaster

A touching story of doggie friendship after a tornado in Kansas struck.

Meet Me In New Orleans: Dog Travels 1,200 Miles To Find Owner

NEW ORLEANS-Days after Stephan Soleas packed his bags, and his accordion, and hitched a ride to New Orleans, his 6-year-old Labrador mix went missing near his northern New Mexico home.

Elephant And Dog Know Value Of Friendship

(ANIMAL CONNECTION/WILDLIFE VIDEO) At an animal sanctuary in Tennessee, an elephant named Tara and a dog named Bella have formed an enduring friendship. Watch and see how their bond is unshakable in both sickness and in health. What great friends! -- Global Animal

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