INDIA (ANIMAL RESCUE) – Watch villagers on a tea plantation in Assam, India, rescue a baby elephant after the tyke fell in a ditch and couldn't get out. The baby's mother waited anxiously nearby as her little calf was rescued. Elephant families always stick together, but they needed an opposable thumb or two to lift themselves out of this trouble! –Global Animal
(ANIMAL PICTURES/ANIMAL FAMILIES) We often hear stories of people adopting abandoned baby animals, but how often do you hear of a tiger who adopted piglets, or a gorilla who adopted a kitten? This beautiful photo gallery showcases the special relationship between inter-species families. From MSNBC's Today, meet furry, four-legged moms who adopted, nursed and nurtured animals of completely different species. — Global Animal
Although some may be hesitant to adopt a dog who was trained by prisoners, one mom says she has no regrets about her decision to do so. After all, the dog she adopted from Prison Tails has become a wonderful addition to her family; he even saved them from a burglary!
Historically, Rat Terriers were bred for the purpose of hunting small game, like rats and squirrels. Now, they usually exist as family companions, but in the case of this pint-size hero, deep-down hunting instincts emerged and worked for the greater good. Read on to learn how Rowdy the Rat Terrier saved the life of a fellow neighborhood dog. — Global Animal