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<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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Joe Garcia carried his dog, Heidi, from his flooded home in Spring, Texas. Photo Credit: David J. Phillip/Associated Press

Hurricane Harvey: How To Help Pets In Need

(HELP ANIMALS/ANIMAL RESCUE) HOUSTON — In the same type of catastrophic flooding that beset Texas during Hurricane Katrina in 2005, record rainfall from Tropical Storm Harvey has battered the nation’s fourth largest city this past week. The flooding has left 25 dead and caused more than 30,000 people to flee their flooded homes. While many pets […]

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Belinda Penn held her dogs, Winston and Baxter, after being rescued from their home in Spring on Monday. Photo Credit: David J. Phillip/Associated Press

Be Prepared: Emergency Plan For Your Pets

(PET CARE) The effects of Tropical Storm Harvey this past week are a sobering reminder of how everything can change in a moment. This begs the question: How prepared are you for a natural disaster? Here is an excellent article for pet guardians on what we need to know and do—including a pet first aid […]

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Meet Squish The Flamingo

(WILDLIFE RESCUE/BIRDS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) Squish the baby flamingo hatched from an abandoned egg that zoo keepers found and incubated at the Jurong Bird Park’s Breeding and Research Centre in Singapore. A month later, on June 7, the baby chick was born, weighing 90.5g. Keepers worked around the clock to care for him, feeding him a special […]

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Meet Mundi The Blind Puffin

(BIRDS/WILDLIFE RESCUE/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) This sweet little puffin named Mundi was found injured, lying on the side of the road in Reykjavík, Iceland. His rescuer Ásrún Magnúsdóttir believes he might have flown headfirst into a car, breaking his back and cracking his skull. She wrapped the young puffin in a towel and brought him to […]

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The most hardened of men are softened by a dog. Montgomery and Churchill with Rommel the dog. Photo: Bosleys/BNPS

The Miracle Animals Of Dunkirk

(ANIMAL RESCUES/ANIMALS IN HISTORY) When Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk hits theaters July 21, audiences will be treated to a different kind of war film. “Dunkirk is not a war film,” the director explained to the Associated Press. “It’s a survival story and first and foremost a suspense film.” Dunkirk was indeed a story of survival, for […]

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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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San Diego Woman Rescues Dog From Iran

(DOGS/ANIMAL RESCUE/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) In this heartwarming story, a dog seriously injured in Iran was given a second chance at life thanks to a San Diego woman. When visiting family in Iran, Negar Mirgoli, co-founder of PAWS4Thoughts Animal Rescue, rescued a young Israeli herding dog named Silver. She claims someone killed Silver’s mom and the rest of her puppies, […]

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Puddles The Baby Three-toed Sloth

Meet Puddles The Baby Sloth

(BABY ANIMALS/SLOTHS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) Meet Puddles, a baby three-toed sloth. Puddles was abandoned by his mom, and found on the side of the road in Costa Rica by a vacationing editor for HuffPost UK. After being rescued, he’s now being cared for by the Jaguar Rescue Center Foundation. What a little cutie! — Global Animal

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Senior Chihuahua Changes Parents’ Lives

(DOG RESCUE/SENIOR PETS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEOS) This couple knew since the beginning that they wanted to adopt a senior dog. Fortunately, this little old man named Mr. Crowley surprised them in the best possible way. Of course, rescuing the senior Chihuahua came with its unique challenges, but his mom and dad were more than up to […]

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Officer Saves Dog Who Fell Into Lake Michigan

(DOGS/ANIMAL RESCUES/ANIMAL VIDEOS) After a dog was attempting to get a drink of water and then fell into Lake Michigan, luckily Chicago police officer Juan Farris was there to save him. Watch what happens when the officer runs over and pulls the dog out of the water. What true heroism! — Global Animal

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