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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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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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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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Abracadabra! Houdini Dog Magically Rescued After 2 Years

(ANIMAL RESCUE/DOGS/ANIMAL VIDEO) In this dramatic rescue video, a dog named Houdini is finally rescued and brought to a shelter after living on his own in San Pedro, California for more than two years. Rescue group Hope For Paws chronicled the elaborate three-day rescue attempt in which a group of volunteers, armed with temporary fences […]

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Anna Faris In The Doghouse After Rescued Dog Found On The Streets

(ANIMAL NEWS/CELEBRITY PETS) Actress Anna Faris is facing a $5,000 fine after a dog she adopted four years ago was recently found emaciated and wandering the streets. Kinder4Rescue, an animal adoption center in North Hollywood, claims the Scary Movie star violated a contract Faris signed when she first adopted the Chihuahua named Pete, stating that […]

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Better Than Bouquets: Wedding Uses Puppies Instead Of Flowers

(PUPPIES/DOGS/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) When most couples tie the knot, flowers play a big role. But Kathryn and Brad Ziemer took a less traditional route, and instead used rescue puppies for their professional photos to promote dog adoption. The couple are big supporters of Second-hand Hounds in Eden Prairie, which is an organization that rescues dogs […]

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Newly Adopted Animals Make A Fresh Start After Louisiana Floods

(ANIMAL RESCUE/PET ADOPTION/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) Last month, PETA’s rescue teams transported 62 animals from overcrowded shelters from Baton Rouge to Virginia following historic flooding throughout southern Louisiana. In the video above, take a look at some of the animals who have since been adopted to new families. Meet Benny the dog, Crash the cockatiel, and […]

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Rescue Dog’s Note Card Confession

(DOGS/ANIMAL RESCUE/ANIMAL VIDEO) Larry the Shih Tzu was found locked alone in a dilapidated backyard, suffering from hookworms and infections in his ears, eyes, and foot. Fortunately PETA saved him and gave him proper TLC. Witness his dramatic rescue story in his note card confession, showing the pup in the loving arms of his new […]

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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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Tails Wag When Doggy Siblings Are Reunited One Year After Their Rescue

(DOGS/ANIMAL RESCUE/CUTE ANIMAL VIDEO) PETA discovered siblings Buddy and Shelby confined to a filthy, chain-link pen, malnourished and suffering from heartworm disease. The “backyard dogs” faced a mountain of odds before being transferred to the Virginia Beach SPCA, where they were quickly adopted into new, loving homes. Despite being adopted into separate homes, PETA kept […]

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