When the great people at Animal Aid Unlimited got a call about a street dog hiding in an abandoned basement of a building, nothing could prepare them for the horrific scene they were about to come across. The critically injured dog was lying lifeless on the floor when they found him, seemingly just wanting to die. It took nine weeks of daily bandaging and care to treat the maggot-infested wound on the poor pooch’s head, but as you can see at the end, he made an amazing recovery and is now loving life. Please note: this video contains some graphic [More]
Trying to catch a bird of prey is hard enough as it is, let alone when they are all panicked due to being stuck in a very large warehouse. Simon and Sean from the Wildlife Aid Foundation spent a couple of hours chasing a Sparrowhawk around a warehouse. Having dealt with similar situations before, Simon knew what he had to do. He attempted to corner the frightened bird so that Sean, who was waiting in a very precarious position, could capture it. Eventually the pair managed to capture the small bird of prey and set it free, but it was [More]
Hope For Paws, an amazing organization dedicated to helping dogs in need, recently got a call about a friendly stray dog that had been hit by a car. The dog, in a moment of panic, had taken refuge under a homeless man’s cart. The call to help the little dog came from LA on Cloud 9, an organization that helps thousands of homeless people living all over Los Angeles with food and essentials. It turned out the dog had a broken pelvis from the accident, luckily the pain was no match for his loving spirit: (Source: Eldad Hagar) It’s always nice [More]
For Los Angeles-based animal rescue group Hope For Paws, a few soothing words and a hamburger is often more than enough to gain the trust of an abandoned dog (as seen here), but for Bunny the Pit Bull that wouldn’t be enough as she was too terrified of coming close to her rescuers. It was no wonder why she was so scared though, she had been let down by humans before when she was left to die by her former owner in the remote and fenced off location that she was found living in. The Hope For Paws rescuers found a [More]
Hope For Paws got a call about an injured dog living on the streets in a rough part of Los Angeles. The dog rarely came out of her hiding spot, except to look for food late at night, so it took Eldad Hagar and Lisa Chiarrelli a few nights of looking. They were told the dog was pregnant so they wanted to get to her as quickly as possible. After hearing from a neighbor that the dog might be living in some bushes, they went exploring one night. They were able to quickly find her den in one particularly think bush. What [More]
This cheeky raccoon was a bit too curious for its own good. Its head became stuck in a metal drain cover after taking a peek inside. Luckily, a Santa Cruz, California, animal shelter found the little guy. When they weren’t able to free him, they called officials from the Wildlife Emergency Services, who came to assist. After a brief struggle with the feisty guy, the experts sedated him and carefully cut through the metal using an angle grinder. (Source: Barcroft TV – Footage: Wildlife Emergency Services) After treating the raccoon’s superficial wounds, it was given a small snack and happily set [More]
While sailing on Somerset Reservoir in Vermont with his son, a man spotted a young squirrel trying to swim across the lake. The distance from one side to the other was about 3/4 of a mile and the squirrel was right in the middle of the lake. After trying to get him to climb aboard without success, the man decided to jump into the water to save the little guy. I just love this video! It’s so heartwarming to see people helping even the smallest of creatures. Source: LiftlineRedcoat Share this fantastic animal rescue video with your friends and family [More]
Hope For Paws received a call about two homeless dogs living in a junkyard in a rough part of Los Angeles. When Eldad Hagar and Lisa Arturo arrived at the scene, they found the pair right away. However, the female was more fearful, so they needed to rescue her first. The tight space she crawled into made it very difficult for them to reach her, but eventually they were able to gently pull her to safety. That’s when her brother showed himself to check if she was OK, completely ignoring the treats even though he was starving. Checking in on his [More]
When this mother duck was out for a walk during a nice and warm summer day with her 12 little ones, she crossed a manhole grate and sadly all her duckling got stuck down in a drain. Luckily for mama duck, some nearby office workers heard her cries of distress and hatched a daring rescue plan. If I would’ve been that mama duck I would’ve been freaking out, biting everybody, screaming for my babies, totally making the situation worse. Props to mama duck’s composure, way to keep it together girl. (Source: Tommy Allen) Share this ducktastic rescue video with your friends and [More]
Bailey is a dog that was found living alone on the streets of Los Angeles. He was in terrible condition, struggling to live. He was brought to a high-kill shelter in bad condition and feeling terribly frightened. When it comes to getting dogs adopted out of shelters, looks really do matter. A dirty-looking dog can go unnoticed, for no good reason. A Los Angeles-based dog grooming company was there to lend a helping hand to poor little Bailey. The group gave him a makeover. After shaving off his tangled and filthy fur, the little guy was barely recognizable. Just three days after [More]