A building collapsed in Nairobi, Kenya, last week, leaving 23 people dead and 93 missing. Rescuers have been working tirelessly since the moment they stepped onto the horrific scene. Just as they were giving up hope on May 3, however, the team came across a six-month-old baby in the rubble. Miraculously, the child had no significant injuries and only needed treatment for dehydration, which she received immediately. Her name is Dealeryn Saisi Wasike, and her parents could not believe their eyes when they saw that their little one was alive and well after such an awful ordeal. The baby not [More]
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DTAT_ATF’); }); They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and just looking into this fox’s eyes says it all. The poor thing became entangled in a soccer net at a field in Solebury Township, New Jersey. Quick to the fox’s aid were the Solebury Township Police and Medic 146 teams. You can’t help but feel the fear and hopelessness the fox experienced as it sat helplessly wrapped up in the soccer net. That aside, the animal remained calm as rescuers set it free. These guys really are hometown heroes! Thank goodness someone notified the authorities. If [More]
Sadly, many people see a feral, aggressive dog and immediately want to put them down. With nearly 4 million pups entering shelters every year, it’s hard to think about all those pets who aren’t given a second chance like Billie Jean was. When No Kill Kern got a notice about this poor girl, she was terrified and aggressive towards humans. But after just a few days of working with trainers, Billie Jean’s true colors began to shine. But her story didn’t end there — watch to find out what they discovered when she took a trip to the vet! Thank [More]
Most people may like to think they would be helpful in the event of an emergency… Unfortunately, though, there are times when disaster strikes and no one does anything. Usually, this isn’t a result of callousness, but diffusion of responsibility. This is a sociopsychological phenomenon where a person is less likely to take action or responsibility when others are present. If a pedestrian saw a person being attacked on the street, they may be hesitant to help because they believe “someone else will step in.” It’s a normal feeling, but it’s one we must fight…just like Santiago Portillo did. This [More]
When rescuers from Animal Aid Unlimited responded to a call regarding a trapped donkey in a septic tank, they couldn’t begin to imagine how the animal could have gotten himself into such a predicament. As they arrived, all they found was a small square hole about the size of a computer screen. Upon further inspection they found an adult donkey standing with legs locked, in total darkness, fending off water that was almost at chest level. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘VN_PG_DCBP_ATF’); }); After attempting to pick away at the cement, rescuers had to bring in a jackhammer to create a space wide [More]
Dogs living in South Korea have every reason to live in fear. Not only is the dog meat trade legal, but it’s quite common. It’s something that many people in the country fight to criminalize and prevent each day. The organizations PAWsitive Channel, Aniband, and Doggie Protective Services work tirelessly to help these animals in need. These seven dogs know what it’s like to be tossed around like they’re worthless. Thanks to kind rescuers, however, they’ve been given the chance to lead safe, happy lives. There’s no doubt that this woman, and other rescuers around the world, live for their [More]
When Hope For Paws received a call about a homeless poodle who’d been living under a home for five months, they knew their task of rescuing him wouldn’t be easy. As you can imagine, life on the streets was rough and had caused the poor boy to become aggressive and fearful of humans — even those who were trying to help him. After two hours and tons of patience, Eldad and his friend Lisa managed to get a lucky leash on scared little Scotty. You’re not going to believe his almost immediate transformation! Look how happy he is! YouTube Please [More]
When rescuers found Rocky on the side of the road, they were horrified. The six-week-old kitten was resting next to his dead brother, and he wasn’t in great shape himself. The poor thing had a broken pelvis and a massive hernia. If he didn’t get help immediately, he would surely die. That’s when the miracle workers at Vet Ranch stepped in to save the day. Operating immediately, they worked to fix Rocky’s abdomen. You can check out the amazing footage below. Warning: the video below contains graphic images. Vets believe that Rocky will be just fine. It’s so awesome that [More]
If you’re a dog owner, you would do just about anything for your little pup. There is no mountain high enough, valley low enough, or river wide enough to keep you from staying with your pooch through thick and thin. And these people take that notion quite literally. When you see them rescuing dogs from dangerous situations, you’ll be astounded by the number of risks they take for our canine companions. Thank goodness people like this exist in the world! Because without them, these dogs might not have made it out alive. Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/dog-save/
Two men went out of their way to save this fawn from a falling tree and how does it repay them? By screaming every time they even try to put it back down on the ground. If that sounds more like a punishment than a reward, you need to see how cute it is every time the fawn freaks out. It hates the idea of standing on its own again so much, I’m not totally convinced that the guy doesn’t still have his arms full to this day. Watch the rescued animal refuse to be let go in the video [More]