This is a great and heart warming blind dog rescue video. Enjoy!
This is a great and heart warming blind dog rescue video. Enjoy!
Xena the Warrior puppy was rescued at four months old. She must have been starved and tortured.But she was strong and survived to be adopted by a family with an austic son. From the very beginning, Xena and Jonny became best friends. He is animated, talkative and totally in love with his new best frined. And the feeling is obviously mutual.
This heartwarming story will take you through a range of emotions. I can't imagine anyone being dry eyed after hearing this story.
It’s rare you get to see a dramatic fire rescue on video. It’s probably even rarer that you get to see a successful fire rescue involving two dogs.
In a video that is now starting to gain attention, a Detroit firefighter is seen carrying the limp bodies of two dogs out of a burning house, one of which is a puppy. The owner is heard yelling “Did you get my dog out?” as the firefighter emerges.
It’s unclear when the footage was captured, but the clip is part of a larger documentary called “Burn: One Year on the Front Lines of the Battle to Save Detroit.” The film was a hit at the Tribeca Film Festival this spring, but the creators are still trying to secure funds for a larger release.
Monique Pool has created a sloth sanctuary to protect the imperiled sloths from developers. Please look at this amazing video. You will be moved.
CAts are pretty terrific. Here is a heart warming story of a cat who saved his owner's life.
Amy Jung and her son, Ethan Jung, originally went to the Door County Humane Society to play with the cats, not to bring one home. Then Jung, 36, saw Pudding lying on a counter. She made a quick decision to adopt Pudding and his pal Wimsy.
At around 9:30 p.m., she went to bed and about 1½ hours later, the prodigious kitty came to her rescue. Jung, who was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 4, started to have a seizure. According to Jung, Pudding planted his weight on her chest and, when he could not wake her, began swatting her face and biting her nose. “Anything he could to pull me out of it (the seizure),” she said.
Unfortunately, just waking up wasn’t enough. The woman couldn’t make it out of bed or awaken her son Ethan to help her by yelling. So the cat rushed into Ethan’s room, jumped on his head and woke him up. They called for medical help and the woman was saved. (One sad note for Ethan… the cat weighs 22 pounds, which would probably wake up anyone.)
Here is a great website for those who want to be Fairy Dog Parents to dogs in need.
A sample of their good works:
Thanks to your donations Mia was able to have surgery today to repair her elbow, without which Mia would not have been able to walk, grow and ultimately continue her life. Surgery was a success and she is on schedule to go home tomorrow! In record time the FDP community responded to get this little survivor the treatment she needed. Mia's ordeal drew that attention of news outlets, legions of Facebook followers, and the entire FDP community. To learn more about Mia's ordeal check out this article, complete with updated pictures of Mia and her family. To those of you who searched for Mia when she was lost, re-posted her story all over Facebook and Twitter, and donated to save her life, her family and all of us at Fairy DogParents thank you. And Mia thanks you, too
Pinterest is a great resource for pet lovers as evidenced by this wonderful Petaholic Pinterest page. And it is all for a good cause. Curator Maryann Rizzo says:
Why did I name this board "Petaholic"? Well ...to begin with I love animals. I have saved, spayed, neutered and found homes for 30 outdoor cats. I kept 8 of those angels...4 live in my home, and 4 live in my studio. I am big into Rescue Organizations, and a proponant of spay and neuter programs to stop the prolific reproduction that only causes suffering to innocent animals. Please support your local SPCA and Rescue Organizations ~ they need all the help they can get.
Please visit Petaholic and support Maryann's great effort.
Fox News reports about a unusual and wonderful service for dogs - Canine Blood Donors.
Here is a short excerpt of the article:
There's a golden retriever, an English springer spaniel, a Doberman and a handful of mixed breeds. But several times a year, they all become blood hounds. The dogs are part of a program that gives the gift of life to an injured or sick animal. They are blood donors. As often as every seven weeks, the area dogs arrive at the Animal Health Clinic of Funkstown, roll up their paws and provide between 8 and 16 ounces of blood. Over a year's time, the dogs will produce enough samples to save the lives of more than 40 dogs.
They are volunteers in the Canine Blood Donor Program, organized by the Blue Ridge Veterinary Blood Bank, based in Purcellville, Va. The blood bank has been in existence since 1993 and ships to more than 600 animal hospitals in the United States and Canada.
According to the blood bank, transfusions are necessary when blood is lost following an accident or during surgery. They also are needed when a dog's body cannot produce enough red blood cells by itself or when diseases cause the body to destroy its own red blood cells. The donation of a dog's blood means saving the lives of other animals and the demand for blood products continues to increase.
Just as humans have blood types, so do dogs. According to the Blue Ridge Veterinary Blood Bank, there are eight major blood groups in a dog, labeled as DEA - dog erythrocyte antigen - 1 to 8. The major antigens are DEA 1.1 and DEA 1.2. Dogs can be positive for either (not both) or negative for both. Positive dogs can give to other positive dogs, negative dogs can give to either negative or positive.
To become a canine blood donor there are some qualifications. The dog must weigh at least 35 pounds and be between the ages of 9 months and 7 years. It must be up to date on vaccines and heart worm prevention and cannot be on any long-term medications (pain medication, thyroid or seizure meds, for instance). The owner also has to be willing to make a yearlong commitment to bring their pet for donations every five to seven weeks.
During the first visit the dog will be blood typed and have blood drawn to run the necessary tests to make sure the pet is healthy. The cost to the owner of the pet? Zero, nothing, nada. In fact, if the donor pet would ever be in need of a transfusion, the blood product itself is free or discounted, depending on the length of commitment.
Donors also receive free yearly blood work at no cost to the owner and a free physical exam by the doctor at each donation. Each pet also is blood typed at no charge.
What a great idea!
A compelling video - a must see: