Heroic Animals

Dumped In A Trash Bag, Sweet Senior Dog Gets Second Chance 1m25s

Dumped In A Trash Bag, Sweet Senior Dog Gets Second Chance

Just when we think we have seen the worst possible scenario when it comes to abandoning one’s pet, a story like Blackie’s comes along that bring tears to people’s eyes; that includes the volunteers and shelter staff at Carson Animal Care in Gardena, California. A family surrendered Blackie, an elderly Welsh Corgi mix dog about 10 years of age, partially wrapped in a garbage bag and placed in a cardboard box. The heartless humans claimed that Blackie had a tumor that was bleeding profusely, yet when they were offered medical assistance, they refused it. Instead, the people just left poor old Blackie with the shelter. When they released a video of Blackie online, a senior dog rescue group from San Diego named Frosted Faces Foundation came to pick up Blackie. Despite being left by the only people she knew and loved, Blackie remained a happy dog and finally rid of that nasty tumor on her tail. When executive director of Frosted Faces Foundation Kelly Smíšek picked up Blackie, the dog knew right away she was in loving hands. "She slept for the entire car ride, and when she arrived at FFF, she wanted to sniff everyone and everything," Smíšek said. After receiving a proper bath, a mani-pedi and a hearty meal, the FFF proceeded to find a doctor who will treat Blackie’s tumor, before she is sent to a deserving forever family!

Veterinarians show touching compassion for miracle dog1m52s

Veterinarians show touching compassion for miracle dog

Rory is a beautiful Golden Retriever with a sad, but uplifting story. He needed expensive surgery and a lot of care. He began life in a northern Ontario community called Big Trout Lake. The town had become unable to care for a growing population of stray dogs and they reached out for help. A massive airlift rescue was carried out and 58 dogs were brought to Peterborough where veterinarians and other volunteers were ready to work a minor miracle with these poor animals. Rory is a beautiful Golden Retriever who was among this group of rescued dogs. He had more than his share of medical trouble. His hip was broken, rendering his hind leg unusable and leaving Rory in tremendous pain. He also had a bullet lodged in his abdomen and a serious parasite problem. Dr. Noble and Dr. Fortune quickly realized from the x-rays that Rory needed the help of a skilled specialist. Dr. Faessen, an orthopedic surgeon, was called to surgically remove a chunk of bone in Rory's hip socket. Dr. Lightbody removed the bullet in his abdomen and even neutered Rory while he was under anesthetic. Rory was treated for parasites and was soon feeling like a new dog. He adopted one of the technicians at Champlain as he began the long process of recovery. This video shows Rory when he arrived and Rory after his miraculous transformation. He now runs joyfully, with barely a limp and his pain is now just a memory. If not for the incredible dedication and compassion of the doctors and staff at Champlain Animal Hospital, Rory would not be the happy dog that he is today. He was literally given a new life and a new chance. Rory is one of the friendliest and most affectionate dogs ever and he is a very deserving soul.

Published: September 22, 20175,322 viewsVirality: 5%
Orphaned squirrels travel hundreds of miles before being rescued1m01s

Orphaned squirrels travel hundreds of miles before being rescued

Shania and Redneck are two baby squirrels that found their way to a very caring home where they were fed and cared for until they could be taken to a proper animal rehab center. But the journey that they unknowingly embarked on was a very long one. These two were living in a nest in a mobile camping trailer, along with their mother until the trailer was moved by the owner, Bowen, who didn't realize he had a squirrel family on board. The trailer was driven over 250 miles to the Havelock Country Music Jamboree in southern Ontario. The mother was left behind and was separated from her babies. Once Bowen arrived at the massive country music festival, he set up his trailer and fell asleep. He awoke the next morning to find a tiny male squirrel snuggled in his sleeping bag with him. He had obviously come out of the nest looking for food and warmth when his mother did not return. More than 24 hours without the mother squirrel left this little guy dehydrated and hypothermic. The little baby was named Redneck and was turned in to a police officer who knew a local veterinarian, Kristy Hiltz, who had a soft spot for tiny creatures. Later that night, a second squirrel, cold and hungry, came out into the open and Bowen's friend, Kayla went back to the police with the second stowaway. This little female was named Shania (after Shania Twain, country music superstar). The veterinarian made the two hour journey to pick her up and reunite her with her brother, Redneck. The two babies were given electrolytes to treat their dehydration and then they were fed a special infant formula from a syringe. Hungry little squirrels need food every few hours and caring for these two is a big commitment, but who could resist such adorable little faces? Luckily, they caught on quickly and drank eagerly from the syringe. After each feeding, Redneck and Shania instantly became tired and they curled up and fell asleep, in a warm armpit if one was available. They are only a few weeks old and had only just opened their eyes the day after they were found. These squirrels are about to embark on another long journey to the rehab centre where they will be cared for until they can be released into the wild.

Published: August 24, 2017Updated: August 25, 20172,991 views
Orphaned baby rats lovingly adopted by foster mom1m13s

Orphaned baby rats lovingly adopted by foster mom

Rescuing two baby Norway rats isn't just fun and games, it's serious business! You must make them comfortable and also play them really good music. These guys were really sweet and are now in good hands!

Published: July 17, 2017Updated: August 21, 20171,530 views
Beaten and abused dog saved from death4m39s

Beaten and abused dog saved from death

Rudy was saved from death two days before Christmas. He was neglected, beaten, sick and terrified. He had a total hip replacement in early December and while it was a complicated surgery, everything went well. It is supposed to be a 3 month recovery but during Rudy's follow up with his surgeon he has been given the all clear to start slowly mixing with a new pack and can begin to play and move freely. What an inspirational story!

Published: August 15, 2017Updated: August 16, 20171,547,962 viewsVirality: 1%
Amazing Transformation Of A Stray Dog Who Had Given Up Hope5m05s

Amazing Transformation Of A Stray Dog Who Had Given Up Hope

There are approximately 1.2 million dogs trying to survive on the streets of Houston. Sick, injured and abused dogs are simply discarded like trash and left to die. Pumpkin was an abused and abandoned young dog trying to survive on Houston's harsh streets. Watch this little dog's remarkable and inspiring story. Pumpkin now lives a very blessed life with six other rescued dogs who all had tragic stories of their own. Pumpkin was a stray dog and had chemical burns all over her little body. She had been shot with a BB pellet gun. A man took her photo and posted her tragic image on instagram with the callous caption “LOL… only in the 3rd ward, I see a burned up dog”. He thought her suffering was funny. It didn’t take long for such an offensive photo to make the rounds on social media. Local dog rescue volunteers were alerted and Pumpkin was found. It was Halloween so they named her Pumpkin. What the picture didn’t show was that that Pumpkin was not alone. She had a puppy who was covered in fleas, unweaned and struggling to stay alive. The doctors and nurses worked hard for days to keep them both alive. Pumpkin was barely a year old and one very sick little girl. Tragically, her baby was too weak and undernourished to survive. She crossed over the Rainbow bridge surrounded by love and warmth. Pumpkin was taken into the Corridor Rescue program by the wonderful Anna Barbosa, founder of Freddie’s Hope, Rescue Ranch. She is now a very playful dog and enjoys life with her big brothers and sisters.

Published: August 15, 20173,401,801 viewsVirality: 14%
Stray dog raises abandoned kittens1m24s

Stray dog raises abandoned kittens

This dog's motherly instincts are so strong that she feels the need to help raise an abandoned litter of kittens. What a hero!

Published: August 1, 2017Updated: August 2, 20174,221 viewsVirality: 2%
Newborn chick helps brother hatch from egg55s

Newborn chick helps brother hatch from egg

Guinea Fowl are adorable little birds that originate from Africa. These newborn chicks are breaking out of their eggs in an incubator. From the first few moments, they are fascinated by anything that moves. The chick in the egg is having trouble hatching. He gets one foot out but seems to be stuck. Luckily, his brother comes over and starts to peck at his feet. Whether it is a game or an attempt to help him is impossible to know. What is obvious though is that the irritation encourages him to make the final push from his egg out into the world. He takes a few minutes to get his balance as he rolls clumsily on the floor of the incubator. The other chicks make cheeping sounds and peck at his feathers, removing pieces of shell and membrane. The older chicks seen here have only been out of their eggs for an hour when their brother hatches, but they are dry and mobile, already exploring their surroundings. Guinea fowl grow to be beautiful, speckled birds about the same size as a farmyard chicken. They are vigilant watch dogs and will sound an alarm if predators approach. They are a welcome addition to farms as they are voracious eaters of pest insects. They are known for their ability to exterminate ticks, a serious problem on any farm. In addition to being useful and decorative, Guinea Fowl are famous for being delicious to eat. These chicks are fortunate enough to be members of Jim's farm in Peterborough. They will be treated more like pets than farm creatures.

Published: July 30, 2017Updated: July 31, 201713,713 viewsVirality: 2%
Half-Starved Abandoned Baby Hedgehogs Get Second Chance at Life1m09s

Half-Starved Abandoned Baby Hedgehogs Get Second Chance at Life

Animals are truly amazing creatures. Throughout history they have helped human-kind develop into what we are today. They can provide us with so much joy and happiness that they can often pull you out of a dark place! Because of their amazing benefits, it is only fitting that we help and support animals that are in need! This seems to be exactly the case when these adorable hedgehogs get a second chance at life when a family finds them. The family found seven very hungry little hedgehogs who have been desperately looking for food. What happened to the mother is unknown. When they're big enough and can survive on their own, they will be released into the wild. Check out how cute they are in this amazing clip! Heroes are all around us. It does not take much to become a hero. Even little gestures and acts of kindness can go a long way, making whoever did those, heroes in our book. The people that found these adorable, little hedgehogs are definitely heroes that deserved to be praised! It does not take much to change someones or somethings life for the better! Please share this video with your family and friends as this is one memorable moment that no one should miss!

Published: July 24, 2017Updated: July 25, 201725,541 views
Duckling stuck in shell saved at the last minute27s

Duckling stuck in shell saved at the last minute

An emotional yet heart-warming video emerges from a farm where one lone duckling created quite a fuss. The farmer heard the duckling and went to investigate only to find that the duckling's sibling was in trouble. The little one was stuck in the egg, unable to get free and almost perished until the farmer stepped in to save the day. The baby duckling was rushed to an incubator where it miraculously survived. This is an incredible video that no one should miss! Friends may come and go but family will always be there for you, especially your siblings. This video highlighted this perfectly as this duckling getting help for it's sibling is truly amazing. These little ducklings are so cute that you can't help but to watch even more! Good thing the one trapped in the egg survived! Surly the ducking that managed to get help will be a great older sibling! Although most people do not have cute ducklings at their houses to cuddle with animal plushes on Amazon could always be purchased to satisfy your cuteness needs! Do you have any heart-warming animal stories to share? Let us know in the comment section!

Published: July 3, 2017Updated: July 5, 201736,212 views
Clydesdale's emotional response to running free in meadow1m23s

Clydesdale's emotional response to running free in meadow

Belle is a very amazing horse who now lives at The Mane Intent, in Indian River, Ontario. She is a beautiful soul who has found her calling at a place where horses and humans interact and bond for a truly unique experience. People go there for many reasons, but one of Belle's many specialties is connecting with people who have suffered emotional or psychological trauma. She also helps people learn about themselves through their interaction. This gentle horse loves people and loves the rest of the herd that share this place with her. On a sunny day, Belle and the herd were let out into the meadow for some free time and the result was magical. Belle ran with the herd through the grass and up a hill, where they stopped to graze and enjoy the sunshine. Belle seemed to be overcome with joy and she lay down on the grass and rolled. This is how a horse expresses joy, freedom and contentment and Belle says it best. Her snorts and her playful antics were a breathtaking sight to behold. Belle is a massive and extremely powerful horse with hooves the size of dinner plates. To see her roll on the ground like a happy child is unforgettable.

Published: June 25, 2017Updated: June 26, 2017366,876 views
Rescued chicken now lives the good life as pet1m08s

Rescued chicken now lives the good life as pet

When this family rescued this little chick, they decided to provide the bird with a free life as a domestic pet, away from exploitation and suffering in pens. The chick grew out of it’s baby feathers to become a gorgeous brown hen, which is treated to all the love and respect that she deserves. The hen now lives with the family’s black-and-white cat as an equal pet, receiving all the cuddles and hugs she can handle. She is so happy when she lays an egg, she bursts into song. There are groups all over the world who are working on providing ex-battery hens with a second chance at a good life. If you are in the market for an unusual pet, check out what these groups have to offer!

Published: June 13, 2017Updated: June 14, 20176,568 views
Ducklings trapped in building reunited with mother44s

Ducklings trapped in building reunited with mother

A kind human being heard the cries of a group of ducklings that were trapped inside the abandoned building of the Daegu Science College in South Korea. Momma was nowhere to be found. He carefully and diligently gathered all ducklings into a box and put them outside, but somewhere he can watch them, hoping that momma duck will hear their cries and come back. Luckily, just an hour later, the mom came to be reunited with her babies! All eight ducklings were safe and back where they belong. A true happy ending.

Published: June 13, 2017Updated: June 14, 20176,854 views
Incredible recovery for two dogs beaten down by abuse3m34s

Incredible recovery for two dogs beaten down by abuse

These dogs lived a horrible life at the home of former Opa-laka Chief of Police, Ron Wilson. While he was on a 10 day cruise, Animal Control found them left to fend for themselves in his yard without shelter from the harsh South Florida conditions. These dogs were immediately taken into Dezzy's Second Chance Animal Rescue where they received the medical treatment they needed. Their ribs were showing, bodies covered in mange, almost completely blinded from eye issues. Further tests and x-rays revealed Mugsy had a broken leg in the past, two bullets still in his body and heart worm. The medial bills have been close to $20,000 and at the time of their rescue, Dezzy's Second Chance could not tell their story to raise donations because Ron Wilson was under investigation. Eventually the SWAT team came out and arrested him. He was charged with animal abuse. Wilson opted for a deal to keep him out of jail and has agreed to pay a non disclosed amount of money to reimburse Dezzy's Second Chance for the dogs medical care. He has FIVE years to pay.

Published: June 12, 2017Updated: June 13, 20175,134 views
Dog found homeless and starving gets second chance1m12s

Dog found homeless and starving gets second chance

From homeless and starving in NYC to playing in the fields on a farm, this is Jameson's incredible story! Found emaciated on the streets of New York City, Jameson has had the luck not many stray dog do to be found by Out Of The Pits, a non-profit dedicated to educating the world about the true nature of the Pit Bull Terrier as a breed and to restore them to their old position as America’s favorite dog breed! Jameson is looking for a forever home! He is a very smart boy, amazing on a leash and off it in a private setting, will do great with another dog, even a female and can even be tested to live with a cat. Please, consider adopting!

Published: June 1, 2017Updated: June 2, 201736,654 viewsVirality: 2%
Rescue Chimp Reunited With Caretaker After Quarantine11s

Rescue Chimp Reunited With Caretaker After Quarantine

"Reunited and it feels so good!" Manno was rescued from a trafficking situation in Northern Iraq (Kurdistan). It took three years, but they finally relocated Manno to Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Kenya. After months in quarantine with no outside contact, Manno and his rescuer were finally reunited... What a heart-warming moment shared between the two of them. You can definitely tell the look of excitement wash over the faces of both the chimpanzee, as well as his rescuer. You can tell that these two have developed a bond with one another that will last a lifetime. The new power duo! When an animal goes through a traumatic experience, it is not unusual for the animal and the rescuer to have a bond this strong. Kudos to the rescuer for getting him out of the trafficking situation! Check out this heartwarming moment shared between a chimpanzee and his rescuer.

Published: May 22, 2017Updated: May 23, 2017210,752 views
Hopeless dog found abandoned in Florida Everglades5m24s

Hopeless dog found abandoned in Florida Everglades

Powder was found abandoned in the middle of the Florida Everglades. Dogs can not survive very long in these harsh conditions. One afternoon a couple was out at the boat ramps at mile marker 39 off of US Hwy 27 and they saw Powder barely able to move trying to find a comfortable place to rest. The couple tried for hours to get help and Broward Sheriff's Office responded. The deputies on scene were determined to help this poor dog and bring him to safety. Within an hour, Dezzy's Second Chance Animal Rescue responded and agreed to take Powder into their care. He has a long road to recovery including surgery on both his eyes. His skin is still infected so his eye sugary has been postponed until mid April. Powder is happy and playing with other dogs.

Published: May 17, 2017Updated: May 18, 20171,364,808 viewsVirality: 12%
Amazing transformation of dog that lived in dungeon for years3m34s

Amazing transformation of dog that lived in dungeon for years

Four months after being discovered in a dungeon, Toby´s transformation is nothing short of amazing, but the job is not over yet. Toby´s left leg joint (his “wrist”) has been completely damaged by the disease. The bones have literally dissolved. Toby needs to be operated on and needs to have a titanium plate installed along his leg - one that will fix the joint in place and give his leg stability so that it can be used again.

Published: April 21, 2017Updated: April 24, 201740,316 viewsVirality: 2%
Rescued baby sloths in Costa Rica1m43s

Rescued baby sloths in Costa Rica

These are the baby sloths of Toucan Rescue Ranch who lost their mothers. They are orphaned by car accidents, electrocution, dog attacks and deforestation. When the orphans arrive at the Toucan Rescue Ranch they are put with other sloths matching their size, health and skill levels. They play on ropes tied to rocking chairs to learn how to navigate moving branches in the wild. These babies are “Preschoolers”. Once they gain health and weight they graduate to “High School”. They have around the clock care by a sloth team and a personal vet. Once they reach weight requirements and show natural behaviors they are placed in a large pre-release enclosure in the rainforest. In this pre-release enclosure, they develop the final natural behaviors required to be released as fully wild and free animals. This journey of an orphaned sloth’s rescue, rehab and release normally takes 2 years.

Published: April 1, 2017Updated: April 4, 20173,148 views
Newborn gosling left behind by parents finds foster home37s

Newborn gosling left behind by parents finds foster home

This adorable little fellow hatched a day late and was left behind when his parents and siblings took to the water. They must have believed that the egg would not hatch. Luckily, a caring family saw what happened and watched for the parents' return. When it became clear that they were long gone, the family took him to the local veterinarian. Named Downie, after Tragically Hip singer, Gordon Downie, he was fostered with the veterinarian's family until he could be taken to a wildlife rehab centre. Here, he makes his way through the lawn, learning to eat grass and insects. He has no trouble finding food, but stairs are too big a challenge for his tiny legs. Downie grew strong enough over the summer to be released into the wild in time for migration.

Published: March 23, 2017Updated: March 24, 20178,858 views