Oscar was found living his very own version of hell on Earth, spending his days in an abandoned house before he could run off at night to find food and water. He was ignored by everyone until the day a rescuer spotted him.
The dog was so weak, he couldn’t run away. He was taken to a vet for a checkup where they listed a number of problems. But they gave him their full attention…
And the hard work paid off! Just look at the difference.
Oscar looks like a totally different dog now.
He never gave up, nor did the people who cared for him.
Someone abandoned a mother dog and her nine puppies in a sealed-up box so that they couldn’t escape. The box was dumped at the Puntzi Lake Landfill in British Columbia, Canada, where a Good Samaritan happened to come across and inspect it. And it’s a very good thing they did.
The mama was thin and her pups only about a week old. She struggled to provide for her family because of this neglect. The Good Samaritan took the family to the vet where they stayed for a night before being sent to the British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA). No foster families were available at the time, so the dog family was taken to the BC SPCA’s Quesnel and District branch where the staff did everything they could to comfort and care for the dogs.
They named the mother Casey, and she’s done everything possible to care for her young ones since arriving at the shelter. As she gets healthier and healthier, she’s able to better provide for them. Casey’s a little hesitant and nervous around the other shelter animals, but she’s very sweet once she warms up to someone. She’s just been through so much in life.
Casey and her pups won’t be put up for adoption until the puppies are at least 7 weeks old. Until then, the BC SPCA is trying to figure out who could’ve abandoned this dog family in such a cruel way.
“There is help available for pet guardians who are struggling to care for their animals,” said Lorie Chortyk, the BC SPCA’s general manager of communications. “They can reach out to a local rescue or the SPCA instead of abandoning them.”
Any good mother will do absolutely anything for her offspring, no matter the specie. As far as they’re concerned, it’s their one and only purpose in this world. When it comes down to it, a mama will put her life on hold to make sure her babies have the love and care they need to survive.
In the video below, you’ll see a mother duck who wasn’t going anywhere until she had her ducklings by her side once again. The problem was that they were trapped down inside a storm drain, and she had no way of getting to them. She quacked and made a fuss until someone heard her to help.
Firefighters arrived on scene to rescue the babies, and Mama put her complete trust in them. She watched from nearby as they pried open the cover and lowered down inside to pick up each duckling and pass them up to Mom one by one. She wasn’t completely content until each and every one was beside her once again, and then they strolled off together as one big, happy family! 🙂
There’s nothing like a reunion between family members after a long time apart. And dogs always respond the best to these homecomings! Their owners mean the world to them, and surprise reunions always reveal this truth.
In the video below, Lt. Gary Daugherty is returning home after a long 6 months overseas. And off and running to the door to greet him is the pup! Daddy’s girl starts whining and barking as she has so much to tell him. He missed so much, and the dog is determined to catch him up on all of these things! Too precious. 🙂
An animal shelter in Ukraine took in a big dog with blue eyes who looked pretty rough from life on the streets. He was emaciated and his body covered in a mangy coat. Volunteers wanted nothing more than to find the sweet boy a forever home once healthy, but little did they know he already had one with someone who was really missing him.
The shelter workers posted photos of the dog on the internet to seek out potential adopters, and he surprisingly garnered a lot of interest! Within just a few hours, the post was shared hundreds of times around the world.
And because of that, a woman took notice and contacted the shelter saying she’d had her dog stolen from her back in 2017. She saw the post and was amazed at how much it looked like her old pup. A meeting was arranged to confirm the possibility, and it was something to behold:
The dog (named Lord) had been waiting for this day for so long. He’s now back where he belongs, with a loving owner who can’t wait to make up for lost time.
“Tears of joy in the morning,” the shelter said of the reunion, calling it a “miracle.”
“We thank everyone who shared our post. Thanks to you that the dog’s life was saved, and peace returned to his owner’s soul!”
Dogs are the absolute best, and there are times we just look at them and wonder what we did to deserve such loving animals in our lives. The 17 photos below are too pure for this world and are the perfect examples of the love and joy they provide.
Dogs seem to find new ways to entertain themselves every single day, and therefore we are also entertained as their owners! They’re so smart and creative, and we’re always looking forward to their new ideas. What would we do without their humor and ingenuity? Just take a look at the video below to see one dog make his own musical instrument. 😉
“Let me see your mouth. What do you got in there?” Dad asks his pup. The dog turns around with an empty toilet paper tube! Watch as the creative pooch positions it to use it as a megaphone for his howls. Now that’s a new use for toilet paper rolls! How funny. 😀
A shelter in Ohio found a way to make dogs more comfortable while waiting for a forever home. They created a “Real Life Room” where the dogs can step away from their cramped kennels for a bit and get a taste of a normal life.
The Toledo Area Humane Society took an office and turned it into a living room with a recliner, a rug, pillows, a TV, and a lamp.
Not only does it give the dogs a nice break from the kennel life, it helps bring out a dog’s true personality. And that goes a long way in helping the dog to get a forever home.
The dogs take turns going into the room to relax in the comforting environment. In the short time the Real Life Room has been around, it’s already being credited with helping dogs find their forever homes.
It’s truly a unique and amazing concept that is hopefully picked up by shelters everywhere. 🙂
How amazing is this? You can check out the Toledo Area Humane Society’s web page here.
Hope For Paws received a text on their emergency line about a kitten trapped inside a car engine. The woman had been driving around with it unknowingly, but then someone’s Poodle started barking to alert them of the kitty.
Eldad would try to grab the kitten from underneath, but there was no real way to pull it out from there. They set up fencing to secure the area, but there wasn’t enough to wrap all the way around the vehicle, and the cat ran and hid under another car.
They proceeded to check car after car until they finally located the kitten once again. Then they spent several minutes knocking on all of the doors in the neighborhood trying to find the owner of the car for some help. The hood of the car was popped, and there the kitten sat!
The kitty was appropriately named Axle and taken back to the hospital for a bath. Now free from oil and grease, Axle is being fostered at Cat Connection Los Angeles as he waits to find his forever home. 🙂
Animal Aid Unlimited arrived to check out and help a small dog who appeared to be blown up like a balloon. She was in so much discomfort but still remained so friendly and loving toward everyone. The dog had several small wounds, but the swelling was a mystery.
It turned out the poor girl was suffering from a condition called subcutaneous emphysema. Air had become trapped under her skin after leaking from her lungs due to trauma to her chest. They wrapped the dog in compression bandages and gave her antibiotics.
The pup needed to be hand fed, but it helped her realize how much she needed that food! She was now on the road to recovery, and she was such a happy little dog through it all. Animal Aid said it best: “Her condition was rare, but so was her beautiful spirit.”