The spoonbill can be found on almost every continent in the world, and yet the strikingly large and elegant bird has not been seen in England and Wales for almost three centuries.
A dog named Olive went on a long wander one night outside his Marion County home in Florida, and his family is overjoyed that she’s now safely back in their home. Earlier this month, his owner Janice Kindred let Olive and her brother Reyburn out for a walk, but the electric collars she uses to keep them on the perimeter were charging at the time.
A remarkable little Pitbull named Monroe is being heralded as a hero, after getting her owner to safety in the midst of a house fire. Tyler Revel of Wichita, Kansas, was sound asleep on Sunday after watching a football game when a devastating housefire broke out.
An incredible last-minute rescue was caught on bodycam when a commuter in New York City fell on the subway train tracks on Thanksgiving. Two officers and a good Samaritan helped lift the fallen man back to the safety of the platform, then climbed off the tracks within full sight of the approaching 6 train.
After many cars drove past and did nothing, Lourdes Castilleja stopped her vehicle to try and help an animal in need. For this frightened feline in Laredo, Texas, she was something of a guardian angel, a passerby who would not stand idle while an animal needed some help.
The Saturday morning after Thanksgiving saw the addition of a new family member at a home in Shirley, Long Island. Rebecca Reyes was home alone and called 911 around 10 am that morning, explaining that she was suddenly going into labor and had no one at her side to help.
Miracle Fair is a ten-year-old girl from Missouri who essentially experienced an adventure straight from an old sitcom: helping her pregnant mom deliver a baby in their home in Jennings. Along with the help of a 911 dispatcher, Miracle defied all odds by safely bringing her new baby sister to the world, effectively earning her name at such a young age.
They were just the right young person for the job. 17-year-old Ava Donegan was absolutely ready to help a young police officer in need, when she treated Andrew Stott of Excelsior Springs PD for gunshot wounds back in October.
It takes a village to rescue a kitty. Earlier this month, a tiny mewling kitten suddenly appeared on the tracks near the Fordham-East 190th Street Metro-North train station.
Sometimes a return to our beloved hobbies can net huge dividends. Such was the case with David Board of Dorset, England, a 69-year-old man who’s spent the last few years metal detecting as a hobby.
The future has been ever so bright for a dog once cruelly abused and abandoned in a parking lot in Indiana. Now named “Ethan,” this dog had a destiny ahead of him, even though he was reportedly in such poor shape that he was unable to lift his own head to eat or drink.
A true hero emerged out of desperate need last week in Racine, Wisconsin. That hero, however, was only nine years old, but their quick action helped save a classmate during school lunch last Tuesday.
Timing is really everything, with the original opening of the bookstore Bookbugs and Dragon Tales in Norwich, England, back in 2019 an unfortunate misstep. Dan and Leanne Fridd cut the ribbon on their shop mere months before the pandemic struck, throwing the future of their endeavor into peril.
An adorable story about a truly memorable outdoor wedding for two people who are crazy about their animals. Paul and Annette Anthony were recently happily wed, and their professional backgrounds seem to align with their passionate appreciation for dogs, with Paul a dog trainer and Annette a dog groomer.
For this dog named Dante, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. After suddenly running off during a typical walk in Manassas, Virginia, his owners thought that the pup was gone for good.
An incredible story for athlete Roman “Rome” Leykin after a tragic accident changed his life four years ago. Leykin made headlines in February of 2018 when a sudden seizure caused him to fall onto the subway tracks.
A very special birthday surprise lay in wait for these wonderful polar bears at the zoo, only a year after being happily reunited. The Oregon Zoo in Portland celebrated the 7th and 6th birthdays of Nora and Amelia Gray, two polar bears who are actually half-sisters, although they spent the majority of their lives apart.
Young multihyphenate star Halle Bailey received a delightful surprise on a recent flight, courtesy of one of her biggest fans: the pilot themselves. On Sunday, the star tweeted an uplifting photo of the handwritten message, which has since gone on to receive over 166,000 likes on Twitter.
This wonderful story highlights the generosity we can extend to animals in need near the end of their lives. One such lovely little guy is Bear, a former stray who spent eight long years on the street, before being rescued by Laura Forma, cofounder of nonprofit animal welfare organization This is Houston.
A dog had a happy once-in-a-life-time run-in with one of the largest mammals on the planet, and it was luckily captured on video. The aptly-named Austrialian shepherd Skipper was with his owner, marine biologist Captain Nancy Black, when their tour boat was sitting in the water in neutral.
It looks like 21-year-old footballer Andrea Martínez has traded in el fútbol for football, becoming the nation’s first female collegiate football player. She grew up playing soccer ever since she was 12 years old, but failed to make the grade at the Lega MX Femenil, the top division league of women’s soccer in Mexico.