A meticulous months-long giraffe rescue mission in Kenya has proven successful, with nine Rothschild’s giraffes carefully carried across the waters of Lake Baringo in Kenya. The project began in December of 2020 when the rate of rising for the lake’s water levels increased significantly, leading to flooding of homes along the coast and threatening the safety of giraffes on Longicharo Island.
“To get her back, I think it’s an understatement to say it was a miracle… It’s surreal.” That’s Renee Perry, Framingham, Massachusetts resident and owner of sweet little foster dog Bay. Back in June of 2016, Bay went missing while at a dog sitter’s house when she was just a year and a half old.
What may have started as a rough retirement for Peggy the dog is now on the upswing. The ten-year-old border collie was originally given over to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA), the largest animal welfare charity in the United Kingdom, a few years ago, when the loss of her hearing determined that she was unable to work on the farm where she lived.
A cat was successfully rescued from an 18th-floor window ledge in Sydney Olympic Park, Australia. In a daring feat, fire crews were able to fetch terrified little Abito, who found himself trapped on the ledge and unable to return inside to the apartment complex unaided.
A 2021 goodest-boy candidate saved his owner simply by being a loud, spritely, and attentive pup who cared. An incident had occurred which had resulted in the dog’s owner undergoing a medical emergency when the two were off for a nighttime walk on Sunday in their Kansas City neighborhood.
A unique idea that would directly serve young people in need is coming out of the Colorado Capitol, in the form of bipartisan House Bill 1258. For 18-and-under, the remarkable behavioral health initiative would allocate $9 million to establish an online portal where they could access a free mental health screening and up to three free visits with a mental health professional.
Humble Instagram account Greetings, Toronto features a collection of photographed positive affirmations, uplifting-quotes, and modest little messages of kindness, all meant to be found by passersby who need them the most.
Self-ascribed “casual engineer” Michael Pick went ahead and built what might be the world’s largest Nintendo Switch console. The project was undertaken with its completion shared on Reddit, with a photo showing Pick proudly carrying the enormous homespun device, which measures approximately 70 inches across and 30 inches high.
When Brandon Carroll was deployed in the country of Georgia in 2020, he didn’t expect to meet his best friend, but that’s what happened when he and a group of fellow Marines stumbled upon six newborn puppies.
Lilly Bumpus is a Girl Scout cookie-selling marvel, setting an impressive new record for boxes sold in a season. The young activist and social media darling set the new record this year, at a time when Girl Scout cookie sales were certainly compromised due to social distancing and pandemic restrictions, but Bumpus’ developing presence online and budding legacy of charity seems to have given her the leg up, and her box sales record is the new one to beat: 32,484.
Olympian Rikako Ikee was diagnosed with leukemia back in 2019, but the star Japanese swimmer will be competing in her national home Olympics this year after all.
Great news from Colorado this week, for both the state of parks and the people who love to enjoy the environment responsibly. The US District Court of Colorado ruled that the US Fish and Wildlife Service violated the law when it illegally helped pay for a program to kill mountain lions and black bears “without properly analyzing the risks to their populations and their habitats.” It all started with concerns raised about declining populations of mule deer, whose populations are mostly found in western regions of the United States.
This senior Chesapeake Bay retriever’s loving family went the extra mile to help make the best out of her golden years. When Cocoa turned 16, they found that she had trouble making it out to some of her favorite haunts, so owner Tom Antonino and his wife devised an ingenious method to ensure that this Chessie could still enjoy the smell of the beach or a beautiful day in the park, even when mobility became an issue.
Chef Johnny Hernandez’ Mexican Restaurant La Gloria in San Antonio has a new special treat for dog owners: a pet-friendly “puppyrita,” with all proceeds going to charity. The doggo drink is, of course, non-alcoholic, and actually a serving of chicken broth over ice with a cute paper lime slice, the perfect thing to cool them down on a hot day and help a local animal rescue at the same time.
A massive herd of 118 rabbits found new temporary lodging at Upstate NY’s Ulster County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (UCSPCA), all of whom were rescued from a single property in the town of Rochester.
Caffeine and canines combine in Mutt’s Coffee, a recently minted coffee company out of Portland which highlights rescued dogs on every bag. Founded by Jaclyn Leedy and Mark Wilcox, the company counts 20+ years in the coffee-roasting game, and supports dog rescue and advocacy via its product.
Firefighters in Lake Winola, PA, saved a puppy this past Monday from a harrowing situation. When Nadia Delicati reported her eight-month-old golden retriever Brandy missing, she had no idea of what really happened.
Younger generations helping older and at-risk populations secure their vaccines seems to be a kind of trend. We’d of course prefer that a better system was in place, but some 11th-grade students and staff at Sherwood High School in Montgomery County, Maryland, are doing their part to adapt to the current process and help those in need.
It seems like a story just made for the news. It all started when a Labrador mix began sneaking his way into a Dollar General store in North Carolina, always managing to pilfer a purple stuffed unicorn.
Alex Trebek may have passed last year, but his legacy lives on in multiple forms through a life of devoted philanthropy. Many may have heard of his posthumous contribution to The Doe Fund, where a sizable portion of his complete wardrobe (unique for a game show host, Trebek personally owned his wardrobe) was donated for those in career training programs needing professional attire for job interviews.
It’s a terrifying tale with a happy ending, taking place in the small city of Union Gap, WA. Caitlyn Wertenberger had lost her cat, a whopping 19-pound tuxedo named Piper.