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Roo Rescuer's Ordeal Brings Tears
Offbeat  (tags: kangaroos rescuer, floods, devastation, honourable man, courageous, mental health, suffering )

Simone
- 1119 days ago - smh.com.au
He was the man made famous when he was photographed carrying a kangaroo out of the swollen Bremer River at Ipswich, west of Brisbane, at the height of January's floods. But Ray Cole and his family have struggled with a series of devastating post-flood
Home At Last: Baby Koala Frodo Released
Offbeat  (tags: frodo, shot koala, freedom, rehabilitated, courageous, bravery, safety )

Simone
- 1033 days ago - globalanimal.org
Baby Frodo can finally once again lead a normal life. For the past seven months, the baby koala stole the media spotlight and captured our hearts. After an almost complete recovery from her gun shot wounds, she will hopefully never see the camera lights
Keeping Ferals Warm and Fed This Winter
Offbeat  (tags: stray cats, survival, helping, shelters, food, courageous, kindness )

Simone
- 1223 days ago - examiner.com
Our feral friends have become fairly skilled at finding shelter and food, but you can help make things easier for them by providing insulated shelters and consistent feeding times. Below we will discuss some of the things you can do to help assure
Mother Dog Shot After Giving Birth Helped By Hero's Hands
Offbeat  (tags: mother dog, puppies disappeared, abused, shot, crippled, rescued, courageous )

Simone
- 663 days ago - care2.com
In a moment that embodies the very worst that man can do, a nursing mother dog was shot once in the head and again in a hind leg shortly after giving birth to puppies. The full story is not clear, but what we do know is that she went through horrifying
Sirius. Gone Too Soon.
Offbeat  (tags: sirius, memoriam, k9 bomb detention dog, bravery, courageous, awards, killed 9/11 )

Simone
- 955 days ago - fortheloveofthedogblog.com
He was named after the brightest winter star in the Northern Hemisphere - Sirius the Dog Star. A star of legend and mythology. K-9 Sirius was a yellow Labrador Retriever,born in January 1997.
He Really Is a DOG's Best Friend: Brave Teenager, 15, Revives Pet Staffie By Giving It the Kiss of Life
Offbeat  (tags: bravery, courageous, kindness, teenager, saved family dog, staffie, kiss of life )

Simone
- 1019 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
A schoolboy who leaped into a river to save his dog from drowning brought his pet back to life by giving him the kiss of life. Dean Allen, 15, risked his own life to haul his lifeless Staffordshire Bull Terrier Bronk from the water on to the river bank.
Trial By Fire- The Story of Jay, a Rescued Holstein at Farm Sanctuary
Offbeat  (tags: jay, transport truck, surviver, holstein bull, courageous, fighter, survival, home, safety, farm sanctuary )

Simone
- 978 days ago - advocacy.britannica.com
A year ago, on a stretch of interstate in Indiana, a transport truck carrying 34 cattle crashed into another vehicle and burst into flames. Eighteen cattle perished in the wrecked trailer.
Heroic Bertie Earns His Retirement
Offbeat  (tags: ex police horse, bertie, courageous, rescued drowning man, sea, retired, sanctuary )

Simone
- 1513 days ago - horsetalk.co.nz
Police horse Bertie would cheekily stand firm rather than enter his indoor schooling arena. However, when it came to saving a man drowning at sea, the Irish draught cross unhesitatingly swam out to make the rescue.
Building With Wolves
Offbeat  (tags: wolves, survived, tough, courageous, reintroduction, important, wildlife, yellowstone, water )

Simone
- 1299 days ago - mobile.latimes.com
Wolves, as you have undoubtedly heard, are once again thriving in Yellowstone. The 66 trapped in Canada and released in Yellowstone and the Idaho wilderness in 1995-96 have generated more than 1,700 wolves. To the delight of scientists and tourists --
To the Rescue! Hero Dog Saves Toddler From Drowning
Offbeat  (tags: courageous, hero dog, toddler, drowning, family dog, bear, rescued toddler, heartwarming )

Simone
- 660 days ago - care2.com
Bear is a 4-year-old black Labrador retriever who lives in Marcellus, Michigan. He is a hero: On Sunday, Bear saved 14-month-old Stanley Drauch when the toddler fell into the family pool. In the words of Stanley's grateful mother, Patricia Drauch
Superhero Pets Risk Lives For Family
Offbeat  (tags: hero animals, courageous, lifesavers, tenacity, bonding )

Simone
- 708 days ago - globalanimal.org
Having a pet is great for many reasons. Animals show unconditional love, provide constant entertainment, and make for great listeners. But for some pet guardians they are also lifesavers.
War Horses - The Engines of Battle
Offbeat  (tags: war horses, mules, history, sacrificed, bravery, courageous )

Simone
- 1061 days ago - all-creatures.org
Horses have rightly been called the supreme animals of war. They have played the largest role of any animal in war, and have paid the price more than all other animals put together. In many wars, their deaths greatly outnumbered those of humans.
Dagnabit, Never Give Up
Offbeat  (tags: wheel bound dog Dagnabit, abused, rescued, photo contest, winner, courageous )

Simone
- 1493 days ago - humanesociety.org
If you happen to be wandering around the French Quarter and see a posse of wheelchair-bound dogs, it's most likely Kim Dudek who's leading them around. Kim submitted a photo of Dagnabit, her rescued dog in a wheelchair, to the 2010 Spay Day Online
Pit Bull Who Was Set on Fire and Beaten Attends His Abuser's Parole Hearing
Offbeat  (tags: animal abusers, no parole, abused dog, courageous, survivor, star witness )

Simone
- 1334 days ago - latimesblogs.latimes.com
A scarred but friendly pit bull named Louis Vuitton was the star witness Tuesday as an Alabama state board denied parole for the man convicted of spraying him with lighter fluid, setting him on fire and beating him with a shovel.
Dog Proves A Little Kindness Goes A Long Way (VIDEO)
Offbeat  (tags: little dog, courageous, cyclists, journey, mountains, adopted )

Simone
- 689 days ago - globalanimal.org
When a group of cyclists encountered a stray dog and fed it a bone, they did not expect what came next. Xiao Sa, nicknamed Forrest Gump, followed the cyclists for 24 days from southwest China's Sichuan province to Lhasa in Tibet, running 1,200km
 

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