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Mason Crawls Home
Offbeat  (tags: mason, tornado, home, broken, injured, bravery, little dog, recovering, courageous )

Simone
- 1203 days ago - all-creatures.org
Considering the courage, determination and spirit he exhibits, Mason could surely be a role model for us all. We've often heard it said that dogs are remarkable for their loyalty and their ability to live in the "now," but the story of Mason takes
War Horses - The Engines of Battle
Offbeat  (tags: war horses, mules, history, sacrificed, bravery, courageous )

Simone
- 1212 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.
A Will to Live, Aurora's Story
Offbeat  (tags: aurora, hoarder, rescued, survivor, courageous, sanctuary )

Simone
- 1212 days ago - all-creatures.org
Don't let Aurora's small stature fool you - her spirit is strong. She is one of 140 hens, roosters and chicks rescued from a hoarder. The story was featured on Animal Planet's Confessions: Animal Hoarding. Lost in the human-centered show were the chicken
Abused Dog Inspires World With His Survival
Offbeat  (tags: abused dog, patrick, courageous, survivor, recovering, worldwide )

Simone
- 1256 days ago - globalanimal.org
Patrick, a pit bull found in a trash can in Newark around Saint Patrick's Day, inspired hundreds of people with his miraculous recovery. The dog was 30 pounds underweight after months, if not a lifetime, of neglect and abuse. Thankfully, he is on the road
Roo Rescuer's Ordeal Brings Tears
Offbeat  (tags: kangaroos rescuer, floods, devastation, honourable man, courageous, mental health, suffering )

Simone
- 1270 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
Keeping Ferals Warm and Fed This Winter
Offbeat  (tags: stray cats, survival, helping, shelters, food, courageous, kindness )

Simone
- 1374 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
Amazing Grace
Offbeat  (tags: sweet tempered mare, named Grace, starved, rescued, courageous, survived )

Simone
- 1432 days ago - theworldlink.com
By divine grace, Grace is alive. "I just couldn't believe that she was still moving," said Lee Bartholomew, Douglas County's animal control officer. He found Grace in mid-August near Winston. She literally was skin and bones - her vertebrae visible on
Building With Wolves
Offbeat  (tags: wolves, survived, tough, courageous, reintroduction, important, wildlife, yellowstone, water )

Simone
- 1451 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 --
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
- 1485 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.
Unheard Tales of Gallantry From Dogs of War
Offbeat  (tags: war dogs, dogs of war, courageous, bravery, unheard tales )

Simone
- 1591 days ago - themoscowtimes.com
Eye-witnesses of the Victory Parade held in Moscow on June 24, 1945, remember a detachment of dog-handlers with their charges parading across Red Square. Among those who had the honor of taking part was Dzhulbars, a dog who was famous at the time.
Remembering Old War Horses
Offbeat  (tags: australia, anzac day, old war horses, courageous, memorial, dedication )

Simone
- 1608 days ago - abc.net.au
Anzac Day is a time to remember men and women who served our country at war. But humans weren't the only ones who went to war. Animals, particularly horses, were put to work in wartime and many of them never returned home.
Dagnabit, Never Give Up
Offbeat  (tags: wheel bound dog Dagnabit, abused, rescued, photo contest, winner, courageous )

Simone
- 1643 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
Inspiring Video: Dog Born Without Front Legs Learns New Way to Move
Offbeat  (tags: disabled dog, hoppa, born with front legs, israeli art student, new life, two wheeled prosthetic, courageous )

Simone
- 1654 days ago - content.usatoday.com
A dog born without front legs has received help from an Israeli art student. The dog, Hoppa, learned to move by hopping and pushing himself with his back legs, but now a man-made, two-wheeled prosthetic has given him new freedom. Despite his rare defect,
Heroic Bertie Earns His Retirement
Offbeat  (tags: ex police horse, bertie, courageous, rescued drowning man, sea, retired, sanctuary )

Simone
- 1664 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.
Videos: Stallion Shot in Murder-Suicide Doing Well
Offbeat  (tags: picaro, courageous, survivor, shot in murder-suicide, stallion )

Simone
- 1678 days ago - horsetalk.co.nz
The stallion shot three times at the scene of an apparent murder suicide is making good progress, and has been described as a wonderful patient. Picaro lost his right eye as a result of the gunshot injuries and surgeons removed multiple bone fragments

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