Archive for the 'Animal Rescue' Category

Saving Valentina – A Beautiful Humpback Whale

Jul. 28th 2011 4:42 PM

This is an inspiring, feel good video of humans helping free a humpback whale that was entangled in a fishing net. Absolutely lovely human-animal connection here. Hope you enjoy this!

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Bats Are People Too – A Child Teaches Compassion

Apr. 16th 2011 9:38 AM

Here’s a story about learning compassion for all animals from a child’s perspective. This was written by an unknown author. The photo is courtesy of Jon Read

My toddler son witnessed a violent attack upon a bat by some other children. He was extremely upset and wept uncontrollably. As I held and comforted him, I initially mistook his compassion for fear, assuming he was too young to experience such feelings. It was during a quiet dialogue with the tiny boy on my lap that the empathy for animals I had suppressed for many years resurfaced. The conversation went like this:

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Pilots Volunteer to Transport Rescue Animals

Nov. 16th 2010 11:39 AM

A free flight for a furry friend that needs a new home. Wow! That’s love in action.

Rescue organizations nationally help save the lives of abandoned and homeless animals from being euthanized at shelters. Often, these groups have very limited resources and relocating an animal interstate, to a qualified family waiting to adopt them, is very expensive.  However, through the generosity of pilots who volunteer their services, innocent dogs and cats get a second chance.

To learn more about these free services, visit these websites:,,, and

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I Rescued A Human Today – A Heartwarming Perspective of Animal Rescue

Oct. 5th 2010 11:57 AM

This is a sweet reverse perspective of animal rescue. You might want to grab a tissue.


 Author: Janine Allen CPDT
Her eyes met mine as she walked down the corridor
peering apprehensively into the kennels. I felt her
need instantly and knew I had to help her.
I wagged my tail, not too exuberantly, so
she wouldn’t be afraid.

As she stopped at my kennel I blocked her view
from a little accident I had in the back of my cage.
I didn’t want her to know that I hadn’t
been walked today. Sometimes the shelter keepers
get too busy and I didn’t want her to think poorly of them.

As she read my kennel card I hoped that she wouldn’t
feel sad about my past. I only have the future to look
forward to and want to make a difference in someone’s life.

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