Inspirational Stories

Cocker spaniel cries after being left at a shelter

If there was ever a more heartbreaking look on the face of a dog, it had to be Cookie’s as the 15-year-old Cocker spaniel watched her family walk out of the San Bernardino City Shelter on December 30 – leaving her behind. “Wait – you forgot me,” Cookie cried as …

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See the amazing recovery of Precious

The unbelievable story of Precious started on the streets of South Central Los Angeles. She was found bloodied, her body ripped to shreds. She was being used as a bait dog, a punching bag to fighting dog who learned to be more aggressive. Watch her incredible rescue and subsequent miraculous …

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Purple-dyed kitten used as “chew toy” for other animals, veterinarian says

This story originally appeared on CBS San Francisco. REDWOOD CITY – An eight-week-old kitten that was dyed purple and badly injured when it was dropped off at the San Jose Animal Shelter earlier this week was on the road to recovery Thursday, according to the chief veterinarian of the 9 …

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Badly Emancipated Mastiff clinging to life …can you help?

RIVER ROUGE, Mich. (WXYZ) – “I couldn’t believe he was still living,” said Patricia Trevino, Director of the River Rouge Animal Shelter, about a horribly emaciated mastiff brought in by their animal control officer Tuesday. “I never in my life felt something so cold that was still breathing,” Trevino told …

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Big Bang Theroy’s Kaley Cuoco adopts a shelter

Actress Kaley Cuoco, a star of the hit TV series “The Big Bang Theory,” has taken a Ventura County animal rescue foundation under her wing by adopting one of its dogs, arranging for the medical care of another and turning over a check for $10,000. Cuoco found out about Paw …

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Blind twins wanted a dog “differently abled” like them for Xmas

WAYNE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Two disabled sisters from New Jersey made a wish several days ago, and it came true Tuesday just in time for Christmas. 10-year-old twins Tianna and Gianna Johnson are both legally blind. Gianna is also autistic. This Christmas, they had just one wish on their list. …

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People Magazine names Caitlyn the dog the ‘Best Survival Story of 2015

The Charleston Animal Society has posted an update on Caitlyn, the dog who has stolen the hearts of many and across the country with her incredible story. She’s featured as the “Best Survival Story of 2015” in the special double issue of People Magazine’s 2015 Pet Awards, Hero Pets section. …

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On December 15th, 2015 – The Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation and The PetStaurant will feed every dog and cat in the Los Angeles City Shelter system, PetStaurant fresh organic food.

I love what I do. I love the person I have become because of rescue. I love those moments when I stand and look up at the sky – and think that through all this death and destruction, that we still bring hope to those trapped and dying. While I …

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Senior pets find their perfect forever home.

In 2006, Sher Polvinale and her late husband, Joe, created a senior pet sanctuary in their home. Sanctuary residents are dogs and cats who have lost their families and homes through no fault of their own. Because of their advanced age and various medical conditions, they have little chance of …

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