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Blind, Abandoned Dog Finds Happy New Home
By Caroline Golon


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What began as a sad story of an abandoned, disabled Golden Retriever became a tale of love, hope and happy endings.

According to the Pet Collective, when he was just a puppy, Kanga was found in a California field with his brother. The two dogs were taken in by a Long Beach Shelter and soon rescued by the Golden Retriever Club of Greater LA Rescue.

Kanga isn’t a typical dog. He was born blind and with congenital defects in his front paws. While Kanga’s disabilities don’t keep him from being “a happy, cuddly dog,” according to one rescue volunteer, they did make finding a home for him somewhat of a challenge.

It took 8 months, but the perfect forever home came along.

“It was instant love,” says John, who adopted Kanga. John already had one dog, Gracie, who welcomed Kanga with open paws and helped the Golden Retriever find his way around.

It didn’t take long for Kanga to learn the ropes. “I don’t think he’d ever climbed stairs before…but within a day or two Kanga’s bounding down,” says John. Kanga quickly learned how to find his water bowl and even play ball with Gracie. The Golden Retriever navigates by listening for Gracie’s footsteps and following her around.

“It gives me such pleasure seeing him…finding his way around my house,” says John.

Now the trio are one happy little family and Kanga’s world is filled with games, snuggles and treats.
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Sea Turtles from my area being rescued

Cape Lookout National Seashore posted the following pictures on its Facebook page this weekend of 10 live, cold-stunned juvenile green sea turtles rescued from the beach south of the lighthouse. Park rangers Kerby Price, left, and WadeKeeler transported the turtles to HarkersIsland so they could be taken to the sea turtle hospital at Topsail Island.
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Published: Monday, January 7, 2013 at 17:01 PM.







The recent cold spell has kept area aquariums and the sea turtle hospital on Topsail Island busy helping cold stunned sea turtles from North Carolina and other locations along the East Coast.
Ten live, cold-stunned juvenile green turtles were found Saturday on the beach south of the Cape Lookout Lighthouse.
According to information from Cape Lookout National Seashore, park volunteers Dallas and Marjorie Spruill rescued the stranded turtles and contacted park officials. Rangers Wade Keeler and Kerby Price responded and carried the turtles back to the park offices on Harkers Island.
Dr. Matthew Godfrey, state sea turtle biologist and representative of the N.C. Sea Stranding and Salvage Network, picked up the turtles. The turtles were given an initial assessment by a veterinarian and then transferred to the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center on Topsail Island.
They join a number of other recent admissions to the hospital from the Cape Lookout area.
Jon Altman, a biologist with Cape Lookout National Seashore, said the strandings are the first they’ve seen this winter.
“This is the time of year when we get a cold spell and water temperatures drop and any turtles left in inshore waters get hypothermic. They are alive, but they are non-responsive; and their temperatures cool so much they can barely function,” he said.
Jean Beasley of the sea turtle hospital said that as of Monday they were caring for 22 turtles due to cold stunning and were expecting another that evening. The new admissions are in addition to the 18 or so patients they already had.
The first cold stunned turtle came in late last month from the Brunswick area. A loggerhead to arrive Monday evening is from Manteo, and a bulk of the others has come in from the Cape Lookout Bight area and north.
She said there may be others out there and she encourages people to call the stranding network as the turtles may still be alive even if they don’t appear to be.
“We ask people to keep an eye out. They may be floating on the water or be very lethargic, and they may be up in the marshes or on the beaches,” Beasley said.
Beasley said they aren’t in their new building yet and their space is limited but they are doing whatever they can to help.
“We’re warming them up gradually, getting them eating and getting them on the road to recovery,” she said.
North Carolina’s aquariums have also been busy helping with the rehabilitation efforts, taking in turtles recovering from the effects of the icy New England waters. The New England Aquarium in Boston has received a record 223 cold-stunned sea turtles so far this winter.
The aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores is caring for five loggerheads and two Kemp’s ridley that were among more than 200 sea turtles rescued in Massachusetts since November.
“They are all on antibiotics to stave off pneumonia and other potential infections common in cold- stuns,” said Wendy Cluse, the aquarium’s conservation and research coordinator, via a news release. “We will continue their antibiotics, as well as provide good food, vitamins, clean water and a warm place to recuperate. Once they are off antibiotics, eating well and appear to be in good health as per our veterinarian, they will be released. That could be as soon as two weeks, but may be much longer.”
A few cold-stunned turtles from North Carolina are also recovering at the Pine Knoll Shores aquarium, including a green sea turtle found near Shackleford Banks and another found near Cedar Island.
If the sea turtles recover before local water temperatures moderate, the sea turtles will be taken to the Gulf Stream for release.




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26 Acts of Kindness dogs donate to Honor Sandy Hook Victims

26 'acts of kindness' dogs donated to honor Sandy Hook victims

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An Alabama dog trainer isn't messing around with buying strangers' lattes to carry out the #26Actsofkindness mission. Heather "Red" Litz, owner of Tuscaloosa K9 Camp, is donating 26 trained service dogs to people across America to honor the 26 Sandy Hook victims (she hopes at least one will go to a Newtown family). Once schooled, these pooches, which normally carry hefty $5,000 to $22,000 price tags, will be qualified for personal or police service. Why is Litz so keen on giving back? In 2011, a tornado killed 22 of her beloved canines (two also went missing) and seriously injured a now-paralyzed employee. "We're still surviving on donations," says Litz. "Solely by acts of kindness are we here today." [Source]
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Heroic Husky Saves Himself and His Fellow Four-Legged Pals
Jan 20, 2013 4:52:00 PM by Hannah Levin
In the midst of the 2012 holidays, a clever and tenacious Siberian Husky in London, Ontario gave his fellow four-legged friends the gift of safety and freedom.
13-year-old Kiki had been muzzled by his owners and left in an abandoned moving van along with two cats and two other dogs. Despite having his ability to bark suppressed by the muzzle, he remained determined to find a way to call for help: he honked the vehicle’s horn repeatedly until members of the London Police Department arrived.
London Human Society Executive Director Judy Foster told the London Free Press she thinks it’s possible Kikki acquired the knowledge that save her by watching humans. “Dogs are very smart; they watch us all the time.”
Kiki’s desperate plea for help finally caught the attention of a concerned citizen on Monday, December 10. Members of the London Police Department found the moving van in a crowded parking lot with its horn still blaring and Kiki in the driver’s seat. Upon investigating the vehicle, the officers discovered two dogs, “Buddy” and “Six Toes,” as well as two cats.
“It was evident that they required medical attention,” said London Police Constable Ken Steeves.
The pet owners, Donna Hebert and Allan Folkins-Wyre, have been charged with five counts of cruelty to animals. If convicted, they face possible fines of up to $10,000 or as much as 18 months in prison.
Officials have estimated that Kiki and his friends had likely been left in the moving van for a week. Foster is certain the five animals would not have survived for much longer if it weren’t for Kiki’s efforts.
“We’ve received numerous calls from people asking us to find a hero award for this dog,” Foster told Today.com.
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This was on the news this morning. Not a "pet" story, but beautiful. I admit, I welled up when I saw it.

VIDEO: Diver in Hawaii frees dolphin from fishing line

Dolphin asks for help

Apparently, the dolphin would periodically go up for air, then come back down to the diver so he could continue to cut the line.
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Awesome story Tobysmommy-thanks for posting.
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A soldier and his dog reunite......

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Awesome story Tobysmommy-thanks for posting.
Took the words out of my mouth - wow.
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This story really touched me. I'm an avid SCUBA diver and I've had the chance to swim with dolphins. They are amazing creatures. To me, they are the Golden Retrievers of the ocean - smart, personable, fun-loving, sweet, and beautiful.
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From Wendy427: I'm not sure if this has been posted before, but am posting it now. Very heartwarming story!

In 2003, police in Warwickshire , England , opened a garden shed and found a whimpering, cowering dog. The dog had been locked in the shed and abandoned. It was dirty and malnourished, and had quite clearly been abused.

In an act of kindness, the police took the dog, which was a female greyhound, to the Nuneaton Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary, which is run by a man named Geoff Grewcock, and known as a haven for animals abandoned, orphaned, or otherwise in need.

Geoff and the other sanctuary staff went to work with two aims: to restore the dog to full health, and to win her trust. It took several weeks, but eventually both goals were achieved. They named her Jasmine, and they started to think about finding her an adoptive home.









Jasmine, however, had other ideas. No one quite remembers how it came about, but Jasmine started welcoming all animal arrivals at the sanctuary. It would not matter if it were a puppy, a fox cub, a rabbit or, any other lost or hurting animal. Jasmine would just peer into the box or cage and, when and where possible, deliver a welcoming lick.










Geoff relates one of the early incidents. "We had two puppies that had been abandoned by a nearby railway line. One was a Lakeland Terrier cross and another was a Jack Russell Doberman cross. They were tiny when they arrived at the centre, and Jasmine approached them and grabbed one by the scruff of the neck in her mouth and put him on the settee. Then she fetched the other one and sat down with them, cuddling them."

"But she is like that with all of our animals, even the rabbits. She takes all the stress out of them, and it helps them to not only feel close to her, but to settle into their new surroundings. She has done the same with the fox and badger cubs, she licks the rabbits and guinea pigs, and even lets the birds perch on the bridge of her nose."










Jasmine, the timid, abused, deserted waif, became the animal sanctuary's resident surrogate mother, a role for which she might have been born. The list of orphaned and abandoned youngsters she has cared for comprises five fox cubs, four badger cubs, fifteen chicks, eight guinea pigs, two stray puppies and fifteen rabbits - and one roe deer fawn. Tiny Bramble, eleven weeks old, was found semi-conscious in a field. Upon arrival at the sanctuary, Jasmine cuddled up to her to keep her warm, and then went into the full foster-mum role. Jasmine the greyhound showers Bramble the roe deer with affection, and makes sure nothing is matted.








"They are inseparable," says Geoff. "Bramble walks between her legs, and they keep kissing each other. They walk together round the sanctuary. It's a real treat to see them."










Jasmine will continue to care for Bramble until she is old enough to be returned to woodland life. When that happens, Jasmine will not be lonely. She will be too busy showering love and affection on the next orphan or victim of abuse.










Pictured from the left are: "Toby", a stray Lakeland dog; "Bramble", orphaned roe deer; "Buster", a stray Jack Russell; a dumped rabbit; "Sky", an injured barn owl; and "Jasmine", with a mother's heart doing best what a caring mother would do...and such is the order of God's Creation.
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