Two dogs and their one big pal, Douglas the little hippo: Trio form unlikely friendship at wildlife rescue park after baby was abandoned at just two weeks. The baby hippo was abandoned by his mother at just two-weeks-old. Perfectly happy for terriers Molly and Coco to give him a friendly sniff. He will stay at wildlife park until big enough to be released into the wild. Although just weeks old, it took six men to carry Douglas out of the plane They are not the most likely of friends - but this lonely hippo has made some canine chums at a wildlife sanctuary. The baby was found abandoned without his mother at just two weeks old by the Conservation Lower Zambezi in Zambia. Called Douglas, the hippo appears perfectly content as terriers Molly and Coco gave him a frien
It was time for the truck driver to hit the road again, but first he needed to check his tires - and thank goodness he did! Because as he was bent over checking out one of the front tires, he spotted a tiny baby aardvark leaning up against it! The truck driver, who was working in Namibia, looked all around the area in search of the aardvark's mama, but he couldn't find her anywhere. So, he picked up the baby aardvark and drove with him back to his company's headquarters. Once there, Dr. Erika de Jager, a local vet and the founder of ZURI Orphanage, a small animal refuge, was contacted and the baby was handed over to her. Erika de Jager runs the orphanage from her home. The little aardvark, named E.T. by de Jager, had hardly any body hair, and was estimated to be a...
When a woman with five dogs got pregnant, many people told her she should give them up before the baby arrived — and so instead she did a photoshoot to prove them wrong. Sanjana Madappa works for Compassion Unlimited Plus Action (CUPA), a shelter in Bangalore, India, and has five rescue dogs all adopted from there. Madappa considers her dogs members of her family, and could never imagine giving them up for any reason, especially a pregnancy. "I see so many people give up their dogs to the shelter because they get pregnant," Madappa told The Dodo. "Some just don't care enough, but there are people who genuinely are misinformed and/or don't have enough support." Whenever Madappa would try to counsel families who were giving up their dogs because they were expecting, they would tell her
Rescued Kangaroo Shows Her Gratitude And It's The Sweetest Thing! Meet Abigail the hugging kangaroo who is probably the most affectionate rescued animal in the world. Rescued Kangaroo Hugs Her Rescuers Every Day, And The Internet Can’t Handle It. Everyday she lets her caretakers know how grateful she feels by giving them massive snuggles. When she arrived at the Kangaroo Sanctuary Alice Springs, she was just a 5-month-old baby. 10 years have passed since and Abigail has unofficially become ‘queen of the sanctuary’. Her kind-hearted caretakers love the hugging animal just as much! And as Abigail’s cuddling ritual has been going on for years, now they can’t imagine their lives without this cute animal! Meet Abigail the hugging kangaroo who is probably the most affectionate
Two Best Friends Rescued From Meat Farm Reunite! Kenji and Sophia, two dogs who grew up together on a meat farm, were very close, and they only had each other in the rough time they suffered through. For the dogs living on meat farms all over the world, it is a harrowing and frightening experience that can often leave them scarred, long after their rescue. This period of their lives makes such a huge impact, but so do the small comforts that they experience during their time there. That’s why when Kenji and Sophia spent their formative puppy years consoling each other as best friends while trapped on a meat farm in South Korea, they were never able to forget the other. amzn_assoc_ad_type = "banner"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_asso
Dog uses surfing skills as form of therapy for people. THIS! Golden retriever is an expert SURFER and takes disabled children out on the water. A dog with a bizarre love of surfing uses her skills as a form of therapy. Golden retriever Ricochet goes surfing with war veterans, children and the disabled to help cheer them up. She was originally turned down as a guide dog, as she kept chasing birds, so owner Judy Fridono tried to find another way she could help people. Judy took her to the beach near their Del Mar, Calif., home where Ricochet opted to do more than just doggy paddle. After proving to be a natural on a board, Judy decided to share her dog’s skills with others. Together they have raised tens of thousands of dollars and have more than 200,000 likes on Facebook. "Mo
Dog Living In Junkyard Had No Idea His Owner Was Still Looking For Him. For more than a year, they fed the solitary dog who was frequently spotted in a Georgia scrapyard. The dog living in the junkyard was nearly impossible to catch, so Kera Bagwell and Stephanie Sparks of Marietta contented themselves to leave him food twice a day. Little did the women know, the drifter dog had a family. He was missed terribly. And his name was Bear. Kelly Thomas and Ted Kupferman lost Bear in 2013, according to a report from Atlanta-based 11Alive News. Bear, a rescue dog, was startled after being involved in a car accident. He bolted into the woods. And despite hours and days of searching and calling his name, Bear didn't come home. "I spent 12 hours that day and evening, searching for him, c