Sad Depressed Dog With ‘Potato Chip-Like Scales’ Looks Completely Unrecognizable After He’s Rescued! Augustus was a stray dog, so horribly neglected that he didn’t look like a dog at all. In fact, no one could tell what kind of animal he was! The townspeople treated him like a monster, yelling at him and throwing things at him but once the amazing folks at Heart of Alabama Save Rescue Adopt (HASRA) saw his photo, they brought him in to begin his new life. He came from the worst case of abuse and neglect the staff had ever seen. Auggie had to be hospitalized and treated for weeks. He required antibiotics and a daily gel treatment to peel off the layers of “potato chip-like” scales that formed on his coat. Slowly but surely, the scales came off and Auggie looked like a raw burn victim
Bears Who Live In Concrete Pit At Zoo Are So Depressed! Depressed bears are force to live in a concrete pit zoo. In a the photographs taken at an Italian zoo, a brown depressed bear leans his body against the concrete pit wall of his enclosure. He looks desperate, depressed, despondent. He stares up, seeming to search for a way out. This bear isn't the only one — two other bears in the enclosure look equally depressed. "It's very sad," Gaia Angelini, a campaigner for LAV Nazionale, an animal welfare group in Italy, told The Dodo. "Thinking that they are forced to live all their lives in these conditions is appalling." For legal reasons, Angelini isn't able to reveal the name of the zoo where the three brown bears live, or its exact location, but she said that the conditions are as
New Details About Death Just Emerged. His enclosure didn't meet safety standards. In a report issued on Thursday, USDA inspectors said that the barrier meant to separate visitors from the gorillas wasn't in compliance with federal safety standards. However, the USDA had never before cited the zoo for the reportedly insufficient fence over the exhibit's 38-year history, including at a recent inspection in April. "It became apparent on May 28 that the barrier was no longer effective," Tanya Espinosa, USDA spokeswoman, told the Associated Press. USDA inspectors just reported that during an inspection on June 6, there was "some slack" in wire cables in the barrier and that a visitor could have "manipulated the cables to an 8-inch gap." That the enclosure was substandard wasn't surprisi
Home to just a little over 150 people, Longville, Minnesota, is been known for its turtle racing and now for its unofficial mascot, Bruno the dog. The brown haired wonder was just a pup when he was first spotted wandering around town 12 years ago. While he has a loving home, Bruno can’t stay put. Every day, he journeys for hours along Hwy. 84 making stops around town, from city hall to the local grocery store, to greet his friends. While it is a dangerous trek, locals know to look out for him… Don't forget to SHARE!
Adorable Baby and Kitten Watch this video about a baby who can't stop cuddling her very first kitten: Paul and Pamela Oldach, who live in Peoria, Arizona, were shocked to see three young wildcats walking around on their patio. That didn't stop them from taking the time to grab a camera and document the special visit. As it turns out, the kittens — who ended up being bobcats — were far from alone as well. Their mother wasn't too far off, AZFamily.com reported. "They were very curious while roaming our backyard," Paul told AZFamily. "At one point, all three took a drink out of the pool." After 20 minutes, the mother of the kittens came to her children up and the family went off.
Whoever dumped Sarah outside an animal shelter in the night couldn't be bothered to find a box that fit her. So the 60-pound English bulldog's body was brutally contorted to fit inside a crate made for a cat. Limbs twisted, bones bent — someone saw her as little more than the sum of her parts. But when Sarah was pried from that prison — after 12 hours in the driveway of the Almost Home No-Kill Shelter in Southfield, Michigan — she offered nothing but kisses to the people who saved her. Despite her injuries — which included a herniated disc that left her back legs paralyzed — Sarah was bursting with affection. "She has so much charm and so much personality," Montgomery says. "It's hard to even imagine it if you haven't seen it." Sarah received the medical care and love she urgentl
Bullhooks are sharp prods that elephant trainers flail against captive elephants in circuses and zoos to subdue the animals — and now they are banned in the whole state of California. "[C]aptive elephants residing in, or passing through the state of California, will no longer be tormented, controlled, and dominated by the use of the cruel and archaic bullhook," the animal protection organization In Defense of Animals(IDA) wrote in a release. Bullhooks are sharp prods that elephant trainers flail against captive elephants in circuses and zoos to subdue the animals — and now they are banned in the whole state of California. "[C]aptive elephants residing in, or passing through the state of California, will no longer be tormented, controlled, and dominated by the use of the cruel and arch
Many of us would love to help dogs, cats and other rescued animals living at the local shelter, but let's face it — it can be hard. There often aren't enough hours in the day to accomplish our own tasks, let alone volunteer for the many tasks a shelter has on the to-do list. Donating money would be easier, but maybe you're on a budget and don't have much to spare. That's okay! There are lots of ways to help local animal shelters without investing a ton of time, money or energy. The first step is to learn about the local shelters in your area and their needs. Some might be doing fine on donations but need help caring for the animals waiting for a forever home, while others might be struggling to make ends meet and could use a push in the donation sector. Figure out your skill set and whe