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Heartwarming stories to start your week

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Groomsmen adopt malnourished dog and ALL her puppies after finding them cowering in a hole in the woods during Bachelor party

A group of groomsmen adopted a malnourished dog and her litter of puppies after finding them in a hole in the woods during one of the group’s Bachelor parties.
The men from Vicksburg, Michigan, had traveled to Tennessee to celebrate Mitchel Craddock’s forthcoming wedding when the dog appeared at the door of the log cabin they had rented.
They followed her into the woods where they found her seven puppies hiding in a hole, covered in dirt and fleas.
Now all of the dogs live with the men in a five-mile radius.


‘I’ll look after you now’: Caring chimp adopts ‘ugly’ kitten found in Russian zoo after staff refuse to take it home because of its ‘strange-looking’ tail

As the age-old adage goes, a dog is a man’s best friend.
And perhaps the felines of the world have now found their soulmates too, if this tender moment between a kitten and a chimpanzee is anything to go by.
Captured on camera at the Irkutsk city zoo in south-eastern Russia, Lea the young chimp plays with Bobby, an unwanted kitten she took in after it was found in the zoo.
The one-and-a-half-month-old kitten was found in one of the zoo’s enclosures.
Employees at the zoo kept the kitten, but decided to put it in quarantine so as not to endanger the other animals.
Lea the chimpanzee, who is five years old, spotted the tiny kitten while she was walking around the zoo with one of her keepers.

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Is that a cat fish? Little feline is spotted swimming a mile out at sea – and she’s doing the doggy paddle!

Curiosity almost killed this cat as it got itself into difficulty swimming a mile out from the shore.
Environmental workers clearing rubbish out at sea could not believe their eyes when they saw the animal swimming way off the coast.
The marine moggy, spotted off Turkey’s biggest city of Istanbul, appeared to have been swimming for a long time in the Golden Horn, the inlet that links the Bosphorus with the city.
A rescue mission was launched to catch the cat, which was visibly tiring and under attack from seagulls.

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What a Dumbo! Adorable newborn elephant takes a tumble down a hill as he tries to keep up with his herd – who rush to help him back to his feet

A safari guide captured the adorable moment a newborn elephant managed to stand alone for the first time – only to topple over and roll down a hill.
The elephant – thought to be just one hour old – was exploring its new surroundings at the Djuma Private Game Reserve in South Africa’s Kruger National Park.
In a particularly heartwarming moment, the elder members of the herd are visibly concerned as they race to the calf’s aid, scooping him up with their trunks.

 

Cuteness to help you start off your week

Shocking footage shot inside a Costco egg farm sheds light on ‘humane’ cage-free conditions

Daily Mail
By Dailymail.com Reporter | Published: 20:57 EST, 21 October 2016 | Updated: 23:15 EST, 21 October 2016
 
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Shocking video footage shot by animal rights activists at a Costco egg farm in California shows chickens living in appalling conditions and pecking each other to death.

The eggs produced at the farm are being labelled as ‘cage-free’, but the video released earlier this week casts doubt over the animals’ living conditions.

The chickens, many missing their feathers and gravely injured, are living on top of each other in a crowded barn, and are covered in feces.

The film, shot by the group Direct Action Everywhere (DxE), also appears to show chickens eating one another as well as dead birds lining the floor of the Farmington egg farm where they are based.
 
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Young woman, 21, arrested after horrific images of cats and dogs being ‘killed and tortured’ in Russia are shared on social media

Daily Mail
By Sarah Dean For Mailonline | Published: 09:56 EST, 21 October 2016 | Updated: 11:18 EST, 21 October 2016

A young woman has been arrested on suspicion of torturing and killing cats and dogs with her friend and then posting the footage online.

One of the photos shows a cute white kitten with a look of terror in its eyes as a knife is held up by its face.

Alina Orlova, 21, was arrested in the far eastern Russian city of Vladivostok where she was waiting for a connecting flight between her home city of Khabarovsk to St Petersburg in the north-western part of the country.

She and her friend Alena Savchenko, 19, who goes by the name Kristina Hemp on social media and likes to wear horror movie-style makeup and contact lenses, allegedly posted photographs and videos of themselves apparently torturing and killing cats and dogs for ‘bloodlust’.

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Humans rescue elephants, Elephant rescues human

Stuck for 48 hours: Dramatic footage shows Chinese rescuers saving a family of wild elephants trapped in a 16ft deep reservoir

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Video footage has caught the dramatic rescue of three wild Asian elephants in China.

The two adults and a baby were left stuck in a 16-foot-deep pool of water in south west China’s Yunnan province on October 11.

The animals were stuck there for two days and rescuers were concerned that the animals would die from hunger.
 
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Touching footage shows baby Kham Lha wading across a river to ‘rescue’ her favourite trainer

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Incredible footage shows an elephant rushing to the rescue of her favourite trainer, who she believed to be drowning.

The video shows elephant Kham Lha wading across the river at the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
 
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Cuteness…a great way to start a Monday

Guilty! Shame-faced dog sits on the naughty step then takes herself off to bed – even before she is scolded for chewing through a hairdryer wire

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This puppy is so mischievous that she has learnt all the tricks of disobedient child – hiding her face in shame, taking herself to bed and even putting herself on the naughty step in preparation for a telling off.

Dan Taylor, from Weymouth in Dorset, returned home at about 12.30am on Thursday to discover a chewed hairdryer wire and a guilty-looking Lexi – who had taken herself to sit on the stairs.

The shamefaced pup has learnt all the tricks of the trade and can be seen turning her bowed head away from her owner and pushing her paw out to reject the damaged item.
 
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Would you billy-eve it! Adorable Golden Retriever puppy can’t stop playing around with cute four-day-old baby goat

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When it comes to unlikely animal friendships, this bond between a puppy and a goat is one of the cutest around.

An adorable video shows the four-month-old mutt meeting a four-day-old goat for the first time.
 
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Love is blind! Photographer captures cute pictures of cats that have lost their eyes in the hope they will be adopted

If I lived in California I would adopt one of these cats.

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By James Gordon For Dailymail.com | Published: 11:53 EST, 15 October 2016 | Updated: 16:14 EST, 15 October 2016

Daisy came from a hoarder with 200 cats and 100 dogs. She may only have one eye but she has a big heart to compensate

Daisy came from a hoarder with 200 cats and 100 dogs. She may only have one eye but she has a big heart to compensate

A photographer from Los Angeles has been taking pictures of blind cats in the hope that people may want to adopt them.

Casey Elise from Los Angeles has worked for a number of animal shelters and rescue groups in the past to raise the profile of abandoned felines. 

She has also set up a GoFundMe account to help raise funds for the center. 

Milo’s Sanctuary is a special needs cat rescue center. The facility promises a lifetime of love, care and much-needed medical attention for the unwanted pets.

‘A few months ago, I noticed an increase in the number of blind cats and kittens at the shelter and rescues where I volunteer. It felt like a sign so I decided I would do a series on blind cats,’ wrote Casey on BoredPanda

Milo’s Sanctuary was founded on the belief that all cats deserve a second chance at life, especially those that have physical disabilities, are seniors, have a terminal illness, or have been abused and need someone to love and understand them. 

Were it not for the sanctuary, the cats and kittens that would likely otherwise die abandoned in a shelter or on the street.

Cooper was found as a tiny kitten wandering blind, scared and starving. He is now loved by the people who rescued him

Cooper was found as a tiny kitten wandering blind, scared and starving. He is now loved by the people who rescued him


 
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