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Two Sheep Pulled from Abuse Both Give Birth to Surprise Lambs at Rescue that Saved Them

Put aside thoughts of the three french hens from the song “The 12 Days of Christmas” and consider the 60 pigeons, 25 ducks, five goats, two cattle and 14 sheep in upstate New York instead. Those are the 106 animals that now have a wonderful life, thanks to the efforts of the staff at Lollypop Farm, Humane Society of Greater Rochester in Fairport, New York. They were among the 1,000 neglected animals removed earlier this year from a Westport, Massachusetts, farm that animal welfare officials sai
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A Tattooed, Animal-Loving YouTuber is Teaching Thousands How to Save the Kittens Shelters Can't Help

“I don’t even have a cat,” SummerUnicorn10 commented on a YouTube video posted by Hannah Shaw, aka The Kitten Lady. “Why am I watching this?” The answer ­– the Washington, D.C.-based Shaw proves that even non-cat aficionados (We mean you, YouTube commenter Doug Ingram, who owns three dogs) can find joy in neonatal kitten rescue and care. “I have no doubt this is having an impact,” said Shaw hours after returning from the Miami-Dade area where she hosted workshops for the 2017 Animal Care EXPO
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How a Woman With Severe Pet Allergies Has Saved Hundreds of Animals — and Counting

And that same inclination is leading Cimini, 32, and her husband Len Cimini, 32, to build new facilities that will lead to the rescue of even more animals through Rancho Relaxo, the New Jersey non-profit she founded. “I remember working non-stop and I didn’t even have $100 in my savings account. I lived on veggie Ramen noodles,” said Cimini, whose houses about 40 animals of different species at the ranch, situated on the border of Delaware. “I just couldn’t stop. I didn’t stop. I just filtered
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Coyote Prank Offers New Perspective On Holiday Pets

The holidays are a popular time for impulse pet-purchases, which gave one woman an open window to trick her husband into thinking she brought a coyote home. Those who want to push their loved ones to finally get that dog or cat, might benefit from a prank similar to the one this mom pulled. Kayla Eby’s Facebook page continues to garner new messages from people laughing about a post from last week. She Photoshopped of a coyote curled up in a ball on a towel. Eby then texted it to her husband and
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Dog Tired But Thriving: How One Woman Drastically Reduced a Baltimore Shelter's 98 Percent Euthanasia Rate

Jennifer Brause paused for a beat as she gripped the handle of the door leading into the non-descript, metal building housing the Baltimore city animal shelter. She had just left the job she loved as a marine mammal trainer at the National Aquarium to sign on as a consultant for the city shelter that sits in the shadow of the M&T Bank Stadium — home to the Baltimore Ravens. Five years of volunteer work at a high-volume animal clinic and attendance at several animal welfare conferences convinced
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Dog with Chronic Injury Saves Owner From Grizzly Bear Attack

When a grizzly bear threw Kate Cholewa, 53, to the ground and jumped on her, his teeth ripping into her head, Cholewa’s black lab mix leapt into action and saved her life. The attack came suddenly during the pair’s regular walk through their favorite place, Point of Rocks Fishing Access Site, not far from their home in Emigrant, Montana, near Yellowstone National Park. “We were walking along enjoying ourselves,” Cholewa recounted to PEOPLE. The Chicago native, who moved to Montana to attend g
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Dog Injured in Train Accident Dedicates Life to Inspiring Others

As soon as Ericka Kofkin met Zosia she knew the lab/pug/pit mix was perfect – despite having lost her two rear legs soon after a horrific train accident. Rescuers found Zosia – they think she’s about 3 years old – clinging for life near the side of the tracks. She would have died if an animal control officer hadn’t spotted her that April morning and rushed her to Florida’s Jacksonville Animal Care and Protective Services, where vets immediately took the injured pup into emergency surgery. “Whe