Wild creatures in zoos make me sad, but this story from 2011 is still fascinating. Watch what this elk does when a marmot falls into his water tank.
Tags: animal rescue, elk, marmot
Tags: animal rescue stories, diving, turtles
The turtle’s left front leg was completely tangled in a net until kite surfers Colin Sutton and Cameron Dietrich carefully freed him. Thanks to a GoPro camera we can watch not only the rescue but also the turtle’s turning back to acknowledge the rescuer. It is a touching moment.
Tags: elephant, lullaby, wildlife sanctuary
At the Elephant Nature Park in Northern Thailand, a woman by the name of Lek saves flies away from Fae Mai. All the while, she sings a lullaby that so comforts the great beast, the elephant sinks into a deep sleep and snores peacefully.
It is a sweet scene between elephant and human, though a sad reminder that we humans have made their lives so difficult they are increasingly reliant on wildlife sanctuaries to provide refuge for them.
Tags: animal rescue, orphan, rhinoceros, South Africa
Gertjie was a baby when his mother was killed for her horn. The two rhinos were victims of poachers. Although Gertjie survived, he was badly traumatized.
Fortunately, the good people of South Africa’s Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre took Gertjie in. He spends his days grazing, going for long walks and taking mud baths.
Tags: animal rescue, blind, cancer, deer, fawn, love, survival
The fawn was blind and dying when someone brought her to veterinarian Melanie Butera of Canal Fulton, Ohio. Butera and her husband took her in and nursed her back to health.
Then Dillie returned the favour. Butera was diagnosed with stage-four endometrial cancer. She credits her survival to Dillie, whose love helped to heal her.
Tags: Alzheimer's, dementia, dog, pet therapy
On her Mama CEO blog, Lisa Abeyta posted a deeply touching story about the video she had posted on YouTube. Her father, whose speech has disappeared as his dementia has deepened, had been having a chat with her dog. Abeyta had taken video of the interaction and posted a link to it on Reddit.
The short video is a reminder that inside every Alzheimer’s patient is a person who needs our love, patience and compassion. Over six million people have watched the video. Watch it, and you will understand why.
Tags: dog videos
When the whippet was left with a dog sitter, what might have been a sad time for the dog became a great play time.
Photographer and videographer James Llakos made a film of his time with the whippet, and I’m guessing the dog’s owners had him back repeatedly.