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Old Dog Dumped At Vet To Be Put Down, But Vet Makes A Different Call

A dog named Emu lived a very rough life. The street dog was dropped off at the vet to be euthanized, but the vet took it upon himself and made a different call — he would take Emu to Sidewalk Specials‘ Adoption Day instead!

This is where everything was about to change for Emu. He found a foster family to live with and was taken to Vet Point for a checkup and to begin the healing process.

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Rescuers Approach Pit Bull On Top Of Flooded Car, Realize He’s Too Scared To Accept Help

Hurricane Harvey has caused so much pain and suffering while unloading 24.5 trillion gallons of water on the areas in and between Texas and Louisiana. Some were able to evacuate while others were left behind in the middle of the natural disaster.

Rescue teams have been hard at work saving any people or animals stranded by the floodwaters, but when one team noticed a dog hunkered down on top of a car with nowhere to go, they didn’t realize just how tough of a rescue it’d be.

As the men closed in and tried to reach for the pit bull, the dog’s fear took over and he lashed out at the rescuers. It turns out the dog had been trapped there for two days as people failed to lure him into their boats. Thankfully, one rescuer had a trick up his sleeve: some beef jerky! If anything was going to lure a terrified pit bull into their arms, this had to be it. The volunteer rescuers absolutely refused to leave the dog behind and were willing to see the process through.

And it worked! Finally, Harvey the pit bull was safe and sound for the first time in days. After getting Harvey back to land, they realized just what a sweet dog he actually is. If no one steps forward and claims Harvey, one of the rescuers will be happy to take him in and give him a loving forever home. Props to both Kyle Scott and Roy Etheridge for their hard work, determination, and ingenuity in what was an impossible situation for everyone else. The scene connected with people all over, and the news clip below from CBS DFW will surely capture your heart.

The life or death struggle for Harvey has finally come to an end, and he’s in very good hands. During such a tough time, it’s great to be able to see such inspirational, amazing rescue stories with happy endings.

Pets Are Left Stranded In Floodwaters, But This Rescue Team Is Stepping Up In A Big Way

Just one of the many amazing rescue teams hard at work recently, the Animal Rescue Team of The Humane Society of The United States is rescuing pets affected by Hurricane Harvey at a high rate. Using crates, boats, and trucks, rescuers are doing whatever it takes and putting it all on the line.

It’s hard to imagine what the locals are going through right now, but it helps to know that there are selfless rescuers out there ready and willing to help. If you’d like to help, you can make a donation to the Humane Society so that they can continue their great work.

Dog Who Refused To Leave Burning Home Now Being Called A Hero

A dog named Leo risked it all to protect and save four newborn kittens from a house fire. Firefighters were fighting the flames in Melbourne, Australia, when they discovered a dog still inside the home.

The Jack Russell mix was found lying unconscious on the floor, and when they picked him up they saw the kittens underneath. The dog had placed his body over them to keep them safe until help could arrive. Firefighters rushed the pets outside where Leo was given oxygen. He ended up being okay, and now he’s being called a hero!

After 12 Days In The Shelter, Dog Has A Family – And She Can’t Stop Thanking Them

After spending 12 days in a high kill shelter, this dog finally has a family. Watch as she showers dad with kisses to thank him for saving her life.

Some words from the owner: “I’m disabled with muscular dystrophy and stay at home a lot. My dog of almost 10 years passed away a few months ago. It’s been lonely. My other old dog has been depressed since her passing. I thought getting a younger dog that would keep him and I company and would make a great addition to the family. We adopted Peanut after she spent 12 days in a kill shelter. She was deathly afraid of everything when she got to her new home. In the first two weeks, she quickly became the big baby in the house and loves dad!”

Dog Knows What He Needs To Do To Survive Hurricane Harvey

A dog was seen carrying a bag of food down a street in Sinton, Texas, during Hurricane Harvey. So a woman followed the dog to make sure he wasn’t lost, but the dog knew exactly where he was going and what he was doing.

Otis got scared by the storm and ran off but knew where he could find some dog food. He carried it all the way back to the man who was dogsitting for his grandson.

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Hawk Just Wants To Stay With Family Until Hurricane Harvey Passes

Hurricane Harvey is affecting people and animals alike, and this hawk decided to hunker down with a family to ride the storm out together. The scared hawk sought refuge in this man’s vehicle, and it turned out to be the right decision.

At first the man didn’t know what to do but ended up taking the hawk home to keep him safe until the hurricane passed over. When it was all said and done, the bird was turned over to a wildlife center to receive any rehabilitation and care needed before being returned to the wild.

Man’s Driving Around During Hurricane Harvey When A Dog Jumps Into His Jeep

Storm tracker Aaron Jayjack was driving around during Hurricane Harvey when he pulled over for gas and a dog jumped into his Jeep. It’s as if the dog knew exactly what kind of danger he was in and had to do whatever he could to survive. So he took a chance with the first vehicle he spotted.

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Their Dog Has Been Missing For A Year, And Then Mom Opens The Trunk

This dog has been missing for an entire year, but she’s about to be reunited with her family. The kids have no idea their dog is waiting in the back of the vehicle — and that’s when mom opens the trunk door.

Thankfully Lola is microchipped, so they were able to eventually find her original family. It may have taken a while, but the family’s reaction shows just how much the dog means to them. It’s hugs all around on this very happy day! 🙂

Little Boy Overjoyed When Firefighters Show Up To Save Kittens

A little boy heard some crying kittens who’d been trapped under the house for days. Just when he thought no one would actually show up to help, the firefighters arrived. And to say the boy was happy would be a huge understatement. 🙂

The firefighters were determined to do whatever it’d take to rescue the kittens and were eventually able to pull them to safety. The boy had the sweetest reaction to the entire situation, and it’s something you’re going to want to see!

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