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Disabled Elephant That Had Suffered from Abuse Was Able To Take Her First Steps After Receiving a Prosthetic Leg

Disabled Elephant That Had Suffered from Abuse Was Able To Take Her First Steps After Receiving a Prosthetic Leg

A female elephant in Thailand has received a gift of new hope. Despite being large and heavy, elephants can be friendly and helpful. They have been used to assist with heavy chores in many Asian countries. While forming genuine connections with wild animals can be rewarding, it is important to remember that they can become dangerous if they are hungry or feel threatened. Unfortunately, sometimes things can go wrong.

Medo, a female elephant, started working at the age of 8, hauling logs in the mountains that stretch across the border region for four years. Unfortunately, she suffered a severe injury when a heavy log fell on her, causing a fracture in her left rear ankle. As her injuries were never treated properly, her contract with the logging company was terminated.

The situation for Medo took a turn for the worse when she was compelled to mate with a large and violent tusker. Instead of merely mating with her, he viciously assaulted her, impaling her on the ground with his tusk. Despite her cries of anguish, no one dared approach the raging bull to aid her, and she was left alone, bleeding and wailing in agony.

Medo’s injuries were so severe that her life was in jeopardy, and she struggled to survive for three years. Over the next 15 years, she was forced to work in isolation and tedium, her owners trying to keep her hidden in shame, until Elephant Nature Park finally rescued her in June 2006.

Upon arriving at the foster home, the veterinarian diagnosed Medo with a dislocated backbone and found that the untreated injuries on her leg had exacerbated her back pain. Despite her limited mobility, Medo quickly formed a strong bond with Mae Lanna, another rescued elephant who was blind. Medo has since received exceptional care and attention.

Thanks to advancements in medical and physical treatments, Medo received a prosthetic leg from Bionic Gentle Giants and the association in July 2022. Her heartwarming response to the prosthetic, which went viral on the internet, garnered a great deal of attention and well-wishes from people all around the world.

Despite initial confusion, Medo quickly adapted to her new prosthetic leg and began walking beautifully. The caretaker is hopeful that it will become a natural part of her routine and alleviate all of her pains permanently. A recent video of Medo shows significant improvement in her health and her enjoyment of life with her best friend.

Image sources: Elephant Nature Park

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Rufus The Rescued Kangaroo Insists On Daily Couch Cuddles With Dad

Rufus The Rescued Kangaroo Insists On Daily Couch Cuddles With Dad

Today we bring to you the story of a rescue kangaroo named Rufus who simply adores resting on the couch watching television and cuddling his human dad. This lazy kangaroo was rescued when he was just an eight-month-old joey. Rufus’s adoptive mom, Kym Haywood, runs the Patch Kangaroo Sanctuary in Boston. Even though Rufus is all grown up now, his obsession with the couch hasn’t ended. The kangaroo even has his favorite spot on the couch.

This adorable kangaroo comes through the back door every evening just so he could have a chill-out session on the couch in front of the television. It is no easy task for Kym to get the kangaroo to bed since Rufus loves staying in his favorite position. Video footage of the kangaroo depicts him slumping onto the sofa and burying his head when his adoptive mom tells him it’s bedtime

Even though the human owners try to bribe him with grapes to get him out of the couch, the clever kangaroo accepts the grapes but flops back down onto the sofa. His owners don’t even fight for space on the couch anymore. They just move further away on the couch as the kangaroo grows. Apparently, that spot is all Rufus’s. When people come over to their house, they tell them that no one can sit in Rufus’s spot since it is reserved for him.

Rufus The Rescued Kangaroo Insists On Daily Couch Cuddles With Dad

Rufus The Rescued Kangaroo Insists On Daily Couch Cuddles With Dad

The two humans Kym and her husband Neil sacrifice their couch space for the kangaroo who has been with them since he was just eight months old. But they are more than happy to do so because they love Rufus and enjoy hanging out with him every day. When the kangaroo began lounging on the couch, the two humans believed it to be the cutest thing ever. Rufus is definitely a unique kangaroo who adores the couch, he feels safe there.

Rufus The Rescued Kangaroo Insists On Daily Couch Cuddles With Dad

He even watches a bit of television on the couch and falls into a deep sleep on his safe spot. Although the human parents didn’t get Rufus off the couch, they covered it with mattress protectors in order to avoid any mishaps. His adoptive mom and dad go along with whatever makes him happy. Rufus does get cranky at times when he doesn’t want the two humans sitting next to him. He then pushes them off the couch very gently.

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Woman Goes Out To Garden And Sees Someone Sleeping In Her Flowerbed

Woman Goes Out To Garden And Sees Someone Sleeping In Her Flowerbed

On a recent blustery day in Malνern, ρennsylνania, a wσman named ƙaren lσσƙed acrσss her yard and fσund a strange νisitσr nestled in the flσwerbeds, staring right at her.

Woman Goes Out To Garden And Sees Someone Sleeping In Her Flowerbed

The ρσσr dσg was wet, dirty and freezing cσld. ƙaren brσught the ρuρ a blanƙet and a bσwl σf chicƙen sσuρ, then she called Buddha Dσg Rescue & Recσνery fσr helρ. Rescuer Nicσle Asher was ρleased that ƙaren had resρσnded quicƙly and calmly.

“[She] was νery surρrised and handled it ρerfectly withσut startling [the dσg] and scaring her σff,” Asher tσld The Dσdσ.

Woman Goes Out To Garden And Sees Someone Sleeping In Her Flowerbed

Asher assured ƙaren that she shσuld cσntinue slσwly intrσducing fσσd tσ the dσg and shσuld neνer attemρt tσ run after her.

“Nσt chasing σr ρursuing the dσgs allσws them tσ settle in an area,” Asher said. “ƙaren calmly and quietly ρutting σut fσσd and leaνing her be allσwed [the dσg] tσ feel cσmfσrtable enσugh tσ return.”

Asher brσught σνer a ƙennel traρ and hσρed the sweet ρuρ might walƙ inside. It didn’t taƙe lσng fσr the sleeρy dσg tσ taƙe the bait.

“She finally gσt uρ frσm a lσng rest and made her way right tσ my traρ,” Asher wrσte in a Facebσσƙ ρσst. “Within mσments she was in and finally safe.”

Woman Goes Out To Garden And Sees Someone Sleeping In Her Flowerbed

Asher and ƙaren checƙed the dσg’s tags and slσwly uncσνered the mysteriσus ρuρ’s stσry. Her name was Ella, and she’d been liνing in a fσster hσme sρσnsσred by MatchDσg Rescue when she escaρed. By the time Asher caught her, Ella had been missing fσr σνer twσ weeƙs and had traνeled 12 miles. Eνeryσne was elated that Ella was safe again.

“We were beyσnd thrilled,” Asher wrσte. “I immediately cσntacted the number, and after they gσt σνer the initial shσcƙ, there were lσts σf haρρy tears and cries σf jσy.”

Rescue staff quicƙly arriνed tσ taƙe Ella bacƙ where she belσnged. Exhausted Ella was sσ glad tσ be sheltered and cσzy again.

“The ρresident σf the rescue came and tσσƙ her bacƙ tσ her hσme tσ decσmρress and rest frσm her traumatic time σn the run,” Asher said. “She settled right in and has becσme a big cσuch ρσtatσ.”

Woman Goes Out To Garden And Sees Someone Sleeping In Her Flowerbed

Ella’s surely grateful fσr the sσuρ and blanƙets, which made all the difference during her time in the flσwerbeds. But nσw, thanƙs tσ ƙaren, Asher and MatchDσg Rescue, she’s bacƙ tσ a real bed and, sσσn, a real family σf her σwn.

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Owner left with $20,000 vet bill refuses to let dog die, raises money to save her life

Owner left with $20,000 vet bill refuses to let dog die, raises money to save her life

What would you do to save your pet’s life? For many pet owners, there’s no limit: people have scraped together the cash to pay off even the steepest vet bills, if it means keeping their best friend alive.

Owner left with ,000 vet bill refuses to let dog die, raises money to save her life

Recently, one man was faced with a whopping $20,000 vet bill to save his beloved dog, and was willing to sell his house to make it happen. But thankfully, a miracle happened instead.

Jaxon Feeley, from Wigan, England, is the owner of a 2-year-old Weimaraner named Rambo, and last month he experienced every dog owner’s nightmare as the young dog suddenly became seriously ill

“She began vomiting throughout the night over 30 times and by Saturday morning we were in the emergency vets,” Feeley wrote. Rambo had gone into hypovolemic shock, and also had gastroenteritis.

The dog spent many days in intensive care, and though her condition stabled, her medical bills soon began to add up.

“Rambo’s insurance has covered her up to £6500. Her bill is now up to £11,500 after 1 week in care,” Feeley wrote. “It is unknown how long Rambo will need to stay at the vets and intensive care costs is approximately £1000 per day. If the worst happens and Rambo requires major surgery, the cost of this as well as the aftercare is something I need to be able to give my little baby girl.”

Despite the astronomical cost, Feeley said he would do whatever it takes to provide his beloved pet with the care she needs, even if it meant selling his own home to get the money.

“There was no way in hell I was ever going to give up on this gorgeous girl, she is just a little baby, with a want to live and be happy with her big brother Rocky and the Feeleys,” the owner wrote.

Thankfully, he didn’t need to, thanks to the kindness of strangers. He set up a GoFundMe account, explaining Rambo’s story, and many people were moved to donate.

It raised more than Feeley could have dreamed of: as of this writing, the fundraiser has made over £25,000, more than doubling the initial £10,000 goal.

Feeley received even better news: Rambo’s condition continued to improve to the point where she was finally able to come home, he wrote in a February 4 update.

“Over the last 3 days, Rambo has pulled off a miracle, hour by hour she has increased her oxygen efficiency, started eating and drinking, her lungs are slowly recovering and we started to see that beautiful little personality resurface. She got herself into a little routine of seeing me for 10 minutes every 4 hours that she even knew what corner of the waiting room to find me in.”

Feeley and Rambo are now home together, and thanks to the kind donation of strangers they’ll be able to afford any care Rambo needs.

“There are no words to express how grateful I am for everyone’s love, support & donations over the last 2 weeks. It genuinely means more than you will ever know,” he wrote.

It’s true that people will do anything for their pets, and it’s inspiring how determined this owner was to keep his dog alive.

Thank you to everyone who came through and donated to help Rambo! Please share this incredible story!

Owner left with ,000 vet bill refuses to let dog die, raises money to save her life

Source: Twitter/Liverpool Echo

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