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Spanish Diver Endangered Their Own Life to Rescue a 40-foot-long Whale That Was Caught in an Illegal Fishing Net

Spanish Diver Endangered Their Own Life to Rescue a 40-foot-long Whale That Was Caught in an Illegal Fishing Net

In a daring underwater rescue off the Balearic island of Mallorca, Spanish divers saved a humpback whale measuring 12 meters that had been entangled in an illegal drift net, resulting in a heart-stopping operation.

Gigi Torras, one of the divers, described the rescue as the “best birthday gift ever”.
In addition, she believed that the massive creature had shown her a small act of respect.

She described it to Reuters as “It was like out of this world, it was incredible, just incredible.”

The sighting marked only the third occasion on which a humpback whale has been documented in the waters surrounding the Balearic Islands.

The Palma de Mallorca Aquarium’s marine rescue center was alerted to the presence of the distressed whale, located about three miles (4.83 km) from the island of Mallorca, after being spotted by a passing ship.

Upon arrival, they discovered the whale ensnared in the crimson netting, rendering it incapable of even opening its mouth.

Initial attempts to remove the netting from a boat proved futile, prompting divers from the Albatros and Skualo diving centers to undertake a dangerous 45-minute operation, using their knives to painstakingly cut away the mesh while submerged underwater.

Torras, the owner of the Albatrol diving ceter said, “The first ten seconds she got a bit nervous, you know, like bubbles everywhere, but then I don’t know, call me crazy but I think she knew we were there to help her and she just relaxed and we started working from the front of her mouth backwards.”
“We kept cutting and cutting and she kind of gave a little wiggle to get herself out of it,” Torras said

After the rescue, the whale remained with the four divers for some time to recuperate and even seemed to express its gratitude with what appeared to be “a little thank you sign” before eventually swimming away.

Three decades ago, the United Nations banned the use of drift nets due to the significant number of non-targeted marine animals that are caught along with the intended catch.

Source: kingdomstv

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A Dramatic Dog Rescue Of Man Jogging on Beach in San Francisco

A Dramatic Dog Rescue Of Man Jogging on Beach in San Francisco

San Francisco is a fantastic city for jogging, no matter what month of the year. For this reason, one sunny January, one resident of San Francisco decided to go jogging along the coast. But suddenly, while running, he heard an unusual sound along the path.

A Dramatic Dog Rescue Of Man Jogging on Beach in San Francisco

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He wanted to continue running, but that sound intrigued him so much that he had to stop and check where the sound was coming from among the stones along the path. A few minutes after searching, he saw a small dog’s head peeking from the rocks.

After noticing that it was a small and helpless dog, he had no choice but to call the local animal center, San Francisco Animal Care & Control, and report that he had found the lost and over-aged dog. At the same time, the center staff called their colleague Carlos Ortega to go to the field and see what exactly it was about.

A Dramatic Dog Rescue Of Man Jogging on Beach in San Francisco

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Like an actual fireman, Ortega jumped out of his chair and quickly rushed with the equipment to the shore to solve the emergency. The problem was that the tide was getting bigger and bigger, and there was a real danger that those stones would become flooded, so the dog’s life was in danger.

Unfortunately, the jogger who found the unfortunate dog could not stay with him until Ortega arrived, but that’s why he sent the center’s employees the exact location and a picture of the stone where the dog was so that Ortega could find it more easily. Through that right location, the reception center employees could find where the dog was located.

Ortega had problems finding a puppy because he searched among many stones quite similar to the one he got from a photo sent to him by a jogger. The search dragged on a bit and was taking longer than he first expected.

For this reason, he had to call several of his colleagues for help because there was less and less time. And just when he picked up the phone to call his colleagues, he suddenly noticed a scared dog shaking and staring at him.

A Dramatic Dog Rescue Of Man Jogging on Beach in San Francisco

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It was not easy to remove the stones and free the passage, but in the end, he pushed the stone away on top and freed the dog, her name was Gwen as he will find it out later one. The dog was shaking at first, but after Ortega took it in his arms, it calmed down and stopped shaking. Afterward he became dog’s friend and gained his trust. Ortega took him in his arms and checked that he might not be injured. Ortega was so happy about the final departure that right after rescuing the puppy, he decided to take a selfie as a memory.

A Dramatic Dog Rescue Of Man Jogging on Beach in San Francisco

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After the newly formed friendship, Ortega took her to his vehicle to scan her microchip and see who the owner was. After scanning, the owners were soon found. When Ortega called the owners, they told him that the dog got lost in the morning and that they had been looking for him for hours. Eventually, Ortega took Gwen home to her family.

A Dramatic Dog Rescue Of Man Jogging on Beach in San Francisco

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When Gwen saw her family, she ran to hug them all, full of joy. This moment of rescue and the experience that Ortega had will remain with him for his entire life.

Sources: The Dodo, Animal Care & Control San Francisco

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Puppy battles for her life after deadly bite wounds

Puppy battles for her life after deadly bite wounds

She was too little for such a horrible injury, and we knew if she didn’t respond to antibiotics, she wouldn’t stand a chance.

When Animal Aid Unlimited rescue personnel arrived to save a puppy with a neck injury, it was a race against time.

When they came, the poor little animal was laying on the ground, unable to raise her head. The little dog didn’t have a broken neck; rather, she had nerve damage as a result of bite wounds.

Perhaps the most heartbreaking aspect of the situation was that the puppy acknowledged their goodwill in attempting to rescue her, but she couldn’t raise her neck or lift her head to acknowledge them. She tried, but the poor pup couldn’t.

Puppy battles for her life after deadly bite wounds

Fortunately for the dog, she was in wonderful hands when the rescuers took her in. They rushed her to the hospital.

Her puncture scars had gotten infected, and the infection had spread throughout her body, so there was no time to waste. They pumped her full of antibiotics and pain relievers, and she was soon on the mend.

Puppy battles for her life after deadly bite wounds

It took some time to get her back up and running, but the small pup proved she was a warrior.

Puppy battles for her life after deadly bite wounds

They called the adorable puppy Sprinkles and were eager to return her to her mother and family.

Puppy battles for her life after deadly bite wounds

After two weeks, during which she proved to be a complete love bug with rescue personnel, she was reunited with her family.

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Little Puppy Lying And Crying Alone Without Strength After Being Abandoned On a Hill At Night

Little Puppy Lying And Crying Alone Without Strength After Being Abandoned On a Hill At Night

Thank them for saving her from such a terrible life she was born. Now it’s time for her to be loved and trusted in life and grow up to be a happy, healthy animal.

This 20 days old little puppy was left alone without strength lying on a hill in Chanis, Panama,…

Little Puppy Lying And Crying Alone Without Strength After Being Abandoned On a Hill At Night

…with full of flies, lice, fleas and multiple wounds on her body…

Little Puppy Lying And Crying Alone Without Strength After Being Abandoned On a Hill At Night

…until they got her, her condition is critical, she doesn’t move much, breath weekly and always close her eyes…

Little Puppy Lying And Crying Alone Without Strength After Being Abandoned On a Hill At Night

She was hospitalized all day at the Veterinary Paws & Footprints of Chanis, where they check her every 2 hours.

The little girl who weighs only 0.66 kg, that’s about 1.45 lbs but has to receive various injectable medications every few hours.

Little Puppy Lying And Crying Alone Without Strength After Being Abandoned On a Hill At Night

As she couldn’t eat, her blood sugar dropped again, so she had to undergo another blood transfusion…It’s a painful process, especially for a little baby.

Little Puppy Lying And Crying Alone Without Strength After Being Abandoned On a Hill At Night

It’s heartbreaking to hear her “crying” voice during night…but the vet said she needs to repeat that process for few times as her anemia does not improve despite adequate nutrition.

Her hematocrit value doesn’t rise, even with blood transfusion, which means that she is not regenerating on her own.

Little Puppy Lying And Crying Alone Without Strength After Being Abandoned On a Hill At Night

The next day, the test came out much better, her hemoglobin went up from 3.0 to 4.5 with the transfusion. Platelets went up from 28 to 84 and her hematocrit went up from 12 to 16 which allow baby Amor is leaving hospital.

Little Puppy Lying And Crying Alone Without Strength After Being Abandoned On a Hill At Night

Baby Amor feels a bit better after 2 days in their center, she became quite and stopped crying at night. However, she is still hospitalized daily in the morning hour where she is watched and monitored.

In the afternoon, their volunteers start to play with her, which might help her to feel love and better for her mental health.

Little Puppy Lying And Crying Alone Without Strength After Being Abandoned On a Hill At Night

A week later, Amor eat started to be able to eat Proplan canned puppy food, not a lot but her appetite improved. For every 2 hours, she is also given water and malt extract, which is a food supplement with high iron content.

Little Puppy Lying And Crying Alone Without Strength After Being Abandoned On a Hill At Night

The strength of her heart is stronger than her body. Wounds start to heal which causes itchy feeling with the bandage. The little girl doesn’t give up, she has fought again all odds, and she keeps standing, asking life for another chance.

Little Puppy Lying And Crying Alone Without Strength After Being Abandoned On a Hill At Night 

Little Puppy Lying And Crying Alone Without Strength After Being Abandoned On a Hill At Night

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