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While Waiting to Find a Forever Home, a Shelter Dog Befriends a Stuffed Sloth and They Become Inseparable

While Waiting to Find a Forever Home, a Shelter Dog Befriends a Stuffed Sloth and They Become Inseparable

Our lives occasionally need to be completely shaken up, changed, and rearranged in order to get us to the place where we belong. This story is about Jane, a stray dog who has confronted different challenges before she finally found the place where she is meant to be.

Jane is a lovely border collie mix, who was rescued by the Humane Society of Northwest Louisiana (HSNWLA) 6 years ago. A few hours after the birth, Jane was found sleeping next to her mom and siblings.

Source: Humane Society of Northwest Louisiana

Source: Humane Society of Northwest Louisiana

A few months later, in May of 2017, Jane found herself a sweet home. She quickly joined the new house and was excited to spend the rest of her life as a close member in the family.

“Jane was originally adopted as a puppy in May of 2017” Sarrah Walton, a longtime volunteer at HSNWLA shared. “Her family loved her very much.”

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Regrettably, Jane later seemed not to get on well with the new family as she had a small conflict with the family’s little puppy.

“Unfortunately, Jane just did not like the small dogs in the home,” Walton said. “They tried for years to work with her, but, ultimately, they did the right thing by bringing Jane back to us at the beginning of 2022 to find a more suited home.”

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Jane was then taken back to HSNWLA after years of  putting effort into being friends with the little pup. There is no doubt that it was hard for both Jane and her first adoptive family to come to the heartbreaking conclusion that the family wasn’t the perfect fit for Jane.

“Jane had to adjust to being back in the rescue,” Walton said. “It is a big change from having been in a comfy home.”

Things were totally unfamiliar with Jane and the HSNWLA team certainly could feel that. Hence, they did everything they could to cheer this loving friend up.

Source: Humane Society of Northwest Louisiana

“We did our very best to make sure she was loved on,” Walton said. “She went for car rides, field trips to volunteers’ houses, and sleepovers. But it just seemed like no one was interested in adopting her.”

Day by day, along with warmth and fondness received from HSNWLA members, Jane found herself a new hobby. She is interested in lovely plush toys in the HSNWLA office. Gradually, she starts collecting new stuffed animals and playing with them most of the time. A tiny sloth is her favorite toy. Jane even refuses to go anywhere without her sloth.

Source: Humane Society of Northwest Louisiana

“Jane loves her babies,” Walton said. “She loves to snuggle up with them. Her sloth is her favorite!”

Everyone knew about adorable behaviors of Jane and they started to send her new toys. A volunteer even gave Jane a handmade slot blanket to comfort her.

A year later, Jane happily got a second adoption. Her new mom and dad are Sarah and Justin M, a sweet couple. With her valued sloth goods close by her side, Jane waved her tail the entire journey to her new home. Even though it took time for her to find a loving home, Jane quickly blended in perfectly with the new family and enjoyed every single moment with them.

Source: Humane Society of Northwest Louisiana

Source: Humane Society of Northwest Louisiana

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Firefighters Rescue Dog Stuck in Tire

Firefighters Rescue Dog Stuck in Tire

Certain jobs need bravery and determination. They’re not easy.

Being a firefighter is one of those tough jobs.

The Franklinville Volunteer Fire Company (FVFC) in New Jersey, along with the Franklin Township Police Department, worked together to save a dog in trouble.

The dog, Daisy, got her head stuck in a tire at her home.

Image source: Franklinville Volunteer Fire Department 

The FVFC posted about it on Facebook, and they included a picture showing Daisy’s head sticking out from the middle of a big Firestone tire.

The picture showed how serious the situation was, with emergency workers working hard to rescue the scared dog.

Image source: Franklinville Volunteer Fire Department 

At first, they tried to get Daisy out with soap and water, but it didn’t work.

Then, one of the FVFC lieutenants used his own plasma cutter, which was a new idea. It turned out to be the thing that finally freed Daisy.

Image source: Franklinville Volunteer Fire Department 

The FVFC also shared a tense video of the rescue, filmed by the police.

In the video, you could see the emergency team working carefully around Daisy, who was waiting patiently to be freed.

Image source: Franklinville Volunteer Fire Department 

The rescuers were really careful to make sure Daisy felt safe and comfortable.

They put two blankets around her neck to protect her while they cut the tire. It also made her feel safer.

Then, they used the plasma cutter to cut a piece out of the top of the tire. It was pretty dramatic, with sparks flying everywhere during the rescue.

Image source: Franklinville Volunteer Fire Department 

In the middle of the video, one of the team members thought it would be a good idea to put a collar and leash on Daisy.

This was just in case she got scared and ran away once she was free.

The team kept cutting through the tire rim carefully until there was enough space to get Daisy’s head out safely.

Image source: Franklinville Volunteer Fire Department 

The moment everyone felt better was when one of the team members carefully pulled Daisy out of the tire, and then they wrapped her up in blankets.

After finally getting out, Daisy wiggled out of the blankets and stretched, showing how grateful and relieved she was. Someone held onto her leash while she did this.

Image source: Franklinville Volunteer Fire Department 

In another post, the FVFC shared a picture of the tire after they rescued Daisy. You could see that about a quarter of the top of the rim was cut off.

The post also had some good news: Daisy was okay and doing fine after what happened.

The FVFC proudly said, “This is the dedication and commitment you can expect from the FVFC each time we respond to a call. We are grateful to everyone who responded today to help Daisy.”

Image source: Youtube

This event shows how skilled and dedicated the Franklinville Volunteer Fire Company and the Franklin Township Police Department are.

It’s also a nice reminder of how much our emergency responders care about everyone’s safety, whether they’re people or animals.

To see the brave rescue happening, check out the video below.

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Cleanup Crew Member Finds Abandoned Puppy in Trash Can

Cleanup Crew Member Finds Abandoned Puppy in Trash Can

In a heartwarming rescue tale from St. Louis, the Stream Team of the Missouri Department of Conservation found something surprising during their cleanup in North County—a 12-week-old puppy left in a pile of trash.

This story starts with a surprising meeting with a white dog named “Dude.” Even though he was in a tough situation, he showed that there’s still hope and strength in tough times.

Image source: Missouri Dept. Of Conservation

Brian Waldrop, part of the Stream Team, talked about the touching moment they found the puppy. He said they first thought the puppy was a dead animal.

They were surprised when they saw the supposed dead animal move, and realized it was actually a dirty white puppy.

According to Brian, what happened was not only unexpected but also really touching. It created a special connection right away between him and the puppy.

Image source: Missouri Dept. Of Conservation

The puppy, who was hidden in a pile of trash and stuck in a black garbage bag, went through a surprising change.

At first, he was dirty and yellow from all the filth, but after a good bath, his coat turned into a clean and shiny white. It showed how much he had been neglected but still managed to survive.

“He was found in a black trash bag in a pile of trash. His first name could have been Hefty, you know,” Brian told Fox 2 St. Louis.

Image source: Missouri Dept. Of Conservation

Finding the puppy wasn’t just about rescuing an animal; it also showed how bad the environmental problems are in the area.

The Stream Team usually picks up trash, but they didn’t expect to find a living thing among it.

This shows how serious the problem of waste disposal is and how it affects everything around us.

Image source: Missouri Dept. Of Conservation

Apart from the rescue, the story makes us think about the bigger problem of the environment, shown by the Stream Team finding “Dude.”

The issue of garbage isn’t just in one place—it’s everywhere. It affects cities, countryside, and nature areas alike, showing a troubling lack of care for the environment and the creatures living in it.

Image source: Missouri Dept. Of Conservation

Finding an animal among the trash is a powerful reminder of what happens when we don’t throw away our garbage properly.

The puppy being the first animal they’ve found in this situation shows how uncommon this rescue is and how bad the environmental problems are.

Image source: Youtube Screenshot

Talking about the big problem of waste management, the team member said they’re upset about how money issues make people dump trash illegally.

Throwing away trash improperly is easy and cheap, so people do it a lot. This creates a culture where people don’t care about the penalties for dumping trash because it’s so convenient to do.

Image source: Youtube Screenshot

“This is not just a Missouri problem; it’s a worldwide problem where, you know, people need to get rid of trash, it costs too much, it’s cheaper to dump it,” Brian said.

The puppy’s rescue isn’t just a one-time thing—it’s a reason for us to do something.

It shows that we really need to change how we handle trash, and it also shows how important it is to have groups like the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Stream Team.

Image source: Youtube Screenshot

Dude’s” journey, from being thrown away in the trash to becoming a symbol of hope and caring for the environment, tells a powerful story about being strong, loved, and taking care of our planet.

And luckily, “Dude” has a happy ending. Brian adopted him, and now he’s living happily in his forever home. We’re really happy “Dude” has found a place to belong.

You can watch the Dude’s full story here!

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Cat Rescued After Being Stuck in Car Engine

Cat Rescued After Being Stuck in Car Engine

Sometimes, animals get into tough spots, and kind people have to step in to help them out. That’s exactly what happened to a poor cat who got stuck in a unexpected place. Even though it was a tough job, a team of rescuers worked hard to free the cat, giving her another chance at life.

In 2020, someone called the Arizona Humane Society because a Maine Coon cat was stuck in a car engine in Phoenix. The cat was really scared and crying loudly because it was in so much trouble.

Image source: Arizona Humane Society

The rescue team knew right away that this wasn’t going to be an easy job. The cat’s belly was stuck between two metal plates, making things even harder. They tried to calm the scared cat and let her know they were there to help. Ruthie called for more help, and one of her teammates did surgery right there to free the cat.

“I have never had a rescue more complicated, I’ve never had one more intense,” said Ruthie Jesus from the Arizona Humane Society . “I have never had a moment of fear and panic quite that strong.”

“I think after the rescue was complete and I knew the kitty was going to be safe, her life was safe, I found myself very emotional,” the woman told.

Even though they got the cat out of the engine, her problems weren’t finished. X-rays showed she had eaten a fuel injection plug and some wires from the car. Vets had to do three surgeries to take the car parts out of her stomach. It was a long and hard process for the poor cat, but she finally got better, which made her rescuers really happy.

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