Friday, November 4, 2016


Below are some instances where people saw animals in need & helped them.  All pictures & captions are from checkthisyo.com.

This little piglet, named Chris P. Bacon, was born without the use of his back legs. So a veterinarian made him this snazzy wheelchair.

Biologist Adam Warwick came to the rescue of this 400 lb. black bear when a tranquilizer dart caused it to panic and run into the nearby waters. It was safely returned to Osceola National Forest in Florida.

This scared baby elephant made it through his medical check-up with the help of these extra hands.

These Norwegian boys save a baby lamb from a raging river.

This bird was so overwhelmed by heat exhaustion that it fell from a tree. This woman gave him a nice cool birdbath to recover.

Two men swam into dangerous and raging floods to save this poor, terrified fox.

This woman loves dogs so much that she regularly feeds dozens of strays in her neighborhood.

This young boy risked his own life during flooding in Bangladesh to save a small deer.

Chinese scientists wear these "costumes" while caring for young pandas to help them better assimilate to the wild when they're older.

This young Filipino boy carried his pet dog on his shoulders during monsoon season.

 This woman treaded flood waters while making sure her tiny puppy stayed safe.

Two boys used teamwork to rescue this puppy from a flood drain reservoir.

 This firefighter gave water to a parched koala following a large brushfire in Australia.

This eagle needed a new beak.

An officer makes sure this mother duck and her ducklings make it safely across the road.

 This baby kangaroo was rescued from the floods in Ipswich, Australia.

When this completely helpless porpoise washed up into a rice field following a tsunami, Ryo Taira made sure it got back where it belonged.

This adorable baby howler monkey was nurtured following treatment for a serious arm injury.

A man in India helps a mother cat move her kittens following a flood.

The pictures below are from BuzzFeed:

The California Wildlife Center recently rescued a mockingbird who was born with malformed, knuckling feet. The knuckling, which could have been congenital or a growth deformity, meant the bird could not perch on trees or walk like other birds. Birds with the condition eventually develop sores on their feet. If left untreated in the wild, birds with this condition will likely perish. A team of veterinarians used teeny tiny pieces of cardboard to create a pair of teeny tiny custom snowshoes for the bird. The results are a stylish departure from snowshoes that would make Canadians jealous. Our little bird friend has since graduated from the shoes & was released back in the wild, where it’s able to properly bird again.

When Eli was younger his owner noticed that he wasn’t putting on weight as fast as the rest of his litter and seemed to struggle keeping food down. Eli was diagnosed with Persistent Right Aortic Arch, meaning he has a constricted esophagus and so food couldn’t pass through properly. Ada Animal Hospital funded Eli’s surgery, which was done at a reduced cost. It was a success, but the puppy still struggled with regurgitation problems due to muscles weakened by his previous condition. A second surgery was performed, but his now owner Savannah was worried about his quality of life. They built a chair, which features an interchangeable bowl and arm rest for Eli’s comfort, means Eli can remain upright after eating, allowing his food to travel down to his stomach without the need of his weak esophagus muscles. Since receiving the chair in August, Eli has gained 20% of his body mass in one month.

Need to rescue a bear?

This was sent to me by my ducky Carole:

The Whale

If you saw a recent front-page story of the San Francisco  Chronicle you would have read about a female humpback whale who had become entangled in a spider's web of crab traps and lines. She was weighted down by hundreds of pounds of traps that caused her to struggle to stay afloat. She also had hundreds of yards of line rope wrapped around her body, her tail, her torso, a line tugging in her mouth.

A fisherman spotted her just east of the Farallon Islands (outside the Golden Gate) and radioed an environmental group for help. Within a few hours, the rescue team arrived and determined that she was so badly off, the only way to save her was to dive in and untangle her. They worked for hours with curved knives and eventually freed her.

When she was free, the divers say she swam in what seemed like joyous circles. She then came back to each and every diver, one at a time, and nudged them, pushed them gently around as if she was thanking them. Some said it was the most incredibly beautiful experience of their lives. The guy who cut the rope out of her mouth said her eyes were following him the whole time, and he will never be the same.

May you, and all those you love, be so blessed and fortunate to be surrounded by people who will help you get untangled from the things that are binding you. And, may you always know the joy of giving and receiving gratitude.

I pass this on to you, my friend, in the same spirit.

Of course, animals help us, too.
Click here.

To see some animals who are not interested
in helping each other, click here.

Sometimes animals are able to help each other.  Click here.

For a life lesson, click here.

I love this story:

Everyone needs help sometime:


These people gave 100%.  Whatever you do, always give 100%, unless you’re donating blood----fishducky