I don’t know about you but I could literally spend hours just watching animal rescue videos on the Internet and tear up at the happy endings. Watching an animal that looks so hopeless, and probably felt hopeless at that time too, be nurtured back to health and emerge as such a happy creature is an addiction! And knowing that humans helped that animal and gave it a second life makes me feel warm. There is hope in this world after all! And, no, we’re not talking metaphorically about Vietnamese fishermen rescuing our own.
So if you’re like me and you’re looking for more animal rescue videos to get addicted to, The Dodo, an American online publisher focused on animals, is the best place to go.
Vulcan, the cat who survived a fire
This guy found a tiny kitten in the rubble of a huge fire — and promised to make him a part of his family if he survived 😻 pic.twitter.com/gicZOSvXyB
— The Dodo (@dodo) February 28, 2019
Animal rescuer Dan Evans finds a black cat dying in the wake of a destructive fire. But he’s not giving up on the creature just yet! The vets were able to take care of his third-degree burnt paws and bring him back to health. Vulcan, as he is aptly named, is now a part of Dan’s family.
The pony who got to taste freedom after a decade
Watch this pony who’s spent 10 years alone finally get his life back 🐴❤️ pic.twitter.com/GvoGF7oh9i
— The Dodo (@dodo) May 22, 2019
Imagine being locked up for a decade with feet that are such a burden to lift when you know that you’re meant to be running on plains and hills? This pony has been alone for a decade with his overgrown hooves but kind rescuers and a loving family show him what it’s like to be free.
France, the dog who was chained to a door
Rescuers couldn’t believe what people did to this dog — but they turned their anger into love and completely transformed her 💞💞💞 pic.twitter.com/cpTurvf9xr
— The Dodo (@dodo) January 28, 2019
Behind every rescued animal is the golden heart of her rescuers and France definitely got lucky. Three rescuers found her chained to a door of an abandoned house, her fur matted, her eyes shut tight. They immediately took her to the vet where they had to call a firefighter to cut the chain from her neck! Although an eye specialist had to remove France’s eyes, she grew up to be a happy puppy.
This seal that was scared of police officers
This has to stop happening pic.twitter.com/SsTT0e0ya8
— The Dodo (@dodo) February 26, 2019
Even marine animals need our help in the ever-growing pollution in the ocean. Two police officers saw this seal tangled in a net and although the animal was panicky, they didn’t leave him alone to suffer. The officers managed to free him and set him back to the ocean. All in a day’s work!
A turtle that’s aptly named: Hope
Big guy adopts tiny special needs turtle and falls in love 🐢💞 pic.twitter.com/4EqeSS9AQZ
— The Dodo (@dodo) March 12, 2019
No one wanted Hope, a small turtle no bigger than two grapes side by side, but her new owner, Mike, took her in any way. You see, Hope is a unique baby turtle for the hole in her chest that exposes her heart. But this does not stop her from living her life, nor does it stop Mike from giving her a normal turtle life!
Even dolphins need help
This dolphin swam up to divers to ask for help ❤️ pic.twitter.com/d11UFgnQ2o
— The Dodo (@dodo) May 19, 2019
Another example of the effects of a polluted ocean is this dolphin with a fish hook in his fin. This dolphin knew that the divers could help him so he swam up to them and was very calm while the divers were cutting him loose. What breaks our hearts is that the even though kind humans saved him, other humans caused him to feel this pain. Let’s be kind to the ocean!
This mistreated purple pittie that grew up happy
Watch this purple pittie puppy grow up to be SO handsome #PittieNation 😍 pic.twitter.com/RKNJsYRLyL
— The Dodo (@dodo) May 23, 2019
Prince the Pittie was in a bad shape when he was first discovered but he was still showering his caretakers with love. His skin had purple markers and he had a lot of scabs that needed treatment. But his transformation after a week of care is astonishing! Watch the video to see.
The family that takes care of these cubs
This family has raised hundreds of orphaned baby bears and sent them back to the wild ❤️🙏 pic.twitter.com/TN1UdVh2mU
— The Dodo (@dodo) May 24, 2019
The dedication that this family has in helping cubs who’ve lost their mothers is inspiring. They find the cubs, give them proper nourishment while they’re still young, but also keep human contact minimal. When they’ve grown a bit, they’re transferred into a huge enclosed forest to train them to hunt and when they’re fully grown, they’re released back into the wild.
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