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Wildlife Medical Team Revives A Baby Rhino In The Nick of Time With CPR

Medical staff around the world are well-versed in performing CPR to save a life, but what do you do if your patient is 900 pounds?

That was exactly what a team of wildlife vets from Working With Rhinos had to figure out when Meha, a baby white rhinoceros orphan, had a negative reaction to sedatives during a routine dehorning operation.

The dramatic footage shows the group of vets and wildlife officers rushing to the rhino’s aid when they notice her heartbeat getting awfully weak. Thanks to the dedication of everyone involved, Meha was quickly revived thanks to repeated chest compressions.

Dehorning is routinely performed on rhinos in captivity. It has proven to be one of the most effective techniques in the relentless fight against ivory poachers.

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He Was Punished By His Owner In The Cruelest, Most Insane Way…Your Heart Will Break

It’s easy to get frustrated with our little animal friends, but even at their worst there’s absolutely no excuse for the amount of pain this poor pup was subjected to. At just six-weeks-old, like many young puppies, he chewed on something he shouldn’t have — his owner’s phone.

Instead of behaving like a rational human being, the cruel owner doused the tiny animal with boiling hot water and tossed him out of the fourth story balcony of his apartment in Chengdu, China. That could have easily been the tragic end of this sad story, but luckily someone came by to offer the kindness this sweet boy so desperately deserved.

Warning: the images of his wounds are extremely graphic.

Yan Yingying found the scalded pup lying on the street and immediately rushed him to a vet.

They did the best they could to stabilize the poor thing, now going by Tuffy, but he needed more help than the local clinic could provide.

So Yingying brought him to the skillful folks at Animals Asia about an hour’s drive outside of Chengdu.

Though the staff members had seen plenty of cases of abuse and trauma cross their path, they had never seen anything this barbaric and heartbreaking.

His body was covered in so many blisters that he couldn’t even close his eyes to sleep.

Slowly, thanks to an amazing team of doctors, Tuffy started to get better.

Injections and grafts from a small portion of skin by his scrotum that was untouched by the water gave the little guy a second chance.

Yingying would frequently visit Tuffy while he recovered, and once he was well enough, she brought him home to stay with her forever.

Large sections of his fur still haven’t grown back, but generous strangers have donated adorable new coats to keep him warm.

Despite all that he’s been through, Tuffy is finally the happy, playful pup he was born to be.

(via The Dodo)

It’s incredible that such a small dog could have so much strength and determination to get well. Thank goodness for the kind humans who outweighed the cruelty of another to give this cutie a second chance at finding trust, love, and happiness.

Visit Animals Asia’s website to make a donation and help them save more lives just like Tuffy.

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This Dog Isn’t Convinced That It’s Safe To Come Inside

No one has ever claimed that dogs are the smartest creatures on the planet, but they sure are lovable!

After Sophie’s human took the screen off of their front door, she wasn’t quite sure if it was safe to come inside. Maybe she’s run into the screen too many times or has gotten scolded for scratching holes in it, but either way, she couldn’t wrap her head around the magical rectangle where a barrier used to be.

Watch as Sophie contemplates crossing the threshold. Even the promise of a treat isn’t enough to lure her inside.

This silly pooch was having a similar problem. Luckily, she has a very understanding daddy.

“Mother, you’re trapped! I will save you!”

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You Don’t Think Too Much About This… Until You See These Pictures. Then It Hits You Hard.

This series of photographs of primates living in captivity named ‘Behind Glass’ is by Atlanta-based photographer Anne Berry. From South Africa to Belgium she traveled the world to capture photos of apes and monkeys living in small zoos, in hopes of truly reflecting and capturing life on the other side of the glass/barrier. Most of the captive primates in Anne’s photographs look quite sad, but she insists her work is not to advocate against zoos. “I think zoos are doing a better and better job of keeping animals and replicating habitats that don’t exist in the wild anymore,” Berry said. “It’s not the best that you’d like, but it’s keeping species alive.”

The name ‘Behind Glass’ refers both to the glass or boundaries of an enclosure and to the glass of the camera lens. The somber mood of the photographs isn’t accidental either, she shoots them in black and white and uses a wide aperture on her 80mm lens. She does this as the black and white images feel both aged and emotional, each photo clearly showing the solitude of the animal. “I think it makes people have more empathy for them and stop and look at the picture. If they feel sadness and nostalgia, they might think about what’s happening and the challenges the animals face in the wild due to the increasing loss of their natural habitat,” she said. You can Like Anne Berry on Facebook or Visit Her Web Site. Source: Anne Berry  Via LensCulture

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A Man And His Son Were Sailing When Suddenly They Spotted… WHAT? The Ending Is Awesome.

While sailing on Somerset Reservoir in Vermont with his son, a man spotted a young squirrel trying to swim across the lake. The distance from one side to the other was about 3/4 of a mile and the squirrel was right in the middle of the lake. After trying to get him to climb aboard without success, the man decided to jump into the water to save the little guy.

I just love this video! It’s so heartwarming to see people helping even the smallest of creatures. Source: LiftlineRedcoat Share this fantastic animal rescue video with your friends and family below.

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I Can’t Decide If This Is Morbid Or Beautiful. Look At The Photos And Judge For Yourself.

Russian photographer Maris Ionona-Gribina has a gift. But whether that’s good or bad, you’ll be the judge. The way she memorializes the dead is intriguing to say the least. You’re about to see why.

“I found these dead animals during bicycle rides to the sea in the summer. I wanted to find a way to save them for world of art. They were so unprotected… One or two days more and they would be eaten by worms.”

“I remembered my childhood. When I with my brother found a dead mole, bird or bug we buried them on the border of a forest.”

“And we decorated the grave with flowers and stones. Why we did it that way? Probably it was a children’s curiosity, our first studies of mortality.”

“In this project I work with my childhood memories and with the subject of life and death.”

“All animals died naturally or after accidents with cars. The flowers were gathered near dead animals and in my garden.”

What’s the verdict? In the end, we’ll take this as a beautiful attempt to give peace and beauty to these fallen animals. And we can only hope to have such dedication from those around us when our time comes. If you want to see more of Maria’s work, check out her website and see what else she has up her sleeve. Source: Muybridge’s Horse via Bored Panda

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She Loved Her Forever Home, But What Happened Will Break Your Heart In Two

Mighty Mutts in Toronto, Canada, provides training for dogs looking to join the canine work force or rehabilitate bad behavior. They also board rescue pups, most saved from death row at other shelters, but the facility has limited space.

This sweet girl named Lana was brought in about a year ago when she was just 10 weeks old. The rough life that led to her ending up in their care made her a bit skittish when meeting new people, but once she warmed up to someone she was content to follow them around anywhere.

They posted these photos of the cutie, hoping to attract a forever home adoption.

Because of her nerves, they wanted to find a home without any small children.

Finally, the happy day arrived when a family came to bring her into their home. They had children, but they hoped over time that Lana would be able to adjust.

Sadly, that never happened. After a year of trying to give her a happy life, the family and folks at Mighty Mutts agreed it would be better for Lana to return to the shelter and find an adults-only home.

Unfortunately, this took a depressing toll on the pup, as can be clearly seen in this heartbreaking photo of her taken a few days ago.

All of Lana’s old fears and anxieties returned in full force. She is so reluctant to leave her cage, only doing so when two specific people are there to coax her out. The crew is working on solving her resurfaced guarding issues and nervousness while they pray for a foster or forever home for the poor girl.

“When she is with people she knows and trusts,” they explain on Facebook, “she is a silly and sweet [girl]. Lana is great left alone, good with other animals (cats/dogs), however, she will exhibit guarding behaviours around food with other animals. She LOVES to go hiking and is […] very good on leash. She also likes car rides…well, she will still fall asleep almost as soon as the car begins to move, just like when she was a tiny pup.”

You can help her find the urgent home she so desperately deserves by sharing her story and donating to the Mighty Mutts to help fund her boarding. Hopefully she won’t be spending too much more time in her sad condition.

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