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This Picture Perfect Wedding Day Was Almost Ruined By An Uninvited Guest.

Weddings are a beautiful way to celebrate love between two people who have decided to spend the rest of their lives together. But before the bliss could really begin for this couple, they were forced to deal with one of those pesky uninvited guests who always seem to sneak their way in.

The newlyweds, Rebecca and Brian Pepper, were enjoying their sunset photoshoot when the photographer noticed someone lurking in the background…

Photobombed by a bull!

Photographer Rachel Deane wanted to make the most of the curious bovine and instructed Rebecca and Brian to ignore it.

But it kept inching closer…

And closer…

Eventually taking a sniff at Rebecca’s dress.

They were able to get it away from the dress, but it apparently wasn’t okay with that.

Luckily, this groom grew up around bulls all his life, so he knew exactly how to deal with the situation.

Brian, a canola farmer, noticed it rearing its back and dusting up the ground, preparing to attack.

And the crisis was avoided, but they still have a great story to tell.

(via Daily Mail.)

Other than fearing for their own safety, the new husband and wife were worried about the fancy wheels they had rented for the special occasion. Thank goodness for Brian thinking quick on his feet!

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Emotional Support Dogs, Sure, But Emotional Support Turkeys? We’ve Gone Too Far

One of the most interesting trends in recent years is the addition of odd animals to the emotional support animals (ESA) family. Since they take their companions everywhere, these people are often asked to supply proof that their animals are, in fact, certified to work as ESAs. However, these certificates can be purchased online from private companies, and they’re easy to pass off as the real thing.

As you can imagine, people have begun abusing the privilege. While we were once satisfied with support dogs, there are more bizarre animals being added to the ESA roster every day.

For example, there’s this emotional support turkey that was spotted on a flight to Seattle last week.

There is technically no law against having an emotional support animal with you in a public place. However, the law is intentionally vague around ESAs and what they are permitted to do. This ambiguity has led to an explosion in the number of ESAs that are “working” all over the country.

This expansion of the ESA industry has caused quite a bit of controversy, especially among those with trained and certified service animals that they need to get through everyday life.

This is inspiring legislators to rethink the ways in which laws deal with the use of ESAs in public spaces.

(source: Reddit)

While I can completely understand someone’s legitimate emotional need to have their pet with them at all times, there are far too many people out there who have taken advantage of this lack of regulation for their own gain. It’s fair to say that they’re really messing things up for those in need.

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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!”

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/come-inside-dog/

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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