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A Rescued Puppy Completely Forgets How To Dog When She Goes To Drink Water

When rescuers from the Mia Foundation discovered Gertie, she was abandoned in a dumpster at only one day old. What’s more, she was born with a cleft palate. But that doesn’t slow her down…if anything it makes the cutie even more adorable.

Just watch how she drinks water!

If that’s not the cutest thing you’ve ever seen, I’m at a loss for what to show you.

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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.

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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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She Weighed Just Half A Pound When They Found Her…But These Vets Saved Her Life

There’s a reason that puppies aren’t fully weaned from their mother until they’re between seven and eight weeks old. In addition to the emotional support, they need mom’s nutritious milk and warmth to help them survive. Unfortunately though, stray dogs and orphaned pups often find themselves without a mom, making their odds of survival incredibly slim.

That’s just what happened to Lily when she was brought in to the San Jose Animal Care Center.

A Good Samaritan found Lily alone and barely alive. They spent two days trying to help her recover by feeding her milk…

But when Lily’s condition worsened, they brought her into the San Jose Animal Care Center.

Vet clinic staffers weren’t sure the tiny puppy — who weighed just 0.5 pounds — would survive 30 minutes, let alone the next few days.

While they looked for a rescue to take her in, they got to work. They gave her fluids through a catheter, provided heat support, and began feeding her through a syringe.

Naturally, she was exhausted.

Watch as a veterinarian feeds the tiny tyke.

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Sometimes we drop everything and do amazing things to save lives.Today a dying puppy (weighing 0.5 lbs.) came in to the shelter. She had low blood sugar levels, was hypothermic and dehydrated. She was barely responsive. Fortunately, our shelter’s amazing veterinary team pulled together an amazing effort to bring this girl back to life! We placed a catheter into her femur so that we could give her life-saving fluids and sugars. With that along with heat support, we got her eating from syringes and feeling so much better!The best news is that she has been rescued thanks to Fred’s Friends and has a veterinary nurse fostering her to ensure she continues to recover!FULL STORY: http://www.tailsofasheltervet.com/2016/03/06/two-days-after-found-in-park-tiny-dying-puppy-brought-to-shelter/

Posted by Tails of a Shelter Vet on Tuesday, March 1, 2016

After a few hours, Lily was in much better shape. The clinic had also found a veterinarian nurse who would foster her!

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Tiny Lily is doing SO much better! She is eating on her own and loves to give kisses.

Posted by Fred’s Friends on Thursday, March 3, 2016

Now, just over two weeks after the pup came in off death’s doorstep, Lily is playful and gaining her strength!

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Yep that's little Lily. She is doing so well now and has recovered! Isn't she adorable???

Posted by Fred's Friends on Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Dr. Ostermann noted in her blog post about Lily that while the person who found her only had the best of intentions, it’s important to be sure the mom isn’t coming back — and only then should you bring the animal in to the professionals:

“Sometimes good intentions can be more harmful than you would expect. Many people who find kittens or puppies assume that they are orphaned instead of waiting to see whether their mother comes back to them. The babies will do best in their mother’s care, so removing them from their environment before you are sure their mother is not coming back could hinder their chances of surviving. If you are convinced that mother is not returning to her babies and you are not well-versed in caring for orphaned kittens or puppies, please take them to your local veterinarian immediately for guidance.

We’re just glad this story ended with a happy result. Best of luck, Lily!

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These 30 Photos Prove Why Dogs Are The Greatest Friends You Could Ever Have

Best friends come in all shapes and sizes…and levels of body hair.

No, we aren’t talking about that one kid who somehow grew a beard in fifth grade, but the fuzzy, four-legged friends who have continued to stick with us through thick and thin over the centuries: dogs!

There are plenty of reasons why they’re called “man’s best friend,” and here are just a few of them.

1. They greet you in the morning with a cute smile and a friendly wave.

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2. They never judge. They just love.

3. They make the best sidekicks.

4. Dogs are amazing listeners!

5. They are always up for an adventure with their little humans.

6. They’ll dutifully keep scary enemies at bay. This guy would NOT let that Roomba destroy his family.

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7. They know how to appreciate the simple things.

8. They try their best to match their owners…or is it the other way around?

9. Yeah, it’s definitely them trying to match us!

10. Growing up with a dog is something special.

11. They are always up for an afternoon cuddle.

12. They know how to cheer up their humans with goofy smiles.

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13. They are always up for looking embarrassing with their BFF.

14. They can’t stand being away from their friends for even a second.

15. They know when you’ve had a bad day and just want a little snuggle time.

16. They love nothing more than a good road trip.

17. You can always count on them to be there for you.

18. They make for great dinner company.

19. They’re even inseparable at nap time.

20. They’re excellent traveling companions.

21. Warm, fuzzy pups make great blankets.

22. They are willing to take turns being the big spoon.

23. They are always up for a hug (even when that hug is a little aggressive).

24. They know that kids are weird. They get it.

25. They are just the best babysitters.

26. Dogs love a good game of tag…well, after nap time they do.

27. They are always ready for the adventures you have in mind.

28. Some are even great at doing chores!

29. Anyone who helps you pick out a paint color is a true friend.

30. Puppies are total hams, but we love them even more for it.

Do yourself a favor and go to your nearest animal shelter to adopt a new best friend! You won’t regret it.

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