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An elephant named Raju that had been rescued from a life of abuse at a park won its final freedom, after an Indian court ordered the animal be kept with his rescuers instead of returned to his former nightmare home, the Independent reports. Credit: Twitter/WildlifeSOS In July, Raju made headlines when his sad condition was revealed on video and word got out that his rescuers noticed tears in the creature's eyes after it was rescued from 50 years of abuse, malnourishment, and a life in shackles. Raju was in constant pain, had no shelter, and lived off what he could beg from tourists. RELATED: 10 Ways Elephants Are Like Us With the blessing of a court order, the conservation organization W...

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"I'm not dead yet!" That's no doubt what a Black Labrador mix thought when he woke up from being euthanized -- twice -- at an animal shelter in Helena, Alabama. Lazarus with new owner, Jane Holston. Credit: Associated Press The 4-year-old lab was christened "Lazarus" by the woman who found him alive the morning after a vet gave him two shots that should have killed him. The first one wasn't enough to stop his heart, apparently. VIDEO: Are Some Dog Breeds More Aggressive? "When the staff arrived in the morning, to their shock the dog was looking at them. He had even eaten his left over food from the day before. Though scared and wobbly, he was sitting in his cage alive!" Sonya King, of T...