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Whilst sitting happily on my sofa in London, I came across a Facebook photo of two donkeys in Serbia. The photo was taken by someone who fosters dogs for the shelter we support and I noticed the donkeys were in very poor condition, so I contacted the person who posted it for more information. He explained that the owner of the donkeys was a drunk who had threatened people who attempted to rescue the donkeys before with an axe and a knife, as well as a massive dog. He also told me that there was a third donkey who got hit by a car and while still alive, the owner came to cut its throat with a knife as he refused to have the vet come and tend to the poor donkey. I felt I had no choice but to...

Yesterday I shared a story on Facebook about a 10-year-old Manteo, North Carolina boy named Wendell Overton who received praise from the Outer Banks SPCA after saving a stray cat who was being tortured by a group of bullies. Overton, who had already been watching out for the black and white kitty around the neighborhood, courageously stepped in when he encountered three youngsters, some as young as five, throwing the cat in the air, running him over with their bikes, and squirting energy drinks in his face. RELATED: Inside The Curious World Of The Balletcats Wendell bravely stopped the attack, and brought the ailing feline home to his mother, where the pair took the injured kitty...

For today's animal video, we're bringing you not only cute but also cry. Billy was rescued from a cage that had rusted shut. In an instant, his rescuer became his new best friend. Just another reminder to adopt! Related Stories: Abusive Dog Breeder Conviction of 91 Counts of Animal Cruelty LA to Become Largest City to Ban Pet Shop Puppy Mill Sales Why Pet Adoption is Your Best Option...

Bald Eagle Rescued from Leghold Trap

Last week, a bald eagle was found in a leghold trap by hunters in Salem, N.H. and rescued by local police. "I was on on call and spoke to the hunter," Sgt. Mike Wagner told ABC News. "But I didn't believe it was an eagle. In my 41 years on Earth I've never seen a bald eagle in the wild." Rescuers covered the eagle, who was wearing an identification band, with a blanket while getting the trap open. Fortunately, the only injury they found was a cut on its leg and it flew off after being freed. Officials believe the eagle was lured...

Baby Elephant Rescued From Well

Three conservationists from the Amboseli Trust for Elephants are heroes after they saved an 8-month-old elephant that had fallen into a man-made well in a Kenya national park and then reunited the calf with her mother. The heartwarming rescue operation was captured on video and has been viewed by thousands. Volunteers in two jeeps rushed to the flats in the Amboseli National Park when they heard about the calf falling into a shallow well. They knew they had to act quickly before herders would arrive to water their cattle and force the mother elephant to abandon her baby. The wells which are dug by the Masai tribesmen who live around the national park have become an increasing problem...

A German shepherd dog was found injured and abandoned August 11 on the Mount Bierstadt mountain range, part of the majestic Rockies, in Colorado. Two hikers, Scott and Amanda Washburn, discovered the dog they came to call Lucky, with bloody paws, dehydrated and unable to walk. "My wife broke down crying at the thought of leaving the dog to die," said Washburn. Mount Bierstadt is over 14,000 feet in elevation. The Washburns were unable to carry the 112 pound dog down the mountain. They applied bandages to her paws in an attempt to help the dog walk, but she still refused. The Rescue Determined to try and save the suffering pooch, Washburn posted a photo they had taken of her on a...