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These Animals Were Living In Inhumane Conditions Before These Heroes Arrived

When the 66 dogs and three horses on this Galia County property in Ohio were found, they were in terrible shape.

Left without water and adequate food for who knows how long, there’s no telling what the fate of these animals would have been had the Humane Society of the United States not stepped in…

From the outside, the home looked relatively normal.

But the inside told a far sadder story. Hiding under every surface…

…were scared, starving dogs.

They all desperately needed medical attention, food, and water.

The Humane Society of the United States knew just what to do.

Watch the full rescue below.

If you can, please consider helping make more rescues like this one possible by donating here.

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This Dog Is Living His Best Life When He Gets A Doggie Massage

I have a love-hate thing with massages. One the one hand, they’re so relaxing, but on the other, I know that I may very well fall into a deep depression afterwards because I know it’ll be too long until the next one.

Not everyone deals with this inner turmoil when they get a good rubdown, but for me, the struggle is real.

Toto, for instance, hasn’t a care in the world when he gets his doggie massage. In fact, he looks so relaxed I really want to know his secret…

Just look at how happy this cutie is!

I think Toto should become best friends with this pup. I’m sure they’d hit it off…after they got done napping.

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They Walked Into A Seemingly Normal Home, But The Condition They Found It In? Horrible.

I wish this was the last time I had to cover a puppy mill rescue, but I know it won’t be.

Despite the widespread knowledge of the cruelty animals experience in puppy mills, the ASPCA still estimates that there are as many as 10,000 of these establishments all over the U.S.

People who purchase animals from pet stores are all but handing their money over to unlicensed, horrible puppy mills.


No matter how adorable they look, odds are, the dogs came from an irresponsible “breeder” who cared very little about their well-being.

This is what a puppy mill really looks like.

When the amazing people at Animal Rescue Corps got to the scene of this particular home in Morgan County, TN, they named the rescue Operation Dire Straits.

And it’s obvious why…these dogs had no time left.

Watch to see what else they found on the property and just how long they worked to save all these helpless animals.

Please, please consider contributing to Animal Rescue Corps. They are doing incredible things to give animals like these ones a second chance at a happy, healthy life.

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These Rescue Pups Will Teach You An Important Lesson About Life’s Little Wonders

Because we’re afforded so many luxuries in life, we often forget just how precious they are.

When you walk outside on a warm summer day, for example, you probably pay no mind to the cool breeze or the soft grass beneath your feet. But these tiny maltese puppies would never take any of that for granted. They were born in a shelter after their mother was rescued, and you’ll melt when you see their reactions to seeing the outside world for the first time.

Sometimes, life’s little wonders are the most beautiful of all. Next time you’re hanging around outside, take a second to appreciate all the beauty around you just like these puppies did.

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When You See This Abandoned, Neglected Pit Bull, Your Heart Will Shatter

Thousands of loving pit bulls end up in shelters around the country each year.

People are quick to abandon these dogs, and because of breed stereotypes, they often ignore them when they see them on the street. Worse still is that potential adopters walk right past pit bulls in shelters for the same reason.

Dennis was one pit bull that sadly became a statistic. When the good people at Hope For Paws found him, he was sick, neglected, and in desperate need of some love. Although the situation looked dire, these volunteers pulled off an incredible rescue. Watch until the end to learn a painful, powerful lesson about animal cruelty.

Unfortunately, Dennis was too weak to pull through, but I know for a fact that these volunteers would do it all again if they could.

Thousands of animals need our help, which makes the work of rescuers so important. Head over to the organization’s website to find out how you can lend a helping hand.

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It’s That Wonderful Time Of Year When Dog Owners Try To Put Booties On Their Pups

Walking around in the winter is treacherous for humans — there’s snow, ice, and it’s freezing cold! Our pets have it a little easier with their furry bodies and claws to help them navigate slippery surfaces. But all that salt on the sidewalks can be harmful to them.

Thankfully, there are magical things called booties that protect our cuties from those chemicals. What makes them magical, you ask?

Well, for these dogs, there’s nothing more awkward than wearing the tiny shoes.

Without the booties, their poor paws would be so cold…but you try explaining that to them when they’re dancing around like these pups.

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They Heard A Weird Noise Come From Their Neighbor’s Balcony And Found A Dog In Need

Presumably unable to resist the view from his high-rise apartment in Colombia, this little dog stuck his body through the railings…but quickly found himself dangling by his back paws.

Luckily, the pup has some extremely nosey neighbors, and when they heard his yelps of distress, they sprung into action. Watch as one man climbs up from the balcony on the floor below to help this poor dog, despite the possibility of falling to his own doom.

(via Mashable)

Yikes! Has anyone in Colombia ever heard of spare keys? Hopefully, the pup’s owner learns to gate the balcony so their sight-seeing pooch doesn’t try to pull this stunt again.

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This Boxer Walked Up To A Pair Of Shoes…Just Wait ‘Til You See What He Does!

Normally, when a dog comes across an unattended pair of shoes, they take the opportunity to tear them apart.

I imagine all those foot smells are pretty enticing.

But when this boxer’s mom told him to fetch her Crocs, rather than running off with them to nom on the irresistibly squishy insoles, he did something so hilarious.

While it’s pretty well-known that Crocs are super comfortable, we had no idea that pups knew this to be true, too!

But seriously, I could watch this on repeat all day long.

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This Pup Just Learned That Freaking Out After A Shot Means He’ll Get All The Treats

It might sound weird, but my dog loves going to the vet. She knows that there are tons of new people there to pet her and plenty of treats to go around.

But I know she’s the exception, not the rule.

Our pups have it pretty easy, so it’s understandable that a trip to the vet is one of the most stressful things they experience. They’re poked and prodded…it’s far from a day at the park.

Sawyer here, though, has a little trick up his sleeve to really milk every vet visit for what it’s worth. He’s learned that the louder and longer he cries after a shot, the more likely he is to get loads of treats and belly rubs…

Since he suffered through two shots and got treats each time for whining, this sort of reaction was bound to happen. Which, given how funny he is, isn’t a bad thing, right?

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What This Dog Did For Her Owner Will Have Your Jaw On The Floor

Just like any other shelter dog, Lilly hoped someone would see her true colors and adopt her.

That day came when David Lanteigne rescued her for his mom. Christine Spain had suffered from alcoholism and depression, but when Lilly came into her life, she made great strides in her recovery.

But then Spain got some bad family news and she sadly relapsed.

While Lilly and her mom were out on a walk one evening, Spain passed out some railroad tracks. As a train approached, Lilly did the only thing she knew would save her owner…she dragged her off the tracks.

Unfortunately, Lilly sustained debilitating injuries when she took the brunt of the train’s hit.

Veterinarians had to amputate her right front leg and her recovery was long and hard…

But Lilly was a fighter.

After she made a full recovery, the caring pit bull decided to make it her life’s goal to educate others on how great her breed really is.

So many people still believe they’re scary, aggressive animals…but that’s not the case at all.

She was six years old when her forever family took her in, which is even further evidence that old dogs are just as loyal and loving as tiny pups.

Without Lilly, her mom might not have survived to live another day!

If there’s one thing we can all learn from Lilly, it’s this…

Pit bulls are just like any other dog — with a little love, a home, and a caring forever family, they can and WILL be the best pup you’ve ever owned.

Be sure to follow along with all of Lilly’s adventures on her Facebook page!

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