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Construction Workers’ Heroic Rescue of Dog Caught on Camera

A group of construction workers in Sioux Falls, South Dakota rescued a dog from high waters. The workers used a ladder to reach the dog, which was trapped in the river. The dog was unharmed and reunited with its owner.

Kindhearted Couple Free Aggressive Owl From Soccer Net

A Wisconsin family risked injury to rescue an aggressive owl that had become trapped in their soccer net. The family was able to free the owl, and they were praised for their kindness and compassion.
Family rescues trapped chipmunk stuck under boulder.

Chipmunk Freed From Boulder After Family Hears Its Cries for Help

A family on a camping trip in Pine Valley, Utah, rescued a chipmunk trapped under a boulder after hearing its cries for help. Movie producer Dan Fowlks and his family used an RV jack to pry the rock up enough so the chipmunk could escape. The video of the act of kindness has since gone viral, with people all over the world praising the family for their compassion.
The lorikeet resting on Chanel's head (left) and with her grandfather at his new home (right).

Woman Gifts Lonely Grandfather Rainbow Lorikeet – His Late Wife’s Favorite Bird – After...

Chanel Esposito was walking to the gym when a rainbow lorikeet landed on her head. She took the bird home and tried to find its owner, but had no luck. She eventually gifted the bird to her grandfather, who had been feeling lonely since his wife passed away.

Woman Rescues Injured Street Puppy in Mexico, Adopts Her After Months of Rehab

Diana Salinas was on vacation in Mexico when she saw a puppy dragging her hind legs painfully along the floor. She paid for the puppy's surgery and rehabilitation, and four months later, she adopted the dog, who she named Pinta.
dove drone rescue

Videographer Sacrifices $1,600 Drone to Save Dove Trapped in Fishing Wire

A videographer in New York sacrificed his $1,600 drone to rescue a dove trapped in fishing wire. Devin Groody was on a photoshoot when he saw the bird, which was hanging upside down from a tree branch. He used his drone to knock the bird loose, but the drone was damaged in the process. Groody said he was happy to help the dove, even if it meant losing his drone.

Great Horned Owl Freed After Being Trapped in Pipe for a Day

Engineers used a camera and drill to rescue a great horned owl that was trapped in a 50-foot pipe for a day. After realizing they could not coax the owl out of the pipe, the engineers used a camera to peer inside and drill a hole in the side.

Sea Lion Freed From Tire by Quick-Thinking Rescuers

A group of quick-thinking rescuers used a makeshift tool to free a sea lion that had gotten its head stuck inside a tire while swimming.

Kind Passerby Frees Squirrel from Discarded Net

A caring passerby rescued a squirrel trapped in a discarded net, who would have surely been the preyed upon by predators if he didn't help.

Two Owls Trapped In Chimney Rescued And Released – With Female Going On To...

Two owls who became trapped in a chimney stack were rescued and released, with the female going on to successfully lay her first egg a week later.