Animal Rescue

Homing A Rescue Cat Is A Privilege, However Brief

Melanie Briggs | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Melanie Briggs

Of the two kittens that we adopted from a national cat rescue charity, it wasn't Fruitbat that I worried about. Despite her frail appearance - she was the runt of the litter - she strutted around our home like she owned it, and she did, immediately. Fruitbat was tiny, chocolate brown and had massive ears; ears that I joked she would never quite grow into.

The Real Dog Days of Summer for Rescues

Janetta Harvey | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK
Janetta Harvey

By celebrating dogs like these, this art project might just show people how normal dogs in rescue are. That they're homeless, often nothing more complicated than this. Too often people dismiss adopting animals, fearing they'll come with all kinds of problems. This misperception must change and this original project might just help some dogs be adopted and counter the dismal swell of those being given up.

Image Captures Moment 'Fantastic' Rescuers Scoop Up Horse From Deadly Ditch

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK

Heroic firefighters saved the life of an exhausted horse that had stumbled into a muddy, freezing ditch in Scotland this week. Scottish Fire and Re...

Touching Moment Rescue Cat Chooses Man To Be His New Pet Human

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A photograph of the wonderful moment a cat chose his new human companion is melting hearts across the globe. The moment I knew I had to get this g...

Four Myths About Rescue Pets and Christmas

Clare Williams | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Williams

Just as children hold on to the idea of reindeers, sleigh bells and Santa Claus at this time of year, there are certain Christmas myths about rescue life that pop up as regularly as re-runs of The Wizard of Oz. Here are the four we most frequently hear, in no particular order..

This Donkey's Face Says It All After Being Rescued From Floods

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK

A donkey who was saved from floods in Ireland on Sunday "smiled" for his rescuers after being pulled to safety. The stranded animal - who has since...

How a Radio Show Changed How We Train Dogs Forever

Clare Williams | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Williams

Within 24 hours of the pilot scheme being introduced, NAWT staff noticed dogs were calmer and more relaxed, and the noise level of barking had dropped significantly. All the dogs, with the exception of two, were clean in their kennels within that time span.

The Slow Loris Pet Trade

Frontier | Posted 12.11.2016 | UK

We know about Dancing Bears and tigers or lions needing rescue from circuses, stories of large reptiles wrongly being held in small terrariums and ove...

'Mummified' Baby Orangutan Rescued By British Charity

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK

Scroll down for more pictures. A baby orangutan found in a urine-soaked box was in such bad condition that he looked "mummified" when rescuers came...

Incredible Moment Man Rescues Stranger's Dog From Burning House

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK

A man has risked his life to save a stranger's dog from a house fire, in a random act of kindness. The pooch - named Sampson - was left inside as f...

Watch The Heartwarming Moment 103 Dogs Are Rescued From South Korean Meat Farm

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK

More than 100 “terrified” dogs and puppies trapped in filthy wire cages, waiting to be killed for human consumption, have been rescued from a farm...

Shona Sibary, I Have Someone You Should Meet...

Gabrielle Leimon | Posted 28.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Gabrielle Leimon

My point is that dogs are living things and not some hot commodity. They form an attachment to you and I have seen first hand the heartbreak they endure at being left behind. They cannot comprehend why you left them and it stays with them for life.

The Mystery Of Lost Dog Found Wandering On Top Of England's Highest Peak

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK

An animal welfare group is trying to solve the mystery of how a dog came to be alone top of England's highest peak. The male collie cross was disco...

These Passport Photos Of Rescue Dogs Are Just Adorable

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Comedy

The Humane Society Of Utah comes up with some ingenious ways to shine a spotlight on rescue animals that need a home. They've made this glorious Ch...

Dogs Pictured Before & After Adoption Will Melt Your Heart

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK

They say dogs are a man’s best friend – and these pictures prove the adage perfectly. Featuring striking images of hounds before and after adop...

After Ivory Poachers Tore Apart Her Family, We Are Helping Her Build a New One

Rob Brandford | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK
Rob Brandford

Every day, ivory poachers tear apart elephant families for their tusks. But for young elephants who are still reliant on their mothers for milk, a mother lost to poaching can mean a death sentence too...

Animal Rescues - Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Clare Williams | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Williams

In case you think this is Health and Safety gone mad, we cannot be too careful, because if anything goes wrong with the homing, it falls straight back on the charity to prove they took all reasonable steps with the assessments and homing procedures.

Donkey Rescued From Manhole

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK

A donkey has been rescued by firefighters in Switzerland after it became lodged in a manhole. The creature struggled for more than an hour before emer...

The Secrets Behind Running an Animal Rescue and Rehoming Charity

Clare Williams | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Williams

I've worked in animal rescue for seven years, after my previous life in the commercial world, and I often say 'I should write a book about this'. Because you look back on some days and say 'Did that really happen?'

Two Day Rescue To Save Puppy Who Fell Into Hot Tar - And Just Look At Him Now!

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK

A puppy that fell into a pool of hot tar would certainly have died had it not been for the efforts of these animal rescue volunteers. The dog’s ...

The Fire at Manchester's Dogs' Home

Karin Sieger | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

I heard the news about the fire at Manchester's Dogs' Home on the radio this morning - and I felt transformed. A mix between disbelief, deep upset and sorrow felt like a heavy load in my stomach and lump in my throat. I wanted to know more, yet I didn't.

What This Dog Did After His Owner Died Is Utterly Heartbreaking

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK

Prepare to take a trip on the feels train, this story is probably going to make you cry. The emotional rescue of Woody the poodle who was abandone...

He Must Be Quackers: Swedish Man Strips Off & Dives Into Chilly Waters To Save A Duck (VIDEO)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK

Footage of a Swedish man stripping off and diving into a chilly lake to rescue an injured duck has gone viral. Kenth “Kenta” Rehn is filmed sw...

Wednesday's Story: Why Pets Should Not Be Christmas Gifts

Gabrielle Leimon | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gabrielle Leimon

Across the world thousands of animals may be given as Christmas gifts. Many of them are later dumped when the responsibilities of pet ownership become too much or when they stop being cute.

Protecting Your Pets From Christmas Dangers

Marc Lee Abraham | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marc Lee Abraham

This time next week the festive season will be in full swing but please remember to consider the health and happiness of your four-legged family members and avoid potential hazards.