German Shepherd found in Merritt Park Amphitheatre

On 29 April, a group of young girls discovered the body of a German Shepherd in a channel near Merritt Park Amphitheatre in Welland, Ontario. The girls believed it to be a raccoon at first, and were horrified to realize it was a dog. “I called my mom and told her to call the Humane …

Grecia the Toucan to get Prosthetic Beak

A toucan named Grecia may have a second chance at a normal life after an attack last January left him without half of his upper beak. Without a complete beak, toucans cannot forage or eat and Grecia likely would have died in the wild. Thankfully, he was rescued by Zooave Animal Rescue (also known as …

Fawn the calf gets brand new legs

A two-year-old cow in Woodstock, NY recently got a new lease on life – and a brand new pair of legs! When Fawn was a calf she apparently fractured her front left knee by falling into a concrete manure pit. The injury was treated, but the break became infected. Fawn began to crawl instead of …

30 dogs rescued from breeder in Pretoria

The Tshawne SPCA in Pretoria, South Africa responded to residents’ complaints about the conditions of animals on a neighbouring property. Upon entering the property, which belonged to a breeder registered with the Kennel Union of South Africa, the inspectors discovered more than 30 dogs living in poor …

Germany to stop killing baby male chicks

  Billions of male chicks are slaughtered every year by the egg industry, deemed disposable because they don’t lay eggs. They’re a frequently overlooked victim of the animal agriculture industry and even free range and organic egg farms dispose of day-old male chicks. In Germany alone, 45 million chicks …

Cat trapped on wall for 5 years is rescued, runs away

Five years ago, Biso the kitten found his way into the wall of a Cairo metro station – and discovered he could not escape. The homeless cat has spent the last five years behind this wall, kept alive by an elderly man named Uncle Abdo who comes daily to provide him food and water. Uncle …

Moscow stray dogs learn to use underground

There’s another kind of commuter in Moscow – canine commuters. The Moscow Metro, which is the second most heavily used subway in the world, is home to about 500 dogs at any one time, and that isn’t counting the dogs that board the cars daily. The homeless dog population numbers reach 35,000 in Russia’s …