Pet-friendly college dorms… good idea, or not?

A seriously ill man named Rick turned up at Villalobos Rescue Center, where Pit Bulls and Parolees is filmed, and refused to get into an ambulance until they promised to keep his dog, Karma, safe for him. Here’s their heartwarming reunion — just look at her smile!

Friends, please join me in grieving the loss of my friend, colleague, and Fear-Free Advisory Board member Dr. Sophia Yin . She was a dedicated ally in the fight to ease fear and stress in animals, and the world — and my life — is an emptier place without her.

I hope you’ll take a moment to read these powerful words on her legacy, and how we can all honor it, from her friend and mine, Dr. Jim Wilson.

Thank you to the brave first responders of the San Antonio Fire Department, who entered a building engulfed in flames and rescued an unconscious dog they found there. After they gave the dog oxygen though a special pet oxygen mask, as well as IV fluids, they transferred him to a veterinary hospital for further care — and he is expected to recover!

Have you ever added a younger pet to your family when you had a senior already? How did it work out?

Melissa Maher re-enlisted in the army after the 9/11 attacks. She came home from Iraq with such severe depression and PTSD that she couldn’t leave the house. Then this mother of six met Chauncey, a service dog rescued from a shelter and trained by K9s For Warriors.

Find out how he’s helped her as we remember 9/11 today!

12-year-old Elizabeth Mahan has to be one of the smartest, bravest little girls I’ve ever heard of! She saved her brothers and the family dog from their burning home in Bellevue, NE, before calling 911.

“She did the textbook perfect thing," Bellevue Fire Battalion Chief Joe Gibilisco told WOWT 6 News. “That 12-year-old girl acted better than a lot of adults do.”

So proud of you, Elizabeth! You and your family are in my prayers!

God bless Officer Heather Krimm of the Phoenix Police Department, who found a litter of kittens in a dumpster and is feeding and caring for them until they’re old enough to be adopted. The Phoenix PD has partnered with the Arizona Humane Society to find these babies homes when that time comes!

I was sickened when I heard that someone had injected a tiny kitten with heroin, but thankful for the the quick thinking of Dr. Jennifer Magilton.
She saved the kitten’s life by treating him with a medicine that counteracts the effects of opiods.
The monster who abused the kitten is in custody, and the kitten and his veterinarians are in my prayers!
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I was sickened when I heard that someone had injected a tiny kitten with heroin, but thankful for the the quick thinking of Dr. Jennifer Magilton.

She saved the kitten’s life by treating him with a medicine that counteracts the effects of opiods.

The monster who abused the kitten is in custody, and the kitten and his veterinarians are in my prayers!

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When the Fort Worth Police Department found a litter of motherless kittens in a parking lot, they brought them back to the station to care for. This is Officer Johnson, taking his turn bottle-feeding one of the babies. The police will be finding homes for the kittens when they are old enough. Let’s thank these officers for protecting these tiny lives!