Rescue Stories , Sad Stories

“Sad Cat” Surrendered By Owner Because Animal “Wanted to Cuddle”

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Ellie, a four-year-old black-and-white cat in Virginia, went viral on Twitter for her “sad” life story.  “Y’all. This is the saddest thing I’ve ever seen,” wrote Twitter user @revengegrill on Dec. 12. “This cat was returned to the shelter because she wanted to cuddle her owners at night.” (See the tweet lower […]

Animal News , Rescue Stories

Last “Restaurant Bear”, Arrives at Sanctuary After 20 Years of Captivity

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After over twenty years in captivity, Mark, the last of Albania’s “restaurant bears,” has safely arrived at his new home, an animal sanctuary in Austria, according to the animal rescue group Four Paws International. So-called “restaurant bears” have historically been kept in tiny cages near restaurants or hotels, where they served as […]

Cuteness Overload , Wild Animals

Researchers Find Tiniest Baby Animal and Are Thrilled to Realize There’s More

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Recently, researchers at Australian Wildlife Conservancy were checking some of the animal nest boxes at North Head Sanctuary, hoping someone would be inside. They approached one of the boxes and were thrilled to find a tiny animal, smaller than a pinky finger, who weighed only 7 grams. This was an incredible sign. The little animal […]