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Kind Woman Falls in Love With Dog’s Photo, Flies to Korea to Save Him From Meat Farm.

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Willow, a small senior poodle named was dropped off  at a dog meat farm in South Korea, just a two years ago. The poor dog had his fur matted and covered with dirt, but the heartbreaking reason why his owners had left him there was because Willow, who was 11 at the time, was getting “too old.” Fortunately, a rescue group called Save Korean Dogs took Willow in and worked on finding him a new forever home with a longtime animal advocate and senior dog lover from Nevada by the name Heather Heath.

Speaking to The Dodo, Heath explained, “My friend Nami [of Save Korean Dogs] was in the process of shutting down this particular farm with 300 dogs. She called me and said, ‘I have this little, old dog. He’s probably going to have a tough time being adopted. Can I please send him to you?’ I’m such a sucker for senior dogs, and Willow was no different.”

Although Heath had been helping Save Korean Dogs for years, Willow’s particular story tugged at her heartstrings. As soon as Nami sent his photo, Heath knew he was the pet for her, even if it meant flying all the way to South Korea from her home in Las Vegas to bring him to safety. Heath recalled, “He was put into a cage and watched dogs get slaughtered in front of him. He was in line to be killed and his family just walked off with the equivalent of $20 they were paid for leaving him there.”

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When Heath finally met Willow, she realized his condition was worse than she had anticipated. Willow’s tongue was infected, his teeth were rotting, and he was dangerously underweight. It took weeks to nurse the little canine back to health. Luckily, after spending a full month in the care of a veterinarian in Korea, Willow was ready to start a brand-new life with Heath in the United States.

Despite Willow’s scary past, Heath says that he has a bright, easygoing personality. She  said, “He didn’t miss a beat. After everything, he literally acted like nothing had happened. It was amazing.”

Now, Willow is a healthy and happy 13-year-old U.S. citizen and he’s become an advocate for rescuing other pups from Asian meat farms. Willow- with lots of help from Heath- uses social media and public appearances to educate others on the dog meat trade. He even has his own campaign, “I Am Willow I Am Not Food,” that raises funds for flights for other dogs trapped in South Korea and elsewhere.

Willow is so well-known that he was nominated to participate in the 2018 American Humane Hero Dog Awards — a two-hour television special sponsored by the Lois Pope LIFE Foundation and Zoetis. To help Willow rise to the top, dog lovers are encouraged to vote for their favorite pooch on herodogawards.org.  We’re so happy Willow made it out alive! To learn more about helping other pups like Willow, visit savekoreandogs.org.

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Cat Who Has Been Trapped In A Cage For Years Thanks Rescuers In Sweetest Way Ever

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Cat Who Has Been Trapped In A Cage For Years Thanks Rescuers In Sweetest Way Ever

A precious cat, who lived her entire life in a cage, felt love for the first time after she was rescued. She was so elated and couldn’t stop thanking her rescuers, her reaction is the sweetest thing you will see today!

The cat, Lovebug, was previously owned by a mentally ill woman who had her locked in a cage for much of her life. Due to her former living conditions being exposed to filth and fleas, Lovebug had serious skin issues that left her with huge clumps of fur missing.

The cat, Lovebug, was previously owned by a mentally ill woman who had her locked in a cage for much of her life.

The cat, Lovebug, was previously owned by a mentally ill woman who had her locked in a cage for much of her life.

Lovebug was finally rescued from her cage by Furry Nation Salvation, which put her with a loving foster mother named Patty. From that moment, the sweet cat has been able to fully recover and even all her fur has grown back on.

“Before her rescue, Lovebug was owned by a mentally ill woman who kept her confined to a dog crate for most, if not all of her life. Now in foster care with Patty, Lovebug is safe.” the caption on the video below reads.

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Initially, rescuers feared that Lovebug would not be able to trust humans, after all she had had to endure, but the precious has defied the odds by never holding a grudge against humans at all.

In fact, from the start Lovebug has been very loving and affectionate with everyone she interacted with. She especially loves her foster mom Patty, who she constantly showers with kisses and cuddles any moment she can.

If you met Lovebug, you would never guess the amount of pain and difficulties she had been through.

Find out more about this sweet cat in the video below:

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Smart Beluga Whale Returns Phone To Tourist Who Dropped It

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Smart Beluga Whale Returns Phone To Tourist Who Dropped It

In a new video that is wildly going viral, an impressively smart beluga whale returns a phone to a tourist after she dropped it in the water, leaving everyone stunned.

A couple of weeks ago, when a rare beluga whale fitted with a harness appeared off the coast of Norway, speculations were going round that the beluga whale was actually a spy trained by the Russian navy and had somehow escaped.

From that time, the beluga whale become a fixture around the town of Hammerfest located near Norway’s northernmost point.

An impressively smart beluga whale returns a phone to a tourist after she dropped it in the water

An impressively smart beluga whale returns a phone to a tourist after she dropped it in the water

The whale’s friendliness and fearlessness around humans, evidence that he was probably trained by people at some point. Resident Linn Saether revealed that the whale was so comfortable around people that when you call it, it comes to you.

The beluga whale lets people pet him and even allowed scientists close enough to him to remove the tight harness, which they discovered had a mount for a camera.

Keen on seeing this whale for themselves, a group of tourists headed out into the water to see if they could spot the whale. Ina Mansika was one of these tourists who were eager to see the whale.

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While peering over the dock, Ina’s phone accidentally fell out of her pocket and into the water. She and her friends thought she had lost it forever, but then the whale dived into the dark waters. Moments later when he resurfaced, he was holding the phone gently in his mouth.

“We laid down on the dock to look at it and hopefully get the chance to pat it. I had forgotten to close my jacket pocket and my phone fell in the ocean. We assumed it would be gone forever, until the whale dove back down and came back a few moments later with my phone in its mouth!” Ina said.

Ina was absolutely amazed and delighted, writing on Instagram, “when animals are kinder than humans.”

Here is the amazing video clip of the beluga whale recovering her phone.

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Lion Is Surrounded By 20 Hyenas And Has No Way Out, Until His Brother Turns Up To Save Him

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Recently, BBC Earth has shared a clip from their documentary series, Dynasties, that shows an intense scene showing a lion named Red in a lot of trouble, after finding himself surrounded by a pack of over twenty blood-thirsty hyenas.

Sure, lions are strong and majestic jungle cats, in fact they are well known as the king of the jungle, but that doesn’t mean that life is any easier for them in a ‘survival for the fittest’ setting.

Red the lion is caught in an altercation with a pack of hyenas after he unknowingly wanders into hyena territory alone

Red the lion is caught in an altercation with a pack of hyenas after he unknowingly wanders into hyena territory alone

During a segment on the new BBC series Dynasties, Sir David Attenborough narrates a scene where Red the lion is caught in an altercation with a pack of hyenas after he unknowingly wanders into hyena territory alone.

While red is a huge and intimidating beast, a single lion is no match for a gang of over 20 hyenas. The cackle of hyenas starts to slowly approach Red the lion in a menacing manner. As they get closer, they start attacking and biting Red.

Realizing how deeply in trouble he was given that he was dangerously outnumbered, Red began to roar, hoping somebody would hear him.

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Fortunately, somebody did. Red’s cousin, Tatu, heard the roars and he immediately rushed to the rescue of his family member.

Red’s cousin, Tatu, heard the roars and he immediately rushed to the rescue of his family member.

Red’s cousin, Tatu, heard the roars and he immediately rushed to the rescue of his family member.

Tatu greatly ups the odds of the lions winning, and the hyenas noticing this, all scurry away leaving the pair of lions alone in the brush.

The intense video ends with the lions having a touching moment as they comfort each other after their scary ordeal and Red looks very grateful.

It just goes to show that the power of unity and a strong bond really can help you out in tough situations.

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