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This Couple Spent $19,000 On A Kidney Transplant For Their 17-Year-Old Cat.

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For a normal domestic cat, the average life expectancy is about 15 years, but for Stanley, a domestic cat from Baltimore, its pretty much the beginning of another new. Stanley is enjoying a new lease on life, having just celebrated his 18th birthday, all thanks to his owners, who decided to call off plans to buy a new car with their savings and instead paid $19,000 for a kidney transplant when Stanley was 17 years old, CBS Baltimore reports. According to an essay Betsy Boyd wrote for Ozy.com, her cat had stage 4 renal failure, which required surgery as well as a kidney from a donor cat.

A University of Baltimore professor, Boyd defended her and her husband’s decision, because they consider Stanley to be more than just a pet. Boyd said, “He’s seen me through the worst moments of my life. He’s an old cat. He doesn’t run around as much as he used to. He seems almost human to me. He’s a friend, and I believe that this friend wanted to live, so I paid for the surgery.”

Costs continue to mount, as pricey antirejection medication and blood tests run into the hundreds. The couple also adopted the 2-year-old donor cat, Jay.

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Boyd told CBS that her story has been met with some “tacky and cruel” reactions, and even friends have questioned her decision. “One close friend told me she wanted to do an intervention to stop me from spending my ‘sons’ tuition money,’ so I stopped telling friends,” the mother of twins wrote in her essay.

Regardless of the criticism, she hasn’t regretted her decision and remains optimistic about Stanley’s longevity. “Twenty-five would be great,” she said of his lifespan. “I had always hoped for 30.”

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Hero Dog Saves Newborn Baby Boy Buried Alive By Teenage Mother

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A hero dog saved a newborn baby after leading his owner to the boy who had been buried alive in the dirt by his teenage mother.

Ping Pong, a 6 year old pooch from Korat, Thailand, always helps his owner, 41 year old Usa Nisaika, tend to the cows. However, on this specific day, Ping Pong didn’t just help the cows only, he ended up saving the life of a baby who was doomed to a worse fate!

On May 15, Ping Pong and Usa were walking through a field, when the dog was alerted to something along the outskirts of the field.

Ping Pong started scratching at the dirt frantically, Usa went over to look and noticed the infant's tiny leg poking up from the earth.

Ping Pong started scratching at the dirt frantically, Usa went over to look and noticed the infant’s tiny leg poking up from the earth.

Ping Pong started scratching at the dirt frantically, Usa went over to look and noticed the infant’s tiny leg poking up from the earth.

The farmer quickly dug out the infant and immediately rushed him to the hospital.

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Miraculously, the baby boy was found not to have suffered any serious injury and weighed in at just a little over 5 pounds.

“I have had Ping Pong since he was born and he has always been very loyal and obedient. When he was younger a car hit him and his back leg was injured. He cannot use it but he still helps me when I’m herding cows. Everybody in the village is amazed by what he has done now. He is a hero because he saved the life of the baby.” Usa said of his dog.

After a police investigation, the mother was determined to be a 15-year-old girl who had feared her father would be angry if he found out she was pregnant. She was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and is awaiting a mental health evaluation.

Ping Pong the hero dog with his owner, Usa.

Ping Pong the hero dog with his owner, Usa.

“Police officers are preparing to prosecute the mother but she is also a child and we must consider her mind and be professional. It is important that she is nurtured and treated fairly.” the governor of Nakhon Ratchasima, Wichian Chantharanothai, told The Mirror.

“The parent of the mother have offered to take care of the baby when he leaves hospital but that has not been agreed yet. A team of police and government welfare workers need to consider the safety of the children.” the governor added.

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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.

Read also: This Couple Spent $19,000 On A Kidney Transplant For Their 17-Year-Old Cat.

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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