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In This Long Island Town, an 'Unusual 911 Call'

Police help rescue baby seal from Southampton traffic circle

(Newser) - Police in an East End town on Long Island received what LongIsland.com deems a most "unusual 911 call" over the weekend. Sgt. Jim Cavanagh of the Southampton Town Police Department tells CNN a seal was spotted on Sunday by residents, sliding through a parking lot in the hamlet...

Fans Stepped Up for Betty White's Birthday Challenge

Call to action encouraged fans to donate to animal rights causes in her name

(Newser) - Update: Betty White's fans stepped up big time. The "Betty White challenge" called for fans of the late actress to donate to animal shelters and rescues on what would have been her 100th birthday, and Variety reports those donations added up to at least $12.7 million. That'...

Drone Saves Dog From Drowning, With a Twist

Rescuers dangled sausage from the drone

(Newser) - Police officers, firefighters and other rescuers failed to wrangle an escaped dog, eventually spotted on dangerous tidal flats in Havant, England, over two days last week. "It began to look perilous for Millie the jack russell-whippet cross" who'd escaped from her owner during a walk on Jan. 13....

They Tried to Corral a Loose Dog. He Led Them to This
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They Tried to Corral a Loose Dog. He Led Them to This

Tinsley credited with helping bring police to a crash site

(Newser) - Bring on the Lassie comparisons: A Vermont man credits his dog for coming to his rescue, and officials are praising the dog as well. Tinsley, a 1-year-old Shiloh Shepherd, was seen running loose on I-89's Veterans Memorial Bridge at the Vermont-New Hampshire line on Monday, say New Hampshire State...

Missing Dog Found on Ledge 50 Yards Above Creek

She was reunited with owners after daring rescue

(Newser) - A dog missing for two weeks in Colorado was rescued from a ledge about 50 yards above a creek and is now back home, the AP reports. The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region says that after it received a call about a dog stuck on a cliff overlooking...

Antarctic Penguin Swims 1.8K Miles to New Zealand

And after some rest and a fish smoothie, 'Pingu' was returned to the water

(Newser) - Harry Singh thought he'd discovered a child's toy on a beach on New Zealand's South Island. Then it moved its head. What he'd actually found was a tired Adélie penguin, which had the BBC reports apparently traveled some 1,800 miles from its home on...

Mystery Rescue of La Palma Dogs Is a Head-Scratcher

'The dogs are fine,' said sign left behind by 'A Team,' ahead of drone meant to save them

(Newser) - A drone operation was set to rescue several dogs from the Spanish island of La Palma, where they've been stranded in a yard surrounded by lava after a volcano eruption that's been going on for more than a month. There'd even been a test run that went...

On Lava-Covered Island, a Last-Ditch Rescue

Drone will swoop in to try to save several dogs trapped in yard on La Palma

(Newser) - It's a precarious mission in Spain's Canary Islands, one that will require "calm and concentration," but the drone is ready. So says Aerocamaras, the company that will try to rescue several dogs trapped in a yard by lava on La Palma, where a volcano eruption that...

Binx the Cat Found 16 Days After Surfside Condo Collapse

'A small piece of good news': Kitty has been reunited with family

(Newser) - In what WSVN calls a "miracle" for one of the families affected by the tragedy in Surfside, Fla., a cat that lived in Champlain Towers South has been found alive, more than two weeks after the condo collapsed. "After 16 long and extremely difficult days, I'm happy...

2 Weird Animal Rescues Involve a Parrot and a Cat

Just another day at the office for fire crews

(Newser) - Two new entries in the annals of unusual animal rescues:
  • Florida cat: Firefighters in Florida were called to rescue a cat—not out of a tree, but from the undercarriage of a car owned by New York Giants cornerback Isaac Yiadom, per the AP . Rescue workers responded to Yiadom's
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Strangers Take Injured Bird From Maryland to Georgia

A young, seriously injured pigeon has a shot at a happy life

(Newser) - Pigeons have been carrying things around for people for ages. Some kind humans got a chance to return the favor recently by banding together in a frantic relay race to carry an injured bird to safety. It all started when Mel Tillery saw someone trying to shoo a "really...

Rescuers Save Elephant That Fell Into Well

They needed a crane, though

(Newser) - Rescuing someone who falls into a well is difficult enough. But rescuing an elephant? Authorities in southern India managed the feat when the animal fell into a well about 50 feet deep, reports NPR . It took 12 hours and three main steps: using pipes to pump out some of the...

Rescue Group Refuses CDC's Order to Return Puppies

French bulldogs were found neglected in Chicago airport warehouse

(Newser) - An animal rescue group that took in 15 French bulldog puppies found, neglected and in poor health, in an O'Hare International Airport warehouse says it will not return the puppies to the Middle East. A truck driver discovered the puppies in crowded crates, bleeding from their paws, with burn...

Officer Used His Phone to Lure Escaped Peacock

Boston officer found a mating call

(Newser) - Turns out you're not the only one desperate to break out of your home environment these days. A peacock named Snowbank fled Boston's Franklin Park Zoo, and was wooed back in a most unusual way. Zoo New England, which has the Franklin Park Zoo under its umbrella, says...

3 Abandoned Kittens Saved by a Cup of Coffee
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3 Abandoned Kittens Saved by a Cup of Coffee

Quick-thinking Alberta man frees them from ice, then finds them a new home

(Newser) - Never has a cup of lukewarm coffee done so much good. A man in Alberta, Canada, used his coffee to free three kittens stuck to the ice, reports the BBC . (See video here .) The best part: He posted about his unusual rescue on Facebook , and now all three kittens...

Dog Leads Rescuers to Neglected Animals

Georgia woman charged with animal cruelty

(Newser) - Animal rescue volunteers in Georgia say they went out to help a stray dog in Spalding County—and came back with six dogs and 10 puppies. The volunteers say that the stray mother dog, Clover, led them to a property where numerous dead or distressed and malnourished animals were in...

Lobsterman Hauls in Live Deer 5 Miles From Shore

He says it would have been a 'goner' if he and his crew hadn't intervened

(Newser) - A Maine lobsterman hauled in an unusual catch 5 miles off the coast—a live deer. Ren Dorr says he was setting traps when he saw a young deer Monday morning. He says the deer had given up swimming and was being carried farther offshore, the AP reports. Dorr and...

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