Time 4 A Lil’ Horsin’ Around

Cuteporter Vanessa checkin’ in again from The Great White North. “I recently discovered York Region, Ontario’s only Equine Rescue – “Segunda Vida” (Latin for Second Life.)”

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“They are a working farm and boarding facility..”

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“..which pays for a good portion of the rescue, but they are always in need of funds & would also welcome new volunteers.”

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“Is there anything better than helping out rescued horses?”

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“I didn’t think so.”

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Photos by Vanessa Sarges.

My Mother the Feather Duster

Bebeh orphan ducklink loffs its new Mom. She’s soft, gentle and doesn’t say, “Go clean your room!”

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“Orphaned baby ducklings don’t do well on their own so when they arrive at the California Wildlife Center, they’re placed in an incubator with a substitute mom – a feather duster! It sure helped comfort this little one.” -Kim B. from Coast and Canyon Wildlife.

Privacy Paw (In The ‘Stan)

“Check this picture of Nowzad, the dog who launched the Nowzad charity – rescuing stray and abandoned dogs in Afghanistan. Excellent poise and textbook example of a ‘privacy paw’. These guys should do a ‘Marines & their rescued dogs’ calendar! Who doesn’t want that on their cubicle wall?” -Cuteporter Stephanie H.

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(*We -think- this photo is from Afghanistan. Sure looks that way. “Either Afghanistan or somewhere really dusty,” opines Stephanie.)

Hmm, Wonder Who Ate All the Sushi?

And if you look very closely you can see it still swimming in those deep blue eyes!

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“This is Abby, a handsome Snowshoe Siamese just adopted from Specialty Purebred Cat Rescue. Who could resist that mustache?” -Cynthia S.

THIS JUST IN: Kitteh Cat-astrophe Averted In Brooklyn!

BThanks to Cuteporter Julia G. for the tip. It seems two wayward kittehs now named Arthur & August were spotted Thursday on some subway tracks (the Fe-Line) in Brooklyn! No one knows how the little guys got there, but rescuers had to scramble to save their furry little necks! Over to you, Matt.

The service was shut down for about two hours; they were found near the B and Q stops located at Church Avenue in Brooklyn.

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The kittehs were, predictably, hard to wrangle.

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Rescuers named the pair, who were transported to the Brooklyn Animal Care Shelter, where they are safe.

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Quoting the New York Daily News, rider Sandra P. said “The announcer said it had to stop to rescue some cats,” Polel said. “I didn’t mind. I wanted to get home, but I also wanted the kittens to be safe.”

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All’s well that ends well. Finally!

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Photos by Marc Hermann/MTA.

Eureka!

That’s what the ol’ 49’ers use to yell when they struck gold. Well, we’ve struck it here, too! This little kitteh is named Eureka, and she was just adopted from Saving Grace Rescue in San Francisco, who rescued her and paid the doctor bills. Enjoy your new home, Eureka!

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Images c/o Josh N.

Please Greet Orangutan Baby Rickina!

Check out this furry little…er, furball. Her name is Rickina, and she’s had a rough go of it up ’til now (see the YouTube video description.) Watch the clip to learn more about these elegant and remarkable creatures, whose very name means “Person Of The Forest.” (Here’s how to make a donation to Orangutan Outreach..and even how to adopt!)

FAVE FRAME!!!! GAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!

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International Homeless Pets Day, ees today!

Logo_with_Name_and_Register_UpdatedFrom California to Thailand and Kentucky to Kuwait, there are 25 states and 18 countries around the world holding events today for International Homeless Pets Day. Since 1992 International Society for Animal Rights has promoted this day to educate people about homeless animals and pet overpopulation. Check out the Event Schedule posted on ISAR’s website. This is big, really big. It’s been said on CO before and it is worth repeating, Shelter Puppies are the Best Puppies! (Kitties TOO! All the pets!)

Here are a few more examples of shelters holding special events in honor of the day:

Pet Fest, Missoula, Montana

Afternoon of Fun & Fur, Roanoke, Virginia

Open House (including Human Dunk Tank) and 50% off, Dearborn, Michigan

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Image from Bonnie L. Hayes Animal Shelter, Washington County, Oregon.

Halp! The Alliance for Humane Action (AHA!) has created the cutest Spay-Neuter video evar!

Fave Frame:

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Three’s Company Too

These photos c/o Cuteporter Sarah. First up, Luna the greyhound chasing bunnies in her sleep!

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“Luna (age 2) hangs out with her dachshund buddies Ginny (5) and Harry (3).”

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“All three are rescues, with Luna hailing from a racetrack in Alabama (courtesy of Greyhound Rescue, Inc.), Ginny from a boarding kennel in Virginia, and Harry from the side of a busy highway in Georgia. Despite being capable of speeds up to 40 mph, Luna much prefers to let the weenies do the running while she chases bunnies in her sleep.”

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Hungry Hungry Tinee Tabbees

Oh help, help. I’m so stuck.

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Dinner! (zoom!)

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“I have been fostering a pregnant cat for our local animal control. Last night she gave birth to 5 healthy kittens. Here are a few photos of them — all less than a day old. Talk about cute overload!” -Julie S.

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