We Pick Eddie the Otter to Win!

Don’t look now but March Madness is starting early! OK, suffice it to say, I don’t even know what March Madness is except it has a basketball and a hoop. Does it involve otters? Because Eddie the Otter is a Hoophead!

“He can swim with the ball, take aim and even do slam dunks – and rarely misses a shot.”

To top it all off, Eddie the otter is 16 years old! That is the Golden Age for otters. Ever since being rescued off the California coast as an abandoned pup, Eddie has been taken care of at the The Oregon Zoo. Training Eddie to play basketball is more than fun, it is helping Eddie exercise away the otter-itis in his otter elbows.

Eddie’s starting a March Madness office “pool”. You in?

The rest of Eddie’s story via the Daily Mail.

Seeing is Believing?

He may not be perfect, but Xander the pug is inspirational and awesome. Despite being completely blind, Xander is a fantastic therapy dog and a service dog. All thanks to Marcie and Rodney Beedy, who adopted Xander from the Klamath Animal Shelter, and in no time enrolled him in obedience class (Marcie tied bells to her pantleg!) and had him certified as a service dog. Xander visits hoomins of all ages in hospitals and hospice, assists in community projects and helps raise awareness for the Hands and Words Are Not For Hurting Project. Even Xander’s Facebook page is a very special place.


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Video via YouTube. More on the story at Yahoo! News and Buzzfeed.

Saving Clarice

From Cuteporter KB: “Clarice was at the farm of a person who was badly neglecting his animals. She’s the only surviving lamb- just 4 days old when I met her. She was in rough shape when they got her- I think it was on the day she was born- but the rehabber nursed her back to health and she’s doing well. The Animal Rescue Team is in Solvang, California.”

Four Day Old Baby Lamb! from Kim Barker on Vimeo.

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Headin’ Back To The ‘Stan

dsc_00441Last summer, we met Scruffy Nellie, the Diplomatic Dog. Nellie was rescued from a tough set of circumstances: the streets of Astana, Kazakhstan, one of the coldest spots on the planet. Wendy Q. sent us these new photos! (U can send Nellie a Sniff & a Woof here.)

Fast forward to nine months later, and Nellie the Skye Terrier now has a wonderful life in a warm and loving home.

With temperatures hitting minus 40C recently, Nellie has been wrapping up warmly in her polo-neck fleece and woollen coats for daily walkies in the snow.


More Australian ResQte Action!

Cuteporter Natasha F. spotted these photos (all by Mark Smith) as seen on The Guardian.

These little friends were rescued after the bushfires in Victoria, Australia.

Same situation that these guys faced.


Chris Litchfield and Marcus Ward took care of these little guys.






24 Hours Of Cute: Happy Valentine’s Day @ 1:35p PT (Bonus Hour Post!)

Please watch the story of Sweety and Tricia, two blind cows who found friendship at Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, New York. Perfect for Valentine’s Day!

24 Hours Of Cute: Happy Valentine’s Day continues…

24 Hours Of Cute: Happy Valentine’s Day @ 11:21a PT

Looking for a soul mate? In the SF Bay Area? The San Francisco SPCA’s Third Annual Be Mine Adopt-A-Thon celebration continues today through Sunday- including fee-waived adoptions all weekend! There’s no doubt…Loff Ees Een The Air!

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24 Hours Of Cute: Happy Valentine’s Day @ 10:20a PT

“Hi wonderful C.O. friends! Today I caught Stan enjoying a window-seat nap with his brother Kyle. They kind of make a heart shape. This wasn’t staged. These two are both rescues, and have a strong brotherly bond. Even if we don’t make it to the 24 Hours Of Valentine Day cuteness, it’s an honour just to be considered. Love you guys.” From Mireille D.

24 Hours Of Cute: Happy Valentine’s Day continues…

THIS JUST IN: Everyone Safe At Edgar’s Mission!!

Just got this email from Kyle B. at Edgar’s Mission in Willowmavin, Victoria, Australia! “I don’t know if you heard but we have had four days of bush fires all around us, we are so lucky we were missed by less than a km on the west, east and south!! We evacuated over 100 animals and today they came home :) -it was the most lovely day – I hope these pictures make you smile :)”















People, Please Say Hi To Merle

These photos of Merle were sent over by The Furrtographer, Josh Norem, who also volunteers at the ACC. “His coat is ‘Blue Merle’ but he’s a cattle dog in a chihuahua body for some reason. He was rescued from a bad situation and is in foster care via the SF ACC waiting for a forever home.”

Update: Merle Is Now Adopted!

“My friend Sandy said his ears look like Tostito Scoop chips.”

“…and the shelter is waiving adoption fees for all chocolate colored animals and all other adoption fees have been slashed too in order to spread some love.”










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