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Dog Found With Muzzle Taped Shut Goes to a New Home


Written by: Phil Monahan

Caitlyn’s recovery has been deemed “miraculous” by vets who have treated her.
Photo via facebook

A month ago, a Pit Bull mix named Caitlyn was found in South Carolina with her muzzle duct-taped shut, prompting outrage and cried for justice. Her abuser was arrested, but Caitlyn has a long. . .

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Essay: Was It Love at First Sight with Your Rescue Dog?


Written by: Phil Monahan

Toby and Margot Ahlquist traveling to Martha’s Vineyard two years after the adoption.
Photo via dogster.com

When you bring a new dog into your home, you’d like to think that you fall in love with him or her immediately. But, as Margot Ahlquist admits in a compelling essay on dogster.com, things. . .

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Video: Dog Saved from Chinese Festival Brought to U.S. for Adoption


Written by: Phil Monahan

Little Ricky will soon have a new forever home.
Photo by Cam Thompson via Twitter

“Little Ricky”—who was plucked from a Chinese slaughterhouse just days before he was to have been sent the meat market as part of an annual dog meat festival in Yulin, China—arrived. . .

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Saving Sido: A Story from the Birth of the No-Kill Movement


Written by: Phil Monahan

Sido shares a smooch with her main protector, no-kill advocate Richard Avanzino.
Photo courtesy Richard Avanzino, via cbsnews.com

A wonderful story on the CBS News website recalls an important story from 1980, focused on the life of a Collie-Sheep Dog mix named Sido. When her owner, Mary Murphy, passed away, the. . .

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Climbers Rescue Dog Abandoned on Mountain


Written by: Phil Monahan

This beautiful dog was abandoned on Poland’s highest mountain, Rysy, last week. Who would do such a thing?
Photo via usnews.com

Mountain climbers ascending the highest peak in Poland, Rysy, discovered a brown-eyed dog high up on the peak. How he got there is a mystery, though one animal-rights activist believes that. . .

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The Incredible Transformation of Shrek


Written by: Phil Monahan

It’s impossible to believe that Shrek could have survived much longer in this condition.
Photo via metro.co.uk

This is an amazing story told in photos. A dog left abandoned in the woods of Ontario, Canada, was so disheveled that the man who found him on a farm thought the dog was “an old carpet or a dead coyote in the field near the bush.” He was brought back to. . .

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