• Don Lichterman

Ali Velshi, Hayley Mysliwiec, a Circus Lion Feels Grass and Dirt & it's MoonBearMonday at Rescue TV!

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Ali Velshi Helps Baby Squirrel ‘Larry' After Hurricane Laura
Hero firefighters rescue baby deer from blazing bush fire!

On Saturday, 30th May, we were alerted to the tragic news that Thursley Common had been engulfed in flames. The fire had devastating effects, turning over 150 hectares of land to ash, in just a few hours, decimating all wildlife in its path. This deer fawn had a lucky escape, when it was discovered by the Surrey Fire and Rescue team, who were tackling the blaze. Having been found hiding under a burnt-out tree for safety, this youngster was rushed to the centre for urgent medical attention.

James, Alice, Bân, Clara and Florence are out of quarantine

The five bears from the Healing Hearts and Three Bears rescues are all now settling into their dens and are beginning to take their first steps onto grass.

These are totally new experiences for these bears who have all spent over a decade in single, one level cages with no solid floor and no enrichment. Thanks to supporters like you, they're on the road to rehabilitation. Bear Team Manager Sarah and Bear Team Supervisor Gai give us the latest information on James, Alice, Bân, Clara and Florence from the award winning Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre.

If you'd like to donate monthly to support their ongoing care please visit: animalsasia.org/oliversarmy

How can we free a trapped pigeon without breaking a priceless chandelier?!

As regular viewers of this channel may know, birds trapped in buildings are both common and very daunting calls... With our longest rescue taking a massive 7 hours, they can be very tricky to do! If that wasn't enough, in this rescue the team had to work around a very large (and hideously expensive) chandelier. Accuracy was definitely needed!

A nightmare situation turns to be a dream come true! Please share.

This video is dedicated to our good friend Hayley Mysliwiec. Her life also had a rough start, but then an adopting family came along and changed everything! You can read all about it here: https://www.HopeForPaws.org/Hayley

It's so cool how a dream of a dog becomes a reality, and I know this video will fill your heart with joy!

If you haven't done so yet, please join us with a $5 monthly donation. I know these times are tough with Covid-19, but if we will work together and give just 17 CENTS a day to be a part of Hope For Paws, then together we can make so many more dreams come true: https://www.HopeForPaws.org

Thank you Foxy and the Hounds for finding Hayley such an amazing home! They have many others for adoption, so please check them out here: https://FoxyAndTheHounds.org

If you missed the last video we did with them, please check it out - over a million views in just a few weeks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YvhM...

Thank you so much for sharing our #HopeForPaws rescue videos!


Rescued Circus Lion Feels Grass and Dirt for the First Time in 13 Years!
A baby got stuck in a wall... his mother had to abandon him.

Hello everybody. OK, so the mom had given birth in the attic, and as she was moving the babies to a different location (maybe because of the noise due to construction), Wallter was probably the last one, he looked for his family, and just fell from the attic into the wall. It's sad, but the mother knew there was nothing she can do, so she decided to save her other babies. Luckily, Amy knew to call Hope For Paws for help! Loreta and I have a lot of experience with breaking things and getting into walls, and this time we managed to save WALLter.

Young Crow Entangled and unable to escape!

We're often called out to rescue foxes, hedgehogs and badgers, among various other species, trapped in netting and it seems this juvenile crow had gotten itself into quite a tricky situation! Watch as our veterinary team use a steaming technique, to straighten out its feathers, ready for release back in to the wild.

Baby Kestrel reunited with its family!

We're often called out to return young birds to their nests, after having fallen a fair way to the ground. Luckily unharmed, this young kestrel chick had been doing quite a bit of exploring, whilst it's rescuers waited for us to arrive. With two possible nesting trees quite close together, Lawrie wasted no time in scaling the first, to see if he could find any siblings. However, whilst up the first tree, we get a surprise visit from one of the parents coming to feed in the opposite tree! Hearing the reassuring calls of the other youngsters, it was a sure sign that that was the correct nest.

Kitten Almost gets away from us!!! Luckily - he fails!

If you missed the important video of Axle (the orange kitten in the engine), here is the link for you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-Klc... We had a busy weekend this Fourth of July, and we are always happy to help with anything we can! We really couldn't have done it without your support and if you haven't joined us with a donation yet, please help us reach our goal so we can save many more lives: https://www.HopeForPaws.org In two days I will post one of the CrAzIeSt rescues EVER! Loreta ended up with a panic attack in the middle of a rescue - please leave a note to yourself to watch it on Wednesday morning. To adopt Axle, please contact our friends at Room 8 Memorial Foundation: https://www.Room8Cats.org Thank you so much for your support! When you watch, like, and most importantly - share our videos, it helps us so much!!!! Eldad

Baby swan rescue doesn't quite go to plan!

Whilst swan rescues are some of the most common things we do here at Wildlife Aid, they don't always go to plan! Simon was recently called out to check on a young cygnet that appeared to have fishing line in its mouth. Once he had found a boat, it was just a matter of finding the youngster and removing the line, but its parents were not too fond of that idea!

Southeast-Asia feeding programmes

Due to Corona, we had to adapt many of our worldwide campaigns and projects. Furthermore, some new challenges have appeared on which we had to react fast. What kept us especially busy were the many stray animals that were starving, as neither locals nor the missing tourists were able to provide for them anymore. Southeast-Asia was hit especially hard, as the economic impact was worse than in many other parts of the world. Just getting to those animals or even entering the respective countries demanded some creative solutions. After we finally arrived on the ground we saw that we didn't come one second too early, as some of those animals were already starved to the bone. Accordingly, they were very happy to see us and the food we brought with us.

The story of Cotton Blossom's Rescue

The Animals Asia rescue team were ready to save Cotton Blossom back in March but travel restrictions meant that they had to leave her still trapped on the sensitive border area of Vietnam and Cambodia. Last week they were given the go ahead to return and bring her home. It was a 2,200km round trip for the rescue team, but it was all worth it to know Cotton Blossom is now safe and on the road to recovery. Also Cotton Blossom was the last bear to be held captive in Gia Lai province!

Senior dog with cancer waited three weeks for help to arrive.

Luckily, people finally found #HopeForPaws and called us for help:

https://www.HopeForPaws.org Thank you JoAnn Wiltz and Katie McKittrick for saving Bluebell and for getting her to the hospital, and thank you to our supporters for helping us pay for her medical care. She will be continuously monitored for the rest of her life.

Thank you Lionel's Legacy for fostering her - I really hope everybody will share this video so we can find Bluebell a loving forever home. If you would like to adopt her, please contact:

http://www.LionelsLegacy.org We are so busy rescuing and we have dozens of rescue videos that are waiting to be edited. I promise we will do our best to get those ready for you ASAP.

I really appreciate your support! Eldad

Trapped young bird is desperate for water!

Animals stuck in chimneys are a surprisingly common callout here at Wildlife Aid. Corvids, pigeons and even owls have all had to be helped to freedom over the years! In this rescue, Simon was called out to help a young jackdaw that was trapped in a ladies chimney. Having been there for four days, it was in dire need of food and water if it were to survive. Luckily, he had it free in record time, and the bird was only too keen to taste water once more!

Bear Cub Mochi bathing

There is nothing better than splashing around in the water to cool off! Mochi seems to love to romp around in the water, even though she is still a little clumsy in her movements. Will you support Mochi’s new beginnings? https://bit.ly/2B4kvb5

Young fox gets completely TANGLED in football netting!

At this time of year (and especially this year), entanglements are a very common call-out here at Wildlife Aid. Whilst we see a broad range of species needing help, young foxes are by far the most common victims we have to set free! In this rescue, Lawrie was called out to help a young fox that had become tangled in a school football net. Having fought to escape, the poor fox was very tangled and needed a short stay in our hospital before it could head back to the wild!

Heavy rains cause China Bear Rescue Centre to declare a flood emergency

Following heavy rain at Animals Asia’s Chengdu sanctuary in China the team at the rescue centre are in action mode to ensure the safety of the rescued animals and sanctuary staff. A dam upstream from the rescue centre has released a torrent of water down the River Pi that the centre is adjacent to, causing the water to rise and come perilously close to buildings on site. Read more: https://www.animalsasia.org/intl/medi...

Join us LIVE for a centre update and Q&A!

In this episode, we will be updating you on our latest rescues and the going's on at the centre. Hope to see you there!


#SupportBeirutAnimals...The animals in Lebanon's capital are also suffering since the terrible explosion! They wander injured through the destroyed city. Having lost their owners, they are traumatised, confused, hungry and thirsty. Countless dogs, cats as well as other animals need help urgently Together with our local partner Animals Lebanon, with whom we have been working closely since last year, we want to help the harmed animals of Beirut and hopefully reunite them with their owners as soon as possible. Many of the animals are still trapped in damaged houses and have to be found and freed first. The clock is ticking...we want to offer support where we can! Please do not forget the animals in Lebanon and donate today...https://bit.ly/support-beirut-animals-3

Why would anyone throw animals into a trash can??? (mom and babies)

I am so happy someone knew to call #HopeForPaws for help and I'm glad JoAnn Wiltz was ready to quickly respond! Please join our team with a small donation here:

https://www.HopeForPaws.org I don't want to think what would have happened to this family if we didn't get there before the garbage truck did. When you're donating to our organization, you're helping us save so many families... we have so many more videos coming! Thank you so much Pacific Wildlife Project for fostering them and caring for this family! Eldad

Unimpressed mother duck leaves rescuers a rather smelly present!

Among some of our most common rescue calls are female mallards, that have decided to nest in some rather silly places! Whilst we have successfully rescued and released countless duck families, no two are ever the same. In this latest rescue, a mother duck had decided to nest on a balcony, 5 floor up! Watch how Simon skilfully secures the mother, whilst Lawrie jumps in to grab the ducklings...

Our team is on the way to Anya and her fellow #saddestbears

The brown bear Anya had to spend her entire life behind bars in the Ukraine. Confiscated from a horrible zoo in 2019 she luckily found temporary shelter in another zoo. Now we got the chance to take over Anya and her friend and provide them a new and species-appropriate life in our BEAR SANCTUARY Domazhyr [ Ведмежий Притулок Домажир ]. Will you help us to help them?

Hedgehog WEDGED inside plastic fencing joint!

We're often freeing animals from precarious situations, however, the site of this hedgehog had us stumped. Having never seen a plastic object such as this, we just hoped that with a little gas to relax the hog, we'd be able to slowly wiggle him out, the way he went in! See how Rita gets on...

A call came in on July 18th that two moon bear cubs were in urgent need of our help. The two young cubs were in Yen Bai province around four hours from the Animals Asia Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre in Tam Dao National Park. Our rescue team jumped into action and the bear team at the sanctuary immediately began preparing their new home, the cub house. Animals Asia’s Vietnam Director Tuan Bendixsen said: “It’s highly likely that the two cubs were caught in the wild. Tragically it’s probable that their mother was killed so that her cubs could be taken and traded on the black market. Moon bear mothers would do anything to protect the cubs. In the wild, bear cubs would stay with their mother for up to 2 years or more to learn ‘bear skills’.” These two cubs have cruelly been deprived of not only a mother but also the skills she would have taught them, vital to being able to survive in the wild. It’s up to us now to provide everything they need for a safe and enriched life as they grow and for the rest of their lives. This is, of course, less desirable than the life they were stolen from in the wild, however, it is a better fate than the one they were almost traded into, small barren cages, kept as exotic pets when young and cute, and almost inevitably subject to a lifetime of bile extraction when fully grown.

MoonBearMonday - The rescued bear cubs Anh and Em are settling in to their new home, the Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre.

Here Senior Bear Team Manager Sarah gives us an update on their progress. MoonBearMonday

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