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Rescue TV features the 210th Bear Rescue at Animals Asia, HUGS Foundation, LIONSROCK & Sanctuarys!

The SAN Rescue Network, Wildlife Aid TV, Official PETA TV, Flying Fur Animal Rescue, Animals Asia, ASPCA, Hope For PAWS, Beagle Freedom Project...
Emergency Bear Rescue from an Illegal Farm in Tam Duong

Tuan the bear becomes 210th bear rescued by Animals Asia in Vietnam. Brave, bear, Tuan spent 15 miserable years locked in a cage. As a result, he is deeply traumatised.


A rescue really is just the beginning. Now that he is safe at our Vietnam sanctuary, the hard work to repair this broken bear begins.


Please, can you help care for this gentle giant with a donation today? http://bit.ly/TuanBearRescue#TuanBearRescue Music: Pain of Loss: www.chanwalrus.com.

Strong winds fell trees at Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre

Last Sunday a strong storm blew down trees at the Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre. Fortunately none of the bears or our staff were hurt, but damage was caused to two of our bear houses. The maintenance team did a great job of clearing the damage and the bear care team provided extra enrichment for the bears who were kept in their dens temporarily while the mess was cleared away and the enclosures made safe.

Moon bear Tuan returns from his operation.

Moon bear Tuan is back in the enclosure with his best friend Valerie after a month in the hospital recovering from a cholecystectomy operation to remove his infected gallbladder. #MoonBearMonday


Please donate today to support our work so we can rescue and care for even more bears who have suffered decades of unimaginable isolation and give them new lives. www.animalsasia.org/donate

Thanks to our supporters, we raised enough money to rescue four doomed ponies and are paying for food and medical care for them.

They are now safe at the HUGS Foundation in Bodmin, England.

The badly abused ponies were abandoned in Surrey, 200 miles (360 kilometers) from HUGS, but the rescuers could not look after them. They approached HUGS, HUGS approached us, we asked for your help and you responded.


One of the ponies is already receiving urgent medical treatment for what appears to be injuries after being struck by a moving vehicle. The poor thing’s wounds were oozing puss, but thanks to the HUGS medical team, he’s going to be fine. Mission accomplished…


…BUT, these ponies who will help vulnerable children need long-term care.


HUGS already looks after 40 horses and ponies – most rescued from cruel situations or heartlessly abandoned. These animals are also in danger because the good people at HUGS are struggling to feed and care for them. Many of the ponies are used to help vulnerable children. Contact with the ponies helps the children’s emotional and mental health, providing long-term benefits.


The ponies you helped save will one day, bring vulnerable children such joy. Thank you again – your donation ensures the ponies will live in safety and repay your generosity by helping children in need.


In this time of the corona crisis, we are flooded with requests for help from around the world. We are doing our best to help everywhere we can. We know that any minute now, we will open our email and find many more requests to help animals caught up in the corona crisis.

LIONSROCK feeding day

Today we take you behind the scenes and show you the nitty gritty of feeding day at our LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary.

Turkey’s Interior Ministry recently issued a letter urging local administrations to protect and feed the country’s hundreds of thousands of stray dogs and cats, as residents stay at home to contain the spread of coronavirus.

“Food and water will be left at the living environments of street animals, such as parks and gardens, and particularly animal shelters,” the ministry wrote in the notice. “All necessary measures must be taken to ensure stray animals don’t go hungry.”


Turkish society has a strong cultural emphasis on caring for animals in need. Municipal veterinarians vaccinate strays, and citizens help ensure their safety as part of everyday life. New stay-at-home orders and social distancing policies are heavily impacting these animals, who normally rely on the general public for nourishment, especially in Istanbul where there are over 150,00 stray cats and nearly 130,000 stray dogs, according to the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality.


As cases of COVID-19 rise in Turkey, the government is considering imposing heightened restrictions on movement, but thankfully, lockdown efforts seem to be coupled with ways to mitigate the suffering of homeless animals throughout the country.

The decision requiring local leaders to care for strays is being well-received.

In a recent Tweet emphasizing the importance of caring for local cats and dogs, Istanbul’s Bayrampasa district shared pictures of its municipal workers feeding and interacting with the animals.

Thank you to the dedicated officials, workers and activists throughout the world, who are acting diligently to ensure that the most vulnerable populations are not forgotten during this chaotic and trying time.

A captivating video of a one-eyed bull terrier mix reveals that her trust and desire for human love was far from destroyed when she suffered a horrendous attack.
Homeless dog told us to leave her alone or she WILL BITE!!!

Maddy told me and Loreta to leave her alone, but we didn't listen!!! This was seriously dangerous and the result is something you'll just have to see for yourself:


https://www.HopeForPaws.org We try to post more blogs these days, so please check those out as well: https://www.HopeForPaws.org/Blog


This rescue kind of reminded me of this #HopeForPaws rescue video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bww3n...


Thank you so much for helping us by sharing videos from the @Hope For Paws - Official Rescue Channel - it really helps us out!


During this #COVID19 mess, please stay home, stay safe and stay healthy.


We are already working on the next video... the next one is of a wild animal.


Let's see if you can guess what it is (there is a hint in one of our blogs).

Volunteer with the Animal Rescue Team

One of the most commonly asked questions for our Animal Rescue Team is, “How can I volunteer?” Our team has—and relies on—a strong network of volunteers to help us make a real difference for animals in rescue and disaster relief work. We truly depend on them to help us get this important, lifesaving work done.

One of the most common mistakes prospective volunteers make is waiting until a natural or man-made disaster strikes to begin the application process and to begin proper training and preparation for becoming an Animal Rescue Team volunteer. Unfortunately, by then, it’s too late. If you want to volunteer, it’s important to apply before a disaster. If you get everything done early, you, like our many other volunteers, will be ready to deploy when animals need our help.

I can’t speak enough to the impact people feel from saving animals in need. If you want to make a difference, this is a way to do it. I encourage you to start your application today. With hurricane season on the horizon, our team will be ready to deploy at a moment’s notice - The Humane Society of the United States


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