Rescue
11 photos of rescued animals thanking their saviors
These animals all thanked their rescuers in incredible fashion.
Rachel Shapiro
08.31.21

Every animal deserves a happy life. Unfortunately, though, some animals end up in sad situations that they need to be rescued from. Thankfully, there are many kind people who help these poor animals, like the people featured in this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OULMJbUqz0

These kind people are just a few of the many animal rescuers out there. Here are 12 more heartwarming animal rescues –get those tissues ready as you read through these stories.

1. Indi the orphaned kangaroo

Indi is one of the residents of The Kangaroo Sanctuary in Alice Springs. Whatever these rescue workers are doing, they’re doing it right, because Indi isn’t the only kangaroo there who hugs the staff on a daily basis.

The Kangaroo Sanctuary - Alice Springs via Facebook
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary - Alice Springs via Facebook

2. Radish the piglet

This poor piglet lept from a factory farm truck and was saved by a kind family after sustaining injuries such as a broken jaw. His rescuers got him the care he needed and he’s now in a loving forever home.

Erin Brinkley-Burgardt via Facebook
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Erin Brinkley-Burgardt via Facebook

3. Bella the squirrel

In 2009, Brantley Harrison found a squirrel that had been attacked by an owl. After caring for her for 5 months, she released Bella outside. Despite being happy back out in nature, Bella visited the family every day for 8 years!

Bella the Squirrel and her crazy canines via Facebook
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Bella the Squirrel and her crazy canines via Facebook

4. Benji the bobcat

This bobcat was found by a compassionate little boy who couldn’t stop thinking about the animals caught up in wildfires in the western US. When George came home with a rescued bobcat, his parents let him take care of it and the two are now inseparable.

Benji the Bobcat via YouTube
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Benji the Bobcat via YouTube

5. A grateful canine

It’s pretty rare for a pet to enjoy a trip to the vet, but this pup clearly knows who to thank for making him feel all better. It’s all in a day’s work for vets and their technicians.

Petplan Pets via Imgur
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Petplan Pets via Imgur

6. John the orphaned fawn

]Imgur user Amscolie is a wildlife rehabber who took in a sick fawn. The little guy came with a selenium deficiency and muscle disease and could barely walk. Amscloie got him healthy again and named him after John Wayne. He even let the little fawn star in his engagement photos.

Amscolie via Imgur
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Amscolie via Imgur

7. A thankful swan

Swans aren’t known for being all that sweet, but this one is all too happy to show affection to the man who nursed her back to health and returned her to her home in England.

Shadowbun via Imgur
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Shadowbun via Imgur

8. Rademenesa the nurse cat

Rademenesa was 2 months old when she showed up at a shelter with respiratory inflammation. After being treated, the cat became an assistant to the veterinary team and can now be found comforting other shelter animals who are going through treatment. Incredible!

KimFromNorway via Imgur
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KimFromNorway via Imgur

9. Jake the Fire Pibble

After saving this pitbull from a burning home, this firefighter adopted the injured dog who was abandoned at the vet by his owner. Now Jake is an honorary member of the team.

Jake the Fire Pibble via Facebook
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Jake the Fire Pibble via Facebook

10. Emma the moose

Emma will never forget the man who rescued her. She returns to his home every day to play with him.

Emma the Moose via Facebook
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Emma the Moose via Facebook

11. Nora the rescue dog

Nora survived an abusive home in her puppy years and remains scared of people to this day. The only person she allows around her is her family’s toddler, Archie. The two are now inseparable and enjoy taking naps together.

wellettas via Instagram
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wellettas via Instagram

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By Rachel Shapiro
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Rachel Shapiro is a contributing writing at Shareably. She is based in New York and can be reached at hi@shareably.net.
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