Natural disasters can be devastating for both humans and animals. But amidst the chaos, there are always people who are willing to go above and beyond to save animals in need. Here are 10 animal rescues that will make your heart stand still:
The Rescuing of Tilly
In 2018, a wildfire broke out in Paradise, California, forcing residents to evacuate their homes. One family was unable to find their cat, Tilly, before they fled. Miraculously, she survived the fire and was found by rescuers 2 weeks later, hiding in the ruins of her family’s home.
The Hurricane Harvey Animal Rescues
In 2017, Hurricane Harvey devastated parts of Texas, leaving many animals stranded and in need of help. The Houston SPCA worked tirelessly to rescue animals from the floodwaters and provide them with food, shelter, and medical care. They saved over 1,000 animals during the disaster.
The Rescuing of Abby
Abby, a 12-year-old Labrador Retriever, fell into a 70-foot-deep well in Pennsylvania in 2019. Rescuers worked for hours to save her, using ropes and a harness to pull her to safety. Abby was reunited with her family and made a full recovery.
The Australian Bushfire Animal Rescues
In 2019 and 2020, Australia was ravaged by some of the worst bushfires in its history. Countless animals were affected, and rescuers from organizations like the New South Wales Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service (WIRES) worked tirelessly to save as many as they could. They rescued and rehabilitated thousands of animals, including koalas, kangaroos, and wombats.
The Rescuing of Angel
Angel, a 6-year-old Bichon Frise, was trapped in a storm drain in New Jersey in 2020. Rescuers worked for hours to free her, eventually using a remote-controlled robot to reach her. Angel was reunited with her family and made a full recovery.
The Nepal Earthquake Animal Rescues
In 2015, a massive earthquake hit Nepal, leaving many animals injured or stranded. Rescuers from organizations like Animal Nepal worked tirelessly to provide veterinary care and rescue animals in need. They saved thousands of animals, including cows, dogs, and goats.
The Rescuing of Tilly
Tilly, a 2-year-old golden retriever, was swept away by a river in Colorado in 2020. Rescuers worked quickly to save her, eventually using a helicopter to lift her to safety. Tilly was reunited with her family and made a full recovery.
The Hurricane Dorian Animal Rescues
In 2019, Hurricane Dorian devastated parts of the Bahamas, leaving many animals stranded and in need of help. Rescuers from organizations like the Humane Society of Grand Bahama worked tirelessly to rescue animals from the floodwaters and provide them with food, shelter, and medical care. They saved hundreds of animals during the disaster.
The Rescuing of Little Ben
Little Ben, a 5-month-old kitten, was found stuck in a sewer pipe in Virginia in 2020. Rescuers worked for hours to free him, eventually using a saw to cut through the pipe. Little Ben was taken to a veterinarian for treatment and was eventually adopted by one of his rescuers.