It's been tough, looking at all the destruction in Oklahoma, caused by that awful recent tornado.
It's so terrible, thinking about how many people were injured or killed, and how many homes were destroyed.
But every once in a while, something wonderful happens.
We just mentioned a woman found her pet dog underneath the rubble of her destroyed home while giving an interview live on TV.
Now, another story of pet rescue:
Janie was brought to a shelter in LA as a stray on April 14th, having had been run over by a car and was seriously injured.
How do they know? She literally had a tire track across her back! She was scared and in pain, reluctant to let anyone help.
SO many people wanted to! The only problem is that she had a microchip, meaning the owners had 10 days to claim her before she could legally be rescued OR adopted, so the staff called the owners and even went to the registered address! NOBODY WANTED THIS CUTE PUPPY!
The loving and amazing staff had money pledged in case Janie needed surgery, but there was no foster home for her. They bent over backwards to find her one!
Against the odds, Janie was given a chance at a happy life, thanks to the dedication of the shelter's employees, as well as several concerned animal welfare workers. This was just some random dog, and the kindness of strangers saved her life — and gave her a new, comfortable one to boot!
It's stories like the one (above & below) that make us SO happy!
Veterinary technician Carmen Bernard found a Siamese kitten on the road - its legs were all twisted up and later she found out it was blind.
Because of its condition - the cat, who's been named Pretzel, found it very painful to walk and needed help just to manage.
When Carmen took Pretzel to the vet - the animal doctor gave Carmen two options. The first option was to put Pretzel to sleep, and the second option was to prepare for a lot of surgery.
Carmen couldn't bear to put Pretzel to sleep, and after many months the kitty cat is prepping for its final operation to once and for all be healthy enough to walk!
Awww isn't appropriate for this story.
We're going to have to go with the all caps AWWW!!!
A dog was found and subsequently rescued along a creek in South Carolina, but it might have been the dog who was doing all the rescuing.
The dog was nursing a kitten at the bottom of an embarkment near the creek, and is believed to have been there with the kitty cat for at least two days!
Lost and then found!
In Mumbai, India - a senior police investigator was in some serious distress!
Not because of any crimes, but because his beloved dog Jackie was missing!
Here's what the owner slash policeman said:
Teak the German shepherd from Vancouver is being honored as a true canine hero!
He was a member of the Vancouver Police Department and sustained a life threatening injury protecting his partner in the line of duty.
Teak's partner, Constable Derrick Gibson, was chasing an armed robbery suspect.
When they caught up to him, the man pulled out a knife and Teak leapt into action, trying to subdue the suspect while receiving several knife slashes.
Kevin Spacey just got himself the cutest little companion…
A rescue puppy he named Boston!!
"New member of the family. Her name is Boston in honor of the city."
A sensitive man, obviously moved by what happened in Boston, Spacey knew he had to do something to help.