There are few things worse than when an animal is hurt or in danger.
That's why we absolutely love stories of animal rescue!!
Thank goodness the Wellesley Police Department sprung into action when they got a frantic 911 call from a person saying their 5-year-old golden retriever, Crosby, fell into the Charles river!
The dog's owner went into a panic after their pup ran out, fell through some thin ice, and was trapped 50 yards offshore.
Thankfully, dispatchers were able to use the caller's smartphone GPS to pinpoint their exact location and send firefighters to the rescue. In a dramatic scene, they jumped into their Cold Water Survival suits and dove into the river to grab the dog.
Check out the AH-mazing rescue AFTER THE JUMP!!!
Tags: amazing, charles river, crosby, danger, dangerous, dog, freezing, golden retriever, ice, rescue, river, save, thin ice, wellesley police department
We already knew that the mayor of Newark was the people's champion.
But it turns out that he's the canine champion, too!
Cory Booker was alerted by a news reporter that someone had left their dog outside in absolutely freezing weather.
Booker personally went down to where the dog was at, and held him for warmth until he was able to contact the owner.
He did and it was a good thing too! The owner had no idea his dog was outside!
Be INSPIRED and ch-ch-check out the video by clicking PLAY directly (above) !!!
Tags: booker, cold, cory, cory booker, dog, freezing, hypothermia, mayor, new jersey, news, puppy, tweet
Margaret Page was hiking through a forest in New Mexico when she lost her way.
She ended up stranded in the woods for three and a half weeks!
At night the temperature would drop down to below freezing.
So she would cuddle with her cat Miya in her sleeping bag to share warmth.
We feel like Miya got the better end of the deal warmth wise.
Miya also ate better too because even though Margaret's food eventually ran out, Miya the cat was able to go hunting.
The two were eventually rescued and now they have a great story to tell and are much closer after all that snuggling.
Tags: cat, food, freezing, hiking, hunting, lost, new mexico, rescue, rescued, sleeping, snuggling, warm
In 1946 someone thought it would be super-duper cute to put some Canadian beavers in Argentina's Tierra del Fuego National Park.
So Argentine officials put 25 of the happy little beavers in the park, and and for the past 60 years the tourists who flock to the southern tip of South America rejoice when they see the beavers busily building dams and gnawing through trees.
Lovely, except for one thing: the Argentine beaver population has now grown from 50 to 200,000.
It's virtual army that is chomping, cutting and flooding forests across this frosty, remote archipelago known as Tierra del Fuego, or Land of Fire. And the beavers are moving north, having swum across the turbulent, freezing waters of the Strait of Magellan.
Today, the rodents cause millions of dollars in damage, often to roads flooded by beaver dams.
Recently the government has been in talks about hiring professional sharpshooters to search and destroy every last one of them, perhaps even from helicopters.
This comes as a sad surprise to those of us that thought you could never have too much beaver.
[Image via AP Images.]
Tags: beavers, canadian, freezing, population, sad, south america, tourists
Oh no - Not Aaden!
Kate Gosselin's Kate Plus 8 returns to the airwaves with all-new episodes beginning April 4, TLC announced Tuesday.
In the hour-long season premiere, the once-ubiquitous, now-single reality mom, 35, takes her 8 kids on their most far-flung journey ever: Australia.
After their longest plane ride yet, the famous family (minus dad Jon Gosselin, of course) ring in the New Year in Sydney.
TLC is promising lots of adventures iincluding Kate's freezing-cold ocean encounter with a Shark!
We're not sure what kind of shark misadventure the family has, but it has the oppertunity to really change the series. JK.
[Image via WENN.]
Tags: australia, family, freezing, new year, shark
Sorry St Bernards!
For a jet-setting star like singer Katharine McPhee, having portable pets is key.
Luckily, the former American Idol finalist has two great little globetrotters: her Chihuahuas, Nena and Larry.
"They're the most amazing travelers, and they're tiny, which helps."
Though Nena and Larry's small stature allows them to travel with ease, it also means extreme weather can have a big impact on the pups.
"They aren't great in the cold. I was just in New York, so they haven't been traveling with me most recently. In L.A. cold weather? People complain that it's freezing, but it's really not that cold, and my dogs can handle it. But in New York it's legitimately cold, so they actually need the sweaters."
We wanna see those!
[Image via WENN.]
Tags: chihuahua, dog, dogs, freezing, new york, pet, pets, pup
This is unfortunate news.
35 zoo animals have frozen to death in Mexico due to the areas coldest winter in 60 years with temperatures reaching 9 degrees Fahrenheit.
14 parrots, 13 serpents, 5 iguanas, 2 crocodiles and a capuchin monkey died at the Serengeti Zoo in northern Mexico because power failures cut off electrical heating at the zoo.
Animals aren't the only creatures being affected by the uncharacteristically cold temp as power outages across northern Mexico have forced factories and businesses to close with dozens in shelters.
We hate to hear this kind of news, but we hope it warms up down there for both the humans and animals sake!
[Image via AP Images.]
Tags: animals, cold, crocodile, died, freezing, mexico, monkey, sad, winter