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Adopt Me! Caesar Is Ready for His Forever to Begin

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Adopt Me! Caesar Is Ready for His Forever to Begin

Originally posted 04/24/2015 10:00 AM

Home. Some pets never have one to call their own. We'd like to help change that by introducing you to an extraordinary adoptable pet every week. Today, meet Caesar, a handsome pit bull mix currently being cared for by the Eleventh Hour Rescue of Rockaway, New Jersey.

Four years ago, Caesar was found as a stray and adopted into a loving home – but sadly, his forever was recently cut short. His owners are now moving and can't take their pup with them, so they returned him to the Eleventh Hour Rescue. The transition hasn't been easy: Caesar is sad, missing his owners and clearly longing for a loving place to call home.

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How a Cheeseburger Changed a Stray Dog's Life

Originally posted 04/23/2015 03:45 PM

We've teamed up with one of our favorite sites, BarkPost, to bring you and your four-legged friends even more adorable pet videos, photos and must-see stories. Check back every week for new furry fun from BarkPost!

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Drones are already helping farms herd sheep, and now they are serving as shepherds on the Serengeti.

Over 40,000 elephants and 1,200 rhinos were killed by poachers in 2013 to feed a black market that will pay up to $500,000 for the animals' horns and tusks. Conservationists have been searching for a way to stop poachers before these animals become extinct, and the Air Shepherd Initiative may have found a way.

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Through the program, supported by The Lindbergh Foundation, drones are sent out into Africa's wildlife parks at night, when poachers are known to hunt. These silent and stealthy unmanned aerial vehicles use infrared cameras to detect animals and hunters out on the plains. When a drone finds a poacher, the GPS coordinates of the location are quickly sent to rangers, so they can track down the culprits before they kill.

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One Stunning Makeover Saved This Shelter Pup's Life

Update 04/20/2015 07:15 AM Originally posted 04/17/2015 12:00 PM

We've teamed up with one of our favorite sites, BarkPost, to bring you and your four-legged friends even more adorable pet videos, photos and must-see stories. Check back every week for new furry fun from BarkPost!

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Adopt Me! April Wants to Put a Spring in Your Step

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Adopt Me! April Wants to Put a Spring in Your Step

Originally posted 04/17/2015 11:00 AM

Home. Some pets never have one to call their own. We'd like to help change that by introducing you to an extraordinary adoptable pet every week. Today, meet April, a one-year-old border collie mix who is hoping this is her lucky month.

"Couch potatoes need not apply," reads a post from the dog's foster mom on Facebook. "This smart, playful, energetic love bug is looking for a home that can keep up with her. She will reward you with devotion and affection."

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Adopt Me! K.D. Wants to Cuddle and Chat with You

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Adopt Me! K.D. Wants to Cuddle and Chat with You

Originally posted 04/10/2015 01:00 PM

Home. Some pets never have one to call their own. We'd like to help change that by introducing you to an extraordinary adoptable pet every week. Today, meet K.D., a 1-year-old cat currently being fostered through Alley Cat Allies of Bethesda, Maryland.

This sweet and curious girl appeared one day in a feral colony in Atlantic City, New Jersey. She was filthy, emaciated and suffering from a severe upper respiratory infection. After noticing that she was well socialized, the people feeding the cats determined she was not actually feral at all and contacted Alley Cat Allies for help.

After a few days of good food, solid sleep, vet trips and lots of TLC, K.D. was feeling much better.

"She is a very active kitty who loves attention and is very chatty," reads her Petfinder bio. "She has spent her foster time taking care of two foster kittens, and likes the company of people and other cats."

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Adopt Me! Dusty Brings Hugs and Happiness Everywhere He Goes

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Adopt Me! Dusty Brings Hugs and Happiness Everywhere He Goes

Originally posted 04/03/2015 11:00 AM

Home. Some pets never have one to call their own. We'd like to help change that by introducing you to an extraordinary adoptable pet every week. Today, meet Dusty, a retired racing dog who is available for adoption through Greyhound Crossroads, a group that places greyhounds in Georgia and the Carolinas.

April is National Adopt-a-Greyhound Month. This older gent, nicknamed Big Boy Dusty at the racetrack, ran 120 races before retiring in September of 2009. A family adopted him from the Birmingham, Alabama, racetrack adoption kennel shortly thereafter. But sadly, he was returned a few months later in terrible condition and wasn't expected to survive. He had dropped from 75 lbs. to a skeletal 38 lbs. and had a ghastly open wound on his shoulder that was infected.

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Adopt Me! Kim Could Be the Cutie You've Been Searching For

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Adopt Me! Kim Could Be the Cutie You've Been Searching For

Originally posted 03/27/2015 02:00 PM

Home. Some pets never have one to call their own. We'd like to help change that by introducing you to an extraordinary adoptable pet every week. Today, meet Kim, a young treeing walker coonhound who has been with the Eleventh Hour Rescue in New Jersey for more than a year now.

Kim really has it all: good looks, a great personality – all she needs is the perfect family to love her.

"She is well socialized and seems at ease with everyone she meets," reads her bio. "Kim is very affectionate, even-tempered and eager to please. She is crate-trained and likes her crate so much that she will go into it on her own."

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Adopt Me! Colonel Just Wants to Play Ball

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Adopt Me! Colonel Just Wants to Play Ball

Originally posted 03/20/2015 09:30 AM

Home. Some pets never have one to call their own. We'd like to help change that by introducing you to an extraordinary adoptable pet every week. Today, meet Colonel, a 2-year-old black and brindle Rottweiler mix who was transferred to the SPCA of Texas in Dallas from another shelter on Dec. 9.

Colonel's picture is slightly inaccurate – because this dog always has a ball in his mouth! Playing with a ball is one of his favorite things to do; all he needs is a permanent owner who'll vow to play fetch forever.

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Thousands of Sea Lion Pups Rescued off the Coast of Southern California

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Starving Sea Lion Pups Rescued from California Beaches

Update 03/17/2015 06:10 AM Originally posted 03/16/2015 04:00 PM

It's a heartbreaking image at one California rehab center: Some of the sea lions taken in are starving to the point they weigh less than their birth weights.

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