A Russian dog named Shavi was hit by a car and left for dead by the driver. She was saved by a woman named Nina who took her in, nursed her back to health, and then found her a home. But Shavi escaped from her new home and walked nearly 200 miles back to be with her guardian angel.

 Last winter, Shavi had been trying to survive as a street dog during the harsh Russian winter when her life nearly ended. She was the victim of a hit-and-run, which resulted in two badly broken legs, among other injuries.

She nearly froze to death, but two good Samaritans found her and brought her to a veterinarian. They took their plea to find Shavi a home to the public, and only one person responded – Nina Baranovskaya.The woman brought the injured dog back to her Rostov-on-Don home, and nursed her back to health. According to Komsomolskaya Pravda, she taught Shavi how to walk again, and trained her to understand basic commands.

Though she would have loved to have kept her, obstacles prevented Nina from doing so. Her apartment was too small, especially with three cats and two other rescue dogs, and her job and family commitments kept her from giving the new one as much attention as she needed.

As much as it pained her to do it, she searched for someone to take her in, but the only friends willing to do so lived 180 miles away. They lived out in the countryside, and Shavi would have more room to romp around. Nina believed this was truly the best choice for her.Almost two weeks later, Nina was walking down the road when she was startled by the sensation of something brushing up against her leg – it was Shavi! Nina burst into tears, hardly able to believe that this dog walked so far just to find her. When she leaned down, Shavi jumped right into her arms.

What was most fascinating about the reunion is that during the time Shavi had vanished, Nina’s family had moved to a bigger apartment, about five bus stations away.

“Of course, now she has remained with us for good. I would never give this kind of friend away again. Animals are the most loyal and loving creatures in the world. For every drop of human love, they are will to give all of theirs in return, and I know that from personal experience. Shavi is like a child to me now.”

Native Woman Explains How Indigenous Peoples Are the Key to Surviving Climate Change

 Eagle Woman shared her wisdom this morning after taking part in a healing ceremony outside the Bataclan theatre, led by Indigenous Peoples who are in Paris for the climate summit.

She is resisting fracking in her community in North Dakota and is part of the Indigenous Environmental Network delegation to #COP21.

“There is not much about the scenario of government restrictions taking place in Paris that will be new to us,” said Dallas Goldtooth (Mdewakanton Dakota and Dine), an organizer at the Indigenous Environmental Network. “If anything, this is our element as indigenous people.”

The Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN), a grassroots consortium of indigenous leaders and communities working for environmental justice and the rights of Mother Earth, have helped organize a delegation of 35 indigenous people who will travel to Paris to make their concerns and issues regarding climate change and the environment known to world leaders and the public. Follow their progress at Indigenous Red Road to Paris & Beyond.

Eagle Woman Explains How Indigenous Peoples Are the Key to Sur...
Eagle Woman shared her wisdom this morning after taking part in a healing ceremony outside the Bataclan theatre, led by Indigenous Peoples who are in Paris for the climate summit. She is resisting fracking in her community in North Dakota and is part of the Indigenous Environmental Network delegation to #COP21.For more grassroots coverage visit
Posted by New Internationalist Magazine on Sunday, November 29, 2015


There is an abundance of shelter dogs in the deep south. That's why Greg Mahle founded a transport service to relieve these unwanted dogs from their death sentence and ship them north to the arms of loving and eager dog owners. Since then, Greg has driven a million miles to save dogs. Literally.

 With incredible devotion, dedication and stubborn hard work, Greg has been making a 4,200-mile round trip twice a month for 10 years to pick up dogs from the southern United States and drive them to awaiting families in the north. His truck is filled with shelter and rescue dogs every single trip and many of these dogs were just a day or two away from being euthanized.

It takes Greg usually 7 days to pick up dogs from the various rescues he works with in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, and then drop them off in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and New England states.

His devotion and dedication to the dogs he helps save has been highlighted in a book written about him entitled "Rescue Road: One Man, Thirty Thousand Dogs, and a Million Miles on the Last Hope Highway."Greg's love of dogs started when he got his first dog. He lived in rural Ohio and one day a dog followed him home from school and never left. “The dog loved me and was my companion. I knew something good had happened,” Greg said during an interview on a publicity tour for the book. “The dog taught me how to be a compassionate person, and about kindness and caring.”

Since beginning Rescue Road Trips, Greg has saved 30,000 dogs, clocked countless hours away from his wife and stepson and ensures that the rescues and adoptive families he works with will take care of his furry charges!


Caught in a trap in the middle of the woods, a bald eagle would've surely died if nobody saw or did anything, but two brothers wouldn't let that happen.

While out on a hunting trip off Windy Lake in Ontario, two brothers, Michael and Neil Fletcher, spotted the eagle, chained to the ground.

Even tied up, the eagle's sharp beak and talons posed threats to the men and their dog. They placed a sweatshirt over the bird to calm him down.It took a bit of maneuvering, but eventually they managed to free the bird from the trap.(Source)

The two brothers, both in their late 20s, briefly considered calling the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry but felt it was more important to free the bird right away, and then contact the ministry.

Michael said he tugged off his hoodie and placed it over the raptor's head while they pressed on the release mechanism of the trap.

"Me and my brother just kind of held onto it, and it calmed right down," he said.


Me and Neil found this eagle in a trap
Posted by Michael Fletcher on Tuesday, November 24, 2015

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Posted by Michael Fletcher on Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The slightest fright will send Presley, the 6ft-tall Great Dane, running for a reassuring cuddle

 They are amongst the most magnificent of beasts; majestic, imposing and somewhat terrifying. But it turns out Presley the Great Dane is more Scooby Doo than Hound of the Baskervilles.

For not only does he shy away from dogs that are smaller than him, but to his owner’s despair he startles at the slightest noise. Presley cowers at the carpet hoover, quivers at fluttering plastic bags and hides from Highland Terriers. Which is a bit embarrassing really, especially for an animal standing 6ft on its hind legs.

"Presley is definitely a real-life Scooby Doo,” said his owner, Sian Barrett, a pet store owner from the West Midlands. “He is afraid of everything. He is always getting scared off by smaller dogs and I've had to start hiding the plastic bags from him because he's afraid.

"There was a time recently that I was walking Presley in the park and he got scared off by a West Highland Terrier, which is tiny compared to him. "Presley wouldn't come back out until the other dog had gone and he knew he was safe. His temper doesn't match his size at all - he's 38 inches at the shoulder, but scared of anything."

Ms Barrett, 47, from Oldbury, is convinced that Presley - who weighs in at hefty 13.5st – is so timid because she raised him from birth and he has come to regard her as a protective mother-figure.

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