Adopted Rescue Dog Changes The Life Of Autistic Boy | Video

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A touching video by the ASPCA tells the story of a family who made a difference in a neglected dog’s life and in return had their lives changed forever.

Grant and Linda Hickey knew from a young age there was something different about their son Jonny. Their child was diagnosed with autism. It was a difficult time for the Hickey family and it was a severely neglected dog named Xena in the care of the ASPCA, that would come into their lives and make all the difference in the world.

 

When Mrs. Hickey saw a news report on the abused pup, she began following the dog’s progress on the shelter’s Facebook page and when Xena was well enough to be adopted, they went to a fundraising event to meet her. Out of the thousands of applications to adopt the sweet dog, the Hickey’s were lucky enough to take her home.

As soon as Xena hopped in the car and started licking Jonny’s face and sitting in his lap, the Hickey’s knew that from then on both Jonny’s and Xena’s lives were going to be different.

Xena the Warrior Dog was named ASPCA’s dog of the year 2013!

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Compassionate Man Saves Dog From Drowning | Video

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Sue Drummond was walking on the pier by the water in Melbourne, Australia with her Maltese-Shih Tzu mix Bibi, when a gust of wind blew her tiny little dog into the water.

Fearing the worst, Drummond helplessly watched as Bibi tried to dog paddle back to the pier.

Then out of nowhere a young man came to the rescue.

 

Watch this incredible act of bravery and selflessness as the man jumps in the water to risk his own life to save the dog!

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Human’s Being Kind To Animals Will Touch Your Heart

Thankfully, there are a lot of humans in this world who are kind, caring and compassionate towards animals. Here a just a few of the stories of human’s being kind to animals that I came across that will warm your heart.

‘The greatness of a nation and it’s moral progress can be judged by the way it’s animals are treated’ – Gandhi

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In China, animal activists paid around $8000 for dogs that were in a truck on it’s way to a slaughterhouse. This is a picture of Ms. Ha, founder of the Ping An A Fu stray animal rescue, after they brought all of the dogs to their rescue.

 

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A police officer stopped traffic in the rain to save this wet and limping little dog – source

 

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When some Prince William County Police Department officers spotted a puppy being kicked by her owner, they intervened, saving the puppy. Seven, as they named her, became an instant sensation and everyone fell in love with her. Officer Katie Zaimis, loved the pup so much that she adopted the Beagle Pit bull mix as her new best friend. Not only was Seven saved from an abusive situation, she now has a forever home and a family of police officers who love her.

 

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It was the photograph that touched countless hearts around the world. John Unger cradling his arthritic, 19-year-old dog Schoep in the warm water’s of Lake Superior to lull him to sleep. Hannah Stone Hudson, owner of Stonehouse Photography and a  friend of Unger’s, captured this heartfelt picture of a man and his best friend.

 

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Found malnourished and severely injured under a makeshift dog house, this abandoned dog wouldn’t have made it much longer if it wasn’t for the help of this amazing man. Wilson Martins Coutinho also known as Protector Wilson dedicates his life to animal protection. He treated his injuries, fed him, gave him love and ultimately kept him as his own, saving the dog’s life.

 

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Two young boys spotted a dog stuck in a drainage canal and cleverly worked together to get him out.

 

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When a woman’s Shih Tzu Bibi was blown off a pier in Melbourne, Australia, due to gale force winds, a 20-year-old man didn’t hesitate to strip down to his underwear and jump in the icy waters to save the dog. Raden Soemawinata was on Brighton pier to scatter his grandmother’s ashes when he spotted the terrified dog – source

 

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A touching picture of a boy as he carries his dog through flood waters caused by a monsoon in Manila, Philippines – source

 

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Former chef, Li Zongwen takes care of more than 140 stray dogs in his home in China. Rescued from the streets on the outskirts of the city of Wuhan, they are given a roof over their heads and a meal to eat. Zongwen admits he couldn’t afford to feed all of them, without donations from other local animal lovers – source

 

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And this young boy Ken, who left his house in the rural Philippines every day for two weeks to feed a group of stray, starving dogs. Not knowing where his son was going, his curious father decided one day to tag along and brought his camera with him. What he discovered surprised him, while out walking his own dog, his son Ken would stop at the side of the road to feed the homeless dogs – source