'Broken' dog can't stop smiling when he realizes he's finally safe

Those animals that endure cruelty can often give up on life, thinking there is no hope for happiness. Sanford was ...

Woman inexplicably jumps zoo fence to get up close with African lion

Zoos can be a great place to see animals. Their displays rely on a careful balance between letting visitors see ...

Turtle dies with plastic in stomach

A nature center discovered the baby turtle had 104 pieces of plastic in its intestinal tract.

Deaf hiker falls 700 feet down mountain – when rescuers find her, she isn’t alone

Amelia Milling likes adventure. While most people her age might prefer beach holidays or playing with their smartphones, she has ...

Two Beluga whales smile as they're rescued from performing as show animals in China

The joy was palpable for two beluga whales rescued from a Chinese aquarium and transported to a new open-water refuge. ...

Officer stops traffic on busy interstate to save dog hit by car

It’s easy for a loose dog to get into a bad situation they can’t get out of, but luckily there ...