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When Good People Save Animals

We often hear about the cruelty of people to animals; of abuse, of negligence. But I'd like to believe that most of us love, cherish and protect our fellow animals when we can. You don't need to look further than these great photos and the stories behind them, of people dedicating their life's work to animals, risking themselves to save animals and showing the kind of kindness we should all have in our hearts.

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This boy was unlucky enough to be caught in the floodwaters brought by monsoon rain in Manila, the Philippines. His first action? Carry his dog through it to safety.
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This unknown volunteer is feeding a gray seal pup at the seal-rehabilitation center in Holland. He's giving him a herring, which is one of their favorite treats.
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Richard Tesore of Rescate Fauna Marina holds an orphan baby dolphin he rescued and introduces him to a curious penguin.
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This villager also thought of his pets first when the floods came in in Cuttack City, India - but his were kittens and not a dog. Same amount of nobility in my eyes.
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Ryo Taira lifts a porpoise out of a flooded rice field after it was swept by a tsunami in Sendai, Japan. He found the porpoise struggling in the shallow seawater and after failing to net it, waded into the field to cradle the baby animal in his arms.
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Another flood rescue, this time at Ipswich, Australia, where another animal lover rescued a kangaroo.
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These Chinese researchers dress up in (very hot) panda suits when working with little pandas, to make the integration process as easy as possible for these gentle bears.

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This is Adam Warwick, a biologist that helped a drowning black bear that ran into the ocean in fear of the humans trying to calm it with a tranquilizer. It made it to the water just as the sedative kicked in, and would have died if not for Warwick's quick action.
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This woman picked up a little bird that got dehydrated and fell to the ground, took it home and patiently made it drink until it felt better, then released it.
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A Chinese grandma feeding stray dogs. She does this almost every day.
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Josua Bisnar is a combat medic, who here is utilizing his skills on a helpless little bunny rabbit he found next to its dead mother.
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An orphaned baby orangutan in Borneo. This one was lucky enough to be taken care of.
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A policeman guarding a mother duck and her little ones.
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A false killer whale is being moved back to the sea in Australia by willing volunteers.
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This injured baby howler monkey is being treated by a vet in Belize.
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Two terrific guys swam through flood waters to save this fox that got stranded, risking their own lives for that of a poor, helpless animal. This took place in Saskatchewan, Canada.
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This group of hardened marines found kindness in their hearts in the middle of the Battle of Okinawa to give a baby goat something to drink.
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This pig was born without the use of his back legs. He was outfitted with a special wheel chair made of toy parts. Works like a charm, too.
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This brave boy rescued a young deer by going into a swollen river to save it. This happened in Bangladesh.
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Boys rescuing a puppy caught in a drain.
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Baby elephant getting medical attention.
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A woman carrying her dog in a flooded street.
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A firefighter slacking the thirst of a parched koala after a bushfire took place in Australia.
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MMA fighter Cathal Pendred rescues a dolphin calf that got washed up on shore and could not get back into the ocean in Ireland.
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Two friends Erik and Torvald rescuing a lamb that was close to drowning in Norway.

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