Special rescues help ailing owners find pets' next home

Special rescues help ailing owners find pets' next home

While providing pet care or adoption services often isn't top of mind for social workers or nurses, it's a huge emotional driving force for patients and loved ones living far away, McGill said.

A 4-pound Chihuahua born with a cleft palate is the 2020 American Hero Dog

A 4-pound Chihuahua born with a cleft palate is the 2020 American Hero Dog

Even though she was sick — the dog survived several bouts of aspiration pneumonia — she wanted to care for the other babies at The Mia Foundation, a nonprofit in Rochester, New York, that rescues animals born with birth defects.

‘Ugly’ dog Murray finally finds his forever home

‘Ugly’ dog Murray finally finds his forever home

(Picture: Barcroft Images)The dog is now happily living in Massachusetts with his human and canine family. She said: ‘We made his Instagram when I left for college for friends and family to follow but over the past year he has gained a lot of followers and helped raise awareness of rescue dogs, The Sato Project and distemper.’