Geo, a seven month old German Shepherd-Collie mix is now a famous hero after saving a young boy's life.
Carly Riley and her three sons Charlie, Ben, and Josh from Clacton-on-Sea, Essex were out for a walk with their puppy, Geo, when an out of control car started speeding their way. The erratic driver jumped the curb and was heading straight for 10 year old Charlie.
Geo sprang into action and pushed Charlie out of the way and took the hit himself. The impact launched Geo into the street where the crazy driver hit him again and drove off without stopping.
"Geo must have sensed it [the truck] as he leapt on Charlie and took him out the way. It could have wiped us all out." Riley said on DogHeirs.com "If it wasn't for Geo I am 100 percent sure it would've been Charlie".
Geo, the hero, was in critical condition. He had a broken spine, broken leg, and many internal injuries, but miraculously the veterinarians say he will make a full recovery. This full recovery will cost $16,000, but the family has no question about trying to pay the bills to save their dog, no matter how hard it may be to pay it.
“Geo and the boys have a fantastic relationship,” Riley said. “They always play with each other, whether it be football or Geo’s favorite, jumping on our trampoline with them. He is family."
The Riley family has set up a facebook page to tell the story, share pictures, and take donations.
This wonderful canine is definitely a hero. He has performed a selfless act that will be forever remembered!
Peace & Love,
- The Good World News
Good News - The Baywatch supermodel, Pamela Anderson has made another rescue!! She has been an avid animal supporter since her youth. Now a vegan, Pamela was only in her early teens when she became vegetarian. The blonde beauty actively campaigns and poses for the animal protection organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). She is definitely showing that she has a big heart!
So how did she end up saving a homeless dog in India? We are guessing that she ran through India in slow motion wearing that red lifeguard outfit and scooped the cute little canine up in her arms and boarded the first plane back to The States. In actuality, she first discovered all of the homeless dogs in India during a promotional trip and asked one of her PETA India peers to help her adopt one. They found an adorable dog at a construction site in Mumbai. Pamela has named her Pyari.
Pamela Anderson states: "I'm thrilled to be able to give Pyari a loving home. I already have rescued dogs, and I urge everyone to join me in adopting a homeless dog from their local animal shelter or the streets instead of buying a so-called 'pedigree'."
Great work Pamela! We are proud of you at Good World News!
Peace & Love,
- The Good World News
DeeDee Murry loves her longhaired dachshund, Hallie. She found Hallie at an animal rescue in 2001. You can say it was love at first sight. DeeDee took her home and never looked back.
DeeDee Murry, a Seattle native, is a professional painter who creates beautiful realistic animal portraits. Hallie always watches as DeeDee paints, often draping herself over DeeDee's shoulder watching intently as works of art are created. DeeDee decided one day to see if her dachshund would like to try painting and it turns out she loved it! As DeeDee states on Hallie's website, hallieart.com, "Within a few days she was picking the brush up out of the paint cup, going over to the paper and making strokes and dabs. She would never want to stop, if I set the brush down and told her how good she was and it was time to stop, she would quickly grab the brush back and start painting again."
Then in 2010, Hallie went blind literally overnight from SARD (Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration). DeeDee was devastated, but wouldn't give up on her beloved dog. She padded all of the walls to make it safer for her blind dachshund and Hallie decided that she'd get right back on her paws again! Hallie found her way around very quickly and she even learned to paint again! DeeDee said, "She amazed me on the first try, by reaching out and picking the brush up out of the paint cup just like she used to, as if she could see it. The only thing I had to do was tap the paper so she knew where to paint, but I'm having to do even that less and less now. She again will grab the brush when I tell her how wonderful she is but it's time to stop, and start painting on her own, she doesn't want to quit."
All of Hallie's paintings are put up for sale on her website, hallieart.com. All paintings come with Hallie's signature - an imprint of her nose :). The best part is that all proceeds go to the Purple Heart Rescue, a dog charity in Washington State!
Keep up the good work Hallie!
Peace & Love,
- The Good World News
They say all dogs go to heaven and Titan, a pitbull in Atlanta is showing why. This isn't the 1989 animated film starring Burt Reynolds, this is real life.
In July of 2011, John Benton was about to head out the door to go to work and sent their dog upstairs to sit with his wife, Gloria Benton, who was recovering from back surgery. Titan who is normally a calm dog, immediately started barking and running back and forth between their bedroom and the front door. He blocked the front door so John could not get out. John figured out that Titan was trying to tell him something was wrong and went upstairs to discover that his wife had fallen from an aneurism and fractured her skull.
John Benton told Fox Atlanta, "What the doctor said, had it not been for this dog, if he had let me leave that house, she would have either bled to death or the aneurysm would have killed her. And it's a, like I said, we owe a whole lot to this little rascal. It's not about the breed but the way they are raised".
Titan undoubtedly saved Gloria's life - an event that earned him recognition at the National Humane Society's 5th Annual Dogs of Valor Awards.
Titan came to the rescue once again in May 2012. He woke up John early one morning and led him to the bathroom where Gloria had fallen and broken her hip.
Gloria and John Benton watch their pitbull, Titan, play with Jessica DuBois of the Humane Society. Image Credit: http://www.gwinnettdailypost.com/photos/2012/jul/24/49617/
Talk about a special dog! It's really wonderful to hear heartwarming stories about animals and their roommates :)
Peace & Love,
Molly, a two-year old American Bulldog, is one busy pooch. She gave birth to a litter of puppies only six weeks ago, and now she has a bunch of hungry kittens to look after too.
According to the Dothan Eagle, when mother cat "Kitty Kitty" was hit by a car, Molly allowed her four orphaned kittens to nurse. Both dog and cat were raised by Elbert Bristow, 84, of Columbia, Alabama. They gave birth only a day apart. "I've had dogs all my life. I've trained bird dogs and coon dogs," Bristow told the Eagle, "but this is the first time I've ever had a dog take a litter of kittens."
Bristow says the kittens, which include one orange, one white, one grey and white, and one with Siamese-type markings, follow Molly around just like she was their mom. She spends 5 to 10 minutes with them at a time, and lies down and lets them eat. Bristow keeps the puppies separated on another part of his property.
"It is unusual, very unusual," says Bristow. Still, it's not the first time a dog has adopted a kitten. Dogs have been documented mothering cats, piglets, and even baby tigers.
Three year old Olivia Hamilton from Gloucester has diabetes. Her blood sugar levels needs constantly monitoring. Too low and she needs to be given fast acting sugar. Too high and she needs insulin. Without treatment, she could fall into a diabetic coma, have a fit or long term damage could be caused to her body.
Jodie Steed testing her daughter Olivia's blood sugar levels Credit: ITV West
It's just emotionally and mentally tiring having to think constantly, have we done this do we need to check this? Can she eat this? Can we go for a walk? Is she going to be ok? The nights are the worst because if you are so tired from doing so many checks the night before, you sleep heavier and you are worried you won't wake up.
– JODIE STEED, OLIVIA'S MOTHER
Which is why Olivia's parents decided to buy and a puppy and train it to detect changes in the little girl's blood sugar levels. At just 15 weeks old, Bonnie's already proving a life saver.
Bonnie is only 15 weeks old but has picked up the skills she needs to save her young owner Credit: ITV West
She's done it about eight times now. On no occasion have we realised that Olivia was low or about to be low. Olivia is so young she has no awareness that she's hypo and she doesn't always show signs. In the background, Bonnie's going nuts and she doesn't calm down until we treat the hypo with fast acting sugar. It's a miracle, can't really ask for any more"
– JODIE STEED, OLIVIA'S MOTHER
A stray dog who ran an incredible 1,100 miles across China with a group of cyclists has finally found a basket to call her own.
Internet sensation Xiao Sa had the good fortune of being adopted by one of her new friends from the race and flown to their home in Wuhan, Hubei province.
The cross-country cyclists bade their canine companion farewell as she was packed into a crate to embark on a fresh adventure - living with cyclist Zhang Heng.
Xiao Sa followed the team's race for 24 days along 1,100 miles of highway from Kangding, Sichuan Province to Lhasa in Tibet.
Nobody knows where the white dog came from, but she has now been flown back from Tibet to the home of Mr Heng.
Xiao Sa has been dubbed the 'dog with determination' and the micro blog 'Go Go Xiao Sa', which details her adventures, has attracted more than 37,000 followers.
Speaking of the moment he first met Xiao Sa on highway G318 in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, Mr Heng said: 'She was lying tired on the street so we fed her and then she followed our team'.
From that point on, Xiao Sa followed them the entire way, climbing 10 mountains higher than 4,000m.
Mr Heng, 22, said: 'I and Xiao Sa met on the road, but she recognised me as a good friend and owner. I won't leave her alone.'
After that, 'Little Sa' simply refused to stop following.
Since then she has become a celebrity in her homeland and a micro blog recording her life online has attracted more than 37,000 followers in two weeks.
More than 4,000 comments on a micro blog online were left congratulating her after a picture was posted of Xiao Sa in the arms of her new friend in front of the Llasa's Potala Palace.
Mr Heng, a student in Wuhan, Hubei province, had decided to cycle to Llasa as a graduation trip with friends when he met a lonely dog.
They thought she was following for fun, but found she insisted on sticking around them day and night.
We felt she might want to come along with us, so we decided to bring her along to the end.'
A week later, Mr Zhang and his friends opened the micro blog account for her.
'We thought the dog was encouraging us, and wanted others to know its story,' he told China Daily.
They created the name Xiao Sa by combining xiao, meaning 'little', with the last syllable of Lhasa.
During their journey, Xiao Sa, Zhang and his team covered 1,138 miles and climbed 10 mountains higher than 4,000m.
Xiao Sa just ran up the mountains or along dirt roads.
'Many people stopped cycling in some sections, then took the bus, but the dog made it,' he said.
Zhang put the dog on the back of the bike when the team was riding downhill.
'The speed can reach 43 miles per hour, impossible for the dog to catch us.' Then word began to spread of the cyclist and the homeless dog.
Wang Penghao, 24, from Jiuzhaigou, Sichuan province, said: 'I've heard about her from other friends who rode to Lhasa on the road before I met her.
'They told me to take care of her if I saw her, and give her some food and water like they did.
'She followed us for three days, running behind our team but sometimes leading us. She's very smart and knows the route, because she never got lost even when we passed through mountains.'
After following Wang, the dog lagged behind and met another cyclist, Wang Zi, on May 4.
'She may be the first dog who ran to Lhasa along this route,' said Wang Zi, who was followed by the dog one day.
'I have a special feeling about her, especially when I found she was never lost, waited for us at milestones on the road, and ran all the time, making me feel that she never feels tired,' he said.
Wang Zi will continue to the foot of Qomolangma, known as Mount Everest in the West, after he arrives in Lhasa.
'If possible, I would like to take the dog with me, taking her to see a more splendid scene.'
Mr Heng, who accompanied Xiao Sa for 20 days, called her 'a buddy and a friend'.
'I would like to take the dog home and take care of her. She has been a stray on the road for a long time. She needs a home.'
Boston (WCVB/CNN) - A Massachusetts pit bull saved her owner from an oncoming freight train, risking life and limb, to pull her off the tracks.
The woman survived, but the dog is severely injured.
David Lanteigne has adored this pit bull since recuing Lilly from a shelter to be a companion for his mom who suffers from alcoholism.
"We saved her life and she saved my mom's life," he said.
It was midnight last Wednesday when his mom fell unconscious on train tracks in Shirley.
"Lilly was either pushing or pulling my mother off the tracks," said Lanteigne. "There wasn't enough time and that just prior to the train making impact Lilly had intentionally gotten between the train and my mother and had taken the hit."
The entire hit. Eight-year-old Lilly suffered severe trauma. David's mother was uninjured.
[Reporter]: "Will this dog be able to walk again?"
"Yes she should be able to walk quite well. They accommodate quite well to having a front limb amputation," said the veterinarian.
Lanteigne, a Boston police officer, will be with her every step of the way.
"I'm supposed to be the strong one. I'm supposed to be here for her, but she's been so great, so tough through all this. It almost seems like she's the one comforting me and being there for me and making me feel better," he said.
Tuthill, Kelley. "Dog pulls owner off railroad tracks" KSDK. 8 May 2012. Web.
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