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It was just another day in a quiet Los Angeles suburb when a horrifying discovery was made.  One of the neighbors had just lost her house. The interior was absolutely destroyed and smelled of filth and decay. Among the wreckage were 40 dogs, sick, unkempt, and fearful.  One of those unfortunate puppies is Groby Pedroni, born without front legs.  He is a pretty special dog, very good with children, and since being rescued, Groby has been outfitted with his own set of wheels!


 

Marty,

The Good World News

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Paralyzed stray dog gets second chance

The chances of a dog found on the streets ending up in a stable, happy forever home are, sadly, pretty slim. If you're a dog like Oscar, who, for reasons unknown, is paralyzed, those chances drop nearly to zero.

Oscar was staring at those odds when he was picked up by animal services in New York City, and, facing the cruel reality of adoption for special needs animals, he was placed on death row.  Then the little Dachshund mix was rescued, and not only rescued, but fit with wheels to overcome his handicap.  As the little pup demonstrates, a canine with special needs is still a rewarding companion.

 

Marty,

The Good World News

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Pit bull saves owner from burning home

A pit bull is being hailed as a hero after saving his owner from a house fire.  Jackie Bonasera was drying her hair in her Long Island, NY home when she heard her dog, Cain, barking loudly.  When she ran downstairs, she saw that the house was on fire.  She immediately ran out of the house without injury thanks to Cain.

"He's definitely the town hero. He's a pit bull, too," Jackie said. "They have such bad reps, but he's such a good boy.”


And that's what's good,

Jon

 

References: http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/04/18055161-pit-bull-saves-new-york-woman-from-burning-home?lite&ocid=msnhp&pos=8

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Sergeant Ross Gundlach spent a whole year in Afghanistan with a yellow lab named "Casey", a bomb sniffing dog.  Together they went on over 150 successful bomb sniffing missions.

The two became so close, Sergeant Gundlach put a tattoo of Cacy with angel wings and halo on his arm.  When Sergeant Gundlach returned to The States, he promised that one day he would find Casey again. 

His promise came true when State Fire Marshal Director Ray Reynolds heard his story and arranged a surprise reunion.

“It was a total surprise.” “I owe her. I want to take care of her, but I owe her. I’ll just try to give her the best life I can.”, Sergeant Gundlach said.

 

 

And that's what's good,

Jon

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Dog saves child from runaway vehicle

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,

Jon

- The Good World News

 

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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,

Jon

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Blind painting dog raises money for charity

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,

Jon

- The Good World News

 

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Superhero pitbull saves owner twice

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.