Dogs Helping to Save Forests in Chile
Posted on : 05-15-2018 By : Samantha Pointer
In 2017, wildfires swept through the El Maule region of Chile. Over 100 separate wildfires were reported. These devastating fires destroyed one million acres of forest, and they caused well over $300 million in damages. In order to repair the damage that was done due to the wildfires, teams of people and drones have been working to reseed portions of the forest. While these efforts are working, three border collies are the most effective team in bringing life back to the forests of Chile. Francisca and Constanza Torres are two…
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Twice Rejected Traveling Cat Finds a Home
Posted on : 05-14-2018 By : Samantha Pointer
Toby was a stray cat who thought that he had found a home. However, he didn't get along well with the other cats who were already in residence. The family he was staying with gave him to some people who lived in another town twelve miles away. They thought Toby would be happy there. Toby had other ideas. Toby decided that he didn't want to live at the new house, so he took off back to his old home. Toby made the twelve mile trip and came back to the…
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Missing Little Girl in Australia Found Alive and Protected by Loyal Dog
Posted on : 05-11-2018 By : Samantha Pointer
After a search that lasted more than 12 hours, rescuers from the Queensland State Emergency Service found a three-year-old girl who had gone missing in a remote area, and their success has been attributed to a very faithful dog named Max. The incident occurred during an April afternoon. The little girl was first reported missing around 3:00 p.m. by her parents in the large farm they own in Southern Downs, a rugged section of Queensland. The parents last saw Aurora playing around the farmhouse with Max, an Australian cattle dog…
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Woman with Genetic Condition Adopts Children with Same
Posted on : 05-10-2018 By : Samantha Pointer
For one Arizona mother, life hasn't always been easy. When she was diagnosed with PKU (Phenylketonuria), Kristi Smith was made aware that her body is not able to process a specific protein known as phenylalanine. Due to her condition, Smith and her husband continually discussed the pros and cons of having biological children—and decided against it. With Smith's condition, there were dangers of birth defects. Since she had always considered adopting, Smith and her husband researched what life was like for children in China who were suffering from PKU. Unfortunately,…
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Indian Priest Carries Outcast into Temple
Posted on : 05-09-2018 By : Samantha Pointer
A priest from the Indian city of Hyderabad made news around the world when he carried a Dalit into the inner sanctum of a temple. Formerly known as untouchables, the Dalits, the lowest of all castes, have been considered impure and banned from India’s temples for centuries. The priest, CS Rangarajan, told BBC Tellagu that he “wanted to show people that everyone is equal in the eyes of God.” http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-43807951 In spite of laws to protect them, around 200 million Dalits remain victims of a hierarchy that refuses to allow…
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