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Hiker Risks His Life To Rescue a Trapped Puppy From the Bottom of a Canyon

Riley was left down there to die, until a courageous man saved him.

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Sometimes, one can’t grasp the wickedness that some people could do with their dogs. It’s shocking and heartbreaking to look at a pup’s eyes and somehow feel how much it’s suffering. Still, there are those who could bring them to remote places and just leave them to die.

Fortunately, there are exceptional people who are willing to do even the most difficult task to save abandoned dogs. Former U.S. Marine Sergeant Zachary “Zak” Anderegg is one of them.

Zak was hiking in a remote region in Arizona that day when he chanced upon a figure at the bottom of a 350-foot-canyon.

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It was a dog

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Zak climbed down the deep and narrow canyon and saw the pup’s pitiful condition: he was all skin and bones, and his teeth were black due to malnutrition. The pup’s nails ground down to stubs as he tried to dig his way out of the hole. He also had shotgun pellets lodged under his skin.

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The former soldier couldn’t bear to leave the pup behind. He climbed up and down the canyon—risking his life several times—to bring food while gaining the dog’s trust.

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The next day, he went back to the canyon with a dog crate.

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It was a difficult rescue mission, but ZaK did not give up. Thanks to his climbing abilities, he successfully pulled the dog up to safety. Zak immediately brought him to the Page Animal Hospital where he received the medical attention he needed. The dog was severely dehydrated that the staff had difficulty starting an intravenous line. The dog was dying.

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However, due to the skill and dedication of the staff at the hospital, he survived.

Zak named the pup Riley and brought him to his home in Utah. Riley also met Zak’s wife, who also instantly fell in love with him.

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Riley recovered well; his wounds healed, but most of all, he found himself a new, loving home.


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Years after, Zak and Riley visited the canyons of Arizona where they first met. Perhaps, Riley’s memories of his tragic past may have already been erased. All that matters now is that he stands by Zak’s side knowing that his new best friend will never leave him behind.

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German Shepherd Thinks He’s a Nanny, Helps His Human Friend Get Ready For Bed

Talented and adorable dog filmed during a bedtime routine.

The instant connection that humans have with their "fur babies" or pet dogs is undeniable. Over the years, they have proven their loyalty to men and their impressive traits never fail to get us (humans) every time too. Indeed, dogs are "man's best friend" and they continue to live up to that.

This professionally trained dog dubbed as "Baron The German Shepherd" takes it to the next level.

Baron's recent video entitled "Bedtime featuring Baron The German Shepherd" shows Zander's bedtime routine with pet dog Baron. It highlights how talented Baron is especially his "human-like" ways--from tidying Zander's room, joining him in praying and story time, tucking him into bed and turning the lights off before leaving. The video uploaded on YouTube has received more than 1 million views already.

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Two Men Befriend a Lion and the Story of Their Reunion is Heartwarming

This heartwarming video just proves that if you show a creature kindness and love, it will treat you with the same kindness and respect.

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Lions are the second largest living cat and are known as the "King of the Beasts". They are known for their ferocious nature, often killing their prey through asphyxiation. Lions are also extremely territorial, with the male lions primarily defending the pride against intruders.

Having said all that, one can then assume that human contact with lions is dangerous, given their wild nature. However, the story of this lion and two compassionate men can prove otherwise.

In 1969, John Rendall and Ace Bourke saw a lion cub being peddled in Harrods. Feeling sympathy for the poor animal, Rendall and Bourke decided to bring it home to their flat, with the local vicar allowing the lion to run around the church grounds for exercise. Unfortunately though, the lion which they named Christian, grew too large for them to be able to continue keeping in their flat. Having no other plausible choice, they decided to release Christian back into the wild. One year after releasing Christian into the wild, they wanted to visit him and see his living conditions, but were advised not to proceed with their plans because Christian has fully integrated into the wild and was already leading his own pride. Not heeding the advice given to them, they proceeded and visited Christian anyway.

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Why Are Cats So Insanely Terrified of Harmless Cucumbers?

A wild cucumber appeared!

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Cats are known to be stealthy creatures, with quick reflexes and sharp claws and teeth for catching their prey. Like canines, they have better auditory and smell senses than humans, which are essential for their predatory nature.

However, a video showing our furry feline friends being surprised by cucumbers strategically placed by their mischievous humans is making us doubt their stealth skills.

Yep, you heard that right! It's hardly believable that a stealthy predator which fearlessly jumps around tall bookshelves and bravely explores dark and unknown corners is in fact terrified of a common vegetable. However, according to some experts, scaring cats with cucumbers is actually bad for them. So you might want to think twice about trying to pull this prank on your pet.

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