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Teen Syrian Refugee Walks 500km Carrying His Puppy to Greece

Mini Malabanan





It was a long journey from war-torn Syria to Greece but thanks to a dog named Rose, 17-year-old Aslan didn’t have to walk alone.

For 500km, the teenage boy from Damascus carried his pet dog in a red carrier. It wasn’t an easy feat for Aslan but he couldn’t stand leaving Rose in his troubled homeland.

After arriving on the Greek island of Lesbos, Damascus, Aslan granted an interview with the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

“I love this dog, I need her,” Aslan told them.

According to UNHCR, many Syrian refugees like the young man had no choice but to bring their animals with them despite the dangers of the long journey from the Middle East.

“When forced to flee home because of war, many people would never dream of leaving their pets behind,” the spokesperson said.

A recent data by the UNHCR revealed that more than 442,440 people have crossed the Mediterranean Sea to Europe in 2015. Sadly, 2,921 of them have tragically died during the voyage.

This teenage boy endured a 500km-journey from Syria to Greece carrying his pet dog, Rose.


Photo credit: YouTube/UNHCR


Photo credit: YouTube/UNHCR
Like many refugees, he couldn’t stand leaving Rose in his war-torn homeland.


Photo credit: YouTube/UNHCR


Photo credit: YouTube/UNHCR
Have a safe journey Aslan and Rose!


Photo credit: YouTube/UNHCR
Watch Aslan’s interview with the UNHCR.

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Source: Bored Panda, Independent UK, UNHCR

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Wild Elephants Wounded By Poison Arrows Seek Out Humans For Help

The elephants traveled across the African landscape to seek help from one safe haven they know: the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

Ann Nuñez



It seems like the African wildlife can never really escape from the dangers of poaching.

Despite the valiant efforts of wildlife conservation groups against poaching, animals such as Cecil the Lion and these poor elephants pay the price.

Last month, three wild elephants were attacked by illegal hunters and got poisoned in the process. Although wounded, they were able to escape alive. The elephants traveled across the African landscape to seek help from one safe haven they know: the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Although the elephants were not housed by the center, one of them had been mated with two orphan elephants raised there.

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Guilty Dog Desperately Begs for Forgiveness in the Cutest Way

This dog has the most desperate yet sweetest attempt to acquire forgiveness from its owner!

Inah Garcia



If there is one animal that feels like it is part of the human race, we have to answer dogs. Aside from solely getting the title "man's best friend," dogs are also human-like in terms of emotions and ability to care and understand. We've seen so many cute dog reactions all over the Internet but we think we found one of the most touching dog-owner videos ever.

A Facebook user named Anthony Federica Granai posted a video featuring a lovely Labrador named Ettore in his account. The dog seems to be at fault and although we are not quite sure what the dog's real mishap was, we think it was grave enough for it to look oh so guilty but adorably pitiful.

In the video, the dog refused to take "no" for an answer so when his owner persisted to resist, it started doing all sorts of clingy stuff in the hopes of being forgiven. The dog looked desperate but cute nonetheless.

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Heroic Dog Spends A Week Watching Over Trapped ‘Best Friend’ Until Help Comes

Carey was so amazed that Tillie stayed beside the ravine, watching Phoebe the whole time she got stuck. She can’t believe that a dog would do that.




A golden retriever named Tillie was caught guarding the basset hound Phoebe for an entire week at a cistern where Phoebe fell. Everyone in town is hailing the dog a hero and calling the two "best friends."

The canine pair was reported to have strayed from their home at Vashon Island in Washington State.

Their owner B.J. Duft told ABC News that the two dogs escaped out the front door that was left open on September 7. It was easy to miss the escape because there was a party in the house that time, and people are going in and out the door.

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