The amount of suffering inflicted upon animals these days is utterly depressing. Every so often I read an article where humans go the extra mile to give an animal a second chance. Of course, the imbalance of one animal receiving life-changing help doesn’t begin to approach the number that are abused and mistreated. However, it does give me the brief glimmer of hope that our humanity, what sets us apart from apes, is still in tact. Here are a few fine examples of why I haven’t given up on society. Yet.
Chris P. Bacon
Flipper suffered a spinal cord injury during birth. The vet reached out to a local high school to see if they could assist Flipper in getting around, rather than giving up on the cat. Backstory.
There isn’t much backstory, just the Youtube comments. Here is another video of the wonderful owner hand feeding the fish.
These are but a few examples of humans stepping up to care for animals that have been displaced by the evolution of civilization. Search around you and will find more stories of cranes, parrots, rabbits, turtles, and more.
Uploaded on Jun 20, 2011: Incredible Features Exclusive Story – Naki’o is the first dog to be fitted with a complete set of bionic paws that work naturally to allow him to run, jump and even swim. Nakio received the paws after his own were severely hurt from stepping into an ice puddle as a puppy. The prosthetics were designed and fitted in a pioneering procedure by Martin Kaufmann, founder of Orthopets. Read more here: http://www.incrediblefeatures.net/blog/2011/06/nakio-the-first-dog-with-four-prosthetic-paws/