the hug that saved their lives

It seems social media is a great way to draw attention to pets in need of a home. Case in point, Kala and Keira were hours from being euthanised from a high kill shelter when the picture of them hugging went viral. It took only two hours and six minutes before they were taken into a foster home and given a second chance at life.

Kala and Keira have Angels Among Us to thank for sharing the photo that changed their fate. The lucky pair are currently being fostered. If you are interested in adopting them, get in touch with Angels Among Us.

Although this story ended happily, there are too many animals in situations just like Kala and Keira’s that leave the world unnoticed. You can help by spaying or neutering your pet and adopting your next furchild from a shelter. We look forward to a day when we can save them all!


Barn owl

This juvenile beautiful bird was brought in from Fur and Feather Wildlife Trust in Kent.  He is with us for a few days to get some flight practice before being soft released. We don’t often get barn owls at Wildlife Aid, let alone young ones!

Everyone, meet Max! That’s right, CARE is now home to two baby bobcats. You can read Max’s full story on our website (link in our bio, or just go to and click on his picture at the top of the page). The most important thing is that he is healthy, and him and Mia absolutely ADORE each other! We are so thankful that we can give him a home and that the two of them will give each other comfort and company. #bobcat #rescue

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Crying, beached orca freed to cheers after dramatic nine-hour rescue in northern B.C.

Janie Hermann, a member of the environmental research group Whale Point, was one of team of residents and environmental workers, who worked desperately for almost nine hours Wednesday to keep the female calf cool and wet before the tide was high enough for the mammal to escape.

“It was so heartbreaking,” she said. “She was calling out from land. A transient call is quite mellow and has a sad tone to it, so listening to her — oh my gosh — that just goes right through your body and your heart.”

At first, the cloudy and windy weather worked in the orca’s favour, but when the sun came out and beat down on the marine mammal, the rescuers knew they would have to work fast to keep her wet. A group of about five people approached the whale carefully so as not to startle her, and draped her in water-soaked sheets. 

“She kept lifting her tail as though she was testing out the height of the water. It was very intelligent on her behalf. Her level of patience was shocking, because you know she just wanted to go. Then that moment came… She took off like a bullet. She was going so fast and vocalizing, vocalizing toward her family,” she said.

PHOTOS: Whale Point/Facebook