The growing population of homeless existing in the United States is an issue of grave concern. In urban areas likes New York City, there are temporary emergency centers and soup kitchens that can provide these disenfranchised folks with food and a roof over their head.

But humans aren’t the only ones suffering from homelessness?

Construction workers in London thought they had rescued a mud-covered puppy but what the bedraggled creature turned out to be will shock you.

Tara received the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals  annual Hero Dog award in Los Angeles, California, because there was no such award  for a cat. Meet her below and be amazed.

Doomed to blindness by their genetically predisposed lack of eyelids, a pair of sibling kittens found wandering along a mountain road can now look forward to a brighter future.

This is a story that happened quite a while ago, but it is worthy of a comeback because it is an enduring tale of love and rescue.  Meet Lulu, the obese, Vietnamese Pot-Bellied Pig, who saved the life of her owner by putting her own in danger. Read on for more about this extraordinary pig heroine.

A dog forced to live in a barn stall for six years has finally been rescued and received a long-overdue haircut, losing 35 lbs. of hair in the process. See how he looks now.

There’s been a lot written about zoos and other captivity-oriented facilities in the U.S. over recent years. This past June, shockwaves were heard far and wide when Harambe, the Cincinnati Zoo’s 450-pound gorilla was shot and killed after a 3-year old boy fell into his habitat enclosure. Elsewhere, Sea World will no longer breed orca whales due to human deaths resulting at their water parks, while the National Aquarium decided to retire its dolphins to a seaside sanctuary.

Meet one very brave hound-mix named Sammy who saved his owner from certain death by smashing a window  and summoning help from his New Jersey home.