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The Great Animal Rescue

Welcome Heroes

In the space of time it takes a raindrop to roll down your cheek, a life changing decision is made. You either turn sorrowfully away from an animal in distress or summon the courage to run forward and help. For all you runners out there, welcome home.

Come on in and rest your feet a while. Then join us in a planet-wide race to save 1 million suffering animals who are about to learn the spectacular meaning of second chances.

Rescue Story from Around the World!

View all the inspiring rescue story from around the world. If you have your rescue story to share, we would love for you to submit your story in our upload page!

Being found

By Adonnis Goldstein (Virginia, U.S.A.)

February 25th, 2015

About four years ago I rescued two cats off the street in different locations in Virginia.  It was February and I was at my mother's condominium in Woodbridge, Virginia.  I went outside ...Read more

Stories from Bosnia and Herzegovina

By Mlada Petric (RS, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

February 14th, 2015

  It was cold, end of January 2015. She was in a plastic bag with her brothers and sisters, left in a forest to die. She was struggling for one more breath, before eyes ...Read more


By Terry Harp (Virginia, U.S.A.)

February 10th, 2015

In 2002, shortly after a heavy rain, I was walking my heeler-mix Max in the neighborhood. As we passed one house a small fur-ball came barking out to the sidewalk and told Max to sit and let's see ...Read more


By mary klier (kansaslondon12, U.S.A.)

February 10th, 2015

My brother who lived and taught in London was diagnosed with cancer.  Thinking we had months to deal with this we were all making plans to visit and holding off bothering him with calls until ...Read more

I was found

By Adonnis Goldstein (Virginia, U.S.A.)

February 10th, 2015

During the spring of 2011, I had to put down my baby girl, Gizzy, a half maine coon cat/tuxedo mix.  She had been born in my lap thirteen years ago.  She was extremely sick and I could no ...Read more

Mrs Jo Moss

By jo moss (mi, U.S.A.)

February 8th, 2015

Unknown to us someone apparently left 4 kittens in our yard & they took up residents under our storage shed in 2012. 2 of them were females that had kittens in April of 2013 & the 2 ...Read more

Dreams Can Come True!

By Jessica Edwards (VA, U.S.A.)

February 8th, 2015

Several years ago one of my long time sweethearts (she was over 17 year old) passed due to kidney failure. After a few months the pain eased and one night I went to sleep and dreamed that I had gon ...Read more

I am SO not a cat person

By joe z (sc, U.S.A.)

February 8th, 2015

I don't like cats. They bite and scratch for no reason. I like birds. So I keep a mug of water on the patio to throw at the cats who pester my birds. In January I noticed the water level had dropp ...Read more

My best buddy Chaussette who adopted me

By Martin Mactaggart (Quebec, Canada)

February 8th, 2015

In August of 2011 Montreal was experiencing a heat wave.  I lived in a basement apartment and putting in an air conditioner wouldn't have been safe downtown.  Normally though, since it w ...Read more

Just a pigeon - still a life

By Torill Christine Lindstrøm (Bergen, Norway)

February 5th, 2015

Sitting on a beach in Gran Canaria I fed some pigeons. Then the pigeons left me, all except one. It dug itself a little into the sand, it had clearly decided to rest confidently by my feet. Af ...Read more