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"Speaking Dog" Can't Stop Talking to His Rescuers

“Speaking Dog” Can’t Stop Talking to His Rescuers

Written by Laura Simpson Native Bulgarian Antoni Banev was driving through traffic in the city of Sofia recently when he heard the sound, the familiar yelp of another street dog being mowed over by someone in too much of a hurry to slow down and too short on compassion to turn back. One car after…Read More

"Unreachable" Doorbell Dog Rescued in Bulgaria

“Unreachable” Doorbell Dog Rescued in Bulgaria

Here at the Harmony Fund, our rescue squads fly under the banner of “Saving the animals others deem unreachable” and today I want to illustrate exactly what that means. Under ordinary circumstances a neglected dog languishing in a backyard in a rural mountain community in Bulgaria would not stand a chance of ever getting help,…Read More

Big Barn Rescue Brings Village of Cat Lovers Together

Big Barn Rescue Brings Village of Cat Lovers Together

Written by Laura Simpson Winter was coming and the cats all knew it. Their coats were growing thicker, daylight left the sky a little sooner and flies stopped invading the food bowl. But what these feral cats didn’t know was that they were all about to lose the home base for their colonies and a…Read More

Remarkable Rescue of Elderly Woman Living at Dump With Dogs & Cats

Remarkable Rescue of Elderly Woman Living at Dump With Dogs & Cats

Written by Laura Simpson Lydia Petrova was dealt a rotten hand when her husband died and her sister-in-law sold the house leaving Lydia on the street with her dogs. And though the social service agency offered to place Lydia in a nursing home and a couple of acquaintances offered to let her stay with them,…Read More

 Blue Dog Rescues His Furry Companions from the Cold

Blue Dog Rescues His Furry Companions from the Cold

Written by Laura Simpson Sometimes being different is a gift and for one little street puppy in Serbia, a single coat of blue paint became the difference between freezing to death in the snow and flying to the UK to begin a warm and wonderful new life. A few weeks ago, the Harmony Fund international…Read More

Hero Ambushes Kitten Villain and Forces Him to Rescue His Own Victims

Hero Ambushes Kitten Villain and Forces Him to Rescue His Own Victims

January 2013 Written by Laura Simpson | January 20, 2013 Manuela Wroblewski ends each day with throbbing feet and a weary soul after hours of hauling huge sacks of food through the streets of Avsallar, Turkey where she feeds hundreds of homeless cats and dogs. Looking every bit the part of Cinderella, this former German…Read More

Parrots Glued to Trees Will Fly Free in Rainforest

Parrots Glued to Trees Will Fly Free in Rainforest

December 2012 Justice was served in the West African rainforest recently when 14 African Grey Parrots were confiscated from the grip of a smuggler headed for Nigeria. The birds’ capture from the rainforest canopy symbolizes the brutality of the exotic bird trade here, yet their recovery sends perhaps a more profound message about the priceless…Read More

Snow Storm Blasts Cat Sanctuary

Snow Storm Blasts Cat Sanctuary

December 2012 It looks as though a white Christmas is a sure-fire guarantee for the residents of Cat Shelter Felix in Serbia, and while the cats are greeting the white stuff with mixed reviews, the sanctuary’s caretaker fears this could be the first in a series of super storms. “The youngsters are having a great…Read More

Wonder Women Blanket Tiny Island With Help for Street Cats and Dogs

Wonder Women Blanket Tiny Island With Help for Street Cats and Dogs

August 2012 A few months ago, I received an email that I just couldn’t turn away from. It came from a woman on the tiny island of Amorgos, Greece. She’d just come home from making her rounds to feed some 80 stray cats, under the constant criticism of passers-by who don’t embrace care for the…Read More