Shelter Offers “Unadoptable” Feral Cats to Hunt Rats —With Big Success

With rat control problems up 67% in one year, Chicago is trying an old-fashioned, non-toxic, solution to solving the problem.

The “Cats at Work” program places previously unadoptable feral cats with people in need of rodent control—and it’s working beautifully for everyone.

After paying the fee, Empirical Brewing company welcomed two cats that were moved to their warehouse where rats had been spoiling grain by endlessly chewing tiny holes in the bags of hops.

A side benefit for employees is the fun and camaraderie provided by the pair of felines during the work day.

One neighborhood where rats had run amok, is also benefiting, thanks to a change in Chicago law.

The waiting list at the Tree House Humane Society, which neuters and hires out the wild cats, is now 30 days or longer.

 

Hoover The Tiger Is Finally Free

Hoover The Tiger Is Finally Free After Living In Captivity For Years

Going to the circus sounds like a fun affair for the whole family. There’s popcorn, entertaining performances, and, best of all, animals!

However, many animals in circuses are not well cared for. They are held against their will, forced to do tricks, and kept from their natural environment. Some are even kept in tiny areas that stunt their growth. We’ve sadly seen it too many times, an animal abused and locked away in a cage. But not every animal is stuck living their days like this! Many nonprofit animal organizations are freeing these “performers,” like these lion brothers that were set free!

Hoover the tiger had spent many years with a circus in Peru. Even though there are laws in Peru permitting wild animals in the circus, he remained caged and was hit with whips. The wonderful people with Animal Defenders International would not stand for this. They chased the zoo for months, and after an anonymous tip, they raided the zoo and rescued Hoover!

The big cat was once one of 12 tigers, but he is now the last of his group. He will no longer be held against his will and can roam free. He was transported to Big Cat Rescue in Florida, where he can now live a normal life.

Don’t forget to SHARE Hoover’s freedom story with all of your friends and family!

 

Guardian angels

Guardian angels: Volunteers will shield Orlando mourners from protests

Supporters of the bereaved will wear soaring white wings to shield mourners of the Pulse mass shooting during funeral services

The effort is a response to Westboro Baptist Church, which announced it will picket funerals on Saturday

Volunteers say the idea is to counter hate with love

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/state/florida/article84473422.html#storylink=cpy

Good Job Khloe Thompson

After passing homeless people on her way to school each day, Khloe Thompson launched her own charity, Khloe Kares, to help vulnerable women in her community

 

 

Dads idea

I just finished reading a book-The 13th Gift by Joanne Huist Smith.
It is a story about the first Christmas after her husband died for her and her 3 children. And how surprise gifts began to arrive.

The last charter says and I quote:
” one of the greatest gifts we all possess is the ability to give. Wealth isn’t a prerequisite; compassion and a kind heart are all you need. What better way to honor our loved ones, past and present, than to reach out and change a life for the better.”

Well that is just what my dad thought, he wanted to start a newspaper that told only good news. So after he passed I had the idea to start this Facebook page and with the help of my son Chris Walker, a web site that tells people they have done a GOOD JOB, please check it out.
youdidagoodjob.com.

Thank you dad for the idea, you are missed but never forgotten.

Bus Driver Helps Woman Fleeing Domestic Violence

It was horrifying. Ottawa bus driver Dan Stoddard couldn’t believe what he was seeing. It was 1 o’clock in the morning when he saw a woman sitting at a bus stop. He pulled the bus over, but the woman didn’t get on. He knew something was wrong. If it’s 1 a.m., there’s not going to be another bus for a while, and to not get on it — Stoddard knew he had to do something.

He got out of the bus and noticed the woman was half-naked. He stopped to speak with her. The woman revealed that she had been physically and verbally assaulted. She was fleeing a domestic violence situation. Stoddard told the woman it wasn’t her fault and that he would help her. There were only two men in the bus, and Stoddard told them to kindly move to the back to give him and the distressed woman some space. He called the police, and stayed with the woman until they arrived. Then the kind bus driver finished his route. One of the passengers, Brendan Fowlie, took a photo of Stoddard comforting the woman, and the image quickly went viral.

“Do I know what happened specifically? No I don’t. Did she need help? Yes she did,” Stoddard said. “I helped with what I was able to help with. I didn’t go above and beyond, I did what every human should do.”

Please SHARE this courageous bus driver’s story to give him the recognition he deserves!