Tours at Animal Friends Sanctuary benefit shelter, promote compassion

Good News Notes: “Two-year-old Blake Burkley dissolved into a fit of giggles when it came time to feed the cows. Perched on her mother’s hip, the girl laughed as cows named Mary and Jesus searched with their tongues for a tasty treat. For Alexa Burkley of Irwin, a tour at Animal Friends Sanctuary in Unity was a…

Living his destiny, man opens animal rescue farm

Good News Notes: “Sometimes, things are just meant to be, even if it wasn’t at all what you expected. That’s how one Jefferson County man is looking at his new life – taking in abused and mistreated animals. “There was this immediate sense of relief that this puppy is not going to be far away…

Ursula Landsrath Animal Rescue Fund Awards $57K in Grants

Good News Notes: “The Ursula Landsrath Animal Rescue Fund and the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties have awarded grants totaling $57,000 to 24 nonprofit animal rescue organizations across Virginia. Ursula Landsrath created the Animal Rescue Fund of Virginia as an independent organization in 2008, distributing more than $1 million to Virginia-based animal…

Animal rescue group finds home near Ross Bridge

Good News Notes: “The Two by Two Rescue group that helps find homes for unwanted, abused and abandoned animals soon will have a home for itself. The organization, founded in Helena in 2005, recently purchased about 2 acres and a house near Ross Bridge with money donated by new board member John Sellers. The rescue…

Six children find forever home as part of National Adoption Day event

Good News Notes: “There are 122,000 children in foster care across the United States. In Ohio, there are about 16,000 in foster care with more than 3,000 waiting to be adopted. Wednesday was a special day for Lisa and Randy Jarrell. “We’re adopting Oliver,” said Lisa Jarrell, of her adoption. Oliver brings the Jarrell family…

After rare surrender, 9 Aussie puppies are available for adoption in Boston

Good News Notes: “Looking for a new best friend? The MSPCA-Angell in Boston announced Wednesday morning that nine healthy, 5-month-old purebred Australian Shepherd puppies are available for adoption after they were surrendered from a home south of Boston “by an owner who … grew overwhelmed with caring for them and the adult dogs in the home.” “MSPCA…

The Cutest Way to Fight Climate Change? Send in the Otters

Good News Notes: “OFF THE COAST of California lies an underwater forest of giant kelp, a kind of seaweed that grows to 100 feet tall at the rate of a foot a day. Just as a terrestrial forest sucks carbon dioxide out of the air, all that rapidly growing seaweed soaks up carbon from the water,…

Marietta shelter throwing kitten adoption boo bash

Good News Notes: “A Marietta animal shelter will be giving away whiskers and meows to trick-or-treaters this weekend. Best Friends Animal Society, a rescue group with pet shelters across metro Atlanta, will be hosting a cat adopt-a-thon Saturday afternoon. Shelter workers will be outside the PetSmart in Marietta, located at 1285 Johnson Ferry Road, from…

Meet The US Woman Who Adopted 5 Girls From India

Good News Notes: “At the age of 39, Kristen Grae Williams decided to adopt a baby. “I always dreamt of being a mom and just because I didn’t have a partner, I didn’t want to miss out,” the Cincinnati resident told Humans of Bombay in an interview published yesterday on the occasion of International Day…