Dog saved new owner’s life after he had a stroke

Good News Notes: “Brian Myers knew he was in trouble when he fell to the floor. He had no feeling on his left side and couldn’t stand up in the crawl space between his bed and the wall. “It was really frightening — I couldn’t get up and I didn’t realize at that moment that…

Pittsburgh nonprofit rescuing puppies from Texas after devastating storms

Good News Notes: “A Pittsburgh nonprofit is heading down to Texas to rescue puppies from across Texas after devastating winter storms and widespread blackouts swept the state recently. “No Dog Left Behind,” an organization that provides air and ground transportation for at-risk animals, is rescuing at least 15 dogs — bringing them from Houston to…

Camas-based nonprofit helps homeless students succeed

Good News Notes: “Imagine being homeless and still having to do school work in order to graduate. Or just advance to the next grade level. Family Promise of Clark County, a nonprofit based in Camas that helps families experiencing homelessness, jumped in to help students by launching its FP Cares Educational Services in November. Along…

Nature’s Nursery working to help save critically-threatened species

Good News Notes: “Nature’s Nursery cares for thousands of injured and orphaned wild animals every year. After a record-breaking year in 2020, that trend is continuing. Right now the center in Whitehouse has a lot of bats, an animal that’s seen a huge drop in its numbers. You may not like bats, but Executive Director…

Volunteers Form Human Chain in Tireless Effort to Save Beached Whales in New Zealand

Good News Notes: “In a tireless, two-day effort, volunteers in New Zealand joined together to successfully refloat a pod of long-finned pilot whales stranded on the beach. On Monday, the pod of 49 long-finned pilot whales was found stranded on Farewell Spit, a remote beach on the South Island, AP reported. In response, rangers from New Zealand’s Department…

Morton Grove Animal Shelter Rescues Dozens of Animals From Storm-Ravaged Texas

Good News Notes: “A Morton Grove animal rescue embraced dozens of cats and dogs that arrived at its suburban facility on Saturday from Texas, where an unprecedented winter storm caused disarray throughout the entire state. Wright-Way Rescue teamed up with Austin Pets Alive! to rescue animals from the unusual cold. ‘We were like, hey, we have the…

Cat Saves Owners’ Lives After Detecting Gas Leak

Good News Notes: “One Oregon family has their feline friend to thank for saving their lives. Last week, Lake Oswego resident Sandi Martin was spending time in her living room with her cat Lilly when the animal was attracted to a smell and went to go sniff a valve near the room’s fireplace, according to…