Baby born in Florida from embryo frozen for 15 years

Good News Notes: “A Gadsden County couple gave birth to a healthy baby boy after adopting an embryo that had been frozen for 15 years. Noah was donated to an adoption agency as an embryo, which is the stage before becoming a fetus. After struggling with fertility issues, Amanda and Jeremy Lewand decided to adopt…

Hospice of the Western Reserve provides peace of mind to pet owners

Good News Notes: “Pets provide comfort during all stages of life, though for many hospice patients, that comfort is accompanied by concerns about routine pet care and the future of a favorite furry friend. Hospice of the Western Reserve’s new Pet Peace of Mind program aims to alleviate such concerns, while also ensuring that pets…

Nonprofit network supports foster families

Good News Notes: “As an Olympic Angels pilot family, the Pattersons are feeling a big lift. Mom and Dad, aka Arianna and B.G. Patterson, are foster parents in the Love Box program with Olympic Angels, a nonprofit network of people across the North Olympic Peninsula. Its mission is to send volunteers — by themselves and…

Duluth animal shelter learns positive lessons from pandemic

Good News Notes: “Animal Allies Humane Society in Duluth has had to make some changes over the last year. “Right now with the pandemic, things look a little different.  We are closed to the public which means no browsing and very few volunteers and a lot less of humane education,” said Emily Spurgeon, Animal Allies’…

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…

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…

RACC Credits Pandemic For Empty Cages

Good News Notes:  “Richmond Animal Care and Control (RACC) is reporting a staggering decrease in the amount of animals they’ve taken in and high adoption rates at the same time. In turn, cages that normally would be full are empty. The city-run organization will use the extra space to save animals from around the country….

Troy police rescue a kitten stuck in an engine

Good News Notes: “A CATastrophe was averted when officers in Troy, Mich., rescued a kitten stuck inside a car engine with the help of Good Samaritans who heard her mewling cries of distress and swung into action. After 45 minutes of cajoling, officers and some helpful citizens were able to get her to safety. She spent…

Young boy’s dream comes true when he’s adopted by local family

Good News Notes: “Andrew and Joc didn’t become best friends the first day they met or even the second. On the third day, though, they began to realize something. ‘We had a lot of stuff in common,’ smiled 12-year-old Andrew. ‘Games, Minecraft,’ Joc quickly added.  That’s not all. There’s also Pop Tarts. They love Pop…