Silver Spring dog honored for saving elderly neighbor

Good News Notes: “The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is honoring a local dog for his heroic efforts in saving an elderly neighbor in Silver Spring earlier this month. An adopted pup named Milo received the Heroic Dog Award from PETA on Tuesday. When his owner, Makayla Swift, went to take Milo…

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,…

New Jersey Parents of 6 Children Adopt 7 Orphaned Siblings from Ukraine

Good News Notes: “A New Jersey family nearly doubled in size recently after the parents of six children decided to adopt seven orphaned siblings from Ukraine. Wade and Michelle Torppey already had their hands full when they learned about the siblings, who were living in an orphanage in Mokrats after both of their parents died,…

Rescue Labrador Retriever Adopts Orphaned Kittens

Good News Notes: “A rescue dog is paid it forward by looking after a litter of orphaned kittens. According to a release from the U.K. animal rescue charity Battersea, Bertie, a one-year-old Labrador retriever, is helped the Battersea shelter that found him a forever home raise a group of kittens. Bertie started looking after the seven kittens…

Woman Looking For New Pet to Adopt Finds Dog She Lost Years Ago at Shelter

Good News Notes: “Aisha Nieves of Allentown, Pennsylvania began browsing the adoption webpage of the Lehigh County Humane Society’s (LCHS) website on June 18 with the hopes of finding a new pet for her two sons. That’s when she saw Kuvo, the tan pitbull-rottweiler mix that she lost over two years ago. “I thought, ‘Wait,…

Peninsula Animal Shelter Waives Adoption Fees For Rabbits

Good News Notes: “A Peninsula animal shelter is waiving adoption fees for rabbits for the entire month of June. The Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA has 21 rabbits available for adoption, including Bluebell, an adult female rabbit. “Rabbits are charming pets, and perfect for people living in smaller spaces since they don’t require as much…