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…

New York: Plastic-Free Infant Food Brand Tiny Organics Raises $11M in Series A Round

Good News Notes: “ Plant-based infant nutrition brand Tiny Organics, founded in 2020 in New York and delivering throughout the United States, announced yesterday a raise of $11 million Series A funding which will be used to scale the team, build brand and customer awareness, and develop new product categories and sales channels. Tiny Organics is 100% plant-based and additionally,…

Wildlife Rescue Center In Ballwin Sees Recent Surge In Creaturely Patients

Good News Notes: “Last year, the Wildlife Rescue Center located in Ballwin, Missouri, saw a significant uptick in the number of patients it cared for: Some 3,500 creatures got assistance from the center’s small staff and army of volunteers over the course of 2020. The increase didn’t come as a total surprise to executive director Kim Rutledge,…

Giving Kids the Gift of a Smile

Good News Notes: “Columbus plastic surgeon Dr. Bivik Shah said he loves his job because he helps people feel like their best self. One of his favorite parts is bringing families and children with cleft lips and palates renewed hope through a new smile. “It just makes me feel wonderful that I’ve been able to do that….

Rescued primates living longer, happier lives at Summerville sanctuary

Good News Notes: “It was 1973 when Shirley McGreal, then living in Southeast Asia, saw beady bright eyes staring back at her from between the slats of a wooden crate.  The eyes belonged to a gibbon — a primate native to the region — who had fallen victim to the dangerous world of the pet trade, where gibbons were being sold into…

Local community members make special hats for newborns

Good News Notes: “No matter what may be going on in the world, few things embody hope like welcoming a baby. Despite hospital volunteer groups not meeting in person like they used to because of the pandemic, one group is still helping parents celebrate one of life’s most precious gifts. Members of Alamance Presbyterian Church’s Knit,…

Nonprofit serving nearly twice as many young parents as usual

Good News Notes: “An official with a local nonprofit that serves young parents said they have served about twice as many parents this year as in years past, and they think the pandemic is to blame. Rosemary’s Babies provides a network of support for teen parents by offering them services ranging from emergency resources to…

‘Miracle Baby’ Born at 1 Pound Goes Home Healthy

Good News Notes: “A baby who was born weighing just 1 pound is finally home with his parents, after spending 133 days in the hospital. Russell William Appold Jr. was born at 22 weeks — more than 4 months before his scheduled due date. For 19 weeks, he stayed at Tulane Lakeside Hospital in Metairie, LA. But with…